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District Key 3 Leadership
Adult Leader Recruitment Training
This year we are adding an adult training on what would be on the July Roundtable date of July 9th If we normally held a monthly meeting. This one-hour training and discussion session on how best to recruit parents into leadership positions in your Cub Scout Pack. Every year we are able to recruit several great leaders to hold committee positions or den leader positions in each Pack, but more hands make lighter work. During this event we will discuss the easiest way for you to add the needed parents to accept leadership responsibilities in your unit. The tale of, “It’s only one hour a week” is not the way to get committed long term volunteers but cutting the pie into smaller pieces would help. In recruiting volunteers there are some major “do’s” and “don’t’s” that will be discussed all they way down the list of how best to ask, who to ask, and how to set up a room even in the worst of scenarios. If you need help in volunteer recruitment make sure to attend this optional training, but also feel free to enlist the assistance of your Unit Commissioner, seasoned Scoutmaster, or district serving executive.
East Side Fall Hike
Come “take a hike” at our District Fall Hike this year. It will be held at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison. Clifty has a lot to offer in trails of various lengths and anything from easy to very rugged. The date of the hike is October 26, 2019 with a start time for the hike beginning at 9:00am in the Poplar grove area and running through 2:00pm. We will have a few other activities for you to see and do. These will include the nature center at Clifty as well as compass, first aid and some Indian lore. Here is a little trivia about the park. Today the park covers 1519 acres, is home to several water falls, hiking trails, campgrounds, swimming pool as well as Clifty Inn which overlooks Madison and the Ohio River Valley. Come join us, see Clifty Falls State Park and “take a hike” in the park.
District Bulletin Board
Troop 549 has about 4 old Baker tents plus an old dinning fly to sale. Tents are in a troop wooden box with poles and ropes. Price is negotiable