Pinnacle District

Last Updated on 9/14/2023 - This page can be found at

September 14 Roundtable will be at held at U.S. Pizza, 4001 McCain Park Dr, North Little Rock.  Fellowship begins at 6pm;  Meeting begins at 7pm.

Greetings Fellow Scouters

The Pinnacle District is comprised of Pulaski and Lonoke counties and includes the communities of Little Rock, North Little Rock, Alexander, Hensley, Jacksonville, Maumelle, Sherwood, and Cabot.  Our Facebook page is  located at  

Roundtable Meetings

August 10 Roundtable Recordings:

We are reorganizing our Roundtable meetings to have two formats: the Pinnacle Summit and the Pinnacle Gathering

Pinnacle Summit - informational roundtable meeting once a quarter (Aug / Nov / Feb / May)

  • One hour or less with Q&A opportunities afterwards!
  • Focused on the big topics you are asking for, such as:
    • Recruiting / School Night
    • Rechartering
    • Popcorn / Camp Cards
    • Program Offerings
  • Uniforms Encouraged
  • Second Thursday of the month.  Begins at 7:00pm at St. James United Methodist Church on 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock
  • Will be recorded and posted afterward for those who can’t attend

Pinnacle Gathering - relaxed roundtable for fellowship and idea sharing (Sep / Oct / Dec / Jan / Mar / Apr / Jun)

  • Very informal - uniforms are not required
  • Enjoy dinner (optional at your expense) while you build new friendships and enjoy old ones.
  • Planned discussions or activities for one hour or less but folks welcome to linger longer
  • We will begin at 6pm with fellowship and games.  You can order dinner and eat with your fellow scouters.  (We might even have some games and activities)
  • Meeting begins at 7pm (but you can still eat during the meeting)
  • Second Thursday of the month at U.S. Pizza Company, 4001 McCain Park Drive (just north of McCain Mall), North Little Rock

Rountable Commissioners

  • Scouts BSA Roundtable Commissioner - Tim Childress -
  • Cub Scouts Roundtable Commissioner - Che Dolan -


Roundtable Discussions

  • Marketing and Recruiting Ideas - Every unit needs a plan
  • New Parents Guide to Cub Scouts
  • A Culture of Safety - Guide to Safe Scouting
  • Advancement - Note that COVID alone is no longer a sufficient reason for a time extension completion of Eagle Requirements. See Jan Feb Advancement NewsLetter and Eagle Time Extension Request
  • Council Report - Darius Peoples
  • We are currently looking for more staff for our Cub Adventure Weekend, September 22nd through the 24th. If you have any Scouts in your unit that are interested in staffing Summer Camp and Winter Camp in the future, this is a perfect opportunity for them to get a glimpse into staffing as well as giving back to their Scouting Community. The youth staff fee is $10 for the weekend, and adult staff is free.  Please have any Scouts contact our Event Director, Annie Robbins, at or (501) 251-3861. 

Breakout Sessions


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Pinnacle District Committee

  • Pinnacle District Chair - Shawn Johnson -
  • Pinnacle District Commissioner - Bruce Bauer -

Activities - Cahill Richardson -

Advancement  - Mike Stephens -

  • Advancement - Note that COVID alone is no longer a sufficient reason for a time extension completion of Eagle Requirements. See Jan Feb Advancement NewsLetter and Eagle Time Extension Request
  • New 2021 Eagle Scout Workbook - Scout Forms
  • New Guide to Advancement - See Advancement News - March-April 2021
  • New 2022 Eagle Scout Application - Scout Forms
  • The new Citizenship in the Society merit badge is now available to be earned but it is a different kind of merit badge. Because of this, individuals wishing to be registered as merit badge counselors for Citizenship in the Society are being asked to watch a brief video at and to complete the “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scouting” training course at My.Scouting.Org
  • Eagle Scout Application - Life Scouts who have completed all their Eagle requirements must submit their Eagle Application, completed Eagle Project Workbook, and Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose to the Council Registrar for verification and signature.  Please arrange these papers in order with a paperclip and put in a large envelope and take to the council service center and place in the Eagle Drop Box near the ground level entrance (retain a copy for your records).  She will review all paperwork using the checklist and scan them into the computer to be part of the official record.  The process will be smoother and quicker if it is pre-checked (See Application Process and  Check Sheet) by an adult leader to avoid discrepancies.  Then you will be notified to pick it up.  The Eagle Board of Review may not be scheduled until her verification is done and signed.

Camp Promotion - Matt Patton -

Finance - Open Position

Membership - Zack Taylor -

Order of the Arrow - J.W. Plouch -

  • For those scouts elected to OA last year and haven't yet gone through Ordeal, they now have 2 years to complete their Ordeal.

Risk Management

Training - Mitch Fenton -

  • We encourage all scouters to continue with online training at  
  • Many Youth Protection Certificates are expiring, so be sure to keep yours up to date.

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