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Keystone District

Clarence DulaDistrict Chairmanclarence.dula@gmail.com
Mark DowdyDistrict Commissioner314-324-8157mdowdy@stlcc.edu
Tori SmithSenior District Director

708-264-4425 / 314-256-3088tori.smith@scouting.org
Darryl Day District Executive314-536-3998darryl.day@scouting.org
Kisha BurdetActivities & Civic Service Chairman314-845-4541kisha_burdett@yahoo.com
Scott HoffmannAdvancement & Recognition Chairman314-752-2714scottfhoffmann@yahoo.com
John EbertCamp Promotion & Outdoor Chairman314-258-0613theebert6@juno.com
Tony DuncanOrder of the Arrow Advisertony@duncanarchitecture.com
Thomas FinanTraining Chairmanthomas.finan@slu.edu
Jim BerdingVenturing Officers' Association Advisor 314-412-1478jim.berding@gmail.com
Scott HoffmanDistrict Scribescottfhoffmann@yahoo.com
Heather BeasleySocial Media Manager keystonestlpr@gmail.com
Paul WinterSTEM Chair314-971-7265 paul.winter@icl-group.com
VacantMembership Chair
Chris HohnEagle Board Chair314-552-6159 chohn@thompsoncoburn.com

Keystone District Committee Positions

District Chairman

A district chairman is the CEO of the district. The position is responsible for the following:

  • Identify and recruit enough of the right people as operating committee chairmen.
  • Initiate plans and help committee ch airmen recruit an adequate number of members to carry out the functions of the district.
  • Plan (with the district executive) and preside at district committee meetings.
  • Work with the district commissioner and district executive to stimulate and to coordinate the work of the district, to ensure the success of the Scouting units.
  • In cooperation with the district executive, ensure the completion of district goals.

Unit Commissioner

Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America.

They note the health of a Scouting program in a monthly visit, and attend District Committee meetings.

Development Chair

The Development Chair will oversee the implementation of Council finance procedures by:

  • Organizing a successful Friends of Scouting annual campaign, and meet the goal by  the targeted date.
  • Support the council endowment/major gifts development plan.
  • Support and cultivate a cooperative relationship with the local United Way.
  • Inform units of the unit fundraising policy and assist in the review and approval of  unit requests.
  • Support district activities that involve income and expenses, ensuring proper policy  and controls.
  • Provide recognition to donors, along with information on how their dollars helped  serve youth

Family Finance Campaign Chair

  • Recruit and train qualified individuals to serve as Friends of Scouting (FOS) presenters. The FOS Family Chairman should also serve as presenter.
  • Coordinate and the lead the Family FOS Kick Off
  • Ensure all units have a FOS presentation scheduled and conducted by June 30th . Presentations typically occur at Cub Scout Blue and Gold dinners and Boy Scout Courts of Honor.
  • In connection with the unit presenters, FOS Chairman and District Executive, organize and carry out the Council’s follow up plan.
  • Achieve the District’s Family Friends of Scouting goal by June 30th .
  • In connection with the District Executive, establish unit FOS goals for the following year.
  • Recognize individual donors for their contributions.

Community Finance Campaign Chair

  • Recruit and train qualified individuals to serve as Friends of Scouting (FOS) donors.
  • Coordinate and the lead the Community FOS Kick Off
  • FOS Chairman and District Executive organize and carry out the Council’s follow up plan.
  • Achieve the District’s Community Friends of Scouting goal by June 30th .
  • In connection with the District Executive, establish unit FOS goals for the following year.
  • Recognize corporate donors for their contributions.

District Member At-Large

Voting member of the district committee. They are nominated by the district nominating committee and are duly elected by the voting members of the district.

They may be elected either at the last district annual meeting or during the interim at a regular duly called, monthly district committee meeting.

To express interest, Please contact your District Executive at (314) 256 – 3084.

Keystone District Meeting Schedule

Check back for our updated monthly meeting schedule.

Keystone District Advancement & Recognition

Eagle Board of Review Meeting Virtually

We will still meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month, but will do so remotely. “Remotely” does necessitate the Scout to physically mail or electronically mail Eagle paperwork to Chris Hohn, Eagle Chair, so the paperwork is in his possession two days before the meeting. The Board will then proceed with its usual approval process, although remotely. Chris Hohn can be contacted at: chohn@thompsoncoburn.com

Cub Scout and Boy Scout Virtual Advancement Workshops

Check back for upcoming workshops!

Helpful Links

Resources / Downloads


Internet Rechartering

Click here to visit the Rechartering website.

Click here for a brief tutorial (requires Flash Player)

Click here for an overview.

To renew your unit charter on-line:

  • Sixty days before your unit’s expiration date, select a renewal processor. This should be someone in your unit who is familiar with the members and leaders of your unit to ensure all information provided through the process is correct.
  • Your unit charter renewal packet is distributed to the unit leadership and includes an access code specifically assigned to your unit.
  • Thirty to forty-five days before your unit’s expiration date, the renewal processor clicks Recharter Now on this webpage and begins the process.
  • When the on-line process is completed, the renewal processor prints the completed charter renewal application.
  • The Unit Leader and the Executive Officer sign the charter renewal application. The signed application along with any individual applications for new youth members or adult leaders, and materials received in the charter renewal packet and all appropriate fees, should then be brought to the Council Service Center, or your district’s charter turn-in meeting.

Keystone District Merit Badge Counselor

Become a Merit Badge Counselor

Interested in becoming a Merit Badge Counselor or Supernova  Mentor?

There are three steps:

  1. The first step is to have current Youth Protection Training. Available at my.scouting.org
  2. The second step is to be a registered member of the Greater St. Louis Area Council or complete an Adult Application to become a registered member.
  3. The third step is to complete the merit badge counselor request.
  4. This can be done online or on paper.

To submit online:

Click here.
Select the box labeled Merit Badge Counselor Registration.
Complete the form.

Special note for the Troop Selection field:
Greater St. Louis Area Council does not subscribe to selective unit request.  You may fill this field with the unit number you are registered with or leave it blank.

To submit via paper:

Click here to download a paper copy.  Send the completed form to your District Advancement Chair or District STEM Chair.

Keystone District Program Aide Opportunity

Program Aides primarily work within the school/church/community center setting.

Program Aide -Internship

  • Ensure the delivery of quality programs in all Scouting units. – Review and become familiar with program materials. – Follow the prescribed lesson plans, as outlined. – Supply uniforms, program materials, Scouting literature, and other support as needed by youth and adult members throughout the year. – Increase program quality through retention of youth and adults, advancement, and youth participation. – Complete Fast Start, Youth Protection, This is Scouting, leader-specific training, and other advanced training deemed necessary for their areas of responsibility.
  • Recruit and support volunteers to help with meetings and activities.
  • Provide a well-balanced variety of Scouting activities, including day camps, resident camps, pinewood derbies, camporees, etc.
  • Conduct field trips, campouts, cultural activities, and other horizon-broadening experiences for youth members and leaders.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with Scout leaders, Housing Authority management, Parks and Recreation departments, community associations, neighborhood churches, and other youth-serving nonprofit agencies.
  • Conduct Scouting awareness functions to increase public exposure, attract volunteers, and recruit youth.
  • Seek opportunities for program expansion and give direct leadership to organizing and staffing new Boy Scout troops, Cub Scout packs, and Venturing crews.
  • Participate in scheduled or called meetings.
  • Implement an annual incentive/recognition program for parents and volunteers who faithfully participate and provide consistent leadership. Serve as an ambassador of the Scouting program who is always striving to deliver the mission of the program.
  • Strive to ensure that every youth participant will have the opportunity to earn a minimum of one rank advancement during the program year.

Program Aide – Hourly Wage

Same description as above

  • Hourly Wage
  • Flexibility in managing more than one program, at Program Aides discretion
  • Mileage reimbursement

To Sign up, Please follow the link provided below :

I am a Grand Towers Mentor!

For Additional Questions, Please contact your District Executive at (314) 256 -3084.

Join Now

Ready to join or would you like to know more?  Please click the link below to begin your adventure.

Help Now

Scouts in the greater st. Louis area council rely on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, organizations and charitable donors to help them grow into the next generation of leaders.

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