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The Turning Point District is one of five districts in the Twin Rivers Council.  The District serves over 1,300 youth in 67 units. Turning Point achieved 2018 Journey to Excellence Silver Level.

Our District's geographic footprint has historical significance as the Battle of Saratoga, fought in the fall of 1777, is recognized as the Turning Point of the American Revolution.  While the Saratoga battles at Freeman's Farm and Bemis Heights are at the southern part of the District, prior to these battles the British suffered heavy losses as they moved through Fort Ann and Fort Edward.

The administrative functions of the district and its committees are overseen by the volunteer District Chairman, and the unit-service aspects of district operations are managed by the volunteer District Commissioner.  The professional District Executive advises the district's top leadership and serves as a sounding board for concerns.  Together, these individuals comprise the District Key-3.

Turning Point District Key 3

District Chairman: Joe Lehet                District Commissioner: Frank Mihalek

District Executive: Erica Marion


District Meeting dates/information are listed on the Council calendar.  The District Activities Committee meets at 6pm on the night of the District Meeting.  The Commissioner Staff meets at 6:15p on Roundtable nights listed on the Council calendar.


 Our next Roundtable gathering will be on Tuesday, September 17th, starting at 7pm.  Roundtables are held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 155 Ballard Rd., Gansevoort (Northway exit 16; east of Northway on Ballard Rd.)

We'll look forward to seeing you there!

Roundtable Fall Topics

September 17    Joint Program: Geocaching AND Pack Breakout: Uniforming; Troop Breakout: Campfire Cooking & Camporee

October 15   Communications - tools and YPT adherence; Cowboy Trail Mix

November 19  NOVA Counselor Training; Webelos to Scout Transition and Visits


Click this link for our latest District Newsletter: 2019 - Vol 3 Iss 3 - Summer.pdf


Today's Top Stories

How to Submit District Newsletter Articles/Pictures

Is your unit planning an outstanding event? Are you doing something you would like to share? Take pictures and write a short article about your event. Submit your information to Mary Dickinson at . Previous issues can be found in the "District News" area under "District Links". Deadline for our next issue is July 15.

All Turning Point leaders and parents - Join "my Council"

Cub Masters and Scout Masters-Please make sure all your new and returning leaders, as well as parents, have joined "mycouncil". It is necessary for online registration and for receipt of the TRC and Turning Point newsletters. Click on this Headline for details on how to register.

Advancement Alley

For advancement information, contact Ellen Howe 518-793-6309 .

Membership Corner

Click on the headline for the latest Membership Corner news. Any information that we have regarding unit Open Houses is located here!

Training for Leaders and Youth

Select the title for the latest training events. Questions? Contact Turning Point District Training Chair Betty Fitzgerald (

Select this link to find the registration fees by month: Member Fees


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