The Flickertail District covers Eddy, Foster, Griggs, Steele, Barnes, Stutsman, LaMoure, Ransom, Dickey, & Sargent Counties.
District 1 Leadership
|District Commissioner||Andrew Banks||(701) 793-8811|
|District Executive||Shaun Grover||(701) 499-0658|
|Sr. District Director||Kevin Mehrer||(701) 293-5011|
BB Guns, Slingshots, Archery, Scoutcrafts, and more! Join us on Saturday, June 1st at the Casselton Reservoir for our annual Spring Day Camp! The camp format will be a free forum, where you can show up anytime between 9am and 2pm and partake in any selection of activities in any order, as many times as you'd like! Our 2019 "Passport to Adventure" themed-shirt and patch are included will be given to each scout in attendance! Register today!
Does your pack plan to/go on a camping trip this summer? BALOO is for you! Leaders and parents who take this course will find themselves better prepared to plan and facilitate outdoor pack, den and even overnight events. At this training, you’ll learn how to make camping activities and outings fun. You’ll discover how to keep your Cub Scouts safe and entertained. Successful experiences in the outdoors make Cub Scouts — and their parents — more likely to keep coming back. When? Saturday, May 18th at MSUM Science Center @ Buffalo River State Park. Register today!
If we fail to plan, we plan to fail. Sports and extracurricular activities are already beginning to publish calendars for 2019-2020, so let’s set our dates too! Youth begin contacting the scout office early in the summer about joining scouts and it’s great to give them your calendar, so they can plan for scouting before school begins!
If your unit anticipates needing help, please reach out to your commissioner or talk with Shaun. Pack calendars are due 5/31. What we’re looking for is meeting dates and major outings. Specifics are not required (would be welcomed!).
Need resources? Check out our website's program planning page!
Packs and Troops: Join us for Scout Night with the FM Redhawks as they take on the Winnipeg Goldeyes on Saturday, August 3rd at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo! Included in the package is a baseball clinic, led by Redhawks team players helping you with Pitching, Fielding, and Batting. Bring your glove! Sorry dads, scouts and siblings only! View the different packages and register today! Questions? Contact Shaun Grover.
Has your pack figured out how to stay active in the summer? With lake country nearby, planning regular summer activities seem impossible! No worries - enter the summertime pack award! Here's what the award asks you to do: 3 activities throughout the summer (one activity in each June, July and August) with great than 50% pack attendance for the pack to earn the overall award, or greater than 50% attendance by your den to earn the den award. The great part is that the district is here to help you get there! Here's the key:
June: Attend Day Camp on June 1 in Casselton.
July: Go to Cub Scout Resident Camp OR plan a pack picnic/campout (pack campouts require at least one leader to have BALOO training, as per Boy Scouts of America standards).
August: Attend Scout Day with the Redhawks.
Following completion, fill out the form and send it to Shaun!
Putting the "Outing" in Scouting
The snow might still be on the ground – but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan for your summer camping trips!
Scouts BSA – Opportunities all over the place! Visit the Ripley Rendezvous at Camp Ripley in May or Merit Badge Weekend/Resident Camp opportunities at Camp Wilderness! Get the 2019 Fall Camporee on your calendar (September 27-29), and hop in on a large outing with the whole district! For more information or assistance with Camp Wilderness, contact Tom at 701-293-5011.
Cub Scouts – Visit our June 1st Day Camp in Casselton, ND! Don’t forget about Scout Day with the Fargo RedHawks on August 3rd. Check out Cub Scout resident camp at Camp Wilderness!
Get updates faster! The Flickertail District is on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/FlickertailDistrict. Send your information to us on things that your Troop is doing in the community to let everyone know how much fun your boys are having in Scouting. We will also work to keep current on district events, reminders, pictures and more!
Update your BeAScout pin today, so future Scouting families can find your Units
BeAScout.Org is a powerful tool to help parents find your unit. But, it only works if they are able to get the right information about your Unit. First impressions are everything, so it is important to keep your BeAScout pin up-to date. Find out how to update your BeAScout pin.
|2019 Membership Growth Incentive|
Our goal, as always, is to increase the number of young men and young women that we serve through our life-changing program. We do transform our communities and have a powerful positive impact on the future!
To encourage unit leadership to pursue membership growth in all packs and troops this fall we are offering the following incentive:
For more details and to determine your membership goal speak with your District Executive.
|Internet Advancement 2.0|
The new tool to quickly input advancement data, Internet Advancement 2.0 (previously known as Scoutbook Lite) is now live.
This free solution replaces the previous Internet Advancement platform, which will be retired (for all programs except Exploring) on June 10, 2019. Internet Advancement 2.0 will feature a clean, new user interface and will be optimized to whatever device you use: desktop, tablet or smartphone. Internet Advancement 2.0 will offer optimized functions for everything found in the current Internet Advancement platform and can be accessed by Unit Key 3 users, Unit Key 3 delegate users and Unit Advancement Chairs.
End users will access Internet Advancement 2.0 via one of the following locations using their my.Scouting credentials:
• From the Legacy Tools menu in my.Scouting.org
• A link in Scoutbook.com
• From the current Internet Advancement Platform
After initial release, the BSA IT team will continue to add additional features on a regular basis. Updates and new features will be communicated as they are delivered.
Visit http://help.scoutbook.com for answers to commonly asked questions.
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