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Potomac District - Nominations for Annual Meeting

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Friday, November 14, 2014

The Potomac District Annual Meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, 7:30 PM, at the Marriott Scout Service Center, 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814.


Attached is the Report of the Nominating Committee.


The following positions are eligible to vote at the meeting:

- Potomac District Members at Large

- Chartered Organization Representatives from Potomac District units

- NCAC Council Members at Large residing in Potomac District

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Potomac District - Advancement Reports - Oct. 31, 2014

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Oct 31 advancement report looks pretty good - we're ahead of last year.

Only 5 active units that aren't reporting data - Packs 52, 53, 461, 465, and 1280.

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Tags:  Advancement  Boy Scouts  Cub Scouts  Potomac District 

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Potomac Cub Join Scouting Training was a Great Success - Documents here

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Friday, August 15, 2014
Thanks to Will Stone for leading a GREAT Join Cub Scout Training event this past Tuesday, Aug. 12.

Well done to the twenty packs that attended: 8, 15, 52, 54, 56, 60, 68, 204, 209, 255, 461, 472, 521, 817, 928, 1081, 1320, 1450, 1753, and 1975.

The documents that Will distributed are linked below.

Will also mentioned his website - listing of pack and/or den outing ideas, meeting guest speakers, camping trips, and community service project ideas.  Site is

Good luck to the packs with continuing recruiting.

Tags:  Cub Scouts  Join Scouting Night materials  membership  Potomac District  recruiting 

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Potomac Cub Day Camp a Great Success

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Friday, August 08, 2014
Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014
Last week was a great Cub Day Camp in Potomac.

Thanks to lead volunteers Linda Smith and Millie Kristiansen for putting on such a great effort.

Here's an online article in the Gazette:
Gazette Article about Potomac Cub Day Camp, Aug. 6, 2014

Tags:  Cub Scouts  Day Camp  Den Chief  Potomac District 

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Promotion of Don Kilgore to Montgomery Field Director

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Monday, July 14, 2014
Effective today, the National Capital Area Council announced the promotion of Don Kilgore to Montgomery (county) Area Field Director, and Kent Sneed to the lead professional position in Potomac District.

Don succeeds Clint Hammett who was promoted to Development Director of NCAC. Don is responsible for 3 districts - Potomac, Seneca, and White Oak, and its 6 field professionals.

Kent is now the lead professional in Potomac District.

An active search is now underway to fill the open District Executive position in Potomac.

Don and Kent both thank Potomac volunteers - our collective successes helped their careers.

Please join me in congratulating Don & Kent.

Yours in Scouting,
Pete Minderman
Potomac District Chair

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Scout Sunday Opportunity - Feb. 23

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Monday, February 03, 2014

To Scouts who are unable to attend their unit's Scout Sunday celebration

To Scouts who are not part of the denomination of their charter organization

To Units who do not celebrate Scout Sunday


Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Road, will recognize Boy and Girl Scouts at all levels and their adult leaders for their service to the community and their devotion to God during a special Scout Sunday Service at 11 am, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Scouts are invited to participate in a Procession before the service if they arrive by 10:45 am. Scout and adult leaders are encouraged to wear their uniforms. Former Scouts and leaders are encouraged to wear their Scouting awards. Scouts who want Scout Sunday patches should contact Dan Dowd at not later than Sunday, Feb. 16


Dan Dowd

Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 461

301 299 3835

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Pinewood Derby Workshops Offered

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Thursday, January 23, 2014

Potomac District is offering 2 options for Pinewood Derby workshops.

You bring your Cub's car kit, and adults will help teach him how to build a car.


Sat., Jan. 25, 2014 at Our Lady of Mercy School in Potomac.

POC Dave Fitch,, (703) 801-6399.

Fee is $10/car plus bring your own car kit.

Must pre-register. Pay at the door.





The Woodworkers Club will offer Saturday and/or Sunday afternoon workshops - depending on the signups. Fee is $15/car, plus bring your own car kit. Club at 11910 Parklawn Drive, Rockville 20852. Call (301) 984-9033 to sign-up.


Pinewood Derby District Rules online: 

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Unit Retention 2013 Data Available

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Thursday, January 23, 2014

For units that use the Journey to Excellence fill-in-the-cell spreadsheets:


you are asked for "Retention percentage from recharter year 2013"

That's available on this PDF report.

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Tags:  Journey to Excellence  rechartering 

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Units Reported Service Projects for 2013

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Monday, January 13, 2014

SHOUT OUT to these units for reporting their Service Hours on BSA's Journey to Excellence website:


AND earning Bronze, Silver or GOLD level in that Journey to Excellence 2013 requirement.


GOLD = Troops 8, 204, 706

SILVER = Troop 461

BRONZE = Troops 773, 944

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Cub Scout Pack Advancement Statistics 2013

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Monday, January 13, 2014
SHOUT OUT to Packs 6, 8, 53, 204, 236, 461, 478, 706, 928, 1306, 1341, 1427, 1450, and 1758 for earning GOLD level in Pack Journey to Excellence 2013 - for the Advancement requirement

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