It's not very often that you have a chance to be part of history. The 2013 National Scout Jamboree scheduled for July 15-24, 2013, is that opportunity. This will be the first event at the BSA's new jamboree home, the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.
It will be the most action-packed Scouting event ever, with mountain biking, paddleboarding, zip lines, canopy tours, rafting, kayaking, and much, much more. The 2013 Jamboree will also include all the things you love from previous jamborees - patch trading, scuba, etc.
There is only one first time, and this is it. We want you to join us!
There are three ways that you can be a part of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.
* Serve as a staff member for the entire jamboree.
* Serve as a unit leader for a troop or crew from your council.
* Short on time? Serve as a staff member for half of the jamboree.
Sign up today! You can learn more at www.bsajamboree.org, or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheBechtelSummit.
If you have already applied to attend the jamboree, make sure your fellow Scouters have signed up, too! You will definitely want to share this experience with them.
Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I look forward to seeing you at the Summit.
Yours in Scouting,
Director of Program/Jamboree
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Hello Friend of Arlington Youth!
On April 21st, 2012, The Arlington Alliance for Youth will host Global Youth Service Day to showcase all of the amazing ways that young people are serving our community (in conjunction with UTA's Day of Service). Groups who participate by conducting a service project on April 21st are eligible for grants of up to $300 to help fund your project. Groups who may participate include Church Youth Groups, Afterschool Programs, School Clubs and organizations, Sports Teams, Cub and Boy Scouts and Venturers, Girl Scouts, Leadership Clubs, etc. Any group of youth ages 0-23 can participate!
Additionally, the City of Arlington will host a City-Wide Celebration event at 11:30 that day to honor the contributions of young people. The celebration will feature a free hot dog lunch for all, awards, music and fun! All Global Youth Service day participants and advisors are invited and encouraged to attend.
To participate, all you need to do is fill out the quick online Coalition Pledge. We will hold an informational meeting this Thursday, January 26th at the Junior League of Arlington from 4:30-5:30. Please plan on attending so that we can share with you all of the details and let you know about our exciting recognition programs that are tied in with GYSD.
If you have any question about how to participate, please contact GYSD Chair Tim Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve WilleyMembership Chair, Cross Timbers District, Boy Scouts of AmericaBoard member, Arlington Alliance for Youth
Community / Teen Programs Director
YMCA of Arlington
1148 W. Pioneer Parkway Suite H
Arlington, TX 76013
(817) 275-8418 Ext.21
(817) 461-1414 Metro
(817) 299-9631 Fax
Calling all Units!! Calling all Units!!
Take a quick inventory of your trained leaders. Do you have anyone that is lacking IOLS? Round them up and encourage them to attend the March 1st – March 3rd IOLS.
They can sign up http://trailhead.xtdistrict.org/XT2912register.htm
What is IOLS you ask? It is an fun filling exciting weekend where you get to learn how to teach young men in outdoor settings. More importantly you get to act like11 and 12 year old boys for the weekend!
Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skill is required for Boy Scout SMs and ASMs, Varsity Coaches and Assistant Coaches, is highly recommended for Committee Members and Webelos Leaders. NOTE: Webelos Outdoor Leader Specific Training has been replaced with Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skill.
When: Thursday, March 1, 2012 (7:00 pm) to Saturday, March 3, 2012 (3:30 pm)Where: MK Ranch (Waxahachie)Cost: $25
Sign up soon! The Patrol Meeting is on Thursday, February 16th. See attached flyer for more information.
If you are interested in staffing this course let Jerry or Clyde know asap.
Jerry Smiley214.437.2055 (cell)