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 Otoe District Roundtable

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December 8, 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: December 23rd & 26th (Christmas), January 2nd, 3rd, and 4th (New Year’s and Inventory), January 16th (MLK Jr. Day)

***********************************Break-Out Session************************************

Otoe District Items:

 Fall Popcorn Sale:

 Top 3 Sellers in the Pony Express Council:

First Place: Jacob Bohr of Troop 60 with $2812 (Robidoux)
Second Place: William Rother of Pack 71 with $2782 (Otoe)
Third Place: Dustin Verbick of Troop 75 with $2636 (Otoe)

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 are due.

Training:

Boy Scout Outdoor Leader Training, Camp Geiger, January 20th - 21st, Cost $15

This is a Robidoux Event (Klondike Derby) but other districts are invited attend.

Trainer’s EDGE, Council Office, February 25th from 8:30AM – 4:00PM, Cost $5
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Events/TrainersEdge2012

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

If you would like the Mic-O-Say dancers to perform at your Blue & Gold, please contact Rod Coverdell: (660) 582 - 2994

Several dances and practices are scheduled for the coming months. Please continue to check the dance team website for future dance practices and dances. 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

Boy Scout Camp Fees for Summer Camp 2012:

Youth Fee: $240; Adult Fee: $170
(All Fees are due to the Council Office by April 1st, 2012. After April 1st a $15 Late Fee will be applied)

Unit’s that sold popcorn, with an average of $200 per boy or more, will get a $20 discount per person off their overall payment.

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, 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:

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

District Dinner, January 12th @ 6:30PM

Electronic Campout - January 13-14th @ 8:00 PM, First United Methodist Church in Maryville, Cost $5

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:

Leader Award (Knots) Applications need to be given/mailed/emailed to John Campbell.
Go to: http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/SquareKnotAwards to find out more!

E.A. Pence Nominations need to be submitted to Sanford Rogers. 
The deadline is January 3rd, 2012

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: 74 Rank Advancements, 320 Merit Badges, 9 Eagles, 3 Palms
Cub Scout: 220 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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