March 2017 Chatter: Washington County District

Washington County District


MARCH 15, 2017
Mason Dixon Council Office @ 7 PM
THEME: Scouting and Cycling
Feature presentation - HUB CITY CYCLES - Sean Guy (MDC Eagle Scout)
Proper Bike selection and equipment for the trail
Safety and Etiquette on the Trail
Accessory and Tool Selection
What to look for when buying a bike (for a scout)
Basic Maintenance

Presentation - Planning a bicycle outing – Local opportunities

Presentation - “Whats so great about the Great Allegheny Passage” a travelogue Camp Grounds, Must Sees, Dining Places, Logistics

Group Discussion – “Cycling opportunities for Scouts in Units that don’t cycle”

Hands on – bring your bike for a minute clinic and safety check

Enhancements – Pastor Scott’s Rob Stone Georgia barbeque

Show & Tell competition – bring your bike – trophies for: Most nostalgic with story, Best equipped for Trail ride and Oldest functioning bicycle

Greetings From New District Executive

Greetings Scouters,

I want to take a moment to formally introduce myself. My name is Rob Holsinger, please feel free to call me Robby if that is what you prefer. I am an Eagle Scout and volunteer of the Mason-Dixon Council. I have been given the pleasure of serving as the Washington County District Executive. I understand that I have large shoes to fill replacing Don Harriman and I hope to prove that I am up to the task.

My attendance at the Washington County District Dinner showed me what great relationships Don has built with many volunteers in the district and I hope to follow his example. It is my goal as the Washington County District Executive to provide the service and leadership necessary to make you as leaders, and your units, successful.

Over the next few weeks, I plan to reach out to as many volunteers possible to introduce myself, find out about you, your unit, and the leadership role that you play in that unit. Although I will be learning on the job in this new role, I will make a strong effort to answer any questions that you may have, and get back to you with an answer on those that I cannot.

It is important to me to maintain an open line of communication with you. I will generally maintain office hours at the Council Service Center Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. unless district or council duties require me to be elsewhere. To be guaranteed to catch me at the Council Service Center, please feel free to schedule an appointment with me to discuss your Scouting needs. I can be reached by cell phone from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 301-992-1398, or by e-mail at

I am looking forward to meeting each of you throughout the next several weeks. If you wish, please stop by and say hello. I am excited about having the opportunity to create a positive working relationship with you and your units.

Yours in Scouting,

Rob Holsinger | Washington County District Executive
Mason-Dixon Council

Upcoming Events

6:00 pm Leader Information Night
Leader Information Night
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Leader Information Night
Come out and get all the information you need to plan a great year of programs and fundraisers for your youth.
6:00 pm Boy Scout Leader and SPL Meeting @ Scout Service Center
Boy Scout Leader and SPL Meeting @ Scout Service Center
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Boy Scout Leader and SPL Meeting @ Scout Service Center
Come out for an evening of good food and discussion. We want to hear from youth and adults about how we can make the program better, grow our units and better serve you. We are requesting two adults and the Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader from each unit to attend. Please be[...]
7:00 pm Washington County Hacktable @ Council Service Center
Washington County Hacktable @ Council Service Center
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come for a evening of fellowship and learning about unique topics at each hacktable.

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