The Continental Gazette  

The Official Newsletter of The Continental District 
 June // 2015
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Training Updates

Have you added your Member ID number to your myscouting account??? 

June 10 and June 17th Youth Protection Training- Live and In Person! @ 7:00PM New Hanover Lutheran Church
(attendance at one is all that is required to complete this training) 
Oct. 24th, 2015- Scoutmaster Specifics @ New Hanover Lutheran. 
For more information contact- Marty O'Conor @

Check out all leader specific & other trainings by downloading this document.
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District Executives Corner
Had a great time at the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow and I am excited to a fun Scouting summer! Hope to see you out at camp! If there is anything you need please don't hesitate to send me an email or give me a call!  

Yours in Scouting,
Twitter @aBienz    
Commissioner's Corner
Help Wanted!!!! Seeking Unit Commissioners! Be sure to reach out to Gregg or Alex if you have questions about what it means to be a Unit Commissioner! 
We are holding a District Commissioner Meeting, Friday April 10th at 7:00pm at the Pied Piper in Bally. Share in some fellowship and have quick meeting too. Hope to see some new faces! 
Contact the Continental District Commissioner, Gregg Kitner

Dear Friends of Continental District, 

We would like to start off our newsletter on a serious note and talk about youth protection! Recently the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed a new law known as the Child Protective Services Law. The intent of this law is to protect the youth of Pennsylvania. All youth serving organizations within the Commonwealth are covered under this new law. Volunteers, registered and unregistered, in the Cradle of Liberty Council are affected in two ways; we are mandated child abuse reporters and required to provide background check clearances. For more information please take the time to fully read and understand this memo

We are all committed to the protection of the youth that we serve! 

Your Continental Key 3,

Ernie Scardecchio    
Gregg Kintner 
   District Chairman                  District Commissioner 

Alex Bienz
District Executive
Continental District Roundtable
June Roundtable!
This month will be our BBQ Picnic at the Swamp Picnic Grove on Swamp Picnic Rd. in Gilbertsville! Starts at 6:30pm on June 11th! Please make it a point to send at least one representative from your unit! We are discussing the Klondike Derby as well as brainstorming ideas for future Roundtables!
If you have more questions contact Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner Steve Volpi at or Cub Scout Rountable Commissioner Andrea Brennan at
Daniel A. Templar Named Scout Executive 

We are pleased to announce the selection of Daniel A. Templar as Scout Executive of the Cradle of Liberty Council, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, effective May 16, 2015.

Please join us in welcoming Dan to the Cradle of Liberty Council as our new Scout executive!  
For more information click here
2015 Membership Campaign 

Something Big is Getting Ready to Launch... 
If you haven't made your way over to you aren't up to date on all the details of this fall's membership efforts! 

We are trying to build a membership mission control for the district and we need you! Email district membership chair Andrea Brennan at to join our team! 

Next Steps for Cub Scout Packs:

  • Mark Wednesday, September 30 in your calendars.
  • If your pack leadership hasn't meet with Alex your district executive to review and commit to the plan, please schedule that meeting prior to the end of this month.
  • Recruit a coordinator for your pack.
  • Attend a webinar or training session this summer for tips on conducting both the sign-up night on September 30 and parent orientation at your following meeting (we'll be publishing a schedule of training sessions before the end of this month).
  • Remember, the coordinated sign-up night on September 30 is meant to enhance your pack's recruiting efforts, not replace them. Make sure your pack has a presence at community and back-to-school events prior to September 30. You can start recruiting now!

We're also putting the finishing touches on the turn-key rocket-themed meeting plans for dens/packs (and for troops and crews, too) that your unit can use in October. New Scouts will receive a rocket at their first meeting and your unit can purchase rockets at cost for existing members to use with the meeting plans. More details on purchasing rockets will be available soon.


If you have any questions, please contact your district membership chair, district executive, or


Stay tuned at roundtables and over the next several months for more details!


Boy Scouting: Rocketman Build an Adventure!
Boy Scouting: Rocketman Build an Adventure!
District "Office" Hours 

A method to better serve you! 
I would like to announce Summer Office hours might change but the month of June I will not be there for June 16th at that is the night of the Council's Gala event and I have yet to clone myself. 
To see if the office hours are canceled due to weather or illness make sure to LIKE our Continental District Facebook Page for the latest info! 




More than 250 Scouts qualified as full charter members of the Cradle of Liberty Council Fish Club by selling $750 of popcorn last fall. Registration is now open for the 2015

FishFest event which will be held Saturday June 20 at Musser Scout Reservation at the newly renovated USS Cradle of Liberty! For more information, click here.

Summer Camp for Cub & Boy Scouts 
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!  

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    
Cub Scout Carnival - June 13th, 2015
APEX Weekend - June 14-15th, 2015
Webelos Woods- Sept. 26-27th, 2015 
Rocket into Scouting night!- Sept. 30th,2015
Fall Fest!-  October- 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1st (Day event)