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FCVOA - PUMP it UP! Party for (Older) Scouts & Venturers Locked Topic 0 A. News Join the  Frederick County Venturers at PUMP IT UP, the inflatable party zone.   All Scouts 13 years and older are invited too.   Group will end party at local restaurant.  Come on out! When?  Friday, December 13th from 7 until 11PM Where?  Pump It Up! at 8420 Gas House Pike in Frederick. Cost? $10 Flyer with details?  Click here. 
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Friday, November 22, 2013
Scouting For Food: Pick-up Flyers and Bags Locked Topic 0 A. News SCOUTING FOR FOOD :  IMPORTANT NOTICEFlyers Ready For Pickup Please note that the Scouting for Food Flyers have arrived and can be picked up anytime between now and Saturday November 2nd.  Additionally a couple units still have not picked up their bags.  Those can also be picked up at the same time as the flyers.  Please contact Scouting For Food Coordinator Richard Griffin for the pickup times and location in Frederick.  He can be contacted at richardggriffin@gmail.com or 301-401-8844 (mobile). Remember that service is a critical part of Scouting and this is the largest food drive for the Frederick County Food Banks each year.  This a great way to help your scouts learn to "Do a Good Turn Daily.”  Using the flyer along with the bag can help increase the food donations and educates the community about poverty, hunger and Scouting. A copy of the flyer is available here:  page 1 and page 2.
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Monday, October 21, 2013
Troop 792 Fundraiser This Wednesday! Locked Topic 0 A. News FUNDRAISER and FOOD!  Get dinner at Roy Rogers and help AT Boy Scout Troop 792 raise funds for their PHILMONT trek.Come and enjoy dinner with the Boy Scout troop, and tell your friends, neighbors, family. Our troop will receive 25% of the total of our orders that night, which we will put toward offsetting the costs of our troop trip to Philmont, NM in July 2014. Drive-thru orders count, too!  Just make sure you tell them you are supporting the Boy Scouts when you order!  Flier available here. 
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Monday, October 21, 2013
HobbyTown Has a NEW Location Locked Topic 0 A. News Hobbytown USA - the local store for BSA clothing and publications - has moved to: 454 Prospect Boulevard. This is behind the CVS at Rt 15 & 340. Hobbytown is beside Weis Market.  The official BSA online store is http://www.scoutstuff.org/
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Friday, October 04, 2013
Popcorn Orders - How To "Fill It Up" Locked Topic 0 A. News Scouts, We've got a plan for you! Fill up your entire Popcorn order form in 2 weeks. Click here to learn how!   Good luck and happy sales! Questions?  Contact David Dean, AT Popcorn Kernal
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Tuesday, October 01, 2013
POPCORN: Dates, Flyers, Merit Badges, Prizes Locked Topic 0 A. News Check out the AT's "Popcorn" webpage for all things POPCORN.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Are You Ready for Some SNOW? Locked Topic 0 A. News It's never too early to plan for a great ski season.  Want an instant and cheap Outdoor Winter Program? Ski and/or snowboard this winter at Liberty, Whitetail or Roundtop by purchasing a Night Club Card.  This is a nighttime Season Pass that is good every evening from 4 to 10PM starting January 1, 2014.  The basic package prices for the entire winter are…Lift Only  - $179.00Lift/Lesson - $224.00 (you can take a lesson every time you go up if you wish to do so)Lift/Lesson/Rental - $264.00  You must have your applications submitted through my ski club to qualify for these low season prices.   This is an opportunity for your Scouts, leaders, friends and family members.  Your Scouts have an opportunity to earn Snowsports Merit Badge at the end of the season.  Contact me, Dr. Fred Broadrup, Ship 59, at 301-228-2131 or fbroadrup@comcast.net for applications or the opportunity to have your questions answered. 
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Saturday, September 07, 2013
NEW Webpages: What Else Should We Add? Locked Topic 0 A. News A new webpage of resources for UNIT LEADERS is now online.  Check it out at "AT - Unit Toolbox."  For PARENTS, we've added the "AT - Parent Resources" webpage.   What else can we include on these pages?  Please forward all suggestions to the AT Webmaster.
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Friday, September 06, 2013
New Membership Fees for 2014 Locked Topic 0 A. News While the Boy Scouts of America maintains a strong financial position, in order to continue to deliver the nation’s foremost youth program, it is occasionally necessary to increase membership fees so that we can offset rising administrative costs.  For this reason, the Boy Scouts of America is increasing its membership fee from $15 to $24 per year for all registered Scouts and adults effective January 1, 2014.  Read the BSA letter and FAQs to help you better understand the increase that takes effect with the 2014 Recharter of units.
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Thursday, September 05, 2013
Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards Locked Topic 0 A. News Check out the District's "AT-Hikes & High Adventure" page (under "Group Home/Group Pages").  We've posted new links to BSA's Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award and Outdoor Ethics Action Award.   Scouting’s Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace program have made Scouts and Scouters aware of the importance of protecting precious outdoor resources to ensure they are available for generations to come.  The National Council has introduced a the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award and the Outdoor Ethics Action Award to build on these important concepts, converting education into action.  The new awards have activities for Cubs, Boy Scouts, Varsity members and Venturers.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Red Ribbon Week: Drug Awareness and Education Program Locked Topic 0 A. News Dear Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts Leaders,  The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) created a Red Ribbon Week patch to encourage and support Scouts who wish to learn about Red Ribbon and participate in local efforts to educate youth about the dangers of drug abuse.    Red Ribbon Week was established in memory of the sacrifices made to help keep our communities drug-free and encourage youth to lead healthy lives, free of drugs.   Observed annually from October 23-31, Red Ribbon Week is a national celebration to promote youth education on the dangers of substance abuse.  The DEA encourages all Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups to participate.  Patches will be given to the first 15,000 qualifying Boy Scout and Girl Scouts.  The Red Ribbon Patch Program information can be found on our website, www.JustThinkTwice.com.    All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are eligible to participate in the program.  To earn the DEA Red Ribbon Patch, Scouts must complete the following: Each Scouting unit or troop must coordinate or support a Red Ribbon Week activity.Each Scout must attend a drug prevention education session.Each Scout must take a DEA Drug-Free Pledge. Upon completion of the program requirements, the Scout leader must submit electronically the Activity Report no later than Thursday, October 31, 2013.  The activity report is available at www.JustThinkTwice.com.     For any questions about the program, please review the Red Ribbon Patch Program Implementation Guide available on our website www.JustThinkTwice.com.  Many of your questions may be answered in the Guide.    For any further questions or comments about the program, please send your e-mail to Demand.Reduction@usdoj.gov or call our Red Ribbon Patch staff at 202-307-7936 as they will be happy to assist you.  We look forward to your participation in the 2013 DEA Red Ribbon Patch Program!             Thank you,                                                               DEA Red Ribbon Patch Program Staff
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
STEM Merit Badge Day at Aberdeen Proving Grounds Locked Topic 0 A. News Come out and experience an AMAZING day of STEM merit badges and NOVA awards working with Aberdeen Proving Ground professionals, Navy Midshipmen Eagle Scouts and STEM volunteers. Event date:  September 28th from 8:30AM to 3:00PMLocation:  Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, MD REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SEPTEMBER 6th.  ACT FAST:  Full details available by clicking here.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Youth Needed as STAFF at Webelos Woods Locked Topic 0 A. News Want to help at camp?  Summer may be over but the AT's Webelos Woods is one more chance for you to enjoy camp life while helping others. Crew 123 is looking for six youth to work as staff during Webelos Woods held October 4-6.  This is your chance to gain experience or put your leadership skills to work.  Webelos Woods features skills demonstrations, zip line, campfire and BBQ! Registered Scouts do NOT need to join the crew to work at this event.  All do need to complete the staff application. Questions?  Contact Lynn Brewer at ATCrew123@gmail.com.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
New Resource: Hikes and High Adventure Treks Locked Topic 0 A. News We've added a new webpage:  Hikes and High Adventure.  Designed as a resource for units, Scouts and AT families, the webpage provides information on hikes and high adventure treks. Check out what we have listed so far.  There's more to come!   (Navigation or click link:  Using the "Group Pages" drop-down menu at Group Home, select "AT-Hikes and...")
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for "In the Street" Locked Topic 0 A. News  Scouting of Frederick County is in need of enthusiastic volunteers from BOTH the AT and CM Districts to volunteer for 2 hour (or more) shifts for a Join Scouting booth at the In The Streets Festival.  This will occur between 11am - 5pm (setup from approx. 9:30 - 11:00AM) on Saturday,September 14.  All you need is a big smile, your enthusiasm for Scouting, a uniform, and a willingness to talk to people about the benefits of Scouting.  Please contact Rick Millward at 301-293-3229 or 240-675-4037 or email him at rjcjmill@comcast.net.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
WELCOME! Locked Topic 0 A. News Welcome!  To the AT's district-wide forum.   Share your Scouting experiences with other Scouters and Scouting families. Please always remember:  this is Scouting.  Scouts are trustworthy, courteous, kind, clean and reverent. H1H2H3H4H5H6
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Thursday, August 08, 2013
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