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To make that occasional “thank you‟ even more special, submit an application for an adult award nomination for the delight in seeing devoted service and devotion to duty being properly recognized.

Please take a few minutes to see if there is someone from your Unit who should be nominated. Please encourage other adult leadership in your unit to nominate deserving scout leaders. 

*****      PLEASE GO TO THE ORION DISTRICT WEBSITE:      *****

 *****       orion-bsa.org  or  https://awards.orion-bsa.org/           *****

*****  and make a nomination for your outstanding leader(s). *****

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So please …

  • Orion District has a lot of deserving AND OUTSTANDING adult leadership so it’s Important to submit a nomination. How else will the committee know?
  • The Orion’s Belt District Adult award comes from your unit not the District. This award allows the District to bring distinction to an adult leader in your unit to be recognized outside of your unit by others in the district.
  • If you have nominated someone in the past and they were not selected that year, please nominate them again (previous years nominations are not carried over).
  • Nominee should not be aware of your nomination to avoid any disappointment.

Assistance, please contact Fran Zaccaria at franzaccaria@yahoo.com or (817) 948-1047

Roundtable featuring Longhorn Council Scout Executive Wendy Shaw

Please mark your calendars and join us for a special Roundtable event featuring Wendy Shaw, Longhorn Council Scout Executive on Wednesday August 25th at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound at 7:00 to 9:00pm.  Wendy will be giving our Orion District a state of the Longhorn Council update as well as information on future plans to be rolled out within our Council.  We ask each unit to please send at the least their key three to this event so that you are kept abreast of changes.

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Friends of Scouting

As the Friends of Scouting campaign draws to a close, please don’t forget to check with your HR or community relations departments to find out if your company does match charitable gifts.

Let Brea Baygents know if you receive a matching donation from your company.

There is also still time to make an individual contribution: https://donations.scouting.org/#/council/662/appeal/661

BSA MEMBERSHIP FEE INCREASE DETAILS

Source: Scoutwire.org

Over the last year, we have seen the Scouting community come together, even while being physically apart, to bring solutions, relief and comfort to those in need. Scouting continues to be a vital partner for communities across the country.

The value of Scouting is undeniable for those within the program and the greater public, and the Boy Scouts of America is committed to continuing to offer this unmatched opportunity to young people and families nationwide. It is important that we all reach out to Scouting families who might have left the program due to pandemic reasons and invite them back. We should also be thinking about how to invite new families to join.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has worked to keep the membership fee as low as possible. Unfortunately, operating costs have continued to rise, and COVID-19 has compounded the need to increase the fee to maintain the program.

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