A Day of Reunion!!
June 21, 2014 – starting at 1:00pm – ?????
We are inviting all former Scouts, the public, former camp staff and Eagle Scouts in the area to spend a day at camp. We encourage troops to consider a “troop reunion” in the site they camp in, to help bring old friends back. Folks will have the opportunity to sign up and join Camp Kootaga Alumni, Kootaga Staff Alumni and Eagle Scout Alumni groups. Also to become a volunteer! We will have hotdogs, chips and drinks in several campsites to folks can make their own with their kids. We want to create a list of our friends. Media, Media, Media.
We are looking at a “Mossman Classic” trail run to be held at camp to get free advertisement and promote awareness of camp and our facilities. More to come.
I would like to start the discussion to open up the use of camp for local law enforcement training events and even businesses for team building events. We have to use or camps in a way t help promote Scouting and crate ne “friends” with benefits that will enjoy and respect our camps.
I would like the board to host a “Council Campfire” this year, possibility two next year. A day long outing thank-you for our leaders and their families to come to camp for a cookout, Dutch Oven Cooking, live music and an opportunity to camp-over with your family. A time of Friendship and fellowship.
Ever been to Philmont? I will be planning a “Philmont Training Center Event” for our leaders to take place next summer. It is a tremendous experience and a great opportunity to live out your Philmont dream! The best training and an opportunity to hike some Philmont and visit opening and closing trail campfires. Let’s see how many folks we can take! (I Bet Dr. Bill would head this up). Bus or fly?
I would like to see us offer “Flight School” council-wide. Quarterly “what it takes to be an Eagle Scout workshops”, hosted by different District Eagle Advancement chairs in different locations. A session available to Life Scouts to go over the Eagle workbook with Scouts (and parents)/ Topics and discussions can include what make a good project, leadership ideas and suggestions, record keeping and the importance of media sharing your project from start to finish. Guest speakers can be our District Eagle Scout Project of the Year winners. Sell the dream, we lose too many Scouts from Life to Eagle. Each Scouts gets a white button patch with an Eagle in Flight Suit on it that says “FLIGHT SCHOOL”. We had 50+ Eagle Scouts in 13 years – ask me if it works and motivates kids.
If you have a special interest in any of these programs, email me and let me know. Thanks for your service!