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Chairman -  Paxton J. Louis 
(914) 806-5086

Commissioner - Kim Hord hord5hotmail.com

Program Director- Dina Bocknik

Executive - Johely Arias
(914) 449-2618

Serving: Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Greenburg, Hartsdale, Hasting, Hawthorne, Irvington, North White Plains, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Thornwood, Valhalla, White Plains, Yonkers

  Upcoming Events
22: Popcorn Take Order Pick-up
22: Catholic Emblem Counselor Training
22: Archdiocese Scout Retreat
24: District Operations
25: OA Executive Comm
25: Bowl-o-ree Chairs
25: Friends of Scouting Family Presenter Training
27-30: Thanksgiving Holiday
28: Hawthorne Scout Shop Early Closing
29-30: Durland and Read Closed
29: Santa's Scout Shop
5-7: Leave No Trace Trainer Course
7: JCOS Committee
10: Cinematography Merit Badge
12: Popcorn Take Order Payment Deadline
13: Hawthorne Scout Shop Early Closing
15: Executive Comm
16: OA Executive Comm
18: Training Comm
20-21: Durland and Read closed
24: Christmas Eve Holiday
25: Christmas Holiday
27-28: Durland and Read closed
30: Camp Read Staff Reunion and Dinner
31: Harlem Globetrotters
31: New Year's Eve
1: New Year's Holiday
2-4: Ski Weekends
5: North Roundtables
5: South Roundtables
7: Order of the Arrow Lodge Banquet
8: Training Comm
9-11: Ski Weekends
10: University of Scouting
12: ScoutReach Comm
16-19: Ski Weekend
17: Den Chief Training
17: University of Scouting Snow Day
19: Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
Mohican District
8: Charter Workshop / Turn-in Day
17: District Meeting
See Council Calendar for further events

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1 Hastings
5 White Plains
15 Pleasantville
22 Tarrytown
24 Dobbs Ferry
25 Yonkers
47 Yonkers
111 Valhalla
1 Hawthorne
2 Hastings
4 Yonkers
5 Yonkers
10 White Plains
12 Pleasantville
22 Tarrytown
25 Yonkers
47 Yonkers
73 White Plains
73 White Plains
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Mohican District Klondike Derby & Freeze-o-ree
Klondike Derby
Saturday, January 24, 2015
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY

Klondike Freezoree
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

District Training
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 gpeborde@gmail.com

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.


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