Roundtable   Roundtable Handouts   Journey to Excellence

Unit Marketing Info   Ideal Year of Scouting   District Resources

Commissioner's Role   Commissioner Assignments   Community Events


District Commissioner

Roundtable

 

Roundtable is the first Thursday of every month

 

Indian Creek Community Church

12480 S Black Bob Road, Olathe KS

Gathering 6:30 PM - Opening flag 7:00 PM

We will meet in the lower level classrooms

Opening Room 11
Cub Scouts Room 11
Scouts BSA Room 18
Venturing Room 17
Training Room 16

Roundtable is our monthly gathering for unit and district leaders. This is a great way to learn about upcoming events and activities, camping and training opportunities, program updates, new Scouting initiatives, and get ideas to make your Scouting program better. 

During Roundtable, we will take a few minutes at the joint opening of the program to make announcements that are applicable to all of our unit leaders.  Similarly, if there are program-specific (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing) announcements that need to be made we will do our best to make those announcements in each breakout.  To facilitate this as smoothly as possible, we would ask that you fill out the IH Roundtable Announcement Request Form and submit that to Alisha Harding.  We will not entertain announcements from the floor; our goal with Roundtable is to provide you with the program you want and need to improve your unit programs.  While we recognize and appreciate the need to share new information and updates with you at Roundtable, announcements should not be the main purpose of Roundtable.  Interesting and useful program is the main purpose of Roundtable!

If you would like to have a flyer displayed during the opening slide show please contact Jeff Wandtke or Alisha Harding no later than 5pm the Wednesday before Roundtable.

Roundtable Handouts and General Info are available on the District Facebook Page

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Journey to Excellence

 

"Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils.  Visit the National JTE Web site for more details and information.

As part of the Journey to Excellence program, units are asked to enter their service projects and hours online.  Anyone in your unit can enter service projects and multiple people within the unit can be authorized to enter service projects.  If you need to enter service hours, you will need a Unit ID number to get started.  If your unit has never entered service hours, or if someone new needs to be added, that person will need to start with a Unit ID number.  From there, that individual can set-up their own person profile with the service hours website to access again without needing the Unit ID number.  Do you need to know your Unit ID number?  No problem!  Contact Gordon Harton or Michael Charlesworth.

2019 JTE forms can be found here.

There are many resources that exist for you to use within your unit that are available from the council and the BSA to help you promote your unit.  Whether you are looking for recruitment resources, marketing materials, or collateral information about the BSA, many new resources exist that are at your fingertips to use in promoting your program.

Need recruitment flyers? Check!
Did you want to add some banners to your Facebook posts? Check!
Do you want to share BSA news stories from around the country? Check

These resources exist for you to use any time of the day or night to help promote Scouting and your unit!

Ideal Year of Scouting

Providing a year-round, quality Scouting program should be the goal of every Scouting unit.  The Ideal Year of Scouting helps you develop an annual program plan, a budget to go along with that plan, and a fundraising plan to reach your program goals.  The result is a well-managed, well-financed Scouting unit.  For more information about the Ideal Year of Scouting, go to HOAC Ideal Year of Scouting.

District Resources

District Activities like Cub Scout Family Campout, District Pinewood Derby, Camporee and the District Dinner are opportunities for units to include these programs in their yearly plan to enhance and supplement their unit program and demonstrate how many more Scouts are out there that you may realize!

District Advancement helps units understand the advancement program and processes to ensure that the youth in the program are learning the information properly and being recognized in a timely manner for their knowledge growth in the Scouting program.

District Camping efforts include executing Cub Scout Day Camp for all Cub Scouts in the district, promoting the resident camping opportunities throughout the council such as Bear Camp, Webelos Camp and Boy Scout Camp, and encouraging camping opportunities for all at High Adventure camps and on staff.

Commissioners are experienced Scouting volunteers who serve as friends to the unit to learn what they do well and what needs they have.  Commissioners share that information so the district can better meet the needs to units to be more successful.  Commissioners serve as a key communication and relationship link between the unit leaders and district and council volunteers.

District Finance is tasked with raising the funds needed to be able to fund the program provided at the district and council level, whether through direct donations from families, fundraising events in the community, or product sales like popcorn.

District Membership plans are executed in partnership with units to grow the Scouting program through new member recruitment in all programs, transitioning from one program to another (i.e. Webelos Transition), and starting new units throughout the district.

District Training programs exist to make sure that all adults are properly trained to be able to execute the Scouting program in a safe and fun way so the youth enjoy the program and stay with Scouting throughout their entire time as a youth.

Professional Staff are individuals who work for the Boy Scouts of America to help implement and support the plans of the volunteers on a daily basis at the district and council level to ensure the resources are available for units to execute their program.

Commissioner's Role

All the Commissioners are friends and resources to the units in our district. Commissioners are the first, and best resource a unit can use when looking for information, asking questions, or trying to solve problems. Keep in mind, your Commissioner may not know all the answers, but they will be able to point you in the right direction.

Unit commissioners will focus on the following four primary areas:

  • Supporting unit growth through the Journey to Excellence
  • Contacting units and capturing their strengths and needs in Commissioner Tools
  • Linking unit needs to district operating committee resources
  • Supporting timely charter renewal

Commissioner Assignments

Unit Commissioner

Assigned Units

Jeff Allison

Pack 3281, Pack 3434, Troop 86, Troop 6086, Crew 2086

Matt Bacon

Pack 3387, Troop 487

Chad Boline (ADC) *

Pack 369 (SR), Troop 369, Troop 888, Crew 2369

Mark Brewer

Pack 3240, Troop 240

Bob Churchill

Pack 3288, Troop 46, Crew 2041

(TBD)

Pack 3412 (NU)

Bob Clewell   (ADC)

Pack 3314, Pack 3328

Jim Craft

Pack 3086, Troop 315

Bill Dey *

Pack 3388, Pack 3888, Crew 2088

John Dunn    (RTC)

Troop 122, Troop 225, Crew 2190

Jeff Hopkins

Pack 3551, Pack 3651, Troop 34,

George Johnston (DC) *

Pack 3054, Pack 3088, Troop 54, Troop 88, Troop 6800

O.L. Kiker  *

Pack 3180, Pack 3418, Troop 494, Crew 2588

Gordon Leong

Pack 3352, Pack 3087, Troop 351

Kim Lewis  *

Pack 3751, Troop 451

Robert Lewis  *

Pack 3351, Pack 3451

Stan Lloyd    (AAC)

Pack 3330

Skip McGurk *

Pack 3808, Pack 3084, Pack 3095, Troop 83

Roger Messner  (ADC)

Pack 3204, Pack 3456, Pack 3250

Michael Morris (ACC/ADC)

Pack 3201,Troop 85, Troop 412, Troop 6085 Crew 2085 Crew 2412

Bob Musil

Pack 3289 (SR), Pack 3290, Troop 289

Nancy Rowland

Pack 3202, Pack 3203

Scott Smith      (ADC)

Pack 3132, Pack 3210, 3406, Pack 3467, Troop 201,

Steve Ward

Pack 3316, Troop 182, Troop 459, Troop 6182, Crew 2182

Pam Wilson     (ADC)

Pack 3435

 

 


Community Events

Throughout the year, community events will be offered to the members of Iron Horse District.  We will do our best to keep a list of updated events and activities that are available for you to build into your unit programs.  In addition to these things that are available locally, there are businesses and organizations that offer Scout Day events or participation discounts to Scouts; you can find many of those council-wide offers here!