Our News - June 26, 2017

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Register For Cub Scout Day Camps!

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Camp Buffalo
, Buffalo IN, July 11-14 (Early Bird Deadline June 28)

Cary Camp, Lafayette IN, July 25-28 (Early Bird Deadline June 30 )     

Early Bird Fee is $65 per Scout and Regular Fee $75 per Scout
Registration is by Pack at CampMaster reservation website.
Access Cub Scout Camping page of Council website for more info. about this and other Cub Scout camping opportunities



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2018 reservations for Cary Camp and Camp Buffalo will be available for inquiry on Monday, October 16, 2017. Please call the office to make reservations starting on this day.



Brayden Chou, Troop 581
Kyle Eenigenburg, Troop 157
Reece Farley, Troop 321
Jason Hampshire, Troop 508
Brian Hardin, Troop 372
James Evan Hovermale, Troop 415
Jon Layman, Troop 498
Sean Mullen, Troop 427
Ethan Post, Troop 126
Anthony Strohecker, Troop 566
Christopher Weaver, Troop 433

Aaron Lafond, Troop 155

Aaron's hobbies are: shotgun, golf, fixing small engines, mowing lawns, and playing the trumpet and trombone.

Vinh Lee, Troop 506

Vinh's hobbies are: soccer, tennis, golf, hiking, and camping.

Congratulations to all of our Eagles!


Trading Post Announcements

For those units sending in an advancement form, please turn in the following page along with your advancement form to help us fill your order more quickly!


Tributes/ Memorials

Donors Honoring John W. Elmore:
Peggy Chalfont
Rita Elmore


Training Made Easier to Attain

My.Scouting.org E-Learning has added Scoutmaster Specific and Merit Badge Counselor Training as well as updating Troop Committee Challenge.  Online training modules take approximately the same amount of time to complete as attending a classroom training session.  Please take advantage of these trainings to provide the best experience for the youth we serve. FYI! Youth Protection Training is now required before anyone is approved to serve in the position of Merit Badge Counselor.


Philmont Trek 2018

Sagamore Council has received reservations for a 2018 Trek at Philmont. consisting of one crew of 12 participants. The arrival date at Philmont is June 27, 2018 and departure is July 9, 2018. The Council is accepting applications  Read More

Popcorn Sale 2017 

It's time to begin planning your 2017-2018 calendar year and budgeting your unit finances to fund your scheduled activities!  As part of that you have to fundraise if your unit will be participating in the fall popcorn sale - complete and submit the commitment form linked below.


Indiana Grand Lodge Eagle Award Program 
Freemasonry and Scouting

The Grand Lodge of Indiana, in recognition of the long standing partnership with Boy Scouts of America, developed the Indiana Masonic Eagle Award to recognize the achievements of individual Eagle scouts in the State of Indiana.  Read More .




Reporting Unit Service Project Hours
It is easy to report your unit's service hours.  Here's how: Read more



Subscribe to Council Text Alert Program

Scouts, parents and volunteers may subscribe to receive text alert messages via their cell phones from Sagamore Council. Individuals who subscribe to this free service will stay informed  Read more



2-8: Boy Scout Summer Camp #4 at Camp Buffalo
4: Council Office and Trading Post Closed
10: Executive Board Meeting at Hingst Scout Service Center
11-14: Cub Day Camp at Camp Buffalo
19-28: National Jamboree @ BSA Summit Bechtel Reserve
21-23: Webelos Weekend Camp @ Camp Buffalo
25-28: Cub Scout Day Camp @ Cary Camp, Lafayette

11-13: OA Fall Weekend - Camp Buffalo
14: Due Date for Popcorn Show & Sell Orders
21: Executive Board Meeting - Cary Camp, Lafayette
24: Council-Wide Fall Recruitment Night

View Full Council Google Calendar

(The Council Google calendar includes both council and district events, meetings and roundtables in addition to Council events.)   



              Wabash Valley District serves the following counties:  Benton, Carroll,       
               Tippecanoe, Warren, and Northern Fountain

                                              Day Camp  

  Reminder for Parents and Leaders: There is a Day Camp meeting on Sunday, July 23rd at 4pm at the Cary Camp Dining Hall. This will be an opportunity to review the week's schedule, meet the other parents who will be at camp this year, get your camp shirts, make sure everyone is paid, and handle all check-in items prior to the start of day camp! Your attendance at this is greatly appreciated, as it will help make the program run more smoothly the week of Day Camp!  


  August 24th Cub Scout Sign Up Night Preparation: Cub Leaders, this year's fall recruiting night will be in the same format as last year, the one night sign up night throughout the District. As we look forward to this on Thursday August 24th, we ask that you and your committees put together the following materials over the summer for incoming Scouts and parents: 
  • Pack Contact Sheet
  • Pack Calendar
  • Give an outline of the cost for an ideal year of Scouting 
  • Plan a Parent Orientation Meeting following the sign up night to better share the program and your Pack expectations.

    If you have any questions about how or why to put any of these materials together, contact Dylan.  Please send this information to Dylan as well so that throughout the year when new Scouts and their parents ask him questions about your Pack, he will be able to answer them. His email is Dylan.Melling@Scouting.org

                                                     Eagle Boards


Due to the first Tuesday being on the 4th of July, there will not be an Eagle Board of Review in July. All candidates who wish to go through the August BOR must have their entire packet approved by Laura Stanifer by July 24th at 5pm. If a candidate's Eagle Packet is not fully complete and approved by the 24th at 5pm, the candidate may be scheduled for September.




Peshewa District serves the following counties: Blackford, Grant, Howard, Miami and Wabash

Recruitment Night

In case you missed membership kickoff at our last roundtable, we are asking all Cub Packs to start planning for the council wide recruitment night on August 24th.  Every pack will recruit from their local elementary school, and some packs will have more than one school from which to recruit.  The district membership team will be making calls over the next couple of weeks to find out who your membership coordinator is for each school your unit is recruiting from.  Supplies for recruitment night will be handed out at the August roundtable and we would like to remind all units that applications are expected to be turned in at the local dropoff point the night of August 24th after the recruitment.

District Roundtable 

The next District roundtable is set for July 19th at the Howard 4H fairgrounds in Greentown.  The meeting will run from 7pm to 8pm and will be a good opportunity to get unit leaders trained and discuss best practices with fellow Scouters. We look forward to seeing you there.




North Star District s erves the following counties: Cass, Fulton, Jasper, Newton, Pulaski,& White

New information in North Star's June Newsletter!  Click the link below:


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