Cahokia Mounds

Cahokia Mounds 2017 District Dinner


Please join us at the Cahokia Mounds District Recognition Dinner, Saturday, February 4th, 6:30pm at the Troy United Methodist Church. Registration is now live, so you can sign up today here: The cost of the dinner is $17.00 per person.  Paid reservations must be received in the council office by Friday January 20th, 2017. Please register on-line or mail or bring your reservations to the Service Center. Help us recognize our fellow parents and volunteers serving our Scouts by nominating them for these awards by these dates:

  1. The District Award of Merit nominations are due by December 28th, 2016 (nomination form and requirements are here:
  2. The Acorn and Sparkplug, (for the folks who bring the extra spark and who are the rocks on which you can lean) nominations are due by January 6th, 2017 (description attached)
  3. The Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/Advisor of the Year (for your outstanding leader) nominations are due by January 6th, 2017 (description and requirements attached).

Popcorn Finish Line
Congratulations to our Cahokia Mounds units who sold over $290,000 in popcorn these past six weeks! That's a lot of fundraising, a lot of popcorn, and a lot of super fun program coming up! Our units who participated in popcorn are going to get about one third, or $95,700 directly back to use for program opportunities like camp and STEM activities, supplies like uniforms, books, pinewood derby cars, rain gutter regatta boats, rockets, and much more! We want to congratulate Pack 4091 in Troy for becoming the District's top selling unit with over $30,000 in popcorn fundraising sales!

Youth Protection Training
A safe environment for our Scouts can only be realized through ALL adult leaders upholding themselves and others to the safety guidelines and standards set in the BSA's Youth Protection Training. To help ensure that end, every registered adult must be up to date on the training before annual re-charter this December, meaning a unit cannot re-charter adults who have never taken youth protection training, or adults who have expired training. Youth Protection Training is available at, and at our December Roundtable, Tuesday December 5th at 6:30pm, at the First Christian Church, 310 S Main St. Edwardsville IL.

Online Registration
Over 100 Scouts and volunteers have already utilized online registration in our council just this past month! Our council was selected as a BETA council to meet the demand for completing the entire registration process for youth members and adult leaders more efficiently. This is a giant leap forward in allowing prospective members and leaders to register in a way that is convenient for them, and it creates a more efficient and user-friendly registration experience for units, districts, and councils. In addition, each unit has a custom URL and QR code that they can share with prospective families allowing them direct access to register with your unit. Click here for more information.

Cahokia Mounds District First to Achieve Family Friends of Scouting Goal
For the second year in a row, we hit it! CMD family Friends of Scouting has raised over $49,000, easily surpassing our 2016 goal! Thank you to the hundreds of families who support the service, programs, activities, camps, and resources our council provides! Also, thank you to our captain, Mark, and his team of volunteer presenters who visited units to invite families to support growing a quality Scouting program throughout our region! Hitting our goal helps ensure every child who wants to participate in Scouting has access to a dynamic and full Scouting program! Way to go CMD, and thank you!!

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The Cahokia Mounds District covers parts of Bond and Madison counties in Illinois.

District Personnel:
District Chairman: Andrew Reinking
District Commissioner: Ron Bell
Membership Chair: Dave Padgett
Training Chair: Don Wurth
Camping Chair: Vacant
Advancement Chair: Ken Reuter
Activities Chair: Brad Snow
Public Relations Chair: Bob Daiber
Order of the Arrow Chapter Advisor: Brad Williams
District Popcorn Kernels: Nicole Scroggins
Service Chair/Scouting for Food Chair: Dan Dugan
Family Friends of Scouting Chair: Mark Clegg

Roundtable, OA Chapter Meeting, Venturing Officer's Association
First Tuesday of each month (except June & July)
7p at the First Christian Church
310 South Main Street, Edwardsville, IL

Commissioner Meetings
Third Tuesday of each month (except June & July)
7:15p at First Christian Church
310 South Main Street, Edwardsville, IL

Eagle Board of Reviews
Second Thursday of each month
7p at Country Financial
105 Southpoint Drive, Edwardsville, IL

District Committee Meetings
Third Tuesday of each month (except June & July)
6:30p at the First Christian Church
310 South Main Street, Edwardsville, IL

For more information on the Cahokia Mounds District, please contact:
Adam Braatz at 618-207-6422 or follow this link to email him
contact Laura Roach at 618-207-6432 or email her here.


Calendar Info

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District Glossary

District Glossary
District Committee
Collection of volunteers recruited from their respective Districts geographical area who are tasked with carrying out the 4 functions of a Scouting District (Membership Growth, Finance, Program, and Unit Service). The District committee is split up into multiple subcommittees who make decisions regarding the functions of the District and is led by the District Key 3.

District Executive
Paid professional position charged with guiding and supporting the District Committee.

District Chair
Lead volunteer for the District Committee and is charged with guiding and supporting the District Committee.

3rd Member of the Key 3 and is responsible to lead the District Commissioners staff. The Commissioner's staff is responsible for the 4th function of the District, Unit Service.

A geographical area encompassing multiple communities within a local Scouting Council.

Monthly gathering of Scouters from throughout the District sharing information and ideas about activities, projects, outings, and other Scout related topics. Each month, discuss the upcoming monthly themese of Scouting, explore through resource lists, invited speakers, group discussions, and hands-on activities. The aim of the Scouting Roundtable is to provide the will and the skill to do. If unit leaders have these two things, they can succeed, and continue to do so. The will to do in the form of morale, inspiration, enthusiasm, and vision is distributed regularly. The skill to do in the form of skills, program ideas, techniques, and information is taught a piece at a time. In sum, a roundtable is fun, practical, inspiring, full of skills, loaded with techniques, and brimming with program ideas.