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Youth Protection Training Required
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most
secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an
Inside This Issue
environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection
Council & District policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy
Pages 2 & 3
Scout, and Venturing programs.
Council News • Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers,
Page 4 & 5
regardless of their position.
Order of the Arrow
• New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before
Funding Quality submitting an application for registration. The certificate of completion for
Program this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before
Pages 7 & 8
volunteer service with youth begins.
• Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s
New Horizons Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the
volunteer will not be reregistered.
Page 11 To take Youth Protection training go to MyScouting.org and create an account.
Tall Pine Council
Recognition and Awards Banquet
Genesys Conference & Reservations may be made at the Scout
Scout Shop Banquet Center Service Center or by mail
805 Health Park Boulevard
Grand Blanc, MI 48439 Reserve early!
Seating is limited to 300.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Dinners are $27.00 each by February 4, 2011
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. or $32.00 each after February 4, 2011.
Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
The reservation form for this special event can be downloaded at www.tpcbsa.org
under the “Latest News” section or picked up at the Scout Service Center.
You may also download this form by clicking here.
507 W. Atherton Road, Flint, MI 48507-2404 E-Mail: email@example.com
Website: www.tpcbsa.org Facebook: facebook.tpcbsa.org
Phone: (810) 235-2531 Fax: (810) 235-5052
PAGE 2 CALENDARS NOV / DEC 2010
COUNCIL CALENDAR NOVEMBER COUNCIL CALENDAR DECEMBER
3 Scout Count Day 2 OA Lodge Cabinet Meeting, 6:00 pm, Scout
4 OA Lodge Cabinet Meeting, 6:00 pm, Scout Service Service Center
Center 2 Properties Committee Meeting, Noon, Scout
4 Properties Committee Meeting, Noon, Scout Service Service Center
Center 4 Basic Unit Commissioner Training, registration
4 Cub Scout Leader Specific Training, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, beginning at 8:00 am. training will start at 8:30
Fenton United Methodist Church, 119 S. Leroy Street, am, Kettering University, 1700 W. University
Fenton Avenue, Flint
6 Scouting University, registration begins 7:30 am, 4 Merit Badge College, check-in begins at 8:00 am,
Flushing High School, 5039 Deland Road, Flushing Kettering University, 1700 W. University
6 Scout Shop open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
9 Cub Scout Training Chairs Meeting 4 Scout Shop open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
9 Council Commissioner Meeting, 7:00 pm, Scout 6 Youth Protection and This Is Scouting Training,
Service Center 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, location is forthcoming
9 Star to Life Seminar (Blue Heron Host), 7:00 pm, 8 Cub Scout Leader Specific Training, 6:30 pm-
Bishop Kelley Catholic School—Lower Level, 926 W, 8:30 pm, location forthcoming
Nepessing Street, Lapeer 11 2nd Annual Tall Pine Council Commissioner
10 Cub Scout Leader Specific Training, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm, Conference, Baker College of Flint
International Academy of Flint, 2820 S, Saginaw Street,
11 Scout Shop open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
14 Cub Scout Training Chairs Meeting
11 Veterans Day
13 Trainer Development Conference, registration starts at
14 Council Commissioner Meeting, 7:00 pm, Scout
8:00 am, Scout Service Cener Service Center
13 Scout Shop open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 15 Executive Board Meeting, Noon, Scout Service
16 Program Cabinet Meeting, 6:00 pm, Scout Service
Center 16 OA Executive Committee Meeting, 7:30 pm,
Scout Service Center
17 Executive Committee Meeting, 7:30 am, Scout Service
Center 18 Scout Shop open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
17 Budget Committee Meeting, 8:30 am, Scout Service 20 Venturing VLA, 6:30 pm, Scout Service Center
21 Venturing Roundtable 7:00 pm, Scout Service
18 OA Executive Committee Meeting, 7:30 pm, Scout Center
24 Scout Service Center and Scout Shop Closed
19 Cub Scout Leader Specific Training, 6:30 pm-9:00pm,
Church of the Nazarene, 7406 S, Saginaw, New Lothrop 25 Scout Shop Closed
20 OA Lodge Leadership Development and Committee 25 Christmas
Meeting, 9:00 am, Scout Service Center 27 Scout Service Center Closed
20 Scout Shop open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 31 Scout Service Center Closes at Noon
22 Cub Scout Leader Specific Training, 6:30 pm-9:00pm,
Dryden Wesleyan Church, 5274 Main Street, Dryden
Jan 3 Scout Service Center Closed
22 Venturing VLA, 6:30 pm, Scout Service Center
22 Venturing Roundtable 7:00 pm, Scout Service Center
25 Scout Service Center and Scout Shop Closed
26 Scout Service Center Closed
27 Scout Shop open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
PAGE 3 CALENDARS NOV / DEC 2010
BLUE HERON NOVEMBER NORTH STAR DECEMBER
2 Unit Commissioner Meeting, 7:00 pm, 2 North Star District Meeting, 6:30 pm, Scout
Fairfield Inn Service Center
4 District Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm, 9 North Star District Roundtable, 7:00 pm, Our
Seventh– day Adventist Church Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2316
W. Coldwater Road, Flint
11 Blue Heron District Roundtable, 7:30 pm,
Trinity United Methodist Church, 1310 N. 28 North Star District Commissioner Meeting,
Main Street, Lapeer 6:30 pm, Scout Service Center
BLUE HERON DECEMBER SHIAWASSEE NOVEMBER
2 District Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm, 2 District Commissioner Meeting, 6:30 pm,
Seventh– day Adventist Church Baker College Welcome Center, Room A,
Owosso (along M-52)
7 Unit Commissioner Meeting, 7:00 pm,
Fairfield Inn 2 District Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm, Baker
College Welcome Center, Room A, Owosso
9 Blue Heron District Roundtable, 7:30 pm,
Trinity United Methodist Church, 1310 N. (along M-52)
Main Street, Lapeer 11 Shiawassee District Roundtable, 7:00 pm,
Corunna United Methodist Church, 200 W.
Mcarthur Street, Corunna
NEW HORIZONS NOVEMBER
11 New Horizons District Roundtable, 7:00 pm,
Fenton Road Baptist Church, G4386 Fenton SHIAWASSEE DECEMBER
Road, Flint 4 District Christmas Party, 7:00 pm, Owosso
7 District Commissioner Meeting, 6:30 pm,
NEW HORIZONS DECEMBER Baker College Welcome Center, Room A,
2 New Horizons District Commissioner Owosso (along M-52
Meeting, 7:00 pm, Scout Service Center
9 Shiawassee District Roundtable, 7:00 pm,
9 New Horizons District Roundtable, 7:00 pm, Corunna United Methodist Church, 200 W.
Fenton Road Baptist Church, G4386 Fenton Mcarthur Street, Corunna
CALLING ALL PAST AND
NORTH STAR NOVEMBER
North Star District Meeting, 6:30 pm, Scout
PRESENT CAMP STAFF
Are you a Camp Holaka or
11 North Star District Roundtable, 7:00 pm, Our Camp Tapico staffer - past or
Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2316 present? Do you know
W. Coldwater Road, Flint
someone who is? Fill out the
23 North Star District Commissioner Meeting, online camp staff form to be informed of future
6:30 pm, Scout Service Center camp staff reunions.
Please click here to fill out the online form to
DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT send us your information today!
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 31
PAGE 4 COUNCIL NEWS NOV / DEC 2010
2011 CUB CAMP EXPO CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
Thursday, January 20, 2011 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Starts at 7:00 pm
Fenton Road Baptist Church
Jon Claude Howd God and Church
(on Fenton Road between
Bristol & Maple Road, Flint) Anthony Asbury God and Church
SAVE THE DATE
• Want to get more of your Cub Scouts to camp?
- We can help you do that! Michigan College of
• Want to learn better ways to promote camp &
sell it to parents? - We can help you do that! Hosted by
Great Lakes Council
• Want to pay for camp at no extra cost to your April 1 & 2, 2011
pack or families? - We can help you do that!
Come to the Tall Pine Council 2ND ANNUAL
“Cub Camp EXPO!” COMMISSIONER CONFERENCE
2011 brings a totally new Cub Scout Camp line-up! The 2nd Annual Commissioner College will be
So don’t be left in the dark – get a representative held on December 11, 2010
from your Cub Scout Pack to attend the EXPO! Baker College
6150 W. Bristol Road, Flint
NEW ONLINE TRAINING FOR
Please check the commissioner page at
CUB SCOUT LEADERS www.tpcbsa.org for more details.
Who: New Unit Commissioners and all Unit
Commissioners who have not updated
their commissioner training in the past 12
Where: Kettering University – 1700 W.
University Ave. Flint
When: December 4, 2010 Registration beginning
at 8:00 am. Training will start at 8:30am
Cub Scout leader specific training is now offered and will finish approximately 1:00pm.
online at www.myscouting.org. You may take these
trainings online or at one of our live training Cost: Free – Lunch is not provided
Click here to download the registration form.
PAGE 5 COUNCIL NEWS NOV / DEC 2010
2011 NESA EAGLE SCOUT JOIN AN EXPLORING
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS POST TODAY
The applications for the 2011 NESA Exploring is a worksite-based
Eagle Scout scholarships are now program. It is part of Learning for
available at www.nesa.org. These are Life's career education program
the only scholarship applications for young men and women who
acceptable in 2011. are 14 (and have completed the
eighth grade) through 20 years old
This year, the National Eagle Scout Association
will award 148 scholarships to Eagle Scouts For more information on the Exploring posts
through various scholarship funds. They vary in offered by the Tall Pine Council, please go to
amount from $1,000 to $48,000. exploring.tpcbsa.org.
These applications must be printed and mailed to
the national office, postmarked no later than WOOD BADGE DINNER
midnight on January 31, 2011.
2011 COUNCIL CONTINGENT COME JOIN THE FUN AND
PHILMONT TRIP FELLOWSHIP!
The deadline for submitting a Who: All Wood Badge
Council Philmont contingent for Recipients - Young and Old
2011 is upon us. In order for the
Tall Pine Council to be able to When: March 26, 2011
send a group on the trek, we must
have at least 2 more youth Time: 6:00pm….. Fellowship
(between the ages of 14-18) 6:30pm….. Dinner & Program
register and provide a down-
payment of $100 no later than Wednesday, Place: Grand Blanc Masonic Temple
November 3. 522 E. Grand Blanc Rd.
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
This is an awesome opportunity that we encourage
you to seriously consider. If you are interested in Cost: $15 per person (no walk-ins)
joining our Philmont contingent please notify us as
soon as you can, no later than November 3. We will have a Silent Auction to support Wood
Badge Scholarships, and a special fund-raiser to
Click here to download the 2011 Philmont trek purchase new flags for the upcoming course.
Registration deadline is March 18, 2011. No late
Click here to download the form if you are
Click here to download the registration form for
interested in going on the 2011 Council the Wood Badge Dinner.
Contingent Philmont Trip.
For more information contact Tina Groat at 810-287-
Click here to download the form if you are 1785.
interested in becoming a 2011 Philmont Council
PAGE 6 ORDER OF THE ARROW NOV / DEC 2010
ORDER OF THE ARROW NEWS UPCOMING EVENTS
Please check out the website for the OA Lodge Leadership Development Conference
Cuwe Lodge #218 located at November 20, 2010
cuwe.tpcbsa.org where you can Time: 9:00 am
find the latest and most up-to-date Location: Scout Service Center
information related for the Cuwe
Lodge and the Order of the Arrow. OA Winter Banquet
January 8, 2011
NEW COMMITTEE CHAIRS Location: Grand Blanc Masonic Lodge
Brotherhood Chair Branden Lenore
Ceremonies Chair Al Grebik March 4, 2011
Communications Chair Erick Fredenall
OA Section Conclave
Historical Memorabilia Chair Ron Herrando April 29 - May 1, 2011
Service Chair Eric Vitek Location: Silver Trails Scout Reservation, Jeddo,
Vigil Honor Chair Matt Rybar
ORDER OF THE ARROW ORDER OF THE ARROW
ANNUAL DUES MEETINGS
All Cuwe arrowmen must renew their dues to All chapter meetings are held at the same time as
continue their membership in Cuwe Lodge for 2011. all district roundtables. They are held on the second
Pay by December 31, 2010 and get a $2 discount for Thursday of each month.
a total of $13 per member. After December 31,
2010, the payment will increase to the full amount Lodge cabinet meetings are held on the first
of $15. Thursday of each month and start at 6:00 pm at the
Scout Service Center.
2011 SUMMITCORPS AND Lodge executive committee meetings are held on
2011 INDIAN SUMMER the third Thursday of each month and start at 7:30
pm at the Scout Service Center.
SummitCorps will take place over four weeks during
July 2011: July 3-9, July 10-16, July 17-23, and July
24-30. SummitCorps will be held at the New River OA STATEMENTS
Gorge National River in West Virginia.
Scoutmasters please check your rechartering packets
Indian Summer 2011 will be held at the Ridgecrest for the Order of the Arrow billing statements.
Conference Center, Asheville, N.C. the week
of August 1 – 6, 2011.
The CUWE Lodge #218 has their
For more information on these two events please go own Facebook page located at :
to the National Order of the Arrow website located cuwefacebook.tpcbsa.org
PAGE 7 FUNDING QUALITY PROGRAM NOV / DEC 2010
VG’S Marilyn Costigan
SHARING FUND (810) 235-8728
VG’s is committed to giving back to the people Finance Personnel
and communities who support their stores.
Vice President of Endowment Paul Fuhs, Ph.D. (810) 714-9198
Vice President of Finance Chris Carr (810) 766-6934
The Community Sharing Fund is a simple way Popcorn Chair Mark Blevins (810) 744-1980
for you to raise funds for the Tall Pine Council, Golf Tournament Chair Gerald McCarty, II (810) 766-4206
Sporting Clays Chair Curt LaLonde (810) 742-8530
Boy Scouts of America on every purchase you James E. West Chair John Baxter (810) 694-4594
make from VG’s. Simply save your VG’s cash Finance Secretary Ella Thorp (810) 235-8836
register receipts and give them to the Tall Pine
Council Finance Director, Marilyn Costigan. 2010 POPCORN (Timeline) KEY DATES
Simply bring your receipts to your monthly
District Roundtable, the Scout Service Center or November 3 Any unsold, unopened containers of
Show-N-Deliver popcorn must be
you can also mail your VG’s receipts to:
returned to the warehouse from 3:00
p.m. – 7:00 p.m. NO returns will be
Tall Pine Council accepted after this date
Attn: Community Sharing Fund
507 W. Atherton Rd. November 3 Turn in your Take Order popcorn
Flint, MI 48507 orders. Must turn in copies of Master
Record and Prize order forms. Prize
When redeemed, VG’s will pay 1% of the total orders must be turned in on this
date. Show ‘N Deliver money turn
grocery purchases, except for sales tax, tobacco
in. 3% Cash option confirmed.
and alcohol products. There's no limit to what
can be earned. So start shopping at the following November 20 Popcorn Pick-Up. Pick up your
locations and bring in those receipts to the Tall popcorn by appointment only at the
Pine Council! designated location. Distribute
popcorn to your sellers for delivery to
Brighton - (810) 229-0317 their customers. Sellers will need their
Burton - (810) 742-8300 Take Order Form and Money
Caro - (989) 673-8105 Envelope.
Clio - (810) 686-9330
Davison - (810) 653-1300 November 30 Any Unit’s Prize order received from
Fenton - (810) 629-2627 this date on will be charged for their
Genesee - (810) 640-2030 prizes.
Howell - (517) 548-3065
Marine City - (810) 765-4061 ON OR BEFORE PAYMENT DUE. Turn in your
North Fenton - (810) 629-1515 DECEMBER 3 payment along with scholarship forms
Owosso - (989) 725-7444 at your district turn-in location. Please
Pontiac - (248) 456-8120 pay your popcorn bill with ONE
Shelby Township - (586) 566-3131 CHECK payable to Tall Pine
Sterling Heights - (586) 978-8781 Council, BSA.
Waterford - (248) 666-2044 Units paying late will be charged 2%
West Flint - (810) 230-7481 extra per month on balance owed.
For more information on this fundraising December 3 No Prize Orders will be accepted
program, you can call Marilyn Costigan at (810) after this date, excluding defective or
235-8728. damaged prizes.
PAGE 8 FUNDING QUALITY PROGRAM NOV / DEC 2010
DO YOU SHOP KROGER?
Kroger Community Rewards Program allows you to help raise funds for the Tall Pine
Council, BSA through your everyday purchases when you use your Kroger Plus
Card! Simply visit the site below to enroll your Kroger Plus Card in the Community
Rewards Program. By selecting Tall Pine Council, Boy Scouts of America (NPO number
90700) as your favorite Charity of Choice, you can help sustain, build and grow the
Scouting program in your community!
Click here to visit the site:
RINGLING BROTHERS AND DETROIT PISTONS
BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS SCOUT NIGHTS
All Scouts, friends, and On December 3, 2010 at 7:30 pm, the
family save $3 per ticket Detroit Pistons will be playing the
on Friday, November 12, Orlando Magic and on April 1, 2011
2010 and Saturday, they will be playing the Chicago Bulls.
November 13, 2010. Both shows will start at 7:30 Each game will include a pregame clinic with
pm and will take place at the Palace of Auburn Hills. basketball skills & motivational chalk talk on the
All Scouts will receive a commemorative Scout Pistons court exclusively for scouts and siblings
patch. Arrive an hour early for Clown College at the (3:45 pm). Take advantage of the great discounts
All Access pre-show...free with your ticket! being offered and exclusive opportunities for
Scouts! Deadline to order: two weeks prior to game
Please click here to download the registration date.
flier for more detailed information including
pricing to this great event. Please click here download the flier and
registration form for more information on these
exciting basketball games at the Palace of
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PAGE 9 BLUE HERON DISTRICT NOV / DEC 2010
2011 FRIENDS OF SCOUTING
The 2011 Friends of Scouting
Campaign is almost here!!! Each year
the Tall Pine Council asks our District
Leaders (District Committees and
Commissioner Staff(s), Businesses and their owners, and
individuals for a financial contribution to support
Serving Lapeer County, Davison and Scouting Programs. We also ask the parents of Scouts for
Lakeville School Districts a "Family" Friends of Scouting gift. This is most
effective at Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquets and
District Leadership Boy Scout Courts of Honor. Unit involvement in the
District Chair David Warrington (810) 245-2903
Friends of Scouting Campaign is vital. The Tall Pine
District Commissioner Larry Weber (810) 664-5245 Council uses Friends of Scouting dollars to keep camp
Membership Chair Dennis Gruden (810) 658-1495 costs as low as possible, provide services to volunteers,
Advancement Chair Robert Holihan (810) 724-6941
Webelos Transition Chair Charlie Maasch (810) 664-8373 such as training and the Scout Service Center, and to set-
Activities Chair Larry Mickle (810) 496-1972 up other yearly activities like Fall Round-up and Scouting
Training Chair Linda Caryl (810) 338-7407
Boy Scout Roundtable Paula Wrobel (810) 798-2340 for Food. Please contact Ned Savage at (810) 235-8714 to
Cub Scout Roundtable Cheryl Ostrander (810) 496-1972 set up your unit’s Friends of Scouting presentation.
OA Chapter Chief Benjamin Stalker (810) 724-1596
OA Adviser Robert Holihan (810) 724-6941
SCOUT COUNT DAY
Our Scout Count Day is scheduled for
CUB SCOUT LEADER November 3, 2010. Each unit will need
to make sure their unit roster is correct.
SPECIFIC TRAININGS Units will be contacted by their unit
commissioners. The commissioner will
This course will train each leader in their specific have the most current rosters for their
Cub Scout leader position. The training is for assigned units. They will be contacting unit leaders and
Tiger den leaders, Wolf/Bear den leaders, Webelos verifying there are not any Scouts missing from their
den leaders, Cubmasters, and pack committee roster. It is important to make sure there are not any
leaders. Please complete Fast Start Training, This Scouts that sign up for the program but do not get
is Scouting, and Youth Protection training before registered.
taking this course.
DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT
November 22nd, 6:30 - 9:00pm,
Dryden United Methodist Church The District Award of Merit is a council award presented
5394 Main St. Dryden, MI 48428 by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a
national award presented by councils. The award is
Please RSVP Linda Caryl at (810) 338-7407 a available to Scouters who render service of an
week before the training. outstanding nature at the district level. It is not
appropriate to nominate a Scouter who has already
2010 CENTENNIAL QUALITY received this award. A professional Scouter or other
council employee may not receive this award based on
UNIT AWARDS employment service. However, a professional Scouter or
employee who also serves as a volunteer Scouter may be
Please make sure the 2010 Centennial Quality Unit eligible, based on volunteer service. Click here to
Award form is turned in with the Recharter packet. download the District Award of Merit form or go to
www.tpcbsa.org DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT facebook.tpcbsa.org
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 31
NOV / DEC 2010 NEW HORIZONS DISTRICT PAGE 10
The best place for all leaders in your pack or troop to
get information on upcoming council & district
activities, discuss Scouting challenges and triumphs
with leaders like you, learn about subject matter such
as planning a campout, running a den meeting, and
ATHERTON, BENDLE, CARMAN-AINSWORTH,
FENTON, GOODRICH, GRAND BLANC, LAKE
FENTON, AND LINDEN SCHOOL DISTRICTS Note that Child Care is available for $1.00 per
child, must be 5 yrs and older (snack / movie /
District Leadership craft).
DISTRICT COMMISSIONER Mike Weber 694-4150
MEMBERSHIP Matt Bach 874-1073
Location: Fenton Road Baptist Church
FINANCE (Fenton Rd. between Bristol & Maple)
C.S. Roundtable Joan Clark 694-9582
B.S. Roundtable Ed Payne 694-0501
FRIENDS OF SCOUTING Nadine Baxter 694-4594 Gather/Sign-in: 6:45 Start Time: 7:00 P.M.
POPCORN Pam West 695-0007
ACTIVITIES 2010 2011
DAY CAMP Mike Smith 735-7550 November 11 January 13
ADVANCEMENT John Baxter 694-4594
OA CHAPTER CHIEF Shannon Schiess 887-0472 December 9 February 10
OA ADVISERS Kevin Will 853-2141
Kurt Schulze 629-9014 March 10
B.S. TRAINING Tina Groat 655-2539
C.S. TRAINING Richard Tuttle 694-0923 April 14
SCOUTING FOR FOOD Gail Polehna 603-2838
PINEWOOD DERBY Dennis Weston 629-3106
DISTRICT DIRECTOR Robbie Waclawski (810) 235-8719
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 2010 / 2011 Roundtable Dates:
OA Chapter Meets at District Roundtable
(Always the 2nd Thursday of the month)
No RSVP needed! Please make sure your Unit
NEW HORIZONS DISTRICT Leaders are there every month!
2011 KLONDIKE DERBY
Sample Roundtable Agenda/Timeline:
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011
6:45-6:59 Gathering and sign-in time
Place: Camp Holaka 7:00 Opening Ceremony
7:05 General Announcements
Time: Registration 9:00 am 7:20 Break-out sessions
(Den, Webelos & Committee
Cost: $5.00 per person Leaders / Scouters)
(includes insurance) 8:10 Networking / Snacks / Coffee
Troops will be able to camp out either one or both 8:25 Conclusion
nights. It is up to individual troops to make those
reservations through the Scout Service Center. Pre- GET YOUR ROSTERS
registration is preferred. Please return the enclosed READY...
registration form and fees to the Scout Service Center SCOUT COUNT DAY
by January 20, 2011. Additional registrations will
taken on the day of the event.
NOVEMBER 3, 2010
www.tpcbsa.org DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT facebook.tpcbsa.org
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 31
PAGE 11 NORTH STAR DISTRICT NOV / DEC 2010
YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING
Please make sure that each and every volunteer in your unit has
taken the Youth Protection training. Check the front page of
D I S T R I C T the Counciline for more information.
NORTH STAR DISTRICT SERVES THE BEECHER,
BENTLEY, CLIO, FLINT, FLUSHING, GENESEE, NORTH STAR DISTRICT DINNER
KEARSLEY, MOUNT MORRIS, AND WESTWOOD
HEIGHTS SCHOOL DISTRICTS March 12, 2011
International Institute of Music
Social Hour - 5:30 p.m. thru 6p.m.
District Leadership Dinner 6:00 p.m. thru 7p.m.
District Chair Kevin Hammer (B) 658-0062 Program 7:00 p.m. thru 8p.m.
District Commissioner Ron Scholl (H) 875-3601 $20 per person before February 15, 2011
Vice Chair Tom Bielec (B) 241-7862 After February 15, 2011
Program Chair Danyiel Griffin (H) 214-1023
Activity Chair Lisa Schulze (H) 659-6474 the cost is $25 per person
Advancement Chair Gary Kautz (H) 742-8046
Assistant Advancement Chair Harold West (H) 686-6766 Come and join us as we recognize the volunteers in the North
Boy Scout Advancement Paul Staley (H) 686-5273 Star District. Be prepared to receive a dynamic speaker! Listen
Membership Chair Rev. Threlkeld (H) 789-2686
Webelos Transition Chair Susan Crew to music and singing so eloquent that it can be compared to
Training Chair Miles Lombard (H) 653-4717 Beethoven composing music.
Camping Chair Julie Rencsak (H) 743-8192
FOS Family Campaign Chair Alan Shepard (H) 715-0471 Find out who will receive the District Recognition awards?
Popcorn Chair Jeanne Jackson (H) 655-4715
OA Chapter Chief Luke Healy (H) 653-1212
OA Chapter Adviser Lisa Schulze, Rev. Beverly and the rest of the District Dinner
Assistant District Commissioner Bob Rawls (H) 732-6138 committee have sought to have part of the cost of the Dinner
Boy Scout Roundtable Barry Jensen (H) 659-1259 underwritten. So that a more upscale dinner atmosphere may
Cub Scout Roundtable Garth Sims (H) 687-1994
District Dinner Chair Lisa Schulze (H) 659-6474 be provided for the greatest volunteer leaders in the world.
District Dinner Chair Rev. Diane Beverly (H) 410-4090
Register early! Seating is limited!
District Executive Anthony Watson (810) 235-8892
CUB SCOUT NEW LEADERS
ARCTIC BLAST II SPECIFIC TRAINING
This year’s BLAST will be a one-day WHO: Any Cub Scout Leader that has not been trained in
ONLY event held on Saturday, January their current position or any position that you are
29, 2011 at Camp Engelhart (3373 considering in the future.
Vienna Rd. in Clio - just West of Center
Rd.) Cost for the event is $10 per person WHEN: November 10, 2010 6:30-9:00 p.m.
(includes: lunch, activities & patch) by
January 14, 2011. After January 14, WHERE: International Academy, 2820 S. Saginaw Street,
2011, late registration will be $15 per person until January Flint, MI
28th. There will be no registration taken at the event.
WHY: Leaders will receive training towards their specific
Get your sleds ready as Scouts will participate in an exciting Cub Scout position
traditional Klondike Derby. As a special treat….remember to
bring your compass’s and/or GPS’s! COST: Free
Check-in will begin at 8am on January 29, 2011. Sleds will run
from 9am - 5pm. Completed Parts A & C of the Health &
Medical record must be turned in at check-in for everyone CONGRATULATIONS
attending this event.
Congratulations to Julie Rencsak and her
Click here to download the registration form. committee for an outstanding Fall Camporee.
www.tpcbsa.org DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT facebook.tpcbsa.org
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 31
NOV / DEC 2010 SHIAWASSEE DISTRICT PAGE 12
The Shiawassee District Christmas Party
will take place on Saturday, December 4
at 7:00 PM at the Owosso VFW Hall.
All adult leaders in the district are
Serving the Shiawassee County, Montrose, & invited to attend. Please bring a passing
Swartz Creek School Districts dish for a potluck dinner and a few $2-3 gifts for our gift
swap. No RSVP necessary.
District Membership Chair Bill Morris 517-214-6368
REMEMBER: RECRUITMENT IS
Fall Roundup Chairs Jeanie Williams
Activities Chair Charlotte Wagner 989-725-7243
Cub Scout Training Robert Kittle 810-588-8600
Paul Whitman 989-494-6082
Boy Talks may be over, but remember that recruitment
Boy Scout Training Bev Chapman 810-638-5239 for Scouting is a year-round effort! Please continue to
Cub Scout Camping Robert Kittle 810-588-8600
Jeremy Braun 989-413-9799
promote your unit in church, at sports practice, and
OA Chapter Chief Cameron Burns 810-874-2925 around the community! Youth and adult applications
Boy Scout Camping Brian Osmer 989-725-8212
Cub Scout Advancement Sherwin Kittle 517-546-8016
can be picked up from the Scout Service Center and
Boy Scout Advancement Doug Osmer 989-723-3677 turned in all year long!
Wells Warren 810-638-5813
District Executive Kristy Thomas 810- 235-8895
E-Mail: Christina.Thomas@Scouting.org NEW CUB SCOUT LEADER
The training is for Tiger den leaders,
SHIAWASSEE DISTRICT Wolf/Bear den leaders, Webelos den
ROUNDTABLE leaders, Cubmasters, and pack committee
leaders. Please complete Fast Start
Many units will be participating in the county- Training, This is Scouting, and Youth
wide Veterans Day Parade on November 11. Protection training before taking this
Please try to send a unit representative to course.
Roundtable that evening if possible to collect
your messages & participate in training. If no one Friday, November 19
is able to attend, Cub Scout monthly program Church of the Nazarene
planning guides are available on Scouting.org to 7406 S. Saginaw, New Lothrop, MI
help you plan your December meetings. 6:30-9:30 PM.
Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of every All the basics of leadership for den leaders, cubmasters,
month at 7:00 PM at the Corunna United and committee members will be covered to help you
Methodist Church. become fully trained to deliver a great program! Please
RSVP to Robert Kittle (810) 588-8600 by November 12.
RECHARTER PACKETS YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING
Recharter packets are available for all units with a Remember that all registered adult leaders are required
December recharter date. Please turn your packets to complete Youth Protection Training! Check the front
in to the Scout Service Center by December 15! page of the Counciline for more information.
www.tpcbsa.org DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT facebook.tpcbsa.org
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 31
PAGE 13 TRAINING NOV / DEC 2010
May we have your attention please!!! The theme for this year’s University is:
The brochure for the 2010 Scouting
University complete with class listings,
descriptions and registration forms When: Saturday, November 6, 2010
Where: Flushing High School
is now available! Pick one up at the Scout Cost: $20 - covers lunch, a patch & Info CD Rom
Service Center or at your district roundtable!
Visit: www.tpcbsa.org for additional information,
What is Scouting University? It is an all day and sample class list.
supplemental training opportunity for all adult
leaders. It is the only time during the year where you
can find the widest variety of training opportunities
in all program areas, all in one place. Whether you
are new to the Scouting program or a veteran
Scouter, Scouting University provides informative
and hands-on courses in Cub Scouting, Boy
Scouting, and Venturing.
2010 TRAINER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
The Trainer Development Conference incorporates numerous contemporary training techniques and
emphasizes the importance of learning by doing. This day long conference will educate you on how to train
Scout leaders. In most instances, the training sessions not only demonstrate good training methods, but give
participants an opportunity to interact and practice what they have learned.
When: November 13, 2010
What time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Registration: 8:00am – 8:30am
Where: Scout Service Center
South Entrance – Lower Level
507 W. Atherton Road, Flint 48507-2404
Cost: Because of your commitment to quality Scouting, Click here to download
there is no charge for this training the registration form for
You will need: Note pad, pencil or pen, and a sack lunch
PAGE 14 TRAINING NOV / DEC 2010
LEADER SPECIFIC TRAININGS
This course will train each leader in their specific Cub Scout leader position. The training is for Tiger Cub den
leaders, Wolf/Bear Cub den leaders, Webelos Scout den leaders, Cubmasters, and pack committee leaders.
Please complete Fast Start Training, This is Scouting, and Youth Protection training online before taking this
Blue Heron District North Star District
November 22, 2010 6:30pm - 9:00pm November 10, 2010 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Dryden Wesleyan Church International Academy of Flint
5274 Main Street, Dryden, MI 2820 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI
Please RSVP to Linda Caryl at (810) 338-7407 Please RSVP to Don Shriver at (810) 743-2227
a week before training. a week before training.
New Horizons District Shiawassee District
November 4, 2010 6:30pm – 8:30pm November 19, 2010 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Fenton United Methodist Church Church of the Nazarene
119 S. Leroy Street, Fenton, MI 7406 S. Saginaw, New Lothrop, MI
December 6, 2010 AND December 8, 2010 Please RSVP to Robert Kittle at (810) 588-8600
6:30pm – 8:30pm a week before training.
December 6 - Youth Protection Training & This Is
December 8 - CS Leader Specific Training
TBD (Grand Blanc area) Also, check the Tall Pine Council website
located www.tpcbsa.org for up dated
Please RSVP to Richard Tuttle at (810) 694-0923 information on upcoming trainings.
a week before training.
Suggestions for December locations are welcome.
BASIC DEN CHIEF TRAINING
TO BE HELD AT THE Must be an older Boy Scout. Scouts are
SCOUTING UNIVERSITY required to wear their uniform, as this is a
Saturday, November 6, 2010 Scouting function.
Flushing High School
5039 Deland Road, Flushing, MI 48433 The cost is $20 - Fee includes Den Chief
8:30am – 4:30pm Book, Supplies & Meals (snack and lunch)
Check in time is 7:30am – 8:15am Register by October 29, 2010. After
October 29, 2010 registration cost is $25.
Click here to download the registration form or go to training.tpcbsa.org.
PAGE 15 TRAINING NOV / DEC 2010
2011 OKPIK TRAINING
“INDOOR SESSION” All participants will need to bring a completed Parts
January 8, 2011 A & C of the Annual Health and Medical Record
CAMP HOLAKA – Medical Center
Davis Lake Road, Lapeer, MI “OKPIK” must have 20 participants registered by
8AM to 6PM December 30, 2010,
but is not limited to 20 participants
January 28 - 30, 2011 Our objective in “OKPIK” training is to train the Scoutmaster, assistant
CAMP TAPICO – Troop Cabin Scoutmaster, and Scouts 14 years old or older (troop guide, assistant senior
Camp Tapico Road, Kalkaska, MI patrol leader, senior patrol leader, or junior assistant scoutmaster) in your
Program starts at 9PM Friday, January 28th troop so that you can feel comfortable, and confident conducting your own
cold weather camping program with your troop or team. We will be touching
COST: $65.00 Due with registration form. on such things as, shelters, clothing systems, sleeping systems, cooking
Covers: materials, food, lodging, equipment, etc. equipment, transportation methods, homemade equipment, and cold weather
UNTIL December 30, 2010 first aid.
$80.00 AFTER December 30, 2010
(this includes walk-ins) “OKPIK” must have 20 participants registered by December 30, 2010,
but is not limited to 20 participants.
For more information contact
Scout Service Center 1-810-235-2531 Click here to download the 2011 OKPIK training registration form or go
E-mail email@example.com to Tall Pine Council’s website located at www.tpcbsa.org and download from
Fax (810)235-5052 the “Training” section of the website.
WOOD BADGE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Tall Pine & Blue Water Councils The Wood Badge
Camp Holaka course is limited to the
Lapeer, Michigan first 48 participants
August 12-14, 2011
September 9-11, 2011 Sign up early!
What is Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is the premier adult training program for all leaders in the Boy Scouts of America. It teaches
contemporary leadership and team development skills in an outdoor setting. Its purpose is to aid Scouters in
providing a quality program that will enable scouts to grow to their greatest potential.
The course encompasses the key concepts of management skills from leaders in the management field;
therefore, this course can be helpful not only in your Scouting job, but also in your careers.
The course consists of two parts: Practical training and Application. Practical leadership experiences are
gained in a camp setting where leadership and management skills can be learned and practiced as members of
a Wood Badge patrol.
At the conclusion of the practical training, each participant has eighteen months to complete the application
phase (ticket) and meet all goals they have established.
For more information on Wood Badge for the 21st Century, including , please go to woodbadge.tpcbsa.org.
PAGE 16 ADVANCEMENT NOV / DEC 2010
MERIT BADGE COLLEGE 2010 &
ADULT LEADER ADVANCEMENT SEMINAR
Kettering University For more information, including
1700 W. University Avenue, Flint registration form and pre-requisites,
Saturday, December 4, 2010 please go to mbc.tpcbsa.org.
Academic Building - look for signs Merit Badges Offered Prior to this event
8:00am – 8:30am Check In Automotive Maintenance periodically check the
8:30am – 4:00pm Sessions Chemistry Council website for
Computers the list of pre-
$15 per participant (youth or adult) Drafting requisites and merit
Fee includes patch & lunch Electricity badge descriptions:
Electronics www.tpcbsa.org under
Pre-Register by November 19th Energy the “Latest News”
After November 19th fee is $20 per participant until Model Design and section.
December 1st Building
1 Merit Badge Per Scout Nuclear Science
Attention Adult Leaders!!! **Robotics
Five 1 hour advancement sessions are being offered, to Traffic Safety
make your choice go to: Truck Transportation
**ROBOTICS: Robotics is a new merit badge scheduled
$15 includes patch and lunch for BSA release April 2011. It is still in the preliminary
design stage, we are offering it as an introductory hands-on
SCOUTS need to be in full uniform laboratory seminar. No merit badge will be awarded at this
SAFETY POLICY: Long pants and closed toed shoes (NO
sandles or flip-flops) must be worn with full uniform for lab Classes are limited to 16 Scouts
STAR TO LIFE SEMINAR
At the Star to Life Seminar, parents and Scouts learn the process of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout,
and how to best achieve Scouting goals.
Dates Locations Times All times and locations are
Hosted by Blue Heron District tentative.
November 9, 2010 Bishop Kelley Catholic School – Lower level 7:00pm
(Tuesday) 926 W. Nepessing Street, Lapeer 48446 The seminar and the information
packet are FREE.
Hosted by North Star District
January 27, 2011 Scout Service Center – South entrance 7:00pm If you do not pre-register we
(Thursday) 507 W. Atherton Road, Flint 48507 may not have an information
packet available for you.
Hosted by Shiawassee District
March 7, 2011 Baker College Conference Center 7:00pm Register by phone (810-235-
(Monday) South M-52, Owosso 48867 2531) or in person at the Scout
Hosted by New Horizons District
May 11, 2011 Scout Service Center – South entrance 7:00pm A parent or guardian must
(Wednesday) 507 W. Atherton Road, Flint 48507 attend with the Scout.
PAGE 17 TALL PINE SCOUT SHOP NOV / DEC 2010
507 W. Atherton Road, Flint
Phone: (810) 237-6461 Fax: (810) 237-6463
Be on the lookout for the new catalog. Should
UPCOMING PROMOTIONS arrive by the first week in November!
Come in and check out the new merchandise
October 18 – November 11 that has been arriving on a weekly basis….new
Classic 1910 Tee t-shirts; sweatshirts; hats for both cub scouts
and boy scouts; new soft shell rain gear; Eagle
knives; new books that include Pinewood:
November 5 - 11 Winning By The Rules; The Legacy of Lord
Baden-Powell; Boy Scouts of America Today;
November Great Buys The Best of Boys Life.
We will be getting in new pinewood derby tools
they are going to be….Pro Outer Hub Shaver;
November 12 - 15 Pro Bore Polisher; Pro Rail Rider.
TALL PINE SCOUT SHOP
November 16 - 18 MAILING LIST
November Lights Please stop in and fill out a
form to get on the mailing list
November 19 - 22 for all the upcoming sales and
Early Christmas- Games
Go to scoutshop.tpcbsa.org for the lastest
November 25 - 29 information pertaining to the
Tall Pine Scout Shop.
Our Normal Business Hours are:
December 10 - 13
Great Buys for the Holidays Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Every Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
December 17 - 20
Advancements can be faxed or
Stocking Stuffers emailed to: Marlo.Reed@scouting.org
please give 24 hour notice to pick up
PAGE 18 GENERAL INFORMATION NOV / DEC 2010
Happy Accounting Manager - Sherry Marshall
Phone: (810) 235-8786
Program Secretary - Ann Norris
Phone: (810) 235-8753
Finance Secretary - Ella Thorp
Phone: (810) 235-8836
Registrar - Claudia Allen
Phone: (810) 235-8897
Computer Technologist - Thomas Newvine
Phone: (810) 235-8893
Camp Tapico Ranger - Mike Beratta
Phone: (231) 258-9302
Camp Holaka Ranger - Joe Niemczak
Phone: (810) 664-4063
Holidays A Publication of
Tall Pine Council,
Boy Scouts of America
The Tall Pine Council Jim Smithwick
wishes you and your
family a safe and Scout Executive
happy holiday season. Thomas Newvine
Editor & Design