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Days left to recharter: 38
Remember that your unit's recharter is due on December 1st. That gives us a month to process it so your unit's registration doesn't expire on December 31st. When your unit's registration expires, your unit ceases to exist and is not authorized to conduct the Scouting program. So log into Internet Rechartering, finish that roster, get your signatures, and deliver it! Let me know if you have any questions.

Hey Kamehameha leaders,

I'm Caleb Turner, district executive for Kamehameha district. Some of you might remember attending our district district dinner this past spring in Kalihi. In spring 2017 we're having a combined recognition dinner for all west side districts--Ka'ala, Kamehameha, and Ko Olina. I need your feedback on a good date for this dinner. It's where we recognize the volunteers who have helped the district, as well as the top units, and there will be fellowship and fun activities for the whole family. Location will probably be the Makakilo Stake Center. I'd really appreciate it if you would take a minute to fill out this Doodle poll for West Side awards dinner in April. And if you want to see other nice pictures like that, feel free to follow my Instagram @calebisms.

For anyone who misses their Kamehameha Scout family and would like to see our smiling faces again, please join us at Roundtable, Wednesday, November 9 at Nimitz Elementary School. That's on Main St. by the airport. It'll be at 7 PM and feature training and fellowship for Boy Scout and Cub Scout leaders. 
I registered for University of Scouting on November 5th. Have you? I'll be teaching Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops for the first three sessions (Boy Scout leaders! Send your boys to this! It's going to be AWESOME.) Then I'm pumped to learn how to build a compressed air bottle rocket launcher with Mr. Al Kaopuiki himself. My patrol built one of those at Wood Badge and it was incredible. Then I'll be taking Webelos to Boy Scouts Transition, followed by Introduction to Varsity Scouting. 
(I got the instructor fee of only $13. And that includes a super 'ono lunch. Wow, that's a good deal. I've paid more than $13 for lunch before... Plus I get to take all these awesome classes and hang out all day with cool Scouter people.)
There are like 70 classes at this place. I mean, the catalog is 5 pages! What are you waiting for? 
Sign up now for University of Scouting!
Aloha Council's wreath sale is live! We'll be sharing this with unit popcorn chairs, but anyone is free to get involved. Unfortunately, time is short--all orders are due by November 4. But we have a killer product, a 2-foot fir, cedar, juniper, and pinecone wreath for only $25--and your Scouts get 20% of each sale automatically. Here's apromotional flyer and here's the order form so you can get started right away. I'm so excited for how good the office is going to smell.
Journey to Excellence Gold Unit Award 2015How's your unit doing on Journey to Excellence? Want to earn the coveted JTE Gold or Silver award for your Scouts and leaders to wear on their sleeve? Units that strive for high marks in JTE are the ones that recruit and keep the most members. And you can also help your council earn JTE Gold again for 2016. To earn a Journey to Excellence award, all you have to do is fill out the one-page scorecard, sign it, and return it to our office with your recharter packet. Here are the PDFs for Explorer postsTroopsPacksCrewsTeams, and Ships.
Aloha Council's new Venturing Officers Association will be hosting an overnighter at the Pacific Aviation Museumon Nov 18-19. This as a chance for Venturing-aged youth (guys and girls 14-20) to see what Venturing is all about, and current Venturers can earn their STEM NOVA award. It'll be a night filled with fellowship, flight simulators, and delicious food.Register here.
The Pacific Aviation Museum has space available in their November 12 Webelos aviation program! It lasts from 9-12:30; for more information, contact Caleb Turner.
Speaking of Journey to Excellence, another thing that will help us a ton in earning Gold again this year is to input any time your members spent on service projects this year. Just head to the BSA's Service Hours Reporting website at servicehours.scouting.org. Your login information is in your recharter packet. Thank you for helping us accomplish the mission of Scouting!
Silver Beaver award nominations are due at the end of this month. The Silver Beaver is the highest award a council can give a volunteer, and it reflects a dedication to Scouting that goes beyond working with a single district. If you have a Scouter you'd like to nominate for the Silver Beaver, you can fill out or print the form here, and email or deliver it to me.

Caleb Turner | District Executive

Aloha Council

42 Puiwa Road
Honolulu, HI 96817
808.380.5432 | C 808.724.8747


For more info visit us at: www.ScoutingHawaii.org

Trail’s End popcorn sale

There are still tons of storefront sales dates available throughout October and November! See SignUpGenius to get your unit signed up! For any popcorn questions, email Joy Dykes at joydykes.scouting@gmail.com. 


September 24: First popcorn distribution at Oahu Pacific Transfer (94-360 Ukee St., Waipahu)

November 4: Final orders due online (trails-end.com) and last date to return unsold popcorn

November 11: Prize orders due online (alohacouncilbsa.org). Names submitted for bonus prizes.

November 30: Final prize order adjustments for online sales due

December 3: Second popcorn distribution

December 12: Closeout—checks cashed and commissions deposited


Other Upcoming Events
8/24 (Wednesday) - Kamehameha commissioners'/committee meeting

Our Vision:

- Connect with People – We are eager and excited to Connect people with Scouting through Our Units!

- Connect with Our District – We are committed to building life long, Scouting relationships with people!

- Connect with Our Council – We are making a difference in Our Communities, taking Scouting to them!


We Believe:

- People Connected to Scouting Connect People to Scouting

- People Connected to Others Build Lasting Relationships

- Scouting People Connected to the District and Council Make a Difference


Our Mission:

Kamehameha District exists to bring Scouting to the World.  We are building an encouraging, fun, multicultural, multigenerational, creative environment where people work together, have passion and serve in their communities.



OA Chapter Meeting: 3rd Wednesday @ 7PM

District Committee Meeting: 4th Wednesday @ 7PM




All Other Aloha Council Information Click Here...


**** Please any Unit Leaders or Committee Chairs, If you have any applications you are sitting on please turn them in ASAP****
If I have missed anything please let me know.  Also, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.  Thank you all for all your hard work and love for Our District and for Scouting.


Things That Can Help

5 new Cub Scout recruiting tools that will help you grow your pack

10 reasons a week at Scout summer camp beats a week at the office

My.Scouting tools training

CubCast and ScoutCast

Check out the latest JTE Leadership Hour. Today's topic - volunteer training! 

Calendar of New Merit Badges

5 Great Kid Friendly Hiking Trails on Oahu

How to log in your unit's service hours

What you may have missed from the BUILD AN ADVENTURE RECRUITING LIVECAST

A Scouters Guide Camping In Hawaii


Tenure for Training Awards

Unless it specifically states in the requirements that tenure cannot be used for multiple training awards, it can be used.

In the past we said “one Scouter, one position” and did not want to reward those who wore multiple hats. We are more realistic now. If a Scouter accomplished all of the training and performance tasks during the same tenure, they have likely made Scouting better for more youth and deserve recognition.


Friends Of Scouting Season is HERE!!!


For those getting their Eagle rank

As a special Aloha Council recognition of his fine achievement, we would like to feature your son on our “Eagle Scouts Wall of Honor” at our Council Service Center.

If you choose to participate, Stan Wright Photography will take a complimentary 8” x 10” photo of your son. Please be sure that your son has sewn on his Eagle badge before taking the photo.  The photo will be displayed on our Honor Wall and given to you to keep after it has been prominently displayed for a period of time. You may contact Stan Wright at 352-6197 to make arrangements so we can showcase your son. 

We also encourage you to send your Eagle Court of Honor invitation to the National Eagle Scout Association, Aloha Chapter.  This committee would be pleased to send you a congratulatory certificate, and if scheduling permits, a representative would be honored to attend your Court of Honor to make the presentation. Please forward all information to Marilyn Fowler at the council address or Marilyn.fowler@scouting.org.



Key 6 Information:
District Commissioner - Karl Sakai – kazman@iname.com
District Chairman - Tiave Mariteragi - tiave.mariteragi@gmail.com
District Vice Chair of Program - Darren Cantrill - dcantrill@gmail.com
District Vice Chair of Camping - Alex Meza - ameza808@gmail.com
District Vice Chair - John McMillan - john.d.mcmillan12.civ@mail.mil
District Executives - Caleb Turner (Unit-Serving DE) caleb.turner@scouting.org & Kaipo Leopoldino (Area Leadership DE) kaipo.leopoldino@scouting.org
District Committee Chairs:

Membership Chair - Mel Shiraishi hunibee@hawaii.rr.com

Camping and Outdoors Chair - Kalei Johnson

Advancement ChairBrett Molale - molalelm@hawaiiantel.net

Training Chair - Bill Belcherwbelcher@msn.com

Activities and Events Chair - Lokahi Molale - troopguidelokahi@yahoo.com

Order of the Arrow Chapter Advisor - Darren Cantrill - dcantrill@gmail.com

Youth Protection Champion - [open]


Roundtable Commissioners:

Cub Scouts:

Jo Cobble - jocobble@gmail.com

Boy Scouts:

Colin Watanabe - watanabec001@hawaii.rr.com





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