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March 10, 2011

District Executive’s Comments:  Matt Becker

“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. It is replacing the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. For more Information please go to:

http://scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspxExternal Link

                 

Effective immediately the Scout Office and store will no longer be open on Saturdays. Hours will remain the same for weekdays 8:30 – 5:00 Monday through Friday.


Tour Plans are the new Tour Permits! - http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Otoe/News/OtoeTourPlan


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

Training:  Indoor and Outdoor Leader Training – Contact Lee Groom

                  April 8-10, Camp Karr, Stanberry  Cost 5.00 Pre-Register by March 31st.


Woodbadge 2011 - Webpage

August 19-21st, 2011 & September 16-18th, 2011, Camp Geiger – St. Joseph, MO

The course is filling up fast…Sign up now to guarantee your spot on this wonderful training experience!


Mic-O-Say: 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


Cub Scout / Boy Scout  -  Activities/Camping:


Council Annual Recognition Dinner, Holiday Inn St. Joseph, March 26th

                  Call 816.233.1351 to reserve your spot!

Otoe District Pinewood Derby, Maryville High School Gym, April 2nd

                   Registration Starts at 12 PM; Races Begin at 1 PM

Arrow Path IV – (Webelos)  Camp Geiger, Apr. 2nd @ 6 PM

Dinner $5.00, RSVP to Scout Office and pay at the door.


Roundtable, First United Methodist Church in Maryville, April 14 @ 7PM


Spring Camporee will be hosted by Troop 75.  Apr. 29th – May 1st,

Mozingo Youth Camp, Cabins available for rent!

R.S.V.P. for meal count, pay at the door.

Roundtable, First United Methodist Church in Maryville, May 12 @ 7PM

Otoe District Cub Scout Day Camp, Mozingo Youth Camp, Jun. 11th

Scouting Around the World - 7 Continents Theme

                   May 5th Day Camp Registration Due - $25; After May 5th -$35

Hammer Head Day

         April 30th at Camp Geiger, Workers need to be 16+ years old

Camp Geiger:           Troop’s First Payment Due March 1st *

                                     Troop’s Second Payment Due April 1st *

(*Unit’s may require payment before the dates above, please check with your unit leader for when payment is due.)

Venturing Day, Camp Geiger, May 21st

Shooting sports, COPE tower, Lakefront, Orienteering, Geocaching, booths for high adventure, and more

Cub Campout – Knights of the Roundtable – Camp Karr, Stanberry

Lunch Provided – Free will donate (RSVP lunch head count)

May 20 – 22, Mic-O Say Dancers performing

Cub Scout Resident Camp – Camp Geiger, Aug. 5-7th

Webelos Weekend – Camp Geiger, Aug. 11-14th

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

Fall Camporee will be hosted Troop 190.  Bilby Lake, Sep 30th – Oct 2nd

Roundtable, First United Methodist Church in Maryville, October 13 @ 7PM

Super Saturday, Camp Geiger, October 15th

Otoe District Cubmobile Race, Maryville High School Parking Lot, Oct 22nd

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

High Adventure:

2012 Philmont Crew Opening – Contact Paul Laubersheimer at the Council Office for  

more information.


2012 Northern Tier Treks will become open for registration on April 1, 2011.

Those interested should contact the council office or Matt Becker


2013 National Jamboree: If you are interested in serving in one of the adult leadership positions, please fill out an interest form and return it to the council office. Forms are due back to the council office May 2nd, 2011. More Information and forms available at: http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/jamboree

Spring Recruitment:  The Otoe District is going to provide an incentive program that will tie into your unit’s Spring Recruitment. The program focuses on youth recruitment, and those boys that bring their friends to sign up for scouts will be rewarded based upon the amount of new members they successfully recruit. A graduated scale of prizes/rewards will be used.

District Commissioner:  Leon Williams

District Chairman:  Gregg Dieringer

Closing:  Drive Safely!

Youth Protection Training:  www.scouting.org/training/youthprotection.aspxExternal Link

Otoe District Website:  www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Otoe

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