Chairman - Paxton J. Louis
Commissioner - Kim Hord hord5hotmail.com
Program Director- Dina Bocknik
Executive - Johely Arias
Serving: Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Greenburg,
Hartsdale, Hasting, Hawthorne, Irvington, North White Plains,
Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Thornwood, Valhalla, White
Mohican District 2014 Dan Rile Trek & Camporee
This year’s annual Mohican District Dan Rile Trek & Camporee will be held November 1–2, 2014 on the Taconic Loop of the Appalachian Trail and at Durland Scout Reservation.
Following the trek, in the spirit of Halloween, evening activities at Durland will include viewing of “Sleepy Hollow” at the Pavilion at dusk, and a group campfire with the Algonquin District. Troops are expected to come prepared with a spooky skit, song or story! Costumes are welcome, but no weapons or explicit costumes please.
All Mohican District Boy Scouts & Webelos Scouts are welcome. All participants must bring a ready-to-eat lunch, water and snacks for the trail. Patrols will camp “Jamboree Style”’ with their Troop at Durland. Webelos Scouts will camp with their host Boy Scout Troops and must provide appropriate Adult supervision. Troops are welcome to leave gear and/or set up camp at Durland prior their trek. Any troops interested in camping on Friday night should contact Dina Bochnik.
The access point for the Appalachian Trial is located on Miller Hill Road, accessible from the Northbound Taconic Parkway. Participants will hike approximately 10 miles south and enter Durland at the Northern end of the property. Please note there is no parking at the access point and drop-offs must be arranged. Please park at Durland or Park-n-Ride and be dropped off. There is free parking available at the Putnam County Park-n-Ride lot, located at the junction of the Taconic Parkway and Route 84, about 2 miles north of the access point and carpool drop-offs can be arranged from there or Durland. More detailed directions and a trail map of the designated 10 mile trail trek will be issued prior to the event (planned route: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zMvaH3_S9BDg.k9miHjpwDthY).
The registration fee of $8 per person includes access to the Appalachian Trail, and the campsite, event patch, and evening activities at Durland. Patrols are responsible for their own meals and equipment. Please register by October 29, and for those camping, please provide your roster by October 30 to facilitate check-in at Durland. For questions or more information, please contact Dina Bochnik or Kevin O’Donnell.
Program Chair, Mohican District
Mobile (914) 536-7456
Scout Programs Chair, Mohican District
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Mohican District Klondike Derby & Freeze-o-ree
Saturday, January 24, 2015
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY
Saturday, January 24-Sunday, January 25, 2015
4:00 pm – 9:00 am
Durland Scout Reservation, Putnam Valley, NY
Activities and being planned now, anyone interested in volunteering should contact the Mohican Programs Committee
• Station and activity themes and ideas
• Troops who wish to run an activity
• Committee volunteers
Contact Information: Dina Bochnik
Mohican Programs Chair
George Peborde; gpebordegmail.com
Sandi Lieb-Gieger; sandi.LGgmail.com
David Simko; d_simkoyahoo.com
Roundtables for the Southern region (Mohican and Algonquin Districts') Scouters are held the first Monday of the month at Iona Prep School, 255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle, N Y. beginning at 7:00 p.m. Each Pack and Troop is asked to have one or more leaders in attendance. Why? Because the Roundtable is when the theme for the next month is going to be discussed, ideas exchanged, announcements made about future District and Council activities, leader training courses, and recruiting ideas for units. Adult leaders and parents are always welcome.
If you are a Den Leader, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Committee Member, or an assistant at any level, if you have not been formally trained, then you are not doing your best for your son and his fellow Scouts. Here is your opportunity as a leader to show your boys that you care. Make a commitment to get trained, and if you are trained, encourage your other leaders to attend. Our Mohican District will offer Cub Leader Training each month from September to December.
Boys in the first through third grades (6-8 year olds) are referred to as "Cub Scouts".Boys in the fourth and fifth grades (9 and 10 year olds) are called "Webelos Scouts"."Webelos" is an Acronym which stands forWE'llBE LOyalScouts (WE-BE-LO-S), and is not a "plural" word form.It is an adjective, and should always include the "S".
Cub Scouts—even those of the same age—may have very different developmental timetables. For this reason, advancement performance in Cub Scouting is centered on its motto: "Do Your Best." When a boy has done this—his very best—then regardless of the requirements for any rank or award, it is enough; accomplishment is noted. This is why den leaders, assistants, and parents or guardians are involved in approvals. Generally they know if effort put forth is really the Cub Scout's best.
In the same spirit as "Do Your Best," if a boy is close to earning a badge of rank when the school year ends, the pack committee, in consultation with the den leader and the Cub Scout's parent or guardian, may allow him a few weeks to complete the badge before going on to the next rank. Earning it will give him added incentive to continue in Scouting and carry on and tackle the next rank.
Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.
Merit Badges -Protocols
The Council Advancement Committee requires Merit Badge Seminar sponsors to adhere to a series of protocols. Some of these protocols are:
•BSA policy prohibitsMerit Badge Seminars being run as fundraisers.
•All Merit Badge Seminars require pre-approval by the Council Advancement Committee.
•Merit Badge Seminar sponsors must submit a request to conduct a seminar a minimum of three (3) months in advance.
•A Scout may sign up for no more than two (2) merit badges per one day seminar.
•A counselor may counsel no more than two (2) merit badges per one day seminar.
•Scouts who do not complete all requirements shall receive a "partial".
•All Merit Badge Seminars are subject to quality inspections by Council and District Advancement Committee representatives and Unit Leaders.
For complete advancement guidelines please contact Mr. George Peborde, Mohican District Vice Chairman –Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scouting's Journey to Excellence
"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.
More information about this recognition program can be found at http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspx.