Roundtable Summary for Nov. 3 , 2016

Roundtable Summary for Nov. 3 , 2016 and Contact(s)
Dogwood District website:
Webmaster: Phil Layton
Roundtable Scribe: Tamara Lewis

    • 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

    • Recharter packets are available. Sign yours out with Rod Herbig, our District 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 or 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 AND to webmasters Mark Askins: or Phil Layton:

    • 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:

    • 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:

    • The most up to date Eagle information is available on CD from Don McKenzie:

    • 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

    • 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 If you need the form, see the District website and if you need the D76 course, contact David Williamson (

    • 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:

2016 Dogwood Distric Award Form

Have an outstanding leader in your unit, then nominate them so they can get the recognition they deserve.  See the attached file for more information.

District Award Nominations Form
Awards dinner Registration

Key Note Speaker: Will Eastman

Education & Work:Will Eastman Bio
High school: Phillips Academy in
Andover, MA (2008)
Undergraduate: Duke University, B.S. in

Statistical Science, B.S. in Economics w/ Concentration in Finance, minor in
German Literature (2012)
Graduate: Duke University, M.S. in
Statistical Science (2018)
Interest Rate Derivatives Trader, Morgan Stanley (2012 – 2015) Portfolio Manager, Millennium
Partners (2015)
Scout Story:
Having been a Cub Scout in Pack 73, I joined Troop 7 of Pinehurst in
2000. Scouts for me proved one of the formative experiences of my upbringing. It allowed me to make
amazing friends, appreciate the
virtues of discipline and hard work, and sparked my lifelong of the
outdoors. I earned my Eagle Scout on 3/17/2003 after completing a project on behalf of the
Sandhills Children’s Center, a school for children with developmental disabilities. My project
consisted of designing and building a wooden structure with accompanying landscaping for housing
the center’s dumpsters in order to comply with a local ordinance.
Appalachian Trail:
Trip dates: 2/21/2016 – 8/16/2016. Highlights included the Grayson Highlands, the White Mountains
of New Hampshire (Mount Washington in particular), crossing the GA-NC border during a blizzard
(very memorable experience), and of course the final summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine.
Future Plans:
Hope to pursue a PhD in Statistics to either become a professor or
start a financial consulting firm.

Dogwood District Open House

November 15, 2016
McDonald House
207 McReynolds St.


 6:30 PM -­‐ Informal Gathering & Ice Breaker
 6:45 PM -­‐ Inspirational Audiovisual
 6:50 PM – Welcome, District Chair, Frank McNeil, Jr.
 6:55 PM -­‐ Opening, (           )  Eagle Scout
 7:00 PM – Introductions, District Commissioner, Rod Herbig
 7:05 PM -­‐ Four Functions of District Operations – Lucy Grist
 7:10 PM -­‐ Break for Round-­‐Robin Discussion-­‐
                Coffee & Cinnamon Toast
 7:45 PM Adjourn Open House
 8:00-­‐8:15 PM Annual Business Meeting
Round Robin Meet, Greet, and Engage
Group 1: District Membership Team Group 2: District Exploring Team Group 3: District Venturing Team
Group 4: New-­‐Unit Organizers
Group 5: District Finance Team
Group 6: District Training Team
Group 7: District Camp Promotion and Outdoor Team
Group 8: District Activities and Civic Service
Team Group 9: District Advancement and Recognition Team
Group 10: District PR/COMM Team