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Accepting District Award Nominations
Dear Scouters and Unit Leaders,
As we approach the end of 2013, on behalf of the Valle Del Sol district, thank you for your service to our boys through scouting. Truly, our district is known for producing an outstanding scout program, and that's done .... only with your commitment.
That said, it's now time to nominate those Scouters and Adult leaders that have gone above and beyond this year in support for your unit(s) or the District. Please feel free to nominate your adult leaders for special recognition for one of 3 awards. I've attached the nomination forms, and the nominations are due to Imelda Duenas on 12/31/13.
1. The District Award of Merit: The District Award of Merit is awarded by our Valle Del Sol District to volunteers and professional adults for exemplary service to youth at the District Level. Consider nominating those adults who go above and beyond to ensure district events are exceptional ... to include Camporee, Webloree, Cuboree, and other district level activities.
2.The Baden Powell Award: The Baden Powell Award is targeted to those Scoutmasters, Asst Scoutmasters, or Committee Members performing exemplary unit service as indicated by activities, community impact, training and other significant criteria. Please nominate those Scouters whom you feel most deserving of this great honor.
3. Extra Miler Award: This award is given to unit adult leaders who have given that extra effort to make our units or the district perform that much better.
I've attached nomination forms for the District Award of Merit, Baden-Powell, and Extra Miler Award . Please take the time to nominate your deserving adult leaders, and thank you for your service to scouting
Yours in Scouting
Valle del Sol District Chairman
Scout Day at Skyzone
On December 27, 2013 come enjoy Scout Day at Skyzone. 8:00am -11:00am is private for scouts only. Please click on flyer for additional info.
Scout Day at Skyzone
Pinewood Deby at Scout Shop!
Come compete in a Pinewood Derby at the San Gabriel Valley Scout Shop on January 11, 2013.
APU STEM/NOVA Day
SGVC & Azusa Pacific University have partnered together to host the first annual STEM NOVA Day on Saturday, January 18, 2014. See flyer for additional info:
APU STEM NOVA Day
VDS District 2014 Recognition Dinner
Valle Del Sol District
2014 Recognition Dinner
Come celebrate with your fellow Scouters!!!
Friday, January 24, 2014
$25 per person
VDS District Dinner Flyer 2014
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Happy Holidays Scouters,
Thank you to all the units that got their recharger in and done on time. I appreciate and want to thank the Commissioners and Leaders in getting this done. We are here to assist those that aren’t done or still have questions. All units have to be done by December, this again stops boys from advancing (new Bobcats, etc.) . If you were not able to schedule your Friends of Scouting visit, Stacy will be reaching out to those units as well. Units that need to get in your recharter, please contact Imelda Duenas to set up a time to meet at the Pasadena Smiser.
Save the Date please for the Annual District Dinner to take place on Friday Jan, 24th, 2014. Place and cost to come out on double knot soon. Unit leaders, start thinking about your Extra miler and Baden Powell award recipients for this event. More details to come….
We are wishing you and your families blessings for this Holiday Season!!
Coleen and Tom Graves
Order of the Arrow - Ta-Tanka Lodge #488
Contact OA Advisor: Mr. Fred Bates