Little Kanawha District
BSA Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based upon those found in the Scout Oath and Law.
Our district volunteers and staff strive to meet the Scouting mission, while providing an exciting climate in which Scouts and their Units can thrive. The Little Kanawha District includes 31 Packs, Troops, Posts, and Crews.
The Little Kanawha Roundtable meets the second Thursday of the month. 7:00 PM – Locations to be announced (Spencer, Ravenswood or Ripley).
If you would like to present a subject at the Roundtable meeting, contact Joe Woolweaver (304-577-6303 or email:email@example.com ) prior to the meeting so he can add you to the agenda.
What is the Roundtable? The roundtable is a form of commissioner service and supplemental training for volunteers at the unit level. The objective of the Roundtable is to provide leaders with program ideas; information on policy and events; and training opportunities. It is also a forum for sharing experiences and enjoying fun and fellowship with other Scout Leaders.
The District Key 3
|District Chairperson||Melissa Kerns||District chair’s may serve one or more years and are responsible for organizing the district committees and naming chairs to each.|
|District Commissioner||Joe Woolweaver||District commissioners are responsible for organizing the commissioner staff to provide service and information to the units in the district.|
|District Executive||April McFarlin||District executives are responsible for working with the district chair and district commissioner regarding the day-to-day business of the district. The Scouting professional can be very helpful in showing the unit committee how to accomplish the unit’s program goals.|
6:30 PM at City National Bank, 108 N Church St, Ripley, Ripley WV
District committee leadership includes the district chair, one or more vice chairs, and chairs for the finance committee, membership committee, and program functions. The program functions includes activities/civic service, advancement/ recognition, camping/outdoors, and training, The district chair also appoints special and ad hoc committees. The district commissioner provides communication with the commissioner staff and the condition of all Scout units.
|Finance Chairpersonl||Ceason Ranson||Successful financing of the council is the result of successfully conducted fund-raising programs within each district. Each district within the council has finance goals. These goals are based upon a fair-share formula, based on the potential of the district and the needs of the council. The district finance chairman assists in determining and raising the goals.|
|Membership Chair||Kenneth Jett||The district membership/relationships committee gathers information on prospective chartered organizations, helps organize new units, reorganizes dropped units and units not meeting, and provides programs to recruit new members.|
|Program Activities / Civic
|Veronica Barron||The district activities and civic service committee’s job is to provide experiences that capture the attention of the whole Scouting community, i.e.: a Scout color guard at a city hall ceremony, or presentation of the Award of Merit to leaders at a district recognition dinner.|
|Advancement Chair||David Fletcher||The district advancement committee coordinates and implements procedures that help achieve BSA advancement goals. The committee helps Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity teams, and Venturing crews succeed. Units help youth members advance in rank.|
|Camping Chairperson||TBD||The district camp promotion and outdoor committee plans and provides outdoor programs that scout units may be unable to provide on their own. Outdoor programs are often the main reason youth join a Scout unit. From Cub Scout day camp to high-adventure programs, this committee helps make exciting outdoor programs available for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.|
|Training Chairperson||Josh Bragg||The district training committee’s job is to get adult leaders trained. One of the keys to the success of the Scouting program is trained volunteer leadership. The Boy Scouts of America’s leadership training program is designed to meet the needs of each volunteer job. It is varied and flexible enough to reach all leaders through group training experiences, personal coaching, self-study, online learning, or on-the-job training.|