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April 30, 2019

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Nominate a Scout or Venturer
2019 Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards
Deadline May 3

Nominations are open now for the Youth category in the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards. The deadline to nominate someone is 5pm on May 3. The ideal nominee is a young person (ages 16-21) who shows leadership, serves his or her community, and inspires others to enjoy nature! Read about in Bryan's Blog.
Covered Wagon Derby
May 10

Build a town, build a wagon and head out on the trails to earn gold nuggets as you make your way across the vast and open expanse of J. Warren Cutler Scout Reservation. Your Pack builds a town, crafts a wagon, dresses in western attire and lives the pioneer lifestyle for a few hours during this action-packed day at camp. Participate as a Pack or a den, but be sure to bring the whole pioneer family for a great day at camp!
May 10 @ J.W. Cutler Scout Reservation

At least one leader is required to be BALOO trained whenever a Pack or Den holds an outdoor activity. This is a Hands-on session that includes Outdoor Program Planning, Health and Safety, Nature Hikes, Camping Gear Basics, Games, and Cub Scout Cooking. Space is filling, so register now before its full!
LGBT & Safe Zone Training
May 15

Join us for something new! Learn about the LGBT Community and how you can an effective leader for LGBT Scouts! A fantastic addition to your Youth Protection knowledge. This training will use the Safe Zone curriculum with an added module for Scout leaders. If you ever wanted to learn about and ask questions about the LGBT Community, this is the training for you!
Wilderness First Aid
June 21-22, 2019

Wilderness first aid, or “WFA”, is a generic term that commonly refers to any training course that focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment for an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. This is defined as being an hour or more away from advanced care. WFA courses are intended for anyone planning a remote high adventure, from lay responders to medical professionals. Treatment skills are important, but so is educating Scouts and adult leaders to recognize illnesses early and minimize the potential for injury. The skills learned in a BSA-approved WFA course can save lives. WFA is not just for the backcountry. It is just as relevant in urban areas during hurricanes, floods, fires, or mass casualty events when emergency services might be strained. WFA knowledge can be lifesaving. Our next course will be June 21-22, 2019 at Camp Babcock-Hovey. Recommended for youth 14-17 (with leader recommendation), and Adult age 18 and older! Course fee is $120 per person, and covers all materials and meals. Space is limited - register today!
Philmont Scout Ranch
Info Session - June 4 at 7:30; Council Service Center

Philmont Scout Ranch operates 35 staffed camps and 55 trail camps across the rugged terrain that ranges in elevation from 6,500 to 12,441 feet. In addition to providing an unforgettable adventure in backpacking across miles of rugged, rocky trails, Philmont Scout Ranch offers programs that feature the best of the Old West—horseback riding, burrow packing, gold panning, chuckwagon dinners, and interpretive history—with exciting challenges for today such as rock climbing, mountain biking, and sport shooting. It’s an unbeatable recipe for fast-paced fun in the outdoors. If you want to learn more about the Philmont contingents, come visit the Scout Service Center on June 4, 2019 at 7:30pm!
Scout Shop Specials

Cub Scout Uniform Promotion – April 1 st – May 31 st !!
Take 25% off of any blue Cub Scout uniform shirt with the purchase of a blue Cub Scout uniform bottom! A great deal! Congratulations on your Cub Scout on achieving their new rank!
Our Get Ready for Camp Promotion is coming, May 13th – 18th!!
Join us at the Strong Scout Shop for a special, one-day-only event on May 18 th from 10-2pm where we’ll provide helpful demonstrations, insider tips, and discounted gear to help you Get Ready for Camp . Plus, from May 13-18, save from 10% to 20% (based on purchase total) on select camping gear at the Strong Scout Shop. Don’t miss your chance to shop these incredible savings!
Thorlo Sock Promotion is coming, May 5 th – June 1 st !!
Our semi-Annual Tholo sock promotion is returning! Purchase any two or more pairs of socks and receive 25% off all pairs! Three uniform approved styles to choose from, plus an additional style for the most rugged of hikes!
Youth Protection Course
As of March 1, 2019, the online Youth Protection Training Course was replaced with an updated version. If you have already completed the current Y01 Youth Protection Training you are not be affected. If you have't completed it you will need to start over and take the full course. Completions will not be recorded in  until you have completed all 3 modules and the certification test. To print your completion certificate, return to , select "Menu" then "My Dashboard." Your Youth Protection Training Certificate can be printed by selecting the printer icon in the "YPT Status" area.  Please cont act Chuck Arnold, Assistant Council Commissioner for Youth Protection at 585-469-1462 or  if you have any questions. 
Sat. June 15
Dave Cheney Memorial
Scout Night-Frontier Field
Job Opportunities
District Executive: Work directly with volunteers, the community and business leaders to provide Scouting's character and leadership development programs to all youth.  Click here for Job Description.

Summer Employment (Camp Staff and Counselor-In-Training) - Accepting summer employment applications for ALL three camping programs! Put your Scout experiences and love of the outdoors to the greatest challenge you will never regret! Click here for Job Description .

Click here to  Learn more about these positions and other opportunities in Scouting.
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