One of the challenges that we can face as leaders is how to best interact with Scouts that have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As Scouters, we should be sensitive to Scouts that may have additional challenges. Here is a link with some suggestions for how to help Scouts with ADHD be successful: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/. Thank you for your service to Scouting and your commitment to making Scouting safe and fun for everyone.
Welcome to BALOO training! It is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub
Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos
This training should be presented by council or district level training teams as needed.
Councils may decide to require periodic refreshers based on local situations.
BALOO training is comprised of two components—an online component and a practical,
hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a “TRAINED”
Cub Scout outdoor leader.
The online component must be completed prior to the practical component. The online
training contains introductory and basic information that will be built upon during the
Grand Canyon Council will be offering BALOO/IOLS Training on February 17th-18th. Register Here Today
Announcing we have two open slots for Sea Base 2019 – St. Croix U.S. V.I. Scuba Diving Adventure. We will be the FIRST CREW EVER to do this adventure. This is the first time Sea Base is offering scuba diving in St. Croix. The time frame for this is approx. June 2 – June 12, 2019. We are also planning to three days of additional diving after SB. While on the trip we will be in the U. S. Virgin Island’s pristine coral reefs, with sea turtles, countless species of fish, wreck diving and explore the underwater world of St. Croix.
The cost is approx. $2500.00 for the entire trip. Any Scout(s) or Venture(s) male or female 13 years and older are able to attend. If you are a female interested in going you will need to provide a female adult leader as well.
Scouts or Scouters need to be scuba certified before leaving for SB. You can be certified through any accredited scuba diving program. If you are not, no problem, I am willing to help them get certified as well. While on the trip, I will be offering Scouts the chance to get their Advanced Open Water for around $90. You will also have the opportunity to work on several specialty dives as well.
If you or if you know anyone that would be interested in going they can contact me. You contact John Longhofer if you have other questions at 520-990-4442 or email email@example.com
The National Jewish Committee on Scouting announces a 2019 Shomer Shabbat Philmont Trek
Twelve days of backpacking in the vast spaces of the Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico for Jewish Scout Leaders and Jewish Scouts, who meet Philmont’s age and rank requirements
For more information check out the Council’s Jewish Committee on Scouting’s page HERE
Catalina Scout Shop’s annual Pinewood Derby Champ Camp is fast approaching! Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 19th from 11:00 to 2:00. We will have a couple of knowledgeable volunteers to cut your pinewood derby cars out and give you some tips on our tools to help make your car the fastest car this year! We will also have the council’s pinewood derby track set up for you to test your car out on! Come on down and see our new Glow in the Dark paints, wheels and accessories! New battery operated headlights and running lights available this year too! We will see you Saturday, January 19th!
In 1846 the United States Army ask Mormon leader Brigham Young to provide enough volunteers to form an entire battalion of over 500 soldiers for military service during the Mexican- American war. These men became known as the Mormon Battalion and marched on foot over 2000 miles, much of it in uncharted territory. It is still the longest U.S. Army march in U. S. History.
The Battalion also played a role in the history of Southern Arizona, then a part of Mexico. The battalion entered Tucson in December of 1846 and without firing a shot at the Mexican soldiers stationed at the Tucson garrison, raised the American flag for the first time over Tucson. The Boy Scouts of America, Catalina Council, has joined with select non-profit history-based organizations in celebrating the 170th year of the release of the last of the subgroup known as The Mormon Battalion Volunteers.
In partnering with select history based organizations, the council has provided many opportunities for our Scouts to register for special merit badge classes to further their advancement, obtain free passes, and enjoy the services provided by our partnering organizations.
Mormon Battalion Celebration Brochure
For questions or comments call Clint Liechty 520 623 6062
or Laurene Huelsman at Council Office 750-0385, Ex 1007.
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.
Congratulations to our 2018 Class of Silver Beavers:
In addition, other high level awards will be presented or recognized during the banquet.
The Council Annual Dinner is scheduled for February 9th, 2019
Time: 5:30 Registration Opens
6:15 Evening Program Begins
Location: Truly Nolan Leadership Center-434 S. Williams Blvd
Cost: $30- Individual- Register Here today
Thank you for all that YOU do for scouting!
Join the TSO Sunday, January 27, as we fulfill the Music Badge requirements for Boy Scouts, have some lunch, and see TSO’s performance of Fresh Music, Copland and More.This will be a fantastic time for anyone who plays an instrument or is interested in learning more about music. The TSO is performing the U.S. premiere of Arturo Marquez’s new Trumpet Concerto, played by Pacho Flores, for whom the piece was written.
Discounted tickets available for chaperones too! Buy your tickets HERE using discount code TSOBOYSCOUT
12pm Arrive at Tucson Symphony Center, activities begin (2175 N. 6th Ave.)
1:10pm Lunch time
1:30pm Depart for Tucson Music Hall (260 S. Church Ave)
2pm TSO performance starts
4pm TSO performance ends
The District Award of Merit (DAM) is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. The awardis available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level
Nominations for the DAM should be made using this form. The due by dates for the Districts are as follows:
Old Pueblo- December 7th- Email Nominations to Richie Benner
Cochise- December 7th- Email Nominations to Sheila Foraker
Spanish Trails- November 26th- Email Nominations to Dan Rowland
The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. The Court of Honor for the volunteers selected will be held at the Annual Council Volunteer Recognition Dinner on February 9th, 2019. Please join us in congratulating the following volunteers on their selection:
Ron Brown- Old Pueblo
Kevin Kinghorn- Council Board
Scotty Pignatella- Spanish Trails
Virginia Robillard- Old Pueblo
Toni Young- Old Pueblo