Have you been to a roundtable lately? If not, you need to find out what you are missing! Roundtables are monthly gatherings of leaders and other adult volunteers in Pioneer District where important information is shared and new skills are learned. Except where noted below, all roundtables take place at Cumberland United Methodist Church at 219 N Muessing St, Indianapolis, Ind., 46229 at 7 PM.
April 13 - Theme: Ideal Year of Scouting followed by Preparing for Summer Camp (Roger Schumacher)- This roundtable will start at 6:30pm.
May 11 - Theme: Membership Kickoff - District
June - no meeting
July - no meeting
August 10 - Theme: Program Kickoff
September 14 - Theme: Recharter Training
500 Parade Registration
Would your troop or crew enjoy a front row seat to the nationally renounced 500 Parade? There is still time!
The parade draws hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Indianapolis to see fantastic floats, bands, many other performers - and of course, the race cars. Boy Scouts have a long tradition of volunteering at the parade. This annual event occurs the Saturday before the 500 Race. Pioneer troops and crews set-up the chairs on Meridian Street from Monument Circle to Vermont Street. T-Sun-Ga-Ni District sets up chairs about two blocks north of Pioneer District.
We will need to position a troop or crew on each side of Meridian Street. Setup consists of following a plan, ordering the chairs in accordance with the plan and then the Scouts serve as ushers until the parade starts. After that, enjoy the parade! When the parade is over we take down the chairs and stack them like we found them. Those who participate will receive patches at a later time.
To volunteer, you must do one of the following:
(1). Sign-up at Roundtable this evening. Don't forget that we have a new Roundtable location at
Cumberland UMC 219 N Muessing, Indianapolis, Ind., 46229
(2) Contact John Shurig no later than Monday, May 1. John will provide detailed instructions regarding where to meet on the day of the parade as well as where you are assigned along the route.
Troop 115 Flag Ceremony for Indiana Pacers
On Friday, January 27, 2017, Troop 115 conducted a flag ceremony at the Indiana Pacers game. This exciting opportunity was the second for the Troop. Everyone had a great time and one of the highlights was having their pictures up on the Jumbotron during the performance.
And the winner is...
Please take time to congratulate the volunteers who make Scouting in our district the terrific program that it is for our youth. The following individuals were recognized for their service at the Annual District Dinner in February.
Outstanding Service to Scouting Award - Ronald Parsons, Troop 152; Chad Matchett, Troop 115; Ron Hartlieb, Pack 110; Jessica Fearnow, Troop 161 and Ted Bovard, Troop 8
Share of Stock Award - John Jones, Troop 41; Lisa Cansler, Troop 152; Bob Burgess, Troop 115; Chris Sloffer, Pack 110 and Robert Whitcombe, Troop 161
District Award of Merit - Kevin Mickey, Troop 161
2017 Veteran Awards - 15 Year - Lukas Riley; 20 Year - Shirley Wiker; 25 Year - Dana Hanson; 30 Year - Dick Coffin, Janet Foster and Joe Wehrheim; 40 Year - Bryon Hartzog, Gerald Mears and Bill Thomas; 45 Year - Tom O’Nan; 65 Year - John Jones