Anthony Wayne Area Council

2013 Camp Card Anthony Wayne Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

HOW THE CAMP CARD SALE WORKS:

• The New 2013 Camp Card is designed to help youth fund their way to 2013 Camp programs

• This is a Risk Free Unit Sales project where all Scouts can earn their way to Camp, Philmont, other activities or simply support unit program or supplies needs

• Each Camp Card will sell for only $5.00 to the general public and will have multiple food, service and entertainment discounts for the customer to use throughout the year

• The participating unit will keep 50% commission of the sales for each Camp Card sold!

• With the $5.00 Do it Best stores discount, the Camp Card PAYS FOR ITSELF!

• Commissions from the sales are encouraged to be applied toward directly sending youth to Summer Camp programs, but they may be used as the unit committee sees fit.

Click here for details and forms.

           

 

         2013 Cub Day Camp 

Click here for the 2013 Day Camp registration for all the districts!

 

MEMBERSHIP POLICY

April 23, 2013

Dear Scouting Family,

We appreciate your participation and support of Scouting as we help equip your children with the life skills to become good, strong citizens. Throughout Scouting’s 103 years, our focus has remained the same — to accomplish incredible things for young people and the communities we serve. During the recent membership policy review process, we have continued to stay focused on that which unites us, reaching and serving young people to help them grow into good, strong citizens. As an integral part of the Scouting family, I want to take a moment to briefly update you on the status of our review process. 

In February, the Boy Scouts of America embarked on the most comprehensive listening exercise in its history to consider the impact of potential changes to its membership standards policy on the organization and gather perspectives from inside and outside of the Scouting family. This review created an outpouring of feedback from the Scouting family and the American public, from both those who agree with the current policy and those who support a change.

Scouting’s review confirmed that issue remains among the most complex and challenging issues facing the BSA and society today. Even with the wide range of input, it is extremely difficult to accurately quantify the potential impact of maintaining or changing the current policy. While perspectives and opinions vary significantly, parents, adults in the nationwide Scouting community, and teens alike tend to agree that youth should not be denied the benefits of Scouting. For this reason, the Executive Committee, on behalf of the National Executive Board, wrote a resolution for consideration that would remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone and would maintain the current membership policy for all adult leaders of the Boy Scouts of America. The voting members will take action on the following resolution during the Boy Scouts of America’s National Annual Meeting next month:

If approved, the following membership standard for youth members of the Boy Scouts of America would become effective Jan. 1, 2014:

Youth membership in the Boy Scouts of America is open to all youth who meet the specific membership requirements to join the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Sea Scout, and Venturing programs. Membership in any program of the Boy Scouts of America requires the youth member to (a) subscribe to and abide by the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law, (b) subscribe to and abide by the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle (duty to God), and (c) demonstrate behavior that exemplifies the highest level of good conduct and respect for others and is consistent at all times with the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.

The resolution may be viewed in its entirety here: http://www.scouting.org/membershipstandards.aspx.
America needs Scouting, and our policies must be based on what is in the best interest of our nation’s children. It is vital that we continue to work together to deliver the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.

Yours’ in Scouting

John Gliot
Scout Executive
 

2013 Boy Scout Golf Tournament

 

Our 2013 Boy Scout Golf Tournament, presented by Parrish Leasing, is scheduled for June 14th, 2013 at one Autumn Ridge Club in Fort Wayne. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30am, shotgun start at 12:30pm and an awards dinner to follow, around 5:30. We are expecting around 140 players with the Florida Scramble format.

We are requesting that you consider a corporate/player sponsorship. Please pass the flyer on to your friends and business relationships. Your participation in this year’s tournament shows you care about what is happening to kids. Scouting is the fun, exciting program that builds better young people who make our country better through leadership, achievement, character, service and stewardship.

Eagle Sponsorship- $1,200
Included in this sponsorship:
• One golf foursome
• Corporate logo on official Boy Scout Tournament Banner at registration/check in,
• Tee or green sponsorship
• Special Recognition in the Tournament Awards Dinner Program and on all tournament promotional materials
• Promotion in the Council Newsletter, The Courier – emailed monthly to 1,500 volunteers in 11 Northeast Indiana Counties

Additional corporate/player sponsorships are available ranging from $3,500 to $150 are available. Purchase a “SuperTicket” for each player that includes: door prize drawing, all contests, 2 mulligans, 3 yards of put saver tape, scratch off game to win a vacation package, coupons, and a chance to win $100,000.

The money generated from this tournament is used to develop the program for local youth, ensure that materials are readily available to volunteer leaders, free training of volunteer leaders, and to maintain accredited camping facilities to generate life long memories for all of our Scouts.

Click here for the registration form.

I thank you for your consideration and please contact me if you have any questions.

Yours in Scouting,


Chuck Walker
Director of Development & Camping

  

High Adventure at the Summit!


The Anthony Wayne Area Council has been given the opportunity to be one of the first council's in the country to experience the newest High Adventure base in the Boy Scouts of America… the Summit Bechtel Reserve!  We have been approved to send three crews of Scouts and Venturers to the Summit in 2014 to participate in one of three different programs; Kayaking and Whitewater Rafting, Zip Lines, Canopy Tours and Rock Climbing or Mountain Biking, BMX and Skateboarding. 

Sign up now to be one first Scouts in the country to experience the Summit High Adventure!

     

Check out this new recruitment video!

 Calling all Eagle Scouts!

Please click on the here to complete our short Eagle Survey. 

Recently Baylor University completed a study of the differences between Eagle Scouts and men who did not achieve this coveted achievement.  While for those of us in Scouting, the results may not be surprising, they are impressive!
Please take a few minutes to review this information.  As you read it, please remember that your efforts as members of the Anthony Wayne Area Council help to impact the future of our communities through these impressive Eagle Scouts!