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E-Scouting Action- August 2012
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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 peggy.murphy@scouting.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.***

WOODBADGE 2013

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 mdbsmith@roadrunner.com


COMMISSIONER'S CORNER

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  ddegree@bsamail.org .

SEPTEMBER- RECHARTER PACKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS AT SEPTEMBER ROUNDTABLES

OCTOBER 1ST, 2012- INTERNET RECHARTER WINDOW OPENS.

Helpful Tips:

  • 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 ddegree@bsamail.org.
  • 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:

  1. Council Calendar
  2. Communication
  3. Council Store
  4. Marketing
  5. Technology

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 peggy.murphy@scouting.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,

Matthew Walsh

Annual Golf Classic Committee Chair 2012For more information on playing or sponsoring please contact Chuck Major at cmajor@bsamail.org 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 donnah@myfairpoint.net

or 207-598-5953. Or Chuck Major at cmajor@bsamail.org 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.


SPOOKTACULAR 2012!

SAVE THE DATE!

October 12th-14th OR October 19th-21st

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER!

 Contact Vanessa Young with any questions at vanray77@yahoo.com 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 mghirard@bsamail.org 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

 


 

UPCOMING TRAININGS

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 bhoffses@bsamail.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

 


RECRUITMENT 2012

 

FALL 2012

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 vmower@bsamail.org with any questions.

 



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Upcoming Events

 

August

POPCORN KICKOFF!

1-3

Pal and Me Session 2

3-4

C.O.W

4

 

Council Wide Popcorn Kickoff

5

MHA Moosefeed

5-10

KSR Cub Resident Camp Session 1

6

NESA

12-17

KSR Cub Resident Camp Session 2

13-18

OA Trek-Matagmon at MHA

14

Council Training

17-19

OA Induction and Fellowship

22-24

National BSA Top Hands Meeting

Camping Committee Meeting

 

September

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

INTERNET RECHARTER DISTRIBUTION AT ALL ROUNDTABLES!

MOOSEHORN

3

KAC office closed for Labor Day

4

NESA

11

Council Training

14-16

OA Induction Weekend

 

21-23

Moosehorn Camporee

25

Annual Golf Tournament!

 

October

DCAD

ONLINE RECHARTER WINDOW OPENS OCTOBER 1ST

1

NESA

Internet Recharter Window Opens

8

North Star RT

9

Washington RT

Council Training

11

PV RT

17

Waldo RT

19-21

OA Fall Induction

24

 

DCAD

Camping Committee Meeting

Penquis RT

 

November

POPCORN DELIVERY

ALL CHARTERS ARE DUE AT NOVEM BER ROUNDTABLES!

5

NESA

8

PV RT

9-10

 

 Popcorn delivery all Districts!

9-11

Annual Blackwoods Invitational 2012

12

KAC office closed for Veterans Day

13

Council Training

17-18

OA LEadership Conference

20

Penquis RT

 21

Waldo RT

22-23

KAC office closed for Thanksgiving

28

Camping Committee Meeting

 

December

CHARTER MONEY DUE IN COUNCIL OFFICE ON 12/7/12 BY 5PM

3

NESA

7

All charter money due

10

North Star RT

11

Washington RT

Council Training

13

PV RT

18

Penquis RT

19

Executive , Board Meeting

Waldo RT

24-25

KAC office closed for Christmas

26

Camping Committee Meeting

Penquis RT

 

2013

January

1

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

KAC OFFICE CLOSED 

5

OA Banquet

7

 NESA

8

Staff Planning Conference

NS RT

PQ RT

8 - 10

Staff Planning Conference

10

PV RT

WS RT

16

NS District Meeting

21

Training Committee Meeting

Camping Committee Meeting

22

PQ Distri ct Meeting

25-26

Klondile Derby

28

PV DC

 

February 

2

Scouting for Food (deliver bags)

4

NESA

9

Scouting for Food (pick-up)

12

NS RT

PQ RT

14

PV RT

WS RT

15-17

NS Winterama

18

KAC Office Closed

Training Committee Meeting

Camping Committee Meeting

20

NS District Meeting

22-24

Chill Out 2013

25

PVDC

26

PQ District Meeting

 

FOR MORE EVE CLICK HERE!

 

E- SCOUTING ACTION AUGUST 2012

 


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