May 2016

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Conestoga District Leadership


District Chair

Robert (Bob) Booth



District Commissioner

Dave Zimmerman



District Executive

Jarred S. Barnes



District Committee:


Advancement Chairman

(& Eagle Project Approval)

Paul Dallatore  


Eagle Board of Review

Robert Wetzel



Training Chairman

Jim Foster 


Membership Chairman

Currently Vacant, please inquire if interested


Family Friends of Scouting Chairman

Currently Vacant, please inquire if interested


District Camp Card "Coach"

Linda Graeff 


Scouting for Food Chairman

Harris Resnick


District Dinner Chairman

Judy Neiman


District Camping Chair

Richard Blank


Day Camp Director

John Thomas 


District Camporee Chairman

Jim Fitzgerald 


District Cookoree Chariman

Michael DiStefano 


Order of the Arrow Adviser

Jamie Flick


 Roundtable Commissioners:

Cub Scout:

Boy Scout: 




Unit Commissioners:

 Michael DiStefano 

P54, T54


Jim Foster 

P503, T375


Jim Fitzgerald 

P44, P355, P485, T43, T44


 Joel Jeffries

P92, C32 


John Seng

P375, T32


Barry Walsh

P240, T503


Dave Zimmerman

P111, P339, T2


In This Issue: Click on Title to Jump to Story!
Pack 503 Car Wash
2017 National Jamboree
Jambo Invite
Eagle Project?
Troop 339 Pioneer Weekend
Parent"s Perspective
DE's Note
Unit News

Tuesday, June 14th -District Dinner 


Leedom Scout Cabin

Rodney & Darby Rds. Leedom, PA


 Come for our Celebration of the past Scouting year!  Bring your favor dish (for about 30 people) and tell all your leaders!


Dinner and Programing starts at 6:45pm, please RSVP to Jarred by 6/3 @


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



Pack 503 Car Wash!
This car wash to purchase flags that were put on the graves of Veterans over the Memorial Day weekend. Each vehicle is washed at the low low price of $5! Although donations are going to be accepted. Please feel free to cruise by and get all that Winter grime erased and your vehicle looking styling for the summer months! Pack 503 is excited to see you there!  Hope to see you all on June 18th @ 70 Powell Rd in Springfield! From 10am to 3pm!

Memorial Day Observance and Flag Placement

Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery received the care of Pack 503, Troops 503 and 512 on Saturday the 28th.  Thanks to these Scouts and leaders for their service and remembrance of the these fallen heroes!
 2016 Camp Card Update!
The 2016 Camp Card Sale is coming to a close. Reminder your units that the money and unused cards are due June 17th! Looks like we have had a good sale and a few drawing winners in our district! But it's not over yet! Looking forward to getting in our final totals!

2017 National Jamboree!
Calling all Troops! 
Registration is now active for the 2017 National Jamboree which will take place from July 19-28 2017 at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. The cost for youth is $1,545 which includes transportation, food, equipment, and just about everything you will need. Campership money for those in need of assistance is available. The two step registration process to sign up for the Jamboree is described below:
First utilize this link to sign up on the National site. This will require a My.Scouting user name and password, go to to create a password if you do not yet have one. Remember the account needs to be in the name of the person attending the Jamboree, not the parent, and the account has to be linked to the scout's membership id number. Chrome or Firefox are the best browsers to sign up.
After you have signed up on the National System, then submit a Request to Attend Form, which can be found on the Council website, to Cradle of Liberty Council, 1485 Valley Forge Road, Wayne, Pa 19087, with all signatures and an initial payment of $245. You will need the Jamboree Registration Code that you receive from National once you sign up on their site. Further payments of $100 per month can be made by credit card through Doubleknot on the Council website.
There is one troop with 36 spots available for Conestoga District Scouts and sign ups have started, so please don't delay. For questions please contact Steve Perrone
2017 National Jamboree Invite

The first meeting of the National Jamboree Troop will be Sunday June 5, 2016 at 4 PM at Covenant United Methodist Church, 212 West Springfield Road, Springfield Pa 19064.Our next meeting after that will be in September 2016 and from then on, we will meet once a month through June 2017. 
Meetings will initially be one hour, once a month, and always on a Sunday at 4 PM as we have found that is the day and time that has the least conflicts with any District troops meetings. At our first meeting you will have the chance to meet the other scouts that have signed up, and the four leaders who will be taking you to the Summit
We still have approximately twelve openings in our troop so if you want to learn more about the Jamboree but are still unsure if you want to go, stop by and get a feel if this is for you. Scouts that will be twelve years old by July 2017 are eligible to attend. Please wear your class A Uniform.
Please contact me at any time if you have questions.
Steve Perrone
Jamboree SM
610 420 3342
215 600 2794

2016 Conestoga Chuck Wagon and Celebration Dinner
Good afternoon all,
I wanted to pass you all a reminder of our District Dinner aka Chuck Wagon to be held on June 14th (normal Roundtable night) at 6:45pm at  Leedom Estates; home of Troop 339, Pack 339 and soon to be Crew 339.  The Scout Cabin is at the corner of Rodney and Darby Roads in Leedom, PA.  All Conestoga Leaders are invited and encouraged to attend so please tell your other leaders within the Unit! 
The earlier start time is so we can have it closer to dinner and for ample sunlight for awards and fellowship.  Troop 339 will be setting up a fire and also the Chuck wagon for the evening so get ready for a good time and some good eats.
Scott Mann and Mark McKellar - our dinner chairs - have let me know that we will be having Chuck Wagon Chili that evening and they will be providing that.  However, we will need some side dishes to accompany that main dish.  I am asking all of you for your help in this so that we will have enough food to go around!  It would be appropriate to make for about 30 people.  Dishes we will need are:
Baked Beans
Potato Salad
Green Salad
Mac n Cheese
Dutch Oven Desserts
Corn on the Cob
Roasted Potatoes
Please write back to me ASAP with what you are able/willing to bring and let's cap off our wonderful year of Scouting on top!  I need a response no later than Friday, June 3rd.  As the RSVP's come in I will mark them down and make sure we do not have too many repeats.
Thank you all and remember all leaders are invited to attend!

Troop 339 Pioneer Weekend
Troop 339 is having their 2nd Pioneer weekend on June 11th!  Please click here to get more info and see the flyer!
Parent's Perspective
Hello all! Welcome to our new section called "Parent's Perspective". Here we want to share and inspire! Whether it is a story about the boys, the unit, or share an idea. So spread the word to your scout parents! Need an example or inspiration? 

Tigers get it too!
    I was at one of my son's den meetings. There was a boy with a speech issue. He stood up and spoke with a little issue but not a major problem. When he sat down one of the boys made an unkind comment about this boy. Before parents or leaders were able to speak up, about 5 of his fellow Tigers spoke up defending him and shutting this down without any further issue. So proud of what are boys are becoming!


Hiking our way through Spring!
    Our family hasn't had any real opportunities to get out and into nature. So when our Den had their first hike, my son was SO excited. When he came home, he was tired but loved the bugs and frogs and turtles. He still talks about it all. We are looking forward to more hikes this summer and fall!
Scout's Stories
A lot like the Parent's Perspective, we are looking for those of our boys who are interested in writing, blogging, and/or journalism. We want to hear from them! What do the like? Suggestions for improvements? A leader they want to give props to? Thank their parents? Praise another scout? Want to share how they have grown? We are here for all scouts! Let them share and inspire us!
DE's Note
It is hard to believe that this month will be 11 months in the Conestoga District!  We have done a ton of great things that have truly shown the rest of the Cradle of Liberty Council who we are:

-First District to 100% Pledged in the Friends of Scouting Campaign (with no volunteer Chair)
*if you would still like to donate please go to;

-Only District with a Bullying forum and summer program (which will tie in with Summer Time Pack Award) for our Scouts to learn bullying safety and awareness

-Collecting over 11K in Scouting for Food Donations in one down!

Let's keep this Wagon Train Rolling and making great strides...thank you for all that you do and we shall talk soon.

Unit News
What has your unit been up to?  Anything you want to share with the rest of the district?

Send article submissions and photos to by the second Friday of the month to be included.


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