Bay Waters District
Serving the Communities of Irondequoit, Penfield, and Webster

Key District Contacts

District Chair: Christopher Bowen, 585-678-1776
District Commissioner: Robert Monigle, 585-721-8639
District Executive: Brendan Flaherty, 585-241-8530
Scouts, BSA Roundtable: Phil Vanderlee, 585-671-8149
Cub Scout Roundtable: Greg Gresock
District Training Chair & GAPS Program Coordinator: John Smigle, 585-216-7594

Notes From the District Executive – 10/7/19

Hello Bay Waters District!
Thank you again to everyone who attended Roundtable last Thursday. We had great attendance and some awesome presentations from scouters from our district and others. 
In our combined session, Director of Field Services,  Marcus Ragland gave a presentation on the Recharter process, including some changes coming down the line. Our District Recharter Day is December 7th at Webster Thomas High School. Recharter packets were handed out to those in attendance, and the rest will be handed out by the Commissioner team. Please look for communication from your unit commissioner or the District Commissioner to arrange distribution of the packets. The Commissioner team are also available to assist units through the recharter process. 
Jen Clancy gave a presentation on incorporating the STEM NOVA awards program into units, and briefly touched on the Religious emblems program. Documents related to both are now up on the website, and Jen is copied on this email for any followup questions.
On the Scouts, BSA side, Chris Tsai and Ken Hellstern gave presentations on High Adventure programs at the Summit Bechtel Reserve and Philmont Scout Ranch respectively. We also discussed the Council’s Massawepie High Adventure Base and had a productive discussion on how High Adventure activities could be incorporated year-round into a Troop’s or Crew’s programming. Ken is coordinating the Council Philmont contingents – please get in touch with him or Council Program Director Matt Ghirarda (both copied on this email) if you have any questions about attending Philmont or would like to know more. 
In the Cub breakout, Greg led a discussion on Den meeting planning and Advancement. He sent out documents related to that in an email the other day. If you have any questions or did not recieve the documents, get in touch with Greg.
Remember that this Saturday, we have the Bay Waters Cub Scout Expo at Penfield Wesleyan Church. This will be a great opportunity to show off the great things the Cubs can do to our community members. Cub Packs, please RSVP to Tom ASAP is you are planning to attend. The flyer is attached, and Tom is copied on this email. Help spread the word and invite community members to check out the adventures of Scouting!
Yours in Scouting, 

Previous Notes From the DE

GAPS Program

GAPS (Gifted and Physically disabled Scouts) Program is dedicated to assisting Scouts with disabilities and the adult leaders who support them. GAPS can effectively train and be a resource for every adult leader in SWC Council responsible for all scouts with disabilities in their care.

  • Awareness Provide specialized training to support recognition of disabilities that impact youth, as well as leadership.
  • Connections: Develop relationships with youth, parents, community, leaders. Units & council personnel to increase membership & support retention of Scouts with disabilities
  • Mediation. Help to resolve issues by providing guidance to effectively mediate solutions.
  • Resources Provide opportunities to build a network of resources for Scouts, families. Unit leaders and Council Staff.

For more Information, contact John Smigle, 585-216-7594.

Documents: Working With Scouts With Special Needs and Disabilities, Request for Registration Beyond the Age of Eligibility, Individual Scout Advancement Plan, Application for Alternative Eagle Scout Rank Merit Badges

District Roundtable Documents

2019 – 2020 Roundtable Master Meeting Schedule
Cub Breakout Documents: September ,  October
Scouts, BSA Breakout Documents:  September, October
Other: BSA STEM-Nova Program Summary, SWC Religious Emblems Brochure