TOP CLOUDS: 12-9-13
NEW DISTRICT HEADLINES:
NEW SMOKE SIGNALS DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE
Starting at the end of this month, our Apache District newsletter Smoke Signals will be distributed ONCE A MONTH on the 4th week of each month. Timely and important "one off" e- blasts will continue for specific information. However, the District newsletter will now be prepared and circulated once a month.
NEW SMOKE SIGNALS EDITOR
The District Marketing Committee is pleased to announce and introduce our new Smoke Signals editor - John Andrews. John is currently the Assistant Communications Director for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and has national responsibility for social media efforts for this organization. Mr. Andrews is also an Eagle Scout from Troop 224 in Lake Elmo, MN, is a Brotherhood member is the Order of the Arrow, achieved his Arrow of Light as a Webelos, Additionally, John has the Triple Crown of High Adventure Award, served on camp staff for 6 years at Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Birchwood, WI and was Summer Camp Director for 2 years. Once again, we welcome John to the Apache District Committee Marketing team.
BEST WISHES TO TRAINOR AND PAM CRIST
We are sad to say that after many years of service to our Council and Apache District, our good friend Trainor Crist, along with his wife Pam, have moved to the Nashville area. A recipient of The Silver Beaver, Trainor served in a variety of positions, including, Chairman of the Apache District Marketing Committee, father and editor of Smoke Signals, Unit Commissioner, and Assistant Council Commissioner. We wish them well, and would like to say just one more time: “Many thanks Trainor for your countless hours, and significant contribution to Scouting, especially in Mecklenburg County Council. And yes Pam, many thanks for your understanding and support during those long, lone evenings when Trainor was at Scouting events.” Much happiness to you both, and please stay in contact with your Apache District and MCC family.
DISTRICT AWARD BANQUET - THIS THURSDAY @ 6:30!
Our Annual Banquet to honor our Leaders of the Year is this Thursday / December 12 @ 6:30 pm. This year's banquet will once again be held @ Myers Park Presbyterian Church - 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC 28207. We are also pleased to announce that the ROASTING COMPANY will be catering Thursday's dinner. If you have not completed your unit's registration please contact Del Whittaker @ email@example.com. Cost is $15 per person and can be paid on the evening of the event.
MOM TO MOM RECEPTION:
Mom to Mom BSA Reception
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Myers Park Presbyterian Church Oxford Hall upstairs
2501 Oxford Place
Charlotte, NC 28207
Google map: http://goo.gl/maps/FJWze
Apache District is pleased to invite Scout moms (and dads) to a Mom to Mom BSA Reception for meeting and greeting District and Council Scout leaders and to learn person to person about programs for your sons and daughters. We will not have a formal or lecture program. We will not be offering refreshments. Our volunteer leaders would like to share their knowledge so that Scout mothers and fathers can plan now with their sons and daughters to enrich their summers of 2014 and beyond with Scouting and other activities. No advance registration is required. No purchase or donation is required.
Our program is still maturing so we ask you to be “Semper Gumbi” [Always Flexible]. We will have representatives to talk with you about
Mecklenburg County Council Scouting, Present and Future—Mark Turner, Scout Executive
Camp Grimes (summer camp for fun and advancement, summer employment)
Cub Scout Day Camp (summer camp)
Webelos Adventure Camp (summer camp)
Order of the Arrow
Philmont Training Center for training and family programs
Training for Scouts
SEALS (Boy Scouts 14 and younger and Venturers (girls and boys 14 or 15)
NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) for Scouts and Venturers (girls and boys)
Powder Horn training for Scouts 14 and older and Venturers (girls and boys)
Venturing (for girls and boys 14 years old and older)
Camp Barnhardt (summer camp for fun and advancement, summer employment)
United States National Whitewater Center summer camps (girls and boys)
Charlotte Youth Rowing
CPCC summer camps (girls and boys)
For 2013 information see
UNCC summer camps (girls and boys)
Camp Cards will be available but no purchase is required to attend this event. For each $5.00 donation to Scouting, $2.50 goes to your home Pack, Troop, or Crew and $2.50 to Mecklenburg County Council and you will receive one Camp Card valid through 12/31/2013. Your Camp Card includes the following discounts:
$8 off at Jiffy Lube
Buy one, get one free at Domino’s
10% off at LocoLime
10% off at Shane’s Rib Shack
10% off at Hawthorne’s Pizza
10% off at Kickstand
15% off at Walgreens
$5 off on purchases over $50 at Harris Teeter
You might want to use your Camp Cards at the new Myers Park Harris Teeter store, which opened November 20 and which is two blocks away and within easy walking distance from our meeting location at Myers Park Presbyterian Church.
Other programs open to girls and boys and of potential interest to Scout families, but not represented at our reception, might include
Governor’s Page program for spring 2014
NC House Page program
NC Senate Page program
NC School of Science and Mathematics
Application deadline for class of 2016 is January 15, 2014.
Summer camps at NC State University
Summer math camps
Winter break camps at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Morehead Summer Science Camps at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A Google search on “summer camps for high school students ____” with subject of interest (such as, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, marine biology) or college or university name will reveal a wealth of options.
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation summer camps
For 2013 information see http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/parkandrec/aquatics/rayssplashplanet/pages/summer%20camps%20at%20ray's.aspx
Nantahala Outdoor Center summer programs
For information on Boy Scout programs see http://www.noc.com/noccom/groups-at-noc/
Thank you for your interest and your service to Scouting. I look forward to meeting you on December 14. Let us know how we can help your Scout and your family grow in Scouting.
Apache District Chair
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