2014 Spring Fun & Son
Come prepared for a fun filled weekend. Fun & Son is specifically designed to strengthen family relationships by providing fun activities for a Cub Scout and his Mom or Dad. You and your Cub Scout will enjoy hours of fun while enhancing skills in one on one and group activities. Come spend Saturday at GWP and participate at the BB Gun and Archery ranges and any number of other fun events. Join us Saturday night for our campfire at the Council Ring and stay over for breakfast and Chapel Sunday morning. If you would like to register online click on the Fun & Son you would like to attend below.
Naconiche/ Tall Timbers/ Three Rivers March 22-23
Cherokee Trace/ Caddo March 1-2
Okee Tuklo March 8-9
Carl Hanke - Senior District Executive Okee Tuklo District
Congratulations to Carl Hanke on his promotion to the Senior District Executive for the Okee Tuklo District. He has faithfully served the volunteers of the Naconiche District for the past 4 years. Carl is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member from the East Texas Area Council. Carl and his wife Kalena have a young 2 year old daughter, Gentry. He will assume his new responsibilities on January 2, 2014. If you would like to visit with Carl, please email him here.
Charlie Aman - Senior District Executive Tall Timbers District
Please help us welcome Charlie Aman to the East Texas Area Council. Charlie was born in Raleigh NC and is an avid N.C. State Wolfpack fan. Charlie graduated from NC A&T, with a degree in Sports Science. He has been active in Alpha Phi Omega and Gamma Rho Nu Fraternities. Charlie likes playing golf and kayak fishing. He is engaged to Jami Shaw of Kilgore Texas and they are getting married in May.
Charlie served on National Camping School faculties for Aquatics and Program as well as Cub Scout Camp. He has also served on summer camp staffs at Camp Cherokee (NC), Camp Tuscarora (NC), Camp Old Indian (SC), and Camp Pirtle (Aquatics Director 2011).
As a Professional Scouter, Charlie has helped lead the Torhunta District, Tuscarora Council to 2 straight years of Gold level JTE scores. During his tenure the Family FOS program has increased as well as total popcorn sales. The district has had an overall increase in membership over the past 3 years and has a net gain of 2 units over that same time period. Charlie will assume his new responsibilities on January 2, 2014. If you would like to visit with Charlie, please email him here.
BSA Membership Fee Increase
The Boy Scouts of America will increase its annual membership fee for youth and adults to $24 from $15, beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
For those who join after the beginning of the year, the fee will be prorated at $2 per month. This does include units with a Dec. 31, 2013, expiration date.
The change was announced at last week’s annual Top Hands meeting of professional Scouters in Washington, D.C. In a letter to Scouting professionals, Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock explained the reasoning behind the increase.
“First, I want to make clear that the Boy Scouts of America maintains a strong financial position,” he wrote. “In order to continue to deliver the nation’s foremost youth program, it is occasionally necessary to increase membership fees so that we can offset rising administrative costs.”
The BSA’s last fee increase — to $15 from $10 — was in 2010, and since then, the organization has taken steps to control and reduce costs. But “administrative costs have continued to rise faster than projected,” Brock wrote. “As always, our focus is to build the future leaders of this country by combining adventure, educational activities and lifelong values. The fee increase is a step we must take in order to continue providing the services you and our members expect and need.”
Wood Badge 2014Click here for more information.
March 28 - 30 & April 11 - 13 @ Camp Pirtle
Wood Badge is the premier adult leadership development course for the Boy Scouts of America. It teaches contemporary leadership and team-building skills in a comfortable outdoor setting, where learners become members of their own Troop.
Wood Badge’s effectiveness as a leadership development experience has been applauded by industry training professionals. Its positive influence on graduates’ individual unit-level programs is unparalleled.
For more information on the 2014 Wood Badge course, Contact the Course Director, David Bush at (903) 530-8830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilderness First Aid Trainng
Wilderness First Aid
Yes, it is that time again to start planning for your summer High Adventure Trips. Deborah Wade and Lynn Crump will be holding a class on April 25th -27th at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Nature Center 11942 FM 848 Tyler Texas. Youth are welcome but must be 15 prefer 16 or older as the class is very intense with lots of information presented and put into use in short timeframe. The class is open to anyone interested in the outdoors with a focus on dealing with teens in a back country setting. If you are an outdoor enthusiast it is an awesome course and goes way beyond applying a band aid and calling 911; since 911 isn't available on those river trips or hiking trips.
If you are interested please contact and register with Debbie Wade and be sure to spread the word.
BSA approved course 16 hours
Course fee 55.00 for WFA - Half of the fee up front to confirm your registration.
CPR is not included but is required for completion of the course.
Arrive and set up camp on Friday 5:00 p.m.
CPR for those needing to take CPR will begin at 6:30
With a Cracker Barrel to follow.
Saturday class will start at 8:00 a.m.
If you have questions or want to register please contact: