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Otoe District Roundtable

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November 10, 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), December 23rd & 26th (Christmas), January 2nd, 3rd, and 4th (New Year’s and Inventory), January 16th (MLK Jr. Day)

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Otoe District Items:

Fall Popcorn Sale:

Units may pick up their popcorn after the roundtable meeting at Williams Lawn & Seed (222 W South Hills Dr.) from 8 – 9 PM. There is no Saturday Pick-Up!

Popcorn Update: Fill It Up Winners!
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): Jonathan R. from Pack 407 (Burlington Jct., MO)
Week 5 Winner (Nintendo Wii System): Hayden E. from Pack 406 (Barnard, MO)

Popcorn Sale Highlights:

Top Selling Units:   Overall Dollar Amount – Pack 406 ($10,123)

                                    Per Scout Average – Troop 190 ($785.33)

Check out more district popcorn highlights at: http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Otoe/News/2011OtoePopcorn

Re-Chartering Your Unit: http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/otoerecharter
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 became available November 1st. All Unit Charters ending in December 2011 will be due at the December Roundtable (12/8/11).

Training:  Adult Leader Training

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

Chaplain Aide Training Workshop, Council Service Center, December 3rd @ 10AM
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Event.aspx?id=4249

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

Mic-O-Say Winter Conclave, Benton High School, January 7th, Cost $25
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Events/2012WinterConclave

11 Practices, 22 Public Dances, (Avg. 9 Youth, 3 Adults per dance)
Dance Coup: 11 Yellow, 3 Red, 6 Blue, 1 Lone Bear

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

Tribal Council Nominations are due December 15th; Nominations can be address to:
Recording Chieftain, Tribe of Mic-O-Say, PO Box 8157, St. Joseph, MO 64508

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 or Janice Sipes at 816.233.1351
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Events/Troop-Registration-Summer-Camp-2012

Cub Scout / Boy Scout  -  Activities/Camping:

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

Chaplain Aide Training Workshop, Council Service Center, December 3rd @ 10AM

Roundtable, First United Methodist Church in Maryville, December 8th @ 7PM
(Re-Charter Turn In Night - http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/otoerecharter)

Mic-O-Say Winter Conclave, Benton High School, January 7th, Cost $25

District Dinner, January 12th @ 6:30PM

Arrow Path, YMCA, January 20th

Scout Sunday, February 5th

Roundtable, First United Methodist Church in Maryville, February 9th @ 7PM

Leader's Retreat, February 18th

Trainer's EDGE, Council Service Center, February 25th

Eagle Scout Dinner, February 25th

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: 65 Rank Advancements, 193 Merit Badges, 5 Eagles, 2 Palms
Cub Scout: 202 Rank Advancements, 15 Arrow of Lights

Roundtable: 2013 National Jamboree / Leaders Awards - District Dinner / Re-Chartering / Journey To Excellence

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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