What is TOAD?
TOAD stands for Total Order of the Arrow Development. It is an all day course offered at the University of Scouting on November 5th. Its purpose is to give a hands on experience to new and existing members of the OA. Throughout the course we will look at the many teams and activities that OA members may participate in. Examples of these include courses on ceremonies (with the opportunity to try on your own regalia), dance and drum, elangomat and elections training, OA High Adventure, and much more! Course instructors include chapter, lodge, and section leaders with years of Order of the Arrow experience. All are encouraged to sign up, but this is especially geared towards first year youth Arrowmen. Space is limited, so sign up soon! When and Where is TOAD? TOAD will be held Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at the Illowa Council’s annual University of Scouting event at United Township High School in East Moline, Illinois. How do I sign up? The sign up is same as any other activity at the University of Scouting. To sign up, go to illowabsa.org, and click on “University of Scouting.” Follow the instructions, and make sure to select “TOAD” (Course 941) as your course. DO NOT SELECT ANY OTHER COURSE.
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2017 Illowa Council
National Jamboree Contingent
July 16-28, 2017
Summit Bechtel Reserve
Mt. Hope, West Virginia
The Scouting Adventure lives on in 2017!
Your chance to participate in one of the BSA's most exciting adventures is here! Jamboree is held every four years with Scouts from all over the nation coming together for life-changing adventures! Don't miss being a part of it!
The Illowa Council is forming a contingent of Scouts and Leaders to travel together to this awesome event. There are perks to traveling as a group with the Council, including special stops along the way.
Illowa Council Details and Fees
Sign up now for the 2017 Jamboree!
WHAT? The 19th National Jamboree! Scouts will spend their time whitewater rafting, zip lining, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking, and more with 50,000 other Scouts, Venturers, and Leaders. The National Jamboree is held every four years; Scouts from all over the nation have the opportunity to attend.
WHEN? Tentative dates are departing July 16, 2017 and returning on July 28, 2017.
WHERE? The Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia.
WHO? We are looking for Scouts who will be at least the age of 12 and First Class by July 19, 2017, but have not yet reached their 18 birthday until after July 28, 2017. We will also be recruiting approximately 20 adults to provide leadership to our contingent.
We are looking for Venturers (co-ed) who must have graduated the 8th grade or be at least 14 years of age by July 19, 2017, but have not reached their 21st birthday by July 28, 2017.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? $1,800.00
This includes the Jamboree fee, travel, housing, tour (our group will have multiple sightseeing stops in route to the Jamboree. Our plans are to visit both Washington D.C., & Gettysburg) T-Shirts, some camping equipment and meals for all 14 days. Uniforms, personal gear, souvenirs, memorabilia and other related expenses are not included.
To reserve your spot visit Summit.Scouting.org and register, (registration opens May 2015) then submit your $200 deposit to the Illowa Council Service Center, 4412 North Brady St, Davenport, Iowa, 52806.
Participants must meet certain health and physical fitness standards and be in good standing with your home Troop or Crew.
(This site provides a wealth of information on the fun and excitement Scouts will experience at the National Jamboree.)
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