Roundtable is a meeting on the third Thursday of every month for Scout leaders and anybody wishing to learn more about Scouting and upcoming events. We highly encourage all Scouting leaders to come. There are breakouts sessions for each level of scouting and general session for all to attend. The premise is to learn from other scouting leaders that have already been or are going through the program and ask the questions you may have. It is a great opportunity to find out what events are going on in the Council and District for units and their families
Melbourne Church of Christ
810 Hollywood St., Melbourne, FL
October 20th Re-charter packages issued and bags for Scouting for Food
November 17th Re-charters due
January 19th, 2017
February 16th Camp Cards Distribution
All Riverside District Cub Scout Bears and Bear Den Leaders!
October 1st 10:00am – 1pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church
610 Young Street
Eau Gallie, Melbourne, FL 32935
Prepare your Bear Scout for the Riverside district family camp out. Develop and improve outdoor skills. We will accomplish all achievements in the Bear Necessities Adventure and more! $5.00 per scout… I need Den Leaders to help and Bears to show up! Flyers are available at the scout store.
Riverside District and Troop 732 invite you to explore the world of fantasy with us this fall and become a Guardian of the Realm at the Wickham Park Youth Area, October 21th – 23th. We will be having fun playing lots of outdoor games and activities with a fun, fantasy twist!
This family friendly adventure has something for everyone, whether it is shooting archery/BBs or medieval jousting or navigating the minotaur maze or playing some of the great pack led games we have each year, we know you will have a blast! Scouts, Siblings and Leaders are all encouraged to wear their favorite fantasy character costumes on Saturday Oct 22th.
Please register online by Oct. 16th to take advantage of the reduced event cost.
Scouts will learn and compete in a variety of Zombie inspired competitive events, Patrol and Troop Spirit recognition, Scouting skills, and survival tactics. Be review the Leader’s Guide to learn about all our events, so your scouts can Be Prepared.
September 30 – October 2
Valkaria Airport Extension
#1 Pilots Place
(ENTER – Directly across from the Golf Course Entrance)
Register before September 22: $13.00 per scout/adult;
Register after September 22: $15.00
Invited Webelos: spending Saturday night or Day: $5
Do you know an organization, business, or local city contact who might help?
National BSA is making a HUGE push during 2016 for the Explorer Program and we need your help.
What is the Explorer Program and why is National pushing for it within and outside Scouting?
Career-oriented youth ages 14-20, both boys and girls, should be interested in Exploring.
There are many people within Riverside who were involved with Explorer posts but I will spell it out.
As a teenager myself, I was a Melbourne Police Explorer, and in serious trouble all the time.
I was a troublemaker you ask? No, not me, those teens around me. But I always stood for right.
They stood for wrong. Always. Why didn’t I just get away from them? Could you have? I doubt it.
The school bus, my local neighborhood, you name it, I saw these teens whether I wanted to. Or not.
A critical incident got out of hand after the last 6 months of 8th grade my parents had it.
I was pulled out of public school and put into home school where I ran into Explorers.
Part of the requirements of home school was to get involved in a volunteer organization.
I was given a list to look through, found a few choices, and tried a few out.
I loved to read and still do but the library did not work out since I could not read during.
Palm Bay Police Department was trying to get a post established but there were only 2 boys.
Does this sound familiar? Like chartering your Unit? Or re-chartering it? I had no clue then.
We were suggested to go to the Melbourne Police Department as they had a strong program.
My mom met with the Public Relations Officer and told her why I needed this program.
The Officer took me in and I learned all sorts of interesting things over the next few years.
I was Officer McGruff, the Crime Detective, learned 10-codes, patrol methods, showing presence.
Gain exposure to various criminal justice careers and to have positive interaction with law enforcement professionals. [Career Opportunities]
Obtain “hands-on” experience and awareness of the criminal justice system, thereby helping Explorers to make an informed decision on a career in law enforcement or a related field. [Career Opportunities]
Receive comprehensive career focused training that in many cases qualifies for academic credit (i.e. career education credit). [Career Opportunities]
Benefit from interpersonal growth through self-discipline, teamwork, challenging experiences, and high standards of performance and personal conduct. [Citizenship, Character Education]
Enhance character development and improve physical and mental fitness. [Character Education, Life Skills]
Learn responsibility to self and others through leadership. [Leadership Experience]
Serve their community by assisting their sponsoring agency in a supplementary law enforcement and liaison capacity. [Citizenship]
While I did not continue and go into Law Enforcment it changed my life forever as the other boy.
The other young man is currently a K-9 Officer within the Palm Bay Police Department.
But that critical incident, learning for life through Explorers, and public speaking changed me.
It made me the strong community leader I am today within and outside Scouting.
It inspired confidence, leadership, intuitive and detective skills as well as humility.
I had to learn to overcome being a bullied boy and to step into becoming a bully-buster.
Currently I teach others how to take down bullies without them becoming bullies themselves.
This is through everything I do, everywhere I go, and everyone I encounter everywhere.
This is what job-shadowing, internship, and volunteerism does within the Explorers.
Whether it’s one program or another, your Brevard county youth need this, as do organizations.
Know anyone within Arts and Humanities? Contact them.
Know anyone within Aviation or Airlines? Contact them.
Know anyone within Business? Contact them.
Know anyone within Communications. Contact them.
Know anyone within Engineering and Technology? Contact them.
Know anyone within Fire Services? Contact them.
Know anyone within Health (hospital, EMT, etc)? Contact them.
Know anyone within Law Enforcement? Contact them.
Know anyone within Law (lawyers, judges, paralegals)? Contact them.
Know anyone within Science (scientists, labs, etc). Contact them.
Know anyone within Skilled Trades (mechanics, architects, repairs). Contact them.
Know anyone within Social Services? Contact them.
My personal goal is to make both Riverside and Challenger District grow massively over 2016.
I want to see as many Explorer posts open as there are Packs, Troops, and Crews.
Don’t limit youself to what I’ve pointed out above, use your imagination, and love of Scouting.
If you do not want to contact those people pass on their contact information so we can please.
Riverside and Challenger District Membership Committees through our District Committees need you.