Arrowhead District serves the communities of Alsip, Ashburn, Beverly, Blue Island, Burbank, Chicago Ridge, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Hometown, Merrionette Park, Morgan Park, Mount Greenwood, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Scottsdale, Robbins, and Worth. The District works closely with over 50 Scouting units (Packs, Troops, and Crews) to ensure the delivery of quality Scouting programs to 1,500 youth in the Southwest Suburbs and Southwest side of Chicago. The District offers a variety of opportunities from our annual Pinewood Derby at the Chicago Ridge Mall to our annual Cub Mobile Race in Oak Lawn!
Open to all Parents and Scouters
Every Fourth Tues of each month (7:00p) Arrowhead District Roundtable Meetings
Next Meeting Date: April 25, 2017
The American Legion, 11001 S. Depot Street, Worth, IL 60482
Trading Post NEWS! (Present at every roundtable)
Kevin Barry, Trading Post Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be catalogs from The Patch Place available at Roundtable.
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There are 14 copies of the 2017 Requirements Books along with 5 copies ( 1 spiral and 4 bound ) of the BSA Handbppk available at the Trading Post.
The Chicago Scout Shop has uniform shirts, in all sizes, both youth and adult, ready for immediate sale with the Council Shoulder Patch (CSP), World Brotherhood and Centennial Circlet already sewn on. These shirts are $9.00 more than shirts without patches. The upcharge covers the cost of the patches so buy them while they are still in stock. The Scout Shop is offering sewing on Scout Shirts at the following rates: Small Patches are $3.00 Numerals are $1.00. Units can also purchase "one piece unit numbers" versus separate unit numbers for the same price. Unit Veteran and Sponsor bars can also be embroidered. Please contact the Chicago Scout Shop for all details, prepay your orders by credit card with Liliana, and Kevin will have all of your ordered items ready for pick up at Roundtable for you.
What do you do when a pole breaks on the newer light weight nylon tents? here is a new product at the Scout Shop. It is a tent pole "Sleeve" that will allow you to repair the broken pole. They also have figure 8 plastic loop and hooks that allow you to adjust lines without cutting them.
Every First Tues of each month (7:00p) Arrowhead District Operations Meetings
Next Meeting Date: May 2, 2017
The American Legion, 11001 S. Depot Street, Worth, IL 60482
Every Second Tues of each month (7:00p) Arrowhead District Commissioner's Meetings
Next Meeting Date: May , 2017
First Methodist Church, 10000 S. Central Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Every Third Tues of each month (7:30p) Order of the Arrow Mantowagon Chapter Meetings
Next Meeting Date: May 16, 2017
First Methodist Church, 10000 S. Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Chapter Chief Alex Fields (708) 497-5985
Advisor Carmen Tripani (773) 233-0604 email@example.com
The monthly meetings include an opening session and breakout sessions. During the opening session, announcements and information relative to all attendees is given out. After the opening session, Boy Scout and Cub Scout leaders split up for sessions relative to their specific disciplines. It is important that all units have at least one representative attend read below on why.
Why you should attend
Roundtable is the best way to find out what's happening in the council and district, and is a great way to improve the program we provide to the youths in our units! The National website (www.scouting.org) states… ‘Scouting roundtables are a form of supplemental training for volunteers held monthly on a district basis The objective of roundtables is to give these leaders program ideas; information on policy, events, and training opportunities; and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. The roundtable commissioner and staff demonstrate elements of a model meeting that leaders may use as a pattern for their own unit meetings. As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.’Wikipedia.com states… ‘the term Roundtable first appears in Wace’s Roman de Brut, a Norman language adaptation of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae finished in 1155. Wace says King Arthur created the Round Table to prevent quarrels among his barons, none of whom would accept a lower place than the others. As its name suggests, the round table has no head, implying that everyone who sits there has equal status.’ I think King Arthur was a pretty smart guy! Some of us have been leaders for what seems like years. And we think we know it all. But it is never too late to learn something new! Ask yourself this… would you go to a doctor that still prescribed leeches for their patients? At one time, leeches were the preferred medical practice for numerous ailments. But over time, doctors learned that other techniques were better and safer! For the same reason, PLEASE consider attending Roundtable.
The Boy Scout breakout sessions provide an opportunity for leaders to network with each other and to learn best practices for running Packs and Dens.
The Cub Scout breakout sessions provide an opportunity for leaders to network with each other and to learn best practices for running Packs and Dens.
TRAINING COORDINATORFrank Chlebek
Date: April 29, 2017
Check-in time: 9:00 a.m.
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn
10000 S. Central Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Who can attend? ANY registered ADULT
Early Bird Cost: $20.00 Walk-In: $25.00
This is an ALL DAY SESSION, and it includes all handouts, and lunch
Registration Deadline: April 24, 2017
Register at: https://scoutingevent.com/456-11093
Prerequisites: “Youth Protection Training”
Please print out & bring certification of completion to training session.
This is an ADULT training session, with food provided for the
Trainees and trainers only.
If you have any food allergies, or food restrictions, please contact Helen and accommodations will be made if advance notification is done.
If you have any questions, please contact via email, text or call
Helen Gesell at 708-955-6418 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMBERSHIP CHAIREdward Murraybsa684@comcast.net(773) 791-3086
FOS CAMPAIGN CHAIR
It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of our 2017 Family FOS (Friends of Scouting) campaign Chairman. Mike Maddox will be the Arrowhead District Chairman of our FOS campaign. Mike has shown the ability and commitment needed to follow through and get the job done.
One of the first tasks that Mike has, is to contact the leaders of all scouting units in Arrowhead to schedule a FOS program. Most units plan a FOS presentation during their Blue & Gold’s or Green &Gold’s normally during the month of February. Mike will coordinate his FOS team members to insure all of the units in Arrowhead have the supplies, materials and council provided incentive items for a successful unit FOS event. Our goal is to have every unit participate by scheduling a FOS program.
On behalf of the Arrowhead Key 3, John Lennon – District Commissioner, Pat Romcoe – District Executive and myself please join us in welcoming Mike to his new important role in our district.