The newsletter of the Stonewall Jackson Area Council
Boy Scouts of America
Remember Scouting in Your Will
Don L. Ellis Jack A. Taylor T. C. Dickerson
Scout Executive President Commissioner
Don L. Ellis is Welcomed as Popcorn and Peanuts
Stonewall Jackson Area Council’s We are off and Running!
New Scout Executive
veryone participating should have received
everything they need. Should you need
additional information or forms check your
Council Web Site www.sjac-bsa.org or contact your
District’s P&P Chair listed below.
Key Calendar Dates:
October 28ish: Turn in Unit orders and Prize form
per District Schedules
November 11-12: Unit Popcorn & Peanut Pickup per
District Schedule & Location
December 6: Unit Popcorn & Peanut Accounts
December: Youth Prizes mailed to Unit P&P Chairs
January: Council Youth Recognitions
Special Council-Wide Top Seller Recognition
In additional to our usual Council Top Seller
Awards this year we will be adding Recognition for
the Top 5 Popcorn Sellers in the Council.
Top Popcorn Seller: Columbia Mountain Bike
on L. Ellis began his professional Scouting career in 1979 in the
Occoneechee Council located in Raleigh, North Carolina. During his 2nd Popcorn Seller: 5 person Tent
26-year tenure with the Boy Scouts of America, he has served in the 3rd Popcorn Seller: MP3 Player
following positions: 4th Popcorn Seller: Binocular with built in Digital
• District Executive-Raleigh, North Carolina Camera
• District Scout Executive – Orlando, Florida 5th Popcorn Seller: Four in One Lantern
• Field Director – Charlotte, North Carolina For additional information and help contact your
• Director of Field Service – Little Rock, Arkansas District Popcorn & Peanut Chairman:
• Finance Director & Finance Development Director – Raleigh, North Carolina MASSANUTTEN: John Graham 540-435-2461(c) 540-
Don is coming to us from Raleigh, North Carolina where he served success- 434-8039 (h) email@example.com
fully for the past seven years. Having served in four councils, Don brings a MONTICELLO: Scott Desmond 434-242-1538 (c)
wealth of experience in all phases of District and Council operations, quality 434-975-5626 (b)firstname.lastname@example.org
program delivery, traditional membership growth, fundraising and fiscal SOUTHERN: Donna Tyree 540-464-1154
VALLEY: Jene Phillips email@example.com
He is a Star Scout. Don is married to Daphne and they have one son 540-943-8363 (h)
Brandon (a former Cub Scout & Webelos) who is attending The School of
Arts and Communications in Raleigh, North Carolina. Don will join us
effective October 10th.
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Monticello News: Serving Albemarle, Greene, Madison, Orange, Louisa, and Fluvanna
counties and the city of Charlottesville. Web-site: http://avenue.org/mont-bsa
District Chair: Rob Schuett firstname.lastname@example.org 434-973-1217 Reported: $109,866
District Commissioner: Thom Guthrie email@example.com 540-661-3329
District Director: Richard Bogan firstname.lastname@example.org 434-882-0611
October New District Appointments
6 Cub Scout Roundtable Meeting, 7:30PM Aldersgate UMC, C’ville
hom Guthrie will serve Monticello District as the District
7-9 Apple Harvest Camporee, Fork Union
8 Cub Scout Field Day, Fork Union
Commissioner and Jeff Gieser will be the chairman for Activities
12 OA Chapter Meeting, 6:30PM; Martha Jefferson Hospital and Civic Service committee. Thank you for the past services
Education Center Charlottesville of Norman Bednarcyk and John Taylor in these positions of
12 Boy Scout Roundtable, 7:30PM; Martha Jefferson Hospital Education responsibility.
23 Training: SM/SA Specific Training/Outdoor Skills Training, Outdoor Apple Harvest Camporee #28
Webelos Leader Training, BALOO Chris Greene Lake Park, C’ville
26 District Commissioners and Committee Meeting, Aldersgate United and Cub Scout Field Day
Methodist Church, Charlottesville 6:45PM and 7:30PM Make plans now to attend the Apple Harvest Camporee and Cub
November Scout Field Day the weekend of October 7-9. Contacts for the two
3 Cub Scout Roundtable Meeting, 7:30PM Aldersgate UMC, C’ville events are Neil McLaughlin for the Boy Scout Camporee at 434-296-
9 OA Chapter Meeting, 6:30PM; Martha Jefferson Hospital Education 1188 and Kevin Cordray for the Cub Scout Field Day at 540-672-1208.
Last year over 1100 Scouts, Scouters and family members attended
9 Boy Scout Roundtable, 7:30PM; Martha Jefferson Hospital Education
Center, Charlottesville this fantastic event full of fun, fellowship and healthy competition.
16 District Commissioners and Committee Meeting, Aldersgate United This is a great event for all. Here is the perfect opportunity to bring
Methodist Church, C’ville 6:45PM and 7:30PM (holiday schedule) new scout families to view scouting at it’s best.
16 District Annual Business Meeting.
Scouting’s National Good Turn
Join the many area Packs, Troops and Crews in collecting food for the
Outdoor Training Scouting for Food—National Good Turn. Monticello District units can
take all food to Thomas Jefferson Area Food Bank on Harris Street in
Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster/Outdoor Skills Training, Charlottesville. Food will be sorted, screened and redistributed to
Outdoor Webelos Training and BALOO will all be held on the several local food pantries. Pre-printed food bags will be available at
weekend of October 21,22 and 23 at Chris Greene Lake Park in the October Roundtable meetings. Bags are placed out on October 22 and
Charlottesville behind the Charlottesville/Albemarle Airport. food collected and turned in October 29th. Please contact chairman Jay
SM/SA Outdoor Leader Skills Training: Outdoor skills are Byrnes at 434-296-2390 or email@example.com for more info.
critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduc-
tion to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide leaders with the
basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program
Webelos to Boy Scout Transition
Scoutmasters should attend the November Cub Scout Roundtable on
right. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is the required
Nov. 3rd where the breakout discussion for Webelos leaders and
outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters.
Cubmasters will be Webelos-to-Scout Transition. Roundtable begins
The emphasis is on the skill, rather than on attending the
at 7:30. Boy Scout leaders will meet and greet Cub Scout leaders to
Outdoor Webelos Leader Training presents ‘how to’ in share the basics of their Troop and offer the needed information to
planning and conducting successful Webelos Den parent and Packs and Webelos dens about the troop meeting schedule. Pack
leaders should bring the rosters of Webelos II to help track this
son overnight campouts and other Webelos outdoor activi-
process from one unit to another. Contact Steve Hammond, Member-
ties. This course provides “hands-on” learning experience in
ship Chairman for more information at 434-971-7273 (day).
camping and outdoor skills as done by Webelos Dens.
BALOO Training: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is
a one-day training event that introduces parents and leaders Family FOS Planning Begins
to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor Family Friends of Scouting Chairman, Susan Hietanen is gearing up
activities, particularly pack camping. This training is required for another successful year of Family FOS. Packs, Troops and Crews
for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack campout, should be making plans to host a Family FOS team member at a pack
and it is recommended that at least one adult per pack meeting, Court of Honor or parents meeting early in the calendar year.
complete BALOO training. Questions? Please call Peggy Susan will be at the upcoming fall Roundtables to schedule a date for
Edmonds at 434-984-6783 or email at each unit. If you have a date already selected, please contact Susan
MonticelloTraining@yahoo.com. Fee’s for the courses are at 434-973-7539 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you all of the unit
$40, $20 and $10 respectively. All registration forms are leaders for their support and efforts to aid the loyal team of presenters.
available on the district web page.
October/November 2005 Page 3
Southern News: Serving Alleghany, Bath, and Rockbridge counties
District Chair: Hans Rothe email@example.com 540 862-4598
District Commissioner: Judy Goodbar firstname.lastname@example.org 540 463-4056 Reported: $15,260
District Executive: Scott Lancey email@example.com 540-464-1100 61.0%
Roundtable, Sharon Senior Center. 7PM. (directions on website)
Keep Those Cubs Coming!
chool Night may be over but our fall recruitment campaign
15 BALOO and Webelos Outdoor Training
22 Scouting for Food (out) remains strong! It’s easy for parents to miss our School
22 Venture/Exploring Council wide Leader Training Night events so be sure to continue inviting new youth into
22 Cub Scout New Leader and Leader Specific Training, Lexington your Pack. Boys and parents alike are often surprised when we tell
(more information on this page and our web site) them Cub Scouting is a year round and so are the opportunities to
24 Unit popcorn/peanut orders and prize sheets turned in join! Place a tear sheet registration flyer in school, ask a local
(more information on this page and Council web site) business to put our Jeff Gordon or joincubscouting.org banner in
25 District Committee Meeting a visible location, give your Cubs the peer-to-peer recruitment
29 Scouting for Food collection cards, ask your Church to include a recruitment message in the
November Sunday bulletin. The ways to increase membership are limitless
3 Roundtable, Sharon Senior Center. 7PM. (directions on website)
and so are the rewards. Scouts who sign up a friend get instant
5 OA One Day of Service.
5 Pow Wow! Council wide Cub Scout Leader Training
recognition with a cool “Recruiter” patch! New Cubs receive our
12 Popcorn and Peanut Pick Up, Virginia Horse Center, Lexington “New Cub Scout Kit”, including Pinewood Derby car and you’ll
29 District Committee Meeting have more parents to help make the Pack go…and grow! If you’re
30 Popcorn and Peanut money due looking for additional ways to recruit new youth and adults, be
December sure to attend Roundtable. More help is available by contacting
1 Roundtable Pot Luck Dinner Beverly Dudley, Membership Chair at 540-291-1727 or Scott
1 Recharter packets distributed at Roundtable. Lancey, District Executive.
20 District Committee Meeting
Cub Scout Leader Basic
Southern District Web Site Training Saturday October 22nd 9:00am
to 4:00pm - Trinity United Methodist Church in
Address Change Lexington.
The Southern District web site has moved to a larger and more
This is an important day of Training for all New Cub Scout
secure server. Our goal is to expand the amount of local informa-
Leaders. New Leader Essentials provides key skills needed to
tion available to scouts and scouters while making it easy to
make you a more comfortable and confident Cub leader. Leader
navigate between our site and the Council’s new web site. Point
Specific training for Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den
your bookmark to our new address by visiting the SJAC home
Leaders and ADLs will be offered in the afternoon. If you are
page at www.bsa-sjac.org. Southern District’s new site is available
changing your Cub Scout Leader position you’ll want to attend
under the “District Sites” on the top left of the home page.
the special afternoon breakout (1:00 to 4:00pm) for specific
training in your new position. Registration details, directions and
Popcorn $ales Are Popping! additional information is available on our web site or visit the
Council site at www.sjac-bsa.org, click Training. Specific ques-
Popcorn and peanut sales are well underway. Your unit’s popcorn tions may be directed to Bill Jenkins at 540-463-4558.
and peanut Chairperson has additional forms and can provide Please review the Pow Wow Cub training information elsewhere
assistance as needed. You’ll also find more support online at the in this edition of Saddlebags and make plans to attend. Pow Wow
Council web site. Upcoming key dates: Unit order and prize forms is scheduled on Saturday, November 5 and you will find this to be
to Donna Tyree on October 24. Popcorn and peanut pick-up is an excellent source of fun, fellowship and training. We’ll also have
November 12 at the Virginia Horse Center. All money needs to be a Pow Wow car pool sheet at upcoming Roundtable’s.
turned into Donna by November 30. For information and help
contact Donna Tyree at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone EVERYBODY Loves a Parade!
(after 6PM) 540-463-1154. In 2004, Southern District boasted the There are several Holiday Parades in Southern District. Many
largest percentage increase in our Council and we’re looking to people are aware of our local Scout units; however rarely see
repeat this year! With planning and enthusiasm, popcorn and Scouts out in the community. This is a great way to show off your
peanut sales can financially support your unit for the entire year. Pack or Troop not to mention Scouts enjoy participating in the
There’s no better way to support your scouts and have an “Ideal festivities. Pick up a schedule of all district parades at the
Year of Scouting”! November Roundtable and let’s make sure every parade includes
the Boy Scouts of America!
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Valley News: Serving Augusta, Highland, and northern Nelson counties
District Chair: David W. Driver email@example.com 540-886-7918 Goal: $31,000
District Commissioner: Fred Miller firstname.lastname@example.org 540 943-4821 Reported: $34,034
District Executive: Dee Schartiger email@example.com 540-569-6034 109.8%
October To Help Other People….
4 Cub Scout & Boy Scout Roundtable Meeting
Our annual “Scouting for Food” drive is scheduled for Saturday,
OA Chapter Meeting – 7:00 pm Fishersville UMC
6 Leader Specific Training & Youth Protection – 7:00 pm Waynesboro
October 22 when scouts will be placing collection bags on the
Church of Christ Waynesboro front doors in area neighborhoods, followed by the collection of
8 New Leader Essentials, Cub Leader Specific, Troop Committee and the food items on Saturday, October 29. The food items will be
Youth Protection Training – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Waynesboro Church delivered to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank for distribution to
of Christ, Waynesboro needy families in our area. Please plan on your unit participating
8 Pancake Breakfast @ Waynesboro Applebee’s in this service project – area families need your help and support!
20 District Committee Meeting – 7:15 pm Council Office - Waynesboro
Unit Commissioner Meeting – 6:30 pm Council Office – Waynesboro
22 Scouting for Food (bags/hangers out) Do your Best….
29 Scouting for Food (food pickup) We have all heard the saying “Every boy deserves a trained
November: leader” and we know that in order to “Do our Best” for the scouts
1 Cub Scout & Boy Scout Roundtable Meeting that we work with, we need to take advantage of all the training
OA Chapter Meeting – 7:00 pm Fishersville UMC opportunities we can. So, ask yourself – “Am I as “prepared” as I
5 Pow Wow Augusta Military Academy-Fort Defiance could be to make the scouting experience the best it can be for the
5 OA One Day of Service
scouts I work with?”; then check out the “Training” link on the
11 & 12 Popcorn & Peanut Distribution
15 - District Committee Meeting – 7:15 pm Council Office - Waynesboro Council website for all the training opportunities online and
Unit Commissioner Meeting – 6:30 pm Council Office – Waynesboro available throughout the District and Council.
The Silver Beaver award is presented to a registered leader who
Welcome to Post 3113… should be recognized for outstanding service to the Council,
Please welcome the newest unit in the Valley District, Explorer District, their church or community, above and beyond the unit
Post 3113 sponsored by the Waynesboro Fire Department. The level. Nominations should be completed and turned in to the
Post Advisor is Tina Bukoskey who gained her first experience Council Service Center by November 30, 2005. A nomination form
with fire fighting as a youth member of an Explorer Post spon- can be picked up at the Council Service Center or at upcoming
sored by the Fire Department in previous years. The Post will Roundtable meetings.
focus on exposing youth members to the fire fighting profession
and fire safety. If your unit is interested in working on the Fire Recharter Time is Here
Safety merit badge, or you would like to have the Post visit your At the November Roundtable meeting, units will receive their 2006
troop, den or pack meeting to discuss fire safety, please contact Recharter packets. Units will be able to complete the rechartering
Tina by phone 540 943-9927 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. process online by completing the “Internet Rechartering”
followed by the recharter review process on Saturday, January 14,
Cub Day at Camp Shenandoah 2006, at the Fellowship Hall at Tinkling Spring Presbyterian
was a BLAST!!!
On Saturday, September 17, 2005, over 125 Cub Scouts (many who A Time to Celebrate
had been recruited during School Night) and their families The December 5 Roundtable meeting will be a time for all Valley
attended the 1st Annual Cub Day at Camp Shenandoah, which was District leaders to gather at Fishersville United Methodist Church
hosted by Southern, Valley and Massanutten Districts. The to celebrate the holiday season and another great year of scout-
scouts took part in such activities as: Shooting sports of archery ing in the Valley. Please plan on attending, bring some food to
and BB guns, bottle rockets, fishing, raingutter boat racing, crafts, share and a small gift to exchange. What better way to bring in
rope making, a great nature hike and much more. This was a great the holiday season that sharing food and fellowship with your
opportunity for the scouts and their families to share in the in the scouting family.
fun and excitement that can be had outdoors in scouting. A huge
thanks goes out to all those adult and youth volunteers who
made this such a great success!!
October/November 2005 Page 5
Massanutten News: Serving Harrisonburg and Rockingham County in Virginia and Pendleton County in
West Virginia website: www.bsa-massdistrict.org
District Chair: J. M. Snell email@example.com 540-432-0563 Goal: $53,000
District Commissioner: Kemper Dadisman firstname.lastname@example.org 540 434-1269 Reported: $35,796
District Executive: Patrick Turner email@example.com 540 574-2312 67.5%
Cub Scout Basic Leader Training at 9:00 am at First
2005 Fall Camporee will be
Presbyterian Church October 7-9
4 District Commissioner’s Meeting at 6:30 Troop 38 is ready to host this year our Fall Camporee at Seneca Caverns in
District Committee Meeting at 7:15 pm at First
West Virginia. Details were passed out at the September Roundtable. The
6 Cub Scout Leader Specific Training at 7:00 at First cost is $8.00 per Boy Scout participant. Cub Scouts are invited to
Presbyterian Church participate in a day outing to the Fall Camporee. Cub registration begins at
7-9 Fall Camporee at Fort Seybert in West Virginia 9 am on Saturday with activities ending around 5 pm. The cost is $5.00 for
11 Cub and Boy Scout Leader Roundtables at 7:00 at First each Cub Scout and for any adult who wants a patch. For information
Presbyterian Church contact Camporee Chairman Barry Minnick at 540-282-1330.
25 Popcorn & Peanut Orders from 6:30 to 8:30 due at First
29 Scouting for Food Bags collected at the Valley Mall from 2005 Popcorn & Peanut Campaign
10:00 to 1:00
1 District Annual Business Meeting at 7:00 at First Popcorn and Peanuts Chairman John Graham reports an excellent start to
Presbyterian Church this year’s campaign. This is a great opportunity for units to raise money
3 Scoutmaster Specific Training Part I at 7:00 at First for both unit and individual expenses. Make sure to take notes of the new
Presbyterian Church products and the different sales incentives! Remember that orders are due
8t Cub and Boy Scout Leader Roundtables at 7:00 at First on October 25th at First Presbyterian Church from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The
Presbyterian Church on Court Square in Harrisonburg popcorn and peanut will arrive in Harrisonburg on Wednesday, November
10 West Virginia Roundtable at 6:30 at Franklin Rescue 10th. Volunteers are needed to help sort the orders on Thursday, Novem-
ber 11th. Orders will be available for pickup on Friday, November 12th at the
Scoutmaster Specific Training Part II at 7:00 at First
TSSI warehouse on Early Rd. Units will sign up for times when they turn
11 Popcorn & Peanut Pickup at TSSI on Early Road in their orders. For help and information, contact John Graham at 540-434-
29 Recharter Meeting and Popcorn & Peanut Money Turn 8039. Let’s make this a record year for Popcorn & Peanut sales!
In at 7:00 at First Presbyterian Church Scouting for Food meets local
Note Change: Day Camp 2006- June 26-29 need for food donations.
Throughout the month of October, Scouts across the district are collecting
food to be donated to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank as a part of the
Rechartering Begins at national Scouting for Food campaign. The Food Bank has stated that
October Roundtable they are extremely low on nutritious food, with donations being close to
half of the normal. Scouting for Food bags will be available at the October
As the end of the year approaches, it is time again for Roundtable meeting. Collected food can be turned in from 10:00 am to 1:00
Rechartering. What is Rechartering? It is: pm on October 29th at the northeast corner of the Valley Mall parking lot in
· The time to renew your annual commitment to Scouting Harrisonburg. Food can also be turned in to your local community food
· A chance to update the records for your Scouts and pantry, but we ask that you record the estimated volume of food collected
Leaders to be reported at the November Roundtable. With every unit participating,
· An opportunity to update training records for your we can collect a record amount of food for the needy. If you have any
adult leaders questions, please contact Sandy Mackenzie at 540-433-0426.
· The time to pay national registration dues and Boy’s
· Annual Quality Unit review District Committee Seeks New
Make sure to be at the October Roundtable to pick up
your re-charting kit. The goal is to have everything ready The Massanutten District Committee is looking for new members. Are you
for turn in at the Recharter Meeting on November 29th. If (or do you know somebody) who is interested in helping organize new
you have any questions about recharting, do not hesitate units, recruiting and training new units, or helping organize the
to contact your unit commissioner or Kemper Dadisman, fundraising effort of the District? While Scouting background in a plus, it
the District Commissioner. is not a requirement. Most jobs just require a desire to help the youth of
our community. Please contact J.M. Snell at 540-820-4619 for more
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Congratulations New Order of Arrow Elects New Leadership
he Shenandoah Lodge of the Order of Arrow is proud to announce the
election of new Lodge and Chapter Officers. Martin Clemmer, a member of
Troop 55 in Staunton, was elected the new Lodge Chief. The new Vice
Chief of Committees is Troop 48’s Sandon Knicely from Harrisonburg. Kevin Van
Pelt of Harrisonburg’s Troop 40 has been elected Vice Chief of Activities. The
new Lodge Secretary is Kurt Brill from Troop 388 of Churchville. Zach Bartosik of
Troop 86 in New Hope is the new Lodge Treasurer.
The four Chapters also held their annual elections. Saponi Chapter, serving the
Monticello District, elected Brad Nissen as Chapter Chief. Tommy Dillard was
elected to a second term as Nagatamen Chapter, working with in Valley District. In
Matthew B. Jarrell the Massanutten District, Stephen Kearnes was elected Monocan Chapter Chief.
T-116 Ben Umstead became the Chapter Chief of the Achewon Allohak Chapter, a part of
Piedmont Episcopal Church
the Southern District.
Christopher I. Miller
T-241 The Lodge’s appreciation goes out to all of the officers who just finished their
East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Station terms. Special thanks go to outgoing Lodge Chief Matt Phillippi for an excellent
year. The elections were held at the August Inductions and officers hold their
Aaron A. Miller
office for a one-year term.
East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Station
Jordan M. Ward
The Race to Cub Scouting Continues
C-118 • New Member Joining Kits for all new Cub Scouts!
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Through December 22nd any new Cub Scout joining our Program will receive a
Race to Cub Scouting New Member Kit. (Pinewood Derby Car & Storage Box)
Jared A. Ward Pack will be provide with a Kit upon receipt of the New Youth Application.
T-26 • Recruit a Friend Patch Award!
Edgemont Presbyterian Church
If a Cub Scout recruits a friend to Scouting he can earn a special Recruiter
Jason M. Bowman Patch. Simply attach the name of the Cub Scout who recruited a friend to the
T-2 new Youth Application and the Patch will be provided to the Pack.
Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church • RESOURCES AVAILBLE!
Posters, Flyers, Invitation Cards, Help with setting up Special Events, etc.
Jacob M. Hausrath
T-25 Contact your District Membership Chairman or District Executive for
Catholic Diocese of Richmond BSA, Inc. the support you need.
Ryan M. McAnulty
Mount Sidney Ruritan Club
Check out the revised and new look at your very own Stonewall Jackson Area
Zachary W. Ritchie Council Web Site at: www.bsa-sjac.org There you can find such resources as:
T-458 · Current and past issues of Saddlebags. You can even signup to receive the
Fulks Run Ruritan Club Saddlebags by e-mail.)
· Camp Shenandoah Information
Aaron J. Sweet · New Cub Scout Joining Information
Tenth Legion Mt Valley Ruritan Club · New Boy Scout Joining Information
· Order of the Arrow Lodge web site
Richard A. Smith · Youth Protection Training On Line
T-40 · Cub Scout Leader Fast Start Training On Line
Asbury United Methodist Church · Popcorn & Peanut Campaign Information
James J. Strang · Forms you can use.
T-40 · Link to the District web sites: (Massanutten District Currently not active)
Asbury United Methodist Church · Link to the National BSA web site
At National BSA one can find many resources including the Guide to Safe
October/November 2005 Page 7
Annual Scouting for Camp Shenandoah Boy Scout
Food Drive Service Summer Camp Updates
ttendance at the Boy Scout Resident Camp was 1395 Scouts from 103
In the aftermath of Katrina, it is even more Scout Troops. There were 55 Troops with 698 Scouts in attendance
important than ever to help our local Food from the Stonewall Jackson Area Council. Massanutten District lead
Banks! the way with 88 % of its Troops in attendance while Valley District set the
standard with 52% of its Boy Scouts attending Camp Shenandoah.
To help other people at all times is an important 2005 District Attendance at Camp Shenandoah was:
ideal of Scouting. Each fall our Cub Scout Packs, Monticello: 22 Troops (63%) and 262 Boy Scouts (37%)
Boy Scout Troops, and Venture Crews have an Southern: 6 Troops (46%) and 94 Boy Scouts (41%)
opportunity to put this ideal into Action through Valley: 13 Troops (72%) and 170 Boy Scouts (52%)
the Scouting for Food Community Service Project. Massanutten: 14 Troops (88%) and 156 Boy Scouts (48%)
This year our effort will be held on Saturday Council: 55 Troops (67%) and 698 Boy Scouts (44%)
October 22nd and Saturday October 29th. Our
Scouting for Food Service Project collects food for Planning is now underway for the 2006 Camp Shenandoah Boy Scout
the Blue Ridge Area, Thomas Jefferson Area, and a Resident Camp. The 2006 Camp Planning Guide will be available by early
few local Food Banks who in turn help countless November. Visit the Council Web site for the latest updates. www.bsa-
individuals through out our area. The idea is simple: sjac.org
There you will find the 2006 Camp Staff Applications and the 2006 Hold-a-
· On or near Saturday the 22nd Scouting Units Space Form. Be sure to reserve your Troop’s Spot at Camp early to insure the
spend an hour or two distributing door hanger week of your choice. First Week is Filling Up Rapidly!
request in their prearranged area. (Maybe your Den
or Troop Meeting could be dedicated to this task?) HELP Needed! Don’t forget that Camp Staff recruitment is now underway.
First interviews will be scheduled during the Christmas Holidays. If you know
· On Saturday the 29th Scouting Units spend a of any Scouts or College Students who would make good Camp Staffers
couple of hours collecting the bags of food set out please encourage them to apply.
for Pickup and deliver them to the Blue Ridge Area
& Thomas Jefferson Area Food Banks or desig-
nated Food Pantry or Pickup Site. Beaver Days at Camp Shenandoah
October 8th, November 12th, and December 10th
Nothing is more important than the example we There is always a need for volunteers to help with Maintenance Projects and
teach the young people we work with. Please make Camp Improvements. This fall the Properties Committee has developed a list
a unit commitment to participate in this worthwhile of needs that includes: Latrine Reconstruction, Additional Tent Platform
effort. Full information, materials and area signups Construction, Simple plumbing and Electrical Repairs, and Landscaping. For
will be available at the October Roundtables. more information and to signup for one of the Days listed above, contact the
Council Service Center at 540-943-6675
Note: Advance Signup is important for planning projects. Let us know as
soon as you can.
Camp Shenandoah Summer Camp Reservations 2006
WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 WEEK 5 WEEK 6 Webelos Wk #1 Webelos Wk #2
6-18/6-24 6-25/7-1 7-2/7-8 7-9/7-15 7-16/7-22 7-23/7-29 7-30/8-2 8-2/8-5
T-13 T-154 T-1023* T-66 T-202*
* denotes out-of-Council units
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CAMPAIGN RESULTS October
10 Columbus Day: Service Center Closed
Council: 12 Executive Committee Meeting
$265,836 against a goal of $270,000 for 98.5% 20-21 Area Scouters Conference (Richmond)
22 Scouting for Food Out
22 Venture & Explorer Leader Training
24 District FOS Chairmen Training
The Stonewall Jackson Area Council office and retail store are 27 Camping Committee Meeting
located at 801 Hopeman Parkway in Waynesboro and open 27 District Camp Promotion Teams Training
9:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The telephone 29 Scouting for Food Pickup
number is 540 943-6675; fax is 540 943-6676. Find us on the
internet at www.bsa-sjac.org. November
5 Cub Scout Leader POW/WOW
• Howard Davis, Assistant Scout Executive 434 964-1242 5 Unit Commissioner Basic Training
• Paula Roberts, Office Manager 540 943-6675 5 OA One Day of Service
• Ruth Merica, Trading Post, Registration 540 943-6675 10 Training Committee Meeting
• Margaret Batton, Bookkeeper 540 943-6675 11-12 District Popcorn & Peanut Distribution
• Pat Sipe, Part-time Office Assistant 540 943-6675 14 Membership Committee Meeting
• Kathy McEldowney, Monticello Scout Shop 434 978-3822 17 Council Annual Business Meeting
• James J. Johnson, Camp Shenandoah Ranger 19 Woodbadge Staff Orientation
• Libby Paquin, Editor of Saddlebags firstname.lastname@example.org 24-25 Thanksgiving: Council Service Center
The Charlottesville Scout Shop at 2116 Berkmar Drive is staffed 28 Council Wide Key Three: Quality 2006
thanks to area volunteers. (Call the Council office if you’d like to Planning
help!) Open Monday/ Tuesday 6pm-8pm /Thursday/Saturday
10-1pm and Wednesday/Friday 5-7pm ephone 434 978-3822.
The Stonewall Jackson Area Council is a member United Way Agency
in Alleghany County, Culpeper, and Lexington.
Stonewall Jackson Area Council Non-Profit Organization
Boy Scouts of America
801 Hopeman Parkway U.S. Postage PAID
P.O. Box 813 Permit # 56
Waynesboro, Virginia 22980
Waynesboro, VA 22980