Welcome to the Benjamin Tallmadge District web site.
Happy New Year from the staff of the Benjamin Tallmadge District !
NEXT ROUNDTABLE is FEBRUARY 12 - Location to be Determined.
UPDATED ON: 1/24/2015
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2015 SILVER BEAVER WINNERS:
Council Commissioner TIM GREEN
These 2 Benjamin Tallmadge Scouters were among the 5 selected by the Silver Beaver Nominating Committee. Their awards will be presented to them during the Council Fellowship Dinner on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Click
to download the Dinner Reservation Form and come out to congratulate Tim and Mike and enjoy a fun-filled evening with other Council Scouters, without wearing uniforms!
Florida Sea Base Lottery Registration Is Now Open
The lottery for 2016 high adventures at the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base opened January 15. We'd love to have you here next year to experience the adventure of a lifetime! Below are key points to remember as you register.
The registration period for the lottery is January 15 to February 15.
Access to the Sea Base lottery is obtained through the Sea Base website, www.bsaseabase.org
A Scout unit leader must create an account to access the reservation site. If the unit already has an account, another one can't be created.
A unit can request any number of dates and adventures that interest its Scouts.
Requests can be prioritized to increase the chances that the unit gets one of its top choices.
Requests can be added, deleted, or reprioritized during the lottery period.
Multiple crews can be requested for a specific date and adventure.
When a date and adventure are awarded to a unit, the unit gets all the crews requested. HOWEVER, units can't mix and match different adventures on the same date.
Units will be notified of the lottery results by March 1.
Units have 30 days to send a $100-per-person deposit to confirm reservations.
All remaining vacancies will be made available on the reservation site on a first-come, first-served basis.
All adventure materials will be mailed in the fall after the first-half payment is received.
Bobby Rabbitt named as the new District Executive of the Benjamin Tallmadge District, moving over from the D.E. position of the Matinecock District. Let's welcome Bobby to his new District!
Happy New Year to all the scouters in Benjamin Tallmadge District! As your new full-time District Executive I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Bobby Rabbitt and I began my scouting experience with Pack 175 in West Babylon. After two years there, my family moved to Middle Island. I earned my Arrow of Light in Pack 64 in Coram before moving on to Troop 74 in Coram where I earned the Ad Altare Dei religious emblem and the Eagle Scout Award. Once 18, I became an assistant scoutmaster in Troop 74 until age 22 when I graduated college and began a career in TV production, which I would do for the next 11 years. In 2013, I was given the opportunity to work for the BSA as a professional scouter. I became the District Executive for the Matinecock District where I would remain until the end of 2014. In addition to being a District Executive with Suffolk County Council, Iím also a volunteer in Pack 79 in Yaphank where my son is a Wolf scout. In the Pack, I hold the responsibilities of Den Leader, Co-Fundraising Chair and Assistant Popcorn Kernel. While I will not be at any of the BT District meetings in January, (I will be accompanying the new Matinecock DE to the Matinecock meetings in January to help get him settled), I look forward to meeting all of you soon and visiting your units to see all the great things you are doing! If anyone has any questions or concerns please donít ever hesitate to contact me at Robert.email@example.com or at the Council Office : 631-924-7000 x 117. Take care.
Benjamin Tallmadge District Executive
(631) 924-7000 x117
POPULATE YOUR "PIN"
Currently the primary method for new families and interested youth to find out more about Scouting is the BeAScout.org website. Individuals can visit the site, put in their zip code and find out units in their area. When they click on a unit they are given contact information for that unit so they may either call or send an email to find out more.
We realize many of you may NOT be the Top Leader or Committee Chairperson of the unit but we need you to check out your pin at www.BeAScout.org
. Put in your zip code and when the units come up click on your unit and see what information is listed. If the information is the council it needs to be changed to the unit information. Now if it's not populated here is the information you need to populate the pin. Please be aware that Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Crew Advisors, along with the Unit Committee Chair and the Chartered Organization Representatives are the only volunteers who have first-time access to set up the BeAScout.org pin. These leaders will then be able to set up a total of 6 individuals in the unit to access the editing features of BeAScout.org.
Catholic Committee on Scouting Events at
the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island in March
Council Fellowship Dinner on March 26, 2015
Special Scout Sunday Event on March 15, 2015
2015 WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE Brochure & Leader Application Form
Updated Registration Fliers for Remaining In-Person Trainings
Webcasts about the NEW Cub Scout Program