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Nov
6
Mon
Grand Towers Roundtable @ Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
11
Sat
Scouting For Food Bag Distribution
Nov 11 all-day

The 33rd annual Scouting For Food drive, sponsored by MERS Missouri Goodwill, begins on Nov. 11 when over 1 million bags are delivered to residences. Scouts will return a week later on Nov. 18 to collect the bags filled with non-perishable food donations..

It takes a great deal of community support, planning, cooperation, dedication and volunteers to make Scouting for Food the largest single-day community food drive in the Boy Scouts of America. Started in 1985 by the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Scouting for Food has expanded to other councils across the country.

SFF CollectionMore than 30,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers help the needy as they collect approximately 2 million cans of food during the Scouting for Food drive.

Items collected serve approximately 500 pantries within the Greater St. Louis Area Council.

Scouts in the St. Louis area take donations to fire stations where it is sorted and boxed. Sunset Transportation Inc. of Sunset Hills provides trucks, equipment and volunteer drivers. It also coordinates all logistics for the food collection, which involves transporting boxed food from more than 40 area fire stations to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. The Foodbank distributes the canned goods through a network of more than 500 area food pantries.

Nov
18
Sat
Scouting For Food Collection Day
Nov 18 all-day

The 33rd annual Scouting For Food drive, sponsored by MERS Missouri Goodwill, begins on Nov. 11 when over 1 million bags are delivered to residences. Scouts will return a week later on Nov. 18 to collect the bags filled with non-perishable food donations..

It takes a great deal of community support, planning, cooperation, dedication and volunteers to make Scouting for Food the largest single-day community food drive in the Boy Scouts of America. Started in 1985 by the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Scouting for Food has expanded to other councils across the country.

SFF CollectionMore than 30,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers help the needy as they collect approximately 2 million cans of food during the Scouting for Food drive.

Items collected serve approximately 500 pantries within the Greater St. Louis Area Council.

Scouts in the St. Louis area take donations to fire stations where it is sorted and boxed. Sunset Transportation Inc. of Sunset Hills provides trucks, equipment and volunteer drivers. It also coordinates all logistics for the food collection, which involves transporting boxed food from more than 40 area fire stations to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. The Foodbank distributes the canned goods through a network of more than 500 area food pantries.

Nov
29
Wed
University of Scouting @ Granite City High School
Nov 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Class Catalog

University of Scouting is a day-long event that offers the widest variety of training opportunities, in all program areas, all in one place! You will find just about anything to do with Scouting at University of Scouting whether you are a Scout, leader, commissioner, or parent! And be sure to visit the midway where local companies and organizations will be set up to show off their upcoming opportunities.

Grand Towers Program Aide Meeting @ Greater Saint Louis Area Council
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Program Aides Give leadership to the development and maintenance of quality Scouting programs located in under-served communities in accordance with the Boy Scouts of America’s Mission Statement.

 

Primary Functions of a Program Aide:

 

•  Ensure the delivery of quality programs in all Scouting units.

•  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

Dec
4
Mon
Grand Towers Roundtable @ Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
7
Thu
Grand Towers District Commissioner Staff Meeting @ MacArthur Center
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Unit commissioners will focus on the following four primary areas:

  • Supporting unit growth in the Journey to Excellence criteria: JTE measures performance characteristics that unlock the door to a successful unit. We should analyze the unit’s program and identify JTE areas where help is needed to move the unit to a higher level of JTE success.
  • Linking district committee resources to the unit: We should support the district committee’s delivery of a “catalog of services” to support the specific JTE elements needed for a particular unit’s health and success.
  • Visiting units and logging the visits into the Unit Visit Tracking System (UVTS): Our core task remains visiting the unit. UVTS input feeds critical information to the district committee to help link resources to the unit.
  • Supporting on-time charter renewal: The commissioner’s focus is the retention of the unit, though we should be especially mindful of supporting new youth membership efforts as we move more toward a volunteer-led, professionally guided approach to increasing membership.
Dec
27
Wed
Grand Towers Program Aide Meeting @ Greater Saint Louis Area Council
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Program Aides Give leadership to the development and maintenance of quality Scouting programs located in under-served communities in accordance with the Boy Scouts of America’s Mission Statement.

 

Primary Functions of a Program Aide:

 

•  Ensure the delivery of quality programs in all Scouting units.

•  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

Jan
1
Mon
Grand Towers Roundtable @ Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club
Jan 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
4
Thu
Grand Towers District Commissioner Staff Meeting @ MacArthur Center
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Unit commissioners will focus on the following four primary areas:

  • Supporting unit growth in the Journey to Excellence criteria: JTE measures performance characteristics that unlock the door to a successful unit. We should analyze the unit’s program and identify JTE areas where help is needed to move the unit to a higher level of JTE success.
  • Linking district committee resources to the unit: We should support the district committee’s delivery of a “catalog of services” to support the specific JTE elements needed for a particular unit’s health and success.
  • Visiting units and logging the visits into the Unit Visit Tracking System (UVTS): Our core task remains visiting the unit. UVTS input feeds critical information to the district committee to help link resources to the unit.
  • Supporting on-time charter renewal: The commissioner’s focus is the retention of the unit, though we should be especially mindful of supporting new youth membership efforts as we move more toward a volunteer-led, professionally guided approach to increasing membership.
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