Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Golden Eagle District Highlights- January 2010

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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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

January Calendar:

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

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

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

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

February Calendar:

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

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

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

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

18        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. The next training session is scheduled for Wednesday, February 4 (6:00 pm) 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 Katie Loyall (622-5170).

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 beginning of 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).

Congratulations-Golden Eagle District is Quality

Congratulations one and all!.  As of Friday, December 15th, the Golden Eagle District (and the Golden Spread Council) had met all of its membership, finance and manpower goals to be a 2009 Centennial Quality District and Council.  In addition, the Golden Eagle District is in the process of rechartering (and not dropping) more units this year than in any of the past 3 years.

If you have not heard, I have taken a promotion and will be headed to the Cimarron Council (Enid, OK) as their Field Director.  I will be taking what you all have taught me here and using it to inspire the field staff there to better serve the youth of northcentral and northwestern Oklahoma.  I will continue to count you all as friends wherever scouting takes me.

George Etier, the Golden Spread Council District Executive presently serving the Adobe Walls (Pampa) District will be moving to Amarillo as the new Golden Eagle District Executive.  He and I will be working together the first two weeks in January to insure a seamless transition.  I start my job in Enid on Saturday, January 16th.  George will attend the January 7th Roundtable meeting to start to get to know you all.  It has been a pleasure knowing and working with you all.  I know that the Golden Eagle District will continue to grow and continue to serve the youth of Amarillo and points west!

Family Friends of Scouting

The Golden Spread Council will invest almost $1.5 million in the youth of the panhandle of Texas again this year.  85% of these funds go to directly support Cub Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venture Crews (as well as Learning for Life Groups and Posts) with quality personnel (Scout professionals, office support staff, scout shop staff and camp rangers) and all aspects of the program your unit enjoys (camp property, camping programs, district activities, training, recognition items, etc.) . The Golden Spread Council will invest over $135 per youth member to provide quality Scouting again this year. 

The greatest percentage (36%) of monies to do this comes from direct donations from our “Friends of Scouting” (FOS).  Without this direct support from individuals in our community and our scouting family (adult leaders, parents, and yes, professional staff), the scouts in your pack, troop, crew or post would not have access to the quality programs that they do.

Now is the time to make arrangements for a Family Friends of Scouting presentation at your next Pack Meeting, Blue & Gold Banquet or Boy Scout Court of Honor.  It only takes 15-20 minutes to invite the parents and adult leaders of your unit to join their friends in the Golden Eagle District in making the same commitment.  Contact George Etier (358-6500 or getier@bsamail.org) to schedule your unit’s Family Friends of Scouting presentation.

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