October 2014

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In This Issue:
Fall Recruiting
Fall Fest
Den Chiefs
Order of the Arrow
Cub Olympics
Dates to Remember:


14 - Roundtable

18, 19, 25 & 26 - Fall Fest

25 - Cub Olympics

25 - Popcorn Return & Take Order Due



1 - Charter Turn-in Day

1&2 - Fall Fest

2 - Cub Scout Day at the Zoo

4 - Election Day & District Mtgs

8 - Popcorn Pick-Up

8 - Scouting for Food Bags OUT

8&9 - APEX Weekend

11 - Roundtable & Veteran's Day

15 - Scouting for Food Bags IN

27 - Thanksgiving Day Parade



1 - Last Day Popcorn Payments

6 - OA Brotherhood Blitz

9 - Roundtable / Holiday Party

13 - University of Scouting



13 - Roundtable

23-25 - Klondike



10 - Roundtable 



10 - Roundtable

27-29 - Spring Camporee


Quick Links

Conestoga District Leadership


District Chair

Robert (Bob) Booth




District Commissioner

Joel Jeffries




Senior District Executive

Matthew Fernandes




Senior Quality Unit Executive

BettyAnn Atkinson





Advancement Chairman

(& Eagle Project Approval)



Eagle Board of Review

Robert Wetzel



Training Chairman

Jim Foster


Membership Chairman

Robert Moore


Webelos Crossover Champion

Barry Walsh


Merit Badge Chairman

Paul Dallatore


Family Friends of Scouting Chairman

Mark Crater



District Popcorn Kernal

Dave Zimmerman


District Camp Card "Coach"

Dave Zimmerman


Scouting for Food Chairman

Frank Dewan


District Dinner Chairman

Judy Neiman


District Camping Chair



Cub Activities Chair

John Rex


Day Camp Director

John Thomas


District Camporee Chairman

Jim Fitzgerald


District Cookoree Chariman

Michael DiStefano


Order of the Arrow Adviser

Jamie Flick



Assistant District Commissioners

John Rex

Dave Zimmerman


Assistant District Commissioner of Roundtables

Dave Zimmerman


 Roundtable Commissioners 

Cub Scout: Ed Vogel
Venturing: Angela Margavitch


Unit Commissioners

 Michael DiStefano

P54, T54


Jim Foster

P37, P503, T375


Jim Fitzgerald

P44, P355, P485, T43, T44


 Joel Jeffries

P92, P2206, C32 


Mike Mingey

P174, P757, T757


Josh Nay

C32, T355, C355


Steve Perrone

P240, P403, C512


John Seng

P375, T32


Todd Shaner



Barry Walsh

T227, T503


Dave Whalen

P111, T111


Mark Wilson



Dave Zimmerman

P339, T2



Tuesday, October 14th  


Drexel Hill United Methodist Church

600 Burmont Rd, Drexel Hill, PA


Joint Session 7:30-7:45 pm 

Program announcements

Charter Packet Distribution!


Special Event 7:45- 8:15pm

Woodbadge Beading Ceremony for Dave Zimmerman!  Break out your Neckerchief & Beads and dust off your singing voice! 


Program Breakout 8:15-9pm

Program-specific discussions and presentations relevant to you.

 - Cub Scout

 - Boy Scout

 - Venturing

 - Order of the Arrow


Don't forget to pick up your Scouting for Food bags!



All Scout leaders and interested adults are welcome to attend Roundtable.  Every Unit should have at least one leader attend. 


Yours in Scouting, 


Dave Zimmerman

ADC for Roundtable




Time to turn in charter paperwork. Make sure to log into the recharter system, make changes, print a copy and get it signed BEFORE this date.


Recharter turn-in Day for December Expiration units: 

(Pack 52, 111, 757, 2066; Crew 566, 7049)

Saturday, November 1st from 8am-10am


Recharter turn-in Day for January Expiration units: 

(All remaining units)

Saturday, November 22nd from 8am-10am


Murray-Stuart Amer. Legion Post #566
35 S. Glen Ave., Glenolden, PA 19036

Bring with you:
- Recharter (signed)
- Applications (if any - fully filled out and signed)
- Youth Protection for any new apps & expiring leaders
   - Must be valid through May 1, 2015
- Position Specific Training for anyone changing positions
- Payment of $24 pp + $2 pp insurance (include Tiger Partners).

All recharter packets will be available for pick-up at October Roundtable.
So far Conestoga District has sold over $80,000 of popcorn!  

Our District Goal is $136,000 so lets keep the motivation going the last couple of weeks of Show & Sells and Take Orders.

Any product you know you will sell via Show & Sell (based on current sales tracking) or are 90% sure you will be able to use to fill Take Orders, please keep and use.  Product you know you won't or likely won't sell (in full cases), needs to be returned to roundtable tonight or directly to the Council office before the end of this week.

Please contact Dave Zimmerman for any popcorn swaps or returns.
Fall Recruiting

Sign up events are mostly done but we are following up with schools we haven't been in yet and doing another round of recruiting for units who didn't get the sign-ups needed to hit their goals.  


If you have applications, please bring them to Roundtable or let BettyAnn know ASAP to get them submitted.


Questions or details, contact BettyAnn Atkinson

Pack #New Cub Goal
Left toward goal
New Cub Scouts
Fall Fest

Cub Scouts join to go to camp, this event is for ALL Scouts, new and old, to experience a day of camp including BB range, archery, slingshots, apple chucking, pumpkin carving, relay races, cooking demo, nature, handicraft and much, much more!

Who: Cub Scouts & their families

What: A fun-filled day in camp featuring 10 activity stations and includes lunch



Musser Scout Reservation (Camp Hart); 

1125 Camp Road, 

Pennsburg, PA 18073


When: Fall Fest is a combination of 1-day events across three weekends. The dates are October 18, 19, 26 and Nov 1 & 2



$20 for current Scouts & siblings

FREE for new Cub Scouts, $5 for Adults


Capacity: 288 Scouts and siblings per day

Register NOW before it sells out!


Register online (Closes the Monday before each event.)

Visit  www.colbsa.org/musserevents to register today!

Den Chiefs
Does your Pack have a Den Chief? 
  At least 1 for each den?
Does your Troop send Den Chiefs to help Packs? 

Boy Scouts need leadership skills and Cub Scouts need youth leaders. We have 19 Packs in Conestoga and not even half have Den Chiefs, let's fix that! 

If you need help connecting to a Pack/Troop, please let BettyAnn Atkinson know.

What is a Den Chief?  Qualifications & Responsibilities


Den Chief Online Training

Order of the Arrow
Congratulations to our newest Conestoga Chapter Arrowmen who completed their Ordeals and to Steve Nieman for sealing his bonds in Brotherhood this weekend at Camp Hart.
Cub Olympics

Don't miss out on the largest Conestoga District Cub Scout event of the year!

Saturday, October 25th

Glenolden Elementary School





All leaders on 2015 Cradle of Liberty Council charters must be position-specific trained, along with having current Youth Protection Training.


Charter paperwork is due to be turned in COMPLETED on November 1st.  This is the biggest hold-up in completing charter paperwork each year. Please make sure all leaders are fully trained before then.

ALL Youth Protection must be valid through May 1, 2015.
  • All assistant Scoutmasters and assistant Venturing advisers must complete basic training. Assistant Scoutmasters and assistant Venturing crew advisers age 21 and older can register as a member of the troop or crew committee if they do not complete their classroom-style leader training.
  • All Cub Scout leader training and committee training for both troops and packs is available online at myscouting.org.
  • Venturing committee training is expected to be available from BSA National in spring of 2014 and will be mandatory for crew committee members at that time.

Click HERE for the training calendar.


Congratulations Fernandes Family!
Congratulations to our District Executive, Matthew Fernandes and his wife Amanda on the birth of their first child!

"Amanda and I are excited to introduce our happy healthy peanut, Ms Isabella Maria Fernandes weighing in at a perfect 6 pounds 5oz measuring 20 in with plenty of hair to go around! We can't wait to bring her around and meet everyone."