Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Golden Eagle District Highlights- November 2009

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Monday, November 2, 2009

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District Chairman:  Greg Wynne, wynnerscircle@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

November Calendar:

5          Roundtable, 7:00 PM, St. Thomas Catholic Church

            Eagle Project Reviews, 6:30 PM, St. Thomas Catholic Church

11        Cub Scout Leader Specific Training, 6:00 P.M., Council Service Center

12        District Committee & Commissioners Meeting, 5:30 PM, Council Service Center

19        Eagle Scout Boards of Review, Council Service Center, 6:30 pm

December Calendar:

3          Roundtable, 7:00 PM, St. Thomas Catholic Church

            Eagle Project Reviews, 6:30 PM, St. Thomas Catholic Church

5          Cub Scout Leader Specific Training, 9:00 A.M., Council Service Center

11        District Committee & Commissioners Meeting, 5:30 PM, Council Service Center

17        Eagle Scout Boards of Review, Council Service Center, 6:30 pm

Amarillo-Area Roundtable

All scouting adult leaders need to come to Roundtable.  We meet the 1st Thursday of each month 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.  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 – but to share your ideas (and maybe win a neat door prize)!

Every Scout Deserves a Trained Adult Leader!

To complete Cub Scout Adult Basic Training, Cub Scout adult leaders (all positions) must attend a Cub Scout Leader Specific Training session. Upcoming training sessions are scheduled on Wednesday, November 11 (6:00 pm) and Saturday, December 5 (9:00 am) at the Council Service Center in Amarillo.  In addition, if the adult leaders in your pack can get together for 2-2.5 hours at a time convenient for them, we will come to you!  Just contact Doug Bergman.

Recharters, Recharters, Recharters!

Recharter packets are being distributed, starting at the November Roundtable (November 5, 7:00 pm, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church).  The most important piece of information in that packet is your unit’s ID number and password to get on-line.  This year we’re aiming to get everything finished up by December 15!  If your pack has everything turned in (including all applications and recharter papers with proper signatures, fees and Centennial Quality Award forms) by December 15, the Council will pay for your insurance ($1 for each youth and adult member in your unit).  Remember, it’s a lot easier to let Stephen do your data entry, so be sure you have all your scouts and adult leaders registered before you start the on-line process.

Veterans Day Parade

Mark your calendar for November 7!  Line up starts at 9:00 a.m. and the parade starts at 10:00 a.m.  The parade begins at 11th and Polk Street and ends at 5th and Pierce in downtown Amarillo.  Check-out information and register at Welcome to the Amarillo Texas Veterans Day Parade.

Centennial Quality Unit Awards

Remember-units do not have to wait to submit Centennial Quality Unit Award forms with their recharters! Information about the Centennial Quality Unit Award program, and a link to the form, can be found at http://www.goldenspread.org/QualityUnit/QualityUnit.htm.  The application for the award can be forwarded to the Scout Office anytime after October 31st, but must be received by December 31st for consideration.

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 Golden Eagle Advancement Chairman Gary Ries at 358-0552 to schedule them.  Eagle Project Reviews are conducted on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm in conjunction with Roundtable at St. Thomas Catholic Church.  Eagle Boards of Review are conducted on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Scout Office.

District Award of Merit

Nominations for the 2010 Golden Eagle District Award of Merit will be accepted now through the January Roundtable (Thursday, January 7th).  Award applications can be obtained from the Council Office or downloaded from http://www.goldenspread.org/Forms/District%20Award%20of%20Merit.pdf .  Recipients will be honored at the February 2010 Roundtable (Thursday, February 4th) and the Council Reception (Sunday, February 7th).

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