SCOUTING SMOKE SIGNALS

MIAMI DISTRICT FALL CAMPOREE TO TAKE PLACE OCTOBER 3,4,5, 2003

(From THE COURIER (official Messenger of the Anthony Wayne area Council)

Thank you Troop 356 for planning the Fall Camporee. The theme will be Emergency Preparedness. Troop 356 is planning exciting activities that will satisfy rank and badge requirements. Make plans to attend and look forward to the following activities currently being arranged: Fort Wayne Police Department canine demonstration – New Haven Fire Department paramedic demonstration – Paramedics demonstrate first response first aid that could apply to Boy Scouts with ‘hands on’ practice – Police officer demonstrates traffic safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and auto travel – “What If Quiz – Fire truck demonstration (possibly with foam) – Parkview helicopter landing, demonstration, launch – Build a personal first aid kit – Lifeguard water rescue demonstrations. Location of Camporee is to be at Jefferson Park in New Haven, Indiana (Same place that the Klondike Derby was held this past winter).

 

A CODE TO LIVE BY . . . by Jim Molebash, Field Director, AWAC-BSA

“A SCOUT IS HELPFUL (The 3rd point of the 12 Point Scout Law) A Scout promises to “. . . help others people at all times (a part of the Scout Oath) and “to do a good turn daily,” (The Scout Motto). When we are helpful to one another, we promote loyalty and trust. My mother always said, “Many hands make light work.” If we all work together and help one another, we can accomplish great things! It was this “helpful spirit” which so intrigued William D. Boyce to bring Scouting to America from its British roots. Boyce, a Chicago businessman, was lost in London one foggy day. A young boy asked if he could be of assistance and offered to lead Boyce to his destination. When they arrived, Boyce offered the boy a reward. “No sir, I’m a Scout and Scouts don’t take money for a good turn.” Boyce was so intrigued by this “helpful spirit” that he sought out the founder of Scouting, Baden Powell. Powell encouraged Boyce to try the Scouting concept in America. The rest, so they say, “. . . is history.” It is the helpfulness of one “unknown Scout” that changed the lives of millions of American boys over the next century.

 

THE SCOUT SHOP RESUMES NORMAL HOURS OF OPERATION

The Scout Shop at 8315 W. Jefferson Blvd will be open from 9am to 6pm M-F and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. NEED A UNIFORM? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!

Go back to school with items that shout Scouting Spirit! Find fun school supplies at the Scout Trading Post (AWAC Scout Shop). We have pens & pencils, book bags, key chains & wallets, and pen & pencil holders, as well as, Scout handbooks and camping supplies.

 

COMING TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU – IT’S BOY SCOUT FALL POPCORN SALE TIME

Many Scouts earn their way to summer camps and outings by selling popcorn so support Scouting by saying, “Yes,” the next time you’re asked to buy some Boy Scout popcorn. Parents – make sure that you get sales materials from your unit leaders early!

 

WHY I’M A LEADER

(From THE COURIER)

I’m not a Scout Leader for the easy hours, high pay, parents’ gratitude, power or prestige.
I’m a leader because I want the world, for your son and mine, to be a world he can share and help shape; a world of love and laughter, where he can show compassion.
I want him to be able to look at the stars, a sunrise, a sunset, the work and world of man – and feel their beauty inside himself.
I want him to learn to finish anything he starts and do it well, and to guide him to know his worth with a deeper understanding of himself.
I want to help shape men who have strength of character and are sensitive to the needs of others.
I want them to be the best they can be.
I’m giving of myself, and my time. I reap rewards far beyond what I give. I receive for my children and future generations a better world.
I am a Scout leader because I care.

 

OLD SCOUTS WANTED!

Are you an Old Scout? Were you ever in Scouting? Are you an Eagle Scout that never gave back to Scouting more than you gained from it? (This was part of your Eagle Pledge – remember?) Would you want to share your Scouting experiences with our boys and younger leaders and maybe help out with a local Boy Scout Troop? Want to get back into Scout camping, camaraderie, and experience camping out and cooking over an open fire once again? Call Ray McCune at The Waynedale News (747-4535) and ask how you can help. What can you do? You can make a monetary donation, buy Boy Scout Popcorn, join the Troop as a committee member, volunteer to drive boys to camp or to other outings, teach a skill such as carving, cooking, knot tying, pipe fitting, electricity, model building, tin can art, painting, auto repair, bicycling, swimming, bowling, archery, gun safety, fly tying, fishing, sewing, flag etiquette, first aid, canoeing, hiking, bird identification, whittling, singing, or any one (or more) of a thousand other things. Give us a call!

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