The Continental 
Issue: 3-14March// 2014
Newsletter Navigation:
2014 District Pinewood
80th Annual District Dinner
District Awards
Camp Cards
Spring Recruitment
Summer Camp

Roundtable News
Date: March 13, 2014  
Location: New Hanover Lutheran Church
Time: 7:30 PM

What's on the schedule? 
- Cub Scout Breakout  
- Boy Scout Breakout 
- Strategic Plan Presentation
- Youth Roundtable

Training Updates

Risk Management 
April 9, 2014 Roundtable

Check out all leader specific & other trainings by downloading this document.
Council Website:
National Website:

Need online training?
Head on over to 

Notice:  Due to an event occurring at Junior High East, Roundtable for March will be held at New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church (click for directions) on Thursday, March 13th at 7:30 PM
Friends of Continental District,

We're pleased to announce that Gregg Kintner has accepted the position of Interim District Commissioner for Continental District!  Read more about Gregg in the article below.  The District has certainly been busy over the last month, with many new ideas coming up and plans already happening for 2015!  With Recharter starting to be wrapped up, we are looking ahead to the District Pinewood Derby and 80th Annual District Dinner.  Please remember to sign-up (article below) for the District Dinner as registration will increase to $25.00 per person after April 9th (this has been extended).  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of us.  Thank you for all you do and let's hope for Spring!

Your Continental Key 3,

Ernie Scardecchio    
Gregg Kintner 
   District Chairman                  District Commissioner 

Chris Smith
District Executive
2014 District Pinewood Derby
Vroom Vroom!  It's almost race day in Continental District!  As all the Cub Packs are wrapping up their Pinewood Derbies, please keep in mind that the Top 5 racers from each Pack will be able to race at the District Pinewood.  If your pack would like, you may provide an alternate if a Scout is unable to attend.  If you have any questions, please email District Commissioner Gregg Kintner at  

Please ensure the follow information gets to your 

Date: April 5th, 2013
Time:  Registration will be open from 8 AM - 9:30 AM.  Racing begins promptly at 9:30 AM.
Location:  Pack 170, St.Paul's Lutheran Church, 1244 Saint Paul's Church Road, Pennsburg, PA 18074 (click link for map)
Rules:  Class A Uniforms are required.  For a list of the complete rules, download them here.

A concession will be open with food available for purchase.
80th Annual District Dinner
Join us to celebrate our 80th Annual District Dinner and to honor leaders in our district!  The dinner will take place on April 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Bechtelsville, PA.  This event is always open to all volunteers and their guests, ranging from leaders, to committee members, to your Institutional Head.  The cost is $20.00 per person and early bird has been extended to April 9. 2014, after which it will be increased to $25.00. Please consider bringing an item for our silent auction, which goes to the district's James E. West Award, honoring a Scouter in Continental District.  If you have a leader that you would like to honor at the District Dinner, please see the article directly below.

Sign-up now for the district dinner online by clicking this link.  Online registration will be accepted until April 18th, 2014.
Prefer to mail in your registration?  Download mail-in registration here.  Mail-in registrations will be accepted up until April 18th, 2014.

Please be sure to make copies of the flyer and distribute them to your fellow volunteers.  Download the flyer here: Continental District Dinner Flyer.  

District Awards
With the District Dinner fast approaching, it's the time of year to honor leaders that have provided outstanding service to Scouting in the past year.  Here is a breakdown of the awards and how to nominate an individual:
Unit Scouter Award - Each unit may select one adult volunteer that has provided outstanding service to the unit this past year.  This can include those directly involved with program (Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Scoutmasters, ASMs, etc.), as well as those involved on the committee.  Please click here to fill out the form to nominate someone from your unit.  Those nominated will receive the award the night of the District Dinner, so please ensure that they sign-up, as well as to have leaders and Scouts from your unit there.  
District Award of Merit - This award is the district equivalent of the "Silver Beaver" which is awarded on a council level.  Volunteers who have given their time and outstanding work to the district may be nominated for this award, whether it be unit service, or as part of the District Committee.  You may download the form by clicking here and either mail it into council or email it to Chris Smith at
You may also submit individual awards to be presented at the District Dinner.  All awards, include Unit Scouter & District Award of Merit must be turned in, or emailed to District Executive Chris by April 4th, 2014.  For any questions, please email your DE at or your District Commissioner Gregg at


Camp Cards!

Your unit can still sign up to sell Camp Cards for 2014!  Making $2.50 per card, your Scout can earn his way to camp this year.  Check out for more information.
Ready to sign up?  Download the form here to sign up today!
Have you heard about the Strive for 25 program?  For every 25 cards that are sold with the proper money turned in, your Scout will entered for a chance to win 50% off camp this year (in council only) and entered for one of two grand prizes of a free trip to summer camp! Check out all the details here and talk to your unit today.  
Questions?  Contact your District Executive Chris at
Spring Recruitment

Cub Packs - Save the date!  On May 15th, 2014 we will be having a District-wide spring recruitment, similar to the fall recruitment this past year.  More information will be available in the April newsletter.  
Summer Camp for Cub & Boy Scouts 
Now that the snow is starting to melt, it really is time to plan for Summer Camp!  Cub Adventures at Musser Scout Reservation is now offering both Resident (overnight) and Day Camp Programs for the Cub Scouts of Continental District.  Check out for complete details!  

Packs can still sign-up for a Camp Promotion presentation.  Fill out this form and either mail it in to Council or email it as an attachment to If you're Cub Pack has a presentation your unit will receive a $50 trading post credit to spend exclusively at Cub Adventures this summer! 

Is your Troop still looking at Summer Camps?  Resica Falls Scout Reservation is located on 4,200 acres of beautiful land in the Pocono Mountains.  Check out to find out more about one of the best summer camps on the East Coast!

Boy Scout Troops - If you could please let us know where you'll be going this summer that would be great!  Please fill out this quick form to let us know your destination for 2014.
Planning Ahead    
District Pinewood - April 5th, 2014
District Dinner - April 26th, 2014
Cub Scout Bait & Bull's Eye @ Musser - May 3-4th, 2014
Spring Recruitment Night - May 15th, 2014 
Cub Scout Carnival - June 7-8th, 2014
APEX Weekend - June 14-15th, 2014