Roundtable Summary October 2017

Roundtable Summary for October 5, 2017 and Contact(s)

Dogwood District website: www.dogwoodbsa.org

Webmaster: Phil Layton prettymuchpointless@gmail.com

  • Next Month’s Schedule: Roundtable and OA at 7:00 PM at First Presbyterian, 110 S. Ray St, Carthage. (Meet in the sanctuary.)

  • Training Blitz on Oct. 14 has been cancelled.

  • Boy Scout/Cub Scout Camporee (and JOTA–Jamboree on the Air) is Oct. 20-22 at Camp Durant. Register online ASAP! Late fee will be temporarily suspended. Bill Owen: w.e.owen82@gmail.com

  • Community Service Opportunity: Present the colors at the Lee County Community Orchestra Concert on Oct. 14/15. Tamara Lewis tplewis@windstream.net

  • Bike Rodeo and Safety Day in Chatham County is October 14 from 10:00 am until 1;00 pm at Bray Park (800 Alston Bridge Rd, Siler City) Free bike and safety activities with many community partners. Contact Annette Wiedner at jnoaw5@centruylink.net

  • EDGE Training will be held on Oct. 28 and Nov. 11 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (3204 Keller-Andrews Rd, Sanford). Please RSVP to Instructor Sean Larson: larsen0966@gmail.com

  • Log Service hours and check training records (pretty please!) at my.scouting.org.

Roundtable Summary May 4, 2017

Roundtable Summary for May 4, 2017 and Contact(s)

Dogwood District website: www.dogwoodbsa.org

Webmaster: Phil Layton prettymuchpointless@gmail.com

  • Next Month’s Schedule: Roundtable and OA at St. Luke UMC, Sanford

  • Tiger Safari in Lee County at Kiwanis Children’s Park (101 Park Ave. Sanford) from 9:30-11:30 am on May 13—all packs needed. Aimed at rising first graders and their parents. Activities include 9 Square in the Air, Corn Hole, GAGA ball, and more. Lucy Grist lucy.grist@scouting.org

  • Bike Rodeo and Safety Day in Lee County is May 20 from 9:00 am until noon at Spring Lane Cinema. The free event is aimed at girls and boys ages 4-12, both Scouts and non-Scouts. There will be a bike maze, trail rides (Endor Iron Furnace Greenway Trail), bike displays and maintenance, helmet and safety checks. Community partners who will have displays include fire, police, a bike shop, and more. PLEASE help get the word out on your social media of choice—there is a flier on the District website that you can download. This event is designed to help units recruit new members. Bring a display, a table, and a smile! We are setting up a Google Hangout to help all the units coordinate efforst. Contact Tamara Lewis tplewis@windstearm.net to get on the list!

  • May 25 at 6:00 pm there will be a Growing Future Leaders dinner at the Little River Golf and Resort (500 Little River Farm Blvd. Carthage). Speakers will be MB (R) (Deputy Chief of Staff) and Phillip McGhee and COL Carl Kelly (Special Forces), both Eagle Scouts. highlighting the connections between military personnel and Scouting. “There is no cost to attend the dinner; however, there will be an opportunity to invest in the local Boy Scout program.” Please respond by May 20. Lucy Grist: lucy.grist@scouting.org

  • As of June 5, new Scouts/leaders will be able to register and pay online. Paper aps will still be accepted as well.

  • Cub Scout Day Camp (Dogwood North) from June 19-23 is open for registration. The theme is North Carolina and will include athletes, trains, planes, and automobiles, and all the usual great activities. Friday will be swim day. Mary Griffin: grapevine@windstream.net

  • There is an IOLS Training scheduled at Durant May 26-27

  • Saturday, May 6, Troop (and Pack?) 942 is having a BBQ plate sale at St. Luke UMC from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Plates are $8 and plain BBQ is $10/pound. Tickets need to be purchased by April 25 to guarantee sale.

  • Saturday, May 13, on of the units (sorry, didn’t catch which one!) is having a Plate Sale at Highway 55 Restaurant in Pittsboro. Tickets are $5.00.

  • There are a few openings for Jamboree. Contact Henry Goodson hegoodso@bsamail.org for details.

  • Upcoming dates to put on the calendar:

  • JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) will take place Oct 20-22 and plans are underway to make this an even bigger (overnight) experience. They are looking for anyone who might have connections with hot air ballooning. Debbie D’Auria debbiedauria@gmail.com

  • Jim Phillips jim1phillips@windstream.net reported that Merit Badge Counselor Training is now available online.

  • Log Service hours and check training records (pretty please!) at my.scouting.org.

Roundtable Summary April 2017

Roundtable Summary for April 6, 2017 and Contact(s)

Dogwood District website: www.dogwoodbsa.org

Webmaster: Phil Layton prettymuchpointless@gmail.com

  • Next Month’s Schedule:

  • OA & Roundtable: 7:00 PM at First Presbyterian, 110 S. Ray St, Carthage. (Meet in the sanctuary.)

  • St. Luke UMC (Sanford)
    Training (TBD)

  • Stephanie Larson has put together a notebook of fliers from all sorts of training events. It “lives” at Roundtable, but you can contact her if you need more info.larsenscouter@gmail.com

  • Two representatives from the National Athletic Village in Southern Pines gave a presentation about their new diverse sports complex which recently opened for business. Lots of activities including archery, obstacle courses, camping, sports fields, a skate park, and more. Contact Belinda at nav.belinda@gmailcom or go to info@natialathleticvillage.com.

  • Bike Rodeo and Safety Day in Lee County is May 20 from 9:00 am until noon at Spring Lane Cinema. All local packs and troops and crews are asked to pitch in with activities, arranging community safety folks (fire, police, fish and wildlife officers, etc.) and publicity. The free event is aimed at girls and boys ages 4-12, both Scouts and non-Scouts. PLEASE help get the word out—there will soon be a flier on the District website that you can download. This event is designed to help units recruit new members. Bring a display, a table, and a smile! We are setting up a Google Hangout to help all the units coordinate efforst. Conaact Tamara Lewis tplewis@windstearm.net to get on the list!

  • The Spring Camporee April 7-9 at Camp Reeves will have a fishing theme. Registration is open online ($15.00 until April 6/$20.00 after that.) Camporee Chief is Bill Owenw.e.owen82@gmail.com.

  • The Council Cub-O-Ree is April 28-30 at Camp Durant. Cost ranges from $10-$25 and registration closes on April 14. A flier is available on the District website.

  • Saturday, April 8 from 8:00-10:00 am, Pack 8-5 is having a pancake breakfast at the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Sanford. Tickets are $5.

  • Monday April 17 a unit (sorry, didn’t catch which one!) is having a fund raiser at Golden Corral from 4:00-9:00.

  • Saturday, May 6, Troop (and Pack?) 942 is having a BBQ plate sale at St. Luke UMC from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Plates are $8 and plain BBQ is $10/pound. Tickets need to be purchased by April 25 to guarantee sale.

  • Saturday, May 13, on of the units (sorry, didn’t catch which one!) is having a plate sale at Highway 55 Restaurant in Pittsboro. Tickets are $5.00.

  • Kevin Kirkman announced that Tour Permits are no longer required for any trips, although the planning steps should still be followed. Each Scout still needs a signed Activity Consent Form.

  • James Phillips announced that from now on, Council will only accept Advancement Reports that have been filed electronically. (Although you still have to bring the paper print out with all three signatures to the Scout Store to get awards.)

  • Camp Durant has an opening for Camp Ranger. Contact Henry Goodson hegoodso@bsamail.org for details.

  • There are a few openings for Jamboree. Contact Henry Goodson hegoodso@bsamail.org for details.

  • Upcoming dates to put on the calendar:

  • Tiger Safari in Lee Count on May 13—all packs needed.

  • There is an IOLS Training scheduled at Durant May 26-27

  • JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) will take place Oct 20-22 and plans are underway to make this an even bigger (overnight) experience. They are looking for anyone who might have connections with hot air ballooning. Debbie D’Auria debbiedauria@gmail.com

  • Jim Phillips jim1phillips@windstream.net reported that Merit Badge Counselor Training is now available online.

  • Log Service hours and check training records (pretty please!) at my.scouting.org.

Roundtable Summary March 2017

Roundtable Summary for March 2, 2017 and Contact(s)

Dogwood District website: www.dogwoodbsa.org

Webmaster: Phil Layton prettymuchpointless@gmail.com

  • Next Month’s Schedule: AO & Roundtable: 7:00 PM at St. Luke UMC (Sanford)
    EDGE Training—Carthage (Location TBD)

  • Stephanie Larson has put together a notebook of fliers from all sorts of training events. It “lives” at Roundtable, but you can contact her if you need more info.larsenscouter@gmail.com

  • Commissioner’s College is March 11 at Garner UMC 201 Methodist Drive Garner, NC. Contact Carole Price for details. ccprice1953@yahoo.com

  • Travis Bottom in Troop 941 is having a 5k fundraiser on March 11. See the troop’s facebook page for more details.

  • District Pinewood Derby is March 18 at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church (330 S. May Street, Southern Pines NC 28387) Weigh In & Registration 8am-10am. Race Begins: 11am. An info flier and a registration form are available on the District website. Submit entries by email to cspack0073@gmail.com. Submit entries by fax to 910-692-0895.

  • The District Distinguished Citizen Banquet honoring Sam Wornom will be on March 29. Get details from Lucy Grist: lucy.grist@scouting.org The Council has set ambitious fundraising goals for the districts, and all efforts to support the banquet, FOS, etc. are needed.

  • The Spring Camporee April 7-9 at Camp Reeves will have a fishing theme. Registration is open online ($15.00 until April 6/$20.00 after that.) Camporee Chief is Bill Owenw.e.owen82@gmail.com.

  • The Council Cub-O-Ree is April 28-30 at Camp Durant. Cost ranges from $10-$25 and registration closes on April 14. A flier is available on the District website.

  • The District Awards dinner in February was a huge success. Big thanks to Laura Farrell, the OA, and Lucy Grist for getting all the arrangements made. Please send any “Start, Stop, Continue” comments to Laura laurafarrell81@gmail.com. They are already putting plans in place for next year.

  • The OA reports that Joseph Cinammore received the prestigious Youth Award. Elections are underway, and crossover ceremonies are already booked and performed. The OA members also assisted with an ambitious workday at Durant working on the bleachers at the dance arbor.

  • Upcoming dates to put on the calendar:

  • Tiger Safari in Lee Count on May 13—all packs needed.

  • Also aiming for a Cub Scout Bike Day in May: Tamara Lewis tplewis@windstream.net

  • There is an IOLS Training scheduled at Durant May 26-27

  • JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) will take place Oct 20-22 and plans are underway to make this an even bigger (overnight) experience. They are looking for anyone who might have connections with hot air ballooning. Debbie D’Auria debbiedauria@gmail.com

  • David Williamson mentioned that if you have flags ready to retire, the Jamie Bowles Funeral Home in Southern Pines would like to use them to drape over veterans’ coffins. davidandjoyce2@gmail.com

  • Jim Phillips jim1phillips@windstream.net reminds folks that Merit Badge Counselors must have their Registration Sheet and D76 course (Merit Badge Counselor Training) turned in by April (and have Youth Protection Training that is valid through May of the next year) or they will be dropped from the counselor list. Don McKenzie mcfoto@pinehurst.net has a great step by step document that gives all the details.

  • David Williamson reported that around 20 Scouters were trained in February at the Dogwood Training Blitz. Six were from our district. Our district is still way behind. Figure out what training your unit needs to be 100% and talk to Dave about how to arrange it. There are a couple new units coming on board in the district—we will need “veterans” to help us take the training to them.

  • Log Service hours and check training records (pretty please!) at my.scouting.org.

Roundtable Summary, February 2017

Dogwood District website: www.dogwoodbsa.org

Webmaster: Phil Layton prettymuchpointless@gmail.com

  • Please schedule your unit’s Friends of Scouting (FOS) presentation with Mary Griffin grapevine@windstream.net ASAP. For those new to unit leadership positions, remember that every unit is expected to host this annual Council-wide presentation—but the presenter provides all the materials as well as the speaker.

  • The District Eagle and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be on Feb. 9. Ninety people have registered to attend! lucy.grist@scouting.org

  • Recharter time is here! Contact Rod Herbig, our District Commissioner: roderickherbig1947@gmail.com if you need assistance. Don’t forget to have your Chartered Organization Head (pastor, fire chief, Lion’s Club president, etc.) sign the form. Turn in dates: Monday, Feb. 20th McDonald’s in Siler City (Chatham Folks), Tuesday Feb. 21 Tramway McDonald’s in Sanford (Lee Folks), and Wed, February 22, McDonald’s in Aberdeen (Moore Folks). All locations: 5pm – 8pm.

  • The Spring Training Blitz is Feb. 18. Registration and materials are available on the District website. Right now our district has 45 den leaders and 10 cubmasters and 7 Scoutmasters untrained. PLEASE contact your leaders personally and encourage them to attend in person or at least do the on-line version. Dave Williamson davidandjoyce2@gmail.com

  • There is a potential for an IOLS training Memorial Day Weekend (May 25) IF at least seven people sign up. Tell Dave now if you are interested, so the many arrangements for this complex event can be made in time. A BALOO training is also a possibility. Dave Williamson davidandjoyce2@gmail.com

  • Jim Phillips (Advancement) would like an assistant to help packs who need expertise with getting their advancements turned in. The District had several units who went more than three months without any advancement. jim1phillips@windstream.net

  • Kevin Kirkman reminded Scouts and Scouters that if they get a “Voice of the Scout” survey emailed to them that they have ten days to return it. He emphasized that BSA really does take the comments to heart and has used them to shape their procedures and policies. You can see the data at http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence/vos_findings.aspx

  • Camp Cards were delivered to those who ordered them along with information about selling them. Lucy Grist lucy.grist@scouting.org

  • Several fliers went out to announce upcoming events. If you want your fundraiser or other announcement put in the unit mail boxes at Roundtable, please send your flier to Rod Herbig: roderickherbig1947@gmail.com AND to webmasters Mark Askins: mark@silly-bear.com or Phil Layton: prettymuchpointless@gmail.com.

  • The District Committee will meet the last Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm at Valenti’s Italian Restaurant (3781 US-1 BUS, Vass).

  • Starting in February, Roundtables will alternate sites to reach more parts of the District. Next month EDGE Training will be held at St. Luke UMC (where we usually meet) and Roundtable will be in Carthage.

Roundtable Summary for Nov. 3 , 2016

Roundtable Summary for Nov. 3 , 2016 and Contact(s)
Dogwood District website: www.dogwoodbsa.org
Webmaster: Phil Layton prettymuchpointless@gmail.com
Roundtable Scribe: Tamara Lewis tplewis@windstream.net

    • Thursday, November 15 the Dogwood District will host an Open House at the McDonald House (207 McReynolds Street in Carthage) at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served and committees will explain what they do to help the District. This meeting is intended to give information to people so they can join the District Committee. Please invite candidates (adults) from your unit! . Lucy Grist lucy.grist@scouting.org

    • Recharter packets are available. Sign yours out with Rod Herbig, our District Commissioner:roderickherbig1947@gmail.com And don’t forget to start getting Youth Protection training updated for your leaders and work on your Journey to Excellence goals.

    • Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 1st at 6:30 pm for the District Christmas Potluck and Gift Exchange. Bring a favorite holiday main dish and side/dessert to share. Lemonade will be provided. To participate in the ever-popular “Mad Santa” game, bring a wrapped present with a $10 limit. And watch out for Barbie.

    • Laura Farrell announced that she and James Phillips will be taking nominations for all kinds of adults to be recognized at the District Awards Banquet in the spring. The award category form that she passed out will be available on the District website. If you have someone to recognize and you don’t see a category that fits, let Laura laurafarrell81@gmail.com or Jamesjim1phillips@windstream.net know. All the year’s Eagle Scouts will be recognized as well.

    • Several fliers went out to announce upcoming events. If you want your fundraiser or other announcement put in the unit mail boxes at Roundtable, please send your flier to Rod Herbig:roderickherbig1947@gmail.com AND to webmasters Mark Askins: mark@silly-bear.com or Phil Layton: prettymuchpointless@gmail.com.

    • Our District Planning Meeting is Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 9:00 am at St. Luke UMC. Every unit needs to send a representative. Bring your unit dates, your school calendars, your creative ideas, and your friends! We’re aiming to plan for 18 months out if possible. Child care can be available, but only if you pre-arrange. Kevin Kirkman: captkkoins@hotmail.com

    • The District will offer an ILST (Introduction to Leadership Skills Training) for Scouts holding leadership positions. The training will be at Camp Reeves January 27-29, 2017. Chris Jordan: cj@oconnorconc.com

    • The most up to date Eagle information is available on CD from Don McKenzie: mcfoto@pinehurst.net

    • The District Committee will meet the last Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm at Valenti’s Italian Restaurant (3781 US-1 BUS, Vass) starting in January.

    • Starting in February, Roundtables will alternate sites to reach more parts of the District. Stay tuned for times and places.

    • The OA dedicated their new ceremony ring at Durant in honor of David Williamson in recognition of his many valuable years devoted to Scouting. Congratulations, David!

    • Shout out to Debbie D’Auria and all her helpers for an impressive JOTA event in October. Thanks to all who donated supplies for flood victims as well.

    • Merit Badge Mania Jan. 13-14 2017. Registration should be available if prerequisites are turned in by counselors by Nov. 10. Please sign up to teach a badge! Cost to Scout is $7 per 3 hour badge. Charlotte Johns at 910-318-2424 or charlottejohns@windstream.net

    • Merit Badge Counselors: Dogwood District is down by about half from how many we had before the new paperwork process went into effect. If you need details, see James Phillipsjim1phillips@windstream.net. If you need the form, see the District websitehttp://dogwoodbsa.org/ and if you need the D76 course, contact David Williamson (davidandjoyce2@gmail.com)

    • Membership All Call…please be sure that all the Scouts in your unit are registered at Council. We are looking to add 59 Scouts by the end of the year, and some of them may just need their paperwork processed. Chris Jordan: cj@oconnorconc.com