Good Day Fellow Scouters,
It has been brought to my attention that The Sarasota National Cemetery is falling short on wreaths to be laid at the headstones of fallen soldiers. The Wreaths Across America program is in need of supporters to purchase the wreaths. The wreaths cost $15.00 each. The Last message I received stated that they are 1000 wreaths short of having the needed wreaths to lay at every headstone. Please look deep into your heart to help fill the gap of having enough wreaths for every grave.
Please pass this along to all scouters you know.
Click Here for an order form to purchase a wreath, or go to www.waasarasota.com to donate online now. You can purchase a wreath as a Pack, Troop, Crew, Post or individual. Time is running out on ordering so please share with your scouting units.
The Laying of the wreaths will be at:
The Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241
On December 14th, 2013
Service starts at 9:30 am and runs until about noon
Pack 42 Committee Chairman
November 28 -
November 27 -
Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed
Anyone wishing to volunteer to assist with the Salvation Army's bell-ringing this year should contact Christine M. Smith, Director of Community Relations & Resource and Program Development. Her phone number is 941.748.5110 x116 or email her.
Please remember that we are prohibited from wearing our BSA uniforms when serving in this capacity.
November 26 -
Save the Date - 2014 Good Scout Award Dinner
Be sure to "Like Manatee Good Scout on Facebook" for the latest updates.
November 19 -
HELP with Winterfest
Cub Scout Winterfest is coming up soon, December 6-8, 2013. I could use a bit more help with:
1. Adults to run some of the games - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, with a 1.5 hour break for lunch. We'll even feed you lunch!! All the game materials, along with instructions will be at camp.
2. A few extra hands to help cook all weekend.
I sure would appreciate it.
Call or email if you can help the cub scouts and their families create great memories and moments.
November 11 -
We Honor our Veterans!
November 2 -
2013 Broke Back Dog Challenge
The deadline for registration is nearing quickly. Deadline at the $25 registration fee is November 14th. After that it is $35 each, and no registrations will be accepted after November 21st. Full payment is due by November 27th. Click Here for detailed registration information. Registration has to be signed up as a Pack and Troop. Click Here to register.
October 25 - LDS National Boy Scout Webinar and Local Celebration
Allen Hagerman announced that the LDS (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) will have a national webinar on October 30, 2013, celebrating the 100 years of LDS supporting Boy Scouts. The local ward is planning a gathering at 3400 Cortez Rd West on Wednesday night at 7pm MDT (9 pm EST). Please visit http://www.scouts100.lds.org/ for more information.
October 24 - Memorial Service at CFE for Steve Rees
There will be a Memorial Service conducted for Steve Rees Wednesday, 30
October at Camp Flying Eagle commencing at 5:00 o’clock PM in the
Amphitheater. Following the services there will be a gathering in the dining
hall for visitation with the family. Refreshments and snacks will be served.
Scouts/Scouters attending are encouraged to wear full Class A Scout uniform.
Wood Badgers and Arrowmen are encouraged to wear the appropriate regalia.
It is requested that if you plan to attend to Click Here to respond to me by email so
that we can properly plan for the reception logistics.
In Steve’s memory,
October 21 - 2014 NYLT and Wood Badge Training
Registration for NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) is now open. Click Here to register today! Click Here for more information. NYLT is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situation demanding leadership of self and others.
Registration for Wood Badge course S4-88-14 is filling up quickly, so if you have not registered, Click Here to get registered today. Wood Badge is the BSA advanced leadership training course for all registered adult leaders who are involved with all levels of Scouting. Wood Badge trained Scouters are stronger leaders, have stronger programs for their youth and build stronger units!
October 20 - Scouter Gone Home
It is with great sorrow that I inform that Scouter Steve Rees died at 8:30 am
Saturday, 19 October 2013.
The United States lost a sworn patriot, the United States Army lost a
unhesitating member of the Brotherhood of Honor, Manatee County lost a
dedicated citizen, the Boy Scouts of America lost an impassioned Scouter,
the Order of the Arrow lost an enthusiastic supporter, and I lost a very
In Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC there is a Statue of a
Confederate soldier that was erected by the Confederate Sons of America to
honor all Confederate soldiers that fought in the American Civil War. On it
is is inscribed the following words:
He heard the call, he stood up, he stepped forward, he raised his right
hand, he took the Oath, he stood in the gap, he walked in the fire. he did
not run, he did not hide, he did not dodge, he did not evade. He did his
duty. Consequently, he has nothing to prove, no one to convince. Those who
matter, already know. Those who don't, never will.
Those words could be used to describe Steve Rees.
Click Here for my personal memorial to Steve.
October 9 - Den Chief Training at CFE
Den Chief Training is being offered at Camp Flying Eagle this Saturday, October 12th, from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm. There is no fee for this training, just bring your own lunch and drink. View the Attached Flyer for details. Please pre-register with Judy Aldrich or Dave Shoemaker.
October 9 - 2013 Cub Scout Winterfest and the Broke Back Dog Challenge
What are you doing December 6-8?
Online registration is now OPEN for the 2013 Cub Scout Winterfest at Camp Flying Eagle. The last day to register is November 21st, but register before November 19th to avoid a late fee. Click Here to register today!
Online registration is now OPEN for the 2013 Broke Back Dog Challenge. The last day to register is November 21st, but register before November 15th to avoid a late fee. Click Here to register today!
October 8 - Pack 22 50th Anniversary
Please visit our District Photos Page to view some exciting photos that were collected at the 50th Anniversary celebration for Pack 22.
October 7 - BALOO Training
Do you like to go camping? If you are in a Pack, you MUST have a BALOO trained leader at every campout, so it is a great idea to have a few BALOO trained leaders in your Pack. Registration has been extended to Oct. 14; however, ALL fees must be paid ONLINE at time of registration, no exceptions. Just Click Here and register today!
For more information, view the BALOO flyer.
September 18 - Please Help Me on This Project
I need your assistance.
Some of you are aware, others may not be, but Scouting has been in Manatee
County for over a hundred years. BSA was incorporated in February 1910 and by
September 1910 the first Scout troop was formed in Manatee County. They met
at the old Manatee High School that, at that time, was located at 9th Ave.
and 14th St. in Bradenton.
I am in the process of writing a book titled "A Century of Scouting in
Manatee County. So far I am at 200 plus pages. In the book I want to
highlight every scout unit, Pack, Troop, Post Ship, and Crew, that has
existed in Manatee County. Some are long expired and others have or are
getting ready to celebrate 25 and 50 year anniversaries.
I have asked the Cubmasters and Scoutmasters of the current units to provide
me some historical data that I can assimilate into the book. Some have
responded others have not. What I am in need of is the following:
For current units:
Date your unit was first formed.
A list by year(s) of all of the Chartering Organizations that have sponsored your unit.
The name of all of your unit leaders by years served (Cubmasters or Scoutmasters).
A short paragraph (optional) of any traditions, customs, or noteworthy events that your nit
has participated in.
Two or three pictures of your Scouts doing something as a unit (pack or troop)
For expired units:
If you were involved as a youth, as an adult, or had a relative that was a
leader of a unit that no longer exists I would like as much information you
can provide of that unit or the names of anyone you can recall that was
associated with an expired unit so I can make contacts.
For everyone’s information, I have identified the following troops that
existed at one time, but are no longer chartered:
Troops 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19, 20, 27, 31, 32, 33, 44,
54, 55, 81, 102, 122, 130, 133, 168, 202, 724, 4168. There may be others.
I have not identified the expired Packs, Posts, or Crews. I could use some
help in identification of these units.
If one or more of you would get together and collect as much of this
information as possible, either from unit records or anecdotally and send it
to me I would be most appreciative, After all, this book is going to be
about your unit or a unit that you have belonged to.
Takes some boys camping and let Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water forge them a more moral compass
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