Pinnacle District News

Pinnacle District Calendar of Events

September

7             District Committee Meeting: 6:30 PM @ St. James United Methodist Church

(321 Pleasant Valley Drive in Little Rock)

9           Bobcat Day Fish-n-Shoot:  9 AM – 3 PM @ North Pulaski Community Park (5603 W. Republican Rd., Jacksonville)

14           Commissioners Meeting:  6 PM @ St. James United Methodist Church

(321 Pleasant Valley Drive in Little Rock)

14           Cub Scout Leader & Boy Scout Leader Roundtable & Popcorn Kickoff:  7 PM @ St. James United Methodist Church (321 Pleasant Valley Drive in Little Rock)

14           Order of the Arrow (O.A.) Chapter Meeting:  7 PM @ St. James United Methodist Church (321 Pleasant Valley Drive in Little Rock)

16           Cub Scout Leader & Boy Scout Leader Specific Training: 8:30 AM – 2 PM @ St. Paul United Methodist Church (2223 Durwood Rd. in Little Rock)

22-24      Popcorn Blitz Weekend

 

October

5             District Committee Meeting: 6:30 PM @ St. James United Methodist Church

(321 Pleasant Valley Drive in Little Rock)

12           Commissioners Meeting:  6 PM @ St. James United Methodist Church

(321 Pleasant Valley Drive in Little Rock)

12           Cub Scout Leader & Boy Scout Leader Roundtable & Popcorn Kickoff:  7 PM @ St. James United Methodist Church (321 Pleasant Valley Drive in Little Rock)

12           Order of the Arrow (O.A.) Chapter Meeting:  7 PM @ St. James United Methodist Church (321 Pleasant Valley Drive in Little Rock)

27-28      Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO), Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS), Outdoor Webelos Leader Training (OWL):  6 PM Friday – Late afternoon Saturday @ Murray Park Pavilions 1 & 2 in Little Rock

 

Cub Scout Roundtable Themes and Boy Scout Program

                                                                       CUB SCOUTS                                           BOY SCOUTS

September                                                  Courteous                                                  Orienteering      

October                                                         Thrifty                                                          Soccer

 

Join Scouting Night Success

Join Scouting Night was conducted the evening of Thursday August 25th in the Quapaw Area Council’s 39-county service area.  Approximately 150 Pinnacle District volunteers served as emcees, registrars, and rallymasters to recruit and sign up over 900 new cub scouts on one evening, almost a 20% increase over the 2016 Join Scouting Night results!  Thank you to every volunteer who contributed to growing the Pinnacle District scouting family with such a great team effort!

Bobcat Day Coming Soon

The Pinnacle District Bobcat Day Fish-n-Shoot is scheduled for Saturday September 9th at North Pulaski Community Center in Jacksonville.  Bobcat Day will give new cub scouts that signed up at Join Scouting Night and their families their first “taste” of the adventures of scouting.  The promise of shooting BB guns and bows and arrows and catching fish and earning badges will come true at Bobcat Day!  Volunteers are needed to assist with parking, registration, and activity stations during the day.  If you would like to volunteer to assist that day see more smiles than you have in a long time please contact District Director Allen Crawford at (501) 831-4757 or Sr. District Executive Donnie Valley at (501) 831-5213. 

Pinnacle District Popcorn Kickoff

The Pinnacle District Popcorn Kickoff will be held Thursday September 14th beginning at 7:00 PM in conjunction with the monthly Leaders Roundtable at St. James United Methodist Church in Little Rock.  Each popcorn-selling unit is asked to send its Popcorn Kernel and Unit Leader for this important training and kickoff to the 2018 Trails End Popcorn Sale, the major fundraiser for most units in the district. Popcorn Kits will be distributed to help units promote the sale within the unit.  Thanks to every unit participating in the popcorn sale to raise the necessary funds to conduct a quality scouting program for the youth and families you serve. 

Pinnacle District Fall Training Schedule Announced

Mike Stephens and Ray Beard, Pinnacle District Training Co-Chairmen and the District Training Committee announce the upcoming leader training courses being offered this fall in the Pinnacle District. For more information contact Ray Beard at (501) 416-6135 or by email ray.pack30@gmail.com, or Mike Stephens at (501) 425-8680 or by email mstephens52@comcast.net

COURSE:                 Leader Specific Training (Training for your current position in Scouting) with Youth Protection Training (Required for ALL Registered Adult Leaders).

Description:             Using the web-based versions of Youth Protection training, leaders will spend the first part of the course learning about the policies and procedures that are in place to protect our youth and leaders alike, how the organization is structured, and where to get additional resources and information.  The second part of the course will provide specific training for the Scouting position each participant currently holds.

For ALL Registered Adult Leaders:

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Place: St. Paul United Methodist Church Annex located at 2223 Durwood Road in Little Rock

Time: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Training is from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Cub Scout Leaders to late afternoon for Boy Scout and Venturing Leaders.

Cost: Cub Scout Leaders $15.00 (Includes lunch and materials); Venturing, Boy Scout Leaders $15 (Includes lunch and materials)

Registration deadline: Wednesday September 13, 2017 (Please register earlier if possible).

 

COURSE:   Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills / BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

Description:             This outdoor program is designed to provide basic outdoor skills essential to the Boy Scout program.  This course is required training for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Venturing Advisors who wish to be considered a trained leader.  It is recommended for Webelos leaders (OWL) and other Leaders who will be camping with youth. This is required for Cub Scout leaders planning and executing a Pack overnighter.   You will be camping and need to bring the necessary gear.  Come prepared for any kind of weather and eat dinner before you arrive. A “Cracker Barrel” with snacks provided late Friday night.

Date:                       Friday, October 27, 2017- Saturday, October 28, 2017

Place:                      Murray Park – Pavilions 1 & 2 in Little Rock near Big Dam Bridge/lock.

Time:                       Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.  Training begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and ends

Saturday late afternoon.

Cost:                        $25.00 (Includes all materials and meals.)

Registration deadline: Wednesday October 25, 2017 (Please register earlier if possible).

 

A Scout Salute to Our Camping Troops

Thanks to all the Pinnacle District troops that attended and supported the Quapaw Area Council’s Camp Rockefeller this summer and the Scoutmasters that lead those troops:

Troop 7- Jerome Larkowski, Troop 18- Tom Wilkins, Troop 24- Ben Allen, Troop 27- Louis Walker, Troop 30- Don Cole, Troop 55- James Bellcock, Troop 59- Brad Chilcote, Troop 99- Butch Walker, Troop 198- Joe Conic, Troop 232- Jacob Tobler, Troop 233- Scott Coleman, Troop 259- Matt Thomas, Troop 295- Michael Strawn, Troop 335- Herrn Northcutt, Troop 354- Christopher Blakey, Troop 395- Stephen Blair, Troop 427- Jason Blagg, Troop 467- Timothy Pighee, Troop 542- Elijah Root, , Troop 770- Chris Kennedy, Troop 805- Eugenia Carvalho, Troop 7705- Richard Willse. Also appreciation is extended to the Pinnacle District Camp Promotions team led by Mark Elkins and Joe Darbe as well as the Order of the Arrow and OA Advisors Susan Kennedy and JW Plouch for visiting troops to promote camp as well as visiting troops attending Rockefeller.

Pinnacle and Ouachita Districts Scout Expo

Thanks to the Activities Committees of the Pinnacle and Ouachita Districts for jointly organizing the Scout Expo held on Saturday August 19th at Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock. Thanks also goes out to all units that participated and helped to showcase scouting to the general public and to one another with fun festivities and good food.