Forks of the Delaware District Newsletter

Volume 1 Issue 1                                                      

Ed Caruth, District Chairman
Bill Kropa, District Commissioner
Tim Hands, Cub Scout Executive
Michael LaPolla, District Director
George Kenyon, District Program Chair
Bob Obermeyer, District Family FOS Chair
Jay Verkade, District Training Chair
Jim Daley, District Advancement and Eagle Chair (PA)
Jon Slaton, District Eagle Chair (NJ)
Dan Hixon, District OA Chapter Advisor
For All Scouts

We are going to start having a BI-WEEKLY newsletter for each discipline in Scouting.  Cubs, Scouts BSA and Venturing.  We will be putting in upcoming events, outings, roundtables, trainings, outside events and whatever else comes across the desk.

We certainly do not want to inundate your mailbox each day with stuff.  This is one way to eliminate that.  We will be putting a copy of this newsletter and others, on the district web page click HERE.


For All Scouts

YUKON GOLD RUSH AND CHILI KICKOFF                        

JANUARY 18, 2020

This years annual event will have the same format as in years past.  Cubs will have the opportunity to earn “Gold Nuggets” by playing games.  Scouts BSA units can win the “Golden Skillet” award by cooking the best chili in a “leave no trace” atmosphere.

The event committee is asking that each unit bring an activity and some volunteers to make this event a success.  You can click HERE for sign up and more information.


For Scouts BSA and Webelos


January 31-Feb. 2, 2020

This years Klondike Derby and WEBELOS outing is being held at Trexler Scout Reservation.  The event will held RAIN, MUD, SUN OR SNOW.  Make sure you sled is prepared for the conditions (wheels for non-snow).  This event needs YOUR HELP.  If any of your adults are coming, please offer to help at a station.

For more information and to register, click HERE

On the website has our three chairs for the event who you can contact about helping.


For All Scout Leaders


Second Thursday of every month

Forks District is in the process of moving the location and format for roundtables.  Thank you to Marc Richter and Pete Summers for being our roundtable commissioners for 2020.  They are in the process of getting an agenda together for future roundtable's.  THEY NEED YOUR INPUT!!  Please email Marc Richter or Pete Summers for your ideas.

We have moved ALL FUTURE roundtable's to St. Luke’s Hospital, Warren Campus New Jersey.  We will be using the A and B classrooms.  Roundtable's will be starting at 7PM on the second Thursday of every month.


For All Scout Leaders


Friday February 21, 2020

On Friday February 21, will be celebrating the achievements of volunteers, LIKE YOU, at The Loft at Sawmill golf  course in Easton.  This is a time to recognize Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, top selling popcorn units, top selling Scouts, unit commissioners, top units and most of all...District Award of Merit.

Please click HERE for the web page to sign up and find out more information.


For All Scout Leaders


Saturday March 21, 2020

University of Scouting is a supplemental training opportunity for Scouts and Scouters. It is the only time during the year where you can find, all in one place, the widest variety of training opportunities in all program areas (Cub Scouts, Scouts, BSA, Venturing, District Operations, and Council) or learn about High Adventures, Shooting Sports Activities or simple "How to."  Whether you are new to the program or a veteran of many years, the University Of Scouting provides interesting courses applicable across ALL Scouting programs, and District operations courses.

You can click HERE for the web page and sign up.


For Cub Scouts


Saturday March 21, 2020

This years event will take place again at Belvidere High School in Belvidere, NJ.  You can visit our webpage HERE for more information and sign ups.



For everyone


1.   Iron Pigs Scout Night will be on Friday June 26, 2020 and Friday July 31, 2020

2.   If your unit is needing INSURANCE for a trip, campground or building usage.  Then you can find all the forms on our council website under the volunteer tab.  REMEMBER, it takes TWO WEEKS to process.

3.  Your thoughts on the newsletter?  Email Mike LaPolla