8 - Roundtable
15 - District Dinner
26 - Media Service Day
3&4 - Cub Bait & Bulls Eye
13 - Roundtable
15 - Join Scout Night
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Minquas District Leadership
District Commissioner & P191
OA Chapter Advisor
& Camping Chair
Activities & Civic Service Chair
Day Camp Director
Day Camp Program Director
Merit Badge Chair
Scouting for Food Coordinator
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner
P605, T605, T272, C272
P495, P154, T154
P76, P950, T430
P85, T85, P145
P260, P916, T260, C154
P969, P319, T316
P404, P493, T493
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Join us Tuesday, April 8th for the next Roundtable Meeting!
Big Rock (Group presentation): What is a District & Highlights?
Pack Leaders*: Leader Recognition, Den Spirit, Core Value: Health & Fitness, Theme: Destination Parks
Troop/Crew Leaders: Supplemental Awards
All Scouting Leaders are encouraged to attend Roundtables, on each 2nd Tuesday, September - June, 7:30pm at Pennsylvania Institute of Technology in Media.
Join us as we celebrate the successes and volunteers
of Minquas District and honor the recipients of:
The Distinguished Leader Award:
of Pack 225, Troop 225 & District Activities Chair
Bob Wickline of Troop 404
The District Award of Merit:
of Troop 430 & Crew 154
of Troop 191 & District Friends of Scouting Chair
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
State Road, Media, PA
6:00 Gathering (cash bar available)
7:00 Program & Award Presentations
All Scouters, family & friends are welcome.
Dinner will be served buffet style with open seating.
Dinner is $25/person.
Register by Tuesday, April 8th.
Register today here!
Questions can be directed to Ed Finn
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-716-5064
Camp Cards 2014
The 2014 Camp Card Program is now well underway! 13 Scouting Units in Minquas are currently participating in the program, and are working on potentially earning more than $8,000 for the units to help their Scouts go to Camp and other Scouting activities!
Unit Leaders & Camp Card Captains: remember that you can turn in money for sold cards, submit Strive for 25 Entries, and pickup additional Camp Cards as needed each Tuesday at Pinocchio's Restaurant in Media from 4:30-6:30pm or at any of the additional locations listed on the website.
- 4/8 - Next Camp Card Exchange at Pinnocchio's (4:30-6:30pm)
- 6/1 - Sale Ends
- 6/13 - 50% Commission Payment due
| Growing Scouting |
May 15, the Cradle of Liberty Council will be hosting a council-wide Join Cub Scouts Night at different locations throughout the districts, including Minquas District.
There will be giveaways for boys who sign up that night and they will also have the opportunity to attend our
Cub Scout Carnival (June 14 or 15 at Musser Scout Reservation) for half price!
Packs: Make sure to put this date in your calendar and stayed tuned for more details!
This is an opportunity your pack does not want to miss out on.
Join me in congratulating to our district's newest Eagle Scouts for 2014:
John Bevilaqua (T404) who completed his Eagle BOR on January 22nd.
Baylee Brennan (T292) who completed his Eagle Board of Review at the Media Courthouse on February 26th.
Jacob Horneman (T430) and Sam Ortoleva (T277) who completed their Eagle BORs on March 26th.
As a reminder for Eagle candidates submitting their Eagle BOR information materials, their information should be only held together by a binder clip. Fancy folders and binders are discouraged - a scout is thrifty.
The next Eagle Boards of Review are scheduled for April 23rd and May 28th. I need to receive all Eagle candidate materials by May 7th, to be considered for the May Eagle Board of Review.
Yours in Scouting,
Minquas District Advancement Chairman
Cradle of Liberty Council
Boy Scouts of America
(610) 675-9071 cell
Media Service Day
The Rotary Club of Media is teaming up with the Penncrest High School Interact Club, Friends of Glen Providence Park and any interested Cub Packs, Scout Troops and Venturing Crews who are interested, for a Day of Service to give back to our community.
Please mark your calendars for:
Saturday, April 16th
Glen Providence Park, West Road & State Road, Media
Service projects to include park clean up and beautification projects. More details to be announced, contact Nick if your Pack, Troop or Crew is interested in participating.
Upcoming Cub Scout Activities & Camps
Please note that Minquas District will not be holding a May Cuboree as originally planned as Cub Scout Packs, Dens and families are invited to participate in the Bait & Bull's Eye events the same weekend.
Cub Scout Bait & Bull's-Eye: May 3 or 4
These one-day events are for Cub Scouts and siblings that want to experience camp for a day. Scouts will go from station to station in a structured group and participate in activities like BB and Archery Shooting, Nature, Handicraft, fun games and Outdoor Skills. Visit www.colbsa.org/musserevents for more details and to register.
Webelos Woods Weekend: June 6 - 8
This full weekend event is targeting current Bears and First-Year Webelos as they prepare for the excitement of Webelos and Boy Scouting. Scouts will sleep in a tent all weekend and learn how to cook food, set-up a campsite, hike, and enjoy many other outdoor activities. Visitwww.colbsa.org/musserevents for more details and to register.
Cub Scout Carnival: June 7 or 8
These one-days events are for Cub Scouts and their siblings that want to experience camp in a more relaxed, unstructured atmosphere. Scouts will go to the stations that they wish, and activities will include Fishing, BB and Archery Shooting, Boating, inflatables and other fun activities. Visit www.colbsa.org/musserevents for more details and to register.
Cub Scout Summer Camps:
Day Camp is an introductory outdoor program for Tigers, Cub Scouts and Webelos with little camping experience.
Scouts and units can attend any camp that they choose provided they have adult leadership. They are also welcome to attend more than one day camp. The Day Camp at Newlin Grist Mill will run from June 23-27.
Registration cost includes all crafts and activities, a Day Camp shirt and a patch. Registration and details are at www.colbsa.org/daycamp. Cubs & Volunteers are encouraged to sign up early! Early Bird deadline is May 1st.To allow for proper planning, no youth or volunteer registrations for Newlin Grist Mill Camp will be accepted after June 9th. www.colbsa.org/cubadventures
Cub Scout Medieval Adventures in 2014
Cubs and their pack will have the opportunity to attend camp for half-week resident session, full week day camp, or stay the whole week as part of our full week resident program! Our prices this summer make it hard to find a better value for your sons time this summer. Register and pay early to save up to $50 off last years' prices! Get more information at
Boy Scout/Venturing Activities & Camps
Boy Scout and Venturing Summer Camp Specialty Opportunities
Are your Boy Scouts and Venturers looking for more excitement this summer? Have they been to summer camp, but want to try something new this summer? Make sure you get them signed-up for one of our specialty programs:
- APEX Week at Musser - Enjoy a week working on Merit Badges or exploring career opportunities in the Medical and STEM Fields. Boy Scouts will have the opportunity to earn four merit badges, and Venturers can explore four career paths.
- Provisional Week at Resica Falls - Can't attend camp with your troop? Want to go for a second week to have more fun and earn more badges? Attend Resica Falls as provisional Scout and meet new friends!
- Fawn Run at Resica Falls - Enjoy a week of hiking in the beautiful Pocono Mountains and participating in exciting program along the trail.
- Paddlerama at Resica Falls - Enjoy a week of Canoeing on the picturesque Delaware River. The Trip is approximately 70 miles, and the Scouts will have the opportunity to earn parts of Whitewater Merit Badge.
Order of the Arrow News
Please note the upcoming Minquas Chapter Meeting: Tuesday, April 7th 7:30pm at Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. All Minquas Arrowmen welcome and encouraged to attend.
Register for Additional Upcoming Events:
Spring Service 2 - May 16th-18th
NE-5B Conclave - June 6th-8th
Fall Fellowship - Oct 10th-12th
Additional details and events are available at www.unamilodge.org