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    Welcome to the Arapahoe District


    Scoutbook Training

    November Roundtable
    Program: Scoutbook Training
    Location: 9800 Foothills Canyon Blvd., Highlands Ranch
    Time: 7-8:30pm


    What is Roundtable?

    Roundtable is a monthly meeting that occurs on the first Thursday of the month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Building at 9800 Foothills Canyon Blvd. in Highlands Ranch. In addition to monthly announcements, there are monthly training topics for Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Venturing Leadership. Roundtable starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. and typically ends at 8:30 p.m.


    Recruitment season is still in stride!

    All units should be in the midst of hosting their second sign up night this fall! Giving each and every kid as many chances as possible to join scouting is what moves the mission forward! Do you need help scheduling your second sign up night? Contact District Executive Brett Drevlow.

    What things can you be doing to attract more kids?

    1. Set a date for another sign up night. Showing up on a specific date is an action item for new parents. 
    2. Order Invite a Friend Postcards and have your scouts give a card to each of their best friends.
    3. Promote the Recruiter Strip. If a scout recruits a friend, they earn the recruiter strip for their uniform!
    4. Continue to re-invite people that haven't joined yet.

    It takes as many as 7 times to be invited to a scout meeting before deciding to join. 


    How to Set up Online Registration for New Scouts

    Check out the links below:


    Recharter

    The most cumbersome time of year! But – if you begin soon, the process can be quick and painless! A few tips for recharter done right.

    1. Confirm your leader roster. Are all of your leaders registered? Are they in the correct positions? Do all leaders have up to date youth protection training?
    2. Submit all outstanding applications. Want to be sure you have everyone registered (both adult and youth)? Ask Brett for an official BSA roster of your unit.
    3. Call the scouts that haven’t attended in the last few months. Confirm their membership in your unit. Continue to invite inactive scouts back if they feel disconnected.

    Codes will be distributed to your unit Key 3 via email late October. 

    Due Date: November 29th


    Scouting for Food

    Join us in one of our largest annual service projects benefiting over 100 food banks in the Metro. Door hangers will be provided for scouts to deliver on the morning of November 9th. Scouts are to then canvass the area again the following weekend and collect the donated food. Our Dropoff Area will be Southwest Plaza off Bowles in Littleton. Not only does your unit get service hours for Journey to Excellence, your scouts will be instilled the value of service to community! Register your unit today! Questions? Contact our Scouting for Food Chair, Jay Naumann


    Funding Your Program for the Year!

    Popcorn season is wrapping up. But - it's not too late to boost sales! Use the online sales to boost your next adventure. The average online sale is over $90!

    Popcorn Resources

    Contact Ellen Paul for personal assistance. 303.880.2252  
     


    Internet Advancement

    Use the most up-to-date method for entering your unit's advancement, including ranks, merit badges and other awards. Internet Advancement allows you to enter and submit advancement and run reports online directly to and from the council. Doing so ensures greater accuracy and faster submissions.

    Review the Internet Advancement presentation to learn how you can take advantage of this great resource.


    District Leadership

    District Chair

    The District Chair is the top volunteer Scouting leader of the district, whose job is to motivate a talented team of people. They preside at district committee meetings and represent the district on the council executive board. They are responsible for the membership, program, and finance functions of the district.

    District Commissioner

    The District Commissioner is the quality control officer who recruits, trains, and leads a staff of Commissioners who coach adult leaders of every unit to succeed. The District Commissioner is responsible for the unit service function of the district. Unit Online Tools

    Retention Mission Statement:
    The retention mission of the commissioner corps is best achieved by providing an adequate number of trained unit commissioners who provide a link to district committee resources in support of a quality unit program.

    District Professionals

    The District Professional is your best Scouting friend and counselor--the full-time professional in the district. He or she is employed by the council and works under the direction of the council Scout Executive. The District Professionals welcomes all suggestions & knows that you will need close cooperation to get the job done through volunteers.

    Suggestions? Comments?


    Find us on Facebook and Twitter

    We are continuously improving our communication to the volunteers of the Arapahoe District and Facebook and Twitter are good ways to improve! Go to Arapahoe District Facebook page at www.facebook.com/araphoedistrict to like our page and visit our Twitter @ArapahoeDist to get the latest information from us!

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