Hello Fox River District Units
As many of your units gear up for yet another wonderful year of scouting I wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming Fall Camporee at Camp Ohdakota September 26th to 28th. This camporee normally held in October has been bumped up to allow greater participation by all units and provide some separation between school home comings, devils lake hike and the haunted hay ride. I’m hoping many more can join us this year. Flyers will be out next week at roundtable for our kickoff but please provide your units with the information ASAP prior to your unit’s annual planning conferences.
Our Camporee Title this year is “Search and Destroy” and is a mix of Military style missions and some fun team building games. As many of you know I design these camporees with plenty of stations and will need a lot of assistance in running this event both from adults and older scouts looking to make sure everyone has a great time. So far I have 15 stations planned but have room to add another 4 more if needed. I’ll share some names with you as a teaser for the boys when you present this. Evade and Locate, Stealth Entry, Hog Tie, MIA, Common sense, The great escape, Life Line, Seek and Disarm, & Jeepers Creepers to name a few.
To make this all happen I’m looking for about 40 volunteers to help run stations and assist with meals. I’m also looking for volunteers or anyone that has Military Camo uniforms, Ghillie suits or tactical gear to wear at stations for a greater experience for the scouts. Please send me an email with how many from your unit can assist and I’ll start filling you in on the missions you’ll have so you can begin working on a really great plan to deliver them. I have found that knowing well in advance on what your doing greatly improved the missions and the experience the boys have. Remember it’s you that makes these camporees a success. I would like to have all stations assigned no later than September 13th
Pack leaders: Please make sure you let your Webelos scouts know this is open to both Webelos 1 and 2 scouts as well. They may camp with a troop of their choosing or if you have the tents and cooking gear and Baloo trained leaders you may camp as your own unit for the weekend or just come out early Saturday and stay the whole day.
Cost is $15.00 per youth, $8.00 per leader and includes lunch on Saturday and a patch. Cracker barrel on Friday night and Dinner and Breakfast on Saturday are to be provided at your campsite by your unit using the patrol method and I recommend charging your boys no more than $10.00 per person for those meals you provide.
Any questions, comments or concerns please let me know.
See you all at Roundtable
Hello Fox River District Volunteers – Please plan on attending the Fox River District Program Kick off on Thursday August 21 at Cross Lutheran Church, 126 Chapel Terrace, Burlington Gathering at 6:30 pm and Program at 7:00 p.m.
We will have council calendars, popcorn sign ups, wreath sign up, FOS sign ups, camporee information, training dates, Council events, etc. Please make sure and send someone from your unit to make sure that you get all the latest information for the district and council.
District Director/Council Programs
Three Harbors Council, BSA
330 South 84th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53214-1468
Direct: (414) 443-2864
Cell: (608) 576-4570
Fax: (414) 774-1799
Kenosha Office: (262) 632-1655
Alright folks, it’s that time of the year again!
My name is Joshua Crow. I have taken over the District Popcorn Kernel responsibilities for Fox River District.
My first communication is reminding everyone that we have training coming up later this month. If you plan to sell, please sign up either through the website below or by sending in the attached form filled out. Sign up email address is on the form. See invite below:
Popcorn Sale Begins September 19!!!
The Fall Popcorn Sale funds your Pack, Troop, or Crews Programs-sign up today!
If you can kindly RSVP with your name, unit type (Pack, Troop, Post, Crew), unit number, and training date selected from above we would appreciate it so we can account for all our awesome leaders. If, on the other hand, you or your unit will not be participating, please also respond with that so we may make note of that information.
This is just a reminder that the Fall Conclave for the Order of the Arrow is fast approaching. The deadline for early registration is this Friday the 22nd, after that a late fee will be applied.
Conclave is a great way to show support for our Lodge and the Order of the Arrow. There will be some service projects for the morning, followed by fun activities in the afternoon and then the ceremonies. It’s also a great way to show support for our new Ordeal Members and those choosing to seal their membership by taking Brotherhood inductions.
There has been a lot of planning into this Fall’s Conclave at IMR, with plenty of things to do and have a great weekend of fun and fellowship. Mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!
Please come join us on Sunday August 24th or Tuesday August 26th at Old Settler’s in Union Grove for a special fundraising event – fun for families and more! It’s a BOWLING PARTY with 1 lane for up to 4 people for 2 hours, including shoe rental, a large 16″ pizza and a big pitcher of soda – all for just $50! That’s a great deal for dinner and an evening out, and Old Settler’s will donate $20 back for each package to our Fox River District Friends of Scouting campaign. Pretty cool!
More details can be found on the attached flyer – and yes, you can come both dates and non-Scouts are invited too! Let’s fill up the place and sell this event out! It’s going to be a ton of fun!