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  • Powahay District — Proudly serving the communities of Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford & Wilton

    Boy Scout/Venturing December 5, 2018

    Roundtable Packet


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  • Agenda Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    LDS Church, 682 South Ave., New Canaan

    Roundtable is a Courtesy of your Commissioner Staff Roundtable Staff: William Shannon, Steve Prostor,

    Craig Schorr, Cindy Allen, John Hanks & Jim Mitchell

    Wrapping Up Rechartering—During but separate from the Roundtable Agenda

     Karen Caiati and Adam Terr will be at the Roundtable meeting to collect & review Unit Charters, and collect

    any money or applications for Charters that have defects.

     Brief Announcements

    7:15 PM Opening Ceremony………………………………………………………………………..……… Roundtable Staff

    7:20 to 7:40 PM Joint Session:

     Key 3 Fireside Chat: Wrapping up the calendar year. How can we help – Your unit needs and concerns. — Mike Szarpa, Jim Mitchell, Jim Patterson

    7:40 to 8:25 Split Session

    Cub Scouts — Steve Prostor Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner  Managing Cub Scout Behavior: One of the developmental tasks of childhood is to learn appropriate

    behavior. Children are not born with an innate sense of propriety, and they need guidance and direction. Grant Evans, Scoutmaster Troop 53 and Darien Public School Social Worker will lead a discussion on how to give the Scouts responsibility to help them think more deeply about positive attitudes, beliefs, values, norms, and actions.

     Pinewood Derby: Racing in a Cub Scout Pinewood Derby is great fun. Participants learn craft skills, the rules of fair play, and good sportsmanship—things they will remember all their lives. You will learn how to encourage Scouts to actually build their own vehicle. Powahay has an earlier Pinewood Derby Race this year scheduled for March 30, 2019 and we want to make sure your winners are eligible to race. Join us of a review of Powahay Guidelines that we ask that you adopt for your Pack Race. Following district guide- lines will ensures a level race for all Scouts.

     Summer Splash Weekend Camping Event — See flyer

    Boy Scouts — William Shannon and Craig Schorr Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner  Fall Camporee Feedback: Do we like Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts camping together lower Hoyt? Do

    we want to consider camping Boy Scout upper Hoyt separating from the Cub Scouts? How many troops take advantage of Webelos camping with them? Your suggestions for next year? Would your troop con- sider co-hosting a Camporee? Presented by John Hanks.

     Winter Camping BSA Supplement Training: This training is intended for adult leaders to provide the adventure of winter camping to their outdoor program in a safe, yet challenging manner and to give tips on presenting this training to your youth members. It’s a great review for experienced leaders, to share their experiences and for troops to bring in new leaders to be trained. This is a BSA Supplement Course and Scouters will receive a certificate for taking the course. Presented by Evan Atkins, Assistant Scout- master Troop 9 Stamford.

     Intro Klondike Derby and Leaders Guide – Troop 14

    8:25 Closing Roundtable will end at 8:30 PM as a courtesy to our attendees and presenters. We will offer a brief after the Roundtable Fellowship from 8:30 to 8:45 PM.

  • Upcoming Roundtables

    January 2, 2019 Joint Session:

     Unit Finances – Good Practices

     Celebrating BSA February Anniversary  A special presentation on the Den Chief

    Cub Scouts  Cub Scout Camping & Summer Camp Programs  Polar Bear Info

     Blue and Gold Dinners Boy Scouts

     Klondike Derby Final Planning – Senior Patrol Leaders attend  Scouts BSA Starts Feb. 1 – Are you ready?

    February 6, 2019 Joint Session:

     Spring Recruitment  Leader Recruitment and Succession Planning

    Boy Scouts

     Where to go Camping  Troop Retention Strategies

     Adult Awards and Recognitions  How many Webelos are you getting? Spring Recruitment planning.

    Cub Scouts  Pinewood Derby Follow up  Pack Retention —

     Recognizing your Pack Leaders  Cub Scout Camping -- What to look for in buying a tent

    Roundtable Staff:

     Jim Mitchell, District Commissioner  John Hanks, Agenda

     William Shannon Boy Scout Roundtable  Craig Schorr Boy Scout Roundtable  Stephen Prostor Cub Scout Roundtable

     Cindy Allen Training

  • Order of the Arrow 2019 Membership Renewal

    Winter Banquet - Gold Pass & Members  2019 Dues - $25.00 - Includes: National Re-charter Fees, Lodge Newsletter,

    Chapter Programs.  2019 Gold Pass - $115.00 - Includes: Three Ordeals, Fall Fellowship, Winter Ban-

    quet, National Re-charter Fees, Lodge Newsletter, Chapter Programs.  For those OA Members that did not pay in 2018 can be reinstated by paying the

    2019 Renewal.

    An Evening of Food and Fellowship January 6, 2019

    The Winter Banquet will be at Costa Azzurra restaurant in Milford. Join us for an evening of brotherhood and fellowship over a great meal. Guest speaker, a silent auction and recognitions. Come catch up with brothers you haven't seen and remi- nisce on 2018. Register now using the above link and put it on your calendar-- January 6, 2019, at 6:30 PM. OA Lodge Events for 2019  Winter Banquet: Costa Azzura, Milford CT, January 6, 2019, 6:00pm - 8:30pm  May Ordeal: Camp Pomperaug May 10-12, 2019  June Ordeal: Camp Sequassen May 31 - June 2, 2019  Lodge Picnic: Hoyt Scout Reservation. Date and time to be announced  September Ordeal: Camp Pomperaug September 6-8, 2019  Fall Fellowship: Camp Sequassen October 4-6, 2019 Powahay Chapter News:  Troops can conduct their own unit elections with registered OA Youth Members  We are looking to reactivate Powahay OA Chapter and need youth members to

    fill OA Chapter positions including Chapter Chief  Contact Chapter Advisor Roger Williams for more information

  • Survivor 2 Expedition Yeti

    January 25-27, 2019 Hoyt Scout Reservation, Redding CT

    Hosted by Troop 14 Norwalk

    $15/Youth & $12/Adult same fee as 2018

    Powahay District — Connecticut Yankee Council BSA

    The Yeti, better known as the Abominable Snowman, is a mysterious bipedal creature said to live high in the mountains of Asia. Recently it was spotted at Hoyt Scout Reservation. It sometimes leaves tracks in snow but despite dozens of expeditions the existence of the Yeti remains unproven. Make plans to organize

    your expedition to head north to Hoyt for Klondike Survivor 2 Expedition Yeti. Can you capture the Yeti?

    Sled Inspection

     Sled is inspected for all required equipment and for proper packing; nothing should fall out when the sled is turned over. Every Scout must be wearing appropriate clothing and foot- wear. Each sled should contain the Ten Essential Item for camping.

    Panning for Gold

     Patrol uses a tarp co-operatively to toss a "nugget" over a horizontal rope 3 m above the ground. The nugget should be a tennis ball or a larger ball, colored yellow. It must not be a hard object in case it falls on a Scout's head. The event can be scored by counting the number of consecutive times the nug- get gets over the rope.

    Whiteout Walk

     A rope is strung between trees along a zigzag route. Scouts are blindfolded, spun around, and have their hands placed on a rope. They are timed as they follow the trail. The backstory is that there are whiteout weather conditions and they must fol- low a previously established tra