May Boy Scout Roundtable

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.

Thank you,
Boy Scout Round Table Commissioner Staff

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Cub Scout Camping Leader/Parent Meetings!

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

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Arlington Heights Service Center

Our Arlington Heights Service Center is officially open. Our Scout Shop is still located in Mount Prospect. Click this link for more information on important move-in dates.

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Communications, Program, Unit Support

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.

Here is a quick rundown on some of the initiatives underway.

Note: We are in the process of transitioning this website to District-specific information will be on

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Final NWSC newsletter





Read the Final Drumbeat here:

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Friends of Scouting

Friends of Scouting – the Family Campaign

See more at

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How to Navigate the Calendar

This video is an overview of navigating the PTAC Calendar found at
Questions regarding the PTAC Calendar can be sent to or

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BSA immunizations: What’s required, what’s recommended

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:
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from Bryan on Scouting

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New Council operations

Interested in how the new Council will operate?
Click the links below to see newly released information.

*A letter from the Regional Key 3:
*Council Organizational Chart:

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Volunteers of the Year

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

Venturing Cub Scouts
Committee Chairperson Cubmaster
Tom Krettler Steve Cox
Tim Stepp
Committee Member
Jared Epstein Assistant Cubmaster
Todd Siegel
Crew Associate Advisor
Jared Epstein Committee Chairperson
Cheryl McManus Julie Murray
Boy Scouts Committee Member
Chris Hargraves
Dan Scharlau Den Leader
Kirk Glasso Yasmin Kinton
Lance Canania
Assistant Scoutmaster
Steve Curl Webelos Leader
Scott Johnson Jim Minasola
David Ottenfeld Deborah Cooley
Greg Sammons
Assistant Den Leader
Chartered Organization Representative Justin Embree
Lloyd Kalicki
Assistant Webelos Leader
Committee Chair Jason Smith
Jim Peterson
Wendy Sowders Cub Scout Family
Roger Lindquist Family
Committee Member
Doug Derleth Signal Hill District
Mary Dennee
Kelly Robinson District Leader
Michelle Connor Mark Stowick
Daniel Pierce
Boy Scout Family
Connor Family
2014 Signal Hill District Award of Merit Recipients
James Burke Mark Mitchell


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