This week's Scouter edition
  • Good Scout Week
  • Eagle Alumni Tailgate
  • University of Scouting
  • Philmont Opportunity
  • Free - Cabela's Day
  • Sea Scout Flagship Application
  • Youth Aviation Adventure
  • National Jamboree Staff
  • Order of the Arrow Opportunities
  • Application Reminder
  • Upcoming Events

 

Good Scout Week

Have you registered for all of our exciting Good Scout Week activities yet?


 

Eagle Alumni Tailgate

Calling All Eagles!

In association with Good Scout Week and the UNR Scout Overnighter, the first 50 to RSVP will be invited to participate in an Eagle Scout Alumni activity at the Homecoming UNR football game.  Any Eagle Scout regardless of your alma mater is invited.  If you are interested please RSVP here.

Attendees will be invited to the tailgate party where food and drinks will be served.  Each attendee will receive 2 drink tickets, tailgate buffet, plus one ticket to the game.  Game tickets are for a special reserved seating in Section L.  Cash bar for additional drinks will be available at the tailgate party.

Tailgate begins 3 hours prior to kickoff and is at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

There is no cost to attend this offering by the Nevada Area Council Eagle Scout Alumni Association.  Additional questions to the Alumni may be sent to Jim Rogers.

 


 

University of Scouting

University of Scouting is THIS WEEKEND!!

It's not too late to register!

Don't miss University of Scouting-West in Reno on September 24th at Hug High School.  There are training opportunities that will directly assist leaders' daily efforts to support youth and Scouting in their units.  Attend for the full day, or feel free to stay for just part of it.  Be sure to create an account through our new NAC website in order to easily register online.  Register by September 22 (tomorrow!) to receive the $15 registration fee, the price will increase to $20 on the 23rd.

View the full list of classes and register HERE!

 

 


 

2018 Philmont Council Contingent Opportunity

The Nevada Area Council is exploring the possibility of sending a Council contingent of Scouts to Philmont Scout Camp in 2018.

Philmont is a national High Adventure base, owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America. Philmont is large, comprising 140,711 acres or about 220 square miles of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rockies. Thirty-six staffed camps and eighty-four trail camps are operated by the ranch (four camps are in the national forest or on private land). Philmont has high mountains which dominate rough terrain with an elevation ranging from 6,500 to 12,441 feet.

Tentative arrival dates to Philmont in 2018 is either June 18th or July 9th.

The estimated cost to be $1800, to be determined upon 12 or 7 day trek choice and contingent activity options. 

Requirements

  • Participants must be 14 years of age by the date of arrival OR completed 8th grade and be at least 13 years of age by the date of participation.
  • Registration with the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Meet the height and weight requirements as prescribed in the Boy Scout Health Form.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out our online survey where the data will indicate overall Council desire and we can make a determination whether or not to request a Council contingent group.

Complete the survey here

Additional details regarding Philmont Scout Ranch can be found here.

Note: this is not an official registration to the event but rather an interest survey where appropriate planning can occur.


 

Cabela's Day

Present

Cabela's Cub Scout Adventure Day

All Cub Scouts are Invited!!!
Free Admission
Patches for the First 150 Boys
Employee Discount offered to all Scouters during event

Where: 8650 Boomtown Garson Rd. Verdi, NV 89439
When: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

More information:
www.nevadabsa.org/event/1984135 


 

Sea Scout Flagship Application

Now is the time for all Sea Scout ships to take stock of their past year’s program and document their accomplishments to apply for the annual National Flagship Competition. 

In honor of the 90th anniversary of Sea Scouts in 2002, BoatUS, the nation’s largest recreational boating organization, instituted the annual Sea Scout National Flagship Award. Since then, the award has been presented to ships from Texas, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, California, and Oregon.

If you feel that a ship qualifies, have the Sea Scouts in the ship put together a compelling packet of information that tells the judges why the ship deserves this prestigious honor. The application should include the completed scoresheet, a photograph of the ship members in an official Sea Scout uniform as outlined in the 2016 edition of the Sea Scout Manual, and a written narrative supplemented by other materials to support the ship’s application.

A ship must meet the minimal national standards in all areas for a calendar year starting January 1 and ending December 31. The application is due to the National Sea Scout Office by March 31, 2017, to be considered for the National Flagship Award.


 

Youth Aviation

Helicopters, Gliders, Aircraft Aerodynamics, Aviation Careers, Weather Instruments....and more!!  All for FREE!

Satisfies BSA Aviation Merit Badge Requirements
 
To register email:  admin@sportsaviationfoundation.com

Space is limited so please register asap!
Please only register if you will be able to attend the event and if you have to cancel please notify the foundation.
Additional Questions Call: Jeff Whitaker 775-790-1466
Sponsored by Sports Aviation Foundation


 

National Jamboree Staff

Do you want to be a part of Scouting history?

The 2017 National Jamboree is looking for three Young Lads to be on staff specifically for the Brownsea Island Experience, July 15th to 30th, 2017.

Here is your opportunity to step back in time and relive the experience the “Young Lads”  had with Lord Baden Powell at the first Boy Scout Camp in 1907 on Brownsea Island in Southern England.  You will be reenacting the role of one of the boys on the Island in dress and in speech and will be playing the games and teaching the skills taught on the Island.  

We are looking for three young men from the Nevada Area Council between 16 and 25 years old who are able to pull off looking like a “Young Lad”.  The registration fee for Jamboree Staff under 26 years old is only $425.

For more information about this opportunity, please email Jim Stewart, Council Vice President of Operations at controller@bordertowncasinorv.com or call him on his cell phone, (775) 848-6072.


 

Order of the Arrow Opportunities


Attention Order of the Arrow Members, two opportunities available!

The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend training program focusing on leadership development. Run by the Region Chief and his Advisers, it provides an in-depth look at leadership skills and techniques. An NLS discusses how these skills can be applied in your role in the OA and in other aspects of your life. The National Leadership Seminar is a weekend conference on the skills and attributes of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow’s key youth and adult members as they seek to improve their services to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community. The weekend format is designed to complement the longer, more detailed Wood Badge and Junior Leadership Training Programs. Near the end of the seminar, participants make a contract with themselves to apply the skills studied in the seminar on projects in their lodge, council, and community. To find out more information and to register go to http://western.oa-bsa.org/program/training/ and select NLS.

The 2016 Developing Youth Leaders Conference (DYLC) will be like nothing before it. This conference focuses on the tools every adult needs to mentor and develop our outstanding youth leaders. It is built on the concepts our members learn at the National Leadership Seminar, and it uses the NLS terminology as participants learn new tools and techniques of how to mentor and develop our outstanding youth leaders. Prior attendance at a NLS is encouraged, but it is not required for the DYLC. Adults who are unsure whether NLS or DYLC might be best for them should talk to their lodge adviser for guidance or e-mail training@western.oa-bsa.org. To find out more information and to register go to http://western.oa-bsa.org/program/training/ and select DYLC.


 

Application Reminder

Current Applications Only

In order to remain compliant with National policy, the Nevada Area Council will no longer accept old youth and adult applications. Please be sure to throw away all old applications and pick up new applications from the Service Center, 500 Double Eagle Court, Reno, NV or by downloading it online at http://www.scouting.org/forms. To find out if you have a current application, on the coversheet of the youth and adult applications (Spanish and English), there is a 115 located on the bottom right corner.

 

 


 

Upcoming Events
  • September 24 - University of Scouting-West
  • October 12 - Cabela's Day
  • October 22 - UNR Scout Night
  • October 22 - Eagle Alumni Tailgate
  • October 26 - Good Scout Luncheon
  • October 26 - Uniform Day
  • October 28 - Office and Trading Post closed for Nevada Day
  • November 2 - Corporate Pinewood Derby
  • November 5 - Youth Aviation Adventure
  • November 11 - Office and Trading Post closed for Veteran's Day