News from the Office 01/17/13

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Office Closed
The Scout Office and Camp Mountaineer will be CLOSED on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 22at 8am.

New Employees
We are very excited to announce the addition of two new part-time employees. After reviewing many resumes and applications, Scout Executive Dan Wagner finalized the process. Please be extremely patient as there will be many hours of training involved with learning our system and office procedures for these ladies. At this time they only have limited access to some of our programs. Office Manager, Meagen Pickens, will be on site for those tough questions they cannot yet answer PLEASE give them a chance to serve you and learn. We have no doubt they'll be efficient and proficient in no time! If you would like to get to know them better, stop in between the hours of 8am through 5pm.

Sherri Kidwell comes to us from Fairmont. She has not been previously affiliated with Scouting but brings a lot of knowledge to the table. She holds a degree in retail management and will be a great asset to our scout shop. Sherri will work on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Lisa Bonfili, a member of Troop 49, comes to us from Morgantown. She has been involved with Scouting for many years in various positions so she has a lot of in-depth knowledge for our program. Lisa will work on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Jamboree Invoices
There are still a few folks who are behind in their Jamboree payments. We will be sending invoices at the end of this month to those who are not current with their commitment. We have inquiries from other Scouts in this and neighboring councils who would love to fill those slots of those who are not making their payments on time.

Scout-O-Rama Tickets Ready for Pickup
SOR Tickets will be ready for pickup on Tuesday, January 22. Contact the office for any questions you may have!

Charters Ready for Pickup
There are a few units in Marion and Mon Counties who have yet to pick up their charter packets. Marion County charters are now considered LATE as they were due on January 15. Reminder, Mon County charters are due February 14.

Units in Preston and Taylor Counties will be able to pick up their charters after Tuesday, January 22.

Yukon Race on Saturday, January 26
The Yukon Race is only two weeks away! See attachment for rules and registration forms! Any late submissions will be subject to a 25% late fee.

Winter Social
The OA Winter Social has been scheduled for February 1-3, 2013. We hope everyone can make it out to take part in some fun and fellowship at Casino Royale.

Work Day on Saturday, February 2
The Supreme Chief, Dan Wagner, and Lodge Chief, Mark Etchison, would like to extend an invitation to any adult who would be interested in helping with camp cleanup. The work day will include a short but mandatory chainsaw training class at 9am (administered by our Camp Ranger, John Carder) with service projects following until 5pm. Lunch will be provided to any adult who volunteers that day.

OA Dues
If you have not yet paid your OA dues, please do so as soon as possible. For questions contact Gary Maffioli at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

MBU on Saturday, February 9
Merit Badge University is fast approaching. See attachment for complete listing of badges being offered as well as prerequisites and all required paperwork. All paperwork, payment, and signed blue cards must be sent to Dr. Dan McNeil at the address listed on the form. For questions, contact him by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Youth Protection Training on Monday, February 4
The Training Committee will host a Youth Protection Training session on Monday, February 4 in the Serendipity Room at Suncrest United Methodist Church in Morgantown. Please RSVP to the office so we can plan to have enough information packets handy.

Council Pinewood Derby on Saturday, February 16
The Council Pinewood Derby is only three weeks away! For complete rules and forms to submit the names of your unit winners, see the attachment. Also, if you still need to purchase a car, please reply to this email ASAP as we only have a few left in stock and will be able to place an expedited order for them if given enough notice.