June, 2017 Vol. 10, Issue 7
Here we are at the final Dispatch of the season. We will resume emailing this newsletter in September.
There are quite a few important items here. Please read through to keep your unit and yourself informed as to what is coming up.
Final Roundtable of the Year!
Thursday, June 1, is the next roundtable
Unit leaders don't forget to send someone from your unit to the June roundtable meeting. Why? Because the commissioners are preparing dinner! And, you will hear all the news that's fit to print. Our Key 3 will be returning from the National meeting held in Orlando, FL. They will be full of it! Information...they're full of information from HQ. David Goodman & Michael Dybeck will speak about what's new and coming our way. There's one other point of business at the June roundtable. Yup, that's right. It's the winter lottery for Marin Sierra. Be there or be L7
6:00 p.m.--Free BBQ dinner for all attending
7:00ish p.m.--Beginning of town meeting with council president, council commissioner, and Scout Executive. During this time, new and important updates from our council as well as the national council will be shared, including information about the new online membership application rolling out on June 6. Also, you will have a chance to ask questions of these people about what the council is doing.
7:45ish--Begining of Winter Camp lottery. You should have received the attendance sheets from roundtable. Your pick is determined by roundtable attendance, JTE score, and Unit Committee training status.
Roundtable is the first Thursday of every month--starting in September and ending in June. They are held at the LDS Church, 220 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael.
Support your unit!
Support your council!!
Earn yourselves a Flying Drone!!!
What's better than Scouts being friendly, courteous, helpful, trustworthy, cheerful, thrifty and more while funding unit outings, camp upgrades and repairs, keeping summer camp fees low, supporting adult leader training, and more?
Sign up online by June 15 by clicking this link, and place an order for popcorn in September. Your unit will receive a flying drone to include in a drawing of all Scouts in your unit who sell $150 in popcorn or more. This special incentive is open to all units! Contact Nancy Rozell for details.
Council Pinewood Derby! It's Happening
The Marin Council Pinewood Derby Race at the Marin County Fair is on! Brian Frack from Pack 28 has stepped up with several others to ensure Cub Scouts again have the chance to run off their best cars.
The race day is Friday, June 30, at 1:00 p.m. This is the day that youth under 12 get in free to the Fair.
The details for checking in your cars for this race are on the
race entry form
. Click that link, and prepare to bring your cars in. The form is also posted on our web site.
We need volunteers
to set up, run, and clean up after the race, as well as conduct two check-in days in June for packs to register their cars. This race cannot happen without people to run it. If you can help, please send an email to the
Marin County Fair Pinewood Derby Car Exhibition
Every year, the Marin County Fair (June 30-July 4) allows us to exhibit any pinewood derby cars that aren't in our race. However, we need to gather them and take them to the Fair. We'd love to get at least 100 cars this year. This is a great showcase for Scouting at the Fair!
This exhibition is generously sponsored by Vanguard Automotive in San Rafael. Since they are sponsoring, it would be fitting that we participate to the highest level we can. And, it's pretty easy to do that. Please circulate this to everyone in your pack.
You can access the entry form by
clicking this link
, and it is one form per car. The cars need to be brought to the council office by the end of the day on Wednesday, June 7. (All the details are in the attachment here as well.) The form is also posted on our web site.
You can bring them individually or, the best way, is to have one person in the pack gather all the cars, and bring them to us with the forms.
|Cub Scout Camping
Registration is still open on our web site
Cub Scout Day Camps at Camp Tamarancho
Day Camp is the highlight of a Cub Scout's year! However, boys who are not currently in Cub Scouts are welcome attend. Day Camp is open to boys who will be entering the second through fifth grades in the fall of 2017.
- First Day Camp: June 26-30 (registration open through 6/15/17)
- Second Day Camp: July 10-14 (registration open through 6/30/17)
- Third Day Camp: July 24-28 (registration open through 7/13/17)
Bus service is available from many parts of Marin if desired.
Cost for Day Camp is $235.00. If your son is not in Cub Scouts now, a minimal charge of $20.00 will apply to register him.
Bus service is $50 per camp.
New this year, you can only register online. Click here to reserve a spot for your Scout!
Family Fiesta was a big success this year. Over 200 Cub Scouts and family members attended, and they had over a dozen stations to visit. Each station represented a different Scouting country and was sponsored by a troop, crew, Talako Lodge, or a volunteer committee.
A Big thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success, especially Ranger Bill who made significant improvements to the road for us! Look for online registration soon for our fall adventures - Webelos Woods (Labor Day weekend), Cub Scout Adventure Weekend, (9/22-24) and Tiger Expedition (10/7-8).
Thanks for Your Help
We had an awesome, beautiful, and successful work weekend at Camp Marin Sierra this past Memorial Day weekend. Many tasks were completed to get the camp ready for summer use.
Thanks goes out to:
|Bill Alexander, Auburn
Dave Atkinson, Foresthill
Matt Bresnahan, Sacramento
Slade Carpenter, Auburn
Connor Chambers, San Anselmo
Erik Gunderson, San Rafael
Ryann Johnson, Tiburon
Brandon MacGreagor, Grass Valley
Kyle McCrea, Sparks, NV
Nick Milam, Reno, NV
JT Miller, Grass Valley
Kenn Moynihan, San Rafael
Ryan Moynihan, San Rafael
Charles Odell, Marin Sierra Ranger
Mark Otavka, Fairfax
|Zander Otavka, Fairfax
Kevin Parker, Corte Madera
John Pope, Fairfax
Bill Seifert, Reno
Bradley Seifert, Reno
Chris Seifert, Reno
Dale Shafer, Davis
Troop 1776, San Ramon (7 people)
Grace Van Winkle, Grass Valley
Jake Van Winkle, Grass Valley
Chris Wells, Oregon House
David Wentworth, Novato
Dillon Wolfe, Reno
David Zeibert, Rocklin
Jacob Zeibert, Rocklin
Order of the Arrow News
Camp Lassen Council of Chiefs, May 20-21
A Talako contingent headed up to Camp Lassen near Forest Ranch above Chico for the site-specific Council of Chiefs. Many plans were finalized for the upcoming Section W3SN Conclave in September. A beautiful location where we are sure to have an exciting gathering on September 15-17. Arrowmen can sign up by
clicking this link
Marin Sierra Deadfall Crew: May 27
Just a few Talako Members spent Saturday clearing deadfall from the campsites at Marin Sierra. It was a beautiful day, hopefully we can establish this as a yearly service project.
Rotary Ice Cream Booth--Talako will manage the booth at the Marin County Fair again this year--6/29-7/4. We will be offering service shifts to troops within Marin Council. These shifts will receive a portion of the amount awarded at the end of the year. We will distribute the funds at June roundtable on June 1 and discuss signups for this year. Let us know if you are interested by emailing Kenn Moynihan.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
June 18-24, Camp Tamarancho
Training of youth leaders is an important step in enabling the individual Boy Scout or Venturer and helping your troop or crew grow. National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the BSA's advanced youth training experience, which is now open to both Venturers and Boy Scouts, young men and young women, starting at age 13 (Venturers must have graduated 8th grade).
Find out all about NYLT and learn how to register by
clicking this link
. Registration is online only.
Training for Adults
Wood Badge, August 25-27 and September 16-18, 2017
In-depth adult leadership training for every level of Scouting.
Also, don't forget about supplemental online adult training that can be taken at My.Scouting.org.
"Teach Scouts not how to get a living, but how to live"
Marin Council Shooting Sports
The Shooting Sports Committee offers opportunities for Scouts to learn safe handling of firearms and bow and arrow while enjoying the sport of shooting.
The committee will hold tomahawk range master and slingshot range master classes at Camp Tamarancho on Sunday morning, June 25. Also a refresher course will be taught for BB Gun range masters whose certifications are about to expire. Classes will go from 9:30 to about noon. Cost will be $2 for materials. Those interested contact
or (415) 508-8687.
Upcoming shooting events for Cub Scouts are BB Gun, archery, and slingshot at 3 weeks of Cub Scout day camp. Webelos have pellet rifle and archery at Webelos Woods over Labor Day weekend, and Boy Scouts have 4 weeks of .22 rifle, black powder, shotgun, archery at Boy Scout resident camp, and BB gun and archery at Cub Scout Adventure Weekend in September and Tiger Expedition in October.
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