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:
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
District Committee Chairs
Wave 2 – 12/17
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.
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.
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:
Cub Scout Schofield Days is a Cub Scout program hosted by the United States Army’s 25th Infantry Division (Light) and the Aloha Council, B.S.A. Cub Scouts participate in FUN and EXCITING activities involving, rope bridge crossing, Army vehicle rides, camouflage techniques and many more! This year’s theme will be Deployment Training.
For all Cub Scouts ages 7-10. Tiger Cubs are welcome with adult partner for this event. Participation is limited to registered Cub Scouts and Den Chiefs.
NEW LOCATION! Now at Area-X please see below for directions.
Private automobiles must be parked at designated areas. Each vehicle needs current registration, current safety check, current proof of insurance and a valid picture ID.
December 22, 2014 Kaala, Kapiolani , Ko Olina Districts 7:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
December 23, 2014 Kamehameha, Hukilau, Ko’olau Districts 7:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
We are very thankful that 3/B/2-14 CAV (The Bounty Hunters) will be helping us this year.
There are a few changes to the original plan and I wanted to update you on them.
Location has changed. It will now be at Area X. Here is the driving directions:
The directions on this show how to get to Area X-ray from H2. Other entrances to Schofield Barracks will work as well, as long as you end up on Trimble then Beaver Road. I have also attached a map of the area.
This means You will be able to drive up to the location. Check in time will be at 6:45am at Location. Please look for a table setup.
For Military families you are ok to entering the gates. For Non-Military families, if you are driving Please be sure you have Your Vehicle Registration, License and Insurance are All Current.
For Head Gear – A Bike Helmet is good to use.
Parents you are more than welcome to participate in the various stations there.
As a friendly reminder:
B.S.A. National Health and Safety Standards require a minimum of two adults be present and participating for the first ten Cub Scouts attending. One additional adult is required for every five additional Cub Scouts attending.
WHAT TO BRING:
Headgear will be required to participate in some of the activities. Please come prepared!
Brown bag lunches to eat on the way home after leaving.
Be prepared for a lot of FUN in wet and muddy conditions.
All Scouts and adults are required to wear closed toed shoes. Please check alohacouncilbsa.org for additional items you might want to bring. All Packs must check-in at the Registration Station upon arrival.
PACK REGISTRATION CHECKLIST: Registration Forms & Fees turned in and paid at Aloha Council
? Complete waivers for both YOUTH and ADULTS. DO NOT put the youth and adult on the same waiver, they must be separate, and brought with you the day of the event.
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 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.
Aloha Council BSA's Annual Friends of Scouting Leadership Breakfast
Schofield Days (Kapiolani, Kaala & Ko Olina Districts)
Schofield Days (Kamehameha, Hukilau & Ko'olau Districts)
Offices Closed Day Before Christmas
Offices Closed Christmas
Offices Closed Day After Christmas
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!
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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