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Tidewater Council has updated the layout of their website! Please review the following notice from the Council office regarding this change:
The Tidewater Council has one of the oldest electronic presences on the Internet. In fact, it dates back to somewhere in the mid 90’s.
The first website space was first provided by the Virginian-Pilot and Pilotonline.
The council then moved to a new web address and the current: tidewaterbsa.com
The first website was set up and maintained by Eagle Scout Kerry Sipe. The newest version was created by Tidewater Eagle Scout Jeremy Balch.
Jeremy is looking for feedback on the new website. There is a feedback link on the website that you can communicate directly with Jeremy.
Before you give feedback, remember that the Boy Scouts of America has many official Scouting sites that has detailed information on many subjects. The purpose of our website is not to duplicate the efforts of the national organization but to provide local information on the programs and issues of our local Scouting program.
Content for the site will be generated by volunteers at every level of Scouting. We urge all our district and council committees to make sure they are using the website properly to give proper and correct Scouting information to our current volunteers, youth members and future members.
The challenge of any website is that information must be relevant, timely, consistent, and easy to find.
Scouting does a lot and its forever changing. As it should!
Council has released the newest version of the Electronic Knapsack (EK) newsletter. For your convenience, you can also subscribe to receive this newsletter via e-mail by sending a message to email@example.com with the subject ‘Subscribe to the EK’.
The Three Rivers District will be hosting Popcorn Training to get ready for the 2014 Popcorn season.
The training will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014, from 10:30am – 12:00pm at the South Norfolk Memorial Library. The library is at 801 Poindexter St, Chesapeake, VA 23324.
The Library is easy to access from 464. Take the Poindexter exit away (opposite) from the Jordan Bridge. Be careful the right lane is a turn only lane and you are going straight. The Library is in the rear of the building at the corner of Bainbridge Blvd. and Poindexter, to your left when you exit from 464.
Space is limited to 40 people, so sign up quickly!
Please reserve your space at ERiverPopcorn@aol.com.
Now is the best time of year to gather all of your troop’s youth leaders and registered adults to create your annual program plan for the next 12 months. There are some helpful new tools and checklists to use from BSA. Please visit http://www.scouting.org/
One of the 3 key elements of all successful, strong, and quality troops (and an indicator of a potentially successful year) is the troop’s annual program plan and planning conference according to a research project done by the Eli Lilly organization. Having and SHARING a good annual troop program -planned a year in advance – with all families in the form of a calendar can result in retaining and attracting more families.
Just as an aside, the another key element of successful troops identified in that study is TRAINED adults!
If you have questions about creating your troop’s annual plan, please contact your unit commissioner. If you are not sure who your unit commissioner is, you can find the full listing here.
This is an excerpt from the May 2014 Advancement News Newsletter (the newsletter can be found in its entirety, here):