Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Lone Wolf District Highlights- April 2010

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Thursday, April 1, 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

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 Council Centennial Camporee

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

May Calendar:

1-2- Order of the Arrow Beaver Days, Camp M.K. Brown

4- Adult Leader meeting, Perryton, 7:00 p.m., FUMC, Perryton, TX.

6- Adult Leader meeting, Dalhart, 7:00 p.m., Central UMC, Dalhart, TX.

11- Adult Leader meeting, Guymon, 7:00 p.m., Victory Memorial UMC, Guymon, OK.

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

28- Order of the Arrow Unit elections end

29- Scout Shop closed

31-Council Service Center closed for Memorial Day

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 here: Training flyer for more information.

Family Friends of Scouting

It’s time to finalize 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.

Palo Duro Lake Cleanup

The District Committee is looking for a date to reschedule the Palo Duro Lake Cleanup.  We still want to have this worthwhile service project, before this summer, if at all possible.  Watch for a Constant Contact announcing the outcome of our planning.  This event is a great time for our district’s units to get together, complete a worthwhile service project that benefits the Palo Duro River Authority, and enjoy the fellowship of Scouting. 

Scouting for Food

No blizzard this year; just 50 mile per hour winds, and rain in some locations, on collection day.  Through your efforts, 3,619 pounds of food was collected across our District, for our local food pantries!  This food will help our neighbors, who need assistance in feeding their families.  The largest collection occurred in Perryton, where Pack 256 and Troop 256 collected 750 pounds of food.

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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