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Membership Registration Fee

Coronado Area Council Scouters,

We want to make you aware that the National Council, Boy Scouts of America, is considering a fee increase for 2020. This fee increase will be effective beginning this recharter process. The amount of the increase will not be known until November 1, 2019.

We recognize the timing on this likely fee increase creates challenges as units have already begun collecting fees for their 2020 registration renewal process. The good news is we are in the middle of our popcorn sale and you can adjust your sales goal to help offset this increase!

Thank you for your patience while we work through this together. We will let you know the official amount as soon as we find out.

Finally, we want to ensure any youth wanting to join Scouting can regardless of financial barriers. Please know registration assistance is available upon request both from Coronado Area Council and the National Council.

Thank you again for your commitment in delivering a life changing program to the youth we serve.

Barry Clark
Council President

Ed Chandler
Council Commissioner

Kyle Smith
Scout Executive

The 2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference will be held at Michigan State University from August 3-8, 2020, in East Lansing, MI. MSU is home to three past NOACs including 2006, 2012, and the 2015 centennial conference. Registration is now open!

All Arrowmen who are registered members of the Boy Scouts of America and have their council’s approval, are eligible to participate in the 2020 NOAC.

Conference fees are $545 for both youth and adults. There will be an additional travel fee on adult participants. That fee will be announced as soon as travel costs are confirmed.

A $100.00 deposit is required at the time of registration. On or before February 25th 2020 a payment of $225.00 for youth and $225.00 plus travel deposit is due. On May 20th 2020 the remaining balance is due for both youth and adults. There will also be another travel payment option that will be announced at a later date.

There will be fundraising events for the Youth Arrowmen to participate in to cover their travel cost.

OA Fall Fellowship

OA Fall Fellowship is just around the corner. We will be gathering at Camp Hansen on August 23rd for a weekend of fun and fellowship. We will be inducting new Arrowmen, advancing Ordeal Members to Brotherhood, and more. Register today at https://scoutingevent.com/192-29703

The Tribe of the Golden Eagle inducted it's 3000th member last night.

CALLING ALL EAGLE SCOUTS
…OR family and friends of Eagle Scouts.

Coronado Area Council would like to feature Eagle Scouts in some future marketing pieces to help in fundraising and membership recruitment. We would love to receive some information from Eagle Scout whether they be new or well tenured. We are looking for personal information such as what has been the biggest accomplishment since reaching the rank of Eagle Scout? What was your favorite merit badge? How has reaching the rank of Eagle Scout helped you with your career or personal/family life? What advice do you have for Scouts who are on their trail to Eagle Scout?
Please click the title for the downloadable form to fill out the Eagle Scout profile.

TOSS Camp at Camp Hansen is open for registration. This camp will take place June 22 – 25, 2019. Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturing Scouts and their families are invited to attend and take full advantage of the state-of-the-art Technology Building while participating in traditional Scouting skills in the out-of-doors, including shooting, swimming, and camping, all with age-appropriate activities and related Merit Badges.
Technology activities will include tech related Merit Badges, Cub and Webelos activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related projects designed to maximize fun and learning at camp.

This patch is currently in production and is expected to arrive in the office no later than Friday April 5th. These patches are $10 each and there are only 150 of these patches.

2019 Camp Hansen and Golden Eagle t-shirts are available for pre-order. Pre-order yours today! 

OA Dues can now be paid online!

Calling all Beavers, Bears, Bobwhites, Eagles, Foxes, Owls, Buffalos, and Antelopes-

College of Commissioner Science

April 27, 2019 is the Coronado Area Council Commissioner College. It will be held concurrent with the K.S.U. Merit Badge Conference. This year participants will be able to complete the course work for either the Bachelors of Commissioner Science or the Masters of Commissioner Science.
Bachelors courses to be offered are:
BCS 101, 103, 104, 105, 114, 116, and 117.
Masters courses to be offered are:
MCS 303, 304, 305, 307, 314, 315, 316,
The instructor for the Bachelors courses will be George Wyatt. The instructor for the Masters courses will be James Gardner. Both instructors have completed the Doctorate of Commissioner Science program.
Registration will be available on the website. For questions feel free to contact George Wyatt at thecraftguy1945@gmail.com or 785-587-7671 (cell).

Leaders, your Scouts need to experience the challenge of climbing and rappelling. By having adult leaders in your unit certified as BSA Climbing and Rappelling Instructors, you will be able to use the facilities at Brown Memorial Camp and Hansen Scout Reservation.
Out of council Leaders are welcome to attend! Space is limited to 15.

The 26th Annual K-State Merit Badge Conference and Target First Class Program will take place at Kansas State University, on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Hopefully by now you have heard the term Investment in Character & Leadership campaign or ICL. Investment in Character & Leadership is our new name for what has previously been called Friends of Scouting or FOS.

Nick Schemlzle the Buffalo Bill District Executive agreed that if the district's popcorn sales grew last year he would kiss a goat.

The Coronado Area Council is hosting an NRA Training. Successful Completion of this training course will certify you to: Become a BSA Merit Badge Counselor for Rifle merit badge, Troop/Crew Instructor, Council or District event range staff. Click the link for more information and to register.

IRVING, TX – February 1, 2019 – From twilight hikes, to festive launch parties and campouts, thousands of Scouts, parents, and volunteers will celebrate nationwide as the Boy Scouts of America welcomes for the first time both young women and young men ages 11-17 into its most iconic program for character and leadership development.

Registration for District Baden Powell Dinners are now open!

Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals.
Scouters from Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers, and district and council Scouters all are welcome and belong here.

The Coronado Area Council is pleased to announce the 2019 Silver Beaver Recipients!

These days, higher education comes with a higher price tag. These scholarships for Eagle Scouts will help take out some of the sting.

We have some exciting news to share! Non-profit evaluator Charity Navigator has awarded Coronado Area Council our fourth consecutive FOUR-STAR rating!

Welcome Our New Field Director

Please help us give a warm Team CAC welcome to Peter Maskovich. Peter is the new Field Director for Coronado Area Council effective January 1st. Peter is excited to join our team and looking forward to continuing the excellent service provided by the executive staff of the council.
Peter started his career in Fresno, CA as a District Executive, Senior District Executive and Program Director. Peter was then promoted to District Director and Field Director for Transatlantic Council in Europe. This provided Peter with the experience that will help us given his staff was stationed all over Europe and the Middle East. After serving Transatlantic Council for 5 years Peter’s next assignment was Program Director for Heart of America Council, Kansas City.
Please give Pete a warm welcome to the council!

Position-Specific Training Updates

Position-Specific Training Updates
Position-specific training courses for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts (Scouts BSA) are being updated and will be available January 2, 2019. Any progress on current training materials will not carry over to the new learning plan so be sure to complete any in-progress training before December 31, 2018.

Derby Day Deals

The BSA’s Calendar of Religious Dates lists Feb. 10, 2019, as “Scout Sunday, interfaith.” It lists Feb. 17, 2019, as “Scout Sunday, United Methodist.”

But those are just guidelines. The BSA says a local church may celebrate “on the Sunday most acceptable to the pastor and congregation.” So check with your chartered organization representative or faith leader.

Depending on your faith organization, Scout Sunday could be held any Sunday in February. It could be Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17 or even Feb. 24.

In the past, Scout Sunday was always held on the Sunday before the birthday of the BSA on Feb. 8. Realizing that each chartered organization has a unique schedule of worship, the BSA no longer uses that guideline.

Looking for a holiday event for the whole family? Join us for Christmas on the Prairie!

Imagine this: Your troop is ready to depart for a big campout. All the Scouts and adult volunteers have arrived at the church on time, and the weather is perfect.
But something’s missing: your troop trailer. Oh, and hundreds or even thousands of dollars in gear inside.

Registration for the 2018 OA Vigil Dinner is now live!

Fall recruitment has taken off like a rocket!

Registration for the 2019 Council Recognition Dinner is now live. Make plans to attend today!

Silver Beaver nominations are now being accepted.

The 2019 Recharter packets will be available soon.

Triconda Roundtable 9.13.18

There will be a special guest attending the meeting on September 13th, Amber Fishburn our own Scout Shop Coordinator! She will be showing our brand-new selection of items and talking about some of the upcoming sales! The Scout shop will be open 6:00pm to 6:30pm if you want to check out the new inventory or make purchases.

Kernel Journal 9.4.18

As a Council we ordered almost $280,000 in Show & Sell popcorn, WAY TO GO!!

Have you had your popcorn kickoff yet?
Check out the CAC Popcorn Kettle Facebook page to see what your Unit Kernel peers are doing to pump the kids up to sell

Maggie McCombs with Pack 260 on Ft. Riley taught her Scouts a popcorn dance, click the link to see: https://www.facebook.com/maggie.green.925059/videos/2535025399844518/

TROOPS: Don't forget your opt out forms are due by September 7th at 5pm to coronadopopcorn@gmail.com

Prize Level #2: Multi Tool - SHARE WITH YOUR SCOUTS AND FAMILIES!

We look forward to sharing more information with you in the coming weeks!

Remember, you can email all questions and concerns to coronadopopcorn@gmail.com 24 hours a day.

Scoutbook is the BSA’s online unit management tool and helps Scouts, parents and leaders track advancement and milestone achievements along the Scouting trail.

Wood Badge Postponed to 2019

Some of you may have heard that BSA has launched a new and improved Youth Protection Training.

We are quickly approaching the most important date on the Scouting calendar.

Camp Hansen was the venue for a picnic this past weekend.

Take a look at the picture that accompanies this article, I found this shirt while digging through my Scouting memorabilia this weekend.

2018 Wood Badge Course C5-192-18

Wood Badge is Scouting's premier training course. It's the ultimate leadership training experience designed to meet the leadership needs for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders as well as Council and District leaders and Scouting professionals.

OA Fall Fellowship is just around the corner.

If you live an altruistic life and donate to an organization or cause you care about, you might be surprised to find these life benefits from financial donating.

Setting goals is simple. We’ve all heard different phrases, acronyms and ways to properly set a goal for life. However, accomplishing goals can be a whole different task.

Do you want to make a difference and give back to your community this holiday week? Check out our list of volunteering ideas for you to try on the Fourth of July.

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