March 2014

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.

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  • Mar 6. – 7:30pm, Round Table @ LDS Chapel located at 300 E. 7250 S. Training for new leaders will be available if RSVP’d Prior
  • March 22 – Scouting for Food pick up and drop off at the Round Table. @ LDS Chapel located at 300 E. 7250 S.  
  • March 29 –  Scout Expo kick off for the ticket sales is  March 8th at the Roundtable Building
  • Apr 3. – 7:30pm, Round Table. @ LDS Chapel located at 300 E. 7250 S. Training for new leaders will be available if RSVP’d Prior

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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!

District 11

Round Table Schedule & Location

 

The new Roundtable Location is:

7250 South 300 East

LDS Chapel

Roundtable is held EVERY Month except July.

 

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  • March 29, 2014 Scout Expo kick off for the ticket sales is  March 8th at the Roundtable Building

  • April 26, 2014 Pinewood Derby at TBD.
  • May 17, 2014 Utah Scouting Expo (Scout-O-Rama) - South Towne Expo Center

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.

 

Click To REGISTER for Hinckely Scout Ranch.

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‘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 chrishwaterman@gmail.com if you can help us in the district.

See the complete list and descriptions on our Web page

  1. 1 person from each Stake/Zone to sit and participate on the District Nomination Committee
  2. Roundtable Varsity Commissioner
  3. Roundtable Webelos Instructor
  4. Roundtable Den Leader Instructor
  5. District Relationships Chair
  6. Assistant District Roundtable Commissioner
  7. District Fun Development (Finance) Chairman and Assistant Finance Chairman
  8. District Popcorn Sales Chairman and Assistant
  9. Assistant FOS Chairman
  10. District Program Chairman
  11. District Membership Chairman
  12. Assistant Training Chairman
  13. District Scouting Expo Chairman
  14. District Camping Chairman
  15. Assistant Advancement Chairman
  16. District Chairman

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100 spectacular Pinewood Derby cars of 2013

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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.

 

  • Patrick Colvin is the new Scout Executive assigned to our District.  His email is: pcolvin@bsamail.org
  • We need a new District Chairman
  • Les Price is the District Commissioner who has volunteered to help lead the District.  His email is:   price_les@msn.com

 

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.

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Calendar of New Merit Badges

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Last update: Feb. 24, 2014

Wondering which merit badges are the newest? Looking for release info on upcoming merit badges? I’ve got you covered.This regularly updated page will keep you and your troop in the know!    You’ll find:

Merit badges coming soon

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/

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Remember to get your own copy of it

@ http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/HealthandSafety/GSS.aspx

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National Scout Shops

Locations

Foothill Scout Shop

525 Foothill Blvd

Salt Lake City, UT 84113

See the map

(801) 349-3760

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

See the map

(801) 951-0691

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

See the map

(801) 571-2727

Scout Shop Hours

9:00 am - 6:00 pm Mon - Fri

9:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturday

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Check out some of the articles:

Time running out to earn Computers MB as Digital Technology MB launch nears

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Jonathan Ive, who designed the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad, was born the same year the BSA introduced Computers merit badge.

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.

That evolution is why the BSA is replacing the outdated Computers merit badge with a newer model: Digital Technology merit badge, debuting in March 2014.

District Awards Night Dinner

TBD

Please suggest award candidates via email

 

 

 

*Please let us know of any others who should receive recognition via our my email address:  price_les@msn.com

or

pcolvin@bsamail.org

 

CUB SCOUTS

2013-2014 Monthly Core Value Themes

 

Month

Cub Scout Theme

October

Responsibility

November

Citizenship

December

Respect

January

Positive Attitude

February

Resourcefulness

March

Compassion

April

Faith

May

Health & Fitness

June

Perseverance

July

Courage

August

Honesty

September

Cooperation

October

Responsibility

November

Citizenship

December

Respect

 

Try the following links for Cub Scout Resources:  http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/CubScouts/Parents/Literature.aspx

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