This past weekend was the 2013 Shawnee Lodge Spring Conclave. Although the turnout from the Thunderbird Chapter was not as large as we might have liked to see, we had a group that came to fulfill the purpose of the weekend, service above self.
Our Chapter's project was to prepare the pool at Camp May for use this summer. This included cleaning of debris from the pool and surrounding area. The brothers worked diligently to see the task completed.
We had 8 Scouts from the District earn their Ordeal, 2 Brotherhood, and a large congratulation goes to Justin Crain, for earning the Vigil Honor.
Thanks to all who came and truly made it a weekend of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service!
The Thunderbird Chapter has a couple activites coming in May. The first is a service project in South City on Saturday, May 11th, and the May Chapter meeting will be held at Beaumont on Saturday, May 18th. Check back here at the blog for more information in the coming weeks!
At the upcoming May Cub Scout Roundtable, Rob Stahl will be making a presentation about the new STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) Initiative in the Boy Scouts of America and how you can become a mentor for the new Supernova Award.
Roundtable meets the first Monday of the month at the Marine Corps League Building, 5700 Leona, at 7:00.
The 2013 Spring Camporee is going to be here soon. The District Camping Committee has a great program planned!
We will be camping May 3rd - 5th at the Beaumont Scout Reservation. Cost will be $4 per participant.
Manuals and registration forms can be found below. See you at camp!
Boy Scout Manual
This Saturday, March 16th the Thunderbird OA Chapter will be having a service project. The Chapter will be doing trail maintenance on the color trails at Beaumont Scout reservation. Scouts should bring rakes, bow saws, gloves, water bottle, and a sack lunch. Adults can bring chainsaws if they have all the proper protective gear.
Mr. Greg Stone will be the point of Contact. Please gather at the Laemmli Camporee Area by 9:00am. The project will run until approximately 4:00pm.
We look forward to seeing you out there!
The annual Thunderbird Order of the Arrow Chapter Banquet is a chance for Arrowmen of all ages to gather and partake in some fellowship and we want you there. This year's banquet is being held on Wed, February 20, at the Marine Corps League located at 5700 Leona, St. Louis, MO. The event will begin at 6:30pm.
The obligation we all took includes a promise to attend gathering of the chapter and lodge. The annual dinner is the perfect time for you to rededicate yourself to these ideal by attending and encouraging your fellow arrowmen to do so as well.
The dinner costs $10 per person. Instructions on how to RSVP can be found HERE
The evening program will include presentation by Tandy Leather. Those interested in stamping a leather belt that can be worn home should bring $15 to pay for the kit. Please contact Chapter Advisor, Dan Decker at 314-353-0367 to let him know how many belts your unit would like.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Thunderbird District Eagle Board of Review has changed meeting date and location.
The board will now convene on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm at Hope United Church of Christ, located at 6273 Eichelberger Street, St. Louis, MO 63109.
Any Scout that would like to sit before the board needs to contact Eagle Board Chair Andy Karcher at 314-775-9804.
of Missouri is now accepting applications & orders for our Spring
Tree Programs as of today, February 1st!
Project CommuniTree will have thousands of
free tree and shrub species in 3-gallon containers this spring. Trees
are typically 3-6' tall and are available for public and nonprofit
planting only. Our spring
species list is now available online HERE!
Please note: we
have changed our applications. If you submit or have
submitted an application from previous years, we ask that you fill out
and submit the new one. You can find the new
Before submitting your application, remember to take time to review
the Program Criteria & Checklist within the application.
Pickups from our nursery
in Maryland Heights will be scheduled from mid-March until the end of
ReLeaf will be in contact with you in the coming
weeks with any questions and to schedule your pickup time.
For more information about
Project CommuniTree, visit
Our spring tree sales
catalog for Project
ReLeaf balled-in-burlap reduced cost trees can be
All orders must be accompanied with payment prior to the scheduled spring pickup date, March
8th. Please use
the PDF of the catalog to submit your order.
For more information about
Project ReLeaf, visit http://www.moreleaf.org/planttrees_projectreleaf.php.
We are currently taking
inventory of our Priority
ReLeaf stock of free, 15-gallon trees and shrubs.
Most of St. Louis City and underserved areas of St. Louis County
qualify as well as residents and cities affected by disasters.
If you are interested in this program or to see if you qualify,
please contact Forest
ReLeaf of Missouri's Forestry Programs Manager, Mike Walsh,
For more information about
Priority ReLeaf, visit http://www.moreleaf.org/planttrees_priorityreleaf.php
or contact Mike
It's that time of year that every Cub Scout looks forward to! Pinewood Derby!
As always, we want to give our young wood carvers another opportunity to race their creation. So, the District Pinewood Derby will be held Saturday March 9th. All the details can be found on the below flyer.
An exciting new edition this year! Boy Scouts and Ventures have their own race in the afternoon!
You can get a printable version of the flyer HERE
and the District Derby Rules can be found HERE
Look forward to seeing everyone there!
This is the District Hike this year. Instead of just having one day to complete the hike, you have the
entire Month of January to have your Unit take this hike. Every Unit has
a busy schedule so this way your Unit can complete the hike on a day that would
work for you. Just remember that this is an active cemetery and you must
be respectful of the other visitors to the cemetery, the monuments, and
burial sites. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE CEMETERY IF YOU SHOW ANY
DISRESPECT! (They just had a scout unit that the boys were climbing on
the monuments, running all over the cemetery and just plan loud and
disrespectful. They were asked to leave immediately. We do not want
anyone from Thunderbird District to have this problem.)
Bellefontaine Cemetery is
the resting place for many prominent men and women who contributed to the
westward expansion of the United States as well as civic leaders and other
notable personalities. Some of the people are Thomas Hart Benton – Missouri’s
first Senator, Samuel Hawken – gunsmith famous for the “Hawken
Rifle,” favored by mountain men and fur trappers, Captain James B.
Eads – the engineer who oversaw the construction of the Eads Bridge, the first
steel bridge to span the Mississippi, Adolphus Busch - the beer magnate, Sara
Teasdale – a Pulitzer Prize winning poet recognized as one of America’s finest
women poets, and General William Clark - of the Lewis and Clark Expidition.
Bellefontaine Cemetery is considered an outdoor museum of because of its many
architecturally significant mausoleums and monuments.
Visiting Bellefontaine Cemetery
The cemetery gates are
open daily 8 am - 5 pm
The office is open Monday
- Friday: 8 am - 4 pm.
There is no charge to visit Bellefontaine Cemetery.
can pick up a self-guided tour book of nearly fifty significant gravesites at
the cemetery office during business hours. A white line down the center of the roadways makes taking the tour easy.
Visit Bellefontaine Website
Due to the Popularity of the recent Communications Merit Badge SKill Center, the Thundbird District Advancement Committee has decided to hold a second! The skill center will be held on Saturday, Feb 16th at the Marine Corps League, 5700 Leona, St. Louis, MO.
Scouts should contact Mr. Pat Pilch to reserve a spot in the seminar. Mr. Pilch can be reached at 314-772-6772. All attendees should wear their full uniform.