Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Lone Wolf District Highlights- February 2009

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Monday, February 2, 2009

wolvesa1District Chairman:                Duane Skipper

District Commissioner:         Bob Post, 
District Executive:                Steve Knollenberg


2      Order of the Arrow Unit Elections Begin

7      Cub Leader Specific Training, 9:00 a.m., Victory Memorial UMC, Guymon, OK.

8      Council Eagle, District Award of Merit and Silver Beaver reception, Amarillo, TX

12    District Committee & Commissioners meeting, 7:00 p.m., FUMC, Spearman, TX.

16    President’s Day, Scout Service Center closed.

21    Cub Scout leader Pow Wow, Church at Quail Creek, 801 Tascosa Rd, Amarillo, TX.


3     Perryton Adult Leaders meeting, 7:00 p.m., FUMC, Perryton, TX.

5     Dalhart Adult Leaders meeting, 7:00 p.m., CUMC, Dalhart, TX.

6-8  Leave No Trace trainer course, Camp Don Harrington, Amarillo, TX.

7     Boy Scout leader specific training, TBA

10   Guymon Adult Leaders meeting, 7:00 p.m., VMUMC, Guymon, OK.

12   District Committee & Commissioners meeting, 7:00 p.m., FUMC, Spearman, TX.

20-22Palo Duro Lake clean-up, Palo Duro Reservoir, Spearman, TX.

28  District & Council-wide Scouting for Food in your town.

 Welcome to Duwane Skipper

Please join me in welcoming Duwane Skipper as our Lone Wolf District Chairman!  Duwane has been a long-time supporter of our scouting programs and is excited about his new role, as District Chairman.  Duwane is from Booker, Texas and is looking forward to meeting and working with you, to make our Lone Wolf scouting programs even better.

Family Friends of Scouting

It’s time to schedule your unit’s Family Friends of Scouting presentation.  Without this financial support from our leaders and our scouting families, the Golden Spread Council would not be able to provide the quality programs, training and facilities you expect, for our scouts.  Plan on having a Family Friends of Scouting presentation at your next pack meeting, or troop court of honor.  Call Steve Knollenberg at 580-651-2615, or Audrey House at 580-652-2085, to schedule a presentation that is convenient for your unit.

Cub Leader Pow-Wow

This year’s Cub Leader Pow-Wow is scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  This year’s Pow Wow is being held at the Church at Quail Creek (801 Tascosa Rd., just west of the Council Service Center, in Amarillo).  Pow Wow is an intensive, one-day “University of Cub Scouting”.  It offers in-depth and additional training in the areas of Leader Enrichment, Program Pizzazz, Cub Scout Crafts, Program Support, Cub Scout Helps, and Webelos Programs.  Meet and share ideas with Cub Scouters from throughout the Golden Spread Council!  The best part is that you can pick and choose the training classes you would like to take!  Look for more details online at: 2009 Pow Wow


We are also offering a Den Chief training conference.  This will be a half day of training and activities offered for Boy Scouts who are First Class and above who wish to become Den Chiefs.  Scouts who wish to participate must bring a letter of approval to participate, from their Scoutmaster and pay a $15 registration fee. This fee includes lunch.

Scouting for Food

Our annual Council Good Turn service project, “Scouting for Food”, has been scheduled for March 28, 2009.  This is a coordinated, Council-wide, one day service project to give back to our communities.  All Cub Packs, Boy Scout Troops & Venturing Crews are expected to participate.  There will be council-wide publicity for this event, specifying Saturday, March 28th, as the collection day.  More information will be available at the March 2009 adult leader meetings.

Scouting’s 99th Birthday-Scout Sunday Activities

I strongly encourage all of our units to plan and conduct Scout Sunday activities in our local communities, sometime in February.  Scouting’s anniversary week of February 8th through the 13th is the ideal time, but it can be any Sunday during the month.  It is a wonderful way to celebrate and share our scouting heritage with our communities and chartering organizations.  It is the ideal time to present your unit’s 2009 Charter to your chartering organization.

Cub Leader Training

New Leader Essentials and Cub Scout leader specific training will be offered in Guymon, on Saturday, February 7, 2009.  Time:  Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., course runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Location:  Victory Memorial UMC, 6th & Roosevelt Streets.  Please bring a sack lunch.  This training is for all Pack and Den Leaders, plus any Cub parents who would like to attend.  There is no fee for this training!  This training will teach you how to effectively manage your Pack and run a successful program.  If you haven’t been trained, you need to attend!  Getting your Den and Pack leaders trained will fulfill a requirement for the 2009 Centennial Quality Unit Award.  Click on the “Programs, Training & Activities Resources” link, on the Council webpage (, to view the activity flyer.  RSVP to Steve Knollenberg by February 5th, 2009 at

Leave No Trace trainer course

On March 6th through 8th, the Council is conducting a Leave No Trace course, to train adult leaders to present the LNT program, to our scouts.  The course will be held at Camp Don Harrington.  Sign up deadline is February 15, 2009.  For more information, and to sign up, click here: LNT training 2009

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training

This training is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2009.  It will be held at the Victory Memorial United Methodist Church, 6th & Roosevelt Streets, Guymon, Oklahoma.  Registration is at 8:30 a.m., training begins at 9:00 a.m.  This training is for all currently registered Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, and anyone who may cross over into one of these positions, from Cub Scouting.

The Centennial Quality Unit standards for 2009 will require that we increase the number of fully trained Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, for our troops.  To prepare for this upcoming Boy Scout Leader specific training, follow the “Online Training” link from the Golden Spread Council webpage ( and complete the Youth Protection Training and Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Training.  Click on the “Programs, Training & Activities Resources” link, on the Council webpage, to view the activity flyer.

Palo Duro Lake Cleanup

The annual Palo Duro Lake cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2009, near Spearman, Texas.  This event is a great time for our district’s units to get together, complete a worthwhile service project and enjoy the fellowship of Scouting.  We will also be conducting a District-wide flag retirement ceremony, fire bans permitting.  So bring out all those old flags we all end up collecting, as scout units, and lets show our new kids and leaders the proper way to permanently retire a worn U.S. flag!

Normally, troops camp out for the weekend and packs attend for the day.  Packs are welcome to camp out, as long as BSA Family Camping guidelines are followed.  This is a great way for our Cubs to get to see what the “big boys” do, in Boy Scouts.  Click on the “Programs, Training & Activities Resources” link, on the Council webpage, to view the activity flyer.  Please contact Richard Nowlin at, (806-658-4839) or Steve Knollenberg, (580-651-2615) for more information.



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