Aug Oct 2005 Compass.indd by yaoyufang


									                          The Compass
                          A Quarterly Publication of the Central Minnesota Council
                                                       of the Boy Scouts of America

 August - October 2005                              Volume 1                      Issue 3                   

Free Pinewood Derby Cars!                       Chevrolet and Jeff Gordon have                Race to Cub Scouting Expo
Qualifying Rules:                               teamed up to help spread the word             September 10th from 9 am-1 pm
                                                about Cub Scouting to boys in grades
Each new Cub Scout will receive a free          1through 5.                                   Try Cub Scouting for a Day!
Pinewood Derby Car Kit.                                                                       St. Cloud Technical College
                                                GM Engineers will build the world’s
                                                                                              1540 Northway Drive
Each Pack that reaches its new membership       largest Pinewood Derby Car. This              St. Cloud, MN
goal will receive free Pinewood Derby Car       car will be on display at the National
Kits for each member of the Pack.               Jamboree, BSA’s National Annual               Hey Cub Scouts, invite your friends to join
                                                Meeting, Disney’s Epcot Center and            you at our Race to Cub Scouting Expo.
A Pack Representative must attend the “Race     select Chevy dealerships. The World’s         We will show them all the fun things Cub
to Cub Scouting” Kickoff.                                                                     Scouts get to do.
                                                Largest Pinewood Derby Car will
Race to Cub Scouting Leaders’ Kickoffs:         eventually find a perminent home at            The Expo will feature rock climbing, race
Gateway: Thursday, August 11                    the National Scouting Museum.                 cars, Scout skills, Pinewood Derby car
Scenic: Tuesday, August 2                                                                     building clinic, camping and canoeing
Pine Tree: Tuesday, August 9                                                                  demonstrations, heavy machinery,
North Star: Thursday, August 4, Staples                                                       appearances by St. Cloud and Minnesota
        Thursday, August 11, Little Falls                                                     sports mascots, food, games, crafts and
                                                                                              much more of what Cub Scouts do.

              Race to Cub Scouting with these Central Minnesota Chevrolet Dealerships
Miller Chevrolet in Rogers                    Laubach Chevrolet - Buick in Paynesville      Rife Chevrolet in Sebeka
Gould Chevrolet in Monticello                 MacDonald - Wold in Aitkin                    Saxon Motors in Elk River
B. Gunderson Motors in Mora                   Murphy Chevrolet in Foley                     Schwieter’s Chevrolet in Cold Spring
Dan Welle Southtown in Sauk Centre            Nyhus Chevrolet - Buick in Staples            Thielen Motors in Park Rapids
Dondelinger Chevrolet in Brainerd             Pine Motor Company in Pine River              Wadena Chevrolet
Falls Motor Company in Little Falls           Prairie Motors in Long Prairie
Gilleland Chevrolet in St. Cloud              Princeton Auto Center
    The Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts of America
                                   Council Calendar                                                The Compass is published quarterly by the Central
                                                                                                   Minnesota Council, Boy Scouts of America. A
                                                                                                   complimentary copy is mailed to all registered
August                                                                                             Scouting families. Yearly subscriptions are
16            Executive Committee Meeting                                                          available through the council service center for
25            Sporting Clays Outing for Scouting                                                   $10.00.
30            Popcorn Training - Sartell
31            Popcorn Training - Brainerd                                                          Central Minnesota Council, BSA
                                                                                                   1191 Scout Drive
September                                                                                          Sartell, Minnesota 56377
5             Council Office Closed - Labor Day
                                                                                                   Phone number              320.251.3930
10            Quarry Park Rock Climbing                                                            Fax Number                320.251.3933
10            Race to Cub Scouting Expo - St. Cloud Technical College
16 - 18       Council Fall Camporee                                                                Council Web site
18            Field Sports Day                                                                     BSA Web site    
20            Executive Board Meeting
                                                                                                   Council President         Jim Miller
24            Scouting for Food Bag Distribution                                                   Scout Executive           Dave Trehey

October                                                                                            Compass Editor            Paul Ravenberg
1             SUPER SATURDAY - Popcorn Sale Begins
1             Scouting for Food Pick up                                                            Editor’s note* The publishing calendar for The
                                                                                                   Compass has been shifted to better align with
8&9           Webelos Activity Badge Day                                                           Scouting’s yearly cycle in an effort to keep
15            Coordinated Program Meeting                                                          information more timely and pertinent.
18            Executive Committee Meeting                                                          Quarterly issues of The Compass will now come
27            Friends of Scouting Kick-off                                                         out in August, November, February and May.

                Please see your District’s page for additional important dates

              Congratulations Eagle Scouts!                                       (New to the Eagle’s Nest as of March 2005)
              Tyrell Post                      Benjamin Godding                  Spencer Wigmore                       Michael Young
              Princeton - Troop 116            St. Cloud - Troop 13              Elk River - Troop 90                  St. Cloud - Troop 106

              Nathan Ellering                  Nathan Hall                       Joshua Wiskus                         Marcus Luniewski
              Melrose - Troop 68               Baxter - Troop 36                 Cushing - Troop 38                    Zimmerman - Troop 91

              Eric Schleppenbach               Colin Simmons                     Jeremy Maslowski                      Anthony Held
              St. Cloud - Troop 14             Little Falls - Troop 65           Little Falls - Troop 51               Elk River - Troop 90

              Brian Olmanson                   Nicholas Segaar                   Andrew Manners                        Gary Robinson
              St. Cloud - Troop 94             Brooten - Troop 66                Park Rapids - Troop 58                Foley - Troop 10

              Evan Giffen                      Marc Crepeau                      Derek Kocker
              Sartell - Troop 9                Elk River - Troop 90              St. Cloud - Troop 106

                        New Units                                           Central Minnesota Council Membership
                                                                                                    as of 6/30/05
Unit           Charter Organization
                                                                            2,382 Cub Scouts
Troop 566      St. Donatus Church - Brooten
                                                                            1,184 Boy Scouts
Troop 601      Catholic Charities
                                                                            61 Venturers
Pack 601       Catholic Charities
                                                                            1,498 Adult Leaders
Crew 296       Friends of Parker Scout Reservation
Pack 566       St. Donatus Church - Brooten
                                                                            3,627 Total Scouts in 156 Units Registered in the Central
Post 2282      Tom Fread’s Emergency Lighting
                                                                            Minnesota Council
            Welcome to the Central Minnesota Council!
                   Help Your Boys Get the Most Out of Scouting!
             Take Advantage of Volunteer Leader Training Opportunities

What Makes a Trained Leader?
Cub Scout Leaders are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and the Cub Scout Leader
Specific training for their position.
Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials,
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
Troop Committee Members are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and the Troop
Committee Challenge as their Leader Specific training.
Venturing Crew Advisors, Assistant Advisors, and Crew Committee Members are considered trained when they have
completed New Leader Essentials and Venturing Leader Specific Training.

                                                            Upcoming Courses
Tiger Den Leader Training                                                   Fast Start Training
For all Tiger Den Leaders                                                   For all new Boy Scout, Cub Scout and Venturing Leaders

September 27 - Scout Service Center in Sartell                              available online anytime
                                                                            For Cub Scout Leaders:
This training is designed for Tiger Cub Den Leaders, their assistants and
interested parents. While the main emphasis of the training is the Tiger
Cub Programs (Den Meeting, Uniform, Awards, etc.), it also provides an
excellent overview of the Cub Scout Program as a whole.                     For Boy Scout Leaders:

                                                                            For Venturing Leaders:
Cub Scout Leader Specific Training                                 
For All Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Committee
Members and Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Den Leaders
                                                                            Introduction to Scouting and its methods. To be taken by all new adult
October 4 - Elk River                                                       leaders after joining the Troop, Pack or Crew.
October 6 - Staples
October 8 - Sartell (Scout Service Center)
October 11 - Parker Scout Reservation                                       Venture Leader Specific Training
October 13 - Princeton                                                      For all Venturing Crew Advisors, Assistant Advisors and Crew
October 13 - Isle                                                           Committee members
October 18 - Cold Spring
October 29 - Sartell (Scout Service Center)                                 November 5 - Scout Service Center in Sartell

This course teaches you the basics of pack and den operations, including
advancement, program planning, and secrets of successful leaders. While     This training introduces the new adult crew leader to Venturing by providing
the main emphasis of the training is the Wolf and Bear Programs (Den        basic information needed to successfully operate a crew. This information
Meetings, Pack Meetings, Committee Meetings, Uniform, Awards, etc.), it     includes the purpose and mission of Venturing, characteristics of Venturer-
also provides an excellent overview of the Cub Scout Program as a whole.    aged youth, organization and leadership of the crew, and program planning
                                                                            and officer training.

  More information on Leader Training and Training materials can be obtained by contacting the Scout Service Center.

 Times and locations of these Leader Training Session will be posted at when they become available.

If these dates are not condusive to your schedule, please contact the following people on the Training Team to set up a
                   time to complete the Training program necessary for your position within your unit.

                                      Council Leader Training Chairs
                                      Boy Scout Leader Training Chair: Roger Worm (320)253-4351
                                      Cub Scout Leader Training Chair: Jean Duininck (320)253-3895

                                      District Leader Training Chairs
                                      Scenic:      Cub Scouts - Paul Tweedy (320)249-3268
                                                   Boy Scouts - Al Beckel (320)685-4473
                                      Gateway:     Judy Hanson (763)263-8857
                                      Pine Tree: Mike Rader (320)251-3930 ext. 116
                                      North Star: Marty Richards (320)251-3930 ext. 108
                                                        Serving the Communities of: Akeley, Bertha, Bluffton, Bowlus, Browerville, Burtrum, Clarissa, Eagle
                                                        Bend, Hewitt, Little Falls, Long Prairie, Menahga, Nevis, Park Rapids, Pierz, Randall, Royalton, Sebeka,
                                                        Staples, Swanville, Upsala, Verndale, and Wadena

                                                                   Roundtable Schedule                             Training, Venturer Leader Specific Training, Recharter
                                                                                                                   and FOS.
                                                       North Star- North Site                                      November
                                                       Staples Campus of Central Lakes College in the              Webelos Transition, Okpik, Youth Protection
                                                       Outward Bound Room 7:00 PM
                                                       Aug. 4th          Sept. 1st      Oct. 6th                   Blue & Gold Banquet, Courts of Honor, Awards in
                                                       Nov. 3rd          Dec. 1st       Jan. 5th                   Venturing, Fiesta
                  Field Director                       Feb. 2nd          Mar. 2nd       Apr. 6th
                                                       May 4th Program Kick off and Volunteer Appreciation         January
               Marty Richards                          BBQ, site to be determined.                                 Resident Camp, Day Camp, Summer Camp Plan, Fund
              (320) 251-3930 ext. 108                                                                              Raising
                Cell: (815)985-3738                    North Star South Site-
            E-mail:                   Little Falls Public Library at 7:00 PM                      February
                                                                                                                   Spring Roundup and Ripley Rollout
District Calendar                                      Aug.11th          Sept. 8th      Oct. 13th
                                                       Nov. 10th         Dec. 8th       Jan. 12th                  March
August                                                                                                             Family Camping and Leader Training
                                                       Feb. 9th          Mar. 9th       Apr. 13th
3         District Committee Meeting
                                                       May 4th Program Kick off and Volunteer Appreciation
4         Roundtable Meeting - North                                                                               April
                                                       BBQ, site to be determined.
8-9       Little Falls Day Camp                                                                                    Day Camp final plan
11        Roundtable Meeting - South
September                                                            Roundtable Topics                             Program Kickoff
1      Roundtable Meeting - North
7      North Star Committee Meeting                    August                                                      Roundtable meetings are vitally important to the
8      Roundtable Meeting - South                      Race to Cub Scouting, Camporee Planning & Venturing         quality of your unit. Roundtables allow you to stay
23-25 Northern Districts Historee                      Exciting Weekends.                                          up to date with what is going on within the Council,
                                                                                                                   talk to other leaders about what has helped them
October                                                September                                                   be successful in their units, and to learn what can be
5         North Star District Committee Meeting        Leader Training Promotion, Summer Camp Report, High         done to bring a quality program to our boys. Our
6         Roundtable Meeting - North                   Adventure Report and Scouting for Food.                     untis are only as good as our leaders and attending
6         Cub Scout Leader Training - Staples & Isle                                                               Roundtables is an excellent way to help improve your
8         Tiger Prowl                                  October                                                     Troop or Pack.
13        Roundtable Meeting - South                   Cub Scout Leader Training, National Youth Leader

                                                        Serving the Communities of: Aitkin, Backus, Baxter, Brainerd, Crosby, Crosslake, Cushing, Deerwood,
                                                        Emily, Fifty Lakes, Garrison, Ironton, McGregor, Merrifield, Motley, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Pillager,
                                                        and Pine River

                                                                Welcome, Michael Rader                             Mike has held numerous unit leadership positions to
                                                                                                                   include Cubmaster, Scoutmaster and Associate Crew
                                                       Mike is pleased to be the new District Executive for        Advisor. Some of the awards Mike has received are
                                                       Pine Tree District. One of his additional assigned          the District Award of Merit and the Twin Lakes District
                                                       duties is Camp Operations Manager at Parker                 Leadership Award. He is a James E. West Fellow (in
                                                       Scout Reservation. Mike and his family are living at        two councils). Mike has been on two Philmont treks and
                                                       Parker Scout Reservation and will be participating in       has been Wood Badge trained.
                                                       developing expansion of program opportunities and
               District Executive                      facility improvement and utilization.                       Having already participated in the Pine Tree Day
                  Mike Rader                                                                                       Camp, Webelos and Cub Scout Resident Camps,
               (320) 251-3930 ext. 116                 Mike has been married to his wife, Cindy for 24 years.      Mike and Cindy are looking forward to meeting and
                 Cell: (218)851-5293                   They have two sons, Derek and Daren, who are both           working with all of the dedicated Scouters in the
             E-mail:                   currently Life Scouts.                                      Council.

District Calendar                                      Mike started in Cub Scouting in 1964 with Hawkeye                       Roundtable Schedule
                                                       Area Council, Cedar Rapids, IA. Mike received the
August                                                 Arrow of Light and is an Eagle Scout with gold palms.       The Pine Tree Site is in the Central Lakes College,
2      District Committee Meeting                                                                                  Brainerd, “Cube Area” They take place at 7:00PM the
9      Roundtable Meeting                              After attending Wartburg College in Waverly,                Second Tuesday of each month.
                                                       Iowa, Mike enjoyed a 24-year career as a Deputy              Dates are as follows;
September                                              Sheriff with the Linn County Sheriff’s Department in        Aug 9              Sept. 13           Oct. 11
6      District Committee Meeting                      Iowa. Upon his retirement, he embarked upon a new           Nov. 8             Dec. 13            Jan. 10
13     Roundtable Meeting                              career in the Boy Scouts of America as the Properties       Feb. 14            Mar.14             Apr. 11
23-25 Northern Districts Historee                      Administrator / Ranger for the Northwest Suburban           May 9 Program Kick off and Volunteer Appreciation
                                                       Council at Napowan Adventure Base in Wild Rose,             At Parker Scout Reservation
October                                                Wisconsin for the past three and a half years.              Roundtable topics for these meetings are the same as
4         District Committee Meeting                                                                               those listed above in the North Star district’s section.
8         Tiger Prowl                                  As a volunteer Scouter, Mike has held numerous
                                                       positions including District Commissioner in the Hawkeye
11        Cub Scout Leader Training
                                                       Area Council and Bay-Lakes Council, Council Properties
                                                                                                                               Pine Tree Day Camp
11        Roundtable Meeting
                                                       Committee member, Assistant Ranger, District Activities
                                                                                                                   On June 17-18, Pine Tree District held its Day Camp
                                                       Chair, and Council Shooting Sports Chair.
                                                                                                                   at Parker Scout Reservation. Approximately 45 Cub
                                                                                                                   Scout, leaders and parents attended each day.
                                                       Mike is currently a Boy Scouts of America National
                                                                                                                   Those in attendence had fun on the archery and BB
                                                       Camp School trained Shooting Sports Director and
                                                                                                                   gun ranges as well as cooking, crafts and field sports
                                                       Camp Ranger. He is also certified by the NRA as an
                                                                                                                   games. On Saturday they were treated to a visit with
                                                       instructor for rifle, shotgun, muzzle loading rifle, muzzle
                                                                                                                   the National Jamboree shake down encampment.
                                                       loading shotgun and as a Range Safety Officer. Mike
                                                       is also a National Archery Association Instructor.
                                                                                                                   Packs 36, 74 and 83 participated. Pack 49 from
                                                                                                                   Gateway District attended on Saturday. These Packs
                                                       Both Mike and Cindy have staffed numerous Cub Scout
                                                                                                                   completed one of the three event requirements for the
                                                       Day Camps, Family Camps, Webelos Resident and Cub
                                                                                                                   Summertime Pack Award. A special thanks to Frank
                                                       Scout Resident Camps. Mike has been a Boy Scout
                                                                                                                   Huber, Cindy Rader and Marty Richards for staffing
                                                       summer camp staff member for eight years.
                                                                                                                   the Day Camp.
                                                       Mike, Cindy and Derek are Order of the Arrow Vigil
                                                       Honor members and Daren is a Brotherhood member.
                                                                                                       Fall 2005
New Popcorn Sale Dates!!                                                              Sporting Clays
The Popcorn Sale dates have moved to
                                                                                     Fundraising Event!
                                                                                     Benefitting Youth Leadership
October, a whole month earlier to help    Super Saturday FLASH!                          Thursday, August 25, 2005
our salesmen get better results! Start                                                    1:00 pm Shotgun Start
October 1st and conclude by October       The special prize for this year’s        4:30 PM BBQ and Awards Ceremony
31st. Take advantage of warmer            Super Saturday Sale is one air
weather and the opportunity to deliver    rocket for each Pack and Troop.              Rice Creek Sportsmans’ Club
                                                                                           Little Falls, Minnesota
product over the Thanksgiving holiday!                                            for more information call 320-251-3930!
                                          Don’t miss the fun or your chance to
NEWS FLASH! Try the new 8 ounce           win cool prizes, sell popcorn!         Mallard Corporate Team             $750
White Ruby Popcorn for only $8.00!                                                    Team of Five
                                                                                      Station Sponsorship w/ Company
PRIZE FLASH! Prize program to                                                         logo
                                                                                      Team Photograph
offer Gift Cards for Wal-Mart                                                         Additional Door Prize ticket for each
or Blockbuster for exceptional                                                        team member
salespeople (in addition to level
prizes!)                                                                         Pheasant Team                              $500
       $ 900 in sales - $ 50 gift card                                               Team of Five
       $ 1350 in sales - $ 75 gift card
                                                                                 Individual                                 $100
       $ 2200 in sales - $100 gift card                                               You are placed on a team

Popcorn Kernels Briefing: (must                                                   Station Sponsor                   $150
attend one for full commissions)                                                       signage with corporate logo

 Tuesday, August 30, at 7:00 p.m.                                                 To register yourself or your team, please
      Watkins Scout Service Center                                                cut out and mail completed portion by
                                                                                    August 20th with check payable to:
      1191 Scout Drive
      Sartell, MN                                                                                 CMC - BSA
                                                                                               1191 Scout Drive
 Wednesday, August 31, at 7:00 p.m.                                                            Sartell, MN 56377
    Holiday Inn Express
    15739 Audobon Way
                                                                                 Team Name_________________________
    Highway 371
    Brainerd-Baxter, MN                                                               (The Buckshots of St. Stephen, for ex.)

                                                                                 1. Team Captain______________________




                                                                                 2. Name____________________________
                                                        Popcorn funds are
                                                     used to help support our
                                                        camp programs!
                                                                                 3. Name____________________________


                                                                                 4. Name____________________________
    Cub Scouts
   enjoy learning                                                                email______________________________
   about the Wild
    Wild West at
                                                                                 5. Name____________________________
      the 2005
       Council                                                                   email______________________________
    Day Camps
                                                                                            Benefitting Youth
                                                                                         Leadership Development
Scouting for Food                                        Boy Scout Jamboree
There is an ever increasing need for
food donations to local food pantries.
Scouts are needed to answer the call!                             JAMBOREE EQUIPMENT
It is important to a find a way for all                                 FOR SALE!
Scouts to help those in need!
                                                               This year’s Central Minnesota Council
     Please join other Scouts and                              Contingent to the Jamboree will be
          participate in the                                   sleeping, cooking and dining for 10
                                                               days using new equipment purchased
                                                               specifically for the 2005 Jamboree. On
    Scouting for Food Drive                                    return, all these “slightly used” products
                                                               will be available for sale to troops and
   Saturday, October 1, 2005                                   families at a considerable discount.

How can Scouts help?                                           Among the items are:

                                                               54 Eureka Timberline 4-man Tents...$95
      -Each Pack and Troop will
be asked to take responsibility for                             9 Coleman Sundome 10x10 Tents.$75
a geographic area in or near their
neighborhood.                                                  12 2-Burner Propane Stoves.............$35

       -Sometime during the last                               12 Stove Stands...................................$25
week of September, 2005, Scouts will
                                                               12 5’ Hose Assemblies for Stoves....$12
distribute a bag to each home in their
designated areas.                                              For more information or to reserve your
                                                               equipment, call Sheri at 320-251-3930!
       -Return to the same homes after
8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1st
and collect food and other household
supplies left on the doorsteps, etc.
These food and household items will be
delivered to local food pantries.

       -Your Pack or Troop Scouting
for Food Coordinator will have all the

     -Thank you for helping “other
people at all times!”

                         Pictured at right:
       Volunteers and Scouters gather to
 collect and transport food items to area

      Last year, over 80,000 items were
       collected in the Central Minnesota
                Council’s 12-county area.

 Thanks to Wells Fargo,
  our council sponsor for
 this very special project!

                                              Great job, Scouts and Scouters!
                                                           Serving the Communities of: Albany, Avon, Belgrade, Brooten, Cold Spring, Freeport, Greenwald,
                                                           Holdingford, Luxemburg, Melrose, Paynesville, Rice, Richmond, Rockville, St. Augusta, St. Cloud, St.
                                                           Joseph, St. Martin, St. Stephen, St. Wendel, Sartell, Sauk Centre, Sauk Rapids, & Waite Park

                                                          outstanding job as chair!                                    and teaches any male or female member everything
                                                          Thanks to Bernick’s Pepsi for their support and donation     to understand what a career in law enforcement is like.
                                                          of some of the beverages!                                    Annually they attend the national Law Enforcement
                                                          Special thanks to Ron Seibring for his help and support      conference and have brought back numerous awards.
                                                          at SCSU plus his daughter Megan for providing                -St. Cloud Downtown Fire Department Explorer Post
                                                          building support with her crew!                              32 works on a program through the summer and offers
                District Executive                                                                                     youth the opportunity to learn the various aspects of
                                                          Bear Hib 2006 will be April 7 at SCSU once again!            being a fire fighter including first aid. Their ride along
                   Bob Rueter                                                                                          program gives some first hand experiences to the
                 (320) 251-3930 ext. 112                                                                               youth.
               E-mail:                                                                                  -St. John’s Explorer Post 624 is part of the Eagle Scout
                                                                       Key Monthly Items                               Association at St. John’s University. They do a variety
 Scenic District Committee                                                                                             of activities and support for the council.
 District Chair:                                          AUGUST – Annual planning conference for all units
           Jeff Dahler 230-1386                           Order of the Arrow (honor society) Fall Conclave
 District Vice-Chair:                                     SEPTEMBER - Fall Roundup or School Night
           Don Berger 252-4223                            Troop or Crew Open House                                              Learning for Life Groups
 District Commissioner:                                   Fall Camporee and Field Sport Sunday at Parker
           Mike Schmidtbauer 253-5939                     Scouting for Food preparation                                We also offer Career Awareness Exploring at
 District Finance Chair:                                  OCTOBER – Scouting for Food pick up                          Cathedral High School and Sartell High School. These
           Tom Bossert 255-1502                           Popcorn sale                                                 programs bring in speakers in various careers topics
 District Activities Chair:                               Parent orientation meetings in each unit                     so students can find out what education is required
           Jane Holmberg 259-9308                         Webelos Activity Badge Days                                  to pursue that field. In addition the students can ask
 District Cub Training Chair:                             Troops invite first and second year Webelos to troop          questions about the work and what an average day is
           Paul Tweedy 249-3268                           meetings                                                     like plus salary and other attributes of the job.
 District Camping Chair:                                  NOVEMBER – Tiger Prowl for 1st grade boys
           Jeff Bloss 743-4437                            Popcorn pick up and delivery                                 There is also a Learning for Life Group at the local
 District Venturing Chair:                                Rechartering (registering existing Scouts for 2006)          Sheriff’s Group Home. We work on a variety of
           Rick Leither 253-2111                          DECEMBER – Recharters finished                                activities including Scouting demos and skills plus
 District Advancement Chair:                                                                                           career and personal skill development.
           Burt Dubow 251-2021
 District Recognition Chair:
           Martin Fabel and Don Berger                        Scenic District Commissioners
 District Membership Chair:                                                                                                School Nights or Fall Round up
           Randy Baker 251-4384                           Help your District out if you want to stay involved and
 District Boy Scout Training Chair:                       want a flexible schedule. Contact Mike Schmidtbauer           Plan your unit’s school night recruitment now for new
           Al Beckel 685-4473                             at 253-5939 or email him at                                  boys and Venturers (male or female). Let Bob know at
 District Rock Climbing Director:                                        the office what night and time plus location you will be
           Randy Turner 352-3890                                                                                       conducting this so he can plan to attend to help out.
                                                                                                                       Plan to attend our August 2 promotion at 7 pm at the
 District Committee meetings are held at the Watkins                                                                   Watkins Service Center (Scout office).
           Service Center, Sartell, Minnesota                                 Scouting 101
                   from 5:30-6:30 pm
           on the first Tuesday of each month.             PACK STRUCTURE:
                                                          Pack committee – led by committee chair and
 District Calendar                                        committee members to provide guidance to the unit
                                                          leaders: Cubmaster and Den Leaders.
 August                                                   Dens – groups of 6 to 8 boys in the same group
 2      School Night & Fall Round-up Kick off             and from the same Pack that are from a common
 9      District Committee Social                         geographic area (neighborhood).
                                                          Denner – a Webelo Scout that helps conduct the den
 September                                                meetings.
 6      District Committee Meeting                        Den Chief – a Boy Scout that helps out with a den in
 6      Roundtable Meeting                                a Pack. Provides leadership and an understanding of
 27     Tiger Den Leader Training                         what a Boy Scout Troop is like plus is a mentor to Cubs
                                                          or Webelos.
 October                                                  Charter organization representative – usually a parent
 4         District Committee Meeting                     that also has a link to the sponsoring organization or
 4         Roundtable Meeting                             charter organization. Provides updates to the unit and
 8         Cub Scout Leader Training - Sartell            to the sponsor about Scout activities and works to get
 18        Cub Scout Leader Training - Cold Spring        adult leadership approved.
 29        Cub Scout Leader Training - Sartell

                                                                                                                           Scenic District Award of Merit
                                                                 Budgets and Money Earning
               District Calendar                                                                                       This award was presented to Paul Tweedy on March
                                                          Scouting provides a unique opportunity to help               8th at the District Roundtable Meeting. Paul is the Cub
AUGUST 2 – Fall Roundup Briefing from 7 to 8:30 pm         youth mature and becomes leaders in their unit and           Scout Training Chair for the Scenic District. He is also
at the Watkins Service Center (Scout office) Community     community. Be sure your unit only receives funds for         the Unit Commissioner for Troop 30 and Pack 30 out of
Room. Planning for School Night.                          services rendered. Scouts EARN their way through             Albany. Thanks for all you do for Scouting!
AUGUST 9 – District Committee social 6-7:30pm at          fundraising and money-earning projects plus parental
Scout Service Center in Sartell                           support.
SEPTEMBER 6 AND first Tuesdays – ROUNDTABLE at
BSA 7 to 8:30 pm                                          The Scout professionals and the Council office are the                    District Roundtables
                                                          only entity that can fundraise in a community via the
                                                                                                                       September 6th                February 7th
                                                          501C3 license. Any unit soliciting donations is subject
                                                                                                                       October 4th                  March 7th
                                                          to discipline for jeopardizing the license of the council.
                                                                                                                       November 1st                 April 4th
           Bear Hibernation 2005                          The council must have the community support or it
                                                                                                                       January 3rd
                                                          cannot exist to support units.
Thanks to Troop 6, 13, 18, 21, 28, 192 plus Explorer
                                                                                                                       District Roundtable Meetings will be held at the
Post 32 and 250.
                                                                                                                       Watkins Scout Service Center on these nights from 7
Thanks to the volunteers: Mark and Noah Braun, Roger          Learning for Life Explorer Posts                         - 8:30 pm
Worm, Trevor Faundeen, Scott Holmberg, Roxanne
Gill, Maggie Holmberg, Tom Keller, Rick Leither, Ursula   -GLT Post 9 is an Architectural career exploration unit.
Hoppe, Bill Ness (Snakeman!), and Joe Cordie.             They will do some site tours and otherwise do some
Stearns County Sheriff’s Department Explorer Post 250     sample projects and have presentations by the staff of
and Explorer Post 32 Fire Dept.                           GLT Architects in St. Cloud.
Special thanks to Jane Holmberg for doing an              -Stearns County Post 250 runs a year round program
                                                              Serving the Communities of: Becker, Big Lake, Clear Lake, Clearwater, Elk River, Foley, Isle, Milaca,
                                                              Mora, Ogilvie, Onamia, Princeton, Wahkon, and Zimmerman

                                                                          Volunteer Spotlight                                        Nomination Process
                                                             For those of you who don’t know our district               It is also time to start the district nomination process
                                                             membership chair, Bill Groskreutz, here is some            again for 2006. The nomination process is a system
                                                             information about him.                                     to assist with developing and keeping a strong district
                                                                                                                        committee. It is initiated by a council board member
                                                             Bill married his wife Laura in December of 1992.           going through a process to select a district chair and
                                                             Laura currently teaches at the Minnesota School of         district commissioner to be approved by the council
                                                             Business in Waite Park and has an MBA from SCSU.           board. From the results of that process the district
                                                             Their son, William IV, a 2nd class scout in Troop 10, is   committee is also formed or renewed for 2006. If
                                                             going to be a seventh grader in Foley this fall. Their     you or someone you know might be interested please
                                                             daughter, Elizabeth, is four years old and has eight       contact John, Wade, or Mike to relay the information.
                                                             nights of Boy Scout camping under her belt, including a    The process is to be completed by August 1st to
                                                             week long stay at Camp Wilderness.                         maximize training prior to the date of position giving a
                 District Executive                                                                                     more transition time if necessary.
                  Wade Bastian
                (320) 251-3930 ext. 115

 Gateway District Committee                                                                                                          August Roundtables
 District Chair:
           John Davis 763-263-2791                                                                                      These are things to be thinking about prior to our next
 District Commissioner:                                                                                                 District Roundtable in August.
           Mike Granberg 763-389-7856                                                                                   1. Assist with a positive relationship to have a boy talk
 District Boy Scout Round Table Chairs:                                                                                 scheduled in your school in September
           Randy Arko 763-441-8581                                                                                      2. Schedule your School Night to Join Scouting date,
 District Cub Scout Round Table Chair:                                                                                  time, and location with your school
           Karl & Betty Johnson 320-743-5100                                                                            3. Plan your calendar for 05/06 and set up a plan
 District Finance Chair:                                                                                                for adult leadership needs for activities. Take a look
           Nan Martin 612-428-3837                                                                                      at the council calendar and include the key District &
 District Activities Chair:                                                                                             Council events on your calendar
           LeAnne Prehatney 763-441-4275                                                                                4. Be sure to have a plan in place to have someone in
 District Training Chair:                                                                                               your unit attend each Roundtable meeting
           Judy Hanson 763-263-8857                                                                                     5. Select and turn in your Unit Popcorn Chair and
 District Camping Chair:                                     Bill’s scouting experience goes all the way back to        contact information
           Kenny Christenson 763-389-3279                    when he was a Cub Scout in Wells, MN. He worked
 District Venturing Chair:                                   his way through Cub Scouts, earning his Arrow of
           TBD                                               Light, and moved into Boy Scouts. He held several
 District Membership Chair:                                  leadership positions in the troop and earned the
                                                             rank of Life. While in Boy Scouts, Bill was elected                          District Patch
           Bill Groskreutz 320-968-8839
 District Advancement/Recognition Chair:                     into the Order of the Arrow. He was lodge chief of
                                                             Wahpekute Lodge, Twin Valley Council, and received         The Gateway District Patch is completed and is in the
           Marv Ziner 763-441-2822                                                                                      trading post for $2.00. All District Chairs will receive
                                                             the honor of Vigil. Bill also worked at Twin Valley
                                                             Council’s summer camp, Camp Cuyuna, for six years.         a patch as just one of the many perks of the position.
 District Calendar                                           While there, he worked in the Nature Center and
                                                             the Scoutcraft area for two years each and was a
 August                                                      commissioner for his last two years. Bill also started a
 11     School Night & Fall Round-up Kick off                program at Cuyuna, at the time it was patterned after
 17     Elk River Area Leader’s Meeting                      the Camp Tenderfoot program, and it is still in use          Friends of Scouting Status for 2005
                                                             today as their Eagle Trail program.
 September                                                                                                              Congratulations to the Following Units for Reaching
 8      District Committee Meeting                           Bill took a break from scouting to concentrate on his      Their Unit Friends of Scouting Goal and earning Free
 8      Roundtable Meeting                                   family and his studies; but became involved again          Badges of Rank for the year! Congratulations and
                                                             when his son joined Tiger Cubs. Bill was an Assistant      Thank you for your support of Scouting!
 October                                                     Cubmaster of Pack 141 in North Branch before moving
 4         Cub Scout Leader Training - Elk River             to Foley. Even though he had only lived in Foley for       Pack 10 Foley               (Goal $1225 raised $1411)
 13        Cub Scout Leader Training - Princeton             two months, Bill was given the position of Cubmaster       Troop 10 Foley             (Goal $420 raised $440)
 13        District Committee Meeting                        of Pack 10 and served in that position for three years.    Troop 16 Princeton          (Goal $735 raised $1,000)
 13        Roundtable Meeting                                Bill served as the Milaca Day Camp Chair person            Pack 89 Big Lake           (Goal $1295 raised $1570)
                                                             while Wade was overseas. He earned the Cubmaster           Pack 91 Zimmerman           (Goal $1680 raised $1680)
                                                             award as a result of his hard work in Foley and North      Troop 91 Zimmerman           (Goal $595 raised $765)
                                                             Branch. When Will moved to Boy Scouts, Bill became         Troop 92 Becker              (Goal $910 raised $1280)
                                                             an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 10 in Foley.           Pack 93 Big Lake           (Goal $1435 raised $1555)
                                                                                                                        Troop 93 Big Lake          (Goal $1400 raised $1799)
                                                             Bill is involved with the Camp Cuyuna Alumni               Pack 94 Clear Lake          (Goal $1260 raised $1279)
 Happy Birthday, Gateway District!                           Association (CCAA) as one of its 24 founding members       Troop 99 Elk River            (Goal $490 raised $865)
                                                             and currently serves on its executive board as the VP      Troop 111 Elk River           (Goal $385 raised $715)
The Gateway District celebrated it’s 1st Birthday on         of Membership. He also maintains the CCAA website
July 1st. Congratulations to the District Committee,         as part of his duties to the executive board.              The Districts Share of the Council Budget for Family
the leaders of each unit, and all involved parents and                                                                  Friends of Scouting is $25,000. Currently the
youth on a great 1st year.                                   Bill earned his teaching license in Mathematics at         Gateway District is at $42,000. The Goal for the
                                                             SCSU. His first position out of college was at Long         Community Campaign is $25,000. Currently the
      Budgets and Money Earning                              Prairie/Grey Eagle schools. He left there to work at       Community Campaign is at $13,274. The areas
                                                             SCSU for three years and Anoka Ramsey Community            that raise money for this campaign are from local
Scouting provides a unique opportunity to help               college for 6 months. For the past eight years he          supporters in all of our communities to include
youth mature and becomes leaders in their unit and           has been working at Crossroads Learning Center, an         foundations, grants, and charitable fund donations.
community. Be sure your unit only receives funds for         alternative school in the East Central School district.
services rendered. Scouts EARN their way through             Due to his work schedule, Bill is returning to work at
fundraising and money-earning projects plus parental         Cuyuna during the summer of 2005 as the COPE
support.                                                     director.                                                      Congratulations! Gateway District
The Scout professionals and the Council office are the        Some of Bill’s hobbies include, playing with his kids,         on meeting all membership goals!
only entity that can fundraise in a community via the        spending time with his family and coaching his son’s
501C3 license. Any unit soliciting donations is subject      hockey team. He also enjoys playing fantasy football,
to discipline for jeopardizing the license of the council.   hockey, and baseball; his wife says a little bit too
The council must have the community support or it            much.
cannot exist to support units.
                                                                    Letter from the Chief                            Hibernation and on short notice got a team over to
                                                                                                                     help with the mailing for Summer Cub Scout camps.
           Naguonabe Lodge #31                                                                                       It makes me very proud of the lodge members and
                                                        Thank you to all of you that attended the Spring
                    Lodge Chief                         Conclave May 20-22. It was a fantastic event in              leadership when we can serve to council so well and
                    Brent Beste                         which we had over 110 participations at the event.           the appreciation we receive is tremendous.
        E-mail:               Out of these 110+ people we inducted 47 new
                                                        ordeal members, and 15 of our brothers sealed there          I also want to extend my congratulations to the Lodge’s
 Lodge Executive Committee                              membership by attaining the brotherhood membership.          newest Vigil members: Wade Bastian, Brent Beste, Judy
                                                        In the 4 years that I have been involved in the Order        Hanson, Max Hanson (for 2004) and Dan Demeules
 Lodge Advisor                                          of the Arrow and Naguonabe Lodge, this by far is the         and Jeff Riefer (for 2005). Thank you to Sean
 Rich Diedrichsen                                       largest conclave turnout that I have seen. So far, we        Theilman (Vigil Chair), Davey Warner III (past chief
                                                        have also received very good feedback on our current         and current section chief) and Nick Beste (Brotherhood
 Vice Chief of Administration & Unit Relations          program and the changes that the Lodge Executive             representative) for serving on the 2005 Vigil
 Dan Demeules - Troop 93 Big Lake                       Committee decided to implement into the event. As of         Nominations Committee. Finally, thank you to Steve
                                                        right now, it is our intention to keep the new schedule      Dahlin for accepting the position of Vigil Advisor.
 Vice Chief of Native American Affairs & Activities     and to continue to improve our conclaves and to
 Max Hanson - Troop 93 Big Lake                         continue to make them more fun and exciting. We also         NOAC 2006 will be at the University of Michigan and
                                                        accomplished a number of great work projects which           we will be sending a contingent, of course. The cost is
 Secretary                                              included but were not limited to spreading 3 truck           generally about $600.00 but if you start with $20.00
 Adam Luberda - Troop 3 St. Cloud                       loads of gravel in front of the dining hall, building 14     a month in savings now, you’ll have more than enough
                                                        wash basins to put in the campsites so that people can       by the end of July 2006. This is the Jamboree of the
 Treasurer                                              wash there hands and a ton of brush was pulled out           OA and an event you will not only never forget, but be
 Tom Brault - Troop 191 Mora                            of the woods near the dining hall. It was a great job        eager to return to again and again. Talk to someone
                                                        done by all of our youth and adults in attendance and        who has attended in the past and get excited about
                                                        a big thank you to all for all of your help. If you have     this adventure. Plan now and we’ll see you in Michigan
 OA Calendar                                                                                                         in 2006!
                                                        any questions or comments regarding spring conclave
                                                        or suggestions for the fall conclave feel free to contact
 August                                                                                                              Thank you one and all for the honor of serving as your
                                                        me or come to an LEC meeting.
 14     Lodge Executive Committee Meeting                                                                            Lodge Advisor and please join me in making Cheerful
 14     Ceremonies Development Day                                                                                   Service a part of your everyday life.
                                                        Looking into the future, section conclave this year will
 19-20 Fall Conclave
                                                        be held down in Blue Earth Minnesota at the Blue
                                                        Earth area High School. This event is the gathering          Rich Diedrichsen
 September                                                                                                           Lodge Advisor
                                                        of Arrowman through out section C-1A which covers
 9-11   Section Conclave
                                                        6 different states. It will be a great time with great
                                                        food, training, and fellowship. As a lodge we will also
                                                        be looking for help up at this year’s Fall Camporee on           Ceremonies Development Day
                                                        September 16-18. We are looking just for general
                                                        fill in help among other things (it will be like our Ripley   On August 14 (Sunday prior to Conclave) from 1pm
                                                        Service Corp). If you would like to help, please contact     until 7pm we will be having a ceremonies team
                                                        one of your lodge officers.                                   development/preparation weekend at Parker to
                                                                                                                     prepare for conclave. We will also be having our LEC
                                                                                                                     at Parker on this weekend instead of in St. Cloud. We
                                                                      2005-2006 Lodge                                will be working on Smudge Pots, learning parts and
                                                                                                                     actions, among other things. We will be serving food,
          Ripley Rendevous 2005                                     Executive Committee                              so if you are planning on attending, you must reply to
                                                                                                                     me no later than August 11.
A Debt of THANK YOU is DUE!!                            Lodge Chief: Brent Beste, St. Joseph

Anyone who attended the Ripley Rendezvous 2005          Lodge Vice Chief of Administration: Dan Demeules, Big          New Ordeal Members:
on April 22-24 is aware that we had a tremendous        Lake                                                           Christopher Lanctin        Neal Kelly
Saturday night program. Many people have thanked                                                                       John Briese                Stephen Symanietz
me for this program but I want to publicly issue a      Lodge Vice Chief of Native American Affairs: Max               Michael Symanietz          Bryan Symanietz
big THANK YOU to those key people who took this         Hanson, Big Lake                                               Richard Thompson           Christopher Dymus
program from a plan to a success. First, the Leaders                                                                   Michael Neu                Michael Affeldt
and volunteers from the Order of the Arrow who          Lodge Secretary: Adam Luberda, St. Cloud                       Zachary Kuntz              Kristen Christenson
provided the key staff for the program – and really                                                                    Landon Bitker              Dan Fredell
were the people whom I depended on from the             Lodge Treasurer: Tom Brault, Mora                              Luke Anderson              Riley Magnuson
beginning to the end. THANK YOU to Tom Keller and                                                                      Jonathan Jones             Chad Olson
the OA guys who went around to recruit volunteers                                                                      Joshua Schmitz             Ryan Beste
to staff the stations Saturday night -- most of whom                      Fall Conclave                                Gabriel Grimmer            Andy Weeda
stepped forward after being told of the need at                                                                        Nathan Hall                Gary Robinson
Saturday supper! Of course a THANK YOU to the           On August 19-21 we have our fall conclave up at                Zachary Johnson            Kyle Johnson
many Scout leaders who did step forward because we      Parker again and I hope to see another hundred                 Christopher Seelen         Ryan Satterberg
could never have made this program work smoothly        people up at camp to have another tremendous                   Tyler Stevens
without you. Finally, a THANK YOU to Wade and           conclave. We are going to be having the same format
Marty from the Council Service Center who helped to     for the event as we had in the spring and we will              New Brotherhood Members:
line up the equipment and materials needed to run the   hopefully have everything worked out. It should be a           Matthew Baumgartner        Jacob Stevens
stations. Without any one of these people, or groups    great time, and a great way to spend one of the last           Edward Stevens             Cameron Schroeder
of people, this event could never have happened.        weekends of summer because it will be fun. Also, who           Matthew Schroeder          Christopher Peck
                                                        could forget about our officer inductions for our new           David Peck                 Tearlach Anderson
The best THANK YOU we all received of course was        officers that were elected at Spring Conclave? It will          Jonathan McAnally          Christopher Kluempke
written on the faces of the hundreds of boys who had    be a weekend of fun and excitement full of fellowship          Carey Barby                Matthew Willenbring
a great time.                                           one will never forget.

Rich Diedrichsen
                                                                                                                       New Vigil Members:
                                                                                                                       Wade Bastian               Brent Beste
Program Coordinator
                                                                      Advisor’s Column                                 Judy Hanson                Max Hanson
                                                                                                                       Dan Demeules               Jeff Reifer
                                                        I want to start by saying thank you to all the people
                                                        who stepped forward to help when asked in the
                                                        past few months. We helped with Wolf Howl, Bear

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                                                  Scouting News
           National Tour Permits                                               Fall Camporee                                      PADI Dive to Adventure
                                                                         Parker – Can You Survive?
National Tour Permits sent to the Regional Office for
                                                                                                                              Venturing Scholarship Program
approval need to follow the National recommendation          The Central Minnesota Council will be hosting a Council
of being submitted 30 days in advance to provide             wide Fall Camporee at Parker Scout Reservation on            This program offers 25 scholarships nationally at
enough time to process and return all permits in a           September 16 to 18. Since we had such a positive             several levels to introduce Venturers and their crews
timely manner. Permits received less than the 30 days        response last year with using the Council’s camp at          to the world of SCUBA diving. The Professional
in advance will force the regional office to delay the        Parker, we have decided to utilize it once again.            Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) offers a
processing of permits that are received within the           Although the camp will be the same, the theme and            multilevel scholarship program to introduce Venturers
recommended time period.                                     activities will have many differences from the prior         and Crews to the exciting underwater world. PADI
The National Tour Permit is available on the National        year, to provide the scouts with a new adventure for a       recognizes that adventure is one of the key elements
website at; a link can be created           new year.                                                    of Venturing. Scuba diving is an exciting avocation or
from this site to a local council website. To find the                                                                     vocation that can be enjoyed in just about every part
National Tour Permit on the National website, type tour      As always, a successful fall camporee requires the           of the country.
permit assistant and click search, which will bring up       help of individuals to assist with the many activities in
information on the National Tour Permit Application          making this a memorable experience for our scouts.           Level 1: PADI Open Water Diver Certification (10
Assistant. This is an online assistant to help volunteers    If you are willing to volunteer or know of anyone            Scholarships of $250 each)
complete the National Tour Permit Application form,          who would like to help, we would really appreciate           Level 2: PADI Open Water to Rescue Diver Certification
which is designated to prevent some of the common            the assistance. Keep in mind the older scouts in your        (4 Scholarships of $500 each)
problems that can delay the authorization of their tour      troop, this is a great opportunity to keep their focus       Level 3: PADI Open Water Diver Materials (5 Crews of
permit. This process does not guarantee approval             on scouting and help transition them from our past           up to 16 members will receive PADI Open Water Diver
– the application will be reviewed and approved at           scouts to our future adult leaders. We would also            Deluxe Crewpack materials)
the discretion of the council and regional offices.           like a troop to volunteer to be the host troop for           Level 4: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Use of the National Tour Permit on a floppy disk and          the camporee. If you are interested in volunteering          Certification (1 Scholarship of $2,200)
the National Tour Permit Application Assistant on the        or becoming the host troop, please contact me at             Level 5: PADI Instructor Development Materials (5
National website has helped speed up the approval                                                Scholarships for instructor development materials,
process.                                                                                                                  instructor examination fees and instructor registration
Encouraging volunteers in your council to submit             The camporee theme this year is Parker – Can You             fees. A $1,250 value per scholarship)
National Tour Permits as National recommends, with           Survive? In keeping with the theme we have planned
the required information complete and legible, will          various survival type activities, including an opportunity   More information, requirements and applications for
insure all permits are returned to your volunteers in a      for the scouts to earn their wilderness survival merit       the scholarships mentioned above can be obtained by
timely manner.                                               badge at camp. Other survival activities will include,       contacting the Scout Service Center.
                                                             shelter building, caveman steak (minimalist cooking)         All scholarship applications must be postmarked by
Dan W. Hayes                                                 and tumpline competitions. There, of course, will also       December 31, 2005.
Associate Regional Director, Program                         be the super troop competition, the Parker Triathlon
Central Region                                               and rifle/archery.
                                                                                                                                    Rock Climbing Update
                                                             Wilderness Survival Merit Badge:
                                                                                                                          The 2005 climbing Instructor course was held at
     Webelos Activity Badge Days                             Although most of the wilderness survival merit badge
                                                                                                                          Blue Mound State Park again this year. A total of
                                                             will be earned at camp, there will be a couple of
                                                             prerequisites that must be completed prior to camp in        10 students and Instructors attended. Three new
Coming in October...                                         order to participate. The prerequisites will include the     students and five Instructors for recertification. In
at Parker Scout Reservation                                  requirement to make up a personal survival kit and           attendance were Dan and Andrew Nienaber, and
Sessions on October 8 & 9                                    be able to explain how each item is useful. The scouts       Mike Gondringer of Albany Troop 30. Rick and Mike
                                                             will need to bring their survival kit with them to camp.     Leither of St Cloud, Bill Ness and Tom Fenlason of
Webelos Activity Badge Day is designed to give you           Each scout will also need to familiarize themselves with     Sartell, John Heemstra of Troop 72 of Mitchell S.D ,
and your Webelos Scouts a head start on one of the           the wilderness survival merit badge information. These       Quint Swedenburg and Randy Turner of Crew 225 of
outdoor activity badges. Boys will be able to work on        would be great activities for the troops to do with all      Sauk Centre. We had 3 days of good weather and
one activity badge and enjoy two adventure stations.         the scouts together.                                         excellent training, good food and fellowship. It really
Boys should be able to complete most requirements                                                                         felt good to get back on the rocks after a long winter
for an activity badge on that day. Leaders will be           Super Troop Competition:                                     and cool spring.
responsible for certifying the completion of an activity     To participate in the super troop competition, troops
badge.                                                       will need to have patrols with 6 to 8 scouts each. This      Our next event will be held a Quarry Park in St. Cloud
                                                             year’s competition will also have a survival theme.          on June 25th so get signed up now if you plan to
Activity badges offered will include: Readyman,              I would not be surprised to see much of what the             attend. This is the second of 2 basic climbing events.
Forester, Geologist, Sportsman, Naturalist, Engineer         scouts learn for the wilderness survival merit badge         The second basic climb event will be held at Quarry
and Scientist.                                               incorporated into this competition. This is another great    Park on September 10th.
                                                             reason for the scouts to participate in earning their        We will also be posting some photos of each event on
Adventure Stations will include: Outdoor cooking,            wilderness survival merit badge.                             our climbing page so check them out!
Whittling Chip, Fire Building, Archery, Air Rifles, Fishing
Lures, Knot Tying and Leather Working.                       Parker Triathlon:                                            Climb On
                                                             The Parker Triathlon this year will be similar to an         Randy Turner
Event Capactiy is 250 Webelos per day. Register              Ironman competition, with each person performing all         CMC Climbing Director
now! This event fills up quickly.                             three parts of the race. The triathlon event will include    320-352-5389 w
Check the Council Website or contact your Cubmaster          canoeing, biking and running. Bikes and helmets will         320-352-3890 h
for more information.                                        be provided at camp, but scouts are also welcome to
                                                             bring there own. All scouts will be required to wear
                                                             protective head gear while performing the biking
                                                             portion of the race.
            Campmaster Position
                                                             Field Sports on Sunday, September 18:
The Council is looking for people willing to serve on        Field Sports will be run on Sunday for those troops that
our Campmaster team for Parker Scout Reservation.            wish to participate for an additional $10 per person.
The Campmaster supports Troops and Packs at Parker
for a weekend. The Campmaster checks units in
and out and helps them find what they need for a
comfortable stay.
Your familly will enjoy a peaceful weekend amid                       Council Gardeners’ Club
the beautiful wilderness setting of Parker Scout
Reservation. Stay in one of our cabins, or bring your        The Council is looking for green thumbs to help keep
own camper or tent. Learn more about the camp and            the Scout Service Center’s grounds beautiful. Any
practice your outdoor skills.                                Scouts and/or adult leaders with an interest in
If you are interested, please respond by contacting          gardening and that would be willing to help out should
Mike Rader at (320)251-3930 ext. 116 or                      contact the Scout Service Center. by 9/30/05
              National Recognition for Endowment Gifts
     A special recognition program known as the                                         endowment fund.
     1910 Society was created in 1995 to encourage                                      Recognitions will be given for gifts of cash, stock,
     significant gifts to the council endowment fund.                                    bonds, lead trusts, or other assets that could be
     This support is vital to the financial stability of the                             readily converted to cash. The gift to endowment
     Central Minnesota Council, and will ensure our                                     may be paid within five years of the pledge date.
     Scouting legacy for future generations of young                                    The 1910 Society was named for the year the
     Americans.                                                                         early, visionary leaders of Scouting founded the
     To Qualify as a member of the 1910 Society, an                                     Boy Scouts of America. Those who have made
     individual donor, company or organization must                                     endowment gifts to further the Scouting movement
     contribute $25,000 or more to the local council                                    are themselves, modern day visionaries.
                                      THERE ARE FOUR LEVELS OF RECOGNITION IN
                                                  THE 1910 SOCIETY
                                                 $25,000      Ernest Thompson Seton Member
                                                 $100,000     Daniel Carter Beard Member
                                                 $500,000     Theodore Roosevelt Member
                                                 $1,000,000   Waite Philips Member
             Members receive a leather-bound edition of the Boy Scouts Handbook with their name embossed in gold on the
             cover, a personalized parchment certificate, and a distinctive lapel pin or charm. They also receive invitations to
             special member-only events and receptions at National Meetings, Jamborees and other major Scouting events.
             Membership applications are available at the Watkins Scout Service Center. For more information, please contact
             Scout Executive David Trehey at (320) 251-3930 ext. 101 or

                   James E. West Fellowship Award
         An integral part of the Central Minnesota                        donor’s annual gift to the council’s Friends of Scouting Campaign.
Council’s program is to expand its endowment                                      Organizations or individuals may make a contribution in honor
trust fund and ensure the future financial                                    of someone involved in Scouting; an Eagle Scout, a Silver Beaver
stability of the council through the James E.                                 recipient or a significant Scout leader. Gifts may also be given in
West Fellowship Award. Named after the                                                  memory of a loved one, business associate or other
first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts                                              acquaintance.
of America, it is a national recognition                                                          Each donor will be recognized with a
award for those who contribute $1000 or                                                             personalized 8 x 10 certificate, distinctive
more in cash or securities to our council’s                                                            lapel pin or charm, and an embroidered
endowment fund.                                                                                         square knot.
         The Central Minnesota Council has                                                                Application forms are available at the
27 members of the West Fellowship. It is                                                                Watkins Scout Service Center. For more
important to note that a qualifying gift for                                                          information please contact Scout Executive
recognition as a James E. West fellow is in                                                        David Trehey at (320)251-3930 ext. 101 or
addition to, and does not diminish or replace, the                                      

                                                         James E. West Fellows
James Acers                           A. Martin Fabel                     Leo & Luella Louis                  Charles Rose
Diane Beal                            Bob J. Ferche                       Bruce MacKenzie                     Ron Schmidt
Richard Beal                          Michael Gammell                     L.K. “Mac” McLeland                 Everett C. Sobania
Don Berger                            Burt C. Hanauer                     Royce Nies                          Don R. Watkins
Noah Braun                            Miff Johnson                        Scott A. Pederson                   J. Kimball Whitney
George Burda                          Kathie Jordahl                      John Petroskas Jr.                  Jim Witzman
Paul & Kathryn Ehlen                  Walt Larson                         Dennis Ringsmuth

                                                              Tribute Fund
                                    Donations were given to the Central Minnesota Council in Memory of:

                                                          John MacGibbon
  Jeffrey Syring                        Thomas & Ann Beaver               Jim & Karen Acers                  Susie Lakoduk
  James & Jane Daly                     John Erickson                     Joyce Jones                        Marv Ziner
  Robert & Nancy Steblay                Tim Bailey                        Wilson & Julie Hudson              David Halgren
  Stanley Wheaton                       Warren Hartman                    John & Suzanne Oliver              Marlys Larock
  Terry & Chad Briggs                   Stewart Wilson                    Robert & Rebecca Lindquist         M. Constance Kozlak
  Loretta Moos                          Dan & Barbara Thornton            Jennie Olson                       Lance Lindberg
  Gene & Shirley Larson                 Gayle Rieland                     Pam Burby                          Martha Travis
  Byron & Janice Fegley                 Gene & Nancy Booker               Albert & Marlyce Bailey            James & Judith Fisher
  Landol Locher                         Joseph & Mary Ulrey               Royce & Bonnie Nies                David & Anne Cremons
  Roland & Linda Swanson                Leola Dare                        Mary & Eugene Donahue              Jack & Janie Amundson
                                                      Let the Race Begin!
                               Ready, set, go to your Central Minnesota Council Trading Post for a uniform to
                               start off a great year in Cub Scouting.

                               During the month of September only receive 10% off your new shirt,
                                                                                                                                        The Compass
                                                                                                                                    A Quarterly Publication of the Central Minnesota Council
                                                                                                                                                                 of the Boy Scouts of America
                               neckerchief and neckerchief slide.

                               Mention this ad and receive a free Tiger, Cub Scout or Boy Scout pencil with     July - September 2005                       Volume 1                 Issue 3
                               the purchase of a new shirt.

                               For the pit crew chiefs we have a full selection of leaders literature,
     Trading Post Hours:
                               advancement charts and craft and science kits for your den meetings. We
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
                               also carry male and female uniforms and all necessary insignia.
   Tuesday night ‘til 7pm
 2nd Saturday of Each Month
         9am - 1pm

       Central Minnesota Council                                                              Non Profit Org.
       Boy Scouts of America                                                                   US POSTAGE
       1191 Scout Drive                                                                          PAID
       Sartell, Minnesota 56377                                                                St. Cloud, MN
                                                                                              Permit No. 283

                                                                                                                Ripley Rendezvous 2005 was a sucess for more than 800 boys. Despite the cool windy
                                                                                                                day, young Scouts participated in the Trailblazer program while older Scouts took part
                                                                                                                in Merit Badge, Adventure and X-treme programs. Shotgun shooting, black powder
                                                                                                                rifles, archery, rappelling and a Saturday evening sports stations competition organized
                                                                                                                by the OA, kept Scouts busy learning new skills and having fun.

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