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Scouting Volunteers & Families:


As your Scouts enjoy their summer adventures, we would like to share a few key dates with you as you prepare for a great fall and year-round program for your family, pack, troop or crew.   Please share with your fellow leaders and families to make sure they don't miss out on any of these upcoming events!


Delaware County Popcorn Kickoff 
Thursday, July 31st 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Dinner provided)
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, 800 Manchester Ave, Media

For all Unit Popcorn Kernels (coordinators) and all Scouting leaders.

This kickoff program will include all information on the 2014 popcorn sale including calendar, product lineup, prize program, information on how to sell at Wawa and tips of how to best work with your Scouts to increase your sale and the funds you can use in your Pack, Troop or Crew program.

New for 2014:
- FISH CLUB Program for top sellers
- New prize vendor with improved delivery
- Streamlined product offerings

As always, the popcorn sale features:
- No upfront payment for the sale
- No risk to units who follow sale policies
- Scout-branded product
- Set timeline to secure all funding needed for your Scouting year
- Unlimited volunteer & professional support throughout the sale

Delaware County Fall Cub Membership Kickoff 
Tuesday August 12th, 7-8:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology800 Manchester Ave, Media

For all Pack Membership Coordinators, Cubmasters, Pack Committee Members, Den Leaders 


This kickoff program will include examples and ideas of how promote Scouting to your community, guide to setting up and running a sign up event, recognition items for both Packs and new Scouts and distribution of recruitment resources.  



Scouting for Life Blood Drive 
Sunday, August 24th, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Old Mill in Rose Valley9 Old Mill Lane, Rose Valley
*additional dates & locations available

The Cradle of Liberty Boy Scouts of America have partnered with J.P Mascaro & Sons and the American Red Cross for one of our largest community service initiatives.

During weekends in late August, a high-need month for blood donation, drives will be conducted throughout the Cradle of Liberty Council. Scouts and Scouters will be able to provide service in a several ways: 

  • By promoting the drive to family, friends, colleagues, business associates, and the community-at-large and securing blood donor commitments
  • By giving blood (donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 with parental consent form)
  • By volunteering at the drive (limited opportunities available).
The Minquas District location is noted above, but donations at any of the additional 11 Scouting blood drives or any American Red Cross Blood Drives will be included in part of the service project.


2014 Council-wide Roundtable
Monday, August 25th
Camp Garrison, Musser Scout Reservation, 4021 Upper Ridge Rd, Pennsburg

This annual event will help your leaders and Scouts plan for a great year!  Join us for:
  • Food
  • Program Partner & Council Committee Fair
  • Program Updates & Resources
  • Planning Calendar
  • Fellowship & More!
Registration and details to be announced at www.colbsa.org and in the BSA Today E-Newsletter.