Camp Tesomas Alumni Reunion
The Camp Tesomas Alumni Reunion is coming up on August 14th. If you’re interested in catching up with some old friends and making new ones, head to Samoset.org/reunion for all of the details!
2021 Charter Renewal
It is that time again! Yes, time to start thinking about chartering your unit. 2021 is a crucial year with charters because the National organization will be moving to a new system in January 2022. We are asking all active units to have their charters done before November 31. Most turn in date will be at popcorn pick-up. Your Unit Serving Executive will be in touch with more details.
Pre-Charter Renewal - important steps before logging in.
· Inventory your members and collect fees. Collect BSA registration fee & Boys Life subscription fee from each youth and adult that will be continuing their membership. Your unit committee may choose to pay these fees from funds raised during the annual popcorn sale.
· Secure completed membership applications, including required signatures, for all new youth and new adult members. Adult applications must include a signed Disclosure/Authorization Form and also include proof of having completed Youth Protection Training.
· Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers. Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current the volunteer will not be reregistered.
· Be sure you have your 9-digit unit access code. You will need this to begin the charter renewal process online. You will receive your access code the first week of October.
Wood Badge is an advanced leadership course available only to Scouters that is designed to strengthen the skills of unit leaders to better deliver the mission of Scouting. This course is for Scouters at all levels of the program and will help you understand more about what Scouting is and why we do it while building stronger units.
This training is on par with corporate-level workshops and you can expect to develop knowledge in project planning, conflict management, mentoring, leading change and more! The presentations include a mix of games, activities, demonstrations, and engaged conversation, along with other methods of delivery. Outside of having fun, building experience, and networking with fellow leaders, you will ultimately get to think about the practice of Scouting, and live together in the spirit of the Scout Oath.
A recent participant of our course had this to say: “I have had many leadership training courses in my professional life. This, by far, is the best. It is brilliantly conceived and well executed.” This year the course will be held August 27-29 & September 18-19, 2021 at Akela's World Cub Scout Camp in Rhinelander. Scholarships are available for this course through the campership form located on the Samoset site under the resources tab in the forms and documents dropdown. The cutoff for sign up is July 28th. Wood Badge is an excellent experience like no other and we hope to see you there!
Swamp Monster Egg Hunt Postponed
Due to unexpected and extenuating circumstances, the Samoset Council has decided to postpone the Swamp Monster Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt which was originally scheduled for August 31 at Iverson Park, Stevens Point to the beginning of May 2022. (Exact date to be determined with approval from Steven Point Parks & Rec Dept.)
This action will help ensure that the Samoset Council is able to provide a premier community event for all our sponsors and participants.
We look forward to everyone’s participation and support of our upcoming Swamp Monster Egg Hunt next May!
Troop 9118 won the Minor League can sculpture contest put on by the United Way of South Wood and Adams County
Cub Scout Skill Days, October 23rd, 2021, Camp Fletcher – Stevens Point
Looking for a great day of fun for your Cub Scouts? Plan to be part of the Cub Scout Skills Day. Scouts will be challenged to do group skills to solve problems, test their strength and just have fun. Look for more information at your September roundtable. Think Chuck Wagon, you do not need a Chuck, but a wagon is recommended.
Scouts BSA Olympians plan to attend the October 15-17, 2021. Look for more information at your September Roundtable. Scouts will test their skills to accomplish Herculean feats. You will also have the chance to test your patrol’s abilities on October 22-24, 2021. Both locations will be disclosed at the September Roundtables, so plan to be there as well.
Section C-1B Conclave
Find out more about the Order of the Arrow and our brothers in the area at the Section C-1B O.A Conclave – September 17-19, 2021. Get to meet and have fun with O.A. Members from five different lodges and learn more about the Order. This year it will be held at Camp Decorah in Holmen, WI. Register online at tkclodge.org for more information.
What is Conclave
Section Conclave is an annual event where five lodges from Central Region Section 1B come together for fellowship, training, and fun while celebrating the traditions of the Order of the Arrow.
Why Should I Attend?
Join Arrowmen from across Section C-1B for our annual Section fellowship and training event. There’s something for everyone from the newest Ordeal to the most experience Vigil. Check out the Conclave schedule for everything you’ll see there!
What Does Conclave Offer?
This event will showcase the best of the Order of the Arrow! Learn about history and traditions of the Order as well as skills you can use in and outside of Scouting.
Date: September 17-19, 2021
Location: Camp Decorah (W7520 Council Bay Rd, Holmen, WI 54636)
Early Bird Discount: Register before Labor Day, save $5!
Order of the Arrow Fall Conference
Want to go to Hawaii? Well now you can at the Tom Kita Chara – Fall Conference – It’s a Hawaiian Luau! August 13-15, 2021. Bring your Hawaiian Shirt! Fun and fellowship, meet the new lodge members and elections of new officers, all await you. Go to tkclodge.org to register and find out more information. Newly inducted members are free.
$20.00 per OA Member
After 8/11/2021 a fee of $5.00 will apply to all OA Member Registrants.
2021 Council Join Night Event-September 23rd 2021
The 2021 Scheduled Council Join Event will be held on September 23, 2021. All units are encouraged to meet with their Unit Serving Executive to discuss time and location.