If you are looking for a great event to do with your Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, here is the perfect night out. A full night of racing and all Scouts who wear their uniform get in free! This is a great way to promote the Scouting program to the general public and to say thank you to the racing leaders who help make this possible for the Scouts.
Three Rivers Cub Scout Day Camp is going BUG HUNTING! We will have fun all day long at the Essex Fairgrounds, June 26-30. Make sure you get your Cub Scout signed up soon - registration ends June 9! We will have both archery and bb ranges every day, learn Scout Skills, play games, meet some bugs and have the best week of the summer. We are 100% volunteer run, and we really need folks to come out and help so we can have another great program for the Cubs. Come for a day or all week - you won't regret it. All the info is on the website at Three Rivers Day Camp. Contact Alison Hampson with any questions (email@example.com).
The Silver Beaver selection committee recently met and have approved three outstanding Scouters to receive the prestigious Silver Beaver Award. The recipients are:
Kurt Johnson – Jericho
Brian Allen – Grand Isle
James Selleck – Vergennes
All three men have an outstanding history of support and service to the Green Mountain Council and are each very deserving of the Silver Beaver, the highest award that can be earned and presented by the local Council leadership. Please join in the celebration and recognition of these and other award recipients at the Council Recognition Dinner, Sunday June 11 at the Canadian Club located at 414 E. Montpelier Road, Barre, VT. Registration begins at 1 PM, dinner at 2 PM followed immediately by the awards ceremony. Cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple. Registration deadline is Friday, June 2nd, so don’t delay, sign up today!!
Registration form can be found here.
Conduct a pack activity a month during June, July, and August and earn the National Summertime Pack award. Recognitions include flag ribbon and certificate for the Pack, and ribbons for dens with 50% participation. But the best part: there's a rank-specific pin to award to Cubs who attend a Pack activity in each of the months of June, July, and August. The reporting form for this award can be found at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33748.pdf
Keep this award in mind when planning your unit's summer adventures. While a Pack family campout is an important part of the program, plan other opportunities to stay in touch with your Scouts to minimize losses when den meetings restart in the fall. How about a June hike, July swimming or fishing, August campfire with s'mores? Saturdays are at a premium, so consider weeknight activities scheduled the same day as your usual Pack meetings to maintain the Scouting habit. And remind boys to bring a friend to Join the Adventure!
Register and pay by June 1 to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount for NYLT!
National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.
The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.
NYLT is a six-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.
NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skill and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.
Registration Form is available in the NYLT section of the Green Mountain Council website.
The Camp leadership at both Camp Sunrise Cub Scout Camp and Mt Norris Boy Scout Camp still have openings for summer camp staff help.
Camp Sunrise is looking for someone to lead their Arrow of Light program, Handicraft, and some program area instructors.
Mt Norris is looking to fill an Assistant Cook/Dining Hall steward, Health Officer, and variety of program instructor positions as well.
In addition both camps are looking and highly encouraging Scouts/Venturers 14 years of age to apply as a Counselor in Training (CIT). These Scouts become part of the staff, work in different program areas, have a flex schedule and can work on merit badges while at camp. They are the future and are extremely important to the long-term success of both properties.
Camp dates are July 2 to August 6 for Sunrise, July 2 to August 12 for Mt Norris.
For more information or additional details on one or more of the positions listed contact:
John Dyer – Camp Director – Camp Sunrise – firstname.lastname@example.org or via cell phone at 802-558-4415
Clint Buxton – Camp Director – Mt Norris Scout Reservation – email@example.com or cell phone at 802-578-8806 OR Russ Baker – Program Director – firstname.lastname@example.org or cell phone at 802-734-1035.
Note the day – Sunday – 2 PM
As a leader, parent of Friend of Scouting, please join our family for a fun afternoon of celebration, recognition of some outstanding individuals, Gold level JTE units and those units that excelled in popcorn/peanut sales. In addition, we will be presenting the Medal of Merit to a Scout from Pack 43 who helped save a friend from what could have been, a very unfortunate outcome. Come here his story of quick thinking and quicker action.
Plus, the annual highlight of this event is the presentation of the Silver Beaver Award to some outstanding volunteers of the Green Mountain Council. This award is the highest that can be earned by a volunteer and presented by the local Council. The nominees this year are once again outstanding and all very deserving. Keep an eye out later this month when the committee meets and announced this year’s Class.
Other program items will include the President’s Award, given by outgoing President Bernie Isabelle to a Scouter who he felt performed outstanding work to improve the Scouting program in the state; the presentation of a 50 year veteran pin to a long time Scouting friend and so much more.
Most of all, this event is fun! Relax enjoy a Sunday with your spouse, significant other, members of your unit or other Scouters how have met along the trail. Gather and relax. No rush to get off work and race the event and no worries about getting home so late.
Great idea from a great group of people behind the scenes making this event one of a few that everyone from across the state can and are very welcome to attend. So, don’t delay sign up today. Click below for the registration form.
For leaders who are working with Boy Scouts toward he rank of Eagle Scout, the new application is now available and it to be used for any Scout applying for the rank. The application is available under the Eagle Section of the Advancements Page.
The 7th annual Fish N Fun Day is set to go at beautiful Camp Sunrise. Join us as we kick off the summer camping season with a full day of program including the opportunity to catch “The Big One” fishing with mom or dad along the shores of Sunrise Lake. Overnight camping is available with advance notice. See the Fish N Fun Page for registration and more information!
With the sudden and unexpected departure of the 2016 Camp Director, Bill McDonald who took a full time job in Hawaii, the search began for a replacement for the camp in 2017.
Scout Executive, Ed McCollin recently announced that Clint Buxton has accepted the position of Camp Director for Mt Norris Scout Reservation for the 2017 summer camping season. A native of Richmond, VT, Clint has been part of the Mt Norris camping program for many years, attending the camp as a youth with his father, serving on staff, and as Scoutmaster with Richmond Troop 23. Clint is currently serving as the Course Director for the 2017 Wood Badge Leadership Training Course, which will culminate this fall over two weekends at Camp Sunrise. He is also a member of the Council Executive Board.
Clint has already begun to work with Program Director Russ Baker as they work to put together a top-notch staff to serve the Scouts and leaders of the troops that are signed up to attend camp this summer. Combined with the physical improvements of the camp by the Mt Norris Alumni Association, the Ajapeu Lodge Order of the Arrow and the resources of many other volunteers, the Mt Norris team has now put into place the players who will provide an outstanding week of summer camp. If you wish to reach out to Clint, he can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Welcome aboard Clint!!