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  News Blast - January 27, 2017   


 Council Wide Announcements & Calendar 

Presidents Day February 20th - Office Closed

The Sagamore Council office in Kokomo will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents Day.

Council Staffing Update

Sagamore Council has several staffing developments for 2016/2017. First, we would like to welcome Charlotte Kughen in the Trading Post to our team. She is a wonderful addition, and we are happy to have her.

Secondly, Chris Mehaffey will be leaving Sagamore Council at the end of February to go on to another council. We are sorry to see him and his family go, and we will miss them.  As a result, Chas Triplett will serve as our Interim Scout Executive until April.

In addition, T.J. McFadden, known to many of you from Summer Camp at Camp Buffalo, has joined our team as a paraprofessional for North Star District. He will be returning to Summer Camp for the summer.

Barbara Bohlmann has taken over the responsibility of processing membership for the Council.  She may be reached at the Council office.

Discover Tech: Merit Badge Day -  March 25, 2017

Are your Scouts interested in earning the Engineering, Electronics or Robotics badges?  If so, preregister for this event at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library South Branch!  Event will be from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, March 25th! Cost is $13.50 with Lunch included.  No Walk Ins!  Register via CampMaster website.
Access printable flyer for Discover Tech Merit Badge Day.

University of Scouting March 18th at IU Kokomo    
The spring semester of University of Scouting is coming on Saturday, March 18th at Indiana University Kokomo, 9 AM to 4 PM.
Cost:  $13.50 - Lunch is included.  Registration deadline is 3 PM March 10, 2017. Preregistration is required - No Walk-ins. 
Register via CampMaster.

Access printable flyer for list of merit badge classes being offered for Boy Scouts and Adult Leader Trainings being offered for adults.  
OA Section Conclave April 7-9, 2017 
at Camp Buffalo - Theme:  Wild Wild West! 

We are happy to announce that the Takachsin Lodge is hosting the Section C-6A Conclave at Camp Buffalo this spring! Arrowmen from across the state will come together for a weekend you won't want to miss!  Click here to access online event registration link 
Access details and printable flyer
Advancement Insight from Teresa Hoover

It's a new year with new requirements for rank advancement.  As you are aware, as of January 1, 2017 Scouts must begin using the new requirements.  Read more
Advancement Records - Importance of Verification

Silver Beaver Nominations 
Please submit your nominations for Scouters that have been instrumental to Scouting in Sagamore Council. These nominations must be received by February 28, 2017, so don't delay!  Read more

Silver Beaver Nomination Form

Marketing Minute Message 
The Marketing Committee would LOVE to have your photos and news from your Pinewood Derbies, Blue and Golds, Courts of Honor/Eagle Courts of Honor, and even your weekend outings!  We WANT to share your stories for YOU and for our followers on social media. 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 Scouting for Food flyer.
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

Wood Badge Course 2017 in Sagamore Council  
April 28-30 at Camp Buffalo and May 19-21 at Cary Camp
Wood Badge is a six-day leadership training course conducted over two three-day weekends. Cost is $230 if paid in full by...
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. Access current unit reservation chart.

Only a Few Spots Left!
2017 National Jamboree

Get registered before the deadline!  Jamboree will be July 19-28, 2017 at the BSA Summit  Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia. Read more

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


            FEBRUARY 2017


Art Anderson Bowl-A-Thon, Kokomo
Office Closed - Presidents Day

              MARCH 2017 



OA LEC Meeting 2 PM at Grissom Air Museum
Property Committee Meeting 7 PM at Cary Camp
OA Council of Chief Meeting 1 PM at Camp Buffalo
Finance Committee 7 PM at Scout Service Ctr Kokomo
Program Committee 7 PM at Cary Camp
Spring University of Scouting at IUK 9 AM - 4 PM
Executive Committee Meeting/Charter Review 7 PM - Kokomo Hingst Scout Service Center
Merit Badge Day 9 AM-4 PM at Howard County Kokomo Library

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


2017 Wabash Valley District Pinewood Derby Rules and Regulations 



 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





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