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POPCORN 2012

Congratulations to the first $600 Club winners:
Tristan P.—Troop 179
Robert S.—Pack 86
Erik T.—Troop 102
Mason R.—Pack 24
Davey R.—Troop 76
 
Congratulations to the second round of $600 Club Winners:

Jordan Mason  Pack 75

Alex Taylor-Lash  Troop 102

Cyrus Pickard  Troop 94

Michael Clark  Pack 66

Zachary Garnett  Pack 86

Nolan Raymond  Pack 171

 
 
ARE YOUR SCOUTS IN THE $600 CLUB YET? CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW!
 
Popcorn key dates:

October 8 3rd bi-Weekly Walmart Gift Card Drawing

October 22 4th bi-Weekly Walmart Gift Card Drawing

October 26 Take Orders & Prize Orders are due by 4:00pm.

***All orders must be made online using the Trail's End System*** 

 November 9-10 Take Order Distribution

 

 

EAGLE'S NEST

 

 

July

Thomas F. Freeman – Troop 171, Presque Isle

August

Brandon P. Stanley – Troop 15, Brewer

Michael D. Vittum III – Troop 86, Ellsworth

Colby D. Conroy – Troop 186, Caribou

September

Matthew R. Jamieson – Troop 58, Millinocket

 

CHANGE IN KATAHDIN AREA COUNCIL HOURS OF OPERATION

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The Katahdin Area Council office hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

 

 

The store hours are

  • 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.***

WELCOME NEW SCOUT FAMILIES!

WELCOME NEW SCOUT FAMILIES & LEADERS!!

Fall is an exciting time in the Katahdin Area Council!
Over 600 new Scout families join Scouting at their local school in the 6 counties that we serve. It's great to see the excitement in the eyes of boys as their parents sign them up for the experience that is Scouting.

Scouting doesn't happen without Leaders; and it's not always excitement that we see in the eyes of parents when they sign up to be new leaders! We want you to know how much we appreciate your willingness to serve as a leader in your son's Pack or Troop. We also want you to know that there are resources and people in your District and Council waiting for the opportunity to help you be successful.

You will make a lasting impact.
Make no mistake; your involvement will have a deep and lasting impact on the youth that you serve. Know this; the youth that you serve will have a deep and lasting impact on YOU!

CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE LETTER

 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS BSA SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

                   

Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars recognizes four individuals: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scouts Gold Award recipients, Venture Silver Award recipients, and Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the exceptional qualities of that rank with the following:

  • $5,000 1st place scholarship
  • $3,000 2nd place scholarship
  • $1,000 3rd place scholarship

To be eligible for the award, the candidate must:

  • Be a registered, active member of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop,
  • Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship.
  • Be the recipient of the Eagle Scout Award, Gold Award, Venture Silver Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.
  • Have demonstrated exemplary citizenship in school, Scouting and community.
  • Have reached his or her 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection.
  • Applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified. A Scout may enter through only one VFW Post. 
  • A local Post can be identified by zip code at www.vfw.org.

Deadline for entries:

March 1: Entry to the Post.

 

For a VFW Application Click Here

 

 

RISK MANAGEMENT SURVEY

 

The Katahdin Area Council has established a Risk Management Committee chaired by Mike Gurtler. The mission of this committee is to identify trends and hazards in Scouting activities within the Katahdin Area Council that affect the well-being of youth, leaders and volunteers, the properties of the Council, the assets and interests of the organizations and the reputation of Scouting. The Committee will work to strengthen the practices of the Council to reduce the possibility and impact of harm to Scouts, Scouters the Council and its assets. To help the committee begin its evaluation process, please take moment to complete a brief survey by clicking HERE.

 

JAMBOREE ON THE AIR (JOTA) 2012

55th Annual JOTA will take place once again at Camp Roosevelt in Eddington the weekend of October 20-21. All day and into the evening there will be ham radios humming away in Pamola Lodge as Scouts are able to talk to people around the world. In years past, Scouts have talked to people in Australia, Antarctica and even the space station as well as the lo­cales that tuned in for the fun. All this fun and excitement will cost you only $5.00 per person, which includes a special JOTA patch. For more information or to sign your unit up, please click HERE.

2013 NATIONAL SCOUT JAMBOREE!

 

New Opening!

There is currently one opening left with the troop and a few with the crew - 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.

 

GIT-R-DONE FALL 2012 TRAINING 10/19-10/21

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW!

Scoutmaster Outdoor: $35.00

BALOO: $10.00

Webelos Outdoor: $25.00

Committee Training: $5.00

Chain Saw Training: $5.00

For additional information or questions, contact Council Training Chair, Belinda Hoffses at antelopebh@myfairpoint.net

 

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

NEW SUPER NOVA PROGRAM!

The Boy Scouts of America's NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards stimulates interest in STEM-related fields and shows how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to everyday living and the world around them. Counselors and mentors help bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life for youth members.

The Nova Awards

There are four Nova awards for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Each award covers one component of STEM—science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

  • Cub Scout Nova awards: Science Everywhere, Tech Talk, Swing!, and 1-2-3 Go!
  • Boy Scout Nova awards: Shoot!, Start Your Engines, Whoosh!, and Designed to Crunch
  • Venturer Scout Nova awards: Launch!, Power Up, Hang On!, and Numbers Don't Lie

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SUPER NOVA PROGRAM CLICK HERE!

 

INTERNET RECHARTER

All materials that you will have in your charter packets can be found on our website at:http://www.katahdinareabsa.org/Volunteer/Program/Internet%20Rechartering

Any questions regarding internet rechartering can be addressed to Council registrar, Danielle Degree at 207-866-2241 or ddegree@bsamail.org .

 

OCTOBER 1ST, 2012- INTERNET RECHARTER WINDOW OPENS. CLICK HERE TO RECHARTER NOW.

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER- INTERNET RECHARTER HUB CENTERS HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED FOR EACH DISTRICT. YOU CAN LET US KNOW AHEAD OF TIME THAT YOU WILL BE COMING BY SIGNING UP FOR THE HUB IN YOUR DISTRICT ONLINE.

NOVEMBER- ALL CHARTERS ARE DUE AT NOVEMBER ROUNDTABLES

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

SPOOKTACULAR 2012!

Spooktacular at Camp Roosevelt

The Spooktacular is back and better than ever at Camp Roosevelt!  All Cub Scout Packs/Families are invited to join us for a weekend of SPOOKY FUN!!  The weekend will kick-off with a family fun movie on Friday evening and Saturday activities begin at 9:30am with an opening ceremony.  Other activities include Akela’s kitchen, Halloween handicraft, BB’s, archery, and much more.  Packs can participate in a camp wide pumpkin decorating contest and costume contest to be judge at the evening campfire.  And, don’t forget after the camp fire to take a hike through the Haunted Forrest, if you dare…. Bring your costume and be ready for a fun-filled scary weekend at Camp Roosevelt.  If you have any questions please contact Vanessa Young at vanray77@yahoo.com.

Important things to know about the Spooktacular:

  1. Spooktacular Dates:  October 12th-14th or October 19th-20th
  2. Units can register on-line at www.katahdinareabsa.org
  3. Units are responsible for ALL food and equipment needed to cook for the weekend.

 

SIGN UP FOR 10/12-10/14

OR

SIGN UP FOR 10/19-10/21

SEE YOU THERE!

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!

SCOUT SHOP SPECIALS

10/1-10/12  Uniform Shirts are 10% off   (in stock items only)

10/13-10/26 Halloween Special: Place a pre order for Pinewood Derby cars. 10% off all preordered cars (must be paid in full at the time of order)

ORDER OF THE ARROW

Important Dates to Remember:

 

October 19th-21st: Induction weekend at Camp Roosevelt -sign up now!

November 17th-18th: Lodge Leadership Development Training

January 5th: Lodge Banquet

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

October

1

NESA

Internet Recharter Window Opens

3

Religious Committee on Scouting Mtg

6

Recharter hub (Council office)

6-7

8th Annual Webeloree

8

Recharter hub (Washington)

Washington RT

9

North Star RT

PQ RT

10

Recharter hub (Waldo)

Recharter hub (Hancock)

Waldo RT

11

Recharter hub (Council office)

HK RT

PV RT

12-14

Spooktacular Wknd 1

15

Camping Committee Mtg

16

Training Committee Mtg

Recharter hub ( Council office)

17

NS District Mtg

19-21

Spooktacular Wknd 2

Fall Git-R-Done Training 2012

JOTA

OA Fall Induction

20

Recharter hub (Council office)

22

PVDC

23

PQDC

24

DCAD

 

November

1

All Charters are due at November RT's

3

Scouting for Food (Delivery)

5

NESA

8

HK RT

PV RT

 

9-10

Blackwoods Invitation 2012

 

Popcorn delivery all Districts!

9-11

Annual Blackwoods Invitational 2012

10

Scouting for Food (Pic-up)

12

KAC office closed for Veterans Day

13

NS RT

14

Waldo RT

17-18

OA Leadership Conference

19

Camping Committee Mtg

20

Training Committee Mtg

21

NS District Mtg

22-25

KAC office closed for Thanksgiving

26

PVDC

Recharer hub (Penquis)

27

PQ DC

 

December

3

NESA

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

Klondike 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

 

March

2

NS Scout Show & Pinewood Derby

4

NESA

9

Camp Leaders Meeting

Pinewood Derby

12

NS RT

PQ RT

14

PV RT

WS RT

16

NS Cub Day-Easton

, , 17

Pamola Lodge Executive Committee (OA)

18

Training Committee Mtg

Camping Committee Mtg

20

NS District Mtg

Executive Board Mtg

22-24

OA Fellowship

25

PV DC

26

PQ DC

29

KAC Office Closed