|Recognition for the Troop 451 Scout Family....|
|2012 Mawat District Awards
The following individuals are current members of Troop 451 or good friends and former members.
Zachary MacIver Smith, Troop 451 Scout of the Year:
Karen Hassett, Pack 469 James Womack Award:
Karen Hassett, Pack 469 William D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award:
Mark Sikora, Troop 424 Scoutmaster of the Year:
|2010 Mawat District Awards
Jim Salamon, Troop 451 Scoutmaster, was named the 2010 Mawat district Scoutmaster of the Year !!
Brendan Turner, Troop 451 Committee Chairman, is receiving the District Award of Merit, the highest award that a District can bestow. Brendan Turner also achieved the Wood Badge award.
Karen Hassett, Troop 451 Asst. Scoutmaster and head of the Troop 451 New Scout Program, is being awarded this year's Mawat District Scouter of the Year Award. Karen Hassett also achieved the Wood Badge award.
Chip Reinhardt is being awarded this year's James L. Womack Memorial Service Award.
of the Week
The Raleigh News and Observer named Troop 451 Scoutmaster Jim Salamon a Tar Heel of the Week, and there is a great picture and write-up about about him and Troop 451 in the May 13, 2009 Raleigh News and Observer. Congratuations Jim !
Committed and enthusiastic adult leaders are essential to the ability of Troop 451 to function and to offer a complete Scouting program to the boys it serves. Adults, especially parents, are encouraged to get involved with the Troop in a number of different leadership and support roles.
Joining the Troop
Adults can be members of BSA just like youth. To become a registered member, just fill out an application form and submit a check payable to Troop 451 for $12, which includes the amount charged by Occoneechee Council for a full year's registration. Dues are prorated if you are joining during the charter year. The charter year expires every April 30, and we collect annual dues at Registration night on the first Tuesday in March.
The Troop Committee
All parents, whether registered with BSA or not, are invited to become part of the Troop Committee, or to just show up for committee meetings. The committee meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Calhoon Cabin at Westminster Presbyterian Church which is located at 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road in Durham, North Carolina. Directions.
The Troop Committee's job is to help set troop policy, and particularly to free up as much of the Scoutmaster's time as possible. Committee members are involved in the troop budget and finances, fund raising, the merit badge program, growth of the Troop, liaison with Cub Pack and Webelos dens, etc. As boys grow older and leave the troop, their parents go with them; we constantly need members and can use your help. This is a great way for parents of brand-new Scouts to get a handle on what is happening in the Troop.
BSA and Troop 451 are very committed to having adult volunteers trained so that, like the Scouts, they can "Be Prepared" to fill their roles, and "Do Their Best" in those roles. A variety of training courses are offered both online and live by Scouting volunteers in Durham County and adjoining counties and councils. In addition to position-specific training, there are a number of very important training courses related to youth protection, hazardous weather and safety. Provided that you complete the training course, the Troop will reimburse you for all training fees and costs (for live training - no cost for online training) - we just need you to take the time to take and complete the training.
Training is only available to adults who are officially registered as adult leaders with the troop. This would be non-uniformed committee members as well as uniformed leaders. If you are not registered, please consider become registered and then taking the training. There are a lot of benefits to adult registration for a very low $13 per year cost. Much of the training listed below is available online, where you can do it on your own time and from the comfort of your home computer. To take the online training courses, you must have your BSA registration number (from your official registration card), create a My Scouting account and login. Here is the gateway starting link for all online BSA training: http://olc.scouting.org/. From here registered leaders can create the MyScouting Account, choose the training course they want to take, login and take the course.
Live training is usually scheduled on a Saturday, either half-day or full day. Occasionally, training will be a few hours on a weeknight. For those who want to move beyond the basic level of training, advanced Wood Badge training occupies several weekends. Training is also offered to adults during our summer camps.
Check the Durham Mawat District Training Page for updates and information on training courses. Available training courses, both online and live, include: