Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Quanah Parker District Highlights- February 2010

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Monday, February 1, 2010

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

District Commissioner – Katie Loyall  jamesloyall@sbcglobal.net               (806) 220-9693 (cell)

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

February Calendar:

3 – CS Leader Specific Training

4 – Adult Leader Roundtable

11 – District Committee Meeting

11 – Commissioner Meeting

18 – Eagle Board of Review

March Calendar:

4 – Adult Leader Roundtable

11 – District Committee Meeting

11 – Commissioner Meeting

District Roundtable

Roundtable is this Thursday, February 4th (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, February 11th at the Scout Office. The District Committee Meeting is at 6:00 pm, and the Commissioner meeting is right after. 2010 will be a great year for the Quanah Parker District!!

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 

The February Roundtable (Thursday, February 4th) will be a Potluck Dinner where the District Awards of Merit will be presented.  The meat and the drinks will be provided, and you are asked to bring your favorite side dish (salad, vegetable, bread or dessert).  Come and join the fun and celebrate with your fellow Scouters!

 2009 Silver Beaver Recipient!!!

The 2010 Silver Beaver & Eagle Scout Reception will be Sunday, February 7, 2010. The reception starts at 2:00 PM at St. Thomas Church (4100 Coulter St.).

 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!

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