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Golden Eagle District Highlights- May 2009

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


District 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,

 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


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 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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