Fwd: 8.1.18 Quick News from Pee Dee Area Council

posted Nov 3, 2018, 9:56 PM by Chicora District   [ updated Nov 3, 2018, 9:56 PM ]

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From: Pee Dee Area Council, BSA <michael.hesbach@scouting.org>
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Sent: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 11:37 am
Subject: 8.1.18 Quick News from Pee Dee Area Council

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702 S. Coit Street - Florence, SC 29501  843.662.6306
Popcorn Sale
Has your unit signed up for the fall popcorn sale.  New this year is a great app to take door to door or at show and sell that processes credit cards.  Each unit signing up will receive a special incentive for the sale.  The online platform is already processing sales for units.  

Units that have signed up using Unit Commitment Form:

Packs:  86, 305, 320, 473, 475, 800, 804, 818, 828, 842, 853, 891, 899
Troops:  305, 331, 473, 477, 801, 804, 819, 828, 856

***Youth Protection 2.0 Facilitator's Guide Updated
The BSA rolled out a new Facilitator's Guide to the YPT 2.0.  The dropbox links below have been updated.  You can download the guide only here.

Camp Coker Swim Dock Dedicated

Dads' Dock was dedicated on Wednesday during the Order of Arrow week at Camp Coker.  Members of Santee Lodge 116, Council President Walt Barefoot, and donors attended the event.  The swim dock replaced the original dock that had served for 60 years.  The overall project cost $43,000 with gifts coming from a donor, Santee Lodge, and a National Service Grant. 

The dock named "Dads' Dock" was dedicated to the use "for all Scouts."  The plural possessive of "Dad" makes no reference to an individual but rather the collective group of dads past, present, and future who help make Scouting possible.  Naming of the dock was provided by the family that provided a large portion of the replacement.

Duffy Turner Scholarship sends Scouts to Camp Coker

In its inaugural year the Duffy-Turner Camp Coker Scholarship Fund sent 9 Scouts to camp with $1,660 in assistance provided.  While at Camp Coker, Jimmy Duffy spoke of how proud he was that scholarship was created and its ability to serve youth.  

Florence Distinguished Citizen Awards Luncheon

On August 23rd, we will present the Buzz Rogers with the Distinguished Citizen Award and Congressman Rice the the BSA's North Star Award.  The event will be held at SiMT in Florence.  For details contact Michael Hesbach.
Council Should Patch Design Contest

The Pee Dee Area Council is accepting designs for a new Council Shoulder Patch (CSP).  The new patch will be available for sale in our Scout Shop as an alternative to the patch currently being sold by BSA National.  Submissions need to be in color, but can be a picture of a hand drawn design.  Finalists will have their art digitized by a graphic designer before final selection.  Submissions can be sent to peedee.areacouncil@scouting.org.  An appropriate award will be given to the winning design.  Contest is open to individuals who are registered members of the Boy Scouts of America.
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