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Minquas District Leadership
Larry Weathers
District Chairman

District Commissioner & P191

District Director

Advancement Chair

Training Chair

OA Chapter Advisor
& Camping Chair

Activities & Civic Service Chair

Membership Committee

Day Camp Director

Day Camp Program Director

Advancement Committee

Merit Badge Chair

Scouting for Food Coordinator

Tim Bourne
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner

Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner

Mike Covolus
Unit Commissioner
P605, T605, T272, C272

Unit Commissioner
P225, T225
Bob Treblicock
Unit Commissioner
P495, P154, T154

Ed Dorsey
Unit Commissioner
P76, P950, T430

Jerry Rafter
Unit Commissioner
P228, T277

Scott Rubinstein
Unit Commissioner
T191, T404
Bill Smith
Unit Commissioner
P85, T85, P145

Bill Stewart
Unit Commissioner
P112, T112 

Ted Varney
Unit Commissioner
P260, P916, T260, C154

Unit Commissioner 
P969, P319, T316
Unit Commissioner
P404, P493, T493
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Monday, April 7, 2014
2014 Roundtables 
Join us Tuesday, April 8th  for the next Roundtable Meeting!
April's Topics:
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.
*Our Cub Scout Breakout will run in conjunction with the Den and Pack Meeting Resource Guide, to better serve all Den Leaders and Cubmasters. 

District Dinner


Join us as we celebrate the successes and volunteers 

of Minquas District and honor the recipients of:


The Distinguished Leader Award:

Mike Penzone
of Pack 225, Troop 225 & District Activities Chair


Bob Wickline of Troop 404


The District Award of Merit:

Mark Furey
of Troop 430 & Crew 154


Bob Johnston
of Troop 191 & District Friends of Scouting Chair


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Generations Restaurant
State Road, Media, PA


6:00 Gathering (cash bar available)

6:30 Dinner

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 minquasman1@verizon.net 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.

All Camp Card Program resources and updates are available at www.colbsa.org/campcard 

For questions concerning Camp Cards, contact Greg Shelton and Nick Nowak 

Upcoming dates:

  • 4/8 - Next Camp Card Exchange at Pinnocchio's (4:30-6:30pm)
  • 6/1  - Sale Ends
  • 6/13 - 50% Commission Payment due
Membership 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!

This is an opportunity your pack does not want to miss out on. 

Packs: Make sure to put this date in your calendar and stayed tuned for more details!
Eagle Scout Patch

Advancement News 



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,


Karlis Ulmanis

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.   
Weekend/Spring Events:

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.

Questions on these events can be directed to Cradle of Liberty Council Camping, 610-654-9213.
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

Questions can be directed to Newlin Grist Mill Day Camp Director Bob Fullmer.  

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

www.colbsa.org/cubadventures Early Bird Deadline is April 15th.

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