Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Council Highlights- June 2009

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Monday, June 1, 2009

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Local Scouter earns Boy Scouts of America Top Volunteer Award

On Friday, May 22, 2009, Larry Cunningham of Amarillo was presented with the top volunteer recognition by the Boy Scouts of America at their National Meeting.  To read all about this great accomplishment, please click on the link below.

Top Volunteer Information

 COPE Course Graduates

Congratulations goes out to Robert Mitchell, a local Scouting volunteer and Brad Drozell, Venturing District Executive, for completing the Boy Scouts of America National Camping School Cope Course.  This seven day school qualifies them to operate the COPE Course which is located at Camp Don Harrington.  If you want to know more about COPE and how you can use it with your Boy Scout Troop, Venture Crew, or organization, please give us a call at 806-358-6500.

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

New BSA Health and Medical Record

As a member of our Scouting family, we want to take a moment to provide you with an update regarding the BSA’s Annual Health and Medical Record.

The BSA’s top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our participants, their families, and our staff. The BSA’s national Health and Safety Support Committee, comprised of volunteers from around the country in the health and safety field, created these new health requirements as part of its continuous efforts to improve the safety of our youth members and adult leadership.

The BSA also incorporated input and review from volunteer den leaders, Scoutmasters, council professionals, and additional staff who use the records to insure the health and safety of our participants.

The new policies, which affect high-adventure activities only – when travels take members more than 30 minutes from an accessible point – are the same as those the BSA has successfully used for a number of years at our high-adventure camps and do not restrict a person’s ability to volunteer in the Scouting program or participate in regular Scouting activities.

While the BSA realizes this policy may affect volunteers and leaders – those who make the Scouting movement what it is – our goal is to help ensure health and safety in all of our programs.

Health and Medical Record

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

 Texas Hunter Education Certification Class

The Canadian, Texas Chapter of the American Turkey Federation will be offering a Texas Hunter Education Certification class June 13 and 14.  Cost $5   For more details please call Larry Larson at 806-584-8518.

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.  

Shooting Sports Camp Flyer

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.

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!

Dilla’s Baseball Scout Night

Come join other Scouts for Club level seating, hotdog, drink and a great time at the Baseball Game!  After the Program Kickoff, why not hang around town and go to the game with us.  This a great way to spend some quality time with your family and make some new friends.  For more information, please see the flyer link below.

Dilla’s Baseball Flyer

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. Please click on the link below to access the volunteer form and submit it as soon as possible to the council office.

Volunteer Form

Attention Medical Personnel!!!!

Our Region’s Medical officer is looking for nurses, EMT’s and paramedics for the Southern Region medical staff at Jamboree.

If you are aware of good Scouters who fit these job categories and would like to attend the 2010 National Jamboree, please let us know by emailing Rob Hofmann (Robert.Hofmann@scouting.org) or David Baur (david.baur@scouting.org).

 Memorials and Tributes

From In  Memory  of
   
Royce & Stephanie  James Palesteen    Gething  Drum
Tom  &   Marci  Jones James  Finglerlos
Bill Gething James Edward  Nelage
   
Boone  Pickens Steve Sterquell
Jane Hader  
Royce  &  Stephanie  James  
Stan  Zoller  
Jack  & Christy  Miller  
Rex  Jones  
Jannis  O’Briant  
Custom  Gardens  

 

Eagle Scouts

J Blashall Team 79 GE
N Grant C 2087 FE
Niegos C-87 GE
J Owens T-47 QP
Ripperger T-94 GE

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Adobe Walls District Highlights- June 2009

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Monday, June 1, 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

June Calendar:

 10             Key Three Meeting

22-24        Borger Twilight Camp

29-July 1  MK Brown Day Camp

July Calendar:           

8             Key Three Meeting

23           District Committee Meeting

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.

District Committee

The Adobe Walls District Committee will not meet in the month of June but will resume regular meetings in July.  The next meeting will  Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Pampa.

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Golden Eagle District Highlights- June 2009

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Monday, June 1, 2009

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District Chairman:                          Greg Wynne, ynnerscircle@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

June Calendar:

4&5   Tiger Twilight Camp, Camp Don Harrington, 6:00 pm

10-13 Camp Tumbleweed Twilight Camp, Hereford

15-18 Cub Scout Day Camp, Camp Don Harrington

21-26 National Youth Leadership Training, Camp Don Harrington

July Calendar:

No District Events Scheduled

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, June 1, 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 June 4.

Eagle Project Reviews & Eagle Boards of Review

Adult troop leaders (not mothers, grandmothers, aunts, uncles, etc.) of Boy Scouts needing either Eagle Project Reviews or Eagle Boards of Review during June or July should contact Golden Eagle Advancement Chairman Gary Ries at 358-0552 to schedule them.

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Lone Wolf District Highlights- June 2009

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Monday, June 1, 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

June Calendar:

 5-7- Cub & Webelos Resident Camp, Camp M.K. Brown

5-7- Cub Resident Camp, Wolves & Bears only, Camp Don Harrington

7-13- Boy Scout Summer Camp Week 1, Camp M.K. Brown

12-14- Cub Resident Camp, Wolves & Bears only, Camp Don Harrington

14-20- Boy Scout Summer Camp Week 2, Camp M.K. Brown

19-21- Webelos Resident Camp, Camp Don Harrington

26-28- Webelos Resident Camp, Camp Don Harrington

July Calendar:

3-4- Scout Shop closed, Independence Day

10-12- Council Shooting Sports Camp

17-18- Dalhart Day Camp

Family Friends of Scouting

There’s still 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

Now that this school year is over, you should be signing your Cubs up 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 Kilian at 806-358-6500, or Steve Knollenberg at 580-651-2615.

Steve at Boy Scout Summer Camp

I will be at Camp M.K. Brown from May 31, 2009, through June 21, 2009, serving as Camp Director.  If you need to reach me please try my cell phone, 580-651-261, or contact Mario Perez or Bob Altman, at 806-358-6500.

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Quanah Parker District Highlights- June 2009

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Monday, June 1, 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

June Calendar:

 4 – 5 Tiger Twilight Camp, Camp Don Harrington, 6:00 pm

15 – 18 Cub Scout Day Camp, Camp Don Harrington

21 – 26 National Youth Leadership Training, Camp Don Harrington

29 – 7/1 City Park Camp

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.  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.

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 June 4

Local Scouter Earns Award

The Quanah Parker District is pleased to announce that Doris Williams and Katie Loyall have been awarded the Greatest Scouter Award by the District Leadership.  Doris and Katie have been working tirelessly to make Scouting better for our boys by putting together and providing programs and their involvement with various camps going on this summer.  When you see them around town, please take a moment to congratulate them for their efforts.

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Santa Fe District Highlights- June 2009

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Monday, June 1, 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

June Calendar:

No Scheduled meetings or events

July Calendar:

9-11 Memphis Day Camp Memphis, Texas

Memphis Day Camp

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

Early bird registration before June 19.

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

I will be at Boy Scout Summer camp from May 31st till June 20th.  I will have my cell phone with me, please call me for anything 806-679-4851.  I will have very limited access to emails.

 Happy Camping!!

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Venturing District Highlights- June 2009

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Monday, June 1, 2009

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

June- No Meetings/Trainings

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 venturing  or you are interested in firefighting, please contact Brad Drozell at 358-6500 or  brad.drozell@scouting.org

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