The Valley Scouter
Published by: The Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of America, 326 Derby Avenue, Derby Connecticut 06418
Phone (203) 734-3329, Fax (203) 734-0222, Web Site www.housatonicbsa.org
Volume 19 Issue 4 October/December 2008
POPCORN SALE EXPLODING Housatonic Council
Merit Badge Book Sales
The fall popcorn sale is off to
a fantastic start. This year a
larger number of Packs have From October 7th to November 18th, All merit badge
opted to take advantage of books in stock will be sold at a 30% discount.
the pre-order (Show and
Sell) so their Scouts can sell
popcorn in front of various stores around the Valley.
That is good news for both units doing the “Show and "#%
Sell” sales, and units that decided that they will only do
the “Take order” Sales.
Valley United Way
According to Trails End research, 91% of Trail’s End
Did you know that the Valley United Way helps to fund
consumers would buy again. Chances are that the peo-
the program of the Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of
ple who bought popcorn from a Scout in front of a store
America? Approximately 14% of our Council’s yearly
have finished it and are looking to buy more. (Just like
budget comes form the Valley United Way.
Girl Scout Cookies, you can never buy enough).
You can help us by supporting the Valley United Way.
Did you also know that the average consumer…
Make your donation: where you work, on line at valle-
yunitedway.org, or call 735-9331.
• Is approached 14 times a year for a youth fundraiser
If you work in the Valley
• Has never been asked to buy Popcorn from a Scout and your company does
(Only 17% of all consumers have even been asked not run a United Way Cam-
(Continued on page 9) paign, you can help the
communities we serve and
the Housatonic Council.
If you work outside of the Valley and your company runs
a United Way campaign, you can Designate the Housa-
tonic Council, BSA.
Your contribution makes a difference! Thanks for
Saturday November 1st - Tag Delivery
Saturday November 8th - Food Pick-up
The Housatonic Council B.S.A. is going to be kicking off
another Scouting for Food campaign. The Scouting for
Food campaign which, is in its nineteenth consecutive
year of operation in the Valley, should bring in tens of
thousands of food items for the needy. The food will be
collected in the five towns that make up the Housatonic Congratulations
Council (Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, & Shelton). to the Housatonic Council’s first Venturing Ranger
(Continued on page 3) Award Winner, Katie Melbourne!
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Thing on a Higher Plane
by Jim Davidson COUNCIL CALENDAR
Henry Ford (1863-1947) once said, "thinking is the hardest
work there is, which is probably the reason so few people en- OCTOBER
gage in it." Today I would like to share some thoughts with you
on the important subject of "thinking" and I' titled this column 13 Columbus Day (Office & Scout Shop Closed)
"Thinking On A Higher Plane." In the Bible you will find these 17-19 Fall Camp-o-ree
words recorded in Proverbs 23:7a, "As a man thinketh in his 16 Property Committee
heart, so is he." The Roman Emperor Marcus Arelius once 16 Risk Management Committee
said, "A man becomes what he thinks about all day long." 20 Popcorn Money Due for 1st Order
Back in 1957, the late Earl Nightingale wrote and recorded a 21 Council Officers Meeting
motivational message titled "The Strangest Secret", which 23 Cub Activities
became the only one of its kind to ever sell a million copies. 25 BALOO
The Strangest Secret is that "We Become What We Think 27 Advancement Committee
About." It was my good fortune to work personally with Mr. 28 Camping Committee
Nightingale for several years. 30 2nd Popcorn Order Due to Council
Yes, from King Solomon on down through the ages, the most NOVEMBER
successful writers, teachers and philosophers have all come to 1 Scouting for Food Tag Delivery Day
the same conclusion: It is the quality of our thinking that will 2 Scouter’s Religious Awards Banquet
ultimately determine the quality of our life. At this point, it might 3 Boy Scout Activities
be in order to ask you some very pertinent questions. What do 4 Election Day
you think about most of the time? Is most of your thinking 4 Endowment Committee
done on a higher plane? That is, do you reach for the stars in 5 ACC & Commissioner Staff Meeting
your thinking or is most of your thinking done in the gutter? 8 Scouting for Food - Food Pick-up Day
The truth is, we have only to look about us to see where we 10 Roundtable & VOA
are and to see what we have to see the fruits of our thinking. 11 Veterans Day
14 2nd Popcorn Pick-up
For fear that I may be misunderstood, I want to make it very 15 Scrapbooking Fundraiser
clear that we don' have to be a religious person to desire a 17 OA Exec Meeting
good, decent, honest and moral life. Sometimes we forget that 18 Executive Board Meeting (Budget Presentation)
the greatest “have”, as citizens of this free country, is the 20 Property Committee
power to choose. Regardless of who we are or what we have 20 Cub Activities Committee
done in the past, we can choose the quality or level of our own 24 Advancement Committee
thinking. Isn'it great to be able to say, "the past is gone" and I 25 Camping Committee
can' do anything about it but from this point forward I' going 25 Popcorn Prize Orders Due
to improve my life by improving the quality of my thinking? As I 27 Thanksgiving (Office & Scout Shop Closed)
said a moment ago, the choice is yours. What is so tragic for 27 Office & Scout Shop Closed
me to realize is that millions of people could have more and be
much happier if they only knew it. DECEMBER
1 Deadline for submitting President’s Award Applications
While it’s an individual thing, you may ask, "how do I go about
1 Deadline for submitting Award of Merit Applications
it?" While it' not easy, it' very simple. Station a guard at the
1 Deadline for Silver Beaver Applications
entrance of your mind. You must be very careful when you
1 OA Christmas Campfire at Osborndale
select the television programs you watch, the books and
1 Boy Scout Activities
magazines you read and the people with whom you associate.
2 Endowment Committee
In short, if we are to improve the quality of our thinking, we
3 ACC & Commissioner Staff Meeting
must be very selective as to where we get our information.
8 Roundtable & VOA
14 OA Exec Meeting
It took several years for me to come to the realization that if
16 Executive Board Meeting (Budget Approval)
I' going to improve my life, when a filthy program comes on
18 Property Committee
T.V., or even the radio, I just turn it off. It’s a choice I make
18 Cub Activities Committee
because I now realize what it will do to my thinking. How about
22 Advancement Committee @ Council
you? Have you ever given any serious thought to this before?
23 Camping Committee
Remember please that "birds of a feather flock together" and
24 Christmas Eve (Scout Shop Closed for Inventory)
you may have people tell you that it does not make any differ-
25 Christmas Day (Office & Scout Shop Closed)
ence what you watch or read or who you spend your time with.
26 Office & Scout Shop Closed
But it does. We can trust the words of King Solomon here: "As
29-31 Scout Shop Closed for Inventory
a man thinketh in his heart so is he."
1-2 Office & Scout Shop Closed
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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All of the food collected will
go directly to local food pan-
tries in these communities.
This annual event supplies s
As America' largest youth organization, the Boy Scouts
each shelter with enough food to last several months of America chooses to address important issues that
through the holidays. The shelters/food pantries that impact young people. Youth Protection is one of those
receive food are the Spooner House in Derby, Trinity issues.
Episcopal in Seymour, and the Salvation Army in An-
sonia. We have developed tried and true policies over the
years to create as safe an environment as possible for
This program, which is being sponsored by the Valley young people involved in any kind of Scouting activity.
Community Foundation, helps make all of our Scout-
ing members aware of their social responsibility to the Taking this training is a major step toward your develop-
community and provides a vehicle to give back to the ment as a good leader. The Boy Scouts of America has
community for their support of our Scouting Programs. gathered top experts in the field of Youth Protection to
relay vital information to you. This training is accessible
The Paugassett Lodge will coordinate the food drop off to everyone.
stations. The Paugassett Lodge provides service to
Scouting and the community through the Scouting Pro- Our Youth Protection training involves very important
gram. The Order of the Arrow is considered an honor information, and we appreciate your willingness to in-
organization within Scouting. vest your time to be the best leaders that you can be.
Over 500 Scouts and Scouters will be involved in this Thank you for your commitment to young people and
annual event. Scouts of all sizes from Tiger Cub’s (age enjoy your Scouting experience.
6) through Venture Scouts (age 18) assist with the food
OA Lodge Advisor, Jim Frovarp, and Good Turn for
America Chair, Tracy Murphy and VP of Program, Tom
Wilson would like to thank all the families in the Valley
that will be contributing food to the campaign and the
workers for their efforts.
First United Methodist Church of Shelton
ROAST BEEF DINNER
Saturday, October 18
Saturday, November 22
Served with baked potato, vegetable, salad,
side of pasta, beverages and dessert
$5 kids 12 and under
Proceeds benefit the ministries & missions of
the First United Methodist Church of Shelton.
Tickets on sale at the door or
call 929-3537 to make a reservation!
For more information, please go to our website
ALL ARE WELCOME
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National Jamboree News Order of the Arrow
The 2010 Housatonic Council National
Jamboree Committee has selected the Fellow Scouters and Arrowmen,
leadership for both of our Troops. Bob
Wnek, Jamboree Committee Chairman, is pleased to I am speaking as Paugassett
announce that Gary Zrelak and Tom Murray will serve s
Lodge' Chief for the 2008-09
as Scoutmasters for our Jamboree Troops. Tom Wilson Scouting year. I am looking for-
and Ray Spagnuolo will both serve as 1st Asssistant ward to a great year as Chief,
Scoutmasters. Elwin Jimmo and Al Shigo were also and we have already gotten off
selected by the committee as the 2nd Assistant Scout- to a great start. Over the Summer the Lodge worked on
masters. a service project to clean up the White Trail at Camp
Strang. We did a fair amount of work so that the trail is
Troop Troop much more usable now. Towards the end of the Sum-
SM Gary Zrelak SM Tom Murray mer, eight Lodge Members (Doug Demaine, Mr. De-
1st ASM Tom Wilson 1st ASM Ray Spagnuol maine, Nick Recine, Will Schmitt, Nick Shigo, Mr. Shigo,
2nd ASM Elwin Jimmo 2nd ASM Al Shigo Chris Wilson, and Capt. Wilson) attended the last Sec-
tion NE-2C Conclave at the TMR Scout Reservation in
Congratulations! New York. The event was great, and we met fellow Ar-
rowmen from all over the area. The region has re-
sectioned this year so our next conclave will be at a CT
Rivers Council camp in east CT. Our section (NE-2A)
CHRISTMAS CAMPFIRE now includes northeast NY, VT, western MA, and CT.
The Conclave this year should be a great (and cheap!)
weekend in June.
Recently, three members (Will Schmitt, Chris
Wilson, and Capt. Wilson—see picture w/National Chief
Jake Wellman below) attended the Northeast Region
National Leadership Seminar at Camp Alpine in NJ. The
seminar was taught by Section Chiefs, the Northeast
Region Chief, and the National OA Chief. The three of
us have learned very valuable information we will be
bringing back to the Lodge and the Council.
The Christmas Campfire is put on for the Cub Scouts Some upcoming events for the Lodge include
and Webelos of the Council by the Order of the Arrow. our Annual Potluck Dinner on Sunday, October 26,
It is a yearly event that features a visit from Santa. This Scouting For Food on the first two weekends of Novem-
event will be held on Monday, December 1st at 7:00 ber (all Scouters asked to help) and a Fellowship Week-
PM. end at Camp Strang April 17-19 .We will soon be com-
ing out with a full pocket patch to be worn below and
It will be held in the lower pavilion at Osbornedale State match the Lodge Flap. This patch will be sold for $16 to
Park. There is no cost. We look for donations of cook- OA Members as a fund raiser for the new Shower
ies to pass. The Lodge will supply a seasonal drink. House at Camp Strang.
Santa will visit with some candy canes and everyone I would also like to reach out and ask for all OA
can sing some Christmas Songs. members who have not done so to provide us with your
e-mail to improve communications and cut down on
costs. You may e-mail me at email@example.com. If you
have any questions or comments you may e-mail me
there. I am excited to be the Lodge Chief of Paugassett
Lodge, Housatonic Council, and look forward to a great
Yours in Scouting,
William J. Schmitt
Paugassett Lodge, WWW
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Seven Scouters Commit from Housatonic Council Commit to WoodBadge Training
On September 5, 2008 seven Scouters from Housatonic Council began the NE I 263 WoodBadge class sponsored
by the Connecticut Rivers Council at Camp Mattituck. Scouters participating by patrol are: Mark Scinto, Lorenzo
Recine & Gary Zrelak of the Fox Patrol; Tracy Murphy & Mike Kellogg Buffalo Patrol; Jane Bailey & Jim Ernst Bear
Patrol. The course consists of the nationally advanced leadership training for adult leaders conducted over six days
of training (two three day weekends). Following the didactic course, the leaders must successfully complete five
projects a.k.a "tickets" in service to their primary position in Scouting over the course of 18 months.
According to Tom Wilson, Vice President of Program for Housatonic Council and an Assistant Course Director for
the Course for the past two years "WoodBadge is Scouting' premier training program for adult lead-
ers. WoodBadge Training was established in 1819 by Baden-Powell at Gilwell Field, England. Wood Badge recipi-
ents now number more than 100,000 and can be found in all corners of the world. By participating in the course, the
seven scouters from our council have invested a significant amount of their time and energy in advancing their pro-
fessional growth in service to our council. The results of their commitment to Scouting will not only significantly en-
hance the future of our council, but more importantly in service to our youth!" Well done Critters!....We look forward
to monitoring the progress of your "tickets" in your professional growth and service to our youth.
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-RESIDENT SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS-
2009 SUMMER CAMP SEASON
EDMUND D. STRANG SCOUT RESERVATION
BOY SCOUTS BOY SCOUTS BOY SCOUTS BOY SCOUTS
JULY JULY JULY JULY 26-
CAMPSITE 12-18 19-25 AUG 1
ALGONQUIN (20) Crew 2727 Troop 5 Troop 101
8 10 17
Troop 28 Troop 28 Troop 65 A2E
CHESAPEAKE (30) 30
15 15 16
MOHAWK (50) Troop 3? Troop 3? Troop 11 Troop 19
20 20 20 28
PAUGASSETT (24) Troop 55 Troop 146 Troop 1 Troop 1
30 18 15 15
SCATICOOK (24) Troop 170 Troop 27
Troop 177 Troop 35
WEPAWAUG (13) Goshen
RIFLE R ANGE SITE
POOTATUCK (24) Troop 170 Troop 330
Total Youth- 390 85 116 61 113
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The Commissioners Corner
Commissioners are district and council leaders
Lori Davies, AC 881-1934 who help Scout units succeed. They coach and
T65, C65 (Jeff Anderson)* 888-4861 consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs,
Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. Com-
T105 Eric Goldstein 556-8314 missioners help maintain the standards of the
Boy Scouts of America. They are there to serve
T1, C1 Art Aldred 888-6313
you as your friend, representative, doctor,
Pk11, T11, C11 Chuck Hemstreet 888-6417 teacher and counselor. They
also oversee the unit charter
T19, C22 Bill Prutting 929-7358 renewal plan so that each unit
reregisters on time with an opti-
Elwin Jimmo, AC 888-4920 mum number of youth and
P5, T7, T28 Wes Nelson, Jr. 888-7773 adult members.
T55, T101 John Cleri 732-8891
C555,C1762, E108 Karen Lord 729-3034
T9, T50 (Elwin)* 888-4920 October - Uniform Inspection Month
Dot Pendagast, AC (203) 268-0717 Your Commissioner Staff reminds you that October is uni-
form inspection month. A sports team doesn’t look like a
Pk20, Pk24, T25 Joe Kundrat 926-0399 “team” when everyone isn’t wearing the correct uniform,
the same is true with Scouting. Your Unit Commissioner
Pk27, T27, C2727 Mary Jane Liddel 929-7269 can help with your Pack or Troop’s uniform inspection.
Pk28 Sarah Cayer 929-8521
Pk3, T3, C33 Fran Saresky 924-1974
Council Awards Deadline
Sandy Barber, AC 888-4328
Monday, December 1st
Pk16, Pk25, E127 Eric Jansen 924-0922
Each year the Housatonic Council presents awards to the
Pk19 JoEllen Lisi (203) 394-3343 best Scouters in our council. But some years the very
best people never receive an award. That is because no
Pk14, Pk60, Pk65 Lori Davies 881-1934 one nominated them!
* These units are being temporarily covered by Nomination forms for the Silver Beaver, Award of Merit
these commissioners. and the Presidents Award are available at the Council
Service Center and on our Council website.
Commissioner at Large:
Bob Singletary 929-3832 Who will your unit honor?
Roundtable Commissioners: Help us recognize our outstanding leaders, take the time
to fill out a nomination form. If you don’t do it, who will?
Cub Scouts - JoEllen Lisi 203-394-3343
Asst. - Eric Jansen 924-0922
BSA National Help Desk
Boy Scouts - Lorenzo Recine 888-5878 Available to Volunteers
Venturing - Don Woodin 888-1690 Having problems with Internet Advancement, Internet Re-
chartering, Online Training or logging in information on
the Good Turn for America website? Call the Help Desk
at 1-800 627-3025. Volunteers press Option 1.
Interested in becoming a Commissioner?
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Troop 28 Scouts Hike Northern Presidential Range
On June 22nd and June 23rd, five Unf ortunately, Mount
scouts from Troop 28 hiked the Washington was covered in
Northern Presidential range in de ns e f o g s o p h o to
the White Mountains of New opportunities were limited.
Hampshire. The five scouts However the gift shop and
included, Eagle Scout Bobby cafeter ia was opened
Giuliani and Life Scouts Kyle allowing all to enjoy warm
Casiglio, Thomas Johnson, food inside a heated building.
Andrew Sheldon and Jimmy
Flood. Three adult leaders also After peaking Mt Washington,
participated, Maurice Donini, some of the group decided to
Matt Fama and Mike Flood. take the shuttle from Mt
Washington to Pinkham
The hike began at Pinkham Notch while others chose to
Notch (elevation 2032), 15 miles hike down. For those that
south of Gorham New took the shuttle, ice cream
Hampshire. The goal for the first was had at the bottom.
day was to reach the Madison Those that hiked down,
Spring Hut – a mostly uphill hike of eight miles. The hike encountered much snow and ice in Tuckerman’s ravine
included peaking Mt Madison (elevation 5367 feet). and sited a moose on the trail down. In total, almost
During the hike weather conditions deteriorated with the twelve miles were hiked on the second day.
temperature dropping to around 40 degrees with torrential
rain, high winds and lightening. The group arrived safely Finally, on the drive home, Troop 28 members came upon
(very wet and tired) at the hut in mid-afternoon. a two-car accident in Vermont. One of the cars had rolled
over and the driver was trapped inside the car. The group
The Madison Spring Hut, provides food and overnight was able to free the driver and provide first aid and
shelter for up to 48 hikers. The hut has five rooms; a comfort until the arrival of the local paramedics.
kitchen, a dining area, two bunk rooms and a bathroom. Fortunately, the injuries were minor.
The hut is complete “off the grid”. It generates its own
electricity via solar and wind and pumps its own water. Kyle Casiglio, SPL, stated, “I had a great time; I thought
There is no telephone or television service at the hut. that the challenge of the storm as we ascended Madison
There is no heat in the hut. The hut is staffed by four made the trip very exciting and fun. I would definitely like
‘croo’ members who provide the guests with dinner, to do something like this again.”
breakfast, snacks, drinks and entertainment. The hut is
opened from June through Sept. Heavy items and non- Thomas Johnson, ASPL, said “Our trip to Mt.
perishable items are brought it and out via helicopter. Washington was exciting. However, it was nothing like I
Perishable items are hiked in by croo members. The hut expected. I expected for it to be hard, and it to rain, it
is a pack in/pack out facility. always seems to on scout outings, but I was not prepared
for what the trip actually entailed. As a runner, I thought
That evening, the scouts were treated to a dinner that I would be just fine, and could make it easily up the
including black bean soup, stuffed shells, peas, home m
mountain. I' sure my running experience helped a great
made bread, lemonade, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and deal, but with the change in altitude I was out of breath,
home made cookies. Breakfast included, home made and with the rain and thunderstorms, I was wet, cold, and
cinnamon donuts, scrambled eggs, bacon, oatmeal, cramped to the point of almost not being able to lift my
coffee, tea, hot chocolate and apple juice. legs. All of this aside, the trip was fun. I always enjoy
being in the outdoors and relying on my skills to survive,
On day two of the hike, the scouts left the Madison Spring and this trip was just that kind of experience. It also gave
Hut and headed for Mount Washington. Additional peaks me a great sense of accomplishment, peaking 3
included Mount Adams (elevation 5774 feet), Mount mountains and having a good time. It brought all of us on
Jefferson (elevation 5712). The group arrived at Mount the trip closer together, and all of us would gladly go on
Washington (elevation 6288 feet) around noon time. another trip like this again, though much better prepared.”
During the hike the temperature hovered around 45
degrees with high winds, some sun and some rain. Overall, everyone had a good time and the scouts asked
Unfortunately, Mount Washington was covered in dense to have a similar event next year.
fog so photo opportunities were limited.
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2008 Trained Catholic Ask a Friend to Join Cub Scouts!
Boy Scout Counselors
This fall, please ask your Cub
The Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Boy Scout Commit- Scouts to invite a friend to join the
tee held their annual Religious Emblems Counselors fun and excitement of the Scouting
Training on September 20, 2008 at the Archdiocesan program. Scouts who have a friend
Center at St. Thomas Seminary. Congratulations to our join will receive a limited edition re-
newly trained Religious Emblems Counselors: Robin Don- cruiter patch.
nelly: Holy Rosary, Ansonia and Thomas Wilson: St. Jo-
seph, Shelton. A promotional website for the Cub
Congratulations! Scout program, set up by National
Office, is available. It is designed for the general pub-
lic, specifically non-members who may wish to consider
joining or starting a unit.
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to purchase Trail’s End Popcorn.) Join Cub Scouting (http://
• Would buy if asked, would spend an average of
$14.00, and would buy again
• Makes their purchase decision based on 1) the child Share the fun of Cub Scouting -
at the door 2) the youth organization 3) present re- invite a friend to join with you!
turn to organization and 4) the product
• Believes that Scouting is one of the top youth or-
ganizations to support in fundraising
• Is willing to spend up to 46% more Saturday, October 25, 2008
in their purchase if they know the child
Studies have shown that 85 percent of boys who join Cub
• 4 out of 5 people when asked, will Scouts do so to go camping, and they want to do it right
buy Popcorn to support the Boy Scouts away. BALOO, Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation, is
of America. the key to lots of Cub Scout camping.
• Consumers will spend more if they Adults giving leadership to a pack overnighter must
know how the popcorn profits are being complete BALOO and be present on campouts. Packs
used to support Scouting. should have more than one BALOO-trained adult among
its leaders so there is always someone who can be the
The second popcorn pick up is Friday, November required BALOO-trained adult when their pack is going
14th (order by Thursday, October 30th). Popcorn camping.
Prize orders are due by Tuesday, November 25th.
Final Payment is due on Monday, December 1st BALOO helps participants properly understand the
(that’s when we have to pay the popcorn company). importance of program intent and how to be comfortable
camping out. It trains them on youth protection guidelines,
Thank you for your Support of Scouting! health and safety, site selection, age-appropriate
activities, and sufficient adult participation.
Camp at Strang for FREE BALOO training will be conducted by our training team on
Saturday, October 25th.
Interested in spending the
weekend at Camp Strang
with your family, for FREE?
Call Tom Symski and ask Get all the details from JoEllen
him how you can become a Lisi at 394-3343!
Campmaster at 203-615-
1131 or email him at tsym-
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Each year the Housatonic Coun- A SCOUTING THING
cil recognizes the Scouts who
have reached the rank of Eagle
throughout the year. The Eagle
Class of 2008 will be honored on FROM FROM
Monday, January 5, 2009.
Carol & Dave Pendagast Troop 3
Scoutmasters and Eagle Scouts Dot & Don Pendagast Dot & Don Pendagast
will be receiving information on Richard Marano IN MEMORY OF
the dinner soon. Kevin Moyher Anna Mary Dilella
IN MEMORY OF
Herbert Rollinson FROM
Arlene & Royal Wells
IN MEMORY OF
Curt M. Tuski
Maurice & Jane Martin
Carol & Dave Pendagast
Kevin Moyher Dot & Don Pendagast
IN MEMORY OF IN HONOR OF
Ruth Kneen Stanley Sliva
To most people in our council crew 555 is the camp
staff, and we are just a seasonal crew. Crew 555 is
more than just a camp staff it is a family, and this year Monday, November 10th
we will not be a seasonal crew. The crew has begun to Monday December 8th
hold one meeting a month, and we are also looking for a
sponsor. This year the crew has also formed a commit- Council Office
tee to help promote the place that we all love “SSR”. 326 Derby Ave. (Rt. 115), Derby
This crew committee has agreed to work with the OA on Starts Promptly at 7:30 p.m.
camp promotion. The crew would like to go to out of
council troops, and promote camp so if you know any
Parking in front of the building, in the lots on both
troops that are looking to change camps please call a
member of the crew. The crew is also talking about par- sides and in the lot behind the building.
ticipating in the Crew Cup and the Crew Olympics.
Crew 555 is also holding a Christmas party in Decem- Roundtable - It’s for all leaders!
ber. The crew is also looking to do a trip in the spring to Roundtable is a uniformed training event, but we
NYC. If you know of anyone who is looking to sponsor t
won'send you home if you forget to wear yours.
a Venturing crew please call Alex Olbrys @ 723-8199.
Elections were held this date: Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Pres Jo Ellen Lisi
Alex Olbrys 203-723-8199 firstname.lastname@example.org
VP Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Rich Morano 203-592-3961 email@example.com Lorenzo Recine
Sec Venture Officer Association
Kyle Kurtich 860-485-1478 firstname.lastname@example.org Don Woodin
Kyle Casiglio 203-929-1779 email@example.com
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Boy Scouts of America
And Troop 1 – Oxford, CT
“Stop,Drop & Support”
In conjunction with our annual “Scouting for Food” Food Drive
Saturday, November 8th, 2008
To Benefit the Valley Food Bank
Stop and Shop
15 Franklin Street
From 9am to 1pm
Stop by the Bus, Drop off some Food &
Support Your Community
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Who’s Who in the Housatonic Council
Scout Executive - Vacant Scout Shop Hours
W:203-734-3329 Ext. 304
Senior District Executive - Tina Paolillo
W:203-734-3329 Ext. 303
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Scout Shop Manager - Nancy Prutting Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Scout Shop Sales Clerk - Dot Pendagast
W:203-734-3329 Ext. 306
firstname.lastname@example.org Friday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Registrar/Bookkeeper - Barbara Kinzig
W:203-734-3329 Ext. 301
Part-time Registrar - Carole Cafaro
W:203-734-3329 Ext. 302
Camp Ranger - Jack Watson
Year-round Camp Reservation Line (Voice Mail)
203-734-3329 Ext. 313
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