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Serving Harford County Maryland

www.harfordscouting.org        Email: harford@baltimorebsa.org

Last updated March 17, 2014

Baltimore Area Council

Boy Scouts of America

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Important Announcements:                       Find a Local Unit                                             

 

 

The Bel Air Scout Shop in Harford County NOW OPEN!!
5 Bel Air Parkway, Suite J1009
Bel Air, MD 21015
410-569-2714

Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM

What is New on our Site

 

·         2014 Spring Camporee

·         2014 Scouting For Food

·         2014 Merit Badge Counselor Roster (For Unit Leaders)

·         Spring – Life to Eagle Seminar

·         Spring – Eagle Scout Coaching

·         Spring – Adult Leader Outdoor Skills Training

·         Harford District Adult Recognition Nominations

 

 


District Key Dates

 

This is the tentative District Calendar dates for 2014. Dates in BOLD have changed from the date published in the 2013 - 2014 Council Calendar. All dates are subject to change.

 

March 2014

              3 –    District Commissioners Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 6:45 PM

              3 –     District Committee Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 7:30 PM

              4 –    District Commissioners Meeting @ CNA, Inc., 129 Industry Lane, Forest Hill 20150 at 6:45 PM

              4 –     District Committee Meeting @ CNA, Inc., 129 Industry Lane, Forest Hill 20150 at 7:30 PM

10 –     Roundtable -  location Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2810 Emmorton Rd, Abingdon, MD 21009 @ 7:00 PM

                        OA Chapter Meeting

                        Venturing Program Forum

             22 -     IOLS/OWL Orientation @ Stock Area Building, Camp Saffran, BCMSR

       29, 30 -     Scouting for Food Bag Distribution Weekend

 

April 2014

         4 - 6 -      I.O.L.S. Training (Introduction to outdoor leader skills) / OWL (Outdoor Webelos Leader)

              5        Scouting for Food Collection Day

  5-       BALOO

  7 –    District Commissioners Meeting

              7 –     District Committee Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 7:00 PM

  9 –     Eagle Coaching

            16 –     Life to Eagle Seminar

            14 –     Roundtable -  location Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2810 Emmorton Rd, Abingdon, MD 21009 @ 7:00 PM

                        OA Chapter Meeting

                        Venturing Program Forum

 

Go to Full District Calendar

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ATTENTION ALL ADULT VOLUNTEER!!

 

National BSA is updating its policy on Adult Background Checks

Please review this policy by

Clicking this link BSA Adult Volunteer Background Checks (PDF document)

Thank you

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Scout Recruiting Program

 

 

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Recruiting should be year round activity!

Please feel free to give me a call with any questions.

 

Timothy S. Baker

Harford District Membership Chairman

443.617.2819, Tim_3702@msn.com

 

Need Recruiting ideas

Membership Recruiting Materials

 

 

Back to School Night Recruiting Tips

 

To find out more information about joining the scouting program please contact:

Andrew Zilnik at 443.573.2544 azilnik@baltimorebsa.org

Other Websites with exciting information:

www.joincubscouting.org

www.baltimorebsa.org

 

 

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Harford Scouting News

 

ATTENTION ALL UNIT LEADERS!!

 

The Baltimore Area Council and Harford District has a new way to let you know the Latest News!

 

Please click the link to subscribe The New Harford News email list at www.baltimorebsa.org/harford/elists

 

We are sorry but we could not convert the old email list but once you set up your profile it is easy to add yourself to the email list you are interested in.

 

 

 


Commissioner & Units Service

 

2014 Journey to Excellence

 

To All Units,

 

Make sure you completed your Units 2014 Journey to Excellence

For more information click this Baltimore Area Council Journey to Excellence

Journey to Excellence Requirements

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BSA Membership Fees Increase

 

TO:                  Baltimore Area Council Volunteers and Scout Families

 

FROM:            William “Trey” Shupert, Council Commissioner

Manny Fonseca, Director of Field Services/COO

 

DATE:             September 5, 2013

 

SUBJECT:      Membership Fees

 

We want to inform you that a decision was made last Friday, by the Executive Committee of the National Council, to increase the registration fee for membership in the Boy Scouts of America.  The membership fee increases by $9.00 (nine dollars) for all registered Scouters. The increase affects all members and all units, including units with a charter expiration date of December 31, 2013.  

 

With this increase, the total registration fee for youth and adult members of the Baltimore Area Council will be $26.00 (twenty-six dollars), of which $24.00 is paid to National Council and $2.00 covers the cost for Accident/Sickness Insurance which is provided to all registered leaders and youth members within Baltimore Area Council. 

 

The new national fee of $24.00 is a 60% increase of the prior registration fee of $15.00 and is, quite honestly, substantial.  Although we were just informed of the increase the other day, we do want to share what information we know, thus far. 

 

The National Boy Scouts of America last increased their membership fee in 2010.  The national organization has taken actions to control and reduce costs, however many administrative and infrastructure costs continue to increase at significant annual rates.  For example, liability insurance premiums have increased dramatically over the past four years.  This insurance is essential providing coverage for all BSA chartering organizations, volunteer leaders and Scouting families. 

 

We want to emphasize that this fee increase is not being charged by the Baltimore Area Council.  Further, it is important to note that the Council receives none of the proceeds from the fee increase. Membership fees are set exclusively by the national organization and the fees collected are sent directly to the National Council. 

 

While we realize that the fee increase may present hardships for scouts and scouters within our council, it is nonetheless necessary for the National Council to continue to provide resources and materials to scout councils and units throughout the U.S. 

 

More specifically, the following are the key functions of the national council of the BSA which are funded directly through the $24 membership fee:

  

·         Provide liability insurance coverage for registered adult members, local councils, chartered organizations and the national organization

·         Provide information technology infrastructure and platforms for the Scouting movement

·         Provide local councils with program and tools for camp and office planning and evaluation, extensive financial counseling, planned giving and fundraising information, and professional personnel support

·         Coordinate a comprehensive communications network through magazines and literature (handbooks, merit badge pamphlets, brochures, training materials, and professional development training)

·         Make available uniforms, equipment, and program supplies

·         Develop and maintain four (4) year-round national high-adventure bases and execute national events (Jamborees, National Eagle Scout Association and Order of the Arrow conferences, and National Council meetings)

·         Maintain communication with chartered organizations that use the Scouting program (religious institutions, civic organizations, labor unions, professional organizations, business, and industry)

 

As always, our focus within the Baltimore Area Council is to provide the very best quality scouting program for youth throughout Central Maryland. 

We encourage you to distribute this communication to parents and volunteers throughout the council. 

Thank you for your consideration and for your support of scouting’s mission. 

 

 

Manny Fonseca  |  Director of Field Service & COO


BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Baltimore Area Council

701 Wyman Park Drive

Baltimore, Maryland 21211
P 443.573.2502  |  F 443.573.2602
mfonseca@baltimorebsa.org



 

Youth with Special Needs

 

For additional information please contact Harford District Special Needs Commissioner

Hugh Manar  (Click to email)

 

 

Roundtable Facilities Policy

Our monthly District Roundtable meetings are held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Abingdon, MD on the second Monday of the month from September through May starting at 7:00 PM.

 

2014 District Leadership Meeting

 

Harford District Leadership!

Usually the District Committee and Commissioner meet on the first Monday of the Month. These meetings are held at Bel Air United Methodist Church.

For the months of January, March and June

District Commissioner Meeting at Bel Air United Methodist Church at 6:45 PM

District Committee Meeting at Bel Air United Methodist Church at 7:30 PM

For the months of February and April

No District Commissioner Meeting

District Committee Meeting at Bel Air United Methodist Church at 7:00 PM

May is the District Annual Business Meeting

All District Committee members, District members-at-large and Unit Charter Organizational Representatives are invited to participate in this meeting. District Commissioners a welcome to attend.

 

For those of you who attend district meetings on a regular basis, thank you for your commitment! If you cannot attend please send a Proxy to represent your committee.

If you have not been in attendance in some time, remember you are always welcome and your input is valued!

 

2014 BSA Tour Plan 

 

Click Link to the New BSA Tour Plan

 

2014 BSA Medical Forms

 

Click Link to the New BSA Medical Forms

 

2014 Guide to Safe Scouting 

 

Click Link to the New BSA Guide to Safe Scouting

 

Baltimore Area Council Key 3 – Regarding Scouting’s Youth Protection Policy 

 

Click Link to read A Message from the Council Key 3 Concerning the Scripps Media/WMAR News Regarding Scouting's Youth Protection Policy

 

Please read for a statement for the Baltimore Area Council's leadership on the release of the Ineligible Volunteer Files. BAC Leadership on the Ineligible Volunteer Files

 

 

EXTREME WEATHER CLOSING POLICY

 

During extreme weather events that effect the region especially during the winter the Harford District will follow the schedule of the Harford County School System.

This is being done so staff and volunteers will know what the schedule will be.

If Harford County schools close early so will the District event.

 

This policy affects most District events. All camping events, such as Camporee, will be held as scheduled unless a special announcement has been made.

In this case every attempt will be made to contact the Unit Leader and be posted on the Web site.

 

Broad Creek Scout Reservation rarely closes as so many of our campers seek a winter camping experience.

To check on the Broad Creek schedule you should call the Broad Creek phone 410-879-4922 and the voice message will let you know of any camp schedule changes or call

Eric Chase's phone at 443-573-2501 and any schedule changes will be in the voice message.

 

Disclosure Authorization Form

We have made available a copy of the BSA disclosure authorization for your use.

 

Click to Download BSA Disclosure Authorization form

 

Council and National Policies and Forms

Harford District is a part for the Baltimore Area Council (we are not a separate organization). We are providing a link to the Baltimore Area Council for Policies and Forms so that you have access to the most up to date information. Baltimore Area Council website has a link to the most current National Policies and Forms. Forms on this site are specific to district business or we have been asked to post them on our site by Baltimore Area Council.

 

Link to Baltimore Area Council website

 

2014 HARFORD DISTRICT ADULT RECOGNITION AWARDS

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the recognition of Adult Volunteers of Harford District Boy Scouts of America.

The presentations may include:

Cub Scouter of the Year, Boy Scouter of the Year, Venturer of the Year, Commissioner of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Kendall Family Award and the District Award of Merit 

 

To nominate someone or family for an award please download, print and submit form with background materials to Awards committee by May 5, 2013.

Send to:  Steve Kilczewski 1207 Hall’s Chance Lane Belcamp MD 21017-1309

e-mail to: SMKILCZ@aol.com

Click to download the Adult Recognition Nomination Form (PDF)

Click to download the District Award of Merit Nomination Form

Awards will be presented at the Harford District Adult Volunteer Dinner on Monday June 9, 2014 at @ St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, Abingdon, MD.

Tickets will be on sale at future Roundtable

 

 

2014 Outstanding Unit Scouter Award

 

Fellow Scouters in Harford District,

 

Harford District is very proud of their adult leaders in the Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venture Scout programs. This pride is a result of the hundreds of adult volunteers willing to spend countless hours of personal time with a boy or a group of boys, to spark an imagination, to instill a commitment to the ideals of scouting, and to give something to the youth that will give him skill or an experience that he may not have enjoyed if he was not in scouting….. 

 

Each year every Unit in Harford District is eligible to select one of their adult leaders for the Outstanding Unit Scouter Award.

 

It’s time to recognize the outstanding leaders in your Unit. I am sure you have one in your Unit. This nomination effort does not take a lot of time and the results are worth the time it takes. It’s important to say “thanks” every once in a while to the people that devote their many talents to Unit level activities.

 

Please consider getting with your Unit to nominate one of your leaders for this award. You will receive the award which can be framed and presented by either a District representative or someone in the Unit. An example of the award is attached in this package as well as an example of the statement of service.

 

I know several Units have nominated someone within their Unit for many years and it has become sort of a tradition. Please keep up the good work of recognizing your Leaders.

 

                                                                        Yours in Scouting,

 

                                                                        Mike Baldwin

                                                                        Assistant District Commissioner

                                                                        OUS Award Coordinator

                                                                        Harford District, BSA

The Outstanding Unit Scouter Award is presented by a District representative to unit-level Scouters, upon approval by the unit commissioner, for outstanding service to boys through unit activities over a sustained period of time. Each chartered unit in the District may receive one award per year for candidates who meet the following qualifications:

  1. The candidate must have been a registered, trained member of the unit in any position or combination of positions, except Scoutmaster, for at least 24 months prior to the award nomination date. (A Scoutmaster can be recognized by the Distinguished Scoutmaster Award of Merit)
  2. The candidate must not have been recognized with an OUSA in the previous three years.
  3. The service should have had a significant impact on the ability to provide the Scouting program to boys within the unit.
  4. The service should have been rendered over a sustained period of time, not just for a single event or activity.
  5. The service should not have been in support of a District-level activity, such as a Camporee or Activity Day. (That service is recognized by the District Award of Merit when it is appropriate) 
  6. While each unit may receive one award per year, there is no obligation to submit a nomination if there are no qualified and deserving candidates.

Nominations will be prepared by the unit committee or by individual members of the committee of the unit and approved by the unit commissioner. 

These awards will normally be presented at the Blue and Gold Banquet or Court of Honor or another significant event the unit has planned

Please click to download the Outstanding Unit Scouter Award Nomination form

Download OUS Citation (Example)

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Activities & Civic Service

 

BSA STEM Program

 

 

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For more information on the BSA STEM programs select the links below:

BSA STEM NOVA Program

BSA STEM NOVA/SuperNOVA Program

 

Click For STEM Counselor Information

 

Hold the Date for STEM Day at APG September 13, 2014

 

 

 

2014 Scouting For Food

 

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Important: If you have not picked up your Bags. Please contact Brian Arnett, the District SFF Chairperson, to make arrangements for you to pick them up.

 

The dates for the 2014 BSA National Good Turn - Scouting for Food service project

March 29, 30, 2014   Scouting for Food Bag Distribution

April 5, 2014               Scouting for Food Collection

 

Units can Register and stack a claim at the December Roundtable

Additional Information will be available at the December Roundtable

SFF Bags were distributed at the March Roundtable

Select this link to contact Brian Arnett the District SFF Chairperson

 

 

 

2014 Spring Camporee

Theme:  Are you Prepared!

Location: Camp Oest , Broad Creek Scout Reservation

Date : May 2 – 4 , 2014

Cost : $8.00  per person ( scouts and adults)

All units provide their own food and camping equipment (tents, .etc). Packs will be camping as a unit.

Pre-registration will take place at the April Roundtable.

Click for Spring Camporee flyer.

For further information contact the Program director Shelly Ulbig – 410-893-1197 – ulbigfamily@verizon.net

 

Harford District Activities and Civic Service Committee

If there are any questions about District Activities or Civic service, please feel free to contact me.

Rich Trznadel

Harford District Activities Chair

Richtroop123@gmail.com               

 

 

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Advancement

 

Online Unit Advancement Reporting

 

The Baltimore Area Council BSA has implemented the New Internet-based Online Advancement Reports system.

If you have questions, please contact: Walt Scowden 443.271.2848 wscowden@verizon.net

 

Eagle Scout Coaching

 

To Eagle Scout Coaches

The Harford District will be offering additional training session for all individuals that want to be Eagle Scout Coaches.

Date:               Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Location:         the Fallston Volunteer Fire House at 7:00 PM. 

The address is 2201 Carrs Mill Road, Fallston, MD 21047

Contact Walt Scowden 443.271.2848 wscowden@verizon.net for additional information

 

Life to Eagle Seminar

 

To All Scouts, parents and Leaders:

The Harford District Advancement Committee will be conducting its next Life to Eagle Seminar

Date:               Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Location:         the Fallston Volunteer Fire House at 7:00 PM. 

The address is 2201 Carrs Mill Road, Fallston, MD 21047

 

All Life Scouts and Parents are invited to attend this informational meeting about earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

For additional information, please Contact Walt Scowden 443.271.2848 wscowden@verizon.net

 

 

Important Information for Eagle Scout Candidates

 

Many of the documents needed for the Eagle Scout process are now available online at the Baltimore Area Council website.

 

Go to  "http://www.baltimorebsa.org"

  Select  "Advancement"

  Select  "Eagle Procedures"

 

This page contains downloadable documents -

 

BAC Administrative Procedures

Eagle Congratulatory Letters

Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

Eagle Scout Rank Application

Eagle Rank Award Confidential Reference Request

Eagle Scout Scholarship Application

Unit Leader Comments

Eagle Scout Project Description

 

Eagle Project Reviews at Roundtable

 

The Harford District Advancement Committee will meet with Eagle Candidates to review their Eagle Project Workbooks during Roundtable.

Please Contact Walt Scowden 443.271.2848 wscowden@verizon.net to schedule your appointment

Eagle Candidates -  Do not forget to enter your Eagle Project service hours in the Journey to Excellence project site

 

 

Merit Badge Counselor Information

 

Merit Badge Counselor Roster

For a copy of the Harford District Merit Badge Counselor list, click the following Link

Harford District Merit Badge Counselor Roster (Password Protected)

Current Version Update: 3/14/2014

Contact John Gillette for additional information

 

If you would like to become an approved Merit Badge Counselor

 

Share your Passion with Tomorrow’s Leaders!!

Have you ever wanted to share the passion you have for your hobby or profession with someone else? Here is your opportunity! There are 136 merit badges available and new ones being added every year. Scouts in our district are looking to experts like you to counsel them on these topics and activities. How can you become a Merit Badge Counselor? It’s easy:

 

Click to Download and review Merit Badge Counselor Orientation Training

Take Youth Protection Training online

Fill out a BSA Adult Registration Form with Position Code 42 and Position Description of Merit Badge Counselor, (No fee) English and Spanish

Fill out a Merit Badge Application form

·         Provide the Merit Badges that you would like to Counsel along with your experience

·         Indicate if you would like to be available for all Scout, just Harford District Scouts, or Just Scouts in a particular Unit.

Submit the Merit Counselor Application form, BSA Adult application, and the YPT certificate to the Advancement Committee:

·         Email the scanned documents to John Gillette

·         Mail the documents to John Gillette, 3806 Veteran Ct, Apt B, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. 21005

·         Deliver the Documents to the Advancement Committee at the Harford District Round Table

 

STEM Counselor Information

 

Coming Soon: STEM Nova Counselor Roster

 

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Counselors Needed

Does your everyday life involve Science and Technology? If so, We Need You! The STEM Nova Program was designed by BSA to foster interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Click here for more information on the BSA STEM Awards Program

 

Nova Counselors can be any registered adult age 21 or older. They must be registered under the new non-unit position (no fee). The Nova counselor code is 58. In addition to the BSA Adult Registration form, mentors must complete a Merit Badge Application form with the Nova area they choose to counsel. Like Merit Badge counselors, the STEM Nova Counselors guide Scouts through the fours STEM Nova Awards

 

Supernova Mentors must be 21 or older and be subject matter experts in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field and be registered under the new Supernova Mentor position code 52. This is a non-unit position (no fee). In addition to the BSA Adult Registration form, mentors must complete the Supernova Awards Mentor Information application. . SuperNova Mentors Guide Scouts through the process of obtaining the STEM Supernova Award.

 

Submit the STEM Application form, BSA Adult application, and the YPT certificate to the Advancement Committee:

·         Email the scanned documents to John Gillette

·         Mail the documents to John Gillette, 3806 Veteran Ct, Apt B, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. 21005

·         Deliver the Documents to the Advancement Committee at the Harford District Round Table.

 

Special Needs Advancement

If you’re Unit has a scout with special needs. Click here to download our Special Need scouts documentation that explains the procedures on how to go about getting the necessary paperwork filled out and submitted

Contact John Gillette or the District Special Needs Commissioner, Hugh Manar for assistance with advancement for Special Needs Scouts.

 

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Camp Promotion

 

2014 Cub Scout Day Camp

 

For additional Day Camp information please go to www.harforddaycamp.org there is a link for registration.

 

Theme: Medieval Cubs

Dates:   June 23 - 27, 2014

Location: Harford Equestrian Center

Contact: Gina Miller – Director
HDdaycampdirector@yahoo.com

 

 

 

SUMMER CAMP – Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation

 

Dear Scouters:

Please consider Broad Creek for your Summer Camp Plans   

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If you cannot attend Summer Camp with your Unit, join a provisional unit at Broad Creek this summer. Make new friends and have some FUN!

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Unit that have started your planning for next year, please consider making BCMSR one of your choices for your 2015 long term camping experience. 

Promotional materials are available. We invite your Unit Leaders and Troop Leaders Council to come visit Broad Creek this summer. See what kind of exciting program opportunities we have to offer.

Link to Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation

 

 

CUB SCOUT RESIDENT CAMP

 

If you missed out on Day Camp registration or you are looking for another cub scout adventure this summer, please consider Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation Cub Scout Resident Camp Program at Camp Oest.

 

 Click here for information about Council Cub Resident Camping

 

 

Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation Alumni Association

 

The Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation Alumni Association preserves and promotes the spirit and heritage of BCMSR. Alumni are asked to become “active” members by contributing to the organization in the way of annual dues. Anyone who has ever had a connection to Broad Creek is eligible for membership. One hundred percent (100%) of all dues are used to fund projects for the betterment of our camp.

 

Click here for further information about the Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation Alumni Association

 

 

ORDER of the ARROW

 

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Nentico 12 Lodge Website

 

Harford Chapter, Nentico Lodge

 

Harford Chapter Officers for 2014!

Chief – Thomas “Boomer” John Carr

Vice Chief of Program – Chris “Sarge” Hare

Vice Chief of Inductions – Paul Butz

Vice Chief of Brotherhood – Michael Mentzer

Vice Chief of Communications – Kai Namauu

Vice Chief of Elangomats  - Matt Howard

For Troop elections Please contact: Dave Mentzer - Associate Advisor for Inductions - rdmentzer@comcast.net

For Arrow of Light Ceremonies Please contact: Nolan Phillips – Harford Chapter Advisor - Nolan.Phillips@Huber.com

 

Please give them your full support as we move forward making the Harford the Best Chapter in Nentico Lodge.

 

The OA Chapter meeting is normally held during Roundtable Meeting at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Abingdon, MD starting at 7:00 PM

 

Click for Harford Chapter – OA Election Request Form

Click for Harford Chapter – Arrow of Light/Graduation Ceremony Request Form

 

For additional information contact Nolan Phillips Harford Chapter Adviser, email: Nolan.Phillips@huber.com

 

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FRIENDS OF SCOUTING

 

2014 Friends of Scouting

 

 

Harford District FOS Chairperson

 

It is time again to schedule your unit’s annual FOS presentation. The FOS presentation is a 10 minute or less address to the parents of your units soliciting support for local Scouting. If you would like to get an early start click this link to download the FOS Commitment form

You can also schedule your FOS Presentation through the internet

 

Presentation should be a part of a unit event involving high parent participation in December through March. For Troops and Crews this is normally a Court of Honor or unit dinner. For Packs it is typically done during the annual Blue & Gold event or a Pack meeting that will draw a large attendance. Generally, your Pinewood Derby is not suitable because of the many separate activities going on simultaneously. Hard copy commitment forms can be turned in at Roundtables, with your re-charter paperwork.

 

Please consider appointing an FOS Pack, Troop or Crew Champion from within your leadership. Orientation information on this role and help answer questions will be provided. Further details will be provided.

Please contact Robert King 443-467-1974

 

Join the Friends of Scouting Presenter Team

If you are interested in what Friends of Scouting is or maybe making a presentation about Friends of Scouting at your unit either at a Blue and Gold or Court of Honor.

 

 

MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM                                                                                                                                                                   

If you have made a pledge or plan to, consult these lists to see if your employers will double it. 

 

Click for a list of MATCHING GIFT Companies

 

2014 Dollars for Doers

 

Dear Volunteers,

 

Many of you may not be aware of a great program that can help support the Scouting Movement here in Baltimore and specifically the Harford District.

The Program is called “The Dollars for Doers Program”.

The program is a way for your company to thank you for the volunteer service you provide to the local community by making a charitable contribution to a non-profit of your choosing based on your hours served.

 

The program does not ask you, the volunteer, for any additional funds to support scouting, as many of you already graciously give of your own money to help scouting progress into its next 100 years.  It simply asks you to log the hours you already spend Scouting so your company can reward you and The Boy Scouts of America for your service. 

 

We all know that the old adage of 1 hour a week for a Scouting volunteer is just ridiculous!  Volunteers in Scouts serve countless hours to make sure that the young men we serve have the best program available.  Below are some Scouting hour averages, just some food for thought:

 

Weekly meetings:                                                        1.5—2 hours

Weekend camping trip (Friday-Sunday):                   20 hours

Cub Scout Day Camp (Monday-Friday):                   45 hours

Summer Camp Week (Sunday-Saturday):                  84 hours

 

Certain companies, such as Verizon, will give a charitable gift of $750.00 for simply volunteering 50 hours a year with The Boy Scouts of America.  This is money that can be used for things like maintaining camp, supporting scholarship programs the Baltimore Area Council has for scouts with financial hardships to register or to attend camp, and membership materials used to recruit new youth into this great program.  In 2011 those membership resources recruited a 10% increase in Cub Scout youth into Scouting Units in Harford District.

 

Contained within this booklet is a list of all of the companies that we are aware of that support a “Dollars for Doers Program”.  Please take some time to review the list to see if your company can reward you and The Boy Scouts of America for the countless hours you spend making sure our kids have what they need to succeed. 

 

If your company does support the program, please email Andrew Zilnik azilnik@baltimorebsa.org to let him know as well as find out more information about how this helps support Scouts.  Thank you for your dedication to the Scouting Program!!!

 

Click for a list of “DOLLARS FOR DOERS” Companies.

 

Simply contact your HR department to get the necessary paperwork.

 

 

 

ENDOWMENT - James E. West Award

Endowment is becoming an ever-growing program in the District and Council.  By giving at least $1000.00 dollars to the endowment fund, you will help perpetuate scouting financially forever.  You can do this through your will, your estate, cash, or stocks/bonds.   Your money is invested in a high yield account and only the interest it generates is used.  Therefore, your gift is giving to scouting forever.

A James E. West award is a wonderful way to honor the Eagle Scout in your family.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the Endowment program, please contact Andrew Zilnik at 443.573.2544 azilnik@baltimorebsa.org

 

Unit Fund-Raising Information

 

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

 UNIT FUND-RAISING POLICY

 

Rules & Regulations, article IX, section2, clause 3:

               Units may conduct money-earning projects only when the projects have been approved by the chartered organization and the local council and are consistent with the principles set forth in these Rules and Regulations.

 

Rules and Regulations, article XI, section 1, clause 1(e):

               Gambling.  Any fund-raising project designated to benefit chartered organization units, districts, local councils, or on a national basis that involves games of chance, lotteries, sale of raffle tickets, bingo, or could be construed as a gambling activity, is not permitted.

 

National Executive Board Resolution, October 1973:

               Money-raising projects on a unit or council basis that include the sale of raffle tickets are in violation of the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Training

 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Training committee is gearing up to make sure that every Unit has a trained leadership.

For any questions about training, please contact Training Chairperson, Steve Mantegna, 401-877-1588, email: smantegna@comcast.net

 

 

The Harford Training Team will be happy to meet the training needs of your unit.

Remember most required unit leadership training is available on-line.

 

 

On-Line Adult Leader Trainer

 

Leader-specific training has been added to the online training available via My.Scouting.org

If you login to your MyScouting account and click eLearning, you get the menu of courses

 

Cub Scout Leader Training Courses

Webelos Leader Training Courses

Boy Scout Leader Training Courses

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Harford District Training Calendar 2014

 

 

 

As Of: 01-12-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Month

Day(s)

Training Activity

Location

Leader

 

 

 

 

 

January

13

No Activity

Harford Roundtable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February

1

Trainer's EDGE Development Conference

Harbor Hospital, Baltimore

Joe Greenbeck

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

BSA Anti-Bullying Program (Cub/Webelos)

Harford Roundtable

Cub RT Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

March

10

Scoutmaster Specific Course

Harford Roundtable

John Mack

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

University of Scouting (All BSA levels)

Carroll Community College

Council event

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

IOLS / OWL Orientation

BCMSR-Saffran (Stock Area)

John Mack

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBD

Chartered Organization Rep Course

TBD

Steve Mantegna

 

 

 

 

 

April

4-6

IOLS / OWL Course

Prospect Cabin BCMSR

John Mack

 

5

BALOO Course

Prospect Cabin BCMSR

Jerry Pfarr

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Webelos Leader Specific Course

Harford Roundtable

 

 

14

Den Leader Specific (Tiger,Wolf,Bear) Course

Harford Roundtable

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

12

To be determined

Harford Roundtable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Please refer to the Training section of the Baltimore Area Council website (www.baltimorebsa.org) for:

 

 

 

 

 

   A.  Up-to-date information on training opportunities in all BAC Districts

         NOTE: Training is not required to be completed at a Harford District training event.  It may

                      be completed at any Council or any District training event, including Harford District

 

 

 

 

 

   B.  Training opportunities sponsored by the BAC for adults and youth, to include:

 

Wood Badge

 

 

 

Eagle's Nest

 

 

 

Powder Horn

 

 

 

Outdoor Safety/First Aid/CPR/Wilderness First Aid

 

 

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

 

 

Leave No Trace/Outdoor Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.   BSA on-line training courses can be located on www.myscouting.org

 

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Adult Leader Outdoor Skills Training

 

Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program. Training in outdoor skills is required before taking scouts on outings.  [Three-fourths of Scouting is ‘outing.’]

 

Cub Pack Family Camping

Webelos Camping

Boy Scout Camping

WHAT

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OWL)

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)

WHO

 

Adult Cub Leaders

Adult Webelos Leaders

Adult Boy Scout Leaders

ORIENATATION SESSION

None

Attendance Required
March 22, 2014
8 am registration
8:30 am –1 pm sessions

Location: Stock Area, Camp Saffran, Broad Creek (BCMSR)

Attendance Required
March 22, 2014
8 am registration
8:30 am –1 pm sessions

Location: Stock Area, Camp Saffran, Broad Creek (BCMSR)

TRAINING WEEKEND

April 5 (Saturday only)
Prospect Cabin, Camp Saffran, BCMSR

April 4-6 (Friday evening through Sunday 1 pm)
Prospect Cabin, Camp Saffran, BCMSR

April 4-6 (Friday evening through Sunday 1 pm)
Prospect Cabin, Camp Saffran, BCMSR

FEE

$15 (includes lunch)

$30 (includes Friday dinner)
Patrol food cost is extra; determined by patrol members

$30 (includes Friday dinner)
Patrol food cost is extra; determined by patrol members

 

Registration:  Please register on-line:

 

For IOLS or OWL, please register by March 21s t
For BALOO, please register by April 1st

 

or contact: John Mack, Course Director, at mackj304@verizon.net

 

IOLS - Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills

This course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Topics include: setting up a campsite, pitching a tent, hiking, outdoor cooking - all the skills necessary to see the outdoor program of the BSA come to life.  The skills sessions presented in this course closely follow the Boy Scout Handbook and are meant to serve as initial training for adults. By using these skill sessions in conjunction with the Boy Scout Handbook, new leaders become to understand basic outdoor skills through the First Class rank.  Back home, leaders should feel comfortable working with and instructing their Scouts - from pitching a tent to starting a cooking fire.  They should feel confident in helping their youth leaders plan and carry out their own unit campouts using these skills.  Participants experience the patrol method.

OWL - Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders:

This course is designed to help Webelos leaders enhance the outdoor program for the Webelos Scouts in their den by teaching some basic outdoor skills as well as skills needed to complete several of the Webelos activity badges. Completion of this training is required before a Webelos den can go on a campout.

BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

This course, for Cub Scout leaders, introduces participants to the skills needed to plan and conduct Pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. This training is required for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack campout and it is required that at least one adult per pack complete BALOO training in order to apply for a tour plan.

 

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Membership

 

Membership Committee

 

For additional information about joining scouting in Harford County

 

Timothy S. Baker

Harford District Membership Chairman

443.617.2819, Tim_3702@msn.com

 

To locate a unit in your community

www.beascout.org

 

 

Back to School Night Recruiting Tips

 

RECRUITING SUPPLIES - If you have any displays or remaining supplies please bring them to Round Table tonight so we can reissue them to those supporting the remaining BTNS(s). 
 
LESSONS LEARNED - After getting through the majority of BTSN(s) I can tell you that it is very helpful to have a Pack representative at the schools in your immediate area.  More so, the identification with a familiar face is tremendous!  Are your Pack families wearing Scouting clothing to BTSN?
 

Membership  Recruiting Materials

 

Harford District Recruiting

1.    2013 Power Point Presentation

2.    Harford District Recruiting Plan and Resource Guide

Cub Scout Recruiting

1.    2013 Ideal Year of Scouting (IYOLS) Cub Scout Guide

2.      Family Talent Survey

3.    Pack Leadership Inventory

4.      2013 Parent Orientation Guidebook (Example)

5.    2013 Journey to Excellence (JTE) Pack Scorecard

Boy Scout Recruiting

1.    Year Round Guide to Boy Scouting Recruitment

2.    2013 Ideal Year of Scouting (IYOLS) Boy Scout Guide

3.    Troop Open House

4.    Webelos Recruiting Best Methods

5.    2013 Journey to Excellence (JTE) Troop Scorecard

 

 

 

2014 Unit Website 

Download PowerPoint presentation from March Roundtable about Unit Website development

 

Link to BSA Unit Website Guidelines

 

 

 

Are You Interested in Learning More About Harford District?

If you would like to help with one of the District Committees or would like to learn more about it, please contact the chairman below.

 

 

Council Field Director

Andrew Zilnik  

443.573.2544

azilnik@baltimorebsa.org

District Executive

Open Position

443.573.2526

District Chairman

Bruce McMillin

 

 bruce.mcmillin@cna-engineers.com

District Commissioner

Lisa Scowden

410.538.6334

 

lscowden@seasons.org

 

District Vice-Chair of  Program

Richard Crisco

 

Finance

Open position

 

Membership

Timothy Baker

443.617.2819

Tim_3702@msn.com

Training

Steve Mantegna

410.877.1588

smantegna@comcast.net

Advancement

Walt Scowden

443.271.2848

wscowden@verizon.net

 

Activities

Rich Trznadel

410.679.4683

Richtroop123@gmail.com

Camping

Glenn Gillis

 

 

Public Relations

Open position

 

 

 

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Calendar 2014

This is the tentative District Calendar dates for 2014. Dates that have changed from the published in the 2013 - 2014 Council Calendars are in BOLD. All dates are subject to change.

 

January 2014

              6 –    District Commissioners Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 6:45 PM

              6 –     District Committee Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 7:30 PM

13 –     Roundtable -  location Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2810 Emmorton Rd, Abingdon, MD 21009 @ 7:00 PM

                        OA Chapter Meeting

                        Venturing Program Forum

       24 – 26 -   Operation Icicle

           

February 2014

              3 –    District Commissioners Meeting

              3 –     District Committee Meeting

              4 –     District Committee Meeting @ CNA, Inc.., 129 Industry Lane, Forest Hill MD 20150   at 7:00 PM

            10 –     Roundtable -  location Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2810 Emmorton Rd, Abingdon, MD 21009 @ 7:00 PM

                        OA Chapter Meeting

Venturing Program Forum

 

 March 2014

              3 –    District Commissioners Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 6:45 PM

              3 –     District Committee Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 7:30 PM

              4 –    District Commissioners Meeting @ CNA, Inc., 129 Industry Lane, Forest Hill 20150 at 6:45 PM

              4 –     District Committee Meeting @ CNA, Inc., 129 Industry Lane, Forest Hill 20150 at 7:30 PM

            10 –     Roundtable -  location Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2810 Emmorton Rd, Abingdon, MD 21009 @ 7:00 PM

                        OA Chapter Meeting

                        Venturing Program Forum

             22 -     IOLS/OWL Orientation @ Stock Area Building, Camp Saffran, BCMSR

       29,30 -      Scouting for Food Bag Distribution Weekend

           

April 2014

         4 - 6 -      I.O.L.S. Training (Introduction to outdoor leader skills) / OWL (Outdoor Webelos Leader)

              5        Scouting for Food Collection Day

  5-       BALOO

  7 –    District Commissioners Meeting

              7 –     District Committee Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 7:00 PM

  9 –     Eagle Coaching

            16 –     Life to Eagle Seminar

            14 –     Roundtable -  location Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2810 Emmorton Rd, Abingdon, MD 21009 @ 7:00 PM

                        OA Chapter Meeting

                        Venturing Program Forum

      

May 2014

          2 - 4  -   Spring Camporee

               5 –    Annual Business Meeting / District Committee & Commissioners Meeting

             12 –    Roundtable -  location Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2810 Emmorton Rd, Abingdon, MD 21009 @ 7:00 PM

                        OA Chapter Meeting

                        Venturing Program Forum     

           

June 2014

              2 –    District Commissioners Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 6:45 PM

              2 –     District Committee Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 7:30 PM

              9 -      District Recognition Dinner @ St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, Abingdon, MD

     23 - 27 –     Cub Scout Day Camp

 

July 2014                     No Activities scheduled

 

August 2014

              5 –    District Commissioners Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 6:45 PM

              5 –     District Committee Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 7:30 PM

            12 –     Roundtable

                        OA Chapter Meeting

                        Venturing Program Forum

Cub Scout Recruiting Training

 

September 2014

              2 –    District Commissioners Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 6:45 PM (Tuesday)

              2 –     District Committee Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 7:30 PM (Tuesday)

              8 –     Roundtable

                        OA Chapter Meeting

                        Venturing Program Forum

                        Webelos to Scout Transition

      12 - 15       Harford/Hopkins OA Ordeal

         TBD -    STEM Merit Badge Day at APG

 

October 2014

  4  -     IOLS/OWL Orientation 

              6 –    District Commissioners Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 6:45 PM

              6 –     District Committee Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 7:30 PM

            13 –     Roundtable

                        OA Chapter Meeting

                        Venturing Program Forum

                        Re-charter Training

            15 –     Life to Eagle Seminar

      24 -26 –     I.O.L.S. Training (Introduction to outdoor leader skills) / OWL (Outdoor Webelos Leader)

            25 -     BALOO

 

 

November 2014

              3 –    District Commissioners Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 6:45 PM

              3 –     District Committee Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 7:30 PM

            10 –     Roundtable

                        OA Chapter Meeting

                        Venturing Program Forum

                        Re-charter Turn-in

             15 -     Harford Service Day @ Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation

 

December 2014

              1 –    District Commissioners Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 6:45 PM

              1 –     District Committee Meeting @ Bel Air United Methodist Church at 7:30 PM

              8 –     Roundtable

                        OA Chapter Meeting

                        Venturing Program Forum

                        Re-charter Turn-in

 

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Health and Safety

 

BALTIMORE AREA COUNCIL LIGHTING SAFETY POLICY

Click here for detail information.

 

 


Public Relations

AREA SCOUTER ARTICLES

 

Hello Everyone,

 

Here is schedule for Area Scouter submission:

2014-2015 Issues:                           Due Date:

Winter 2014 (January – March)     Friday November 15, 2013

Spring (April – June)                       Friday February 15, 2014

Summer (July – September)          Wednesday May 15, 2014

Fall (October – December)             Thursday August 15, 2014

Winter 2015 (January – March)     Friday November 15, 2014

 

Please send me your ideas and articles to be included in the issue.

 

Units please submit pictures of your Scouts in action.

If you have any photos from the past few district events, i.e. IOLS/BALOO training, Scouting for Food, etc., please e-mail them to me.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.  Thanks a lot and have a great day!

 

Yours in Scouting,

 

--- Tim

 

Timothy C. Markland, Sr.
300 Lothian Way Unit 303
Abingdon, MD 21009
443-484-2268 (home)
410-575-7379 (office)
410-303-5306 (cell)
410-510-1104 (fax)

tim@baylandrisk.com

 

MEDIA RESOURCE

If you have something that you would like the public to know about the scouting movement in Harford District, please contact Andrew Zilnik at 443.573.2544 azilnik@baltimorebsa.org

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Venturing

 

If you are interested in Venturing Program, please contact Bob Gallo

 

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