Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Adobe Walls District Highlights- April 2009

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Wednesday, April 1, 2009

adobe-walls-pictureDistrict Chairman       
District Commissioner
District Executive           George Etier    george.etier@scouting.org

 

April

 4-         District Pinewood Derby – BCSC at Frank Phillips College in Borger

 8-         District Key 3 Meeting

 16-       District Committee Meeting

 Adobe Walls District Dinner

 The Adobe Walls District Dinner was on Saturday, March 14th at the Plaza Restaurant III in Pampa.  We had a great turnout this year and recognized Roper Cox and Lisa Smith for their work on our Day Camp Program.  We also recognized Clint McMinn and Rob Marr for their efforts on the 2008 District Pinewood Derby, and Traci McMinn for the great job she did as the 2008 Popcorn Kernel.  The Eagle Scout Class of 2008 was recognized. Certificates were presented to the Top Three Popcorn Selling Pack and Troops.  It was a fun evening for everyone.

 District Pinewood Derby

 Gentlemen, start your engines.  Now is the time to start making those Pinewood Derby Cars in preparation for the District Pinewood Derby.  This year it will be held on Saturday, April 4th in Borger.  The location for this year’s derby will the in the BCSC on the Frank Phillips College Campus.  Registration will begin at 11:00 am with the races beginning at 1:00 pm.  The entry cost per car is $5.00.  If you have not registered, please forward your registration form to the Council.

 Summer Camp

Now is the time to start making those final plans for Boy Scout Camp, Cub Scout Day Camp and Cub Scout Resident Camp.  Be sure to check out all the opportunities available this summer on the Golden Spread Council Website.

We are off to a great start in 2009.  Let’s all work together to make this the best year ever for the youth in Adobe Walls District!

George

If I can be of assistance, you can reach me at 669-3421 or 679-9703 or by e-mail at getier@bsamail.org.

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Golden Eagle District Highlights- April 2009

Posted in Golden Eagle, Uncategorized by goldenspread on Wednesday, April 1, 2009

golden_eagle1District Chairman:                                     Greg Wynne, wynnerscircle@clearwire.net

Amarillo/Canyon District Commissioner:  Scott Hollabaugh, cscott.hollabaugh@gmail.com

Hereford Area District Commissioner:     HS Fuller, hsfuller42@yahoo.com

Hereford Area Program Aide:                   Monica Vanzee, tmvanzee@wtrt.net

District Executive:                                     Doug Bergman, bergman@bsamail.org

April

 

2-     Roundtable, 7:00 PM, St. Thomas Catholic Church

4-     New Leader Essentials, 10:00 AM, Council Service Center

4-     Cub Scout & Boy Scout Position-Specific Training, 1:00 PM, Council Service Center

9-     District Committee Meeting, 5:30 PM, Council Service Center

9-     Commissioner’s Meeting, 6:30 PM, Council Service Center

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

22-   New Leader Essentials, 6:00 PM, Council Service Center

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

 

Roundtable

 

We encourage everyone to attend Roundtable on the first Thursday of the month 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.  This month, Cub Scout adult leaders will learn how to “Leave Nothing But Footprints”.  Everyone will learn the exciting things that are planned for Cub Scout and Boy Scout Summer Camping.

 

Hereford Fun Day – Rescheduled for Saturday, April 4

 

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.  Cost is $5.   For more information, contact Monica VanZee (647-1553 or tmvanzee@amaonline.com)

 

Family Friends of Scouting

 

If your unit has not made arrangements for a Family Friends of Scouting presentation, please contact 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.  This year we are planning a special recognition for units completing Family FOS presentations at the May Roundtable.

 

Upcoming Training Opportunities-April 4th & 22nd

 

Let’s get all our current adult leaders trained!  Check out the calendar above and http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Forms/2008-9CS&BSAdultLeaderTraining.pdf for information about upcoming training opportunities.

 

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.

 

March of Dimes “March for Babies”

 

March of Dimes “March for Babies” (click on link for more information) is an opportunity for area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to have some fun while supporting Amarillo’s largest walking event promoting healthy babies.  Scouts will participate in the walk and fun time at Wonderland Park afterwards.  This is also an opportunity for “service hours” supporting our community.  Scouts will man a “fitness” obstacle course for scouts and other participating elementary school-aged youth, present colors at opening ceremony, serve as guides and man water-stops for 5K Run, and serve the community as “litter pick-up crew” during walk and at Wonderland.  Event starts at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 25 at Amarillo’s Thompson Park (24th Street entrance).   Bring your den, pack, patrol or troop and join in the fun at this worthwhile cause.  Scouts will receive a neat patch.

Cub Scout Fishing Derby

 

The Cub Scout Fishing Derby (click on link for more information and registration form) is a great family fishing outing.  Prizes are awarded for 1st Fish, Longest Fish, Heaviest Fish, etc.  A hotdog lunch is served.  Derby is Saturday, May 9 from 9 am to 1 pm at Southeast Park in Canyon, TX.  Fee is $5 per scout and includes patch and hotdog lunch.  Fee for adult leaders, parents and siblings is $3 for hotdog lunch. Participants registering on or before Monday, April 28 will receive their patch at the Fishing Derby.

 

Cub Scout Summer Camping

 

Every Cub Scout should be given the opportunity and encouraged to participate in one of the Cub Scout Camps (click on link for schedule) this summer.  There is something for every Cub Scout.  Golden Eagle Day Camps are offered at Camp Don Harrington (June 15-18) and in Hereford (June 10-13).  Cub Scout Resident Camp (June 5-7 or June 12-14) is for scouts who are now in the 1st & 2nd grades and want a week-end overnight experience at Camp Don Harrington with a parent.  Webelos Resident Camps are especially for scouts who are now in the 3rd & 4th grades.  Webelos Resident Camp is offered at Camp Don Harrington (June 19-21 or June 26-28).

 

There is something for every Cub Scout, including Kindergarteners who are recruited this spring!  Tiger Twilight (June 4 & 5) (click on link for more information and registration form) is a special evening camp for new Tigers and their families.  Remember, these camps won’t happen without your help.  If you can help out on staff, let Doug Bergman know.

 

National Youth Leadership Training

 

Boy Scout troops have plenty of willing youth leaders, many of whom are lacking the skills that would help them be effective.  The National Youth Leadership Training (click on link for more information) course offered at Camp Don Harrington from June 21-26 builds on troop level training by presenting concepts and work processes which result in participants understanding and employing leadership skills that will benefit both them and their troops.  The course is open to all Boy Scouts 13 years old or older who are at least First Class scouts.  Applications (click on link for registration form) will be accepted through May 16.

 

 

 

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Lone Wolf District Highlights- April 2009

Posted in Uncategorized by goldenspread on Wednesday, April 1, 2009

wolvesa1District Chairman:                Duane Skipper duwayneskipper@yahoo.com

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

 

April

 

4 –   District Pinewood Derby, FUMC, Turpin, OK.

4-    Re-scheduled Scouting for Food service project

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

       Spearman, TX.

10-  Scout Service Center closed

11-  Scout Shop closed

17-19 – Spring Camp, Camp Don Harrington, includes BS leader Specific &

       Outdoor Leader Skills training.

  

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.

 

Palo Duro Lake Cleanup

 

The annual Palo Duro Lake cleanup was held on Saturday, March 21, 2009, near Spearman, Texas.  The Palo Duro River Authority was very pleased with the results of this year’s cleanup.  Our scouts collected over 40 bags of trash, numerous tires and other junk from the lake property.  Lunch was provided by the Palo Duro River Authority, to all our scouts and leaders.  Many thanks to Richard Nowlin for chairing this year’s successful cleanup, and to all the Boy and Girl Scouts and leaders who attended!

 

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.  Sign up and weigh-in time starts at 9:30 a.m.  Race starting time is 10:00 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 will need two volunteers to provide overall leadership and coordination.  For more information please contact Scott Killian at 806-358-6500, or Steve Knollenberg at 580-651-2615.

 

2009 Summer Camp

 

Last year only 34.5 percent of our council’s Boy Scouts and 47.9 percent of our council’s troops attended a long-term summer camp, anywhere.  This includes troops that went out-of-council for their summer camp experience.  We need to raise this percentage!  Summer Camp is designed to be the Troop’s program highlight of the year.  We are robbing our boys of a tremendous experience, which they will remember for the rest of their lives, when they don’t go to summer camp!  We still have space available at M.K. Brown and it’s not too late to sign up.  If you have not seen a copy of the 2009 Leader’s Guide, click here:

Leaders Guide Link

 

2009 Summer Camp Staff

 

We still have vacancies on our 2009 Summer Camp Staff.  To learn more about these opportunities please contact Scott Kilian at 806-358-6500, or Steve Knollenberg at 580-651-2615.  

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Quannah Parker District Highlights- April 2009

Posted in Quanah Parker, Uncategorized by goldenspread on Wednesday, April 1, 2009

quanahframeDistrict Chairman:     KC Hamill  KCHammill@hastings-ent.com

District Commissioner:        Jim Paslay jpaslay@att.blackberry.org

District Executive:     Hector Baldiviezo   Hector.Baldiviezo@scouting.org

April

 

2-      Adult Leader Roundtable, St. Thomas, 7:00 PM

4-      Junior League “Touch-a-Truck” event, 11:00 AM

22-    New Leader Essentials, Service Center, 6:00 PM

22 –   CS Leader Specific Training, Service Center, 7:30 PM

 

Upcoming Training Opportunities – April 22nd

 

Let’s get all our current adult leaders trained!  Check out the calendar above and http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Forms/2008-9CS&BSAdultLeaderTraining.pdf for information about upcoming training opportunities.

 

Special Thanks!

 

The Quanah Parker District Committee would like to give special thanks to Robert and Gemma Michell, and KC Hamill for being Family FOS presenters. Their leadership and support of the Family Friends of Scouting campaign have made it a success in 2009. Through presentations at Cub Scout Packs Blue & Gold’s and Boy Scouts Courts’ of Honor, they have raised almost $4,000. All of the money raised, goes to support Scouting programs through out our district.

Additionally, the district would like to thank all Units that have participated and supported the Family Friends of Scouting campaign in 2009.

 

Junior League “Touch-a-Truck” Event

 

This is a special event that gives youth an opportunity to learn about and explore Trucks, Vehicles and Safety Equipment. The event will be on April 4th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at John Stiff Memorial Park in Amarillo. This is a free family hands-on event for our community and a place where children can come and have fun. There will be food booths as well as information about summer events for children in our community. For more information you an call Kelly Norman at 570-6415, or Shelley Henson at 674-2093.

 

March of Dimes “March for Babies” – April 25th

 

March of Dimes “March for Babies” is an opportunity for area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to have some fun while supporting Amarillo’s largest walking event promoting healthy babies.  Scouts will participate in the walk and fun time at Wonderland Park afterwards.  This is also an opportunity for “service hours” supporting our community.  Scouts will man a “fitness” obstacle course for scouts and other participating elementary school-aged youth, present colors at opening ceremony, serve as guides and man water-stops for 5K Run, and serve the community as “litter pick-up crew” during walk and at Wonderland.  Event starts at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 25 at Amarillo’s Thompson Park (24th Street entrance).   Bring your den, pack, patrol or troop and join in the fun at this worthwhile cause.  Scouts will receive a neat patch.

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Santa Fe District Highlights- April 2009

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Wednesday, April 1, 2009

tn_santafeDistrict Chairman:             LH Webb sevencross@hughes.net
District Commissioner:     Michael Stevenhagen mstavenhagen57@aol.com

District Executive             Gaylyne Manns
gmannsbsa@gmail.com

April

 

14 –    District Committee Meeting- Hedley Lions Club

 

 

Friends of Scouting

 

The Family Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign gives parents, relatives and friends of Scouts in your unit, the opportunity to make a financial contribution to the Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Family FOS Campaign is a significant portion of the Council’s annual budget and the funds raised are used to provide the best Scouting programs possible for our Scouts.  If you have not been contacted to pledge please contact Gaylyne at gmannsbsa@gmail.com

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Venturing District Highlights- April 2009

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Wednesday, April 1, 2009

venturingDistrict Chairman:                Jack Owen, jackowen@co.potter.tx.us                          
District Commissioner:        Pat Phelps
pep52@sbcglobal.net                                      
District Executive:                Brad Drozell
brad.drozell@scouting.org

 

 

April


21         District Committee Meeting, 7:00-8:00 pm

Calling all Unit Commissioners!


Are you a unit commissioner? Do you even know what a commissioner does? If you are interested in providing MORE programs and MORE opportunities for your Venturing Crew, you would be a GREAT commissioner! If you think you would like to know more, please contact Brad Drozell  (information above) 

 

Committee Meetings


Parents and youth are ALWAYS invited to the Venturing District Committee Meetings. The more the better! We discuss how each crew is doing and if help needs to be sent to present more opportunities for Venturing with your specific crew.  (Volunteers Needed)

 

Scholarship Opportunities

 

If you have questions about such opportunities, please contact Brad Drozell (Venturing Division) at the Scout Service Center 358-6500.

 

Venture Crew Meetings


If you would like to be involved with more than one crew, attend one of these meetings to check out what all Venturing has to offer! Remember to bring a friend! Boys and girls are welcome, ages 14-20.
2009- Kwahadi Dancers- Contact Charles Ritchie for information, (806) 353-1505.
2012- Shooting Crew-Contact Bob Altman for more information(806) 358-6500.

2072- Comanche Trail Church of Christ Youth Group-Contact Derek Chance for more information, (806) 457-8054.
2094-High Adventure Crew-Contact Jeff Popp for more information, (806) 356-6214.
2510- City Church Climbing Crew-Contact Chad Clement for more information, (806) 517-1379.***If you would like more information about your crew in the Venturing section of the newsletter: success stories, advancement progress, etc., contact Brad Drozell (806) 358-6500. 

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Council Highlights- April 2009

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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Hazardous Weather Training

Effective Janaury 1, 2009, one leader who is going on a unit outing where a Tour Permit is required to be submitted ust have succefully completed the on-line Hazardous Weather Training.  The name of this person and the date they completed it will be required before the tour permint is approved.  The class takes about 30 minutes to complete.  Go to the link below to complete this course and any other on-line trainings available to you.

On-Line Training Link

New On-Line Training Available Now!

 

 

The Boy Scouts of America is happy to announce that New Leader Essentials is now called “This is Scouting” and is available to complete on-line!  Click on the link below to take the course!

 

On-Line Training Link

 

 

Scouting for Food

 

 

 

Scouting for Food will take place on April 4, 2009.  As you know, due to the bad weather on March 28th, we decided to reschedule the event to this coming weekend.  We encourage all units to participate in the “Good Turn”.

What’s a Kid To Do

On Saturday, April 11th from 9am to 4pm, the Amarillo Globe-News will sponsor the fifth annual What’s a Kid To Do fair at the South Exhibit Hall of the Amarillo Civic Center.  This popular event is designed to bring together in one room, representatives from various camps throughout the circulation area and to give parents an opportunity to plan activities for their children for the upcoming summer months.

We have been invited to set up a table with our camp information.  We need volunteers to be on hand to answer any questions about our camps or Scouting in general.  We have one open slot left to fill and that is the 8:30am to 10:30am slot.  If your unit is interested in having a few adults and a couple Scouts stand at our table and answer any questions that future Scouts and parents,have, please contact Scott today for more information. Please call him at  the office- 806-358-6500.

Spring Merit Badge Camp

The Spring Merit Badge Camp is scheduled for April 17-19, 2009.  We will be offering comes great Merit Badges and some awesome Adult Leader Training as well.  For all the details, please click on the link below!

Spring Camp Link

NRA Instructor Training

 The Golden Spread Council will host a NRA Certified Instructor training for Rifle, Pistol, Muzzle Loading Rifle and Shotgun beginning on Friday, April 17, 2009 at Spring Merit Badge Camp.  Course participants will be required to attend 2 to 3 more training sessions after Spring Merit Badge Camp in order to fully complete all course requirements. Additional training session dates will be determined by class consensus.  Upon completion registered Boy Scout Leaders will be certified to run Boy Scout shooting programs and use Golden Spread Council shooting ranges for scout activities.  THIS IS AN NRA TRAINING, NOT A BOY SCOUT TRAINING. 

NRA’s training program is designed for an experienced shooter who wishes to become an NRA Certified Instructor.  Attendance for the entire course is required for course completion and use of Golden Spread Council shooting ranges.  You must be 21 years of age or older to be a Certified Instructor.  Cost is $50.00 per person non-refundable deposit.  Balance of $150.00 if paid in full by April 3, 2009 Balance of $175.00 if paid after April 3, 2009.

This course is your opportunity to become a better instructor, coach and a better shooter.  For more information please contact: Bob Altman, 806-358-6500, raltman@bsamail.org

10 Commandment Hike

If you are interested in participating in the 10 Commandment Hike scheduled for April 25th at Camp Don Harrington, please check  the flyer and registration form at the link below.

10 Commandment Hike Link

Cub Scout Camping for 2009

In the next day or so, all the informational flyers and registration forms will be available on the Council Web Site under the Camping Tab.  We are offering some great Cub Scout Camping opportunities this year and the Directors are excited to be able to present this years theme “Super Science Sleuths”. 

Camping Link

Boy Scout Summer Camp 2009

Believe it or not, it is time for your Troop to think about where they would like to attend Boy Scout Summer Camp next year…

With only two weeks of camp this year, space will be filled quickly.  We have some new and exciting programs for 2009.  Registration this year is accomplished on-line at:

Camp Registration Form

The Camp Leaders Guide is available on line at the link below.

Camp Leaders Guide Link

Also new in 2009, you will be able to pre-order your Camp MK Brown T-shirts though an on-line process.  The cost this year is $10.87 each however if you wait to buy them at Camp, the cost increases to $15.00 and they won’t have your Unit Number printed on them.  The deadline to order shirts is May 6, 2009.  To see a sample shirt, come by the Office and check it out- the boys will LOVE it!

Camp T-shirt Ordering Link

Camp Staff Application

We are looking for Summer Camp Staff!  If you are interested in earning some cash this summer, having a great time, and being part of a great Summer Staff, please get your application in now.  Time is running out to make the committment to work.  Click on the link beow and complete the application and send it to the Scout Office now!

Camp Staff Application Link

Shooting Sports Camp

Get ready- FIRE!  The 2nd Annual Shooting Sports Camp will be held on July 10-12, 2009 at Camp Don Harrington.  This event is open to all Boy Scouts and Ventures.  Cost is $95.00 for Scouts and $85.00 for adults if paid in fill on or before June 12.  After June 12, the cost goes up to $105.00 for Scouts and $95.00 for adults.  With the current cost of ammunition and other supplies, this is a GREAT deal for Scouts.  Look for the registration form on the Council Web Page within the next few weeks but put this date on your Troop/Crew Calandar as a MUST do activitiy!

New Scouting Health Forms

The Boy Scouts of America has developed a new Health Form.  Effective in 2010 the use of this form will be mandatory and will be phased in during 2009.  It is very simple to use as there are three parts- Part A is General Info, Part B is the Physical, and Part C is Informed Consent and Hold Harmless Agreement along with the Talent Release form.  They have also added a section on Part B that has a Height/Weight Chart similar to Philmont’s and will be used if the event is more then 30 minutes away from emergency evacuation by ground transportation such as backpacking trips, conservation projects in remote areas etc.  To see the form, please click on the link below.

 

Health Form Link

 

2009 Texas Archeological Society (TAS) Field School Oppoprtunity

TAS conducted a field school in 2008 in the Lake Fryer (Perryton) area and it was a huge success so they have decided to return in 2009 to finish up some important Archeological investigations.  Scouting units are invited to be part of the event this year.  Scheduled for June 13-20, all the same Scouting rules apply- two deep leadership etc.  The cost is $50.00 for youth and $120.00 for adults.  You must also become members of TAS and they may be some additional meal costs.  This is a great opportunity for Scouts to earn the Archealogy Merit Badge by professionals in that field of work.  The deadline to register is May 31, 2009.  For more information, please contact Scott at the Scout Office- 806-358-6500.

Philmont Council Contingent for 2010

The Council has received 2 Crews (24 participants) allocations that will arrive on June 6, 2010 and depart on July 4, 2010.  The fee is $620.00.  A $50.00 non refundable deposit is due on May 1, 2009 with the remaining fees of $285.00 due on October 1, 2009 and the final payment of $285.00 due on March 1, 2010.  To make this go, we need adults to lead the trek before we can take any other reservations. Philmont restricts units from participating in two consecutive seasons so if you are a unit going in 2009, you can’t go in 2010!  All participants, adult and youth, must meet Height and Weight Requirements.  If you are interests in learning more about this trek, please contact Scott at 806-358-6500 before April 9. 

Let’s get this party started!

The BSA turns 100 next year and you here is one way you can help celebrate- and win BIG at the same time!  The Boy’s Life Magazine is having a photograph contest that is open to readers 6 to 17.  Its theme is “The Five Pillars of Scouting”.  For more information and to submit photos please visit

Boys Life Magazine Contest Link

Scouting National Hall of Leadership

Our communities are better places to live, work, and play because of leadership – expressed in extraordinary acts of service – by Scouts, Scouters, and Scouting volunteers over generations.

We want to gather these powerful stories and share the significant positive impact Scouting leadership has on the quality of life in the communities we serve. As part of the 100th Anniversary Celebration, the Boy Scouts has created the National Hall of Leadership.

The BSA 100th Anniversary National Hall of Leadership is not a hall or building in the traditional sense, like the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, but its purpose is just as significant. The National Hall of Leadership is an opportunity for anyone to recognize outstanding leadership by a Scout, registered leader or Scouting volunteer who made a significant difference in the life of another by the extraordinary service they have given and the Scouting virtues they have modeled. 

To be nominated for the National Hall of Leadership, the nominee must be a living Scout or Scouting volunteer who may/may not be officially registered with the BSA.

They also must have served as an active Scout or Scouting volunteer within Scouting for at least one year.  A nominee may be young or old-there is no age limit for nominees.

Nominations are submitted online in the form of a story that is 450 words or less, describing why the person is deserving of this one-time honor.  The nomination period opens on February 8, 2009, and closes on February 8, 2010, the 100th Anniversary of Scouting.  The final inductees to the National Hall of Leadership will total 303-one representing each BSA council and one selected by the National BSA Council-and will be announced at the BSA National Annual Meeting in Dallas in May 2010.

We want to encourage as many people as possible to participate in submitting nominations.  Forms and more information are avaialbe at the lonk below.

BSA Alumni Connect

We are looking for a few good BSA Alumni!  With the 100th Anniversary coming up in 2010, we are looking for past BSA members (adults and youth) Alumni to help provide memories for upcoming celebrations and history.  If you know of a Scouter who is no longer active or was a Scout as a youth, let them know that they can go to www.bsaalumni.org and reconnect with Scouting.

Memorials and Tributes

From                                               For

James and Kitty McCollum          Bob McGinnis

 

March Eagle Scout Listing

None to report this month!

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