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Otoe District Roundtable

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May 12, 2011

District Executive’s Comments:  Matt Becker

Roundtable Meetings – The Next Roundtable meeting will be September 8th, 2011

There Will Not Be Roundtable Meetings during June, July, and August

Pony Express Council Items:

Council Office will be closed on the following days during the summer:

  • May 30th (Memorial Day) & July 4th (Independence Day)
  • Scout Office and Store will no longer be open on Saturdays.

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

Otoe District Items:

Spring Camporee – A Success! – Special Thanks goes out to Rod Couts & Troop 75. Congratulations to Troop 131, winner of the Troop 1 flag. Virtually every unit won a ribbon in a category during the day’s competitions.
Congratulations Troop 190, winner of the cooking competition. 

Fall Fundraising Opportunity – Popcorn Sale: Commitment Forms Due: May 13th
Unit Commitment forms are now available! Forms are due back to the council office by May 13th. Sale starts September 24th
Make sure to mark on the commitment form which University you plan to attend!
July 26th (St. Joseph, MO) – July 28th (Gallatin, MO) – August 2nd (Hiawatha, KS)
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Otoe/News/2011OtoePopcorn

Training:  
Woodbadge 2011 - http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/woodbadge
August 19-21st, 2011 & September 16-18th, 2011, Camp Geiger – St. Joseph, MO
July 16th: Pre-Course Meeting, Camp Geiger – Sign Up Now!
Spots are limited…You can still register for this wonderful training experience!

Adult Leader Training, Camp Geiger, May 21st-22nd  Cost: $15
Boy Scout Outdoor, Webelos Outdoor, and Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. 
(For Both Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leaders!)
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Event.aspx?id=3608

Mic-O-SayExternal Link:  www.micosay.org/External Link
Mic-O-Say Tribal Feast, Camp Geiger, June 4th
Mic-O-Say Pow Wow, Camp Geiger, July 29th – 31st

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:


Adult Leader Training, Camp Geiger, May 21st-22nd  Cost: $15
Boy Scout Outdoor, Webelos Outdoor, and Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation.  
(For Both Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leaders!)
http://www.ponyexpressbsa.org/Event.aspx?id=3608

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
          Day Camp Registration’s Due - Fee Now $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

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

High Adventure:

2012 Northern Tier Treks will become open for registration on April 1, 2011. If you are interested in taking a crew up to Ely, Minnesota please contact the council office or Matt Becker

2013 National Jamboree:

Youth Application Forms are now available! Those interested can find the forms and more information about the Jamboree 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: 5 Rank Advancements, 1 Palm, 34 Merit Badges

Cub Scout: 177 Rank Advancements, 14 Arrow of Lights

Roundtable: Program Kick-Off

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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