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!

Sign Up Here:  https://threeharborsscouting.doubleknot.com/form/formjump.asp?bidx=0&surveyID=34580&OrgKey=2586

  • Choose between 33% commission with prizes or 35% commission without prizes
  • Check product out during the sale and sell door to door or at local businesses!
  • Participate in a fundraiser that provides customer service right from your local Scout Office

Training Dates:

  • August 26—9:00am Milwaukee, Scout Service Center 330 S. 84th St. Milwaukee, WI
  • August 27—6:00pm Milwaukee, Scout Service Center 330 S. 84th St. Milwaukee, WI
  • August 28—6:00pm Gateway iMet Auditorium 2320 Renaissance Blvd., Sturtevant, WI 53177

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.

Send RSVP to: jcrow24@wi.rr.com or joshuacrow4@gmail.com

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Order of the Arrow Fall Conclave

Greetings Arrowmen!

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!

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Fox River District Bowling Party

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!

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Fall NYLT Openings

NYLT, or National Youth Leadership Training, is one of the best programs that we can put our young leaders through.

Through the course Scouts are taught many skills that help them better enable other Scouts to perform well in your units. In other words, it’s not just the Scout who attends that wins. Because of the extreme cold and snow days last winter, some schools added additional days on to the school year. This meant that those Scouts who would have attended the June course could not. A fall course was added, and in a new format – taking place over two weekends instead of in one continuous week. We’ve not offered this course locally in this format before.

As of last Friday we have only nine Scouts registered for the Fall 2014 NYLT course.  We need 16 to make it a viable course.  Please, consider having one or more of your Scouts attend this training! 

Course fee is $275, discounted to $225 if paid in full by August 15.

Course dates are:

  • Sunday, September 7 at 6pm, Mandatory Pre-Course Meeting at Wheaton Franciscan, Franklin
  • Friday, September 26 at 6pm to Sunday, September 28 at 5pm, Weekend #1 at Indian Mounds Scout Reservation
  • Friday, October 10 at 6pm to Sunday, October 12 at 7pm (including family presentation), Weekend #2 at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta

 If there are any questions about the course please contact Gina Hannemann at the Kenosha Service Center, 262-632-1655, extension 1111, or Gina.Hannemann@Scouting.org.

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STEM / NOVA Camporee

The NOVA Camporee will be August 8th, 9th and 10th on the grounds on the GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha, WI.

We will be camping on the grounds with access to their building, classrooms and labs. This event is open to all registered Scouts and Venturers.

All of the challenges being planned are to earn the Scout or Venturer their NOVA Award. In addition to the challenges, we will have multiple demonstrations, including two or more 3D printers in operation, an MRI demonstration and robotics demonstrations. A fun and challenging time for all!

Register online at www.ThreeHarborsScouting.org/NOVACamporee 

Registration cost is $29.00 per Scout / Venturer and $12.00 per Adult. Register soon as space will be limited!

We’re looking to see all of our council’s budding scientists and engineers there!

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