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Adobe Walls District Highlights-May 2009

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Monday, May 4, 2009

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District Chairperson– Dr. Joe Hillhouse-  jhillhouse@clearwire.net

District Commissioner– Darian Reeves-  darianreeves@sbcglobal.net

District Executive– George Etier- george.etier@scouting.org

May Calendar:

13-  Key Three Meeting

16-  BALOO Training

21- District Committee Meeting

25- Office Closed- Memorial Day

June Calendar:

10-            Key Three Meeting

22-24        Borger Twilight Camp

29-July 1  MK Brown Day Camp       

Baloo Training

The Adobe Wall District will be holding Baloo Training in Panhandle on Saturday, May 16.  The course will be held at the Lanning-Sparks Scout Hut located at 1302 Franklin in Panhandle.  We will start with registration at 8:30 am  and conclude at 5:00 that afternoon.  For more information, please contact Craig Jones, District Training Chairman at 806-681-0186.

Pinewood Derby Race

A Big Cub Scout Thank You to Rob Marr and all his crew from Pack 565 in Borger for making the 2009 Adobe Walls District Pinewood Derby a big success.  We would also like to thank the Scouts and Scouters from Troop 507 and 1581 for their help in making the event one to remember.

Day Camp/Twilight Camp/Resident Camp

Please see the Council website to learn about all the exciting camps that are available this summer.  Now is the time to make sure that your Scouts have a camp experience this summer.

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Golden Eagle District Highlights- May 2009

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Monday, May 4, 2009

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District 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

 May Calendar:

 7-  Roundtable, 7:00 am, St. Thomas Catholic Church

9-  Cub Scout Fishing Derby, 9:00 am, Southeast Park, Canyon

14-District Committee Meeting, 5:30 pm, Council Service Center

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

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 we will have a combined Cub Scout/Boy Scout program of Family Friends of Scouting recognition, roundtable attendance awards (bring your cards) and unit leader recognition.

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 $7 per scout and includes patch and hotdog lunch.  Fee for adult leaders, parents and siblings is $3 for hotdog lunch. Please try and register by Monday, May 4.

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).  Go to www.goldenspread.org and click on the Camping tab to make your reservations now!

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.

Hereford Pack Camp Tumbleweed Sign-up Night

Hereford Packs 50/52/54, Bovina Pack 18 & Walcott Pack 57 scouts and their families to encouraged to come to First United Methodist Church on Monday, May 18 anytime from  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm to learn more about and sign-up for Camp Tumbleweed Twilight camp.

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- May 2009

Posted in Lone Wolf, Uncategorized by goldenspread on Monday, May 4, 2009

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District Chairman- Duwane Skipper- duwaneskipper@yahoo.com

District Commissioner- Bob Post- postbob@allegiance.tv

District Executive- Steve Knollenberg- stevek.bsa@gmail.com

May Calendar:

5- Adult Leader meeting, Perryton, 7:00 p.m., FUMC, Perryton, TX.

7- Adult Leader meeting, Dalhart, 7:00 p.m., Central UMC, Dalhart, TX.

12- Adult Leader meeting, Guymon, 7:00 p.m., Victory Memorial UMC, Guymon, OK.

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

May Leader meetings

The upcoming May Leader meetings are extremely important to you as leaders and critical to the health and success of your units.  We will be discussing all the Cub and Boy Scout summer camping activities available this summer.  This will be the last leaders meetings until next fall.  Consequently, we will also be discussing what your unit needs to be doing, by late summer, to get ready for another exciting year of Scouting!  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.

Cub Scout Day Camps and Cub & Webelos Resident Camps

As this school year rapidly comes to a close, now is the time to be planning to attend one of our District or Council Cub Day Camps.  In-district offerings include Cub day camps in Guymon & Perryton in June and Dalhart, in July.  This year, we are offering more resident camping activities to all our Cubs and Webelos.  For example, a combination Cub & Webelos resident camp is being offered the first weekend in June, at Camp M.K. Brown.  Look for dates in the calendar above and further details elsewhere in this newsletter.

Guymon Day Camp Needs Volunteers

For us to have a Guymon Cub Day Camp this summer, we still 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:

http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Camps/Camp%20Forms/2009SummerCampLeadersGuide.pdf

2009 Summer Camp Staff

We still have youth and adult vacancies on our 2009 Summer Camp Staff.  Use three weeks of your time this summer to give the experience of a lifetime, to a young Scout!  To learn more about these opportunities please contact Scott Kilian at 806-358-6500, or Steve Knollenberg at 580-651-2615.  For a summer camp staff application, please click here:

 http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Camps/Camp%20Forms/CampStaffApplication.pdf

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Quanah Parker District Highlights- May 2009

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Monday, May 4, 2009

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District Chairperson– KC Hamill- kc.hamill@hastings.ent.com

District Commissioner– Jim Paslay- jpaslay@att.blackberry.org

District Executive– Hector Baldiviezo- hector.baldiviezo@scouting.org

May Calendar:

7 – Adult Leader Roundtable, 7:00 pm

9 – Fishing Derby, 9:00 am

23 – District Committee Meeting, 5:30 pm

Adult Leader Roundtable

We encourage everyone to attend Roundtable on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm 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 we will have a combined Cub Scout/Boy Scout program of Family Friends of Scouting recognition, roundtable attendance awards (bring your cards) and unit leader recognition.

Pinewood Derby Race

The Cub Scout Fishing Derby is a great family fishing outing.  There will be great prizes awarded for 1st Fish, Longest Fish, Heaviest Fish, etc.  A hotdog lunch is served.  This event will take place Saturday, May 9th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Southeast Park in Canyon, TX.  Fee is $5 per scout and includes a 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.

Local Scouter Earns Award

The Quanah Parker District is pleased to announce that Bob Brinkman have been awarded the Greatest Scouter Award by the District Leadership.  Mr. Brinkman has been working tirelessly to make Scouting better for our boys by being in charge of the Friends of Scouting Campaign in Dumas.  When you see them around town, please take a moment to congratulate him for their efforts.

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Santa Fe District Highlights- May 2009

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Monday, May 4, 2009

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District Chairperson– LH Webb-  sevencross@hughes.net

District Commissioner– Michael Stavenhagen-  mstavenhagen57@aol.com

District Executive– Gaylyne Manns- gmannsbsa@gmail.com

May Calendar:

12- District Meeting Table  6:30pm Hedley Lyons Club Hedley Texas 

Spring Recruiting

Some Units have already done Spring recruiting which is a great time to invite new 1st graders to join the Pack.  There are many upcoming events in the summer that new recruits can participate in.  Make plans now and set a date. Please contact me to schedule your spring recruitments and Boy Talks if you have not done so.

Memphis Day Camp

Save the dates, July 9, 10th & 11th for Memphis Day Camp.  Grades 1 –5 (Tigers, Wolves, Bears Webelos 1 & 2)  should attend the camp.  Get ready for another exciting, fun, and successful camp.

If you would like to be on staff please contact me.  We always can use more adults.  You will be there anyway right?  Here is the link to information about the camp: 

Memphis Cub Scout Camp

 Hope to see every unit at one of the many camps offered this summer.

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Venturing District Highlights- May 2009

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Monday, May 4, 2009

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District Executive:                Brad Drozell brad.drozell@scouting.org

May Calandar of Events- None

C.O.P.E

Do you know what COPE is all about?  COPE is our ropes course down at Camp Don Harrington.  If you are interested in climbing and volunteering, you would be a GREAT addition to our COPE program! Even if you don’t want to participate, but you have input you can be involved with our COPE Committee. If you think you would like to know more, please contact Brad Drozell at 358-6500 or  brad.drozell@scouting.org

Committee Meetings

The committee meetings will be held quarterly for the venturing district.  Please contact Brad if you would like to be more involved in Venturing.

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. 

Other Crews coming up!

If you are a bowler and want to bowl as a venturer or you are interested in firefighting, please contact Brad Drozell at 358-6500 or  brad.drozell@scouting.org

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Council Highlights- May 2009

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Monday, May 4, 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 permit 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

Ride of Silence Bike Trip

The   Ride of Silence will be held on  May 20, Wednesday, 6:30 PM at the Amarillo Art Museum, SW 22nd Ave & Van Buren St, northeast corner of Amarillo College’s Washington St campus.  Free slow paced ride of 7 miles at 10-12 mph with police escort service to honor Tasha Enloe and other cyclists who have been killed or injured by a motorist while riding their bicycle.  This is Free, open to the public, show up and ride.  There is no entry fee, no T-shirt and no talking!  Wear your helmet.  Wear a black armband (red if you have been injured by a motorist on your bike).

Cub Scout Camping for 2009 (Includes Day Camps and Resident Camps)

All the informational flyers and registration forms are 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.  We are looking specifically for General Merit Badge Instructors, Polaris Director, and an Archery Direcotr (18 years old).   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!

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 http://www.scoutingfriends.org/site/apps/custom/bsa/find_2.asp?c=jhKOIVPBIqE&b=4277369 and reconnect with Scouting.

Aggieland Information for Scouts

We have a date for the Fall Aggie Eagle Program.  It will be held September 25-26, 2009.  It will include the Aggie football game scheduled for that weekend.  We are registering Scouts now at www.aggiecorps.org just click on the Aggie Eagle link.  We are also modifying the agenda to expand the activities of the Scouts that attend the AEP.  They enjoy the interaction with the Cadets.  Therefore, there will be more opportunities for them to meet more cadets.

Kwahadi Information

The Kwahadi Dancers will open Song of the Eagle on June 5.  We hope to see you this summer!   The Kwahadis will depart on July 19 for 17 performances in the United Kingdom and Ireland and will return home August 10.  Lodging for church and Scouting groups will be available at the Kwahadi Museum as usual during the Kwahadi summer show tour.  For meal, lodging, and/or ticket reservations call the Kwahadi museum gift shop at 806-335-3175.

Program Kickoff Information

The date of this very important event is August 8, 2009.  This is where we give you all the tools you need to effectively operate your unit- flyers, calandars, and many other items for you to begin your unit planning.  More to come on this event but put the date on your calandar now!

Sporting Clays Classic

It is hard to believe but it is now time to start preparing for the Golden Spread Council’s Sporting Clays Classic tournament and auction.  This year’s tournament will be our Seventh Annual Sporting Clays Classic.  This year’s Classic will be held on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22. Our tournament has grown from 24 teams in 2003, to this year’s projected 50 teams and over 200 shooters.  These teams will come from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado all in support of Scouting.  As you know, all proceeds from the tournament go towards supporting our local Boy Scout programs.

With this many teams and shooters, we are in need of 125+ volunteers to help us run a fun and safe tournament. This letter is a request to you and to members of your troop or crew to consider volunteering some time to help us during this year’s Sporting Clays Tournament.  We respectfully ask that all volunteers be 13 years old or older (or be accompanied by an Adult) due to nature of this tournament. 

Volunteers are needed in lots of different areas and for various times. Volunteers will be needed on both Friday, August 21 and on Saturday, August 22.  As a volunteer, you can help on one or both days.  You can also specify to work mornings or afternoons or all day.  Every volunteer will receive a t-shirt as recognition for their time and help.

Scout Leaders please share this information with your fellow leaders, Scout parents and with your troop and crew members.

If you can help this year, please call Bob Altman at the Scout Service Center-358-6500.

Memorials and Tributes

Memorials   to   From  
     
Steve Sterquell Snadon  Family Mark  Broombers
  Terry & Debbie McDonald R D & Debbie Barron
  Guy  Witt  & Family Jack  & Sandra  Waller 
  Mr. &  Mrs. Tim  Caldwell Paul  &  Mary  King
  Mr.  &  Mrs.  Dick  Khoury Lenny & Linda Sadler
  Donna  ST John  Scott Steve & Lorraine McCoy
  Mr. & Mrs.  Maurice  Schooler Stephen & Rebecca Vicars
  Mineral Wells  Apt Capital  Trust  Agency
  Mr. & Mrs. Bill Ware South West Contractors
  J. Malcolm Shelton IV Chad &  Dannielle Patterson
  James  Shelton I Laura & Eddy  Hankins
  John  Zimmerman Richard  &  Susan  Kibbey
  Tom &  Stella  Morris Randy &  Debbie Jeffers
  American  Trailer  &  Eqipment Curt Green
  Bob  & Doris  Sharp Ritter Construction
  Parish  Family John  &  Cindy  Dudley
  Micheal  Abdoo Jess  Ben Latham  III
  Mr. & Mrs. Larry  Stallings Beaumont  Boyce
  Billie Perkins Richard, Lloyd, Dean & Todd  Gower
  Barbara & H C  Howard  Neecee (Turner) Lane
  Mr. & Mrs. Ed Fancher Catherine Winsett
  Rhonda  Wehunt Mr &  Mrs  Pjillip  Niegos
  Billey &  Janey  Morgan David Lane 
  The   Staff Of the  Globe  News Robert  Burrett
  Center of  Performing  Arts Miles  Harris  Family
  D R Reid Stephen Sands
  Mr. & Mrs. Jim Sims Rick  &  Betty  Slaven
  Boxwell  Brothers Gary  & Lois  Patterson
  Joe  K  Howell Virginia & John Maynard
  Dow  Kee JPS Assiciates
  Lawrence &  Sharon Oeshger Amarillo Country  Club
  Charles & Polly Sorelle Michael Treva  Harris
  Lacy  &  Geoffry Wright Greg &  Jill  Flanagan
  Vickie  Schramdt Toot &  Totum
  E Gene  Gifford Dr. & Mrs.  John Kelleher
  Margie  Barnhart Joan &  Donald  Shield
  Margaret  &  Jerry  Hodge Laurel  Emmett
  Herb & Kerensa Vest Benny  Kirksey
  Shannon &  Michelle  Brown Boone  Pickens
  Phillips  Campbell Libby  &  Larry  Bunn
  Jane  Hader Royce  Stephanie James
  Boone Pickens  
     
Jo  Rogers Mr & Mrs Phillip  Niegos  
Palesteen  Getthing Dunn Benny  Kirksey  

Eagle Scouts    

K         Coffey       Amarillo    T-80        GE

C          Evans         Borger        T-507      AW

B          Freas          Amarillo    T-94        GE

J           Hunt         Amarillo     Team 79 GE

J           May          Amarillo     T-108      GE

R          Munger    Canyon        T-31        GE

M         Schley      Amarillo      T-86        GE

R          Welch      Amarillo      T-124      GE

C          Work       Canyon        T-127      GE

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