District Events

Monthly District Roundtable:      2nd Wednesday @ 7PM

                 (Starting in January Roundtable will be from 7pm-8:30pm)

Location:                                    Admiral Chester W Nimitz Elementary School
                                                  520 Main St  Honolulu, HI 96818



Changes in 2015

There are some changes coming to Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.  Here are the links for the changes:

Click on Topic:

Cub Scout Adventure Program FAQs 2015-2016

More On Program Updates

Program Updates Continue


2015 Program Change Overview Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts

*information is from scouting.org

Message from Bob Scott - Cub Scout Experience Manager

Over the past four months the rollout of the new Cub Scout program has begun.  Starting at National Annual Meeting, continuing thru six conference sessions at Philmont Training Center with over 230 volunteers trained and on to Top Hands in August and University of Scouting and regional planning events this fall, things are rolling. 

Beginning in January we will continue to support area planning conferences and Universities of Scouting as we enter the next phase of the launch plan with a focus on unit leaders.  First up will be a series of webcasts on January 17th.  There will be three webcasts offered two times each focusing on:

  •          Cubmasters
  •          Den Leaders
  •          LDS-Specific Transition

Communications of these webinars will begin the week of 12/15 with emails to council and district key threes, including content that will support council websites and social media needs.  Announcement to unit leaders will begin on 12/17.  

 Similar content will be included in the social media posts with links to the primary reference source for all things about the new program, www.scouting.org/programupdates.

Roll Out Plan:

Wave 1 – 12/15

Scout Executives

Council Commissioners

Council Presidents

District Executives

District Committee Chairs

District Commissioners


Wave 2 – 12/17


Den Leaders

Unit Commissioners

Chartered Org Reps


January 17 Webcasts on the New Cub Scouting Program

A new Cub Scouting program is launching June 1, 2015 that will be more fun and exciting for boys, and easier to implement for unit leaders.  To ensure you are ready to make the transition, a series of webcasts will be hosted on January 17 to outline the coming changes, how to prepare, and when resources will be available. 

Cubmaster Webcasts

Saturday, January 17 at 8:00am (Central), or

Saturday, January 17 at 3:00pm (Central)


Den Leader Webcasts

Saturday, January 17 at 9:30am (Central), or

Saturday, January 17 at 4:30pm (Central)


LDS-Specific Considerations *

Saturday, January 17 at 11:00am (Central), or

Saturday, January 17 at 6:00pm (Central)


* It is recommended that those interested in the LDS session view one of the role-specific sessions first.

Although the content will be geared to the roles listed, anyone with an interest in learning about the new Cub Scouting program is welcome to attend. 

The sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

It’s easy to attend!  Just navigate your Internet browser to: http://www.livestream.com/bsanationalcouncil and you are ready to view the webcast!   

As always, for more information on the new Cub Scouting Program, please log on to www.scouting.org/programupdates

Help spread the word about the Webcasts to ensure others are ready for the new Cub Scouting program! 




Health and Safety  - Fall/Winter Newsletter from Scouting.org

Check out a few Health and Safety tips for your Activites this Fall and Winter season.? Read More...






Many of you have your Youth Protection expire soon.  Please go to www.scouting.org and review. 
Currently we have:
51.4%  - Have current YPT
22.7% - Will expire or has expired YPT
25.9% - Never took YPT
This is a very important thing to keep current.  This is required for any interaction with a scout. It is also required to have a current YPT for Re-Chartering. If you have any questions please contact:  

Youth Protection Champion:Susan Mitchell - ssmitchell@earthlink.net



Island Air Explorers Program
What is the Island Air Explorers Program?

The Island Air Explorers program accepts applications from Oahu high school and college students between the ages of 14 and 20 who are interested in aviation careers.

Admission to the program is determined by participation in our annual orientation, a review of written applications, and a short interview process. A maximum of 15 students are accepted to participate in the program each year.

Island Air welcomes all interested applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, or creed. We are bound by the program requirements of the Boy Scouts of America and their insurance carriers to only accept individuals between the ages of 14 and 20.

For more information Click Here...
Boy Scouts Winter Summit: Dec. 29th 2014 - Jan. 3rd 2015

Payment Information:

Now!!! $100 Unit Reservation Fee

Scouts (paid by 12/15): $180

Scouts (after 12/15): $210

Unit Leaders (First two) FREE

Additional Adults: $100

Provisional Adults: $100

For leaders to be “free” they must come as part of a unit. Units require “two-deep leadership”
Units having more than 5 provisional scouts, cannot come as provisional.
Cancellation Policy:
The deposit is non-refundable. All cancellations/requests for refund must be in writing and must be received by the Aloha Council Scout Service Center, no later than December 15,prior to arrival at camp. No fees are transferable to the Trading Post or are refundable at camp.
 Calendar Snapshot


12/15 Aloha Council BSA's Annual Friends of Scouting Leadership Breakfast
12/22 Schofield Days (Kapiolani, Kaala & Ko Olina Districts)
12/23 Schofield Days (Kamehameha, Hukilau & Ko'olau Districts)
12/24 Offices Closed Day Before Christmas
12/25 Offices Closed Christmas
12/26 Offices Closed Day After Christmas
12/29-1/3 Winter Summit 2014
I know many of you with your Units are already planning a recruiting night or day.  Please let me know if you need any help with anything.  Also have your leader or membership chair email me your plans on recruiting.  Our Goal is to recruit 250 Scouts.  I believe we can do it!!!
As of right now.  We need 3 New Scouts by the end of the year!
Recruiting Scouts
As you all may know we are always in recruiting for Our Units.  I have attached an Alternative to Recruiting which give ways of reaching to potential Scouts.  Take a look over it.  If you’re a parent of a Scout, for Cub Scouts it is one of the things to do is recruit a friend.  For Boy Scouts they can earn the Recruiting patch.
If each Unit has a goal of recruiting 1 Scout per month we will be a very large District.
FOS UPDATES: As of RIGHT NOW OUR GOAL IS $37,500 for the District
Family: $15,415 – Goal: $15,000 – 102.8% from Goal
Community: $3,991 – Goal: $6,500 – 61.4% from Goal
LDS: $12,535– Goal: $13,000 – 96.4% from Goal
Scouter: $2,535 – Goal: $3,000 – 84.5% from Goal
Total: $34,476 Goal: $37,500 – 91.9% from Our Goal…..WE ARE ALMOST THERE!!!
Family FOS: Brian Evans - brian.evans.1@me.com – We made Our GOAL!!! Thank you all who have made a pledge or a gift to this campaign.  BUT,  if you are still wanting to give in this Campaign please contact Brian Evans.
Community FOS: Ben Pulamano - ben.pulmano@centralpacificbank.com – If you know any business or community clubs or if you own a business that wants to give a gift to our Kamehameha District FOS Community Campaign.
LDS FOS: Scott Bell - scottkbell1@yahoo.com  – We are getting there.  For some Wards you have made your Goal for the Ward.  For others you still can be a part of this giving. 
Scouter FOS: Keith Miner - minerkeith@rocketmail.com – For those of you who are a part of Scouting but not affiliated with a Unit, Please contact Lindy if you are wanting to make a gift.
We are so close in making Our goal.  If you know any businesses or anyone who would like to give please have them call me.  Also, this is a Tax Deductible.  Click on the Donate Now button and say you are from Kamehameha District!!!

Register a 2016 Philmont Scout Ranch Expedition





Greetings From Philmont Scout Ranch!

Are you or someone you know interested in a 2016 High Adventure experience?



On October 29th, 2014 the registration entry period for

2016 Philmont 12-day and 7-day expeditions begins. This short period lasts only through November 19th, 2014


Who Can Register? - Each unit (Troop, Venturing Crew, Varsity Team, Post or Ship) is entitled to register for one 2016 reservation entry. Representatives responsible for multiple units may register each of these units using the online reservation entry system. The minimum reservation size is one crew of 7 people. Individual unit reservations may include multiple crews but never more than 12 people per crew. 


Reservation Requirements - View the complete summary of 2016 reservation requirements and opportunities by clicking the link below.





New in 2016 Units may attend Philmont Scout Ranch in consecutive seasons. In other words, if you have a confirmed 2015 reservation, you may be considered for a 2016 reservation as well.


Yours in Scouting,


Philmont Scout Ranch

17 Deer Run Rd

Cimarron, NM

P: (575) 376-2281









Key 4 Information:
Karl Sakai – District Commissionerkazman@iname.com
Keith Miner  – District Chairmanminerkeith@rocketmail.com
Darren Cantrill – District Program Chair dcantrill@gmail.com
TJ Cordero – District Executive – tj.cordero@scouting.org
District Committee Chairs:

Membership Chair - Christyi Servaes pack297.committeechair@gmail.com

Camping and Outdoors Chair - Alex Meza - ameza808@gmail.com

Advancement Chair - Bruce Almeida brucealmeida@gmail.com

Training Chair - Bill Belcherwbelcher@msn.com

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

Youth Protection Champion - Susan Mitchell - ssmitchell@earthlink.net


Volunteer Positions at the District Level - We are looking for a few Volunteers to fill a few positions at Our District Level.  If you are interested please let me know.   TJ
**** 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.
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