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District Management Team Meeting: Our May District Management Meeting is right around the corner! We will be meeting on Thursday, May 4, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM. District Management Team Members will be receiving a calendar appointment in the next few days.
Retention Convention: Retention Convention West will be taking place on Thursday, May 11, at 7:00 PM! The Retention Convention is your one-stop shop for 2017-2018 Scouting information. Do you want to know when your next District Camporee is being held? Are your Cub Scouts anxious for the next STEAM-O-Ree? Do you have questions about member retention or leadership transitions? All of this and so much more can be answered by meeting other leaders just like you at the Retention Convention!
More information will be coming soon, so be on the lookout in your inbox and on Facebook!
Spring Camporee: A cold and blustery weekend couldn't keep our Scouts from having a blast at the 2017 Spring Camporee! Program Chairperson Lloyd DeWar, District Chairperson Trent Carney, and an entire team of volunteers from Rogers Group and the Bloomington Crushed Stone facility offered the Mining in Society merit badge the weekend of April 21-23. They put on quite the show for our Scouts that I think will be talked about for months to come.
Scouts had the opportunity to tour not only the open surface mine, but also the underground mine. They learned about how the rocks and minerals are located, what equipment is used in the mining process, and what end products can be created from the crushed stone. Scouts also learned about careers in the mining industry, from science-based jobs in laboratories to skilled trades jobs working on machinery or mining the stone.
Of course, camporee classics were also featured. Scoutmaster Aaron Barker of Troop 120 won the Dutch Oven Cook-Off with his Mt. Dew Berry Delight and walked away with a Tonka truck loaded with cobbler supplies. Troops displayed their finest talents in skits and songs at the closing campfire. All in all, it was a great day that left both Scouts and adults beaming.
Thank you to Trent Carney and his team from Rogers Group for putting on such a great display for our Scouts! It was a very memorable weekend for all who took part. Thanks also to Lloyd DeWar for his work in coordinating the event and promoting attendance at it. Lloyd has done a fantastic job with the Wapehani District camporees for nearly 7 years now, and we appreciate all of the hard work he has poured into these events. Be sure to join us next time for our exciting Fall Camporee!
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SHOUT-OUT: April 23-29, 2017, is National Volunteer Week! We want to give a special shout-out to all of our registered volunteers in the Wapehani District. Without you, hundreds of Scouts would not have the opportunities they do to explore both their local communities and the natural world. For all of your countless hours of service, THANK YOU!
SAVE THE DATE: The Retention Convention is coming up soon! Join us on Thursday, May 11, for a fun-filled evening of Scouting programming.