After all is said and done, looks like we reached the Silver Level for Journey to Excellence for 2014. So all and all, it was a successful year.
BSA has changed some criteria for this next year, but nothing significant. Let’s go for the gold in 2015!
We have kicked off the Friends of Scouting in earnest and we will be doing the Community Campaign, including speaking with local businesses.
There was some discussion on who would be the Scout of the Year for 2014. As many of you know, Don Hickle of Lakeside, was last year’s honoree.
Regarding membership, we discussed setting up a way to reach out to families of Kindergartners to get them in as Tiger Scouts in the First Grade. As well, how to better get the word out to the seven school districts that are in the Heartland District.
We talked about how many Scouts in the Heartland District earned their Eagle Scout Badge last year. That number is approximately 50, and we will report who they were after the upcoming Eagle Board meeting which is next week.
In the area of training, we will have ILOS Training shortly as well as “Super Training” which will encompass many different disciplines.
Great job as well with all of the District volunteers who contribute in this area!
We need to find a place for the District Camporee and are kicking around some ideas….stay tuned for the specifics.
Roundtable is next week, January 8th at 7pm. The Boy Scouts will have an emphasis on Order of the Arrow and the Cub Scouts will be discussing Blue & Gold, along with a desert potluck…mmm 😛