York District Events

11/25York District Commissioners
12/03York District Roundtable and Order of the Arrow
12/10York District Merit Badge College
12/10York District Committee Meeting
12/30York District Commissioners
01/07York District Roundtable and Order of the Arrow
01/23Scoutmaster/Asst Scoutmaster & Cub Scout Leader Training hosted by CB & YK Districts
02/07Scout Sunday

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Pine Tree Council will be hosting an NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) course on 12-December-2015, with 15 seats available. The discounted cost will be $30 per person. Participants MUST be 21 years of age. This training is open to all Scouters 21 years of age and older who are interested in becoming an RSO, and volunteering at Pine Tree Council shooting sports events. Typical RSO courses cost between $125, and $200. We are offering this course at a greatly discounted rate. In doing so, the council shooting sports committee asks that you agree to volunteer as an RSO at a minimum of 8 District, or Council level shooting sports events over a period of 2 years. By taking this course and making the commitment to volunteer, you are helping the council promote, and offer a safe, educational, responsible, and fun environment for our youth scouters, as well as getting some great education, and NRA rating for your self! Tuition fee of $30.00 per person must be paid in full by 1-December-2015. Cost covers all materials, as well as snacks, beverages, and lunch. This is a 10 hour course that includes a working lunch. Reserve your seat today by contacting the council office. In depth details will be provided to registered participants as the course date gets closer. Register online: https://scoutingevent.com?RSO For More Details, Contact Ron Lemons (Ronald.lemons@scouting.org) or Annie Tarbox (annie.tarbox@gmail.com)


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York District Merit Badge College – Spring 2016
(posted 2015-11-09)

We are looking for feedback from leaders on badges they would like us to attempt. The classes need to be something that can be in normal indoor classrooms and be adapted to four or less one hour increments. We would like to have open dialogue of this at the ‘scout breakout’ session of the December Roundtable, Thur. 3 Dec. 2016.

Please contact mbc2014@yorkdistrict.org if you have questions in advance of the December Roundtable discussion.

(posted 2015-10-13)

Hello York District!
Here is the latest update regarding this weekend’s Fall Camporee hosted by Troop 369 in Lebanon, ME at the intersection of Half-Mile Rd and Little River Rd.
Registration opens at 4:00 PM on Friday for Boy Scouts and 9:00 AM on Saturday for Cub Scouts
– Please be prepared at registration with the following:
o Medical forms for all attending to be left at HQ
o Payment – Camporee fee is $10/Boy Scouts & adults – $5/Cub Scouts & adults
o Discloser of which Dutch Oven category your Unit will be participating in
o Discloser of Skit or Song for Saturday Night’s campfire program
– One vehicle (plus trailer) will be allowed to drive to campsite to drop gear
– ALL vehicles will be parked in designated area (approx. 100 yards up the road)
– PLEASE bring potable water! There will be untreated water at the Camporee for use ONLY as fire prevention. It is NOT potable!
– Above ground fires will be allowed pursuant to local fire department permit, determined on Friday of Camporee.
– Please use extreme caution with ALL fires and use of charcoal
– Gateways are encouraged and will be judged
– Bring athletic footwear for sporting events; i.e. kickball, Frisbee, whiffle ball.
– Dutch Oven cooking competition begins at 3PM with judging beginning at 6PM
– Be prepared for 4-5 judges to sample your entry
– “Boy Scouts” is a co-ed program and there will be female scouts in camp. Be respectful.
– Webelos will be in camp starting Saturday morning. Appropriate Scout behavior is expected! Lead by example!
– A Webelos program will take place on Saturday, including knots and lashings, first aid/stretcher race, team walkers, fire building (bring your tooth picks, pencil sticks and drum sticks), Frisbee golf, kick ball and more. Cooking a group meal is encouraged!
If you have any questions, please e-mail Norm Sirois at normansirois@rocketmail.com

How to become a Merit Badge Counselor
(posted 2015-10-13)

Are you considering becoming a Merit Badge Counselor?

If so, please see the document created by Gene Guerin on the application process.

If you want to contact Gene, please see the District Contacts page for details.

Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge, Sanford High School
(posted 2015-10-04)

Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge

  • 12 year old min. age
  • 12 max. number of students pre-registered

Class Dates:

  • Sanford High School, 3 Thursday evenings
    • 10/29
    • 11/5
    • 11/19
  • Times 6:00 to 8:00 approx.

As always a Scout Master signed blue card. Would like to have an auto cut off at the 12 max. Please provide us a copy of learners; name, including troop #, phone # and E-mail contact. Any questions please contact bwpporter@hotmail.com.

Fall Camporee UPDATE
(posted 2015-09-21)

PLEASE pre-register by emailing the Scoutmaster of Troop 369, Norm Sirois, normansirois@rocketmail.com , and let us know if your unit is coming and an approximate number of how many youth and adults will be attending. You can adjust your numbers at registration at check-in on Friday night (10/16).

HERE is a draft of the schedule for the weekend. A final schedule will be available at check-in.

Dutch Oven Cooking Competition – There are 3 categories of judging for the Dutch Oven Competition; 1. Desserts 2. Chili and 3. Chowders, soups and stews. Units may cook in any of the categories, but can only present one Dutch oven for judging and MUST declare which category they want to be judged in before cooking begins at 3:00 p.m. Units will cook in their campsites and take appropriate precautions with charcoal and fire safety. Judging begins at 6:00 p.m. with judges coming to your campsite.

Gateway Competition – Units are encouraged to put up a Gateway at the entrance to their campsite. There is no specific theme for Gateways except that they should be creative and in the spirit of Scouting. Gateway judging will take place on Saturday afternoon.

Campfire Program – Units are encouraged to come to the Campfire Program with a skit or a song. Awards will be given to the Unit with the best Skit and another for best song.


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