Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Lone Wolf District Highlights- March 2010

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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District Chairman- Duwane Skipper- duwaneskipper@yahoo.com

District Commissioner- Bob Post- postbob@allegiance.tv

District Executive- Steve Knollenberg- stevek.bsa@gmail.com

March Calendar:

2- Perryton Adult Leaders meeting, 7:00 p.m., FUMC, Perryton, TX.

4- Dalhart Adult Leaders meeting, 7:00 p.m., CUMC, Dalhart, TX.

6- Boy Scout Leader Specific Training, location TBA.

9- Guymon Adult Leaders meeting, 7:00 p.m., VMUMC, Guymon, OK.

11- District Committee & Commissioners meeting, 7:00 p.m., FUMC, Spearman, TX.

19-21- Palo Duro Lake clean-up, Palo Duro Reservoir, Spearman, TX.

April Calendar:

2- Council Service Center closed

3-4- Scout Shop closed

8- District Committee & Commissioners meeting, 7:00 p.m., FUMC, Spearman, TX.

16-18 Spring Merit Badge Camp

17- District Pinewood Derby

23-25- Boy Scout Leader Outdoor Skills Course, Palo Duro Reservoir, Spearman, TX.

Congratulations to Bob Post

Please join me in congratulating Bob Post, currently serving as our District Commissioner, for being awarded the Silver Beaver Award.  Bob was honored for his many years of service to youth, at the 2010 Council Eagle and Silver Beaver reception, held on February 7th.

Family Friends of Scouting

It’s time to schedule your unit’s Family Friends of Scouting presentation.  Without this financial support from our leaders and our scouting families, the Golden Spread Council would not be able to provide the quality programs, training and facilities you expect, for our scouts.  Plan on having a Family Friends of Scouting presentation at your next pack meeting, Pinewood Derby, Blue & Gold Banquet, or troop court of honor.  Call Steve Knollenberg at 580-651-2615, or Audrey House at 580-652-2085, to schedule a presentation that is convenient for your unit.

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training

Every Scout deserves a trained leader!  This training is scheduled for Saturday, March 6, 2010.  It will be held at the Victory Memorial United Methodist Church, 6th & Roosevelt Streets, Guymon, Oklahoma.  Registration is at 8:30 a.m., training begins at 9:00 a.m.  This training is for all currently registered Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, and anyone who may cross over into one of these positions, from Cub Scouting.

The Centennial Quality Unit standards for 2010 will require that we increase the number of fully trained Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, for our troops.  To prepare for this upcoming Boy Scout Leader specific training, click here Online Training and complete the Youth Protection Training, This is Scouting, and Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Training.  Click here LW Boy Scout Leader Training, to view the activity flyer.

Palo Duro Lake Cleanup

The annual Palo Duro Lake cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, March 20, 2009, near Spearman, Texas.  This event is a great time for our district’s units to get together, complete a worthwhile service project and enjoy the fellowship of Scouting. 

Normally, troops camp out for the weekend and packs attend for the day.  Packs are welcome to camp out, as long as BSA Family Camping guidelines are followed.  This is a great way for our Cubs to get to see what the “big boys” do, in Boy Scouts.  Click here: Lake Clean-up info to view the activity flyer and sign up.  Please contact Richard Nowlin at rcnowlin@valornet.com, (806-658-4839) or Steve Knollenberg, stevek.bsa@gmail.com (580-651-2615) for more information.

Scouting for Food

Our annual Council Good Turn service project, “Scouting for Food”, has been scheduled for March 27, 2010.  Hopefully, there will not be a blizzard this year!  This is a coordinated, Council-wide, one day service project to give back to our communities.  All Cub Packs, Boy Scout Troops & Venturing Crews are expected to participate.  There will be council-wide publicity for this event, specifying Saturday, March 27th, as the collection day.  More information will be available at the March 2010 adult leader meetings.  Click on this link: Scouting for Food info & resources for more information and to download Program planning guides to use in your meetings, prior to the event.  These educational planning guides are great helps in educating our Scouts in why we do Scouting for Food, as a Council-wide service project.

Boy Scout Outdoor Leader Skills Training

Boy Scout Leader Outdoor Skills Training is being offered on April 23rd through the 25th , 2010.  Cost is $30 (to cover food & supplies).  Check in begins at 6 p.m., Friday evening.  There will be an orientation meeting and course activities in the evening.  The course will run from 7 p.m. on Friday until 12 noon on Sunday.  Location: Palo Duro Reservoir, Spearman, Texas.  This training is for all registered Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters and Cub leaders who will be moving up into a Boy Scout Troop, with their sons.  This is outdoor skills training, so you will be camping out for two nights.  Please prepare accordingly.  Registration will be limited to the first 20 leaders to pay their fees.  Reserve your spot now!  Go to the Council activities page for more information.

Order of the Arrow Unit Elections

All Scoutmasters should be reviewing their Troop records to identify which youth members are eligible for election into the Order of the Arrow, this spring.  To be eligible, the youth needs to be at least a First Class Scout and have completed fifteen days and nights of camping in the last two calendar years, including one, but not more than one, long-term camp of 5, or 6 nights.  The remaining 9 or 10 nights must consist of overnight, weekend, or other short-term camping.  “Cabin camping”, does not count.  Chapter Unit election coordinators will be contacting each Scoutmaster, to schedule an election for Troops that have eligible candidates.  A Troop may not conduct its own election!

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