June 1, 2022

Hard to believe it, but it's June.  That means Summer Camp can't be too far away.  Time for one last camping trip, Court of Honor, or Service project.  But before all that happens, here are your Four Things To Know for early June!

  • Constellation District Awards & Picnic
  • Unit Fundraising "How To" Video
  • Cub Scout Summer Camp Opportunities
  • Resica and Musser Work Days 

Plus, Dates to Know and a new Fun Fact.

Constellation District Awards and Picnic

Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 pm

Join your fellow members of the Constellation District in celebrating a successful Scouting year and recognizing those who have provided exceptional service to their Units and the District. The Constellation District is holding its annual Awards Picnic on Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30 pm at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (2220 Sproul Road, Broomall). 

Join us in recognizing our District's Silver Beaver recipient Patricia Green, Award of Merit honorees Kate Hiebert and Rob Shillingford, and our District All-Stars: Paul Avazier, Maria Cengel, Cara Curley, Mike Gorski, Don Johnson, Tom Leitch, Clark Piatt, Jim Quinn, Rob Schaub, Joe Talento, Christopher Ware, and Paul Wissel. 

In good Scouting-style, we’ll gather together for fire and fellowship, sharing our stories of Scouting successes throughout the year. The picnic is open to all who have volunteered or worked with their Units, District, or Council; while this event is for the adult volunteers, families are welcome as well. We'll bring the food, drinks, and awards; we hope to see you there. 

Registration is openregister via website or by email to Rob Shillingford.

Unit Fundraising "How To" Video

Did you miss the special Cradle of Liberty Council Fundraising Workshop in May, or did you go and wish you could do it again?  If so, you are in luck as a video is now available to catch all of the great information from our Unit Presenters.  Click here to watch.

Learn from unit leaders who have had success in funding their program and want to share their best practices for:

  • Helping units plan how to cover their expenses
  • Helping families reduce or eliminate their out-of-pocket Scouting expenses all together, and
  • Focusing on enjoying your dream program the other 11 months of the year, and doing so with one unit fundraiser a year.

And please contact Ryan Martin (our District's fundraising specialist) with any questions.

Cub Scout Summer Camp Opportunities

It isn't too late for our Cub Families, Dens, or Packs to sign up for a variety of Summer Camp activities over the next three months. Although some are sold out, plenty of opportunities are still out there, including:

Overnight Cub Weekend Camp

Registration is open for two weekends in 2022: July 22-24 and July 29-31.

Go to this website for the flyer and additional information.  

Cub Day Camps

Each week, a different venue hosts a week-long day camp; our Scouts are welcome and encouraged to attend any of them (including several near us).

For a list of dates and locations, and to register, go to this website.

Webelos Week @ Resica Falls

All Scouts who will be in 4th or 5th grade in the Fall are invited to join us at Resica Falls from August 7-13 for Webelos Week for a taste of a Scouts BSA experience. 

Learn more and register today!

Resica Falls and Musser Work Days

Camp doesn't get ready by itself. Throughout the year, a hardy group of volunteers has been cleaning up and fixing up the grounds at Resica Falls and Musser Scout Reservations. It is time for one last push, and we could use your help. Skilled and non-skilled labor welcome!

Dates to Know

For a full list of Council events, check out the Council Calendar.

Constellation District Awards Picnic - Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 pm

Celebrate a great Scouting year. Register here.

National Youth Leadership Training - Three opportunities in 2022

June 25-30 at Musser Scout Reservation

August 13-18 at Musser Scout Reservation

Sept 30-Oct 1 & Oct 7-9 at Musser Scout Reservation

Click here for more information and to register. 

Wood Badge - Weekends of August 26th and September 10th

Click here for more information and to register for the BSA's premier leadership training program for Adults. Space is limited; register before it sells out.

SAVE THE DATE: Tri-District Camporee, Weekend of October 21 to 23

Join the other units in the Constellation, Minquas, & Baden-Powell Districts (Service Area 2 in Delaware and Montgomery Counties) for a weekend of fun and friendly competition.

Fun Fact to Know

Bryn Mawr Troop 19 started in 1912, just two years after the founding of Scouting in the United States.  With a continuous home at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, they have archives dating back to its earliest decades, including a post card of the Troop's original Scoutmaster, Dr. B. K. Wilbur, from Camp Delmont (part of Musser Scout Reservation), which was one of the first Scout Reservations in the country. 

Key People to Know

Constellation District Volunteer Leadership (Key 2)
John Cluver, District Chair
Rob Shillingford, District Commissioner

Service Area 2 Professional Team
Ryan Martin, Team Lead and Fundraising Specialist
Rhys Wallace, Membership Specialist

Constellation District Website: Click Here
Constellation District Facebook page: Click Here

Do you have news or photos on a new Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow induction, or anything else to share on the District's Facebook page? Contact our Public Relations Chair, Rose Sutkowski, to get it posted.