Glacier Lakes District
This is the new page for Glacier Lakes. Glacier Lakes serves Seneca County, Yates County, and Ontario County (except Bloomfield).
Our first Roundtable will be at Budd Park Pavillion in Shortsville on September 1st. We wanted to do this one outside before the school year starts again. Roundtables from October through April will all be at Red Jacket High School.
Unit Growth Check-Ins
I have just emailed all the Pack leaders with Unit Growth Check-ins. I would like to meet with EVERY pack before September 10th, so we can flesh out and develop as well as check-in on everything that we need to do to ensure a successful growth season. I would also like to meet with some of the Troops and Crews. If there is anyone who would like to meet with me to discuss unit growth who I have not already reached out to, please let me know!
District Scout Days!
At Rockventures on September 29th and 30th, we will have climbing days where you and your friends can come out and climb. It will be $27 per climber over 14 or for climber and belayer for climbers under 14. There will be 96 slots over the two days. Registration will open next week. Any scout who brings 3 scout-age FRIENDS, will get their registration for $10 ($91 for all 4 of you!!!). We hope to see you there! Registration will be up next week!
At the Pick’N Patch on 5 and 20, we will be hosting a District Scout Day on October 30th from 1-6 pm. The event will feature a corn maze, corn cannon, storybook walkthrough, bounce houses, apple blaster, super slide, and more! The event will have “Buy One, Get One 50% off” Attraction Wristbands, so bring your non-Scouting Friends!!!
Open Office Hours:
Office hours have started. Use the google calendar link to see where I am! Let me know your favorite camp meal for a chance to win a voucher to Simply Crepes in Canandaigua or Beef and Brew in Geneva! https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/1?cid=ZGVnYXJldGhldmFuc0BnbWFpbC5jb20
BOO!!! The Haunt-o-Ree is fast approaching. This event is open to the ENTIRE community, so make sure to bring all your friends. Come and have fun with us at the Haunted House, Haunted Hayride, Trick-or-Treat Trail, Carnival, and more!!! We will also have a movie night, face painting, a costume contest, AND a Jack-o-Lantern picture competition. If you bring a friend, that night, you will be entered into a raffle to win awesome prizes. Register for the event here: https://scoutingevent.com/397-Hauntoree. Also, if you are interested in volunteering, fill out this Google form and we will get in contact with you! https://forms.gle/CrqcyHvpKzWeBfn87
Additional Council Events on the Horizon:
Fall Cubs in Camp: October 9th, 2021 at Camp Cutler!
Cub Orienteering Challenge: at Babcock-Hovey on September 18th from 8 am-4 pm. Join the competition or race for fun! Registration here: https://scoutingevent.com/397-Orienteering
Gaga Ball Tournament: September 18th, 2021 at Camp Cutler!
Wood Badge (2 Weekend Course) – Sept. 24 – 26 & Oct. 9- 10, 2021
If there are any recruitment based questions on how to go forward with one, please contact District Executive Gareth Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org. With any of these idea 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!