Notes from April Roundtable

Here’s an update for the district, from the lots of things discussed at West Roundtable last evening.  We’ll be covering all of these things at East roundtable on the 10th:

–Ideal Year of Scouting.  Packs, Troops and Crews went through training on IYOS.  Budgets and Calendars required by June 30 for extra popcorn commissioner.  Forms can be downloaded.  Troop/Crew: troop iyos budget 2014       Pack: iyos budget 2014  We’ll be going over all of these at the East roundtable.

–Make sure you are completing tour plans in all required circumstances.  Make sure you are following the guide to safe scouting for EVERY event!

–Summer planning guide.  We know summers need to be busy times for units.  With spring Tiger recruiting, summer activities are THE KEY to retaining those boys.  Christopher has prepared a summer planning guide, to help you in the process!  Summer Activity Guide 2014

–May roundtables will be the annual picnics–but we will also be discussing fall recruiting!  Make plans to attend!



Trailblazer Android App Updated

The app has been updated for March-June, 2014.  Not all council registration events are listed (the OA Conclave has not yet been posted).  However, the calendar, district positions, and district registrations are updated.  To download the app, go to the Google Play Store, and search “trailblazer bsa.”  

Passing of a Scouting Family Member

It is with a heavy heart that we announce this morning the passing Michael Holcomb, long time scouter with Troop 550 and Crew 409.  Mike was killed on March 4, 2014, in a car accident.

Mike has served as the committee chair for both Troop 550 and Crew 409.  His son, Jared, earned the rank of Eagle Scout just two weeks ago.  Mike was to have his 45th birthday at the end of March.

The district will have a moment of silence in honor of Mike at roundtable on March 6.  In addition, we will be collecting funds for the family at both roundtable and the district dinner on March 7.


Camp Cards Available EARLY!

We just got word that the CAMP cards will be available EARLIER than March Roundtable!

The cards will be available from Jason and Christopher starting Saturday, Feb 22.  Give us a call or an email to set up delivery for your cards.

You can start selling cards RIGHT AWAY!  Deadline to turn is in May 1.

District Dinner Menu

So we’re getting lots of questions about the district dinner menu.  Here’s what’s coming!

Chili (white chili, meatless chili, chili with meat…hot, not so hot…lots of chili)

Chicken Noodle Soup

New England Clam Chowder

Pimento Sandwiches

Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Cinnamon Rolls

Fixin’s for Chili (sour cream, onions, cheese…)



ALL OF THAT FOR $10 per person!  What are you waiting for to register?!