Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Lone Wolf District Highlights- March 2009

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

wolvesa1District Chairman:                Duane Skipper duwayneskipper@yahoo.com

District Commissioner:         Bob Post, postbob@allegiance.tv 
District Executive:                Steve Knollenberg, stevek.bsa@gmail.com

 

March

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

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

7     Boy Scout leader specific training, 9:00 a.m., VMUMC, Guymon, OK.

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

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

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

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

 

April

4     District Pinewood Derby, FUMC, Turpin, OK.

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

 

March Leader meetings

 

The upcoming March Leader meetings are extremely important to you as leaders and critical to the health and success of your units.  We will be going over the Council-Wide, March Scouting for Food service project, scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2009.  Plan to attend; to not only learn about what’s going on in Scouting in our District, but to share your ideas and experiences so we can provide the best of the Scouting program to our kids!  The dates, times and locations of our meetings are listed in the calendar section, above.  Choose the location and date that is most convenient for you! 

 

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.

 

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.   We will be done by 4:00 p.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 (www.goldenspread.org) 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 rcnowlin@valornet.com, (806-658-4839) or Steve Knollenberg, stevek.bsa@gmail.com (580-651-2615) for more information.

 

District Pinewood Derby

 

Mark you pack calendars now for the District Pinewood Derby.  Please note there has been a date change.  This is an open Derby for all District Cub Scouts, not just individual Pack champions.  There will be an “Outlaw” class for all dads, moms, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.  The Derby will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church, in Turpin, OK.  Starting time is 9:00 a.m.  Bring your Cubs to Turpin for a fun day of racing & fellowship!  Rumor has it the District Executive is building his own car and wants to run it at the District Derby!  Past experience tells me it will be the slowest car racing.

 

Guymon Day Camp Needs Volunteers

 

For us to have a Guymon Cub Day Camp this summer, we need two volunteers to be the Camp Director and the Program Director.  If we can’t fill these two positions, we won’t be able to offer the camp at Guymon this summer.  With these two positions filled I believe we can staff the activities and events with adults attending, with their boys, but we need two volunteers to provide overall leadership and coordination.  For more information please contact Scott Kilian at 806-358-6500, or Steve Knollenberg at 580-651-2615.

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