Venturing Shooting Sports at Ed Bryant

The Glaciers Edge Council is hosting a Venturing Shooting Sports Weekend at Ed Bryant Scout Reservation. Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts age 14 and up are welcome to attend.

There will be something for everyone! Guns, archery, black powder, tomahawks, throwing knives… All for $30 for the weekend, including a tee shirt!

But register before October 23rd, or the price goes up!

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NRA Pistol Course

For those who live toward the Southern part of our district, you may be interested in the NEIC’s NRA Pistol Instructor Training. This two day course will be offered September 20th and 27th for BSA Adult Leaders. It will be held in Mundelein, IL and Bristol Range in Bristol, WI.

This is a great opportunity to begin your shooting sports instructor certifications which include Rifle, Shotgun and Range Safety Officer. Even if you can’t make this course, but want to get on NEIC’s mailing list for future courses, it’s suggested that you contact Instructor Todd Cook at to be put on their mailing list.

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International Day of Peace

In 1981 the United Nations established the International Day of Peace. On this, our remembrance of September 11th, we prepare to join the rest of the world in helping strengthen the ideals of peace, within and among all nations and peoples.

In 2001 the UN declared September 21st of each year to be the annual recognition, and it is observed as a day of non-violence and cease fire.

But way back in 1920, just two years after the most terrible war the world had ever known, 8,000 Scouts from 34 countries came together for the first world jamboree. At the closing ceremony, Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell called on participants to carry the spirit of the jamboree home “so that we may help to develop peace and happiness in the world and goodwill among all Scouts.”

Today Scouts all over the world participate in the International Day of Peace, and in helping celebrate peace all year round, through the Messengers of Peace program.

How can you participate? Go online and register your community service projects, including Eagle Scout projects, and help add pins to the MOP map! Scouts who participate can also earn a really neat Messengers of Peace ring patch to be worn around the World Crest on their uniform.

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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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