Dan Patch District Dinner
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our fellow volunteers! This evening will be filled with food, fun, fellowship, and awards. Each unit will recognize a Unit Jockey, so we hope to see all of you there! Registration is online at www.scoutingevent.com?dprecognitiondinner2015, and will be open until April 21, 2015 at midnight. For more information check out the flier! The award nomination forms are here: Dan Patch District Nomination Form-2015, Dan Patch District Of The Year Discription.
With the help of the Minnesota Astronomical Society Scouts will be able to look through the telescopes at the Onan Observatory located at the park. Scouts will be able to observe both the daytime and nighttime sky, can earn astronomy merit badge, and can enjoy some beautiful spring camping - the scouts will have exclusive use of the camping area. Each scout will get a glow in the dark Frisbee too! Registration is online at www.scoutingevent.com?dpspringcamporee2015. For more information check out the flier!
School Night for Scouting Training
All packs must have at least one representative from their pack attend a School Night for Scouting training. This training will be offered before our May roundtable, May 7th from 6:30 to 7:30 at Christ the King, 8600 Fremont Ave S. Bloomington. It was recently brought to our attention that troops would like to take a more active role in SNFS, so I would strongly encourage troops to send a representative as well. To help facilitate plans in the individual communities, one of the breakout sessions at roundtable will be an opportunity for units to discuss how they will be promoting September 17th as a town, at community festivals and such. This part is not mandatory to attend, but will be a big help in making plans.
Den Chief Training
We will be holding Den Chief training at our May roundtable on May 7th from 6-8 at Christ the King, 8600 Fremont Ave. S., Bloomington. If you have Scouts or leaders who would like to attend, please e-mail Erik Martz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any Scout who would like to be a Den Chief must attend, we also recommend that any adult who will be working with a Den Chief (both pack and troop adults) attend this training as well.
Webelos Woods is a great chance for Webelos to get a taste of Boy Scouting, while also having the opportunity to earn a variety of pins. Events last year included: completion of naturalist, forester, geologist and readyman pins, as well as completion on the outdoorsman pin for some. This year we plan on incorporating partial work on the Fitness and Sportsman pins as well! Registration is online at www.scoutingevent.com?dpwebeloswoods2015. For more information check out the flier!
Gathering of Eagles
Please join us June 11th at the 2015 Gathering of Eagles Alumni event. The Gathering of Eagles event is the annual Scouting alumni event where we recognize youth and adult Eagle Scouts for outstanding service to their community. This year’s keynote speaker is Assistant U of MN Football Coach Matt Limegrover. Register Online at: https://scoutingevent.com/?goe2015. Please see the attached flyer for more details or to register by mail.