POPCORN KICKOFF 2012 - AUGUST 4TH
TIME IS RUNNING OUT! IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED, THERE IS NO NEED TO DO SO AGAIN.IF YOU HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED, PLEASE DO SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!Discover “Powered by Popcorn; Powered by You” with the 2012 Katahdin Area Council Popcorn Sale. We are asking each unit to send one representative or Unit Kernel (doesn't have to be you) to the kickoff.
The date for the district kickoffs is August 4, 2012. Come to the kickoff closest to you!
If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Murphy at 207-866-2241 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CHANGE IN KATAHDIN AREA COUNCIL HOURS OF OPERATION
Starting September 4th, the Katahdin Area Council office hours will be 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
The store hours will be
8:30am - 5:00pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00am - 6:30pm Tuesday and Thursday
9:00am-1:00pm ***1st and 3rd Saturday of each month ONLY.***
Back to Gilwell……plans are being made for the 2013 Wood Badge course. Wood Badge is the ultimate adult volunteer training and is more fun than you can imagine! The course will be in August of 2013 at Maine High Adventure. This week-long training will run from Monday to Saturday. For more information, please contact Council Commissioner, Marshall Smith at email@example.com
Four successful weeks of Boy Scout camp have been completed at Camp Roosevelt. For many the start of school is less than a month away, and best of all, the scouting programs in Kathadin Area Council will be starting a new year. With all of this information it can only lead me to one conclusion “It must be August”.
CLICK HERE to read the full article from Council Commissioner, Marshall Smith.
INTERNET RECHARTER 2012
It's almost time! Please review the following timeline schedule for this year's internet recharter plan. Materials will be emailed to all unit leaders and handled by the commissioner team headed by Katahdin Area Council Commissioner, Marshall Smith. Any questions regarding internet rechartering can be addressed to Council registrar, Danielle Degree at 207-866-2241 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
SEPTEMBER- RECHARTER PACKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS AT SEPTEMBER ROUNDTABLES
OCTOBER 1ST, 2012- INTERNET RECHARTER WINDOW OPENS.
You will not be able to register until you have obtained your packet. It will have your Unit's special access code that you will need in order to move forward with the process. If you have lost your code, please contact Danielle Degree or Vicki Mower at 207-866-2241 OR email@example.com.
Unit type: Pack, Troop, Crew, Ship etc.
Unit Number: Must always have 4 digits. Examples: If you are Troop 1, you would plug in 0001. If you are Troop 11, you would plug in 0011 and so on.
CLICK HERE FOR TUTORIAL
OCTOBER-NOVEMBER- INTERNET RECHARTER HUB CENTERS WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR EACH DISTRICT DURING THIS TIME. LOCATIONS,DATES AND TIMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ONCE THEY ARE CONFIRMED AND POSTED ON THE KATAHDIN AREA COUNCIL WEBSITE.
NOVEMBER- ALL CHARTERS ARE DUE AT NOVEMBER ROUNDTABLES
DECEMBER 7TH, 2012- ALL CHARTER MONEY IS DUE NO LATER THAN 5PM AT THE KATAHDIN AREA COUNCIL SERVICE CENTER.
Campfire Chat Follow-up
Following the Campfire Chats held in each district with the Scout Executive, Marshall Steinmann and the Council President, Kay Allcroft the Katahdin Area Council Executive Board commissioned a District Operations Study to be lead by VP of District Operations, Kevin Fitzgerald. The basis of the study was to come from the issues raised a the district Campfire Chats. Kevin Fitzgerald, with the help of the district Key 3 (DE, District Chair, and District Commissioner) then determined the top 5 concerns of the volunteers to be addressed at a District Operation Study Workshop. This workshop, held on April 28, 2012, was attended by district volunteer leadership as well as many volunteers of the council executive board. The goal of the workshop was to develop proposed solutions for these 5 areas a concern:
CLICK HERE FOR FULL FIRESHIDE CHAT FOLLOW UP REPORT
CLICK HERE FOR DISTRICT OPERATIONS WORKSHOP SUMMARY
UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN
The United Way will be soon kicking off its annual campaign. We, the Katahdin Area Council, respectfully ask all of you that give to this most worth organization to designated KAC on your pledge card. When you designate the funds to come to the Katahdin Area Council, all of your gift except an 18% administration fee supports the Scouting program in the council. If you have questions, please contact Marshall Steinmann at 207-866-2241. Thank you!
CAMP CARD 2012 CAMP CARD 2012
We are pleased to announce that a total of $38,526 was raised for local Scouting units and youth to go to camp this summer! Our Scouts sold 15,100 cards – now that outstanding! Congratulations to everyone that participated and those young men that won a Camp Scholarship. If you have any suggestions for the 2012 Camp Card sale, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 DAY CAMP
A HUGE thank you goes out to the many volunteers who made the 2012 Day Camp season a tremendous success! We had 203 Scouts participate in the Day Camp program this year. We cannot thank all of you enough for the time and dedication you gave to these camps. Thank you for helping us “deliver the promise”!
2012 FRIENDS OF SCOUTING
The Katahdin Area Council wishes to thank all those parents, Scouts, leaders and community members that supported the 2012 Friends of Scouting campaign. We had 3 tremendous Golden Eagle Dinners, 2 great community campaigns and many successful Family Friends of Scouting unit presentations. There were many great volunteers that helped us; we cannot thank you enough for your support. We are very pleased to announce that the KAC has currently raised over 100% of its total FOS goal – that’s something to get excited about! The funds raised through this campaign go directly back to program and unit service.
16th ANNUAL BOY SCOUT GOLF OUTTING 2012
September 24th, 2012
CLICK HERE TO SIGN YOUR GROUP UP NOW!
It is that time of year again when golfing season is upon us. With that in mind, we are excited about our upcoming annual golf tournament – the 2012 Katahdin Invitational. This year’s tournament will be held at the Penobscot Valley Country Club on Monday, September 24th.
The event begins with lunch and registration at 11 am and is followed by a 12:15 shotgun start, dinner and live auction to follow the event. All participants receive 18 holes of golf, lunch and dinner, and entry into the putting contest.
The event is limited to the first 120 golfers so please consider signing up to participate and or registering for one of the many sponsorships available for the tournament. Join us for what should be another fabulous tournament to support the Katahdin Area Council!
Yours in Scouting,
Annual Golf Classic Committee Chair 2012For more information on playing or sponsoring please contact Chuck Major at email@example.com or CLICK HERE to sign your company/Group up now
50th ANNUAL MOOSEHORN CAMPOREE
September 21st-23rd 2012
CLICK HERE FOR PACKET
TO SIGN UP CLICK HERE!
Any questions contact Donna Haire at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 207-598-5953. Or Chuck Major at email@example.com or 207-866-2241.
THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS AWARD DINNER 2012
The Katahdin Area Council’s DCAD Steering Committee is proud to announce that General Nelson and Carla Durgin will be this year’s honoree at the 2012 Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner to be held on October 24th at the Bangor Civic Center. The Steering Committee is working hard to put together a spectacular event for the Durgins.If you would like to be part of this celebration, please contact Marshall Steinmann at 207-866-2241.
SAVE THE DATE!
October 12th-14th OR October 19th-21st
CLICK HERE FOR FLYER!
Contact Vanessa Young with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-460-0195
KEEP CHECKING OUR WEBSITE AT www.katahdinareabsa.org
and future E-Scouting Action Newsletters for updates!
BLACKWOODS INVITATIONAL 2012
Acadia National Park
Blackwoods Campground – Bar Harbor, ME
November 9-11, 2012 (Veteran’s Day Weekend)
CLICK HERE FOR FLYER!
All Troops and Webelos Dens are invited to this annual event in beautiful Acadia National Park. Avoid hunters in the woods and enjoy great Scout activities set in the beauty of Acadia.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW!
ORDER OF THE ARROW
Important Dates to Remember:
August 17th-19th: Summer Fellowship at Camp Roosevelt CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
September 14th-16th: Induction weekend at Matagamon
October 19th-21st: Induction weekend at Camp Roosevelt
November 17th-18th: Lodge Leadership Development Training
January 5th: Lodge Banquet
2013 NATIONAL SCOUT JAMBOREE!
There are currently some openings left with the Venture Patrol - please check the Jamboree website for registration details. Plans are underway for the contingent's touring before and after the Jamboree - it's going to be way cool!! Follow the KAC 2013 Jamboree Contingent on Facebook.
Other useful information:
CAMP ROOSEVELT IS WINDING DOWN FROM ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON!
THE CUB SCOUTS ARE TAKING OVER!
If you are attending Cub Camp, here are some important forms you will need:
Cub Camp Packing List - 30.5KB
Cub Camp Theme Day - 75.3KB
Web II Packing List - 47.3KB
Pride of the Pack Award - 96.2KB
CLICK HERE to read the KSR summer season summary so far!
Please contact Camp Director, Matt Ghirarda 207-404-1104 or email email@example.com with any questions.
CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK!
MAINE HIGH ADVENTURE, BSA
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO START PLANNING A TREK FOR 2013!
Are you looking to begin offering high adventure in your troop’s future plans?
Do you want the opportunity to visit a unique part of the country, home to famed rivers and mountains?
If so, consider Maine High Adventure, BSA in your troop’s summer high adventure plans. We take the headaches out of the logistics of planning a trek yourself while offering ALL groups a fully-outfitted, guided experience.
CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK!
For more information, please visit our website at www.mainehighadventure.org or contact the MHA Director, Dan Flammini at (207) 949-5260 or MHAInfo@bsamail.org
It is important that you are trained in your position in scouting, better yet take all the trainings to better yourself and understand the whole scouting movement. Outdoor training is being offered October 20th weekend. If your unit has done the online training and needs to have someone visit and talk about training please call your district training chair or contact Belinda Hoffses council training chair 843-5981, or firstname.lastname@example.org.If you are not attending camp with your unit you can still come in to attend the training sessions. We will be offering Scoutmast Indoor and Committee Training. If you have any other training needs please contact Belinda Hoffses ahead to line up training.
YOUTH AND ADULT TRAINING
Training is continuing to be updated and several new training courses are available such as Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troop, Crews and Ships.
To view some of those YOUTH training courses click HERE. There are also several ADULT supplemental trainings available from How to Conduct a Pinewood Derby to Cooking Without Utensils. Click HERE to see these and more!
For the latest quarterly National Council Training updates, click HERE!
**Does the Katahdin Area Council have a record of all your trainings? Contact Vicki Mower to make sure your training is up to date. We want to remind all direct contact leaders that the KAC executive board voted to make training mandatory for all direct contact leaders by June of 2013. Not sure what is required to be fully trained, click HERE.
Want or need some training? Contact Belinda Hoffses, council training chair
Last fall we had an extremely successful School Night for Scouting sign-up. We recruited over 700 NEW Scouts into our programs here in the Katahdin Area Council which is reflected in our membership growth for the second straight year! Now, we must continue to deliver the promise.
CLICK HERE FOR PLAN OUTLINE.
SCOUT SHOP SPECIALS :
7/30-8/17: All camping items for Cub Scouts 10% off
8/20-8/31: Back to school sale on all uniform shirts and trousers 10% off.
***We will order items for you if they are not in stock but the order must be paid in full first.***
***All sale items are for in store items only***
Please contact Vicki Mower, Trading Post Manager at 207-866-2241 or email@example.com with any questions.