Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Quanah Parker District Highlights- April 2010

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Thursday, April 1, 2010


District Chairperson – KC Hamill-  (806) 570-3744 (cell)

District Commissioner – Katie Loyall               (806) 220-9693 (cell)

District Executive – Hector Baldiviezo- (806) 358-6500 (office)

April Calendar:

1  Adult Leader Roundtable

8  District Committee Meeting

8  District Committee Meeting

10 BALOO Training

15 Eagle Board of Review

May Calendar:

6  Adult Leader Roundtable

13  District Committee Meeting

13  Commissioner Meeting

15  Fishing Derby

20  Eagle Board of Review

District Roundtable

Roundtable is this Thursday, April 1st 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; and share your experiences.

VERY IMPORTANT!If you did not sign up your Unit for the Council Camporee before the deadline, Thursday April 1st at 5:00 PM; you still have a couple more hours because Roundtable is your last chance to register!! After Thursday there will be no exceptions!!

District Committee & Commissioner Meeting

Both meetings are on Thursday, April 8th at the Scout Office. The District Committee Meeting is at 6:00 pm, and the Commissioner meeting is right after. It is very exciting to see that the Quanah Parker District Committee keeps growing, and it is ready to work and serve the youth in our community.

Every Scout Deserves a Trained Adult Leader!

Very soon any unit that does not have trained adult leaders will not be able to rechart. 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 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 806-220-9693 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!!

BALOO Training

Are you a new (or experienced) Cub Scout leader with a desire to plan and carry out an exciting outdoor experience for your Cub Scout pack; but you have very limited camping experience?  Then this course is just for you!  You will learn the focus of Cub Scout-level outdoor program, acquire the skills to plan and carry out a successful overnight activity; and increase your knowledge of the resources available to you. BALOO training will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Scout Office. The cost is $5.00 per person and this fee will cover materials and lunch on day of training.

Pre-registration is required.  For more information contact KC Hamill at 356-7620 or or the Scout Office (358-6500).

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 to schedule your unit’s Family Friends of Scouting presentation.

District Pinewood Derby

The Quanah Parker District wants to thank all the units that participated of our District Pinewood Derby this past Saturday. We not only worked towards a good cause, like Scouting For Food, but we also got to have a lot of fun racing our Pinewood Derby cars. Congratulations to all the winners!! Next year we will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place of every unit; come to race their cars and compete for the QP District Championship.

Fishing Derby

Family fishing opportunity for Cub Scouts! Enjoy fishing, food and fun contests.  This information will be sent to Cubmasters and Den Leaders, and flyers will be passed around at Roundtable.  Please share this information with the parents in your Pack. There will be prizes awarded for 1st Fish, Longest Fish, Heaviest Fish, Smallest Fish, etc.  Lunch is served before awards ceremony!

This event will be on Saturday, May 15, from 9 am to 1 pm at Martin Road Park located on NE 15th & Martin Road. Fee is $7 per scout and includes patch and hotdog lunch.  Fee for adult leaders; parents and siblings is $3 for hotdog lunch. Pre-Registration is required! Participants registering on or before Monday, May 10, will receive their patch at the Fishing Derby.

For questions or more information about this event, please contact: Barbara Lafferty at 671-0965 or . Or Hector Baldiviezo (358-6500,

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