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  News Blast - April 27, 2017    


 Council Wide Announcements & Calendar 

Welcome New Scout Executive Ben Blumenberg to Sagamore Council

We are pleased to welcome Ben Blumenberg to Sagamore Council as our new Scout Executive effective May 15th.  Ben is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow. He enjoys the outdoors, which explains the fact that he was a camp director and summer camp staffer for 13 summers. He graduated from the University of Saint Mary with a bachelor's degree  (Read More)

2017 Silver Beaver Awards

Sagamore Council is pleased to congratulate the following recipients of the Silver Beaver Award for 2017:

Mike Boebinger
Mike Boebinger is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member in the Order of the Arrow, and holds the Minisino honor of Firecrafter of Crossroads of America council where he grew up.  During his years  (Read More) .

Diane  Carman 
Diane Carman is currently Troop Treasurer for Troop 519 in Russiaville. She has been active in Scouting since her son was a Tiger, 11 years ago. She will celebrate her 30th anniversary this year  (Read More).

Scott Grandstaff
Scott started his Scouting career with his son in Pack 3200 Logansport. He held various leadership positions from Tiger Cub Coach to Den Leader and up to Cubmaster. He eventually  (Read More)

Frank Zussman 
Frank is always volunteering to assist anyone in need. In his community of Wolcott, he assists with fundraising that benefits those in fire or police agencies that have lost an officer  (Read More)

Spring Camporee May 5-7 at Shiloh Park Retreat & Conference Center - Marion 
Activities will include challenge course with two-sided climbing wall, zip line, leap of faith pole, and giant swing. Cost:  $12.50 per person early bird registration by 3 pm April 12 and $15 thereafter. 
Register by troop via CampMaster website.  Read more

Campership Applications Due to Council by May 1st

Leaders, the May 1st deadline for submitting Campership applications to the council for any Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts who need financial assistance with camp fees this summer is fast approaching!  These must be completed and signed by a parent as well as leader. 
Cub Scout Campership Application 2017
Boy Scout Campership Application 2017

Great News!  Training Made Easier to Attain E-Learning has added Scoutmaster Specific and Merit Badge Counselor Training as well as updating Troop Committee Challenge.  Online training modules take approx. 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. Merit Badge Counselor Training will now be required before anyone is approved to serve in that position.

Tour & Activity Plans Not Needed as of April 1st

Register For Cub Scout Day Camps!

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

Hidden Lake Resort
, Fairmount IN, June 20-23 (Early Bird Deadline
May 28)

Cary Camp, Lafayette IN, July 25-28 (Early Bird Deadline June 30 )
Geneva Center,
Rochester IN, June 6-9 (Early Bird Deadline May 12)

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

Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills & Scoutmaster Specifics Training

6 PM Friday, May 12 to 1 PM Sunday, May 14 at Camp Buffalo
Cost:  $40.  Minimum of 15 participants needed to hold this training.
Register at CampMaster by 9 PM April 28, 2017.
Questions?  Contact John Ingram for more information.

Advancement Message from Teresa Hoover

Invest in Character Golf Outing May 26, 2017 

With the support of Gutwein Motor Co. Sagamore Council is pleased to announce the annual Invest in Character Golf Outing.  Please join us to show your support of Scouting while enjoying the greens
golf5.jpgof Curtis Creek Country Club in Rensselaer.  Access printable registration form/event flyer.  If you have questions, contact Sherry Brady, Rena Crews at 219-869-3907 or Jeremy Crews at 219-869-3618.  

Announcing 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

Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food is an excellent service project - Boy Scouts have partnered with Kroger and the Girl Scouts to help meet the needs of food banks across central Indiana.  Units may have their food drives when it best fits into their calendar and benefits most of the local food banks, but the Council dates are March 22 - April 5th.  Kokomo units are requested to coordinate their food drives with the Postal Carriers and United Way during May.  Access flyer for more details. If you have questions, contact your district field staff or Council Service Center staff, 800-844-0537.
Access Printable 2017 Scouting for Food flyer.
Access 2017 Scouting for Food Unit Commitment Form
Access Scouting for Food Unit Collection Report for 2017

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.

Marketing Minute Message 
The Marketing Committee sure enjoys the photos you have shared with us on our Facebook pages (council and each district!)  Don't stop now!  There's so many more adventures coming with Spring Camporee, district pinewood derby races, summer camps, leader training, and more. Let's show everyone just how much fun (and work) Scouting can be!  Besides, your photos are a great way to help our new Scout Executive see us in action and learn more about us!

May Marketing Challenge:  Take a photo of your pack, troop, crew, or staff having fun and post it to our Council Facebook page. Tag your photo with #BenMeetOurUnit and let's give our new executive a big welcome! 

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
Access Masonic Eagle Scout Award Application here

2017 Boy Scout Summer Camp Reservations

2017 Summer Camp reservations are being processed now!  Has your troop reserved a campsite?  Call 765-452-8253 for assistance.

Eagle Scouts Cycling Across America Event
June 11 - August 17, 2018

This event will present Scouts, Scouters, Friends of Scouting, etc. a chance to participate in a once in a lifetime event. Read more

2017 National Jamboree Patches & Sets Available

Order Form for Council National Jamboree 2017 Patches
Order Form for OA Takachsin Lodge Jamboree 2017 Patches

Eagle Life Statement

Are you, or someone you know, preparing for your Eagle Scout Board of Review? One of the trickiest requirements is what's commonly referred to as the Eagle Life Statement ... Read more 
CampMaster Event Registration Tips

Keep in mind that you must increase your commitment number(s) before you can enter additional participants. Fees are calculated using the commitment numbers for your reservation.

Access event screen from a recent event in CampMaster that has explanatory notes added for your reference.

If you need assistance with CampMaster, call the Scout office at 765-452-8253.

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


                               MAY 2017


Property Committee Meeting 7 PM, Camp Buffalo
Council Camporee at Shiloh Park Retreat & Conf Ctr, Marion
Finance Committee 7:00 PM at Hingst Scout Service Center, Kokomo
Program Committee 7 PM at Cary Camp
Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills & SM Specific - Camp Buffalo
OA Spring Ordeal at Cary Camp
Work Day at Cary Camp  9 AM - 4 PM
Mother's Day
Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner - Kokomo
Wood Badge Weekend #2 at Cary Camp
Office & Camps Closed -  Memorial Day Weekend

                               JUNE 2017


Cub Day Camp - Rochester @ Geneva Retreat & Conf. Center
Boy Scout Summer Camp Week #1 at Camp Buffalo
Boy Scout Summer Camp Week #2 at Camp Buffalo
Father's Day
Executive Board Meeting @ Camp Buffalo - 7:00 PM
Cub Day Camp - Fairmount @ Hidden Lake Resort
Parent & Pal Camp @ Camp Buffalo
Boy Scout Summer Camp Week #3
Cub & Webelos Scout Adventure Camp at Cary Camp

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 Announcements


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



 Peshewa District Announcements


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



 North Star District Announcements


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


 Takachsin Lodge - Order of the Arrow





 Learn what's new concerning trainings!

 Access Training Page at Sagamore Council website   


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