Scouting Kick-Off 1993
Ernest R. Spradling, P.E. (freemason@AOL.COM)
Fri, 20 Aug 1993 19:22:25 EDT
We had our kick-off for the new Scouting year last night - everyone had a
great time and got a lot of info to help them plan their units' activities
for the coming year. We had about 60 people, District staff included (down
from 100+ last year), and a wide range of topics were disclosed.
We now have an aggressive training team, both in District and Council, and we
are planning on targeting specific leaders: Scoutmasters and Assistants,
Cubmasters, Assistants and Den Leaders and Tiger Coaches. Train the Trainer
is next weekend, Cub Leader Basic, the classroom sessions of Scoutmastership
Fundamentals, and Commissioners' Basic Tarining are slated for September and
October. (I am finally taking the Scoutmastership Fundamentals this fall,
after all this time).
October also has YPP training and Webelos Outcoor training; November has
Explorer Leaders Training. Cub Scout Pow-Wow is February 94, and JLT is in
November '94 will have Gulfstream Council's first Commissioner's College
(I'll be there with bells on) and all the Commissioners are eager to go
February and March include Wood Badge (I hope to be a critter).
We will have our District Fall Camp-o-Ree in October, with the Spring one in
April. We also have a well-rounded Webelos program, with Webelos Woods and
Resident Camps in the spring.
September and October is Popcorn sale time. November also brings us our
annual Scouting for Food (for the homeless shelters).
We will be having School Night in September in our District, and most of the
Troops are planning Open House in early October.
Can't go without the OA plug. Oy-Ya-Tah Chapter is getting active again
(after many years of Council Executive-imposed dormancy - NOT the current
one) and we will be a force to be reckoned within the Lodge.
Looks like the boys and adults alike will have a busy, well-rounded year.
ADC, Treasure Coast District
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City