Three Harbors Council E-Newsletter: Friday, December 7, 2018
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Illumination Extravaganza - This Weekend!

Start the holiday season tonight! See camp light up for the holidays on Friday, December 7 or Saturday, December 8 at Indian Mound Scout Reservation in Oconomowoc. Activities include cookie decorating, ornament making, walking the candy cane trail or shopping at the trading post. You can also come visit Santa! We would love to see you there. More information online!


Fallen Hero Wreath Laying - Honor our Veterans

Please help us honor our Veterans this Holiday Season by placing wreaths that were sold during our fall product sale on the graves of Fallen Heroes.

  • Saturday, December 15 at Southeast Wisconsin Memorial Cemetery
  • Ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • All Scouts, friends and family are invited to participate, sign up now.

Support Scouting this Holiday Season

Help support Scouting this holiday season, here are a few ways:

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Three Harbors Council every time you shop, at no cost to you. Same prices, same account, just select Three Harbors Council to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping at smile.amazon.com.

 

SlickDeals Gives Back

Slickdeals is the largest online deal and coupon community, to help you save big at thousands of online retailers. Visit Slickdeals Gives Back, register for free and select us as your designated non-profit and start shopping. Your shopping activity earns us points, and you’ll earn double points for us when you shop at our bonus stores of AmazonWalmart and Target.

 

Double Your Donation - Employers Care

Double your contribution through employee giving programs. Corporations oftentimes match employee donations to Three Harbors Council. If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support. Find out if your company/organization participates!


Commemorate Someone Special for the Holidays

Gift of Bricks: Customize a brick that will be placed outside the dining hall at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta. The proceeds of your donation go towards capital improvements at camp.

Memorial Rocking Chairs & Picnic Tables: Honor a friend, family member, or Scouting compatriot by dedicating picnic table or old-fashioned rocking chair. Items will feature a plaque engraved with your personalized dedication and will be delivered to the camp of your choice for Scouts and leaders to enjoy.


Scouting the Zoo - Information Meeting

Has your unit considered attending Scouting the Zoo? Do you have questions about the programs and competitions? Would you like to meet some of the staff members and hear more about this exciting council-wide event? If so, please plan on attending this informational meeting:

December 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Gateway Technical College - Michigan Room (R113), 1001 S. Main Street, Racine, WI

The event staff will be offering a presentation on all this event has to offer and ways your unit can participate. Members of the event leadership team will be around after the presentation to answer questions as well. For additional information please e-mail ScoutingTheZoo@gmail.com


Order of the Arrow - Winter Banquet

You are invited to the 2019 Kanwa tho Lodge Annual Winter Banquet. Join us as we celebrate the success of our 2018 lodge year and to congratulate our award recipients for their exceptional service to the Kanwa tho Lodge and to Scouting.

  • Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Clifford's Fine Food: 10418 West Forest Home Avenue, Hales Corners
  • Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Dinner served at 6:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $20 per person. Register online by December 22 at Kanwatho.org/Banquet

Merit Badge Tech 2019 - Volunteers Needed

Join us this year as a volunteer! Merit Badge Tech is a partnership program with Gateway Technical College and Milwaukee School of Engineering. We are looking for Merit Badge Counselors to help with Aviation, Crime Prevention, Digital Technology, Drafting, Electronics, Energy, Engineering, Fingerprinting, Fire Safety, Game Design, Photography, Programming, Radio, Robotics, Soil and Water, Truck Transportation and Welding. With questions or to find out how you can be a part of this remarkable program, contact Lisa Sharp

 

You are a critical part of the event’s success. Merit Badge offerings will be determined based on volunteers. Please sign up by December 14 by clicking on the volunteer links below:


VFW Scout of the Year Scholarships

All Eagle Scouts who are currently registered and active with a troop may download and submit application. All applications must be submitted through a VFW Post. The deadline is March 1, 2019.  If you need assistance with locating a VFW Post, please contact Derrick Paquette.


Eagle Scout Advancement Transition Rules

On February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America will begin admitting girls into Scouts BSA. One of the characteristics of Scouting—for more than one hundred years—is that no matter when you join, however long you stay, or the rank you attain, the Scouting experience prepares you for life. And for some, the pinnacle of their Scouting experience is achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Read more.


Scout Shop - Milwaukee?

  • Giving Tree – Help a Scout in need for uniforms and camping needs
  • Thorlo socks on sale - buy 2 get 25% - off starts December 12, 2018
  • Champ camp PWD day will be January 12, 2019
  • Visit our website ScoutShop.org and follow us on Facebook

 


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