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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 dvdowd@aol.com 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, david.fitch@dau.mil, (703) 801-6399.

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

Must pre-register. Pay at the door.

Info:

http://ncacbsa.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=382889&group=115498

 

OR

 

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:

 http://ncacbsa.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=382887&group=115498 

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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:

www.scouting.org/JTE

 

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:

https://servicehours.scouting.org/UI/Security/Login.aspx

 

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

Tags:  community service 

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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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Tags:  Advancement  Cub Scouts 

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Boy Scout Troop Advancement Statistics 2013

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Monday, January 13, 2014
SHOUT OUT to Troops 68, 255, 265, 439, 463, 706, 773, 1083, 1434, and 1800 for earning GOLD level in Troop Journey to Excellence 2013 - the Advancement requirement.

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Tags:  Advancement  Boy Scouts 

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Merit Badges Earned in 2013

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Monday, January 13, 2014
Which merit badge was earned the most in Potomac District last year?

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Recharter Turn-in at Roundtables - Tues, Jan. 14

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Monday, January 06, 2014

Our next rechartering package turn-in will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7:00 PM at Roundtables

 

Potomac LDS Church

11700 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

 

The May version of our calendar showed a turn-in this Saturday. This is canceled - NCAC using all the Scout Center for Goshen interviews this Sat.

 

Also that calendar showed Roundtables on the wrong week. Sorry.

 

ROUNDTABLES = Tuesday, Jan. 14

 

See you next Tuesday, the 14th

 

Pete Minderman

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Potomac District 2013 in Review - Very Good

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Saturday, January 04, 2014

Potomac District 2013 - a Very Good Year:


* 1.6% total Growth (youth members),

* that's 57 youth over in total membership including growth in Boy Scouts, Venturing, and Exploring

* +5 new units including the first performing arts Post and Veterinary Post and Club in the National Capital Area Council

 

* 80% youth Retention 


* 23rd great Klondike Derby = 43 troops & crews; 88 patrols; 803 Boy Scouts, Venturers & adults camp 2 nights in January

*  great Webelos day outing at Klondike Derby = 238 Webelos & parents

 

* Great Cub Scout Day Camp held in Potomac = 143 Cub & Webelos Scouts

 

* District Pinewood Derby race = 79 racers from 24 packs


* 102.1% combined Friends of Scouting donations,

* 98.0% Popcorn sales vs. 2012

 

--> We'll be a GOLD Journey to Excellence District again!


... Good Year, Best Volunteers! Look out 2014, the best has yet to come!

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All LDS Units have turned-in Recharter

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Thursday, December 19, 2013
Next Thanks and Well Done to LDS Washington Stake - have turned in all 19 recharter paper packages and Journey to Excellence submissions. Well done to Grant Turner, Shauna Hill, and senior LDS leadership.

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