Do you want to learn about the NEW Cub Scout Adventure which will be coming in June of 2015? Do you want to understand the changes before you start planning your program so you can be prepared to deliver this awesome new program?
The Heart of Ohio Council will be providing a Cub Scout Pow Wow on Saturday, March 7, 2015 in two convenient locations to help explain the changes coming to the Cub Scout program. Then in the afternoon, after a wondeful Blue and Gold style lunch, there will be a variety of training opportunities from how to run a successful Pinewood Derby Race, how to spice up your pack meeting, and how to use the utilize the outdoors as part of your year round program.
More information will be coming shortly, but for now, save the date, because this is an event you do not want to miss!
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The 2015 Heart of Ohio Council summer camp season is closer than you think. New this year is the opportunity for packs to reserve their campsite and session early. For a non-refundable $25 deposit and this form, you may register your pack for a given site and session. The reservation deposit is not refundable. However it will be applied to your unit's total camp costs. It needs to be returned to the Council Service Center no later than January 31, 2015. After that date, the pack will not be able to be guarantee a specific campsite. They will be available on a first come-first serve basis.
During the summer of 2015 Scouts from all over the world have the opportunity to gather in Japan for the World Jamboree. So the Cub Scouts in Heart of Ohio Council will be experiencing scouting in other countries with the theme of "World of Fun". The staff hopes your pack will join us June 21-23, June 28-July 1 or July 12-15 for Cub Resident camp or July 19-23 for Webelos only camp.
We only have three remaining spots for Scouts interested in going to Florida SeaBase July 25-31, 2015 for the Coral Reef Sailing trek. In this High Adventure, you will spend your time living aboard a sailboat with your crew sailing, fishing, and snorkeling the Florida Keys. Total for the Sea Base adventure is $1500. If interested, please complete THIS FORM and return with payment to the Council Office as soon as possible to be one of the few to experience this unique High Adventure!
Many parents who work or are looking for work must arrange for care of their children under 13 years of age during the school vacation.
Here are five facts the IRS wants you to know about a tax credit available for child care expenses. The Child and Dependent Care Credit is available for expenses incurred during the summer and throughout the rest of the year.
The cost of day camp may count as an expense towards the child and dependent care credit.
Expenses for overnight camps do not qualify.
Whether your childcare provider is a sitter at your home or a daycare facility outside the home, you’ll get some tax benefit if you qualify for the credit
Please find attached the Unit leader application for the World Scout Jamboree. The national office and region staff are in the process of identifying individuals that would like to serve as unit leaders for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan. Interviews will be held in various locations around the region during the months of February and March, 2014. We do not want to miss
Today training is just as important as ever, as we all want to deliver the best,safest, and most meaningful Scouting experience as possible to every Scout. We often say “Every Boy Deserves a Trained Leader” and with good reason when leaders are trained, they:
- Better understand their position and their role in the unit.
- Help Scouts advance by knowing the BSA programs.
- Get a big picture view of the unit, the council, and Scouting.
- Ensure safe activities by knowing BSA policies and guidelines.
- Have more fun and feel empowered in their position!
With this being said:
Do you know if your training records are up to date?