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TAC Philmont Contingent

REMINDER for Philmont 2019: The link to sign up goes live at midnight on April 15!

Sign up and more information is available at www.tac-bsa.kintera.org/Philmont2019.

We will only accept the first 9 qualified scouts who register: Applicants must be a First Class Scout or registered Venturer and be 14 years old or 13 years old and completed 8th grade!

Congrats to our Council and Districts!

A shout out to Mediterranean District for achieving GOLD in Journey to Excellence. Well done Team MED.

Praise to Edelweiss District for achieving SILVER. Way to Go!

Horizon earned its first ever Journey to Excellence Award bringing home a BRONZE award.

Transatlantic Council achieved SILVER for the 2nd consecutive year.

Well done and congratulations to our council and districts.

Vince Cozzone
Scout Executive/CEO
Transatlantic Council, BSA

Silver Beaver Award Nominations

Update 02/17/18: The award nomination period has ended. Thank you for your entries.


The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award the council can bestow upon a volunteer. Any Scouter can nominate another Scouter although in our council we have restricted spouses nominating spouses. There are no pre-requisites for the award however the award is limited in number that can be presented and should recognize scouters who have made a significant impact on the council during their tenure in our council and as a transient council, consideration needs to be made to service to scouting in other locations as well as other volunteer service.

The selection is made by volunteers from the Executive Board with representatives from districts.

Nominations are due by 9 February 2018

This form plus whatever attachments or letters of recommendation or support must be used.

https://www.scouting.org/H…/Awards_Central/SilverBeaver.aspx

FORM: https://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/92-103.pdf

Nominations can be sent to Vince Cozzone.

Family Scouting Early Adopter Program

Dear Fellow Scouters,

The Boy Scouts of America is permitting the application of packs to be part of an “Early Adopter Program.” As such, a new Family Scouting page has been added to the tac-bsa.org website.

Resources can be found on this page such as:

  • A form which outlines the criteria that packs have to meet to apply to be part of this program.Scouting for the whole family is part of our organization.  We are aware that some packs of a high degree of interest. The council reserves the right to select which packs may participate in the program but any pack that is registered (completed recharter) may apply. The Transatlantic Council Executive Board will include this in our board agenda and approval is expected on January 20th.
  • BSA documentation on the program that may answer additional questions that units may have (also see, Early Adopter FAQs)It is important that all the criteria is met and that packs understand there is a commitment to the success of the program and their feedback is required. It is important to also know that this is not a tool for small packs to add members to existing dens but to create all girl dens with a minimum of 4 girls in each new den. The dens may not be mixed (i.e. Lions/Tigers or Wolves/Bears) even if the boy dens include multiple ranks.

We are proud of our units and what they accomplish. We wish to give all of our packs an opportunity to consider being an early adopter. If a pack has not currently finished its recharter including payments, we will still consider the pack after they accomplish the necessary requirements.

The BSA website with current information is at https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/family-scouting/

Wishing you all the best for a happy and healthy New Year and thank you for your support to our scouting program.

Yours in Scouting,

Vince

Vincent P. Cozzone Scout Executive/CEO Transatlantic Council, Boy Scouts of America

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Jacob J.! He has a choice of coming to one of the TAC Summer Camps for FREE or $200 credit at the TAC Scout Shop. Thank you all for participating!


Scout-a-thon participants should turn in to Facebook LIVE in the TAC Nation group for the drawing of the 2017 Recruiting prize drawing winner at 1900 (UTC 1/CET) tonight!

TAC Program Supply Center

Transatlantic Council Gear, Apparel, Patches, & More

Men, Women, and Youth can stock up on BSA TAC Gear from the TAC Program Supply Center. You can find everything from hard-to-find patches to performance polos. Check out our TAC clothing, gear, accessories and more to make sure you’re “Always Prepared” for any Scouting event.

Browse our complete selection of officially licensed BSA-partnered TAC Apparel and items at the following TAC Specialty Supply Area links (updated as provided):

Place orders NOW!

It is important that you order NOW to ensure you have those supplies you will need prior to the end of January 2018.
Remember that www.scoutstuff.org remains an option for ordering items. When you order from www.scoutstuff.org be sure to create an account and select Transatlantic Council as your local council. A percentage of your order is funneled back to the council to financially support our programs. This is a particularly convenient option for those units who have access to APO addresses, as it saves having the merchandise shipped to the council, and then the council having expenses to ship it to you.

Have you ordered your Pinewood Derby Cars? How about the recognition (trophies, medals, ribbons, etc.) that go with the Derby?

How is the unit’s supply of advancement and recognition items for your Pack Meetings, Blue and Gold Banquets or Courts of Honor? (These items must be purchased from the Council Supply Center and are not available from the www.scoutstuff.org website)

Don’t forget those holiday gifts! There are plenty of great items available. Look for special Transatlantic Council specific items on www.TAC-BSA.org under the Supply Center tab. Try out our new online order system for select items.

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