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									                             The Tide                                                                October 2011




CAPE FEAR COUNCIL – BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA          P.O. BOX 7156 – WILMINGTON, NC 28406       www.capefearcouncilbsa.org

                                 A Monthly Newsletter for All Volunteer Scouters



 Trails End Popcorn Sale The 2011 Trails End Popcorn sale kicked off in the Cape Fear Council on September 24th.
 There are 74 Scouting units and around 1,800 Scouts participating in this year’s sale! During the first week of
 the sale, (“Blitz Week”) 109 Scouts qualified for the blitz week prize by selling popcorn to 30 customers or more
 during that first week!

 There are still about 2 weeks before the Popcorn sale ends on October 29th. All units are being encouraged to
 achieve their unit popcorn goal which was given to them at their local District Popcorn kickoff in August. As a
 reminder to Scout leaders, any unit that achieves their unit popcorn goal will receive 35% Commission (an extra
 5%)! In addition to earning money for your Scouting unit, Scouts still have an opportunity to earn Scout Rewards
 and Bonus Rewards and from Trails End. It’s possible to earn up to $200 in Walmart or Amazon gift cards if a
 Scout sells enough popcorn! If that weren’t already enough, the 3 Scouts with the highest Popcorn Sales in the
 Cape Fear Council at the end of the sale will win:

     First Place: iPad 2 Wi-Fi       Second Place: Nintendo 3DS       Third Place: $100 Walmart Gift Card

 (Unit leaders must turn in a copy of their Top Scouts order forms to the Council Service Center by 5:00pm on
 Tuesday, November 1, 2011, the Top 3 Salesman Prizes will be awarded at the Jungle Rapids Popcorn Party on
 Saturday, December 10th)

 We hope you enjoy and take advantage of these final 2 weeks to sell or buy popcorn in your local community. If
 you have any questions please feel free to visit our website at, www.capearcouncilbsa.org or contact your District
 Executive or the Scout Office at (910) 395-1100 ext. 14.

 The Cape Fear Council has had an excellent Fall Roundup recruitment effort through the end of September.
 The council grew by 9.8% in membership over the same time last year and has 13 more Scout units active than a
 year ago. Leading the way was the Coastal District with 195 more Scouts and the Lumber River District with 7
 more Scout units.

 Congratulations to Carson Goslee of Boy Scout Troop 218 in Wilmington who was elected to serve as the Lodge
 Chief for the Order of the Arrow Klahican Lodge.

 Please remember our Scouting program in the Cape Fear Council as you make your estate planning decisions
 in the future. A gift to the council’s Endowment Fund will keep the Boy Scout program strong for generations to
 come. Your attorney, accountant or financial adviser can help you in making a permanent bequest to our
 Endowment Fund or set up a charitable remainder trust. Please give this your heartfelt consideration.

 Bob Rippy of Wilmington will be leading the 2012 Investment in Character Campaign as Council Chairman. Rippy is
 an Eagle Scout and serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Cape Fear Council. Investment in Character
 is the annual fund-raising effort from among the many friends of the Scout program across southeastern North
 Carolina. Funds from this campaign provide 60% of the financial support needed for the council to operate. Also
 involved in leadership roles for the 2012 campaign are these persons who are serving as County Chairmen:

     Bladen County       -        Phillip Little             Pender County       -        Kent Harrell
     Brunswick County    -        Art Miller                 Robeson County      -        Dr. Erick Dent
     Columbus County     -        Justin Smith               Scotland County     -        Wayne Freeman
     Hoke County         -        Mike Baker                 Council Divisions   -        Jim Bryan &
                                                                                          Dr. Ellis Tinsley, Jr.
Pow-Wow Training for Cub Scout Leaders The Cape Fear Council is conducting a Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow
Training on Saturday, November 19th at the BB&T Training Center, Camp Bowers. This training has a lot of great
topics that will help you as a Cub Scout Leader no matter what position you serve in. Some topics include . . .
Outdoor Fun, Program Pizzazz, Pack Administration, Den Leader Enrichment, Arts & Crafts, Derbies &
Regattas, and more. Course Director, Tammy Brown from the Coastal District promises this will be a fun and
worthwhile training for all that attend. Please share the word with others in your Pack. For registration and more
details please see the POW WOW flyer located under “Training” on the council website.

Brian Smith has been selected as a “District Hero” by the Northeast Cape Fear District. Brian has contributed
greatly to the success of Scouting in the NECF District. He has served as the NECF Training Chairman for the past 4
years, Golf Tournament Chairman for the past 4 years, and currently serves on the NECF Eagle Board. Brian is an
Eagle Scout as well! On October 4th, Brian devoted an entire day to Scouting, providing leadership to the district’s
annual golf tournament fund-raiser, achieving over 100% of goal, and coordinating Cub Leader Training that same
evening. The Cape Fear Council wishes to recognize Brian Smith and thank him for making Scouting better in our
council and in the NECF District.

Grandparents Weekend will be held at the McNeill Cub Scout World on November 4 – 6 and will also be open to
boys and their grandparents who are not registered Scouts. This is a new event that we are very excited about.
Please be sure to pass this information along to any Grandparents that would like to spend a weekend with their
grandson’s in the great outdoors. There will be numerous nostalgic games and activities that both the boy and his
grandparent can participate in. Bill French of Lumberton will be serving as Chairman of the new event. This event
will be held at the McNeill Cub Scout World. For more information and to register, come by the Scout Service
Center or go to the council’s website www.capefearcouncilbsa.org.

The Cape Fear Council will be taking a contingent of 16 Scouts to Philmont Scout Ranch in the summer of
2012. The contingent will be led by Tony Saffo, Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 232 at Wrightsville Beach. The
trip dates will be July 20 – August 4, 2012. Cost for the Philmont Trek will be $1,900 (including airfare and
travel). Scouts must be 14 years old by January 1st, 2012 or have completed the 8th grade and be at least 13 years
old prior to July 22, 2012. They must also be mature enough to work will with other Scouts and physically capable
of handling the demands of the trek. To reserve a spot, please go to the council website and “click” on “forms” to
download an application. The application must be returned to the Scout Service Center by 4:30 p.m. on November
21st, 2011. For more information, contact Matthew Bull, Council Development Director at mabull@bsamail.org.

United Way Campaign Designations Please remember to support our Boy Scout program by designation your
pledge to the United Way campaign in your local area to the Cape Fear Council, Boy Scouts of America. United
Way is obligated to transmit all designated gifts to the Cape Fear Council.

Silver Beaver Award Nominations The Silver Beaver Award is the highest honor a local council can bestow on a
volunteer. Recipients of this award are individuals that have truly made an impact on the lives of youth through
service given to the Cape Fear Council. Applications to nominate potential Silver Beaver recipients may be
obtained by contacting Debrah Forcinito (910) 395-1100, ext. 19 or dforcini@bsamail.org or by visiting the Council
Website at www.capefearcouncilbsa.org. Click on Forms and then click on Cape Fear Council Silver Beaver
Nomination Form. All nominations must be submitted to the Council Office by November 4, 2011.

Eagle Scout Scholarship      A scholarship of $1,300 will be awarded to a deserving Scout who earns their Eagle
Scout Award during 2010 by the Betty and Ellis Tinsley, Sr. Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will
be presented at the Annual Council Recognition Banquet to be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012. The scholarship
will pay the expenses for attending a college chosen by the Scout and his family. To qualify for this scholarship, a
Scout must earn his Eagle Scout Award from January 1 – December 31, 2011. Recommendations for the scholarship
must be in the form of a letter from the Scoutmaster of the troop in which the Scout earns his Eagle Scout Award.
In the letter, the Scoutmaster should tell why this Scout is deserving of receiving the scholarship. Focus should be
on the achievements of the Scout in two areas; academics and Scout accomplishments. Deadline for the
submission of letters of recommendation is January 31, 2012. All letters from the Scoutmaster should be sent to
the following address:

                                          Betty & Ellis Tinsley, Sr.
                                        Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund
                                   P.O. Box 7156 – Wilmington, NC 28406

The Order of the Arrow is making plans for its Annual Banquet at Camp Bowers to be held in the Dining Hall on
November 12, 2011 at 6:30 pm. The banquet honors all new Ordeal and Brotherhood members and recognizes
Vigil and Founder’s honorees. Arrowmen should be looking for their invitation in the mail. Door prize donations
for the event are now being accepted. Please contact Lorrie Luhring at luhringl@charter.net if you have
something you would like to donate.

If you are interested in attending a training course in 2011 at the Philmont Training Center, you can register
on-line at www.philmonttrainingcenter.org . Registration for all training conferences is available to all registered
volunteers. Family programs are also offered for spouses and children of all ages.
BSA Policy Regarding Participation of Scouts in Political Rallies and Events Uniformed unit members and leaders
may participate in flag ceremonies at political events and may lead the Pledge of Allegiance; however, they should
retire after the ceremony and not remain on the speakers’ platform or in a conspicuous location where television
viewers could construe their presence as an endorsement or symbol of support. In addition, photos of candidates
or Scouts in uniform or BSA marks and logos are not allowed in political campaign materials of any kind.
Volunteers and professionals must be alert to situations that would imply that the BSA favors one candidate over
another. Strict observance of our long-standing policy against the active participation of uniformed Scouts and
leaders in political events is mandatory.

Please consider becoming a James E. West Fellowship Award recipient for the Cape Fear Council. The West
Fellowship Award is a national recognition for individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to
the Endowment Fund of the Cape Fear Council. This contribution is in addition to and does not replace the
donor’s annual gift to the council’s Investment in Character Campaign. Each recipient will receive an attractive 8
x 10 personalized framed certificate, lapel pin and embroidered square knot for their Scout uniform. Please
contact Scout Executive Doug Clevinger at (910) 395-1100, ext. 15 if you are interested.

Scouts, volunteers and families in New Hanover, Brunswick and Bladen Counties can get a reduced rate on
ordering pizza from Domino’s and financially support the Scouting program in the Cape Fear Council. You can
order as many large one-topping pizzas as you want for only $6.99 by saying the “coupon code #Scout”. The Cape
Fear Council will receive a contribution from Domino’s for every pizza sold in those three counties.

Reminder to Everyone – Each of the council’s four Districts have an individual page on the council’s website.
Please review information

Judge Doug Sasser from Whiteville will be leading the troop contingent for the Cape Fear Council to the 2013
National Scout Jamboree, which will be held in the summer of 2013 at the new BSA property “The Summit” in
West Virginia. Serving as Assistant Scoutmasters for the continent will be Tony Cunningham of Raeford and
Mike Hardison of Wilmington. To register go to www.bsajamboree.org. For more information call Matthew Bull at
the Scout Service Center (910) 395-1100, EXT. 23.

All training courses for Cub Scout Leaders are now available online at: www.scouting.org/volunteer/training.
Courses include: 1. “Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training”, 2. “Youth Protection”, 3. “Fast Start”, and 4.
“This is Scouting”. The courses have been updated to support the new Cub Scout Delivery Method rolled out
earlier this year. Now, den leaders and assistants, Cub Masters and assistants, pack training, and pack committee
chairs and members can learn the how-to’s for successfully conducting an engaging den and pack program and can
become confident in the role each plays.

Online training is also available at: www.scouting.org. Click on myscouting (upper right) and create an account if
you do not already have one. From there click on the E-learning link under the Training header located on the
left-side menu. Then click on the Cub Scouts tab.

Please remember that payments can be made on-line for Parent-Son Weekend Events, Boy Scout Summer Camp,
Investment in Character and Memorial/Tribute contributions at the councils’ web-site www.capefearcouncilbsa.org
– click on “payments” at the top of the home page.

The Cape Fear Council can now be found live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/capefearcouncil.

Many days have passed since Cub Scout Resident Camp, but it is never too early to begin preparing for Spring
2012! Load your pack and prepare with us as we embark on a journey of Wilderness Survival! Cub Scouts will learn
the basic skills they need to survive on their own in the wilderness while having a great experience at Camp
McNeill! Each weekend will feature a series of activities, projects, and instruction designed to be fun and
educational. Be sure to register early to qualify for the Early Bird fee and reserve your Pack’s spot.

        Session I   4/13—15, 2012          Session II   4/20—22, 2012          Session III 4/27—29, 2012

A new North Carolina Boy Scouts of America license plate is now available!! This is a great way to display your
pride and support for our great organization!!

The 2011 NC Legislature approved the new plate in its last session, and the plates will be issued as soon as an
initial order for 300 or more is placed. The new plates are $30, and can be renewed annually for $30 plus the
normal annual vehicle registration/licensing fee. Personalized “vanity” plates can also be ordered at a cost of $60
each, with an annual renewal cost of $60 plus the normal registration fee. Your local Boy Scout council will
receive $20 for each plate sold or renewed.

The council headquartered in Winston-Salem, which spearheaded the effort to get this plate approved, is
accepting orders for the first 300 plates to be issued. Once 300 or more individual orders are received with
payment, the council will send the initial order in to the State DMV, and will distribute the proceeds to the ten
North Carolina councils based on the number of plates sold in their respective territories. Plates will be mailed
directly to individuals.
To order these plates, please complete the “Application for a Boy Scouts of America License Plate” and send it
along with your check made out to “BSA License Plate Fund” to Boy Scouts of America, 6600 Silas Creek Parkway,
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27106. An application for the new license plate can be picked up at the Scout
Service Center in Wilmington or contact Debrah Forcinnito at (910) 395-1100 (Ext. 19).

The new license plate will feature the red, white, and blue BSA logo, along with the words “Boy Scouts of
America”, similar to the sample shown here.




Working as an Adult Volunteer at 2013 National Scout Jamboree – If you are interested in serving on the staff of
the National BSA Jamboree in 2013, you can apply at www.bsajamboree.org. The 2013 National Scout Jamboree
will be the first jamboree of our second century, the first jamboree held in the great state of West Virginia, and
the very first jamboree on a property we own. Moreover, this event will be the grand opening of the Summit
Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.

Church Youth Groups – Family Reunions – Corporate Retreats The Cape Fear Scout Reservation has a large
variety of cabins and other meeting and sleeping quarters to accommodate any size group and any size budget.
The BB&T Training Center is available on a year-round basis and there are many fun and exciting activities to take
advantage of. Plan your next outing now at our camp facilities. To make reservations or get additional
information, please contact Matthew Bull at (910) 395-1100 (ext. 23) or mabull@bsamail.org .

There is now a 30-day period for adult volunteer leaders to complete Youth Protection Training after they
have submitted an adult leader application. A new adult leader application is being printed by the National BSA
organization, which will reflect this new change.

Attention – ALL UNIT LEADERS There is a new web-site where new parents looking for a Scout Unit in their
neighborhood can look to get information about your Cub Pack, Scout Troop, Venturing Crew or Explorer Post. The
web-site address is www.BeAScout.org. In order for there to be accurate information about your Scout Unit, you
must go on-line to www.myscouting.org, and click on Be a Scout. This will walk you through on how to enter the
correct information for your Scout Unit. If you have questions or need further information, please contact your
District Executive.

The National BSA organization has created www.beascout.org/welcome, a hidden page within the BeaScout.org
website that features a new video vignette highlighting Scouting in action and only two information button
choices. The first button is labeled “I am a new Cub Scout parent”, and the other is labeled “I volunteered to be a
new Cub Scout Den Leader”. A parent can choose to investigate either or both buttons, where they will find basic
information and answers to the most common questions and needs these two groups have. If a person desires
more information, a link will take them to the main Scouting.org page to explore volumes of information. This
tool welcomes the newest Cub Scout parents and newly recruited Den Leaders, provides them a resource to fulfill
their hunger for basic information about Cub Scouting, and if they choose, give them an opportunity to feed the
need for more detailed information about the entire Scouting family of programs.

The BSA Alumni Connection program now has an Alumni Award that may be earned by Eagle Scouts, as well as
any former Scouts, former BSA volunteers, and family members of former and current Scouts. To find the
requirements for the new Alumni Award, go to www.BSAalumni.org and sign up as alumni. You will receive a
quarterly electronic alumni newsletter, be able to download free cell phone ring tones of 10 familiar bugle calls,
receive a free one-year membership to the National Scouting Museum, and can post your Scouting stores and
photos in the alumni scrapbook.

Camp Bowers will be hosting a Merit Badge Make-up Day on October 29th. This day is for Boy Scouts to complete
certain Merit Badges that they have received a Partial on during Summer Camp. Be sure to register early for this
event. More information will be available soon at www.capefearcouncilbsa.org.

Merit Badges that will be offered are:

Aviation                                                         Archery
Citizenship in the Community                                     Astronomy
Citizenship in the Nation                                        Fishing
Citizenship in the World                                         Rifle
Environmental Science
Cycling (have a signed note from Scoutmaster confirming 50-mile bike ride)

								
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