2014 Lodge Events
|March 21-23||March Ordeal|
|April 25–27||SR-7A Conclave (Camp Shenandoah)|
|May 16–18||May Ordeal|
|August 22–24||August Ordeal|
|December 13||Holiday Banquet|
Last updated March 04, 2014
The Bayside District consists of all Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews, and Sea Scout Ships in the city of Norfolk and in the city of Virginia Beach north of the I-264
STANDING DISTRICT MEETINGS
Cub Scout Roundtable 7:00 p.m. Second Tuesday of each month at: Calvary Baptist Church, 4832 Haygood Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Boy Scout Roundtable 7:30 p.m. Second Tuesday of each month at: Calvary Baptist Church, 4832 Haygood Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Commissioners Meeting 7:00 p.m. the Thursday preceding the first Tuesday of the month at: Atlantic Commtech 2509 Walmer Avenue, Norfolk. Please see chart at bottom of page for dates.
District Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at: Calvary Baptist Church, 4832 Haygood Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455.
O/A Cape Henry Chapter Meeting 7:00 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Church of the Holy Family on Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach
O/A Powhatan Chapter Meeting 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church Scout House located at 288 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk at the Interstate 64 exit. The Scout House is to the left of the church.
District Committee Meeting Rescheduled
The meeting scheduled for March 4 has been rescheduled for March 11 at 6:30PM at Calvary Baptist Church.
Journey to Excellence
The Journey to Excellence program is a method of rating how well a unit or the district is delivering the Scouting Promise to the youth in their community. The Bayside District qualified as a Bronze District in 2013 which places us in the 70 percentile of districts in the country. Here is how the units stand on their Journey in the district.
Gold Units (top 5% of units in the nation)
Pack 24 Larchmont UMC Pack 28 Church of the Ascension Episcopal
Pack 62 Scott Memorial UMC Pack 180 Wesley Memorial UMC
Pack 364 Bayside Presbyterian Pack 375 Old Donation Church
Pack 406 All Saints Episcopal Church Troop 001 Trinity Presbyterian
Troop 180 Wesley Memorial UMC Troop 381 St Pius X Catholic Church
Troop 419 Kings Grant Presbyterian Church Troop 423 Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Troop 481 St Aiden's Episcopal Church Troop 490 St Gregory the Great Catholic Church
Troop 775 Pembroke Manor Church Crew 62 Scott Memorial UMC
Crew 490 St Gregory the Great Catholic Church Ship 757 Calvary Presbyterian Church
Silver Units (next 10% of the units in the nation)
Pack 77 First Baptist (Bute St)
Pack 626 Virginia Beach Christian Church
Troop 62 Scott Memorial UMC
Bronze Units (next 70% of the units in the nation)
Troop 77 First Baptist (Bute St)
As we celebrate the 104th birthday of Scouting in America, we can reflect on what a different country it would be if there wasn’t a Scout Oath and a Scout law for millions of our young people by which to live. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.”
Using our “Aims of Scouting” we provide a program that helps build the character of our members, promotes citizenship through respect for our country and its flag and help them personally grow physically, mentally, and emotionally by presenting them with rigorous challenges to help maintain their physical & mental fitness.
Our methods have changed some over the 104 years since we were born, but our values remain intact. We’re still about God, country and self and we’re still about our advancement program, about our patrol method of youth teaching youth, and about providing leadership opportunities.
Most youth organizations our young people join are very valuable to them. But few instill a moral and ethical code such as ours. The emphasis on a sports team is winning and sportsmanship sure, but there is always a bench; a second string. There is no second string in Scouting. Everyone plays “First Team”. Once you join our ranks we can always say, “You will never NOT be a Boy Scout!”
Now hear this...Now hear this...
Membership and your Unit...
Membership is one of the District's top priorities and the District's success depends on positioning our resources to be successful in the futures. When talking to unit leaders, it has been found that not everyone knows about all the resources that are available to make them successful in recruiting. Unit leaders can find many resources and ideas on the National Membership Resources Page. The District Membership Chair, your Unit Commissioner and District Executive are also good resources for you to get information. Membership is everyone's responsibility if we want the Boy Scouts to thrive in the future. Let us all take a look at the assets available on the National website and the people we know
District Membership has three key components; New Units, Recruiting, and Retention.
New Units means starting Packs or Troops in those areas that the Membership Committee identifies as underserved. The Membership Committee will identify a New Unit Organizer, Commissioner and Trainer to help start this new unit in those communities. If you are interested in helping with this; contact Pete Mack.
Recruiting: Getting new youth and adults to join your unit is very important. Recruiting should be a part of your monthly program not only the twice a year push that the District does in the spring and fall. By having a fun and exciting unit program that captures and hold the imagination of the youth will help with peer-to-peer recruiting. Friends want friends to have do the same fun activities that they do. Have you asked your chartered partner to mention your unit and it's activities in their newsletter? They can also advertise "Join Here" on the marquee.
It is time to start planning your Spring Recruiting Event. The time to recruit the current Kindergartners to be a our new Tiger Den. Recruit the boys in grade 1-4 to fill up your dens. Your District Executive can help you by printing flyers for distribution in your school. Now is a good time for each unit to assign their Unit Membership Chair and start to plan their own recruiting drives. This includes the Troops so they can recruit those rising 5th graders into the Troop and have them attend Summer Cam
Retention: The third leg of membership and very important. Youth try out a program and need to be continually recruited to keep attending and retained. Participation is based on a number of factors; are they having fun; the program structure, and are their friends in the program.
Factors that may stop the family from coming are social-economical, off-putting adult leader behavior, and the youth not forming friendships with the members.
Some things that help with retention are:
assign a veteran Scouter be the mentor of the new family
involve the youth in your promotional activities
use the youth to recruit other youth
get the new parents involved in the unit committee so they understand what is going on
Here is how we stand compared to end of March last year
Does your unit have a good, strong relationship
with your school or does the relationship need strengthening? The
BSA® Adopt-a-School Program is an exciting and comprehensive
undertaking that will connect Scout packs, troops and crews across the
country with schools in their communities. Participating Scouts then
work, within clearly defined guidelines, to partner with school
administrations and offer the volunteer services that most efficiently
meet their school’s needs. With each unit offering their school a
minimum one-year commitment, meaningful community relationships are
built and significant changes will happen in the schools.
The hope at the heart of Adopt-a-School is to build strong, sustaining relationships with these schools… creating thousands of lasting community partnerships across the U.S. Through committed volunteer efforts – from landscaping and clean-up outside the school building to Scouts’ active participation in school events throughout the year – the BSA will become a defined presence in improving our nation’s schools.
All units should have completed and submitted their recharter package by now. If you have not yet done so, you cannot log onto Internet Advancement. Where is your unit on this chart?
|Unit Type||Number||Stage Status||In Council Office||Comments|
|Crew||24||Not Started||Not recapturing|
|Crew||62||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Crew||372||Not Started||Not recapturing|
|Crew||423||Not Started||Not recapturing|
|Crew||502||4 Summary||Yes||Missing signatures|
|Pack||19||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Pack||67||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing application|
|Pack||77||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Pack||180||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Pack||311||Not Started||Not recapturing|
|Pack||391||2 Review Roster||Yes||Missing signatures|
|Pack||397||5 Submitted||Yes||Not reviewed|
|Pack||482||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Pack||490||4 Summary||Yes||Missing application|
|Pack||626||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing application|
|Pack||628||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing application|
|Pack||958||Not Started||Not recapturing|
|Pack||3||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Troop||40||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Troop||65||Not Started||Not recapturing|
|Troop||77||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Troop||363||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Troop||372||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Troop||397||5 Submitted||Yes||Not reviewed|
|Troop||490||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Troop||777||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Troop||1||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Troop||63||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Troop||180||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Troop||423||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing application|
|Troop||628||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
|Troop||376||5 Submitted||Yes||Missing training|
Order of the Arrow
The Quest for the Meaning of Leadership
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Summer Session 2014 will be held at Hope Haven, Virginia Beach. The course is open to members of Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, Sea Scout Ships, Varsity Teams and Explorer Posts. NYLT Spring Session 2014 will be delivered in a 2-weekend program.
March 28-30, 2014 (Weekend #1) & April 4-6, 2014 (Weekend #2)
National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth with the leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. Every unit should have at least one representative attending NYLT Spring Session 2014. NYLT is the highest level of training a Scout can take at the council level. In order to attend NYLT, youth must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills prior to the course convene date. Graduates of NYLT are then eligible to attend the ultimate in national BSA youth training at Philmont called National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE).
Back to Gilwell Happy Land! The Tidewater Council course will be offered on two weekends. The first session will be held May 9-11 and the second June 7 - 9. These courses start early on the first day and will end after lunch on the third day. You can contact the Course Director, Dave Berger with any and all questions. To register for this awesome experience complete this form and submit with a $100 deposit to request registration in the 2014 Wood Badge course at Pipsico. The remainder of the fee is due by April 1, 2014. Space is limited to the first 48 fully paid registrants.
District Awards Dinner
Please give a special thanks to Gina Montour and her team for reviewing all the nomination forms and selecting the winners. The district would like to thank Jeff Irving and the Blue Heron Cook Crew for a great meal of steak and shrimp. Marianne West and her group made great decorations for our Awards Night. The various winners are:
Leader of the Year – Edith Lizalde of Pack 180
Asst. Wolf Leader – Kim Thebarge of Pack 180
Bear Leader of the Year – Megan Miller of Pack 180
Cubmaster of the Year – Jim Martin of Pack 62
Cub Scouter of the year – Gina Montour of Pack 180
Hooked on scouting Cub Scouts: Bart Taylor of Pack 180
Hooked on scouting Commissioner: William Penn
Sparkplug Cub Scouts: Ron Lynn of Pack 180
Scoutmaster of the Year – Steve Levorse of Troop 381
Crew Advisor of the Year – Eileen D'Andrea of Crew 490
Commissioner if the Year – Carl Pennington
The highest award the district can give is the District Award of Merit. This year’s recipients are:
Mark Orr for his work on the Advancement Committee
David Gamble for his work on the District Committee and has Camporee Chair
Ralph Ingraham. for his work as
an Assistant District Commissioner
Please congratulate these people when you next see them
Pinewood Derby is scheduled
for March 8, 2014 at St Pius X Catholic School in the gym. The cost will
be $5/youth and you can have the top three finishers per program attend
the event in your pack. If a top finisher in an age group cannot make
the event, you may substitute the next finisher. The Event Chair
is Scott Guest and his email is
email@example.com. St Pius X is located at 7800
Halprin Dr; Norfolk, VA 23518.
Spring Camporee - Crime Scene Investigation
A crime will be committed at the Izaak Walton Park, Norfolk-Chesapeake Chapter, 2136 Shipyard Road in the Deep Creek section of Chesapeake, Virginia on the weekend of May 2-4, 2014. Your Troop is invited to solve the mystery. The CSI Bayside Camporee program has been designed by Bayside District youth leadership. This Camporee is designed to be a boy-run, boy-led event.
The Saturday program consists of Guest presentations from NCIS and Chesapeake Police Department, and a chance to earn the fingerprinting merit badge. The afternoon will have a crime scene for the scouts to solve. Their will be a campfire at night for a chance for scouts to perform a skit, song, or any appropriate presentation.
The early pre-registration deadline is Saturday, April 26 with a cost of $10.00/person. After that date, the cost of registration will be $15.00/person. Webelos Scouts are welcome to participate with a sponsoring Boy Scout Troop and stay overnight as the guest of the Scout Troop. Leader's Guide were sent out to Scoutmasters. If you have questions, contact Dave Gamble.
- Outrageously Bodacious Hillbilly Hoedown
Block off the weekend of October 10-12 so your Troop can have a fun at a good times event which offers the best of hillbilly life. Everyone comes dressed as a hillbilly. There will be fun and games everyone will enjoy.
Training and Your Unit
The council executive board has approved that all unit leaders and committee chairs must be fully trained for their position at the time of recharter 2013. By the end of 2014 all direct contact leaders will need to be trained also. Check out the Training Page for details of upcoming courses. If you have any specific question, contact Craig Hill the district training chair.
LEADERSHIP OF THE BAYSIDE DISTRICT...
BAYSIDE DISTRICT COMMITTEE
|District Key 3||
||Bayside District||Updated 1/31/14|
|District Chairman||Rick Anoia|
|District Commissioner||Kelly Thorp||District Committee Contact Information|
|District Executive||Rich Becker|
|District Committee Members|
|POSITION||NAME||Phone (H)||Phone (C)||E-MAIL (1)|
|District Chairman||Rick Anoia||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|District Commissioner||Kelly Thorp||(757) email@example.com|
|District Executive||Rich Becker||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Training Chairman||Craig Hill (COR)||(757) 962-2220||(757) email@example.com|
|Cub Scout Training||Stuart Rivers||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Boy Scout Training||Bob Walter||(757) 431-9464||(757) email@example.com|
|Boy Scout Training Committee Member||Dave Gamble||(757) 363-8413||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Camping & Outdoor Promotion Chairman|
|OA Chapter Advisor (Cape Henry Chapter)||John Scheib||(757) email@example.com|
|OA Chapter Advisor (Powhatan Chapter)||John Matroni||(757) 588-4412||N/A|
|Boy Scout Resident Camp|
|Cub Scout Resident Camp|
|Cub Scout Day Camp Director (West)||Mike Adams||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cub Scout Day Camp Program Director (West)||Marianne West||(757) 587-5258||(757) email@example.com|
|Cub Scout Day Camp Director (East)|
|Cub Scout Day Camp Director (East)||Kate Nicholson||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org;|
|Membership and Relations Chairman||Pete Mackemail@example.com|
|NMN Assistant||Elaine Kubiszewski||(757) 548-3566|
|Boy Talk Coordinator|
|New Unit Organizer|
|Webelos to Scout Transition Team Leader|
|Lost Boy Follow Up|
|Youth Development/Advancement Chairman||Mark Orr||(757) 631-6883||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cub Scout Advancement||Amy Stovall||(757) email@example.com|
|Boy Scout Advancement||Georg W. Dahl||(757) 489-3588||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eagle Board of Review Committee Mbr Great Neck||Paul F. Reins||(757) 626-1515||(757) email@example.com|
|Eagle Board of Review Committee Mbr Lafayette||Tom Scarpelli||(757) 627-3407||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eagle Board of Review Committee Mbr Military Hwy||Ray Duron||(757) email@example.com|
|Eagle Board of Review Committee Mbr Great Neck||Ken Reichert||(757) 496-8748||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eagle Board of Review Committee Mbr Haygood||Dana Kelly||(757) 490-0805||(757) email@example.com|
|Eagle Board of Review Committee Mbr Little Neck||Eric Donaldson||(757) 965-7064||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eagle Board of Review Committee Mbr Little Neck||Bill Skendaris||(757) email@example.com|
|Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator||Georg W. Dahl||(757) 489-3588||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Finance Chairman||Debby Rife||(757) 497-1956||(757) email@example.com|
|Family FOS||Joe Riccifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|FOS Presenter Trainer|
|Activities and Civic Service Chairman|
|Pinewood Derby||Scott Guest||(757) email@example.com|
|Fall Camporee (2014)|
|Spring Camporee (2014)||Dave Gamble||(757) 363-8413||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Camporee Committee Member|
|District Dinner||Marianne West||(757) 587-5258||(757) email@example.com|
|Merit Badge Midway|
|Civic Service||Jennifer Bufis||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Civic Service||Jim Nickel||(757) email@example.com|
|Nominating Committee Chair|
Bayside Commissioner Staff Meeting Schedule
BAYSIDE DISTRICT COMMISSIONER STAFF...
|District Commissioner||Kelly Thorp||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|ADC - Administration||Bonnie Bushee||(757) email@example.com|
|CS Roundtable Commissioner||Debby Rife||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|BS Roundtable Commissioner||John Questore||(757) email@example.com|
|Laffayette||ADC:||Ralph Ingraham||(901) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|3||Ralph Ingraham||(901) email@example.com|
|24||24||24||David Mundy||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|28||Ralph Ingraham||(901) email@example.com|
|30||Milton Skolaut||(757) 864-1634||N/A|
|31||Chris Haberstroh||(252) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|40||Tom Maxwell||(757) email@example.com|
|70||Tom Maxwell||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|77||77||Ralph Ingraham||(901) email@example.com|
|199||Kelly Thorp||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|423||423||Wes Sherman||(757) email@example.com|
|Great Neck||ADC:||Jim Shannon||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|62||62||62||Carl Pennington||(757) email@example.com|
|63||63||Stu Rivers||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|79||Carl Pennington||(757) email@example.com|
|406||Kent Glover||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|493||493||Kent Glover||(757) email@example.com|
|502||Jim Shannon||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|587||Kent Glover||(757) email@example.com|
|600||Stan Maletz||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|626||Stan Maletz||(757) email@example.com|
|777||Jim Shannon||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|909||Jim Shannon||(757) email@example.com|
|Haygood||ADC:||Jeff Irving||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|67||Jeff Irving||(757) email@example.com|
|363||Rodolfo De Leon||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|364||Ryan Quick||(757) email@example.com|
|364||Dana Kelly||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|375||Dana Kelly||(757) email@example.com|
|375||Ryan Quick||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|391||Rodolfo De Leon||(757) email@example.com|
|475||Jeff Irving||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|490||490||490||Dana Kelly||(757) email@example.com|
|775||Dana Kelly||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Little Neck||ADC:||Ceil Greene||(757) email@example.com|
|65||Stan Maletz||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|372||372||372||Mark Orr||(757) email@example.com|
|419||Mark Orr||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|481||Ceil Greene||(757) email@example.com|
|482||Mark Orr||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1911||Jim Shannon||(757) email@example.com|
|Military Highway||ADC:||Ralph Ingraham||(901) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|19||Milton Skolaut||(757) 864-1634||N/A|
|191||Milton Skolaut||(757) 864-1634||N/A|
|381||Ralph Ingraham||(901) email@example.com|
|382||Ralph Ingraham||(901) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|397||397||Kelly Thorp||(757) email@example.com|
|628||628||628||Michael Eldert||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|747||Ralph Ingraham||(901) email@example.com|
|958||Marianne Tate||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America
Serving the youth of Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina
1032 Heatherwood Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Office: 757-497-2688 | Fax: 757-473-3305 | More contact info
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