Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Quanah Parker District Highlights- March 2010

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Tuesday, March 2, 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)

March Calendar:

4 – Adult Leader Roundtable

11 – District Committee Meeting

11 – Commissioner Meeting

27 – District Pinewood Derby

April Calendar:

1 – Adult Leader Roundtable

8 – District Committee Meeting

8 – District Committee Meeting

10 – BALOO Training

15 – Eagle Board of Review

District Roundtable

Roundtable is this Thursday, March 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.

Very Important!We encourage all of you to come. At this Roundtable, units will sign up to participate in Scouting for Food, will be assigned to their respective areas where they will be collecting food, and will get all bags you need for this event.

District Committee & Commissioner Meeting

Both meetings are on Thursday, March 11th at the Scout Office. The District Committee Meeting is at 6:00 pm, and the Commissioner meeting is right after. We are very excited about this year; not only is the Boy Scouts 100 Year Anniversary, but we also have a very busy and fun year ahead.

Every Scout Deserves a Trained Adult Leader!

Very soon any unit that does not have trained adult leaders will not be able to recharter. When you are trained it makes it a lot easier for you to get involved and do things right; and the boys get a better program and a better experience. Therefore this 2010, the Golden Spread Council’s goal is to have 100% leaders trained in all districts. If your unit has changed Cubmaster or Scoutmaster, or has new parents involved in it; they should get training right away. All the necessary training is on-line at https://myscouting.scouting.org/. If you need your Scouting ID in order to log in, please feel free to contact the Scout Office at (806) 358-6500 and ask any of the staff. Also, there will be additional training during the year so pay attention for dates and sign up. If for some reason you and your leaders cannot come to training, call Katie Loyall at 806-622-5170 and let her know. Katie along with the QP Unit Commissioners will come to you and train everybody. Don’t let this drag for too long, get TRAINED!!

 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 2009 District Award of Merit recipients for the Quanah Parker District are Katie Loyall, Doris Williams, and Jared Read. Thank you for everything you do for Scouting in this community!! This is a little appreciation for all your involvement, commitment and hard work you put into Scouting. THANK YOU!

District Pinewood Derby

Our District Pinewood Derby will be the same day for Scouting for Food (if you have not signed up for Scouting for Food, please do so right away). This event will be at the Kwahadi Kiva Museum on I-40 East (Airport Exit). The Weigh-In begins at 12:00 PM (noon) and the race at 1:00 PM.

There is an entrance fee of two (2) cans of food per racing car. All the food collected will go in addition to what the units in the Quanah Parker District collected in the morning. This is our biggest service project of the year; therefore the District wants to collect a large amount of food to help the needy. These are tough times for many people out there, and they need our help. For more information, please contact Gemma Mitchell at (806) 282-8296.

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