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Welcome to the Lafayette Leaflet, a monthly newsletter for the Lafayette District. In each edition there will be information on what activities, events, and meetings are going on in the district and the Cradle of Liberty Council.
All words in blue are hyperlinked and will take you to more information on that topic. For anything not hyperlinked, stay tuned to the next Lafayette Leaflet for more information!
March 23 2015



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In This Issue:
Upcoming Events
District Roundtable
Spring Camporee
Rocket into Scouting
District Commissioners Note:
The Lafayette Eagles Nest
District Pinewood Derby
New District Leaders
Around the Tree
Your Unit can be in the Leaf
Lafayette District Leadership


District Chair



District Commissioner

Ken Houseal


District Executive

Tesha Omeis



Click here for a full list of Lafayette District Leaders.



District Roundtable
by Tom Shaw
Please join us for Lafayette District's Roundtable on Wednesday, 
April 8th at JP Mascaro's office in Audubon at 7:30 pm


Participants will learn the following:


How the new advancement system works for boys.

  1. The significance of 7
  2. Adventure loops, adventure pins, and badges of rank.
  3. Presenting awards-immediate recognition

How to manage the transition process for boys at all levels.

  1. Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts
  2. Arrow of Light options

What additional recognition materials are available.

  1. World Conservation Award
  2. Outdoor Activity Award

Will learn about the upcoming changes and their time lines. 

  1. Boy Scout Requirements book released 
  2. 2016 Boy Scout Handbook released 
  3. New requirements become effective
SPL's who are invited to ALL Roundtables , will be going over ideas for upcoming events and planning future ones. Scoutmaster, let's get our SPL's or their alternate to Roundtable!
ORDER OF ARROW also meets at this time.

There is a reason for everyone to attend Roundtable.

I look forward to seeing you there!!!
Spring Camporee, 2015
by Tim Little 

Lafayette District Spring Camporee



Rocket into Scout Recruitment Event
By Tesha Omeis - Lafayette District Executive


All adult leaders and their families are invited to join us free of charge as we kickoff this exciting membership campaign! 




 Commissioner  College 2015
By Ken Houseal - Lafayette District Commissioner

college of commissioner science  

Cradle of Liberty and Washington Crossing Councils

Commissioners College

March 28, 2015  

       I'd like to Congratulate Frank Reppert and Paul Bendixen in completing their Bachelors Degree of Commissioners Science and Steve Bruccoliere on his continuing education receiving his Advanced Studies Degree. I attended taking select Advanced Studies toward a Doctorate and also providing training for two classes. It was exciting to be able to be part of the Training Staff after years of participating as a student. This was a great show of commitment to make our Lafayette Commissioners Corps as effective as possible in delivering the support that our Units need to deliver a quality program to the Youth of Lafayette District. Thank you to the Commissioners who attended.  If you didn't make it this year you may want to seriously consider attending in the future. The Commissioner College is a great day of learning and sharing knowledge with your peers, not only from Cradle of Liberty Council but also from surrounding Councils as well. The exchange of experience and knowledge is invaluable. 


Ken Houseal - Lafayette District Commissioner 


The Lafayette  District Eagles Nest!

By Tom Shaw - Assistant Roundtable Commissioner

 New Eagle Scouts for Troop 406!

"Congratulations to both Joe and Andrew K. they both had a successful completion of their Eagle Board of Review the same night on Tuesday, March 10th at Ursinus College.


They are Royersford Troop406's 69th and 70th Eagle Scouts."




Lafayette District Pinewood Derby 2015

Joe Domin

District Pinewood Derby 2015

On Saturday March 28th, 63 cub scouts representing 19 packs attended the Lafayette District Pinewood Derby Championships.  The event was held at Grace Lutheran Church in Royersford.  Boy Scout Troop 406 took on hosting duties this year, and by all accounts the day was a great success.  Usually a cub pack hosts the championships, but this year Troop 406 stepped up and did a fantastic job.  All of the cub scouts represented their packs well.  They also had fun answering questions and being "interviewed" between races.  After 2 hours of racing the winners were announced and received their trophies.  Attendees were also asked to donate food to Project Outreach in Royersford.

1st Place:  Andrew C. -  Wolf -   Pack 230 -  "Speed Bandit"
2nd Place: Zach P. -       Wolf -   Pack 531 - "Zing to the Zang to the B"
3rd Place: Dorian L. -    Bear -   Pack 524 - "Golden Bullet"

Top Tiger: Jesse H. -                  Pack 369 - "Lightning Bullet"



Our New District Leaders

Tesha Omeis -District Executive. 

Our thanks goes out to the following leaders that have stepped up to help our district.  

Alan Cave          - Cub Roundtable Commissioner
Dave Cichowitz - Chair - Eagle Board of Review
Laurie Gibbons - Merit Badge Counselor Dean



Around the Tree--Meet Our District Executive, Tesha Omeis


Orginally from Howard, Pa, Tesha went to Penn State University to study Environmental Education.  She started her Scouting experience in 2002 by assisting with merit badges and cub scout advancement at the Shaver's Creek Environmental Center.  Between 2006-2013, she served  for five summers as the Ecology Director at Camp Mountain Run for the Bucktail Council in DuBois, Pa.  During the school years of that period of time, she developed curricula for merit badge instruction and taught classes in Alabama with the Black Warrior Council.  Since 2001, she has educated youth in Connecticut, New Mexico, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Ohio!  When not scouting, you can find Tesha outside enjoying every season and what it has to offer!


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