Good Food, Great Fun and support a Great
Cause. Troop A247, Southern Illinois' own 2013 Jamboree Troop is hosting
a comedy night on Saturday, March 23 at the Murphysboro American
Legion. Doors open at 6 pm, comedy follows.
Venture Crew 4 is helping with this. One of our Associate Advisors (Nicole Allen) is a
student at Second City in Chicago. She and two other writers from SC
have written a series of comedy sketches. They will be producing and
performing them along with help from Crew 4, JT A247 parents, and other
community members. Saturday March 23 at the Murphysboro American Legion
(1700 Gartside). Doors open at 6:00. There will also be a dinner
catered by Pat's BBQ. Cost is $15. A dessert auction and a silent
auction will also be happening. 18 to attend. All tickets must
purchased in advance.
-A 24/7 Production of Comedy
-Saturday March 23, 2013
-Murphysboro American Legion (1700 Gartside)
-Doors at 6 pm
-Dinner by Pat's BBQ
-No tickets at the door
-Contact a Jamboree scout or Cathy Schmidt at 618.559.3501
Kaskaskia District, Greater St.
Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Annual Adult Recognition Dinner and
17 January 2013, the Kaskaskia District of the Greater St. Louis Area Council,
Boy Scouts of American held its annual adult recognition dinner and award
ceremony at the Grace United Methodist Church in Carbondale. District Chair John Mead welcomed the adult
leaders and boy scouts who attended the event.
Kaskaskia District' Venturing Crew 4 provided the opening ceremony and later in
the event provided an overview of Venturing and some the activities the Crew
was involved during 2012.
9 Boy Scouts who became Eagle Scouts during 2012 were recognized for their
achievement. Those receiving their Eagle
Scout rank included Daniel Sherwood of Troop 4, in Murphysboro, Alexander
Sellars of Troop 58 in Goreville, Garrett Andrew Loyd of Troop 47 in
Pinckneyville, Dustin Butler of Troop, Carobndale, Quinian Monk of Troop 133 in
Carbondale, Joseph Jeralds of Troop 4 in Murphysboro, Douglas Halim of Troop 4
in Murphysboro, Bryan Herron of Troop 151 in Carbondale, and Jacob Loving of
Troop 4 in Murphysboro.
first District Award of Merit went to Walt Tomcrak (Troop 66). Our second
District Award of Merit went to Blaine Barthelomew of Carbondale. Our 2011 Scouter of the Year award recipient was
Aaron Anderson of Troop 4. Congratulations
to the Tim and Amy Rogers family Pack 112, chartered to the United Methodist
Church of Murphysboro. They are our Scout Family of the Year. Our 2012 Venturing Advisor of the Year was Susan
Nellis of Crew 71, Campbell Hill. Congratulations
to our 2012 Scoutmaster of the Year, Gary Steele, Troop 4, chartered to the
Grace United Methodist in Carbondale. The
2012 Assistant Troop Leader of the Year is Scott Halim of Troop 4, chartered to
the St. Andrew Parrish of Murphysboro. This
year's Cubmaster of the Year was Jean Schubert of Pack 47, chartered to the First
Christian Church of Pinckneyville. Don
Palmer of Pack 88, chartered to American Legion 1096 of Campbell Hill, is our
Webelos Den Leader of the Year. Congratulations
to our 2012 Tiger Leader of the Year, Beth Caraker of Pack 41 and Wolf/Bear
Leader of the Year, Robert Monroe, both of Pack 41, chartered by First United
Methodist Church in Vienna. The winners
of the Spark Plug Award were Scott Satterlee of Troop 4 in Murphysboro and
Katie Russell of Pack 47 in Pinckneyville. And the winner of the Rookie of the
Year Award was Brian Brammeier of Troop 47, chartered to the First Christian Church
of Pinckneyville. Skip Mudlaff was given
special recognition for his long time service to Scouting and his most recent
service to the Eagle Scout Committee.
Yamamoto of Murphysboro was recognized for receiving the Silver Beaver Award
which is the highest award given at the Boy Scout Council level.
Happy New Year
I'm writing this during the last morning of 2012. Tomorrow 2012
will have ceased to exist except for memories. The New Year is a good
time for new beginnings and new projects. As the religious emblems
coordinator for the Kaskaskia District I'd like to invite each unit
leader to consider encouraging you Scouts to work towards the Religious
Emblems. There is an emblem for virtually every religion, be it
Christian, Jewish, Muslim or whatever. Work towards these emblems is in
line with the 12th point of the Scout Law, a Scout is Reverent.
If you want some help in getting started or just need more information, I'd be happy to provide whatever assistance I can.
May all of you experience Peace in the coming year.
Don Sparling, Kaskaskia Religious Emblem Coordinator
6 is the date for our next Roundtable mtg. It's a potluck mtg., so if
time permits, bring a dish to share. If you don't have time, don't
stress - just come. Fun, food, fellowship with other Scouters, and
information on all the upcoming events and programs - what more can you
Our Scout Executive, Ron Green, is scheduled
to come MONDAY, December 3 to share our Council's Strategic Plan.
The meeting will take place at the Murphysboro Middle School Auditorium
located at 2125 Spruce St. in Murphysboro. Doors open at 6:30 - meeting
starts at 7:00 PM - please plan to attend!
Ron Green is the Scout Executive/CEO of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
On 27 October 2012 the Kaskaskia District of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America sponsored a super event at the Williamson County Airport. We had 50 scouts attend this event with completed 50 Aviation Merit Badges from seven Southern Illinois Boy Scout Troops. The day was started by reviewing pre-regulations that the scouts completed at home about aircraft instrument panels, careers in aviation and different types of pilot licenses. The scouts attended 5 stations on a rotating bases:
Station 1 - Static Display Aircraft where pilots from the Shawnee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol and SIU Aviation explained the different parts and functions of aircraft.
Station 2 - Radio Control Aircraft where the Sky Squires Radio Control Club showed the scouts different types of radio control planes and flew demonstrations of the radio control aircraft.
Station 3 - Tour of FAA Tower and Airport Fire Fighting Equipment
Station 4 - Members of the Civil Air Patrol assisted scouts in making a Foam Plate Glider Model, which is a simple, hand launched, glider made from a common foam picnic plates to teach flight mechanics.
Station 5 - Scout learned how to pre-flight a airplane then received a 30 minute orientation flight (Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter #277, Young Eagles Program). Members of the Civil Air Patrol participated by marshaling the planes in and out of their parking spaces.
The Kaskaskia District offers special thanks to our pilots Evan Youngblood, Wesley Flannell, and Scott Ingoldsby who donated their planes and time for this event. Between the three planes they had about 12 hours of flight time and used 140 gallons of Aviation Gas. Also sincere thanks is given to the following organizations and groups which was very active with this Aviation Merit Badge Skill Center event: Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter #277, Young Eagles Program; Shawnee Composite Squadron - Civil Air Patrol; Williamson County Regional Airport; Midwest Aviation; Williamson County Fire Protection District; Williamson County Regional Airport - FAA Tower; Sky Squires Radio Control Club; SIU Aviation.
50 Local Boy Scouts soared to new heights as they worked toward their aviation merit badges Saturday at Williamson County airport on 27 October 2012.
Den Chief Training, October 27th at Beaumont. Deadline for registration is October 24th. Den Chiefs are a great asset for both Dens and Troops.