August 2018 Nor’Easter

As we get closer to the start of school, we are that much closer to officially welcoming girls into Cub Scouts. We know there are a lot of questions on how this works, and those questions will be answered at the August roundtable – so be sure to have at least one leader from your Pack attend.

Dubuque | August 2 | 7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Church | 2215 Windsor Ave, Dubuque

Dellaykee | August 7 | 7:00 PM
Monona Public Library OR Manchester Public Library

In addition to reviewing the Family Scouting plan, we will cover what a sign-up night should look like, how to recruit adult leaders, share marketing plans/tips, and distribute recruitment materials. Each Pack should come armed with a sign-up night date, login information for cubmaster or committee chair for my.scouting so we can help update your BeAScout pin, name of your school/chartered org Facebook page, and the name of leader who will share your Pack sign-up night’s Facebook event.

Please note: there is an update to adult leadership requirements for Family Scouting Packs. Effective, October 1, 2018, two registered adult leaders 21 years of age or over are required at all Scouting activities, including meetings. There must be a registered female adult leader over 21 in every unit serving females. A registered female adult leader over 21 must be present for any activity involving female youth. Notwithstanding the minimum leader requirements, age- and program-appropriate supervision must always be provided. Eligible volunteers need to be:

  • 21 and over
  • Registered as a volunteer with the BSA
  • Have gone through a background check, and
  • Be up to date on Youth Protection training

This is a change from our previous policy where one leader could be 21 years of age or older with a second leader who could be 18 years of age or older.

An updated FAQ on Family Scouting is available at: https://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FAQ-Family-Program-061218-FINAL.pdf

Over the last few years, you may have heard about some changes undergone by the local United Way. A summary has been provided below to help build awareness and correct any misconceptions.

The United Way has been a great partner of the Northeast Iowa Council for many years. As some of you know, over the last few years, the United Way’s philosophy of giving has changed from giving to the organization as a whole to supporting specific programs of an organization.

Currently the council receives funds for two non-traditional programs; Scoutreach and Exploring. For those of you who don’t know, Scoutreach is an after-school program provided to underserved youth in the greater Dubuque area. Exploring is a hands-on career program provided throughout the council’s territory. While these generous gifts are vital for those programs to exist, United Way funds do not support any traditional programming.

By providing you this information, our goal is to allow you to make an informed decision when making a financial gift to the council.

The Northeast Iowa Council welcomes Sarah Brimeyer as the new Dubuque District Executive. Sarah is a 2018 graduate of Loras College where she obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration. At Loras she was very active on the Mock Trial team, serving as captain for three years.

Sarah is from Belvidere, Illinois, but much of her extended family resides here in Dubuque. We are excited to see Sarah lead the Dubuque District as she brings her youth experience as a Venturer and Explorer to the position.

You can reach Sarah at 563.556.4343 or email her at sarah.brimeyer@scouting.org.

With fall recruitment coming up, it’s time for Packs (and Troops) to start planning the unit activities.  Planning now ensures that at your recruitment night you will have a schedule ready to hand out to the parents. Research has shown that a shared annual program calendar will attract more families, and Cub Scouts will stay for a longer period of time.

When creating your calendar, be sure to gather these dates ahead of time:

  • Key school dates
  • Community event dates
  • Chartered Organization Dates
  • Personal dates that may affect Pack activities (a Cubmaster anniversary cruise perhaps)
  • District and council dates (found on the Council Calendar: http://www.scoutsiowa.org/calendar/)

Start brainstorming activity ideas. Some options may include:

  • Blue & Gold banquet
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Family Picnic
  • First-Aid Training
  • Pet Show

Before ending your planning session, be sure to assign the person who will be responsible for each event, as well as den responsibilities at pack meetings.

For a detailed planning guide, please view the Unit Program Planning Tool at: https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/leaders/pack-committee-resources/unit-program-planning-tools/.

Boy Scout Camp 

The Camp C.S. Klaus camping season was a smashing success! A camp favorite was the COPE program that now includes caving! While the Scouts were busy earning merit badges, Leaders are able to be IOLS trained.

Thank you to all the hard working staff, making this year possible. Also thank you to the volunteers that continue to support and cherish Camp C.S. Klaus.

Units can reserve next year’s campsite beginning August 1st! Contact Dee at the office to reserve your campsite at 563.556.4343

Camp Merit Badges
One reason many Scouts attend summer camp is to earn merit badges. Camp C.S. Klaus proudly offered 37 merit badges this year, with Scouts able to sign up for 7 merit badges each. A total of 1,463 merit badges were completed with an additional 429 merit badges partially completed. Below is the break-down.

Week 1 | 371 Completed | 124 Partial
Week 2 | 379 Completed | 129 Partial
Week 3 | 439 Completed | 134 Partial
Week 4 | 297 Completed | 61 Partial
Total | 1,463 Completed | 429 Partial

Cub Camps at Camp C.S. Klaus

For 3 weekends, Camp C.S. Klaus was over run by CSI Agents! The agents completed their training through rigourous sessions with mad scientists, exploding foam, geodes and ballistics. Agents also showed off their climbing and swimming abilities.

With the help of the Camp Staff, over 175 Cub Scouts and their parented enjoyed their time at Cub/Family Overnight Camp and Webelos Weekend. Thank you to all the parents that participated and came out for the fun weekends!

Camp C.S. Klaus Golf Outing

Fourteen teams tee’d off at the Camp C.S. Klaus Golf Outing held June 18 at the Lone Pine Country Club in Colesburg, Iowa. Flag games challenged and entertained golfers on the course, while live and silent auctions, a raffle, and heads and tails game kept the crowd moving after the delicious steak dinner. The event was a great success, and fun was had by all.

We could not hold such an event without support from dedicated Scouters and local businesses. Thank you to our many hole sponsors, golf teams, and auction donors. Thank you to the volunteers who helped with the planning and day-of activities that made the event such a success.

Thank you to our amazing corporate sponsors: The Bonnet Family, Farmer’s Savings Bank, Roeder Outdoor Power, Klaus-Engler Insurance, Tri-State Industries, and DELL EMC. New this year was our event sponsorship. A big thank you goes out to Country Bancorp. for being this year’s event sponsor. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Boy Scout Golf Classic

Thank you to the 27 teams who participated in our Boy Scout Golf Classic on July 16 at Thunder Hills Country Club in Peosta, Iowa. After golfing on the beautiful course, attendees participated in raffles, games, and auctions. Added this year was an online auction element with 12 amazing items.

This event would not be possible without the support from our amazing Scouters and local businesses. Thank you to the committee who wrangled teams, sponsors and auction items. Thank you also to the many businesses who support the event through golfing, hole sponsorships and auction donations.

And finally, a big thank you goes out to our corporate sponsors: Anderson Weber Toyota, J&R Supply, and Portzen Construction! Your dedication to the event makes a large difference in the programs our Scouts receive.

Top Trained Units: (Highest Percentage of fully trained leaders)
Congratulations to our two 100% trained units!

Packs:
Pack 32 Dellaykee 100%
Pack 40 Dellaykee 70%
Pack 50 Dubuque 50%
Troops:
Troop 94 Dubuque 77%
Troop 14 Dubuque 71%
Troop 39 Dellaykee 67%
Troop 5 Dubuque 67%

Top Crew: Crew 61 100%

Contact your district executive to see how your unit stacks up!

Dubuque Roundtable – August 2
Be Prepared…Cub Scout Recruitment is coming up fast – be sure you’re prepared by sending AT LEAST one representative of your Pack to this meeting. We will discuss Family Scouting, how to run recruitment/sign-up nights, how to recruit new volunteers, and distribute recruitment materials.
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Cub Scout Day Camp – August 4

Can’t make it out to Camp Klaus this summer? No worries, the NEIC has fun summer options in your area! Activities Include: Ballistics I (BB Guns), Ballistics II (Archery), Forensics, Evidence Collection, Agent Training, Wilderness Inspection, and much more!!
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Dellaykee Roundtable – August 7
Be Prepared…Cub Scout Recruitment is coming up fast – be sure you’re prepared by sending AT LEAST one representative of your Pack to this meeting. We will discuss Family Scouting, how to run recruitment/sign-up nights, how to recruit new volunteers, and distribute recruitment materials.
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Order of the Arrow Fall Fellowship – August 10-12
Your final opportunity in 2018 to become an Ordeal or Brotherhood Member of the Order of the Arrow as part of Timmeu Lodge #74 will take place at our fall fellowship!  This weekend is undertaken by every new candidate and is a meaningful & inspiring experience that will not soon be forgotten.
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Wood Badge Training Orientation (Winnebago) – August 18

Wood Badge is the peak adult training program. By earning the Wood Badge, a Scouter has the opportunity to understand the entirety of the Scouting system & be able to provide age-appropriate activities for youth, adopt contemporary leadership concepts & learn to apply them to Scouting, and apply the skills learned as a member of a successful working team.
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Iowa Hawkeye Football Scout Days – September 1, & 15, October 20, November 10 & 23
All Northeast Iowa Council Scouts (Troops, Crews, Packs, and Posts) are encouraged to bring the entire family and enjoy big savings off the regular price of game tickets.  These discounted offers are open to all Scouts, their friends and families.
OA Section Conclave – September 14-16
If you like brotherhood, training, and a whole lot of fun then you should come to the OA Section Conclave! This year held at Howard H Cherry Scout Reservation.
Popcorn Dinner South – September 18
Calling all Unit Popcorn Kernels!  It’s Popcorn time again! Find out all you need to know for this year’s popcorn sale, sample all of this year’s flavors, and gain some great tips to ensure your unit has a successful year!
Popcorn Dinner North- September 20
Calling all Unit Popcorn Kernels!  It’s Popcorn time again! Find out all you need to know for this year’s popcorn sale, sample all of this year’s flavors, and gain some great tips to ensure your unit has a successful year!

Cub Scout Uniform Options

Cub Scout Performance Uniform Shorts – $19.99

Navy blue youth performance shorts that include two cargo pockets with hook and loop enclosures, drain holes, moisture wicking ability, and UV 40+ protection. Made of 100% Supplex Nylon. Can be worn as part of the official Cub Scout uniform.

Girls’ Uniform Skort – $19.99

Made of easy-care cotton/polyester in a twill blend with a fleur-de-lis on bottom leg.  Side zipper with an adjustable waistband (size 6) or fixed waistband (size 7-12) with belt loops.

Girls’ Uniform Roll-Up Pant – $24.99

Navy blue youth girls performance roll-up pant. Features one cargo pocket on wearers right leg with hook and loop enclosure. Wear as full length pants or roll-up legs to make capris. Fabric features moisture wicking ability, and UV 40+ protection. Made of 68% Cotton, 29% Nylon and 3% Spandex. Can be worn as part of the official Cub Scout uniform.

Cub Scout Switchback Official Uniform Pants, Youth – $24.99

Durable 55% cotton/45% polyester 7.25 oz canvas pre-cured with resin finish for easy care and stain resistance. Features include: below-the-knee, short inseam; unfinished hem allows for adjustments as Scout grows taller; “grow with me” tabs inside waistband allow for waistline increases; flat feld seams for durability; multi-pocketed cargo pockets for carrying all types of things.

Short-Sleeve Uniform Shirts – $24.99
Long-Sleeve Uniform Shirts – $29.99

The Cub Scout Short-Sleeve Uniform Shirt is crafted with durable double needle construction in a 67% cotton/33% polyester blend. Wearers enjoy the comfort of cotton next to your skin and easy care of polyester. Part of the official Cub Scout uniform for a Tiger Cub, Wolf Cub Scout or Bear Cub Scout. Comes with U.S. flag emblem attached.