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Golden Eagle District Highlights- March 2010

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Tuesday, March 2, 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: George Etier, getier@bsamail.org

March Calendar:

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

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

 6          Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader Specific Training, 9:00 AM,

              Council Service Center

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

              Service Center

27        Scouting for Food

April Calendar:

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

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

8             District Committee & Commissioners Meeting, 5:30 PM, Council 

                Service Center

15          Eagle Board of Review

16-18    Centennial Camporee – Camp Don Harrington

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. At the March 4th meeting, we will have maps and bags for the Scouting for Food Drive on March 27th.   Every unit should have a representative at the Roundtable to receive this information and show your commitment to this Good Turn for our community. 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 leaders (all positions) must attend a Cub Scout Leader Specific Training session, Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters must attend a Scoutmaster Specific Training session. The next training session is scheduled for Saturday, March 6th (9:00 am) at the Council Service Center in Amarillo. The Cub Scout Leader course is from 9-12 and the Boy Scout Leader Specific is from 9am-4pm, with a cost of $5.00 for lunch. Please contact the Scout Service Center at 358-6500 to register.  Registration Deadline is Tuesday, March 2, 2010.

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 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 george.etier@scouting.org to schedule your unit’s Family Friends of Scouting presentation.

Centennial Camporee

April 16th -18th, 2010, Camp Don Harrington.   You don’t want to miss this one!  Check out  the info on the Golden Spread Council website.   There will be something for everyone, from the youngest Tiger Cub to the oldest Scouter.

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