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June 11th

Due to school graduations locally and around the county, tonight's scheduled ROUNDTABLE  at the LDS Ramona Chapel IS CANCELED. We apologize for the late notice.  



Pacific Crest Day Camp June 15th - 19th, 2015


It’s time to register.  

Day Camp 2015 Page


Pinewood Derby Winner!

Congratulations to Leonardo Martinez from Pack 630 winning First place and representing Pacific Crest District at Scout Fair 2015 !



*Roundtable - Please join us at Cub and Boy Scout Roundtable

 Held at the LDS Chapel at 527 9th St. in  Ramona, the 2nd Thursday of each month 7-8:00 p.m. 


*Wednesday’s with Jeff (Our District Executive)

Come meet with your DE.  The District Executive for Pacific Crest, Jeff Young, is available every Wednesday to meet with volunteers on any Scouting maters.  He can be found at Starbucks, usually between 10am and noon.  If you need to meet at another time, call him to schedule an appointment at 619-709-4174 or email him at jeff.young@scouting.org. 


Pacific Crest District Dinner

The Pacific Crest District Dinner is on Friday, May 8, 6:30PM at the Ramona Community Center.   Leaders from all Pacific Crest packs, troops, varsity teams and venture crews are welcome to  join us for this evening of Scouting fellowship and recognition.


Spring Round Up

Hello Cub Packs,

Spring is upon us and each Pack should be thinking and putting together their spring round-up strategy.

I wanted to point out some opportunity and/or recommend some items that I feel are a good fit for our community.  Please review the list below, pick out and augment your Roundup toolbox. 

BEFORE you do anything, have a vision what your recruiting event is going to look like. There's a great video to watch on what some units did in the Midwest to revamp their recruiting events. Look at what the PACKS did; not what what the Scout Executives did to promote it. It starts to get good around 29:30 in the video. Talk about design:

Catch the Cub Scout Webcast to Boost Your Council's Recruitmen

 

 

 

Catch the Cub Scout Webcast to Boost Your Council's Recr...

Hear special presentations from local council guests who have had great success in Cub Scout recruiting.

View on scoutingwire.org

Preview by Yahoo

 

1. Order your flyers ASAP from Council

 - Use it to announce and invite FAMILIES to your recruitment event - give some explanation of what you are going to arouse their curiosity and interest. Ex: Come to our Cub Scout X-Games.... 

 - Request your school to send them home with K-3rd grades if possible

 - The most common missed messaging on recruiting messages: THE CALL TO ACTION. Be sure to say what to do: COME TO OUR PACK MEETING ON (DATE) TO SIGN UP FOR SCOUTING.


2. Back to school nights

- The back to school night schedule was listed in the Sentinel.  Be there that night and if possible, near Kindergarten and 1st Grade class where their foot traffic will pass by you in a more relaxed setting. Preferably not the front entrance where everyone is sprinting to get where they needed to be 5 minutes ago.....

- A Den Leader is best for this job, if possible, as parents want to actually 'see' and meet someone who is leading the actual program that can explain it. 

- Be prepared to use some salesmanship and a willingness "greet and meet" people; don't wait for people to come to them.

- You collect up a list of interested parents. Have someone call the parent and invite them to a Pack "recruitment event" of some kind. Don't solely rely on email!!

- The recruitment event: it must be fun and engaging for the new boys, and informative for the parents. This is where you have some of your Committee each take a parent under wing, talk one-on-one, and assess their interest and willingness to possibly help out. 


3. Publicity

- Try getting a Committee volunteer to help with some of this.

- Advertise your recruiting event in the Ramona Sentinel and Journal. Give your notice well in advance of when you want it published and tell them what weeks you want it published. (Get their acknowledgement, in case they get overwhelmed...so your're not overlooked. (It happens) 

- Put a stack of flyers in your target school's office/entry way; there's usually a designated spot. 

- Put a flyer up at:

    Village Store entrance in SDCE, Their double doors are covered with community flyers. 

    Starbucks bulletin board

    Boll Weevil's Ramona has little table just for flyers and business cards

    Boys and Girls Club 

    After School programs and child day care locations

    Your Churches

- Ask you Pack parent to look and identify other places too where you can advertise


4. Public events

- Consider advertising in the paper that you will be outside of Stater Brothers or Kmart on some given Saturday mornings. Other youth group's do this and have success with it. Any units that are interested in doing this, let me know as I'm willing to be there and ask our District Staff too for volunteers.

- Look for opportunities to piggy-back other school events that draw crowds.  (PTA carnivals, etc.) It is this time of year where you can have a volunteer set-up a table at one of these to 'greet and meet' prospective and let people get to know you.

If you need any help with this, please don't hesitate to ask!

Best regards!!!

Bob Chisholm



BSA Scout Changes Coming in 2015/2016

This is a link to a PDF that discusses the changes coming later in 2015/2016 

BSA Scout Changes

The Boy Scout changes are minor (last pages) compared to the Cub Scout program.

This will be one of our discussion topics for January Roundtable with Q&A. Also January's Cub Leader Pow-Wow will probably have a workshop in this as well. 


New Resource Links

 - Please check out these new resource links we have added to our Links Page

BeAScout site locates a Cub Packs and Scout Troops in your zip code area 

Be A Scout


The "Cub Hub" - offical Website for Cub Scouts with new parent information and leader resources   Cub Hub - The Official Website of The Cub 


Unit Rechartering tutorial:  'Tis the season for renewals and for first time Registrars, here's a great tutorial that steps you though the on-line application:   Unit Recharter Tutorial

 

Pacific Crest District Adult Leader Awards Presented

At the Annual District Dnner  (5/9)  Pathfinder, Redtail Hawk, and District Award of Merit were presented to our adult leaders.

Congratulations to the new recipients!

Take a look at

Adult Leader Awards 


New Eagle Project Workbook can be found at

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/resources.aspx

 

*Roundtable - Please join us at Cub and Boy Scout Roundtable

 Held at the LDS Chapel at 527 9th St. in  Ramona, the 2nd Thursday of each month 7-8:00 p.m. 


Don't forget the many resources out there on the web for Scouts and Scouters - check out our Links page


*Pacific Crest District covers the areas of: Julian, Ramona, Borrego Springs, Warner Springs, Barona, Mataguay and includes all or part of the following zip codes: 92004, 92036, 92065, 92066, 92070, and 92086.


Pacific Crest District, one of 11 districts in the

San Diego-Imperial Council , one of about 315 local Councils of the

Boy Scouts of America (BSA), one of about 150 National Scout 

Organizations which are members of the

World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).

 


Tiger Cub Motto

Search, Discover, Share


Cub Scout Motto

Do Your Best


Cub Scout Promise

I .....(name).... promise to do my best

To do my duty to God and my country,

To help other people, and

To obey the Law of the Pack.


Law of the Pack

The Cub Scout follows Akela.

The Cub Scout helps the pack go.

The pack helps the Cub Scout Grow.

The Cub Scout gives goodwill.


Webelos = WE'll BE LOyal Scouts


Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my country

and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong,

mentally awake, and morally straight



Scout Law

A Scout is 

trustworthy, loyal, 

helpful, friendly,

courteous, kind,

obedient, cheerful,

thrifty, brave,

clean, and reverent.


Scout Motto

Be Prepared


Scout Slogan

Do a Good Turn Daily.


Outdoor Code

As an American, I will do my best to

Be clean in my outdoor manners,

Be careful with fire,

Be considerate in the outdoors, and

Be conservation-minded.

Please join us at Cub and Boy Scout Roundtable

 Held at the LDS Chapel at 527 9th St. in  Ramona, the 2nd Thursday of each month 7-8:00 p.m. 

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