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Quanah Parker District Highlights- September 2009

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Tuesday, September 1, 2009


 District Chairperson – KC Hamill-   (806) 570-3744 (cell)

 District Commissioner – Jim Paslay-

District Executive – Hector Baldiviezo-

(806) 341-2838 (cell) or  (806) 358-6500 (office)

September Calendar:

 3 – Adult Leader Roundtable

 10 – District Committee Meeting

 10 – Commissioner Meeting

 12 – Popcorn Kick-Off

 17 – Eagle Board Review

 26 – Trailblazer Day

 26 – BALOO Outdoor Training

 Amarillo-Area Roundtable

Roundtable kicks off on Thursday, September 3rd at 7 pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church at 4100 S Coulter. The church is located on the west side of Coulter between 34th and 45th.  Roundtable is for all adult leaders!  Come and get to know your fellow Tiger Cub Den Leaders, Cub Scout Den Leaders, Webelos Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Pack Committee members, Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Troop Committee members, etc.  Come to not only learn about what’s going on in Scouting in Amarillo, Dumas, Cactus and Sunray – but to share your Ideas and Positive Experiences in Scouting!  The Roundtable Staff have got an exciting year planned.

Also, all Quanah Parker Cub Scout leaders should already have a date when you want your Boy Talks and School Nights to take place!!  After Roundtable, we would like to have as many dates as possible, so we could start contacting the schools and scheduling these dates accordingly. Our goal is to be done with School Nights by October 1st. The longer you wait, fewer kids you’ll get to recruit.

District Committee & Commissioner Meeting

Both meetings are on Thursday, September 10th. District Committee meeting is at 5:30 pm at the Scout Office and the Commissioner meeting is right after.

We are rebuilding our District Committee and bringing on board more candidates for the remaining vacant chairs. This meeting will be more of a planning meeting, so everybody is on the same page and know his/her responsibilities within the Quanah Parker District. Our goal is to have a strong committee working and servicing all the units, and a strong district as a result of our efforts.

Popcorn Kick-Off

Popcorn Kick-Off luncheon is on September 12th (only 12 days from today!!) All units have to summit you commitment cards as soon as possible, and plan on attending this event for more information and help regarding popcorn sales. Units committed so far are PACK 09, 47, 63, 701, and only TROOP 29. Great job guys, keep it up!! The rest, please do so right away!!

For more information call Gemma or Robert Michell at (806) 373-2143

Eagle Project Reviews & Eagle Boards of Review

Adult troop leaders of Boy Scouts needing either Eagle Project Reviews or Eagle Boards of Review should contact Quanah Parker District Advancement Chairman, Karen Berryman at (806) 671-0247 to schedule them.

It’s time to get outdoors!

Cub Scout Trailblazer Day on Saturday, September 26th, is a fun event for Cub Scouts, especially Tigers, Wolves and Bears.  It starts at 9 am on Saturday and finishes by 4:00 pm.  Scouts will learn about America’s great outdoor heritage with demonstrations of shooting sports, wild game calling, hunting dog training, bows and arrows, fishing, trapping and much more. Make plans now for your scouts to attend.  On the weekend of October 9-11, there will be an Adobe Walls District Camporee at Camp MKBrown.  All Council Webelos Dens and Boy Scout Troops are invited to participate.  The Golden Eagle/Quanah Parker District Camporee scheduled for the same weekend has been moved to coincide with Spring Camp on April 16-18 at Camp Don Harrington.

Every scout deserves a trained adult leader!

To complete Adult Basic Training, Cub Scout adult leaders (all positions) attend Cub Scout Leader Specific Training and Boy Scout Scoutmasters or Assistant Scoutmasters attend Boy Scout SM & ASM Training.  These training sessions will be offered at the Council Office on Saturday, August 29.  Cub Scout Leader Specific Training starts at 9 am and is finished by noon.  Boy Scout SM & ASM Training starts at 9 am and is finished by 4 pm.

BALOO Training for Cub Scout leaders will be offered in conjunction with the Cub Scout Trailblazer Day at Camp Don Harrington on September 26 (9:00 am-4:00 pm).  For more information and registration forms, click on links above.

For more information call Quanah Parker’s Cub Scout Training Chair, Erica Smith at (806) 676-3647 and KC Hamill at (806) 570-3744 for BALOO Training.

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