2014 Camp Card Sales

Camp Cards
Crossroads of America will support a new fundraiser in 2014 –

DISCOUNT CARDS!

We will call them “camp cards” because youth may use these funds as a way to pay for summer camp.

Districts and units are encouraged to participate.  Profits earned for each district will apply towards the year-end district finance objective for the Journey to Excellence Award.

Camp Cards are meant to complement, not take the place of, popcorn sales in the fall.

CARD DETAILS
Vendors and Discount Offers:
Marsh – $5 off $50 grocery purchase (one-time use)
Firestone – $19.99 standard oil change (repeat use)
Steak ‘n Shake – Buy one regular classic milkshake, get one free (one-time use)
Papa John’s Pizza – Purchase a large pizza at regular price, receive a 10″ cheesestick free
Dairy Queen – Buy one Orange Julius item, get a second free
Dairy Queen – $1.00 off any small, medium, or large Blizzard
Indiana Ice – $5 off any purchase of premium or goal zone tickets

Selling price will be $5.00 per card.
One card version for all 25 counties in the council.
Payment due to the council at the end of sale (no upfront costs) for the boy or unit.

SALE TIMELINE

March 15th – April 25th, 2014
Rollout and promotions in February to districts and units
Units will order cards in February
Camp Cards will be distributed at district Roundtables and Scout Service Centers in March
All money and unsold camp cards returned in early May

PROFITS

$2.50 per card will be used for youth summer camp fees (50% profit).
Profits earned can be used for any Scouting program (does not have to be used for summer camp fees).
More than 85% of card revenue will benefit local Scouting

NO PRIZE PROGRAM — JUST SELL CARDS AND EARN MONEY!

ORDERING

Units will order desired number of cards (sets of 25, maximum of 500 cards with initial order) with no upfront costs.
Typical sales per youth range from 10-20 cards per youth the first year.
Unsold cards (in excellent condition) are to be returned by a specified deadline.

How many camp cards should I sell?
Set goals.  Sell as many as you can!
Is your summer camp already paid for through another fundraiser?
If so, do you want a new tent?  How about a new sleeping bag?
Wanting to start saving for that high adventure trip next year?
Camp Cards can help!

Bryant Marion  |  Pioneer District Executive
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Crossroads of America Council

7125 Fall Creek Road North
Indianapolis , Indiana  46256
P: 317.813.7086  
F: 317.813.7126

bmarion@crossroadsbsa.org

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Friends of Scouting Annual Fundraising Campaign

Forwarded from the desk of Pioneer District Exec  Bryant Marion:
Pioneer District,

I am pleased to announce that we are off to a great start to the 2014 Friends of Scouting annual fundraising campaign!

Each year, the district is asked to help raise funds to support the Scouting programs in our community. For the past few years, we have done so with great success.  In 2012, our goal was $52,000 and we raised $53,000. In 2013, our goal was $54,200 and we raised $50,000. This year our goal is $54,000 and we have currently raised $27,605 or 51.1% of our goal. Like in years past, Pioneer will be able to reach our goal with the up-and-coming completion of the Family Friends of Scouting presentations for our Packs, Troops, and Crews. This is a crucial part of the Scouting platform that helps us deliver a quality program to your young Scouter.

2013 Financial Assistance “Fun Facts” in for Scouts in Pioneer District:

  • 93 youth received camp scholarships from the council valued at $6,692

●    $963.00 was subsidized by the council for uniform assistance

 

The dollars you help raise are truly being invested right back into our community’s future leaders.

Congratulations to Troop 244 for being the only group in Pioneer District to schedule and complete their Friends of Scouting presentation! Way to go Troop 244!

The following groups have also scheduled presentations.

Pack

0008

4/27/2014

6:00 PM

Our Lady of Lourdes

Pack

0009

3/15/2014

7:30 PM

Irvington UMC

Pack

0016

3/15/2014

5:30 PM

Irvington Community Elementary
Pack

0046

2/23/2014

3:00pm

Knights of Columbus
Pack

0110

2/11/2014

 
Pack

0121

3/2/2014

1:00pm

moose Lodge
Pack

0137

2/14/2014

7:00pm

Old Bethel
Pack

0372

2/23/2014

6:00pm

 
Pack

0532

2/18/2014

6:30 PM

Brookview Elementary School
Troop

0161

3/8/2014

5:00pm

St. Matthews Episcal Church
Troop

0244

12/16/2014

6:30 PM

New Palestine Lions Club
 

 

We still need presentation dates, times, and locations for these units :

Pack

0015

Pack

0041

Pack

0058

Pack

0126

Pack

0161

Pack

0234

Pack

0244

Pack

0254

Troop

0001

Troop

0008

Troop

0009

Troop

0015

Troop

0041

Troop

0115

Troop

0137

Troop

0152

Troop

0254

Crew

0017

Crew

0372

Crew

0559

 

To the above-listed Units:  Please contact Dick Coffin (rrmcoffin@aol.com), or Bryant Marion (bmarion@crossroadsbsa.org) by February 21st, 2014 to get your presentation scheduled (presentation must occur before April 30th).  We will provide the presenter – we just need your captive audience of Scout parents and grandparents.

Stay tuned for another campaign update email next month.  Are you helping our team cross the finish line?
Let’s make this the most successful Friends of Scouting year Pioneer District has ever had!

 

 

Bryant Marion  |  Pioneer District Executive
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Crossroads of America Council

7125 Fall Creek Road North
Indianapolis , Indiana  46256
P: 317.813.7086  
F: 317.813.7126

bmarion@crossroadsbsa.org

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Pioneer District Winter Camporee for this weekend January 24th – 26th has been cancelled.

Dear Pioneer District,

After much discussion and review, we have decided to cancel the Winter Camporee this weekend.  The weather looks to be pretty severe, and the cold could be dangerous at times.  We hate to cancel, but the committee feels that the risk outweighs the reward, and we would prefer to air on the side of caution to keep our boys safe.  I know you all understand, and we will look forward to a great turnout at the Spring Camporee.

Yours in Scouting,

Kevin G. Fife
District Chairman
Pioneer District

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The Fall 4D Camporee at Ransburg Scout Reservation. October 11-13th 2013

4dCamporee
Cost:
$8.00 per camper (ignore any late fee’s)
Registration:
See email sent out on 9-27-2013. Call me if you have any questions.
We are less than three weeks from 4D Fall Camporee.
Pioneer
Pathfinder
Northeast
T-Sun-Ga-Ni
The camporee is from 11-13 October 2013 at Ransburg Scout Reservation.
The Theme for the Camporee is Friendship.
So for we will be doing the following.
Morning Activities
    Each District will host three activities on the ridge they have been assigned.  I will need volunteers to help me run these events on Saturday Morning.
    Pioneer will be doing the following activities.
        Burn rope by building a fire.
        Obstacle Course
        Balloon Toss
The Morning Activities will be done by patrols.
This is the time to also look at getting with other districts to make your six man team for the afternoon activity.
Camping Site
Pioneer will be on Ridge One and Two. We will be sharing the ridge with T-Sun-Ga-Ni.  We will have limited space so some troops may have to share a camp site depending on how many troops show up.
When you show up, do not go to a camp site. A Camp Site will be assigned to you based on number of campers and availability by me.
Ransburg Rally Course – Afternoon Activity
    Troops will make six man team. (You must have at lease three different districts represented on each team)
    You will be given a map and have to go to all the points on the map.
    Once all points have been obtained, you will go to the finish line.
    This will be a timed event.
Dutch Oven Cooking Contest
This will be an Scout and Adult Activity.
The only rule is that you must cook in a Dutch Oven.
You will be judged on Taste, Presentation, and Originality.
You must have a copy of your receipt with all ingredients listed to present to each judge. (I would have at least six copies)
Tug-of-War
We have added a Tug-of-War event for the fun of it. It will be 12 v 12 The afternoon teams will combine to make a 12 man team.  You can only use people that were on your 6 man team from the Ransburg Rally Course.
Scavenger Hunt
    The will be a Scavenger Hunt / Question Sheet handed out on Friday Night that will needed to be turned in sometime Saturday afternoon.
Sunday Vespers
I will need two Chaplin Aid volunteers for Sunday Morning Vespers. Mr. Bill Keevern will be running this program.
Awards
We will be giving out First, Second and Third for our morning activities. I would like them to go to Pioneer District, so let get prepared to win.
The other districts will be giving a First, Second and Third for their morning activates. Lets go and take it away form them.
We will be awarding the Sprit of Scouting for Pioneer District, but we will not award the Campfire Skit/Song at this camporee.
First, Second and Third will be awarded for the Ransburg Rally Course
First, Second and Third will be awarded for the Dutch Oven Cooking Contest for Adults and Scouts.
Webelos Woods
All Webelos from Pioneer District are invited to this camporee on Saturday and to spend Saturday night with your troop for Dinner and Campfire.
Make sure the Webelos coordinate with the troop to ensure enough food is available for the dinner meal.
Please contact Linda Grube at 317-787-1433 with the number of Webelos that will be attending by 9 October 2013.
I have attached the Schedule to this email so you have an idea of times for the events.
I have attached a copy of the patch for this camporee.
Yours in Scouting,

Robert I. Wager


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Pioneer District Journal Volume 4 Issue 4 July 2013

The Pioneer District Journal is now available.


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University of Scouting – January 19th, 2013

Attention Scout Leaders of our Outstanding PIONEER District.  On January 19th is the University of Scouting training event at Warren Central High School.  There are many different Course’s being offered that day to help you deliver an Outstanding program to your Scouts.  Here are a few courses that I think you could benefit from:

 Cub Scouts:

P101 All Cub Leader Specifics-
P102 Cub Scout Program Delivery Method-
P104 This Is Scouting-
P105 Youth Protection Training-

Venture Scouts:

P104 This Is Scouting-
P105 Youth Protection Training-
P103 Venturing Leader Specific Training

Boy Scouts:

P104 This Is Scouting-
P105 Youth Protection Training-
P106 Training Paths for Scout Leaders-
P107 Troop Committee Challenge
P111 Scoutmaster Specific Training

P112 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills


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Pioneer CAC Journal December 2012

Attached is the Pioneer CAC journal.

Facebook Official!
Winter Camporee 2013
New Chartered Organization Series
Young Scout Reaches High
New Year’s Page
Golden-Burke Training and Skills
Roundtable Schedule 2013
Fall Camporee Summary
News Flash!
Doing a Good Turn Every Day
Point of Interest
Disability Awareness Workshop


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Pioneer District Journal #15

The Pioneer District Journal # 15  is now available.

Please see attachment.


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A Permanent Amateur Radio Station has come to Belzer!

Attention to all Scouts, Scouters and Scout Units in Crossroads of America Council!
There is a new program forming at Camp Belzer in Indianapolis! A Permanent Amateur Radio Station has come to Belzer! Named in memory of one of the great Scouters of our Council, Bert C. Johnson, the WD9BSA Memorial Scout Amateur Radio Station is about to open it’s doors and go on the air.
There are two dates to look at coming up THIS month! October 13th at 2pm at Camp Belzer, and October 20th at 9am!
October 13th is a general open house for youth to come see what we are doing and learn about the Venture Crew we are forming. We are also looking for Adults interested in helping us with the Station and it’s construction, so both youth and adults shouldn’t be surprised if we might put you to work on the 13th as this will be our first activity as well. A lot of the work is already done. If you have youth in your unit interested in amateur radio, let them know and bring them along. Can’t come on the 13th, the big day is the 20th!
On the 20th is the Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)! An International Scouting Event allowing scouts of all ages and nationalities to talk to other scouts around the state, the country, and the world! We plan on starting at 9am and operate until 9pm. If there is enough interest we may go longer, and if asked we may also continue on Sunday as well depending on how many are interested. Amateur Radio communications doesn’t start at sunup and end at sundown, sometimes it’s just getting started when the sun goes down. Not to mention, when the sky is dark here, it’s light somewhere else! This event is our Grand Opening, our kick off event! There are thousands of scouts the world over who will be on the air for this weekend, and they want to talk to our scouts, so come on down!
Who can use this station? Well, we want to see the youth communicate on the air eventually, so it’s here for the youth to operate under the supervision of licensed amateur radio operators as per FCC rules. Any scout will be able to communicate on this system as long as there are licensed operators present, a WD9BSA group member will always be present to help the scouts out. Scouts and Scouters who already hold FCC licenses for Amateur Radio are welcome to join us any time, we may put you to work with a training program or event. The more the merrier. We can be contacted through the Council headquarters or contact Randy Biggs KA7BSA for more information ( white_tail@sbcglobal.net ) The WD9BSA group is working very hard to make this station possible and to come up with programs for visiting units and our Venture Crew. We will be offering scouts the opportunity to become amateur radio operators in the future and help participate in many of the events surrounding this service. The Amateur Radio Service is filled with public service opportunities, SkyWarn, Community Events, Disaster Drills, Amateur Radio Contests, Fox Hunts, Simulated Emergency Tests, and Field Day are just a few things we do. While somethings are very serious in purpose, trust us, the training can be loads of fun to do. In the very near future we will be able to schedule with your units for demonstrations which will include on-air participation (scouts willing). So look for announcements in your newsletters for updates.
In the future we are looking at traveling to other council camps and putting on demonstrations and maybe merit badge classes with the help of our Crew members. For us it will be like Field Day. Ever seen a grown man fall apart because he can’t throw a string over a tree? It happens, all to put up a temporary antenna. Try working an event where you need to drive your Crew into a spot only accessible by unmarked fire roads, setting up a remote radio station and then camping out while the event goes on around you.
We’d like to see as many interested adult scouters as we can and please pass these two dates along to all your units, unit leaders and all youth. There are Radio requirements in nearly every avenue of Scouting, Tiger, Cub, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts all have some requirement. There are also Radio and Emergency Preparedness merit badges. Once we are completely set up we will be available to schedule demonstrations of amateur radio, merit badge classes and radio requirements for all Crossroads of America Council scouts, all that is in our future plans. We have lots of plans for the future and want to include as many units as we can. It’s up to you, have a request, just ask us, we’ll see what we can do.
Yes, we are looking for adult volunteers to help out as well as interested youth to join our new crew (we don’t even have a unit number yet). Interested? Let us know, we’d love to have you!

Never been to Camp Belzer? (really? OK). The address is 6102 Boy Scout Road, Indianapolis, IN 46226. Take I-465 on the east side of Indianapolis to the 56th street exit, go east on 56th street to Boy Scout Road, turn north on Boy Scout Road and the Camp entrance is on the west side. If you get to the bridge, you’ve gone too far. On the 20th, there is a Marathon being run which will close the streets around the Camp till about 10-10:30am, but 56th Street and Boy Scout Road are supposed to open up again at 10-10:30am, the roads to the North of the Camp will remain closed for several more hours, some make your entrance from 56th Street. Amateurs can use 146.520 simplex for talk in if they need help. Once you get to Belzer, park and we are located in the lower level of the New Learning Center building on it’s west side. We are looking forward so see you there!

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Pioneer District Roundtable Meeting Topics


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