Emphasis Programs: September 2015
This summer, we are starting a new approach to how the district supports units through the Committee and Commissioner Staffs. These emphasis programs will change on a monthly basis as the Scouting calendar moves on. You will see anywhere from two to five key topics each month with a brief summary of each and links to more detailed information to support your efforts! Over the next two months, these programs will be the primary programs of emphasis from the Red-Tailed Hawk District to help your unit's program succeed:
- Cub Scout School Night Follow-up - Now that the first wave of School Nights are complete, now is the time to review your results and target those dens that maybe need to add a few more boys or re-do a recruitment event because of low attendance at your School Night. The RTH Membership team stands ready to assist you with resources and support. Contact Cortland Bolles at 816.569.4932 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Fall Popcorn Sales - Units should be out and about, selling popcorn at store fronts, knocking on neighborhood doors selling popcorn, encouraging parents and family members to participate in selling popcorn. If you need more resources for your sale, such as additional order forms or more Show & Sell Popcorn, contact the Council Office at 816.942.9333 as soon as possible! Remember, anything your unit sells over its sale in 2014 is 50% commission back to the unit!
- Cub Scout Family Campout & Camporee - These camping opportunities are just around the corner. Make sure you are making plans NOW to attend the Cub Scout Family Campout or the Camporee. Animal Adventures is the theme and there will be some really cool things for you to do and see! Make sure you pre-register for these events as soon as possible!
Bobcat Academy at October Roundtable
All new Cub Scouts are encouraged to attend our Bobcat Academy to complete their Bobcat Badge. Members of The Order of the Arrow will be leading this event. Please be respectful of these young men and their adult leaders. All new Cub Scouts should be in uniform and have their books. Parents should bring their questions about Cub Scouts for our RTH Tiger Mentor, Jana Ruskanen. We will start at 6:30 p.m., one half hour prior to Roundtable. Download this flyer for more information and contacts!
Open House for Scouting in Olathe
Each fall, the City of Olathe offers an Open House for Scouting at the Olathe City Hall. It will take place on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Olathe City Hall, 100 E Santa Fe St. It is open to all registered Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers to learn about civic operations in the local community. Download the Invitation Letter and register early for this event as it will fill up quickly! If you have additional questions about this event, contact the City of Olathe Mayor's Office at 913.971.8500.
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.
Roundtables are typically held on the first Thursday of each month (except July) at 7:00 p.m. at Olathe Community of Christ Church, 15520 S Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, KS 66062. Please note that a Roundtable date and/or location may be adjusted for holiday or seasonal reasons.
District Leadership Opportunities
The men and women who take the time to volunteer at the district level do that to help support units by running better programs; growing youth and adult participation in their Packs, Troops, Teams and Crews; and funding the activities we plan to keep young people excited about being in Scouting. There are many different opportunities for you to share your talent with other Scouts and Scouters by volunteering at the district level. For more about volunteering as a district leader, go to Red-Tailed Hawk District Leadership.
District leaders meet on a monthly basis. Typically, these meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month (except July). The Commissioner Meeting is held at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by the Committee Meeting at 7:30 p.m. These meetings are held at Indian Creek Community Church, 12480 S Black Bob Rd, Olathe, KS 66062. Please note that district leadership meetings dates and/or locations may be adjusted for holiday or seasonal reasons.
Upcoming District Activities