The Aloha Council University of Scouting will be held in less than two weeks - on Saturday November 8th. If you haven’t done so already, please register now.
There will be more than 50 important, relevant and meaningful classes for Cub Scout Leaders, Boy Scout Leaders, Venture Leaders, Unit Committee Members, and parents.
This year we have some very special classes including: * New Changes In Cub Scouting – learn all about the new Cub Scout program * Scouts with Disabilities – special guest speaker from the National Disabilities Awareness Committee (see attached flier) * Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) * Wilderness & Remote First Aid Training * Den Chief Training * State of Aloha Council with Chief Scout Executive Jeff Sulzbach * Youth Protection Training – required for all adult leaders before rechartering * STEM activities and Nova awards * Basic Leader Training for Venture leaders. * And MUCH more. See the attached flier for detailed information on all the classes.
Getting good training is the single most important thing you can do to be able to deliver a high quality experience for Scouts. The best place to get full day of outstanding training is at the University of Scouting.
Unit leaders, please forward this message to your leadership team, committee members and parents, and strongly encourage them to attend.
If you have already registered, thank you! We look forward to seeing you there. Think about other Scouters you know that would benefit from attending the University of Scouting and forward this message to them.
Please consider committing one day to improving your skills, increasing your knowledge, having fun and meeting other dedicated Scout leaders just like you.
Yours in Scouting,
The 2014 University of Scouting Planning Committee
If anyone is interested in leading a coffee drive at their school Please let Sara Huiss know. The POC would then be responsible for picking up the box from their school and dropping it off at the commissaries on 8 Nov between 9-4. If dens/troops would like to sign up for a shift, they can access the sign-up genius page http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d44acaa2fa57-coffee and sign up. On that page, just list the main POC, and den/troop number (I assume the leader signing up will recruit their kids to participate). If anyone has any questions, they can email me at email@example.com
Thanks for supporting us in this great effort!
A Message from Our District Trainer:
Here are some upcoming training opportunities. You should be able to register for these at the Council website. See you there.
15 November 2014: Basic Leader Training - Get trained for your specific training. We will be offering Den Leader, Webelos Den Leader, Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster, and Committee training. Time will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Den Leader, Webelos Den Leader, and Committee Training; time for Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Place: LDS - Lanikila Ward - located at 622 North Judd Street
Click here to register: http://www.alohacouncilbsa.org/event/1614675 20-21 November 2014:Webelos Outdoor Leader Training and Outdoor Leader training. We will be running these as a single class and a combined syllabus. The course will begin at 6:00 p.m. (or as close to that as possible) with registration and camp set up follow by lecture and hands-on teaching until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Place will at Camp Pupukea with most training done at the campsite and craft lodge.
13 December 2014:BALOO Training - get trainined in basic outdoor skills and such for Cub Scout leaders (this is not for WEBELOS!). This is a required training for taking your Cubbies out on outdoor adventures and camping. Training will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location: President's Hall
Many of you have your Youth Protection expire soon. Please go to www.scouting.org and review.
Currently we have:
52.4% - Have current YPT
21.8% - Will expire or has expired YPT
25.8% - Never took YPT
This is a very important thing to keep current. This is required for any interaction with a scout. If you have any questions please let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org
POPCORN SEASON IS HERE!!!
POPCORN TAKE ORDERS ARE DUE 11/3/14
I did some research and I found some helpful tips on making the best sell for Popcorn. I hope this can help you sell more!!!.
So here are 10 Tips for Making Popcorn Sales Pop.
It’s just a numbers game. The more houses boys visit, the more they’ll sell.
Set up at a local university. College kids love popcorn!
Give the Scouts ownership of the sale. Instead of adults making all of the decisions about how the money earned will be spent, get the boys involved in the decision making. The more input the boy has, the more excited he will be about selling, and the more he will sell.
Sell Scouting, and the popcorn will sell itself.
Make it fun, and give them an incentive to help the unit. We have a prize jar so the Scouts can earn a small prize for each sale.
Sell the actual product. We call it “Show and Deliver.” The customer sees the product is available right then and there and will be more likely to buy.
Let the boys who sell the most throw a pie in a leader’s face! It’s amazing how much popcorn a Scout will sell with that chance in front of them!
Tell the boys to be professional and use manners. Make sure they introduce themselves and explain what they’re doing.
Work on the Salesmanship merit badge during popcorn sales.
When boys deliver the popcorn, have them include a thank you note. Their customers will remember the boys next year.
Popcorn Selling Tips for Scouts Continue:
ALWAYS wear your uniform
ALWAYS smile and introduce yourself
ALWAYS tell your customers why you are selling popcorn
KNOW the different kinds of popcorn you are selling
ALWAYS say "Thank You"
ALWAYS make a copy of your order form
ALWAYS have a clean order form with a pen
BE SURE to get customer email addresses to send them a "Thank You" email after the sale, reminding them they can re-order online.
NEVER enter anyone's home
NEVER sell after dark unless you are with an adult
DON'T carry large amounts of cash with you
ALWAYS walk on the sidewalk and driveway
ALWAYS sell with another scout or with an adult
Hi, my name is ___________, and I am a (Cub Scout/Boy Scout) with (Pack/Troop)____________. I'm selling popcorn to raise money for the things I like to do in Scouting. The popcorn is delicious and there are many different kinds to choose from. Will you please help support me? (Always say "Thank You" when you are done)
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.
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.
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 10/20/14 - We need 31 New Scouts by the end of the year!
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 - email@example.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 - firstname.lastname@example.org – 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 - email@example.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 - firstname.lastname@example.org – 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!!!
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 and7-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.
Camping and Outdoors Chair - Alex Meza -email@example.com
Advancement Chair - Bruce Almeida - firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Chair - Bill Belcher - email@example.com
Activites and Events Chair- Lokahi Molale - firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Protection Champion - Susan Mitchell - email@example.com
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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