District Awards – District Dinner 2015

Volunteering for Scouting is a lot of work. And we strive to recognize those volunteers who go above and beyond to help give our youth an outstanding program! But we can’t recognize someone if we don’t know who they are.

101712_2354_2012Distric1.pngEach year we host a District Dinner – a special adults’ only evening out for our Scouters and their spouses.

This year that special dinner will be Thursday February 5th, 2015.

We’re still working out the details, but we’re hoping to have great food and awesome entertainment, as well as many of our best Scouting friends from around the district for great conversation and friendship. Please save the date.

More importantly, we want to recognize those among us who go above and beyond over and over through some very special awards:

  • Lean On Me: Given to a registered leader in your unit, that you can call upon at the last minute, and they will come through.
  • Midas Touch: Given to a registered leader in your unit who seems to make good things happen when they get involved.
  • Silver Dollar: Given to a registered leader in your unit who has helped in a special way, or given an extra effort to help raise funds or resources for their unit, or for scouting in general.
  • Spark Plug: Given to a registered leader who has gone “above and beyond” the duties of his/her position in the unit for at least two years, and has contributed their time helping our district in at least two separate activities.

Last but not least, we also give out the District Award of Merit, a very special award recognized throughout the BSA. It’s the highest honor a district like ours can bestow upon a volunteer, and receiving it is very special indeed. Our past District Award of Merit honorees attend and help us confer the award upon each successive year’s class.

Please consider spending a few minutes nominating those who make a difference in your Scouts’ lives. They will appreciate the recognition. Please take the time to consider our Fox River District awards and the District Award of Merit form.

Dunham’s Friends & Family Nov 2014

If you haven’t gotten your new Dunham’s discount cards for this year, make sure you pick them up at the next Roundtable. We should have plenty for any families that want them, but only take what you need, please.

The cards entitle you to 10% off any regular price items at Dunham’s at any time – a pretty good deal!

But twice per year we get an even better deal – 20% off your entire purchase of any regular priced items in the store. It’s a great way to start Christmas shopping a little early for all that great camping gear that your Scout really wants!

Our Fall weekend is THIS weekend, starting Friday 11/14/14 and running through Sunday 11/16/14. Click on the link above to get the coupon. You can print it, or they can scan it directly from your phone.

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Cub Scout Winter Event 2015

Please save the date! This year’s event will be February 28, 2015.

We are pro-actively coordinating the patch design contest ahead of the event. All Cub Scouts in the district and their siblings may participate. The patches will be available immediately at the event. 

Contest Runs 11/6-12/4 (Nov Round Table to December Round Table)

Theme: “Defeat the Frozen Tundra”

Typical size – 3″ diameter circle

Size and shape are flexible, we are looking for creativity from the scouts.

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2014 Popcorn Pickup!

If your unit ordered popcorn, it’s time to pick up your order! You can pick up in either Milwaukee or Racine, but you need to coordinate with Rachel Dubinski please.

  • Milwaukee 11/13
  • Racine 11/14

Please coordinate with Rachel Dubinksi: Rachel.Dubinski@Scouting.org

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Philmont: A Love Letter

Like most Troops, we’re trying to finalize our details for summer. Planning for a trip to a high adventure base like Philmont can take years in some cases, and it’s always on our minds.


If you recognize those letters, you’ll understand this video. It’s going viral in the Scouting community in its first two weeks, and it’s a GREAT piece to share with our youth.

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