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Join us Saturday, December 15th for your chance to join Cub Scouts!
WHEN: Doors Open at 9:30 AM—Movie Starts at 10:00 AM
WHERE: Collins Road Theaters, 1462 Twixt Town Road Marion, IA 52302
WHAT: Cub Scout Recruiting Event and Hotel Transylvania!
For Cub Scouts: You can join us for this FREE movie at Collins Road Theaters if you bring a friend who signs up to join Cub Scouts at this Recruiting Event and make sure to wear your uniform!
For Boys in 1st-5th Grades: If you’re not in Cub Scouts yet, you can join us for this FREE movie at Collins Road Theaters if you sign up to join Cub Scouts at this Recruiting Event!
For Parents of New Cubs: You can sign your 1st-5th Grade son up for Cub Scouts at this FREE movie event and drop him off for Hotel Transylvania. The doors open at 9:30 AM and all you have to do to join is complete a Youth Application and pay the registration fee for the rest of 2012 ($1.25)
We’ll give you the Contact Information for your son’s new Cub Scout Pack. Your new Pack will be given your contact information as well to get in touch with you about meetings, volunteer opportunities in the Pack, and registering your son for Cub Scouts in2013.
To save time in signing up your son for Cub Scouts, you can bring along the completed Page 5 of the Application available at: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-406A.pdf
Questions? Contact the Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America at (319)862-0541
Well Trained Leaders = Quality Program and no place is better to hear about everything happening in 2012 and 2013 than at our Program Kickoffs Thursday, August 9th at these locations:
Red Cedar District at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church in Hiawatha at 6:00 pm, Three Rivers District at Marion Christian Church in Marion at 6:00 p.m.,
Old Capitol Valley District at 7:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Dublin Drive in Iowa City.)
Questions? Call the Service Center at (319) 862-0541!
To the Editor:
Here in our Corridor of Iowa City, Washington and Cedar Rapids, we have wonderful communities that care and are concerned about its youth. This is evident throughout our schools, parent groups and other organizations. Recently, you may have heard about financial problems affecting Boy Scout councils in the state of Iowa. Unfortunately, like many non-profit groups, many organizations have had to trim back spending, cut programming and, in some cases, investigate liquidating camp assets.
This is not the case with Scouting in the Corridor.
2011 was a remarkable year for Boy Scouting in our area. Our local council, the Hawkeye Area Council, served over 7,000 youth in our local area. The Hawkeye Area Council ended 2011 with one of the highest youth market shares out of all 295 Boy Scout Councils throughout the country. Financially, we have ended recent years with small operating surpluses to assist us in future planning. Last year, we actually expanded our camp footprint and invested even more resources in our camp located in rural Linn County. Lastly, we are able to serve those most in need and deliver Scouting to all youth in the corridor.
2012 is turning out to be an even better year of youth service. We have funding in place to construct new Tornado Safe Rooms at our camp to enhance safety. This spring our youth membership, which has been trending upward over the last decade, is growing with a very high number of our members staying year to year! Later this summer, we will announce exciting news of a new national Scouting retail destination that will be piloted right here in the Corridor. Also, our new Special Needs camp is bringing in Scouts from all over the country and delivering Scouting’s promise.
How is this all possible? It is possible through the great leadership of volunteers working with involved staff. Our fiscal management oversight is conducted through an open process with experienced community leadership and involved board members. Our Strategic Plan for 2016 includes investing with a long-term vision as well as covering short-term needs. We continue to lay the groundwork for Scouting’s service to our eastern Iowa youth for many years to come.
Check us out on our website at www.hawkeyebsa.org or on Facebook at “Hawkeye Area Council” or Twitter at @HawkeyeBSA.
Thank you Corridor for your support!
Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
The Hawkeye Area Council celebrated another year serving youth and families in eastern Iowa at their Annual Meeting on January 23rd. As of the end of 2011, the Hawkeye Area Council experienced a total membership increase in traditional membership and career based Exploring program membership. Fall recruitment was another area of success with 1,037 youth recruited into Scouting in eastern Iowa from August to December 2011. This figure compares to 859 youth recruited in the fall of 2010.
“Scouting is an essential part of the great quality of life in the corridor!” said Travis Christopher, Executive Director. “Scouting experienced a 11% increase in total first graders signing up for Scouting over 2010, families are using Scouting to build character and instill good citizenship.” 2011 marks a sixth consecutive year of membership growth in the Corridor.
This membership growth, along with increases in total fundraising, program outcomes such as youth advancement and community service, propelled the Hawkeye Area Council to “gold” status in the Boy Scouts of America. Gold is the highest level a council can earn for yearly recognition. The Hawkeye Area Council also elected four new members to its Executive Board: Marilee Fowler with the Cedar Rapids Convention and Visitors Bureau, Keith Jones with Hills Bank and Trust in Coralville, Bruce Vander Sanden with the Sixth Judicial District and Tom Cilek with West Bank in Iowa City. The council also elected a new President, Mike Stallman from Walford, IA. The group recognized Kelly Hayworth, City Administrator from Coralville, for his great leadership as President the previous two years.
The Hawkeye Area Council serves over 7,000 youth in its seven county service area consisting of Linn, Johnson, Cedar, Iowa, Benton, Washington and Jones counties. For more information, check out www.hawkeyebsa.org or Facebook at “Hawkeye Area Council.” The council’s telephone number is (319) 862-0541
Want to know how to make Cub Scouts even more fun? Get your
best friends to join Cub Scouts and have all the fun with you!
Thursday, December 8
6:00-7:30 PM (drop in)
(Lindale Mall, Lower Level)
Invite them to this event so they can see the fun of Cub Scouts. There are two
cool business cards enclosed just for you to fill out and give your friends at
school. If they come to the Science Station December 8 and join scouting, your
friends will be in scouts with you AND you’ll earn a FREE recruiter patch that you
can wear on your uniform!
Parents, if you have any questions please feel free to call the local Scout office
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