It is with great sadness to learn that we have lost one of our own at such a young age. 15 year old Thomas “Tommy” Croumbley was killed in a hit-and-run accident early Wednesday morning, October 23rd. Tommy was in Troop 42 in Myakka City.
His dad, and Scoutmaster of Troop 42, Jim McGavic, asked to let everyone know that they’ll be having a memorial service for Tommy on Saturday, November 2nd at 4:00 PM. Any Scout is welcome.
Myakka Family Worship Center 33410 Singletary Road Myakka City, FL 34251
Here is a flyer that you should have already received regarding November’s Roundtable, “Meet the Troops.”
Ground Rules are as follows;
Each unit will have a table in the gym. (be Prepared to meet outside if the gym is not available)
With the meeting beginning at 7:00pm, we plan to be there at 6:00pm to allow for set up.
We ask that each unit have only 3 youth (Ideally
the Senior Patrol Leader, a Troop Guide and a Patrol Leader) and 3
Adults (Ideally the Scoutmaster, the Committee Chair and the New Member
This is the Senate not the House.
The first 15 to 20 minutes will be opening and
general announcement. After which the non Arrow of Light and Webelos Cub
Scout Leaders will retreat to their own Roundtable breakout.
Close will be at 8:30pm to allow for disassembly and out by 9:00pm.
This is an opportunity to promote your unit, start
the recruitment process for new scouts and their parents, and show off
your accomplishments to other troops. Please take full advantage of it.
The Salvation Army graciously provides us with opportunities to meet at its Worship Center for our monthly Roundtable meetings along with a few special activities throughout the year. In return, the organization is asking that members of our group (as well as others who work with the SA) volunteer to help with its annual bell-ringing campaign. By so doing, it means that it does not have to hire workers which cuts into its charitable giving, which is the purpose of the fund-raising.
Several individuals have already signed up, but
more are needed. Please note that these do not have to be solo
activities and I always recommend that at least two people work together
to help pass the time more quickly and pleasantly. Having one or two
children on site is also promoted. Note also that while we are
volunteering as members of the scouting movement, we are not to wear our
uniform per the Guide to Unit Money-Earning Projects (doc #510-274):
The BSA Rules and Regulations state, “Youth
members shall not be permitted to serve as solicitors of money for their
chartered organizations, for the local council, or in support of other
organizations. Adult and youth members shall not be permitted to serve
as solicitors of money in support of personal or unit participation in
local, national, or international events.” For example: Boy Scouts/Cub
Scouts and leaders should not identify themselves as Boy Scouts/Cub
Scouts or as a troop/pack participate in The Salvation Army’s Christmas
Bell Ringing program. This would be raising money for another
organization. At no time are units permitted to solicit contributions
for unit programs.
Arrangements for bell-ringing have been made for
the following dates and locations and the service times have been
divided into 2-hour time slots (10:00-12N, 12N-2:00, 2:00-4:00, and
November 30 at Westgate Publix (3913 Manatee Ave. W) and Moccasin Wallow Publix (Moccasin Wallow Rd. east of I-75).
December 14 at Beachway Publix (Manatee Ave. and 75th St. W.) and River’s Edge Publix (5001 SR-64 E.)
You may schedule yourself using the Salvation Army Bell-Ringing spreadsheet
on Google Docs. Just add your name in the appropriate slot and remember
it is okay to add yourself even if someone else is covering.
Thank you in advance for your service during the holiday season.
You are invited to attend the inaugural Cast-Iron Chef event, hosted by Crew 111.
The hopes are that this will become an annual event, and grow to be a
premier Venturing event within the Council. For the Leaders’ Guide,
please Click Here.
I have just been informed that Eagle Scout Robert
Lewis Bailey passed away this past Sunday. Robert (Bob) was a member of
Troop 54 during the 1950’s and 1960’s. He received his Eagle Scout rank
and badge in 1964 from Troop 54.
Robert was the son of Scoutmaster Kenneth Bailey,
and has many ties to Scouting in our District. Lynda Hicks of T64 is his
sister; his brother in law is Robert Hick, also of T64, and Eagle
Scouts Dalton Hicks and Collin Hicks, also of T64 are his nephews. Son J
Bailey and Grandson Rowen both are members of Troop 111, while
son-in-law Gabe Cole and Grandson Jacob are members of Troop 10.
Services will be held on Saturday 5 October 2019
at First Baptist Church 12125 71st St. E. Parrish, FL 34219, service
will start at 11:00 A.M.
As many of you know CubEx is the councils biggest
event focused solely on cub scouts. This event is designed to be big,
extravagant, and completely over the top. We do this for the sole reason
of creating a buzz with new cub scouts, we want them to walk away
smiling and talking about scouts. I know some units have not attended
CubEx before or haven’t attend in a number of years; give it a try this
year and see how much fun it can be for your unit.
This year’s Cubex will be a bring a buddy event. This is a great
way to get new youth recruited into your pack. Many youth will join
after attending and seeing how exciting scouting is.
Scouts BSA and Venture Crews don’t think we forgot
about you, we are always looking for help staffing an event of this
size. Staffing this event will get you a free t-shit and food for the
weekend along with earning service hours. You will receive a letter
verifying you have received 22 service hours, these can be given to your
school and used towards your graduation requirement. Come on out, have a
blast, get a free shirt and make some new friends.
For details and information about CubEx, Click Here.
If you have any questions about attending or staffing this event please email Bruce Hassy.
I look forward to seeing you at CubEx!
Manatee District Executive
It’s hard to believe a new school year has started and that Fall is just around the corner! (looking forward to the dryer & cooler weather!!)
Crime Stoppers of Manatee County is pleased to announce that we will again partner with the DeSoto Square Mall for this year’s 16th Annual Halloween Safe Kids Night. The event will be held on Halloween, Thursday October 31st, 2019 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at the DeSoto Square Mall in Bradenton. The event is free for the public to attend and there will be plenty of fun and candy for the whole family. Information regarding the event will soon be posted on our website – www.ManateeCrimeStoppers.com and on our Facebook Page.
This well established event consistently attracts over 3000 children & families. This year’s event will be our 4th year at the DeSoto Square Mall. We anticipate another huge turnout at this centralized venue with businesses in addition to community organizations. Businesses and organizations who work with children & families do not want to miss this opportunity for positive exposure and marketing.
This event provides children and families with a safe alternative for “Trick or Treating”. Rather than going door to door, families can visit the DeSoto Square Mall and enjoy an enhanced Halloween experience. Crime Stoppers is providing a venue with plenty of supervision, games, activities, and candy while also promoting public safety & community services available to families.
Although the event is over a month away, the space made available for the event at the DeSoto Square Mall, provides more room for businesses, community groups, churches, civic organizations & government agencies to participate as a “Booth Host” or event partner. Manatee Crime Stoppers is actively seeking additional booth hosts and event partners at this time. Participation as a “Booth Host” is free to non-profit, civic, community and religious organizations.
Any organization with questions is encouraged to contact Manatee Crime Stoppers via email at info@ManateeCrimeStoppers.com or by calling the Manatee Crime Stoppers administrative line at 792-2732.
There will be an organizational meeting for all organizations participating in the 2019 event. The meeting will be at the DeSoto Square Mall Food Court on Tuesday 9/10/2019 @ 4:30pm. Organizations seeking more information and who are considering participation are also welcome to attend.
Thanks and we hope you will join us for another great event!