Tim Bartelson receives the AFL-CIO George Meany Award

Mr. Tim Bartelson, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 336 in Burlington, WI, received the George Meany Award from the Boy Scouts of America and the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). The Award was presented at a Court of Honor ceremony at Waller Elementary School in Burlington, WI on Monday, September 8, 2014.

Pictured on the left, Mr. Bartelson, affectionately called “Mr. B” by the Scouts in his Troop, received his George Meany Medallion, Patch, Square Knot and Award Certificate from Mr. Ronald (Ron) Vogt, a previous recipient of the George Meany Award. Mr. Vogt is currently the Charter Representative and past Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 334 chartered by St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Burlington, WI.

The George Meany Award is a national recognition approved by the Boy Scouts of America and the AFL-CIO. The award is presented to an adult labor union member who has made significant contributions to the youth of his community through the Boy Scout Program. The Award is named in honor of a past president of the AFL-CIO who promoted the merits of the Boy Scout Program among union members and who provided generous financial support for the Program.

Mr. Bartelson has been involved in the Boy Scout Program in Southeast Wisconsin as a Boy Scout and as an adult scout leader for the past forty-six years. As Scoutmaster, Mr. Bartelson has unselfishly dedicated his time and talents to the character development and leadership development of youth in the Boy Scout Program.

During his many years of participation in the Boy Scout Program, Mr. Bartelson has achieved the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout, and has received Scouting’s District Award of Merit for his dedication and service to the Fox River District of Three Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Bartelson has also received the Silver Beaver Award for his contributions to the advancement of Boy Scouts within the Council. Several years ago, Mr. Bartelson was honored by the Scouts within his Troop with the Scoutmaster Award of Merit.

Mr. Bartelson is an employee of WE Energies in Burlington, WI with thirty-eight years of service to the Company. He is also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2150 in Racine, WI.

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Support Crew 328


Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14

9:00 – 5:00

25850 100th St., Salem, WI (Klugiewicz House)

 Several families with lots of items.

Profits benefit Crew 328 and their trip to Philmont Scout Ranch


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Camporee Revised Flyer

The theme of the 2014 Fall Camporee has been changed to “The Rise of Cobra.”

A new flyer is available to share with your units.

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The BSA Goes Digital

The Boy Scouts of America is in the process of making its merit badge pamphlets available for purchase on Amazon’s Kindle platform.

That means you’ll be able to download the pamphlets (and other official BSA books) on any Kindle device, or through any of the free Kindle reader apps available for computers and portable devices such as iPods, iPhones and iPads.

All of the Eagle-required merit badges except for Citizenship in the World and Sustainability are already available. Of course the Digital Technology pamphlet is already available, as is Robotics.

The BSA will continue to add titles to the digital format in the weeks and months to come.

Click here to view all of the available books. And of course while purchasing ANYTHING on Amazon, please don’t forget to log into Amazon’s SMILE program so that Three Harbors Council will receive ½ of 1% back toward supporting Scouting right here at home.

Click here for more information on the BSA’s venture into digital publishing.

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Webelos Badges at Pringle

Our friends at the Pringle Nature Center are again hosting their very popular Forester, Geologist and Naturalist Badges this fall for Webelos Scouts. They will be offered Saturdays on October 18th, November 15th and December 20th, respectively.

You must pre-register, about a week ahead of each program. Program cost is just $4 per Scout – a tremendous value for a great program.

Pringle is located in Kenosha County off 160th Ave in Bristol.

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