The May Boy Scout Roundtable is an open discussion on Scouts across the ability spectrum. We will be exchanging our best ideas on making Scouting a great experience for boys, leaders, and parents. We’ll start with a short presentation from Ryan Julian, Scoutmaster for Little City’s Troop who will share opportunities and challenges of mainstreaming and incorporating Scouts with developmental challenges. This will be followed up by Norm McFarland, Signal Hill STEM Chair, who will present some new options for higher performing/gifted Scouts.
We will have an extended time of table discussion and sharing of best ideas, ways to enhance communication, and tricks to help the boys excel!
Please note that this is the last official Roundtable for this Scouting season. Look for announcements of the fall Boy Scout Roundtable kick off.
Boy Scout Round Table Commissioner Staff
Need to know more about Cub Scout Resident Camp?
Family Camp? Weekend in IL? Day Camp?
Please join us on the following dates and locations for the
2015 Cub Camping Leader/Parent meetings! Click here for pdf
Fred Wallace, PTAC Scout Executive, presented a vision last fall of a PTAC organized and prepared to support youth, leaders and units in more and better ways, with programs responsive to family and community desires for youth prepared for successful careers, possessing positive personal values, and able to have fun in a positive safe environment. The professional staff has been working with volunteers from across the 16 districts so that vision can take flight. PTAC is now ready to take off, so watch for and contribute your part to make the vision a reality for more youth.
For the health of all Scouters and Scouts, the Boy Scouts of America follows the recommendations of leading health and pediatric associations in recommending age-appropriate immunizations for members.
Specifically, the BSA requires tetanus shots for anyone attending BSA programs or activities where an annual health and medical record is required. Other age-appropriate immunizations, including those that protect against measles, meningococcal disease, influenza and other maladies are “strongly recommended” by the BSA.
It’s all outlined in this “Report of the Immunization Task Force” issued by the BSA’s National Health and Safety Support Subcommittee. The report is from 2008, but it still stands as gospel today.
BSA immunizations were recently on the mind of Toni, wife of a Scoutmaster and mom of an Eagle Scout, who writes: Read more of this post
Over 100 volunteers were nominated by their peers for leader of the year recognition.
These selected as volunteers of the year were announced at the Signal Hill District recognition dinner on January 11 at the Makray Memorial Country Club in Barrington, Illinois.
Please join in recognizing all those nominated and those selected as 2014 Volunteer of the year.
Pathway to Adventure Council Signal Hill District 2014 Unit Volunteer of the Year Recipients
Crew Associate Advisor
Assistant Den Leader
Chartered Organization Representative
Assistant Webelos Leader
Cub Scout Family
Roger Lindquist Family
Signal Hill District
Boy Scout Family
2014 Signal Hill District Award of Merit Recipients