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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
jarias
(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
December
24: Christmas Eve Holiday
25: Christmas Holiday
27-28: Durland and Read closed
28: Camp Read Staff Reunion and Dinner
31: Harlem Globetrotters
31: New Year's Eve
January
1: New Year's Holiday
2-4: Ski Weekends
5: South Roundtables
5: North Roundtables
7: Order of the Arrow Lodge Banquet
9-11: Ski Weekends
10: Chaplain's Aide Training
10: University of Scouting
10: Patrol Leader Development Conference
12: ScoutReach Comm
15: Training Comm
16-19: Ski Weekend
17: New Cub Scouting Program Webcasts
17: University of Scouting Snow Day
19: Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
21: District Operations
22: Popcorn Victory Party
23-25: Ice Climbing
23-25: Ski Weekends
25: JCOS Committee
26-28: Professional Staff Planning Conference
27: OA Executive Comm
30-2/1: Ice Climbing
30-2/1: Ski Weekends
31: Executive Board Retreat & Meeting
February
1: Scout Sunday
3: Council Roundtable
6: Scout Shabbat Service
6: Wood Badge Dinner
6-8: Ski Weekends
7: Scout Sabbath
7: Webelos Klondike
8: Scouting's 105th Anniversary
12: Training Committee
13-15: Ice Climbing
13: Silver Beaver Nominations Due
14-16: 35th Annual Bowl-O-Ree
16: President's Day
20-22: Ice Climbing
20-22: Ski Weekends
Mohican District
January
24: Klondike and Freeze-O-Ree
February
18: District Meeting
See Council Calendar for further events

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5 White Plains
15 Pleasantville
22 Tarrytown
24 Dobbs Ferry
25 Yonkers
47 Yonkers
111 Valhalla
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2 Hastings
4 Yonkers
5 Yonkers
10 White Plains
12 Pleasantville
22 Tarrytown
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73 White Plains
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Mohican District Klondike Derby & Freeze-o-ree
Klondike Derby - $8 per person
Saturday, January 24, 2015
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY

Come out for a day of fun and compete against your fellow scouts for great prizes!
Registration fee includes patch; event ribbon; trophies and awards;
cocoa, cookies and donuts in the Klondike Café
Troops are responsible for sleds, gear and lunch

Tandem Snow Shoes!
Fire Building!
First Aid!
Ice Rescue!
Shelter Building!
"Ice" Fishing!
Orienteering!
Two-Man Saw!
Toxic Waste Clean Up!
Dead-Horse Carry!
Log Carry!
Lashing!

Klondike Freezoree - $2 per person
Saturday, January 24-Sunday, January 25, 2015
4:00 pm – 9:00 am

Durland Scout Reservation, Putnam Valley, NY
Fee includes a special Freezoree patch and cabin or tent space (first-come, first served – reserve now!)

On-line registration will close January 21
For more information, contact: Dina Bochnik, Mohican Programs Chair Dina.Bochnik@gmail.com Cell (914) 536-7456

Klondike & Freezeoree Flyer

 

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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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