Archive | September, 2006

Troop 105 Continues its Support of Soldiers

Posted on 30 September 2006 by admin

Boy Scout Troop 105 of Schwenksville has a long history of helping soldiers -dating back to World War I. So when one of their own was deployed to Iraq, they stepped it up a notch.

Troop 105 Eagle Scout and Perkiomen Valley High School graduate Sgt. Peter Duchak, of the 172nd Stryker Battalion, served just under a year in Iraq – three days short actually, when he and his unit were redeployed to Baghdad. Duchak’s mother contacted former Scoutmaster David Sauls, to casually let him know about the situation. Sauls did the same thing, e-mailing the members of Troop 105, just to inform them that a former Eagle Scout was serving, again, overseas. But Sauls had no idea his e-mail would result in boxes and boxes of generosity.

“I was the Scoutmaster and I stepped down … I’m not heavily involved, but I still go to some of the troop’s events,” Sauls said. “I just sent out an e-mail to the troop that said let’s remember what Peter’s doing over there and let’s keep him in our prayers, and one of the mothers had an idea.” The mother was Susan Koederitz.

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5 Star University of Scouting in Wisconsin on Jan 27, 2007

Posted on 28 September 2006 by admin

5 Star University of Scouting
Glacier’s Edge, Milwaukee County, Potawatomi Area, Southeast Wisconsin

Save the Date – January 27, 2007

2007 Host Council: Glacier’s Edge
Other Sponsoring Councils:
Milwaukee County, Potawatomi Area, Southeast Wisconsin

New Courses Added for 2007 Program
This outstanding training event is organized and staffed through the combined efforts of the sponsoring councils. The multi-council format provides a wide range of experiences and draws on the special expertise of experienced Scouters in Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing.

New courses on commissioning the ideal year of Scouting, effective displays, public speaking and ethnic and religious diversity and others, make the 2007 Five Star University of Scouting an event not to be missed.

All Scouters that desire Supplemental/Advanced training for district and council level work are encouraged to attend. Courses geared to both Commissioners and district/council operations will provide the most up to date training and information in an active and sociable atmosphere. Participants will again be given the opportunity to earn various degrees.

St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin, will once again be the site for the University on Saturday, January 27, 2007. Watch for a catalog with registration materials in the fall. The cost of this event is $25.00 if paid before January 12th, 2007 and $30.00 after January 12th 2007. This includes lunch and all registration materials. If you have never attended the Five Star University of Scouting or if you’re an old pro come to see what it’s all about and join in the fellowship and share the experience of this premiere training event.

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Boy Scouts of America Recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on 27 September 2006 by admin

IRVING, Texas- This September, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will honor Latin American independence and Hispanic and Latino leaders throughout the nation who have become mentors for today’s youth, by celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month.

President Ronald Reagan declared September 15-October 15 the first National Hispanic Heritage Month in 1988, expanding on the 20 year-old commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Week. This celebratory week was originally established to honor the anniversary of the independence of seven different Latin American countries, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile.

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the BSA is recognizing the efforts of three key Latino Scouting leaders: Tico Perez, José Niño and Alberto Muñoz II.

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