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Serving the Greater St. Louis Area Council Scouting Community                                                                                                                              VOL. 64 NO. 1 • January/February 2011


Friends Of Scouting

Scouting’s Next 100
Years Begin With You
Friends of Scouting is an annual fundraising campaign that provides the financial
resources necessary to deliver a quality Scouting program. A successful Friends of
Scouting campaign enables the Greater St. Louis Area Council to provide services and
programs for tens of thousands of youths each year. The campaign begins in January
and ends in late April.
   Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops and Venture crews are               Free Rank
asked to schedule a Family Friends of Scouting campaign pre-          Advancement
sentation during their Blue & Gold banquet, Court of Honor or              see page 3
other gathering of members and parents. The scheduling of the
presentation should be confirmed with the unit’s district executive or their representa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo by Christine Hummel
tive by Jan. 12.
   The 2011 Friends of Scouting video summarizes the services, operations and value
of the council as told by our members, leaders and families.
   Many schools, churches and banquet halls have audiovisual equipment — screens,                                                                    Get Super Scouter Training
projection systems and sound systems — to show videos to large numbers of people.
Please help your district’s Family Friends of Scouting representative by making
arrangements for the video to be shown. The council also can provide video projec-
                                                                                                                                                     At University Of Scouting
tion, sound systems and screens.                                                                                                                     Join your fellow Scout leaders at Univer-                                   The Classes
   Watch the video at www.tinyurl.com/2011FOSVIDEO or visit www.stlbsa.org and                                                                       sity of Scouting on Jan. 22 at Fox High                                     The University of Scouting is divided
click on the YouTube icon.                                                                                                                           School in Arnold, Mo., for a day with                                       into eight “colleges.” Each college offers
                                                                                                                                                     top Scouters, hands-on training, face-to-                                   a choice of five or more classes.
Why Friends Of Scouting?                                                                                                                             face time with Scouting program experts,                                       • College of Boy Scouting helps both
Friends of Scouting provides 25 percent of the council’s revenue. The United Way of                                                                  surprises, fun, learning and talking with                                   troop and Venturing leaders improve unit
Greater St. Louis and 14 other United Ways throughout our geographic territory pro-                                                                  your fellow Scouters.                                                       operations and programs by making them
vide 18 percent of the council’s income. The council’s Trust Fund provides 18 percent                                                                                                                                            more interesting and challenging for the
of the budget, program fees are 26 percent, Popcorn provides 8 percent, other sources                                                                Who Should Attend?                                                          wide range of age groups involved.
of income account for 5 percent.                                                                                                                     All Scout leaders — from Tiger Cub                                             • College of Cub Scouting helps all
   The council allocates 84 percent of its revenues to Scouting programs. The not-for-                                                               leaders to veteran Scoutmasters, from                                       Cub leaders, regardless of assignment,
profit standard for fund allocation is that 65 cents of every dollar is spent on program                                                             Exploring Advisors to Venturing crew                                        improve their ability to manage the pack
(source: U.S. National Better Business Bureau Standards for Charity Accountability).                                                                 leaders — can learn about a variety of                                      and make the program exciting and chal-
                                                                                                                  continued on page 16               topics at this year’s annual seminar.                                       lenging to Scouts. This college takes you
                                                                                                                                                        University of Scouting is for den                                        beyond what you learned in Basic Leader
                                                                                                                                                     leaders, Webelos leaders, Cubmasters,                                       Training and helps you apply what you
                                                                                                                                                     pack committee members, Scoutmasters,                                       did at Pow Wow.
                                                                                                                                                     assistant Scoutmasters, troop committee,                                       • College of High Adventure covers
    Nominations Sought                                                                                                                               crew advisors, assistant crew advisors,                                     safety for those high-adventure treks
                                                                                                                                                     crew committee, district committee,                                         as well as information on programs at
    For Silver Beaver Honor                                                                                                                          commissioners, Scouts in troop or O.A.
                                                                                                                                                     leadership positions and any adult in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Philmont, Double H, Northern Tier and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sea Base. Don’t miss the session “Boots
                                                                                                                                                     volved in Scouting.                                                         and Socks,” which shares pointers about
     The Silver Beaver Award is the highest recognition                                                                                                                                                                          hiking.
     bestowed upon an adult leader by a Boy Scout                                                                                                    What Can You Do                                                                • College of Venturing shows that
                                                                                                                                                     At University of Scouting?                                                  Venturing is not just a program for older
     council. Is there someone in your unit worthy of                                                                                                   • Train your replacement.                                                Boy Scouts — it’s for young adults,
     such an honor?                                                                                                                                     • Draft new leaders who are reluctant                                    both male and female! Learn leadership
                                                                                                                                                          to try something new.                                                  basics, why a Venture crew is run differ-
         Visit www.stlbsa.org/volunteers/volunteer-awards/                                                                                              • Learn the responsibilities of a new                                    ently than a Boy Scout troop and what
     Pages/Silver-Beaver-Award.aspx for a 2011 nomination form.                                                                                           position before you accept it.                                         high-adventure activities are available.
                                                                                                                                                        • Help realize your potential as a                                          • Junior College of Leadership of-
                                                                                                                                                          Scout leader.                                                          fers courses for both Scouts and Scouters
                                                    Deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, 2011.                                                                                                                                   on youth leadership opportunities at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        continued on page 12




                                                        Veterans Awards....................................4         Aquatic/Sea Scout Program ..................8               Grizzly Camp.........................................6      Shawnee..............................................27
                   SCOUTING NEWS                                                                                     Camping Notebook................................8           Important Dates.....................................7       Sioux....................................................28
                                                        Advancement                                                  Camp Directors......................................8       Webelos Camp ......................................9
                    YOU CAN USE                         Dog Care Merit Badge Center.............13                   Classic Swift ..........................................8   Webelos Mini-Camp ..............................9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Thunderbird .........................................28
                                                        Eagle Easel .........................................14      Horse Camp ..........................................9                                                                  Training
General News                                            New Merit Badges ...............................13           Important Dates.....................................9       Districts                                                   Commissioner Training........................12
Ad Rates & Publication Schedule..........2              Radio Merit Badge Center...................13                O.A. Notebook.....................................10        Boone Trails.........................................21     Important Dates...................................13
Anniversary Month.................................7     Stamp Collecting Merit Badge                                 Ranger Program..............................9, 30           Cherokee.............................................21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Leadership College..............................15
Beacon Award ...............................20, 31         Center............................................14      River Ranger Program.....................9, 30              Egyptian...............................................22
                                                                                                                                                                                 Grand Towers ......................................22       Special Needs College ........................ 11
Beaumont Brick Plaza .........................19        Truck Transportation Merit Badge                             Staff & Scholarships ..............................9
                                                                                                                                                                                 Gravois Trail ........................................22    Special Needs Training Team.............. 11
Council Calendar.................................31        Center............................................13      Swift Base..............................................8
                                                                                                                     Vigil Honors .........................................10    Kaskaskia ............................................23    University of Scouting..........................12
Council Contacts .................................29    Boy Scouting                                                                                                             New Horizons ......................................24       Youth Protection Training ......................5
                                                                                                                     Webelos Camp ......................................9
Duffle Bag Subscription.......................31        Camping Opportunities..........................8                                                                         North Star ............................................24
                                                                                                                     Webelos Mini-Camp ..............................9
Nostalgia Corner....................................3   Free Rank Advancement.......................3                                                                            Osage..................................................25   Venturing
Service Center Locations ......................2                                                                     Cub Scouting                                                Ozark Trailblazers................................26        Events & News ....................................18
Special Needs Scouting ...................... 11        Camping                                                      Adventure Camp....................................6         Pathfinder ............................................26   Free Rank Advancement.......................3
Tributes & Honors..................................4    Advance Climbing/Ranger Award..........8                     Free Rank Advancement.......................3               River Trails...........................................27


                                         G R E A T E R S T. L O U I S A R E A C O U N C I L • B O Y S C O U T S O F A M E R I C A
                                                                                                                                                                        VO L . 6 4 N O . 1                      J A N UA RY / F E B R UA RY 2 0 1 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 For the latest updates, visit:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               www.stlbsa.org
                                           w w w. s t l b s a . o r g
                                                                                                                                                                         The Scouter’s Duffle Bag is published                 ADVERTISING inquires,
                                                                                                                                                                         six times a year by the Greater St. Louis                 contact Joe Mueller:
              The mission of the Boy Scouts of america is to prepare young people                                                                                        Area Council –Boy Scouts of America.               jmueller@stlbsa.org or 314-256-3030
           to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them                                                                                  It is mailed without charge to unit
                             the values of the Scout Oath and Law.                                                                                                       leaders, den leader coaches, den leaders,
                                                                                                                                                                         Venturing Advisors, Varsity Coaches,                 SUBSCRIPTION inquires,
                                                                                                                                                                         Explorer Advisors, Ship Skippers, unit                     contact Joan Casey:
                                                                                                                                                                         committee chairmen, executive board                 jcasey@stlbsa.org or 314-256-3034
                                                                                                                                                                         members, district committee members,
                      David Steward                                                                      Timothy O’Donnell                                               chartered organization representatives and
                      Council President                                                                  Assistant Scout Executive                                       commissioners. A subscription form can be        Duffle Bag Staff:
                                                                                                                                                                         found on the last inside page of every issue
                                                                                                                                                                         and on the Forms page at www.stlbsa.org.              Joseph F. Mueller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Editor/Digital Duffle Bag
                                                                                                                                                                         Dates and times in this Duffle Bag are               jmueller@stlbsa.org
                                                                                                                                                                         current as of press date and are subject to
                      Nevada A. Kent
                                                                                                                                                                         change. For the latest information, visit
                      Council Commissioner                                                                                                                                                                                     Christine Hummel
                                                                                                                                                                         www.stlbsa.org. Names, addresses, phone
                                                                                                                                                                         numbers and e-mail addresses are not sold            Publications Designer
                                                                                                                                                                         or shared outside the BSA organization.              chummel@stlbsa.org


                                        Greater St. Louis Area Council Field Staff:
                                                                                                                                                                           How To Advertise In The Duffle Bag…
                                                                                                                                                                           The Duffle Bag is published 6 times per year and mailed to more than 8,500
                                                                                                                                                                           adult Scout leaders in the Greater St. Louis Area Council. The council’s
     Director of                                                                                                                                                           geographic boundaries consist of the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County,
    Field Service:
     Myron Lofton                   Joshua Bollam                       Ben Brennecke                    Kim Coleman                        Bill Crowell                   26 surrounding counties in eastern and southern Missouri, and 10 counties in
                                  New Horizons District               Boone Trails District           River Trails District               Shawnee District                 southern Illinois.
                                                                                                                                                                              A 7th issue, called the Program Guide, is published in June, but it does not
                                                                                                                                                                           contain advertising.

                                                                                                                                             photo                            The copy deadline for each issue and ad rates are listed below.
                                                                                                                                               not
    Field Director:                                                                                                                         available                     distributed                                    FIRM deadline             FINAL ART
     Gene Butler                                                                                                                                                         first week of            covers                 for reservation*             DUE*
       Team 1:
    Boone Trails,                     Carmel Dare                          Ken Etter                  Thomas “T.J.” Foley                  Rick Guttierrez                  January            July/August                 December 1              December 11
                                    Cherokee District                    Osage District                Egyptian District                  Pathfinder District
    Grand Towers,                                                                                                                                                            March             July/August                  February 1             February 11
     North Star,
     Thunderbird                                                                                                                                                              May              July/August                    April 1                April 11
                                                                                                                                                                              July             July/August                    June 1                 June 11
                                                                                                                                                                          September         September/October                August 1               August 11
                                                                                                                                                                          November         November/December                 October 1              October 11

    Field Director:
                            Bryon Haverstick
                            North Star District
                                                               Mark Hays
                                                            Kaskaskia District
                                                                                       William Humphrey
                                                                                       Pathfinder District
                                                                                                                    Nick Johnson
                                                                                                                  Boone Trails District
                                                                                                                                                   Ryan Kirchner
                                                                                                                                                 Thunderbird District
                                                                                                                                                                          AD SIZE                          Measurements:               Cost         Full-Year Cost
     Nick Roberts                                                                                                                                                                                          Width x Height            Per Issue        Per Issue**
      Team 2:
    Gravois Trail,                                                                                                                                                       Back Cover, full color             7.75" x 4.75"           $1,360.00         $1,156.00
    New Horizons,
       Osage,                                                                                                                                                            Full Page (vertical)                  10" x 15.5"            $800.00             $680.00
     Pathfinder,                                                           photo
     River Trails                                                            not                                                                                         1/2 Page (horizontal)                 10" x 7.5"             $400.00             $340.00
                                                                          available
                                                                                                                                                                         1/3 Page (vertical)               4.875" x 10.25"            $300.00             $255.00
                                       Zoran Lazic                         Jami Parker                 Jeremy Rowland                     Rob Sinda                      1/4 Page (vertical)               4.875" x 7.25"             $200.00             $170.00
                                   Gravois Trail District                 Sioux District              River Trails District           Gravois Trail District
                                                                                                                                                                         1/4 Page (horizontal)                 10" x 3.625"           $200.00             $170.00
                                                                                                                                                                         1/8 Page (horizontal)             4.875" x 3.625"            $100.00              $85.00
    Field Director:
     David Maudie
     Team 3:                                                                                                                                                              * or next work day following this date if 1st or 11th falls on a weekend or holiday
    Cherokee,                                                                                                                                                             **15% discount for advertisers who commit to a full year (6 continuous issues)
    Egyptian,
   Kaskaskia,
Ozark Trailblazers,
                                                                                                                                                                              Artwork in digital format is appreciated, but not required. We can accept
    Shawnee,                          John Snipes                      Marc Tenholder                    Jared White                    John Williams                      “camera-ready” artwork or assist you in creating your display ad. Ads are
                                Ozark Trailblazers District          New Horizons District            Boone Trails District          Grand Towers District
      Sioux                                                                                                                                                                grayscale or black & white unless otherwise noted.

                                                                                                                                                                              Checks should be made payable to Greater St. Louis Area Council–BSA.
                                                                                                                                                                           Advertisers can choose to pay in advance or be billed. A copy of the issue
    Service Center Locations                                                                                                                                               carrying your ad will be provided.
    You can conduct all your council business at any of these service centers:
                                                                                                                                                                                             For more information, contact:
    MacArthur Service Center                                                 Southern Illinois Service Center
    4568 West Pine Blvd.                                                     803 East Herrin St., P.O. Box 340                                                                                         Director of Public Relations
    St. Louis, MO 63108-2193                                                 Herrin, IL 62948-0340                                                                                       Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
    314-361-0600 or toll-free: 800-392-0895                                  618-942-4683 or toll-free: 888-942-4863                                                                       4568 West Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108-2193
    fax: 314-361-5165                                                        fax: 618-942-2367                                                                                            314-256-3030 or 800-392-0895; FAX: 314-256-3031
    directly serves these districts:                                         directly serves these districts:
       Boone Trails                 North Star                                  Egyptian                      Kaskaskia
       Grand Towers                     Osage
       Gravois Trail                Pathfinder                               West County Service Center
       New Horizons               River Trails                               11481 Page Service Dr.
                                                                             St. Louis, MO 63146-3529                                                                    Sign up today for the
    Ritter Service Center                                                    314-994-9469
    3000 Gordonville Rd.                                                     fax: 314-994-9623                                                                                                  — the free e-mail newsletter
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63703-5008                                                                                                                                                  that supplements the news you’ll find in
    573-335-3346 or toll free: 800-335-3346
    fax: 800-269-7978                                                                                                                                                             The Scouters’ Duffle Bag in your mailbox!
    directly serves these districts:
       Cherokee                      Shawnee                                                                             The Greater St. Louis                             To subscribe, visit www.stlbsa.org and click on the Digital Duffle Bag logo.
       Ozark Trailblazers               Sioux                                                                            Area Council is a                                     The Greater St. Louis Area Council–Boy Scouts of America does not share or sell
                                                                                                                         United Way agency.                                                    e-mail addresses or other personal information.



2   The Scouters’ Duffle Bag                                                                                                                                                                       Greater St. Louis Area Council: 314-361-0600 or 800-392-0895
C OUNCIL                                          N E W S


                                               Friends Of Scouting

                                               Free Rank Advancement Program
                                               For Units Continues This Year
                                               As you plan for your Blue & Gold Ban-
                                               quet or winter Court of Honor, please set
                                               aside a little time to view a Friends of
                                               Scouting presentation from a volunteer
                                               trailblazer.
                                                   Friends of Scouting is the council’s
                                               annual fundraising campaign — provid-
                                               ing 25 percent of the council’s annual
                                               budget.
                                                   Again this year, the council offers a
                                               special recognition and incentive plan.
                                               Recognitions are focused on the unit as
                                               a whole. Units who achieve their goal
                                               receive a goal-achievement ribbon.
                                                   Dollar goals and participation goals        between April 1, 2011,
Local Scouter                                  have been established for each unit.
                                               Units who meet or exceed both the dollar
                                                                                               and March 31, 2012.
                                                                                               Advancement reports

Joins Hall Of                                  goal and participation goal will be recog-
                                               nized with free rank advancement for an
                                                                                               must still be completed
                                                                                               per normal practice.

Leadership
                                               entire year. This includes Tiger, Bobcat,          Starting in March
                                               Wolf, Bear, Webelos and the Arrow of            2011 and running
                                               Light rank for the Cub Scout program.           weekly though the
Swimming, Lifesaving                           Boy Scout ranks include Scout, Tender-          campaign, the council
                                               foot, Second Class, First Class, Star and       will deliver the free
Instructor Honored
                                               Life. The Eagle badge and presentation          rank-advancement
For 44 Years Of Service
                                               kit are provided to qualified candidates        cards to committee chairmen of the units
                                               through other funding sources. Ventur-          who qualify.                                for an entire year. However, a gift of any
James H. May, a Boy Scouts of America
                                               ing program awards that qualify are the             The council will invest $148 for each   amount is appreciated.
volunteer for almost 50 years, was recog-
                                               Gold, Bronze, Silver and Ranger awards.         Scout served in 2011. Donations can            For more information on this rec-
nized by the council as its representative
                                                   Units who qualify are issued a card         be made by cash, check or credit card.      ognition program, contact your district
in the 2010 National Hall of Leadership,
                                               to present to the Scout Shop to verify          Monthly or quarterly billing options are    executive or Jason Noland, development
part of the BSAs’ 100th anniversary
                                               their participation in the free rank-ad-        available. A gift of only $37 per quarter   director, at 314-361-0600 or 800-392-
celebration last year.
                                               vancement program. The card is valid            will support one Scout in the program       0895.
    Jim (pictured above) and 12 other
Scouting volunteers were submitted by a
local committee for the national award.
Jim was selected as the council’s honoree
by a national selection committee. He
was one of approximately 300 induct-
ees into the Hall of Leadership from
throughout the United States.
    For the past 44 years, Jim led a team
of volunteers who taught more than
18,000 Scouts from throughout north St.
Louis County how to swim or reviewed
them on Swimming or Lifesaving merit
badges. Advanced lifesaving skills also
were taught. Not one serious injury
occurred during the program’s history.
More than a dozen incidents were docu-
mented where Scouts or leaders used
lifesaving or CPR skills they learned
from this program to save a life.
    The other nominees to the Hall of
Leadership from the council were Albert
E. “Rick” Bender, Barry J. Bingham,
Blase W. Boettcher, Daniel J. Decker,
Steven J. Gruendler, Kenneth A. Klein-
berg, Neal Mercille, Dennis Nicholas,
Robert Schwedtmann, Sanford A. Silver-
stein and Robert E. Vogt.




                                                      Scouts from Troop 90 enjoy summer camp in 1967 at Camp Sakima at S bar F Scout Ranch. Troop 90
 Correction                                           was in the Midland District, which is now the Pathfinder District.
 In the November/December 2010                                                                                                               — Photos courtesy of Dennis Bresnahan
 Duffle Bag, Jim Eckhoff’s name was
 inadvertentently mispelled on page 1.                Do you have a memory or photo to share?
 The Duffle Bag staff apologizes for the              Send your favorite memories to Joe Gosney at jgosney@stlbsa.org.
 error. Jim is on the left in the photo.


Visit us at www.stlbsa.org for the latest news in local Scouting.                                                                                       January/February 2011        3
T RIBUTES                                                &            H O N O R S


The Scout Tribute Fund
offers an opportunity to make a
                                                 David & Rosemary Cordes
                                                 Lenny & Sue DeWald                    Packs Earn Awards For
                                                                                       Summertime Activities
contribution in living memory as a               Harry & Ginny Duffy
                                                 Empire Comfort Systems
tribute on a special occasion or at the          Empire Comfort Systems Office
death of a friend or relative. No finer              Employees                         To qualify for this national award, a pack must conduct a monthly pack activity for June, July
tribute can be paid than to encourage            Jeane Fontaine                                              and August. This list is current as of Dec. 16, 2010.
Scouting values in youth and thus                Ann & Joe Frayn
perpetuate the high principles you               Jim & Nancy Goodman                   Boone Trails                                                     855 Wild Horse
admired in a friend. All funds received          Jack & Betty Grossman                 30 Fairmount School PTO                                              Elementary PTO
in the Memorial Tribute Fund are held            Jim & Jane Grossman                   83 Henderson Elementary School PTO                               981 Westchester School PTO
in the St. Louis Boy Scout Trust of the          Alan Gunderson                        353 John Weldon Elementary PTO                                   982 Sorrento Springs PTO
                                                 Donald C. Harms                       358 VFW Post 5327 of Wentzville                                  310 Henry Elementary PTA
Greater St. Louis Area Council–Boy
                                                 Maxine & Louis Heyman                 506 Mount Hope School PTC
Scouts of America, with the earnings             Dan Kelley
supporting Scouting in perpetuity. For                                                 628 Centrail Elementary School PTO                               North Star
                                                 Grace Kettenbrink                                                                                      797 St Rose Philippine Duchesne
more information about the Trust Fund,                                                 757 Zion Lutheran Church
                                                 Steve & Linda Kienstra
or other ways to support Scouting                                                      813 Joseph Mudd Elementary PTC                                   829 St Sabina Catholic Church
                                                 Douglas W. King
                                                                                       857 Lewis & Clark                                                882 Wedgewood PTO
or include Scouting as part of your              Kenneth Kleinberg
                                                 Don & Sally Kreschel                  961 VFW 10838 St Peters MO                                       939 St Ferdinand Catholic Church
estate planning, contact Joe Gosney
                                                 Frances Kroeger                       964 Trinity Lutheran School Parent-                              940 St Angela Merici Roman Catholic
at 314-361-0600, 800-392-0895 or
                                                 Leonard Family                            Teacher League                                                   Church
jgosney@stlbsa.org. Donations can be
                                                 Alan Londe & Sandy Tucker             966 Ostmann Elementary School PTO                                942 St Andrew United Methodist Men’s
made online at www.stlbsa.org.                                                                                                                              Club
                                                 Doug & Regina Massie                  977 Rock Creek Elementary PTA
                                                 Ellen Maxfield                        985 New Melle Sports and Recreation                              945 Walker Elementary School PTA
Received through Nov. 30:                        Mr. & Mrs. Sanford N. McDonnell                                                                        951 McCurdy Elementary PTA
                                                                                       989 Independence Element PTO
                                                     Foundation
In honor of Mike Feaster                         Robert F. Meinholtz
Robert Blankenship & family, Carol,                                                    Cherokee                                                         Osage
                                                 Edwin B. Meissner Jr.                                                                                  359 St Paul’s UCC
   Samantha & Phillip Blankenship, David                                               37 East Prairie Lions Club
                                                 Katie Moore                                                                                            443 Gray Summit Lions Club
   Ranke and John Dawson & family                Polly & Doug Nelson
                                                                                       89 First United Methodist Church of
                                                                                           Kennett                                                      452 Presbyterian
                                                 J. Douglas Orms
In honor of Eagle Scout Jake Prosser             Mr. & Mrs. William R. Orthwein Jr.                                                                     811 St Peters United Church of Christ
The Buechter Family                              Mark & Sue Petersen                   Egyptian                                                         814 Ebenezer Lutheran Church
                                                 Donald & Carmen Rigney                19 First United Methodist Church
In honor of Pete Shaw                            Oliver E. Sappington                  156 First Christian Church                                       Ozark Trailblazers
Financial Executives International               John Schiffman                                                                                         417 First United Methodist Church of
                                                 Harold H. & Virginia Schreimann       Grand Towers                                                         Park Hills
                                                 Carl & Ann Schumacher                 38 Mullanphy Community Council                                   543 Arcadia Valley Elks Lodge No.
     MEMORIALS                                   Mr. & Mrs. Bert Schweizer                                                                                  2330
                                                 Hugh Scott III                        Gravois Trail                                                    549 Cantwell Baptist Church
                                                 Mrs. James Senger                     25 Truman School PTG                                             563 Mineral Area Community Elks
In memory of John David “Buddy”                  Bill Shadrach
Bales                                                                                  778 Robert Stanton School PTO                                        Lodge 2583
                                                 Sandy & Hazel Silverstein
Jo Anne DuMont                                   Anthony Starr                         826 Kennerly Elementary PTO
Barb Easley                                                                            584 Christ Memorial Lutheran Men’s                               Pathfinder
                                                 Sue Steiner
Tona & Mike Floden                               William C. Trigg                          Club                                                         939 Rohan Woods School
Roman Kulich                                     Steve Westfall                        25 Truman School PTG
Barbara Luedde & Carl Pruess                     Liz Woodland                                                                                           River Trails
Susan Luedde                                     James & Eleanor Wright                Kaskaskia                                                        425 Festus-Crystal City Elks Lodge No.
Toni Murphy                                      Mike Zolezzi                          41 First United Methodist Church                                     1721
Irene Piper                                                                                                                                             450 Lone Dell Parents Club
Gail Stewart
                                                                                       112 United Methodist Church
                                                 In memory of Laura Lee Jones-Jumper       Murphysboro                                                  451 Warrior Supporters
                                                 Erma Johannes                         128 First United Methodist Church                                458 Arnold Rotary Club
In memory of Joseph Berger II                    Timothy & Brook Meara
Eagle Scout Association                                                                                                                                 469 First Baptist Church of Arnold
                                                 Carl & Jane Reininger                 New Horizons                                                     546 High Ridge Elementary PTG
                                                 John & Jeanne Schrader                                                                                 550 St John Lutheran Church, Arnold
In memory of Beverly Braswell                    Donna & Donald Schuette
                                                                                       3   Avery School PTO
Senath State Bank                                                                      305 Annunciation School                                          552 St Martin’s United Church of Christ
                                                 Lynn Winter
                                                                                       314 Edgar Road School PTA                                        892 Rockport Parents Club
In memory of Kenneth Chambers                    In memory of Earl May                 319 Lutheran Church of Webster
Friends at Martin Electrical Sales               Sister Delores                            Gardens                                                      Shawnee
John G. Horen                                    Susan & Richard Hampton               325 George R Robinson School PTO                                 15 First Presbyterian Church of Cape
                                                 Joe & Martha Hopper                   357 Woerther School PTO                                              Giradeau
In memory of Francis Cheatham                    Allen & Sue Moore                                                                                      51 VFW Post No. 3127 of Chaffee
                                                                                       387 St John United Church of Christ
Froehlich Family                                                                                                                                        203 Eagle Ridge Christian School
                                                                                       456 Pond School PTO
                                                 In memory of Mrs. Klos                529 McKelvey PTO                                                 212 St Paul Lutheran Men’s Club of
In memory of George E. Colwell Jr.               Dennis & Conni Ochs                   554 The Principia School                                             Jackson
G. D. Nelson family
                                                                                       569 River Bend School PTO                                        315 Knights of Columbus of Leopold
                                                 In memory of Edward Reeve II                                                                               No. 5898
In memory of Russell J. Hart                                                           603 Babler School PTO
                                                 Eagle Scout Association
Patrick & Kim Acheson                                                                  604 Ridge Meadows School PTO
Bill Barr                                                                              621 Salem United Methodist                                       Sioux
                                                 In memory of Arlene Sanford
Bill Barr & Co. Inc.                                                                   630 Christ Prince of Peace Church                                69 Kiwanis Club of Doniphan
                                                 Marsha Catanzaro
Marlene & Norman Beckel                          Shelly & Stephen Messenger            656 McGrath School PTO
Robert Branom                                    Pat & Richard Rehm                    677 Living Word                                                  Thunderbird
George & Joyce Brand                                                                   680 Sacred Heart School                                          6  St Wenceslaus Catholic Church
Ely & Jacqueline Brewer                          In memory of Lance Cpl. Phillip                                                                        62 St Joan of Arc Holy Name Society
                                                                                       805 Green Trails Parent Teacher
Paul A. Brockland                                Vinnedge                                  Organization
Joan Casey                                       James Karll & Cheryl Hibbeler
Gene & June Cole                                 Keesey Family – Troop 351
Rich Cole                                        Kenneth A. Kleinberg
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                                                                                             And The Survey Says …
                                                                                             A Scout Executive Selection Commit-          the National Council of the Boy Scouts
                                                                                             tee, led by council president David L.       of America. The survey was anonymous.
                                                                                             Steward, recently asked for a survey to      Respondents were asked to identify
                                                                                             be conducted to provide input into the       themselves as a member of one of five
                                                                                             selection process.                           groups: board members, volunteers,
                                                                                                 The committee asked for input on the     parents who are not volunteers, staff
                                                                                             council’s strengths and needs as well        members and community members who
                                                                                             as desired attributes in the next Scout      are not in one of the above categories.
                                                                                             executive.                                      More than 1,604 comments were
                                                                                                 The selection committee, formed          submitted by 157 people. The summary
                                                                                             after Scout Executive John M. Primrose       was presented to the selection committee
                                                                                             retired in September after 37 years of       on Nov. 9, 2010.
                                                                                             service, is comprised of members of the         To read the detailed results, visit
                                                                                             council executive board and assisted by      www.stlbsa.org.



                                                                                             Scouting For Food
                                                                                             Can Drive Continues To Help
Website Enhances                                                                             More than 30,000 Cub Scouts, Boy
                                                                                             Scouts and Venturers helped feed the
                                                                                                                                          trucking companies. Sunset Transporta-
                                                                                                                                          tion coordinated all logistics for the food


Visitors’ Experience
                                                                                             hungry throughout our region on Nov.         collection, which involved transporting
                                                                                             20 as they collected 2.1 million cans of     boxed food from 46 area fire stations to
                                                                                             food during the 2010 Scouting for Food       the St. Louis Area Food Bank. Dona-
                                                                                             drive, sponsored by Wells Fargo Advi-        tions collected by Scouts outside of the
The Greater St. Louis Area Council’s            3030 or jmueller@stlbsa.org), director       sors.                                        city of St. Louis and St. Louis County
new website — www.stlbsa.org — has              of public relations, will communicate            After distributing more than one mil-    were taken directly to food pantries.
been in operation for more than six             with district communications chairmen        lion bags the previous weekend, Scouts          The Food Bank is distributing the
months. The old site used one of the first      and other operating committee chairmen       returned to those same areas to collect      canned goods to more than 500 area
content management systems for web-             and volunteers on the process for posting    canned goods and other non-perishables.      food pantries throughout eastern Mis-
sites, but the software was outdated and        content to district pages on the new site.   Scouts in the city of St. Louis and St.      souri and southwest Illinois. Cans col-
no longer supported by its creator.                Looking for something specific? Here      Louis County took donations to area fire     lected during Scouting for Food supply
    The council conducted an extensive          are some tips:                               stations where Scout leaders sorted and      the food banks for approximately four
amount of research to determine a                  • Find the current Duffle Bag and         boxed the food.                              months.
strategy and a system to serve Scouts,               archived issues by clicking on              Sunset Transportation, Inc., of Sunset      The Greater St. Louis Area Council
parents, leaders, staff and the general              “News” at the top of the page.          Hills provided vehicles, equipment,          has collected more than 43 million cans
public.                                            • The merit badge page is clickable       volunteer drivers and solicited the as-      of food during the 26-year history of the
    Visitors to the site will notice a num-          from the “Scouts” drop-down menu        sistance of additional volunteers from       drive.
ber of changes from the old site:                    on the blue menu bar.
    • Content is now organized for the             • Click on “Resources” on the blue
      visitors — not the staff members or            menu bar for forms, manuals, maps,
      operating committees. Content on               etc. Items are listed by department
      the old site was organized according           (Activities, Camping, etc.) and by
      to the council’s operating structure,          district.
      and some information was difficult           • “Programs” on the blue menu
      to find.                                       bar contains pages for annual
    • The front page is more visually                and community events, religious
      appealing and more accurately com-             activities, service opportunities,
      municate our mission, identity and             fundraising information, Special
      brand.                                         Needs, Venturing, Soccer and
    • District pages utilize blogging                Scouting, jamborees and a place to
      capabilities. Adult volunteer leaders          share ideas.
      can create and post content that will        • Be sure to try the new-and-
      be approved by staff members.                  improved search option at the top of
    Field staff and Joe Mueller (314-256-            the page.



Don’t Let Your Unit Stall —
Get Youth Protection Training
The National Council of the Boy Scouts          member or have a member ID to take the
of America announced the following              training.
requirements effective June 1, 2010.                To take Youth Protection training,
    Youth Protection training is required       visit MyScouting.org and create an ac-
for all BSA registered volunteers — re-         count or log in (upper right of screen).
gardless of position — and must be taken            From the MyScouting.org portal, click
every two years.                                on E-Learning and take the Youth Protec-
    In order for a unit to be rechartered, it   tion training.
must have all the required positions filled         Upon completion, a certificate of
with Youth Protection-trained adults.           completion can be printed to submit with
Adults who do not have current (within          a volunteer application, or the comple-
the past two years) Youth Protection            tion certificate can be submitted to the
training will not be reregistered. The lack     unit leader for processing at the council
of Youth Protection training among lead-        office.
ers will delay a unit’s charter status.             Upon approval of the volunteer appli-
    New leaders are required to take            cation, a BSA membership card, which
Youth Protection training before submit-        includes a member ID number, is sent.
ting an application for registration.               After receiving the membership card,
    The certificate of completion for this      log back into MyScouting, click on My
training must be submitted at the time the      Profile and update the system by input-
application is made and before volunteer        ting the member ID number found on
service with youth begins.                      the card. This will link Youth Protection
                                                training records — and any other training
How To Get Trained                              — in MyScouting to an individual’s BSA
A person does not have to be a registered       membership.

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ACTIVITIES                                                  &          C I V I C                      S E RV I C E



Adventure & Grizzly Camps Offer Something For Every Cub
Adventure Camp                                                           information
                                                                         kits will be
                                                                                        have been selected. Directors are being
                                                                                        recruited and will kick off their plan-
                                                                                                                                        Due to Grizzly Camp’s popularity,
                                                                                                                                     two sessions are offered: July 11-15 and
Plan early to get your Cub                                               distributed    ning by identifying exciting programs to     July 18-22. Camp begins at 9 a.m. and
Scouts to camp! Cub Scout                                                at March       incorporate into their camp schedules. In    closes at 3:30 p.m. The camp fee for a
Adventure Camp is a great op-                                            Round-         true Cub Scout style, activities planned     week of summertime fun is $80 and in-
portunity for boys to enjoy the                                          tables.        by the 45-plus camp directors will be        cludes a Grizzly Adventure Camp T-shirt
outdoors, be with their friends,                                             Promo-     varied and creative.                         and patch, the camp program and lunch
make new friends and learn new                                           tion materi-
things centered on the day-camp                                          als and        Cub Scout Adventure
theme. This year’s theme is                                              registration   Camps — Something
“Frontier Days.”                                                         forms will     for Everyone!
   Be sure your Cub Scouts                                               be available   Opportunities to attend Cub
don’t miss this experience.                                              soon. Check    Scout Adventure Camps con-
Make plans now for your                                                  the district   tinue to grow. The traditional
whole pack to attend. Strategize                                         and council    five-day, Monday through
the pack’s promotion plan at                                             web pages      Friday, day-camp experience
your next committee meeting.                                             at www.        is only one of many formats
Schedule a day-camp presenta-                                            stlbsa.org     available to fit your family’s
tion for your next pack meeting.                                         for updated    busy schedule. Camps have
Videos are available from the MacArthur      information and your local day-camp        been added or redesigned to
Service Center.                              opportunities.                             insure that every Cub Scout is
   Unit leader information packets and          The Council Adventure Camp Com-         able to attend this great sum-
registration materials will be distributed   mittee continues planning for this sum-    mertime outdoor experience.
at February Roundtables. Den chief           mer, and council-supplied craft projects       To accommodate children
                                                                                        attending summer school or
                                                                                        participating in sports, or
                                                                                        parents work schedules, many
                                                                                        districts now offer evening
                                                                                        camps. Evening camps also
                                                                                        allow parents to volunteer as
                                                                                        leaders because they no longer
                                                                                        have to take time off from
                                                                                        work. In addition, some day
                                                                                        camps are set up for two to                  each day.
                                                                                        three days at a time, while others may be       Attendance is limited to 150 Cubs or
                                                                                        two evenings and all day Saturday.           by the number of walk-around leaders
                                                                                            Be sure to check future Duffle Bags      recruited for the week.
                                                                                        and www.stlbsa.org for updated district         Registration forms will be available
                                                                                        and council information regarding the        Feb. 1.
                                                                                        upcoming Cub Adventure Camp sched-              For more information about Cub
                                                                                        ule.                                         Scout Adventure Camp and Grizzly
                                                                                                                                     Camp, contact the Activities Department
                                                                                        Grizzly Camp                                 at 314-256-3134 or 800-392-0895 or
                                                                                                                                     visit www.stlbsa.org.
                                                                                        Grizzly Adventure Camp is a council-
                                                                                        run, action-packed program, using the                                        Photos by
                                                                                        natural resources and facilities of Cub                                      Christine
                                                                                        World to explore a theme-based program.                                       Hummel
                                                                                        Cub Scouts attend as individuals under
                                                                                        the guidance of a paid staff. Parents are
                                                                                        encouraged to participate with their sons.
                                                                                           Highlights of the camp program
                                                                                        include swimming, archery and BB gun
                                                                                        shooting, crafts and a nature program.
                                                                                           Activities take place in or around the
                                                                                        program areas of Cub World at Beau-
                                                                                        mont Scout Reservation. Whether it is in
                                                                                        a pirate ship, the castle, Fort Hussmann
                                                                                        or the Lost Beaumont Mine, your Cub
                                                                                        will have a memorable experience.



                                                                                        Be A Grizzly Guide This Year
                                                                                        Grizzly Guides serve as ambassadors          Guides help make a valuable positive en-
                                                                                        for Cub World at the Beaumont Scout          vironment so Scouts and families return.
                                                                                        Reservation.                                    Usually, Grizzly Guides work one or
                                                                                           Most weekends during the Cub World        two weekends April through October.
                                                                                        camping season, Grizzly Guides help          Grizzly Guides spend the weekend in
                                                                                        with check-in, answer questions and gen-     a heated building with a bathroom and
                                                                                        erally are the “go to” people for families   shower.
                                                                                        visiting Cub World.                             For more information, contact Council
                                                                                           Cub World is often a family’s first       Grizzly Guide Chairman Carla Eskew at
                                                                                        Scouting experience, and the Grizzly         314-853-0827.



                                                                                        Leftovers Offers Scout Workshops
                                                                                        Leftovers, etc., a resource for Scouts,       (e.g., siblings) are allowed. Maximum
                                                                                        leaders and teachers, offers workshops        Scouts per session is 25.
                                                                                        for Cub Scouts and Boy Scout work-               Leftovers, etc. is located at 1759a
                                                                                        shops that complete badge requirements.       Scherer Parkway, St. Charles, 63303, off
                                                                                           Visit www.leftoversetc.com to view         Highway 94. For directions and work-
                                                                                        the entire list of workshops offered and      shops offered, visit www.leftoversetc.
                                                                                        for information about the Scout discount      com.
                                                                                        program, the “MOB Squad.”                        For more information, or to schedule
                                                                                           Cost for each 90-minute workshop is        an activity, call 636-946-9779 between 1
                                                                                        $7 per Scout and $4 for “MOB Squad”           and 7 p.m. Monday–Thursday or 9 a.m.
                                                                                        members. Adults are free. No tagalongs        and 3 p.m. Saturday.

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                                                                                                                                                                           Director of Activities
                                                                                                                                                                                & Civic Service
                                                                                                      Important                                                                    Mike Zolezzi


Celebrate Scouting’s                                                                                  Activities Dates
Anniversary In February                                                                               Feb. 12 ................................New Adventure Camp Director/Program Director/
                                                                                                                                                            Promotion Chairman Orientation
                                                                                                      March 19 ............................................ Cub Adventure Camp Staff Meeting - BR
Each year in February, the Boy Scouts of                   and Venturing crews should be              May 2 .................................................................................. Camper Savings Day
America celebrates the anniversary of the                  encouraged to promote attendance           May - August ...............................................................Cub Adventure Camps - *
founding of the Scouting movement.                         of their members — in uniform
                                                                                                      July 11-15 ............................... Grizzly Adventure Camp No. 1 - Cub World, BR
   The official birthday is Feb. 8, and the                — to participate in religious
entire month of February is designated as                  services on Scout Sunday, Feb. 6,          July 18-22 ............................... Grizzly Adventure Camp No. 2 - Cub World, BR
Anniversary Month.                                         and on Scout Sabbath, Feb. 11-12.
                                                                                                                                   BR = Beaumont Scout Reservation;
   This is a time for each Cub pack,                       To add the Scout flavor to these                              * = various locations throughout districts in the council
Scout troop, Varsity team and Venturing                    services, discuss with your minister
crew to encourage its youth members and                    or rabbi the fact that your unit will
adults to celebrate what it means to be                    be attending in a body; suggest the
in Scouting and to show the public that
Scouting is alive and well.
                                                           possibility that Scouts be used in
                                                           the service and that the minister or
                                                                                                   Jamboree Items Offered At Discount
                                                           rabbi emphasize the Scouts’ “Duty       A few sets of emblems and
Timetable                                                  To God” in the message.                 backpatches from the 2010
November: Assign someone in the unit                    • Anniversary Day: Tuesday, Feb. 8         national jamboree remain
  to be Anniversary Month chairman.                     • Uniform Day: Tuesday, Feb. 8;            and are available for pur-
  Plan unit-level activities; review the                   hold in-school Scouting programs        chase at any of our service
  council support package for ideas.                       such as flag ceremonies, etc.           centers. A set of seven
December/January: Continue planning                     • Proclamations: made by mayors            national jamboree council
  activities; start promoting to members                   and other government officials.         strip emblems highlights
  and parents.                                          • An Annual Report to the                  the Greater St. Louis Area
February: Anniversary Month —                              Institution: Made by each Cub           Council’s history and
  Perform final checks for activities.                     pack, Scout troop, Varsity team         sells for $10 per set. The
                                                           and Venturing crew in the council       backpatches feature an at-
   The opportunity for a youth member                      to foster healthy relations with        tractive fleur-di-lis and the
to display skills stimulates his pride in                  sponsoring institutions. Units are      Gateway Arch, selling for
Scouting and encourages him to advance.                    encouraged to give recognition to       $5 each.
   Every unit is encouraged to participate                 their chartered partners through a          Proceeds from these
in Anniversary Month activities, which                     report of their activities — either     sales will assist needy
can include unit-level activities; district-               written, oral or with audiovisuals.     Scouts wishing to attend
wide demonstrations; a religious service                   It would be best if done by youth       the 2013 national jamboree
on either Scout Sunday, Feb. 6, or Scout                   members and it should be part of a      at the new Summit Bechtel
Sabbath, which begins on Friday, Feb.                      regular meeting of the sponsoring       Family National Scout
11, at sundown and ends at sundown on                      institution.                            Reserve in West Virginia.
Saturday, Feb. 12; or some other activity.              • Live Demonstrations or Window            More than $14,000 in
                                                           Displays: Each unit should be           camperships were awarded
Events                                                     encouraged to participate in or set     for the 2010 national jam-
The Council Activities Committee is                        up a live demonstration or window       boree based on past sales.
planning several council-wide events for                   display in a community shopping
Anniversary Month designed to inform                       center, neighborhood business or
the general public about the Scouting                      sponsoring institution.
program in our community.                               In addition to these council-wide
   Events include:                                   activities, many districts will be plan-
   • Religious Observances: Scout                    ning district-wide Anniversary Month
     Sunday, Feb. 6, and Scout Sabbath               activities. Start planning now at commit-
     Service held on Friday, Feb. 11                 tee meetings for participation in these
     (coordinated by the Religious                   events.
     Relationships Committee).                          Tell us about your unit’s event. Use
   • Religious Services: Cub packs,                  the Unit Recognition Application form
     Scout troops, Varsity teams                     below.


                Scouting Anniversary Month
                              Unit Recognition Application
  Please fill out and submit this form so that your unit may receive recognition for celebrating
  the anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

  Circle One:    Pack         Troop         Team          Crew           Post
  Number _________________ District __________________________________________
  Sponsoring Institution ________________________________________________________
  Unit Leader ________________________________________________________________
  Address ___________________________________________________________________
  City, State, Zip ______________________________________________________________
  Telephone Number __________________________________________________________

  Circle One:    Exhibit / Display          Event
  Location Of Exhibit/Display Or Event ____________________________________________
  __________________________________________________________________________
  Description Of Exhibit/Display Or Event __________________________________________
  __________________________________________________________________________

  Mail to:       Activities Department
                 Greater St. Louis Area Council–BSA
                 4568 West Pine Blvd.
                 St. Louis, MO 63108-2193




      ARE YOU TRAINED IN YOUTH PROTECTION?
                                         SEE PAGE 5



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C AMPING




                                                                                               New Specialty
CAMPING GUIDELINES
Well-planned unit and council camp-
                                               in person or by mailing a check.
                                                                                               Weeks Add Up
ing activities fulfill the promise made to     TOUR PERMITS
youth who join the Scouting program.
    Appropriate leadership must be pro-
                                               Tour permits (local) are not required for
                                               any activity— such as overnight camping
                                                                                               To Adventure
                                                                                               At Swift Base
vided at each of the Scouting program          trips by Webelos dens, troops and crews
levels: Cub Scouts — Family camping            — within the boundaries of the Greater
as a den or pack; Webelos — Parent             St. Louis Area Council.
and son; Boy Scout — Boy Scouts with               Allow for enough time for obtaining
a minimum of two adult leaders. Ad-            permits for activities outside the coun-
ditional leaders needed are dependent on       cil: two weeks for local; four weeks for
the number of Boy Scouts participating         national.
in the campout; Venturers — Venturers
with a minimum of two adult leaders.           WINTER CABINS
Additional leaders needed are dependent        Is your troop interested in renting a
on the number of Venturers participat-         cabin for a weekend outing? Cabins and                                                                            Photo by Vic Lewchenko
ing in the campout. Coed leadership is         adirondacks are available at Beaumont
required if the campout involves coed          Scout Reservation, Camp Lewallen, Pine           Hurry to sign up for three new specialty weeks at Swift Base! Reservations are
Venturers.                                     Ridge Scout Camp and S bar F Scout               first-come, first served.
                                               Ranch for weekend camping by Scout                   Registration fee is $25 per camper, refundable up to May 1, 2011. In addition
HORSES & HAYRIDES                              troops. Note that Swift Lodge is not             to the standard Swift programs, consider these:
Why not include a horseback ride in your       available until further notice.                      • Aquatic/Sea Scout Program, June 19-25 — This program has an extra
program plan? You and your Venturers              For more information, contact the                   emphasis on sailing and everything aquatic.
or Explorers will enjoy this activity and      Camping Department or download
                                               “Where to Go Camping” from the                       • Advance Climbing/Ranger Award, June 26 to July 2 — Experts will share
have the opportunity to become acquaint-
                                               Resources page at www.stlbs.org.                       exciting upgrades to the climbing and rappelling program and advancement
ed with Nagel Base at Beaumont Scout
                                                                                                      opportunities for the Ranger Award will be offered.
Reservation.
   Approximately 20 horses are avail-          YOUR EQUIPMENT                                       • Classic Swift, July 10-12 — The twist in 2011 is an out-of-camp adventure
able for either a three-hour ride at $20       Occasional news reports throughout the                 day.
per person or a five-hour ride at $35 per      nation tell of Scout trailers being stolen.
person (Explorers and Venturers only).         In most cases, camping equipment kept
The minimum number of reservations is          in the trailers is taken. Costs to replace
five. Experienced volunteer guides are
provided for each ride.
                                               trailers can be several thousand dollars,
                                               let alone the cost to replace camping         Forgot About The Camp Lottery?
   And when was the last time your             equipment. Before your next outing, plan      If you forgot about the lottery, there is       page at www.stlbsa.org.
pack, troop or crew went on a hayride?         safeguard your trailer and equipment.         still time to sign up for 2011 summer
Did you know that the Greater St. Louis            Many trailers have locks that can be      camp.                                           Sharing a Campsite
Area Council offers hayrides at Nagel          used on the trailer hitch. Thieves can            Complete the reservation form and           Some troops will share a campsite with
Base, Beaumont Scout Reservation?              still maneuver the trailer around even if     send it to the Camping Department with          another troop. The reservation letter will
   Make a reservation for your unit to         a trailer hitch lock is the only deterrent    the reservation fee. Forms are available        indicate if you are sharing a campsite and
have a horse-drawn hayride for $60 per         used. Once they move the trailer, thieves     at each of the council service centers and      unit number of the troop.
wagon. The ride takes approximately one        can cut the lock and get the contents.        can be downloaded from the Resources
hour. Three wagons are available, and the          Consider a wheel lock, a visible
maximum number of people riding on a           deterrent that does not allow the trailer
wagon at one time is 20.                       to be moved. It’s also a good idea to put

                                                                                               How Are You Handling
   Call the Camping Department for time        the trailer’s back doors against a fence.
schedules and to check if your desired         If thieves want the trailer badly enough,
date is available for horseback riding or      they might still get it, but you want to
a hayride. Then confirm your reservation       make it difficult for them.
                                                                                               Cold-Weather Camping?
                                                                                                Here in the Midwest, we’re used to frequent weather changes — summer
Spend Your Autumn At Philmont                                                                   temperatures in November and February, snow in May.
                                                                                                   Cold-weather conditions create special risks for campers. All
Join the council’s Autumn Adventure            2011 has not been confirmed. Transpor-           winter campers and hikers should pay extra attention to these
Contingent and hike Philmont with an           tation and miscellaneous costs have been
                                                                                                key items: o Dress in layers… o Stay dry… o Watch
all-adult crew on Oct. 8-16.                   approximately $100. A non-refundable
    This is a great opportunity for future     $50 deposit will be due in June 2011.            out for elastic on jackets and pants because it can cut
crew Advisors to experience Philmont               Watch for more information in future         off circulation… o Protect your face, hands and
before leading their crew on a summer          Duffle Bags and at www.stlbsa.org.               feet… o Drink plenty of fluids… o Eat a balance
trek along with experienced Philmonters.           To be included on a communication            of nutritious foods… o Warm up with exercise, not just
    The Philmont cost has been $40 per         link for updates, contact Ray Zimmerman          campfires… o Always use the buddy system.
person per day; however, the cost for          at 314-849-2709 or zimmerra@aol.com.




           Swift Base at                Camp Lewallen              Camp May at Beaumont         Camp Famous Eagle at              Camp Gamble at               S bar F Scout Ranch
        S bar F Scout Ranch                                          Scout Reservation           S bar F Scout Ranch            S bar F Scout Ranch




         Kim Coleman                    John Snipes                     Ken Etter                   Mark Hays                     Bill Crowell                    Brian Sens
                                                                                                                                                            (Ranch director & oversees
                                                                                                                                                             operations of Camp May
                                                                                                                                                                & Camp Lewallen)
                2011                         CA M P                          D I R E C TOR S
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                                                                                                                                                                   Director of Camping

                                                                                               Important
                                                                                                                                                                              Brian Sens


Join Camp Staff & Earn                                                                         Camping Dates
College Scholarship Funds                                                                      Jan. 1-2 ........................................Camps Closed - New Year’s Holiday
                                                                                               Jan. 9 .........................................Anpetu-We Lodge Executive Meeting
                                                                                               Jan. 24 ..........................................Shawnee Lodge Executive Meeting
The success of your troop’s week at                 previous service
                                                                                               Feb. 22 ........................................ Council Camping Committee Dinner
summer camp is many times determined              • Commissioners: age 18
                                                                                               March 5 ............................................. Map and Compass Training - BR
by the quality of the staff serving you.
If you have a Scout in your troop who          Camp Staff Scholarships                         March 5 ................... Shawnee Lodge Ceremonial Team Seminar - BR
will be 15 years old and an Eagle Scout        Registration. Books. Room and board.            March 6 ............ Challenge Course and Climbing Recertification - BR
by June 1, 2011, and whom you believe          The costs of attending college have never       March 18-20.................................................. Anpetu-We Fun Weekend
would make a good staff member, en-            been so high. Can education be afford-          March 26 ...................................................... Orienteering Festival - BR
courage him to apply for staff.                able?                                           March 28 ......................................................Philmont Leaders Meeting
    Also, Explorers and Venturers (male           For the past 20 summers, the coun-           March 29 .............................. Shawnee Lodge Executive Meeting - BR
and female) will be interviewed for posi-                                 cil has awarded                                     BR = Beaumont Scout Reservation
tions at Swift Base.                                                       scholarship
    Camp staff provides a great op-                                      money to camp
portunity for a young man or woman
to broaden their Scouting contacts,
                                                                        staff members to
                                                                        recognize their
                                                                                                Camping Fees
improve their leadership skills and                                    leadership and           Dad & Lad, Mom & Me.......................................................................$31
serve the thousands of Webelos,                                       commitment to the         Webelos Mini-Camp ........................................................................ $110
Scouts, Explorers, Venturers and                                    camping program.            Webelos Camp.................................................................................$210
leaders who attend council camps                                  Ideally, the money is         Scout Camp......................................................................................$210
each year.                                                        used to encourage these       Horse Camp .....................................................................................$220
                                                                students to pursue an edu-
                                                                                                Ranger Program ..............................................................................$220
Position Minimum Requirements                                cation beyond high school.
                                                                                                River Ranger Program ....................................................................$235
  • Counselor (S bar F, Camp                                  Scholarships are avail-
     May & Lewallen): age 15 and                           able for camp staff members          Swift Base ........................................................................................$220
     preferably an Eagle Scout                             who have completed their             National Youth Leader Training......................................................$220
  • Program Counselor (Swift):                            high-school education and are         Paying adults .....................................................................................$75
     age 18                                                enrolled as a full-time under-
  • Administrative Aides: age 15                           graduate or graduate student         DISCOUNT: Pay in full by Camper Savings Day, May 2*, and save $10
     and Life Scout                                        working toward a post-second-        on Webelos Mini-Camp, Webelos Camp, Scout Camp, Swift Base
  • Food Service (S bar F): age                          ary degree.                            and NYLT.                              (* because May 1 falls on a weekend)
     15                                                     Scholarships start at $250
  • Area Directors                                      for Scouts who work one sum-
     (Scoutcraft, Nature                                mer, increasing to $1,000 for
     and Archery): age 18
  • Area Directors (Program,
     Aquatics and Field Sports): age 21
                                                        those who’ve worked four. Staff
                                                       members who have worked five
                                               summers or more may receive $1,250
                                                                                             Specialty Camps Offer
                                                                                             Multiple Opportunities
  • Wranglers: age 18                          after a subsequent summer.
  • First Aider/Nurse (Camp May &                 For more information on camp staff
     Lewallen): age 18                         scholarships, contact Director of Camp-
  • Business Managers: age 18,                 ing Brian Sens at 314-361-0600.
                                                                                             Weeklong specialty camps are designed                     year to year.
                                                                                             for older Scouts, Venturers and Explorers                     Scouts live in outpost camps, carry
Get Ready For Summer 2011                                                                    — and offer adventures beyond regular
                                                                                             summer camp.
                                                                                                                                                       all equipment necessary for camping and
                                                                                                                                                       walk portions of the Three Notch Trail

Webelos Camp & Mini-Camp
                                                                                                                                                       that show nature in its raw form.
                                                                                             HORSE CAMP                                                    Since many of the activities require
                                                                                             This coed seven-day, adventure-filled                     strength and courage, some physical con-
Webelos Mini-Camp and Webelos Camp                • Camp Lewallen, Silva, Mo. —              experience features horseback riding,                     ditioning is recommended before camp.
was a success this past summer! More                 Webelos Mini-Camp, where Scouts         swimming, skeet shooting, climbing tow-
than 2,000 Webelos attended camp.                    can swim in the pool, practice their    er, campfires and much more. A horse                         The River Ranger Program is a
    Make plans now to attend in the                  skills shooting a bow and arrow or      show concludes the camp on Saturday.                      weeklong float trip June 5-10 on the
summer of 2011! Webelos resident camp                a BB gun and paddling a boat on             Horse Camp will take place June 5-11                  Eleven Point River in south central
should be the highlight of the year for              Lake Potashnik. Meals are served in     at Nagel Base, Beaumont Scout Reser-                      Missouri. The river meanders through
your den. All during the year, the Scouts            the Jarvis Dining Hall.                 vation. Leadership is provided by the                     the picturesque Ozark hills and offers a
in your den have been developing skills           • Pine Ridge Scout Camp, south of          Council Trail Guide Committee.                            rich history as well as outstanding scenic
that are used in the Webelos camping                 Carbondale, Ill., on the 1,000-acre         Participants must be registered and                   beauty. Its course is cut in the shadows
experience.                                          Little Grassy Lake — two Webelos        14 years old by June 1, 2011. Maximum                     of steep bluffs, through sloping forested
    Promotion of the fun, adventure and              Mini-Camp sessions. Webelos             number of participants is 40.                             valleys and low-lying riparian ecosys-
opportunities of resident camps can get              Mini-Camp at Pine Ridge is rustic;                                                                tems.
lost in the shuffle unless it is automati-           Webelos will do much of their           RANGER & RIVER RANGER                                        Scouts camp in outpost camps along
cally programmed into every month of                 cooking of meals, and units will        PROGRAMS                                                  the river and take part in various pro-
the den calendar. Here are some tips:                need to provide their tentage.          These two Ranger programs are designed                    grams conducted by the Ranger Program
    • Schedule a special meeting with             • Swift Base, S bar F Scout Ranch,         for Scouts age 14 or older — or in their                  staff.
      parents during the winter to                   Knob Lick, Mo. — Webelos Mini-          fourth summer camp — who are in good
      heighten Scouts’ interest and inform           Camp sessions, where Webelos            physical condition.                                       SPECIALTY CAMP FEES
      parents of the many benefits of                can enjoy canoeing, fishing and             A Scout should participate in a Ranger                A non-refundable reservation fee of $25
      sending their sons to camp.                    swimming in the 280-acre Nims           program if he is interested in increasing                 will hold a participant’s spot.
    • Have Scouts and leaders who                    Lake. Meals are served at Swift         his appreciation of nature, camping and                      • Horse Camp: $220, includes meals,
      went to camp last year bring their             Lodge, and Webelos camp in              self-reliance. Scouts swim, have time to                  lodging and program materials. All fees
      pictures to the meeting.                       wooden framed tents.                    fish and participate in games designed                    must be paid in full by May 1, 2011.
    • Post a camp sign-up sheet at                A good plan would be to attend Mini-       to improve outdoor skills. Cooperation,                      • Ranger Program: $220, includes
      your meeting. Review this chart          Camp at Pine Ridge Scout Camp, Camp           teamwork and leadership development                       meals, program supplies, Ranger emblem
      frequently to see that all Webelos       Lewallen or Swift Base and then Camp          are key elements of both programs.                        and camp segment. All fees should be
      are registered for camp.                 May for Webelos Camp.                             Individual Scouts may sign up for                     paid in full by June 1, 2011.
    Start recruiting your camp leaders            Lottery and camp information was           either program as their second week                          • River Ranger Program: $235,
now! Whatever plans you eventually             sent to Cubmasters in September. Reser-       in camp. A minimum of five Scouts is                      includes meals, program materials, canoe
adopt, a qualified adult leader and other      vations fee for Webelos Mini-Camp and         required for the Ranger Program; a mini-                  rental from private outfitter, transporta-
parents must accompany the den to              Webelos Camp is $25 per Scout.                mum of 15 Scouts for the River Ranger                     tion to and from S bar F Scout Ranch and
camp. Webelos Mini-Camp and Webelos               The lottery was heald in December for      Program. Adults are welcome in both                       Ranger Program patch. All fees should
Camp offer you the best opportunity of         Mom & Me, Dad & Lad, Webelos Mini-            programs.                                                 be paid in full by May 2, 2011.
the year to learn about the Webelos in         Camp and Webelos Camp. Confirmations
your den and how to establish a pattern        were sent to the unit leader at the end of       The Ranger Program offers six ses-                        Applications are on page 30 and can
of working together.                           2010.                                         sions (June 12, June 19, June 26, July 3,                 be downloaded from the Resources page
    Camps for Webelos will be conducted           For more information on Webelos            July 10 or July 17) in the backwoods of                   at www.stlbsa.org.
at four council properties:                    Camp and Webelos Mini-Camp, select            S bar F Scout Ranch. Typical activities
    • Camp May at Beaumont Scout               “Summer Camps” under Camping at               include blacksmithing, Native American                      For more information on speciality
      Reservation, High Ridge, Mo. —           www.stlbsa.org and then click on “Cub         sweat lodge, ropes course and black                       camps, visit www.stlbsa.org/camping/
      Webelos Mini-Camp and Webelos            Scouts” in the menu at left.                  powder shooting, held in various areas                    summer-camps/tour/Pages/Specialty-
      Camp.                                                                                  of the Ranch. Activities might vary from                  Camps.aspx.

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                                                                      Anpetu-We Lodge
                                                                      Plans are in the works for this year’s Fun       Anpetu-We Lodge Officers
                                                                      Weekend on March 18-20. Watch for                Chief Evan Henry
                                                                      more information in the next edition of          1st Vice Chief Michael Kartje
                                                                      the Turtle Tales.                                2nd Vice Chief Joel Koesterer
                                                                         If you have any questions, contact one        Corresponding Secretary
                                                                      of the lodge officers or the Ritter Service         Robby Brewer
                                                                      Center.                                          Recording Secretary
                                                                                                                          Tyler Tuschhoff
                                                                      Shawnee Lodge                                    Treasurer Chris Walter
                                                                      The Shawnee Lodge Ceremonial Team
                                                                                                                       Adviser Bill Eddleman
                                                                      Seminar will be held Saturday, March
                                                                                                                       Associate Adviser Stan Latimer
                                                                      5, in the Emerson Center at Beaumont
                                                                                                                       Staff Adviser David Maudie
                                                                      Scout Reservation. Gathering and regis-
                                                                      tration begins at 9 a.m.                             ————————————
                                                                          Morning events will be indoors and           Shawnee Lodge Officers
                                                                      outdoors. The seminar promises to                Chief Ben Luedloff
                                                                      provide many new ideas to take back to           1st Vice Chief Bobby Kaye
                                                                      your chapter and ceremonial teams. Cost          2nd Vice Chief Stuart Krull
                                                                      of the seminar for Saturday only is $12,         Corresponding Secretary
                                                                      which includes lunch and a T-shirt.                 Clayton Weems
                                                                          If you are a new team or thinking of         Recording Secretary Daniel
                                                                      starting one, this is an event you won’t            McRath
                                                                      want to miss. Contact your chapter chief         Treasurer Aaron Burton
                                                                      if you plan to attend so we can plan             Adviser [vacant]
                                                                      accordingly. Registration forms are avail-       Staff Adviser Mike Zolezzi
                                                                      able on the Shawnee Lodge website and
                                                                      at the winter banquet.
                                                                                                                     Thornburgh, Sioux Chapter; and Paul
                                                                      Shawnee Lodge Adviser                          Van Praag, Sioux Chapter.
                                                                      Mike Zolezzi has been named staff ad-             O.A. adult members honored are De
                                                                      viser for the Shawnee Lodge.                   Bizzell, Cherokee Chapter; Roger Fried-
                                                                          Mike has been with the council for         rich, Shawnee Chapter; Michael Kartje,
                                                                      15 years and served as district executive      Wundchenneau Chapter; Bruce Plummer,
                                                                      in the Thunderbird and Osage districts.        Sioux Chapter; Chris Webb, Ney-A-Ti
                                                                      He is currently the council’s director of      Chapter; and Charles Wilson, Shawnee
                                                                      Activities & Civic Service.                    Chapter.
                                                                          As a youth in the Gravois Trail Dis-
                                                                      trict, he served as a chapter and lodge                   Shawnee Lodge
                                                                      officer in the Shawnee Lodge. Mike di-         The Shawnee Lodge presented the Vigil
                                                                      rected summer camp during 1999-2001.           Honor at its annual banquet in December.
                                                                          Mike also serves the council as the            O.A. youth members honored are Co-
                                                                      director of Activities & Civic Service. He     lin Canepari, River Trails Chapter; Rob-
                                                                      is an Eagle Scout, became a Vigil mem-         ert Casey, Osage Chapter; Tim Eskew II,
                                                                      ber in 1990 and completed Wood Badge.          Thunderbird Chapter; Luke Henderson,
                                                                                                                     Pathfinder Chapter; Bobby Kaye, New
                                                                      Vigil Honors                                   Horizons Chapter; Michael Kremer,
                                                                      The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that      North Star Chapter; Thomas Krull,
                                                                      the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon         Boone Trails Chapter; Jake Loesche,
                                                                      its members for service to lodge, council      Boone Trails Chapter; Cody Loucks,
                                                                      and Scouting. It is a high mark of distinc-    River Trails Chapter; Dan McKnough,
                                                                      tion and recognition reserved for those        North Star Chapter; Daniel McRath,
                                                                      Arrowmen who — by reason of excep-             Grand Towers Chapter; Ben Moore, New
                                                                      tional service, personal effort and unself-    Horizons Chapter; Brandon Tappmeyer,
                                                                      ish interest — have made distinguished         Boone Trails Chapter; Clayton Weems,
                                                                      contributions beyond the immediate             Ozark Trailblazers Chapter; and James
                                                                      responsibilities of their position of office   Wingo, North Star Chapter.
                                                                      to one or more of the following: lodge,            O.A. adult members honored are Earl
                                                                      Order of the Arrow, Scouting community         Binder New Horizons Chapter; Douglas
                                                                      or Scout camp.                                 Broleman, Tunderbird Chapter; Michael
                                                                          All nominees must have been a Broth-       Canepari, River Trails Chapter; David
                                                                      erhood member for at least two years.          Chambliss, Gravois Trail Chapter; Denis
                                                                          Be sure to congratulate the following      Drozkowski, Boone Trails Chapter;
                                                                      individuals when you see them.                 Raymond Kreienkamp Sr, New Horizons
                                                                                                                     Chapter; Ronald Krull, Boone Trails
                                                                                 Anpetu-We Lodge                     Chapter; Kristopher Mehrtens, Gravois
                                                                      The Anpetu-We Lodge presented the              Trail Chapter; Jacqueline Noel, Gravois
                                                                      Vigil Honor at its annual banquet in           Trail Chapter; Eleanor Philips, New
                                                                      December.                                      Horizons Chapter; Carolyn Simshauser,
                                                                         O.A. youth members honored are              North Star Chapter; Phillip Tilghman,
                                                                      Dylan Davis, Shawnee Chapter; Johna-           Gravois Trail Chapter; and Dennis
                                                                      than Kirkpatrick, Ney-A-Ti Chapter;            Weems, Ozark Trailblazers Chapter.
                                                                      Joel Koesterer, Shawnee Chapter; Bryan




                                                                      Events Designed For Scout Participation
                                                                      Activities are designed for specific           Scouters or guests who are being encour-
             Scout supplies and uniforms also available at            Scouting levels. Only youth members            aged to become registered Scouts or


                           Thro’s
                                                                      registered at that level should participate    Scouters — and who meet membership
                                                                      — i.e., Explorers or Venturers at the Fall     requirements — may attend an event.
                                                                      Fun Rally, Boy Scouts at the Klondike              Unit activities geared toward family
                       229 N. Main • St. Charles                      Derby.                                         involvement, such as courts of honor,
                            636-724-0132                                 Only registered youth and adult mem-        hayrides, picnics, pack meetings, or Cub
                                                                      bers of the Boy Scouts of America or           Scout family camping allow for full fam-
     Hours: M-F: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.   unregistered adults providing leadership       ily participation.
                                                                      for a unit should participate in Scouting          Additional information may be found
                                                                      activities. However, non-Scouts, non-          in the Safe Guide to Scouting booklet.

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S PECIAL                                        NE E D S                                            S C O U T I N G
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Staff Adviser
Special Needs College At University Of Scouting                                                                                                                                                  Kerrianne Duggan


Learn How To Give Scouts Best Program                                                                                                                                               SPECIAL NEEDS SCOUTING
                                                                                                                                                                                    COMMITTEE
Scouts running amuck, seem to                                                                        like pulling your hair out at your
stall out in advancement, acting                                                                     Scout meeting? This entertaining                                               Chairman: Dr. Thomas George
like a little professor?                                                                             presentation shows how to modify                                               Vice Chairman: Jane Grossman
   Come to University of Scout-                                                                      youth behavior by providing games                                              Commissioner: Cathie Lundry
ing’s Special Needs College                                                                          with a purpose.                                                                Activities: Joe Vaughn
and explore new ways to handle                                                                           Autism, Part 2 — Role play-                                                Advancement: Steve Gruendler
disruptive behaviors and obtain                                                                      ing at its best: Take an interactive                                           Camping: Chris Dick
resources to help provide a quality                                                                  look at autism while acting out                                                Membership: Denis Fessler
program.                                                                                             real Scouting scenarios. Help find                                             Training: Denise Keller
   The Special Needs Committee                                                                       solutions to some everyday issues                                              Committee Staff Adviser:
will present several topics dealing                                                                  regarding typical behavior of                                                     Kerrianne Duggan, kduggan@
with specific needs that Scouts                                                                      autism.                                                                           stlbsa.org
have. These topics are introductory                                                                      Disability Awareness: A Hands-
and advanced sessions, so come                                                                       on Journey Through Special Needs
                                                                                                                                                                                    SPECIAL NEEDS SCOUTING
back and see what’s new even if                                                                      — Travel through five interactive
you attended before.                                                                                 stations to experience how Scouts                                              MISSION STATEMENT
   Special needs topics include                                                                      in wheelchairs play basketball, how                                            To provide life skills for youth with
ADD, bi-polar disorder and                                                                           to see stars without using the eyes                                            disabilities, utilizing the Scouting
autism. General topics with an                                                                       and how to tie knots without using                                             Program. To instill values of good
emphasis on special needs include                                                                    hands.                                                                         character, personal fitness, par-
Managing Youth Behavior, Rank                                                                            Venturing Teens With A.D.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                    ticipating citizenship, and in other
Advancement and Bullies.                                                                             — For youth and adults: Being
   Course participants can gain                                                                      driven crazy by a best friend who                                              ways prepare Scouts with special
leadership skills with the knowl-                                                                    disrupts crew meetings? He’s                                                   needs to make ethical choices
edge of how to manage youth be-        Scouters experience some of the challenges facing a great guy, but his A.D.D. re-                                                            throughout their lives so they can
havior as well as learn to provide     Scouts with special needs.        Photo by Christine Hummel   ally gets in the way sometimes!                                                achieve their full potential.
a quality Scouting program for                                                                       Learn how both youth and adults
youth with a variety of disabilities.        through successful advancement altera-                  can work with teens with A.D.D.
   All sessions are 50 minutes.              tions for Special Needs Scouts.                   during crew meetings and on Venturing
                                                Attention Deficit Disorder, Part 2             activities. Simple modifications can help                                           For more information and registra-
   Special Needs Overview — Every            — Act like a kid again. Further explore           everyone have a much more enjoyable as                                           tion instructions, visit www.stlbsa.org
unit has a special needs Scout. Atten-       the dynamics of A.D.D through an inter-           well as productive time! (combined with                                          and select “University of Scouting” from
tion Deficit Disorder, autism, asthma,       active class with role-play and “acting           a Venturing session)                                                             the Training drop-down menu near the
diabetes and many more circumstances         out.”                                                 The University of Scouting takes                                             top of the page or go to www.stlbsa.org/
can be classified special needs. Learn          The Spectrum of Autism — One in                place on Saturday, Jan. 22, at Fox High                                          programs/special-needs-program/Pages/
how a unique council committee can help      150 youth has the diagnosis of autism.            School in Arnold, Mo.                                                            News-and-Events.aspx.
provide a quality program for all Scouts.    Discover the many ways to provide a
   Bullies — Boys will be boys?!? When       quality program to the Scout who wan-
does teasing and name calling become         ders off, overreacts to loud noises or acts
inappropriate Scouting behavior? This        like a little professor.
exciting class answers questions about          Bipolar Personalities — Learn ways
bullies.                                     to help Scouts with wide mood swings
   ABCs of Attention Deficit Disorder        associated with bipolar disorder to fit
(A.D.D.) — Scouts never paying atten-        into the unit. Participants will come away
tion? Running amuck? Out of focus? Im-       from this class with a new outlook on
pulsive? Learn about this neurobiological    actions and reactions.
disorder and gain tools and resources to        Individual Scout Achievement Plan
eliminate havoc during Scout meeting.        — Ensure the unit’s success by utilizing
   Rank Advancement for Special              an innovative plan of attack. Learn how
Needs Scouts — How many of Scouts            to develop an action plan for Scouts with
seem to stall or drop out of the pro-        simple or complex disabilities
gram? This presentation offers a journey        Managing Youth Behavior — Feel



Training Team Helps Year-Round
The Special Needs Training Team can                 topic and rank advancement.
provide information, guidance, resources          • Parent-Scouter conferences
and support to Scouts and leaders regard-         • Leader Mentor Program
ing physical and social disabilities which        • Resource materials
hinder a youth from full participation in         Topics offered are A.D.D., Speech

                                                                                                                     On Target
the Scouting program.                          impairment, Autism/Aspergers, Hearing
   Services provided include:                  impairment, Asthma, Visual impairment,
   • Presentations at Pow Wow,                 Down’s Syndrome, Motor impairment,
     University of Scouting,                   Epilepsy and Diabetes.                                                Brady Kedge pepares to shoot a rifle at summer camp last summer.
     Roundtables, camporees and other             For more information or guidance,                                  Brady attended camp with his unit, Troop 942 of the North Star District.
     training opportunities.                   contact Denise Stuckmeyer Keller at                                   The Greater St. Louis Area Council welcomes all Scouts — regardless of
   • Presentations on a unit level,            314-322-1946 or dave.denise2001@                                      disability or impairment — at its camps.                 Photo by Ed Nahlick
     providing information on a specific       yahoo.com.




 Find other useful information                                   American Foundation for the Blind ............................................................................................................ www.afb.org
                                                 HELPFUL LINKS




       at www.stlbsa.org:                                        American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)..................................................................... www.asha.org
                                                                 Autism Society of America....................................................................................................... www.autism-society.org
    click on Special Needs
                                                                 Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ..................................................... www.chadd.org
    in the drop-down menu                                        International Dyslexia Association ..................................................................................................... www.interdys.org
        under Programs.                                          Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) .......................................................................... www.ldanatl.org
                                                                 National Association of the Deaf ............................................................................................................... www.nad.org
                                                                 National Attention Deficit Disorder Association ....................................................................................... www.add.org
    ARE YOU TRAINED                                              National Center for Learning Disabilities................................................................................................. www.ncld.org
        IN YOUTH                                                 National Down Syndrome Congress............................................................................................... www.ndsccenter.org
                                                                 National Down Syndrome Society............................................................................................................ www.ndss.org
     PROTECTION?                                                 National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities.................................................. www.nichy.org
              SEE PAGE 5                                         United Cerebral Palsy ................................................................................................................................ www.ucp.org


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University Of Scouting                           continued from page 1

unit, district and council levels. Learn                 opportunities to improve leadership skills      ter program to Scouts with special needs.    What’s The Schedule?
about leadership positions that you may                  at all levels with specific opportunities       (see page 11)                                The opening is at 8:45 a.m., and classes
not have considered and how to prepare                   for district leaders. (see page 15)                 • Trainer College prepares trainers      run from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Registration
for those responsibilities. Adult advisers,                  Red Cross First Aid Training is of-         throughout the council for delivering ef-    begins at 7:30 a.m. A break is scheduled
learn how to utilize those youth leaders                 fered in a six-hour block during Leader-        fective and interesting training sessions.   for 11:50 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. — lunch is
to their potential, for their advancement                ship College for $30.                           The college offers six sessions meeting      provided. The Midway is open from 7:30
and to your benefit!                                         • Special Needs College contains six        all day.                                     a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Leadership College offers many                     courses that will help you provide a bet-           The day’s sessions cover general             Class descriptions, schedule and
                                                                                                         Scouting and specific program topics         registration form are available in PDF
                                                                                                         with content covering all of Cub Scout-      files that can be downloaded from the
                                                                                                         ing, Boy Scouting, Venturing, district       University of Scouting page under Train-
  Registration for University of Scouting                                                                operations and more.                         ing at www.stlbsa.org.
                                                                                                             These Scouter training experiences
                                     Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011                                             are planned to:                              How To Register
      Fee: $20 per adult, $10 per youth • Registration Deadline: Jan. 14, 2011                               • provide Scouters with a full           To register, use the form at left or — bet-
                                                                                                                understanding of their mission.       ter yet — download a registration form
  Name _____________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                             • obtain a commitment to the success     and course schedule from the Univer-
  Address ___________________________________________________________________                                   of the mission.                       sity of Scouting page under Training at
  City, State, Zip ______________________________________________________________
                                                                                                             • help develop techniques.               www.stlbsa.org.
                                                                                                             • supply information necessary to
  Phone (work) __________________________                (home) _____________________________                   carry out assignments.                         Deadline for registration
  E-mail ____________________________________________________________________                                • build morale and fellowship in the            is Jan. 14 — so don’t delay!
  Staff member?       q Yes       q No
                                                                                                                Scouting community.

  Choose your classes using the course codes listed before each class title.
  (Class descriptions with title and code can be downloaded from the University of Scouting page under
  Training at www.stlbsa.org.)                                                                           Commissioners: Get Trained
  Hour 1 _________________           Hour 2 __________________            Hour 3 _________________                        New commissioners are          • Jan. 22, University of Scouting, $20
  Hour 4 _________________           Hour 5 __________________            Hour 6 _________________
                                                                                                                            encouraged to attend         • June 4, St. Louis, $5
                                                                                                                            during the upcoming          Participants should bring a sack lunch
  Fee enclosed: $_________________________ ($20 per adult, $10 per youth)                                                   program year. Experi-     or purchase lunch at a nearby restaurant.
                                                                                                                            enced commissioners
  Return to: University of Scouting                                                                                      are welcome to attend for       To reserve your spot or for more
             Greater St. Louis Area Council–BSA                                                          a refresher course. Registration begins      information, send an e-mail to William
             4568 West Pine Blvd.
             St. Louis, MO 63108-2193
                                                                                                         at 8:30 a.m., with training from 9 a.m. to   Humphrey at whumphrey@stlbsa.org.
                                                                                                         3 p.m.

12     The Scouters’ Duffle Bag                                                                                                    Greater St. Louis Area Council: 314-361-0600 or 800-392-0895
                                                                                                                                                                    Director of Training
                                                                                                                                                                        & Advancement
                                                                                               Important Training &                                                          Fred Brown

Five Boy Scout Merit Badges                                                                    Advancement Dates
Introduced During Centennial                                                                   Jan. 9 .............................................. Eagle Scout Reception - St. Louis
                                                                                               Jan. 22 ..................................................Commissioner Conference - **
The Boy Scouts of America began                  because they received positive feedback
rolling out new merit badges for Boy             in a youth interest survey.                   Jan. 22 .........................................................................First Aid/CPR - **
Scouts during the centennial in 2010:                                                          Jan. 22 ......................................................... University of Scouting - **
Scuba Diving, Geocaching, Inventing                 Visit www.scouting.org/scoutsource/        Jan. 24 ................................................................... Wood Badge Dinner
and Scouting Heritage. Robotics will be          BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/               Feb. 12 ........................................... SEMO Eagle Scout Court of Honor
released early this year.                        MeritBadges.aspx for more information
                                                                                               Feb. 26 ........................................................Den Chief Conference - BR
   The five badges are being introduced          on these and other merit badges.
                                                                                               May14-15 ...........................................Leader Outdoor Experience - CL
                                                                                               May 20-22 & June 3-5 ............................................... Wood Badge - BR

  Dog Care                                                                                         ** = Fox High School; BR = Beaumont Scout Reservation; CL = Camp Lewallen

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  Merit Badge Center                                                                           Upcoming Merit Badge Centers
                         REGISTRATION BEGINS JAN. 19.
                                                                                                      Pets .................................................................................... April 16
  Hey, Boy Scouts! Do you wanna have fun earning a merit badge while hang-
  ing with a bunch of dogs? Join us at the Humane Society of Missouri as we sniff
                                                                                               Check the event grids in the back of this Duffle Bag for merit badge centers held
  through all the requirements needed to earn your Dog Care Merit Badge! Unleash
                                                                                               by individual districts, in addition to those listed on these pages.
  your creativity and have a howling good time meeting our shelter dogs all while
  learning facts about first aid, tips on being a terrific pet parent, tricks on training      Council Policy: Attendance at a merit badge center does not guarantee that a Scout
  and even how-tos concerning rescuing dogs! What better way to learn about vari-              will pass the requirements for the merit badge. In accordance with the merit badge
  ous breeds than to stroll through our male and female wings, getting up close and            policy, a Scout must meet with a counselor to complete the merit badge requirements.
  personal with the many pooches here who are waiting to meet their new families!?
  Earning a merit badge has never been this much fun and we’re sure you’ll give it
  two-paws up! Scoop up some fun stuff to take home too!
     The merit badge center will be on Saturday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Hu-
  mane Society of Missouri Headquarters Classroom (lower level), 1201 Macklind              Learn About Helping The Homeless
  Ave., St. Louis.
     Cost is $15 per person at the door and in-                                             St. Patrick Center extends an invitation                  ciency and how troops can help the cen-
  cludes materials, handouts and an invaluable Pet                                          to all Scout troops of middle- and high-                  ter achieve its mission in the community.
  First Aid Book from the American Red Cross and                                            school students to participate in “A Hand                     Large groups are welcome. Atten-
  the Humane Society of the United States ($12.95                                           Up” presentation.                                         dance is limited to 100 youths on a first-
  value).                                                                                      The two-hour presentation begins at 9                  come, first-served basis.
     To register, call the Humane Society’s education department at 314-951-1572.           a.m. on Feb. 24 and discusses the various                     For more information, contact Kim
                                                                                            causes of homelessness, how St. Patrick                   Zamastil at 314-802-0681 or kzamastil@
                                                                                            Center helps people achieve self-suffi-                   stpatrickcenter.org.


 Radio
 Merit Badge Center                                                                          Truck Transportation
                         REGISTRATION BEGINS JAN. 3.                                         Merit Badge Center
 Have you ever wondered how a radio works? How the sound gets from the micro-                                           REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JAN. 7
 phone in the studio to your receiver at home? Why some radio waves travel a long
 distance and others do not?                                                                 Interested and want to learn more about Truck Transportation? Then attend the
     Then the Radio Merit Badge Center is for you. It will be held on Saturdays, Feb.        Truck Transportation Merit Badge Skills Center on Jan. 15. United Van Lines in
 5 and 12, at Parkway North High School, 12860 Fee Fee Rd., St. Louis, 63146,                Fenton will once again host the Truck Transportation Merit Badge Center at the
 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 5th and beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the 12th. You must           United Van Lines facility located south and west of Interstates 44 and 270.
 attend both days. Merit badge counselors will be in attendance.                                 The session begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. The merit badge center will
     Scouts should be Second Class or higher. A signed merit badge card must be              be limited to the first 50 Scouts registering by Jan. 7, 2011. A $2 registration fee per
 presented at the door on Feb. 5 — this will be the Scout’s ticket to attend. No Scout       participant is required. Lunch is not included. Participants should bring a current
 will be allowed to continue without one. Each Scout must bring a sack lunch.                merit badge book and the information needed in requirements 1 and 2.
     This merit badge center is limited to the first 50 Scouts who register. Use the             Truck Transportation merit badge counselors will be available from 1 p.m. to 3
 form below and include a stamped self-addressed No. 10 envelope with your regis-            p.m. to meet with Scouts. Appointments may also be made to meet with a counselor
 tration form. You can also register by e-mail, and then an envelope is not required.        at a later date. Scouts wishing to stay for counseling should bring a sack lunch and
 Send registration by e-mail to hschaper@sbcglobal.net.                                      drink.
                                                                                                 Attendance at the skills center does not guarantee that Scouts will pass the re-
                         Radio Merit Badge Center                                            quirements for the merit badge. In accordance with the merit badge policy, a Scout
                                                                                             must meet with a counselor to complete the merit badge requirements.
                Saturdays, Feb. 5 & 12 • Reservation Deadline: Feb. 4
                                                                                                 For more information, call the Advancement Department at 314-361-0600 or
                      Enrollment is limited to the first 50 Scouts.                          800-392-0895.
  Please reserve ________ spaces for the Radio Merit Badge Center on Feb. 5 & 12.
                                                                                                             Truck Transportation Merit Badge Center
  Leader Name_______________________________________________________________                                                     Saturday, Jan. 15
  Address ___________________________________________________________________                                              Reservation Deadline: Jan. 7
  City, State, Zip ______________________________________________________________                                    Enrollment is limited to the first 50 Scouts.
  Position ____________________________________________ Unit No. ______________               Please reserve ________ spaces for the Truck Transportation Merit Badge Center on
  Phone: Home _________________________         Work ______________________________           Jan. 15.


                                                                                              Leader Name_______________________________________________________________
  Include a self-addressed No. 10 envelope and names, troop number and rank of all Boy
  Scouts attending.                                                                           Address ___________________________________________________________________
                                                                                              City, State, Zip ______________________________________________________________
     Mail to:    Henry G. Schaper Sr.
                 241 Tapestry Dr.                                                             Position ____________________________________________ Unit No. ______________
                 Oakville, MO 63129-3728
                                                                                              Phone: Home _________________________                   Work ______________________________
  More information: 314-487-8296 or hschaper@sbcglobal.net
                                                                                              Include Names, Troop Number, Rank and a $2 registration fee for each Boy Scout attending.

                                                                                                  Mail to:     Greater St. Louis Area Council–BSA
      ARE YOU TRAINED IN YOUTH PROTECTION?                                                                     Attn: Advancement Department
                                                                                                               4568 West Pine Blvd.
                                      SEE PAGE 5                                                               St. Louis, MO 63108-2193



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                                                         E A G L E                          E A S E L
                                                 We recognize the following young men who recently achieved Scouting’s highest rank.

Boone Trails District                               Saints Act. Assoc./KOC No. 10136               PSO                                               Christopher Johnson, Troop 643, Holy Trinity
Joseph Berger, Troop 35, St. Joachim & St.       Nicholas Conover, Troop 780, Bowles School      Michael Kierstead, Troop 981, Westchester             Catholic Church
   Ann Catholic Church                              PTO                                            School PTO                                        Kyle Masek, Troop 643, Holy Trinity Catholic
Michael Mason, Troop 35, St. Joachim & St.       Daniel Heiland, Troop 780, Bowles School                                                              Church
   Ann Catholic Church                              PTO                                          North Star District                                 Andrew Stark, Troop 643, Holy Trinity
Edward Nihill, Troop 353, John Weldon            James Scala, Troop 780, Bowles School PTO       William Dixon, Troop 705, Lusher School PTA           Catholic Church
   Elementary PTO                                Matthew Heckenkamp, Troop 821, Affton           Conor Fellin, Troop 939, St. Ferdinand              Marc Prather, Troop 954, Holy Spirit Parish
Richard Jansen, Troop 391, American Legion          School Mothers’ Club                            Catholic Church
   Post 226                                      Joshua Rhodes, Troop 824, Washington Middle     Christopher D. Singleterry, Troop 950, Jana         River Trails District
Robert Jansen, Troop 391, American Legion           School PTO                                      Elementary PTA                                   Ryan Johnson, Troop 372, Meramec Arnold
   Post 226                                                                                                                                             Elks Lodge
Neal Smith, Troop 674, United Methodist          New Horizons District                           Osage District                                      Douglas Urban, Troop 406, Hillsboro Civic
   Church of the Shepherd                        Charles Koors Jr., Troop 300, Webster Groves    Anthony Eggert IV, Troop 439, St. Francis              Club
Matthew Stokes, Troop 674, United Methodist         Presbyterian Church                             Borgia Church                                    Matthew Passmore, Troop 416, Windsor-Freer
   Church of the Shepherd                        Edward Miller, Troop 303, Avery School PTO      Jacob Henderson, Troop 439, St. Francis                Parents Assn.
Thomas Pini, Troop 757, Zion Lutheran Church     Michael Miller, Troop 313, Three Thirteen          Borgia Church
Trenton Nichols, Troop 763, Harris Elementary       Parents’ Club                                Ricky Meyers, Troop 443, Gray Summit Lions          Shawnee District
   PTO                                           Vineeth Bhuvanagiri, Troop 322, Eureka             Club                                             Jared Saylor, Troop 2, Grace United Methodist
Scott Bruning, Troop 835, Open Hearts               United Methodist Church                      Dalton Reeves, Troop 463, Knights of                   Church of Cape Girardeau
   Methodist Church                              Samuel Edwards, Troop 323, St. Peter Catholic      Columbus of Cuba                                 Samuel Rhodes, Troop 5, VFW Post No. 3838
Tyler Neff, Troop 842, Stone’s Sign Shoppe          Church                                       Jared Eissinger, Troop 465, Knights of                 of Cape Girardeau
   Inc.                                          Dustin Damron, Troop 336, St. Michael              Columbus Council No. 1576                        Jonathan Deneke, Troop 11, Rotary Club of
Nathan Breshears, Troop 858, Progress South         Catholic Church                              Ian Yenzer, Troop 465, Knights of Columbus             Jackson
   Elem. PTO Inc.                                Connor Schoenberger, Troop 352, Keysor             Council No. 1576                                 Nathan Elfrink, Troop 11, Rotary Club of
Nicholas Iborg, Troop 911, Harvester Christian      School PTO                                                                                          Jackson
   Church                                        Robert Smith, Troop 352, Keysor School PTO      Ozark Trailblazers District                         Prithvi Rudrappa, Troop 16, Elks Lodge No.
Kenneth Steimel, Troop 911, Harvester            Jeremy Broadbooks, Troop 387, St. John          Ethan Basler, Troop 410, Knights of Columbus           639 of Cape Girardeau
   Christian Church                                 United Church of Christ                         of Bloomsdale                                    Mackenzie Kietzer, Troop 210, Jackson Elks
Kevin Stein, Troop 911, Harvester Christian      Andrew Rankin, Troop 387, St. John United                                                              Lodge No. 2652
   Church                                           Church of Christ                             Pathfinder District                                 Alex Collier, Troop 311, Optimist Club of
Mark McElwrath Jr., Troop 918, St. Joseph        Tyler Graham, Troop 456, Pond School PTO        John Welsh, Troop 39, Rohan Wood School                Jackson
   Church, Cottleville                           Tyler Turnbo, Troop 456, Pond School PTO        Shawn Mehrhoff, Troop 288, Our Lady of the
Henry Alfred, Troop 975, Our Savior Lutheran                                                        Presentation Holy Name                           Thunderbird District
                                                 Ryan Wittenauer, Troop 492, Bellerive School
   Church                                           PTO                                          Zachary Weinstock, Troop 493, Samuel United         Matthew Eatherton, Troop 179, Immaculate
                                                                                                    Church of Christ                                    Heart of Mary
Riley Cook, Troop 977, Salvation Army            Christopher Rolwes, Troop 627, Holy Infant
   O’Fallon Corps                                   Catholic Church                              Stuart Slates, Troop 496, Mason Ridge School        Alexander Winkler, Troop 212, St. Ambrose
                                                                                                    PTA                                                 HNS
                                                 Charles Rosebrough, Troop 627, Holy Infant
Cherokee District                                   Catholic Church
Christian Dzurny, Troop 41, Kiwanis Club of      Andrew Smith, Troop 630, Christ Prince of
   Sikeston                                         Peace Church

                                                                                                  Stamp Collecting
Alex Elsey, Troop 41, Kiwanis Club of Sikeston   John Witthaus, Troop 685, Saint Gerard
Spence Vaughn, Troop 41, Kiwanis Club of            Majella
   Sikeston                                      Brian Jacobi, Troop 751, St. Joseph Catholic
Alex Bohnert, Troop 272, Kiwanis Club of
   Kennett
                                                    Church, Manchester
                                                 Adam Kriegsies, Troop 751, St. Joseph            Merit Badge Center
                                                    Catholic Church, Manchester
Egyptian District                                Bryan Jaeger, Troop 782, St. John’s Lutheran                             RESERVATION DEADLINE: JAN. 25
Girard Cole, Troop 17, First Methodist Church       Church
   of Carrier Mills                                                                               The Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Workshop will take place Saturday, Feb. 19, at
                                                 Joshua Kelly, Troop 783, Salem of Ballwin
Kyle Emery, Troop 21, Zion United Church of                                                       the Renaissance St. Louis Hotel, 9801 Natural Bridge Rd., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
                                                    United Methodist Church
   Christ, Marion                                Gabriel Christian, Troop 787, Carman Trails         Held in conjunction with the annual St. Louis Stamp Expo, the workshop pro-
Benjamin DeVardo, Troop 21, Zion United             PTO                                           vides a unique opportunity to meet stamp dealers and collectors, view 3,000 pages
   Church of Christ, Marion                      Ryan Klein, Troop 792, Oakbrook Elementary       of philatelic exhibits, attend seminars and a public auction. This workshop is open
Braxton Spence, Troop 21, Zion United Church        School PTO                                    to both those Scouts who have already formed stamp collections and those just
   of Christ, Marion                             David Baranski, Troop 801, Manchester United     starting to collect.
John Hunter, Troop 77, First United Methodist       Methodist Church                                 The $5 registration fee covers admission to the Stamp Expo and the Souvenir
   Church, Carterville                           Andrew Larkins, Troop 805, Green Trails PTO      Expo Cover. As an option, Scouts can stay after the workshop is completed until the
                                                 Nicholas Huesemann, Troop 809, St. Monica        Stamp Expo closes at 6 p.m. (Lunch is not provided.)
Gravois Trail District                              Catholic Church
Aaron Latal, Troop 25, Truman School PTG                                                             Space is limited to the first 20 Scouts registering by Jan. 25, 2011. There will be
                                                 John Klaesner, Troop 809, St. Monica Catholic    no refunds for Scouts who fail to attend. Participants should bring a current Stamp
John Ketzner, Troop 67, Abiding Savior              Church
    Lutheran School                                                                               Collecting merit badge pamphlet and must bring their troop-approved merit badge
                                                 Michael Tanner, Troop 809, St. Monica
Zachary Friedman, Troop 166, Rogers                 Catholic Church                               card.
    Elementary RPO                               Dallin Robinson, Troop 834, LDS – Rockwood          This is a Class A uniform event. Those wishing to complete the requirements for
Andrew Hunter, Troop 169, Assumption Parish         1st Ward St. Louis Stake                      the badge at the workshop must bring the materials required to fulfill requirements
Elliott Telle, Troop 331, American Legion Post   Evan Robinson, Troop 834, LDS – Rockwood         3, 8 and one part of requirement 7 (7b will be completed during the workshop).
    300 & Salem Lutheran Men’s Club                 1st Ward St. Louis Stake                      Instruction is provided for beginning collectors.
Eric O’Shea, Troop 647, St. Francis of Assisi    Daniel Broyles, Troop 848, Highcroft Ridge          Attendance at the workshop does NOT guarantee that you will pass the require-
Daniel Altmann, Troop 661, Point School PTO         PSO                                           ments for the merit badge.
Matthew Rudolf, Troop 662, Queen of All          Drew Williamson, Troop 848, Highcroft Ridge         For additional information contact David L. Straight at 314-935-5465 (day),
                                                                                                  314-993-9693 (evening), or dls@wustl.edu.

                                                                                                                 Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Center
                                                                                                                   Saturday, Feb 19 • Reservation Deadline: Jan. 25
                                                                                                                      Enrollment is limited to the first 20 Scouts.

                                                                                                   Please reserve ________ spaces at the Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Center on
                                                                                                   Feb 19. Enclosed is the $5 registration fee for each Scout. (No refunds will be given for
                                                                                                   Scouts who do not attend.)


                                                                                                   Name _____________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                   Address ___________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                   City, State, Zip ______________________________________________________________
                                                                                                   E-mail (optional) ____________________________________________________________
                                                                                                   Phone: Home _________________________             Troop No. __________________________


                                                                                                   Amount Enclosed $_________________ Make checks payable to David L. Straight.
                                                                                                   Enclose a list of the Scouts with name, address, telephone and rank for each (e-mail
                                                                                                   optional).

                                                                                                      Mail to:    David L. Straight
                                                                                                                  P.O. Box 32858
                                                                                                                  St. Louis, MO 63132



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  Eagle Scout Association Plans                                                              Cubs & Boy Scouts: Find Learning
                                                                                             Opportunities In The Community
  Annual Golf Tournament
  Put Monday, May 9, on your calen-                The 2011 fee,
                                                                                             Children’s Hospital                          $20, due before activity starts. Per-person
                                                                                                                                          class fee is due day of the event. Prices
  dar for the 20th annual Eagle Scout           to be announced,                             St. Louis Children’s Hospital offers
                                                                                                                                          below do not include sales tax.
  Association of Greater St. Louis Golf         includes 18 holes of                         private classes for groups of 15 or more
                                                                                                                                             Beginner Leathercraft — $14.99,
  Tournament.                                   golf, golf cart rental,                      — 20 or more for helmet checks. Classes
                                                                                                                                          includes 3 stamping tools, mallet, 8
     The tournament will take place at          refreshments and lunch.                      meet some badge requirements and can
                                                                                                                                          projects, color, instruction booklet, DVD;
  the Missouri Bluffs Golf Club, 18 Re-            All proceeds go to the Eagle Scout        be held at a unit’s location.
                                                                                                                                          project: luggage tag; 1.5 to 2 hours
  search Park Circle, St. Charles, 63304.       Association Special Projects Fund                For more information or to schedule
                                                                                                                                             Belt — belt blank with buckle &
     Photos by Bruce Bollinger from last        used to further enhance Scouting             a private class, call 314-286-0464 or e-
                                                                                                                                          keep; $10.99 for 1" belt, $12.99 for 1.25"
  year’s tournament can be viewed at            programs in the Greater St. Louis Area       mail programs@bjc.org.
                                                                                                                                          belt; 1.5 hours
  ESA’s website, www. stlesa.org. Click         Council.                                         Basic Aid Training — Four-hour
                                                                                                                                             Small Knife Pouch — $9.99; merit
  on Activities in the red bar at top and          Watch for more information in the         first-aid program for ages 9-12; work-
                                                                                                                                          badge-approved; for age 8 & older; 1.5
  look for the golf ball on the Activities      next Duffle Bag.                             book, light snack provided; $15 per child
                                                                                                                                          to 2 hours
  page.                                            To register, visit www.stlesa.org.            Babysitting 101 — Four-hour
                                                                                                                                             Wristband/Neckerchief Slide/Coin
                                                                                             introduction to the basics, including
                                                                                                                                          Pouch — $8.99; 1 hour (special pricing
                                                                                             the business aspect, child development,
                                                                                                                                          for pack meetings)
                                                                                             safety/first-aid and games; workbook,
                                                                                                                                             Watter Bottle Carrier (for 16 oz.
                                                                                             light snack provided; $24 per child
Leadership College Helps Scouts                                                                  Staying Home Alone — Two-hour
                                                                                                                                          bottle) — $11.99, pre-cut leather, small
                                                                                                                                          rounder, small belt clip; 2 hours
                                                                                             class helps parents and children to deter-
And Adults Realize Their Potential                                                           mine child’s readiness and help prepare
                                                                                                                                             Arrow (for Arrow of Light ceremony)
                                                                                                                                          — $6.99, includes stone arrowhead, staff
                                                                                             them for experience of staying home
Mark your calendar to attend Youth              for a variety of leadership positions and                                                 for arrow (notched and fletched), artifi-
                                                                                             alone; workbooks for parent and child
Leadership College at the University of         how to prepare for them. Adult leaders                                                    cial sinew; 1 hour
                                                                                             provided; $20 per parent & child
Scouting on Saturday, Jan. 22, at Fox           learn how to utilize those youth leaders                                                     Can Holder (for metal soda can)
                                                                                                 Helmet Safety Check — Scouts
High School in Arnold.                          to their maximum potential and develop-                                                   — $10.99; 1 hour
                                                                                             bring their own helmet for checking by
    For its fifth anniversary, the college is   ment.                                                                                        Journal — $11.99; 1.5 to 2 hours
                                                                                             trained safety expert for proper fit; new
reinventing itself with new classes, up-            This year’s classes are You Don’t                                                        Large Knife Pouch — $9.99; merit
                                                                                             helmets $8; parents and children learn
dated class contentment and, of course,         Have to Be the SPL to Lead, District                                                      badge-approved; 2 to 2.5 hours
                                                                                             how to adjust the helmet themselves and
more fun than ever before.                      and Council Camping Leadership Roles,                                                        Basic Carving — $29.99, includes
                                                                                             continue this safety practice at home.
    Classes are taught by youth presenters      Leadership Opportunities in the Order of                                                  basic starter set; project: small coin
who cover the course content and facili-        the Arrow, Training Youth Leaders at the                                                  pouch; for age 12 & older; 2 hours
tate relatable activities on topics such as     Unit Level, Advanced Leadership Train-       Tandy Leather Co.                               Tandy Leather Co. is located in south
leadership, communication, Order of the         ing Opportunities for Youth Leaders and      Instructors from Tandy Leather Co.           St. Louis County at 13078 Tesson Ferry
Arrow and National Youth Leadership             Knowing the E.D.G.E. of Communica-           will travel to your location for hands-      Rd., St. Louis, 63128.
Training.                                       tion and Your Resources                      on workshops of 15 or more Scouts.              To schedule a workshop at their
    Participants will discover numerous             For class descriptions and a registra-   All projects are colored and assembled       location or yours, call 314-842-2540 or
youth leadership and training opportuni-        tion form, visit www.stlbsa.org. Click       before taking them home. Travel fee is       866-532-8922 toll free.
ties at the unit, district, council and na-     on Training in the bar at top and select
tional levels. Scouts learn responsibilities    “University of Scouting.”                                     See more learning opportunities on page 19.




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                                                                                                 Scouts had an amazing time at ScoutQuest
                                                                                                 Scouts had an amazing time at ScoutQuest
Ten percent is spent on general expenses and 6 percent on fundraising. A Friends of              100 in June. Your support will help continue
                                                                                                 100 in June. Your support will help continue
Scouting contribution of $148 provides one Scout with a year of programs and services.           the council’s great Scouting program.
                                                                                                 the council’s great Scouting program.
   All chairmen are members of the council’s executive board: Steve Leer, chairman and
CEO, Arch Coal, Inc.; and Buzz Eckelcamp, vice president, Bank of Washington.
   From January through April, more than 1,000 Friends of Scouting volunteers will be
contacting our Scout leaders, parents and friends in the community and business leaders.
When you are contacted, please be generous.
   Increase the impact of your contribution to the Greater St. Louis Area Council through
matching gift programs. Many companies are employing Scouters and Scout parents and
will match — dollar for dollar — contributions of $25 or more. If your employer partici-
pates in this program, indicate so on your pledge card and request a matching gift form
from your employer to initiate the process.
   Become a 2011 Friends of Scouting member and help us guide our youth toward mak-
ing the right choices.


   2010 Friends of Scouting Guardian-Level Units ($1,000 & Up)
    Boone Trails                                               Louis Stake                      Pack 855  Wild Horse Elementary PTO          Ozark Trailblazers
    Pack 35     St Joachim & Ann Care Service      Troop 165   Seven Holy Founders              Pack 3859 Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian     Pack 483    St Joseph Catholic Church of
    Pack 353    John Weldon Elementary PTO         Troop 169   Assumption Parish                          Church                                         Farmington
    Pack 397    Assumption Parish, O’Fallon        Troop 331   American Legion Post 300 &       Pack 888  St Alban Roe Catholic Church
    Pack 760    American Legion Post 313                       Salem Lutheran Men’s Club        Pack 981  Westchester School PTO             Pathfinder
    Pack 856    Church of the Immaculate Heart     Troop 580   Long School LPG                  Troop 300 Webster Groves Presbyterian        Pack 345    Church of the Immacolata
                of Mary                            Troop 584   Christ Memorial Lutheran Men’s             Church                             Pack 284    All Souls Holy Name Society
    Pack 858    Progress South Elementary PTO                  Club                             Troop 303 Avery School PTO                   Pack 344    Reed School Assn
                Inc                                Troop 585   Benard Middle School PTO         Troop 313 Three Thirteen Parents Club        Pack 362    Maplewood-Richmond Heights
    Pack 873    Immaculate Conception Catholic     Troop 586   St Mark Catholic Church          Troop 322 Eureka United Methodist                        School PTO
                Church                             Troop 646   St Catherine Laboure                       Church                             Pack 498    Wilson School
    Pack 911    Harvester Christian Church         Troop 661   Point School PTO                 Troop 323 St Peter Catholic Church           Pack 499    Elks Lodge St Louis No. 9
    Pack 966    Ostmann Elementary School          Troop 662   Queen of All Saints Act Assn/    Troop 352 Keysor School PTO                  Pack 504    Central Christian School
                PTO                                            KOC No. 10136                    Troop 360 N Glendale Elementary PTA          Troop 11    Temple Israel
    Pack 969    Crossroads Elementary PTA          Troop 671   St Margaret Mary Alacoque        Troop 361 St Mary Magdalen Church            Troop 21    Wydown School PTO
    Pack 975    Our Savior Lutheran Church                     Church                           Troop 371 St Clare of Assisi Parish          Troop 39    Rohan Wood School
    Pack 989    Inpendence Element PTO             Troop 725   St Dominic Savio Catholic        Troop 387 St John United Church of Christ    Troop 344   Ladue Middle School Parents
    Troop 30    Fairmount School PTO                           Church                           Troop 456 Pond School PTO                                Organization
    Troop 72    Kohl-Jeck VFW Post 2866            Troop 776   Uthoff Valley PTO                Troop 457 Frank P Tillman PTO                Troop 362   Maplewood-Richmond Heights
    Troop 351   St Charles Borromeo Church         Troop 778   Robert Stanton PTO               Troop 496 Mason Ridge School PTA                         School PTO
    Troop 353   John Weldon Elementary PTO         Troop 780   Bowles School PTO                Troop 567 Green Pines School PTO             Troop 493   Samuel United Church of Christ
    Troop 533   Lion’s Club of Harvester           Troop 824   Washington Middle School PTO     Troop 597 Ascension Catholic Church          Troop 512   LDS-Frontenac Ward-St Louis
    Troop 674   United Methodist Church of the                                                  Troop 601 Chesterfield School PTO                        Stake
                Shepherd                           Kaskaskia                                    Troop 603 Babler School PTO                  Troop 954   Holy Spirit Parish
    Troop 853   Wentzville Christian Church        Pack 58     Goreville United Methodist       Troop 623 Kehrs Mill Parent Teacher
    Troop 858   Progress South Elementary PTO                  Church                                     Organization                       River Trails
                Inc                                Pack 112    United Methodist Church,         Troop 624 St Clement Catholic Church         Pack 413    St Joseph Imperial
    Troop 911   Harvester Christian Church                     Murphysboro                      Troop 627 Holy Infant Catholic Church        Pack 450    Lone Dell Parents Club
    Troop 975   Our Savior Lutheran Church         Pack 251    Grace United Methodist Church    Troop 630 Christ Prince of Peace Church      Pack 474    Simpson Elementary School
    Troop 977   The Salvation Army O’Fallon        Troop 4     Knights of Columbus No. 988,     Troop 631 St Mark Presbyterian Church                    Parents Club
                Corps                                          Murphysboro                      Troop 641 Ross School PTO                    Pack 892    Rockport Parents Club
    Troop 984   Dardenne Presbyterian Church       Troop 66    First United Methodist Church,   Troop 677 Living Word                        Troop 406   Hillsboro Civic Club
    Troop 997   Ostmann Elementary PTO                         Carbondale                       Troop 685 Saint Gerard Majella               Troop 419   Immaculate Conception Parish,
                                                   Troop 133   Grace United Methodist Church    Troop 750 Wren Hollow Elementary                         Arnold
    Cherokee                                                                                              School PTO                         Troop 426   Festus Elks Lodge No. 1721
    Pack 89     First United Methodist Church      New Horizons                                 Troop 751 St Joseph Catholic Church,         Troop 450   Knights of Columbus 6018,
                of Kennett                         Pack 303    Avery School PTO                           Manchester                                     Arnold
    Troop 41    Kiwanis Club of Sikeston           Pack 304    Fairway Elementary PTO           Troop 782 St John’s Lutheran Church          Troop 557   VFW Post 2593
    Troop 59    First Christian Church of          Pack 310    Henry School PTA                 Troop 783 Salem of Ballwin United            Troop 892   Rockport Parents Club
                Sikeston                           Pack 314    Edgar Road School PTA                      Methodist Church
    Troop 272   Kiwanis Club of Kennett            Pack 323    St Peter Catholic Church         Troop 787 Carman Trails PTO                  Shawnee
                                                   Pack 335    Mary Queen of Peace              Troop 801 Manchester United Methodist,       Pack 1      St Mary’s Catholic School
    Egyptian                                       Pack 338    The College School                         Church                                         Cathedral
    Pack 18     First United Methodist Church      Pack 352    Keysor School PTO                Troop 803 Shenandoah Valley School PTO       Pack 16     St Vincent Catholic Men’s Assn
                Herrin                             Pack 357    Woerther School PTO              Troop 809 St Monica Catholic Church          Pack 20     Evening Optimist Club of Cape
    Pack 21     Zion United Church of Christ       Pack 360    North Glendale School PTO        Troop 834 LDS-Rockwood 1st Ward-St                       Girardeau
                Marion                             Pack 456    Pond School PTO                            Louis Stake                        Pack 202    Fruitland Community Church
    Pack 23     First United Presbyterian Church   Pack 496    Mason Ridge School PTA           Troop 843 LDS-Chesterfield Ward-St Louis     Pack 212    St Paul Lutheran Men’s Club of
                Harrisburg                         Pack 505    Incarnate Word Catholic Church             Stake                                          Jackson
    Pack 77     First United Methodist Church      Pack 529    McKelvey School PTO              Troop 848 Highcroft Ridge PSO                Pack 312    Knights of Columbus of Jackson
                Carterville                        Pack 567    Green Pines School PTO           Troop 981 Westchester School PTO             Troop 2     Grace United Methodist Church
                                                   Pack 593    Rossman School                   Crew 2899 Good Shepherd Lutheran                         of Cape Girardeau
    Gravois Trail                                  Pack 597    Ascension Catholic Church                  Church                             Troop 5     VFW Post No. 3838 of Cape
    Pack 61     Oakville Elementary PTO            Pack 603    Babler School PTO                                                                         Girardeau
    Pack 116    St Justin the Martyr Parish        Pack 604    Ridge Meadows School PTO         North Star                                   Troop 8     Trinity Lutheran Church Men’s
    Pack 161    St Simon Holy Name Society         Pack 623    Kehrs Mill Parent Teacher        Pack 739    Russell School PTA                           Club
    Pack 580    Long Elementary School PTO                     Organization                     Pack 939    St Ferdinand Catholic Church     Troop 11    Rotary Club of Jackson
    Pack 584    Christ Memorial Lutheran Men’s     Pack 624    St Clement Catholic Church       Pack 951    McCurdy Elementary PTA           Troop 16    Elks Lodge No. 639 of Cape
                Club                               Pack 627    Holy Infant Catholic Church      Troop 551   Grace Chapel Men’s Club                      Girardeau
    Pack 647    St Francis of Assisi               Pack 631    St Mark Presbyterian Church      Troop 713   St. Rose Philippine Duchesne     Troop 210   Jackson Elks Lodge No. 2652
    Pack 648    Wohlwend School PTO                Pack 639    Ross School PTA                  Troop 749   Vietnam Veterans Chapter 794     Troop 311   Optimist Club of Jackson
    Pack 661    Point School PTO                   Pack 656    McGrath School PTO               Troop 829   St Sabina Catholic Church
    Pack 662    Queen of All Saints Act Assn/      Pack 677    Living Word                      Troop 921   Barrington Elementary School     Sioux
                KOC No. 10136                      Pack 680    Sacred Heart School                          PTA                              Troop 166   First Christian Church of Poplar
    Pack 671    St Margaret Mary Alacoque          Pack 750    Wren Hollow PTO                  Troop 939   St Ferdinand Catholic Church                 Bluff
                Church                             Pack 751    St Joseph Catholic Church,       Troop 942   St Andrew United Methodist
    Pack 708    Kellison School PTA                            Manchester                                   Men’s Club
                                                                                                                                             Thunderbird
    Pack 725    St Dominic Savio Catholic          Pack 781    Hanna Woods School PTO           Troop 950   Jana Elementary PTA
                                                                                                                                             Pack 62     St Joan of Arc Holy Name
                Church                             Pack 782    St John’s Lutheran Church                                                                 Society
    Pack 726    Thomas Blades Elementary PTO       Pack 786    Pierremont School PTO            Osage                                        Pack 104    St Stephen Holy Name Society
    Pack 753    Hageman Parent Orgranization       Pack 792    Oak Brook School PTO             Pack 439    St Francis Borgia Church         Pack 214    Kennard CJA PTO
    Pack 778    Robert Stanton School PTO          Pack 803    Shenandoah Valley School PTO     Pack 811    St Peter’s United Church of      Pack 281    Epiphany Men’s Club
    Pack 780    Bowles School PTO                  Pack 804    Chesterfield Day School                      Christ                           Troop 4     Nottamme Trust at St Gabriel
    Pack 825    Trautwein School PTO               Pack 805    Green Trails Parent Teacher      Pack 923    Pacific Eagles 3842              Troop 51    Our Lady of Sorrows Church
    Pack 826    Kennerly School PTO                            Organization                     Troop 431   First Baptist Church             Troop 179   Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Troop 25    Truman School PTG                  Pack 809    St Monica Catholic Church        Troop 439   St Francis Borgia Church         Troop 181   Grace United Church of Christ
    Troop 116   St Justin Catholic Church          Pack 843    LDS-Chesterfield Ward-St Louis
    Troop 121   LDS-Oakville Ward-South St                     Stake



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                                                                                                                                       Photos on these pages by the ScoutQuest 100 Photo Team




2010 Friends of Scouting Patron-Level Units ($500-$999)
Boone Trails                                  Pack 36     American Legion Post 369         Troop 314 Edgar Road School PTO              Pack 468      VFW of Ste Genevieve
Pack 30   Fairmount School PTO                Pack 41     First United Methodist Church    Troop 319 Lutheran Church of Webster         Troop 410     Knights of Columbus of
Pack 83   Henderson Elementary School                     of Sikeston                                Gardens                                          Bloomsdale
          PTO                                 Pack 351    Portageville Chamber of          Troop 335 Mary Queen of Peace                Troop 468     VFW of Ste Genevieve
Pack 351  St Charles Borromeo Home                        Commerce                         Troop 357 Woerther School PTO                Troop 483     St Joseph Catholic Church of
          School                                                                           Troop 492 Bellerive School PTO                             Farmington
Pack 358  VFW Post 5327 of Wentzville         Egyptian                                     Troop 792 Oakbrook Elementary School
Pack 370  Holy Rosary Church                  Pack 14     Eldorado Firefighters Inc                  PTO                                Pathfinder
Pack 377  Child of God Lutheran School        Pack 19     First United Methodist Church    Troop 805 Green Trails Parent Teacher        Pack 283      Remington School PTO
Pack 506  Mt Hope School PTC                  Pack 30     McLeansboro Kiwanis Club                   Organization                       Pack 575      Rose Acres PTA
Pack 507  Messiah Lutheran Church             Pack 42     Aldersgate United Methodist      Crew 2677 Living Word                        Pack 769      Willow Brook PTO
Pack 530  Lion’s Club of Harvester                        Church                           Crew 2834 LDS-Rockwood Ward-St Louis         Pack 954      Holy Spirit Parish
Pack 628  Central Elementary School PTO       Pack 56     First Christian Church                     Stake                              Troop 283     Maryland Heights Church of
Pack 657  O’Fallon Christian Church           Troop 19    First Bank John’ston City                                                                   Christ
Pack 674  United Methodist Church of the      Troop 21    Zion United Church of Christ     North Star                                   Troop 284     All Souls Holy Name Society
          Shepard                                         Marion                           Pack 551    Grace Chapel Men’s Club          Troop 525     Arlington United Methodist
Pack 757  Zion Lutheran Church                Troop 28    First Baptist Church of Benton   Pack 615    St Norbert Catholic Church                     Men’s Club
Pack 813  Joseph Mudd Elementary PTC          Troop 42    Aldersgate United Methodist      Pack 797    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne     Troop 766     John Calvin Presbyterian
Pack 835  Open Hearts Methodist Church                    Church                           Pack 921    Barrington Elementary School     Troop 769     Willow Brook PTO
Pack 854  American Legion Post 323            Troop 156   First Christian Church                       PTA
Pack 857  Lewis & Clark PTC                                                                Pack 942    St Andrew United Methodist       River Trails
Pack 936  BPO Elks Lodge 690                  Gravois Trail                                            Men’s Club                       Pack 419      Immaculate Conception Parish,
Pack 949  St Patrick’s Parish                 Pack 25     Truman School PTG                Troop 374   Friedens Chapel United Church                  Arnold
Pack 966  Ostmann Elementary School           Pack 111    LDS-Fenton Ward-South St                     of Christ                        Pack 425      Festus-Crystal City Elks Lodge
          PTO                                             Louis Stake                      Troop 383   St Peter Evangelical United                    No. 1721
Pack 968  Prairie View Elementary PTO         Pack 267    Beasley School PTO                           Church of Christ                 Pack 430      Fox Elementary School Parents
Pack 970  Becky David School PTO              Pack 646    St Catherine Laboure             Troop 613   Sacred Heart HNS                               Club
Pack 971  Harvest Ridge School PTO            Pack 721    Sappington School PTO            Troop 615   St Norbert Catholic Church       Pack 458      Arnold Rotary Club
Pack 972  Chapel of the Lake                  Pack 777    St Paul Men’s Club               Troop 686   Blessed Teresa of Calcutta       Pack 469      First Baptist Church of Arnold
Pack 975  Our Savior Lutheran Church          Pack 788    Providence Christian Academy                 Catholic Church                  Pack 451      Warrior Supporters
Pack 976  St Elizabeth Ann Seton Knights      Pack 877    Green Park Community Church      Troop 739   Russell School PTA               Pack 460      Morse Mill Baptist Church
          of Columbus                         Troop 61    Oakville Elementary PTO          Troop 940   St Angela Merici Roman           Pack 484      Our Lady Catholic Church
Pack 977  Rock Creek Elementary PTA           Troop 67    Abiding Savior Lutheran School               Catholic Church                  Pack 550      St John Lutheran Church
Pack 980  Westhoff Elementary PTC             Troop 142   Home Schoolers                                                                Pack 557      Sherwood Caring Community
Pack 983  Friedens United Church of           Troop 647   St Francis of Assisi             Osage                                                      Organization
          Christ                              Troop 648   Oakville Middle School           Pack 348    American Legion Post 338         Troop 5       Wesley Methodist Church
Troop 22  Knights of Columbus Warrenton       Troop 708   Rockwood South Parents           Pack 359    St Paul’s UCC                    Troop 6       Hillsboro Civic Club
Troop 35  St Joachim & St Ann Catholic                    Asscociation                     Pack 443    Gray Summit Lions Club           Troop 467     Zion Lutheran Laymans League
          Church                              Troop 721   Sappington School PTO            Pack 444    Meramec Valley Eagles,
Troop 757 Zion Lutheran Church                Troop 724   Southview School PTO                         Sullivan                         Shawnee
Troop 760 American Legion Post 313            Troop 777   St Paul Catholic Church          Pack 446    Immaculate Conception            Pack 8        Trinity Lutheran School Men’s
Troop 763 Harris Elementary PTO                                                                        Catholic Church                                Club
Troop 856 Church of the Immaculate Heart      Kaskaskia                                    Pack 452    Presbyterian Church of           Pack 12       Optimist Club of Jackson
          of Mary                             Pack 44     Mt Moriah Lutheran Church                    Washington                       Pack 250      Knights of Columbus of
Troop 857 St Peter’s Elementary School                                                     Pack 489    Conway School Assn                             Perryville
          PTA                                 New Horizons                                 Pack 508    Immanuel Lutheran School
Troop 952 LDS-Missouri River Ward-            Pack 305    Annunciation School              Pack 663    Old Bonhomme Parent/Teachers     Sioux
          North County Stake                  Pack 319    Lutheran Church of Webster                   Assn                             Pack 60       Fellowship General Baptist
Troop 962 LDS-St Charles Ward-North                       Gardens                          Troop 329   Pacific American Legion                        Church
          County Stake                        Pack 321    Twin Oaks Presbyterian           Troop 431   First Baptist Church
Troop 970 Harvest Ridge Elementary PTO        Pack 371    St Clare of Assisi Parish        Troop 439   St Francis Borgia Church         Thunderbird
Troop 972 Chapel of the Lake                  Pack 492    Bellerive School PTO             Troop 442   Union Rotary Club                Pack 62       St Joan of Arc Holy Name
Troop 973 LDS- Lake Saint Louis Ward-         Pack 495    Andrews Academy                  Troop 443   Gray Summit Lions Club                         Society
          North County Stake                  Pack 621    Salem United Methodist Church    Troop 462   Washington VFW                   Pack 104      St Stephen Holy Name Society
Troop 975 Our Savior Lutheran Church          Pack 685    St Gerald Majella Church         Troop 465   Knights of Columbus Council      Pack 214      Kennard CJA PTO
Crew 2858 Progress South Elementary PTO       Pack 764    Barretts School PTO                          No. 1576                         Pack 281      Epiphany Men’s Club
          Inc                                 Pack 787    Carman Trails PTO                                                             Troop 4       Nottamme Trust at St Gabriel
Crew 2937 Golf Headquarters Golfplex          Pack 848    Highcroft Ridge PSO              Ozark Trailblazers                           Troop 51      Our Lady of Sorrows Church
                                              Pack 864    LDS-Rockwood 2nd Ward-St         Pack 404    Lion’s Club of Ste Genevieve     Troop 179     Immaculate Heart of Mary
Cherokee                                                  Louis Stake                      Pack 410    PTO of Bloomsdale Elementary     Troop 181     Grace United Church of Christ
Pack 33    Methodist Church of Charleston     Pack 922    Eureka Elementary PTO            Pack 423    Central PTC




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V E NTURING
Venturing programs are open to all young people (male and female) with or without a Scouting background. Meetings usually happen once or twice a month.                Council Advisor
                                                                                                                                                                           Jared White

VENTURING COLLEGE                                         Skills Course and the Kodiak                  web page at www.stlbsa.org to find out
AT UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING                                 Program for Your Crew                         when the next Venturing Basic Training
                                                                                                                                                            2011-12 VOA Officers
Make plans to attend Venturing Col-                    • Venturing After High School                    is available.
lege at the University of Scouting on                     & Bridging From Venturer to                       You can also check the neighboring              President Hannah Bisch,
Saturday, Jan. 22, at Fox High School in                  Associate Advisor                             district’s schedule and attend that session            hannah.bisch@gmail.com
Arnold.                                                • Roundtable Discussion of Day’s                 if your district’s dates are inconvenient.          VP Administration Kody Gurlen,
   Exciting sessions are designed for                     Learning                                                                                             prim8@charter.net
youth and adults from all crews and                    For class descriptions and a registra-           SCUBA VENTURING CREW                                VP of Program Dustin Readnour,
troops and will provide insight into the            tion form, visit www.stlbsa.org. Click              Can you picture yourself and your                      10-11area3pres@att.net
role of Venturing within the Scouting               on Training in the bar at top and select            friends scuba diving on a shipwreck in
program.                                            “University of Scouting.”                           the clear, warm water of the Caribbean              VP of Communication Allison
                                                                                                        during spring break next year?                         Smith
Sessions for Adults Only                            HORSEBACK RIDING                                        That is just a sample of the kind of            Advisor Rick McIlvoy, 636-394-
   • Venturing as an Integral Part of the           Why not include a horseback ride in your            exciting activities we do in Venturing                 5728, rmcilvoy@sbcglobal.net
     Scouting Program                               program plan? You and your Venturers                Crew 2287.                                          Kodiak Advisor Rick McIlvoy,
Sessions for Youth Only                             or Explorers will enjoy this activity and               Interested in joining? Contact Bill                636-394-5728, rmcilvoy@
   • Skills Course for Venturers:                   have the opportunity to become acquaint-            Cowley at bcowley@charter.net.                         sbcglobal.net
     Physical Fitness/Sportsmanship                 ed with Nagel Base at Beaumont Scout                                                                    Central Region Area 3 President
   • Skills Course for Venturers:                   Reservation.                                        SEABADGE COURSE VII                                    Dustin Readnour,
     Outdoor/Ranger                                    Approximately 20 horses are avail-               Seabadge Course SB4MO10, held Nov.                     10-11area3pres@att.net
Sessions for Both Adults & Youth                    able for either a three-hour ride at $20            12-14 at Beaumont Scout Reservation,
   • Thinking of Starting a Crew?                   per person or a five-hour ride at $35 per           was a huge success.                                 Council Advisor: Jared White,
                                                                                                                                                            jwhite@stlbsa.org
   • The Fine Art of Maintaining Your               person (Explorers and Venturers only).                 Seabadge is the equivalent to Wood
     Crew Membership                                The minimum number of reservations is               Badge for Sea Scouting. Thirty partici-
   • Advising Youth Working on the                  five. Experienced volunteer guides are              pants and 12 staff members attended the
     Gold & Silver Awards                           provided for each ride.                             course.                                           Central Region Venturing News: www.
   • Venturing With Teens With A.D.D.                  Call the Camping Department for time                John Paprocki from Wasau, Wis., was              crventuring.org
   • Internet Safety for Youth                      schedules and to check if your desired              the course Advisor. Presentations were            Kodiak: www.kodiak-bsa.org
   • Social Networking Online                       date is available for horseback riding.             made by council volunteers including              Venturing Fast Start Training:
   • Venturing Roundtables & the                    Then confirm your reservation in person             Bill Hamilton, Bob Vogt and David                   www.scouting.org/venturing/faststart/
     Venturing Officers Association                 or by mailing a check.                              Whitney.                                          Powder Horn (high adventure!) training
   • Venturing Leadership Skills Course                                                                                                                     information for Venturing leaders:
   • Basic Trainer Skills for Venturing             BASIC LEADER TRAINING                               QUICK LINKS                                         www.powderhorn-bsa.org
     Leadership Courses                             Check the district event grids in the back          Greater St. Louis Area Council                    Exploring News: www.learningforlife.
   • Presenting Venturing Leadership                of this Duffle Bag or visit your district’s           Venturing: www.venturing.gslac.org                org or www.stllfl.org




  Girls In Boy Scouting? You Bet!
  Venturing Offers Program For Young Men & Women




   FA C T S
   • In 1969, girls were welcomed
     as trial participants in
     Exploring and Sea Scouts.
   • Girls officially became
     members of the BSA on April
     1, 1971.
   • Tens of thousands of girls are
     BSA members in Venturing
     and Sea Scouting today.
   • There have been 12 National
     Venturing presidents since
     Venturing started in 1998. Six
     have been female.
   • Amanda Vogt from the Greater
     St. Louis Area Council served
     as the 2008-09 National
     Venturing president.
   • The 2010-11 National
     Venturing Cabinet has six
     members of which four are
     female.


 Photos by Jeff Abernathy, Ryan Gallagher,
 Amanda Vogt & Bob Vogt                                                     To learn more about the Venturing program, talk to your district executive or contact Jared White at jwhite@stlbsa.org.



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MORE                             NEWS



Scouts Will Find Fun In Science, Nature Classes
Butterfly House                                Scout and $6 per escort or sibling. Two
                                               weeks’ notice is required to schedule a
                                                                                               snack and light breakfast, sleep among
                                                                                               the exhibits, take part in fun badge activi-
                                                                                                                                                         For reservations, contact Linda Wright
                                                                                                                                                      at 314-286-4634 or Angie Carr at 314-
The education department of the Sophia
                                               program.                                        ties and receive a special Magic House                 289-4471.
M. Sachs Butterfly House offers two op-
                                                  City Museum is located at 701 N.             patch.
tions for visiting Scouts:
                                               15th St., St. Louis, 63103.                         Cost is $32 per person, and at least
   • Self-guided tour with activity book-
                                                  For more information or to schedule a        one adult is required for every five                   St. Louis Zoo
      let filled with age-appropriate word                                                                                                            The St. Louis Zoo’s education depart-
                                               Pick-a-Patch program, contact Tracey at         Scouts. A $50 non-refundable deposit is
      games and puzzles to complete as                                                                                                                ment offers many opportunities for
                                               groups@citymuseum.org.                          due when making reservations.
      Scouts study the insects and other                                                                                                              Scouts to learn about the animal world.
                                                                                                   The Magic House is located at 516 S.
      animals on display. An accompany-                                                                                                                  Programs may include live animals,
                                                                                               Kirkwood Rd., St. Louis, 63122.
      ing patch serves as commemoration        Magic House                                         All Scout programs include admission               biofacts, activities, games, tours or crafts.
      for the visit.                           During the school year, Scout workshops                                                                Some programs help Scouts work toward
                                                                                               to the Magic House. Reservations are
   • “Case of the Dismembered Cricket”         for Cub Scout packs are available on                                                                   badge requirements.
                                                                                               required.
      — after being sworn in as detec-         Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at                                                                     Snooze at the Zoo allows Scouts
                                                                                                   For more information or to make a
      tives for the Bug Bureau of Investi-     4 p.m.; on select Fridays at 4 p.m.,                                                                   to spend the night near the animals.
                                                                                               reservation, visit www.magichouse.org
      gation, Scouts collect clues to solve    5:15 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.; and on select                                                                  Included in the overnight program are a
                                                                                               or call 314-822-8900, ext 18.
      the caper of crickets missing from a     Saturdays at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m.                                                               live animal class, games, challenges and
      garden.                                  or 2:45 p.m.                                                                                           a nighttime hike through the zoo.
   The Butterfly House is located at              These programs meet requirements             Science Center                                            Tours are offered seven days a week
15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, 63017.        for Bears (Electricity and Nature Craft         In the St. Louis Science Center’s Life                 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. from
   For details and reservations, visit         Electives and Art Electives) and Webe-          Science Lab Patch Program, Scouts can                  September through May, unless other-
www.butterflyhouse.org or www.                 los (Scientist Activity Badge and Artist        conduct experiments in an authentic                    wise noted on the zoo’s website. Top-
butterflyschool.org, or call 636-530-          Activity Badge).                                lab setting, dressing in lab attire while              ics include Cold Weather Adaptations,
0076, ext.13.                                     Scout workshops are $8.75 per Scout          extracting DNA, examining fingerprints                 Web of Life for grades 3-6; Deserts,
                                               and $8.75 per person for all accompany-         and solving crimes.                                    Grasslands, Classification, Endangered
City Museum                                    ing adults and leaders.
                                                  The Magic House also offers camp-
                                                                                                  Cost is $15 per person, and includes
                                                                                               an hour allocated for each Scout meeting
                                                                                                                                                      Species, The River’s Edge, Rainforest
                                                                                                                                                      for grades 4-6; Taxonomy, Conservation,
The City Museum has new badge op-
                                               ins for Bears and Webelos. Scout groups         and Life Science Lab experience, snack                 Endangered Species Research Center &
tions for Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos
                                               can camp inside “under the exhibits” and        and beverages, free parking and a Life                 Veterinary Hospital for grades 7-12.
and Boy Scouts — and, of course, all
                                               have the Magic House all to themselves          Science Patch.                                            For more information or to make
programs allow Scouts to explore the
                                               on select Fridays from October through             The St. Louis Science Center is                     a reservation, visit www.stlzoo.org/
museum.
                                               May. Campers explore the more than              located at 5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis,               education/programsforscoutsoryouthgr/.
   Pick-a-Patch programs are $16 per
                                               100 hands-on exhibits, enjoy an evening         63110.


     See more opportunities on page 15 and at www.stlbsa.org — select Community Events under “Program,” then click on Monthly Invitations in the menu at left.




   Make A Lasting Impression & Support Scouting
   In The Beaumont Scout Reservation Brick Plaza
       Beaumont Scout Reservation has long been a
       wonderful place for young people to enjoy. Over
       the years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have
       been a part of the rich Scouting history.

       Now you have a chance to make a lasting
       impression on the future of Scouting. By purchasing
       a brick, you could recognize someone who has
       helped guide you along the right trail.




                                                                                                     Beaumont Scout Reservation Brick Plaza
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   Donations to the Brick Plaza become a part of the permanent endowment
      of the Greater St. Louis Boy Scout Trust Fund. Your contributions
            will benefit camp maintenance now and for the future.             Mail to: Beaumont Brick Plaza, Greater St. Louis Area Council–BSA, 4568 West Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108-2193




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B E AC O N                                     A W A R D

Award Recognizes Units’ Promotion Of Scouting
The Beacon Award — a ribbon for your unit’s flag — was established in 2008
                                                                                               Details about the Beacon Award and examples of
as a new initiative to enhance Scouting’s image. The award is limited to one
per unit, per year.                                                                         qualifying activities can be found at www.stlbsa.org —
   The following units recently performed an activity that enhances Scouting’s              click on Volunteer Awards on the Volunteer drop-down
image. For their effort, they are presented with the Beacon Award to display on             menu in the blue menu bar; then click Beacon Awards
their unit flag.                                                                              in the menu at left. Also see the article on page 31.

Boone Trails
Pack 530 ...... cleaned up outdoor classroom (wooden area with 1/2-mile trail used by                                                      Pack 44
                students and teachers to learn about nature) at Castlio Elementary School
Pack 977 ...... partipated in Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony at Rock Creek
                Elementary; performed as color guard during school-wide assembly
                afterwards
Gravois Trail
Troop 200 .... walked in Veterans Day Parade with flags for American Gold Star
               Mothers
Troop 826 .... promoted troop through weekly e-note from Sperreng Middle School
               principal inviting people to come see what they are doing
Kaskaskia
Pack 41 ........ led audience and Vienna Grade School officials in Pledge of Allegiance
                 at Vienna Grade School open house as they initiated U.S. flag in gym
                 donated by Vienna VFW
Pack 44 ....... participated in annual Veterans Day Parade hosted by Veterans of Foreign
                Wars Post 3455
Pack 112 ...... carried American Flag and led Murphysboro Apple Festival Pet & Hobby
                Parade
New Horizons
Pack 310 ...... served as color guard prior to River City Rascals game
Pack 328 ...... provided color guard and led Pledge of Allegiance for ValleyPalooza
                Music Festival
Pack 336 ...... performed flag raising ceremony at St. Michael the Archangel School in
                honor of veterans
North Star
Troop 686 .... participated in Ferguson’s Fourth of July parade
Osage
Pack 452 ...... participated in pre-game ceremonies at St. Louis Rams games, taking
                part in holding giant American flag on field for national anthem; also
                sold more than 100 tickets to members, family, friends and fellow Scouts
                and were recognized by Rams organization as unit selling most tickets                                                                     Pack 328
                for Scout Honor Day
River Trails
Pack 416 ...... presented colors and the Pledge of Allegiance; retired colors after
                breakfast




   Pack 530




                                                                                                                                                           Pack 452


                                                                                                                                                           Pack 310




  Pack 977

20     The Scouters’ Duffle Bag                                                                                 Greater St. Louis Area Council: 314-361-0600 or 800-392-0895
                                                       D I S T R I C T                                            E V E N T S
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                                                                 BOONE TRAILS DISTRICT
                                 CHAIRMAN: Dan Pelikan; COMMISSIONER: Joe Flees, joeflees-bt-dc@att.net
                                 BOONE TRAILS DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                  Activities: Brian Newman; Advancement: Patrick Winning; Camping: Glenn Hay, gthay@design9.com; Membership: Steve Kiewiet; Public Relations: Susan
                                  Campbell; Training: Larry Mundhenk, ssunbear@centurytel.net
                                 ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Don Seckfort, dseckfort@yahoo.com • news: www.boonetrails.org/oa
                                  Chapter Chief: Stuart Krull; 1st Vice Chief: Cody Seckfort; 2nd Vice Chief: Preston Richards; Secretary: CJ Toland
                                 VENTURING • Advisor: Mike McGrath, mmcgrath@lindenwood.edu, 636-240-5966; Assistant Advisor: Debbie Smith, mosunflower@ msn.com, 314-795-6681 • news
                                  to & from: btventuring2009@att.net
                                  President: Kate Frederick, prettypurplepolkadots@hotmail.com; VP-Administration: Jacob Hanneken, k.hanneken@charter.net; VP-Program: Sarah Phebus,
                                  sphoebus14@yahoo.com; VP-Communication: Lauren Alexander, tinkerbellfan@socket.net
                                 DISTRICT DIRECTOR: Ben Brennecke, bbrennecke@stlbsa.org, 314-256-3086; SENIOR DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: Nick Johnson, njohnson@stlbsa.org, 314-256-
                                  3102; SENIOR DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: Jared White, jwhite@stlbsa.org, 314-256-3092

                district event                 date    (ends)    start time                      location                                                  contact & other information
Boy Scout Roundtable                          Jan 04            7 p.m.        Dardenne Presbyterian Church, 7400 Hwy N,      Alan Fountain, 636-447-5786, fountains58@att.net
                                                                              O’Fallon, 63368
Cub Scout Roundtable                          Jan 04            7 p.m.        Dardenne Presbyterian Church                   Richard Evans, 636-541-3822, richardevans043@centurytel.net
Eagle Board of Review Training                Jan 04            7:30 p.m.     Dardenne Presbyterian Church                   Mike Griffin, 636-485-7810, Eagle@griffweb.com
Eagle Board of Review                         Jan 10            7 p.m.        Dardenne Presbyterian Church                   Mike Griffin, 636-485-7810, Eagle@griffweb.com; candidate: call/e-mail for appt.
Commissioner Staff & Committee Mtg            Jan 11            6 p.m.        Lindenwood University Club, 600 Old Friedens   Ben Brennecke, 314-256-3086, bbrennecke@stlbsa.org
                                                                              Rd, St Charles, 63301
Winter Rendezvous/Klondike Derby              Jan 15            9 a.m.        Beaumont Scout Reservation                     Glenn Hay, 636-447-1432, glenn@design9.com; one-day event.
Eagle Board of Review                         Jan 22            7 p.m.        Dardenne Presbyterian Church                   Mike Griffin, 636-485-7810, Eagle@griffweb.com; candidate: call/e-mail for appt.
VOA Mtg                                       Jan 24            7 p.m.        St Peter’s Senior Center, 108 McMenamy Rd,     MIke McGrath, mmcgrath@lindenwood.edu
                                                                              St Peters, 63376
Recognition Dinner                            Jan 28            6:30 p.m.                                                    Ben Brennecke, 314-256-3086, bbrennecke@stlbsa.org
First Aid Merit Badge Center                  Jan 29            8 a.m.                                                       Todd Campbell, vatacamp@charter.net; send e-mail for flyer & registration information;
                                                                                                                             registration by unit only
Boy Scout Roundtable                          Feb 01            7 p.m.        Dardenne Presbyterian Church                   Alan Fountain, 636-447-5786, fountains58@att.net
Cub Scout Roundtable                          Feb 01            7 p.m.        Dardenne Presbyterian Church                   Richard Evans, 636-541-3822, richardevans043@centurytel.net
Eagle Board of Review                         Feb 07            7 p.m.        Dardenne Presbyterian Church                   Mike Griffin, 636-485-7810, Eagle@griffweb.com; candidate: call/e-mail for appt.
Commissioner Staff Mtg                        Feb 08            7:15 p.m.     St Peter’s Senior Center,                      Joe Flees, 636-949-0067, joeflees-bt-dc@att.net
O.A. Chapter Banquet                          Feb 12            11 a.m.       O’Fallon Christian Church, 9380 Veterans       Don Seckfort, 636-397-0508, dseckfort@yahoo.com
                                                                              Memorial Pkwy, O’Fallon, 63366
Committee Mtg                                 Feb 15            7:15 p.m.     Lindenwood University Club                     Ben Brennecke, 314-256-3086, bbrennecke@stlbsa.org
Eagle Board of Review                         Feb 21            7 p.m.        Dardenne Presbyterian Church                   Mike Griffin, 636-485-7810, Eagle@griffweb.com; candidate: call/e-mail for appt.
Boy Scout Roundtable                          Mar 01            7 p.m.        Dardenne Presbyterian Church,                  Alan Fountain, 636-447-5786, fountains58@att.net
Cub Scout Roundtable                          Mar 01            7 p.m.        Dardenne Presbyterian Church                   Richard Evans, 636-541-3822, richardevans043@centurytel.net
Cub Scout Leader Specific Training            Mar 05            8 a.m.        LDS Church, 1401 S Henke Rd, Lake St           Larry Mundhenk, 636-272-3171, ssunbear@centurytel.net; cost: $15; includes a binder &
                                                                              Louis, 63367                                   Cub Scout leader handbook.
Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster           Mar 05            8 a.m.        LDS Church, Lake St Louis                      Larry Mundhenk, 636-272-3171, ssunbear@centurytel.net; cost: $15; includes all
Training                                                                                                                     manuals.
Troop Committee Challenge                     Mar 05            8 a.m.        LDS Church, Lake St Louis                      Larry Mundhenk, 636-272-3171, ssunbear@centurytel.net; cost: $15; includes binder &
                                                                                                                             Troop Committee Guide books.
Venture Leader Training                       Mar 05            8 a.m.        LDS Church, Lake St Louis                      Larry Mundhenk, 636-272-3171, ssunbear@centurytel.net; cost: $15; includes all manuals
                                                                                                                             for training.
Eagle Board of Review                         Mar 07            7 p.m.        Dardenne Presbyterian Church                   Mike Griffin, 636-485-7810, Eagle@griffweb.com; candidate: call/e-mail for appt.
Commissioner Staff Mtg                        Mar 08            7:15 p.m.     St Peter’s Senior Center                       Joe Flees, 636-949-0067, emailbigjoe-adc@yahoo.com
Committee Mtg                                 Mar 15            7:15 p.m.     Lindenwood University Club                     Ben Brennecke, 314-256-3086, bbrennecke@stlbsa.org




                                                                         CHEROKEE DISTRICT
                                 CHAIRMAN: Vern Griffith, vern.griffith@progressivefcs.com; COMMISSIONER: Bill Gremard, bgremard@semo.net
                                 CHEROKEE DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                  Activities: Diane Smith, craftydiane1@yahoo.com; Advancement: Sheila Halford, shalford@risco.k12.mo.us; Camping: Lynn Hasty, hasty@sbmu.net; Membership:
                                  Doc Mobley, docmobley@yahoo.com; Training: Dan Norton, prosecutor@sbmu.net
                                 ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Charlie Brown, cbrown@bwbins.com
                                  Chapter Chief: Wesley Sutton; 1st Vice Chief: William Cox; 2nd Vice Chief: Jackson Sutton; Secretary: Braydon Reynold
                                 DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: Carmel Dare, cdare@stlbsa.org, 573-335-3346 or 800-335-3346

               district event                  date    (ends)    start time                      location                                                  contact & other information

Boy Scout Roundtable                          Jan 04            7 p.m.        First United Methodist Church, Sikeston
Cub Scout Roundtable                          Jan 04            7 p.m.        First United Methodist Church, Sikeston
Merit Badge University                        Jan 08            8:30 a.m.     Sikeston                                       Bill Gremard, 573-379-5556, bgremard@semo.net
New Leader Training                           Jan 08            9 a.m.                                                       Dan Norton; held in conjunction with MBU
Cub Scout Games                               Jan 15            9 a.m.        Kennett                                        Charlie Brown, 573-888-7113, cbrown@bwbins.com; registration 9 to 9:30 a.m.; events
                                                                                                                             9:30 a.m.
Commissioners & Committee Mtg                 Jan 17            6:30 p.m.     First United Methodist Church, Portageville
Recognition Dinner                            Jan 21            6 p.m.        Morehouse                                      Scott Crumpecker
Klondike Derby                                Jan 28   Jan 30   8 a.m.        Baptist Campground, Benton,                    Lynn Hasty, 573-380-4742, hasty@sbmu.net
Boy Scout Roundtable                          Feb 01            7 p.m.        First United Methodist Church, Sikeston
Cub Scout Roundtable/Scout-O-Rama             Feb 01            7 p.m.        First United Methodist Church, Sikeston        Diane Smith, craftydiane1@yahoo.com
Kickoff
O.A. Chilli Dinner                            Feb 05            4 p.m.        Kennett Scout Hut                              Charlie Brown
SEMO Eagle Scout Court of Honor               Feb 12            10 a.m.       Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Merit Badge University                   Feb 19            8 a.m.        Southeast Missouri State University
Commissioners & Committee Mtg                 Feb 21            6:30 p.m.     First United Methodist Church, Portageville
Boy Scout Roundtable                          Mar 01            7 p.m.        First United Methodist Church, Sikeston
Cub Scout Roundtable                          Mar 01            7 p.m.        Sikeston, First United Methodist Church
Commissioners & Committee Mtg                 Mar 14            6:30 p.m.     First United Methodist Church, Portageville
Scout-O-Rama                                  Mar 26            7 a.m.        Rone Hall, Portageville                        Diane Smith, craftydiane1@yahoo.com; for Cub Scouts & Webelos




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                                                                          EGYPTIAN DISTRICT
                                CHAIRMAN: Bill Bonan II; COMMISSIONER: Jim Mitchell, ronald.j.mithcell@mwarep.org
                                EGYPTIAN DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                 Activities: Bob DuClos; Advancement: Rick Nelson; Camping: Bob Crews; Membership: Paula Fulkerson; Training: Chuck Wiese
                                ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Chris Webb
                                DISTRICT DIRECTOR: T.J. Foley, tfoley@stlbsa.org, 618-942-4863 or 888-942-4863


              district event                  date     (ends)   start time                       location                                                    contact & other information
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Jan 04             7 p.m.        Zion United Church of Christ, 930 W Cherry       Bob Dick, 618-252-5017
                                                                              St, Marion
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Jan 04             7 p.m.        Zion UCC                                         Kathleen Gaare-Wiese, 618-996-2619, cwiese@midamer.net
Egyptian-Kaskaskia Klondike                  Jan 15             8 a.m.        Pine Ridge Scout Camp                            Southern Illinois Service Center, 888-942-4863, tfoley@stlbsa.org
Committee/Commissioners Mtg                  Jan 18             7 p.m.        Southern Illinois Service Center, 803 E Herrin   T.J. Foley, 618-942-4863, tfoley@stlbsa.org; 2011 goal setting & approval
                                                                              St, Herrin
Recognition Dinner                           Jan 21             6:30 p.m.                                                      T.J. Foley, 618-942-4863, tfoley@stlbsa.org
Eagle Board of Review                        Jan 26             7 p.m.                                                         Larry Sanders, 618-997-3216, sanders@rendlake.org; candidates: call/e-mail at least 2
                                                                                                                               wks in advance
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Feb 01             7 p.m.        Zion UCC                                         Bob Dick, 618-252-5017`
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Feb 01             7 p.m.        Zion UCC                                         Kathleen Gaare-Wiese, 618-996-2619, cwiese@midamer.net
Council Coordinated Operating Committee      Feb 05             9 a.m.                                                         T.J. Foley, 618-942-4863, tfoley@stlbsa.org
Mtg
O.A. Chapter Mtg                             Feb 05             7 p.m.                                                         Chris Webb, 618-724-4219, cobwebb4@verizon.net
Scout Expo!                                  Feb 12             10 a.m.       Illinois Center Mall, Marion
Committee/Commissioners Mtg                  Feb 22             7 p.m.        Southern Illinois Service Center                 T.J. Foley, 618-942-4863, tfoley@stlbsa.org
Eagle Board of Review                        Feb 23             7 p.m.                                                         Larry Sanders, 618-997-3216, sanders@rendlake.org; candidates: call/e-mail at least 2
                                                                                                                               wks in advance
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Mar 01             7 p.m.        Zion UCC                                         Bob Dick, 618-252-5017
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Mar 01             7 p.m.        Zion UCC                                         Kathleen Gaare-Wiese, 618-996-2619, cwiese@midamer.net
Committee/Commissioners Mtg                  Mar 15             7 p.m.        Southern Illinois Service Center                 T.J. Foley, 618-942-4863, tfoley@stlbsa.org
Eagle Board of Review                        Mar 23             7 p.m.                                                         Larry Sanders, 618-997-3216, sanders@rendlake.org; candidates: call/e-mail at least 2
                                                                                                                               wks in advance
Boy Scout Scoutmaster Training Pre-Course Mar 24                6 p.m.        Marion Scout Cabin                               Chuck Wiese, 618-996-2619, cwiese@midamer.net; make reservation with Southern
                                                                                                                               Illinois Service Center; cost: $20 for full course; food cost for weekend session to be
                                                                                                                               determined
Troop Committee Training Pre-Course          Mar 24             6 p.m.        Marion Scout Cabin                               Chuck Wiese, 618-996-2619, cwiese@midamer.net; make reservation with Southern
                                                                                                                               Illinois Service Center; cost: $20 for full course; food cost for weekend session to be
                                                                                                                               determined



                                                                GRAND TOWERS DISTRICT
                                CHAIRMAN: Reginald Dickson; COMMISSIONER: Val Ferguson
                                GRAND TOWERS DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                 Activities & Civic Service: Erika Hughes; Advancement: Jesse Trigg; Camping: Paul Winter; Finance: John Haigler; Membership: Eric Noah; Public Relations:
                                 Mindy Crossland; Training: Patrick Burke, 314-568-6161
                                ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Robert McRath, 314-267-7505
                                 Chapter Chief: Daniel McRath; Vice Chief: Dylan Meak; Secretary: Hans Brende
                                DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: John Williams, jwilliams@stlbsa.org, 314-426-3084

               district event                  date    (ends)    start time                      location                                                     contact & other information
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Jan 03             7 p.m.        Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club                 John Williams, 314-256-3084, jwilliams@stlbsa.org
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Jan 03             7 p.m.        Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club                 John Williams, 314-256-3084, jwilliams@stlbsa.org
Commissioners Staff Mtg                      Jan 12             5:30 p.m.     MacArthur Service Center                         Val Ferguson, 314-922-7276, valeaglemom@aol.com
Committee Mtg                                Jan 18             5:30 p.m.     MacArthur Service Center                         John Williams, 314-256-3084, jwilliams@stlbsa.org
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Feb 07             7 p.m.        Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club                 John Williams, 314-256-3084, jwilliams@stlbsa.org
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Feb 07             7 p.m.        Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club                 John Williams, 314-256-3084, jwilliams@stlbsa.org
Commissioners Staff Mtg                      Feb 09             5:30 p.m.     MacArthur Service Center                         Val Ferguson, 314-922-7276, valeaglemom@aol.com
O.A. Chapter Banquet                         Feb 10             7 p.m.        MacArthur Service Center                         Alex Gordon, 314-503-0403, flex0403@hotmail.com
Pinewood Derby                               Feb 19             9 a.m.        Union Station                                    John Williams, 314-256-3084, jwilliams@stlbsa.org; cost: $3 due at registration; all cars
                                                                                                                               must be completed & weigh 5 ounces or less; all participants will be awarded
Committee Mtg                                Feb 21             5:30 p.m.     MacArthur Service Center                         John Williams, 314-256-3084, jwilliams@stlbsa.org
District Dinner                              Feb 28             6 p.m.                                                         Nikki Carmichael, 314-504-1410, erika.hughes@ceridian.com; RSVP early!
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Mar 07             7 p.m.        Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club                 John Williams, 314-256-3084, jwilliams@stlbsa.org
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Mar 07             7 p.m.        Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club                 John Williams, 314-256-3084, jwilliams@stlbsa.org
Commissioners Staff Mtg                      Mar 09             5:30 p.m.     MacArthur Service Center                         Val Ferguson, 314-922-7276, valeaglemom@aol.com
Committee Mtg                                Mar 21             5:30 p.m.     MacArthur Service Center                         John Williams, 314-256-3084, jwilliams@stlbsa.org



                                                                G R AV O I S T R A I L D I S T R I C T
                                CHAIRMAN: Dan Wienstroer; COMMISSIONER: Dean Tiffany
                                GRAVOIS TRAIL DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                 Activities: Jean-Marie Nilges, jnilges@jwterrill.com, 636-349-9481; Advancement: Brain Mischel, 636-343-6949; Camping: Jackie Noel, 636-225-4888; Membership:
                                 Mariano Marin-Gomez, 314-892-5128; Public Relations: Michael O’Donnell, 314-293-2430; Training: Terry Madden, 314-631-1630
                                ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Terry McCartney
                                VENTURING • Advisor: David Chambliss, dmchambliss@att.net, 314-846-1841
                                DISTRICT DIRECTOR: Rob Sinda, rsinda@stlbsa.org, 314-256-3060; DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: Zoran Lazic, zlazic@stlbsa.org, 314-256-3058

               district event                 date     (ends)   start time                       location                                                    contact & other information



Boy Scout Roundtable                         Jan 04             7 p.m.        Met Life Bldg, 13045 Tesson Ferry Rd             Tom Noel, 636-225-4888
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Jan 04             7 p.m.        Met Life Bldg                                    Gil Kauffmann, 314-281-5120, gkauffmann@pscnow.com
Eagle Project Review                         Jan 04                           Met Life Bldg                                    Mike Nebel, 314-892-7606, nebgmike@netzero.com; held in conjuction with Roundtable;
                                                                                                                               reservation not required; parents always welcome
Life-to-Eagle Seminar                        Jan 04             7 p.m.        Met Life Bldg                                    Tony Dill, 314-962-5541; held in conjunction with Roundtable; Scouts attend in uniform;
                                                                                                                               parents encouraged to attend; reservation not required
Venturing Program Update                     Jan 04             8 p.m.        Met Life Bldg                                    Dave Chambliss, dmchambliss@att.net
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22      The Scouters’ Duffle Bag                                                                                                             Greater St. Louis Area Council: 314-361-0600 or 800-392-0895
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GRAVOIS TRAIL DISTRICT continued from previous page
Commissioner Mtg                              Jan 11            7 p.m.        Zion United Methodist Church, 1603 Union Rd Dean Tiffany, 636-225-0367, d.tiffany@sbcglobal.net; ADC 6:30 p.m.; all-staff 7 p.m.
Boy Scout Committee Member Training           Jan 15            8 a.m.        Peace Lutheran Church, 737 Barracksview Rd Ed Mills, 314-849-2459, mills_ed@att.net; prerequisite: This Is Scouting (formerly New
                                                                                                                          Leader Essentials) at olc.scouting.org
Cub Scout Leader Training                     Jan 15            8 a.m.        Peace Lutheran Church                       Alexia Arensmeier, 636-282-0027, alexiaaren@sbcglobal.net; registration 8 a.m.; Youth
                                                                                                                          Protection Training in afternoon
Venturing Leader Training                     Jan 15            8 a.m.        Peace Lutheran Church                       Gary Dedeke, 314-631-7478, woodyccs8@aol.com; call to register
Committee Mtg                                 Jan 18            7 p.m.        St Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship    Rob Sinda, 314-256-3060, rsinda@stlbsa.org; note new location
                                                                              Program, 8300 Valcour Ave (between Weber
                                                                              & Heege on east side of Valcour)
District Dinner                               Jan 28            6:30 p.m.     Andre’s Banquet Center                      Rob Sinda, 314-256-3060, rsinda@stlbsa.org
Boy Scout Roundtable                          Feb 01            7 p.m.        Met Life Bldg                               Tom Noel, 636-225-4888
Cub Scout Roundtable                          Feb 01            7 p.m.        Met Life Bldg                               Alexia Arensmeier, 636-282-0027, alexiaaren@sbcglobal.net
Eagle Project Reveiw                          Feb 01                          Met Life Bldg                               Mike Nebel, 314-892-7606, nebgmike@netzero.com; held in conjuction with Roundtable;
                                                                                                                          reservation not required; parents always welcome
Life-to-Eagle Seminar                         Feb 01            7 p.m.        Met Life Bldg                               Tony Dill, 314-962-5541; held in conjunction with Roundtable; Scouts attend in uniform;
                                                                                                                          parents encouraged to attend; reservation not required
Venturing Program Update                      Feb 01            8 p.m.        Met Life Bldg                               Dave Chambliss, dmchambliss@att.net
Klondike Derby                                Feb 05            8 a.m.        Beaumont Scout Reservation, Shippey area Jackie Noel, 636-225-4888, jnoel1805@sbcglobal.net
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge      Feb 07            7 p.m.        Sperring Middle School, Tesson Ferry at     Brian Mischel, 636-343-6949, bmischel@express-scripts.com; Scouts: bring pencil, paper,
Orientation*                                                                  Concord School Rd                           current merit badge book
Commissioners Mtg                             Feb 08            7 p.m.        Zion United Methodist Church                Dean Tiffany, 314-518-5000, d.tiffany@sbcglobal.net; ADC 6:30 p.m.; all-staff 7 p.m.
O.A. Chapter Banquet                          Feb 09            6:30 p.m.                                                 Terry McCartney, 636-296-3961, eagletmac@juno.com
Committee Mtg                                 Feb 15            7 p.m.        St Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship    Rob Sinda, 314-256-3060, rsinda@stlbsa.org; note new location
                                                                              Program
Boy Scout Roundtable                          Mar 01            7 p.m.        Met Life Bldg                               Tom Noel, 636-225-4888
Cub Scout Roundtable                          Mar 01            7 p.m.        Met Life Bldg                               Alexia Arensmeier, 636-282-0027, alexiaaren@sbcglobal.net
Eagle Project Reveiw                          Mar 01                          Met Life Bldg                               Mike Nebel, 314-892-7606, nebgmike@netzero.com; held in conjuction with Roundtable;
                                                                                                                          reservation not required; parents always welcome
Life-to-Eagle Seminar                         Mar 01            7 p.m.        Met Life Bldg                               Tony Dill, 314-962-5541; held in conjunction with Roundtable; Scouts attend in uniform;
                                                                                                                          parents encouraged to attend; reservation not required
Venturing Program Update                      Mar 01            8 p.m.        Met Life Bldg                               Dave Chambliss, dmchambliss@att.net
Woodwork Merit Badge Center                   Mar 05            8:30 a.m.     St Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship    Brian Mischel, 636-343-6949, bmischel780@sbcglobal.net ; cost: $5; lunch included;
                                                                              Program                                     Scouts must complete requirement 1 prior; registration begins Jan. 8; limited to 40 Scouts
Citizenship in the World Merit Badge          Mar 07            7 p.m.        Sperreng Middle School                      Brian Mischel, 636-343-6949, bmischel@express-scripts.com; Scouts: bring pencil, paper,
Orientation*                                                                                                              current merit badge book
Commissioners Mtg                             Mar 08            7 p.m.        Zion United Methodist Church                Dean Tiffany, 636-225-0367, d.tiffany@sbcglobal.net; ADC 6:30 p.m.; all-staff 7 p.m.
Committee Mtg                                 Mar 15            7 p.m.        St Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship    Rob Sinda, 314-256-3060, rsinda@stlbsa.org; note new location
                                                                              Program
                Merit badge orientation helps Scout to get a jump on this Eagle-required badge by providing a better understanding of badge requirements & local resources available.
                                      Merit badge CANNOT be earned at this orientation — follow-up meeting with appropriate merit badge counselor is required.
           Preregistration is not required for Scouts in Gravois Trail District. A limited number of Scouts from other districts are welcome, but preregistration with Brian Mischel is required.




                                                                         KASKASKIA DISTRICT
                                 CHAIRMAN: Paul Sarvela; COMMISSIONER: Blaine Bartholomew
                                 KASKASKIA DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                  Activities: David Nellis, dnellis@ egyptianwb.net; Advancement: Ken Yamamoto, kyama3434@aol.com; Camping: Stan Palmer, scpalmer73@verizon.net;
                                  Communications/PR: Trina Thomas, trina.thomas@wsiu.org; Membership: Bruce Wallace, bruce.wallace@mchsi.com; Training: Tony Travelstead,
                                  lusco73@hotmail.com
                                 ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Clayton Ahlfield • Lodge Adviser: Scott Martin
                                  Chapter Chief: J.W. Satterwhite; 1st Vice Chief: Andrew Rogers; 2nd Vice Chief: Joseph Jeralds; Secretary: Nathaniel Huffman
                                 DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: Mark Hays, mhays@stlbsa.org, 618-942-4863 or 888-942-4863

                district event                 date    (ends)    start time                     location                                                   contact & other information

Boy Scout Roundtable                          Jan 06            7 p.m.        United Methodist Church, 1500 Pine St,        Tony Travelstead, 618-969-0115, lusco73@hotmail.com
                                                                              Murphysboro, 62966
Cub Scout Roundtable                          Jan 06            7 p.m.        United Methodist Church, Murphysboro          Judy Akers, 618-351-1430, judy.akers@sih.net
Venturing Roundtable                          Jan 06            7 p.m.        United Methodist Church, Murphysboro          Tony Travelstead, 618-969-0115, lusco73@hotmail.com
Life-to-Eagle Seminar                         Jan 08            9 a.m.        First United Methodist Church, 214 W Main     Lee Mudlaff, 618-995-9679, mudlaff@4siwi.com
                                                                              St, Carbondale
Committee Mtg                                 Jan 13            6:30 p.m.     Grace United Methodist Church, 220 North      Paul Sarvela, 618-453-8840, psarvela@siu.edu
                                                                              Tower Rd, Carbondale
Commissioner Staff Mtg                        Jan 13            7:30 p.m.     Grace United Methodist Church                 Blaine Bartholomew, 618-549-5615, bbartholomew@siumed.edu
Klondike Derby                                Jan 15            8 a.m.        Pine Ridge Scout Camp, Makanda                Clayton Ahlfield, 618-684-3073, matt14chris6@verizon.net; one-day event; each unit
                                                                                                                            wanting to camp must make its own campsite reservation, due at Herrin office at least 2
                                                                                                                            wks prior to dates requested; camping not allowed without pre-approved permit in hand
Eagle Board of Review                         Jan 18            7 p.m.        First United Methodist Church, Carbondale     Lee Mudlaff, 618-995-9679, mudlaff@4siwi.com; candidate: call/e-mail at least 1 week
                                                                                                                            prior to board of review; complete application due at Herrin office no later than 2 wks prior
                                                                                                                            to board
Recognition Dinner                            Jan 19            6:30 p.m.     Grace United Methodist Church,                Scott Martin, 618-687-2513, soilcon@mchsi.com
Boy Scout Roundtable                          Feb 03            7 p.m.        United Methodist Church, Murphysboro          Tony Travelstead, 618-969-0115, lusco73@hotmail.com
Cub Scout Roundtable                          Feb 03            7 p.m.        United Methodist Church, Murphysboro          Judy Akers, 618-351-1430, judy.akers@sih.net
Venturing Roundtable                          Feb 03            7 p.m.        United Methodist Church, Murphysboro          Tony Travelstead, 618-969-0115, lusco73@hotmail.com
Anniversary Month Hike                        Feb 05            9 a.m.        Giant City State Park, Makanda                Al Morgan, 618-684-2283, vigilal@aol.com; preregistration not required; lunch & patches
                                                                                                                            available for small fee
O.A. Wundchenneu Ney-a-ti Chapter Mtg         Feb 05            2 p.m.        Giant City State Park, Makanda                Clayton Ahlfield, 618-684-3073, matt14chris6@verizon.net; after Anniversary Month Hike
Committee Mtg                                 Feb 10            6:30 p.m.     Grace United Methodist Church                 Paul Sarvela, 618-453-8840, psarvela@siu.edu
Commissioner Staff Mtg                        Feb 10            7:30 p.m.     Grace United Methodist Church                 Blaine Bartholomew, 618-549-5615, bbartholomew@siumed.edu
Eagle Board of Review                         Feb 15            7 p.m.        First United Methodist Church, Carbondale     Lee Mudlaff, 618-995-9679, mudlaff@4siwi.com; candidate: call/e-mail at least 1 week
                                                                                                                            prior to board of review; complete application due at Herrin office no later than 2 wks prior
                                                                                                                            to board
Boy Scout Roundtable                          Mar 03            7 p.m.        United Methodist Church, Murphysboro          Tony Travelstead, 618-969-0115, lusco73@hotmail.com
Cub Scout Roundtable                          Mar 03            7 p.m.        United Methodist Church, Murphysboro          Judy Akers, 618-351-1430, judy.akers@sih.net
Venturing Roundtable                          Mar 03            7 p.m.        United Methodist Church, Murphysboro          Tony Travelstead, 618-969-0115, lusco73@hotmail.com
Youth Protection Training                     Mar 03            7 p.m.        United Methodist Church, Murphysboro          Tony Travelstead, 618-969-0115, lusco73@hotmail.com; held at Roundtable; also
                                                                                                                            available at olc.scouting.org
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                                               ARE YOU TRAINED IN YOUTH PROTECTION?                                                                   SEE PAGE 5


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Cub Scout Leader Training/This Is Scouting Mar 05               9 a.m.       United Methodist Church, Murphysboro         Tony Travelstead, 618-969-0115, lusco73@hotmail.com; This Is Scouting (formerly New
                                                                                                                          Leader Essentials) also available at olc.scouting.org
Cub Scout Leader Training/Leader Specific    Mar 05             1 p.m.       United Methodist Church, Murphysboro         Tony Travelstead, 618-969-0115, lusco73@hotmail.com
Training
Committee Mtg                                Mar 10             6:30 p.m.    Grace United Methodist Church                Paul Sarvela, 618-453-8840, psarvela@siu.edu
Commissioner Staff Mtg                       Mar 10             7:30 p.m.    Grace United Methodist Church                Blaine Bartholomew, 618-549-5615, bbartholomew@siumed.edu
Eagle Board of Review                        Mar 15             7 p.m.       First United Methodist Church, Carbondale    Lee Mudlaff, 618-995-9679, mudlaff@4siwi.com; candidate: call/e-mail at least 1 week
                                                                                                                          prior to board of review; complete application due at Herrin office no later than 2 wks prior
                                                                                                                          to board
Boy Scout Leader Training/This Is Scouting Mar 24               7 p.m.       Scout Cabin, Ashley Park, Marion             Clayton Ahlfield, 618-684-3073, matt14chris6@verizon.net; also, patrols formed, planning
                                                                                                                          for upcoming leader-specific training weekend campout
Webelos Weekend                              Mar 25   Mar 27    5 p.m.       Pine Ridge Scout Camp, Makanda               Gerry Bozman, 618-995-2279, emtb55gb@yahoo.com; for Webelos (4th & 5th graders)




                                                                NEW HORIZONS DISTRICT
                                CHAIRMAN: Tom Welch; COMMISSIONER: Joe Burleski, burleski@sbcglobal.net
                                NEW HORIZONS DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                 Activities: David Emmons, wildapplause10@yahho.com, 636-527-3404; Advancement: Paul Compton, rpcompton@sbcglobal.net, 314-984-8708; Camping: Craig
                                 Winney, cwinn787@gmail.com; Finance: Bob Backer, rcbacker@att.net, 636-386-3006; Membership: Jeff Pack, jnjpack@pobox.com, 314-517-4383; Training: Becky
                                 Fisk, beckyfisk@hotmail.com, 314-961-0701
                                ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Bruce Levitt, BALevitt@gmail.com • news: www.newhorizonsoa.org
                                 Chapter Chief: Ben Moore; 1st Vice Chief: Joe Kreienkamp; 2nd Vice Chief: Lucas Shapland; Secretary: Erik Veenstra
                                VENTURING • Advisor: Chris Ford, cmfordy@aol.com
                                 President: Christina Vogt, marquette2013@gmail.com; VP-Administration: Maddie Lafferty, maddie_lafferty@sbcglobal.net; VP-Program: Rachel Bisch,
                                 rachel.bisch@gmail.com; VP-Communications: Rachel Levine, rlevine122@gmail.com
                                DISTRICT DIRECTOR: Marc Tenholder, mtenholder@stlbsa.org, 314-256-3128; DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: Joshua Bollam, jbollam@stlbsa.org, 314-256-3062

               district event                 date    (ends)    start time                      location                                                 contact & other information
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Jan 04             7 p.m.       Manchester United Methodist Church, Hwy      Alan Ritter, 314-821-1374, jar@mtritter.org
                                                                             141 & Manchester Rd
Venturing Roundtable & VOA Mtg               Jan 04             7 p.m.       Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 327 Woods     Tim Yahl, 314-249-, tyahl@att.net
                                                                             Mill Rd, Ballwin
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Jan 04             7:30 p.m.    Manchester United Methodist Church           Michael Aufenthie, 314-645-1809, aufenthie@sbcglobal.net
Eagle Board of Review                        Jan 05             7 p.m.       Parkway United Church of Christ, 2841 N      Tim Welsh, 636-458-5336, twelsh5336@charter.net
                                                                             Ballas Rd (just north of Clayton Rd)
Commissioner Mtg                             Jan 11             7 p.m.       Good Shepherd Lutheran Church                Joe Burleski, 636-519-7974, Burleski@sbcglobal.net; ADCs 7 p.m.; UCs 7:30 p.m.
Eagle Board of Review                        Jan 12             7 p.m.       Parkway United Church of Christ              Roberta Everson, 636-227-7552, bertaevrsn@aol.com
Committee Mtg                                Jan 18             7 p.m.       Good Shepherd Lutheran Church                Marc Tenholder, 314-256-3128, mtenholder@stlbsa.org
Eagle Board of Review                        Jan 26             7 p.m.       Parkway United Church of Christ              Mark Stiller, 636-225-9533, mhstiller@sbcgobal.net
Recognition Dinner                           Jan 27             6 p.m.       Orlando Gardens, 8352 Watson Rd,             David Emmons, 636-527-3404, wildapplause10@yahoo.com
                                                                             Webster Groves, 63119
Venturing Leader Training                    Jan 29             8 a.m.       Parkway United Church of Christ              Pat Winney, 636-207-1172, patcraig@mindspring.com; cost: $15
Venturing Roundtable & VOA Mtg               Feb 01             7 p.m.       Good Shepherd Lutheran Church                TIm Yahl, 636-458-5336, tyahl@att.net
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Feb 01             7:30 p.m.    Manchester United Methodist Church           Alan Ritter, 314-821-1374, jar@mtritter.org
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Feb 01             7:30 p.m.    Manchester United Methodist Church           Michael Aufenthie, 314-645-1809, aufenthie@sbcglobal.net
Eagle Board of Review                        Feb 02             7 p.m.       Parkway United Church of Christ              Tim Welsh, 636-458-5336, twelsh5336@charter.net
O.A. Chapter Banquet                         Feb 07             7 p.m.       Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, 14820          Bruce Levitt, 314-348-3577, newhorizons@shawneelodge.org; cost: $12 in advance, $15
                                                                             Conway Rd, St Louis, 63017                   at door
Commissioner Mtg                             Feb 08             7 p.m.       Good Shepherd Lutheran Church                Joe Burleski, 636-519-7974, Burleski@sbcglobal.net; ADCs 7 p.m.; UCs 7:30 p.m.
Eagle Board of Review                        Feb 09             7 p.m.       Parkway United Church of Christ              Roberta Everson, 636-227-7552, bertaevrsn@aol.com
Committee Mtg                                Feb 15             7 p.m.       Good Shepherd Lutheran Church                Marc Tenholder, 314-256-3128, mtenholder@stlbsa.org
Cub Scout Leader Training                    Feb 19             8:30 a.m.    St John Lutheran Church                      Bob Veenstra, 636-273-5362, robert_veenstra@urscorp.com; cost: $15; registration 7:30
                                                                                                                          to 8:30 a.m.; bring sack lunch
Eagle Board of Review                        Feb 23             7 p.m.       Parkway United Church of Christ              Mark Stiller, 636-225-9533, mhstiller@sbcgobal.net
Venturing Roundtable & VOA Mtg               Mar 01             7 p.m.       Good Shepherd Lutheran Church                Tim Yahl, 314-249-6390, tyahl@att.net
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Mar 01             7:30 p.m.    Manchester United Methodist Church           Alan Ritter, 314-821-1374, jar@mtritter.org
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Mar 01             7:30 p.m.    Manchester United Methodist Church           Michael Aufenthie, 314-645-1809, aufenthie@sbcglobal.net
Eagle Board of Review                        Mar 02             7 p.m.       Parkway United Church of Christ              Tim Welsh, 636-458-5336, twelsh5336@charter.net
Commissioner Mtg                             Mar 08             7 p.m.       Good Shepherd Lutheran Church                Joe Burleski, 636-519-7974, Burleski@sbcglobal.net; ADCs 7 p.m.; UCs 7:30 p.m.
Eagle Board of Review                        Mar 09             7 p.m.       Parkway United Church of Christ              Roberta Everson, 636-227-7552, bertaevrsn@aol.com
Pinewood Derby                               Mar 12             8 a.m.       CBC High School                              Mike Bisaga, 636-458-6368, mike.bisaga@gmail.com
Committee Mtg                                Mar 15             7 p.m.       Good Shepherd Lutheran Church                Marc Tenholder, 314-256-3128, mtenholder@stlbsa.org
Eagle Board of Review                        Mar 23             7 p.m.       Parkway United Church of Christ              Mark Stiller, 636-225-9533, mhstiller@sbcgobal.net




                                                                    N O R T H S TA R D I S T R I C T
                                CHAIRMAN: Dave Bolton; COMMISSIONER: Sue Lindstrom, Sue.Lindstrom@scouting.org, 314-454-1652
                                NORTH STAR DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                 Activities: Erika Bailey, erikabailey6@yahoo.com, 314-667-9229; Advancement: Charles Seris, wcserisjr@sbcglobal.net; Camping: Paul Kessler, paul.kessler@
                                 cadminservices.com, 314-574-5199; Finance: Kirk Richter, Kirk.Richter@sial.com; Membership: Steven Francis, eagle_scout_87@yahoo.com; Public Relations: Fred
                                 Schaljo, fredschaljo@yahoo.com; Training: Debbie Huber, dhuber999@yahoo.com
                                ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Mike Yarbrough, mywife1960@yahoo.com
                                 Chapter Chief: Mike Kremer, mkremer@desmet.org; 1st Vice Chief: Dan McKnought, danmcknought@sbcglobal.net; 2nd Vice Chief: Austin Smith, 2013736@slu.org;
                                 Secretary: Eric Kessler, bige8679@yahoo.com
                                VENTURING • Advisor: Michael Kost, bsa_crew2921@sbcglobal.net
                                 President: Natalie Kost, nmkost@sbcglobal.net; VP of Communication: Kendra Jensen, jensenk@duchesne-hs.org; VP of Program: Cameron Jensen, cjensen@
                                 desmet.org; VP of Administration: Irene Wallace, irenepw1@msn.com
                                SENIOR DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: Bryon Haverstick, bhaverstick@stlbsa.org, 314-256-3080

               district event                 date     (ends)   start time                      location                                                 contact & other information
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Jan 06             7 p.m.       First Christian Church of Florissant, 2890   Steven Miller, 314-223-4426, steven_miller05@hotmail.com
                                                                             Patterson Rd, Florissant, 63031
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Jan 06             7 p.m.       First Christian Church of Florissant         Steven Francis, 314-355-2439, eagle_scout87@swbell.net, or David Kedge, 314-921-
                                                                                                                          9974, dsk0817@hotmail.com
VOA Mtg                                      Jan 06             7:30 p.m.    First Christian Church of Florissant         Mike Kost, bsa_troop921@sbcglobal.net
Boy Scout Winter Activity                    Jan 08             8 a.m.                                                    Paul Kessler, 314-574-5199, paul.kessler@cadminservices.com;will be based around
                                                                                                                          geocaching
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Swimming Skills Center                         Jan 08            9 a.m.        James J Eagan Civic Center                      Jim May, 314-837-1985, jhmay63031@aol.com
Cub Scout Leader Training                      Jan 13            6:30 p.m.     Church of the Master, 1325 Paddock Dr,          Debbie Huber, 314-960-4842, dhuber999@yahoo.com, leader-specific training;
                                                                               Florissant                                      prerequisites: New Leader Essentials/This Is Scouting & Youth Protection Training;
                                                                                                                               reservation required 2 wks in advance
Commissioner Staff Mtg                         Jan 13            7 p.m.        Church of the Master                            Sue Lindstrom, 314-454-1652, Sue.Lindstrom@scouting.org
Swimming Skills Center                         Jan 15            9 a.m.        James J Eagan Civic Center                      Jim May, 314-837-1985, jhmay63031@aol.com
Eagle Board of Review                          Jan 16            5:30 p.m.     St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 33 N Clay        John Kavanaugh, 314-839-8226; candidate: call for appt.
                                                                               Ave, Ferguson
Committee Mtg                                  Jan 20            6 p.m.        Emerson Electric, MTC Bldg, 8100 W              Dave Bolton, Dave.Bolton@nidec-motor.com
                                                                               Florissant Ave
Swimming Skills Center                         Jan 22            9 a.m.        James J Eagan Civic Center                      Jim May, 314-837-1985, jhmay63031@aol.com
Recognition Dinner                             Jan 28            6 p.m.        Emerson Electric, 8100 W Florissant,            Erika Bailey , 314-667-9229, erikabailey6@yahoo.com
                                                                               Corporate Café
Swimming Skill Center                          Jan 29            9 a.m.        James J Eagan Civic Center                      Jim May, 314-837-1985, jhmay63031@aol.com
Boy Scout Roundtable                           Feb 03            7 p.m.        First Christian Church of Florissant            Steven Miller, 314-223-4426, steven_miller05@hotmail.com
Cub Scout Roundtable                           Feb 03            7 p.m.        First Christian Church of Florissant            Steven Francis, 314-355-2439, eagle_scout87@swbell.net, or David Kedge, 314-921-
                                                                                                                               9974, dsk0817@hotmail.com
Swimming Skill Center                          Feb 05            9 a.m.        James J Eagan Civic Center                      Jim May, 314-837-1985, jhmay63031@aol.com
Commissioner Staff Mtg                         Feb 10            7 p.m.        Church of the Master                            Sue Lindstrom, 314-454-1652, Sue.Lindstrom@scouting.org
Swimming Skill Center                          Feb 12            9 a.m.        James J Eagan Civic Center                      Jim May, 314-837-1985, jhmay63031@aol.com
O.A. Chapter Banquet/Mtg                       Feb 13            1 p.m.                                                        Mike Yarbrough, 314-393-8392, mywife1960@yahoo.com; updates at www.stlbsa.org/
                                                                                                                               districts/north-star/Pages/North-Star.aspx
Committee Mtg                                  Feb 17            6 p.m.        Emerson Electric, MTC Bldg                      Dave Bolton, Dave.Bolton@nidec-motor.com
Pinewood Derby                                 Feb 19            8:30 a.m.     NASCAR Speed Park, St Louis Mills               Dave Wahlbrink, 314-741-4840, dawdhw@att.net
Eagle Board of Review                          Feb 20            5:30 p.m.     St Stephen’s Episcopal Church                   John Kavanaugh, 314-839-8226; candidate: call for appt.
Boy Scout Roundtable                           Mar 03            7 p.m.        First Christian Church of Florissant            Steven Miller, 314-223-4426, steven_miller05@hotmail.com
Cub Scout Roundtable                           Mar 03            7 p.m.        First Christian Church of Florissant            Steven Francis, 314-355-2439, eagle_scout87@swbell.net, or David Kedge, 314-921-
                                                                                                                               9974, dsk0817@hotmail.com
VOA Mtg                                        Mar 03            7:30 p.m.     First Christian Church of Florissant            Mike Kost, bsa_troop921@sbcglobal.net
Commissioner Staff Mtg                         Mar 10            7 p.m.        Church of the Master,                           Sue Lindstrom, 314-454-1652, Sue.Lindstrom@scouting.org
Life-to-Eagle Seminar                          Mar 13            6 p.m.        St Stephen’s Episcopal Church                   John Kavanaugh, 314-839-8226; candidate: call for appt.
Committee Mtg                                  Mar 17            6 p.m.        Emerson Electric, MTC Bldg                      Dave Bolton, Dave.Bolton@nidec-motor.com
Eagle Board of Review                          Mar 20            5:30 p.m.     St Stephen’s Episcopal Church                   John Kavanaugh, 314-839-8226; candidate: call for appt.
Venturing Leader Training                      Mar 25            7 p.m.                                                        Mike Kost, bsa_troop921@sbcglobal.net
VOA Lock-In                                    Mar 25   Mar 26   7 p.m.                                                        Mike Kost, bsa_troop921@sbcglobal.net; for North Star Venturers
New Leader Essentials/This Is Scouting         Mar 26            9 a.m.        St Peter’s Evangelical United Church of Christ, Debbie Huber, 314-960-4842, dhuber999@yahoo.com; reservation required 2 wks in
                                                                               Stein & W Florissant                            advance
Boy Scout Troop Committee Training             Mar 26            1 p.m.        St Peter’s Evangelical United Church of Christ Debbie Huber, 314-960-4842, dhuber999@yahoo.com; held if needed; reservation
                                                                                                                               required 2 wks in advance
Cub Scout Leader Specific Training             Mar 26            1 p.m.        St Peter’s Evangelical United Church of Christ Debbie Huber, 314-960-4842, dhuber999@yahoo.com; prerequisites: New Leader
                                                                                                                               Essentials/This Is Scouting & Youth Protection Training; reservation required 2 wks in
                                                                                                                               advance



                                                                                O S AG E D I S T R I C T

                                  CHAIRMAN: Arnie Sallaberry, asallaberry@clemcoindustries.com, 636-239-0300; COMMISSIONER: Steve Eissinger, seissinger@charter.net, 636-583-1563
                                  OSAGE DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                   Activities: Robert Hervey; Advancement: Bob Bruten; Camping: Steve Myers; Membership: Thomas Bean; Public Relations: Myota Vancil; Training: Paul
                                   Henderson
                                  ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Charlie Scarbrough
                                   Chapter Chief: Glen Hervey; 1st Vice Chief: Robert Casey; 2nd Vice Chief: Matthew Kramm; Secretary: Jason Scarbrough
                                  VENTURING • Advisor: Kelly Lumetta
                                   President: Andrea Wesche, wesche.a@hotmail.com; VP-Administration: Matthew Millerick, mjm451@juno.com; VP-Program: William Colbert, wcolbert96@
                                   yahoo.com; VP-Communication: Andrew Paglusch, admin@iminfected.net
                                  SENIOR DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: Ken Etter, ketter@stlbsa.org, 636-390-3957 or 800-393-0895, ext. 3106

                 district event                 date    (ends)    start time                      location                                                   contact & other information
Boy Scout Roundtable                           Jan 04            7:30 p.m.     St Clair Jr. High School                       Curt Beers, curtbeers@sbcglobal.net
Cub Scout Roundtable                           Jan 04            7:30 p.m.     St Clair Jr. High School                       Amy Hervey, herveyamy@hotmail.com
Eagle Board of Review                          Jan 05            7 p.m.        East Central College in Union, CC Bldg,        Candy Grisham, 636-583-2786, candyce54@gmail.com; candidate: call/e-mail & send
                                                                               Room 229                                       copies of project plans at least 1 week in advance of board
New Leader Essentials/This Is Scouting         Jan 08            8:30 a.m.     St Clair Jr. High School                       Ken Etter, 800-392-0895, x3106, ketter@stlbsa.org
Cub Scout Leader Training                      Jan 08            10 a.m.       St Clair Jr. High School                       Betty Hrdlicka, 636-358-0749, bhrdlicka@charter.net; cost: $15 per person due at door;
                                                                                                                              includes handouts & leaders manual
Venturing Leader Training                      Jan 08            10:30 p.m.    St Clair Jr. High School                       Robert Hervey, herveyrobert@yahoo.com; cost: $15 for books & materials for training.
Venturing Ski Night                            Jan 08            9 a.m.        Hidden Valley Ski Resort                       details at www.stlbsa.org/programs/venturing/Pages/Venturing.aspx
Commissioner Staff Mtg                         Jan 11            7:30 p.m.     Active Family Chiropractic Clinic, 4A S Church Steve Eissinger, 636-583-1563, seissinger@charter.net
                                                                               St, Union, 63084
O.A. Service Project                           Jan 15            8:30 a.m.     Meramec State Park, Sullivan                   Charlie Scarbrough, 636-274-5457, CLScarbro@aol.com; bring tools needed for trail
                                                                                                                              maintenance
Volunteer Recognition Dinner                   Jan 16            5:30 p.m.     East Central College, Regional Training        Mary Beth Huxel, huxelmb@eastcentral.edu
                                                                               Center, Union
Committee Mtg                                  Jan 18            7:30 p.m.     East Central College, Union                    Arnie Sallaberry, 636-239-0300, asallaberry@clemcoindustries.com
First Aid Merit Badge Center                   Jan 22            8:30 a.m.     St John’s Mercy Hospital Doctors Bldg,         details at www.stlbsa.org/districts/osage/Pages/Osage.aspx
                                                                               Washington
Boy Scout Roundtable                           Feb 01            7:30 p.m.     St Clair Jr. High School                       Curt Beers, curtbeers@sbcglobal.net
Cub Scout Roundtable                           Feb 01            7:30 p.m.     St Clair Jr. High School                       Amy Hervey, herveyamy@hotmail.com
Venturing Roundtable                           Feb 01            7:30 p.m.     St Clair Jr. High School
VOA Mtg                                        Feb 01            7:30 p.m.     St Clair Jr. High School                       held at Venturing Roundtable
VOA Mtg                                        Feb 01            7:30 p.m.     St Clair Jr. High School                       held at Venturing Roundtable
Eagle Board of Review                          Feb 02            7 p.m.        East Central College in Union, CC Bldg,        Candy Grisham, 636-583-2786, candyce54@gmail.com; candidate: call/e-mail & send
                                                                               Room 229                                       copies of project plans at least 1 week in advance of board
Klondike Derby                                 Feb 05            2:30 a.m.                                                    for Boy Scouts only; others may attend & watch; details at www.stlbsa.org/districts/osage/
                                                                                                                              Pages/Osage.aspx
Anniversary Month Hike                         Feb 05            1:30 p.m.                                                    Rob Hervey, herveyrobert@yahoo.com;open to all Scouts; details at www.stlbsa.org/
                                                                                                                              districts/osage/Pages/Osage.aspx
Commissioner Staff Mtg                         Feb 08            7:30 p.m.     Active Family Chiropractic Clinic, 4A S Church Steve Eissinger, 636-583-1563, seissinger@charter.net
                                                                               St, Union, 63084
O.A. Chapter Mtg                               Feb 09            7 p.m.        St Clair Jr. High School                       Charlie Scarbrough, 636-274-5457, CLScarbro@aol.com; annual chili cook-off; bring $1
                                                                                                                              per person to cover costs of plasticware
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Committee Mtg                                Feb 15             7:30 p.m.     East Central College, Union                   Arnie Sallaberry, 636-239-0300, asallaberry@clemcoindustries.com
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Mar 01             7:30 p.m.     St Clair Jr. High School                      Curt Beers, curtbeers@sbcglobal.net
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Mar 01             7:30 p.m.     St Clair Jr. High School                      Amy Hervey, herveyamy@hotmail.com
Eagle Board of Review                        Mar 02             7 p.m.        East Central College in Union, CC Bldg        Candy Grisham, 636-583-2786, candyce54@gmail.com; candidate: call/e-mail & send
                                                                                                                            copies of project plans at least 1 week in advance of board
Commissioner Staff Mtg                       Mar 08             7:30 p.m.     Active Family Chiropractic Clinic             Steve Eissinger , 636-583-1563, seissinger@charter.net
Venturing Event                              Mar 12             8 a.m.
Pinewood Derby                               Mar 12             10 a.m.                                                     Robert Hervey, 636-744-1600, herveyrobert@yahoo.com; official rules at www.stlbsa.org/
                                                                                                                            districts/osage/Pages/Osage.aspx
Committee Mtg                                Mar 15             7:30 p.m.     East Central College, Union                   Arnie Sallaberry, 636-239-0300, asallaberry@clemcoindustries.com
Swimming Skill Center                        Mar 16             5:30 p.m.     Holiday Inn Six Flags, I-44 & Six Flags       Charlie Scarbrough, 636-274-5457, CLScarbro@aol.com
                                                                              Rd, Eureka
Life-to-Eagle Seminar                        Mar 21             7 p.m.        East Central College in Union, CC Bldg,       Eagle Board Chairman Candy Grisham, 636-583-2786, candyce54@gmail.com
                                                                              Room 229



                                                      OZARK TRAILBLAZERS DISTRICT
                                CHAIRMAN: Dan Combs, dcombs@fscb.com; COMMISSIONER: Jim Beard, jpblueowl@yahoo.com, 573-915-4189
                                OZARK TRAILBLAZERS DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                 Activities: Don Jones, donjones3945@sbcglobal.net; Advancement: Shannon Hintze, hinze@centurytel.net, 573-438-7205; Camping: John Helbig,
                                 helbig99@hotmail.com; Membership: Les Houston, les.houston@sbcglobal.net, 573-760-1822; Public Relations: Greg Rudroff, rudroff@aol.com, 573-330-8328;
                                 Training: Norma Franklin, bsantelope@charter.net, 573-631-6354
                                ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Jeremy Medley, medleyj@yahoo.com, 573-631-1242
                                VENTURING: Advisor: Dennis Allen, bsa_c1204@yahoo.com, 573-366-9708
                                DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: John Snipes, jsnipes@stlbsa.org, 573-450-2903 or 800-335-3346

               district event                  date    (ends)    start time                      location                                                 contact & other information
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Jan 06             7:30 p.m.     Farmington LDS Church, 709 S Henry St         Donna Topping, 314-265-9864, stvtopping@netscape.net
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Jan 06             7:30 p.m.     Farmington LDS Church                         Norma Franklin, 573-431-0792, bsantelope@charter.net
Commissioners Mtg                            Jan 11             7:30 p.m.     Ponderosa, Karsch Blvd, Farmington            meet at 7 p.m. to eat & socialize; dinner on your own dime
District Dinner                              Jan 15             7 p.m.                                                      Donnie Jones
Committee Mtg                                Jan 18             7 p.m.        Mineral Area College Board Room, Park Hills   Steve Kurtz, skurtz@mineralarea.edu; annual goal-setting mtg
Eagle Board of Review                        Jan 20             7 p.m.        Mineral Area College, North College Center,   Sharron Carron, 314-420-3493, skmc@sbcglobal.net
                                                                              Room B (back of campus)
Klondike Derby                               Jan 29             8 a.m.        S bar F Scout Ranch
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Feb 03             7:30 p.m.     Farmington LDS Church                         Donna Topping, 314-265-9864, stvtopping@netscape.net
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Feb 03             7:30 p.m.     Farmington LDS Church                         Norma Franklin, 573-431-0792, bsantelope@charter.net
O.A. Chapter Mtg                             Feb 03             7:30 p.m.
VOA Mtg                                      Feb 03             7:30 p.m.     Farmington LDS Church                         Denny Allen
Commissioners Mtg                            Feb 08             7:30 p.m.     Ponderosa                                     meet at 7 p.m. to eat & socialize; dinner on your own dime
Committee Mtg                                Feb 15             7 p.m.        MAC Board Room, Park Hills                    Steve Kurtz, skurtz@mineralarea.edu
Eagle Board of Review                        Feb 17             7 p.m.        MAC, North College Center, Room B             Sharron Carron, 314-420-3493, skmc@sbcglobal.net
O.A. Chapter Banquet/Weekend                 Feb 25    Feb 27   8 p.m.
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Mar 03             7:30 p.m.     Farmington LDS Church                       Donna Topping, 314-265-9864, stvtopping@netscape.net
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Mar 03             7:30 p.m.     Farmington LDS Church                       Norma Franklin, 573-431-0792, bsantelope@charter.net
Youth Protection Training                    Mar 03             7:30 p.m.     Farmington LDS Church                       Norma Franklin, 573-431-0792, bsantelope@charter.net; during Roundtable
Commissioners Mtg                            Mar 08             7:30 p.m.     Ponderosa                                   meet at 7 p.m. to eat & socialize; dinner on your own dime
Life-to-Eagle Seminar                        Mar 10             7 p.m.        MAC, North College Center, Room B           Sharon Carron, 314-420-3493, skmc@sbcglobal.net
Pinewood Derby                               Mar 12             8:30 a.m.                                                 Don Jones, 573-518-0950, donjones3945@sbcglobal.net
Committee Mtg                                Mar 15             7 p.m.        Traditions Inn, 1625 W Columbia, Farmington Steve Kurtz, skurtz@mineralarea.edu
Eagle Board of Review                        Mar 17             7 p.m.        MAC, North College Center, Room B           Sharron Carron, 314-420-3493, skmc@sbcglobal.net
Cub Scout Leader Training                    Mar 19             8:30 a.m.                                                 Norma Franklin, 573-431-0792, bsantelope@charter.net




                                                                     PAT H F I N D E R D I S T R I C T
                                CHAIRMAN: Robert Brandenburg; COMMISSIONER: Lucinda Weaver, lucinda.weaver@covidien.com, 314-605-0706
                                PATHFINDER DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                 Activities: Paula Brandenburg, Nbr1dog@aol.com, 314-571-9122; Advancement: Larry Henderson, heathnlarry@charter.net, 314-426-5852; Camping: Rick Valli,
                                 vallirick@yahoo.com, 314-298-0184; Finance: vacant; Membership: vacant; Public Relations: Sharon R. Holbrooks, sharonholbrooks@ sbcglobal.net, 314-799-7206;
                                 Training: Dennis Gallagher, drgallagher73@hotmail.com, 314-429-4222
                                ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Fran Geisel, 314-291-8175
                                 Chapter Chief: Luke Henderson; 1st Vice Chief: Chris Gallagher; 2nd Vice Chief: Sam Picus; Secretary: Josh Bright
                                VENTURING: Advisor: Dan Rohlfing, DanRohlfing@sbcglobal.net, 314-220-7377
                                 President: Luke Rohlfing, lukey@sbcglobal.net; VP-Administration: Joe Eagan, egan.JFE@hotmail.com; VP-Program: Phillip Scott, wickedphil@hotmail.com;
                                 VP-Communications: Zac Campbell, wickedzac93@yahoo.com
                                DISTRICT DIRECTOR: William Humphrey, whumphrey@stlbsa.org, 314-256-3088; DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: Rick Gutierrez, rgutierrez@stlbsa.org, 314-256-3104

               district event                 date     (ends)   start time                       location                                                 contact & other information
Venturing Roundtable                         Jan 03             7 a.m.        Willow Brook Elementary School, 11022         Dan Rohlfing, 314-220-7377, Dan.Rohlfing@sbcglobal.net
                                                                              Schuetz Rd, Maryland Heights
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Jan 03             7 p.m.        Willow Brook Elementary School                Josh Frank; Bob Adams, 703-677-1700, bsa@frankportfolio.com
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Jan 03             7 p.m.        Willow Brook Elementary School                Bob Smith, 314-565-1666, Lexierob@aol.com
Commissioner Mtg                             Jan 10             7 p.m.        Clayton High School Greyhound Room            Lucinda Weaver, 314-605-0706, Lucinda.Weaver@covidien.com
Eagle Board of Review                        Jan 13             7 p.m.        Olivette Community Center                     David Felt, 314-434-5165, ddfelt@swbell.net; candidate: call/e-mail for appt.
Klondike                                     Jan 15             7 a.m.        Beaumont Scout Reservation, Shippey Area      Rick Valli, 314-210-3598, Vallirick@yahoo.com
                                                                              & Shelter
District Dinner                              Jan 19             6 p.m.                                                      William Humphrey, 314-256-3088, whumphrey@stlbsa.org; dinner 6:30 p.m.
Eagle Board of Review                        Jan 24             7 p.m.        Olivette Community Center                     David Felt, 314-434-5165, ddfelt@swbell.net; candidate: call/e-mail for appt.
Cub Scout Leader Training                    Jan 30             noon          All Souls School                              Beth Zumwalt, bethzumwalt@ddpmo.org; registration 11:30 a.m.
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Feb 07             7 p.m.        Willow Brook Elementary School                Mike Brown, 314-298-0679, Mike_Brown_1@yahoo.com
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Feb 07             7 p.m.        Willow Brook Elementary School                Bob Smith, 314-565-1666, Lexirob@aol.com
Venturing Roundtable                         Feb 07             7 p.m.        Willow Brook Elementary School                Dan Rohlfing, 314-220-7377, Dan.Rohlfing@sbcglobal.net
O.A. Chapter Fellowship Banquet              Feb 08             7 p.m.        Clayton High School Commons, 1 Mark           O.A. Chapter Adviser Myles McKinney, 314-428-1535, stlouisMckinney@charter.net
                                                                              Twain Circle
Pinewood Derby                               Feb 10    Feb 12   6 p.m.        3500 St Gregory Ln                            Fran Geisel, 314-291-8175, gonescouting@att.net; call to schedule pack’s race time
Eagle Board of Review                        Feb 10             7 p.m.        Olivette Community Center                     David Felt, 314-434-5165, ddfelt@swbell.net; candidate: call/e-mail for appt.

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                                                      D I S T R I C T                                             E V E N T S
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Joint Committee & Comnmissioner Mtg          Feb 22             7 p.m.        Shriner’s Hospital, 2nd floor conference room   William Humphrey, 314-256-3088, whumphrey@stlbsa.org
Eagle Board of Review                        Feb 28             7 p.m.        Olivette Community Center                       David Felt, 314-434-5165, ddfelt@swbell.net; candidate: call/e-mail for appt.
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Mar 07             7 p.m.        Willow Brook Elementary School                  Mike Brown, 314-604-7489, Mike_brown_1@yahoo.com
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Mar 07             7 p.m.        Willow Brook Elementary School                  Bob Smith, 314-256-3104, Lexierob@aol.com
Venturing Roundtable                         Mar 07             7 p.m.        Willow Brook Elementary School                  Dan Rohlfing, 314-220-7377, Dan.Rohlfing@sbcglobal.net; note time change
Eagle Board of Review                        Mar 10             7 p.m.        Olivette Community Center                       David Felt, 314-434-5165, ddfelt@swbell.net; candidate: call/e-mail for appt.
Commissioner Mtg                             Mar 14             7 p.m.        Clayton High School                             Lucinda Weaver, 314-605-0706, Lucinda.Weaver@covidien.com
Committee Mtg                                Mar 21             7 p.m.        Shriners Hospital, 2001 S Lindbergh             William Humphrey, 314-256-3104, whumphrey@stlbsa.org
Eagle Board of Review                        Mar 28             7 p.m.        Olivette Community Center                       David Felt, 314-434-5165, ddfelt@swbell.net; candidate: call/e-mail for appt.



                                                                  RIVER TRAILS DISTRICT
                                CHAIRMAN: Chuck Banks; COMMISSIONER: Rich Myers
                                RIVER TRAILS DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                 Activities: Christy Hufford; Advancement: Cheryl Ecker; Camping: Bill Polley; Membership: Joe Gentile; Public Relations: Pat Martin; Training: Lou Slinkard
                                ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Mike Canepari
                                VENTURING • Advisor: Larry Michaels, Michaels321@aol.com
                                 President: Ryan Gray, deanskohler@aol.com; VP-Administration: Katie Hicks, missscarlett94@yahoo.com; VP-Program: Allen Haus; VP-Communications: Allepra
                                 Johnson, colorado.johnson_girl@yahoo.com
                                DISTRICT DIRECTOR: Jeremy Rowland, jrowland@stlbsa.org, 314-256-3054; DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: Kim Coleman, kcoleman@stlbsa.org, 314-256-3100

               district event                  date    (ends)    start time                      location                                                    contact & other information
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Jan 06             7 p.m.        Windsor IC School Gym                           John Costello, 314-540-5752; costelloj54@gmail.com
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Jan 06             7 p.m.        Windsor IC School Cafeteria                     Ollie Tilghlman, 636-349-9929, owlie3@sbcglobal.net
Webelos Basketball Tourny                    Jan 08             8 a.m.        Windsor Middle School Gym                       Gene Terry, 636-464-5020; ADC-Gene@juno.com; 25+ years of participation; open to
                                                                                                                              River Trails Webelos
District Dinner                              Jan 08             6 p.m.        High Ridge Elks                                 Christy Hufford, 636-461-0018
District Dinner                              Jan 08             6 p.m.        High Ridge VFW                                  Jermey Rowland, 314-256-3054, jrowland@stlbsa.org
Eagle Board of Review                        Jan 11             7 p.m.        Windsor Middle School                           Lou Voss, 636-677-8206, rivertrailsmail@sbcglobal.net; call/e-mail for appt.
Commissioners Mtg                            Jan 13             7 p.m.        St Luke’s Church, Antonia                       Rich Myers, 314-503-3967
Boy Scout Basketball Tourny                  Jan 15             8 a.m.        Windsor Middle School                           Gene Terry, 636-464-5020; ADC-Gene@juno.com; 25+ years of participation; open to
                                                                                                                              River Trails Boy Scouts
Committee Mtg                                Jan 20             7:30 p.m.     Fortel Pizza Den , Richardson & Vogle           Jeremy Rowland, 314-256-3054, jrowland@stlbsa.org
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Feb 03             7 p.m.        Windsor IC School Gym                           John Costello, 314-540-5752; costelloj54@gmail.com
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Feb 03             7 p.m.        Windsor IC School Cafeteria                     Ollie Tilghman, 636-349-9929, owlie3@sbcglobal.net
Eagle Board of Review                        Feb 08             7 p.m.        Windsor Middle School                           Lou Voss, 636-677-8206, rivertrailsmail@sbcglobal.net; call/e-mail for appt.
Life-to-Eagle Seminar                        Feb 08             7 p.m.        Windsor Middle School                           Lou Voss, 636-677-8206, rivertrailsmail@sbcglobal.net; call/e-mail for appt.
Commissioners Mtg                            Feb 10             7 p.m.        St Luke’s Church, Antonia                       Rich Myers, 636-586-4186
O.A. Chapter Banquet                         Feb 12             1 p.m.        Knight of Columbus Hall of DeSoto               Mike Canepari, 314-541-1803
Committee Mtg                                Feb 17             7:30 p.m.     Fortel Pizza Den                                Jeremy Rowland, 314-256-3054, jrowland@stlbsa.org
Swim Meet                                    Feb 27             12:30 p.m.    Jefferson College Natatorium                    Gene Terry, 636-464-5020
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Mar 03             7 p.m.        Windsor IC School Gym                           John Costello, 314-540-5752; costelloj54@gmail.com
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Mar 03             7 p.m.        Windsor IC School Cafeteria                     Ollie Tilghman, 636-349-9929, owlie3@sbcglobal.net
New Leader Essentials                        Mar 05             8:30 a.m.     Fox Media Center                                Fred Helferstay, 636-296-9543, SFHelferstay@yahoo.com
Cub Scout Leader Training                    Mar 05             10 a.m.       Fox Media Center                                Fred Helferstay, 636-296-9543, SFHelferstay@yahoo.com
Eagle Board of Review                        Mar 08             7 p.m.        Windsor Middle School                           Lou Voss, 636-677-8206, rivertrailsmail@sbcglobal.net; call/e-mail for appt.
Commissioners Mtg                            Mar 10             7 p.m.        St Luke’s Church, Antonia                       Rich Myers, 314-503-9677
Klondike                                     Mar 12             8 a.m.                                                        Mike Canepari, 314-541-1803
Committee Mtg                                Mar 17             7:30 p.m.     Fortel Pizza Den                                Jeremy Rowland, 314-256-3054, jrowland@stlbsa.org
District Event                               Mar 26             9 a.m.                                                        Kim Coleman, 314-256-3100, kcoleman@stlbsa.org



                                                                            SHAWNEE DISTRICT
                                CHAIRMAN: Dr. John Russell, 573-335-4209; COMMISSIONER: Brenda Shipman, 573-243-7376
                                SHAWNEE DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                 Activities: Brenda Shipman, 573-243-7367; Advancement: Rhonda Wessel, 573-794-2014; Camping: Mark Spinks, 573-837-5655; Membership: Charlie Herbst, 573-
                                 334-3297; Training: Kevin McMeel, 573-651-2043
                                ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Bill Eddleman; Assistant Adviser: Sam Herndon
                                 Chapter Chief: Tyler Tuchoff; 1st Vice Chief: Dustin Nolan; 2nd Vice Chief: Josh Pensel; Secretary: Connor Hodge
                                VENTURING • Advisor: Linda Mittrucker, linmitt@hotmail.com
                                 President: Sarah Mittrucker, s.mittrucker@gmail.com; VP-Administration: Amy Gallamore, snowy_dog63775@yahoo.com; VP-Program: Paige Miller, paige12304
                                 @yahoo.com; VP-Communications: Race Taylor, race_taylor@yahoo.com
                                SENIOR DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: Bill Crowell, bcrowell@stlbsa.org, 573-335-3346 or 800-335-3346

               district event                 date    (ends)    start time                       location                                                   contact & other information
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Jan 04             7 p.m.        Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 N Clark,     Bob White, 573-264-4056, mrsquail@sbcglobal.net
                                                                              Cape Girardeau
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Jan 04             7 p.m.        Cape Girardeau Public Library                   Kevin McMeel, 573-339-1177
Klondike Derby                               Jan 08             5 p.m.        Shannon’s Neighborhood, Perryville              Darryl Huggins, 573-270-2915
Commissioners Mtg                            Jan 11             7 p.m.        Ritter Service Center, 3000 Gordonville Rd,     Bill Eddleman, 573-335-1507
                                                                              Cape Girardeau
Cub Scout Basic Leader Training              Jan 15             8:30 a.m.     Dempster Hall, Southeast Missouri State         Kim Anello, 573-576-0957
                                                                              University, Cape Girardeau
Den Chief Conference                         Jan 15             8:30 a.m.     Demster Hall, SEMO                              Kelly Johnson, 573-243-5119
Venture Leader Training                      Jan 15             8:30 a.m.     Demster Hall, SEMO                              Roger Friedrich, 573-335-0474
Committee Mtg                                Jan 18             7 p.m.        Ritter Service Center, 3000 Gordonville Rd,     Ron Gjerstad, 573-243-1499
                                                                              Cape Girardeau
Eagle Project Review                         Jan 20             7 p.m.        Grace United Methodist Church, Caruthers &      H.W. Meyr, 573-334-0758
                                                                              Broadway, Cape Girardeau
Volunteer Recognition Dinner                 Jan 21             6 p.m.        Zion United Methodist Church, 3560 State        Brent King, 573-651-4149
                                                                              Hwy Z, Gordonville
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Feb 01             7 p.m.        Cape Girardeau Public Library                   Bob White, 573-335-5588, mrsquail@sbcglobal.net
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Feb 01             7 p.m.        Cape Girardeau Public Library                   Kevin McMeel, 573-339-1177
Eagle Board of Review                        Feb 03             7 p.m.        Grace United Methodist Church                   Mark Hurt, 573-334-0196
Commissioners Mtg                            Feb 08             7 p.m.        Ritter Service Center                           Bill Eddleman, 573-335-1507
Committee Mtg                                Feb 15             7 p.m.        Ritter Service Center                           Ron Gjerstad, 573-243-1499
Eagle Project Review                         Feb 17             7 p.m.        Grace United Methodist Church                   H.W. Meyr, 573-334-0785
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APO Merit Badge Universty                    Feb 19             8 a.m.       Dempster Hall, SEMO                          Nicholas Webb, apo_mbu@yahoo.com
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Mar 01             7 p.m.       Cape Girardeau Public Library                Bob White, 573-335-5588, mrsquail@sbcglobal.net
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Mar 01             7 p.m.       Cape Girardeau Public Library                Kevin McMeel, 573-339-1177
Eagle Board of Review                        Mar 03             7 p.m.       Grace United Methodist Church                Mark Hurt, 573-334-0196
Commissioners Mtg                            Mar 08             7 p.m.       Ritter Service Center                        Bill Eddleman, 573-335-1507
Committee Mtg                                Mar 15             7 p.m.       Ritter Service Center
Eagle Project Review                         Mar 17             7 p.m.       Grace United Methodist Church                H.W. Meyr, 573-334-0758



                                                                              SIOUX DISTRICT
                                CHAIRMAN: John Blaich; COMMISSIONER: John McDonough, jmcdonough@jandjautomation.com
                                SIOUX DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                 Activities: Kendra Asher, kendraasher@hotmail.com; Advancement: Rick Blaich, gfblaichiv@netscape.net; Camping: Bruce Plummer, kblm@semo.net; Finance: Tony
                                 Brodel; Membership: Lynda Nobles, rick-nobles@sbcglobal.net; Public Relations: Randy Graves, rgraves@darnews.com; Training: Sharon Homer, sharonrileyhomer@
                                 yahoo.com
                                ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Tom Cazee, tcazee@newwavecomm.net
                                DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: Jami Parker, jparker@stlbsa.org, 573-335-3346 or 800-335-3346

               district event                 date     (ends)   start time                      location                                                 contact & other information
Commissioners Mtg                            Jan 04             6 p.m.       Fellowship General Baptist Church, 3581      John McDonough
                                                                             N Westwood Blvd, Poplar Bluff, 63901
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Jan 04             6:30 p.m.    Fellowship General Baptist Church            Sharon Homer, 573-625-1016, sharonrileyhomer@yahoo.com
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Jan 04             6:30 p.m.    Fellowship General Baptist Church            Sharon Homer, 573-625-1016, sharonrileyhomer@yahoo.com
District Dinner                              Jan 15             5:30 p.m.
Eagle Board of Review                        Jan 17             6 p.m.       1980 State St, Poplar Bluff, 63901           Mark Richardson, 573-785-6416, markrichardson@tcmax.net; candidate: by appt. only
Committee Mtg                                Jan 18             6 p.m.       DAR MEdia Bldg                               John Blaich
Commissoners Mtg                             Feb 01             6 p.m.       Fellowship General Baptist Church            John McDonough
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Feb 01             6:30 p.m.    Fellowship General Baptist Church            Sharon Homer, 573-625-1016, sharonrileyhomer@yahoo.com
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Feb 01             6:30 p.m.    Fellowship General Baptist Church            Sharon Homer, 573-625-1016, sharonrileyhomer@yahoo.com
O.A. Chapter Mtg                             Feb 08             7 p.m.       Fellowship General Baptist Church            Tom Cazee, tcazee@newwavecomm.net
Committee Mtg                                Feb 15             6 p.m.       DAR Media Bldg                               John Blaich
Eagle Board of Review                        Feb 21             6 p.m.       1980 State St, Poplar Bluff, 63901           Mark Richardson, 573-785-6416, markrichardson@tcmax.net; candidate: by appt. only
Klondike Derby                               Feb 26             8 a.m.                                                    Bruce Plummer, 573-624-4832, kblm@semo.net
Commissioners Mtg                            Mar 01             6 p.m.       Fellowship General Baptist Church            John McDonough
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Mar 01             6:30 p.m.    Fellowship General Baptist Church            Sharon Homer, 573-625-1016, sharonrileyhomer@yahoo.com
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Mar 01             6:30 p.m.    Fellowship General Baptist Church,           Sharon Homer, 573-625-1016, sharonrileyhomer@yahoo.com
Youth Protection Training                    Mar 01             6:30 p.m.    Fellowship General Baptist Church            Sharon Homer, sharonrileyhomer@yahoo.com
Merit Badge University                       Mar 05             8:30 a.m.                                                 Rick Blaich
Committee Mtg                                Mar 15             6 p.m.       DAR Media Bldg                               John Blaich
Eagle Board of Review                        Mar 21             6 p.m.       1980 State St, Poplar Bluff, 63901           Mark Richardson, 573-785-6416, markrichardson@tcmax.net; candidate: by appt. only



                                                                 THUNDERBIRD DISTRICT
                                CHAIRMAN: Ed Martin, edmartinjr@alive.com, 314-256-1776; COMMISSIONER: Terry Nickolotsky, 314-638-6731
                                THUNDERBIRD DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                 Activities: Nancy Beasley, dandnbeasley@aol.com, 314-704-5164; Advancement: Steve Fonod, sfonod@yahoo.com; Camping: Dan Decker, ddeckermo@earthlink.net,
                                 314-353-0367; Finance: Matt Potter, mpotter252@hotmail.com, 314-744-1681; Membership: John Wessling, johnwessling@sbcglobal.net, 314-520-1103; Public
                                 Relations: Robert Steve Stoltz, sa_stoltz@sbcglobal.net, 314-773-2935; Training: Wayne Karcher, wkarcher@hotmail.com
                                ORDER OF THE ARROW • Adviser: Mike Grady, mike-grady@sbcglobal.net
                                 Chapter Chief: Josh Hill; 1st Vice Chief: Justin Crain; 2nd Vice Chief: Steven Malon; Secretary: Dany Lohse
                                VENTURING • Advisor: Jason Ham, jasonham82@yahoo.com314-351-3217
                                 President: Lindsey Lotz, lindseylotz@sbcglobal.net; VP-Administration: Ashley Layton, babygirllayton@yahoo.com; VP-Program: Benjamin Geigle, benjamingeigle
                                 @yahoo.com; VP-Communications: Alex Pierce, a14518@sbcglobal.com
                                DISTRICT EXECUTIVE: Ryan Kirchner, district executive, rkirchner@stlbsa.org, 314-256-3056

               district event                 date     (ends)   start time                      location                                                 contact & other information
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Jan 03             7 p.m.       Shaw VPA School, 5329 Columbia Ave,          Rob Stahl, 314-771-5290
                                                                             St Louis, 63139
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Jan 03             7 p.m.       Shaw VPA School                              Clarence Dula, 314-660-2240
Citizenship in the World Merit Badge         Jan 08             9 a.m.       Epiphany of Our Lord Upper Hall, 6596        Bill Fronic, 636-828-4560; limited to 30 Scouts; preregistration required; call, but do not
                                                                             Smiley Ave St Louis, 63139                   leave a message — call back
Commissioners Mtg                            Jan 10             7 p.m.       Ascension Lutheran Church, 5347 Donovan      Terry Nickolotsky, 314-638-6731
                                                                             Ave, St Louis, 63109
Committee Mtg                                Jan 18             7 p.m.       Carondelet Rec Plex                          Ryan Kirchner, 314-256-3056, rkirchner@stlbsa.org
Eagle Board of Review                        Jan 20             6:30 p.m.    St Anthony Parish Hall, 3133-35 Meramec St   Al Unger, 314-351-7694
District Dinner                              Jan 29             5:30 p.m.                                                 Nancy Beasley, 314-704-5164
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Feb 07             7 p.m.       Shaw VPA School                              Rob Stahl, 314-771-5290
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Feb 07             7 p.m.       Shaw VPA School                              Clarence Dula, 314-660-2240
O.A. Chapter Banquet                         Feb 11             6 p.m.
Cub Scout Leader Training                    Feb 12             7:45 a.m.    Ascension Lutheran Church                    Don Beasley, 314-704-1351; cost: $15; registration 7:45 a.m.
New Leaders Essentials                       Feb 12             8 a.m.       Ascension Lutheran Church                    Don Beasley, 314-704-1351; cost: $15; registration 7:45 a.m.
Venturing Leadership Skills Center           Feb 12             6:30 p.m.                                                 Jeff Abernathy, 314-608-3444
Commissioners Mtg                            Feb 14             7 p.m.       Ascension Lutheran Church,                   Terry Nickolotsky, 314-638-6731
Eagle Board of Review                        Feb 17             6:30 p.m.    St Anthony Parish Hall                       Al Unger, 314-351-7694
Committee Mtg                                Feb 22             7 p.m.       Carondelet Rec Plex                          Ryan Kirchner, 314-256-3056, rkirchner@stlbsa.org
VOA Mtg                                      Feb 28             6:30 p.m.                                                 Jason Ham, 314-537-1469
First Aid Merit Badge Center                 Mar 05             9 a.m.                                                    Steve Fonod, 314-752-5185
Boy Scout Roundtable                         Mar 07             7 p.m.       Shaw VPA School                              Rob Stahl, 314-771-5290
Cub Scout Roundtable                         Mar 07             7 p.m.       Shaw VPA School                              Clarence Dula, 314-660-2240
Commissioners Mtg                            Mar 14             7 p.m.       Ascension Lutheran Church                    Terry Nickolotsky, 314-638-6731
Eagle Board of Review                        Mar 17             6:30 p.m.    St Anthony Parish Hall                       Al Unger, 314-351-7694
Venturing Leadership Skills Center           Mar 19             6:30 p.m.                                                 Jeff Abernathy, 314-608-3444
Committee Mtg                                Mar 21             7 p.m.       Carondelet Rec Plex                          Ryan Kirchner, 314-256-3056, rkirchner@stlbsa.org
Pinewood Derby                               Mar 26             10 a.m.                                                   Nancy Beasley, 314-704-5164




                                              ARE YOU TRAINED IN YOUTH PROTECTION?                                                                   SEE PAGE 5


28      The Scouters’ Duffle Bag                                                                                                         Greater St. Louis Area Council: 314-361-0600 or 800-392-0895
W H O                      YO U                       G O N NA                               C A L L ?


SERVICE                                         Field Department
                                                Bollam, Joshua: New Horizons District,
                                                   314-256-3062, jbollam@stlbsa.org
                                                                                             Reception
                                                                                             Lewis, Beverly, 314-256-3000, blewis
                                                                                               @stlbsa.org
                                                                                                                                          Cogdill, Jeanette: Program/Trading Post
                                                                                                                                             clerk, jcogdill@stlbsa.org

CENTERS
                                                                                                                                          DuClos, Beverly: supervisor/secretary,
                                                Brennecke, Ben: Boone Trails District,       Smith, Tina: customer service clerk, 314-       bduclos@stlbsa.org
                                                   314-256-3086, bbrennecke@stlbsa.            256-3140, tsmith@stlbsa.org                Foley, Thomas “T.J.”: Egyptian District,
                                                   org                                                                                       tfoley@stlbsa.org
MacArthur                                       Butler, Gene; Field director, 314-256-
                                                                                             Registration
                                                                                             Brewster, Denise: clerk, 314-256-3114,       Hays, Mark: Kaskaskia District, mhays
Service Center                                     3078, gbutler@stlbsa.org                                                                  @stlbsa.org
 4568 West Pine Blvd.                                                                           dbrewster@stlbsa.org
                                                Coleman, Kim: River Trails District,                                                      Grant Mitchell: Trading Post, gmitchell
 St. Louis, MO 63108-2193                          314-256-3100, kcoleman@stlbsa.org         Lindstrom, Jane: supervisor/registrar,
                                                                                                314-256-3110, jlindstrom@stlbsa.org          @stlbsa.org
 main: 314-361-0600
                                                Etter, Kenneth, Osage District, 314-256-
 toll-free: 800-392-0895
                                                   3106, ketter@stlbsa.org                   Special Needs Scouting
 fax: 314-361-5165
                                                Fisher, Denise: supervisor/secretary/asst.   Duggan, Kerrianne, 314-256-3108,
                                                                                                                                          West County
 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
 through Friday                                    to director of Field Service, 314-256-      kduggan@stlbsa.org                         Service Center
                                                   3044, dfisher@stlbsa.org                                                                11481 Page Service Dr.
Accounting                                      Gutierrez, Rick: Pathfinder District, 314-                                                 St. Louis, MO 63146-3529
Albrecht, Irwin: comptroller, 314-256-             256-3104, rgutierrez@stlbsa.org           Training Department                           main: 314-994-9469
   3028, ialbrecht@stlbsa.org                                                                  (Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow, Den              (the following can be reached through
                                                Haverstick, Bryon: North Star District,                                                    the main number)
Grimm, Tina; payables, 314-256-3016,                                                           Chief Conference, Introduction to
                                                   314-256-3080, bhaverstick@                                                              Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
   tgrimm@stlbsa.org                                                                           Outdoor Skills, Leader Outdoor
                                                   stlbsa.org
Harris, Karen: payroll, 314-256-3022,                                                          Experience, National Youth Leader           Friday
                                                Holman, Beverly: secretary, 314-256-           Training, Silver Beaver Award,             McGartland, Peggy: Program clerk,
   kharris@stlbsa.org                              3050, bholman@stlbsa.org                    University of Scouting, Wood Badge)          pmcgartland@stlbsa.org
Activities Department                           Humphrey, William: Pathfinder District,      Brown, Fred: director, 314-256-3124,         Matulewic, Trudy, program clerk,
  (Cub Adventure Camp, Fall Fun Fest,              314-256-3088, whumphrey@stlbsa.             fbrown@stlbsa.org                            tmatulewic@stlbsa.org
  Grizzly Camp, Jamborees, Pow Wow,                org                                       Ochoa-Luna, Stacy: Training secretary,       Purtty, Diane: supervisor/secretary,
  Scouting for Food, Summertime Pack            Johnson, Nick: Boone Trails District,          314-256-3126, soluna@stlbsa.org              dpurtty@stlbsa.org
  Award, Tiger Adventure Fair)                     314-256-3102, njohnson@stlbsa.org
Zolezzi, Mike: director, 314-256-3074,          Kirchner, Ryan: Thunderbird District,        Venturing (Council)
  mzolezzi@stlbsa.org                              314-256-3078, rkirchner@stlbsa.org          (contact your district representative(s)
                                                Lazic, Zoran: Gravois Trail District, 314-     for information on district-level
Administration                                                                                 Venturing activities)
O’Donnell, Tim: asst. Scout executive,
   314-256-3020, todonnell@stlbsa.org
                                                   256-3058, zlazic@stlbsa.org
                                                Lofton, Myron: director of Field Service,
                                                                                             White, Jared: council staff Advisor, 314-
                                                                                               256-3092, jwhite@stlbsa.org
                                                                                                                                            SCOUT SHOPS
                                                   314-256-3040, mlofton@stlbsa.org
Truckenmiller, Wilma: office manager/
   asst. to Scout executive, 314-256-           Roberts, Nick: Field director, 314-256-                                                     MacArthur
   3004, wtruckenmiller@stlbsa.org                 3070, nroberts@stlbsa.org                 Ritter                                         Service Center
                                                Rowland, Jeremy: River Trails District,      Service Center                                  4568 West Pine Blvd.
Advancement Department                             314-256-3054, jrowland@stlbsa.org          3000 Gordonville Rd.                           St. Louis, MO 63108-2193
  (Eagle Scouts, Merit Badges)                  Sinda, Rob: Gravois Trail District, 314-      Cape Girardeau, MO 63703-5008                  314-454-1652
Brown, Fred: director, 314-256-3124,               256-3060, rsinda@stlbsa.org                main: 573-335-3346                             fax: 314-454-0656
  fbrown@stlbsa.org                             Tenholder, Marc: New Horizons District,       toll-free: 800-335-3346                        Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
Holman, Ruby: secretary, 314-256-3130,             314-256-3128, mtenholder@stlbsa.org        fax: 800-269-7989                              through Friday
  rholman@stlbsa.org                            White, Jared: Boone Trails District, 314-     Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
                                                                                              through Friday (June through August           Ritter Service Center
Camping Department                                 256-3092, jwhite@stlbsa.org
                                                                                              — 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday                3000 Gordonville Rd.
  (Boy Scout Summer Camp, Camp                  Williams, John: Grand Towers District,        through Friday)
                                                   314-256-3084, jwilliams@stlbsa.org                                                        Cape Girardeau, MO 63703-5008
  Properties, Challenge Course,                                                               The following can be reached through           573-339-7900
  Charter Oak, Cub Scout Outdoor                                                              the main or toll-free number listed
                                                Friends of Scouting/Popcorn                                                                  Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
  Programs, Horse Camp, Map                                                                   above.
                                                Schwartz, Rhonda: secretary, 314-256-                                                        through Friday (June through
  & Compass, Order of the Arrow                                                              Crowell, Bill: Shawnee District, bcrowell       August — 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                                                   3014, rschwartz@stlbsa.org
  Shawnee Lodge, Pioneering Kit, Tipi                                                           @stlbsa.org                                  Monday through Friday); 9 a.m. to
  Program, Webelos Camps)                       Information Technology                       Dare, Carmel: Cherokee District, cdare@         1 p.m. Saturday year round
Cunningham, Cindi: Camping &                    Tymbel, Peter: IT administrator, 314-           stlbsa.org
  O.A. secretary, 314-256-3122,                    256-3024, ptymbel@stlbsa.org              Graham, Sharon: secretary, sgraham@
  ccunningham@stlbsa.org                                                                                                                    Southern Illinois
                                                Maintenance                                     stlbsa.org
Sens, Brian: Camping director, 314-256-                                                      Maudie, David: Field director, dmaudie
                                                                                                                                            Service Center
  3120, bsens@stlbsa.org                        Hubbard, Gene, 314-256-3142                                                                  803 East Herrin St.
                                                                                                @stlbsa.org                                  Herrin, IL 62948-0340
Woodland, Liz: Program clerk, 314-256-          Order of the Arrow                           Parker, Jami: Sioux District, jparker@
  3118, lwoodland@stlbsa.org                                                                                                                 618-942-4863
                                                Zolezzi, Mike: Shawnee Lodge staff              stlbsa.org                                   Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
Development/Bricks/License Plates/                adviser, 314-256-3074, mzolezzi            Powders, Fay: supervisor/secretary,             through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  Memorials/Trees                                 @stlbsa.org                                   fpowders@stlbsa.org                          Saturdays September to May
Casey, Joan: secretary, 314-256-3034,           Maudie, David: Anpetu-We Lodge staff         Snipes, John: Ozark Trailblazers District,      Or order through service center:
  jcasey@stlbsa.org                               adviser, 573-335-3346, dmaudie@               jsnipes@stlbsa.org                           803 East Herrin St., P.O. Box 340
Gosney, Joe, development director, 314-           stlbsa.org                                                                                 Herrin, IL 62948-0340
  256-3032, jgosney@stlbsa.org                  Print Shop                                   Southern Illinois
                                                Clubb, Kevin: asst. printer, 314-256-                                                       West County
Development Department                                                                       Service Center
Freeman, Jessica: supervisor/asst. to              3138, kclubb@stlbsa.org
                                                                                              803 East Herrin St., P.O. Box 340             Service Center
   chief financial officer, 314-256-3008,       Johnson, William: supervisor/printer,         Herrin, IL 62948-0340                          11481 Page Service Dr.
   jfreeman@ stlbsa.org                            314-256-3136, wjohnson@stlbsa.org          main: 618-942-4863                             St. Louis, MO 63146-3529
                                                                                              toll-free: 888-942-4863                        314-872-3334
Lechner, Megan: secretary, mlechner@            Public Relations & Duffle Bag
                                                                                              fax: 618-942-2367                              fax: 314-872-3339
   stlbsa.org, 314-256-3038                     Casey, Joan: secretary/Duffle Bag
                                                                                              Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday              Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
Noland, Jason: director of development,           subscriptions, 314-256-3034, jcasey                                                        through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
   314-256-3010, jnoland@stlbsa.org                                                           through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
                                                  @stlbsa.org                                                                                Saturday
                                                                                              Saturday (closed Saturdays from first
Schwartz, Rhonda: secretary, 314-256-           Hummel, Christine: publications               Saturday in June through last Saturday
   3014, rschwartz@stlbsa.org                     coordinator/photographer, 314-256-          in August)
Starr, Tony: chief financial officer, 314-        3036, chummel@stlbsa.org                    The following can be reached through                      Call any Scout Shop
   256-3006, tstarr @stlbsa.org                 Mueller, Joe: director/media contact,         the main or toll-free number listed                            for a mail order.
                                                  314-256-3030, jmueller@stlbsa.org           above.


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Here Are 10 Reasons To Update Your Estate Plan
You have completed a will and perhaps a                       and change in either direction, it may be                  plan value during the 2008 downturn), it’s                    child C. While she is in a nursing home and
revocable living trust. Your durable power                    important to clarify the ownership of your                 very important to review your beneficiary                     no longer able to change the will, oil is dis-
of attorney for healthcare and a living will                  property as separate property or joint prop-               designations. Many individuals pass away                      covered on the farm. When mother passes
are accompanied by a HIPAA release. All                       erty.                                                      and the plan value is transferred to benefi-                  away, child B receives not $400,000 but $4
of your records are safely in place and care-                     For individuals with moderate to larger                ciaries who have been selected 10, 15, and                    million. To add insult to injury, the estate
fully organized.                                              estates, there could be significant estate or              even 25 years earlier. There could be many                    is now larger than the estate exemption and
    So you now are through with your estate                   inheritance taxes. Several states have inheri-             reasons why you would want to update that                     each child must pay estate tax on his or her
planning. Or are you? Will there be changes                   tance taxes that will apply at lower levels                beneficiary designation, and age 701⁄2 is a                   inheritance. While child B with the largest
in your circumstances or your family that                     than the federal exemption per person.                     logical time to do so.                                        inheritance will under most state tax appor-
should lead to a review of your plan? Could                   Depending on who among your relatives re-                                                                                tionment laws pay the largest tax, it will be
some events cause you to need to revise or                    ceives your property, a new state may have a               5. Your Selected Beneficiary Is                               a matter of considerable sibling unhappiness
update the plan?                                              substantial tax.                                           Deceased                                                      for the two children who receive the smaller
    Yes, there are reasons to consider revis-                     Finally, many states have specific rules               In many families there are unmarried broth-                   shares and still have to pay a large estate tax
ing or updating your plan:                                    on durable powers of attorney for health-                  ers or sisters. It is quite common for these                  on their portion.
                                                              care, living wills or advance directives or                individuals to receive an inheritance and to
1. New Children, Grandchildren or                             even the HIPAA release. If you acquire                     remember the surviving brothers and sisters                   8. Adding a Major Property to a
Other Heirs                                                   permanent legal residence in the state, your               in their plans. However, even if there are                    Living Trust
Your estate plan almost certainly makes                       doctors will expect that your medical plan-                two or three unmarried brothers or sisters,                   If you have a substantial estate, you may
provision for children and other heirs who                    ning documents reflect their state law.                    one will inevitably be the survivor and hold                  hold your real estate in a living trust. If you
are living when you pass away. If you                                                                                    most of the assets. If you are remembering                    invest in real estate or acquire a major new
have a specific transfer to one child, a new                  3. Sale or Purchase of a Major Asset                       a sibling in your plan, there is a substantial                property and transfer that to the living trust,
child may receive a smaller than intended                     You may have a major real estate asset or                  possibility that he or she will pass away                     it will be useful to review the plan. In some
inheritance.                                                  a business that is to be transferred to one                before you do. In that case, it is useful to                  circumstances, there may be different ben-
    For example, John Smith had a $1 mil-                     of your heirs. If that property is sold or                 revise the plan and select a new recipient of                 eficiaries for the living trust than for your
lion estate and left a $400,000 residence                     substantially increases in value, your entire              that share of your estate.                                    qualified plans and life insurance. The addi-
to child A. He then divided the balance of                    plan could change. For example, if a prop-                                                                               tion of a high value asset to the living trust
the estate with 1/6 of the balance to child A                 erty greatly increases in value and there is a             6. Divorce or Remarriage                                      could increase the benefits for the persons
and 5/6 to child B. If a third child is born,                 large estate tax that is paid out of the residue           Estate plans for single persons are quite                     receiving shares from the trust in compari-
depending upon state law, the child might                     of your estate, the beneficiary of that spe-               different from those of married couples.                      son to the rest of your heirs.
receive nothing or perhaps would benefit                      cific property could receive a much larger                 A single person who transfers assets to
from a portion of the residue. In either case,                inheritance than you intend. Those children                a former spouse will not qualify for the                      9. Selected Executor or Trustee Not
the uncertainty could lead to estate litigation               or other heirs who are receiving the residue               unlimited marital deduction. While property                   Available
or to family strife.                                          could find their inheritance greatly reduced               settlements are typically handled during the                  With a will or a revocable living trust, you
    If you have a sizeable estate and there                   by estate tax paid on the asset transferred to             dissolution of marriage proceedings, there                    may also select a successor executor or
are large specific bequests, the arrival of a                 the first child.                                           are many cases where individuals forget to                    trustee. While this usually will handle the
new heir is a good time to review your plan.                      Alternatively, if the first asset is sold,             change beneficiary designations on retire-                    situation in which the primary executor or
One option is to transfer assets to the heirs                 then a child may receive a smaller than in-                ment plans and insurance policies. Particu-                   trustee predeceases you, it still is useful to
“then living” when you pass away.                             tended inheritance. Therefore, a significant               larly if you later remarry and then pass away                 review your plan if one of these persons
    If the estate is $1 million, in some states               sale or purchase is a good time for an estate              with a new spouse, there is a high likelihood                 passes away. You can easily select a new
a child C who is born later would receive                     planning review.                                           of litigation between the ex-spouse and the                   primary executor or trustee with an appro-
1/3 of the estate. This could dramatically                                                                               new spouse if you have forgotten to update                    priate backup person.
change the benefit for child B and leave                      4. Reaching Age 701⁄2                                      your beneficiary designations. Therefore,
her with a reduced inheritance. In addition,                  The four types of estate property are gener-               your plan and your beneficiary designations                   10. Passage of Time
child C could be a minor or a very young                      ally cash and cash equivalents, stocks, real               should always be reviewed in the event of a                   Estate plans are affected by changes in your
adult and not be capable of managing his or                   estate and qualified plans. Over the years,                divorce or remarriage.                                        asset value, by changes in your family, and
her property. For several reasons, the arrival                your qualified retirement plan may become                                                                                potentially by changes in federal or state
of a new heir makes a review of your plan                     a large portion of your estate. Your IRA,                  7. Substantial Change in Value                                law. Therefore, it is useful every three to
very important.                                               401(k) or other qualified plan will require                If your estate increases or decreases signifi-                five years for you to sit down with your
                                                              distributions to start on April 1 of the year              cantly in value, there can be major impact                    attorney and review your plan. Given all the
2. Move to a Different State                                  after you reach age 701⁄2.                                 on beneficiaries. For example, mother has                     potential areas that can change, it’s quite
If you are married and move to a different                        If you pass away before the entire plan                children A, B and C. She leaves a home val-                   likely that you may wish to modify some
state, there may be a change in the laws that                 is paid out to you during your retirement                  ued at $300,000 to child A, a farm valued at                  portion of the plan.
affect ownership. Some states are called                      years, the balance is transferred to your                  $400,000 to child B and the liquid assets to
“common law” property states and some are                     designated beneficiary. Because retire-
“community property.”                                         ment plans have grown substantially over
    If you move from one state to another                     the past decade (even with a reduction in
                                                                                                                                       SEE CAMPING NEWS ON PAGES 8-10.

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   I wish to attend the session beginning:                                                                                  As a unit leader, I approve of this Scout participating in the River Ranger Program. I under-
                                                                                                                            stand that participants of the River Ranger Program must be classified as a Swimmer and be
   q June 12         q June 19               q July 26       q July 3          q July 10           q July 17                able to work well independently and as part of a team.

   My troop is attending camp the week of ____________________________________ , 2011,
                                                                                                                            ___________________________________                        ___________________________________
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   Enclosed is my $25 non-refundable deposit. All fees are due by June 1, 2011.
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   Additional information will be sent to the Scout once the deposit is made at the Scout office.
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                    Greater St. Louis Area Council–BSA                                                                                       Greater St. Louis Area Council–BSA
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                    St. Louis, MO 63108-2193                                                                                                 St. Louis, MO 63108-2193

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30      The Scouters’ Duffle Bag                                                                                                                           Greater St. Louis Area Council: 314-361-0600 or 800-392-0895
COUNCIL                                                CALENDAR

                          January                                                              February                                                      March
   1-2 New Year’s holiday – all Service Centers, camps &                  3 Program Aide Meeting                                         3 Program Aide Meeting
       Scout Shops closed                                               4-5 Scout Sabbath                                                5 Map & Compass Training, Beaumont Scout
     6 Feast of the Epiphany                                              5 Coordinated Operating Committee Meeting                        Reservation
     6   Program Aide Meeting                                             5 Radio Merit Badge Center 1 of 2, Parkway North High          5 Shawnee Lodge Ceremonial Team Seminar,
     8   VOA Ski Night                                                      School, 12860 Fee Fee Rd.                                      Beaumont Scout Reservation
     9   Ad Altare Dei & Pope Pius applications due                       6 Scout Sunday, Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis                  6 Challenge Course & Climbing Recertification,
                                                                                                                                           Beaumont Scout Reservation
     9   Anpetu-We Lodge Executive Committee Meeting                      8 Scouting’s Anniversary
                                                                                                                                         9 Ash Wednesday
     9 Eagle Reception, St. Louis                                        12 Lincoln’s Birthday
                                                                                                                                        12   College of Commissioner Science
    11 Ad Altare Dei Board of Review                                     12 New Adventure Camp Director/Program Director/
                                                                            Promotion Chairman Orientation                              13   Daylight Saving Time begins
    15 Truck Transportation Merit Badge Center, UniGroup
       Headquarters, Fenton                                              12 Radio Merit Badge Center 2 of 2, Parkway North High         17   St. Patrick’s Day
    17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day – all Service Centers &                   School, 12860 Fee Fee Rd.                                18-20   Anpetu-We Fun Weekend
       Scout Shops closed                                                12 SEMO Eagle Scout Court of Honor                             19 Cub Adventure Camp Staff Meeting, Beaumont Scout
    18 Jewish Committee Meeting                                          14 Valentine’s Day                                                Reservation
    22 Commissioner Conference                                           19 Dog Care MB Center, Humane Society, 1201                    23 Catholic Committee on Scouting Meeting, Rigali
                                                                            Macklind Ave.                                                  Center, Sister Ebo Room, 7:30 p.m.
    22 First Aid/CPR, Fox High School
                                                                         21 Presidents Day – all Service Centers & Scout Shops          26 Orienteering Festival, Beaumont Scout Reservation
    22 University of Scouting, Fox High School
                                                                            closed except West County Scout Shop, which is              28 Philmont Leaders Meeting
    22 Venturing Leadership Skills Course, Fox High School                  open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                       28 VOA Meeting
    24   Shawnee Lodge Executive Meeting                                 22 Washington’s Birthday                                       29 Shawnee Lodge Executive Meeting, Emerson Center,
    24   Special Needs Committee Meeting                                    Camping Program Dinner                                         Beaumont Scout Reservation, 7 p.m.
    24   VOA Meeting                                                     24 Lutheran Committee Meeting, St. Paul’s Lutheran
    24   Wood Badge Dinner                                                  Church, 12345 Manchester Rd., DesPeres, Room 12,
    26 Catholic Committee on Scouting Meeting, Rigali                       7 p.m.
       Center, Sister Ebo Room, 7:30 p.m.                                26 Den Chief Conference, Beaumont Scout Reservation




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the award:                                         less the event calls for work
n Send in a newspaper clipping of an               clothes or “grubbies.” Com-
                                                                                                        The Duffle Bag is mailed free of charge to leaders who are currently registered as:
   article or photograph that shows your           plete the form at right, or send
   unit completing an activity that positively     an e-mail with the information                       • Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches, Explorer Advisors and Skippers
   displays the Scouting program to the            to jmueller @stlbsa.org. The                         • Den leaders, Webelos leaders, Tiger Cub den leaders
   general public.                                 information also can be sent to                      • Venture crew Advisors
n Plan and complete a simple activity that         a local community newspaper                          • Unit committee chairmen
   positively displays the Scouting program        or a school or church bulletin
   to the general public.                          for possible publication. If                         • Chartered organization representatives
   Here are some examples:                         a photograph or an article is                        • Commissioners
   • Provide a uniformed color guard for           published, include a copy of                         • District committee members
      a civic ceremony, such as a parade or        the page with your application form.                 • Executive board members
      other public event.                              Photographs can be mailed or digital
   • Have your Scouts present a brief annual       photographs can be e-mailed. Please do not
      report to your chartering organization’s     embed the photograph in an e-mail or in a
                                                                                                        All other adult volunteers are encouraged to subscribe to the Duffle Bag. A $6 sub-
      governing body.                              Word document. Include the names of Scouts        scription will provide six issues of the latest program information, news and features
   • Perform a flag raising and/or flag            or leaders in the photograph. The photographs     from the Greater St. Louis Area Council and your district.
      retirement ceremony, or lead the Pledge      will be published in the Duffle Bag (as space        The Duffle Bag is published in January, March, May, July, September and Novem-
      of Allegiance at a public meeting.           allows) and on the council’s website with         ber.
   • Provide service to an outside                 limited identification for privacy and safety.       To begin receiving the Duffle Bag, fill out the coupon below and send it with $6 per
      organization, such as staffing an                The award is limited to one per unit, per     subscription to the Greater St. Louis Area Council–BSA, 4568 West Pine Blvd., St.
      information booth at a county fair or        year.                                             Louis, MO 63108-2193.
      assisting with logistics at a community          For more information or assistance, con-
      event.                                       tact Joe Mueller, director of public relations,
   Take a photograph of your Scouts in             or your district’s public relations chairman.
                                                                                                                            The Scouter’s Duffle Bag
                           Beacon Award for Units                                                         A full year’s subscription of 6 Duffle Bag issues can begin at any time and
 Circle one:   Pack    Troop   Crew     Team     Post No. ____________                                    continue for one full year. Submit additional subscriber names and addresses
                                                                                                          on a separate sheet.
 District ______________________________________________________________________

 Chartering Organization ________________________________________________________                                           PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE CLEARLY
 Leader Name ________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                       Name _____________________________________________________________________
 Position _____________________________________________________________________

 Address ____________________________________________________________________                          Address ___________________________________________________________________

 City, State, Zip _______________________________________________________________                      City, State, Zip ______________________________________________________________

 Phone: Home (______) _____________________           Work (______) _____________________              e-mail ____________________________________________________________________

 E-mail ______________________________________________________________________                         Phone: Home _________________________        Work ______________________________
 Attach a brief description and the date of the event your unit conducted to earn the Beacon
 Award along with a photograph.                                                                        Amount enclosed at $6 per subscription: $ ________________________________________

  Return this form and photograph to: Public Relations Department
                                      Greater St. Louis Area Council–Boy Scouts of America                Mail to:   Greater St. Louis Area Council–BSA
                                      4568 West Pine Blvd.                                                           Attn: Public Relations Department     Names, addresses, phone numbers and
                                      St. Louis, MO 63108-2193                                                       4568 West Pine Blvd.                  e-mail addresses are not sold or shared
                                                                                                                     St. Louis, MO 63108-2193              outside the BSA organization.
                   Or e-mail information and photograph to jmueller@stlbsa.org



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