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Chairman -  Paxton J. Louis 
pjlouispjlouis.com
(914) 806-5086

Commissioner - Kim Hord hord5hotmail.com

Program Director- Dina Bocknik
dina.bocknikgmail.com

Executive - Johely Arias
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(914) 449-2618

Serving: Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Greenburg, Hartsdale, Hasting, Hawthorne, Irvington, North White Plains, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Thornwood, Valhalla, White Plains, Yonkers


  Upcoming Events
Council
April
3-5: Durland & Read Closed
3: Good Friday
6: South Roundtables
6: North Roundtables
10-12: National Youth Leader Training
11: BALOO Training
14: Cinematography Merit Badge
14: Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster Training #2 of 2
17-19: National Youth Leader Training #2 of 2
19: JCOS Committee
23: Training Comm
23: Bowloree Reception
25-26: Webelos Leader Outdoor Training
25-26: Boy Scout Leader Outdoor Skills Training
28: OA Executive Comm
29: Council Executive Comm
May
1-3: Spring Camporee
1-3: Leave No Trace Training
1-3: District Boy Scout Spring Events
4: South Roundtables
6: North Roundtables
11: Council Annual Meeting & Recognition Dinner
13: Catholic Scouting Committee
14: Training Comm
15-17: OA Weekend at Read
18: District Operations
20-22: BSA National Annual Meeting
23-25: Read & Durland Closed
25: Memorial Day
26: OA Executive Committee
27: Popcorn and Program Extravaganza
28: Popcorn and Program Extravaganza
29-31: Trail to Eagle Session #2 of 3
Mohican District
April
18: Pinewood Derby Runoff
22: District Annual Meeting
May
20: District Meeting
See Council Calendar for further events

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1 Hastings
5 White Plains
15 Pleasantville
22 Tarrytown
24 Dobbs Ferry
25 Yonkers
47 Yonkers
111 Valhalla
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1 Hawthorne
2 Hastings
4 Yonkers
5 Yonkers
10 White Plains
12 Pleasantville
22 Tarrytown
25 Yonkers
47 Yonkers
73 White Plains
Crews
73 White Plains
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Pinewood Derby
Saturday April 18
Sponsored by the Mid Westchester New York, Elks Lodge 535
Cerebral Palsy of Westchester
1186 King Street
Rye Brook, NY 10573

Race run by The Race Masters of Pack 338 Yonkers
Weigh in starts at 10:00AM First Race 11:00AM
 The top 3 winners from each grade in each Pack in the District are invited to a district wide runoff to find the fastest car in all of Mohican District
 The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from the Tigers, Wolfs, Bears, & Webelos will compete to determine a grand prize winner in each category.
 "Anything Goes" (Adult/Sibling/Boy Scout) Race (No Prize will be awarded)
 Prizes for the top winner in each group
 All participants will receive a commemorative Medal
 Lunch will be served for all attendees and their parents, Compliments of the Elks Lodge
 See Official Mohican District Pinewood Derby Rules attached.

Pinewood Derby Flyer
Pinewood Derby Rules

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Spring Camporee
May 1‐3, 2015
Croton Point Park, Croton, NY
Registration Deadline April 23
Costs: $15 per Scout and Adult before April 23
$18 per Scout and Adult after April 24
Registration fee includes camping and park fees, activities, event shirt and patch, awards and prizes, evening activities, and lunch on May 2

Mohican District cannot guarantee on‐site distribution of patches and shirts for those who register after April 18 or on‐site (post‐event orders will be placed for additional items)

Camporee Flyer

Online Registration and Payment



Advancement
George Peborde; gpebordegmail.com
Sandi Lieb-Gieger; sandi.LGgmail.com

District Training
David Simko; d_simkoyahoo.com

Roundtables
Roundtables for the Southern region (Mohican and Algonquin Districts') Scouters are held the first Monday of the month at Iona Prep School, 255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle, N Y. beginning at 7:00 p.m. Each Pack and Troop is asked to have one or more leaders in attendance. Why? Because the Roundtable is when the theme for the next month is going to be discussed, ideas exchanged, announcements made about future District and Council activities, leader training courses, and recruiting ideas for units. Adult leaders and parents are always welcome.

Training
If you are a Den Leader, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Committee Member, or an assistant at any level, if you have not been formally trained, then you are not doing your best for your son and his fellow Scouts. Here is your opportunity as a leader to show your boys that you care. Make a commitment to get trained, and if you are trained, encourage your other leaders to attend. Our Mohican District will offer Cub Leader Training each month from September to December.

Advancement
Boys in the first through third grades (6-8 year olds) are referred to as "Cub Scouts".Boys in the fourth and fifth grades (9 and 10 year olds) are called "Webelos Scouts"."Webelos" is an Acronym which stands forWE'llBE LOyalScouts (WE-BE-LO-S), and is not a "plural" word form.It is an adjective, and should always include the "S".

Cub Scouts—even those of the same age—may have very different developmental timetables. For this reason, advancement performance in Cub Scouting is centered on its motto: "Do Your Best." When a boy has done this—his very best—then regardless of the requirements for any rank or award, it is enough; accomplishment is noted. This is why den leaders, assistants, and parents or guardians are involved in approvals. Generally they know if effort put forth is really the Cub Scout's best.

In the same spirit as "Do Your Best," if a boy is close to earning a badge of rank when the school year ends, the pack committee, in consultation with the den leader and the Cub Scout's parent or guardian, may allow him a few weeks to complete the badge before going on to the next rank. Earning it will give him added incentive to continue in Scouting and carry on and tackle the next rank.

Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.

Merit Badges -Protocols
The Council Advancement Committee requires Merit Badge Seminar sponsors to adhere to a series of protocols. Some of these protocols are:
•BSA policy prohibitsMerit Badge Seminars being run as fundraisers.
•All Merit Badge Seminars require pre-approval by the Council Advancement Committee.
•Merit Badge Seminar sponsors must submit a request to conduct a seminar a minimum of three (3) months in advance.
•A Scout may sign up for no more than two (2) merit badges per one day seminar.
•A counselor may counsel no more than two (2) merit badges per one day seminar.
•Scouts who do not complete all requirements shall receive a "partial".
•All Merit Badge Seminars are subject to quality inspections by Council and District Advancement Committee representatives and Unit Leaders.

For complete advancement guidelines please contact Mr. George Peborde, Mohican District Vice Chairman –Advancement, at gpeborde@gmail.com

Scouting's Journey to Excellence
"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.
More information about this recognition program can be found at http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspx.

 

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