At the January 31, 2015 Annual Awards Dinner the Iroquois Trail Council was pleased to recognize many individuals and units for their outstanding work to support our Scout youth. Thanks to the efforts of our 1,300 Scouting volunteers, the Council has much to celebrate.
• The Council has earned the Gold Level 2014 National Journey to Excellence Award for service to youth and high program performance.
• Local Youth Retention rates and market share lead all upstate New York BSA councils.
• Summer Camp participation of local Cubs and Scouts leads all upstate New York BSA councils.
• Trained Volunteer Leader percentage has had a double-digit increase in the past two years.
• Major investments in our camp properties continue to be fully privately funded.
• The Council is financially sound with a balanced operating budget and capital budget.
Local Scouting Units were recognized in several categories:
Highest Youth Retention Rate – 2014 Charter Renewal 100% Pack 3023 Middleport
Highest Youth Retention Rate – 2014 Charter Renewal 90% Troop 4070 Geneseo
90% Troop 6066 Indian Falls
Largest Growth in Troop Membership Troop 4054 Castile
Largest Growth in Pack Membership Pack 3023 Middleport
Honorable Mention – Pack Growth of 10 or more youth
Pack 4027 Caledonia
Pack 3067 Wilson
Pack 3018 Gasport
Pack 3071 Rapids
Highest Advancement Rate & Member Growth Troop 4748 Fillmore
Highest Advancement Rate & Member Growth Pack 3175 West Barre
Honorable Mention – High Advancement Rate
Pack 3067 Wilson
Pack 3023 Middleport
Pack 3028 Medina
Highest Overall Percent Attendance at Summer Camps Pack 3004 Lockport
Highest Percent Attendance at Camp Dittmer Troop 28, Medina & Troop 6021, LeRoy
Highest Percent Attendance at Camp Sam Wood Pack 6650, Alexander & Pack 6066, Indian Falls
Honorable Mention – Overall Summer Camp Attendance > 90%
Pack 3071 Rapids
Pack 6069, Batavia
Highest Average Sales per Youth Member:
Pack 3004, Lockport with $490 per member
Troop 6067, Corfu with $507 per member
2014 marked the 8th consecutive year that Pack 3004 has set the pace for our youth members.
Pack 3004, Lockport also has the distinction of top sales of $22,000, which will go a long way to help them to fund an ideal year of Cub Scout program!
Pace-Setters with the largest gain in sales: Pack 3006, Lockport; Pack 3071, Rapids; Pack 3062, Holley
High Sales Average Honorable Mention with sales of over $300 per youth member:
Pack 3006, Lockport; Pack 3071, Rapids; Pack 6467, Pembroke; Pack 6069, Batavia
Webelos Scout Tyler Mutka (Pembroke Pack 6467) was recognized as our 2014 Top Popcorn Seller. Tyler’s sales of $4,238 have made him our top seller for 4 consecutive years. In addition to the dollars he raised for his Cub Scout program, Tyler is a member of the national “Trail’s End Scholarship Club”. A portion of his current and future sales will be invested by Trail’s End toward either college or technical education after high school.
14 local Scouts are now invested in the Trail’s End Scholarship Club. Cub Scout Ethan Nelson (Avon Pack 4026) and Cub Scout Cameron Kreger (Lockport Pack 3004) are newly enrolled in the scholarship program for their 2014 sales. Each had sales in excess of $2,500.
Friends of Scouting Pacesetters
Pack 6019, Oakfield
Pack 6017, Elba;
Troop 6067, Corfu
Troop 4054, Castile
Troop 164, Albion
Many Scouters were recognized with Veteran Awards for their long-tenured Scouting membership, including David Hawley (Warsaw) – 60 years; Ronald Schmidt (Batavia) – 30 years; Peter Scarborough (Gasport) – 20 years; Joy Costello (Nunda) – 5 years.
Endowment – James E. West Awards
Council President Emeritus Dr. Thomas Madejski announced the upcoming launch of an Endowment Campaign. As a prelude to the campaign, Council President Robert Confer was pleased to recognize James Barrett with a James E. West Bronze award for an endowment gift in his honor. President Confer also presented Dr. Thomas and Sandra Madejski with the Gold Level James E. West award for their lead gift of $10,000 to the Endowment Fund.
Thank you to Eagle Scout Spencer Cottman (Pavilion Troop 6016) for serving as emcee for the Awards Dinner.