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Written by Glen Frybarger   
Friday, 29 January 2010 18:00

Time-sensitive:

February District Committee Meeting will be held on February 22 (gathering at 7 PM; meeting starts at 7:30 PM) at Durham Lion's Club Scout facility (map). Minutes of previous meetings here.

February Roundtable – Thursday January 18 at Glendale UMC (map). Gathering 7:00 PM and meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

POSTPONED! The 2009 Mawat Awards Banquet has been postponed. Contact Ray Anderson for details.

2010 Pinewood Derby will be on 6 Feb 2010. Details posted.

The 2010 Cub-o-ree will take place April 23-25 at West Point on the Eno. Flier available.

Council will be chartering buses to go for a day to the 2010 National Jamboree. Adults and families welcome.

Adult Training:

Looking to get some basic training under your belt? Then check out BSA’s online training at http://olc.scouting.org/. You can complete Youth Protection Training and the appropriate Leader Fast Start.

Mawat Scouts in the News:

"After 100 years, Boy Scouts say they are still 'essential'" article on Durham's The Herald-Sun.

2009 Camporee article published in The Herald-Sun on May 10 available (you’ll need to register to access it).

Key Information:

Mawat District Email - Join the Mawat email group and receive timely emails about upcoming events in the Mawat District as well as having access to the Mawat District Calendar. All you have to do is send an email.

The Mawat Calendar is located in the Yahoo Groups site. You must be a member of the group to have access to the calendar.

 

National and Council Announcements:

2010 Boy Scout advancement requirements have been published. There are significant changes so please review this document.

Scouting Magazine is now available online.

Did you know? It costs at least $144/scout to provide the programs. Please help! Donate here. And remember to indicate it is for Mawat District.

Scouts is turning 100 years. Take a look at National's activities and at Occoneechee's council. One of them will involve one Scout from each county presenting a report to the Governor.Details on page 6 of the 100 Years Program Guide.

2010 Award

 

There's a new award for the BSA Centennial: the 2010 Awards Patch. Pack 451 has captured the essence of at their site.

 New Celebrate Scouting stamp being unveiled by the USPS.

New National Jamboree site (after 2010) announced.

Miscellaneous:

Website of the Month - every month we would like to highlight one of our unit's websites. Go and visit to see what they are doing. You may want to do similar activities or provide them some ideas.This month, Troop 412.

T412 Home Page

Some companies offer discounts/freebies to Scouts. See a list here.

Want a good way to explain the Scout Law? Then check out http://www.scouttube.org/. The videos in this site were put together by Scouts for Scouts. Excellent. You can even buy a DVD to show at unit meetings.

PVSA – Presidential Volunteer Service Award – is available to youth and adults for their volunteer service in Scouting and in other areas.  Also, Good Turn for America provides volunteering and recognition opportunities.

 

Scouts in Durham

Find a Cub Scout Pack in Durham! Find a Boy Scout Troop in Durham! Find a Venturing Crew in Durham!
Boys in Grades 1-5
Boys 11-17 years old
Co-Ed 14-20 years old

To locate a Scouting unit outside of Durham County visit BeAScout.org

Mawat Scouts on Facebook