District News

District Roundtable

District Roundtable is held at the Morristown Christian Church Annex (Boys & Girls Club).
Join your fellow Scout leaders on the second Thursday each month where we learn to
support each other by sharing our skills and knowledge. Click on this link for a map.

Service Reporting

The council has updated the Service page of the Crossroads of America website to allow units to input hours without their unit code. Below are also some files to help you in reporting service hours:

Reporting service hours is important for Journey to Excellence for your unit, as well as the district. Not only will we be able to show the impact of Scouting within our community, but being able to show these hours also helps when the district applies for community grants to assist with afterschool programs, funding for Camp Bear Creek, etc.

Please talk to your committees and look back over the service projects your unit has done this year, and please go in and report those service hours. Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Cub Fun Day and Fall Camporee

There is still time to sign up for Fall Camporee and Cub Fun Day!! Please use this link to register:

https://scoutingevent.com?IHCamporeeandFunDay

Fall Camporee is October 10, 11, 12 at Camp Bear Creek – Theme is Survivor Challenge! Join us for Survival skills, teamwork, pioneering, rope work, and an iron chef challenge! If you have already RSVP’d to Kevin, please register on the website so it will be in the system when we arrive at camp. It only takes a few minutes.

Cub Fun Day is October 11 at Bear Creek – Join us for shooting sports, nature hike scavenger hunt, and more!!!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Friends of Bear Creek Service Day

For those who love Bear Creek far and near, please note that the next Friends of Bear Creek Service Day is planned for Saturday, October 25, 2014. Meet up at the Dining Hall at 9:00 a.m. and service projects that need to be done will be assigned. Lunch will be provided. The work usually ends around noon or after lunch unless there is some work left to do.

For those who do not know Bear Creek, come check out the camp. It is truly a jewel in the rough and FBC's goal is to help make it more of a jewel!

Since lunch is provided, a head count is needed. Please go to the Bear Creek Facebook page and send a private message to let them know how many volunteers there will be! The link to the Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Bear-Creek/139401722802697?fref=nf

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact:
Barb Blue, (317) 402-1884

District Awards

Please congratulate your friends who have been recognized for their efforts in Scouting this year!

The Iron Horse District Awards are honors bestowed upon deserving volunteers who have distinguished themselves with their service to Scouting.

Webelos to Scout Transition

Fall is that time of year where Webelos 2’s should be making contact with Boy Scout troops and getting ready for their crossovers. If your Webelos need any help finding units in your area for Iron Horse District, please let me know. I would also suggest to our troop leaders, to do some training with the Webelos parents and also a summer camp presentation.

If anyone needs any help, please let me know.

Everett Young
District Webelos-To-Scout Chair
Phone: (765) 265-2204 or e-mail: BSTroop31Scoutmaster@gmail.com

District News Postings

Any news items to be posted to the Iron Horse District website can be sent to the IH Webmaster. Thanks!