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Quanah Parker District Highlights- January 2010

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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District Chairperson – KC Hamill- Kc.hamill@goHastings.com             (806) 570-3744 (cell)

District Commissioner – Jim Paslay- pazztone@yahoo.com                    (806) 640-4537 (cell)

District Executive – Hector Baldiviezo- hector.baldiviezo@scouting.org(806) 341-2838 (cell) or (806) 358-6500 (office)

January Calendar:

 7 – Adult Leader Roundtable

14 – District Committee Meeting

14 – Commissioner Meeting

21 – Eagle Board of Review

February Calendar:

3 – CS Leader Specific Training

4 – Adult Leader Roundtable

11 – District Committee Meeting

11 – Commissioner Meeting

18 – Eagle Board of Review

District Roundtable

Roundtable is this Thursday, January 7th (1st Thursday of every month) at 7 pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church at 4100 S Coulter. Roundtable is for all adult leaders!  If you are a new adult leader, we really encourage you to come. 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 not only to learn about what’s going on in Scouting in Amarillo, Dumas, Cactus and Sunray – but to share your Ideas and Positive Experiences in Scouting!  Every month the Roundtable Staff have an exciting meeting planned.

District Committee & Commissioner Meeting

Both meetings are on Thursday, January 14th at the Scout Office. The District Committee Meeting is at 6:00 pm, and the Commissioner meeting is right after. This is a new year for the Quanah Parker District; let’s start working on our goals for 2010!

Past Due Recharters!

There are still some Quanah Parker units out there who have not done their recharters yet! There some others who have submitted theirs electronically, but haven’t turned in their paperwork yet. Please, it is really important that recharters are finished as soon as possible. If you are one of these units, so far you are on the list for Units Dropping. Let’s get all your parents and boys register again, so they can enjoy Scouting and be part of our program for this centennial.

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 upcoming training session is scheduled on Wednesday, February 3rd at 6:00 PM and it will be held at the Scout Office 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 at 806-622-5170, and let her know!!

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

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 this money to be able do all 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 Quanah Parker District in making the same commitment.  Contact Joni Mickna (674-7040 or sjmickna@sbcglobal.net) to schedule your unit’s Family Friends of Scouting presentation.

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).

2009 Silver Beaver Recipient!!!

For those who don’t know, The Silver Beaver Award is the highest council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it.

The Quanah Parker District is please to announce the 2009 Silver Beaver Award recipient is Alan Alexander, Scoutmaster from Troop 199 in Dumas, TX. On behalf of the Quanah Parker District and Golden Spread council, CONGRATULATIONS! If you see Alan, please don’t hesitate to congratulate him for his hard work during all these years.

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