Buckskin Council Courier
The Buckskin Council Courier is our quarterly newsletter, and is full of information for upcoming events at both the Council and District levels.
You can read the latest edition here.
Spring has sprung…well maybe!!! With it comes a new opportunity for the Scouting Movement in the
Buckskin Council. In the past few months, the eight districts of the Council have been following the District
Nominating Committee process. This year several districts have put extra effort into this important
The District Committee is one of the most important committees in Scouting. It is made up of very dedicated
and experienced Scouters. The purpose of the District Committee is to support Chartering Partners
and their Units. This is accomplished through the four functions of the District Committee; unit service
(commissioners), finance, membership, and program. The District Committee is on the front line of support to unit leaders, and
provides hands on training, motivation, and support to Scouters in our area.
That’s why it is so very important to search for the very best Scout Leaders, and ask them to serve on the District Committee, to
have our best leaders teach and support our new leaders. That sounds simple, but far too often retiring Den Leaders, Cubmasters,
Scoutmasters, and other senior unit leaders just fade away into the distance, taking all of their hard learned Scouting knowledge
Although the annual meetings for the eight districts have passed, the District Nominating Committee work is not really done. Recruitment
of new members for the District Committee should be a continuous process, with prospecting and recruiting happening
year round. You can support this process by keeping an eye out for future District Committee Members. Just send an email or
give a call to your District Chairperson or District Executive with your suggestions.
Thank you for all you do for youth.
Good Scouting to you and yours,
Jeffrey L. Purdy
Volunteers are the heart of scouting, and in the Buckskin Council we have a group who quietly serve you by making sure the newsletters and other key communications are prepared, labeled and mailed. We always look forward to seeing these volunteers in the council office, and we think it is important to let our leaders know who these folks are so you can thank them when you see them!
The person who leads the charge is Bonnie Starling!
The Courier March helpers were, Art Altman, Phil Gaarenstrom, Jack Robertson, Carleton Starr and Grace Tolbert.
The Newsletter is folded on the last Tuesday of each
month, between August and May, starting around 8:30 and ending around noon.
If you would like to join this great group of people, call the Scout Service Center at 304-340-3663 and let us know. We would greatly appreciate your help.