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NYLT Topic Highlight

The EDGE method has been a staple of Scouting for many years, but did you know it was developed to connect to a team development model developed in 1965? Bruce Tuckman developed the forming-storming-norming-performing model of Team Development in 1965, describing how teams start, and the steps it takes to get them to achieve

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Attention Veteran Scouters

The veteran award is an adult recognition. Tenure earned as a youth may be included in the total number of years registered. After five years of registered service in the Boy Scouts of America an adult may, upon application, receive the designation of “Veteran”, provided the person agrees to live

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Scout Night at the Honkers

Once again, we will be having a Scout Night at one of the Honkers’ games this summer! Offering the same price of $12, which includes your ticket, a hot dog and beverage. Date: Friday, July 26th @6:35 PM Rival: Honkers will be taking on the Waterloo Bucks Where: Rochester Honkers Stadium- 403 E

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Summer Hours at the Council Service Center

Starting this Friday, June 14th and running through August 16th, the Gamehaven Council Service Center will be closing at 1pm each Friday afternoon. We will be back to regular Friday office hours after August 16th. Have a safe and fun summer!

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Youth Protection Policy Update

The safety of youth is of the utmost importance, and it is the responsibility of everyone in Scouting to ensure their safety. As such the Gamehaven Council continually reviews and updates its policies utilizing best practices found throughout the country.  This policy will ensure all Direct Contact Leaders have and maintain

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Fall Product Sales Kickoff

Attention Leaders: Please remember to let your council staff know when your unit will be attending the products Sales Fundraising Kickoff this July. Dates and locations are listed below:

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Safe Scouting – Water Safety

As National Water Safety Month in May draws to a close, it’s crucial for everyone in Scouting to continue to focus on facilitating safe aquatics programs this summer. A few recent incidents serve as reminders of the ever-present need for vigilance. Please review the attached Boating Safety Alert information and share

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Council Recognition Dinner

You are invited to celebrate our dedicated volunteers and another successful year of Scouting! Join us for the annual Gamehaven Council Dinner at Charlie’s Eatery and Pub on August 8th for food, recognition, celebration, and socialization. Attendees are encouraged to bring spouses to this sit-down event. Scouters may wear their

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Cub Leader Resources for New Program

Many leaders have been asking about Guidebooks for Den Leaders and New Leaders. Below is the name of each den with the link that will take you to the BSA National Site so you can download the information for den leaders. I plan to get this on our Gamehaven website,

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New Books, Loops, and Pins!

As mentioned in previous newsletters we do have the new Cub Scout books for the 2024-2025 season. The Lions and Tiger books sell for $14.99 and the Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Arrow of Lights books sell for $23.99. The new loops and pins have been ordered and are expected by

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Nominations for 2024 Silver Beavers

Its time to think who you would like to nominate for the Silver Beaver award. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the Council. To nominate someone please click on the form below. When you have

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From the Desk of the Registrar: Scoutbook Migration

In advance of the June 5, 2024 Grade rollover and updates to the Cub Scout Program, National BSA- now Scouting America- moved many of the tools from Scoutbook over to Scoutbook Plus (Internet Advancement). You will be directed to Scoutbook Plus to track advancements, but for some other functions, you will be directed to traditional

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