News
NEW 2014 BSA Medical Forms Posted
Check the Events Flyers & Forms section or Gulf Stream Council site
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To all adult volunteers of the Everglades District.

As you know we have had some changes in leadership to the District Committee, which has left additional vacancies.

I have been given the assignment by our District Chairman to help fill ...
those vacancies, as well as, recruit more volunteers to work on the District Committee.

First up in this recruitment effort will be to identify candidates for the Advancement Chair position, as well as, Advancement Committee members. The following link contains District Committee job descriptions as produced by the national office of the BSA (publication 34739).

http://www.scouting.org/filestore/mission/pdf/34739.pdf

If you are interested in either becoming the Chairperson or a member of this committee please contact me (Mike Perkins) at mpwaterboy@bellsouth.net.
Please enter in the reference line “Advancement Committee”. It is my goal to recruit a minimum of 3 individuals to sit on this committee. It is my objective to fill these positions as soon as possible. The District Chairman will make the final selections.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from all of you who are interested in volunteering your time to such an important committee.

Michael Perkins

COMMISSIONERS - COMMISSIONERS - COMMISSIONERS
Every unit should have a trained Unit Commissioner and as of now we have some units who need one, or we have Unit Commissioners who have several units and we’d like to spread the units around to make the duties manageable.
  • Who is the perfect candidate? A leader or parent that is crossing over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.
  • What does a unit commissioner do? A commissioner plays several roles, including friend, representative, unit "doctor," teacher, and counselor. A Unit Commissioner is simply a “Friend of the Unit” - one who is there to help the units follow the Scouting standards, helping the units achieve the highest possible JTE ranking, and basically provide that connection between unit and district. Read more about Commissioners Services on Scouting.org http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Commissioners/orientation.aspx
  • We’re looking for anyone to help out such as scouting parents, Webelos parents with scouts crossing over and extra time on their hands, or leaders who have a free evening they can spare to attend a unit meeting. Anyone who wants to help is welcome to join one of the most rewarding scouting positions. This is the one scouting position that is truly one hour a week. That one hour can benefit every scout in the unit immensely. 
  • If you are interested, please contact Evan Reif to get more details or to ask questions. Evan Reif 561.906.2192
These are not direct quotes from the district K3, this is simply my (Kimberly Schoolcraft, Technology Chair / Web Admin) observation from the meeting discussions.
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ATTENTION BOCA RATON UNITS

At this time unfortunately the council can’t issue Certificates of Insurance (COI's) for the City of Boca Raton due to differences in policies and procedures between them and BSA National.

Please note this does not affect the issuance of COI’s to other towns, cities, or county venues (parks, etc). However, any units planning a function in the near future that is scheduled at a City of Boca Raton property or facility that needs a COI, should make alternate arrangements until this issue is resolved.
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Hello Everglades District Leaders
Please pass on to your Units

< Getting ready for Summer >     < Swim Test Forms and Requirements >
How about getting up to date on Medical forms as well swim test forms and requirements. 
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New Handbooks
Here is an overview of the future program changes to the Tiger / Cub / Webelos programs and the attached file (bottom of page).

Eagle Project News

  • ATTENTION LIFE SCOUTS - POSSIBLE EAGLE PROJECT Eagle ProjectWe are a non-profit (Preschool - 12th grade) private school, located in West Palm Beach, FL. After undergoing some financial setbacks in the past few years we are steadily growing. As we don’t have a sit-in cafeteria, our students are currently eating lunch at approximately 30 picnic tables located around our campus. While the frames could use some fresh paint, the wooden tops and seats are in bad shape as a result of the weather in South Florida.My thought was to see if this would be an eligible project that could also help us go more ‘Green’ by incorporating recycled materials (as in PVC lumber) that would also make them safer, easier to clean, more ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2014, 8:07 AM by Kimberly Schoolcraft
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Council eNews

  • Council eNews for November, 2014 Gulf Stream Council NewsletterNovember 2014Gulf Stream Council NewsletterMonth YearIn This IssueScouting NewsroomScout Mega ShowTrainingWild Beast FeastJourney to ExcellenceCalendar Scouting Newsroom ScoutingNewsroom.orgThe Boy Scouts of America Scouting Newsroom is the official source for Boy Scout news, updates, and announcements.Scouting Newsroom, a comprehensive site including press releases, FAQ's, multiple blogs, and a constant stream of positive media stories about Scouting.Check it out at ScoutingNewsroom.orgSCOUT MEGA SHOW Mega-rific-Scout-a-Rama-ree-show-fest-Extravanganza !Volunteers Needed!Remember the Gulf Stream Council Mega Show? Let's bring it back and make it bigger and better than ever. We need your help! Join the committee and ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2014, 7:26 PM by Kimberly Schoolcraft
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Upcoming Fundraising Events

  • 2014/10/01 Operation “Travay Ansanm” Dead Line Drop Off Date
    Posted Sep 25, 2014, 4:40 PM by Kimberly Schoolcraft
  • Commissioners Challenge TheCommissioner’s Challenge  What is the Challenge  A challenge to all adult Scout volunteers to raise on their own $1,000 each from non‐scout people. The idea is to NOT ask other scouters to contribute. Think outside the box and be creative with your friends, employer or acquaintance list.  Form of Recognition If you are responsible for raising the $1000, you will receive a VERY LIMITED edition CSP (Council Shoulder Patch). This signifies that the individual wearing the CSP has successfully completed the Commissioner’s Challenge.  Funds raised will be split equally between Camp operations, Council Operations and Endowment Fund.
    Posted Sep 18, 2014, 2:08 PM by Kimberly Schoolcraft
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