October 2016 Newsletter

October 2016 Newsletter

CONGRATULATIONS!

Senior member of Dallas Fire-Rescue Exploring Post 1166, Robert Escobedo, was awarded the Presidential Voluntary Service Award on Sept. 9. He is the first winner of this award in his high school’s history! Check out the article here: http://thefriarfeed.org/?p=1236

DON’T FORGET…

  • The Exploring page is getting better every day! See a resource or event that should be listed? Please email Kelly.puckett@scouting.org – Check it out: www.circleten.org/exploring
  • There are still 2 weeks left in our popcorn sale and online sales can continue until Nov. 11! Email Kelly Puckett if you want order forms!
  • Fall recruitment time is here! Circle Ten Council provides free full-color recruitment flyers for all our posts. Contact Kelly Puckett to get yours!

 

HAPPENINGS…

September is a month where most Exploring posts hold Open Houses or Kickoff events for new members to join!

Dallas Police Department Junior Explorers start year strong

Youth from several middle schools in Dallas are learning about physical fitness, character, service to community, and leadership through the Junior Explorers program with theDallas Police Department. The only program of its kind in Dallas, the Junior Explorers kicked off in 2015 and has been a big success, with over 100 middle school boys and girls taking part. Check them out: https://www.facebook.com/DPDJRExplorers/?fref=ts

UT Southwestern Medical Center kicks off with a visit the Animal Resources Center staff

Explorers from all over Dallas attend UT Southwestern Medical Center Post 1919's meetings once a month to learn about different medical careers. This month, they learned about the Animal Resources Center. Staff explained the important role that animal research plays in creating life-changing medicines for a vast array of diseases. They talked about what great care veterinarians on staff take to make sure all the animals are as healthy and happy as possible. Happy animals makes for better research! Explorers even got to take a virtual tour of the lab. The next meeting in October will focus on Pharmacy/Pharmacology careers.

NEWS ALERT: Explorers can now attend the Jamboree at the Summit!

Based on the success from the Exploring Summerfest during the summer of 2016, we know Explorers are interested. The 2017 National Scout Jamboree will be held from July 19 to July 28, 2017. This national celebration of youth now includes Explorers. Whitewater rafting and kayaking, rock climbing, bouldering, Scuba diving and BMX mountain biking are just a few of the activities offered at the Summit. There’s also skateboarding, shooting sports, zip-line canopy tours and challenge courses. And that’s just the beginning. We are excited to offer youth and adult participants in Exploring programs three different options for attending the Jamboree in 2017. Explorers can attend as participants, as staff, or BOTH! If attending as both, the cost will be cut in HALF! Find out more: http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/overview/jamboree-for-explorers/

Please Attend the Exploring Officers Association Info Meeting Oct. 11

Explorers from Rowlett Exploring Post 1 will present information about starting an EOA for Circle Ten Council. This association will allow Explorers to have a larger part in planning events and in making sure the Exploring program is the best it can be! Please come learn more on Oct. 11 at 7 pm at the Murchison Scout Center – 8605 Harry Hines Blvd.

 

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