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  News Blast - March 31, 2017   


 Council Wide Announcements & Calendar 

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

Units May Now Apply to Participate in Lion Pilot Program for Kindergarten Age Boys

Sagamore Council will launch the Lion Program in 2017. This program is focused around fun adventures twice a month, and serves as an introduction to Scouting for kindergarten age boys.
The Council Membership Committee has decided to begin this pilot by approving up to six units to participate for the first year.
Read more and access Unit Application
Access FAQ's for Pilot Lion Program 

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

Spring Cub Scout Shoot-Out

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Cary Camp

Select one of two sessions  (8 AM - Noon or 1 PM - 5 PM)
Cost:  $5.00 per Boy if registered in CampMaster by April 12 or $10.00 per Boy after April 12.  No registrations accepted after April 19th.

We will be doing Archery, BB's, (two ranges) and slingshots!
No charge for adults, but please register adults so that we can make sure we have enough adults to keep the boys safe.  Slingshots, in particular, require one adult for each boy!  Register by Pack at CampMaster website.  Access more information here.

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.

2017 Sagamore Council Annual Meeting & Recognition Dinner

When:   Tuesday, April 25th, 2017  at 6:30 PM

Where:  The Trails Banquet Facility
             325 Burnetts Rd,
             West Lafayette IN 47906

Cost:     $27.00 Per Person

Please join us as we introduce and swear in the 2017 Sagamore Council Executive Board members and officers. We will recognize the 2016 Sagamore Council Eagle Scouts and will also present the 2017 Silver Beavers and recognize other Volunteers and Scouts.
Register on Campmaster website to attend.

Announcing Termination of Tour & Activity Plans
Effective 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.

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Instructor Training 

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10 AM
Cost:  $5.00    Register at CampMaster by 5 pm April 14th.
Where:  Camp Buffalo Indoor Shooting Range   Read more 
Questions?  Contact Mike Nielander at 574-626-0201

NRA Instructor Training at Camp Buffalo  

Rifle Instructor Training - May 5-7, 2017
Cost:  $65 per person, class size limit of 8
Registration Deadline April 7th at 5 PM

Shotgun Instructor Training - June 3 & 4
Cost:  $65 per person, class size limit of 8
Registration Deadline April 7th at 5 PM

Register early - At CampMaster website. For more information,
contact Mike Nielander at 765-461-6005
Advancement Message from Teresa Hoover

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. Read more

OA Section Conclave April 7-9, 2017 
at Camp Buffalo - Theme:  Wild Wild West! 

Takachsin Lodge is hosting the Section C-6A Order of the Arrow Conclave at Camp Buffalo in April! 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

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 of 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.
Access Popcorn Sale Unit Commitment Form

Marketing Minute Message 
Access Unit Public Relations Pamphlet
This pamphlet contains information that will help you increase recognition and membership.
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!   Read More

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.
Access current unit reservation chart.

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


              APRIL 2017



BALOO Training 8:30 PM West Lebanon Library
Work Day at Camp Buffalo 9 AM - 4 PM
OA Lodge Meeting 2 PM - Grissom Air Museum
OA Section Conclave at Camp Buffalo
Mayor's Breakfast - Lafayette
Office & Camps Closed for Good Friday
Camps Closed for Easter Holiday
Council Annual Meeting & Recognition Dinner at The Trails Banquet Facility 6:30 PM
Wood Badge Weekend #1 at Camp Buffalo

                    May 2017


Property Committee Meeting 7 PM, Camp Buffalo
Council Camporee at Shiloh Park Retreat & Conf Ctr
Finance Committee 7:00 PM at Hingst Scout Service Center, Kokomo
Program Committee 7 PM at Cary Camp
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

Tributes / Memorial Contributions

In Memory of John Elmore

The Miller, Lee, Carpenter, Geary, Hartman & Whitehouse Families
Rita Elmore
Highland Hills Middle School
Scott and Jeanne Dudley
Mike and Luanne Frampton
Claudene S. Jordan
Brian and Karen Devine
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Vandervort
Phyllis J. Onken
S.T. and Barbara Scheumann
Frederick and Janice (Elmore) May
Quay and Mildred Adams
Maurice and Joyce Robinson
Theron and Rachel Fields

In Memory of Jim Brown

Randy & Mary Rusch
Don Weida

In Memory of Clay Isley

Brad & Gail Burton
George & Margaret Nelson
Bill & Peggy Hoover
Jerome Day

In Memory of B. Susan Fivecoate

Bucheri, McCarty and Metz LLP

In Memory of Paul Maier

Cheryl C. Maier

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 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





 Learn what's new concerning trainings!

 Access Training Page at Sagamore Council website   


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