The Green Mountain Council Service Center will be closed November 20-24 to allow its employees to take time to be with their families during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Service Center will reopen on Monday, November 27th at 9:00 AM. Please plan accordingly when ordering supplies and other merchandise for Pack or Troop meeting and ceremonies.
The initial Trail’s End Popcorn sale has just wrapped up and many thanks go out to those units that participated. There were some real positive reports of units funding their entire year of Scouting with this sale and some great success stories on individual sales goals being achieved by the Scouts. However, there were other units that did not fare as well as expected or did well but not quite to goal. To that end, the Green Mountain Council Popcorn Committee has agreed it would be good for many to offer a Second Chance Popcorn sale. In addition to the reason mentioned, it was also based on feedback from some unit popcorn kernels who indicated that if the Scouts and families would have had some more time, they could have increased sales. The other factor is that some of the packs that had a later recruitment didn’t have the chance to get the new families engaged and up to speed on the sale and how it can benefit their son with program funds. So, the “Second Chance Sale” kicks off Sunday, November 5th and runs for one month. To sign up or get more information click here.
The Green Mountain Council Executive Board, at a meeting on October 26th, unanimously approved the 2018 summer camp fees based on recommendations from the Council Camping Committee. These prices were set based on the ever growing cost of camp operation including but not limited to:
The fee structure is as follows:
Mt Norris Scout Reservation – Clint Buxton – Camp Director – email@example.com
Early Bird - $365
Regular Fee - $395
Late Fee - $425
Adult Fee - $80 per person
Camp Sunrise – John Dyer – Camp Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Same as Mt Norris for youth
Adults - $100 per adult over and above the free leader formula in place from previous years
Frontiers Camp –Dave Sem – Camp Director – email@example.com
Early Bird – $285
Regular Fee - $320
Late Fee - $340
Dates on payment deadlines will be forthcoming and will be printed in the camp leader guidebooks coming out later this year and announced on the Council website as soon as they are finalized.
For more information on these fees, you may contact any one of the Camp Directors, Council Camping Chairman, George Beach (George.firstname.lastname@example.org), Vice President of Program Jon Hosford (email@example.com), or Ed McCollin, Scout Executive (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Council Service Center in Waterbury (802-244-5189)
The University of Vermont's College of Engineering and Mathematics is partnering with the Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America to offer Merit Badge opportunities for registered Boy Scouts and Venturers (Not Cub Scouts), ages 11-17. Participants will be able to participate in the Champlain Mini Maker Faire at UVM's Davis Center and view the annual Aiken Engineering Robotic Challenge, presented by UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Scouts then have the opportunity to select from more than a dozen merit badges offered.
When: December 2, 2017
Where: University of Vermont Campus
Costs: $10 (Lunch Included and Patch). There is NO ON-SITE Registration
Here is the link for registration and additional details:
The Green Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America is proud to hold its 19th annual Scouting Salute to Veterans parade, Saturday, November 4th, 2017, rain or shine. This year’s “Scouting Salute to Veterans Parade” will be hosted by the town of Morrisville, Vermont. All Scout units, both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are invited to come to Morrisville, in uniform, march in the parade and honor our Veterans.
At the conclusion of the parade there will be a brief ceremony at the Oxbow Park. Following the ceremony there will be a BBQ serving hot dogs and chips at the VFW, located on Pleasant Street.
More information and Registration is available here.
On Saturday, October 21, Camp Sunrise will come to life with Cub Scouts and their families and leaders to take part in the 19th annual and traditional Haunted Harvest Fest! This event is a perfect time and location to get the new and existing Cub Scouts outside and directly involved in Cub Scout events like BB gun, Archery, Field Games, crafts and of course, a walk through the Haunted House (Vaughan Lodge). Surveys have indicated that boys who join Cub Scouting stay more involved if they are exposed to some sort of Cub Scout outdoor activity within a month of joining. Haunted Harvest is one of those events.
The camp store will be open selling a variety of tee-shirts, some uniform parts and handbooks, camp souvenirs and other snacks and goodies, the bouncy house will be fully inflated and there is always plenty of food for lunch. You can find the registration and roster form and for your review and to use as you sign up the pack to attend this fun-filled and every popular event by clicking here. Don’t delay, sign up today because the early bird registration deadline is OCTOBER 10TH!! Prices increase starting October 11th to the final deadline of October 17th.
Do you need a new scouting uniform? Just fill out either the cub scout or boy scout order form found on the Scout Shop page and click on the link to send your orders directly to the Green Mountain Council Scout Shop. We can get you anything you need for your scout. Remember when you order through us you help Scouting in Vermont!!!
Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program right. The skills taught using patrols and are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops in order to be considered "trained".
This is a fun, interactive course that encourages making lasting connections with other Scouters.
The course is offered at Mt. Norris Scout Reservation May 18 & 19. Questions can be sent to email@example.com.
More information and registration can be found here.
Annually the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States awards three individuals who are; Eagle Scouts, Girls Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Summit Award recipients and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the qualities of that rank. Awards are as follows:
$5,000 – First place National Scholarship
$3,000 – Second place National Scholarship
$1,000 – Third Place National Scholarship.
For more information on this program, click here to read and fill out the nomination form.
October 28th 8:15am to 4:30pm
Rutland Town School
1612 Post Rd, Rutland, VT 05701
POW WOW is a Council-wide adult training for everyone interested in Cub Scouting. A Scouting “convention” and learning extravaganza. It’s a time for parents as well as experienced, new, and prospective leaders to learn, share ideas, and see what other packs are doing. Spread the word, get a gang together, and start your fellowship early by carpooling.
POW WOW is designed to help leaders learn and understand their specific positions in the pack. In addition, it provides resources to improve your unit’s programs by providing a broad range of ideas, as well as address some of the problem areas that arise when working with young boys and their parents.
More information and registration available here.