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Kamehameha Fall Camporee date change

Our fall camporee, hosted by Troop 135, will now take place on November 4-6 at Camp Pupukea due to Schofield Area X being unavailable in September. Shout out to our activities committee for having a backup date! The theme is "Scouting: Past to Present to Future." It will feature 10 events in a round-robin style competition to test your Scouting skills. Online registration is still open, and it's still only $15 per person!



Kamehameha District Updates & News

Aloha leaders,

It's an exciting time for Scouting, with Cub Scouts gearing up for the 2016-2017 school year, camporees coming up for Boy Scouts, and new units starting all over the west side! I'm hoping you can join us at this month's Roundtable on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 PM at Nimitz Elementary. It's a great chance to find out what's going on in the district, meet other cool leaders, and learn from the best Scouters on a variety of training topics. For Cub Scout leaders, your very own district executive, Caleb with a C, will be teaching some outdoor cooking skills!

This month at Roundtable, pick up your recharter instructions! Rechartering is when your unit confirms and pays for its members for the 2017 year. First, you log on the Internet rechartering system and confirm your membership. Make sure everyone over 18 has completed their Youth Protection training in the last 2 years! Then you print out a page that's signed by your charted organization head, committee chair, and unit leader. Finally, you submit this packet, along with payment (except LDS units) and applications for any new members, to our office. For more info, see you at Roundtable!

Rocket into Scouting is coming September 10--is your pack ready? Our Rocket into Scouting launch date is September 10 from 9:00 to 3:30 (11:30-1:00 break for lunch) at the Kamehameha Middle School field. Here's how each type of youth in your pack will get their rocket:

  • New Scouts: When your pack sends in new youth applications, we'll give you one rocket per application to distribute! If our staff are at your recruitment event, we can trade you rockets for applications, or if you bring the applications to our Scout shop, you can pick up the rockets.
  • Recruiters of newly registered Scouts: If some of the Scouts who are submitting applications were recruited by existing Scouts, tell us the number of recruiters when you submit the application so we can give you additional rockets.
  • Recruiters of potential new Scouts: Scouts who bring friends to check out the Rocket day, even if they don't join Scouting, can get a free rocket. Have them register online and bring their receipt to the Scout shop to pick up their rocket!
  • Continuing Scouts who want to purchase a rocket: Register online, pay for your rocket, and bring your receipt to the Scout shop to pick it up.

Register here. And if the rocket date in our district doesn't work for you, you're free to register for any of the others on September 24! See the calendar for other options.

The rocket we're using is a real Estes model rocket that takes an engine and goes up over 800 feet! It needs to be assembled at least a day before launch so the glue can dry, so make sure to pick up your rocket by the 9th! For any questions about recruitment or Rocket into Scouting, please contact our recruitment chair, Mel Shiraishi, at hunibee@hawaii.rr.com.

Need next year's dates for your planning? The 2016 and 2017 dates for many council activities, such as Wood Badge, Day Camp, and Cuboree are in a spreadsheet under "Program Planning" on our main council website, alohacouncilbsa.org.

Service Opportunities

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Aiea is looking for older Scout volunteers to help with a feeding outreach, providing meals to those in need every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Volunteers will meet at the church at 4:15 PM and arrive back by 6:00. The church will provide transportation to and from the outreach location at Blaisdell Park. The church is asking for 2-3 volunteers each time; upcoming dates are September 13 and 27. If your unit can help out, please contact Keane Akao at keane.akao@ecwo.org or 380-6190.

Upcoming Awesome Events

September 24 is National Museum Day, organized by the Smithsonian Institute. It's a day in which participating museums around the country offer free admission. This year's list on O'ahu includes Iolani Palace, the Queen Emma Summer Palace, and the Pacific Aviation Museum, and others. The free tickets are available at this site: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016.

The Pacific Aviation Museum has space available in their November 12 Webelos aviation program! It lasts from 9-12:30; for more information, see this flyer

You can also plan ahead for the Pacific Aviation Museum's 2017 "Wonders of Aviation" program! It's 3 hours of hands-on fun where Scouts can see jets and helicopters up close, as well as use a flight simulator. The museum has been providing quality programs for Scouts for decades. Also, they'll be offering a different STEM-related merit badge for Boy Scouts every month in 2017! See it all on this schedule.

Cuboree 2016 is going to be amazing. Cub Scouts will get to have fun and explore Hawaiian culture in the epic setting of Kualoa Ranch, during two sessions, September 30-October 1 or October 7-8 (pick either session). Activities include Makahiki games, ancient Hawaiian astronomy, a campfire with s'mores, a scavenger hunt, a hike in Ka'a'awa Valley, and a teambuilding low ropes course! And did we mention meals are provided? Your pack does not want to miss this event. Click the dates to sign up.

University of Scouting is on November 5. This is a full day of hour-long classes on interesting topics for youth and adults to expand their Scouting knowledge. In addition to supplemental training on things like Scoutmaster conferences, the Order of the Arrow, and cooking with Cub Scouts, you can find BSA trainings like basic leader training for all programs and den chief training. See you November 5 at Damien Memorial School in Honolulu!

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


That's all for now--please don't hesistate to contact me if there's anything I can do for you.

Caleb Turner
District Executive
724-8747 | Caleb.Turner@scouting.org

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 - Keith Miner - minerkeith@rocketmail.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 - George Kamimura - wamk96819@yahoo.com

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


Roundtable Commissioners:

Cub Scouts:

Jo Cobble - jocobble@gmail.com

Boy Scouts:

Colin Watanabe - watanabec001@hawaii.rr.com





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