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COVID-19 and District Activities

Posted by cgibson on Mar 13 2020 - 2:47pm

The message below may be accessed via this URL at any time: https://conta.cc/2IH2P61

To all of our Bee Cave District Scouters: our district committee, together with the Capitol Area Council staff and volunteers are focused on the safety of the youth and volunteers we serve. As we monitor the Texas Department of Health Services and the CDC for the current status and best practices for monitoring and mitigating the Coronavirus impact, we wanted to share the most recent information from the Council as well as our local district impacts.

https://dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

The Capitol Area Council has already postponed the March 21 STEMboree event as well as the March 28 Volunteer Award Reception. Our Bee Cave District Camporee, originally scheduled for April 3-5, has also been postponed.

The Rare Merit Badge University, scheduled for April 25, is still planned at this time as we continue to monitor events.

Based on evolving guidance about group meetings, the Council strongly recommends that until March 31, 2020 all District-level meetings be conducted through video- or tele-conference. Units should decide among their leadership, families, and chartered organization about whether to postpone meetings, campouts, and other activities.

Current updates from the Capitol Area Council on the Coronavirus impact on council operations can be found here:
https://www.bsacac.org/activities/coronavirus/

We will send an additional update later this month. Thanks for your support of Scouting.

Stephanie Cook
Bee Cave District Chair

District Rare Merit Badge University

Posted by cgibson on Mar 1 2020 - 9:08pm

Troops 70 and 72 are hosting the first annual (?) Bee Cave District Rare Merit Badge University on April 25, 2020. The event will be open to Scouts in all local Troops. This is a unique opportunity to find classes in many of the 30 least-often-earned merit badges!

  • When: Saturday, April 25, 2020 - Sign-In Opens 8:00 AM
  • Where: Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Caves Rd, Austin, TX 78746

Registration is open now! Please click here or on the link below:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d49aea92ca4fa7-rare

Merit Badges Offered - subject to change based on registrations:

Important: BRING BLUE CARDS - no electronic tracking of merit badge requirements is being offered. We're going old school! Blue. Cards.

Textiles*
Plant Science
Bugling
Dog Care
Journalism
Stamp Collecting*
Energy*
Landscape Architecture
Insect Studies
Surveying*
American Business
Veterinary Medicine
American Cultures*
Public Health
Gardening
Golf
Chemistry

* expected to be complete, though some have prerequisites. This is our first time offering this, so we're learning as we go, too!

There may be a Tenderfoot / Second Class advancement track. We may add Skating but it would be offsite. 

Lunch is not provided, but there are a ton of local restaurants and delivery places, and plenty of time to get lunch.

Parents may be asked to hang around to help assure two-deep leadership for all classes. PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR YPT CERTIFICATE SO YOU CAN BE PRESSED INTO SERVICE.


A Message from the Bee Cave District Chair

Posted by cgibson on Feb 19 2020 - 3:07pm
Hello everyone - first I would like to thank each of you for the tremendous amount of time that you give to Scouting, and as your District Chair I want to apologize if you spent any part of yesterday addressing the national BSA bankruptcy through questions or comments from others. I respect that your time is valuable and your volunteer position should focus on your unit needs rather than addressing decisions made outside our purview.
 
I too was surprised to learn of the news and at the District level we coordinated to update our District website with information mirroring the information from the Council and National organizations. As you move through the next week and scouting events, our website has information to answer questions or comments. If you find that the public information does not answer your specific questions, or you need assistance with responding to questions of others, please feel free to reach out to me or the council directly.
 
 
I would also respectfully ask that our message be consistent throughout the BCD units. I cannot speculate on the motivations prompting National BSA’s decision and I respect each individual’s need to seek redress for wrongful acts endured as a child. I was present at the Senate hearings this last year when the Texas Olympic female gymnasts testified in favor of legislation extending the time to file complaints for abuse. Their stories, and the stories of other abused children, affected me deeply and are chilling to recall. I know that each of you work hard to ensure the safety of our children and I appreciate your continued efforts and dedication. 
 
It is my sincere hope that you will not encounter negative comments or repercussions based on your association with Scouting.  If you feel that your youth or adults, including your chartered organization, need to discuss the bankruptcy or motivations, please let me know and we can coordinate efforts to respond. I acknowledge and appreciate that each of you volunteer hundreds of hours to youth in this District and I hope that this email and the information the District has provided will assist in easing any burden created by the bankruptcy news.
 
Thank you again,
 
Stephanie Cook
Bee Cave District Chair

Important Council Update regarding Boy Scouts of America

Posted by cgibson on Feb 18 2020 - 3:04pm

Mr. Jon Yates, the Capitol Area Council's Scout Executive, sent this council-level update regarding the announcement by the national Boy Scouts of America organization indicating it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Please read on for important points for our Council membership:

Council Message from Jon Yates to our Volunteers and Charter Partners

If you or any members in your unit have questions, we encourage you to contact:

Pleae click "Read More" for FAQ's and additional resources...

Congratulations, 2019 Stinger Award Recipients

Posted by cgibson on Jan 7 2020 - 8:32pm

The Bee Cave District would like to congratulate all our Stinger Award recipients across our district. You and your efforts shine bright, and help make our district's Scouting program so incredible for all our boys and girls. Thank You!

  • Pack 29 Wendy Lingan, Gus Payne, Shannon Revels, Jay Sexton
  • Pack 39 Robert  Paulsen, Mark Dlutowski
  • Pack 66 Spencer Stevens, Rick Purdue, Jennifer Vandewalle
  • Pack 72 Brian DeCou, Nick Klase, Grayson Moore
  • Pack 79 Chris Amador, Garrett Duke, Dreux LaViolette
  • Pack 310 Bill Earley
  • Pack 442 Matt Kelly, Amanda Owens
  • Pack 445 Kelly Herd, Erin Johnston
  • Pack 786 Marti Gab, Stephen Spurlin, Porter Vigil, Robin Williams
  • Pack 990 Curt Jackson, Meghan Jackson
  • Troop 30 Wes Breyfogle, Chris Collins, Cathy Stacy, Mark Wiprud, Robin Wiprud
  • Troop 31 Steve Hewitt, Aaron Kizer, Jordan Scott, Gilda Tirado
  • Troop 310 Tory Newby, Tom Reilly
  • Troop 52 Matthew Gomes, Alfredo Loredo, Ashwin Rao, Carrie Suh, Paula Wright, Richard Wright
  • Troop 70 Kevin Collins, Dina Holstien, Jennifer Kuhn, Shannon Lamm, Billy Zhao
  • Troop 72 Heather Howell
  • Troop 441 Steve Mulanax
  • Troop 454 Thessaly Startzell, Hans van der Wal
  • Troop 4540 Julie Fergerson, Mindy Weber
  • Troop 786 Angela Frankhouser, Scott Vandehey
  • Troop 1010 Robin Reitler
  • Ship 441 Doris Chow

District Annual Volunteer Awards Banquet - Thursday, Jan 9

Posted by cgibson on Jan 6 2020 - 3:07pm

Welcome to 2020, Bee Cave District! The best way to start a new year is to look back with respect, and honor all our adult volunteers who made Scouting in the Bee Cave District such a wonderful program for our youth. With that in mind, we are inviting all our leadership to come share in fellowship (and a delicious Texas BBQ dinner from It's All Good BBQ) while we announce and bestow our District awards for the Stinger, the Bronze Bee, the District Award of Merit, and recognize our Scout and Cub Scout of the Year! The cost is just $25 per person, with a great discount for a full table of 8 for just $180! Please be sure to invite all your Stinger award recipients to join you!

District Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Banquet
Thursday, January 9 at 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM in Fellowship Hall and Gym
Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church - 7127 Bee Cave Road, Austin TX 78746

Registration Required - please follow the link below:
https://bsacac.doubleknot.com/event/bee-cave-district-volunteer-appreciation-banquet-2020/2607201

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