Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Golden Eagle District Highlights- April 2009

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

golden_eagle1District Chairman:                                     Greg Wynne,

Amarillo/Canyon District Commissioner:  Scott Hollabaugh,

Hereford Area District Commissioner:     HS Fuller,

Hereford Area Program Aide:                   Monica Vanzee,

District Executive:                                     Doug Bergman,



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




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


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 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.




Comments Off on Golden Eagle District Highlights- April 2009