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The Compass A Quarterly Publication of the Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts of America August - October 2005 Volume 1 Issue 3 www.bsacmc.org 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 www.bsacmc.org 18 Field Sports Day BSA Web site www.scouting.org 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 http://www.scouting.org/cubscouts/faststart/ 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: http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/faststart/ For Venturing Leaders: Cub Scout Leader Speciﬁc Training http://www.scouting.org/venturing/faststart/ 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 www.bsacmc.org 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 December 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: email@example.com 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 May 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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______________________ Address____________________________ Phone______________________________ email______________________________ 2. Name____________________________ Popcorn funds are email______________________________ used to help support our camp programs! 3. Name____________________________ email______________________________ 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 details. -Thank you for helping “other people at all times!” Pictured at right: Volunteers and Scouters gather to collect and transport food items to area foodshelves. 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: email@example.com -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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 E-mail: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 W W W 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 www.scouting.org; 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 by 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 www.bsacmc.org 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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