Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Lone Wolf District Highlights- October 2009

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Thursday, October 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

October Calendar:

2-4- Wood Badge Training, Weekend #2

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

9-11- LW District Fall Camporee, Palo Duro Reservoir, Spearman, TX.

17- Jamboree on the Air, Adult Leader Training, District planning conference, Perryton, TX.

17- Spook O Ree, Camp Don Harrington, Amarillo

23- Popcorn sale ends, orders due in Council Service Center

24- Spook O Ree, Camp Don Harrington, Amarillo

24- Spook O Ree, Camp M.K. Brown, Mobeetie, TX.

November Calendar:

7- Popcorn pickup in Dalhart, Perryton and Guymon

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

14- Cub Scout leaders Pow Wow, Amarillo, TX.

14- O.A. Lodge Conclave

21- District Recognition Banquet

25- Scout Service Center closes at noon

26-28- Scout Service Center closed for Thanksgiving

Popcorn Sales

Our annual popcorn sales campaign underway.  Popcorn sales orders are due at the Council Service Center, in Amarillo, on Friday, October 23rd, by 5:00 p.m.  Popcorn pickup day will be Saturday, November 7th, and delivery points will be in Dalhart, Perryton and Guymon, again this year.  More information, forms and excellent sales resources can be found online at: http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Popcorn/Popcorn.htm

Our annual, council-wide Popcorn Sale is a great way to fund your unit’s program activities for the next year!  As you well know, it costs money to operate a unit and provide your scouts with quality, fun-filled program activities.  Quality program activities make it easier to recruit new members and their parents, and help you retain the members you already have.  Trails End popcorn is a quality product with national brand recognition, and outstanding promotional materials and recognition items.  It is the ‘gold standard’ for fund raising projects for Cubs, Boy Scouts and Venturers.  Please join us in this year’s sale; It’s simple, It’s fun and It’s profitable.

School Night for Scouting

Our District’s recruiting efforts for this year are still underway.  As you continue to sign up new scouts we need to make every effort to get their applications turned in quickly.  Recharter time is rapidly approaching and we want all the new boys & leaders entered into ScoutNet, before we do the production run of the recharter packets.  One of the benefits to you is that you won’t have to enter the new recruits yourself, during the online recharter process.

2009 District Boy Scout Camporee

Mark your calendars and make you troop’s plans to attend the 2009 Fall Camporee!  This Camporee is for all Boy Scout units in the Golden Spread Council.  Webelos dens are encouraged to attend for the day on Saturday, as guests of the Lone Wolf District Committee.  This fall’s Camporee is scheduled for October 9-11, 2009, at Palo Duro Lake, north of Spearman, TX.  Click on the hyperlink for more information and to sign up!  http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Forms/LWCamporeeFall2009.pdf

Lone Wolf “Super Saturday” is October 17th

The District Committee and Commissioners have been working very hard and are proud to announce “Lone Wolf Super Saturday”!  Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Lone Wolf Super Saturday events on Saturday, October 17, 2009, in Perryton, Texas.  On the schedule for this busy day: the 52nd annual Jamboree on the Air and the annual Jamboree on the Internet activities for our boys.  On tap for the adults: Cub Scout Leader Training and Boy Scout Leader Training.  To close out the day, the Lone Wolf District Planning Conference.  This is a round table forum where unit leaders present and the District Committee and Commissioners will plan our district’s activities, for the next year.  There will also be an opportunity to take the Amateur Radio Technician License test, at the end of the day.  Look for more details in an upcoming Constant Contact e-mail!

Unit Recharters

Unit recharter time is almost upon us.  All of our unit charters expire on December 31, 2009.  We need to have the rechartering process completed by December 15, 2009.  This allows our Council staff adequate time to correct any errors, or help you with online procedural questions.  We are utilizing online rechartering again this year.  This is our fifth year to do a portion of the recharter via the Internet.

What does your unit need to be doing to get ready?

  • Complete any applications for any new Scouts, or leaders, and submit them, along with the required registration and Boy’s Life fees, to the Council Office, now.  This will save you from having to manually enter new members and leaders during online rechartering.
  • All applications for membership need to be complete: all birthdays, Social Security numbers and drivers license numbers filled in, all signature blocks signed (this includes unit Committee Chair and Chartered Organization Head or Representative’s approval signatures for all adults, and Authorization for Background Check) and application dates.
  • Recruit/designate one adult leader from your unit to complete the online recharter portion of the process.
  • Remember, rechartering is not complete until all paperwork and fees have been received by the Council Office!

Please note that the National Council has raised the membership fee to $15, from the current $10, effective January 1, 2010.  January 1st is the date our new charters become effective, so you will need to pay the new $15 per person fee when you recharter.  Recharter packets for your Unit will be distributed during the month of November.

District Award of Merit and Council Silver Beaver Award Nominations

Now is the time to be thinking about which of our fellow volunteer Scouters to honor with this year’s District Award of Merit, and the Council Silver Beaver Award.  These two honors are the highest awards that our District and our Council can bestow upon on our fellow Scouters, for service to youth.  Please take a moment and go here:  http://www.goldenspread.org/Forms/District%20Award%20of%20Merit.pdf

and here:  http://www.goldenspread.org/Forms/silver%20beaver.pdf  to review the qualifications for, and to download the appropriate nomination forms.  Nominations for the District Award of Merit are due to Steve no later than Monday, November 2, 2009.  Nominations for the Council Silver Beaver Award are due no later than December 15, 2009.

BALOO Training

Congratulations to Terri Kopel and Lisa Bergman, who completed their BALOO training!  They are planning a great family campout for their Cub Pack.  For information on what you need to do to take you Pack camping, please contact Steve at 580-651-2615.

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