Yahara District eNewsletter

Aug 1: Roundtable from 7:00 - 8:30 @ The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, Madison

Aug 7 : District Facilitator Training from 7:00 - 8:00 @ Madison Scout Service Center

Aug 8: Committee Meeting from 6:30 - 8:30 @ NEW Life Church, Cottage Grove

Aug 15, 25, 26 : Hunter Safety Course @ Camp Indian Trails. See below for more details.

Aug 16: District Membership Kick-Off from 6:30 - 7:30 @ Madison Scout Service Center

Aug 17-19: OA Fall Conference, Camp Indian Trails

Aug 21 - Janesville Popcorn & Wreath Kick-Off from 7:00 - 9:00 @ Blackhawk Technical
College, 6004 S. County Rd. G, Janesville, WI 53546

Aug 22: Madison Popcorn & Wreath Kick-Off from 7:00 - 9:00 @ Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church.  7291 County Rd PD, Verona, WI 53593

Aug 22: Commissioner Meeting from 7:00 - 8:30 @ Madison Scout Service Center

Aug 25: Commissioner Training from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Madison Scout Service Center
Please contact Joseph Hess for more information:
Sept 5: Roundtable from 7:00 - 8:30 @ The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, Madison

Sept 12: Committee Meeting from 6:30 - 8:30 - location TBD

Sept 14: Leader Specific Training @ Christ Lutheran Church, 700 County Hwy B
Stoughton, WI 53589 - See below for more details.

Sept 22-23 : Outdoor Leader Training from 8:00 am Saturday to 5:00 pm Sunday @ Camp
Indian Trails. Contact Chris Beaver or Kris Snow for more information.

Sept 26: District Recharter Training from 7:00 - 9:00 - location TBD

Sept 26: Commissioner Meeting from 7:00 - 8:00 @ Madison Scout Service Center

Sept 28-30: 2018 Council Camporee @ Rock River Park, Sinnissippi Dr. Fort Atkinson, WI

Leader Specific Training
This is Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader Position Specific Training. This training session will offer the following courses: Den Leader Position-Specific Training, Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training, Pack Committee Committee Position-Specific Training, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and Troop Committee Position-Specific Training. These courses will give you information that will help you to be effective in these positions.

Popcorn & Wreath Kick-Off

Our success at selling Popcorn is how our units can deliver a great Scouting Program. Here are the some details and dates:

August 21st - Popcorn Kickoff (Janesville)
August 22nd - Popcorn Kickoff (Madison) 
  • make sure your unit is represented at one of these events!*
August 24th - Popcorn Commitment Forms Due
August 30th - Show and Sell Orders Due
September 13 -15th - Show and Sell Product Pickup
October 31st - Sale Ends
November 2nd - Show and Sell Return Deadline
November 2nd - Take Orders Due
November 15 -16th - Take Order Product Pickup
November 30th - Pizza Orders Due Online 
December 14th - Popcorn Payments Due

For more information,  click here  for the Council's website on Popcorn or follow the  GEC Popcorn Facebook Page

For information on our Wreath Sale  click here
District Recharter Training
September 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
The person who will be doing your unit online re-chartering should attend this training. They will get your re-charter packet and unit access code. Plus we will walk them through the re-chartering calendar and answer questions that they might have.
Hunter Safety Course
Wisconsin DNR Hunter Safety Course to be offered at Camp Indian Trails in Allen Hall on:
  • Aug. 15th from 6pm to 8pm
  • Aug 25th from 9:30am to 5pm
  • Aug. 26th from 9:30am to 5pm. 

All 3 days are required to complete course. Maximum number is 70. Open to adults and youth. Participants must be 11 years or older. Cost $10. Maximum number of participants is 70. Must preregister to participate.  

Upcoming Council Events

August 17 -19th - Order of the Arrow Fall Conference, Camp Indian Trails: All Arrowman are encouraged to attend our final large lodge event for 2018!

September 28 - 30th - Council Camporee, Rock River Park, Fort Atkinson: This event will include capture the flag, campfires, archery, and much more! The Camporee is for all Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. This is an event you don't want to miss!

October 6 - 7th - Loopy Camporee 2018, Camp Indian Trails: The annual Loopy Camporee is designed for Cub Scouts, both new and old to come to Camp Indian Trails and earn Adventure Loops. Last year nearly 700 Cub Scouts and their families had a blast! Units are able to stay for all Saturday and overnight to Sunday, or come just for Saturday! 

October 20 -21st - Boo in the Woods, Camp Indian Trails: Boo in the Woods is our Annual Fall Festival at Camp Indian Trails. Program runs from 1pm-5pm on Saturday. For those looking for an adventure, join us for dinner, a campfire, and camping overnight! A great family event in the fall at Camp Indian Trails! 

A Brief Message from
the D.E.!
Yahara's District Key 3 -

District Chair, Melissa Sargent,
District Commissioner, Chris Beaver,
and District Executive, Lacey O'Rourke

had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Philmont Scouting Ranch for a week to enhance our skills in District Operations. We are more than ready to put our new knowledge and skills to use and hit the ground running. It is with great excitement and discipline that we prepare ourselves for a successful Fall recruitment and a successful year all-around, for the Yahara District.

Thank you families, friends, community, volunteers, and Scouts for all that you do to make this program all that it can be!

Yours in Scouting,

Lacey O'Rourke
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