It's Popcorn Time! - Earlybird Online Sales Promo - New Tins!
That's right, it's popcorn time here in the Old Hickory Council! Although our door-to-door sales don't begin until September 25th there's already a whole lot of selling going on through our special online sales earlybird promotion. All families should have received a mailing with all the info, but if not just click here to go to the popcorn page for everything you need to know.
Scouts who create an account and sell at least $100 through online sales between the dates of August 1 and September 24, will receive two tickets to a Wake Forest University OR Winston Salem State University football game...and all online sales will count toward your other prizes/rewards during the regular door-to-door sale September 25 to November 1!
Online sales are a great way to make sales to out-of-state relatives and friends. Online sales system products may be different than what is offered locally in our council, and pricing will be higher due to shipping costs, but we've never met a grandma yet who doesn't want to support her grandson - even if the pricing is a bit higher! And by the way, you don't have to deliver the product or collect the money!
Lastly, don't forget to check out the dates and locations for the unit popcorn leader training sessions in Dobson, Wilkesboro and Winston-Salem in late August. Attending training is a requirement to be eligible for the bonus 4% commission to units!
Important Information on Adult Leadership Policy Change
On Monday, July 27, the National Executive Board ratified a resolution that removes the national restriction on openly gay adult leaders and employees. Of those present and voting, 79 percent voted in favor of the resolution. The resolution was recommended for ratification by the Executive Committee earlier this month. The resolution is effective immediately.
Chartered organizations will continue to select their adult leaders and religious chartered organizations may continue to use religious beliefs as criteria for selecting adult leaders, including matters of sexuality. This change allows Scouting’s members and parents to select local units, chartered to organizations with similar beliefs, that best meet the needs of their families. This change also respects the right of religious chartered organizations to choose adult volunteer leaders whose beliefs are consistent with their own.
Moving forward, we will continue to focus on reaching and serving youth, helping them grow into good, strong citizens. By focusing on the goals that unite us, we are able to accomplish incredible things for young people and the communities we serve.
More information can be found at the following link:
Take Flight with Cub Scout Day Camp 2015!
All passengers . . . Please take your seats and buckle your seat belts as we “take flight’ at Cub Scout Day Camp! Having fun is the real focus of this summertime activity for your cub scout. Learn about the elements of flight through activities that include arts and crafts and nature, as well as sports activities and shooting sports! Please contact your district’s Camp Director for more details on the Day Camp nearest you!!
Click here to go to the Day Camp Registration and Information Page!
For the most up-to-date information and council activities,
and to view the July issue of the online newsletter, The Raven,
click on the Raven logo above.
The Old Hickory Council
Serving Northwestern North Carolina's young people and families with a program of fun, excitement and outdoor adventure for over 100 years. We achieve character development, citizenship training and physical and mental fitness through a program of challenge,personal achievement, leadership training and association with positive adult role models - all while we're having lots of fun! To find out where a Scouting unit is located in your area click on the "Be A Scout" logo at the top of this page.
Several Troop 918 Scouts and Scouters enjoyed a trip to the Summit in West Virginia this summer. The Scouts tackled the Mountain Biking Adventure and the adults enjoyed Adventure Photography. To find out more about Scouting's newest high adventure base you can go to summitbsa.org.