TRAINING- Check out our training page for updates on all the training we have at this time. Thank you.
OA Spring Conclave
The order of the Arrow Spring Conclave is the weekend of May 17-19th. If you would like to register for this upcoming event, please click on the link, complete the form, and mail it to the Gamehaven Office with payment or drop it off at the office. The deadline is Thursday, May 16th. 2013 Blue Ox Lodge Spring Conclave Registration Form
SPRING POPCORN SEASON HAS BEGUN
Gamehaven Council is once again partnering with Pecatonica River Popcorn for the 2013 Spring Popcorn sale. Please take a minute to go to the website www.prpopcorn.com and sign up your pack or troop to participate in the Spring sale. Attached are a number of documents that will not only show you how to sign up, but also guide you in having a great selling season. Please review these documents. 2013 GHC Navigation for Popcorn System ;2013 Show Deliver Order Spring ; 2013 Spring Popcorn Roster; 2013 Unit Kernel Tool Kit - Spring
Scout Night at the Speedway
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Gamehaven Council is teaming up with Deer Creek Speedway to offer a night of fun at the speedway. Tickets are $12 for adults. Children 12 and under get in for FREE. Scouts who wear their uniform will also get in FREE. For all the details please see the attached flyer. SCOUT NIGHT AT THE CREEK
Scout Day at Tweite's Pumpkin Patch
Gamehaven Council and Tweite's Family Farm are working together to offer a special Fun day at the Pumpkin Patch on SEPTEMBER 21st. . The Boy Scouts and their families can enjoy the traditional 22 acred theme park with all of its amuzements and activities. Challenge yourself by going through the Adventure Corn Maze, where you will complete the answers to the questions to get yourself through the maze. A 10% discount will be offered to Scouts and their families on this day. More details to follow.
2013 Ten Commandments Hike is October 26,2013
Save the date for this event! Details for this event will be available closer to the date.
2013 NYLT - National Youth Leadership Training
National Youth Leadership Training will be held at Gamehaven Scout Reservation June 9th through the 15th, 2013. Mark this date on your calendar and start preparing now. AN NYLT course is ideal for training Senior Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, Patrol Leaders and Venturing Crew Officers. Registrations and fees are due by May 17, 2013. NYLT Flyer and Registration Form
Tour Plans - New Information
All tour and activity plans are done online. Please go to MyScouting.org and sign in. Once you are signed in, go to Unit Tools on the left side of page. Under that you will a link for Tour and Activity Plans. Click on that and follow instructions to complete the form. When complete, email Barbara Swan at email@example.com to get approval on the permit. Thank You.
2013 National Scout Jamboree
|Get ready! The 2013 National Scout Jamboree is coming and it ain't your father's jamboree. We're talking seriously high adventure, people! Whitewater rafting, zip-lining, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking, and more - with 50,000 of your closest friends at the brand new Summit Bechtel Reserve in the wilds of West Virginia. Check out the National Jamboree Website and start planning now to be a part of history at the very first jamboree at The Summit. Click on the patch for more information on how to be a part of history with the Gamehaven Council Jamboree contingent. There is still time to be a part of this. Registration deadline has been extended. Click on the patch now!|
Leading Cub Scouts
What's new for Leaders and Adults in Cub Scouts? The change for Cub Scouts is a piloted and successful method of delivering the existing Cub Scout Program that is hand-book based and focuses on den activities leading to youth advancement and higher retention. Click on the Cub Scouts 2010 button for the all information, links, and resouces to guide you through the Cub Scout year!
Be A Scout Campaign
The new BeAScout campaign is ready for unit leaders to put their units on the map! BeAScout helps parents and volunteers locate packs, troops, and crews nearest them and request information about Scouting opportunities in their area. Webinars are being held for unit leaders. Learn more. Unit Leaders Guide.
New Policy for Youth Protection Training Effective June 1st
Youth Safety is the No. 1 concern of the Boy Scouts of America. To increase awareness
of this societal problem and to create even great barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies. These policies take effect June 1, 2010. Learn more.
The Summit - BSA's new High Adventure Camp
A fourth high adventure camp is in the making. Learn all about the "The Summit" here.
Scoutcasts are podcasts (an audio and or video file) that features helpful information for scouters, parents, and volunteers at all levels and on different topics. Check out the scoutcasts here.
Youth Training Online
BSA has online training that is available for youth. One such course if Den Chief Training. Boy Scouts wishing to become den chiefs will want to take this online course as part of their training to become a den chief. There is Venturing Crew Orientation and many other worthwhile courses. Check it out!! Click here.
Eagle Scouts' College Scholarships
There are many college scholarships available to Eagle Scouts. The scholarships are available through the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA), civic organizations, foundations, and even directly from some colleges or universities. These provide good opportunities to get help in covering the cost of a great education.
Scholarships through National Eagle Scout Association (NESA). The application for scholarships now will only be accepted online. If you have copies of the old paper applications, please be aware that OLD APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. You can access the application and learn more about the scholarships here.
There are many other scholarships available to Eagle Scouts. One link to a good scholarship list is maintained at Scouter.com, another is a list made by Cimarron Council and another is to Evansville University serving as an example of a college/university that has their own scholarships for Eagle Scouts.