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Welcome to the Blackland Prairie District Leaders online Newspaper

All The Scoutin' worth shoutin'

Updated 04/10/22 - updated with extreme frequentness!


UPCOMING DISTRICT EVENTS:

Date / Time EVENT Location
4/7 @ 7AM District Committee Meeting Online
4/7 @ 7PM District Commissioner Meeting Panera Bread Stonehill Town Center
4/21 @ 7PM ROUNDTABLE! St. Elizabeth's/Online
April 22-24 "Texas Derby" District Camporee Alma McHenry

Read on for more info on each upcoming event...


1st Thursday Meetings!

each 1st Thursday Morning and Evening our district has Committee Meetings (7AM) & Commissioner Meetings (7PM)


1st Thursday of each month @ 7AM : District Committee Meeting!

All are welcome - Voting members of the District include District Members @ Large, Charter Org Reps, and CAC Board Members residing in the BP District

To add your topic to the monthly agenda, please contact District Chair: L'Oreal Stepney.

All Contact info is available in our workplans documents on our DISCORD channel

Time: 07:00 AM - Every month on the First Thursday

COMMITTEE MEETING ZOOM LINK HERE

Meeting ID: 332 519 6510 Passcode: E1hCMa


1st Thursday of each month @ 7PM: District Commissioner Meeting!

This meeting is only for BP Dist. Unit Commissioners & RT Commissioner Staff

To add your training topic to the commissioner agenda, please contact District Commissioner: Martin Oranday.

Time: 07:00 PM - Every month on the First Thursday LOCATION: we will be meeting at Panera Bread in Stonehill Town Center Pflugerville




Roundtable!

we meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month

Roundtable is an opportunity for all scouting units in the district to meet, share in successes, and get advice for growing unit programs. Meet Experienced local scouters that want to help your unit succeed, and learn about local resources

Each unit should send AT LEAST 1 rep to roundtable, but all are welcome & the public is encouraged to attend.

DATE: 2nd Thursdays

TIME: 7pm

LOCATION: St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Pflugerville TX (outdoors / breezeway / parking lot)

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ONLINE via ZOOM

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/3325196510?pwd=Mk1BajZXUzJTM0x5bWt1cG9JblVwZz09

Meeting ID: 332 519 6510



Texas Derby Camporee 2022

Blackland Paraire and Colorado River are teaming up for a Super Scouting Spring Camporee at Camp Alma McHenry April 22nd through April 24th. Troops unite to share the Spirit of Scouting. Cost is $18 per person. Registration closes on April 15th.

Order of the Arrows members interested in participating in our Brotherhood Ceremony will need to register for camporee and for the Ceremony.

Registration

https://scoutingevent.com/564-56327

Leaders Guide

https://scoutingevent.com/Download/56489911/OR/BP__CR_2022_Camporee_Leaders_Guide.pdf




Catholic Religious Award Opportunities

Troop 711 would like to open up this opportunity to other Troops in the District. We are excited to announce that we are starting plans to host award opportunities for the two Catholic Boy Scouting awards:

Ad Altari Dei - For 7-9th graders - This program focuses on the seven sacraments.

Pope Pius XII - For 10-12th graders - This is a discussion based program which focuses on how to live as a devout Catholic.

Please let (PTNemec@att.net) know if you are interested in either of these award opportunities.



TRAINING

2022 Powder Horn

At Texas Powder Horn, you "learn by doing" with expert Scouters and consultants who guide you first-hand through a sampling of amazing outdoor activities. Co-sponsored by Capitol Area and Longhorn Councils, this year's planned programming includes mountain biking, paddle boarding, rappelling, fly fishing, shooting sports, snorkeling, caving, and so much more! Powder horn is five full days over two weekends, September 9-11 and September 23-25, and it's held at Camp Tahuaya, near Belton. Both adults and youth ages 14 and over are eligible to attend. Re-energize or re-start your unit with a wealth of new outdoor adventure ideas and resources - it's "fun with a purpose!"

https://www.bsacac.org/training/adult/powder-horn/




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Service Projects!

Got a service project? Let us know!



Discord

There is a Discord for our District, check it out....our Committee Workplans files can be found there for District Contact Info, Upcoming Projects, How you can get involved, etc...

https://discord.gg/F6Rs7XZ

last Discord Update: Nov 4, 2021

Updated: updated posted monthly committee workplans / meeting agenda



Personals / Want Ads / In Memorium

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Basic Local Info

The Blackland Prairie District Serves scouting units in the Pflugerville, Hutto, and Taylor ISD and surrounding areas. Currently we have 21 Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, and Venture Crews serving youth K-HS. We are the local geographical arm for the Capitol Area Council: https://www.bsacac.org/

To Find a Scouting unit near YOU, please check out https://beascout.scouting.org/

Local Order of the Arrow Resources: http://www.tonkawa99.org/

Program resource help for your unit contact: District Commissioner: Martin Oranday: (512)789-7097

Want to help out on a committee? Contact: District Committee Chair: L'Oreal Stepney: (512)576-3920

All other queries on local scouting resources, Contact: District Executive: Matt Gregory (512) 520-6448




Volunteers Needed! We need some help! Can you help? Please Contact Our District Executive Matt Gregory if you would like more info on volunteering

Unit Commissioners (Helping existing leaders in Packs and Troops deliver quality program plan annually...this is typically an ideal job for seasoned scouters that don't currently have a unit they are working with as a leader)

Donors - We have a goal of raising $50,000 this year for Friends of Scouting here in the Capitol Area Council...this is the fund that pays for everything from regular camp upkeep, ranger staff, membership materials, printing, staff, keeping the lights on at the Fickett Center, etc...

Can you help support our Friends of Scouting Campaign?

Click here for donation page

Thank you!

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