BSA Commits to Water Safety!!

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SHENANDOAH AREA
COUNCIL,
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
BSA Commits to Water Safety!!
Inside This Issue:
COUNCIL CALENDAR
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Parents receive a tidal wave of advice about water safety, and sometimes those messages have
FINANCE
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inadvertent contradictions. It’s time to get everyone in the same boat.
GENERAL INFORMATION
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OA NEWS
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GENERAL INFORMATION
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GENERAL INFORMATION
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POTOMAC DISTRICT
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Red Cross, the National Park Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, the USA Swimming Foundation and
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the YMCA.
SHENRAPAWA DISTRICT
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MANNAHOAC DISTRICT
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BACK PAGE
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That’s why the Boy Scouts of America is one of 13 founding members ofWater Safety USA, a
new roundtable of nonprofit and governmental organizations committed to preventing drownings.
The BSA is in esteemed company here. Other groups in Water Safety USA include the American
Keith Christopher, the BSA’s national director for Outdoor Programs/Properties, is optimistic
about this new team.
“The Boy Scouts of America has focused on water safety for our members during its entire history,” he said. “We look forward to further collaboration with other national and local water
Did you know…
More than 1 million
volunteers provided
leadership for
Scouting programs
in 2013.
safety organizations to keep our youth and families safe in, on, under, and around the water.”
B. Chris Brewster serves as the moderator of Water Safety USA and agrees that there’s strength
in unity.
“We’ve all agreed we’ll be even more effective working together,” he said. “As our messaging
aligns and we promote it in concert, public understanding should improve, and safer use of our
waters will be the result.”
We need Water Safety USA now more than ever. Every day, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning, according to Water Safety USA. And participation in formal swim lessons can
reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning death by 88 percent.
Scouts love spending time on and in the water, and the BSA’s involvement with Water Safety
USA will ensure Scouts stay safe there.
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Shenandoah Area Council Directory
Council President
Council
Commissioner
VP District Operations
VP Membership
Council Calendar
J. Michael Williams
540-662-2551
Charles A. Bennett, Jr.
540-662-2551
1st Concave –SR7A (Tutelo Lodge)
George E. Tabb, Jr
540-662-2551
4th Program Cabinet Meeting 6
History Committee Meeting 7pm
Peter Dougherty
540-662-2551
8th Mothers Day
R. William Bayliss, III
540-662-2551
14th Scout Shop Open 10-2pm
Fun with Son (CRE)
History Committee Work Day 10am
J. Michael Spory
540-662-2551
15th Fun with Son (CRE)
Don Louque, III
540-662-2551
16th Executive Board Meeting 6pm
Mark D. Smith
540-662-2551
Eagle Board of Review(ASC) 6:30pm
Wilborn Roberson
540-662-2551
Cub Committee Meting 6pm
J. David Griffin
540-662-2551
Camping Committee Meeting 7pm
Wayne Koehler
540-662-2551
Charles A. Bennett Jr.
Chris Rucker
540-662-2551
30th Memorial Day
Armstrong Center Closed
Harry Smith
VP Development
VP Endowment
VP Program
VP Marketing
VP Properties
Chairman of the BoardNational Representative
Legal Counsel
Treasurer
VP Relations
VP Risk Management
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* All Above Can Be E-Mailed at : [email protected] *
Scout Executive
Stuart Williams
540-662-2551
Mark Pennington
540-662-2551
[email protected]
Jeanne Marshall
540-662-2551
[email protected]
Renee Eaton
[email protected]
540-662-2551
Megan Shoemaker
[email protected]
Kari Judson
[email protected]
540-662-2551
Program Aide
Hayley Greenawalt
[email protected]
540-662-2551
Camp Rock Enon
Facilities Manager
Camp Director
Richard Holder
540-860-1889
Camp Ranger
Bill Joyce
Registrar
Scout Shop
Fundraising / Program
3-5th OA Brotherhood Weekend
11th Scout Shop Open 10-2pm
History Committee Work Day 10am
17-24th Summer Camp Staff
Training Week
Support Staff
Office Manager
1st History Committee Meeting 7pm
5th OA-LECM 9am
[email protected]
Asst. Scout Executive
MAY
540-662-2551
20th Executive Committee Meeting
6pm
21st Eagle Board of Review
22nd Commissioner Cabinet
Meeting 7pm
19th-24th National Youth Leadership
Training
26th-2nd Cub Scout Resident Camp
[email protected]
[email protected]
19th Fathers Day
540-974-5666
28th-10th Philmont
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Finance
2016 Friends of Scouting Campaign—Goal $400,000
Friends of Scouting
The 2016 FOS Campaign is progressing well towards the $4000,000 goal. We are currently at 65% of goal. Each
district has held some very successful community fundraisers. It’s great when the general public in our communities show their support in what Scouting does for the youth of their community. Thank You! The Family FOS
campaign is doing well and is ahead of last year’s amount. As a direct benefactor of the Scouting program, it’s
great when parents of Scouts show their support. Thank You!
The Shenandoah Area Council serves over 4,000 youth in our nine county area. Living their lives by the Scout
Oath and Law, these individuals know the value of duty to God., Country, and helping other people at all times.
Through our chartered partners and under the leadership of a diversity of over 1,200 adult volunteers, Scouts
are trained to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Your gift to Scouting WILL make a difference and is vital to YOUR council. We thank you for those that have
made a contribution and ask those that haven’t, please do so. You can make a gift today, by going to www.sacbsa.org and clicking on the Donate Now button.
Sincerely,
Shenandoah Area Council Board of Directors
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Shenandoah Area Council Updates
Council Updates
2017 National Jamboree Registration is Open!
Share with your Scouts and Sign up today! Where can you get the best of Scouting in
one place? At the 2017 National Jamboree, set for July 19 to 28, 2017. Jamborees are one of
the Boy Scouts of America’s coolest traditions. They’ve been around since 1937, and they
just get better every four years. Jamborees are a place to make new friends, to
experience adrenaline-raising activities, to attend high-energy stadium shows, to trade
patches with Scouts from across the country, to explore the stunning high-adventure playground called the
Summit Bechtel Reserve and to unite with tens of thousands of fellow Scouts and Scouters.
Who is eligible to attend? Most Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and adult leaders are eligible
to experience the unforgettable excitement of the 2017 National Jamboree. All adults are eligible to
apply to be a contingent leader.
For Scouts, you must be a First Class Scout and at least 12 years old by the first day of the Jamboree
(July 19, 2017) or an 11-year-old who has graduated the sixth grade. How much does it cost? In
addition to the National Jamboree fee, there’s additional cost for transportation, meals, gear, etc. We
estimate that the total cost per person will be around $1,425. How to register? This is a TWO PROCESS, first you must register and pay the deposit with the Shenandoah Area Council at www.sacbsa.org/jamboree. Then you must also register on the National BSA site for medical records, etc.
at www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree
Northern Tier—Winter 2016-2017
Shenandoah Area Council, BSA Holiday Stay December 27 - January 1 Ely, Minnesota
Who: Boy Scouts & Venturers who are 14 years of age by December 27&Adult Boy Scout and Venture
Leaders
What: Participants will hike out into the winter wilderness wonderland,
towing their gear in sleds (pulks), set up camp, and have the opportunity
to do; Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, ice fishing, dog sledding, and
build a Quinzhee - a winter shelter. Participants will receive the Okpik
Award.
Cost: Estimated cost is $1,500. A non-refundable
deposit of $150 is due upon registration.
How: To register go to www.sac-bsa.org/NorthernTier2016
To learn more about Northern Tier, watch
the video...https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=dYEYZgoCnGA
Camp Rock Enon Updates
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Camp Rock Enon
Pirate Adventure Day – On July 16 at 10am, set sail with you fellow Cub Scouts
on a fun land and “sea” adventure at Camp Rock Enon. This one-day program will
include: Swimming and boating, climbing wall, crafts, new Cub Scout shooting
sports awards (BB, Archery, Slingshots), games and more! Cost is $25/Scout&
$15/Adult. Register at www.sac-bsa.org/cubpirateday.
Cub Resident Camp - Where but at camp can a boy experience all that the great
outdoors offers! Sleeping under the stars in a tent, telling stories and singing
songs next to the crackling of a campfire, hiking in the woods and seeing all that
nature has to offer with his fellow scouts and friends, boating and fishing in the
calm waters of a beautiful lake, building their skills and earning the new Cub
Scout shooting Sports awards at the archery and BB ranges, experiencing nature
up close, and enjoying all the fun activities that the camp will offer. Camp Rock
Enon summer camp offers this and much, much more. When a scout leaves
camp he will leave with a smile on his face, memories and friends that will last a
lifetime. Join us for Cub Scout Investigations June 26th – July 1st!
Boy Scout Resident Camp:
Shooting Sport, natural rock climbing, kayaking, swimming, outdoor skills, hiking,
nature, First Year camper program, over 40 merit badges, and are great evening
program schedule are among the activities you can enjoy while spending a week
at Camp Rock Enon Resident Camp. Want something a little more adventurous?
We have our Pinnacle Ridge Runner hiking program, Virginia Backwoods Rendezvous, Adventure Extreme, and BSA Lifeguard programs! We offer traditional
weeklong unit programs, day only, and provisional Scout provisions to meet all
your unit’s needs! July10th-16th, July17th-23rd, July 24th-30th.
Come to Camp Rock Enon this summer and see what all the excitement is about!
OA Brotherhood Weekend
Join your fellow brothers at Camp Rock Enon for our Spring Brotherhood event
June 3rd – 5th. Ordeal members – seal your membership! Help get your camp
ready for the summer season. Come to the Lodge meeting and elect your new
officers! Registration is now open!
Register for All Camp Rock Enon events at www.sac-bsa.org/summercamp.
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NYLT TRAINING
Start Date: 7/3/2016
End Date: 7/8/2016
Last Day to Register: 6/1/2016 11:55:00 PM
Early Discount: Before 4/16/2016 a discount of $25.00 will apply
to all In Council Scout Registrants. Before 4/16/2016 a discount of $25.00
will apply to all Out of Council Scout Registrants. Before 4/16/2016 a
discount of $25.00 will apply to all Staff Registrants.
Contact E-mail: [email protected]
Cost: $250.00 per In Council Scout
$280.00 per Out of Council Scout
$100.00 per Staff
Wood Badge Training
Start Date: 8/26/2016
End Date: 9/11/2016
Last Day to Register:
7/26/2016
Early Discount: Before: 7/1/2016 a discount of $25.00 will apply to
all Participant Registrants.
Before 7/1/2016 a discount of $25.00 will apply to all Staff Registrants.
Contact E-mail: [email protected]
Cost: $260.00 per Participant
$150.00 per Staff
(Fee covers program and training materials, all food, 1 participant t-shirt, 1
participant cap, course patch, CSP, and (upon completion of training
program) Wood Badge presentation kit. )
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Important Information for Eagle Scouts :
**Proposal Must be submitted no later than the Friday prior
to the Eagle Board of Review.
** Fundraising Application Can be submitted with the
proposal or any time after the project is approved. Remember the fundraising
application must be approved by Council prior to beginning any
fundraising efforts
**Eagle Application & Workbook Must be submitted no later than the end of the
month (or on the 1st day of the next month) prior to the Eagle Board of Review.
** The Eagle Board of Review is the third Tuesday of each month. **
If you have any questions please contact: Marlin “Monk” Leatherman at 540-6652924 or email him at [email protected]
Lodge District Contacts
OA Meetings & Event Dates
Lodge Advisor
John Petrie
540-313-5691
[email protected]
Mannahoac Advisor
Andy Renner & Michael Stevens
301-252-4160
[email protected]
Brotherhood Weekend
June 3rd thru June 5th
Potomac Advisor
Matt Orlando
304-582-8939
[email protected]
Unit Elections DUE May
15th!
Shawnee Advisor
Michael Judson, Sr
540-539-0487
[email protected]
Summer Ordeal/Vigil
Weekend
8/12-8/14
Last Day to Register
8/6
Shenrapawa Advisor
Rick VanCuren
540-635-1901
[email protected]
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Mannahoac District
Serving youth in Clarke County Virginia and Jefferson County West Virginia
District Chair
Darrin Hardy
304-876-1171
[email protected]
District Commissioner
Dennis Heflin
540-837-3007
[email protected]
May
9th
District Committee Meeting, C.W. Shipley
Elementary School 7:30 pm
11th Roundtable, Charles Town Presbyterian Church,
7pm
June
8th
13th
Roundtable, Charles Town Presbyterian Church,
7pm
District Committee Meeting, C.W. Shipley
Elementary School 7:30 pm
Summer Camp
Summer Camp is quickly approaching! Are you still not
sure what programs your Troop would like to participate
in? Check out Camp Rock Enon’s new programs!
Congratulations to Jefferson Co Distinguish Citizen of the
Year:
Denny Barron
Senior District Executive
Doug Band
304-940-1201
[email protected]
Family Friends of Scouting
The council relies on 38% of it’s budget coming directly from
Friends of Scouting (FOS). FOS is exactly that, individuals and
businesses in the community and parents and leaders coming
together to insure that Scouting continues to prosper in your
community. Consider making a gift to your council’s Family
FOS campaign 2016. Thank you to all the units who give of
their time, talent and treasure.
Training
It has been shown that trained leaders are one of the most
important facets of a successful BSA unit. When our leaders
understand their role, how to implement their responsibilities, and how to lead and work with youth, our program and
your units’ program soar to new heights!
To be considered a trained leader, you must have the
following;
Youth Protection Training within the last two years.
Fast Start Staring for your current position.
This is Scouting
Leader Specific Training for your current position
Intro to Outdoor Skills if you are a Webelos or Boy Scout
Leader.
As of October 2016, it will be required for all registered leaders to be fully trained. It is not too early to make arrangements to get your unit fully trained. We can arrange to have a
trainer come to your unit and handle all leaders in one sitting.
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Potomac District
Serving youth in Berkeley and Morgan Counties of West Virginia
District Chairman
Jason Steadman
[email protected]
304-702-5292
District Commissioner
Eric Stenger
304-264-4180
[email protected]
May
11th District Committee Meeting 6:30pm Trinity
UMC
OA Chapter Meeting 7pm, Trinity UMC
11th Roundtable 7:30pm Trinity UMC
12th Morgan County DCA dinner honoring Glenn
Ryburn
18th Unit Commissioner Meeting Trinity UMC 7pm
June
13th District Committee Meeting 6:30pm Trinity
UMC
13th OA Chapter meeting 7pm, Trinity UMC
13th Roundtable 7:30pm Trinity UMC
Summer Camp
Summer Camp is quickly approaching! Are you still
not sure what programs your Troop would like to
participate in? Check out Camp Rock Enon’s new
programs!
2016 Summit Trek
Camp Rock Enon is proud to offer the Summit Trek:
an opportunity for Scouts and Venturers to enjoy the
adventures available at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.
The BSA’s newest national base in West Virginia!
This exclusive opportunity includes meals, roundtrip
transportation, and programs available in the
Walter Scott Summit Center.
Senior District Executive
Doug Band
[email protected]
304-940-1201
Family Friends of Scouting
The council relies on 38% of it’s budget coming directly from
Friends of Scouting (FOS). FOS is exactly that,
Individuals, businesses in the community, parents and
leaders coming together to insure that Scouting continues to
prosper in your community. Consider making a gift to your
council’s Family FOS campaign 2016. Thank you to each unit
who has participated and given their time,
talent, and treasure.
Training
It has been shown that trained leaders are one of the most
important facets of a successful BSA unit. When our leaders
understand their role, how to implement their
responsibilities, and how to lead and work with youth, our
program and your units’ program will soar to new heights!
To be considered a trained leader, you must have the
following;
 Youth Protection Training within the last two years.
 Fast Start Staring for your current position
 This is Scouting
 Leader Specific Training for your current position
 Intro to Outdoor Skills if you are a Webelos or Boy
Scout Leader.
As of October 2016, it will be required for all registered
leaders to be fully trained. It is not too early to make
arrangements to get your unit fully trained. We can arrange
to have a trainer come to your unit and handle all leaders in
one sitting.
VA Backwoods
Step back in time and enter the world of the Virginia
frontier! Scouts will be experiencing the primitive life of the
early Virginia pioneers. Learn to cook your meals as a
patrol and cook most over an open fire. This week living in
the 1800s promises to began to be an experience of fun/
, interesting activities, and even some learning!
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Shawnee District
Serving youth in Winchester City, Frederick County, and Hampshire County in West Virginia
District Chair
Frank Armstrong
540-974-6868
[email protected]
District Commissioner
Sandy Anderson
540-539-6884
[email protected]
May
11
11
14
17
District Commissioner Meeting, Braddock
Street UMC, 6:30pm
Roundtable, Braddock Street UMC, 7:30pm
Fun with Son, Camp Rock Enon
Discover Scouting, Discovery Museum
June
Volunteer Recognition Picnic
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 8th and plan
on
attending the Shawnee District Volunteer Picnic. Information form Terry Shaffer, Picnic Chair, will go out
soon.
Pinewood Derby
On March 8th the council wide pinewood derby was
held and the champion that day was from the Shawnee
District!
Congratulations to the winners that day!
1st - Thomas Littman—Shawnee
2nd—Adam Kendra—Potomac
3rd—Nate Kendra—Potomac
Summer Camp
Summer Camp is quickly approaching! Are you still
not sure what programs your Troop would like to
participate in? Check out Camp Rock Enon’s new
programs!
District Director
Keenan France
276-734-4898
[email protected]
Shawnee District Executive
started March 1st
Keenan’s first month was great thanks to all of the great
volunteers in the Shawnee district. Keenan is looking
forward to working with more
volunteers and having a
greater impact on the youth in the
district!
2016 Summit Trek
Camp Rock Enon is proud to offer the Summit Trek:
an opportunity for Scouts and Venturers to enjoy the
adventures available at the Summit Bechtel Reserve,
the BSA’s newest national base in West Virginia! This
exclusive opportunity includes meals, roundtrip transportation, and the programs available in the Walter
Scott Summit Center.
Virginia Backwoods
Rendevous
Step back in time and enter the world of the Virginia
frontier! Scouts will be experiencing the primitive life
of the early Virginia pioneers. Learn to cook your
meals as a patrol and cook most over an open fire.
This week living in the 1800s promises to began to be
an experience of fun, interesting activities, and even
some learning!
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Shenrapawa District
Serving youth in Shenandoah, Rappahannock, Page, and Warren Counties in Virginia
District Chair
Teresa Sullivan
540-635-4478
[email protected]
District Commissioner
Steve Short
540-683-6009
[email protected]
May
12
12
19
19
Shensawpotoo OA Chapter Meeting, Front Royal
Presbyterian Church, 6:45pm
Roundtable, Front Royal Presbyterian Church,
6:45pm
District Committee Meeting, Martins Grocery
Store, (Community Room) Front Royal, 6:30pm
District Commissioners Meeting, Martins
Grocery Store (Community Room), Front Royal
7:30pm
June
9
16
16
Volunteer Recognition Picnic
Shenrapawa District Committee Meeting, 6:30p,
Community Room - Martins Grocery Store
District Commissioner Meeting, 7:30p,
Community Room - Martins Grocery Store,
Front Royal
Volunteer Recognition Picnic
Mark your calendar for the Shenrapawa District Volunteer Recognition Picnic for Thursday, June 9th. Details
coming soon!
Get Camping!
Summer camp is right around the corner!
There is plenty of great stuff going on at Camp Rock
Enon– and if you haven't signed up yet– NOW is the
time!
District Executive
Kyle Hayes
770-861-6715
[email protected]
Shenrapawa District Update
One month on the job here at the BSA, I can say that if I’ve
learned one thing, it is this:
We can’t do it without you!
Scouting doesn’t happen without countless volunteers (you,
reader, being one of them!) spending their time, using their
passions, and sharing of their resources for the sake of the
youth of our community!
I’ve seen people spend Saturday mornings making breakfast
for fundraising in Washington, VA, and building pinewood
derby tracks and checking cars in. I’ve seen people spending
evenings planning for Raingutter Regattas using recycled materials, talking about how boys in their troop were telling all
their friends about the fun stuff they do in Scouts. I’ve seen
people take their lunch breaks to help community groups
see how starting a Scouting unit can help them share their
mission with their town and help the youth of their town
grow into well-rounded adults. I’ve seen caring people putting in extra efforts to grow Scouting in these counties of
Shenandoah, Rappahannock, Page, and Warren. I am proud
to be a behind the scenes resource so that you (the real
“boots on the ground”) can do what you do so well!
Thanks to all of you that make Scouting what it is!
There is something else that I have learned, though– we
could always use even more dedicated volunteers. If you
want to get more involved– let someone know. Look for
someone doing something for Scouting, and ask how you can
help. (or just call me! I’m sure we can figure something out
for you!)
-Kyle Hayes, District Executive
Shenrapawa District
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Phone: 540-662-2551
Fax: 540-662-2725
Email:
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Shenandoah Area
Council serves youth in
the counties of Clarke,
Frederick, Warren,
Shenandoah, Page, and
Rappahannock. Also
Winchester City in
Virginia, and the
counties of Berkeley,
Jefferson, and Morgan
in West Virginia
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COUNCIL,
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