Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Santa Fe District Highlights- February 2010

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Monday, February 1, 2010

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District Chairperson– LH Webb-  sevencross@hughes.net

District Commissioner– Michael Stavenhagen-  mstavenhagen57@aol.com

District Executive– Gaylyne Manns- gmannsbsa@gmail.com

February

 7 – Scout Sunday/Council Reception Amarillo

8 – Adult Recognition Dinner – Place TBA

March

9 –  Quarterly Round Table

20-  Baloo Training

District Banquet

Our District Adult Recognition Banquet will be on Monday February 8th at 6:30 pm at the Hedley Lyons Club in down town Hedley.  Please RSVP by February 4th 2010.  Congratulations to George Hall from T433 in Clarendon for receiving the District Award of Merit, which will be awarded to him at the Banquet.

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  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  would not have access to the quality programs that they do.

If you have not done so, 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 8 to 10 minutes to invite the parents and adult leaders of your unit to join their friends in the Santa Fe District in making the same commitment. 

Scouting For Food

March 27th, 2010.  We suggest you collect non-perishable food items from your chosen neighborhood between the hours of 9am to 1:30pm.  We want to increase our food collections this year so it’s important you participate.  Collection bags will be available at our Roundtable in March.  Please make sure someone attends from your unit.  We will also have Activity Workbooks for leaders to use at meetings to help Scouts understand the hunger problems in our areas.  Here is the link for Scouting for Food on our Web Site

http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/ScoutingForFood/ScoutingForFood.htm

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