Monday, August 31, 2015
Cub Scout Leader basic training

October 3rd at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley

8:45 - noon   Den Leader Training
12:15 - 3:30  Pack Leader Training (Cub Master, Pack Committee)
3:30 - 5:00    Youth Protection

Flyer/Registration form(PDF 184kb)

School Night for Scoutting

School Night for Scouting is Thursday, September 17. All across the state of Minnesota families and young boys will head to their local elementary school to sign up for scouting. What should you be doing now? First, if your school night Coordinator has not attended training yet, make sure they at-tend training at the August Roundtable/Cornfeed. All sorts of promotional materials will be availa-ble, yard signs, wristbands, stickers, and invite a friend postcards.
Second, make plans to be at your schools open house, meet the teacher day, etc. Talk to your school principal. We cannot send flyers home with the kids in District 196, but ask - what can we do? Posters, bulletin boards, yard signs in front of the school, flyers on the counter that parents could pick up, etc.
Third, do you have everything ready School Night? Volunteers to staff it. Information to hand out, including your yearly calendar. Guidepost One of Journey to Excellence is to have a unit budget plan and yearly calendar ready by August 31. Now your calendar is ready to hand out to new parents.
Fourth, the first thing on your calendar is the fol-low-up new parent orientation meeting. This meet-ing should take place within two weeks of School Night and should not be your first pack meeting. We all know how hectic that pack meeting can be and new parents can easily be confused and left feeling lost in the shuffle.
Finally, try and think outside the box. Brainstorm some new and unique ideas for reaching and re-cruiting new boys. Have some new ideas or some-thing that has been successful in past? Send it to Steve Engel, and we’ll share it the next issue of “The Chatter”.

Fall OA Conclave

September 18-20th at Phillipo.   More information on the OA site

Fall Camporee

September 25-27 at Phillipo.  click here for more details

Unit Commissioners Needed

Click here for details

When leaders change positions, fill out and submit this form

Position Change Form (8kb)

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