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Frontier District

The Frontier District serves Scouting units in the following school districts in Berks County: Antietam, Boyertown Area, Brandywine Heights Area, Central Catholic, Daniel Boone, Exeter Township, Oley Valley, Twin Valley, Upper Perkiomen

 

District Key 3

David Weld
District Chairman
Phone: 610-858-3387
E-mail
Doug Butz
District Commissioner
Phone: 610-682-0762
E-mail
Colin Romberger
District Director
Phone: 610-926-3406 ext. 1233
E-mail

 

District Headlines

Frontier Klondike Information Available

Information about the 2016 Frontier Klondike Derby has been posted to the website. You can download the leader information packet as well as a registration form for your unit.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

January 16: Frontier District Pinewood Derby Speed Workshop - Fleetwood Community Center

February 6: Frontier District Klondike Derby - HMSR

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 29, 2016

 

Upcoming Training Opportunities

February 27: Boy Scout Leader Specific Training - HMSR

March 5: Cub Scout Leader Training - HMSR

March 5: BALOO - HMSR

March 5-6: Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills - HMSR 

March 12: University of Scouting - Albright College

 

2015-16 Roundtable Schedule


DATE
THEME
Sep 9 BS - Courts of Honor/Awards Programs
CS - How to Successfully Recruit Adult Volunteers
Oct 14 BS - Troop Leadership: Youth vs. Adult
CS - How to Run a Great Den Meeting (including managing behavior)
Nov 11 BS/CS - Scouting with Disabilities/Challenges
Dec 9 BS - Changes in Boy Scout Requirements
CS - The voyage beyond "Journey to Excellence" - Taking your Den/Pack to the next level of performance
Jan 13 BS/CS - Webelos to Boy Scouts Crossover and Transition
Feb 10 BS - Lesser Known Scout Awards
CS - TBD
Mar 9 BS - High Adventure
CS - TBD
Apr 13 BS - Scout Behavior and Discipline
CS - TBD
May 11 BS - Potluck - everyone brings a topic, and we will have a group roundtable discussion
CS - TBD

 

2015-16 Roundtable Resources

We'll be listing links to people, places, and things discussed at Roundtable in case you weren't there or didn't write them down. You can also find an archive of past year's Roundtable resources.

Unit Showcase FormExternal Link - Use this form as a guide for your own unit showcase at Roundtable. Each month we highlight one Pack and one Troop in the District with a 3 minute max summary of  your unit, it's history, membership, strengths and challenges, and what makes it unique.  If you would like to volunteer your unit to be showcased, please contact your Roundtable Commissioner, Eric Silva.

September 2015 RT

BS - Courts of Honor / Awards Programs - Eric Silva (3.1 MB PDF)
CS - How to Successfully Recruit Adult Volunteers - Andy Rimby

October 2015 RT

BS - Troop Leadership: Youth vs. Adult - Eric Silva (304 KB PDF)
    Supplemental: Parents and New Leader's Guide to a Boy-led Troop
CS - How to Run a Great Den Meeting - Geoff Price (406 KB PDF)
    Supplemental: Den Meeting Stop-Start-Continue (37 KB PDF)

November 2015 RT

BS/CS - Scouting for Youth with Disabilities - Jody Muldowney (102 KB PDF)

December 2015 RT

BS - Changes in Boy Scout Requirements - Eric Silva (1.4 MB PDF)
    Supplemental: Boy Scout Requirement Changes (325 KB PDF)
    Supplemental: Boy Scout Requirements FAQs (327 KB PDF)
CS - Beyond Journey to Excellence - Geoff Price

January 2016 RT

Webelos Transition Plan (Pack) (90 KB PDF)
Webelos Transition Plan (Troop) (91 KB PDF)
Webelos Transition Resources (135 KB PDF)

 


Training Resources


The Training Chairs for Frontier District have published the 2015-2016 calendar for Scout Leader training. All events have been posted to the Frontier District Calendar, and you may also view the full schedule here.

 

Frontier District Awards

Each calendar year the Frontier district recognizes volunteers that go above and beyond to provide leadership, dedication, and invaluable service to the youth in their units, the district, and the council.

Award History

You can find a list of previous award winners hereExternal Link. We are working to update and maintain this list more accurately. If you can help provide and/or correct information please contact us.

Frontiersman Award

The Frontiersman Award is presented yearly to recognize worthy adults. Any adult registered and serving at the unit level is eligible to receive the award. Every Frontier District (Pack, Troop, or Crew) is entitled to select ONE adult per year to receive the award. The unit committee should screen, select, and forward the response form to the Frontier District, Hawk Mountain Council, BSA. You can download a nomination form.

District Award of Merit

Available to registered Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. You can download a nomination form.

Silver Beaver

Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it.

You can download a nomination form.

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