District Banquet and final call for Awards

Talakto District Scouters,
 
 
Any awards that your unit or individual scouters in your unit want presented at the banquet, I need the forms by next Wednesday, 18 January, to ensure they can be processed in time for presentation at the Banquet on Saturday, 28 January.
 
If your unit achieved Journey to Excellence Award (only have 4 so far), I need that form, signed by your unit leader, committee chair, AND your commissioner. Forms for your respective unit were in your recharter packet, but if you lost it, you can obtain another one at the following link:  http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspx.  If you submitted your JTE form with your recharter packet, Curtis will pull it out and get to me.
 
If your unit completed Civic Service time, I need the list of efforts and hours for each, along with total for year. No special form required, but it should also be entered into the Journey to Excellence site on line (one requirement of Journey to Excellence).
 
If you are a pack and completed the summertime pack award last summer (I only have about 6-7 packs submitted so far), I need that form (link) submitted. http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33748.pdf
 
If you are a troop and completed the National Outdoor Challenge (only have 3 submitted so far), I need that form (link) – verified/signed by your commissioner too. http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/430-016_WB.pdf
 
Any individual leader awards, I need those signed by your unit committee chair and submitted in time to get district approval by Jimmy Sneddon.
 
You are welcome to scan signed forms and email directly to me at james.charlton@sigmatech.com, or turn in to Carol at the Scout office, who will get them to me. Sending direct to me however, will get them processed faster!  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call me at 256-603-0405.
 
Lastly, banquet tickets are at the Scout office, but you need to get them soonest so Dianna has an accurate headcount by next Friday to order food.  Waiting to the week of the banquet is greatly discouraged.
 
Thanks to all for taking care of your units and your Scout leaders.
 
Jim Charlton
Talakto District Commissioner
Banquet MC