You're invited to attend the Ethan Allen Roundtable Tuesday June 13 at the Middlebury American Legion or Tuesday June 20 at the Shaftsbury Methodist Church. Both are 7-8:30pm. All district scouters are welcome and encouraged to join us. The theme will be camping equipment. Come for training and networking. There will be no Roundtable in July, we will resume in August with our annual kickoff event, stay tuned for details. Questions? Contact Simon Drew at email@example.com.
The Ethan Allen 2017 Spring Camporee is coming up April 21 to 23.
Come any time after 5:00 PM Friday for registration.
Please check in with the office before going to campsites because campsites will be assigned.
Due to wet/soft ground conditions, only vehicles pulling troop/pack trailers or hauling troop/pack gear will be allowed in the camping areas.
Everyone else will need to park along the main camp road leading to the offices and dining hall.
Please be prepared to fix ruts left by your vehicles and trailers.
An event schedule will be handed out at the cracker barrel Friday night at 9:00 PM
Saturday only participants should arrive between 8:00 and 9:00 on Saturday morning.
Opening ceremony is at 9:00 AM Saturday morning.
Lunch is provided as part of this Camporee.
There is a good chance that our afternoon camp wide service project will involve clearing brush.
Please come prepared with loppers, snips, gloves etc.
If you have a special project that your troop is prepared to perform, please let us know at registration.
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information, including registration can be found on the Ethan Allen Activities Page.
Scout Executive, Ed McCollin announced the hiring of Ian Molloy to serve as the District Executive for Ethan Allen District as of Monday, April 3rd. In his role, Ian will be responsible for the growth of Scouting in Addison, Rutland and Bennington Counties by working side by side the many dedicated volunteers and community leaders who are at the heart of the success of the local packs, troops, crews and Posts in the district. Please join me in welcoming Ian to the staff of the Green Mountain Council.
Hello! My name is Ian Molloy and have recently moved to Bristol to work with the Ethan Allen District. I grew up in Auburn, New York 40 miles west of Syracuse and have been involved with the scouting program since I was a Tiger. I have held various roles such as Senior Patrol Leader, Lodge Chief, Health Director, Aquatics Director, Assistant Program Director, Assistant Scoutmaster, Committee Member and I am eager to now add District Executive to the list as well. I am looking forward to meeting all who are a part of the district and will work diligently to help the program grow allowing an even stronger community of Scouting in the years to come.
I will see you soon!
Where – Camp Sunrise, Benson VT
Who – Boy Scouts, Venture Crews, Cub Scouts, Lone Scouts, Explorers, leaders and parents.
Traditionally, beaver day falls on this weekend at Camp Sunrise. What’s beaver day? It’s a day that volunteers and supporters of Camp Sunrise come and perform various tasks to help prepare the camp for the summer.
To follow in this tradition, each unit needs to bring a competition event that is service based. Let your imaginations run wild. All events should be based on patrols of 8.
There will be a district run event that if everything works out will involve pulling triggers.
Don’t worry about fixing lunch! Lunch will be provided as part of the cost of the event.
In the place of an afternoon camp wide game, there will be a list of service projects that everyone will be able to sign up for when they register. If you or your group have a specific set of skills that you feel can be utilized please let us know in advance. There may be a couple of large projects that will require more than one troop or pack.
For the camp wide cook-off, it will be a dessert competition. Units will eat dinner on their own and then bring their dessert for camp wide judging. There will be a separate award for the best dessert. There will also be a separate set of instructions for the cook off.
Due to the fact that there will be a Cub specific event only 2 weeks before this, there will be no separate Cub Scout Activities. Cub Scouts are still encouraged to attend but as a unit (pack) and move through the activities as a patrol just as the Boy Scouts will be doing on this day. Packs are also encouraged to bring an event for everyone to compete in Saturday Morning.
Other highlights of the day will be; flag retirement ceremony, Order of the Arrow call out ceremony and more!
More information and registration can be found on the Ethan Allen Activities Page.
Ethan Allen's March Roundtable will be High Adventure Trips and Planning
When & Where:
3/14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Middlebury American Legion
3/21, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Shaftsbury United Methodist Church
Discussion will be on the steps to plan a successful high adventure trip,to include paperwork, budgets, equipment, food, camps and personal experiences.
Come join the fun and shake off the winter blues with a day of fun with fellow cub scouts in the Spartan Athletic Complex in Castleton, VT.
There will be activities in the gym ranging from athletic games, S.T.E.M activities, Native American projects, leather working and everything in between. Bring your pinewood derby cars and race your fellow scouts to see how your car stacks up. Don’t have a pinewood derby car? We will have some there.
There will also be displays from the VT Fur Trappers assoc., local municipal departments and more!
There will also be activities appropriate for each rank in the swimming pool! Yup, you read right; you’ll get to go swimming! So, bring your suits and towels!
Registration Form is available on the Ethan Allen District Events Page.
Are you a Cub Leader or Committee Member that needs to get their training in? Can't make it to University of Scouting on the 11th of March? Or there are just so many cool courses being offered at the University of scouting that you can't fit them all in?
Tammy Endress and Ed Gelbar are offering a Cub Scout specific training course on Sunday March 12th at 2 p.m. in the Fred Hughes Memorial Scout room in the West Rutland Town Hall.
If you are interested please email Ed at email@example.com.
2017 ETHAN ALLEN
KLONDIKE / SPACE DERBY
HOSTED BY TROOP 116’s “DUCT TAPE PATROL”
February 4th 2017
CAMP SUNRISE, BENSON VT
Registration starts at 8:00 and the event starts at 9:00
Come and compete in challenges like lunar landing, Earth’s last defense, spacewalk and more!
The event ends with a race through space in your space faring vehicle or object.
That’s right your mission is to boldly go where no Scout has gone before in your sled dressed up as an object that could be found hurtling through space. Rocket, asteroid, U.F.O., satellite or anything else that your imaginations can come up with!
Earn extra points towards your final score by having an emergency kit with the following items; life support/human repair kit, emergency water vessel, docking tether, multi-Purpose adhesion fabric, emergency caloric rations, the drink of astronauts, navigational equipment, nocturnal alien locator, space blanket, emergency rocket ignition system and a portable non flame, air activated heat source.
All events are based on patrols of 8 with a minimum patrol size of 5. Patrols with less than 5 will need to join forces with other smaller patrols, except for the race.
Last but not least, if at least half of your troop is present it’s a great opportunity to take part in the group OA election which is held at this event every year preceding the big race! Due to the earlier date of the Spring Camporee the election season is shortened this year. It will be difficult to get election teams out to each unit individually so, every unit that takes advantage of this opportunity helps the election teams out enormously!
More information on the Ethan Allen Events Page
Ethan Allen's February Roundtable will be American Heart Association (AHA), Basic Life Support training (BLS)
When & Where:
2/14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Middlebury American Legion
2/21, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Shaftsbury United Methodist Church
Cost $10.00 per person (2 year certification)
• High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
• The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
• Use of an AED
• Effective ventilations using a barrier device
• Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
• Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants
This Saturday, at the Ethan Allen Klondike Derby, the Order of the Arrow (OA) will be conducting an Election. Please consider having your Election at Camp Sunrise as a 'Scout is Thrifty'; it helps the OA to conserve manpower, resources, and allows us to ensure coverage to all units to conduct an Election.
Our Election Season is shortened this year related to Ethan Allen's Camporee being April 21st - 23rd, with the Call Out Ceremony Saturday, April 22nd at the campfire. So Elections will close on April 10th so we can get paperwork organized and presented prior to Call Out.
Please contact Dave Nicol to access paperwork prior to Saturday. There is a form which needs to have all eligible candidates name, address, Scout number, and other pertinent info. It shortens the process if we're all prepared.
We're looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday. Thank you for your time and consideration and support of the Order of the Arrow. If you have any questions, please contact:
Dave Nicol, Chapter 1 OA Advisor