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Otoe District Roundtable

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April 14, 2011

District Executive’s Comments:  Matt Becker
Otoe District Items: 

Pinewood Derby A Success! – Special Thanks goes out to Richard Foust, Event Chairman from Pack 71, and to everyone else that made the event possible.

Special Congratulations to Rodney Coverdell, Troop 75, for receiving the Silver Beaver award at the Pony Express Council Recognition Dinner.

Pony Express Council Items: 
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 - New Changes to the Tour Permit: Read about the changes at: http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Otoe/News/OtoeTourPlan

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

Fall Fundraising Opportunity – Popcorn Sale:
Unit Commitment forms are now available! Forms are due back to the council office by May 13th. Sale starts September 24th!
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Otoe/News/2011OtoePopcorn

Training:  
Adult Leader Training (Boy Scout Outdoor, Webelos Outdoor, and Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) – May 21st – 22nd, Camp Geiger – St. Joseph, MO
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Event.aspx?id=3608

Woodbadge 2011 - http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/woodbadge
August 19-21st, 2011 & September 16-18th, 2011, Camp Geiger – St. Joseph, MO
Spots are limited…Sign up now to guarantee your spot for this wonderful training experience! 

Mic-O-SayExternal Link:  Mic-O-Say Tribal Feast, Camp Geiger, June 4th 
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 registration this year. If your unit has questions, please contact Beverly Pitts at 816.233.1351.

Cub Scout / Boy Scout  -  Activities/Camping:


Spring Camporee will be hosted by Troop 75.  Apr. 29th – May 1st, 
Mozingo Youth Camp, Cabins available for rent! 
Unit registrations due April 26th, Cost $8 pay at the door.
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Otoe/News/2011OtoeSpringCamporee

Hammer Head Dayhttp://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Events/HHD2011Article
April 30th at Camp Geiger, Workers need to be 16+ years old

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

Venturing Day, Camp Geiger, May 21st
Shooting sports, COPE tower, Lakefront, Orienteering, Geocaching, booths for high adventure, and more

Mic-O-Say Tribal Feast, Camp Geiger, June 4th 

Otoe District Cub 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
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Otoe/Events/2011CubDayCamp

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

Mic-O-Say Pow Wow, Camp Geiger, July 29th – July 31st 

Cub Scout Resident Camp – Camp Geiger, Aug. 5-7th: Registration due June 15th
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Events/DayCamps2044

Webelos Weekend – Camp Geiger, Aug. 11-14th: Registration due June 15th
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Events/DayCamps2044

Woodbadge Weekend, Camp Geiger, August 19-21st

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


Woodbadge Weekend
, Camp Geiger, September 16-18th

Popcorn Sale Begins
, September 24th – Interested Units can sign up now!

Fall Camporee
will be hosted by 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

Popcorn Sale Ends
, October 29th

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


High Adventure:
2013 National Jamboree:
Promotional Video: Every Boy Scout Troop will be receiving a DVD that features a video that can be used as an interest builder for the upcoming 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

Advancement:
Council Advancement Committee adopts new guidelines for Eagle Scout projects in all districts of the Pony Express Council. After a review of National Standards, to create consistency in undefined or variable areas, this guideline will become part of all Eagle packets.

Boy Scout: 1 Rank Advancement, 10 Merit Badges
Cub Scout: 137 Rank Advancements

Journey to Excellence:
You can now enter your service hours at www.scouting.org/awards/journeytoexcellenceExternal Link. Look for the “Service Project” area of the screen. To enter your service hours click on “service hours website.” Choose “New User Click Here” or enter in your existing username and password. If you have any questions, please contact the national service desk at 1-972-580-2267.
http://scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspxExternal Link

Roundtable: Scouter’s Compass (Phil Poynter)
Unit Communications (Rod Couts)

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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