District News

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Revised (9/08/2014) District Re-Charter & JTE turn-in schedule

Charter & JTE Workshops/Help Sessions:

Wednesday October 1, 6pm-7pm at the Training Center of Belzer Scout Camp

Wednesday October 15, 5:30pm-7pm at the Training Center of Belzer Scout Camp

Charter & JTE Turn-in Schedule:

1.       Wednesday October 29th at Golden-Burke Scout Center 

6:00pm-6:15pm                                                     7:00pm-7:15pm
Pack 88                                                                  Pack 831
Troop 88                                                                Troop 275 
                                                                               Crew 1776 

6:15pm - 6:30pm                                                  7:15pm - 7:30pm
Pack 100                                                               Pack 441
Troop 100                                                              Troop 441
Crew 317                                                               Pack 443 

6:30pm-6:45pm                                                     7:30pm - 7:45pm
Pack 200                                                                 Pack 444
Troop 237                                                               Troop 443
Ship 2012                                                                 Pack 520

6:45pm - 7:00pm                                                    7:45pm-8:00pm
Pack 427                                                                Pack 488
Troop 427                                                               Troop 446
Crew 427  

2.     Saturday November 1st at Activities Center at Camp Belzer

9:00pm-9:30am                                                     10:15am-10:30am

Pack 133                                                              Pack 335

Troop 276                                                                Troop 335

9:30am – 9:45am                                                  10:30am-10:45am

Pack 127                                                                 Pack 50

Troop 157                                                                Troop 686

Pack 3980 

9:45am - 10:00am                                                 10:45am-11:00am
Pack 236                                                                 Pack 196
Troop 236                                                               Troop 196
Troop 101                                                                Crew 196
                                                                                Team 196 

10:00am - 10:15am
Pack 696
Troop 696
Pack 282

New Adult Leadership position for units

A new adult leadership position has been established by BSA focused specifically on year-round recruiting of youth membership in their units . 

The Unit Membership and Marketing Coordinator duties will include:

  • Attend membership recruiting orientation;
  • Work with district membership team to schedule year-round recruiting dates;
  • Assisting their unit in preparing the program calendar, budget, and unit newsletter;
  • After district confirmation, serve as unit liaison to specific local school and its principal for recruiting potential scouts;
  • Coordinate their unit's year-round grass roots marketing (recruiting) program;
  • Coordinate their unit's recruiting meetings, ensure completion of youth applications & fee collection, and ensure delivery of applications & fees to district. 

This unique position should not be filled by a Scouter who is already wearing a "hat" (i.e. Unit Leader or Unit Committee Chair).  The full position description is contained in THIS PDF FLYER.

Camp Card Fundraiser

A new fundraiser has been announced for the spring – “Camp Cards”. Camp Cards are essentially discount cards that Scouts will sell in order to pay for their Scouting activities. The sale will be very easy. More details will be forthcoming; however, here are a few highlights:

  • Cards will sell for $5 a piece with $2.50 going to the Scout, and $2.50 supporting the Council
  • Cards will have a one-time use discount with multi-use discounts that will allow the card to pay for itself.
  • Current vendors include: Marsh, Papa John's, Dairy Queen, Firestone, Indiana Ice, and Steak 'n Shake.

This will be a great additional way to pay for summer camp, Philmont, or unit dues. To learn more and have the most up-to-date information visit the Camp Cards page on the Crossroads main site.

District Scouter Awards

The following awards were given at the NED Adult Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, February 12:


Silver Beaver:                         Jenny Mondy

District Award of Merit:          Kimberly Wiggins

                                                  Jerry Phillips

George Meany (AFL-CIO) Award:      Phil Boother

Commissioner’s Green Jacket:         Joe Carter

Commissioner’s Spark Plug:             Randy Baskerville

Pack of the Year:                    Pack 282

Troop of the Year:                  Troop 88

Crew of the Year:                   Crew 317

Cubmaster of the Year:        Chris Johns (P127)

Scoutmaster of the Year:     Robert Siertle (T427)

Advisor of the Year:               Angela Walker (C427)

Golden Spike:  David Olson (P88), Scott Kelley (P88), Jeff Zapf (P127),  Chris Pollock (P236),  Blaine Paul (P282),  Rosemary Coreggio (P427),  Tony DeSimone (T88),  Alicyn Swift (T236),  Steve Kincade (T133),  Mike Chambers  (T276),  Terry Prather (T276),  Dennis Harlen (T427),  Cathy Jern (C427),  Jim Earl (NED),  Dee Baskerville (NED), and Troop 133 (NED Spring Camporee).