March, 2014 has arrived on the heels of our Klondike camp. We had a great turn out for Camp and a good amount of fresh powder for the activities. Klondike was held Feb 7-8, 2013 @ Rockport Reservoir. We stayed at the first two campsites, Hawthorne and Cottonwood. Email me your camp pictures if you want them posted.
2014 College of Commissioner Science - Adult Leader Training
If your Unit commissioners missed the training, they really missed a good opportunity to learn their job.
Just to recap four primary areas of their job responsibility:
1. Supporting unit growth in the Journey to Excellence criteria: JTE measures performance characteristics that unlock the door to a successful unit. We should analyze the unit's program and identify JTE areas where help is needed to move the unit to a higher level of JTE success.
2. Linking district committee resources to the unit: We should support the district committee's delivery of a "catalog of services" to support the specific JTE elements needed for a particular unit's health and success.
3. Visiting units and logging the visits into the Unit Visit Tracking System (UVTS): Our core task remains visiting the unit. UVTS input feeds critical information to the district committee to help link resources to the unit.
4. Supporting on-time charter renewal: The commissioner's focus is the retention of the unit, though we should be especially mindful of supporting new youth membership efforts as we move more toward a volunteer-led, professionally guided approach to increasing membership.
From www.scouting.org. For More information on Unit Commissioners see: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Commissioners.aspx
Klondike was well attended and we were with good snow most of the day Saturday. Friday night the temperatures were very mild and there was only a little wind very early in the morning Saturday.
We had a very good camp, I hope all of those who attend had a good time.
Fun! Fun! Fun!
Round Table Schedule & Location
The new Roundtable Location is:
7250 South 300 East
Roundtable is held EVERY Month except July.
Hinckley Scout Ranch
Hinckley Scout Ranch will offer a traditional merit badge program to meet the needs and interest of the Scouts. We will have 3 hour merit badge class blocks. Many of the merit badges can be earned in one 3 hour class block, however there are some that will require the Scout to sign up for 2 class blocks.
In addition to the merit badge program Hinckley Scout Ranch is offering a new concept called Adventure Trails. The Adventure Trails will be in 3 hour class blocks similar to the merit badge class blocks; however the difference is that the youth will be enrolled in the 3 hour time blocks for 3 successive mornings or 3 successive afternoons to complete the Adventure Trail.
‘New Scout' Camp at Tracy
FOR NEW BOY SCOUTS
'New Scout' Camp at Tracy provides a three-day day camp with optional overnighter for new Scouts. The camp focuses on fundamental Scout skills that will be the basis for further learning and growth throughout a Scouts time in the troop.
Call the Council Camp Desk for more information.
There are many different areas where we need support and Scouters to help run the District. Below is a list of positions within the District that need volunteers to help. Please email me at email@example.com if you can help us in the district.
See the complete list and descriptions on our Web page
Our District Key Three wants to help you have the best year ever as a Scout Leader. The Key Three is made up of two volunteers and one Scouting professional.
The many volunteers of District 11 want to help you and your Scouts be successful. We are ready to help you and your Scouts achieve all that they can during their Scouting adventures.
Calendar of New Merit Badges
Help Scouts earn the Citizenship in the World merit badge
By Mark Ray
From the January-February 2014 issue of Scouting magazine
IN AN ERA WHEN global events often dominate headlines, Citizenship in the World might be among Scouting’s most important merit badges. It might also be among the least exciting to earn. Citizen In World Merit Badge
Handled incorrectly, the Citizenship in the World badge can seem like an endless slog through vocabulary lists. Handled correctly, it can help Scouts understand what it means to be a citizen in a global society. The merit badge underwent recent review and approval by United Nations staff members Amy Ruggiero and Troy Wolfe to make sure it’s reflective of today’s international environment.
Scouter Steve Molde has discovered ways to add excitement to sometimes-dull topics. A merit badge counselor from St. Cloud, Minn., Molde often teaches Citizenship at a merit badge clinic in nearby Avon, one of America’s smallest and least-diverse communities. As of the 2010 census, Avon had 1,396 residents, 97.85 percent of whom were white.
Yet in recent years, Molde has brought the world to the town by involving guests from Benin, Burkina Faso, China, Colombia, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan. “I encourage them to share customs, culture, government, economy, the struggles of the country, what the country excels at, what the country needs help with,” he says.
So how does Molde find so many international representatives in landlocked Minnesota? Most are students at a local university, which offers foreign students in-state tuition if they meet certain requirements such as completing two “cultural sharing activities” each semester. Others are members of the town’s growing immigrant community, including the pastor who leads a Sudanese ministry run by his troop’s chartered organization.
Whether they’re students or immigrants, Molde’s guests assist with requirement No. 2 (explain citizenship rights, duties and obligations) and No. 3 (study a world event and a foreign country). “The Scouts who attend this particular event are from small farming communities that don’t get a lot of exposure to people from other countries,” he says. “They find out that people from other countries are more like us than different from us.”
To read this article follow this link: http://scoutingmagazine.org/2013/12/help-scouts-earn-citizenship-world-merit-badge/
Remember to get your own copy of it
National Scout Shops
Foothill Scout Shop
525 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Scout Shop Hours
8:30 am - 6:00 pm Mon - Fri
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturday
North Valley Scout Shop
(Inside Ace Hardware)
380 E. Pages Lane
Centerville, UT 84014
Scout Shop Hours
9:30 am - 6:30 pm Mon - Fri
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday
South Valley Scout Shop
8395 S. 700 West
Sandy, UT 84070
Scout Shop Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Mon - Fri
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturday
Check out some of the articles:
That should give you some idea just how old Computers merit badge is and just how much has changed in the world of technology since then. Thanks in part to Ive, computers have shrunk from the size of copy machines to the size of a deck of cards. Inputting commands has evolved from complex keystrokes to simple taps on a screen.
District Awards Night Dinner
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2013-2014 Monthly Core Value Themes
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