Pinnacle District

Last Updated on 2/08/2024 - This page can be found at https://www.naturalstatecouncil.org/pinnacle

The January 8 Roundtable will be at held at US Pizza, 4001 McCain Park Dr. North Little Rock.  Fellowship begins at 6pm; Meeting begins at 7pm.

Greetings Fellow Scouters

The Pinnacle District is comprised of Pulaski and Lonoke counties and includes the communities of Little Rock, North Little Rock, Alexander, Hensley, Jacksonville, Maumelle, Sherwood, and Cabot.  Our Facebook page is  located at https://www.facebook.com/PinnacleDistrict.BSA/.  

Roundtable Meetings

January 11 Roundtable Recording - Internet Recharter Training and Recording

We are reorganizing our Roundtable meetings to have two formats: the Pinnacle Summit and the Pinnacle Gathering

Pinnacle Summit - informational roundtable meeting once a quarter (Aug / Jan  / Apr)

  • One hour or less with Q&A opportunities afterwards!
  • Focused on the big topics you are asking for, such as:
    • Recruiting / School Night
    • Rechartering
    • Popcorn / Camp Cards
    • Program Offerings
  • Uniforms Encouraged
  • Second Thursday of the month.  Begins at 7:00pm at St. James United Methodist Church on 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock
  • Will be recorded and posted afterward for those who can’t attend

Pinnacle Gathering - relaxed roundtable for fellowship and idea sharing (Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec / Feb / Mar / May / Jun)

  • Very informal - uniforms are not required
  • Enjoy dinner (optional at your expense) while you build new friendships and enjoy old ones.
  • Planned discussions or activities for one hour or less but folks welcome to linger longer
  • We will begin at 6pm with fellowship and games.  You can order dinner and eat with your fellow scouters.  (We might even have some games and activities)
  • Meeting begins at 7pm (but you can still eat during the meeting)
  • Second Thursday of the month at U.S. Pizza Company, 4001 McCain Park Drive (just north of McCain Mall), North Little Rock

Rountable Commissioners

  • Scouts BSA Roundtable Commissioner - Tim Childress - timc@childress.net
  • Cub Scouts Roundtable Commissioner - Che Dolan - chedolan@aol.com

Opening

Roundtable Discussions

  • Safety Moment - Guide to Safe Scouting, When to Cancel an Event
  • Feb 8 Roundtable  - Recharter Celebration - All Pinnacle Recharters Due - U.S. Pizza McCain Park Drive - NLR.  Bring your Recharter Packets and checks to Roundtable.  Packets will not be accepted at Scout Office.
  • Announcements and Calendar Review
  • District Executive Report - Darius Peoples
  • 2024 Friends of Scouting Campaign

Breakout Sessions

Calendar

  • Month of February - Scout Sunday - Officially the Sunday that falls before February 8, but can be any Sunday in February.  Be sure to share your Scout Sunday activities with your Charter Organization.
  • Feb 8 - Recharter Celebration at U.S. Pizza McCain Park Drive - NLR.  All Pinnacle Recharters Due.  Packets will not be accepted at Scout Office.
  • Feb 9-11 and Mar 2-3 - Wood Badge Training - The cost is $275 before January 9th. After this date, the cost increases to $325.
  • Feb 16-19 and Mar 8-10 - NYLT
  • Feb 23 - Eagle Banquet
  • Mar 16 - Beaver Day and Camp Rockefeller
  • Apr 5-7 - Council Camporee (Eclipse)
  • Apr 11 - Pinnacle District Roundtable at St. James - Merit Badge Counselor Training
  • Apr 19 - Pinnacle District Golf Tournament
  • Apr 19-21 - Cub Adventure Weekend at Camp Rockefeller
  • Apr 19-20 - Pinnacle District BALOO/IOLS Training
  • Apr 27 - Merit Badge University at UA Little Rock
  • May 4-5 - Cub Scout National Camp School at Reynolds Training Center
  • Aug 10 - Den Leader Appreciation Rally at Reynolds Training Center
  • Sep 20-22 - Cub Adventure Weekend at Camp Rockefeller
  • Oct 18-20 - Pinnacle District Camporee for Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts (tentative)
  • Oct 25-27 - Scout-O-Ween at Camp Rockefeller

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Pinnacle District Committee

  • Pinnacle District Chair - Shawn Johnson - shawnjjohnson@outlook.com
  • Pinnacle District Commissioner - Bruce Bauer - brucebauer@sbcglobal.net

Activities - Cahill Richardson - Cahill_Richardson@yahoo.com

Advancement  - Mike Stephens - mstephens52@comcast.net

  • Advancement - Note that COVID alone is no longer a sufficient reason for a time extension completion of Eagle Requirements. See Jan Feb Advancement NewsLetter and Eagle Time Extension Request
  • New 2021 Eagle Scout Workbook - Scout Forms
  • New Guide to Advancement - See Advancement News - March-April 2021
  • New 2022 Eagle Scout Application - Scout Forms
  • The new Citizenship in the Society merit badge is now available to be earned but it is a different kind of merit badge. Because of this, individuals wishing to be registered as merit badge counselors for Citizenship in the Society are being asked to watch a brief video at https://vimeo.com/613861523 and to complete the “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scouting” training course at My.Scouting.Org
  • Eagle Scout Application - Life Scouts who have completed all their Eagle requirements must submit their Eagle Application, completed Eagle Project Workbook, and Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose to the Council Registrar for verification and signature.  Please arrange these papers in order with a paperclip and put in a large envelope and take to the council service center and place in the Eagle Drop Box near the ground level entrance (retain a copy for your records).  She will review all paperwork using the checklist and scan them into the computer to be part of the official record.  The process will be smoother and quicker if it is pre-checked (See Application Process and  Check Sheet) by an adult leader to avoid discrepancies.  Then you will be notified to pick it up.  The Eagle Board of Review may not be scheduled until her verification is done and signed.

Camp Promotion - Matt Patton - mtpattonar@yahoo.com

Finance - Open Position

Membership - Zack Taylor - ztuscgaux1508@gmail.com

Order of the Arrow - J.W. Plouch - jwplouch@gmail.com

  • For those scouts elected to OA last year and haven't yet gone through Ordeal, they now have 2 years to complete their Ordeal.

Risk Management

Training - Mitch Fenton - mitchell.s.fenton@gmail.com

  • We encourage all scouters to continue with online training at my.scouting.org.  
  • Many Youth Protection Certificates are expiring, so be sure to keep yours up to date.

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