Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

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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