Thursday, July 17, 2014

2015 Program Changes

Rumors have been circulating.

Gossip's been running round.

When?
How?
What's happening?

Now you can be in the know!   Here is a link to take you directly to a PDF which outlines all the changes that are coming to the Cub Scouting and Scouting program next year.  You can even download and store it on your own device for easy access if you'd like:

Click Here For Link to "2015 Program Changes"

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Webelos Woods 2014

Porter Rockwell Webelos Woods 2014 at Willow Park, Lehi

Beginning with a little bit of instruction ....


 Ending with a whole lot of ACTION ...



 The day was filled with FUN in a 10-yr old Webelo Scout way!

Which means AWESOME animals







 and time with FRIENDS


 and EXPLORING new things!
A HUGE THANK YOU! to all the leaders and staff who helped make this day one filled with great memories for each of the Webelos who attended!

(all photos courtesy of Kirsten Johnson)

Day Camp Achievements

The following is the response sent from the Day Camp Staff concerning achievements that were available during this year's Cub Day Camp.

"Day Camp for Cub Scouts is about experiencing the outdoors. With this being our focus, we do not plan the program around achievements. Therefore, we don't know exactly what would be 'passed off'. However, because of the limited approved venues for Archery and BB, we do make sure to provide for the requirements of those two belt loops. As for anything else, you can use the list of what was done at each of the stations and see where it might fit. A checklist of requirements does not exist.

Off the top of my head I can think of some things that were done at this year's camp that could count for some requirements/electives:
- Play a large area game with den (Wolf)
- Make a simple compass (Map & Compass belt loop)
- Orient a map (Map & Compass belt loop)
- Learn the rules of kickball and play a game (Kickball belt loop)
- Participate in a nature observation activity (Outdoor Activity Award)
- Participate in 3 physical fitness related activities (Wolf)
- Practice the principals of Leave No Trace on an outing: pick up trash (Leave No Trace Award)
- Go to day camp (Outdoor Activity Award)
- Outdoor flag ceremony: IF YOU ACTIVELY PARTICIPATED (Wolf and Bear)
- Play an organized game (Bear)
- Pocketknife knowledge/work (Bear) 

There are probably others. As a Den Leader you are more familiar with the specific requirements of the rank. Also keep in mind that if a boy wasn't participating in an activity, you should not do a blanket pass-off just because he was there. There are achievements that require the boy to "tell a Den Leader" or "talk about". These weren't done at camp and will need follow up at the Den level. In fact, we did cover 5 requirements that would allow the boy to earn the BB pin (NOT Archery) but it requires him to go and "tell a Den Leader" about safety, etc. Please be honest when you give awards as TRUSTWORTHY is the first point of the Scout Law and the central pin upon which all Scouting hinges. Thanks for your participation in this year's camp."

Sincerely, Porter Rockwell Day Camp Staff

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Welcome to Cubalot - Cub Day Camp 2014

 There is a small corner in this big wide world
Where the air is charged with MAGIC,
Where STARS sparkle in the light of day,
and LAUGHTER rings like crystal
Down through the valleys....



Welcome to
Cubalot!

Porter Rockwell District Cub Day Camp
Week of June 16, 2014
Willow Park, Lehi 
(All photos courtesy of Kirsten Johnson)

What does it take to host a District Day Camp - especially with a district the size of Porter Rockwell District?

Well, it begins with a PLAN for lots and lots of busy, hands-on fun things for young hands to do:



  And along with the plan, you've just got to have supplies. Lots and lots of SUPPLIES:



Add to the mix, BOYS and LEADERS and STAFF MEMBERS and a whole lot of FUN ACTIVITIES! AND YOU HAVE A SURE FIRE FORMULA FOR A GREAT DAY CAMP EXPERIENCE START TO FINISH!





 SUCCESS! - A DAY FOR THE BOYS TO REMEMBER
 SUCCESS! - A DAY TO LEARN NEW SKILLS



 SUCCESS! - A TIME TO BE ACTIVE


   AND SUCCESS! - A TIME TO BE IN AWE! 

Thank youKirsten Johnson for leading the District through another very Successful Day Camp for it's Cub Scouts!  No one could count the number of hours put in by you and your staff to make this experience what it was!  Thank you to every person who served on staff, and to your families for the sacrifices they made that allowed you to give this service to the community.   Thank You all for your skills and your energy and your commitment.   You are what makes Cub Scouting work for the boys in our Porter Rockwell District!   THANK YOU! 







Monday, June 23, 2014

Arrow of Light Updates


Check out the new page on the page list above for the most current information concerning the District 'Arrow of Light' ceremonies presented by the Order of the Arrow (OA).   This is a great opportunity for your boys to receive special recognition for their achievements.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Roundtable This Thursday

Click on the page link above titled "Upcoming Roundtable" to get information about breakout sessions

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hold On.....This site needs a little updating!!!!

Ok, people, don't give up on us.  It has been brought to our attention that since the changing of the guard last fall, we have not had access to this blog to add or take away, delete or keep it going.

Well, access has been acquired (yay!).  Over the next several weeks, we will make an effort to get it up and going again!  And you should be able to come here to find handouts from Roundtable, announcements about things like Day Camp, etc., etc.   Keep watching for it!

Julie Loveridge