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Good Morning! Because of the impending snow storm we are cancelling the Tuesday, March 14th Spring Recruitment Training & Scout o Rama/ Summer Camp Promo at Cabela's in Scarborough. Weather allowing if the roads are cleared up in time (we will continue to monitor the forecast) we encourage anyone who can make it to go our Lewiston location on March 15th or on March 22nd in Thomaston instead. https://scoutingevent.com/218-2017Springrecruit However, there will be Facebook LIVE information session about the Spring Membership Campaign at 7pm on Tuesday night available on our council facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pinetreebsa/ which should last about 20 minutes with additional time after for questions and answers. (Anybody should be able to use the above link to log in and watch the video, but you need to be logged in with a Facebook account to ask questions.) PLEASE ENCOURAGE unit leaders and membership chairs to…. 1. GET HOME OR WHEREVER YOU’RE GOING SAFELY!!!! 2. Start looking at your calendar for your March or April Spring Recruitment Date 3. Tune in at 7pm on Tuesday night!!!


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York District 2017 Pinewood Derby Postponed, now May 6th
(posted 2017-03-30)

I’m sorry to report this weekend the weather looks like it is not going to cooperate. Depending which forecast you get your information from, York County is expected to see anywhere from 5-16 inches of snow.

We have decided to postpone the District Pinewood Derby to May 6th at the Bonny Eagle Middle School.

Setup will be Friday May 5th from 5-8. Saturday May 6th we will have morning prep from 7-8. Registration will be from 8-8:45 with racing to begin at 9AM. Following the District race will be awards and the community race.

Thank you to all those who have put effort into and planned for this weekend. I’m Looking forward to a great race day May 6th.

Registration information can be found here:

University Of Scouting
(posted 2017-02-07)

Click HERE to register and see the course catalog.

2017 York District Klondike Derby
(posted 2017-01-13)

The YD Klondike Derby will be hosted by Troop 399 and held at Bunganut Lake on February 4th with overnight camping available on Friday night, February 3rd.

Click HERE for more information

HERE for registration via paper form

HERE for online registration.  .

York District Spring 2017 Merit Badge College
(posted 2017-01-10)

Register now for the Spring 2017 Merit Badge College.  Hosted by the York District Advancement Committee at Sanford High School (Sanford, ME) on the following Thursday evenings:  April 13, April 27, May 11, and May 25.  Session 1 runs from 6:00pm to 7:15pm; Session 2 runs from 7:15pm to 8:30pm.

Offerings include Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the World, Collections, Indian Lore, Forestry, Geocaching, First Aid, Engineering, Environmental Science, Personal Management, and Fire Safety.

PRE-REQUISITES:  Registration for Personal Management Merit Badge closes on February 15, 2017.  Scout candidates are required to contact the Counselor, Jed Cobb prior to February 23, 2017 for the proper record keeping format file to meet the 90-day recording requirement. NOTE: UPDATED EMAIL FOR JED COBB AS OF 2/8/2017 IS cobb_productions@yahoo.com

Pre-registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and is required in advance using the online form below.  Some Merit Badge sessions are subject to cancellation at any time.  There is no cost to attend this Merit Badge College.  Questions may be sent to mbc2017@yorkdistrict.org.  Scouts should attend all sessions in complete BSA Scout Field Uniform and Be Prepared with a notebook, pen/pencil and any Merit Badge books necessary for requirement fulfillment.  Scouts also need to bring a Scoutmaster-signed and properly-completed Merit Badge Application Form (Blue Card) with them to the first session.  Scouts are expected to attend every session of the college

Notes to Parents and Scout Leaders:  There has been some misunderstanding on the role of the ”Merit Badge College.”  These sessions are intended to be educational for the Scouts that have registered and attended, as the word College implies.  This event is not intended to be a Merit Badge sign-off conference.  We encourage Scouts to contact approved Counselors for sign-offs for requirements and work completed outside the College event, as the College format is not intended for that purpose.

We look forward to having Scouts participate in the York District Spring 2017 Merit Badge College!

-Blaine Porter and Henry Zwetsloot
Merit Badge College Coordinators
York District Advancement Committee

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Training
(posted 2017-01-10)

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Saco Town Hall, ME

8:30AM – 4:00PM

Click HERE for more info!

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