--that our popcorn sale is now officially over! Don’t forget that all
monies to the council are well overdue!!!!! .
--that our next Roundtable will be Thursday, January 12th at 7:00 p.m. at
Mars Hill Presbyterian Church. Final plans for our Lock-In will be discussed,
as well as plans for our District Eagle Scout and Volunteer Recognition
--that there will be a BALOO / OWLS training on Saturday, February 11th
from 8:00am - 4:00pm at Seymour United Methodist Church. Please contact the
council if you are interested in attending.
--that Boy Scout Night at the UT Men’s Basketball game vs. Auburn is
Saturday, January 28th, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. All tickets will be $8.50 per
person, and must be purchased at least 2 days before the game. The game will
be played at the Thompson-Boling Arena. Please go to UTTIX.com, click on “VOLS
TIX” at the top of the page, then on “group ticket window”, enter the username
“scoutball” and password “basketball” and complete your order. Or, you can
call Ashley Fincher at 865-974-9659 or Ashley.email@example.com. Please note
that there is a $1.50 processing fee online. All Scouts attending should wear
their Scout shirts.
--that our local Eagle Scout and Volunteer Recognition Banquet will be
Thursday, February 10th at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church starting at
6:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s awards banquet will be “THE HEART OF
SCOUTING”. I will be asking each pack’s Cub Scouts to do their usual wonderful
job of making placemats and wall decorations, and hope they will try to show
off for the adults and Scouts present!! We’ll talk a lot about this at the
next few Roundtables. Please encourage your boys to be as creative and
colorful as possible with these original pieces of art!! Please don’t forget
the theme and try to use it in a Cub Scout way. Everyone looks forward to
seeing what our Cubs can come up with!!!!
Also, this is the night of the presentation of the District Award of Merit,
the highest award given at the district level. Past recipients of this award
determine the winners. Please call me if you have any questions about this
In addition to the prestigious awards listed above, this is a night for many
leaders to also receive their deserved recognition for various duties and
trainings completed. Phil Seibert, our training chairman, must have your
information about training awards that have been earned no later than January
15th. Please look up the necessary paperwork on our website and get it to Phil
as soon as possible!!!
--that “Scouting for Food” dates are set for Saturdays January 28th and
February 4th. This is a very worthwhile activity for all Scouts, as they
collect canned food items for local food pantries. More details will come at
the next Roundtable. I know it’s the morning after the Lock-In…………..
--that there will be a Commissioners’ Training on Saturday, February 4th,
2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.
This specialized training costs $12, which includes all materials, lunch and
snacks, and will be held at the Council Office. Please pre-register by January
31st through the council office.
--that Scout Sunday is set for Sunday, February 5th. This is a day to have
the boys in your pack or den recognized in church, in uniform, usually sitting
in a group. Individual churches handle this day differently; you can make it
as special as you want, just contact your pastor now and discuss your options
--that Cub Scouts annually celebrate the anniversary of Scouts in February
with a Blue and Gold Banquet. You need to schedule and plan for that event
soon—and then let Chris Agee know your plans!!! We’ll discuss this more at our
--that this year’s Knoxville Ice Bears Scout Night is set for Friday,
February 17th at 7:30 p.m. Please contact the council for further information.
--that Boy Scout Day at Dixie Stampede is set for Saturday, February 25,
2012, at the 6:00 p.m. show. Group price tickets (20 or more) are $26.45,
which includes their fabulous one-of-a-kind show, a 4 course meal, the tax and
gratuity. Normal prices are $42.99 for adults (12 & up) and $22.99 (under 12)
plus gratuity. Please contact Denise Miller at 1-800-356-1676, ext. 3121 or
firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to the event, and be sure
and mention “Boy Scout Day” for this special pricing. Denise says there is
also a 10% discount for the gift shop; souvenir boot mugs are $4.00 at the
door--$3.00 in advance. Please also know that you can have this special
group rate at any time if you work through Denise.
--that it's not too early to start thinking about the University of
Scouting, which will be held March 3rd , 2012 in Knoxville, from 7:30 a.m. –
4:30 p.m. If you register by January 13th, the cost is $15, half-price of the
door price. If you register by February 17th, the cost is $20; if by February
29th, it’s $25. This is a very special event, offering training for all levels
of adult Scouts.
--that our District Pinewood Derby will be Saturday, March 10th, at the
Calhoun school gymnasium. Weigh-in and registration begins at 8:00 a.m., with
the derby set to begin around 9:00 a.m. Please try to schedule your pack’s
derby before this date to encourage more participation at the district level.
Pack 616 is in charge of the derby, so we can all look forward to another very
--that another March event will be Cub Scouts helping with the River
Clean-up event on either Saturday March 10th on the Tellico River or March
17th on the Hiwassee River. Details will be forthcoming.
--that there are two special events in April!!! One will be our DISTRICT
CROSS-OVER CEREMONY for Webelos crossing over into Boy Scouts, set for
Saturday, April 15th in Calhoun. The other event will be our bi-annual SPRING
FAMILY CAMPOREE , scheduled for the weekend of April 27th – 29th, and led by
Cameron Balaban and Pack 74. Should be another great weekend!!! More details
-that our May event will be a DISTRICT HIKE, on Saturday, May 12th. Indian
Boundary was discussed as a possible site; more details in the future when a
pack chooses to lead this event.............let me know if you are
--that our summer Cub Scout camp’s dates are set. Our twilight camp will be
June 25th – 29th at the Mayfield Farm & Nursery in Athens with our own Christy
Seibert wearing the director’s cap again. SAVE THESE DATES AND BE THINKING
ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HELP!!! The great theme this year is “CSI”!!!