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New Horizons District Contact Information

New Horizons District

NameTitlePhoneEmail
Blake StewartDistrict Chairman
Tim TraceDistrict Commissioner314-283-3420tjtrace.bsa@gmail.com
Ryan KirchnerSenior District Executive314-256-3098 ryan.kirchner@scouting.org
Amanda HeidemannActivities Chair314-853-9729swiftalphaantelope@gmail.com
Sophie CraftAdvancement Chair314-791-3042sophiec@hotmail.com
Ken McGohanCamping Chair314-740-6133KenMcGohan@msn.com
Jessica GreenMembership Chair314-252-0627jessicavaugier27@gmail.com
Earl BinderPublic Relations Chair314-537-7675earlbinder@gmail.com
Malcolm BlissTraining Chair314-909-8594malcolmbliss@prodigy.net
Kim MontgomeryVenturing314-276-4896montgomerykd@gmail.com
Teresa CollettiSTEM Co-Chair314-578-3832tacolletti@att.net
Lisa BalbesSTEM Co-Chair314-283-3203lisa@balbes.com

New Horizons District Training

Why is it important to get trained?

Units with Trained Leaders that regularly attend Roundtable:

  • Are more fun and less stressful
  • Retain Scouts in the program longer
  • Do a better job of delivering the Promise of Scouting

To be Trained for your position:

All Registered Leaders Must be Youth Protection Trained and Must Re-take this Training every Two years.

Cub Scouts

Cubmasters, Den Leaders, and their Assistants

  • Position-Specific Training AND Hazardous Weather Training

Committee Chair and Members

  • Position-Specific Training

Scouts BSA

Click HERE to find out what training is required or see below

Scoutmasters and Assistants

  • Position-Specific Training AND Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) AND Hazardous Weather

Committee Chair and Members

  • Position-Specific Training

Venturing

Crew Advisor and Assistants

  • Position-Specific Training AND Hazardous Weather Training

Committee Chair and Members

  • Position-Specific Training

So Where Can I Find this Training? See ALL Your Options Below


Cub Scout Den Leader & Assistant Training

Online training at https://my.scouting.org
(Menu >> My Training >> Cub Scouting >> Cub Scout Den Leader & Assistant)

OR

In-person training

Check back for upcoming Cub Leader training dates.


Cub Scout Cubmaster & Assistant Training

Online training at https://my.scouting.org
(Menu >> My Training >> Cub Scouting >> Cubmaster or Assistant)

OR

In-person training

Check back for upcoming Cub Leader training dates.


Cub Scout Pack Committee Chair or Member Training

Online training at https://my.scouting.org
(Menu >> My Training >> Cub Scouting >> Pack Committee Chair or Pack Committee Member)

OR

In-person training

Check back for upcoming Cub Leader training dates.

Are you looking for more options? Have questions? Contact Cub Scout Training Vice-Chair John Murphy at johnmurphy74@yahoo.com.


Scouts BSA Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster Training

Online training at https://my.scouting.org
(Menu >> My Training >> Scouts BSA >> Scouts BSA - Scoutmaster Position Specific Training)

OR

In-Person Virtual Training

April 20 & 27, 7 pm-9 pm | Register Here

More information and registration – Coming Soon


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Virtual Patrol Session May 4, 2022 7pm-9pm
Outdoor Session 7am May 14, 2022-1pm May 15, 2022 @Beaumont Scout Reservation

Register Here


Scouts BSA Committee Chair and Committee Members Training

Online training at https://my.scouting.org
(Menu >> My Training >> Scouts BSA >> Scouts BSA - Troop Committee Chair - Position-Specific Training)

OR

In-Person Virtual Training

March 24 & 31, 7 pm-9 pm (must attend both Thursday sessions to get credit)

April 20 & 27, 7 pm-9 pm (must attend both Wednesday sessions to get credit)

More information and registration – Coming Soon

Are you looking for more options? Have questions? Contact Scouts BSA Training Vice-Chair Ken McGohan at KenMcGohan@msn.com


Youth Protection Training 

Required for ALL Registered Leaders and must be Renewed Every Two Years.

Online and In-Person Training Information at https://stlbsa.org/training/youth-protection/


Hazardous Weather Training

ALL Direct Contact Leaders (e.g., Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Venturing Crew Advisors, Assistant Crew Advisors, Sea Scout Skippers) must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained, and it needs to be renewed every two years. Please visit my.scouting.org and complete the Hazardous Weather Training!

https://my.scouting.org
(Menu>> BSA Learn >> Catalog >> Search "Hazardous Weather" >> Visit >> Enroll/Start Again.)


Cub Leader Outdoor Experience

Need help getting your Cub Scout Program into the Outdoors? This is the course for you!

Find more information, including dates and registration links, at https://stlbsa.org/training/cub-scout-leader-outdoor-experience/.


Den Chief Training

For Den Leaders, Troop Youth, and Troop Adults

The Den Chief Program is a crucial means of building relationships between the Cub Scout pack and the Scout troop. A den chief is a Scout who assists a Cub Scout or Webelos den leader at den and pack meetings and other Scouting events. A valuable source of guidance, skills, songs, and games, the den chief encourages the Scouts to advance and shares their enthusiasm for Scouting with the den.

  • Learn about upcoming Den Chief Training Opportunities HERE.

Questions / Contact - Ken McGohan - kenmcgohan@msn.com

 


Adult Leader Resources

New Horizons Cubmaster Training Resources
New Horizons Den Leader Training Resources
New Horizons Pack Committee Training Resources
New Horizons Scoutmaster Training Resources
New Horizons Troop Committee Training Resources
New Horizons Crew Advisor Training Resources
New Horizons Crew Committee Training Resources

 

Your District Training staff is available to answer any questions you might have:

New Horizons District Program Planning

Each summer Packs, Troops, and Crews should be sitting down  to program plan with their leadership.  This program plan consists of three main items:

  1. An annual calendar.
  2. An annual budget- including fundraising objectives and per scout sales goals to keep them motivated.
  3. Leadership Succession Planning- Who is taking over key positions with the unit?

Tools:

Troop Program Planning Workbook

Unit Performance Guidebook

 

Helpful Links

Resources / Downloads

Links

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.

New Horizons District Calendars

2022 - 2023 District Calendar

2021 - 2022 District Calendar

Check out the above document for a quick overview of all New Horizons' events for the 2021 - 2022 program year!

New Horizons Eagle Scout Candidates

We are now scheduling in-person reviews at Parkway United Church of Christ. Please follow the procedure as explained below.

All Eagle Scout Paperwork can be turned in online to the Greater St. Louis Area Council.
Click here to find instructions on the Electronic Eagle Scout Application Process. 

Important Information to Note about Eagle Extensions

The Council has the authority to grant limited extensions of time to complete Eagle, Quartermaster, and Summit requirements. Extension requests will be reviewed locally rather than through the national office.

The Council is required to follow the new Guide to Advancement rules.   These will be included in the next publication and are available now at www.scouting.org/advancement.

Extensions are available only to youth members who qualify under the three tests listed In the new guide material.

Extensions approved under the COVID-19 authority remain valid until their deadline date.

Any new or additional time requests will have to be submitted using the 2021 process.

Scheduling a Project Proposal Review

  • You will need to ensure that you use the most current Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook.
    Eagle Scout Project Workbook.
  • Your proposal needs to be reviewed and signed by the Benefiting organization representative, your Unit leader, and a Committee member.

Scheduling a Final Eagle Board of Review

Before calling, your Eagle Application will need to be signed by Council and returned to you.
When bringing your paperwork to Council, you will need:

  • Eagle Scout Application with signatures from your Unit Leader, Unit Committee Chair found here.
  • Twenty-One (21) merit badge cards that are listed on the Eagle Scout Application.
  • A Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose
  • Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook
  • Five letters of recommendation sealed in envelopes (letters should match the references on Requirement #2 of your Eagle Scout Application)

To be fair to all Scouts, appointments will be given on a first-come / first-serve and if you call before the necessary signatures are in place, you may be placed at the back of the line.

To schedule an appointment:

NEW HORIZONS APPOINTMENT LINE: (314) 384-2482

Call the New Horizons District Eagle Board of Review’s Appointment Line and leave a message.
Remember to speak slowly and clearly so that your call can be returned:

  • Your name (please spell your last name)
  • Phone number
  • Troop number
  • Best time for us to reach you
  • Project Proposal Review or Final Eagle Board of Review
  • If you require a specific week or just the next available appointment.

Appointments are NOT finalized until a Weekly Coordinator has contacted you. Make sure that the number you leave is correct and that a voicemail can be left. The Weekly Coordinator will review the requirements for your respective board and provide you with a date and time for your review.

Our weekly coordinators are:

First Wednesday of the month:
Mrs. Spiekerman-Byers –Email

Second Wednesday of the month:
Mrs. Lee– Email

Fourth Wednesday of the month:
Cynthia Pavelka - Email

RESOURCES

Eagle Scout Process Overview
Life to Eagle Workshop Handout
Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook
Navigating the Eagle Scout Service Project Information for Project Beneficiaries
Age Guidelines for Tool Use and Work at Elevations or Excavations
Eagle Scout Application
'Statement of Life’s Ambition' Guidance

SCOUTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Parents & Leaders – If you have a Scout with special needs, help us help your Scouts. Please feel free to let the weekly coordinator know. We have specially trained reviewers that we can ask to participate.

LIFE TO EAGLE SEMINAR

Join our virtual Life to Eagle Seminar on February 16th, 2022! Check out our Events Page for more details.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the Eagle Scout process please contact:
John Klos
New Horizons Eagle Board of Review Chair
314-640-1905
klos41@msn.com

Sophie Craft
New Horizons District Advancement Chair
314-791-3042
sophiec@hotmail.com

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