Here you will find the latest news and information for all that is happening in the Eastern Skies District (formerly Tomahawk District). Check back often for updates, and email the webmaster with additions.
Well, the weather has turned against us for Thursday's Twilight Camp. It will likley storm just as we are about to get camp started this afternoon, and it is wet and muddy out there right now in any case So....
The Camp directors have come up with an alternative activity for this evening. We have made arrangements with Aloha Roller Palace (formerly Westlake Skate Center) for our campers to skate this evening. The location is 311 Gross Rd. They are providing a DJ and will conduct free skates, and have some skating games for the kids. We've consulted the Guide to Safe Scouting, and for indoor skating, no safety equipment is needed. Some things to note:
Most importatly: The skate is from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. We will be able to get into the building sometime between 4:15 and 4:30. We will not have additional events or program after 7:00. Please pick up your camper promptly at 7:00!
Again, parents, no need to come into the building. Just line up in your vehicles, and we will bring your camper to your car.
Monty Harris, our District Commissioner, is in need of additional Unit Commissioners. Unit Commissioners coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. If you would like to volunteer to be a Unit Commissioner, please contact Monty Harris by clicking here.
The Boy Scouts of America has announced that effective January 1, 2014 that the national fee to be a member of the BSA will be $24. We wanted to share this with you as soon as possible so that you can begin preparing for the recharter process. This fee equals only $2 per month. This does include units with a December 31, 2013, expiration date. For those who join after the beginning of the year, the fee will be prorated at $2 per month.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your District Executive. Thank you for your service to the young people of our area. We are truly grateful.
Click here to download a report on the service hours worked during the Rorie Galloway Cleanup project on April 13, 2013.
Note that a lot of people did not check out, so use Scout's Honor when giving service hour credit.
News from the OA Uktena Chapter
Dameron Mason, Cooper Blount, and Tyler Atwood completed their Vigil this weekend. Please join me and our Chiefs in congratulating these fine boys on a job well done.
The Uktena Chapter has had a great year! We are currently finishing work on Honor Chapter and our Brotherhood Conversion Award. We look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence, service, and leadership in the coming years.
We have been very active helping out with many district events. We did the TFC program this summer at Twilight Camp. We had many Arrowmen staff summer camps. We are also running Webelos Woods this year for the district. We plan to have a great program for our new upcoming scouts so that they will see what boy scouts are like. We are working to improve our ceremony regalia and team.
We did our chapter elections and want to congratulate the new boys who will run our chapter for the next year: