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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
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
Thomas F. Freeman – Troop 171, Presque Isle
Brandon P. Stanley – Troop 15, Brewer
Michael D. Vittum III – Troop 86, Ellsworth
Colby D. Conroy – Troop 186, Caribou
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.
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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!
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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:
To be eligible for the award, the candidate must:
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SUPER NOVA PROGRAM CLICK HERE!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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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 email@example.com.
Important things to know about the Spooktacular:
SIGN UP FOR 10/12-10/14
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)
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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)
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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
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
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