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Roundtable – Mark Your Calendar for September 11, 2014

What’s new in the Knox Trail Council?

Meet and Greet the New Knox Trail Council. Come along and hear about the changes in the Scouting program and in our very own council. The three new District Executives will also be present to introduce themselves and outline their plans for their districts. Come along and ask your questions about the direction of the KTC. We will also kick off the rechartering process.

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2014 Catholic Diocese of Worcester Adult Awards

The Diocese of Worcester Catholic Committee on Scouting (“CCS”) is please to announce the 2014 adult recipients of Catholic scouting awards.  As the Diocese of Worcester covers three different scout councils, awards are representing honorees from all three councils.  These awards are by nomination and voted upon by the CCS.

  • Bronze Pelican:  This award is used for a variety of purposes to recognize distinguished service to Catholic scouting as youth ministry within the Diocese of Worcester.  The 2014 Bronze Pelican award recipients are:
    • Fr. William Champlin – Pastor, St. Edward the Confessor Parish, Westminster.  Chartered Organizational Representative for Troop 33 Westminster – Nashua Valley Council
    • James Kelly – Worcester Diocese CCS committee member.  Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 33 Westminster and Den Leader Pack 33 Westminster.  James was also a lead instructor for an Ad Altare Dei class in the NVC area in n2013.  He lives in Ashburnham and his home parish is St. Dennis Parish.  Nashua Valley Council.
    • James Gorman – Worcester Diocese CCS committee member.  Cubmaster Pack 108 Millbury and a committee member of Troop 106 in Millbury.  He lives in Millbury and his home parish is Assumption Church.  Mohegan Council.
    • Juan Guzman – District Commissioner for the Mill Town District and has been very involved with Pack 140 and Troop 160 in Southbridge at his home parish of St. John Paul II Parish for many years.  Mohegan Council.
    • Fr. Tom Mahoney – Pastor Emeritus Saint Gabriel Parish, Mendon.  Fr. Mahoney has been Troop 1 Mendon’s chaplain for 20 years.  Knox Trail Council.

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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Training

Pre-course meeting: Sept. 10th @ 7 pm
Camping: Fri, Sept. 19 @ 6:00 pm – Sun, Sept. 21 @ 11:00 am
All at Nobscot Scout Reservation, Cost $30

Are you the parent of a Webelos Scout who is considering becoming a Boy Scout leader when your son crosses over this year? Are you a Boy Scout leader who wants to more confidently share the outdoor scouting program with your troop? Are you a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster who needs to be fully trained so you can be listed on your troop’s charter when it is renewed in December? If you can say “Yes” to any of the above, then you should sign up for the Fall IOLS. Read more

Taste of Scouting Registration now Open!

Taste of Scouting – October 18-19, 2014

Attention Cub Scout Families! What are your plans for October 18-19? Join the Knox Trail Council as we celebrate the outdoors and Scouting. Cub Scouts can choose 4 Belt Loops from Archery, Astronomy, BBs, Fishing, Flag Football, Geology, Geography, Hiking, Kickball, Soccer, Ultimate, Volleyball and Wildlife Conservation to work on and EARN! The siblings have their very own program designed specifically for them! Families will also enjoy having fun at the campfire with songs, skits, s’mores and recognition! Click Here to Register!

KTC’s Popcorn Sale Grand Kick-Off

Tuesday, September 2, 7:00pm – Framingham Elks, 450 Union Ave., Framingham

Here are some of the features of this year’s Trail’s End sale:

• Adding new products to our product mix – including Chocolatey Caramel Crunch and White Cheddar flavored popcorn!
• Resealable packaging that’s lighter than tins and has 88% consumer approval!
• Face to face & online sales are easily combined for prizes!
• Popular Scout incentives are back again including the $600 Club with a bonus prize, the $750 Popcorn Celebration, $1,000 Seller Club, $1,500 top seller bonus, $2,000 PowerSeller Club & $2,500 scholarship!
• Weekly Fill-A-Sheet drawings for gift cards to some great places to eat!

Be sure your unit is represented at the kick-off! Register today!

Council Camporee Celebrating Camp Resolute’s 95th Anniversary!

September 26 – 28, 2014 at E. Paul Robsham Scout Reservation.

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Knox Trail Council Camporee! Boy Scout Troops bring your Boys and your Webelos, Venturer Crews bring your members!

We will be celebrating the 95th Anniversary of Camp Resolute and enjoying some of the traditions that make Resolute so special! Some of the programs to include a ‘Woodsman Meet’, Apace Relay, Green Gizmo Scavenger/Staff Hunt, night vision training and much more!

This is sure to be a Camporee you will not want to miss. Click Here to Register your Troop or Crew. Are you a former Camp Staff member? Do you want to help? We are looking to hear about some of the traditions that took place at Camp Resolute back in your day! For more information or to share your memory contact Mike Merolli.

Roland ‘Papa Smurf’ Rugoletti Pavilion at Camp Resolute to be dedicated on Sunday, August 24th at 2pm

We invite all Scouts and Scouters to join the Rugoletti Family, Troop 2 Milford and the Knox Trail Council as we celebrate the life of Roland ‘Papa Smurf’ Rugoletti.

Roland “Papa Smurf” Rugoletti was a longtime Scout leader in the Town of Milford who passed away in 2006. He left a lasting legacy in the Boy Scouts having mentored hundreds of young men, and volunteered countless hours to local and regional Scouting. Read more

WOW – Webelos Overnight Week!

Still limited space available!

Is your son going into 4th or 5th grade in September? Webelos Overnight Week 2014 is just around the corner and is for him! Webelos Overnight Week is the premier experience for all Webelos Scouts. It is your Webelos Scout’s opportunity to taste what Boy Scouts have to offer under the guidance and leadership of our very experienced staff. Our program is specially tailored for Webelos-aged boys. And your scout will spend three nights and four days at Camp Resolute working on Webelos activity pins and enjoying all that camp has to offer: swimming, boating, fishing, archery, BB shooting, our new Gaga Pit, and opportunities to hone their scout skills. Remember, Webelos is not the end of Cub Scouts, its the start of Boy Scouts. And Webelos Overnight Week is the most fun preparation you can find!

For more information and registration details: http://www.cubscoutcamps.org/wow-webelos-overnight-week

Get the Latest Scoop on Cub Scouts

You may have heard, the Cub Scout Program will be different starting May 2015. If you are interested in knowing what to expect; you can visit this website www.scouting.org/programupdates.

What will you find there?

The final requirements for all Cub Scout adventures
Direction on transitioning from the current program to the new one
Overview presentations suitable for unit committees, roundtables, and others
Frequently asked questions
An overview of each of the new Cub Scout adventures

Join Scouting Night Kick-Off Dinner

Attention Cub Scout Leaders Dinner is on us!! Sign up TODAY for the Wednesday, August 13, 2014 dinner!

Join Cub Scout Leaders from throughout the Knox Trail Council for dinner and the Join Scouting Night Kick-off at White Lodge, Nobscot Scout Reservation, 1 Nobscot Road in Sudbury. Dinner will begin at 6pm. The program will include all the tools to help your Cub Scout Pack have a successful Join Scouting Night in September. Who should attend? Cubmaster, Committee Chair, Den Leader, Membership Coordinator – Register Here!