March 2017 Chatter: Council News

Mason-Dixon Council News

Camp Cards 2017

The Mason-Dixon Council, BSA welcomes you on board for the 2017 Camp Card Fundraiser. The Camp Card is a fundraiser specifically geared to help scouts pay their way to camping opportunities in the Mason-Dixon Council as well as any of the BSA’s High Adventure Bases.

If you are participating in the Camp Card Fundraiser, the following breakdown is what you need to know.
o Camp Cards will be distributed to units in packs of 10 cards.
o You are STRONGLY encouraged to have a budgeted goal and sell the cards to meet that goal. Returning cards do not help Scouting.
o Camp Cards are released to units on a consignment basis for the duration of the fundraiser from March 15, 2017 - May 5 2017.
o At the conclusion of the fundraiser on May 5, 2017 units will be responsible for returning all unsold cards (it is expected that you sell all you request) to the

Mason-Dixon Council or payment of $2.50 (50% Commission) per card sold by the unit. If a unit returns unsold Camp Cards to the Mason-Dixon Council after May 5, 2017 the unit will only keep a 40% Commission or $2.00 per card sold.

Unit Camp Card Commitment Form

Camp Card Flyer

Camp Card Deal Map

Unit Sales Tracking Sheet

Newest Eagle Scouts

Jesse H. - Troop 51 Jakob B. - Troop 62 Gavin M. - Troop 97 Joseph D. - Troop 31 Jack E. - Troop 31 Ethan H. - Troop 31 Nicholas U. - Troop 108 Kevin W. - Troop 108

Venturing Update

We are looking for a Venturing Activity Chair. If interested please contact Nate Bacon.

Venturing Training:

Adult...Venture Leader Specific Training (VLST)
- April 25th 6:00-10:00 at Council Office

Crew Members...Intro to Leadership Skills for Crews & Officer Roles
- April 7 starts at 6:00 thru April 8 approx noon, at Council Office

Conservation Committee

The Conservation Committee need volunteers, and is also looking for two units to help develop two educational trails at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation.

Info & questions: Nate Bacon - Conservation Comm Chair, 717-762-0964 or Email.

Merit Badge Fair 2017: Trail to Eagle

Trail to Eagle Merit Badge Fair is fully sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and is being offered to ALL Boy Scouts of America units within the Shenandoah Area Council and those in and around Martinsburg, WV. With the assistant of volunteers, this Merit Badge fair is being offered to ALL Boy Scouts absolutely FREE! Our Merit Badge fair includes classes for Scouts as well as adult leader training classes and those advanced scouts working towards their Eagle. Unit leader packets will be given to each leader at the end of the Fair with blue cards, completed and partials along with certificates of attendance for each scout. This Fair is designed to get the Scouts fired-up about Scouting and moving forward to advancing in their Scouting careers, moving them along on their ‘Trail to Eagle’. More information at : www.meritbadgefair.ironwil.net

Upcoming Events

Dec
20
Wed
7:00 am NESA Breakfast @ Bob Evans
NESA Breakfast @ Bob Evans
Dec 20 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
 
Dec
28
Thu
6:00 pm OA Annual Dinner (Date changed) @ Maugansville Ruritan
OA Annual Dinner (Date changed) @ Maugansville Ruritan
Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OA Annual Dinner (Date changed) @ Maugansville Ruritan
Visit Website to sign up   Catered by Holsinger Meats and Deli Menu is: Roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, tossed salad w/two dressings, Roll w/butter Ice tea, water, coffee Dessert is ice cream: Flavors are chocolate and green mint chip
7:00 pm OA Lodge Meeting @ Mason-Dixon Council Service Center
OA Lodge Meeting @ Mason-Dixon Council Service Center
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
OA Lodge Meeting @ Mason-Dixon Council Service Center
 
Jan
6
Sat
8:30 am Scoutmaster / Asst. Scoutmaster ... @ Council Service Center
Scoutmaster / Asst. Scoutmaster ... @ Council Service Center
Jan 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Scoutmaster / Asst. Scoutmaster Specific Training @ Council Service Center
Visit Event Website to register
9:00 am NRA Shotgun Instructor Class @ Boonesboro Scout house
NRA Shotgun Instructor Class @ Boonesboro Scout house
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am – Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm
NRA Shotgun Instructor Class @ Boonesboro Scout house
For more information or to join the NRA contact me at (301) 660-1732 or steve@shaffercpa.net. Aim High, Shoot Often. Steve Shaffer
9:30 am Den Chief Training @ Council Service Center
Den Chief Training @ Council Service Center
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Den Chief Training @ Council Service Center
To register visit Event website
Jan
11
Thu
6:30 pm Tuscarora District Roundtable @ Shady Grove Community Center
Tuscarora District Roundtable @ Shady Grove Community Center
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuscarora District Roundtable @ Shady Grove Community Center
6:00 p.m. – Doors Open / Gathering / Snacks 6:30 p.m. – Open session highlights introductions 6:45 p.m. – Split Sessions (40 minutes) Roundtable Auction Roses, Buds & Thorns Training Available: Safety Afloat (may run longer) 7:25 p.m. – Commissioner Minute / Photo Op Selfie! (10 minutes) 7:35 p.m. – Dinner – Dutch Oven Buffet[...]
7:00 pm Washington County Hacktable @ Council Service Center
Washington County Hacktable @ Council Service Center
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come for a evening of fellowship and learning about unique topics at each hacktable.
Jan
13
Sat
8:00 am Mountain Man Winter Camp @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
Mountain Man Winter Camp @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
Jan 13 @ 8:00 am – Jan 15 @ 11:00 am
Mountain Man Winter Camp @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
Mountain men needed to survive in all elements, including the harsh winter terrain.  Test your survival skills on a three-day winter camp at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation, learning some of the trades you’d need to survive the winter. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Black Powder Shooting Blacksmithing Dutch Oven and Cast Iron Cooking Tomahawk Throwing Participants sleep in cold[...]
Jan
14
Sun
1:00 pm Skate Club @ Turners Skate
Skate Club @ Turners Skate
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Skate Club @ Turners Skate
Information Skate Club_2017_2018 Dates:   Sunday, December 17, 2017 Sunday, January 14, 2018  Sunday, February 4, 2018  Sunday, March 4, 2018 Cost:     $5.00 Pay At Turner’s Skate Includes:  admission, 30-minute lesson, skate rental, snack bar special (slice of cheese pizza or a hot dog & a small drink) Times: Door Opens @12:45 p.m. Lesson 1:00-1:30 p.m.[...]

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