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Recharter is HERE!
Oh it just seems like yesterday that you gathered all of your documentation and ensured that all leaders were in their positions, then you sent all that information to your representative. Well the time is again upon us where recharter will be up for our units. But do not fear! There is help for leaders and a guide that will help unit leaders through the process of recharting their units. Check out this handy dandy guide to Recharter.
New Online Tools for Unit Leaders
As the Scouting program continues to grow and evolve with the times, online tools become more and more important. For Key 3 unit leaders there is a myriad of new tools for helping support and grow your program. Through logging in through https://my.scouting.org and logging in, leaders can gain access to training records for both yourself and those who serve with you. There is a member manager that allows you to review and edit information for your youth and leaders. It allows for you to delegate access so others can perform the functions that you choose to send to them. It also allows for the legacy tools such as online internet advancement and service hour reporting. For more information and info about other upcoming changes see the following document.
2016 Volunteer Recognition Dinner
Scouters of the Centennial District, please join Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewy in search of the Centennial District Outstanding Volunteers. The fellowship will begin gathering at 6:30pm, Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the Potters House of Denver, 9495 E Florida Ave, Denver, CO 80247. Please come dressed in your favorite Star Wars costume or your Class A Scout Uniform. There will be fun games before dinner.
Cost is $15 per person. There are no refunds, so please plan accordingly.
Please include Name, Unit Type, Unit Number, Email, Phone, and Special Dietary Information in your registration.
Nominate your Leaders Here
Key Scouter - 1 per unit please
District award of merit
Centennial District on Facebook
In our ever-expanding attempts to educate, pass along useful information and reach out to the community, the Centennial District has a Facebook page that can be found here.
Among the things you can find on the Facebook page are:
- Threads for upcoming events and changes in them.
- Useful articles on how to improve your unit, Scouts, or leaders.
- Opportunities to connect with other troops, packs, crews, and teams to find out new ways to improve your unit and coordinate activities.
Have you ever cried out, "Can't I just put all the rank advancement on the web?!" Well now you can! Scouts have a page to update and progress scout advancement. Internet Advancement can be found here.
For information on Internet Advancement you can contact Greg Richards at 303.246.3950.
The Internet Advancement area works best in certain versions of Internet Explorer, works all right in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, and has been fighting with Mac users and Safari for a while now. If you find that Internet Advancement and Safari have reconciled their differences please let us know and we will all cheer for their reconciliation as well as update this page.
Opportunities to Serve
There are always ways to serve and be a member of Scouting. At the district level both the training committee and the commissioners are looking for people to help out.
Training people on the committee are needed to help fill out curriculum, find areas that are lacking and help fill them. If you are interested, contact Ryan Thompson.
In the Centennial district there is a need for Unit Serving commissioners. If you would like to help make the units in the area stronger please contact Russ Larson.
Medicine Pipe Order of the Arrow Chapter Updates
For information about the Centennial District local chapter of Order of the Arrow, Medicine Pipe, please visit this page.
Journey To Excellence
Journey to Excellence is the performance recognition program for Councils, Districts, and Units. This program uses a balanced approach and key performance indicators to measure performance versus process, encourage and reward success, and achieve the mission. Journey to Excellence applications need to be turned in before January 1 in order to be accepted.
This form is due to the commissioner staff no later than December 2016
2015 Journey to Excellence Pack
2015 Journey to Excellence Troop
2015 Journey to Excellence Crew
2015 Journey to Excellence Team
2015 Journey to Excellence Ship
2015 Journey to Excellenc
For more information about this program or for any questions, please contact your commissioner.
Unit Leaders - New Web Feature To Attract Potential Scouts To Your Unit
BSA has developed a new web feature called "Be A Scout". It uses Google Maps to help parents of potential new Cubs, Boy Scouts, Venture, and Explorer members to find your unit. With this feature, a parent or potential Scout enters their address and it shows the units near them and information about those units.
To make this work, you need to enter the information about your unit that you wish to present. You may enter special information about your unit, meeting times and address, leader's names, phone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses, and other information you wish to show potential new members. You only need to present the information you wish to. Only unit leaders (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Crew Advisors, Chartered Organization Rep, or Committee Chairman) may enter the information for your unit. Make your unit's information special to attract new Scouts.
For any questions or technical concerns with this feature, contact the National Service Help Desk at 972.580.2267.
Eagle Scout Information
Ready to earn Scouting's highest honor? Centennial District's Eagle Scout coordinator is Gary Loustalet. He is your starting point and can be reached via email. Most of the forms and basic information you need can be found on the council website.