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Otoe District Roundtable

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October 13, 2011

District Executive’s Comments:  Matt Becker

Check Out The Otoe District Webpage: www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Otoe

Pony Express Council Items:

Council Office will be closed: November 11th (Veteran’s Day), November 24-25th (Thanksgiving)

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Otoe District Items:

Northwest Parade: 
The Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will be marching in the NWMSU Parade on October 22nd. Scouts should gather at the pavilion across from the performing arts center on 4th St. Please arrive no later than 8 AM. Contact Barb Mackey at (660) 853-8111 with any questions.

Popcorn Update: Fill It Up Winners!
If you have a full Popcorn Order form send an E-Mail to: popcornexpress@live.com

Week 1 Winner (Coleman Tent): Jonathon K. from Pack 10 (St. Joseph, MO)
Week 2 Winner (Bicycle): Brandon G. from Pack 711 (Dekalb, MO)
Week 3 Winner (Portable Basketball Goal): Wyatt B. from Troop 60 (Savannah, MO)
Week 4 Winner (Hoop Shot Game):
Week 5 Winner (Nintendo Wii System):

Fall Camporee Recap:
13 Webelos, 25 Boy Scouts, 14 Adults

Troop 131 (Parnell) Won the Iron Chef Pasta Challenge

Congratulations: Jim Price - Scoutmaster, Troop 131 - Les Jones Award 2011

Re-Chartering Your Unit:

Charter Packets for 2012 were handed out at the October Roundtable. Units must submit their paperwork to the Council Service or to the District Executive for processing. Online Re-Chartering will be available November 1st. All Unit Charters ending in December 2011 will be due at the December Roundtable (12/8/11).

Fall Popcorn Sale: September 24th – October 29th
The current plan is to have the popcorn sorted and available for pickup on November 10th after roundtable. Units please make arrangements to pickup your popcorn that evening.    http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Otoe/News/2011OtoePopcorn

Boy Scout Troops that reach their popcorn goal, $200 per boy average, will receive a $20 discount off their camp fees next summer!

Training:  Adult Leader Training 
Cub Scout Pow Wow, Camp Geiger, November 12th;  Cost: $15
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Event.aspx?id=4124

Have you linked your online training records to your membership number?
Find out how to do this at:
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/files/d/usr/84/MyScouting%20Instructions.pdf

Mic-O-SayExternal Link:  www.micosay.org/External Link

Please continue to check the dance team website for future dance practices and dances. http://otoe.micosay.org/?page=upcoming_eventsExternal Link

Camp Geiger

Troops will be required to complete online camp pre-registration for 2012.
A $100.00 deposit is now required to pre-register for Geiger 2012.
If your unit has questions, please contact Beverly Pitts at 816.233.1351
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Events/Troop-Registration-Summer-Camp-2012

Cub Scout / Boy Scout  -  Activities/Camping:

Popcorn Sale, September 24th – October 29th
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Otoe/News/2011OtoePopcorn

Spooktacular "Super" Saturday
, Camp Geiger, October 15th, 2PM – 8PM, Cost $1

Otoe District Cubmobile Race
, Maryville High School Parking Lot, Oct 22nd @ 10:30 AM

Ten Commandment Hike, October 29th, St. Joseph, 9:30 AM – 3 PM, Cost $5

Popcorn Sale Ends, October 29th

Pony Express Fall Sporting Clays “Shoot Out” Event, Camp Geiger, November 5th

Roundtable, First United Methodist Church in Maryville, November 10 @ 7PM

Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow, Camp Geiger, November 12th, Cost $15

Roundtable
, First United Methodist Church in Maryville, December 8 @ 7PM

District Dinner, January 12th @ 6:30PM

Arrow Path, January 20th

High Adventure:

2013 National Jamboree:

Youth and StaffExternal Link Application Forms are now available! Those interested can find the forms and more information about the Jamboree at:http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/jamboree

Advancement:
Eagle Scout Packets: 
Can be accessed online at: http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Resources/Eagle/
Packets will no longer be mailed out! The council office will not be getting anymore from the National office because they are not produced anymore.

Webelos Scouts – Earn Your Readyman Activity Pin, January 12th,19th, or 26th
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/files/d/usr/19/Readyman.pdf

Boy Scouts – Earn Your First Aid Merit Badge, Classes is February & March
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/files/d/usr/19/First%20Aid.pdf 

Boy Scout: 64 Rank Advancements, 2 Palms, 193 Merit Badges, 4 Eagles
Cub Scout: 200 Rank Advancements, 15 Arrow of Lights

Roundtable: Recharter Packets / 2013 National Jamboree / Leaders Retreat Survey

Tour Plans - New Changes to the Tour Permit: Read about the changes at: 
www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Otoe/News/OtoeTourPlan

Journey to Excellence:

“Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s new council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils.

Check out the New Otoe Journey to Excellence page for more information!

http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/OtoeJTE

You can now enter your service hours at – Contact Matt Becker for Unit ID Number

www.scouting.org/awards/journeytoexcellenceExternal Link.

District Commissioner:  Leon Williams
District Chairman:  Gregg Dieringer

Closing:  Drive Safely!

Have you linked your online training records to your membership number?
Find out how to do this at:
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/files/d/usr/84/MyScouting%20Instructions.pdf

Youth Protection Training:  www.scouting.org/training/youthprotection.aspxExternal Link
Otoe District Website:  www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Otoe

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