Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Golden Eagle District Highlights – February 2009

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Monday, February 2, 2009

golden_eagle1District Chairman:                                     Matthew Beasley,

Amarillo/Canyon District Commissioner:Scott Hollabaugh,

Hereford Area District Commissioner:     HS Fuller,

Hereford Area Program Aide:                   Monica Vanzee,

District Executive:                                     Doug Bergman,


4          New Leader Essentials, 6:00 PM., Council Service Center

            Cub Scout Position-Specific Training, 7:30 PM, Council Service Center

5          District Recognition Roundtable, 7:00 PM, St. Thomas Catholic Church

7          Hereford-Area Pack Pinewood Derby, 1:00 PM, First United Methodist Church, Hereford

8          Council Silver Beaver & Eagle Scout Reception, 2:00-4:00 PM, St. Thomas Catholic Church

12        District Committee Meeting, 5:30 PM, Council Service Center

14        Scout Night at the WTAMU Buff Basketball game, 6:00 PM (Women) & 8:00 PM (Men)

19        Eagle Scout Boards of Review, Council Service Center, 6:30 PM

21        POWWOW, 8:00 AM, The Church at Quail Creek, Amarillo

28        BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation), 9:00 AM, Council Service Center



5          Roundtable, 7:00 PM, St. Thomas Catholic Church

12        District Committee Meeting, 5:30 PM, Council Service Center

12        Eagle Scout Boards of Review, Council Service Center, 6:30 pm

28        Hereford Cub Mobile, 1:00 PM, Veteran’s Park, Hereford

28        Scouting For Food


Special Golden Eagle/Quanah Parker District Recognition Roundtable on Thursday, February 5

We encourage everyone to attend this special Roundtable at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church on 4100 S Coulter. The church is located on the west side of Coulter between 34th and 45th.  Enter the Fellowship Hall through the door on north side. Chicken and drinks will be provided (monetary donations for meal will be accepted).  Call Katie Loyall (622-5170) if you can bring a side dish or dessert.


We will honor this years District Award of Merit Recipients: Brian Bruckner, Matt Hand, Rob Law,  and Roland Nunez, as well as “retiring”, returning and new Cubmasters and Scoutmasters


Family Friends of Scouting

The Golden Spread Council will invest almost $1.5 million in the youth of the panhandle of Texas this year.  85% of these funds go to directly support Cub Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venture Crews (as well as Learning for Life Groups and Posts) with quality personnel (Scout professionals, office support staff, scout shop staff and camp rangers) and all aspects of the program your unit enjoys (camp property, camping programs, district activities, training, recognition items, etc.) . The Golden Spread Council will invest over $135 per youth member to provide quality Scouting again this year. 


The greatest percentage (36%) of monies to do this comes from direct donations from our “Friends of Scouting” (FOS).  Without this direct support from individuals in our community and our scouting family (adult leaders, parents, and yes, professional staff), the scouts in your pack, troop, crew or post would not have access to the quality programs that they do.


If your unit has not made arrangements for a Family Friends of Scouting presentation, please Doug Bergman to schedule a presentation at your next Pack Meeting, Blue & Gold Banquet or Boy Scout Court of Honor.  It only takes 15-20 minutes to invite the parents and adult leaders of our unit  to join their friends in the Golden Eagle District in making the same commitment.  Contact Doug Bergman to schedule a Family Friends of Scouting presentation.


Upcoming Training Opportunities

Let’s start off the new year by getting all our current adult leaders trained!  Check out the calendar above and for information about upcoming training opportunities.


BSA policy states that at least one BALOO-trained leader must be in attendance on a pack overnighter.  BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) will be offer Saturday, February 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Golden Spread Council Service Center located at 401 Tascosa Road in Amarillo. Fee of $5.00 will cover cost of materials and lunch.  To register, contact the Scout Office by February 25, 2009.


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will be offered at Boy Scout Spring Camp (April 17-18).  Although this course is a requirement for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters to complete Basic Boy Scout Leader Training, it is open to all Webelos Den Leaders and other adult leaders wishing to better prepare themselves for taking scouts camping.


Basketball WTAMU Buffalo Style!

A special “Scout Night” is planned for Saturday, February 14th as the Buffalos of West Texas A&M take on the Texans and Texanns of Tarleton State University at 6:00 pm (women’s game) and 8:00 pm (men’s game).  All scouts in uniform will get in free.  A limited number (100) of adult tickets are available for purchase at the Scout Office for $2 each.


March Eagle Boards of Review

Eagle Boards of Review (regularly scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of month) in March will be moved to Thursday, March 12 due to Spring Break.


Hereford Fun Day – Saturday, March 28

We will start out the day at 10 am “Scouting for Food”.  After a hotdog lunch in Veteran’s Park, we will race cub mobiles. Cub scouts build their own cub mobile or come and race one of ours. Each boy will race a car and the best times in each division, Tiger, Cub Scout (Wolf & Bear), and Webelos will receive an award.  Race is Saturday, March 28th from 1 pm to 4 pm at Veteran’s Park in Hereford.  Cost is $5.   For more information, contact Monica VanZee (647-1553 or

Comments Off on Golden Eagle District Highlights – February 2009