West Park District

Circle 10 Council

 

This month

This is a great time to make sure that your Units have everything they need to start the Scouting year fresh. Please browse the site, and remember that we are the perfect location to find information about advancement, training, and events for the West Park District.

 

Please register your name and email address with us so we know how to reach you.

Recharter clinic and roundtable-december 11

This evening will assist your unit in all aspects of the rechartering process.  7:00-8:00 pm in the Bell Center of Highland Park United Methodist Church, University Blvd.

 

West Park District Dinner

This dinner is held annually to recognize the dedication of Scouting units and volunteers in the West Park District during the past year, including Silver Beaver recipients, Special recognition CHEW and CHOMP awards and the District Award of Merit.

 

We have incredible volunteers and are looking forward to recognizing their commitment.

 

January 23, 2015. 6:00-9:00 pm

Murchison Scouting Center

8605 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas

Order of the arrow

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). It uses American Indian-styled traditions and ceremonies to bestow recognition on scouts selected by their peers as best exemplifying the ideals of Scouting.

 

Chapter Advisor: Steven Brown

Chapter Chief: Tamoshion Rucker

 

Shawnee Chapter meets on the Sunday evening, following the 3rd Friday of the month, at Park Cities Baptist Church, at 6:00 p.m.

 

Lodge Website - for event registration and other information

 

OA Induction Weekend - 12/5/14 - 7:00pm to 12/7/14 - 9:00am at Clements Scout Ranch in Athens, TX.

For more information, contact Scott Arrington. 214-902-6778

Event Registration

FYI

BeAScout.org:  This is a great tool for all units to use to get their unit information to all those who visit BeAScout.org and might be looking for a new unit to join.

It’s a recruiting campaign that allows parents to find units in their neighborhoods using a Google map tool. Unit leaders can manage their Google pin information and also manage their leads from BeAScout.

 

To update a unit's information, the leader from that unit should go to myscouting.org, log into his/her account and follow the link "BeAScout" under "unit tools" to update the unit  pin information.

 

Be A Scout PowerPoint Presentation: How to Set Up A Unit Pin for Volunteers.

The Eagle Scout Handbook: From Life to Eagle

Michael S. Malone (Author)

Exclusive Free Download

Available in the Scout Shop

four Percent: The Story of Uncommon Youth in a Century of American Life

Michael S. Malone (Author)

2013 WINNER in the International Book Awards category of Best U.S. History

2013 WINNER in the National Indie Excellence Awards category of Best Historical Biography

2013 FINALIST in the National Indie Excellence Awards category of History

2012 WINNER of USA Book News' Best Non-Fiction eBook

 

''[Malone] wrote how the image of Eagle Scouts has risen over the decades...I could not agree more.''

                               —Robert J. Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America (Retired)

 

Four Percent is one of the most complete histories of the Boy Scouts of America ever written and the first to focus on the remarkable story of Eagle Scouts. Award-winning author Michael S. Malone, himself an Eagle, brings the eye of a veteran journalist to a story that for too long has been wrapped in myth and prejudice and uncovers one of the most important, but least celebrated, movements in modern American history.

 

Purchase the book on Amazon, or in your local Scout Shop.

 

"The Eagle's service project is the single greatest youth-service initiative in history, and one that has touched every

community in America in an important way."

                                                                                                    —Michael S. Malone

 

West Park District is incredibly privileged to have the very first release of The Eagle Scout Handbook: From Life to Eagle,

written by Michael S. Malone, award-winning author and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee. Himself an Eagle, Malone

brings the eye of a veteran journalist to clarify the Life to Eagle process with his unique view.

 

This is a MUST download for Scoutmasters, Committee Chairman, and Life to Eagle candidates, and is a free and complimentary download made possible by Michael S. Malone, David C. Scott, and WindRush Publishers of Dallas.

 

Download a free PDF of the book here.

If you are interested in serving on the District Committee, please contact Jim Phillips at chairman@westparkdistrict.org.

Contact the Webmaster at activities@westparkdistrict.org