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Glacier Lakes District
This page is for Glacier Lakes District, Seneca Waterways Council BSA. Glacier Lakes serves Seneca County, Yates County, Ontario County – except Bloomfield – and the towns of Galen and Savannah in Wayne County.

Glacial Lakes Spring Camporee – June 10 – 12, 2022

Does your Troop have what it takes to traverse the long and dangerous Oregon Trail? Can you survive bandit attacks, crossing rivers, broken axels, and dysentery to claim the top prize? Join us at Babcock Hovey June 10th to 12th with wagons ready.This will be a unique experience and like no other camporee you have seen before.  Bring your wagon and dress it up for extra supplies to start on your journey. Event will end with a chuck wagon cook off around the OA stage and a judging of the Cast Iron Chef judges.

For more information contact Justin Kuczma at canandaiguatroop29@gmail.com                                      Click here to Register

Raccoon Weekend at Camp Babcock Hovey June 24-26

Help get camp ready for the 2022 camping season. Any unit that comes to work at the Raccoon Work Weekend can camp that weekend for FREE.  For more details and the registration form click here!

Questions – Email matthewcrance@gmail.com

Roundtable 

The May 4, 2022 Roundtable will change location and will not be at the Red Jacket Elementary School, we will post the new location as soon as it is confirmed. All members of the Glacial Lakes Order of the Arrow Chapter are requested to attend the monthly chapter meeting with  that takes place during the Roundtable. For more information contact Chapter Chief James Stratton – glacierlakes.chief@senecawaterways.org

Pack and Troop 1 are welcoming new members

Today Pack and Troop 1 serve youth of all abilities but for many years  they focused on youth with special needs and they continue to serve those youth from across the Finger Lakes region.

For more information, click here or contact Valerie Parsons at 315-651-6242

Open Office Hours: 

Office hours have started. Use the google calendar link to see where I am!  https://calendar.google

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Additional Council Events on the Horizon:

Order of the Arrow Events at Camp Babcock-Hovey:

April 22 -24 HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Spring Induction – May 13 @ 6:00 pm – May 15 @ 10:00 am
Conclave – June 3 @ 6:00 pm – June 5 @ 11:00 am
Vigil Weekend – June 17 @ 6:00 pm – June 18 @ 3:00 pm

For details on these and other Order of the Arrow events – see the Tschipey Achtu Lodge calendar.

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Life to Eagle Advancement path Resources:

Once a Scout earns their Life rank, they will have a number of questions about what they have to do to earn their Eagle rank.  The Seneca Waterways Council web site has a number of forms and other resources that can be accessed by clicking HERE (scroll down the Eagle Scout Award category) These include the Eagle Scout Rank Application Guidelines & Checklist, list of District Eagle Advisors, Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, Eagle Scout Rank Application, Eagle Scout Recommendation Form, and Eagle Scout Biography and Media Information Form.

Newsletters to give you information and ideas:

Marketing Webinars: https://scoutingwire.org/marketing-and-membership-hub/marketing-webinars/
Scouts BSA Recruiting Webinar: https://vimeo.com/616300587
Sign up for:
     Scouting Wire (https://scoutingwire.org)
     Marketing Newsletter (https://t.email.scouting.org/lp/cmnsubscribe)
     Bryan On Scouting: (https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org)
     BSA News Brief: (BSACommunications@scouting.org)

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Recruitment Ideas

If there are any recruitment-based questions on how to go forward with one, please contact District Executive Gareth Evans at gareth.evans@scouting.org. With any of these ideas, please keep the S.A.F.E. Return to Scouting checklist in mind. Here are some things to always keep in mind when recruiting…

Great ways to promote your unit and increase membership

  • Power of 3! (each scout recruiting 3 new scouts into the program)*
  • Popsicles in the Park
  • Personal Invitations (personally contacting and inviting families to join your unit)*
  • Being in constant contact with the school district, and asking if flyers can be sent home with students
  • Checking “Be a Scout Leads” after accepting online applications
  • Recruiting using social media (community FB pages)
  • Creating Flyers to promote the units recruitment events (DE Will Gales can assist with creating flyers)
  • Appearance and recruitment at Community Festivals
  • Recruiter Patch Promo
  • Bring a Buddy Cards
  • Uniform Days @ School
  • Open House Tables
  • Middle School Promos

Questions? Ask your District Executive, Unit Commissioner, and District Commissioner, we are here to help!