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Camp Cards are a great way for your Scouts to earn their way to camp. It is a very simple sale where Scouts sell a camp card for $5 and the unit gets to keep 50% commission. By selling camp cards, you are helping support our Council. If you do not sell all of your reserved cards, just turn them back in to the Council by the deadline at no risk. Thank you for your consideration!!
Click here to view the leaders guide and to see what the camp card looks like this year.
Everyone wins with the camp card, give it a try!!!
NEW BSA HEADLINES:
Summit Bechtel Reserve
Challenge your scouts and venturers this summer. There’s still time to register for 2014 Programs
BSA NATIONAL NEWS:
Time is running out to earn the Computers MB
Jonathan Ive, who designed the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad, was born the same year the BSA introduced Computers merit badge.
That should give you some idea just how old Computers merit badge is and just how much has changed in the world of technology since then. Thanks in part to Ive, computers have shrunk from the size of copy machines to the size of a deck of cards. Inputting commands has evolved from complex keystrokes to simple taps on a screen.
That evolution is why the BSA is replacing the outdated Computers merit badge with a newer model: Digital Technology merit badge, debuting in March 2014.
MECKLENBURG COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS:
Camp Grimes Program Preview
The Camp Grimes Program Preview has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 6th, at 6:00 PM. The meeting will take place in the council board room. Pizza will be served at 6, and the program will begin around 6:15. Please inform your district volunteers. This meeting is for those already scheduled to attend Camp Grimes this year, but is also for those that have not made a reservation to come and see what we have to offer this year, and why they should call Camp Grimes home in 2014. Please let me know if you plan to attend the meeting.
Southeastern Fly Fishing Festival - Friday & Saturday, May 16 & 17
While this is not a merit badge opportunity, here is a great chance to learn about fly fishing from the experts.
Place: Ramsay Center at the Western North Carolina University - Cullowhee, NC
Further details about the festival will be posted on the website in the coming months. Please visit http://southeastfaff.org.
For information on lodging (including hotel room blocks) and camping, please click on the Festival 2014 tab and then visit the NC Mountain Guide.
Journey to Excellence Quality Unit Award
Make sure your leadership and Committee Members strive for excellence this year. Please review the Journey to Excellence objectives and go for the “gold level”. Contact your Unit Commissioner if you have any questions. Here is a link to JTE: www.scouting.org/jte
Key Apache District Dates:
CPCC Merancas Merit Badge Day – Saturday, March 1, 2014
The faculty will be instructing courses for the following merit badges:
• Traffic Safety
Parents or Scout leaders, not Scouts, may register individual Scouts by emailing Stuart Tucker the following information:
• Scout name
• Troop #
• Scoutmaster name
• Parent name
• Parent phone #
• Merit Badge first choice
• Merit Badge second choice
The course will be held at the CPCC Merancas Campus at 11930 Verhoeff Drive; Huntersville, NC 28078.
Directions and map
Inventing Merit Badge – First course session - Sunday, March 2, 2014
CPCC Harper Welding Merit Badge Day – Saturday, March 15
CPCC Harper has a large welding shop and up to 40 Scouts may enroll. No other merit badges are offered on this day at CPCC Harper.
Adult Leader Roundtables
All adult leaders should attend Roundtable at Providence United Methodist Church starting at 7:30pm on the following dates: April 10th, May 8th and June 12th. July we will not have any district meetings. Contact Al Nedrich, our District Roundtable Commissioner, if you have any questions or have an agenda item at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apache Day Camp 2014
Cubmaster’s , Den Leader’s and Parent’s, Day Camp is right around the corner, so mark your calendars for the week of June 23rd – June 27th. Camp Director, Cyndi Murdock, is excited about this year’s theme: “Are you tougher than a Scout Leader?” We are looking forward to great Day Camp. Please get your boys and parents ready for these activities: BB guns, archery, fishing, swimming, boating and nature hikes, climbing and lots more. Cost is $125 per camper until May 30th and then the fee goes up to $150, so register now. No registration will be processed without adequate adult volunteers registered (need one adult volunteer for each 4 Scouts). Any questions should be directed to our Camp Director at email@example.com
Apache Spring Cub-o-ree @ Camp Grimes
This year, Spring Cuboree will be held at Camp Grimes April 25th-April 27th. Please mark your calendars. Natalie Kosakowski is our Cuboree Chairman and she is looking forward to a GREAT event. Come as your favorite “Super Hero”. Look forward to a great Cub Scout Program of BB guns, bows and arrows and more exciting things. Natalie and her assistant chair, JoAnn White, are looking forward to seeing you and your Cub Scouts. We will have lots of fun! Cost will be $12 per participant and you must preregister at the Scout Office. For further information go to www.mccscouting.org and click on Apache District or contact Natalie Kosakowski
Powder Horn 2014 – Friday-Monday, September 5-8, 2014
Powder Horn is a High Adventure resource management training course to introduce a range of high adventure activities to older Scouting youth and to their leaders. Central NC Council in Albemarle and Mecklenburg County Council are again jointly sponsoring a Powder Horn this year, scheduled for Camp Barnhardt (about 52 miles from Charlotte, Map) on Friday -Monday, September 5-8, 2014.
To meet BSA requirements we have planned the curriculum to include 3 full days of activities but realizing that most participants must return to school or work on Monday September 8, we are offering a full program of electives on Friday and Saturday and Sunday so that participants may qualify for their Powder Horn insignia by late Sunday afternoon.
Youth must be 14 or older to attend, either Boy Scouts or Venturers. To shoot pistols, youth must be a member of a Venture crew. If they are not a Venturer in their home council, they may bring a completed BSA Youth Application signed by a parent or guardian and they can register as a Venturer in Central NC Council when they check in.
Course sessions are oriented whenever possible to hands-on activities. Participants can put on SCUBA gear and tanks and swim underwater in the Camp Barnhardt pool. You can use flint and steel or steel wool and a battery or a fire plow or a fire saw or a bow drill to try to start a fire. You can change a flat tire on a bicycle. You can shoot a military rifle or skeet with a shotgun or targets with a pistol or perhaps try out Cowboy Action Shooting. You can learn to cast with a fly rod and to tie a fly. You can eat an MRE. You can cook on a hobo stove and make your own biscuit bag twist bread. You can paddle a kayak or a paddleboard. You might shoot arrows with a hunting bow.
Enrollment is now open: Click Here
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ORDER OF THE ARROW:
The Apache District wide callout will be Friday, April 4th! This will be at Belk Scout camp beginning at 7:30pm. Apache Chapter meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of every month. This coincides with our district roundtable meetings … same time and place. All members are encouraged to attend.
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