Bay-Lakes Council, BSA • Appleton, WI • www.baylakesbsa.org • February/March 2011
Council Annual Awards and R
To Honor Our 2010 Class of Silver Beavers
Please join in recognizing the many volunteers across this great council who have
impacted our youth members in one way or another this past year. This is your time
to say thank you and to join with other volunteers who have played a significant role
in shaping the lives of the young people of our communities. This will be a fun event
with plenty of great food and even better fellowship among our friends and Scouting
So, please join us on May 3, 2011, at Liberty Hall in Kimberly beginning at 6:00 P.M.
Cost is $25.00 per person. Cost includes a great meal and a host of various awards and
recognitions to be presented that evening.
Please spread the word and block the evening. It will be well worth your time to take a night out during the
week. Additional information will be in the April/May issue of the Guide.
Of course, this night would not be complete without the presentation of the Silver Beaver award, the highest
award that can be presented by the local council to a volunteer.
This year's class includes:
Sindy DeNamur Richard "Dick" Kendall John Thomson
Sean Fernstrum Forest Kenworthy Marlene Welton
James Hyatt John Nelson Keith Westergaard
To register, go to the council web site at www.baylakesbsa.org, click on Upcoming Events and download the
registration form. Fill out and, along with your registration fee, mail to the Center for Scouting. Deadline for
registration cutoff is April 24, 2011. For more information, contact the Center for Scouting in Appleton at
www . baylakesbsa . org yoUr Handbook For aCtivities & events oF tHe bay-bakes CoUnCil, bsa FebrUary/MarCH 2011
Life Do you Work
for a Company
Scout or know
Saves has access to
See p. 4 See p. 11
Spring is a great time to recruit new Cub Scouts,
Kindergartners are eligible to register after June 1st.
The Pack is getting ready for its biggest
adventure of the year – CAMP!
Once a boy goes to camp and has a good time,
he will be hooked!
More page 3
council news pp. 1-6 & 27
Winter Sports Safety st GeorGe trek scHolarsHIp.......................................3
Living up here in beautiful Northeast Wisconsin provides
2013 natIonal scout JamBoree..................................4
for many opportunities when it comes to winter time. I’m
sure many units are gearing up to make use of this time of Year In revIew...............................................................5
the season if they haven’t already done so. Winter time pro- leader recoGnItIon awards.......................................6
vides many opportunities for all programs including things eaGles..............................................................................6
as simple as sledding, to things more challenging like down
hill skiing and snowboarding, and to advanced activities like
snowmobiling. Be sure to read the article on Winter Sports training news p. 7
Safety on page 27. Contact the office about a special zipper
wIlderness FIrst aId
pull to remind you about winter safety.
Baloo - BasIc adult leader outdoor orIentatIon
Internet rechartering natIonal YoutH leadersHIp traInInG
nra Instructor course
Internet Rechartering is a Web-based annual meeting notice
method for units to renew their charters
from any online location such as the office, The Annual Business Meeting of the Bay-Lakes Council will be
home, or public library. It's easy, conve- held on Monday, April 18, 2011, at 6:30 p.m.
nient, and accurate because you enter Hors de’ oeuvres will be served at 6:30 followed by the Annual venturing news p. 8
the information yourself! Meeting, election of Officers, Executive Board Members, Advi-
sory Council members and National Council Representatives. HIGH adventure proGrams evolve
A representative of your unit can
Should you have individuals you wish to recommend to serve on BaY Jammer
now complete the paperwork for re-
the Board or other council positions, please submit their names kaYak rollInG classes
newing a charter online. From Internet Recharter-
ing, you can indicate returning members, and pertinent information to the Nominating Committee c/o the
add new members, and update infor- Center for Scouting.
mation for an individual or the char- Please RSVP your attendance by contacting Judy Steffes at the camp news pp. 9-10
tered organization. Center for Scouting at (920) 734-5705 ext. 119 or by e-mail to
email@example.com. HIGH adventure trIps
More page 3
new FacIlItY to Better serve Your needs
Finance news $ pp. 11-12
new to the Bay-lakes council -- dodgeball tournament GolF outInGs & specIal events
2011 GIFt-In-kInd lIst
Do you like to Dodge, Duck, Dip and Dive while someone is trying to hit you with a ball? FamIlY Fos 2011
Does your workplace encourage and support team building activities? If so, then check out page
2 to learn more about how you can participate or assist with the Bay-Lakes Councils first Corporate
Dodgeball Tournament. order of the arrow onamow
SAVE THE DATE: 2011 COUNCIL POPCORN KICKOFF
SATURDAy, AUGUST 27TH district news pp. 17-26
Location and time specifics to be announced at a later date. Receive 5% bonus commission for your unit by attending!
Selling Units in the
TE: Top 5 Bay-L
As of 01/25/2011
POPC ncil Cub SCoutS
#3 boy SCoutS
Pack 3794, Hartford
#2 Kettle Country District #4
Pack 3874, Plymouth
Pack 3045, Appleton Unit Kernel: Wendy Behling
#1 Gathering Waters District Retail Sales: $29,962
Unit Kernel: Heather Kienast #5
Unit Kernel: Trudy Long
Pack 4024, Oconto Falls Retail Sales: $30,931 Retail Sales: $29,805 Pack 3061, Appleton
Northern Lights District Gathering Waters District
Unit Kernel: Jeff Wolford Unit Kernel: Paul Loebbaka = 1,000 YoutH
Retail Sales: $33,950 Retail Sales: $25,040
Winter Spor ts Safet y See p. 27
Support Scouting and have a “BALL” chairman of Green Bay diocese catholic committee on scouting
at the awarded st. George emblem
1st Annual Chris Brandt, Chairman of the Green Bay Diocese
Catholic Committee on Scouting was awarded the St.
Dodgeball Tournament George Emblem by the Green Bay Diocese in recogni-
Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge at the first an- tion of his outstanding contribution to the spiritual
nual Bay-Lakes Council Corporate Dodgeball Tour- development of Catholic youth in the program of the
nament benefiting at-risk youth programs of the Bay- Bay-Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America. This double elimination tournament will Guidelines for nomination and selection include
be held Saturday, October 8th, 2011, at Players Choice of the Fox Cities Sports but are not limited to the following:
Facility located at W3035 Edgewood Trail (Hwy JJ), Appleton.
• Promoting the religious emblems programs for
32 teams will be accepted for this year’s Tournament. Tournament teams must
Catholic youths or serving as a counselor, mod-
consist of at least 6 players and can have up to 4 subs. The tournaments will be in
erator or coordinator. Encouraging non-Catholic
double elimination format. The tournaments will be held from 10:00 AM to 3:00
youths to participate in the religious emblems programs of their own faiths.
PM on Saturday, October 8th with the championship match getting underway
• Giving notable service in promoting Catholic activities and service projects for the
around 3:30 PM. Tournament will follow National Amateur Dodgeball Associa-
church and being willing to serve on committees for those purposes.
tion (NADA) rules.
• Actively participating in and promoting Scout retreats and days of recollection.
The tournaments are open to all businesses, civic groups, service clubs, college
• Giving notable service in organizing and maintaining Catholic-chartered Scouting units
clubs, high school teams and/or groups of individuals. Individual team entry starts
including multiple units where needed.
at $300 per team with sponsorship and VIP packages ranging from $500-$2,000.
• Giving notable service in bringing the Catholic program to those youths not in Catholic-
Team t-shirts/uniforms are included as part of the registration fee. The winning
chartered Scouting units.
team will receive a cash prize and the coveted trophy “The Golden Baller.”
For more information on how to register your team, contact Brent Bowman at For more information on this award and to download a nomination form, please visit the
(920) 734-5705 or Brent.Bowman@Scouting.org. National Catholic Committee on Scouting web site at http://www.nccs-bsa.org.
Bay-lakes council camps Gear up
"Oh Lord, build me a Scout whose heart will be clear, whose
In preparation for the upcoming camping season the council, through goals will be high. A Scout who will master himself before he
its volunteers, rangers, and professional staff, have been busy purchasing seeks to master others, one who will march into the future, yet
items to enhance and/or improve the council’s program opportunities. never forget the past..."
Listed below is a summary of things you will see at camp this summer:
BEAR PAW: Scout Sunday - February 6, 2011
10x20 canopy tarp for Archery range. Scout Sabbath - February 12, 2011
Climbing harness x 2
11 pairs of rock climbing shoes The Boy Scouts of America celebrate annually in the
Climbing belay device month of February the Anniversary of the founding of
6 new Trek 4300 bikes the Boy Scout program by Lord Baden Powell in England.
Maintenance done on all existing camp bikes. Scout Sunday was added to the Scout celebration around
the middle 1940s. Scouting's anniversary is celebrated on
GARDNER DAM: February 8th. Scout Sunday is always the Sunday preced-
3 climbing ropes ing the 8th, unless the 8th is a Sunday, in which case the
3 climbing harnesses 8th would be Scout Sunday. The Saturday following Feb-
4 NRS Pro-tech helmets ruary 8th is Scout Sabbath.
4 Aqua Bond Paddles Sherd FG Scout Sunday tradition was started to make people in
15 swim tubes church aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out
10 picnic tables parts of what is pledged each week.
Maintenance done on all existing camp bikes. The Scout Law says that a "Scout is Reverent" and the
WOLF RIvER ADvENTURES: Scouts of all ages promise to do their "Duty to God".
15 Pro-tec helmets These values strengthen youth character in their family,
10 AquaBound Paddles community and faith.
10 Snapdragon sprayshirts An organization can adopt a specific Sunday to cele-
10 Kayak NRS Floatbags brate. It also is permissible for a local church to celebrate
2 Safety Rescue Kits on the Sunday most acceptable to the pastor and congre-
4 Safety Throw bags gation.
In some churches, Scouts receive their religious em-
CUB SCOUT WORLD: blems awards on this day. Scouts will act as greeters, read-
10 Archery target stands ers, ushers, possibly having a get-together in the church
10 Archery target faces hall following the service. Even if your church isn’t doing
3 paddle boats something special at the service that you attend, all boys
TWIN LAKES: should wear their uniforms to church that day.
Leather imprinting Machine Please consider setting up a display or something spe-
5 Leather stamp sets cial in your place of worship.
Various leather tools
Two of the recipient photos in the previous issue of The Guide did not match the correct name,
so we would like to apologize and re-run this article with the corrections.
national eagle scout association announces annual scholarship recipients
Congratulations to 4 Bay-Lakes Council Eagle Scouts for being selected by the National Eagle Scout Association
as recipients of their annual scholarships. They are:
Dale was a member of Peshtigo’s Troop 1054 & Crew 9054. He is attending Columbia College
majoring in Cinematography.
2011 scout sundaY patcH
The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese
Nicholas Bongers of Green Bay approved the design for a Scout Sunday
Nick was involved with Troop 9 in Appleton. He is attending Creighton University Patch. A Sunday Patch Committee was commissioned to
Dale SanDberg request designs for a patch that would be suitable for wear
in Omaha, Nebraska studying Biology/Pre-Med
by Girl Scouts and Scouters of all faiths.
To obtain the patch, a Girl Scout or Scouter must attend
a Scout Sunday or Scout Sabbath Service in uniform with
nicholaS bongerS his/her unit or with other Girl Scouts and Scouters of his
Joe lived in Fond du Lac and was active with Troop 701. He is enrolled at UW–Eau Claire with a faith. The patches will be available to all Cub Scouts, Boy
double major in Chorale and Music Education. You may recall Joe was also recognized by the Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and Girl Scouts of all faiths
American Legion as their Eagle Scout of the Year. by mailing in a patch order form with payment. Patches
will be available after February 14, 2011. The cost of the
patch is $1.25 each. Order forms can be found on the
Bay-Lakes Council web site at www.baylakesbsa.org under
Also selected was Michael Keim, an Eagle Scout who was registered in Crew 9001 in Green Bay. FORMS and on the Green Bay Catholic Diocese web site
A request for his photo and college information was not returned. at www.gbdioc.org/pg/educationYouth.tpl.
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Bay-Lakes Council - Museum Project catholic committee to offer
CORNER PO BOX 267 • APPLETON, WI 54912-0267
st. George trek scholarship
Museum Committee Contest The Catholic Committee on Scouting
for the Green Bay Diocese is sponsoring
The Bay-Lakes Council Scouting Museum is trying to discover the exact boundaries of the former a scholarship for a Catholic Bay-Lakes
councils which participated in the 1973 merger which produced us. At this time we have maps of the Council Boy Scouts to attend the 2011 St.
former Twin Lakes Council, Valley Council, and Badger Council. We are still looking for the boundaries George Trek at Philmont Scout Ranch.
of the other councils, and so have extended the contest for another three months. To enter, please The St. George Trek is the National
include your name and address along with the documentation of the boundaries for the remain- Catholic Committee on Scouting’s high
ing three councils: Attention: Michael Metivier, Bay-Lakes Council, PO Box 267, Appleton, WI adventure leadership program for older
54912-0267. The winners will receive a free museum patch of the submitted former council. The Catholic Boy Scouts and Venture Crew
idea is to produce a series of annual patches for museum membership. Each year’s patch will be in members at Philmont Scout Ranch. Designed to develop
the shape of a former council. At the end of six years, you will have a complete set which fits together organizational and relational skills for leadership as well as
to form the current outline of the Bay-Lakes Council. nourishing Scouts’ spirituality, the program will bring Catho-
To aid anyone in their consideration of this matter, here is the list of the councils which are ancestral lic high school youth from around the country together with
to the Bay-Lakes Council: selected priests, religious and seminarians for eleven days of
backpacking, including three days of intensive leadership
Twin Lakes CounCiL oshkosh Boarders known training at a back country base camp. While hiking, partici-
VaLLey CounCiL Menasha Boarders known pants will experience a program designed to encourage the
integration of morality, values, spirituality, faith and scripture
Badger CounCiL Fond du LaC Boarders known
in their lives as Christian leaders. Before returning home,
keTTLe Moraine CounCiL sheBoygan they will be asked to commit themselves to bring what they
niCoLeT area CounCiL green Bay have experienced home to their respective dioceses where they
can become effective peer leaders and role models for their
wauMegesako CounCiL ManiTowoC fellow Scouts.
This is open to all Catholic Boy Scouts in the Bay-Lakes
Internet recHarterInG (cont.) Council whether their troop is chartered by a Catholic Church
or not. Candidates should be emotionally mature adolescents
Each unit will receive its Charter Renewal Package as usual. The packet in- who will be fifteen years of age on or before July 7, 2011, in high
cludes information for Internet Rechartering, including an access code specific to school in the fall of 2011 and committed to assist their Catholic
each unit. The unit selects an adult to complete the online process. This renewal committee when they return home. The boy must also meet the
"processor" uses the access code to log onto the Internet Rechartering Web site, height/weight requirements.
selecting whether to start the process with current ScoutNet data, or data from The available scholarship includes all fees to Philmont Scout
unit-management software. At anytime, the renewal processor can suspend the Ranch, transportation to and from Albuquerque, New Mexico
electronic rechartering process and return later to the last complete screen. and a small stipend for incidentals. All forms must be submitted
The system lets you enter new members, renew current members and update informa- to the Bay-Lakes Council office by April 1, 2011.
tion for any registrant. When completed, the new unit roster is submitted to ScoutNet Please fill out the form found on the Bay Lakes Council site
and a Unit Charter Renewal Report Package is printed. This package includes the unit charter application. at www.baylakesbsa.org/council/files/StGeorgeTrekScholar-
Acquire the signatures for the application, attach applications and fees and take entire package to your district's shipApplication.pdf.
"Recharter Turn-in Meeting". Additionally, anyone who wants to learn more about how Internet Rechartering More information and forms are available on the St George
works can take the interactive Internet Rechartering tutorial found on the Council’s web page. Please note that Trek site at www.nccs-bsa.org/ScoutUnits/StGeorgeTrek.php.
you will need to have Internet Explorer 5.5 or better to use this new Internet Rechartering feature.
sprInG recruItInG (cont.)
councIl calendar Why now?
• You are away from the fall frenzy when everything is starting up.
FEBRUARY • Kindergarteners are available and not swamped with a million things to sign up to do.
5 Winter Amidships (WAM) • Most other organizations are slowing down or suspending for the summer.
6 Kayak rolling and instructional Class • Parents are not running around buying school supplies and signing kids up for other things.
6 Scout Sunday • Families are looking for activities to do together in the summer.
6-12 Scouting Anniversary Week • Summer is the best time to experience the outdoors where Scouting does its best job!
8 Scouting Anniversary Day • You can have everything rolling (especially your new Tiger Den) when you do hold your Fall Recruiting Night
12-14 Arctic Winter Adventure Weekend i to really wow those who sign up then.
13 Kayak rolling and instructional Class
Key features of a Spring Roundup campaign:
13 order of the Arrow executive committee
• Kindergarten boys are invited early to join!
18-20 Arctic Winter Adventure Weekend ii
• Boys going into first grade may become Tiger Cubs anytime after the first day in June.
20 Kayak rolling and instructional Class
• First and second grade boys who were missed in the fall will be invited.
21 President's Day (Center for Scouting Closed)
• Your local Council has helpful recruiting materials.
21 Council executive board Meeting
23 Council Scout Camping Committee The key to success is a FUN program! Some districts offer great program opportunities like Day Camp, which
27 Kayak rolling and instructional Class for many Cub Scouts is the highlight of their year. By recruiting boys in May and June, they will be organized in
time to experience Day Camp as well as opportunities for Parent and Son events and Cub Scout Resident Camps.
MARCH As mentioned above, the key to retention through the summer is program.
4 1st boy Scout summer camp payment due (1/2 total fee) Does your pack have an active summertime program?
6 Kayak rolling and instructional Class If you do – Spring Recruiting will work for you. If you don’t have a summertime program planned, then plan one
13 Kayak rolling and instructional Class today. It’s easy and its fun for the whole family.
19 Maple Syrup Days at bear Paw Scout Camp To qualify for the summer-time pack award all you have to do is hold one activity per month during June-August.
20 Kayak rolling and instructional Class Here are some great ideas for activities: pool party, hike to a local park, picnic, fishing derby, an afternoon at the
21 executive Committee Meeting lake, attending a baseball game, zoo, a museum visit, and attending summer resident camp.
23 Council Camping Committee
26 order of the Arrow Vigil Selection Committee
26 Maple Syrup Days at bear Paw Scout Camp
26 & 27 order of the Arrow Winter Conference
order of the Arrow executive Committee
Kayak rolling and instructional Class
Important date cHanGe notIce:
31 belcher Family Scholarship Application Deadline Fall Mom & Son and Special Needs Weekends at Camp Rokilio have swapped dates!
more at www.baylakesbsa.org/council/calendar.htm
Please take note of the new dates for each of these two exciting events.
Articles for the next issue (APr/MAy) of specIal needs, septemBer 9-11, 2011
the Guide are due MArCH 2nd, 2011. Fall mom & son, septemBer 16-18, 2011
THE No. 483-730 is
president layoUt/Managing editor internet
GUIDE published bi-month- Tony Gahn Shannon L. Ash www.baylakesbsa.org
ly by the Bay-Lakes
center for scouting
office hours CoUnCil CoMMissioner ContribUtors
Council, BSA, e-Mail
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Don Johnston Council Staff & Volunteers
PO Box 267, Appleton, WI 54912-0267, and is sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
2555 Northern Road, Appleton, WI 54914 • PO BOX 267 sCoUt exeCUtive Center For sCoUting
all registered adult leaders in the council.
Appleton, WI 54912-0267 Mark Logemann (920) 734-5705 or sCoUt sHops
Periodicals postage paid at Appleton, Wisconsin.
(920) 734-5705 / 1-800-3SCOUTS (372-6887) 1-800-3SCOUTS Appleton (920) 831-9504
POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to the Guide, editor
Fax: (920) 734-1991 (372-6887) Green Bay (920) 438-3999
PO BOX 267, Appleton, WI 54912-0267 Brent Bowman
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2013 natIonal scout JamBoree Honor Medal Awarded
a new siTe and a new experienCe! one suBCaMp is seT aside For VenTurers! The Boy Scouts of America upon recommendation
of the National Court of Honor has awarded the Honor
The 2010 National Scout Jamboree is now part of history, the last Jamboree held at our long time partner, Fort Medal to Derick J. Wollner from Troop 780 chartered to
A. P. Hill Virginia. The 2013 National Scout Jamboree will similarly offer new and unique opportunities to our the 5th Avenue Methodist Church in West Bend, Wiscon-
Scouts and Leaders. sin for putting into practice his Scouting ideals and skills.
1. Many more of our Scouts who attended the 2010 Jamboree will be able to attend the next Jamboree than is The Honor Medal is awarded when a Scout demonstrates
normally possible, as there is only a space of 3 years rather than the normal 4 between them. unusual heroism and skill or resourcefulness in saving or
attempting to save a person(s) life at considerable risk to self.
2. 2013 is also the 40th Anniversary of the Bay-Lakes Council.
Here is his story…..
3. As there is now less than 3 years to the 2013 Jamboree rather than the 5 we had before the 2010 Jamboree,
we will be able to be more strategic in our budgeting which will provide the best possible participant fee. On the morning of August 15, 2010, a father and his
4. The 2013 National Jamboree will be the Grand Opening of our new High Adventure Base and permanent two daughters left their campsite on the shore of the Snow
Jamboree site, The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. Bank Lake in the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe
Area. On the last leg of their trip, they intended to canoe
Scouts who will be under 18 years old in August, 2013 may reserve a spot for the 2013 National Jamboree. Just across the lake to their Outfitters location with the father
send your name, address, e-mail, phone number and $200 to the Bay-Lakes Council, 2555 Northern Road, P.O. and daughter in one canoe and the second daughter in
Box 267, Appleton, WI 54912-0267. Put “2013 National Scout Jamboree” on the memo of your check. This is just a another canoe. Approximately 30-50 yards from shore the
local, Bay-Lakes Council reservation! At some point you will need to register on a National Council web site, which tandem canoe was swamped by the wind and high waves.
will direct you to send a fee to your local council (the Bay-Lakes Council, Center for Scouting). Whatever fee they After attempting to bail water for about an hour the father
instruct you to send to the Bay-Lakes Council, your $200 here represents all or part of that payment. The National and daughter were unable to move the canoe to shore.
Council plans to open up the official registration site in May 2011. While they attempted to bail water his other daughter
The $200 deposit is completely refundable until we begin making purchases about a year and a half out from the went after help.
Jamboree. Participants will receive word when the full refund is coming to an end. On the same morning, eight Scouts and leaders includ-
Questions? Contact either Mike Mailand, 2013 National Jamboree Chairman at email@example.com, ing Derick from Troop 780 were putting in at Snow Bank
or by phone at (920) 734-5552; or Mike Metivier, Jamboree Staff Adviser at Michael.Metivier@scouting.org, or by Lake for the start of a canoe trip. The troop launched their
phone at (920) 323-4625. canoes and followed the shoreline to avoid the waves in
the open water. Derick, who was in the lead canoe, no-
ticed a canoe riding low in the water with people frantical-
ly waving their hands for help. Derick immediately shifted
new tHInGs For tHe 2013 natIonal scout JamBoree! course toward the stranded canoe.
Create World Jamboree-Style Scouting Neighborhoods Upon approaching the stranded canoe, Derick engaged
• Smaller camping footprint (1,000 acres) than Fort A.P. Hill (5,000 acres). in discussion with the father and daughter to determine
• Maximum distance to arena from any subcamp will be 1.5 miles. what had happened, how long they had been in the water,
o No long marches to arena shows! and their general state of being, so as to determine the
• Twenty subcamps organized into five villages. proper course of action. He determined that righting the
• Troops assigned to promote highest amount of interaction. canoe was not possible, therefore, he and his canoe part-
o No more camping by regions! ner towed them and the swamped canoe to shore. While
• One subcamp will be dedicated to Venturers. under tow he continued to talk to the father and daughter
to keep them calm.
Embrace Cutting-Edge Technology in the Jamboree Operational Model The lives of this father and his two daughters were saved
• Plans are to give each participant a personalized, programmable handheld device (the j-phone) with all program as the result of a Scout, Derick Wollner, putting his skills
data and individual schedules pre-loaded. to the test and putting their safety before his own.
• J-phone will entertain and inform participants throughout the jamboree.
Employ a Seamless Logistics and Supply Operation
• Jamboree will provide all troop equipment—tents, cooking equipment, etc.
• Participants will only bring a duffel, sleeping bag, and day pack.
o Duffel and day pack supplied by the Jamboree.
• Food will be pre-packed for each troop.
• Lunches will be issued with breakfast so that participants won’t need to interrupt their program experiences.
Deliver a World-Class Program—Constantly on the Move
• Activities will be more intense with a higher energy level.
• Program will be daylight to dark. e-maIl addresses
• Day of Giving Back. We have many people in our system with no e-mail
• New Jamboree Trek program. address or one that is no longer valid.
• Merit badges connected to program areas. E-mail is a way for you/us to communicate information
• Arena shows designed to entertain and inspire youth members. inexpensively and quickly. But if we don’t have it, or it
is not up to date, we cannot use this method.
Please contact the Center for Scouting at
(920) 734-5705 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Boy scout/Girl scout retreat to keep your records up to date.
Hosted by the catholic committee on scouting
Saturday, April 9th
9:00 AM to after 4:00 PM Mass
Holy Family Parish, Brillion
The Catholic Committee on Scouting will host a one-day retreat for Catholic youth in both Boy Scouts and Girl
Scouts (grades 5–12) on Saturday, April 10th starting with registration at 9:00 AM at Holy Family Parish, Brillion.
Adult leaders and parents are also encouraged to attend. The retreat will conclude with the group taking part in wor-
ship at Holy Family during the 4:00 PM Mass.
There will be a number of fun and “faith lifting” activities, as well as, much sharing of dialogue and fellowship
with other Scouts. Participation in the retreat will count as part of the requirements for those boys working on their
Ad Altare Dei emblem.
Additionally, the retreat will introduce the requirements for earning the International Catholic Awareness Em-
blem. The International Catholic Conference of Scouting, a world-wide organization, offers a Pin and Patch Activ- 37th winter amidships--Battle stations!
ity Recognition for Cub Scouts, and a Medallion and Patch Activity Recognition for Boy Scouts, Venturing, and Have you or your unit ever considered attending Winter
Scouters. These pins and medallions are offered to any Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venture or Scouter in recognition for Amidships, but just didn’t know enough about it? Well
increased awareness of Scouting in the Catholic Church throughout the world. here is your chance, come Saturday, February 5, 2011, you
can come see what makes this event so great! All you need
COST to do is drive on over to UW-Fond du Lac beginning at
• $7.00 per participant – includes lunch and a patch 9:00 AM to see why we have people and units coming back
year after year. This event is open to units of Venturing
PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS Questions can be directed to:
Crews, Sea Scouts, Career Explorers, Boy Scouts, Varsity
• Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts (grades 5–12) Chris Brandt at (920) 450-0258
Teams, Girl Scouts, and American Heritage Girls who
• Uniform email@example.com
are of the correct age to participate. Some of the events
• Positive attitude
featured this year include Knots, Compass Board, Life-
• Desire to grow spiritually
jacket Relay, First Aid, International Code Flags, Obstacle
REGISTRATION FORM Course, & Scooter Race. If you have any questions on this
Available at www.baylakebsa.org under upcoming events or by contacting the Center for Scouting. event please contact Ann Gratton, (920) 231-3015 or by
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Journey to excellence – a new way to look at unit Quality commIssIoner’s corner
Believe me we heard your concerns about the Centennial Qual- “PREACHING TO THE CHOIR” AND OTHER RANDOM THOUGHTS.
ity Unit award and so did the National Office. I’m pleased to
Preaching to the Choir:
share that the new program – Journey to Excellence – will help
There are many volunteer and professional Scouters work-
us better recognize and reward those who not only provide a solid
ing hard to improve the quality of Scouting in the Bay-Lakes
program; but will allow excellent and superior performances to be
Council. The effort includes writing articles (like this one),
recognized as well.
holding roundtables and training events for unit leaders. So
Check out the council web site at www.baylakesbsa.org to find
much effort expended to improve Scouting by educating
the detailed charts for the new program. There is specific criteria
and teaching unit leaders. But what goes wrong is the efforts
for Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews, Districts, as well as the Coun-
usually end up preaching to the choir! Somehow Scouters
cil. Depending on your level of accomplishment you can earn a
seem to fall into two categories; those that attend roundta-
greater number of points for each area. When you total up your Mark LogeMann
bles and training, and those that don’t attend anything.
points you will then qualify as a Bronze, Silver or Gold level unit. Scout Executive
Can a unit leader that shuns training run a successful
Additionally, this can serve as a catalyst to help your unit strive to
unit? The short answer is yes. The longer answer is yes,
make improvement and achieve a higher result. The criterion were carefully selected and
but the odds are against it. Studies show that the odds of don JohnsTon
the levels researched carefully. The reality is that a better program impacts youth more, Council Commissioner
a unit being successful improve greatly when its leaders
and these various levels are designed to give you an insight into the operations of good,
are properly and fully trained. We need to move from training being just one more
excellent and superior units from across the country.
thing to do, to being the expected norm.
Also, thanks to all of you who have helped us greatly impact our leader training. We’ve
come a long way but were not successful in getting all of our Top Leaders trained. A mem- We Have Met the Enemy and They is Us:
ber of the council Executive Board will be following up with each untrained Top Leader to I loved this line from the old comic strip “Pogo.” For me, the line highlights an
insure they get to training very soon so that they can set the example as we move to focus attitude expressed periodically by folks that don’t like or are disappointed by some-
on getting all of our Direct Contact Leaders trained as well. thing that’s happened. They blame “the Council” or “the District” for things they
As with all new programs, change can be a challenge, but I trust you will see the value don’t like. Here’s the problem, we are the District and we are the Council! So
of getting your leaders trained and assessing your current program and helping your unit, remember “when you point a finger, there are four pointing back at you.” Want
the districts and the council...Soar to Even Greater Heights! things to be different? Then get involved.
If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain:
Final Year in review Unfortunately, I’m back to the ‘preaching to the choir” conundrum. Those
Scouters that we most need to reach probably skipped reading this issue of The
The council leadership wanted to share with its members the final results from 2010. Guide, as well as roundtables, etc. So how can we reach those Scouters that don’t
As was recounted in last month’s issue of the Guide, it was a fantastic year of programs and come to roundtables or read The Guide? We have a solution – the Commissioner
events for Scouts. The 100th Anniversary gave us the fantastic opportunity to share Scout- Staff! Commissioners are a vital link between Districts and units, so get out and visit
ing’s message with the public at large and re-connect with past alumni. your units.
Simply stated in a Scouting for Food Press Release by Deborah Johnson a member of I hope this article doesn’t sound like sour grapes. There are loads of great things
the council’s Marketing Committee: The Boy Scouts of America believes – and, through going on in our Council and Districts. Thank you to all Scouters who work hard to
a century of experience, knows – that helping youth is a key to building a more conscien- run roundtables, run events, conduct training, serve as Commissioners and run
tious, responsible, and productive society. units. You make a big difference in Scouting!
We’re pleased to report that in many areas membership continued to grow. Through a
year-long membership plan, many positive results were achieved. Our Rechartering efforts
grew to 91% of our Units rechartered. Additionally member retention grew to 71%. Ad-
ditionally, through Strong Webelos Transition, Boy Scout membership grew 1.4%. A very camp Improvements underway
calculated Fall Round up for Cub Scouting saw more youth recruited this fall and Cub
Scout membership also posted growth. Finally our Learning for Life programs rebounded Last summer in last August as the camps began to wind down from summer camp
this year and grew by the largest amount 4.3%. the Properties Committees got busy preparing the camps for the 2011 camping sea-
A sincere, and special thanks to all of the volunteer leaders who give of themselves so son. Listed below is an update of completed or ongoing projects at the camps:
unselfishly to deliver this stellar program to the youth. Our hat’s off to you for all you do.
And here’s to an even better 2011! GARDNER DAM:
Construction of the new Howe Campsite is nearly complete.
Anthony Gahn, Jr. Don Johnson Mark Logemann Windows and doors have been upgraded to assist on saving energy.
Council President Council Commissioner Scout Executive
Restoration of the Oak Savannah. This is a collaborative project with the Division of
cost Behind scouting Forestry to return part of camp to its native habitat.
Did you Bay-Lakes Council spent $210 on average to provide the Scouting program to Construction of the new Shower House is ongoing. See page 10.
each youth last year? New Archery Shelter is complete and ready to use.
Bay-Lakes Council prides its self on providing quality resources, materials, training, and
customer service. There are costs to provide these services and materials. Whether it is BEAR PAW:
support for leaders” training and roundtables, mailings, camp maintenance, web site, or New picnic table have been constructed and ready for use. See page 10.
even this publication. It all comes at an expense. In addition to the services and materi- Shotgun & Archery Range are in the process of getting a new facelift.
als listed above, the council also continues to offer registration and camp scholarships to Windows and doors have been upgraded to assist on saving energy.
youth in need. In fact, in 2010, the Bay-Lakes Council provided 216 camp scholarships to
area young people who otherwise would not have had outdoor experience. Camperships, ROKILIO:
along with registration assistance totaled for the year over $47,000. Repairs to the Viking Ship starboard Port holes (windows) have been completed.
Parents are asked annually to help support these costs through Family Friends of Scout- New flag poles have been added to each campsite.
ing presentations. As you listen to the presentation, please remember these services and New table and chairs have been added to the Dining Hall.
resources would not be available without you becoming a Friends of Scouting supporter.
Consider making a difference in the lives of the young people in your neighborhood and
throughout our 22 county council area; become a Friend of Scouting by making a pledge
of support to Bay-Lakes Council.
"We had a very pleasant time & look forward to seeing you again.
We quinzee camp every year but this was the first time on ice!"
BSA Troop 620, Glaciers Edge
Rob J. Bottensek, Committee Chairman
THE GUIDE 5
COUNCIL BOY SCOUT ADvANCEMENT CHAIR:
Leader recognition awards The Bay-Lakes Council Proudly Salutes
BOB LYLE (920) 731-3850
gathering Waters Lakeshore These Eagle Scouts
Tiger Cub Den Leader Award Tiger Cub Den Leader Award
Marty Klika Brad Schober District/Scout Leader Troop Charter Organization Community
Mike Venturino Webelos Den Leader Award
Unit Leader Award of Merit Mike Baka NORTHERN LITES
nicholas W. Lundmark John thomson 1024 Lions Club oconto Falls
James Urbaniak - Cubmaster Cubmaster Award Zachary t. Hoeft rick raatz 1035 gillett City Fire Department Ladies Auxillary gillett
Jason Scholten tyler M. raatz rick raatz 1035 gillett City Fire Department Ladies Auxillary gillett
Voyageur Scott McConnaha
Webelos Den Leader Award
trenton D. Schmidt Michael Venturino 0001 St. Joseph's Parish Appleton
Todd Smith kettLe Country Dylan J. blumenberg John Jirikowic 0010 Faith united Methodist Church neenah
Laurie Farr Boy Scout Leader’s Training Award Connar e. bodoh Paul Van Laarhoven 0028 Christus Lutheran Chuch brotherhood Clintonville
John LaValley Roger Johnson grayson J. McCrary greg breaker 0036 American Legion Post 55 Hortonville
Cub Scout Den Leader Award Cub Scouter Award Jeffrey r. Zeka David rutten 0041 VFW Combined Locks
Laurie Farr W. Doug Hodge Matthew r. King rory Moore 0057 Vietnam Veterans of American Appleton
Ty Amble Christine Schmitz Alex t. Van Zeeland Patrick McCormick 0067 VFW Post 2778 Appleton
Kathy Janquart J. Kirk Tapp ryan F. buxton bret buxton 0073 Faith Lutheran Church Appleton
Stephen J. Varkoly Andrew Prince 0081 St. gabriel Catholic Church neenah
Tiger Cub Den Leader Award Cub Scout Den Leader Award
Christopher o. S. thulien Scott thulien 0127 Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Appleton
Jay Van Zeeland David Poehlmann
Bobbie Jo Clark Renee Serre vOYAGEUR
Brenda Beerntsen Bob Serre Kyle M. engebretson Julie Lardinois 1002 St. Paul's united Methodist Church green bay
Boy Scout Leader’s Training Award Jason Maurer Andrew W. Honold Steve Melville 1022 united Methodist Church - Men's Club Sturgeon bay
Cody S. Melville Steve Melville 1022 united Methodist Church - Men's Club Sturgeon bay
Kathy Janquart Tiger Cub Den Leader Award
ray J. bowers Steve Melville 1022 united Methodist Church - Men's Club Sturgeon bay
Jason Maurer ryan n. Simonet John Simonet 1038 St. Mary's Holy name Society De Pere
tWin Lakes J. Kirk Tapp Samuel n. Smukowski Scott Conklin 1040 First united Methodist Church green bay
Cub Scouter Award Cubmaster Award Cody W. ihde Chris Deneys 1043 optimist Club De Pere
Shirlie Kempf Michael Schmitz Myles A. iwen Chris Deneys 1043 optimist Club De Pere
Paul Schmidt Webelos Den Leader Award taylor A. McKeefry Kevin Matuszak 1044 St. John the evangelist green bay
Cub Scout Den Leader Award Brian Benson grant H. gloeckler Dave Sevcik 1090 St. Agnes Catholic Church green bay
Guy Jacobi bryan P. ryder e. Kirke ryder 1095 Mac Arthur School PtA green bay
Kevin M. baeb e. Kirke ryder 1095 Mac Arthur School PtA green bay
tanner J. Keim raymond Drake 1172 Martin School FSo green bay
Ledge to Lakes tanner C. Vannieuwenhoven trevor Vannieuwenhoven 1477 Peace Lutheran Church green bay
Cub Scout Den Leader Award eric D. torbenson Mark nielson 9597 LDS Church green bay
Daniel P. Wasrud Julie Johnston 0634 trinity Lutheran Church Waupaca
Joseph W. Pegorsch Julie Johnston 0634 trinity Lutheran Church Waupaca
MEMORIAL / TRIBUTE FUND Andrew r. Michaletz
Michael J. Dewane
St. raphael's Catholic Church
St. raphael's Catholic Church
The Bay-Lakes CounCiL TriBuTe Fund has Been esTaBLished For sCouTers and Friends oF LEDGE TO LAkES
sCouTing. iT gives you The opporTuniTy To pay TriBuTe To a reLaTive or Friend Through a donaTion Dylan g. nelson Jeff Meisenberg 0701 immanuel trinity Lutheran Church Fond du Lac
To The CounCiL. This Can Be done as a CongraTuLaTion, geT weLL, or sympaThy From The donor. Colton J. renderman Kevin ebert 0719 Fire Department Campbellsport
Alex D. grams Phil Wepner 0735 Kiwanis & rotary ripon
In memorY of In memorY of ian r. Pomplin Phil Wepner 0735 Kiwanis & rotary ripon
Mark e. Musolf elwyn "Jack" nelson tyler n. berenz Jim Weber 0778 American Legion Post 454 Mt. Calvary
a Gift from a Gift from LAkESHORE
tim & Julie Harder Art rehbein Jacob D H Schmeiser Marlyn Meinnert 0801 grace episcopal Church Sheboygan
In memorY of In memorY of Jeffrey t. boldt Marlin Smith 0813 LDS Church Sheboygan
Jack nelson elwyn "Jack" nelson Adam r. Sheahan Aaron Kuhlow 0825 rod & gun Club Howards grove
Jonathan M. Stinson Steven Schneider 0831 Police Athletic League Kohler
a Gift from a Gift from
Joseph A. Kiskunas Steven Kiskunas 0841 Holland Mutual insurance Co. Cedar grove
Helen S. ginsberg Charles e. Williams Law office, LtD eric r. gieseke LeAnne Detrana 0861 First united Lutheran Church Sheboygan
In memorY of In memorY of Adam n. raeder Jim Schuldt 0869 uCC Church Plymouth
elwyn "Jack" nelson elwyn "Jack" nelson Carl J. Waldhart Scott Winter 0890 St. Clement & Holy name Parishes Sheboygan
a Gift from a Gift from kETTLE COUNTRY
M. John & Mary ebling guhl Peter thompson Andrew r. Simek Steve Sommer 0731 Zunker-Held VFW Slinger
In memorY of In memorY of nicholas J. oien ed Kikkert 0735 trinity united Methodist Church beaver Dam
Cohen J. Schwartz ed Kikkert 0736 trinity united Methodist Church beaver Dam
elwyn "Jack" nelson elwyn "Jack" nelson
Andrew L. Janus Daniel Meyer 0741 St. Kilian's Church Hartford
Gifts from a Gift from erik L. Hinkley tom gmirek 0760 American Legion Horicon
Hazel Drebus & Families gregory & Sandra Lanzo Jacob J. bohonek tom gmirek 0760 American Legion Horicon
Kathryn belin richard & Sandra Flynn richard r. Silver roger Johnson 0762 Moose Lodge #1398 West bend
William Drebus Mary Zimmerman Alexander b. Schommer John Piechowski 0765 Jackson Fire Department Association Jackson
John Drebus Patricia Dwyer-Hallquist & thomas Hallquist Derick J. Wollner Scott Achterberg 0780 Fifth Avenue Methodist Church West bend
Marion Stone John & Kathleen Lenz Jeremy J. reisig Scott Achterberg 0780 Fifth Avenue Methodist Church West bend
AgC of Wisconsin Helen burr Aaron M. Drews ron Hale 0796 St. Francis Cabrini West bend
Christopher D. beine ron Hale 0796 St. Francis Cabrini West bend
thomas & Joan Horejs William & Jeanne Crane
Christopher M. Apfeld eugene Kubit 0815 Lumen Christi Mequon
In memorY of John & Joann Cross troy n. Videkovich Kim Wegemann 0842 St. Paul's Lutheran Church grafton
elwyn "Jack" nelson Joseph & Joan Leroy Christopher L. bublitz Jeff Lallensack 0877 Lions Club Fredonia
Gifts from Dennis elmer
Matthew & Sandra Jameson e.r. & Patricia Waskawic
Lorna Conners Jon & Carin Sandeman
thomas & Anna Potratz
In memorY of Loraine negendank
elwyn "Jack" nelson robert neubecker
Gifts from Donna & gary ruhl
Kent & Virginia Kruse
Walter J Scott Jr.
In memorY of
elwyn "Jack" nelson
Dr Marc & Kathleen blum
venturInG leadersHIp award
Gifts from Carl M. Henning, inc.
robert iltis & Sharon Fletcher In memorY of
Eric R. Brandt
Mark & Linda Karrels elwyn "Jack" nelson Crew 9004
norbert & Carol Mullaney a Gift from Brillion, WI
In memorY of timothy Mulloy
elwyn "Jack" nelson robert & bonnie Steinike
Gifts from In memorY of
thomas Mcguire elwyn "Jack" nelson
Mr. & Mrs. W.F. Ammentorp a Gift from
In memorY of robert & Laura Mitchell
IME PACK AWAR
In memorY of
theodore iltis Jack Lynch
a Gift from
Mr. & Mrs. Linus Stoll Frank & Florence Heckrodt
In memorY of
elwyn "Jack" nelson
In Honor of Kettle Country – 3784 and 3817
a Gift from a Gift from
theodore & Helen iltis Warren & elizabeth Kraft Lakeshore – 3932
In memorY of
elwyn "Jack" nelson
a Gift from Voyageur - 4052
Martin & Susan Hancock
6 THE GUIDE
Baloo: Basic adult leader outdoor orientation BaY-lakes councIl
Why "BALOO" training? Hunter educatIon proGram
If you ask a boy why he wants to be a Cub Scout, nine times out of ten he will answer "to The Bay-Lakes Council is pleased to announce a Hunter
go camping." This training session is required for all Cub Scout packs that do overnight Education instruction and refresher course to be held the
camping. It will give your Pack's outdoor activity leader the tools to conduct a safe and weekend of April 8-10, 2011, at Bear Paw Scout Camp.
successful overnight camping experience. If a Pack has plans, at anytime of the year The purpose of this Hunter Education weekend is to re-
to do their own overnight camping trip, at least one member of the Pack, who will duce the potential for hunting accidents, injuries and fa-
be attending the outing, must be trained through this course. talities; to reduce the potential for conflict between hunt-
A Pack camp out is a great way for families to have fun and build confidence in out- ers, landowners, and other resource users; and to promote
door skills. This kind of camping is not the rugged high adventure outing geared toward safe, responsible, and ethical use of the environment and
older Boy Scouts. It is what you might call "soft camping", where Packs can simply drive our resources. This course is open to all Venturers and any
up to a campsite and pitch a tent within a few feet of their vehicle's rear bumper. The Boy Scouts 12 years of age and older. This course is not
training will guide participants through many of the necessary steps of planning a BSA approved outing, as well as, offer open to members of the general public.
hands-on sessions on cooking, how to run a campfire program, ideas for outdoor activities and tips for campsite set-up. This program is being conducted by Hunter Education
Not only is this training informative it is loads of FUN! Instructors certified by the Wisconsin Department of Nat-
BALOO WILL BE OFFERED ON APRIL 9, MAy 14 AND OCTOBER 22 IN 2011. ural Resources. Participants are under the careful watch
and supervision of these persons and other well qualified
Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 7:45 a.m.) staff at all times. The cost for the weekend will be $50.00
Cost is $15.00 which includes lunch and course materials. including meals, lodging, instructional materials, and am-
Please visit the Bay-Lakes Council web site at www.baylakesbsa.org under “Upcoming Events” munition. Under no circumstances is anyone to bring any
on the left hand side of the page to download a registration form. ammunition with them to camp. Anyone found possess-
ing ammunition without the knowledge and consent of
scoutmasters and crew advIsors: Increase the abilities of your youth leaders. our instructors will be dismissed from the class and asked
to leave camp immediately.
Convince them to register for NYLT 2011. Items to bring include your full Class A uniform or the
As with many other things, youth leaders are not born, they’re made. They need role models, they need “toolkits”, uniform associated with your unit, sleeping gear, toiletries,
and they need practice. In short, they need to be part of the National Youth Leadership Training course. and your firearm. If you do not have a firearm, a loaner will
We are already accepting registrations for the Bay-Lakes Council’s 2011 NYLT course. It will be held June 12-18, 2011, be made available to you when needed during the course.
at Twin Lakes Scout Camp. The fee is $220. Be prepared for the possibility of winter weather condi-
This 6-day course is for Venturers and for Scouts who are at least 13 years old and who have attained the rank of First tions. Much of the instruction will take place outdoors.
Class. Like the normal summer camp experience, it has plenty of fun, camping and fellowship built in. But unlike the All participants are required to submit a current “Annual
normal summer camp experience, there is a set agenda (developed at the National level) for the entire week. It teaches Health and Medical Record” upon arrival at camp. Parts A
leadership skills to youth who are (or will be) holding unit leadership positions. and B of the NEW medical record form must be complet-
Our NYLT staff is comprised of Scouts and Venturers from across the Council who are experienced leaders in their ed and signed. Please note that participants using Wiscon-
units and many have previous experience as NYLT staff. They begin preparing in March. After three weekends of staff sin Hunter Education certification will need to complete
development, they will be ready to host this week, acting as role models and mentors. They will discuss and demonstrate approximately 10 hours of online training prior to arrival
ways to improve leadership and unit strength. They will engage your participants in events and activities that practice at camp. More information about this will be sent upon
those skills. They will send your youth back to you with renewed enthusiasm, newly practiced skills and lots of ideas receipt of your registration form.
about how they can contribute to their home units. Please mail completed registration materials to: Bay-
Check our web site at www.baylakesnylt.com for more information and participant registration forms. Phone Mark Lakes Council - Hunter Education Program, P.O. Box
Haslanger, Course Director at (920) 426-0443 if you have questions. 267, Appleton, WI 54912-0267
Robert Baden-Powell said, “Training boy leaders to run their troop is the Scoutmaster’s most important job.” In our Questions should be directed to the event chair, Jack
new world, it applies to Crew Advisors too. Folks, NYLT is THE course that will provide your young leaders with the Van Sistine, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling cell at
skills and confidence they need. Please don’t delay…our course fills quickly. (920) 639-8131/Phone: (920) 734-5705
Registrations must be postmarked no later than March
As of this writing, the snow still blankets the woods of Camp Rokilio, but soon it will melt and
spring will blossom forth. A new beginning awaits those adventurous and eager Scout leaders nra Instructor certification course
who know the value of training and its impact on their programs and their Scouts. Wood Anyone interested in becoming
Badge awaits their arrival. a Shotgun & Rifle Merit Badge
Staff for the 2011 Wood Badge course have begun its planning for this year's course. The counselor please mark your cal-
excitement is building to present a mountaintop experience for Scouters from all levels of endar. The dates are as follows
Scouting, to learn and reaffirm leadership skills, group development and training strategies, April 1-3 and April 15-17, 2011,
and their commitment to provide better Scouting experiences for the youth their programs serve. at Bear Paw Scout Camp. The
The course dates will be Aug. 26-28 and Sept. 23-25, from early Friday morning through cost is $250.00 for both week-
late Sunday afternoon, at Cub Scout World, Camp Rokilio. Enrollment is limited to the first ends. This course is open to all
48 who register and fully pay the registration fees. Reserve your spot by downloading the application from the Council Scouters 21 and older who have an
web site and submitting with the $50 down-payment or full registration fee. Limited scholarship money is available to interest in firearms, shooting, and helping the Scouts with
those who qualify. Contact the Program Department at the Center for Scouting to obtain the Wood Badge Campership the merit badge program.
Application form. Additionally, members of the AFL-CIO and VFW are eligible for full scholarship, so you know that The goal of this program is to develop instructors to
these organizations find great value in Scouting's premier leadership training program; see your District Executive for teach the Rifle and Shotgun Merit badge.
details on how to apply. The training consists of Basic Instructor Training (ap-
If you have any questions, please contact this year's course director, Warren Kraft at email@example.com. prox. 6 hours) Basic Rifle (approx. 14 hours). Basic Shot-
2011 Wood Badge in Bay-Lakes Council -- it is an experience that you don't want to miss! gun (approx. 14 hours) All the training will be completed
in the 2 weekends including range work.
At the beginning of the NRA Instructor Training
wilderness First aid Basics Course, you will receive from your NRA Appointed Train-
April 8-10, 2011 /Cub Scout World, Camp rokilio ing Counselor, the appropriate NRA Course Outlines
and Lesson Plans for the disciplines for Rifle & Shotgun,
The American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Basics is a good, basic course in back- the appropriate NRA Basic Student Handbook and other
country emergency response for those who live, work, or play in remote areas. The manuals used in NRA Basic courses.
course is for anyone who participates in activities away from traditional EMS service The NRA Training Counselor who conducts your
– when there may be a significant delay in the notification of outside assistance, the course will make a recommendation to NRA Training
time required for definitive care to get to the victim, or moving the victim to more Department concerning your certification base on an
advanced treatment. evaluation of your knowledge, skill and attitude. You will
The course covers assessment and urgent first aid techniques, along with ap- be asked to demonstrate your organizational and teaching
propriate decision-making, making it appropriate for anyone regardless of experi- skills through participation in several practical exercises
ence level. This sixteen hour course relies upon a combination of classroom, skills during the course of your training. A minimum score of
practice, and outdoor rescue scenarios to teach the response steps and treatment of 90 percent is required for certified instructor applicants.
injuries and illnesses when definitive help is delayed. Attendance at the course and a passing grade on the
This course does not include CPR instruction. It’s recommended that participants examination does not guarantee that you will receive the
have current CPR and First Aid certificates. recommendation the NRA Training Counselor. It is the
Many of the activities will be outdoors – dress for the weather. Also, wear old clothing as the scenarios will be made Training counselor’s DUTY in the total evaluation pro-
to be as realistic as possible. cess to see that you not only possess the knowledge and
One person on each crew will be required to have completed Wilderness First Aid Basics. This is an opportunity for skill, but that you also have the proper ATTITUDE to be
you to complete this requirement. an NRA Certified Instructor.
Cost is $90 for registered Scout leaders & youth 15 or older – this includes meals for the weekend. Join us at Cub This is the third year we have offered NRA training in
Scout World, Camp Rokilio near Kiel, WI. We will be staying in the Train Station. The weekend will begin starting 6:30 the Bay-Lakes Council. To date, we have certified 32 merit
PM Friday, April 8, 2011, and go until around noon on Sunday, April 10, 2011. badge counselors.
Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first twenty-four paid registrants. Preference will be given to leaders If you have any questions feel free to call or e-mail me,
attending Philmont. Participants must be 15 or older. Contact the Center for Scouting to register. For more informa- Jack Van Sistine, Chairman Shooting Sports Committee,
tion regarding the course, call Robert Ernst at (920) 729-9618, firstname.lastname@example.org. (920) 639-8131 or email@example.com.
THE GUIDE 7
TRAINING wausau whitewater challenge
2011 weBelos leader outdoor traInInG
WHERE: Camp Twin Lakes, Waupaca, WI.
WHEN: May 13: 5:00 p.m. (Register, set up camp, start sessions, & Cracker Barrel)
May 14: All day sessions
May 15: Finish sessions, break camp, departure 10:00 a.m.
WHO: Bear, Webelos Den leaders, Cub Masters, and Committee Members
AN EXCELLENT TRAINING OPPORTUNITY!
TRAINING SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE:
- Webelos Outdoor Activity Badges - Site selection & tents
- Cooking and Sanitation - First Aid
- Knots - Wood Tools
For experienced paddlers, we have an advanced level week that includes instructors
- Health and Safety - Fire Building and paddling on the nationally famous Wausau, Wisconsin, Whitewater course. This
is a non-summer camp program. Additional details to follow. Watch upcoming issues
- Camp Fire Program - Cracker Barrel(Snacks) of the Guide or go online to www.baylakesbsa.org.
FUN AND MUCH MORE!
What to Bring: Webelos Leaders Guide, tent, personal clothing and hygiene materials, sleep-
ing bag, rain gear, warm clothes (i.e. jacket, boots, cap, underwear), flashlight…check with
your Boy Scouts.
***MUST BE IN UNIFORM….AND HAVE Updated Official Health Form***
Cost: $30.00 Includes food for all meals, materials, and certificate.
Maximum of 50 Leaders for the course.
MUST PRE-REGISTER BY FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011 (Register on-line through www.baylakes-
bsa.org in upcoming events) the ultimate venturing event -- Bay Jammer 2011
Contact Keith Pankratz at (920) 725-0794 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org WWW.BAYJAMMER.HTMLPLANET.COM
GREAT LAKES MEMORIAL MARINA
High adventure programs at summer camp continue to evolve! JULY 15-7, 2011
As Troops and Venturing Crews begin to make summer plans for 2011, there is no better way
Bay Jammer, the nation’s oldest continuous Scouting event, is designed for
to take advantage of programs that will include everyone in your unit than to attend a Bay-Lakes
Venturers, Boy Scouts, Explorers and Girl Scouts. It is held each summer in
Council Summer Camp. The camps offer the complete spectrum of outdoor adventure and learn-
beautiful downtown Menominee, Michigan, and utilizes the facilities of the
ing skills for every camper from first year to seasoned teenage veteran.
Great Lakes Memorial Marina. Now in its 63rd consecutive year, Bay Jammer
In particular are the Wolf River Adventures summer programs that are offered in conjunction
has played host to thousands of youth participating in Sea Scout Ships, Ven-
with the traditional summer camp schedule of the two Scout camps; Bear Paw and Gardner Dam.
turing Crews, Explorer Posts, Boy Scout Troops, and Senior Girl Scout Troops
Now in it’s fourth year, Wolf River Adventures – High Adventure has continued to evolve as
from all over the Midwest region. Events at Bay Jammer have changed and
more youth learn about it and experience the fun, excitement and challenge that is included in
evolved over time, but still include the essence of what Scouting is all about.
each of the four different out of camp experiences. A perfect fit for Venturing Crews looking for
Listed below are some of the events available for participation:
something different or older Scouts who want to be part of the troop outing at summer camp, yet
experience something new and different and specifically designed for an older age group. Canoe Race Volley Ball Triathlon
Pull Boat Race First Aid Tug-o-war
PROGRAM OFFERINGS Log Sawing Street Dance Obstacle Course
Log Rolling Sand Sculpting “Lip Jam”
door County adVenture (13 years & CoMpLeted 8th grade) – This exciting Bucket Brigade Marlin Spike Semi-Formal Dance
high adventure trek utilizes Door County, our very own “Cape Cod of the Midwest.” After some Compass Relay
basic sea kayaking training, your crew will be transported to Jax Camp, a Bay-Lakes Council prop-
erty near Sturgeon Bay, where you will base camp for a week of sea kayaking and sailing (optional) For more information visit WWW.BAYJAMMER.HTMLPLANET.COM.
on the waters of Green Bay, as well as bike touring on the trails and byways of Door County.
You’ll also get some free time to play tourist! 2011 kayak rolling classes at the appleton Ymca
adVanCed WhiteWater adVenture (13 years & CoMpLeted 8th grade)** – What a great way to beat
You can’t ask for any better whitewater kayaking opportunities than what we have right here in the winter blues and cabin
Northeast Wisconsin. This high adventure trek will put you in whitewater kayaks on the Wolf and fever! Have you ever want-
Red Rivers…just to name a few. Rivers and locations that you will paddle on may change based on ed to whitewater kayak?
water levels and special river opportunities. Have you ever dreamed
of paddling a kayak on
neW for 2011…You will stay with your troop at Gardner Dam. The fee for this program is the the ocean or on one of
same as the traditional summer program. the Great Lakes. Both of
these adventures have
**Participants that are (13) but have not completed the 8th grade may apply to the Program Direc- something in common…
tor for permission to participate in the Advanced Whitewater Adventure if the Scout has already rolling your boat up after
earned the Whitewater Merit Badge. it has tipped over. Sounds
a little scary? It’s not! This is a great way to have some fun and meet some
NEW…Wolf River Adventures for 2011: new people.
In addition to our premier week-long adventures, we have added new single day adventures for Come join the Whitewater Adventure team from the Bay-Lakes Council
Bear Paw Scout Camp. and Green Bay Paddlers United and learn how to Eskimo Roll! Warm, wet
and fun! Come for as many times as you want!
day adVenture prograMs at Bear paW sCout CaMp – These fantastic high Who: All Scouts (13 years or older, Venturers, adult leaders and parents)
adventure programs have something for everyone. Participants should sign-up for these day-long
adventures prior to coming to camp to ensure space in this program. Participants stay with their Where: Appleton YMCA - Buchanan Pool
units. The fee for these programs is the same as the traditional summer program.
When: 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Program Summary: February 6, 13, 20, 27 (everyone)
• Sailing/Snorkeling March 6, 13, 20, 27 (everyone)
• Climbing/Mountaineering Bring: Swimsuit, towel, & BSA physical. Everything else provided
• Pistol Shooting
• Black Powder Rifle Cost: $12.00 per session if pre-registered at the Center for Scouting
• Fitness $10.00 per session if pre-registered for (4) or more sessions
• River/Lake Kayaking $15.00 per session at the door
Contact the Center for Scouting to obtain a registration form or go to
For more information on this program, contact Steve Schruender at (920)
COME JOIN US IN AN ADvENTURE SECOND TO NONE! 284-6295 or via e-mail at Stephen.email@example.com.
8 THE GUIDE
weBelos resIdent camp update Bear paw scout camp news
You may be skating and skiing now, but soon you will need
Greetings once again from the Twin Lakes Webelos Resident Camp staff! It’s hard to believe that we’ll be enter- to be thinking of swimming and canoeing. Your camping gear
ing our fourth season this summer – time flies when you’re having a blast! right now is heavy and very bulky but soon it will be lighter and
As always, we’ve got some new, exciting stuff in store for you this summer. Our physical facilities continue to more compact. The food you eat on outings now is prodigious
develop – the new shower house by Athlete campsite is well under way, and our new archery shelter is complete but in a few more months there will be a greater variety of food
and ready for action. and maybe more miles between meals. Your mosquito repellent
As much as things change, though, they also stay the same. We’ll still be working the program the same way we is just about perfect right now although it will be less so in June.
have been, and the days will still be chock full of opportunities for learning, fellowship and fun. There may be some The greater amount of indoor program time now will soon be
new additions here and there, some new equipment, some new games and songs and such, but it still is and always exchanged for a greater amount of time for outdoor fun and
will be the special place we’ve come to know as Camp Twin Lakes. adventures. Although winter is far from over and cold weather
The summer of 2011 is shaping up to be another special one, and we can’t wait to see you. As always, remember camping can really improve your year round camping skills,
to bring your energy, your enthusiasm, and your marshmallow roasting sticks! most of us would rather trade the worry of frostbite for the wor-
See you at camp! ry of sunburn. Your Troop should have several weekend outings
Yours in Scouting, scheduled from now through spring but nearly everyone looks
forward to a week of summer camp to top off the troop’s year.
Will Curl, Twin Lakes Webelos Resident Camp Director Since this takes more advanced planning than most other out-
ings it’s time to Be Prepared! Summer camp planning for ev-
pHIlmont 2011 stIll a Few spots leFt! sIGn-up todaY! eryone needs to begin in just a few more months. Here is some
information that will help. There is more in the Summer Camp
Here’s your last chance to sign-up for the 2011 Bay-Lakes Council contingent to Philmont Scout Ranch. Only a Leader’s Guide and on the council’s web site.
few spots remain for this high adventure backpacking trek to Scouting’s Paradise. Bear Paw’s Eagle Challenge program is undergoing a major re-
For more information contact Pete Swiggum, Philmont Contingent Coordinator at (920) 655-2750 C/W or vision. It will be an all morning, week long program. In it there
(920) 465-1474 H or e-mail Peter.Swiggum@sbcglobal.net. will be some instruction and advancement, some introduction
to other program areas, some fun, and one merit badge. Several
announcInG…BaY-lakes councIl contInGent of the morning activities will be part of the Awase Award. The
pHIlmont scout rancH 2012 afternoon will have a schedule of specific advancement objec-
tives addressed at multiple times throughout the week. Scouts
Imagine a backpacking trek in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Cimarron, New Mexico. Travel by bus to Chi- working their way up to First Class will now have more opportu-
cago and Amtrak train to New Mexico, then spend eleven days and ten nights on the trail at “Scouting’s Paradise”. nities to custom tailor their own program – with some guidance
This is not a glorified summer camp. At Philmont, you will spend most of your time at elevations between 6,500’ from their leaders, of course. Our goal for this program is to
and 12,000’ and carry your backpack between 60 and 100 miles (depending on the trek you take). You’ll also do make memories while having fun along the advancement trail.
rock climbing, rappelling, black powder shooting, pole sparring and other activities along the trail. The Northwoods Adventure part of the Wolf River Adven-
Many participants consider a trip to Philmont the highlight of their Scouting careers. tures will be a day by day customized program hosted at Bear
Paw Scout Camp. Venture Crews signing up for this adventure
Dates: July 2012 (exact dates will be announced soon)
will be checking in at Bear Paw on Sunday, staying in a camp
Cost*: $1300 (approx.)
site, and eating meals in the dining hall. Older Scouts from Boy
*Note: Final cost will be set once transportation costs are final.
Scout Troops signing up for this program will be staying with
For more information contact Pete Swiggum, Philmont Contingent Coordinator at (920) 655-2750 C/W or their Troop and will be available to provide leadership to the
(920) 465-1474 H or e-mail Peter.Swiggum@sbcglobal.net. Troop while at camp. Each day will be full of activities in and
out of camp compiled from requests scheduled by the Crews
and the Scouts themselves. While planning for this will be done
announcInG…BaY-lakes councIl contInGent nortHern tIer 2012 before arriving at camp, some modification may now be pos-
June 23 – July 1, 2012 sible because of the on-site anchoring of the program. Hiking,
mountain biking, geocaching, kayaking, tubing, canoeing, sail-
Spend a week canoeing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness through one of the BSA’s National High
ing, black powder rifle shooting, and overnight excursions will
all be part of the program as well as being able to take advantage
Spaces for four crews consisting of eight people each, including a minimum of two adults, are available.
of other summer camp activities. New to the program this sum-
Cost is just $550 per person and includes all Northern Tier fees, lodging before and after the trip, all gear and
mer for registered Venture Scouts will be an opportunity to take
supplies (except personal gear and a few crew items brought from home), three travel meals, trek t-shirt and a tour
part in the Venturing Pistol Shooting program. With a grant we
of the Soudan Underground Mine State Park or Ely Bear Center.
were able to purchase a set of pistols and revolvers in order to
For more information contact Pete Swiggum, Philmont Contingent Coordinator at (920) 655-2750 C/W or
be one of the few camps in the state to offer a pistol program.
(920) 465-1474 H or e-mail Peter.Swiggum@sbcglobal.net.
The wide range of activities possible through the Northwoods
Adventure program all relate to Venturing advancement awards
are Your cuB scouts readY For an adventure? including portions of the Ranger Award as well as being great
summer time adventure. It’s time to check into this program!
What will you be when you come to Cub Scout World, Camp Rokilio this summer? Will you be a Viking head- The Summer Camp Leader’s Guide is on the council web
ing out on the seas looking for adventure? Will you be an Astronaut, shooting for the stars? Perhaps a frontiersmen site and a printed copy is in the hands of one of your troop’s
being resupplied at the fort before heading out to the great west. Or will you be a member of King Arthur’s court leaders. Because of the deadlines to get this ready, please keep
and his roundtable? Or maybe you will be the famous detective Hercules Perot on the famous Orient Express. in mind that it doesn’t have all of the changes or the latest pro-
Whichever building you will be staying at, the staff will have a program designed to take you on an adventure of gram developments. Bear Paw changes in our Eagle Challenge
a lifetime. program, and the new merit badge schedule were not available
I have assembled a fantastic management team this year, together both of us have over 10 years of camp staff at publication time. Look for the updates on the council web
experience. Many of you will remember Jake Riesterer, our Business Manager from last year, and Rose Lenaerts, site and watch for a mailing that should be out in late March
Program Director, from a couple of years ago. Jake, Rose and I have interviewed potential staffers and are currently or early April.
selecting the best of the best to work at camp this coming summer. We are confident that the program developed I look forward to seeing you on the trails of Bear Paw
and implemented by our staff will be the best you have ever experienced. Scout Camp!
For myself, I am excited about this new opportunity. I have had many titles in my 15 years as an adult Scouter –
the most satisfying being Day Camp Director for Kettle Country District. My favorite memory is of a young Cub Neil Walker, Bear Paw Scout Camp Director
Scout, no older than eight, coming up to me and giving me a big hug, looking up at me and saying, “This was the
best day of my entire life.” That memory is why we, as leaders, do what we do. I look forward to meeting and get- Bear paw scout camp
ting to know all of you better.
It is not too late to join in the fun and sign up for camp! Contact the Center for Scouting (1-800-3-SCOUTS) or
An exciting opportunity is available for units looking for a
(920) 734-5705 with any questions or needs for camp. I am looking forward to seeing you all at camp.
complete weekend outing experience.
Yours in Scouting The Bear Paw Campmaster Corp. will be available to assist
your unit in a great weekend outing May 20-22, 2011. Some
Dave Nault, Camp Director - CSW Rokilio
of the program elements include shooting sports, use of camp
boats and canoes (we guarantee the fish will be biting), guided
bike hikes through the Nicolet National Forest using camp bikes,
anotHer opportunItY to attend summer camp! plus Merit Badge and Advancement assistance and demos.
If a Scout cannot attend camp with his home unit or wishes to attend camp for a “second week” at a reduced All rules outlined in the Guide to Safe Scouting must be fol-
rate, the Bay Lakes Council offers the Provisional Troop Program at Bear Paw Scout Camp. This year’s Provisional lowed for “unit camping” in use of facilities and equipment.
Troop will attend camp from July 31 to August 6. Boys from all over the Bay-Lakes Council ( and some from out of Please refer to this guide for training requirements needed for
council) will gather at Bear Paw on the 31st of July to be organized into a troop of patrols for a really unique week use of boats and canoes in unit camping. Certified personnel
at camp. They will participate in a totally different troop experience while meeting many new friends. will be on hand to run shooting sports area. Fees may apply for
A group of top notch volunteers will again provide the leadership for the troop that week. use of some camp equipment and shooting sports ammunition.
Cost for the week at camp is: $240.00. HOWEVER, IF YOU ATTEND BEAR PAW OR GARDNER DAM This event is open to any unit registered to use Bear Paw
CAMPS IN 2011, YOU CAN ATTEND THE PROVISIONAL TROOP AS A SECOND WEEK FOR A RE- Scout Camp for weekend or day use. Units should refer to
DUCED RATE OF $160.00! the short term camping guide for camp use and registration
Registration information is available at www.baylakesbsa.org in the camp forms section. details. Once a unit registers for camp use, additional pro-
Once the correct registration information and fee is submitted, you will receive a packet of information with gram information will be available. Early registration to ensure
everything you need to know for the week including merit badge selection. For more information, contact Jim availability is encouraged. For more information contact Jim
Wellens at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wellens at email@example.com.
THE GUIDE 9
2011 reasons to come to Gardner dam scout camp
1400 acres of pristine national forest property that has provided
79 years of Scouting memories.
An average of
Family camping 2011 75 Troops and Crews attend each year taking advantage of the
50 granite pad/canopy cook sites in the
“CreaTing memories ThaT LasT a LiFeTime” 12 campsites (now with the NEW! Howe campsite) where Scouts and leaders prepare
ATTENTION CUB SCOUT LEADER: As key lead- 14 meals using the Patrol Cooking method.
ers within your Cub Scout Pack we would like to inform/ your Scouts can work on all
remind you of the Family Camping opportunities to be of- 8 Scout ranks from Scout through Eagle making choices from
fered in the Bay-Lakes Council in 2011. 37 Merit badge offerings and
52 Tenderfoot through First Class requirements offered at Eagle Challenge by our
• Rokilio Experience
Outdoors Skills and EcoCon departments.
• Mom & Son(s) weekends
• Dad & Lad(s) weekend Advancement and Adventure opportunities can be experienced at our
• Family Camp at Twin Lakes Scout Camp 13 miles of bike and tubing trails
3 Aquatic areas (swim, boat and river!)
It is important you share this information with your 6 Campcraft tables for working with wood, leather, clay and reed crafts
Pack so those who wish to attend can get the dates on their 4 Separate Shooting Ranges
calendar and properly plan. We also recommend promo- 14 C.O.P.E. elements
tion of these activities at the following venues. 35 feet of Climbing tower and
• Blue and Gold Banquets 43 miles of the Wolf River, Red River and Door County Shoreline to be explored by
• Pack camp promotion/sign-up meeting whitewater kayak, sea kayak and bikes in our Wolf River Adventures program!
• Committee planning meetings All this while experiencing
• Den planning meetings 12 Camp-wide games on Wednesday evening
• February, March, April and May Pack meetings 3 Order of the Arrow ceremonies and
Registration forms can be requested from the Center for 150 logs to brighten both our Sunday and Friday night campfires!
Scouting at 800-3SCOUTS or (920) 734-5705 or download- Provided by
ed from the Bay-Lakes Council web site at www.baylakesbsa. 1 Gardner Dam Camp Staff hoping to make
org under UPCOMING EVENTS or CAMPING FORMS. ____
Thank you in advance for your help to keep the “outing” 2011 A Camp Experience giving you a Lifetime of Memories
in Scouting! Promotion of these and other quality camping
opportunities will help encourage families to stay connect-
ed with the Scouting program and each other.
camp enGIneers BuIld pIcnIc taBles at Bear paw
On December 15 & 16, 2010, Camp Engineers at Bear Paw constructed 20 new 6 foot picnic tables for Camp.
rokilio experience: come create memories
Come experience your first camping adventure with us at
Rokilio! Many memories have been created and shared at
Rokilio and now you can be part of the Rokilio Experience
on April 16th or May 7th, 2011!
The Rokilio Experience is an exciting action packed day piCTured aBoVe are gary sChMidke, gary goodManson, John sTurdy, neiL waLker & BoB Maki.
intended to introduce Cub Scouts and their parents to Cub
Scout World, Camp Rokilio. It provides an opportunity for Happy Holidays from camp twin lakes
parents and Scouts to experience their first camping adven-
ture together. Activities planned for the 2011 Rokilio Expe- On December 26th, 2010, a group of volunteers gave up
rience includes archery, BB target practice, sports activities time with their families to help move the progress forward
and team building exercises. In addition to the activities, on the new shower house at Camp Twin Lakes. They came
everyone will enjoy a guided tour of the camp and the amaz- to set the roof trusses. Their efforts allowed the roof to be
ing theme buildings: Viking Ship, Castle, Fort, Train Sta- sheeted and covered. Now the building is weathered in
tion and Space Station. Participating Cub Scouts will earn and can continue to be worked on throughout the winter
at least one belt loop and a patch. A noon camp meal will months. We would like to thank these volunteers for their
be provided as well. time and service to the camp. Pictured from left to right
Register now – space is limited! The cost per Cub Scout are Michael Schmidt, Ken Schmidt, Jeremy Hintz, Dave
is $25. Parents are encouraged to come and enjoy this excit- Becker, Steve Hanson, and Josh Anderson.
ing experience with their Cub Scout at no charge. Registra-
tion forms for the 2011 Rokilio Experience are available
now for downloading at www.baylakesbsa.org. Registration
forms will be distributed to unit leaders at the February
2011 Roundtable meetings as well. Camping in one of the
theme buildings is available during the Rokilio Experience,
so if your pack is interested, please contact Long Vue for
If you have any questions or need additional information,
please feel free to contact Long Vue, 2011 Rokilio Experi-
ence Staff Advisor, at (920) 277-8943 or by e-mail at Long.
10 THE GUIDE
Bay-Lakes CounCiL Wish List
Do you or your company have products or goods that could help Scouting?
Another great way for individuals, families and companies to help support Scouting in the Bay-Lakes
Council is through project and in-kind donations for a variety of items that are used at the Center for
Scouting and/or camp properties on an annual basis. These donations of materials, services, or cash
will allow us to stretch our dollars even further. Lists include estimated values of services or products.
2011 Gift-in kind wish list
Center for Scouting
Office Supplies (pens, highlighters, post it notes, binders, etc.) $2,000
Inkjet Toner $1,000
Copy Paper – white & color $4,500
Become a James e. west memBer In 2011
Camp Properties James E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts
Medical Supplies $1,250 per camp of America, and he served in that position for more than three de-
Paper Products (napkins, rolled toweling, cups, plates, c-fold towels) $2,000-$5,000 per camp cades. The West Fellowship award is available for gifts of $1,000 and
Cleaning Supplies $500-$3,000 per camp up in cash or marketable securities to a council endowment fund.
Toilet Paper $2,500-$5,000 per camp Scouters recognized with this award not only support the Endowment
Trading Post Soft Goods (soda, candy, water, ice cream, etc.) Any Fund of the Council but also help ensure Scouting’s legacy for future
generations of young people.
What is a Gift-in-Kind? The gift must be in addition to - and not replace or diminish - the
Gifts-in-Kind is a simple concept whereby a local council accepts the donation of a product that it would donor's annual Friends of Scouting support. Many individuals and
normally have purchased through its annual operating budget. The key is that the donated product meets corporations make these gifts on behalf of someone else - such as in
the specifications of what would have been purchased; making the item donated a “budget relief” for the honor of an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver recipient, a retirement, a special
council. Just like a cash donation, goods and services can be tax-deductible if they qualify. accomplishment, or anniversary - or in memory of a special individual.
All Fellowship awardees are presented with a special leather-bound
2010 Project Sale Wish List certificate, pin, and uniform knot. James E. West Fellows automatical-
ly become members of the Bay-Lakes Heritage Society and their name
Printing will be added to a permanent James E. West donor plaque promi-
The Guide Newsletter (printing and mailing per issue) $2,500 nently displayed at the Center for Scouting in Appleton.
Summer Camp Leaders Guidebooks $750-$1,000 per camp
.22 Rifle Targets for Summer Camp $500-$1,500 per camp
Special Event Brochures $250-$300 per event
Program & Activities
Scouting for Food
“tHe GIFt tHat keeps on GIvInG”
Purchasing and printing of collection bags $15,000 There are as many ways to make a gift to Scouting as there are rea-
Special Event Sponsorship $5,000 sons for doing so. One of the best is the annuity trust. It is a great way
to make a substantial gift to Scouting at a very low cost to the donor.
The annuity trust pays a fixed amount of annual income -- which
Special Events (Golf Outings (3), Sporting Clays event & Dodgeball Tourney you determine -- to whomever you choose, either for life or for a term
Lunch Sponsor $1,000 of years (also determined by you). This trust can be funded with cash,
Golf Cart Sponsor $1,000 stocks, bonds, land, or other types of property. The year you create the
Dinner Sponsor $2,500-$3,000 trust, you receive an income tax charitable deduction. If you gave ap-
Driving Range/Putting Green Sponsor $500 preciated property to the trust, you would also avoid any capital gains
Hole-In-Hole Insurance $500 tax on that property.
This type of income trust can be used to pay for college, to pay for
Council Annual Recognition Dinner retirement, as supplemental income, and for many other things. And,
Silver Beaver Awards $1,250 in some cases, the income you receive from the trust could be tax-free.
Food $3,000 These advantages, added to the other tax incentives and the sizable
Site/Facility Rental $750 gift that goes to the council when the trust ends, make for a great
Summer Camp For more information on the annuity trust and other income trusts,
International Camp Staff Support $2,500 contact Christine Vanden Hoogen at (920) 734-5705 or Christine.
Campership Support Any VandenHoogen@scouting.org.
Sponsor a Camp Staff youth (Health officer, Aquatics Dir, etc.) $2,000-$4,000 per summer
Soda and or soft goods for Trading post Any
Camp Staff Class B Uniforms $750-$1,500
* Acceptance of food will depend on established menu which is in part determined by State requirements
for a balance of healthy and nutrition.
Organization and Community Relationship Projects
Fall Recruitment Materials
School Night Flyers, Yard Signs & Posters $3,250
Parent Informational Booklets $3,000
Unit Leader Packets $2,500
Peer to Peer Invite Postcards $500
Program Materials $750-$1,000 per site
Registration Assistance $200-$500 per site WHY WRITE A WILL?
Staff Compensation $2,500-$5,000 per site
Whether you are married, single, widowed, or divorced, you need
a will. In many cases, it has nothing to do with how large or small
Leadership Development & Training
your estate may be. Without a will, your estate will not be distributed
Cub Scout Training Materials $1,500
to those family members and organizations that you care about. The
Boy Scout Training Materials $1,000
State will decide who gets your assets, and probably keep a sizable
Venturing Training Materials $500
chunk for itself. Without a will, the State can also decide who takes
Adult Leader Training Awards $500
care of your young children when you are gone.
Without a will, your family and friends may suffer, in addition to
For more information on supporting a project sale, capital building project or donating a gift-in-kind,
your church, your schools, and Scouting. Your bequest gift can make
please contact Christine Vanden Hoogen at (920) 734-5705 today!
a real difference in the financial future of our Council and the other
organizations that are important to you and your family. For more in-
formation on the importance of a will and what it can mean to you,
For a complete listing of these items needed, contact Christine Vanden Hoogen at (920) 734-5705 or Christine.
visit the Bay-Lakes Council web site at VandenHoogen@Scouting.org.
You spent a lifetime building your estate. It is important to take
www.baylakesbsa.org. the time to protect it.
THE GUIDE 11
2011 BaY-lakes councIl specIal events – save tHe date
GolF outInGs Friday, September 16th, 2011
Money generated from these events help ensure no youth is denied a 9th annuaL sporting CLays shoot for sCouting
Scouting experience due to lack of funds.
tripLe J Wing and CLays, BriLLion, Wi
30TH ANNUAL SHEBOy- Event limited to 30 teams of four. Team participation packages starting at $500.
GAN AREA OUTING FOR Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Shotgun start promptly at 9:00 AM
SCOUTING Lunch and fellowship hour to follow shooting. Door prizes and live auction.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Quic-Qui-Oc Golf Course
Elkhart Lake This is an adult shooting event. Funds
raised from this event will go to support the
Scouting program and to help youth who
26TH ANNUAL FOx CITIES need financial assistance to participate in our
OUTING FOR SCOUTING values-based, time-tested program.
Thursday, July 21, 2011 If you or your business is interested in fielding
Ridgeway Country Club a team for the Bay-Lakes Council Sporting Clays
Appleton Shoot, contact Finance Director, Christine
Vanden Hoogen, at (920) 734-5705.
Sporting Clays is a great opportunity to
21ST ANNUAL GREEN BAy
warm up for the hunting season. Come join
OUTING FOR SCOUTING
us in support of Scouting!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Green Bay Country Club
FamIlY Friends of scouting 2011
How can my business, employer or I get involved?
Three quarters of Scouting is “outing.” The Bay-Lakes Council Outings “Words to Live By – BRAVE”
for Scouting offers you the chance to promote your company, enjoy the Schedule your Pack, Troop or Crew 2011 Friends of Scouting
outdoors, and support Scouting in your immediate or local area. For more presentation now! Please contact your District’s Family Friends of
information on entering a team or sponsoring the event, please contact Scouting Chair (see contact information in chart) or District Ex-
Christine Vanden Hoogen at (920) 734-5705. ecutive to make those arrangements if your unit has not already
sponsorship opportunities The 2011 Family Friends of Scouting Campaign is underway!
Through the generous support of our Scouting families, the Bay-
Eagle Sponsor - $5,000 – As one of the lead sponsors, this includes promi- Lakes Council is able to continue the development of camp prop-
nent name and logo placement on all on-site event promotional materi- erties, provide campership assistance, maintain facilities and of-
als, three foursomes, banner placement at event, and recognition at awards fer technical support to volunteers.
program. This year’s campaign continues with the “Words to Live By”
Life Sponsor - $2,500 – Promotion package includes name and logo place- theme and the presentations will emphasis ideals of Boy Scout-
ment on all on-site event promotional materials, two foursomes, banner ing which are outlined by the twelve points of the Scout Law.
placement at event, and recognition at awards program. From December though April, dedicated volunteers will pres-
ent inspiring and personal Scouting stories at Cub Scout Blue
Star Sponsor - $1,500 – Package includes organization’s name and logo and Gold Banquets, Troop Court of Honors and Venturing
placement in all on-site event printed materials, one foursome, banner parent meetings.
placement at event, and recognition at awards program. While giving to Scouting has its own rewards, the Bay-Lakes
Council will offer special levels of recognition to our donors as a
Team - $900 (Fox Cities, Green Bay outings) $600 (Sheboygan outing) small token of appreciation. These recognitions are made to give
– Includes foursome, food and fellowship, evening reception and awards donors a sense of accomplishment and to bring the Scouting
program brand to the community. If you do not wish to receive the recog-
Scout - $500 – Package includes name and logo on all on-site printed mate- nition as outlined below, please indicate so on your pledge card.
rial and recognition in awards program
LEvELS OF GIvING:
Golf Cart - $500 – Package includes organization name and logo on every
golf cart and recognition in awards program Gift Level Recognition
Any Supporter Friends of Scouting Laser Keychain
Hole-In-One - $500 – Organizations covers cost of hole in one insurance $150 Scout “Brave” Council Shoulder Patch*
and recognition at the hole and in awards and dinner program $300 Leadership Member “Brave” Council Shoulder Patch*
Hole Sponsor - $250 – Organizations name strategically placed at each hole $500 Patron Member “Brave” Council Shoulder Patch*
that is sponsored $1,000 Guardian Member 2011 Friends of Scouting Plaque
$2,500 Eagle Patrol Member 2011 Friends of Scouting Plaque
Tee Sponsor - $250 – Organizations name displayed at each tee box that is $5,000 Golden Eagle Member Personalized Recognition Gift
sponsored. $10,000 Benefactor Member Personalized Recognition Gift
$25,000 Distinguished Member Personalized Recognition Gift
Other sponsorship opportunities $50,000 Pacesetter Member Personalized Recognition Gift
• Reception/closing banquet + Founder Member Personalized Recognition Gift
• On-course refreshments *Council Shoulder patches will be mailed to the donor directly once payment is received at the
• Putting Green and/or Driving Range Center for Scouting.
• Welcome Bags In addition to individual donor recognition in 2011, all Scouting units who conduct a Friends
• Printing (Promotional brochures, day-of-event signage) of Scouting presentation will receive a ribbon streamer for their unit flag and are eligible to receive
• Prizes/Auction Items a 25% discount on a building rental at Bay-Lakes Council Camps for Short Term Camping August
15, 2011 - June 3, 2012. To qualify units must conduct a Friends of Scouting presentation by April
30, 2011 and meet their unit goal.
Thank you for your past participation and for your continued support of the Scouting movement!
COUNCIL CHAIR Linda Selner (920) 609-0356 firstname.lastname@example.org
2011 DISTRICT FAMILy FRIENDS OF SCOUTING CHAIRS
Gathering Waters Keith Pankratz (920) 725-0794 email@example.com
Kettle Country Mark Sheets (262) 227-3607 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ledge to Lakes Richard Feustel (414) 803-6443 email@example.com
Lakeshore Roger Baker (414) 978-6503 Rbaker@ziegler.com
Twin Lakes Bill Hintz (920) 235-3202 firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Lites Jim Miller (715) 923-2351 email@example.com
Voyaguer Theresa Neta (920) 639-9035 firstname.lastname@example.org
12 THE GUIDE
AWASE LODGE # 61 ORDER OF THE ARROW
FEB/MARCH 2011 www.awase.org
summitcorps For those of you who were a part of ArrowCorps5,
If you are looking for an you know how big of an impact you had on the na-
awesome way to spend a tional forests. You know how amazing the experience
week in the summer, and was. You know the lifelong friendships and lessons
would like to get away from that were a result of this great undertaking. Because
Wisconsin, SummitCorps is of all this, the Order of the Arrow leadership from
the ticket. The New River Ex- sections C-1A and C-1B began planning for a similar
perience is the newest service event right here in Area 1. ArrowPower2011 is a proj-
adventure offered by the Order of the Arrow. In conjunction with the National Parks ect that has been in the planning stages for about
Service, 500 Arrowmen from across the country will invade the New River Gorge two years and will be conducted at the Superior National Forest with base headquarters
National River in West Virginia. The primary goal of the Arrowmen will be to con- in Grand Marais, MN. It will take place from June 21-26, 2011, and primary projects in-
struct mountain bike trails for the BSA’s newest high adventure base. In just a few clude construction of campsites and portage trails on the Vegetable Chain of Lakes, trail
short years, tens of thousands of Scouts and Scouters will converge on the Summit maintenance on the Superior Hiking Trail, and constructing two mountain biking trails
Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve for the 2010 National Jamboree, and it is within the forest.
our responsibility to prepare it. The BSA is relying heavily on Arrowmen like you to ArrowPower2011 is going to be very similar to ArrowCorps5 in that we are preparing for
construct the mountain bike trails for heavy use. 500 participants, which means getting registered early is critical. The first step in participat-
SummitCorps will take place over four weeks during July 2011: July 3-9, July 10- ing in this great event is to contact your lodge leadership immediately. Cost for the event
16, July 17-23, and July 24-30. Each week will be a separate session of SummitCorps, will be $195 per person. Therefore, this experience is something that will be more reason-
proving exciting opportunities for service, adventure and recreation. able in price than ArrowCorps5 and it will also potentially be closer to home for many
Make sure you check out event.oa-bsa.org for more information, photos, and reg- Arrowmen. This means more convenient travel as well as having an impact on a forest that
istration information! many Scouts from our area use throughout the year. Be sure to visit the ArrowPower2011
web site at arrowpower.sectionc1b.org and if you have any specific questions, you can send
an e-mail to email@example.com. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience.
oa High adventure Register now to join us at ArrowPower2011: Service on the Superior!
Mount Baldy at Philmont Scout Ranch was changed forever a few years ago,
in fact changed forever by Arrowmen from Awase Lodge and other lodges from
around the country. In the past, Scouts had to hike a steep and unsafe trail to get
to the summit, but now there is another option, one constructed by participants of
the Order of the Arrow Trail Crew Program. This program changed what Scouts Indian Summer 2011 will of-
now know about Mount Baldy. You can do the same for various areas of Philmont, fer an opportunity for Arrowmen
Norther Tier and Sea Base. across the country to participate
Being an Arrowman, you are presented with the opportunity to participate in in focus areas including American
the OA High Adventure program. The program gives you the opportunity to go Indian material culture and OA
to Philmont or Northern Tier for only $200 plus transportation, and Sea Base for Inductions and Ceremonies. The
only $400 plus transportation. If this isn’t reason enough to sign up, participants American Indian material culture
also have the opportunity to plan their own trek highlighting what they want to do track will focus on learning about
at all the high adventure bases (a luxury not had with your run of the mill council Indian dance clothes; dance (Pow-
trips). This program not only provides you with an awesome experience that you wows), song and Arrowmen will be
will no doubt remember for the rest of your lives, but also an opportunity to meet able to complete a hands on craft
new people from around the country. experience under the direction of the best craftsmen in the Scouting movement. OA
The summer of 2011 is FILLED with events to attend with the OA. In fact, so Induction and Ceremonies will include a range of topics from ceremonialists to run-
many that you could spend you whole summer among Arrowmen. While there are ning an Ordeal and unit elections. Highlights will include acting skills and techniques
so many events happening, it is important not to forget the Order of the Arrow’s workshops taught by real world theater professionals.
High Adventure Program! YOU WILL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE.
To register…navigate to www.adventure.oa-bsa.org. LOCATION AND DATES
Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, North Carolina, August 1-6, 2011
Kyle McGurk, Lodge Secretary
$325 with dormitory style housing (6-8 people per room) or $425 with hotel style rooms
winter conference is Just around the corner (2 people per room). Both options include housing, meals, training, recreational oppor-
tunities and much more. Cost does not include transportation.
March 25-26, 2011, is OA Winter Conference at Good Shepherd Church, 2220
E. College Ave. in Appleton. Mark your calendars and plan on attending! This is
a great event for you to get active in the Order of the Arrow. There will be a Lodge
Executive Meeting on Friday evening, followed by the Vigil Selection Committee
(composed of two (2) arrowmen from each Chapter who are NOT eligible for Vigil,
or who already HAVE the Vigil Honor) choosing the Vigil class of 2011. This is a
great overnight event to relax with a few games, training and fellowship. You will be a meaningful “w”
finished before noon on Saturday, and still have most of the weekend free. A lot of As any Scouter can attest to, there is a person we think about on occasion, and we all
effort is going into planning this event already! Registration begins Friday evening have a similar thought:
at 6:00 p.m., and we hope to be finished between 10 and 11 Sunday morning. Reg- “If only he would've known, then he might've been here too.”
istration forms can be found on the Lodge web site, www.Awase.org. See you there! It's somewhat sad to remember Scouts and/or arrowman who dropped out of our
movement. There's no way of knowing whether or not this person would or wouldn't
have stayed. The only way to know for sure is to have your fellow arrrowman who have
been of Ordeal membership for at least ten months and have paid their dues receive their
section conclave 2011 at Bear paw! Brotherhood membership. Watch the ONAMOW for updates on ceremonies or listen in
On September 16-18, 2011 the Awase Lodge is host- at your chapter meeting or the LECs.
ing the Section C-1B Conclave at Bear Paw Scout This is a wonderful opportunity to make sure that the leadership you, a fellow member
Camp. We are in need of any and all Arrowmen that of the Order, saw in the troop, home, school, and community keeps within a group of
would like to be help out as staff at this event. By being like-minded people. Receiving Brotherhood membership allows arrowman to more fully
on staff, you will be receiving a limited patch. We will comprehend what it means to be a member of the Order, along with getting a new sash.
be needing help in the following areas: Registration/ Not making the effort to earn Brotherhood is like cooking a meal, putting the food on
Parking, Facilities/Service, Program, Training, Food a plate, sitting down at the table with it, and then walking away with the food sitting at
Service, and Health/Medical. If interested in helping, the table. It's a missed opportunity that took work and time to be eligible for.
e-mail contact information and area of interest to sec- Please make sure that you make the effort to support your fellow brothers in their quest
firstname.lastname@example.org. This will give Bear Paw great towards knowledge of their purpose in the Order. Someday, the favor may be returned
exposure to Scouts in the Section who can go back to their Troops and let them unto you and yours.
know how much fun they had at Bear Paw. Let’s show the section why Awase Lodge
Matt Christoff, Lodge Treasurer
is the best!
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The 2011 Awase Lodge Winter Banquet was held on January 9, 2011, at Liberty Hall in Kimberly, Wisconsin. We had a very large turnout and within the crowd we had three
special guests; the Scout Executive, Mark Logemann; Section C-1B Chief, Nathaniel Binversie, and 2010 Miss Wisconsin Teen, Katie Steiger. Katie gave a very nice speech on mak-
ing and achieving goals. Katie is also the Crew 9033 president and was able to relate to the Scouters who attended the Banquet. The food and service at Liberty Hall was wonderful
and they took care of almost all of the clean up. Special congratulations to Seth Opgenorth who received the Arrowman of the Year award and David O’Brian who received the
Advisor of the Year award. This year the lodge voted Brett Buxton as Scoutmaster of the year from Troop 73. Also I want to recognize those who received the Founder’s Award;
Matthew Christoff, Andrew Bott, Bruce Williams, and Melody Gordon. These four show outstanding service in our lodge and represent the true meaning behind cheerful service.
Past lodge officers, chairs and advisors were all recognized along with the 2010 Vigil Honor recipients. Congratulations to everyone who received awards or were recognized at
Winter Banquet. 2011’s Winter Banquet overall went very well and we can’t wait for next year's Banquet.
Mitch Fuhrmann, Vice Chief of Program
Lodge oFFiCers oF 2010 VigiL CLass oF 2010
adViser oF The year -
norThern LiTes adViser
daVe o’Brien reCeiVing
award FroM Lodge ad- diCk aMeLse, seCTion C1-B adViser
Viser shawn keiFenheiM
guesT speaker kaTie sTeiger, naThanieL BinVersie,
Miss wisConsin Teen and seCTion C1-B ChieF
VenTure Crew presidenT
MeLody gordon and seTh opgenorTh re-
CeiVe QuaLiTy award For wako ChapTer
LeC and annuaL MeeTing
Founders award winners - MeLody gordon,
BruCe wiLLiaMs, andy BoTT and MaTT ChrisToFF
arrowMan oF The year - seTh opgenorTh re-
CeiVing award FroM ViCe-ChieF MaTT ChrisToFF TiM and TrenT Meyer aCCepT osus QuaLiTy
Jake pieTiLa and kaThy CoLLins reCeiVing
MaQkwokani QuaLiTy ChapTer For 6Th year
sCouTMasTer oF The year BreT BuxTon, Troop
73, reCeiVes award FroM paTriCk o’Brien,
Lodge sTaFF adViser Lodge adVisers For 2010
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maQkwokanI cHapter mIkana cHapter
Hello Arrowmen of the Gathering Waters District. We are so proud of the accomplish- Hi Everyone! Hopefully you all had a great Christmas and terrific New Year. As
ments that our Chapter was able to achieve in 2010. Arrowmen assisted in serving on staff we move into the second century of Scouting things are looking very good. We had
at the Klondike/Winterfest in spring, helped with various projects at Gardner Dam in April our January chapter meeting on the 16th at Nordic Mountain for skiing and then
for Fix-It Days, served on Webelos Rendezvous Staff in May, the “usual” service at Gardner went to Wautoma for our meeting and a great supper thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Selle.
Dam Camp for Spring Conference in June and then at Bear Paw in August, had a great Fall Gosh that guy is a good cook! With the snow we had just a couple of days before
Fellowship at Gardner Dam in October, and then helped again on staff for Cub Scout the meeting, the skiing, boarding and tubing was great. Our February meeting will
College and Webelos Pin Day. We were a little short on Brotherhood conversions after Fall be the 20th and will start off with bowling at Oshkosh Lanes in where else but
Conference, so our chapter took part in FOUR additional ceremonies in order to achieve Oshkosh, and then we will all gather at All Saints Lutheran Church for pizza and
our goal of earning Quality Chapter for the 6th consecutive year – a HUGE accomplish- our meeting. It would be great to see some new faces at the meetings, we had a lot
ment. Needless to say, we are so proud and appreciative of the efforts of MANY who made of people do their ordeal this past year and I don’t see many of them at our meet-
these events successful. We celebrated at the January chapter meeting with pizza to celebrate ings or events. Please don’t forget your obligation. Hey, I gotta run for now, the
the great made effort by many. video game (I mean homework) is waiting. Check out the web site at http://
Our meetings are the second Thursday of the month, and we meet at Fox Valley mikanachapter.wikispaces.com/ for some cool info about Arrow Power and more
Technical College in Appleton at 7:00 PM (outer door 15, watch for signs as to the room). info about our February meeting.
Elections are well underway; if your troop has not yet scheduled a date and time, contact
Kathy Collins, Adviser at (920) 734-5705 to set up your election date. Yours in Brotherhood,
Looking forward to a fantastic rest of then year, and hope to see you all at meetings and
other chapter events. Check out the web site at www.flyinghawk.org to see what’s coming up. Michael Schmidt, Mikana Chapter Chief
Jake Pietila, Chapter Chief
Kathy Collins, Chapter Adviser osus cHapter
Osus Chapter ended the 2010 year in style. Youth and adults provided service
for the Salvation Army at the Food/Present give away for area families in need at
Christmas. As usual, a good time was enjoyed by all despite the cold and sleet.
With the New Year comes more exciting events. It’s a great time to provide ser-
vice to other troops by helping with OA elections. If you haven’t signed up for
manakua cHapter elections, call now.
Our big Bowling event will take place on the 2nd Thursday in February at the Pro
Arrowmen, it was a great turn out at our January meeting. Our February meeting will be Bowl in Howard. Sign up now and $5 will get you two hours of bowling, and all
in conjunction with the roundtable on Thursday the 4th of February at the LDS church in the pizza and soda you can consume. This is a great chance to mingle with fellow
West Bend We look forward to having you join us for our meeting and fellowship. We will arrowmen.
be working on ceremonies and brotherhood conversion. If you are an ordeal member, come REMEMBER Spring Conference is already in the planning. You don’t want to
to the meeting and learn how you can become a brotherhood member. Now is the time to miss this event, get involved and help get Bear Paw Scout Camp ready for the sum-
plan on attending the Winter Conference March 26 & 27 in Appleton. mer. We already have the BEST COOK in our council signed up (Rick Johnson).
Troops and Crews - it is now time to schedule your OA Unit Elections. Packets were So sign up, we need your help. Don’t forget; DON’T just wear your patch and
handed out at the January roundtable. Please contact OA Adviser Dave DeLuka at (262) sash – get involved and get your sash dirty.
675-6242 or email@example.com to set your date for your troops elections. Please follow Trent Meyer, Osus Chapter Chief
the instructions enclosed in the packet and return the white and yellow copies of election
results to Mr. DeLuka. Elections must be completed and turned in by the end of March
Dues are due for the 2011 year and should be sent to council. The form can be found at Kakaki Chapter will be doing unit elections over the next 2 months.
http://www.awase.org/forms/2011dues.pdf. Scoutmasters will be contacted to schedule an election. If not contacted please
W.W.W. call David O’Brien (715-938-1014) or Sean Hallfrisch (715-923-7190). We would
Zachary Galante, Chapter Chief like to hold an election for every Troop in Northern Lites District.
Manakua Chapter, Order of the Arrow Meetings will alternate between Marinette, Oconto and Oconto Falls.
firstname.lastname@example.org Schedule of Meetings:
February 10, 2011 Oconto Falls Site to be announced
March 10, 2011 Marinette, WI – Faith Lutheran Church
April 14, 2011 First American Lutheran Church, Oconto, WI
wako cHapter Northern Lites Klondike Derby - Bear Paw Scout Camp February
LEC Meeting February 13, 2011 – Kimberly, WI (Design Air)
Wako Chapter meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at Lakeshore Technical School Winter Conference March 25 – 26, 2011 – Appleton, WI
(LTC), in Cleveland in conjunction with District Roundtable. We have a great time and
there are always snack of some sort available. Sean Hallfrisch, Chapter Chief
We have had a very busy year so far and will continue to be busy with Unit Elections David O’Brien, Chapter Adviser
as well as planning the District Spring Camporee. If any Arrowmen would like to be on
the planning team for the District Spring Camporee (it is all about pioneering and lum-
berjack skills) come to the next Chapter meeting. kIneau cHapter
Our Annual Christmas “Pizza Party” was a great success and lots of fun. Klondike (The
Final Frontier Sci Fi Style) was a great success. Our Arrowmen did a great job of planning We hope you all had a good Christmas and are on track for a great 2011.
and executing the Lakeshore District Klondike again this year. Election season is in full swing. Troops need to hold elections before the end of
We would like to congratulate the Vigils in our Chapter for 2010: Jacob Dahleen, March. If you haven’t scheduled one yet, contact Paul Kaestner at pdkscouting@
Patrick Knowles, Bob Brey and David Dahleen. We would also like to congratulate our gmail.com.
Chapter Chief, Seth Opgenorth for being honored at the Awase Winter Banquet as the Don’t forget to pay your 2011 dues. Your dues support the programs of both the
“Arrowman of the Year” Lodge and the Chapter. At only $12, it’s a bargain.
We have great leadership in WAKO Chapter and it was wonderful to see this recogni- Finally, don’t forget about the Chapter meetings the first Thursday of the
tion at the Annual Lodge Event. month in Rosendale.
Patrick Kraints, Chapter Chief
Mark Arend, Chapter Adviser
Chapter (District) Meeting Details
Maqkwokani (Gathering Waters) Second Thursday of each month at Fox Valley Technical College (Door #15, Room A141), Appleton, 7:00 PM.
Manakua (kettle Country) First Thursday of each month at West Bend LDS Church, 7:00 PM.
kineau (Ledge to Lakes) First Thursday of each month at Peace Lutheran Church, Rosendale, 6:30 PM.
Wako (Lakeshore) Second Thursday of each month at Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, 7:00 PM.
kakaki (Northern Lights) See Kakaki Chapter article above.
Mikana (Twin Lakes) Third Sunday of each month at 6:00 PM. Location rotates between All Saints Church in Oshkosh, and Hope Lutheran Church in
Osus (voyageur) Second Thursday of each month at Grace Lutheran Church, 321 S. Madison St., Green Bay, 7:00 PM.
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additional winter Banquet photos
2011 lodGe oFFIcers
MaTT ChrisToFF, Lodge Treasurer, MiTCh FuhrMann, Vice chief of Pro-
gram, andy BoTT, Lodge chief, kyLe MCgurk, Lodge secreTary
Conor hoLdredge, Vice chief of inducTions
lodGe advIser’s mInute
2011 is now here, and we have many things to accom-
plish. Unit elections are ongoing, planning for Winter
Conference is under way, and a look to Spring
Conference has begun. The Awase Lodge has many
great activities and events that are coming up, so make
sure to watch for more information.
There are several regional and national events occur-
ring in 2011 that you will not want to miss.
ArrowPower2011 will be a wonderful service opportu-
nity in the Superior National Forest. Arrowmen from
around the area will be heading to northern Minnesota
to repair trails, create campsite, and build lifelong expe- sHawn keIFenHeIm
riences. SummitCorps is a national event being held at
the new high adventure base in West Virginia this summer. Arrowmen are being
called to come help get the location ready for the upcoming 2013 National Jamboree.
Are you ready to accept the call? In August, Indian Summer will again be returning
to North Carolina. Arrowmen will be coming together to learn more about ceremo-
nies, regalia and dance from the foremost authorities on the subject. If you are inter-
ested in any of these events, please visit the national web site.
We recently honored several of our fellow arrowmen for their tireless service to the
Order and Scouting. These individuals were selected because of their dedication to
help others, many times before they would even think about themselves. Examine
your own life. How do you live it? Do you think of only yourself, or do live to serve
others? We, as arrowmen, must always remember our oath of “Brotherhood in
Service.” Reach out and offer that lending hand. Be the model that younger scouts
can look to as they begin their own journey.
I hope to see you in the future. Watch our web site www.awase.org for updates.
Yours in Brotherhood,
Shawn Keifenheim, Lodge Adviser
"TODAY is a most unusual day, because we have never
lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day
we have." - Author Unknown.
2011 Golden Arrow MeMbers
Mark Arend Daryl Holdredge Zach Porior We kick off the New Year, 2011. Live each day to the
fullest, we will never live it again. Live it to the fullest and
Paula Ausloos Conner Holdredge John Porior
take advantage of every opportunity the Order of the Ar-
Mark Bachhuber Steve Jarosinski Joseph Reichert
row has to offer. If you haven’t read all of the articles about
David Becker Alex Jarrett Tyler Reininger
upcoming events, you need to. I am excited for this sum-
Bill Bennett Mary Jarrett Chris Roberts mer, how about you?
Robert Brey Steve Johnson Nicholas Rutten
Jeffrey Buechel Don Johnston David Rutten Andy Bott, Awase Lodge Chief andY Bott
Tom Burke Josh Justison Ken Schmidt
Michael Carey Shawn Keifenheim Laurie Schmidt
Mike Dalebroux Mark Logemann Kevin Steil FebruAry
Chad DeLuka Zach Loritz Jim Steil 13 LeC – Design Air, Kimberly
Dave DeLuka Robert Maki Neil Walker
Harry Duescher Kyle McGurk James Welles MArCH
Zachary Forward Cody Melville Tammy Welles 25-26 Winter Conference, (LeC and Vigil Honor Selection 3/25), good Shepherd Lutheran
Steve Forward Trent Meyer Phil Wepner Church, Appleton
Joshua Forward Tim Meyer Bruce Williams Lodge executive Committee Meeting (March 25)
Mitch Fuhrmann Patrick O'Brien Jon Ziepke Vigil Honor Selection (March 25)
James Goodwin David Oertle Adam Ziepke
Melody Gordon Dale Opgenorth Andrew Bott APriL
Ron Gordon Tyler Opgenorth Alan Jarosinski 29-5/1 Spring Fix-it Weekend, Location tbA
Steve Gust Seth Opgenorth Aaron Grode
David Hirn Alex Pond MAy
Kyle Hirn Daniel Pond 22 Lodge executive Committee Meeting, 11:30 AM at timber rattler Stadium, Appleton
16 THE GUIDE
Special NeedS ScoutiNg
District Director: Dan Donovan
PO BOX 267 / (920) 734-5705 x136 / email@example.com
Chairman - Robert Heffron
charter partner profile: diverse options, Inc.
Diverse Options, Inc., is a private, non-profit, 501c (3) organization that serves the vocational and independent living needs of people with disabilities in the greater Fond du
Lac, Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara Counties. "To support, educate and empower individuals with disabilities to reach their highest level of independence” is the motto
Diverse Options, Inc. stands by in the lives of people served through teamwork, flexibility, open communication and dedication to quality in all services and programs.
Diverse Options, Inc. (formerly Ripon Area Service Center) began in 1975 serving approximately 40 individuals. Today, the agency serves over 300 people annually in pro-
grams ranging from pre-vocational services to supported employment, operation of group homes to living independently in the community, recreation services to transportation
programs. Diverse Options, Inc. employs 193 individuals directly in the Ripon community and with a budget of approximately 3.1 million dollars.
Funding for Diverse Options, Inc. programs and services is derived from contracts with government agencies to provide services to individuals with disabilities, production
revenues from work provided to area industry in Diverse Options, Inc. production centers, gifts and grants from individuals, businesses and organizations.
Consumer referrals for agency programs come from county and state human service organizations responsible for funding programs for people with disabilities.
Diverse Options, Inc. offers an impressive and multi-faceted program not only to their consumers, but, to Ripon and the surrounding area as well. Under the heading of
Service to Individuals is a valuable program called “Day Services.” It is in this area that the Bay-Lakes Council collaborates with Diverse Options to provide programs to their
Diverse Options is the charter organization for Venturing Crew 2511 led by Crew Advisor and Diverse Options staff Member Scott Krueger. With Scott’s support and assis-
tance, the Bay-Lakes Council is pleased to deliver programming to Crew 2511 on a monthly basis.
Diverse Options, Inc.'s day services program offers social, educational and recreational activities for consumers during non-work times. Activities can include daily living skills
training, craft and hobby activities, exercise programs, relaxation activities and community outings. The program incorporates both in-house activities and experiences in the
community. Activities are planned based on consumer choice and incorporate individual, small group and large group activities in the program.
For more information regarding Diverse Options, Inc., please refer to their web site at www.diverseoptions.org.
unit spotlight: venture crew 2511
For die hard disc golfers, it is never really too cold for a round
of disc golf. Disc golfers can be seen practicing their sport year
round, hot or cold, rain, snow or shine.
On Monday, December 20, 2010, twenty-one members of
Venture Crew 2511 chartered by Diverse Options, Inc. of Ri-
pon, WI, got to give disc golfing a try. While it may have been
the dead of winter outside, a beautiful carpeted indoor gym at
Diverse Options, Inc. made for a beautiful 4 hole indoor disc
golf course. Most members of Crew 2511 had never disc golfed
before, however, all were eager to give it a try. Over the course of
an hour, a couple of people had managed to get a “hole in one”.
Everyone was a winner enjoying popcorn balls and candy canes
at the conclusion of their meeting. When it was all over, several
wondered what their January program will be? They will have to
wait and see. Their next exciting program at Diverse Options, Inc. is scheduled for Friday, February 18, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
IMPORTANT Scenes from 2010 Special Needs Discovery Weekend
Date Change Notice:
The Fall Mom & Son and
Special Needs Weekends at
Cub Scout World, Camp Rokilio
have swapped dates!
Please take note of the
new dates for each of these
two exciting events.
septemBer 9-11, 2011
Fall mom & son
septemBer 16-18, 2011
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Learning for Life
District Director: Dan Donovan
PO BOX 267 / (920) 734-5705 x136
learnInG For lIFe and tHe 21st centurY student:
together We take an early Lead
Systems of modern education have the potential to pro- curriculum, focusing on skills that will help students Student comments were both positive and enlightening,
duce wildly intelligent, highly equipped, and exceedingly discover the responsibility of becoming strong life-long “It [the workshop] made me think about my choices in a
proficient intellectual beings. Despite cut-backs caused by learners. In addition to this in-class curriculum, Learning more serious way,” “I have the opportunity to change my
the recent recession, many schools have intensified their for Life has partnered with schools to develop extensive, life. It isn’t about my parents’ choices or what my sister
focus to improve accessible technology, develop competi- yet individualized, Career workshops and Leadership/ did at my age. It’s about what I want for myself not just
tive course offerings, and hire Masters-level professionals. Life Skills Training Conferences. now, but in the long run,” and “I need to get out and do
These efforts can be seen as a response to heightened Most recently, Sturgeon Bay High School (Sturgeon stuff. I need to meet people and start to develop a plan. I
competition in both the international and national arena Bay, WI) partnered with Learning for Life to present a want to go to college after talking to Nick [the speaker]”.
(i.e. the recent government initiative “Rise to the Top”). Leadership/Life Skills Conference for their freshman In order to be the future leaders of an increasingly com-
It is well known that students, receiving an average class. In this half-day workshop, students were connected petitive global society, these students must understand
of 13 years of classroom instruction, will not be able to with both local and state-wide resources helping them that their education, although diligently built to provide
attain all knowledge required for surviving life beyond explore topics such as diversity training (centering on a elite opportunities, must be ultimately defined by what
the classroom. It is essential, then, that students aggres- global community focus), test-taking and study skills (tak- they make of their own knowledge and understandings.
sively learn how to think critically, develop self-advocating ing ownership of their educational success), how to make This skill of self-advocating is not one that is necessarily
skills, while practicing how to utilize teams and technol- the most of their high school career (promoting self-ad- naturally learned, thus Learning for Life is thrilled to be
ogy in their most modern and progressive forms. In short, vocating), and the value of service learning (working in able to provide an early opportunity to connect, encour-
these 21st Century students face a very new educational teams and in service of others). As freshman, these stu- age, and direct these students towards the keys of their
challenge. Because the classroom simply cannot teach dents were provided an early opportunity to delve deeper own success. As the world turns toward the second de-
everything a child will need to know, students must be into what the 21st century focus is all about. Students cade of the new century, it is clear that there has never
trained in the above listed skills as an attempt to put stu- were taught the power of asking questions early, explor- been a better opportunity for our nation’s youth to take
dents in full control of their life-long learning capabili- ing options before decisions are made, getting connected an early lead!
ties. As William Allin said, “Education is not the answer with community organizations as a way to build a resume “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are plan-
to the question. Education is the means to the answer to at an early age, and to work effortlessly at developing their ning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a
all questions.” innate talents as a way to define them in an increasingly lifetime, educate people” – Chinese Proverb
Learning for Life has embraced this new challenge by streamlined market pool.
providing unique and challenging supplemental in-class Students and teachers alike were thrilled with the event.
expLoring exeCutiVe: sarah graper
(920) 734-5705 x141 / (715) 460-1774
Exploring sarah.graper@sCouTing.org or sgraper@LFLMaiL.org
expLoring CoMMiTTee Chair: derek Beiderwieden
oFFiCe: (920) 339-4075
exploring Information available on the Bay-lakes website
Are you interested in finding an Ex-
plorer Post in your area? The Bay-Lakes
website www.baylakesbsa.org now has
an updated link for Exploring from the
main page. Click on Exploring and a
map is available of each county in the There is an opportunity for advisors to attend the national conference in
Council to show what Explorer Posts March to learn more about the Explorer Program and the benefits for youth.
are available. The Explorer link also There are workshops at the conference available in the following areas: growing
has all of the necessary forms for lead- exploring; grant writing; working with State Department of Education; Learn-
ers and youth, including medical forms ing for Life Foundation; individual Exploring Cluster workshops and fundrais-
and travel permits. If you are interested ing. If you are interested in more information or want to access to the registra-
in helping start an Explorer Post with tion form, please visit the Learning for Life web site at www.learningforlife.org.
your expertise in a particular career or
skill, please contact Sarah Graper.
2011 national law enforcement
exploring leadership academies
There are five different and exciting Law Enforcement Exploring Leadership Academies
available for youth this summer! Programs include training in leadership, physical training
and law enforcement practices.
The trainings are as follows:
The Drug Enforcement Administration: June 25 - July 2; Washington, DC
The Federal Bureau of Investigation: July 2 - July 9; Washington, DC
The U.S. Marshals Service: July 9 - July 16; Washington, DC
The U.S. Army Military Police: July 9 - July 16; Fort Leonard Wood, MO
The U.S. Secret Service: July 17 - July 23; Washington, DC
Explorers from the Bay-Lakes Council have applied to attend the academies and are look-
ing forward to the wonderful opportunity to learn about the different services!
Updated information at www.baylakesbsa.org or click on “Exploring” or www.learningforlife.org/exploring
18 THE GUIDE
G A Td H E R I N G W A T tE R S
I s t r I c
SerVing CALuMet, LAngLADe, outAgAMie, SHAWAno, WAuPACA, WinnebAgo CountieS & MenoMinee reSerVAtion
outstanding leaders cub scout leader training webelos opportunities
Do you have a leader in your unit that you believe to be Basic Training is an EXPECTATION for every Cub One of Scouting’s greatest challenges is to make the
a great role model for your Scouts? Is there someone you Scout Leader and for the 2011 Recharter, all Cubmasters next level of Scouting readily available for a young man
know that makes sure that everything is in order, includ- must be fully trained and for the 2012 Recharter, all Den once he meets the joining requirements. Opportunities
ing all the smiles from the youth? If there is at least one Leaders and Assistant Cubmasters must be trained. for you to prepare yourself and your youth for Webelos is
person that comes to mind, make sure that you recognize Prerequisites for training are: Youth Protection Training with these upcoming events:
them by nominating them for the District Award of & “This is Scouting” (formerly known as New Leader
Merit. Each year, the Gathering Waters District, in recog- Essentials). These online courses are available through the • Webelos Rendezvous: Friday, April 29th through
nition of exceptional and noteworthy service to youth, is websites: http://www.scouting.org or through www.bay- Sunday, May 1st at Camp Twin Lakes near Waupaca,
privileged to award a few Scouts to receive the highest lakesbsa.org. Print and bring your Id number. WI. Rendezvous is for 4th grade Webelos, Leaders
award that a district can bestow. No person seeks this Here are the training dates to choose from, they are all and parents. Register by April 22nd and cost is $30
award, rather, the award seeks them, because it signifies at Fox Valley Technical College Room A-161, Gathering for weekend. For more information, contact Mike
unselfish service to Scouting and youth in general. 7:45 start 8:00–11:30 a.m. Enter from north side of build- Quinn at (920) 725-0214.
Individuals who receive the award of merit have served at ing (door 15) first cross hall and turn left. Saturday
great personal sacrifice creating innovative opportunities February 19, Saturday March 19, Saturday April 23. If you • Webelos Leader Outdoor Training: Friday, May
for increasing numbers of youth, sharing the message of have any questions about the Cub Scout Leader Training 13th through Sunday, May 15th at Camp Twin Lakes
scouting in their community, developing a constructive feel free to contact Rory Moore (cell 419-6052) or roryj@ near Waupaca, WI. This is for Bear Leaders, parents,
and purposeful promise of a useful life. Please go to the new.rr.com or Kendra Lindsay 749-0072 or kendra@the- Webelos Leaders, Cubmasters and Committee Mem-
Bay-Lakes website under the Gathering Waters District to larsons.org. bers. Cost is $30 and includes food for all meals,
download and fill out a nomination form. http://www. materials, and certificates. Questions, contact Keith
baylakesbsa.org/scouting/gathering_waters.htm Sunday, Pankratz at (920) 725-0794.
March 27th is the Annual Recognition Dinner in which
we will honor those candidates. Boy scout klondike derby
This is an exciting day of fun and challenging activities
cub scout winterfest where individual patrols will be graded on their profi-
ciency and winter skills. During the Derby, Patrols com-
We have the date- February 12 (NOTE CHANGE OF
DATE), we have the location - Outagamie Conservation pete against one another for the coveted Frying Pan spring camporee
Award. Klondike Derby will be held all day Saturday, Ever heard of Composite Materials Merit Bagde? Do
Club (OCC), we have porta-potties, we even have some you have that badge? Spring Camporee has typically been
awesome ideas, BUT it would be even greater if YOU February 12th at the Outagamie Conservation Club.
Information will be out soon about the details, for ques- a camporee where youth have the opportunity to earn a
come out and run your own station with your own ideas! merit badge. This year that badge offered is Composite
What do you do for winter fun? Think it's too early to tions please contact John Ptaszynski at (920) 725-8234. If
your unit would care to stay over the night before and Materials. What are composite materials? Composite
worry about winter programs? Think again! Donations of materials are engineered materials made from two or
winter items are everywhere right now! Nobody wants to possibly earn the Polar Bear Patch, confirm these arrange-
ments with John as well. more materials with significantly different physical or
think about it so they're getting rid of it through yard sales chemical properties which remain separate and distinct
and donations! Keep it cheap and make it fun! Get that on a macroscopic level within the finished structure. For
snowball spinning in your head and give a contact example, plastic laminates, carbon fiber and fiberglass.
Stephanie Newby at (920) 913-0228 or email stephanie_
firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect to http://www.baylakesb- adult leader recognition dinner march The Spring Camporee is scheduled for May 6-8th at
Bear Paw Scout Camp, which is located near Mountain,
sa.org/scouting/gathering_waters.htm for the registration 27th Wisconsin. This is yet another opportunity to reach for
form. The 2011 Gathering Waters District Dinner is sched- the coveted Frying Pan Award, which is the Gathering
uled for Sunday, March 27th at Liberty Hall in Kimberly Waters District traveling trophy for Boy Scouts. Check
contacts beginning at 4:00 p.m. District Award of Merit Recipients
will be honored, and other special awards will be pre-
out the Gathering Waters page of www.baylakesbsa.org
for more information.
district director: sented. Find out who will be receiving those honors in
Jennifer Allen (920) 734-5705 x137 February. Check out the Gathering Waters page on the
E-Mail: Jennifer.Allen@scouting.org Bay-Lakes Council web site for postings and registration Boy scout leader training: spring session
district executive: forms to attend this special event! Information will also be If you haven’t heard, ALL top leaders (Scoutmasters)
Andrea Gratton (920) 734-5705 x129 sent out on the Gathering Connections e-newsletter. must be trained. For next year (2012), all direct contact
E-Mail: Andrea.Gratton@scouting.org leaders must be trained in order to recharter, which
district executive: would include Assistant Scoutmasters. Make sure that you
David Lardinois (920) 734-5705 x128 sack It to Goodwill do the following: go on-line and take Youth Protection
E-Mail: David.Lardinois@scouting.org The Gathering Waters District Sack It To Goodwill and “This is Scouting,” which will take about 15 minutes
event is set for Saturday, April 9th. The date has been each. Second, attend Leader Specifics on April 30th at
calendar pushed back a month from last year’s date in hopes of
good weather. In 2010, over 285,000 lbs of items were
Faith United Methodist in Greenville from 8:00 a.m. till
5:00 p.m. Third and finally, attend the Outdoor Session
3 District board Meeting; Fox Valley technical College; (rm. C-101, door 15) collected from Scouts in area communities, and we have on May 6-8th, which will be at Bear Paw Scout Camp. If
5:15 p.m. a goal to collect 350,000 lbs in 2011. There will be a guest these dates do not work for you, please feel free to check
3 Commissioner Staff Meeting; Fox Valley technical College (rm. C-101, speaker from Goodwill to share and answer questions at out and attend any of the other 6 district’s trainings,
door 15) 6:30 p.m. Roundtables in February. You may find a list of items which can be found on their pages in this Guide or online
6 Scout Sunday needed on the Gathering Waters page of the Bay-Lakes through the Bay-Lakes web site.
10 Cub Scout roundtable; Fox Valley technical College (rm. A-162, door 15) Council web site (www.baylakesbsa.org). Go to the Sack It
web site at www.sackit.org to confirm your units’ partici-
10 boy Scout & Venturing roundtable; Fox Valley technical College (rm.
C-101, door 15); 7:00 p.m. pation in the Good Turn Opportunity.
10 order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting; Fox Valley technical College (rm.
A-161, door 15) 7:00 p.m. Youth protection: all leaders required
12 boy Scout Klondike Derby; outagamie Conservation Club; 8:00 a.m. to take
12 Cub Scout Winterfest; outagamie Conservation Club; Morning and
program kickoff If you are a registered member of the Boy Scouts of
14 President’s Day – Center for Scouting Closed This years’ Program Kickoff will be May 12th
at Fox America, you are required to have an up to date Youth
16 eagle board of review; Heckrodt Wetland reserve; 7:00 p.m. Valley Technical College of Appleton, in the Commons Protection on file, which means that it has been com-
19 Cub Scout Leader training; Fox Valley technical College (rm. A-161, door Area with booths starting at 5:30 p.m. Every leader pleted within the past two years. Upon recharter time,
15) 8:00-11:30 a.m. should be there to see what new and exciting opportuni- those without this renewed or completed, will either be
MARCH ties are available for their units. For more information removed from the charter or in some cases, the charter
3 District board Meeting; Fox Valley tech; (rm. tbA, door 15) 5:15 p.m. about the Program Kickoff, go to the Gathering Waters won’t be processed. Please make sure that all of your lead-
3 Commissioner Staff Meeting; Fox Valley technical College (rm. tbA, door page on the Bay-Lakes Council website (www.baylakesb- ers and registered adults have this completed soon. If you
12) 6:30 pm sa.org). It is going to be a fun-filled night with great or your leaders have successfully completed the training
10 Cub Scout roundtable; Fox Valley technical College (rm. b-134) 6:30 pm information to be shared! AND, there will be food this and for some reason, it does not reflect that in our system,
10 boy Scout & Venturing roundtable; Fox Valley technical College (rm. tbA) year, join us! please let us know and we will make sure that change is
made on our part. For information on who has and who
10 order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting; Fox Valley technical College (rm.
has not updated their Youth Protection, contact Jennifer
tbA) 7:00 pm
16 eagle board of review; Heckrodt Wetland reserve; 7:00 pm Allen or Andrea Gratton at the Center for Scouting (920-
734-5705 or 800-3SCOUTS).
19 Life to eagle Workshop; Fox Valley technical College (room C-140, door
15); 8:00 am order of the arrow news
19 Cub Scout Leader training; Fox Valley technical College (rm. A-161, door Check out the color ONAMOW insert in every
15) 8:00 am issue of the Guide for Awase Lodge
27 Adult Leader recognition Dinner and Chapter News information.
THE GUIDE 19
SERvES THE ENTIRE BAY-LAkES COUNCIL TERRITORY
Great Gandrud GIveawaY
The MCM Program and Bay-
Lakes Council would like to
thank Gandrud Chevrolet for
sponsoring the Great Gandrud
Giveaway this past fall 2010.
Through Gandrud’s generosity
and strong support of Scout-
ing, all new Cub Scout mem-
bers who participated in this
event, were able to get a free
Scout handbook and Pinewood
Derby kit. Additionally, the
Cub Scouts were given the op-
portunity to practice and race
their pinewood derby car at the
Gandrud Chevrolet dealership.
We sincerely appreciate the
great friends that we have at
Gandrud and their tremendous support of Scouting. We also want to welcome and thank the new
Cub Scout members and their families for participating in this fun event!
multicultural markets after school program
MCM plans to be at the following the elementary schools and sites these winter and spring ses-
sions. Cub Scouts are welcome to be part of our after school program.
St. Therese Catholic Church
Boys and Girls Club-Downtown
Boys and Girls Club-East
Boys and Girls Club-West
Fort Howard Elementary
n Howe Elementary
) Jefferson Elementary
t Keller Elementary
h Sullivan Elementary
u Webster Elementary
s Butte des Morts Elementary
t Gegan Elementary
l Jefferson Elementary
n Clovis Grove Elementary
f Salvation Army
e Webster Elementary
schreiber Foods awards Grant to the multicultural market program
The MCM program recently received a grant of
$2,500 from Schreiber Foods Inc. for the 2010- 2011
school year. The grant will be used to support the
after school programs and summer camps that serve
historically underserved children.
Founded in 1945, Schreiber Foods has grown
from a single production facility in Green Bay to
more than a $3 billion global enterprise and is the
world’s largest privately held global leader in dairy
innovation. It now has more than 5,000 employees.
“Helping neighbors in need is one of Schreiber
contacts Foods’ core beliefs and values. Schreiber was found-
ed by leaders who have long understood the value
district Chair: of being a good corporate citizen.” “We work closely
Curtis Lewis (920) 544-0743 with our local Chamber of Commerce, United Way,
district director: school districts, volunteer center and Business Vol-
unteer Council to identify activities and programs
Dan Donovan (920) 734-5705 x136
having potential for the greatest community impact,
E-mail: Dan.Donovan@scouting.org while strengthening the leadership and interpersonal
senior district executive: skills of our partners.” - Taken from Schreiber Foods web site.
Long vue (920) 734-5705 We want to thank Schreiber Foods for their continued support of our MCM program.
20 THE GUIDE
L E dD G E
L A Kt E S
SERvING FOND DU LAC, GREEN LAkE, AND MARqUETTE COUNTIES
Boy scout leader specific training Family Friends of scouting district Board annual meeting
The 2011 Family Friends of Scouting campaign is not The Ledge to Lakes District is holding its annual board
and the outdoor program just a campaign, rather a part of your unit’s yearly pro- meeting on March 9th at Covenant United Methodist
The key to any good Cub Scout Pack or Boy Scout gram. This important part of Scouting makes sure that Church beginning at 6:30 p.m. All members of the board,
Troop is the quality of their program. This is accom- every boy can enjoy our wonderful camping and outdoor charter organization representatives and district members-
plished by having trained leaders. experiences. Make sure to promote attendance at the at-large should plan on attending this meeting.
Boy Scout Leader Specific Training which will also meeting where your Family Friends of Scouting Nominations for district leadership will be introduced
cover the Outdoor Program will be available to Boy Scout Presentation is taking place. By achieving your unit goal and approved at this meeting along with other district
and Webelos leaders, committee members and parents and holding your presentation by April 30, 2011, your business. If you have any nominations of people for posi-
that want to become involved with their unit. This train- unit will receive a 25% discount on your short-term camp- tions on the board, please submit them to the Bay-Lakes
ing will cover your role and responsibilities as a unit ing rental and Bay-Lakes Council Camps starting on Council, c/o Ledge to Lakes District Board Nominations,
leader, troop meetings, advancement and skills needed to August 15, 2011. If you have questions about the cam- PO Box 267, Appleton, WI 54912-0267. All board mem-
provide a safe and exciting outdoor program. paign or need to schedule your presentation contact dis- bers or any adults registered primarily through a district-
Dates are March 12, March 26 and the weekend of trict Family FOS Chair Richard Feustel at (920) 922-5766 serving position will need to renew their registration
April 9-10. You must attend all sessions to be considered or e-mail him at email@example.com. immediately by contacting Patrick O’Brien. He will help
completely trained. you complete the process or if you have any questions.
Completion of “This is Scouting” is required before life to eagle workshop
attending this training. You may take this training online
All Life Scouts and their parents, all unit leaders, and
troop advancement committee members are encouraged
district recognition dinner
The Ledge to Lakes District Dinner will be taking place
Look for the registration form on the Ledge to Lakes to attend the Ledge to Lakes semi-annual Life to Eagle on Thursday, March 3, 2011, starting at 6:30 PM. We will
page at www.baylakesbsa.org, pick up a copy at the month- workshop. This workshop will address aspects of the Eagle be holding this at Peace Lutheran Church in Rosendale.
ly Roundtable or check with your unit leader. Scout process including: Our theme is “Excellence in Scouting.” Each unit will
If you have any questions regarding this training, please • choosing an appropriate Eagle Scout project have the opportunity to decorate their table in such a way
call the course training chair Cathy Nett at (920) 923-4503. • steps in completing the Eagle Scout Leadership Service as to show how your unit provides excellence in Scouting
Project Workbook to our youth. The cost is only $3 and everyone will need
rechartering • completion of the Eagle Scout application
• Eagle board of review
to bring a dish to pass. We will present this year’s District
Award of Merit recipients with their awards, as well as
Rechartering is now in full swing. Make sure to go • Planning an Eagle Scout court of honor recognize everyone for the achievements and hard work
online and start the process with your unit as soon as you
The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011, this year, including our 2010 class of Eagle Scouts. If you
can. Some tips during the process that will help make this
from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at Marian University. Marian Uni- have any questions contact Margaret at (920) 922-7093.
easier include; make sure that all registered adults have
versity is located at 45 South National Avenue in Fond du Check the Ledge to Lakes page at www.baylakesbsa.org for
completed youth protection training in the past two years,
Lac. The workshop will be held in the science building, more information and for the registration form. Make
promote Boy’s Life Magazine to your youth at just $12,
Room S107. If attending, be prepared with a copy of the sure to sign up as soon as possible!
and all top leaders need to be fully trained. Rechartering
Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook (which
can only be done on-line and your top leader MUST be
fully trained for your unit to recharter. The goal for 2011 can be downloaded on the Bay-Lakes Council web site) save tHe date
and a pencil or pen. Spring Camporee 2011
is to have EVERY unit recharter on time and this means
Contact Mary Ann Salter to register and with any ques- May 6-8, 2011
that Patrick O’Brien must have a copy of your printed
tions at 922-1766. There is no charge for the workshop. Location and Merit Badge Themes
recharter, signed, and fees in hand before February 28th!
Refreshments will be provided. To Be Announced at Upcoming Roundtables
If you have questions on rechartering please contact your
unit commissioner, Tom Richardson at (920) 922-7093 or
Sr. District Executive Patrick O’Brien. cub scout winterfest
Attention Cub Scout Leaders! Winterfest is coming up
on February 5, 2011. It will be held at the Taycheeda Town
training Hall and will run from 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM. This exciting
Do you want a "TRAINED" strip? Here's how to get
and fun event will help your Pack or Den get outdoors to
enjoy some great winter activities! Please see the registra-
yours! FIRST: Log on to www.myScouting.org and create
tion form on the Ledge to Lakes page at www.baylakesbsa. district Chairman:
an account (Make sure you use Internet Explorer for these
org for more information or contact event chair Scott Ed Barnes (920) 922-8483
trainings. Follow the tutorial available from the middle of
Sabel (920) 907-0230. Highlights include snow bowling, Vice-Chair of Activities:
the top page of www.baylakesbsa.org) -- you DON’T need
nature hikes, sledding (must bring a helmet to wear per Jeff Meisenberg (920) 688-2449
a membership ID card or number). SECOND: Work your
BSA guidelines), tandem skiing and much more. You get E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
way through the training sessions on the “General” tab
all this for only $6! See you at Winterfest 2011! Assistant district Commissioner:
entitled "Youth Protection Training" and "This is
Scouting." THIRD: Select the tab corresponding to your Tom Richardson (920) 922-7093
program – “Cub Scout” or “Boy Scout” or “Venturing” E-mail: email@example.com
senior district executive:
and work the “fast start training” for your position and
(for Cub Scout Leaders) the “Leader Position- Specific
district pinewood derby Patrick O'Brien (920) 933-2846
The 2011 District Pinewood Derby is set for Saturday, E-mail: Patrick.Obrien@Scouting.org
Training” for your position” – the online opportunity is March 19, 2011, at the Bessie-Allen Middle School Gym
not yet available for Boy Scout and Venturing leaders.
FOURTH: Print out copies of all completion certificates
in North Fond du Lac. Races will start at 12:30 PM.
Please see the important race rules and other race infor-
and bring them to the district training chair for recording mation located on the Ledge to Lakes web page at www. FEBRUARY
and awarding of the “TRAINED” strip. Be sure to get a baylakesbsa.org. Contact Patrick O’Brien for questions 2 Commissioner Staff Meeting (FDL Lutheran Home board room, 6:00 p.m.)
goals and tenure sheet! FIFTH: Do you want the special 3 Cub Scout/boy Scout/Venturing roundtables/oA Meeting (Peace Lutheran
and to turn in your winning cars after your Pack’s race.
square knot? Complete and return the goals and tenure Church, rosendale, 6:30 p.m.) (unit recharter turn in night!)
sheet! Face-to-face training sessions can be arranged for all 5 Cub Scout Winterfest (taycheeda town Hall, 9:00 AM-1:30 PM)
training segments (and presently is the only opportunity wilderness First aid 6
District board meeting (Covenant uMC, Fond du Lac, 6:30-7:45 p.m.)
for Boy Scout and Venturing Leader Position Specific This course is for any Venturers, Boy Scouts, Girl
15 eagle Scout board of review (St. Mary’s Church, Fond du Lac)
Training). Contact the chairs for details about upcoming Scouts 14 years old and older, and their adult leaders. It
opportunities: Cub Scout Specific and General Questions will take place on February 11, 2011, from 7:00 PM - 10:00 MARCH
2 Commissioner Staff Meeting (FDL Lutheran Home board room, 6:00 p.m.)
to Tom Richardson. Contact Cathy Nett for details on the PM and February 12, 2011, from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
3 District Awards night/Pot Luck at roundtable/oA Meeting’s (Peace
upcoming Boy Scout Adult Leader Training course (920- This will be at Marian University in Fond du Lac in the Lutheran Church, rosendale, 6:30 p.m.)
923-4503). Venturing Training questions can go to Science building, Room S100. The cost is only $45 and 5 Life to eagle Workshop (Marian university, Science building room S107,
Margaret Zedan (920-922-7093). you must register by February 3rd, 2011, with Margaret 9:00 AM)
Remember that Youth Protection Training is now Zedan. The course is offered by Certified American Red 9 District Annual Meeting/board Meeting (Covenant uMC, Fond du Lac,
required before a new leader can register and must be Cross Wilderness First Aid instructor Margaret Zedan. 6:30-7:45 p.m.)
renewed every two years or you cannot register. Your unit Items to bring include a triangle bandage, sleeping bag, 12 boy Scout Adult Leader training (Lamertine Fire Dept., 8:00 AM-4:00 PM)
can arrange for this course to come to your unit for a face- stretcher poles, plastic ground cloth, day pack with items 15 eagle Scout board of review (St. Mary’s Church, Fond du Lac)
you would take on a day hike, and wear sufficient clothing 19 District Pinewood Derby (bessie-Allen Middle School gym, north Fond du
to-face (video, quiz and certification) presentation in
Lac, 12:30 PM)
about thirty minutes at any unit meeting where your lead- and gear as some activities maybe outside. Bring snacks
26 boy Scout Adult Leader training (Lamertine Fire Dept., 8:00 AM-4:00 PM)
ers and parents are in attendance; please contact Tom and a sack lunch on Saturday, pizza provided for dinner
Richardson (920) 922-7093-H, (920) 923-8790-W Saturday. APRIL
For questions or to sign up contact Margaret at (920) 6 Commissioner Staff Meeting (FDL Lutheran Home board room, 6:00 p.m.)
7 Cub Scout/boy Scout/Venturing roundtables/oA Meeting (Peace Lutheran
922-7093 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church, rosendale, 6:30 p.m.)
8-10 boy Scout Adult Leader outdoor training (Camp Maywood Wilderness)
13 District board Meeting (Covenant uMC, Fond du Lac, 6:30-7:45 p.m.)
19 eagle Scout board of review (St. Mary’s Church, Fond du Lac)
THE GUIDE 21
K E T TI L s E t C r O IU N T R Y
d c t
SERvING WASHINGTON, OZAUkEE, AND DODGE COUNTIES
words to live By Father discovers secret to Getting tiger Hunt 2011
Wouldn’t it be awesome if every Kettle Country
Spring is the perfect time to begin recruiting new Tiger
District Pack and Troop set up a Family Friends of
Scouting presentation? It’s probably never been done
more Boys Involved in scouting Cubs into your pack. All K4 Kindergarten boys will be
It’s almost Spring and many of you have already fin- available to join Scouting in June this year. Kettle Country
before and what a great way for the best district in the ished your Fall/Winter Recruiting and Webelos District will be announcing soon some outstanding sum-
council to start the new year! Friends of Scouting is an Crossovers. Now what? Still think there are boys in your mer activities designed specifically for new Tiger Cubs
opportunity to allow all of your parents a chance to sup- community who would benefit from Scouting? Well, who sign up for Scouting. Some of the activities may
port Scouting. Every Scouting adult should have the you’re right! Here’s a proven plan that seems to work: include: Brewer’s Scouting Day, Scouting the Zoo in
right to decide for themselves to give to Scouting and to Bring a Buddy. We are now entering the 3rd year of the Milwaukee, fishing, swimming etc. Please watch for
support the quality programs we offer and the awesome Bring a Buddy campaign. Have your tried it yet? All of the upcoming announcements on the Kettle Country web
facilities like Rokilio and Twin Lakes camps. So…drop boys who just crossed over into your troop or just joined site at www.kettlecountry.org or at our monthly
Eric Lillstrom a note with the date, time, and location your pack have friends that they like to “hang out” with Roundtable meetings.
of your next Blue and Gold, Pinewood Derby, Court of and a good portion of those boys may never have been
Honor, or other pack/troop event in February, March,
and April. He can be reached at eric.lillstrom@scouting.
invited to join Scouting. So, here’s some suggestions to
make this work in your pack or troop.
org or by calling him at (715) 350-9202. 100% - It can Mark your calendars now for Saturday, February 5,
be done! 1) Plan a special "Bring-a-Friend" Night. Show a Power 2011, for the Kettle Country District Annual Klondike
Point presentation or slide show on what the Troop Derby. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and the event
will start at 9:00 a.m. The events will be held at the
only for the Brave! has done for the year and show that to the new Scouts
with their friend and parents. Jackson Town Hall Park. Please check the Scoutmaster
Troops taking part in the Polar Bear can register on Leader Guide, the Kettle Country web site, www.kettle-
Friday Night February 4th beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the 2) Set a date on the calendar. Ensure a large number of country.org, or contact Wil Yankus at willb302002@
Town Hall Main Lobby. The Polar Bear camp is not con- adult leaders are present to discuss details of the Troop yahoo.com for more information.
sidered part of the Klondike Derby event. The indoor program and Strong Values of Scouting, show off High
facilities and bathrooms will be open all night if needed. Adventure Picture Books, and generally provide a wel- training – all aboard!
Troops may camp over night Friday, February 4th starting coming conversational experience for the new boys and Can you imagine driving the super highways only to
at 5:00 p.m. Campers are responsible for all their own parents. Remember they probably know next to noth- find out that less than 50% of all drivers have completed
food, gear, and appropriate cold weather camping shelter. ing about Scouting! a driver’s education course? Or, only 57% of all airline pi-
All camp sites are on a first come first serve basis. Polar lots have completed a certification course in flight school?
Bear Patches are the responsibility of the Units. 3) Make it happen. Don't talk about it – just do it. The
How about the minister in your church, what if he/she
best good turn you could be doing this month is help-
never completed one religious course? Or the teachers in
ing new boys get a chance to join your son and his
your child’s school that never took any education courses
winterfest 2011 friends on the great adventure of Scouting.
in college? However, imagine if you will, a Cub Scout Pack,
There’s no fun like snow fun! And, you can find lots of Right now, in the dead of Winter, is an excellent time to Boy Scout Troop, or Venture Crew where every adult lead-
fun with or without snow at Winterfest 2011. Winterfest get more boys involved in your pack or troop. It will work! er has taken the time to get trained…WOW! That would
will take place on February 12, 2011. Morning and after- And remember, you don’t have to be a Webelos Scout to be awesome. Training is easy, it’s fun, it’s mandatory but
noon sessions will be available for your choice. Lots of fun join a Troop, any boy can and should join. Why wait until most importantly, it’s necessary. Our children deserve the
and of course, hot chocolate for everyone. More informa- after Summer Camp is over? Don’t let these boys miss out best trained leaders in our Scouting programs and only we
tion and registration forms are available on the Kettle on an opportunity of a lifetime. You can make a difference. can make that happen.
Country web site at www.kettlecountry.org
High adventure on a low Budget So, what does it take to be a “Trained” leader?
Summer is coming fast, but if you planned ahead, then 1) Youth Protection is first and foremost, all adults
your Troop should have some fun things in store the next
order of the arrow news few months. Of course, this doesn’t happen last minute.
should take the time to complete youth protection
even if they are not a designated leader in the unit.
Check out the color ONAMOW insert Remember, even medium adventure trips can be a great This can be done online.
in every issue of the Guide for Awase Lodge time and can take less to get off the ground that major 2) Fast Start, This Is Scouting, and Leader Specific train-
and Chapter News information. trips. Now is a great time to prepare the annual plan for ing can be completed on-line as well on your home
local outings, hikes, camping trips and so on, but it is also computer. These training sessions will give you the
an important time to plan your high adventure program necessary skills to run your program with efficiency
for the next 4 to 5 years. Don’t limit yourself to just BSA
contacts Adventures (Sea Base, Northern Tier, Philmont, etc.), but
consider self planned, self outfitted shorter trips to aug-
Outdoor Leader Training (BALOO for Cub Scouts)
is a regular scheduled training class and is required
district Chair: ment the larger trips and keep your adventure program for those who will be leading outdoor experiences
kim C. Beck (262) 573-4449 exciting for the Troop. Help the boys understand what’s with their packs and troops. You are required to at-
E-mail: email@example.com possible. If your Troop hasn’t done the long range plan- tend these sessions in person and are not available
district Commissioner: ning, there are still some things you can put together in on-line.
John Heyer (262) 375-3685 a few months (you can also rent necessary equipment).
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Some ideas may include: kayaking/canoeing down local You are strongly encouraged to join MyScouting and to
Field director: waterways, Devil’s Lake hiking/camping, fishing in the complete the online training sessions as soon as possible.
Northwoods, a day of sailing on local lakes, sporting clays The serve as a great refresher and do count toward the
at a local gun club. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination training required for leaders.
or a large budget to find some exciting activities for you
district executive: Troop. To join MyScouting and complete the online training,
Eric Lillstrom (715) 350-9202 follow these simple steps:
E-mail: Eric.Lillstrom@Scouting.org kettle country welcomes new district 1) Log on to myscouting.scouting.org
executive, eric lillstrom 2) Us your membership id number from your member-
For those who have had a chance to meet Eric, you ship card as a log on id. If you don’t know your
noticed right away that he is a man of great stature – in number, contact the Center for Scouting at (920)
calendar height that is! He is 6 foot 8 inches tall and used that
advantage in playing basketball in high school. Eric enjoys
3) Follow the prompts that take you through each of the
FEBRUARY many outdoor activities in his spare time such as hunt- required training courses.
3 District Award of Merit nominations due ing, fishing and canoeing. He also likes to read when he 4) Once you’ve completed the courses, you will receive
3 District Commissioner’s meeting, 6:00 p.m., Church of Latter Day Saints, confirmation and the information will be recorded in
gets the chance. Being active in Scouting, he has many
Paradise Drive, West bend, Wi the BSA training system indicating what you’ve com-
3 District roundtable Meeting at Church of Latter Day Saints, Paradise Dr. accomplishments such as being an Eagle Scout and a Vigil
member of Order of the Arrow. He had the chance to go pleted and the date it was done.
West bend, Wi. gathering at 6:30 p.m.
4 Polar bear at Jackson town Hall Park 5:00 p.m. scuba diving in Missouri with a Venture Crew, where they That’s all there is! Now all of us can climb aboard the
5 Klondike Derby at Jackson town Hall Park 7:30 p.m. scoured an abandoned lead mine. He said the water was “I’m Trained” train. It’s departing the station everyday –
6 Scout Sunday unbelievably clear (200 feet visibility – like looking into a destination: a quality program for every Scout!
10 District Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m. great abyss) because they were no contaminates or living
12 Winterfest at Jackson town Hall Part 7:45 a.m. organisms – except for a large mouth bass that they fed
MARCH and kept alive. Eric grew up in Kirkland, Illinois. He at-
6 roundtable/Commissioner’s Meeting at LDS, West bend, Commissioner’s tended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point major-
at 6:30. roundtable opening at 7:00. ing in Sociology and also studied Natural Resource Man-
3 District Commissioner’s meeting, 6:00 p.m., Church of Latter Day Saints, agement. Eric resides in Rubicon and is excited to work
Paradise Dr, West bend, Wi
in the Kettle Country District. Please take a moment and
3 District roundtable Meeting at Church of Latter Day Saints, Paradise Dr.
West bend, Wi. gathering at 6:30 p.m. drop him a welcome note at Eric.Lillstrom@scouting.org
10 District Annual Meeting 6:30 p.m. or give him a call at (715) 350-9202.
22 THE GUIDE
T dW I I sN t
L AI K E S
r c t
SERvING WAUPACA, WAUSHARA, WINNEBAGO, PARTS OF GREEN LAkE & MARqUETTE COUNTIES
2011 cub scout Freezoree Boy scout leader specific training and
The 2011 Twin Lakes Cub Scout Freezoree will be another one of many great and fun
events this Scouting year. Mark your calendars now for February 12, 2011, and plan to
Introduction to outdoor skills
This training is a remarkable opportunity to provide
participate in this great winter event. Activities will be held at Camp Twin Lakes, and the
new leaders with confidence and skills to ensure immedi-
cost will be $7.00 per Scout. Two deep leadership is required, and a Scout to adult ratio of
ate success within their troops. These sessions will also
3:1 should be maintained.
provide a foundation for the participant’s development as
The activities planned are designed to provide your Cubs the maximum amount of fun,
an effective scout leader. As a participant you will enjoy a
while enjoying a great winter experience. Warm beverages, snack, and a decorative patch
fun-filled program featuring hands-on skill training in the
will be provided with each registration. In addition, please make sure your pack has a copy
outdoors, designed to help you master the basic camping
of the new part A & B medical forms for each person attending and has a local tour permit
skills required for Tenderfoot through First Class advance-
on file with the council office.
ments. Participants must wear a Scout uniform shirt, and
To make this event a success, we need your Pack’s participation and early registration.
bring a cup for all beverages.
Please have your registration and roster completed no later than February 9, 2011. Thank
you for your participation, we look forward to seeing you there. If you have additional
questions please contact Dave Westphal (920) 203-4075 Dwestphal1971@yahoo.com (Cub Training will consist of three sessions:
Scout Activities Chairman). 2011 Cub Scout Winterfest Leaders Guide and Registration 1. March 19, 2011 – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Zion
forms can be found on the Bay-Lakes Council web site, Twin Lakes District page at http:// Lutheran Church, 400 N. Sawyer St. Oshkosh, WI
www.baylakesbsa.org/scouting/twin_lakes.htm. 54901 (Registration/Gathering 8:00-8:40 a.m.)
2. April 2, 2011 – 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Camp Twin
Lakes, N7104 Cty K, Waupaca, WI 54981 (Registra-
tion/Gathering 7:45-8:15 a.m.)
cub scout leader training
Welcome to a new decade in Scouting. 2011 will see a lot of changes in the Cub Scout Program as it relates to new vi- 3. April 15-17, 2011 – 5:30 p.m. Friday to 12:00 p.m.
sions in Cub Scouting, updated agendas, and a new training focus. It will also be known as the year of the trained Cub- Sunday – Maywood Wilderness, W11299 Buttercup
master, as ALL Cubmasters must be trained prior to your 2012 charter renewal. One of the newest initiatives that has Dr, Hancock, WI 54943 (Registration 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
come from the National Council is Cub Scouts 2010. The delivery of the Cub Scout Program as gone through several
changes over the past year; however the program itself has remained the same. Keeping up to date with the Roundtable, Pre-registration is a must! Registration forms can be sub-
The Guide, and Training sessions will help keep your unit ahead on program delivery. These changes have made the mitted online at http://www.baylakesbsa.org/scouting/
delivery of the Cub Scout Program much easier for all new and existing leaders. The program is designed to give more twin_lakes.htm (please make sure form is complete before
program and advancement responsibility to the Den Leaders. Training will be an essential element in helping all of us pressing submit button), at Roundtable, or sent directly to
to understand how these changes will affect the program we present to the boys. If you have additional question about the Center for Scouting. Please complete your registration
Cub Scout Training please contact Jay Roe at (920) 851-6383 or email@example.com. prior to March 15, 2011. Course fees are $40.00. These
fees can be paid at the door. No refunds will be made,
but course fees can be transferred to another participant.
Please make all checks out to Bay Lakes Council. All
three sessions must be attended by all participants, unless
pre-approved by course director. All participants should
webelos to scout transition complete “This is Scouting” online prior to attending the
Scoutmasters! Now is the time to invite second year Webelos in your area to an outdoor event or Boy Scout troop course.
meeting. This opportunity will encourage Webelos to see the Boy Scout program in action, meet new people, have a
great experience, and cross over into your unit. We do not want these boys to miss this opportunity because they were
not asked to join. Remember to contact those 2nd year Webelos and get them involved. If you are having trouble making
contact with a pack in your area or need their contact information, please contact Warren Kraft at warrenkraft@yahoo.
com. Make your Boy Scout troop stronger! order of the arrow news
Check out the color ONAMOW insert
in every issue of the Guide for Awase Lodge
and Chapter News information.
2011 Boy scout klondike derby
Please plan on joining the Twin Lakes District for the 2011 Klondike Derby to be held at Camp
Twin Lakes on Saturday February 12, 2011. Cost will be $6.00 per person.
To make this event a success, we need your Troop's participation and early registration. We will contacts
have a “Soup Dump” for lunch at the event. Please bring a #10 can of soup per patrol or a standard district Chair:
can of soup per Scout. We ask that you bring either chicken noodle or a beef flavored soup. Please Rick Pyle (920) 748-1670
no cream soups. The soup will be collected upon registration to the event. Crackers, drinks, dishes,
and silverware will be provided.
Please have your registration completed no later than February 10, 2011. Thank you for your district Commissioner:
participation, we look forward to seeing you there. Sincerely, Jim Selle (920) 582-4749 jimselle@ Scott Spiller (920) 748-4320
charter.net (2011 Klondike Chairman). 2011 Klondike Derby Leader's Guide and Registration E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
forms can be found on the Bay-Lakes Council web site, Twin Lakes District page at http://www. Assistant district Commissioner - waupaca County
baylakesbsa.org/scouting/twin_lakes.htm. Ed Graunke (715) 256-1140
Assistant district Commissioner - waushara County
Doug kline (920) 361-0320
senior district executive:
Boy scout spring camporee Joshua Anderson (920) 560-4769
Mark your calendar now for May 13-15, 2011, for our district’s Spring camporee at Maywood Wilderness. Leader E-Mail: Joshua.Anderson@scouting.org
Guides will be available on the Twin Lakes page of the Bay-Lakes Council web site very soon. If you have additional
questions or would like to help with the event, please contact event coordinator Dave Becker at (920) 420-4249 or
email@example.com. Everyone attending will have fun!
3 Commissioner Staff Meeting, Lord of the Lakes Church, Winneconne –
3 roundtable, Lord of the Lakes Church, Winneconne – 7:00 p.m.
6 Scout Sunday
8 bSA 101st Anniversary!
Boy scout Fall camporee 10 District board Meeting, Aurora Medical Center, Conference room b – 6:00 p.m.
The dates for fall camporee have been changed. As you are getting ready to prepare your annual plan, please reserve 12 boy Scout Klondike Derby – Camp twin Lakes
September 23-25, 2011, for the Twin Lakes Fall Camporee! Leader Guides will be available on the Twin Lakes page of 12 Cub Scout Winterfest – Camp twin Lakes
the Bay-Lakes Council web site this summer. MARCH
3 Commissioner Staff Meeting, Lord of the Lakes Church, Winneconne –
3 roundtable, Lord of the Lakes Church, Winneconne – 7:00 p.m.
10 District board Meeting, Aurora Medical Center, Conference room b – 6:00 p.m.
19 boy Scout Leader training, Camp twin Lakes
27 twin Lakes District recognition Dinner, LaSures banquet Hall, oshkosh
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O I Y s At G
S E Rv I N G B R OWN, DOOR , AND kEWAUNEE COUNTIES
winter rendezvous 2011 webelos artist pin event
DATE: Saturday, February 5, 2011 Webelos attending the workshop will complete the requirements for the Webelos Artist Activity Pin. They will work
PLACE: Pamperin Park Green Bay with volunteers on various art projects. The first part of the program will consist of workshops and the second part
COST: $7.00 per person a scavenger hunt in the museum. Family members may accompany the Scout towards the end of the activity on the
TIME: Registration 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. scavenger hunt and explorer the Museum for the special Museum admission price of $1.00 per person. The date of the
Flag Ceremony 10:00 a.m. event is March 12th at 9:00 A.M. Space is limited to the first 60 participants who have their application filled out and
Events 10:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. turned into the Center for Scouting in Appleton by March 1st. The flier is on the Voyageur website and if you have any
Sled Race 4:15 p.m. questions please call Tom Burke at 569-9004 or e-mail him at TBurke@freeshell.org. Hope to see you there.
Awards/closing following sled race
Ymca lock-In with troop 1033
With a sled full of gear you and your Patrol will com- Boy Scout Troop 1033 will again be hosting its Annual Boy Scout YMCA Lock-in at the Howard Site on March 12-13,
pete against fellow Scouts from Voyageur Districts in a test 2011, from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Boy Scouts will be able to complete and earn the Art or Fingerprinting Merit Badges
of your Scout skills. Events will include First Aid, Snow and meet 1st and 2nd Class swimming requirements. There will be the always exciting 3 on 3 basketball tournament
Snakes, Shelter Building, 2/3 man Ski race, Nature Trial, and open gyms, racquetball courts and track to keep you movin’ and groovin’ all night long. The cost is $20 for those
Winter Games and of course the Sled Race. Additional registered before February 13, 2011 and $25 after that date. All this- plus a t-shirt and a hot dog meal at midnight- What
activities will be available if you complete your events else could you ask for! All troops must have at least one adult with them possessing the medical forms. Adults are free
early. Things to bring include: your Sled, rope, first-aid but we ask that they register and be willing to monitor an area for a short time that night (even the sleeping area needs
kit, blanket, snow snakes, mug for hot chocolate and your a monitor)! Optional t-shirts for adults are $5. Please e-mail Patti at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration bro-
Scout Spirit but remember to be prepared. chures and/or Karen at email@example.com with any questions.
Troops registering with 10 or more Scouts will be made
in to two patrols so please plan accordingly. You are also spring camporee
encouraged to invite the 2nd year Webelos from your feed- The Spring Camporee is still a few months away and we just wanted to send out a little teaser in this issue. The date
er packs, all Webelos must be sponsored by a Boy Scout has been set for May 6th-8th. We will be holding the event up at Jax Camp and we will be praying for NO RAIN. The
unit to participate. flier will be up online soon so look for that on the web site. We hope to see everyone there and this would be a great
Each participant is asked to bring a 10 oz. can of soup event to take those fresh new Webelos who have just crossed over to your troop.
for stone soup at lunch, chicken, beef or vegetable based
soups only please.
Questions? Contact Roger Shellman at (eshellman@ Green knights Hockey Game
new.rr.com) or (920) 499-7475. Fun was had by all who were in attendance of this
year’s Hockey Night. With almost 70 in attendance,
the Boy Scouts really had a good showing. It all started
order of the arrow news out with some boys getting to go on the ice and helped
Check out the color ONAMOW insert do the Flag Ceremony. After the end of the first peri-
in every issue of the Guide for Awase Lodge od, we had a drawing and some lucky boys were able to
and Chapter News information. get a Zamboni ride and 2 boys went head to head in a
hockey shoot-out. After the second period we had two
Boy Scouts and two Cub Scouts team up in the BIG
WHEEL race. Unfortunately, we found out that 170 lb
contacts Boy Scouts and Big Wheels don’t mix. Not to worry,
we are in the process of rebuilding them for next year.
district Chair: It ended well with the Green Knights topping St. John
Dave Denil 6-0. What a game and what a great time. Hope to see
some new faces next year.
Sindy DeNamur (920) 499-4767 2011 voyageur district recognition dinner
The Annual Recognition Dinner will be held on Sunday March 13th. We will be recognizing some special volunteers
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org who have gone above and beyond the Scouting call. This is also a time of fellowship and an opportunity to meet some
district director: of the key volunteers who make this one of the best districts in the council. We will have the dinner at Eddie Whipp’s
Osmara vielma (920) 639-1516 Dining Hall which is located at 5013 State Road 29 in Green Bay. We will start at 4:00 p.m. for our Gathering and Fel-
E-mail: Osmara.email@example.com lowship with Dinner being served at 4:30 p.m. and we will start the program around 6:15 p.m. Tickets are on sale for
$15 and you can find the registration form on-line at the Voyageur District web site at www.baylakesbsa.org/scouting/
District Executive: voyageur.htm. We hope to see everyone there and to help make this a special night for those who are being honored
Matt Michels (920) 279-8616 this evening.
cub scout Bowling
www.baylakesbsa.org/scouting/voyageur.htm Green Bay Cub Scouts earn their bowling belt loop and had a great time doing it. We had just over 280 participants
and 13 units participate this year and I did not see one boy leave without a smile on their face. This year we let the Cub
calendar Scouts have a chance to do the flag ceremony and they did a great job. Thank you to the boys that helped! We have
spots for 320 people to bowl so I hope next year we have a sellout crowd. Thank you to everyone who helped put on
FEBRUARY this event and I hope everyone had a great time this year. I think we even had a 40th Birthday for one of your younger
1 Commissioner Meeting leaders. I don’t want to say his name, otherwise Johnny Jolly my get mad. Thanks again to all who made this day a fun
3 Committee Meeting
and exciting one.
5 Winter rendezvous
5 nordic Mountain Scout Day
6 Scout Sunday
6 Kayak rolling and instructional Class
8 official Anniversary of the boy Scout of America
8 eagle board of review
10 roundtables and oA Meeting
11-13 Arctic Winter Adventure
13 Kayak rolling and instruction class
13 order of the Arrow executive Meeting
19-20 boy Scout Leader outdoor training
20 Kayak rolling and instructional Class
27 Kayak rolling and instructional Class
1 Commissioner Meeting
3 Committee Meeting
4 1st boy Scout Summer camp payment due
6 Kayak rolling and instructional class
8 eagle board of review
10 roundtables and no oA Meeting
12 Webelos Artists Activity Pin
13 Vy District recognition Dinner
13 Kayak rolling and instructional Class
19 Maple Syrup Days at bear Paw
20 Kayak rolling and instructional Class
25-26 oA Winter Conference
26 oA osus Chapter Meeting
26 Maple Syrup Days at bear Paw
27 Kayak rolling and instructional Class
24 THE GUIDE
N O dR T H Et R rN
I s I
LcI T E S
SERvinG MEnOMinEE, Mi, MARinETTE & OCOnTO COunTiES, AnD WHiTE LAkE
Family Friends of scouting klondike derby 2011 Four things for us to remember…
It is that time of year again, when we measure how we On Saturday, February 5, 2011, at Bear Paw Scout
are doing at delivering the promise of Scouting to our Camp with a cost of $7.00 per person, we will be having A Scout is helpful.
Scouts by asking each member family to consider a dona- our Klondike Derby 2011. Registration is from 8:15-9:00 Scouts do Good Turns. A Good Turn is something you
tion to support the Bay-Lakes Council. Encourage all your a.m., with stations running in the morning from 9:15 go out of your way to do for the sake of helping others. It
families to consider giving at whatever level they might a.m. to Noon. Scouts will run a compass course contain- is currently common in our society to do a Bad Turn; to
choose. It is realized that many of our families are still in ing a rope bridge (extra credit based on teamwork and go out of one’s way to do something for the sake of help-
unusually tight financial times, so it is highlighted here speed), first aid (requirements for 1st Class and below, ing oneself, even if it adversely affects others. Please guard
that no amount is required nor is any amount too small. patrols bring their own First Aid supplies), emergency against this habit coming into your unit.
Everything is appreciated, including a families’ consider- lashing (poles and tarp for tripod provided, patrols bring
ation of a gift. As the name implies, we are all Friends here. own rope, be able to fit a victim and one rescuer), fire
building (melt snow into water and boil, patrols bring fire
A Scout is courteous.
Good manners please and attract people, poor manners
starters, find wood at camp, may bring own tinder, more
often offend and repel them. A story is told of an old man
points for the more skill in starting fire). Lunch is from
district award of merit nominations noon to 1:00 p.m., each person bring a can of their favor-
in ancient Greece looking for a seat at the Olympics, but
Just as the Silver Beaver is the highest award a council all of them were occupied. A Spartan youth noticed the
ite soup for the Troop Soup. No chili! Afternoon stations
may bestow a volunteer, the District Award of Merit is the man and gave up his seat to him. A group of youths from
run from 1:00-3:00 p.m., and are the snow snakes (score
highest award a district may bestow. But we need you to Athens applauded the action of the other young man. But
is average of throws of Scouts in patrol), snow volleyball,
nominate them! Please contact Mike Metivier, (920) 323- the old man said, “Athenian youth know what is right to
snow bowling, and the sled race (no cleats). Closing is at
4625, to get a form. The Northern Lites District may do, but it takes a Spartan to do it.”
award just two each year, so please do not regard a nomi- Hot chocolate will be provided, but troops are respon-
nation as a sure sign that a person will get the award. The sible for their own meals. Remember to dress for extended A Scout is obedient.
requirements are: winter outdoor activities, and for wetness caused by snow. Is there any part of the Scout Law more difficult for peo-
All activities are outside, except lunch, which is in the ple today than this one? “I know what I want, and I am go-
1. A nominee must be a registered volunteer. ing to get it no matter what it takes or who is in my way!”
2. A nominee must have rendered noteworthy service to dining hall. Questions contact Bert Hollander, (920) 834-
5894, firstname.lastname@example.org. is much more modern. Poor followership is as common
youth in Scouting, outside Scouting, or both. as poor leadership. Precious is the virtue of knowing your
3. The nature and value of “noteworthy service to youth” leader and trusting that his instructions are for the good
may consist of a single plan or decisions that contrib- of the group, which means it is good for each member of
uted vitally to the lives of large numbers of youth, or
it may have been given to a small group over an ex- pinewood derby Heads up the group. Many hold up the rebellious person, who often
is rebelling only because he cannot get his way regardless
tended period of time. Our District Derby Finals are on March 26 in the
Oconto Falls High School again this year. Please mark of the affect on other people.
4. Consideration must be given to the nominee’s Scout-
ing position and the corresponding opportunity to your calendar as this is one of the highly anticipated
render outstanding service beyond the expectations events for all of our Cub Scouts and their parents. Jeff A Scout is brave.
Wolford is Chair, and he has published the rules for 2011 We are surrounded by Bad Turns, by “Athenian” man-
of that Scouting position.
so that each pack may ensure that your derby and cars are ners, by poor followers and poor leaders. Often these are
5. The nominee’s attitude toward and cooperation with
in compliance for the Finals. If your pack has not received disguised as strong personalities, as proper belief in what
the district and/or council is to be taken into consid-
a copy of the rules, please let Jeff or Mike Metivier know should be (but is not yet), and as strength of purpose. A
and you will be provided with one. If you have any sugges- person who knows and lives by the Scout Oath and Law
6. Nominations cannot be considered for posthumous
tions or questions, contact Jeff at (920) 621-0296, or ski- must show the courage to address these false positives,
email@example.com. even when they show up in someone we follow and ad-
Let’s review some basics of the Pinewood Derby to head mire, or in one of our friends. St Peter first welcomed
Other Awards for which nominations are needed:
off any arguments. Basically, the rules on the car kits will Gentiles into Christianity, but St Paul had to correct him
Along with the prime award of the District Awards of keep you out of trouble as far as constructing a car. But when Peter withdrew from the Gentile Christians when
Merit, we also give other important recognitions at our look at the District Rules anyway as we have had to clarify Jewish Christians were visiting.
District Dinner, coming up soon. We desire your nomina- in detail what is legal as so many have pushed the box
tions for these, too. rules as far as possible. The Rules also detail what we need
as far as results of your local race. Why are the Rules so
The Lamplighter Award: long and detailed? Because Jeff and his people must
This is one of the earliest unofficial awards of Scouting. ensure that all of our packs come together on one day order of the arrow news
It is designed to be given to those who have brought the with a uniform chance for each Scout to win. Check out the color ONAMOW insert in every
light of Scouting to youth who otherwise would not re- There will be dates announced before race day for issue of the Guide for Awase Lodge and
ceive it. Those who start new units or repair broken ones packs to bring in their cars to be certified for the finals. Chapter News information.
are those who are generally honored. Artwork from the Length, width, and weight will be measured. Please bring
early 1900s often showed an adult in a Scout uniform tools to adjust the cars in case they don’t make the grade
holding a lantern in the darkest hour of night, with no by the district measuring tools; especially a drill with bits
other light available. as cars usually fail on too much weight. This is a result of
the fact that there are differences between scales, and this
Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, and Adviser of the certification ensures all cars for the finals are to standard
by one scale. Tell your finalists that this may be necessary
While all our top unit leaders give a great deal to deliver
for their car, so they don’t get excited when they see it
again. Once cars are certified as OK for the finals, they
the Promise of Scouting to youth, circumstances each year district Chair:
will be taken and secured by the Pinewood Committee
occur in units which require extra effort and dedication. Sean Fernstrum (906) 863-7160
until race day.
These Honors are designed for those who give leadership E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
All of this is to ensure fairness and to prevent argu-
under exceptional circumstances to bring their units to
ments. If you have any question at all, do not hesitate to district Commissioner:
new stability and heights of service to the community.
contact Jeff and get an answer. We really want to prevent Sidney Meyers, Jr. (906) 863-3525
the necessity of disqualifying a Scout completely from the E-Mail: email@example.com
volunteer of the year: finals. senior district executive:
Often a volunteer who is not in the position of a top leader
in a unit gives significant and exceptional service to youth
Mike Metivier (715) 735-7956
through Scouting. This Honor is designed for just such a training, training, training
dedicated Scouter. Not only is getting trained a great idea that makes your
efforts as a volunteer easier, we are this year part of a
National test effort to make Scouting more effective at calendar
delivering the promise by having 100% of all top leaders FEBRUARY
trained. That’s every Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, and 5 Klondike Derby, bear Paw
Venture Crew Adviser. The idea is that this will greatly 8 Commissioner Staff, our Saviors Lutheran, Marinette, 6 PM.
assist each unit in operating better. The test is gearing up 8 roundtable, our Saviors Lutheran, Marinette, 7 PM
to 100% of all leaders trained. A very big task that our 10 District Committee, location tbA, 7 PM
training team must step up to. But it is also needed for all 10 order of the Arrow Chapter meeting, Faith Lutheran, Marinette, 7 PM
of us to be dedicated to personally attending needed ses- MARCH
sions, and towards getting our other leaders there. Please 8 Commissioner Staff, our Saviors Lutheran, Marinette, 6 PM.
support this in all ways. 8 roundtable, our Saviors Lutheran, Marinette, 7 PM
10 District Committee, location tbA, Menominee, 7 PM
10 order of the Arrow Chapter meeting, Faith Lutheran, Marinette, 7 PM
26 Pinewood Derby Finals, oconto Falls High School
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L A IK s E t S r H I Oc R E
SERvinG SHEbOyGAn, MAniTOWOC, AnD CALuMET COunTiES
Family Friends of scouting wako Chapter order of the Arrow
Make sure that you get your unit signed up for your klondike -- the Final Frontier (sci-Fi)
Family Friends of Scouting Presentation. It would be pre- elections The Lakeshore Klondike was held on January 21, 22,
ferred to hold your unit presentation at your annual Blue There’s still time to sign your Boy Scout Troop up for 23, 2011. The results of the First Class Skills in the win-
& Gold Banquet or Spring Court of Honor. We would Order of the Arrow elections in 2011. Your troop needs ter conditions will be in the next Guide. We would like
like to have as many presentations completed as possible to hold its election before March 31st to select your candi- to thank everyone that participated in the Great Winter
by the end of April. Your unit will be contacted to sched- dates for membership in 2011. Remember that you must Event. It is always fun to get together for a District event,
ule your presentation if it has not already done so. Friends hold an election and elect at least one youth to select an having fun and making new friends.
of Scouting is an important component of the Scouting adult candidate for your troop. Your troop can sign up A huge Thank You to the Wako Chapter, Order of the
program to ensure maintenance and upkeep of camps, for its election either on the calendar at Roundtable or Arrow for their leadership and service to the Troops in
availability of support materials to units, and to provide by contacting Melody Gordon, chapter adviser, at (920) Lakeshore District. They do a great job and this is an ex-
aid to those Scouts to attend camp who cannot afford the 467-4339 Home, (920) 889-0640 Cell or thegordonclan@ cellent opportunity for them to give back to Scouting.
entire fee to attend. charter.net.
Internet Advancement Training
Is your unit using a computer to record membership
and advancement records and awards? Do you have inter-
be Prepared for the scouting season net access? Then you can use BSA’s software, Internet Ad-
vancement. This is the easy way to ensure that the records
Baseball players are getting ready to prepare for the sea-
son, and just like the players, training is important for kept at Council are the same as yours. All you need to do
Scout leaders as well to help them provide the highest is contact the Council office or Dick Jump and obtain
quality program they can for their Scouts. Come on out your unit’s user ID. On Thursday, February 10, 2011, the
and join us for our spring training sessions and get in the Lakeshore District will be conducting a training session
swing of things: on using BSA’s Internet Advancement. This training will
*This is Scouting – Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster be conducted at 6:00 p.m. at Lakeshore Technical College
specific part 1, March 15th 6:30 p.m. LTC, Cleveland before the Roundtables. This training is for Cub Scout,
*Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster specific part 2, Boy Scout and Venturing unit Leaders. Unit leaders and
March 17th, 6:30 p.m. LTC, Cleveland the committee individual responsible for advancement
*This is Scouting – Cub Scout leader specific training should plan on attending.
part 1, March 22nd 6:30 p.m. LTC, Cleveland Internet Advancement may be used to record awards,
order of the arrow news *Cub Scout leader specific training part 2, March 24th, ranks, and merit badges to youth from any online loca-
tion, including at home or at the office. You will be able
Check out the color ONAMOW insert in every 6:30 p.m., LTC Cleveland
issue of the Guide for Awase Lodge and *Cub Scout leader specific training, all parts, April 2nd, to add new ranks and awards to your member records and
Chapter News information. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m Christ Child Academy, Henry Street, to update or correct existing ranks and awards, should
Sheboygan the entered date displayed be incorrect. Once advance-
*Outdoor leader skills training, April 29-30 Camp Rokilio ments have been entered you may electronically submit
(start at 6:30 p.m. on the 29th, concludes at 6:30 p.m. on the Advancement Report to the Bay Lakes Council and
the 30th) electronically submit a signed copy to the Scout Shop to
If you cannot make these dates, but can get at least four order your badges. If the unit is already using PackMaster
leaders together for training, contact Ed Lutze at (920) or TroopMaster, the programs are compatible and the in-
459-8770 or Edward.Lutze@spartech.com to work out formation can be electronically transferred to ScoutNet.
We will have unit leader(s), who are using the program,
contacts a date for your troop to host its own training. For Cub
Scout training inquiries, contact Mike Moegenberg at demonstrate how the program works using their unit’s
records, how to incorporate PackMaster or TroopMas-
(920) 457-4023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
district Chair: ter at the training, and to answer questions. If you have
Mike Baka (920) 452-2112 any questions, please contact Dick Jump at 467-8533 or
E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Brandt (920) 450-0258
spring cub scout recruitment
Scot Neu (920) 212-0076 do you have scouts ready for the next It’s not too early to start thinking about plans to re-
district executive: step to becoming an eagle scout? cruit youth this spring. Determining a date, time and loca-
tion now will help ensure that you have all the necessary
Oristela Jaramillo (920) 676-3287 Encourage them and their parents to attend the next
Eagle Scout Expo on for Thursday, March 10, 2011, at support materials in the hands of your prospective new
E-mail: Oristela.Jaramillo@Scouting.org youth well in advance of the recruitment date. Your pack
Lakeshore Technical Collage in Cleveland. The session
will begin at 7:00 p.m. and be over not later than 9:00 needs to have some activities planned for the summer for
calendar p.m. Members of the District Advancement Team will be
making the presentations. The Expo is for all Life Scouts,
a spring recruitment to be worthwhile. Getting your new
kids exposed to your program and having them along for
FEBRUARY Scouts nearing Life, their parents, Eagle Coaches/Men- the summer fun is a great way to warm them up for the
3 District board meeting (LtC, Cleveland, 6:30 p.m.) next school year, as well as give you time to slowly bring
10 roundtables / District Commissioner Meeting (LtC, Cleveland, tors, and troop advancement chairs. This is an opportu-
nity for the Life Scout and their parents to get answers to along new adult leaders. Please contact Scot or Oris with
Commissioners=6:00 p.m., roundtable=7:00 p.m.)
the process of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. This is specific questions, and contact membership chair Andy
10 order of the Arrow Chapter meeting (LtC, Cleveland)
intended for the Life Scout and his parents, not just unit Shallow with your recruitment date-time-location info
MARCH (920) 683-2453; Andrew.Shallow@associatedbank.com).
3 District board meeting (LtC, Cleveland, 6:30 p.m.) leaders, so unit leaders get the word out to the Life Scouts
10 roundtables / District Commissioner meeting (LtC, and their parents. If a leader comes, bring a Life Scout
Cleveland,Commissioners=6:00 p.m., roundtable=7:00 p.m.) with you. Topics to be covered:
10 order of the Arrow Chapter meeting (LtC, Cleveland)
10 Life to eagle expo (LtC, Cleveland, 7:00 p.m.) • Why earn the Eagle Rank
15 this is Scouting – SM / SA leader specific part 1 (LtC, Cleveland, • How to get started lakeshore district spring camporee
6:30-9:00 p.m.) • Leadership Service project ideas May 20, 21 & 22, 2011, will be the date for the Lake-
17 SM / SA Leader Specific part 2 (LtC, Cleveland, 6:30-9:00 p.m.) • Leadership Service project planning and approval shore District Camporee. We are still working on the lo-
22 this is Scouting – Cub Scout leader specific training part 1 (LtC, • Completing the Eagle Scout Application cation, but start sharpening up your Pioneering/Lumber-
Cleveland, 6:30-9:00 p.m.) • What the Eagle Scout Board of Review is all about
24 Cub Scout leader specific training part 2 (LtC, Cleveland, 6:30-9:00 p.m.) jack Skills. We do not have a lot of the details set yet, but
• Planning an Eagle Scout Court of Honor want everyone to start looking forward to May and this
2 Cub Scout leader specific training, All modules (Christ Child There is no fee for this training. Please contact Dick
Academey, Henry St. Sheboygan, 8:30 – 1:30 p.m.) Jump at 467-8533 or email@example.com if you have ques- The Order of the Arrow will be holding a Call-Out Cer-
7 District board meeting (LtC, Cleveland, 6:30 p.m.) tions. emony for all newly elected candidates for the Order of
14 roundtables / District Commissioner meeting (LtC, Cleveland, the Arrow. More information will be available later for
Commissioners=6:00 p.m., roundtable=7:00 p.m. this as well.
14 order of the Arrow chapter meeting (LtC, Cleveland)
29-30 outdoor leader skills training (Camp rokilio, start 6:30 p.m. 29th,
depart 6:30 p.m. 30th)
26 THE GUIDE
A program provided by Bay-Lakes Council
With support from the
BSA Risk Management Advisory Panel
Beyond camping, a number of cold-weather activities present chal-
lenges to the Scout and leader, such as cross-country skiing, ice skating,
sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and snowshoeing. Essential ingredi-
ents for fun include skill training and an awareness of the hazards unique
to these activities. Snow conditions, hazardous terrain, special clothing
needs, and emergency survival are important issues for a safe and suc-
Be sure your winter outdoor activity always follows these guidelines:
1. All winter activities must be supervised by mature and conscientious adults licensed health-care practitioner every three years are sufficient. The adult
(at least one of whom must be age 21 or older) leader should be familiar with the physical circum-
who understand and knowingly accept responsi- stances of each youth participant and make ap-
bility for the well-being and safety of the youth propriate adjustments in the activity or protection
in their care, who are experienced and qualified as warranted by individual health or physical con-
in the particular skills and equipment involved in ditions. Adults participating in strenuous outdoor
the activity, and who are committed to compli- winter activity should have an annual physical
ance with the seven points of BSA Winter Sports examination. It is recommended that the medi-
Safety. Direct supervision should be maintained cal assessment be performed by a licensed health-
at all times by two or more adults when Scouts care practitioner knowledgeable of the sport and
are “in the field.” The appropriate number of su- the particular physical demands the activity will
pervisors will increase depending on the number place on the individual.
of participants, the type of activity, and environ-
5. For winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, etc.,
that utilize specialized equipment, it is essential that all equipment fit and
2. Winter sports activities embody intrinsic hazards that vary from sport to function properly.
sport. Participants should be aware of the potential hazards of any winter
6. When youth are engaging in downhill activities such as sledding or tobog-
sport before engaging in it. Leaders should emphasize preventing accidents
ganing, minimize the likelihood of collision with immobile obstacles. Use
through adherence to safety measures and proper technique.
only designated areas where rocks, tree stumps, and other potential ob-
3. Appropriate personal protective equipment is required for all activities. stacles have been identified and marked, cleared away, shielded, or buffered
This includes the recommended use of helmets for all participants en- in some way.
gaged in winter sports such as sledding and other sliding devices. The use
7. All participants should know, understand, and respect the rules and pro-
of helmets is required for downhill skiing and snowboarding. The use of
cedures for safe winter activity. The applicable rules should be presented
full face helmets is required for the operation of snowmobiles.
and learned before the outing, and all participants should
4. Winter sports activities often place greater demands on a par- review them just before the activity begins. When Scouts
ticipant's cardiopulmonary system, and people with underlying know and understand the reasons for the rules, they will
medical conditions (especially if the heart or lungs are involved) observe them. When fairly and impartially applied, rules
should not participate without medical consultation and direction. do not interfere with fun. Rules for safety, plus common
For participants without underlying medical conditions, the an- sense and good judgment, keep the fun from being inter-
nual health history and physical examination by a rupted by tragedy.
CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY
• Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
• People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
• You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
• Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
• Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
• Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
• Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
For more information about Winter Sport Safety contact the ski hill and consider a package price that includes equipment & lessons.
Lessons are important for novice skiers and a great team builder for your group and serve as a refresher for more experienced skiers.
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YO U R B AY- L A K E S S C O U T S H O P S
BAY-LAkES SCOUT SHOP
2555 northern rd., Appleton, Wi 54914 to Green Bay
Phone: (920) 831-9504
CE College Avenue
Fax: (920) 831-9507
BB Prospect Avenue (exit 136)
M-F: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SATURDAy: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM * Northern Road
Main Store Manager: Linda Hill
Territory Manager: bob Lang
Sales Clerk: Lynne Moore
BAY-LAk ES NORTH (to Marinette) MAIN
1230 e. Main, green bay, Wi 54302 1230
Phone: (920) 438-3999
Fax: (920) 321-0550
M-F: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 17 2
SATURDAyS: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Manager: Lynn bertrand
Heidi Conklin, Matt Denamur