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Verde District Newsletter - Verde Express - September 2013
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Verde Express - September 2013
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Breaking News

Roundtable Schedule

Cottonwood LDS Building- Calendaring:  September 26th, 2013, 7p.m.

Cottonwood LDS Building- Rechartering:  October 24th, 2013, 7p.m.Cottonwood LDS Building- Eagle Boards of Review & Courts of Honor:  November 21st, 2013, 7p.m..

The next District Committee Meeting will be Wednesday September 19th at 7p.m. located at the Cottonwood LDS Stake at 1377 Hombre Dr., Cottonwood.  The district committee welcomes anyone interested in assisting the Verde District on a committee in planning upcoming camps, fundraising, and recruiting.

Keep up to date on current events through Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.) - Click Here.
Upcoming Events
Click here for more information on the upcoming Little Philmont!
Youth Clinics, Trainings and Activities
Come out to the joint Scout Merit Badge & Cub Scout Belt Loop Chess clinic, on October 26th,  hosted by  Sign up today for a fun experience taught by an international chess master!
Join Jay's Bird Barn August 24th for the Bird Study Merit Badge Clinic in Cornville!  Click here to register today for a beautiful day outdoor with professional guidance.  Registration includes a bird guide!
Guidance Aviation Hosts the Aviation Merit Badge! Come enjoy flight simulators and a REAL flight on 08/24/13. Sign up for Group A or Group B. Space is limited!
Adult Training (see age restrictions)
Venturing Leader Specific Training is scheduled for 07/27/2013.  Sign up today!

Sign up today for Boy Scout Leader Specific Training, scheduled for 09/14/13.

Sign up today for Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills scheduled for 09/13/13 - 09/14/13.

Sign up today for Varsity Scout Leader Specific Training, scheduled for 09/14/13.
Trainers EDGE allows scout leaders to teach most BSA training courses.  This valuable session is scheduled for 09/21/13.  Sign up today!
Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow and Baden Powell University is 11/22/13 at the Grand Canyon Council!  Click here to register!
The Alternate Cub Scout Lesson Plan is an excellent resource for all Cub Scout Leaders to consider! See a brief video here, and download the Lesson Plan Manual here.

The primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to strengthen Scouting in our units and district by training adult leaders.  Wood Badge is the highest level of Adult Scouter training and is frequently referred to as a "life changing experience." Click here to learn more!

Key 3 Corner

It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation from my position with the Boy Scouts of America.  This district and its volunteers are amazing and continue to demonstrate spectacular effort toward a stellar scouting program in the Verde Valley.  As I go forth in my career, I wish nothing but the best for all of you and know that you are all shining examples of the leaders and role-models all of our young men deserve.

Until a new D.E. is in place, please direct your inquires to your Key 3 and/or Joseph Curtis (Field Director)


Jeremy Beakley

District Executive

Larry McCrery

District Chairman

Camps, Camporees, Jamborees, and Treks

Cubs go Medieval at Camp Kaibab's Cub Scout Day and Family Camp, Sept 20-22, 2013.  Click Here for more Information!

Aquatics Training (see age restrictions)

The Canoeing Merit Badge and Paddle Craft Safety course is coming up 11/08/2013.  Click Here to learn more about the requirements to attend, and to register for, this class!


The Kayaking Merit Badge and Paddle Craft Safety course is coming up 11/08/2013.  Click Here to learn more about the requirements to attend, and to register for, this class!

Cub Scout Events



Other Information


Please be certain to log all of your community service hours via this link - this is required for Journey to Excellence!

The New & Improved is coming soon! Click here to learn about the new tools it will feature!

Get a Boy Scout License plate!
The Grand Canyon Council will receive $17 for each plate that is purchased.

Click here to learn about the newly updated Outdoor Ethics Program

Baden Powell Program - The new Baden Powell Program has taken the place of the Quality Unit Program. This award is available for all areas of Scouting, each with slightly different requirements

Packs Troops Varsity Venturing

This newsletter is brought to you by Friends of Scouting. To make a donation or payment on a previous pledge click here.


Lifesaving or Meritorious Action Award - From time to time, Scouts go above and beyond the call to perform meritorious or lifesaving actions. If you have a Scout to nominate please click here

Alumni Association

Join the Grand Canyon Council Alumni Association and get involved today.

Commemorative Alumni Patches

Thank you to all
of our Merit Badge sponsors for funding character building programs.

Become a Merit Badge Sponsor!

Contact Jeremy Beakley:

480-703-5314 or

District Information

Council Service Center
& Scout Shop

2969 N. Greenfield Rd, Phoenix 85016
(602) 955-7747


District Executive

Jeremy Beakley
(480) 703-5314


District Commissioner


District Chairman

Larry Mcrery

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