The Continental Gazette  

The Official Newsletter of The Continental District 
February // 2015
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Roundtable News
Date: March 12, 2015  
Location: New Hanover Lutheran Church
Time: 7:30 PM

What's on the schedule? 
- Cub Scouts- New Den Plans 
- Boy Scouts- Hiking 
- OA Chapter Meeting 

Training Updates

Coming soon!!!

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

Program Updates:

Need online training?
Head on over to 

District Executives Corner
My name is Alex and I am the new District Executive for THE Continental District! As was mentioned in the opening letter this news letter will feature some new articles! This is one of the ideas for a new article the District Executives Corner! I will share something that is new with me either personally or professionally!
If you are on Facebook please don't hesitate to reach out to me there or follow me on Twitter @abienz. Don't be shy! Looking forward to a long and successful tenure!

Yours in Scouting,

Friends of Continental District,

We're pleased to announce that we are re-establishing the Continental E-Newsletter!!! Please send any annoucements to our District Executive and we will have them included! We want this newsletter to be a regular staple and a valuable source of information please let us know if something is missing or if you heard different information! 

Keep an eye out for new feature articles as well as some of great features that you have come to know and love.

Your Continental Key 3,

Ernie Scardecchio    
Gregg Kintner 
   District Chairman                  District Commissioner 

Alex Bienz
District Executive
2015 District Pinewood Derby
Race day is fast approaching so keep in mind that District Pinewood Derby is coming soon!  As all the Cub Packs are holding 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 18th, 2015
Time:  Registration will be open from 8 AM - 9:30 AM.  Racing begins promptly at 9:30 AM.
Location:  Pack 244, New Goshenhoppen UCC, 1070 Church Road, East Greenville, PA 18041(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.


81st  Annual District Dinner
Join us to celebrate our 81st Annual District Dinner and to honor leaders in our district!  The dinner will take place on April 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM at St. Andrews in New Berlinville, 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 10th. 2015, 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.

More information to follow! So Save the Date: April 25th 2015! St. Andrew's in New Berlinville PA. 

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 Alex Bienz 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 Alex by April 3rd, 2015.  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 2015!  Making $2.50 per card, your Scout can earn his way to camp this year.  Check out for more information.
This years camp card also features an added bonus one free online coupon for shopping, dining, and golf. These are local to Continental District! Each card as a unique code that allows the purchaser to access the more values!!! How much could you save with one of these coupons??? 
Ready to sign up? Contact your District Executive Alex Bienz at and he will deliver you cards!  
Summer Camp for Cub & Boy Scouts 
Now that the snow is starting to fall, 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. Contact Alex Bienz @ to schedule a presentation!  

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 11th, 2015
District Dinner - April 25th, 2015
Cub Scout Bait & Bull's Eye @ Musser - May 2nd, 2015
Spring Recruitment Night - May 15th, 2015
Cub Scout Carnival - June 13th, 2015
APEX Weekend - June 14-15th, 2015