Spanish Trails District Committee
Greg Durnan, District Chairman
About the District Committee
The Spanish Trails District is one of four districts in Catalina Council. It covers Eastern Pima County and Tucson, east of Campbell Avenue. District leaders mobilize resources to ensure the growth and success of units within the district’s territory. All districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions: membership, finance, program, and unit service.
The membership function strives for growth through the organization of new Scouting units and growth through new members joining existing units. Typical activities include: Boy Scout recruiting, New Unit growth, School Night for Scouting, Spring Recruiting, Webelos to Scout Transition and Venturing recruiting.
The finance function ensures that the district provides its fair share of funds to the total council operating budget. Typical activities include: Friends of Scouting campaigns, Popcorn sales & distribution, and Camp Card sales & distribution.
The program function concentrates on helping Scouting units with camp promotion; special activities, including community service; training adult volunteers; and youth advancement and recognition. The program function is the largest function in the District Committee. Typically, the program function is divided up into 4 sub committees.
Activities Committee: This committee is responsible for defining and providing district-wide activities and civic service programs that enrich the Unit programs (not replacing them). Typical activities include: Boy Scout Camporees, Webelos-Ree, Pinewood Derby, Scouting for Food and the District Dinner.
Advancement Committee: This committee is responsible for coordinating and guiding advancement and recognition activities across the district. They provide information, events and support to the units in these areas. Typical activities of the advancement committee are: Boy Scout & Cub Scout advancement events & opportunities, Providing Eagle boards and reviewing Eagle Projects, and maintaining a list of properly trained Merit Badge Counselors.
Camping Committee: This committee is responsible for promoting the outdoor program for scouting units in the district. They assist Units in establishing outdoor programs, promote camping opportunities, and holding district-wide camps and camping training events.
Training Committee: This committee is responsible for identifying District training needs for each year, organizing and providing training programs for adults and youth, tracking district level training accomplishments and ensuring that units understand what training is required and how to get it.
The unit service function provides direct coaching and consultation by district volunteers for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit. The membership, finance, and program functions are carried out by members of the district committee. The unit service function is carried out by the commissioner staff.
Committee Meeting Information:
District Organization Chart
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|Greg Durnan||District Chairman|
|David Germain||District Commissioner|
|Tess English||District Executive – Professional Staff|
|Edward Wellman||District Vice-chair|
|Laurene Huelsman||District Vice-chair, Programs|
District Committee Members
|Kelly Everett||Programs: Activities Committee Chair|
|Stan Stachowiak||Programs: Advancement Committee Chair|
|Dave McKeehan||Programs: Advancement Committee Member|
|Joe Reilly||Programs: Camping Committee Chair|
|Scott Kleese||Programs: Training Committee Chair|
|Jeffrey Hill||Membership Committee Chair|
|(Open)||Finance Committee Chair|
|Janiece Morisset||Finance: District Popcorn Kernel|
|Dave McKeehan||District Webmaster|
|Herb Cohn||Religious Emblem Coordinator|
|Scott Smith||District Youth Protection Champion|
|Chris Bohler||OA Talala Chapter Advisor|
|Jerry Schneider||Member at Large (OA Lodge Advisor)|
|Bryan Kemp||Nominating Committee Chair|
|Mike Addotta||Member at Large|
|Adam Perkins||Member at Large|
All Unit Chartering Organization Representatives are members of the District committee and are invited to attend all District Committee meetings.