Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cub Scout Leader Position Training now online!

Something new in training at MyScouting.org:

Position-Specific Training is available online!  Log into your MyScouting account, click on "E-Learning" in the left-hand menu, and pick from the following:

Leader Position-Specific Training

Leader Position-Specific - Tiger Cub
Leader Position-Specific - Wolf Cub
Leader Position-Specific - Bear Cub
Leader Position-Specific - Webelos
Leader Position-Specific - Cubmaster
Leader Position-Specific - Pack Trainer
Leader Position-Specific - Pack Committee

Take a few minutes and make sure your pack and den get off on the right foot this year!  

Don't forget: You can also take Youth Protection Training online at the same website.  If you are not "current" at your recharter, you will not be a registered leader.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Centennial Recruiter Patch--Free!

With Back-to-School recruitment right around the corner, we wanted to make sure that you know about this special Centennial Recruiter patch.

If you have a Scout who recruits a boy into your troop (or maybe already has), this fine-looking piece of history is available (while supplies last) at the Scout office--just ask for Jeanne.

Oh, and they are free.

Friday, August 27, 2010

AdVENTURE coming your way...

An old event is on its way back.
I haven’t seen this at the Venture Weekends in probably 8 or 9 years.
This year we’re adding a twist to an age old event.
Be sure you have a digital camera in the group (camera phone works just fine). You’ll also want to bring a memory card and prepare to have some fun.
This event combines adVENTURE “Then and Now” into one!
Look for more clues soon!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Shenandoah Area Council at Jamboree

All of that training paid off...our Scouts wasted no time getting set up so that they could get on with the Jamboree!  Nice work, Scouts...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Free College Test Prep Software for Scouts

Try it!
Cracker Barrel, Scouting magazine's blog, announced a new program for Scouts to help you get into college.

Think of it as push-ups for your brain!

A new partnership with eKnowledge provides Scouts with $200 of free software to help prepare for the ACT and SAT college tests.
According to a BSA release about the partnership, the software "includes more than 20 hours of video instruction, 3,000 files of supplemental test prep material, thousands of interactive diagnostic tools, sample questions, practice tests, and graphic teaching illustrations." To order or get more information, visit the eKnowledge Web site.
The only cost is for the shipping.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Venturing in October

The Changes are Coming!! The Changes are Coming!!
Venture Weekend this October will be THE event of the Fall!
Favorite events stay (some with a twist) – others change!
Don’t forget Oct. 15 – 17, 2010!
Fliers and registration will be out soon...

Monday, August 2, 2010

October Venturing Weekend

Mark your calendars for the Venture event of the Fall.  October 15-17, 2010 is Venture Weekend at the Rock!! 

More to come...stay tuned...