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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 Ka'ala leaders,

I'm Caleb Turner, district executive for Ka'ala district. Some of you might remember attending our district district dinner this past spring in Mililani. 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 Ka'ala Scout family and would like to see our smiling faces again, please join us at Roundtable, Thursday, November 10 at the Mililani LDS Stake Center. That's on Meheula Pkwy. It'll be at 7 PM and feature training and fellowship for Boy Scout and Cub Scout leaders. 

I'm scheduling some time to hang out with leaders in Mililani this month. For anyone who wants to talk story, ask Scouting questions, or make suggestions, I'll be at the Starbucks at Mililani Town Center on the 2nd and 4th Thursday (that's the 10th and 24th) from 4 to 6. Stop by and say hi! 
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 a few storefront sales sites available! See SignUpGenius to grab them before they're gone. For any popcorn questions, email me at Caleb.Turner@scouting.org.


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


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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