The Catalina Council Boy Scouts have invited us to participate in some super cool diving programs!
We are taking registrations and deposits for Outdoor The Scuba Diving Merit Badge and Venturing Elective. Catalina Council has teamed up with THE DIVE SHOP to offer this one week program that will be in June and July, this is a full Open Water Certification from PADI. It is a lifetime certification as a recreational diver. The fee covers all course material, 16 hours of instruction, dive equipment rental (wet suit, BCD, weights, weight belt, regulator and gages), camping fees, food and open water certification dives with PADI Certified Instructors, plus first aid instruction will be added to cover diving aid and other information to complete all the requirements for the NEW SCUBA DIVING MERIT BADGE. The class room and pool work will be at Double V and certification dives will be at Lake Pleasant outside of Phoenix. This makes it much easier and much less expensive to get certified than traveling to the ocean for these dives. Check out the flyer for more information about this great deal and you will see that the cost is much less for your scouts to take advantage of Scuba Diving.
FAMILY DISCOVER SCUBA AND SCOUTING DAY
This event on Saturday June 5 is from 11am – 4pm
It is open to all families in the Catalina Council area even if they are not in scouting. In fact it is a day to highlight what scouting has to offer the families arou
nd our community. Use it as a recruiting tool. It is open to all ages and everyone who comes out and wants to try scuba will get the chance to check out things under water. THE DIVE SHOP will have staff to assist everyone and will provide HOT DOGS, CHIPS and SODAS to all who attend. A small donation is asked to help the new Catalina Council Venturing Officers Association, our new youth committee that oversees programs for Venturing, creating a Campership Fund to assist our youth.
To assist us in having an idea of the number of people attending we would like you to fill out a flyer or contact the people on the flyer, if your unit would like to set up a display please contact Mike George.
VENTURING SHOOTING SPORTS
MAY 6 AND 7, 2010
The Venturing Officers Association is presenting their first overnight activity. Shooting sports will be offered on Saturday at The Three Points Shooting Range after a night of camping, swimming and movies on Friday at Double V Scout Ranch. All Venture Crews are asked to register their members using the attached flyer. We will have Certified NRA Instructors and Range Masters present all participants some safe firearms training and opportunity to try different types of firearms. Pistols, some high powered rifles and shot gun clay pigeons can be tried by everyone and those who want to complete The Small Bore Rifle Elective will have 75 shots on target with .22 Rifles. Lunch will be provided on Saturday.