Mohawk District Serves all of Yates and Seneca Counties and the eastern halves of Ontario and Wayne Counties.
This district includes the towns of Newark, Sodus, Clifton Springs, Gorham, Rushville, Penn Yan, Dresden, Dundee, Phelps, Geneva, Lyons, Wolcott, North Rose, Red Creek, Clyde, Savannah, Waterloo, Seneca Falls, Romulus, and Ovid.
The Mohawk Key 3 are shown on the right, other contacts:
OA Contact information: Mike Donovan and Connor Clancy, Chapter Chief. All OA members are invited to the chapter meeting held each month in connection with the district Roundtable the first Wednesday of the month at Waterloo HS. All Scout Troops that have not signed up for an Order of the Arrow election date should contact Jennifer Clancy or Mike Donovan to do so as soon as possible. Tschipey Achtu Lodge web page
STEM Coordinator: Vacant
S.A.F.E Return to Scouting Checklist
As always, the safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top priority. A S.A.F.E. checklist has been provided that outlines several minimum guiding protocols that adult leaders/ volunteers must consider while working with local and state health departments, local councils, chartered organizations and Scouting families on when and how to resume meetings, service projects, camping and all other official Scouting activities. If it is not practical to meet these minimal protocols, do not restart in-person activities.
You can the checklist on the right hand column under resources after clicking the link below.
Seneca Waterways Camps open for Family and Unit Camping
In New York State Phase 4 Our Camps including Babcock Hovey in Mohawk District on Seneca Lake look forward to hosting your outing – and our team of staff, rangers and volunteers look forward to your stay. By using our Online Camp Reservation Portal you can reserve one of our many camp facilities.
Congratulations to Silver Beaver David Haag
At the Seneca Waterways Council virtual Annual Meeting on June 22, Dave Haag was recognized as one of the seven people in the council to receive the Silver Beaver, the highest award that the council can bestow on a Scouter. He has participated in Scouting at many levels and is currently a Cub leader in Pack 5 in Geneva.
National Registration Fee Increases
There are new national BSA Registration fees that are effective August 1, read about the increases here For youth or adults who need new member ID’s within BSA, there will be a $25 registration fee in addition to the annual fees.
Fall Product Sales
Please take a moment of your time, and make your commitment for fall product sales by clicking the link below to sign up!
Units that have been “Active” during the pandemic
I want to thank all the unit leaders that have been able to do virtual meetings, activities, online merit badge classes, cub classes and/or continuing advancements during these difficult times. Your leadership is greatly appreciated by the scouts and their families for keeping hope alive. Below is a list of units in Mohawk that have kept scouting going, if I missed your unit please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for all you do, stay safe, stay healthy, and keep on scouting!
List of Active Units
Pack 1, Pack 78, Troop 4, Troop 88, Crew 138,
Pack 5, Pack 81, Troop 25, Troop 111,
Pack 25, Pack 88, Troop 44, Troop 115,
Pack 44, Pack 117, Troop 46, Troop 122,
Pack 46, Pack 122, Troop 59, Troop 138,
Pack 69, Pack 869, Troop 68, Troop 444,
Pack 74, Troop 1, Troop 74, Troop 725
The August Family Foundation Match
The August Family Foundation announces a $60,000 matching grant to the 2020 Friends of Scouting appeal of the Seneca Waterways Council, Boy Scouts of America. All new gifts to the campaign, as well as gifts with an increased amount over last year, will be matched dollar for dollar until the $60,000 is matched (raising a total of $120,000 in new money). This is the largest gift ever to our annual giving campaign. Matches will be retroactive to March 1st and go until June 30th or when the match is fulfilled. Please donate by clicking the link below!
“Scout Me in at Home” Recruitment Program
Click here to see a description of “Scout Me in at Home” a new recruitment program that the Council is launching as of May 1st. This is a reward based program where if new scout recruits their friends into a unit, the recruiter is eligible to receive awards as well as the new scout. If your unit has decided to participate in this program and distribute flyers, and/or if you have questions about this please contact DE Will Gales.
“Be a Scout Pin”
As most of you know all units have the ability to accept online applications through My.scouting, under “Be a Scout Pin”. The more updated information that is applied on the unit pin, the more likely a youth signs up with your unit. All units have the ability to turn their online application pin on, if the unit leaders do not turn it on, it will stay “inactive” as default. If anyone needs help updating their contact info, or turning their pin to “active”, click here or contact District Executive Will Gales at William.email@example.com. With the current predicaments that we are in as a society and organization with COVID 19, it is apparent to have online applications active for all units, so they have every avenue available for them to sign up in our program!
Congratulations to the Mohawk District Class of 2019 Eagle Scouts-
If there are any recruitment based questions on how to go forward with one, please contact District Executive Will Gales at William.firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are some things to always keep in mind when recruiting…
Great ways to promote your unit and increase membership
- Personal Invitations (personally contacting and inviting families to join your unit)*
- Turning Be a scout pin to “active” to accept online applications
- Checking “Be a Scout Leads” after accepting online applications
- Recruiting using social media (community FB pages)
- Creating Flyers to promote the units recruitment event (DE Will Gales can assist with creating flyers)
- Community Festivals
- Recruit at Product sale Show and Sells
- 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!