Please take a minute and make your 2017 Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Donation to the Boy Scouts of America, Catalina Council. We are a qualifying 501(c )(3). The limit for single taxpayers is $400 and $800 for married couples filing jointly. Your donations to Scoutreach makes it possible for us to put our afterschool Scoutreach program into some of the low income schools throughout Southern Arizona. Please see our website for additional information and to make your donation. If you have any questions, or would like to submit your Scoutreach donation over the phone, please call Susan Hicks, Development Director at (520) 585-5553 or e-mail her at email@example.com
It’s Fall, things are finally cooling off, and it is a great time to go hiking. Here are some safety tips to remember when out hiking with your Unit.
- Plan ahead. Find out about the area you will be hiking. Look at a map of the trails beforehand and choose a trail which is of the appropriate length for the time you have. And tell somebody where you are going and when you expect to return.
- Don’t get lost. Know where you are going. Bring a trail map with you and stick to the established trail. Don’t wander off the trail.
- Bring plenty of water with you. Your hike won’t be much fun if you feel sick from being dehydrated.
- Wear appropriate clothing. Check the weather and wear clothing which will keep you warm. But dress in layers, because you might warm up as you start hiking. Wear sturdy, closed toed shoes.
- Take a break when you get tired. Sit down and enjoy the scenery around you. Watch for wildlife. If you overexert yourself you could increase your chance of injury or health problems.
- Remember the principals of Leave No Trace. Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but pictures. Kill nothing but time. Disturbing plants and wildlife can result in injury.
- Don’t forget your first aid kit. Be prepared for any minor injuries which might occur.
- Bring a whistle. If you need immediate assistance, give three short blasts on it. Stay where you are, especially if you are lost. Help will come to you.
- Keep your feet dry. Wet feet become irritated and uncomfortable.
- Avoid sunburn. Apply sunscreen and wear a hat.
- Let the slowest hiker go first. That way everyone stays together and nobody gets left behind.
- If you get lost, stay where you are. It will be easier for people to find you if you stay put.
More information on planning for hikes and other overnight treks can be found in the BSA Pamphlet “Trek Safely”: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/430-125.pdf
Have fun hiking and remember to be safe.
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 5-9pm
551 W. Lambert Ln
Oro Valley, AZ
See attached flyer for more information.
Annual Bag-A-Thon Food Drive
to fill the pantry at the Interfaith Community Services Food Bank
Participating units can drop empty paper bags on doorstops in neighborhoods of their choice and come back to pick up the (hopefully!) full bags the following weekend. We provide the bags and maps (just let us know which neighborhoods you’d like to hit.) We provide a template of the informational flyer that needs to be attached to the bags but ask that your group makes copies and attached them to the bags. This is a very fun service project that many scouts look forward to every year!
Food drop off/delivery:
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9a – 1p
Canyon Del Oro (CDO) Baptist Church, 9200 N Oracle Road
Food and fun provided!
*If your unit is attending Camporee we can arrange for pick up there.
Bag drop off:
Most units drop empty bags in neighborhoods on the Saturday prior to the collection/drop off date. This year that would mean dropping bags on Saturday, October 28.
Please let us know no later than September 15 if you will participate. (But the sooner the better so we can order enough bags.)
Julie Katsel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-250-6027
Silver Beaver Award The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.
If you would like to make a nomination for the Silver Beaver Award please fill out the Nomination form and return it to Richard.Benner@scouting.org
Experience WOOD BADGE 2018! Register Online Now! Registration closes at MIDNIGHT July 1st 2018!
You may have heard of Wood Badge. You may know plenty of Scouters who have been to Wood Badge. Now, take the plunge and find out for yourself what Wood Badgers already know. Inspirational leadership is more than knowing how to be a good leader; it’s the process of becoming a great leader. And there is no better way to experience this leadership adventure than at Wood Badge!
Catalina Council is offering this 6-day Wood Badge course over two weekends: August 23-25 and September 13-15. Join us in learning how you can deliver the promise of scouting, inspire your scout units to succeed, and have fun doing it! For course details please copy and paste these links into your browser click HERE Or for any other questions, email the Course Director Matt Gardner @ email@example.com
Where: 105 N Norton Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
When: Thursday May 11th
Time: 6:15pm (Parking Lot Full of Scouting Experiences and Activities, Eegees, Pizza, and a Ton of Fun). 7:00pm Roundtable opening, and then at 7:15 there will be breakout sessions.
· Biking – ride a council bike – see what is available
· Climbing – See what is available
· Frisbee Golf – play and see what is available
· Special Effects – improve any ceremony
· STEM – check out what they have going on
· Varsity – check out some of their adventures
· Sea Scouts
· Popcorn Sales
· Membership Recruitment
· Wood Badge
· And more…….
· Cub Scouts – Den Leaders, Cub Masters, Committee member
· Boy Scouts
· Popcorn Sales
· Membership Recruitment
· Endowment Fund
Come join the fun!
If you are interested in something not listed please contact firstname.lastname@example.org we will see what we can do.