No. 1

Roosevelt District Summer Recap and upcoming events
Roosevelt Has a Newsletter!!!!
Welcome to our First Newsletter
For the start of the 2015 Scouting Year the Roosevelt District Communication Team would like to introduce you to YOUR Newsletter. Our goal is to keep you up to date with activities and ANNOUNCEMENTS! (go ahead and sing) pertaining to Roosevelt District. My team has been working hard this summer to gather news and information, and we want to know YOUR stories. Has your unit done something special? Do you have news you would like to share with the Rest of the District? Well we want to hear about it. The Roosevelt District Communications Team can be reached at When sending us your story please keep it in word format and include one (1) picture and the authors name. All news stories need to be submitted by third Wednesday of every month. I am looking forward to an exciting year.
Yours in Scouting
Michael Callahan
Communications Director
bike riders from Lorimer Park Day Camp
We would like to say thank you to all of those who have attended and volunteered at our day camps. Without all of you, camp would not have been as successful and as fun as it was; and what fun we had this year!
Did you know that Roosevelt District has two day camps? This is a rarity, for most Districts only have a single day camp. This gives us a great opportunity to offer our scouts all sorts of fun because even though the camps are both run by Roosevelt District, they are each quite a different experience.
Our Torresdale Day Camp is located at the Torresdale Boys Club with a large open field, baseball fields and access to a large swimming pool. The Torresdale camp offers the scouts an array of activities that including Swimming, Archery, and BB rifles while learning First Aid skills, arts and crafts, and getting our scientists thinking at Science and Nature. At the end of the week our local Firemen came and hosed the boys down to cool them off before performing skits and songs at the closing ceremony.
Our Lorimer Park camp is located just outside the city in a county park. Being out in the park amongst the trees and seeing nature come to life adds to the ambiance of this camp; you wouldn't know you were amid an urban environment while traveling around this camp. This year we offered Wrist Rockets along with Fishing, and Archery. Then the scouts went panning for gold at Arts and Crafts, learned various Scout Skills, and learned how we can help our environment at Science and Nature.
For me, the best part of camp was watching the cubs, and some of the adults, really get into this years' Wild West theme; dressing up with their hats, bandanas, and badges. I can't wait till next year to see what they do for the Greek Olympics!
-Karen Wonsor
Day Camp Director

National Night Out
Thank you to all who participated in making this year's National Night Out a success. Most of our locations received a favorable response, resulting in more families looking to make Scouting a part of their lives. On Monday, August 3, we kicked off the National Night Out event in the Target parking lot on Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, leading into our main events on August 4, at our other locations of Fox Chase Elementary, Lincoln High School, Home Depot (Castor Ave) & (Aramingo & Lehigh).
Our promotional items and mock campsites drew the attention of the neighborhood children and parents, and prompted them to find out more about Scouting and what impact it can have on their lives, and their communities. For many of our locations, this event was very helpful in spreading the word about Scouting across our district, and gave the communities a glimpse into what we can accomplish as a group, and as individuals.
This is a yearly event, and our Troops and Packs all over the district are strongly urged to attend next year's National Night Out. We cannot hope to expand and help our communities grow if they do not know we are there.

Here are the upcoming events for our district. Keep an eye on your email for additional details from event organizers.
9/2: District Committee Meeting - Deer Meadows Retirement home
9/9: Roundtable - Philadelphia Protestant Home - District Kick-Off Event
9/12: Philadelphia Police Department 2nd District Community Day - Target, 7400 Bustleton Ave
9/30: Rocket Into Scouting - District Wide Recruitment Event - more details to follow
10/7- District Committee Meeting - Deer Meadows Retirement Home
10/14 - District Roundtable - Philadelphia Protestant Home
10/16 - 18: Philadelphia Encampment - Roosevelt's premier scouting event
10/24 - Rocket Event at Willow Grove Air Base

PPD 2nd District Community Day

The Philadelphia Police Department's 2nd district is holding a Community Day at Target, 7400 Busleton Ave.  This is to foster community partnership within the Northeast Philadelphia Community. Here is a list of the days activities:

8:00AM Vendor setup and registration begins

9:00AM Bike ride with Police escort leaves Target.  Slow ride, about 10 miles through the streets of the 2nd police district. This ride is a great experience for your kids. 

10:00AM to 1:00PM Community Day Activities
Child Fingerprinting
VIN Etching of autos
Bike Registration
Shredding of Documents
Information Tables
Refreshments, Hot Dogs etc.

We will have a table at this event to spread the word of scouting. The 2nd district also asked for scouts to help volunteer at some of the activities on this day.  If your troop would like to help our Police please email our communications team at

2015 Philadelphia Encampment
The 3rd Annual Philadelphia Encampment will be held at Lighthouse Field (199 East Erie Ave - across the street from St. Christopher's Hospital for Children) from Friday October 16 - Sunday October 18. This year is shaping up to be a great opportunity for your Troop and Crew to have some scouting fun at Light House Field. If you have not been to the Encampment yet than you are missing out on one of Council's Premier Scouting Events with in the City of Philadelphia. Hurry up and register because space will fill up fast.

Follow them on Facebook: The Philadelphia Encampment
There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer!


Are you looking to expand your scouting experience? Would you like to be apart of something bigger? Would you like to impact the youth of Northeast Philadelphia? If you answered yes to any of these questions than we are looking for YOU!


Roosevelt District is seeking volunteers with all types of skills for all of our events and committees. If you would like to know more about volunteering with Roosevelt District than come to our District Kickoff on September 9, 2015 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home 6500 Tabor ave, Philadelphia Pa 19111. Or email our communications team at


We need a logo and a name for our newsletter. There are two separate competitions each with its own prize. The logo and name should embrace the themes of scouting and NE Philly.
Your entries must be submitted to the Roosevelt District Communications Team by Wednesday October 14, 2015. Please submit both entries by either methods:
Email: - Place in the subject line E-newsletter Name or E-newsletter Logo. Please include your Name, Phone number and Unit number with your submission.
Mail: Roosevelt District c/o: Roosevelt District Communications Team 1485 Valley Forge Rd Wayne, PA 19087. Please include your Name, Phone number and Unit number with your submission.
Thank You!! Your Communication Team: Michael Callahan, Quinn Houser, Chas Kuhar, Liz Femmer

Roosevelt District is part of the Boy Scouts of America's Cradle of Liberty Council. We provide a dynamic scouting experience to the youth of Northeast Philadelphia.