Scouters’ Recognition Dinner

Please join us to congratulate the 2013 Class of Eagle Scouts and the 2013 Silver Beavers.


Mike Barczak, Iron Horse

Christopher Layden, Executive Board

Brian Boehm, Gateway

James Lousier, Lighthouse

Dennis Carney, Southshore

John Marshall, Root River

Bob Gross, Exploring

Guenter Wiedemann, Lighthouse

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Reception at 5:45 p.m. Dinner followed by the program at 6:15 p.m.

Clarion Hotel, Airport

Cost is $27
Online registration available

Contact Margaret Williams for more information.

Register by March 14, 2014.  See printable registration form for details.

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District Planning Workshop and Coordinated Meeting

Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30 PM

King of Glory Church

4330 South 84th Street

Greenfield, ,WI 53228

All District Committee Members and Council Committee Members, and District Commissioners are invited to attend.

Please RSVP to:

Christine Rabideaux

(414) 443-2850

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District Award Winners

The following are the winners of the district awards for the past year. Please congratulate them, and come to the District Dinner on February 7th to honor them.

District Award of Merit: Daniel Gross, District Webmaster, Pack 323, and Troop 300 and Deborah Colletti, Pack and Troop 329

Spark Plug Award: Kyle Kaczmarek, Troop 332 and Crew 3272 and Jeff Adams, Troop 300

Midas Touch Award: David Craine, Pack 323 and Troop 300

Silver Dollar Award: Julie Batassa, Pack 353

Lean On Me Award: Rick Deegan, Pack and Troop 385.

Congratulations to the award winners.

Glen Bordak

Fox River District Commissioner.

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BSA Insurance

One of the most frequently asked questions at roundtable tends to be about insurance ~ who carries it and what it covers.

It’s hard to search on the web for this information because it is very likely that different councils may have different coverages or plans.

My own units are encountering an increasing number of destinations who are asking us what our insurance coverage is before we even leave home, so I recently had the opportunity to pull out and digitize the information that was provided to all unit leaders during last year’s rechartering process. I’m posting it to the website to make it easier for units that need to get a digital copy for outings, or because they have questions, to be able to find that information.

Please note that this information is subject to potential change and annual renewal; please direct questions to Robert Garrett at the Milwaukee Service Center.

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Trainers EDGE

The Trainer’s EDGE replaces the Trainer Development Conference (BSA 500) as the required train?the?trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs. The purpose of the Trainer’s EDGE course is to provide and help develop the platform skills of a trainer. It is meant to supplement the practice offered through Wood Badge and NYLT staff development, with a focus on the participant, while raising the level of skill a trainer brings to the staff experience. Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands?on experience in methods and media.

Even if you’re not on Wood Badge or NYLT staff, you are invited to take part in Trainer’s EDGE on January 18th, 2014. It is appropriate for Roundtable Commissioners, Camp Staff, Council Training Volunteers and Unit Trainers as well. Both youth and adults are welcome to attend.

Early bird signups end January 10th – the course is just $10, and includes a pizza lunch! (What a DEAL!) This is a GREAT opportunity, so don’t miss it!

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