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October 10
Unit Commissioners visits and Journey to Excellence

​To all units in Area 3 of the Greater St Louis Council.

You can expect to see new people that will now attend your meetings and scouting functions.  

For those who do not know, each unit is assigned a person who is called a Unit Commissioner.  They are required to visit each unit and report back to the district regarding the health and execution of the Scouting program.  Mostly, they may just visit a function that your unit has planned, but they are a resource to consult who can answer questions, they are problem solvers who have the best interest of the scouting program in mind as they help to iron out the bumps in the road of a growing, or not so growing Scout program.  

They need to make 6 visits in 2011 in order to meet the requirements for the "Journey to Excellence".  

If you see a Unit Commissioner at one of your functions, give them hug!!!

October 10
2011  Fun with Son 2011

​  The Fun with Son camping weekends have come and gone, but the training the Webelos the received should last as they cross over to a scout troop.  The Fun all the Scout received should last a life time.  Thank you to Bob and Renee Crews, who selflessly coordinated this events for countless years past.

  Welcome to Ray and Amy Groves who are stepping into this position to ensure Scouts in our area will have an incredable experience with Fun with Son in years to come. 

  The smell of smores over an open fire sometimes takes a week or two to dissipate from the beautiful camping and recreation area in our own back yard known as Pine Ridge.  Hope to see you there next year!!!!

October 09
Cub Scout Leader Specific Training

​Cub Scout Leader Specific Training will be offered Saturday October 29 at Christian Life Center in Herrin, Illinois.  It is located at 1901 North Park Avenue, Herrin.  The training begins in the Community Room at 1:00pm but please arrive 15 minutes early for registration.  The contact person and facilitator for the training is Tim Kirschbaum.  Please pre-register for this session at the Herrin Service Center, 618 942-4863.  Walk ins will be accepted.

October 09
This is Scouting training (formerly New Leader Essentials)

​This is Scouting will be offered Saturday October 29 at Christian Life Center in Herrin, Illinois.  It is located at 1901 North Park Avenue, Herrin.  The training begins in the Community Room at 8:30am but please arrive 15 minutes early for registration.  The contact person and facilitator for the training is Tim Kirschbaum.  Please pre-register for this session at the Herrin Service Center, 618 942-4863.  Walk ins will be accepted. 

May 23
Bryon Haverstick

As most of you know, Bryon Haverstick (former District Executive of the Egyptian District) was recently promoted to Sr. District Executive in the Ozark Trails Council in Springfield MO.  Bryon had rented a house in the Joplin MO area, near the center of the district he is serving.

Last night, a tornado devastated the Joplin area and as a result not only the damage but a great deal of causalities.  Bryon was in the home when this storm tore through the area.  Bryon is safe but the house was a loss.  Liz left last night and she and Bryon have moved what could be salvaged to the satellite office in Joplin.

Please keep Bryon and family in your prayers.

May 18
2011-2012 Program Preview

Just a reminder all unit leaders to the District's Program Preview, Pot Luck, & Silent Action on June 7, 2011.  It will be held at the Christian Life Center in Herrin.  See the attachment for more details.2011 Preview Flyer.doc2011 Preview Flyer.doc

April 17
Egyptian District Day Camp - Pine Ridge

HEre is a great way to spend time out this summer at Pine Ridge.  June 20-22, 2011 Cub Scout Day Camp will be held at Pine Ridge.  Follow the below link for our flyer.

2011 Day Camp.pdf2011 Day Camp.pdf

February 19
JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE

During the March 2011 Roundtable Meeting, we will take about 15 minutes to review the NEW program for quality unit recognition.  the program is names "Journey to Excellence".  

 

This replaces the "Centennial Unit" program that was used over the last few years.  Information is available on the "National wed site - follow this link for more information. "Journey to Excellence"

If you have any question, let us know.


February 19
More Information
In getting more information to the unit's, stay tuned to the web-site for more up to date information on the Egyptian District.
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