Tuesday, February 21, 2017

District Pinewood Derby
  • Date: Saturday, April 1st
  • Time:  11am Weigh-In    12noon race starts 
  • Where:  Lutheran Church of Peace, 47 Century Ave S, Maplewood, MN 55119
  • Cost:  $6 for online registration (until March 25th).  $7 at the door - Walk-ins are welcome!

Please come prepared. No workshop will be available.  Concessions will be available to purchase.  Hosted by Pack 9471.  Online Registration to begin soon!  Check back for details!   


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the Great Rivers Distiguished Unit Scouter Award
 -This award recognizes unit level scouters who have performed distinguished service to the youth through their unit activities over a sustained period of time. Each chartered unit of the Great Rivers District may receive one “Distinguished Unit Level Scouter Award” per year for candidates who meet certain qualifications.

 -The deadline for submission of the nomination form is at the April 6th Roundtable meeting. The Great Rivers Distinguished Unit Scouter Awards will be awarded at the District Recognition Dinner on Tuesday, April 18.

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Great Rivers District Lock-In Flyer

 Friday, April 7 to Saturday, April 8
Maplewood Middle School - 2410 Holloway Ave. E, Maplewood, MN 55019
Registration: 8:30PM
Registration Fee for youth and adults: $20/online pre-registration $25/on-site
Webelos: Aquanaut and First Responder Adventures
Boy Scouts: First Aid Requirements for the Tenderfoot and Second Class Rank
Ventures: Come and have fun!

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Great Rivers District Award of Merit 2017

District Award of Merit Nomination Form
-The deadline for submission of this nomination form is at the April 6th Roundtable meeting. The Great Rivers District Award of Merit will be awarded at the District Recognition Dinner on Tuesday, April 18.

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Great Rivers District Upcoming Training Days

2017
Super Training Day - Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 8:00am – 4:00pm
Outdoor Leadership Skills - May 20-21, 2017
Super Training - October 17 & 24, 2017 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

2018
Super Training - April 17 & 24, 2018 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Outdoor Leadership Skills - May 19-20, 2018
Super Training - November 13 & 20, 2018 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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New District URL GreatRiversBSA.org

www.greatriversbsa.org redirects to the Great Rivers District website

 

Kudos to scouts marching in the Woodbury Days Parade
 

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).

 

Polar Cubs promotional video

CLICK HERE to see the Polar Cubs promotional video.

 

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