MiniMoc E-News Brief
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BSA announces Scouting Around, a new realityTV show based on
Looking for the latest merit badge fliers? Want to know which new merit badges are in the works?
New Commissioner Award of Excellence Recognition Items are now available.
Get the 411 on the NEW Cub Scout Adventure Program coming out in 2015 click here to find out more!
A Scout is Reverent
Scout Sunday Resources can be found here!
Scout Sabbath Resources can be found here!
Links to help you
Congrats to the following units who have submitted GOLD JTE Scores:
Pack 37 Christ the King
Troop 9 Greendale Peoples
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Summer Camp Kickoff:
Cub Scout Day Camp/Webelos Resident Camp Specific
Boy Scout Resident Camp
We are looking for 2014 Summer Camp Staff!
Currently our Camp Directors are hard at work looking for 2014 Camp staff members to fill roles at Cub Scout Day Camp, Webelos Resident Camp (volunteer staff), and Boy Scout Resident camp. Interviews will be conducted throughout February and additional ones may be scheduled if needed. Please check out the Camp Staff tab on our website for the updated staff application and information. Click here for more information about positions!
Many units are still waiting on Popcorn Prize IOU's. If you are owed a stomp rocket or sleeping bag we now have them in! Please stop by during office hours to pick them up (8:30-4:30pm on week days)! Remember, the Scout shop is also open on Tuesdays until 7:00pm and Saturdays from 9am-noon for your convenience.
National Supply Price Increase
National supply has increased their prices on items such as uniform pieces, merit badge pamphlets, handbooks and a few other items. If your unit usually give pricing information to families remember to compare your prices with our local Scout Shop or online.
Sign up for a Family Friends of Scouting Presentation (FOS) for your unit!
FOS is an annual fundraising campaign that gives Scouters and interested people in the community an opportunity to contribute to the financial support of Scouting in the Mohegan Council. The Family portion of our campaign is conducted at a unit level. It typically consists of scheduling a presentation at a unit meeting, Court of Honor, or Blue and Gold banquet. The presentation lasts about 5 minutes and offers families the opportunity to make a pledge to help support Council and Camp operations.
Quinsigamond District Units can register for presentations: http://quinsigdistrict.com/fos-presentation-sign-up/
Mill Town District can register for presentations: e-mail email@example.com
Eagle Scout awarded Key to the City
At a November 2013 Court of Honor at First Congregational Church in Shrewsbury, Christian C. Alexandrou, 18, of Worcester, was formally recognized as an Eagle Scout by Shrewsbury Boy Scout Troop 114. Christian is the 113th scout in Troop 114's ninety-seven-year history to achieve Eagle Scout, the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).
Joining in 2001,Christian began his scouting career with Shrewsbury Cub Scout Pack 114. He has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 114 since 2006, held the positions ofScribe, Chaplain's Aid, Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and earned 34 merit badges.
Christian's Eagle Scout Service Projectinvolved the creation of a Veterans' Memorial Garden on the property of St. Spyridon's Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester. Christian led a group of scouts and adults over multiple weekends in the installation of a walkway of red bricks engraved with the names of local war veterans of the Greek Orthodox faith. Two 25-foot flagpoles flying the American and Greek flags were erected to represent the community's heritage. The final phase included planting and mulching nearly 20 evergreen bushes surrounding the memorial. This living memorial honors all Greek Orthodox veterans of war. The project involved over 250 volunteer hours. As a result of Worcester City Councilor Tony Economou's nomination to recognize Christian's contribution to the community, Christian was awarded a Key to the City by Mayor Joseph Petty on December 3rd, 2013.
During his scouting career Christian attended the BSA's National Scout Jamboree at Fort AP Hill, Virginia (2010), Florida Sea Base High Adventure, Islamorada, Florida (2011), and Maine High Adventure in the Allagash Watershed (2012). In 2010 he was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, the BSA's National Honor Society, and participated in National Youth Leadership Training.
A senior and honor roll student at Worcester Academy, Christian ispresident of the Newman Society community service club, a member of the Philosophical Films Club, and a four-year Varsity Cross Country runner. His church activities include serving as an altar boy, volunteering as a staff member during summer festivals and participating as an honorary member of St. Spyridon Veterans' Recognition Committee.
After high school, Christian will attend Loyola University Chicago as a Dean's Scholar majoring in Political Science on a pre-law track, and plans to participate in public service activities. He credits Scouting with instilling in him the value of always helping others.
Christian lives in Worcester with his parents, Mr. Dean Alexandrou & Dr. Diane Karalekas.
Troop 54 marks their 60th consecutive month with at least one overnight campout!
In Memory of Diane Lagor In Memory of Barbara Katz In Appreciation for Friends and Neighbors: In Memory of Tex Melendy
In Memory of Diane Lagor
In Memory of Barbara Katz
In Appreciation for Friends and Neighbors:
In Memory of Tex Melendy