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Hello Scouting Community!

We are so grateful for the attendance and engagement at our Roundtables and hope it continues for February! Join us February 2nd @ 7 pm via Zoom to get district updates, and enjoy Scouting fellowship. Scroll down to learn more about our topics for the night!

This upcoming Roundtable we will be doing breakout sessions for the first time in a while! Below is the link for the Roundtable meeting on Feb. 2nd at 7 PM and underneath that is more info about our breakout topics.
Roundtable Zoom Link

For the Cub Scouts: It’s time to talk about Blue + Gold Ceremonies! Join us in a discussion about what this ceremony may look like in 2021 and ways to make it memorable.

For the ScoutsBSA: Do you want your youth to step up and become the leaders you want them to be? There are a number of District, Council, and National training courses your youth (and your leaders) can participate in to deliver on the goal of building tomorrow's leaders.

The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills courses is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to reach success most effectively in that role. To understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. An Introduction to Leadership Skills course is the first step in the series of leadership training offered to Scouts, and is a prerequisite for Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). It is also required to participate in a Kodiak Challenge Trek. Our guest speaker, Don Wurth, will be diving into this topic a little more in a couple weeks! This topic is open to those older Scouts wanting to learn more as well!

Upcoming Activities and Events

The Districts Virtual Pinewood Derby is approaching--March 13th. The rules can be found here: Race Rules!
Register now to reserve your spot for Klondike! Please reach out to Sam Truernicht @ 314-378-1631 if you would like to Volunteer.
District Volunteer Recognition Event: A specific date and registration is still to come, but we need your nominations for those that you see going above and beyond to be recognized at our District Event! Click this graphic to read more about the qualifications for the awards below!
 

District Highlights

This portion of the newsletter is to act as a cheers for peers section to say “way to go!” to different units doing incredible things for the community. It’s impossible to highlight all the things you are doing, but we want to try. For this newsletter, we want to highlight Pack 8039.

Some may not know this, but the Collinsville Food Pantry has actually been closed in terms of accepting food donations due to the safety of their volunteers. We’re well past Scouting for Food but that didn’t stop Pack 39 from finding a way to make sure this pantry had the means to support the community! The Pack was able to collect $1,542 for the Collinsville Food Pantry, a separate effort from the Scouting for Food weekends! Thank you Pack 39 and thank you to everyone that helped make this fundraiser a success.

Other Resources and Opportunities

TOPIC 1: Troop and Pack Planning Guides
  • Click on the images above to find two excellent documents to share with your units!
  • These guides give recommendations on how to meet during this time, month by month activity suggestions, and the most up to date restrictions on meetings, etc.
TOPIC 2: Now Hiring Camp Staff

·       Interview dates are NEXT WEEK December 15th, 16th and 17th via ZOOM

·       Application is now live

·       More Information here: https://stlbsa.org/camps/work-at-our-camps/

TOPIC 3: Cub Scout Holiday Kit

·       Celebrate the holidays by making gingerbread ornaments, elf slime, the Grinch pillow, a gingerbread bird feeder, and create snow!

·       All supplies, plus festive holiday treats are included.

·       Order by December 17th to receive by Christmas! Sales are through January 2nd.

·       More info at: https://stlbsa.org/cub-scouts-calendar/

We thank you for taking the time to read through this longer Newsletter and we hope you are all happy and healthy!


With Love, 
Cahokia Mounds District

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