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Greetings from the staff of the Benjamin Tallmadge District !
NEXT ROUNDTABLE is August 14th at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp.
UPDATED ON: 7/28/2014
From our Assistant District Commissioner for Roundtable...
Planning is underway for the monthly Roundtables for the 14-15 Scouting year. The August Roundtable and BBQ is August 14 at BHSC starting at 6:45pm. This is a non-uniform event. Please join us as we kick off the Scouting year in BT with great food, fellowship, and fun.
We are bringing back two programs to our Roundtables...
First, we are offering an attendance incentive for our units. Any unit that is represented by at least one adult leader at every Roundtable from August through May will receive a gift card for a free cake for a Court of Honor, Pack Night, Picnic, etc... Gift cards will be presented at the June Roundtable. The adult leader must stay for the breakout session in order to be eligible. A post card is being mailed out to the leadership in our units announcing the Roundtable themes for the first three months, the attendance incentive, and the August BBQ date. An email will also be sent out. Please spread the word to your units.
Second, we are establishing a monthly newsletter that will be available at each Roundtable. The newsletter will be a vehicle to promote upcoming events, celebrate achievements, and distribute information. Submissions are encouraged and will be appreciated. All submissions need to be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 1st of the month. Our first newsletter will be published for the August Roundtable. Please email any submissions as soon as possible. Suggestions are also welcome.
Looking forward to seeing you at BHSC!
ADC for Roundtable
From our Camp Director at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp...
Hello everyone !!!!
I hope your having a great summer. I'd like to welcome and encourage you to come on out to camp and visit walk around and see all the new and exciting things we have to offer. See the new archery Pavillion, cope course or watch the boys have a great time on the stand up paddle boards. Stop out any time and join us for a meal on me! This free offer won't last long so take advantage and stop out and check it out.
On another note I am preparing a press release for our fall recruitment campaign. I'd like to get this in as many church and synagogue bulletins as possible. Please let me know if you are able to work with your church or synagogue to get this in. Many hands make light work. Together we will recruit over 1,000 new scouts this fall.
See you soon!!!!
GET YOUR "SAVE THE DATE" SHEET FOR THE 2014-2015 SCOUTING YEAR! Click
When the STEM/NOVA Program rolled out, the Registrars looked high and low for information and at that time only Supernova Mentors had a registration code. Counselors for the Nova Awards did not need a special registration. That has now changed. Be advised that ALL Nova Counselors and Supernova Mentors must be registered on an Adult application that is submitted to the Council Office. Supernova Mentors must fill out the corresponding application as well and await approval before signing off on any Supernova Awards.
For more information on this program, click HERE
to be taken to the National website page.
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.
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