Roosevelt District Posts two out of five VOA Officers

The Cradle of Liberty Council Venturing Officers' Association has presented the 2016-2017 VOA Officers at the VOA Extravaganza, an annual event held each year at Camp Hart, on April 23rd. We at Roosevelt District congratulate all of the new VOA Officers.  However we would like to extend personal congratulations to two of our own who were elected by their peers across the council to be officers for the upcoming year.
Avery Sytsma, of Crew 1776, is the new President of the Cradle of Liberty Council VOA.
Jon Basciano, also of Crew 1776, is the new Treasurer for the Cradle of Liberty Council VOA.
Please join us in congratulating these Venturers as they lead Venturing council wide, and begin planning the 2017 VOA Extravaganza, a council wide weekend event for Venturers.  We certainly wish them the absolute best.
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On Saturday April 23, from 11:30 to 3:00 PM CORA Family Services at 8540 Veree Rd. in spite of morning showers held their annual Family Festival. The day started out on the inside, and as the weather cleared the party moved out side. Despite the weather the event was well attended by many young families looking for a day of fun and entertainment for their children, which included inflatables, games, music, food, fun and informational activities. Theresa Kuhar DE of Roosevelt District spearheaded the initiative for Scout recruiting, quickly joined by Stephanie Marcinkowski District Chairman and Art Thompson Recruiting Chairman. As the day went on the family's came out with the sun. The Scouts attending were complemented by CORA for the leadership they displayed, and how delighted they were to have their service. Parents, children and CORA were appreciative of the District's informational Scouting Exhibit that brought the knowledge of Scouting activities, to another level. Scouts this day were held in AWE and great respect.

CORA Services continues to meet community needs by providing education, counseling, and referral services. Now take a tour of the Districts efforts and meet the people who enjoyed it.

District Service Weekend 

March 18-20 was our district's annual work weekend. A weekend that Roosevelt should take a lot of pride in since we are the only district in our council who has one. Our job was to help prepare Camp Garrison to be open. Our task were cleaning each of the sites and making sure they are properly stocked, fixing the fence post in the parking lot, trimming the tree lines, and reinstalling doors to some of the restrooms. We had three units volunteer this year, all of which had a blast. It a tiring but fun weekend. A big thank you to Mick Davis who organized the weekend, Mark Davis who worked with the Ranger to come up with our task, the Kitchen crew who kept us well fed with good food!!!, and the boys and leaders worked hard completing the task.  

National Night Out 2016

National Night Out - Tuesday August 2, 2016

National Night Out is being held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. This annual nationwide event is designed to strengthen relationships in your neighborhoods, raise crime prevention awareness, and continue relationships with public safety; Police, Fire, Community Volunteer Organizations, such as the Boy Scouts of America.

Roosevelt District will be participating in 2016 National Night Out. This is the start of our Fall Membership Kick-Off. Our National Night Out team is currently working with local community partners to secure our participation and verify event locations, once this information becomes available we will make all Units aware.

We are asking all units to send someone to their local National Night Out locations to pick up their flyers, yard signs, and posters for their September recruitment efforts. More details will be discussed at the May roundtable

2016 national night out

District Roundtable Meeting 
May 11, 2016
7:30pm Philadelphia Protestant Home

Service Day at Fort Mifflin
 June 4, 2016 
Sponsered by Order of the Arrow
Open to all Scouts
Start: 8:30am
*Bring a Lunch!*

Cub Scout Day Camp
Torresdale Boys & Girls Club
4500 Linden Ave., Philadelphia
July 11 - 17, 2016
Lorimer Park
183 Moredon Rd., Huntingdon Valley
July 25 - 29, 2016

Prices & Sign-Up are available

National Night Out
August 2, 2016