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!
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.”
Services for Mike Holcomb will be Monday, March 10, 10 am, at Broadway United Methodist Church in Council Bluffs. The family has said that wearing scout uniforms is appreciated.
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.
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.
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
Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Fixin’s for Chili (sour cream, onions, cheese…)
ALL OF THAT FOR $10 per person! What are you waiting for to register?!
Mid-America Council has made thousands of dollars available for deserving scouts to attend Cub Scout and Boy Scout camp this summer. Don’t leave FREE money out there!
The deadline for camperships is April 15. Download and return your application TODAY!