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Hello Ka'ala leaders,

It's summer and we're busy preparing for fall recruitment. Mahalo to all the packs who have shared with us their back-to-school plans. If your Cub Scout pack hasn't already, I'd like to ask you to please take 5 to 10 minutes to fill out this survey:

goo.gl/forms/NL3PMwRrR7

The survey will help us prepare for your pack's recruitment by working with schools, preparing materials, and coordinating our Rocket Into Scouting dates, so it's very important we get this from each pack! Boy Scout troops are also encouraged to fill it out so we can help your recruitment be successful! Mahalo for your help!

The yearly Trail’s End popcorn sale is an important part of our council’s operating budget. It helps us provide camps on every island, training for leaders, programs like Cub Scout day camp, camporee, and Cub-o-Ree, and our Scout shop and council service center. When Scouts sell popcorn, they take ownership of the experiences that money provides, but they also help our council and district to make Scouting possible. I’d be excited to have your unit join us in this year’s sale!

The most important thing to know right now is the kickoff—July 23 at 9 AM at 2 locations:

Presidents’ Hall at the Aloha Council service center (42 Puiwa Rd., Honolulu)

or

the Waipahu LDS stake center (94-210 Kahualii St.)

 

At the kickoff, we’ll provide training for unit popcorn chairs, and tell you all about the products and opportunities to sell like Show-N-Sell. I’d like to encourage every unit to come to one of these so you can see this year’s products and prizes before you decide not to sell! Remember, popcorn benefits your unit AND helps keep Scouting strong on O’ahu.

 

Here are the rest of the dates you should know:

August 6: Scouts begin taking orders; online sales activated

August 29: Deadline for Show-N-Sell orders and pre-orders

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

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me or Joy with any questions. See you on the 23rd!

 

We’ve scheduled 4 trainings for the Lion Cubs program all over the west side, and I hope to see all our Lions packs at one of them! You can choose any session, as information will be the same. We’ll be giving a complete overview of the Lions program, from registration to the monthly activities, the role of parents, and how Lions are part of the pack.

 

Lion Guide training

Saturday, July 23 11 AM-noon (right after popcorn kickoff) at Waipahu Stake Center (94-210 Kahualii St.) or Presidents’ Hall (42 Puiwa Rd., Honolulu)

Tuesday, July 26 6-7 PM at the Kalaleloa LDS Chapel (2074 Lauwiliwili St., Kapolei) or here at Presidents’ Hall

 

Ka'ala's fall camporee is on October 14-16, and it's being planned by our district's Senior Patrol Leaders! This is shaping up to be an awesome event that your troop won't want to miss. The next planning meeting is on August 4 at 7 PM at the Sage Building--the same place as Roundtable. Please help make this is a great camporee by making sure that your SPL or a youth representative can make it!

 
Want to participate in VEX robotics?
Aloha Council has received a grant to loan a limited number of complete VEX IQ kits to interested packs and troops! The only requirement is to participate in at least one tournament. This is an incredible opportunity to bring your Scouts together and sharpen their STEM skills--but only 8 spots are fast, so if your unit is interested, please register as a team at http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-iq-challenge and then send the following information to Neal Atebara at natebara@gmail.com:
  • Your troop or pack number and chartering organization
  • Location where the troop or pack meets
  • Name of unit leader and name of team coach
  • Names of team members and their grade levels

Congrats to Troop 164, who have signed up already. We look forward to seeing more representation from Ka'ala District!

That's all for now--please don't hesistate to contact me if there's anything I can do for you. See you on the 14th!

Caleb Turner
District Executive
Caleb.Turner@scouting.org
 

Recurring Meetings:

Kaala District Committee Meeting 3rd Wednesday – Monthly

Kaala District Roundtable 2nd Thursday – Monthly

Council Quarterly Combined Program Meeting 4th Thursday, March, June, Sept

Council Commissioner Meeting 3rd Tuesday – Monthly

LDS Relations Committee Meeting 1st Tues., Mar. June, Sept, Dec

 

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