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Lone Wolf District Highlights- October 2010

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Friday, October 1, 2010


District Chairman- Duwane Skipper-

District Commissioner- Bob Post-

Senior District Executive- Steve Knollenberg-

October Calendar:

2- Lone Wolf Golf Tournament, Sunset Hills GC, Guymon, OK.

9- District Training Day

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

16- JOTA, Jamboree On The Air, Guymon, OK.

22- Popcorn orders due at Council Service Center by 5 p.m.

November Calendar:

6- Popcorn pick up day in Dalhart, Perryton, and Guymon

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

20- District Banquet, Spearman, TX.

Leader meetings

There will be no adult leaders meetings, in October.  The next scheduled meetings will be in December.

Popcorn Sales

Our annual popcorn sales campaign underway.  Popcorn sales orders are due at the Council Service Center, in Amarillo, on Friday, October 22nd, by 5:00 p.m.  Popcorn pickup day will be Saturday, November 6th, and delivery points will be in Dalhart, Perryton and Guymon, again this year.  More information, forms and excellent sales resources can be found online at:

Our annual, council-wide Popcorn Sale is a great way to fund your unit’s program activities for the next year!  As you well know, it costs money to operate a unit and provide your scouts with quality, fun-filled program activities.  Quality program activities make it easier to recruit new members and their parents, and help you retain the members you already have.  Trails End popcorn is a quality product with national brand recognition, and outstanding promotional materials and recognition items.  It is the ‘gold standard’ for fund raising projects for Cubs, Boy Scouts and Venturers.  Please join us in this year’s sale; It’s simple, It’s fun and It’s profitable.

School Night for Scouting

Our District’s recruiting efforts for this year are still underway.  As you continue to sign up new scouts we need to make every effort to get their applications turned in quickly.  Recharter time is rapidly approaching and we want all the new boys & leaders entered into ScoutNet, before we do the production run of the recharter packets.  One of the benefits to you is that you won’t have to enter the new recruits yourself, during the online recharter process.

Unit Recharters

Unit recharter time is almost upon us.  All of our unit charters expire on December 31, 2010.  We need to have the rechartering process completed by December 15, 2010.  This allows our Council staff adequate time to correct any errors, or help you with online procedural questions.  We are utilizing online rechartering again this year.  This is our sixth year to do a portion of the recharter via the Internet.

What does your unit need to be doing to get ready?

  • Complete any applications for any new Scouts, or leaders, and submit them, along with the required registration and Boy’s Life fees, to the Council Office, now.  This will save you from having to manually enter new members and leaders during online rechartering.
  • All applications for membership need to be complete: all birthdays, Social Security numbers and drivers license numbers filled in, all signature blocks signed (this includes unit Committee Chair and Chartered Organization Head or Representative’s approval signatures for all adults, and Authorization for Background Check) and application dates.
  • Recruit/designate one adult leader from your unit to complete the online recharter portion of the process.
  • Remember, rechartering is not complete until all paperwork and fees have been received by the Council Office!

Please note that the National Council has raised the membership fee to $15, effective January 1, 2010.  Don’t forget about the $1 mandatory insurance fee for each paid adult and youth.  Recharter packets for your Unit will be distributed during the month of November.

District Award of Merit and Council Silver Beaver Award Nominations

Now is the time to be thinking about which of our fellow volunteer Scouters to honor with this year’s District Award of Merit, and the Council Silver Beaver Award.  These two honors are the highest awards that our District and our Council can bestow upon on our fellow Scouters, for service to youth.  Please take a moment and go here:

and here:  to review the qualifications for, and to download the appropriate nomination forms.  Nominations for the District Award of Merit are due to Steve no later than Monday, November 1, 2010.  Nominations for the Council Silver Beaver Award are due no later than December 15, 2010.

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