Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Kudos to scouts marching in the Woodbury Days Parade
 

Training Opportunities

1.       Cub Leader Training (Includes training for all leader positions within the Pack)

a.      Date:  September 29th

b.      Time:  6-9 PM

c.       Location: Guardian Angles Church, Oakdale – 8260 4th St. N, Oakdale, MN

d.      Cost: $3/person OR $5/2 leaders

e.      Cub leader books available for purchase

2.      Great Rivers District Super Training Day:

a.      Date:  November 19, 2016

b.      Location: Guardian Angles Church, Oakdale – 8260 4th St. N, Oakdale, MN

c.       Time: 8-4

d.      Cost: 7.50/person – lunch included

e.      Additional Resources Available for Purchase

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Silver Beaver Nominations - DUE before Nov 27th

Nominations for Silver Beaver are due on or before November 27th.  

CLICK HERE for for more information .. .AND for the fillable PDF.

 

Fall District Camporee - Wilderness Survival !!!!!
  • When:   Sep 30th - Oct 2nd
  • Where:   Phillippo Scout Reservation
  • Sign-Up:   Online September 1st
  • More Info:   CLICK HERE for the attached flyer.
  • Register:         CLICK HERE to register
All activities are focused on wilderness survival, and will require all Scouts to demonstrate their ability to remain safe in challenging conditions. Each event has been selected to introduce or educate each and every Scout in Scouting skills pertaining to Wilderness Survival, including first aid, shelter building, fire building, and other basic survival techniques. This Camporee gives every Scout the opportunity to have fun, to demonstrate their skills, to experience new challenges, and fulfill requirements for their Wilderness Survival Merit Badge. 

Great Rivers Popcorn Sales

On February 4th at the Great Rivers District Roundtable, District Committee Chairman, Dr. Mike Westfall and District Popcorn Chairman, Rocky Vandal, teamed up to present awards to some of the top popcorn selling scouts in our District for 2015.  Great job well done by Webelos Scout, Todd F, Cub Scouts, Riley A., and Ryan B. and Star Boy Scout, Dylan U.

 

                                                                                                               

 

Each of the scouts sold over $2000.00 in popcorn and some sold over $3500.00 in 2015.  Popcorn works!

 

5 scouts earned college scholarships that accrue interest quarterly for selling over $2500.00.  Now that they qualified for the scholarships, every year they sell popcorn, regardless of how much they sell, a portion of that money gets added to the original scholarship.

 

In 2015, our district sold over $236,000 in popcorn, pretzels and home town hero donations.  That calculates to over $84,000 in commission paid directly to the selling units. 

 

In 2015, we crossed over the 50% mark of selling units in our district.  54% of our units went to selling popcorn in 2015 and your unit can join the party in 2016.  Popcorn works!

 

Popcorn can and is working well for several units as their once a year fund raiser.  Some use it as a supplement to their existing fundraiser.  Either way works.

 

Contact our 2015 District Popcorn Chair, Rocky Vandal for details.  He has a team ready and willing to support your unit for a successful sales event.

 

Rocky can be reached at Rockyagain@msn.com or 651-788-1154 (text preferred or voice mail).

 

 

On February 4th at the Great Rivers District Roundtable, District Committee Chairman, Dr. Mike Westfall presented 2nd Class Boy Scout, Robbie S. from Troop 188 an award for being the top seller in the top selling troop for 2015.  One of the incentives for being the top seller in the troop was the top selling scout gets to sit in the large red chair at every troop meeting and every troop outing for an entire year.  The big red chair they get to sit in is the one pictured on the photo below.

 

 

Troop 188 is a success story in the making.  About a year and a half ago, it almost folded, but the leadership team pulled together, turned it around and it has doubled in size.

 

2015 was also the troop’s first time selling popcorn.  In the past, they were concerned about competing with the pack but in 2015, they found a better solution where both units can benefit.  Instead of competing, they teamed up with the pack and sold popcorn together.  Collectively, they sold over $21,000.00 in popcorn.  This calculates to over $7500.00 in commission to be split between the pack and the troop.

 

Contact our 2015 District Popcorn Chair, Rocky Vandal for details.  He has a team ready and willing to support your unit for a successful sales event.

 

Rocky can be reached at Rockyagain@msn.com or 651-788-1154 (text preferred or voice mail).

 

Great Rivers Popcorn Sales
  • Congratulations to Great Rivers Pack 9005 for being the top selling unit in our district for 2015. They have been doing a wonderful job and sold over $40,000 this year. They have been the top popcorn selling unit for the past 3 years.
  • Congratulations to Great Rivers Pack 9060 for being the most improved selling unit in our district for 2015.  This was their first year selling popcorn and they sold over $27,000. Excellent job in making it all come together.
  • At the January 7th roundtable, District Committee Chairman, Dr. Mike Westfall and District Popcorn Chair, Rocky Vandal presented representatives of both units with awards for a job well done.
  • Collectively, they sold over $67,000 in popcorn, pretzels and Home Town Hero donations in 2015. This brought over $21,000 to their units to provide a quality program.
  • Please contact our 2015 District Popcorn Chair, Rocky Vandal to see how your unit can have fun, and provide the funding for a quality program. Rocky can be reached at Rockyagain@msn.com or 651-788-1154 (text preferred) or voicemail.

 

Polar Cubs promotional video

CLICK HERE to see the Polar Cubs promotional video.

 

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