Had a combined District and Commissioners meeting tonight. Had plenty of Christmas desserts, where my wife’s cookies were quite the hit 🙂
Talked about boosting membership and how BeAScout.org is one of of the ways we do that through people that are referred to us from National. The site needs some work, but until the bigger issues are resolved at the National level, James will make sure at least our District portion of it directs prospective Scouts better to our local units. We also talked about looking at how all of our local school districts handle flyers and how we might be able to get them into the schools better. Bottom line is we need more Scouts!
In terms of Journey to Excellence, we are on track for Bronze by year end.
Talked about the Cub Scout Day Camp and how this year we would like to balance the numbers this year with the Twilight Camp.
The District Camporee is scheduled for March 27-29th again at South Meadow at the Mar-Tar-Awa Campground at Viejas Reservation. The theme these year is “Survivor”.Wood Badge sign-ups are underway. We had a great talk about what people got out of Wood Badge and was thought to be worthwhile and even life-changing! It is set for April 30 – May 2nd and May 14th – 16th. Click here for more info!
Also, our District Commissioner, Bill Kellner, needs more Commissioners. If you can help, please contact him by clicking here to email. And better yet, you get this neat patch!
Friends of Scouting is making headway and people have been getting calls to remind them to get their pledges in by year-end. We are also getting ready for the new year and I am pleased to say the Key 3 have already made their commitments!
Finally, if you are looking for a live Christmas Tree, please consider Troop 363, who has a Tree lot at the Elks Lodge in El Cajon.
Hope to see you at Roundtable next Thursday (12-11) at 7pm. You will see a couple of people get their “beading”…