Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Golden Eagle District Highlights- April 2010

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Thursday, April 1, 2010


District Chairman:  Greg Wynne,

Amarillo/Canyon District Commissioner: Scott Hollabaugh,

Hereford Area District Commissioner: HS Fuller,

Hereford Area Program Aide:  Monica Vanzee,

District Executive: George Etier,

April Calendar:

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

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

8             District Committee & Commissioners Meeting, 6;00 PM, Council Service Center

10          BALOO Training; Camp Don Harrington

15          Eagle Board of Review

16-18   Centennial Camporee – Camp Don Harrington

May Calendar:

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

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

8             Outdoor Leader Training, Camp Don Harrington, 8:00 am

9             Mother’s Day

13           District Committee /Commissioners Mtg., 6:00 pm Council Service Center

15          Fishing Derby

20          Eagle Boards of Review

31          Memorial Day

 Amarillo-Area Roundtable

All scouting adult leaders are encouraged to attend 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. 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!

There are two training opportunities coming up in April and May.  On April 10th there will be a BALOO training at Camp Don Harrington, and on May 8th there will be an Outdoor Leader Skills Training at Camp Don Harrington as well.   For more information go to the Golden Spread website.

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 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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