Roundtable, Cub Planning, Training, & Eagle Palm Changes

District Roundtable (reminder)

July Roundtable– Roundtable for July is scheduled for July 18th at 6:30pm.  There will be a program for both, Cub Scout and Boy Scout volunteers and parents.  We know summer is busy for many, but we hope you will take advantage of resources and program our Roundtable staff has put together.

Cub Scout Program Planning

“If we fail to plan, we plan to fail!”

Time to plan conceptAttend our Cub Scout Planning session and take the guess work out of planning your 2017-18 Cub Scout Program.  How will this benefit you?

  • Plan your 12 month program.
  • Work your unit budget
  • Have den meetings planned
  • Have Pack meeting plans
  • Get training and activity dates
  • Program resources
  • …and more

All Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Committee Chairs, Committee Members, and parents are encouraged to come and participate.

Date: August 8, 2017
Time: 6:00pm
Location: 999 15th Ave S, Great Falls

We need a minimum of two from each unit to attend. It will be well worth your time

Are YOU a well prepared leader?

Trained-Leader
Training makes all the difference
between a well prepared leader, and one who is stressed out and trying to figure out what to do each week.  Click the link for upcoming training information: How To Get Trained! (Fall, 2017 edition)

The way Scouts earn Eagle Palms is about to change

Eagle-Palms

Eagle Palms are bronze, gold and silver awards presented to young men who earn five, 10, 15 or more merit badges beyond the 21 required to become an Eagle Scout.

This week, the BSA has announced significant changes to the way Scouts earn Eagle Palms. The modifications take effect Aug. 1, 2017.

The changes bring Eagle Palm requirements in line with the needs of older Scouts. The National Boy Scouting Subcommittee has eliminated unnecessary obstacles, such as the Eagle Palm board of review, and expanded the definition of active participation.

But the biggest change affects young men who haven’t yet earned Eagle. Beginning Aug. 1, all earned Palms may be awarded instantly to new Eagle Scouts at their Eagle court of honor. This abolishes the wait of months or years for these young men to receive all Palms available to them.

Here’s a look at what’s changing with an in-depth guide to the new Eagle Palm requirements.

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