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Popcorn for sale from Pack 1753

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Thursday, December 12, 2013

Pack 1753 has leftover popcorn from their fall sale.


  • 3 - White Chocolately Pretzels Tin
  • 5 - 18 pk Kettle Corn
  • 3 - 18 pk Unbelievable Butter
  • 2 - 18 pk Butter Light
  • 2 - Caramel Corn Almonds & Pecans
  • 6 - Butter Toffee Caramel Corn
  • 4 - Bacon Ranch (tins)
  • 6 - Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese
  • 7 - Caramel Corn


Contact Pete Altman, <> 

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Dec. 10 Roundtables & OA Meeting Canceled

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Following MCPS closing for "community activities", Roundtables & OA Chapter meeting are canceled.


We'll accept recharter packages this Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Rechartering Training Workshop, 10:00 AM - Noon at the LDS Family Research Center, 10000 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington.


And at the District Committee & Commissioners meeting - Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7:30 PM at the Scout Center.


Monthly District Highlights have been posted on the Potomac District website in the Blog.


Happy Holidays

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Mock Disaster Victims Needed

Posted By Paula Prunier, Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Montgomery Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Needs YOU!


WHO:      Venturers, Explorers, older Boy Scouts (age 14 minimum), and adults

WHEN:     Saturday, December 7, 2013

               7:45 a.m. until Noon

WHERE:   Bethesda Fire Department

               6600 Wisconsin Avenue

               Chevy Chase, MD 20815


Please join Montgomery CERT for an exciting and fun day as a mock disaster victim—


·         Help CERT volunteers practice their skills with a hands-on emergency exercise

·         MCPS students can earn Student Service Learning (SSL) credit for participating

·         Eligible Boy Scouts can fulfill Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Requirement #7


After check-in, volunteers will receive a briefing on the emergency scenario.  Then, they will be assigned roles and work with CERT moulage experts, who will create realistic-looking "injuries.”  Volunteers are encouraged to use their prior knowledge of first aid to become realistic actors—demonstrating appropriate symptoms for their assigned "injuries.”


Please Note:
·         Participation is limited to youth ages 14 or older and adults

·         Come dressed in old clothes—fake blood stains are likely

·         Wear protective footwear (e.g., hiking boots).  No sandals or open-toed shoes.

·         Dress appropriately for the weather—rain gear, layers, etc.

·         You are welcome to bring a blanket or small ground cover to sit/lie on outside. 
          The scenario may require you to be "down” (even if the ground is wet/muddy)

·         Bring a water bottle to keep hydrated and snacks, if you like

·         Bring your signed Hold Harmless Agreement/Talent Release Form (attached to your
          confirmation e-mail/admission ticket)

·         Adult chaperones must remain with youth participants at all times.

REGISTER BY DECEMBER 2, 2013—or call for late registration!


Questions?  E-mail Mike Slingluff at or call (301) 525-5328



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Den Chief Training - this Saturday

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Monday, September 30, 2013

Den Chief Training will be offered this Saturday, Oct. 5, in east Rockville

More info:

Tags:  Boy Scouts  Den Chief  training 

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Emergency Preparedness practice drill opportunity for older Scouts -- Sunday, Sept. 15 - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Posted By Peter Minderman, Monday, September 02, 2013
An opportunity for older Scouts (age 14+) to participate in a county-wide Animal Response exercise.

For Boy Scouts, this probably would satisfy Emergency Preparedness merit badge requirement #7 - discuss with your merit badge counselor.

Contact Pete Mapes,

Limited to first 25 youth that sign-up.

Dear Scouts, Troop Leaders, and Parents/Guardians,
The Red Cross of the National Capital Area and the County Animal Response Team will be holding a shelter exercise September 15, 2013. The goal of this exercise is to practice setting up animal and human shelters in conjunction with each other, and registering humans and animals for each shelter.
Scouts participation is needed for the registration process. The youth will be assigned a "role” that will force volunteers to react like they would in a real-life situation. For example, one scout may have a service animal or another may not have any documents for their pet. The youth will be given their roles ahead of time. We’d like the youth to register their pet and themselves in the shelters and take note of the way in which volunteers reacted in each situation. The youth will also be fed lunch which is part of the Red Cross’ mass care duties.
Please direct any questions/concerns to Becky Zorn, Outreach Coordinator, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. We need 25 boys and slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Permission slips are necessary to register for the exercise. The youth may come early/stay late if they are interested in seeing the way the shelters are set up and taken down. Because the youth will need to fulfill certain roles, we are asking for Scouts age 14 and older.
Date: September 15
Time: noon-2pm
Location: White Oak Recreation Center
Lunch will be provided. Please bring your own labeled stuffed animal!

Becky Zorn
Community Outreach Coordinator
Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Research Fellow
Center for Health & Homeland Security
240-777-2203 Office
240-432-8016 Cell

Tags:  community service  Emergency Preparedness merit badge  SSL hours 

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Chair's Commendation Award for Fall 2013 Recruiting

Posted By Peter Minderman, Monday, August 19, 2013

Like last year, Potomac District will offer the "Chair's Commendation Award for Fall Recruiting"

Awards will be handed out at Oct. and Nov. Roundtables.

Two requirements:

o   Earn Chair’s modified Journey to Excellence membership requirement #3 at GOLD level 
(+10 % growth, or
have a PACK with at least 60 Scouts and increased membership over last year, 
……..a TROOP with at least 45 Scouts and increased membership over last year,
…….a CREW with at least 15 Scouts and increased membership over last year)

o   Turn in these Scout applications to Don or Kent by Oct. 31, 2013.


Tags:  Fall 2013  membership  recruiting  unit award 

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Ad run in A to Z Directories Fall 2013 "Activities Guide"

Posted By Peter Minderman, Monday, August 19, 2013

This ad is being run in A to Z Directories Fall 2013 "Activities Guide", which may be available at the following schools.


Maryland and DC Schools Organized by Cluster

BCC HS Cluster (Bethesda/Chevy Chase)

Whitman HS Cluster (Bethesda)

Bethesda ES

Bethesda Chevy Chase HS

Chevy Chase ES

North Chevy Chase ES

Rosemary Hills Primary

Somerset ES

Westbrook ES

Westland MS

Bannockburn ES

Bradley Hills ES

Burning Tree ES

Carderock Springs ES

Pyle MS

Wood Acres ES

Churchill HS Cluster (Potomac)

Wootton HS Cluster (Potomac/Rockville)

Bells Mill ES

Beverly Farms ES

Cabin John MS

Hoover MS

Potomac ES

Seven Locks ES

Wayside ES

Winston Churchill HS

Cold Spring ES

DuFief ES

Fallsmead ES

Lakewood ES

Robert Frost MS

Travilah ES

Wootton HS

Northwest HS Cluster (Germantown)

Religious/Private Schools

Great Seneca Creek ES

Spark Matsunaga ES

William Gibbs, Jr. ES

Congregation Beth El, Bethesda, MD

St. Jane De Chantal, Bethesda, MD

Temple Beth El Religious School, Bethesda, MD

Washington Hebrew ECC, Potomac, MD

Washington Hebrew ECC, Washington, DC

Washington Hebrew Religious School, Potomac, MD

Quince Orchard HS Cluster (Gaithersburg)

Richard Montgomery HS Cluster (Rockville):

Darnestown ES

Diamond ES

Fields Road ES

Jones Lane ES

Lakelands Park MS

Rachel Carson ES

Beall ES

College Gardens ES

Ritchie Park ES

Walter Johnson HS Cluster (Bethesda/Kensington)

NW DC Cluster

Ashburton ES

Garrett Park ES 

Kensington Parkwood

Luxmanor ES

North Bethesda MS

Tilden MS

Walter Johnson HS

Wyngate ES

Janney ES

Lafayette ES 

Murch ES

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Shout out to 12 Packs - others call Don or Kent to pick-up JSN materials

Posted By Peter Minderman, Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A SHOUT-OUT to 12 Potomac District Packs for attending last night's JSN training:














Remaining packs - please call Don Kilgore or Kent Sneed to arrange pick-up of your JSN materials - applications, give-aways, and yard-signs



Tags:  Join Scouting Night materials  JSN 

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Potomac District Calendar 2013-14

Posted By Peter Minderman, Monday, August 12, 2013
Potomac District 2013-14 calendar - as handed out at May 2013 Program Launch

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Tags:  2013-14  calendar  Potomac District 

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Potomac District Join Scouting Night Training & Materials PIck-up

Posted By Peter Minderman, Monday, August 12, 2013

Please join us for Potomac District's Join Scouting Night training & materials pick-up.

Tues., Aug. 13

7:30 PM

at Potomac LDS Church

11700 Falls Rd.

Potomac, MD 20854

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