Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Council Highlights- November 2010

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Monday, November 1, 2010

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Youth Protection Training BSA Policy Change

To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exists today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies.

Effective June 1, 2010, the following YPT policy took affect:

1.  YPT is required for all registered leaders.

2.  New Leaders are required to take YPT before they submit their application for registration.  The certificate of completion  must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.

3.  YPT must be taken every two years.  If a volunteer’s YPT record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteers will not be registered.

To ensure these policies are fully implemented, please take the following steps:

* If you have not taken YPT within the last two years, log on to www.myscouting.org and take the training.  You will need your membership number located on your BSA Membership Card.  Call the Scout office if you don’t have it.

*If you have taken YPT on-line but did not input your membership number, log back on to the Training section of www.myscouting.org and input your member ID so the training will be linked with your records.

*  If you have taken YPT within the past two years but did not take it online, log in to www.myscouting.org to ensure your records are up to date, or contact the Scout Office and have us verify that your YPT records are accurate.

*  Finally, please share this information with all of your registered adults.

Youth Protection Training is available online at http://scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx

Are you a Trained Leader? 

The BSA has mandated that each Council has 100 percent of its Top Leaders~~ Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, and Venture Crew Leader~~ fully trained.  We will be offering many training opportunities to get you trained and all those dates are on the Council Calendar and on the Training page on our web site.  What we have found however, is that many leaders do not have the basic training which includes Youth Protection (good for two years only), Fast Start, and This is Scouting all which can be done on-line in the comfort of your home.  All you need is your BSA membership Card (you will need the ID number) and a computer with Internet.  If you know someone who needs the training and doesn’t have a computer or internet access, let them know we have set up a computer at the Scout Office to be used by any volunteer who needs to take on-line course.  If you can’t locate your card, please call the office at 806-358-6500 and Stephen can give you your ID number.  Please take care of your training requirements now.  Remember that “Every Boy Deserves a Trained Leader”-are you a Trained Leader? 

On-Line Training Link 

2010 Popcorn Sale News

To the 100+Golden Spread Council Packs, Troops, and Crews that participated in this year’s Trails-End Popcorn Sale:

Thank you and Congratulations on another great sale!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND KEY DATES

All popcorn must be picked up by popcorn selling units on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at the following locations:

Lone Wolf District                  Frontier Fuel-1021 E.10th St. Dalhart

                                                              The Lumber Mart-1401 N. Main, Guymon

                                                              Bartlett’s Ace Lumber-2 S. Ash, Perryton

Please call Steve Knollenberg at 580-651-2615 to schedule your pick up location and time.

Adobe Walls District            A & T Yard Service-1331 S. Hobart, Pampa

Please call Jim Anderson at 806-664-3085 to schedule your pick up time.

Santa Fe District                    Lee’s Feed and Seed-713 N. Noel, Memphis

Please call Gaylyne at 806-207-0037 to schedule your pick up time.

Golden Eagle and Quanah Parker Districts           Arctic Glacier Ice -505 W. 47th Street, Amarillo

Please call George Etier or Pablo Rueda at 358-6500 to schedule your pick up time.

Please remember that the total amount of money due to the Council must be paid in full to the Scout Service Center no later then Friday, December 3, 2010.  Payment from your unit should be in the form of one check payable to the: Golden Spread Council, BSA.

Cub Scout Specifics Training Now On-Line

Cub Scout Leader Position Specifics Training is now available on-line.  Please visit the link below to take the course you need to become a trained leader.

E-Training Link

Cub Scouts 2010

Cub Scouts 2010 is a new delivery system for the Cub Scout program.  This is a proven method of delivering the existing Cub Scout program that is handbook-based and focuses on den activities leading to youth advancement and retention.  The change in delivery method focuses on den leaders, meeting plans, and training to conduct highly effective den and pack meetings.  Advancement occurs in the den as a natural part of the planned program.  For more information, please visit the link below.

Cub Scouts 2010 

2nd Chance Popcorn Sale

Golden Spread Council
“2nd Effort” Fall 2010 Popcorn Sale Information

Did your unit achieve enough popcorn sales to fund your year?

Did all of your Scouts earn their own way?

If not, they can keep selling!

The Golden Spread Council got special permission from Trails-End for a “2nd Effort” Popcorn Sale!

“2nd Effort” Popcorn Sale Begins NOW!!! (Your Scouts can keep selling!)

Thursday, December 2 – 2nd Effort Popcorn and Prize Orders Due

Friday, December 10– 2nd Effort Popcorn Pick Up – All Popcorn Money Due*

*Because of the timing, you’ll have to pay for your product when you pick it up.

 

Same Prize Structure-Same Commission Structure

No Online Sales

Scouts will use the same order forms as the original sale

 Units will need to fax or email all unit orders and prize sheets to the Council

Fax: 806-358-7470    Email: info@goldenspread.org

Do not submit any orders online via the Trails-End Popcorn system

Total Payment is due to council upon delivery of popcorn – December 10th.

Cub Scout Lock-In

The Golden Spread Council is proud to announce that the District’s will be hosting a Cub Scout Lock-in in your area in December!  Think of this as a Parent’s Night out!  Drop off your Cub Scout at a secure location to have lots of fun (games, movieis etc) and food.  You then have time to go shopping, go to a Holiday Party or just take a break from it all!  The cost will be very competitive (less than babysitting!)  We will be posting the information and  registration flyer within this week on our web page and we will send it out to you via Constant Contact.  This is a great opportunity for your Cub Scout and parents/guardians!!!!!

Philmont 2011

Troop 73 has made arrangements for a Trek at Philmont in 2011 and they have additional openings for Boy Scouts and adult leaders.  If you are interested in going on a trek in 2011, please call Joni Mickna at 806-674-7040 to get all the information regarding dates, fees etc.

2010 Silver Beaver Award Nominations

2010 Silver Beaver Nominations are now being accepted.  The Silver Beaver Award is a national award presented to Scouters for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth in the Council.  Nominations for the 2010 Silver Beaver Award are due December 1, 2010. The 2010 Silver Beaver Awards will be presented at the annual recognition Reception to be held on February 6, 2011. Nomination forms are available on the council website:

http://www.goldenspread.org/Forms/SilverBeaver.pdf

For more information please contact Bob Altman, 358-6500, raltman@bsamail.org.

2010 National Jamboree DVD

The Boys’ Life 2010 National Scout Jamboree Souvenir DVD is now available for preorder at http://boyslife.org/jambodvd.

Own a piece of history! The DVD provides almost 90 MINUTES of jamboree excitement, including arena show highlights, “Behind the Scenes at Boys’ Life,” and more than 600 jamboree troop photographs.

For discounts for 51+ DVDs mailed to the same address, or for questions, call 972-580-2376.

The billing will occur after the DVDs are shipped in November 2010.

News from National!

Interactive BSA Uniforms Site Launched

The new, official uniforms website is now active. It includes a number of features that make it a valuable resource not only for Scouts and parents, but for leaders, Scout Shops, councils, distributors, and customer service. The interactive format takes visitors through Scouting’s ranks and programs, with 360-degree views of what the official uniform should look like when complete. Other features include drag-and-drop insignia, full descriptions of each uniform piece, and a “Shop Now” link that takes you directly to the Scoutstuff.org site.

Brush Up on Your Driving Skills While Helping the BSA

The BSA and the National Safety Council have joined to offer two great benefits for employees, volunteers, and the organization: online defensive driving at the discounted rate of $19.95 (less than half of the original price) with an added bonus of a $4 donation to the BSA. For more information, go to www.scouting.org/nsc.

New Training Will Be Offered for Venturing Leaders

The Venturing Leadership Skills Course (VLSC) is being replaced by a new course entitled Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews, or ILSC. The purpose of ILSC, which is the first course in the series of Venturing leadership training, is to teach crew members with leadership positions what their new responsibility is and how to most effectively reach success in that role. Completion of the course is a prerequisite for participation in more advanced leadership programs. The Volunteer Development Team expects this course to be released to the Scouting community within 30 days. Watch the training page on scouting.org for updates.

Groundbreaking at The Summit Marks New Era for BSA

Scouts, volunteers, and BSA professionals joined with area officials in West Virginia last week at the groundbreaking ceremony for our newest high-adventure base and future home of the national jamboree—The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. Dates for the 2013 Jamboree—July 15-24—also were announced at the ceremony. To follow developments at the site, visit The Summit’s Facebook page and check out the “Scouts in the News” feed on scouting.org.

Kwahadi News

We are having a sale! Affordable art by over twenty leading native artists!

October 23 – December 19, 2010

9151 I – 40 E (Exit I-40 #76, then ½ mile WEST on frontage road!)

The museum is open 1 – 5 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and all performance days! The fine work of over 100 native artists featuring jewelry and art can be found as you explore the annual Kwahadi Museum Gift Shop 25% OFF Sale!

The World Famous Kwahadi Dancers present the 25th Annual Indian Summer Thanksgiving Shows October 29, 30, November 5. 6. 12. 13. 19, 20, 2010, 7:30 pm.  Adults: $9, Seniors: $8, Youth $4, museum included with ticket.  Royce’s Famous Turkey Buffet Dinner: 6 pm Meal reservations at least one day in advance.  $10 per person.  For dinner and/or show reservations, call the Museum Gift Shop during business hours or leave a message for a return call: 806-654-4890.

Bring the family to enjoy the art and performance in the adobe ambience of the Kwahadi Museum!  Come see the Kwahadis!  You’ll be glad you did!

Unique Scout Service Hour Project

“Wreaths Across America” is a nationwide project that is being spearheaded locally by the Civil Air Patrol and Llano Cemetary.  There are several hundred wreaths to be laid on veterans gravesites at the Llano Cemetary on November 11, 2010 at 11am.

If you would like to be involved by helping in putting down wreaths, you can contact  Marion at 236-4638. The link for this project is http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/

News from the Order of the Arrow

The Nischa Achowalogen Lodge, Busy Beaver Chapter participated in the OA Day of service, Saturday, October 16 at The Oaks of Mamre homeless shelter in Guymon Oklahoma. Seven members arrived at The Oaks between 7:45 and 8 AM and got right to work pulling bags full of clothes out of a sorting room.  The clothes were sorted into two piles, one for men’s clothing and one for everything else.  All the non men’s clothing were re-bagged and loaded into the back of Bob Post’s truck to be hauled off to other clothing banks. According to Bob, “women and children usually have clothes but men arrive with just the clothes on their back.” The arrowmen’s next task was to reorganized a basement storeroom for the men’s clothes. When that task was completed, plywood was carried into the basement for a future project. As the boys worked, there were homeless people coming and going. At the completion of the work everyone enjoyed pizza at Pizza Hut. Members present were Taos A, Caleb H, Nate H, Zach B, Blake S, Bob Past, and Audrey House.

Reminders and events:
November 13:    Fall Fellowship

Registration due November 7 https://sites.google.com/a/na-oa.net/events/  

Time to pay your 2011 Dues https://sites.google.com/a/na-oa.net/home/lodge-dues
Please visit the lodge website at na-oa.net.  The lodge website has been completely updated, complete with a new google calendar and chapter pages. We are also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Lodge486 

NESA Eagle Scout Scholorship

The applications for the 2011 NESA Eagle Scout scholarships are now available at www.nesa.org. The homepage features a blue, clickable banner that leads directly to the forms. 

These are the only scholarship applications acceptable in 2011. These applications must be printed and mailed to the national office, postmarked no later than midnight on January 31, 2011

If you have any questions, please call the NESA office at 972-580-2032.

2011 Nuclear Science Merit Badge

We will conduct a Nuclear Science Merit Badge through B&W Pantex in March and April 2011.  For all the information, please click on the link below.

Nuclear Science Merit Badge Information

 

Philmont Opportunities

To some the fall is the most beautiful time of the year at Philmont. Don’t be a stranger, for just $40/day, come witness the golden aspens, wildlife and excellent Philmont terrain on an Autumn Adventure trek! We welcome traditional youth groups as well as all adult groups.

In just a few months Philmont will complete it’s annual transformation into a pristine winter wonderland. Winter brings a wide range of exciting activities to the Ranch. For $100/weekend or $50/day your group and guide may find yourselves snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or even constructing a snow-shelter to spend the night in.  Contact Philmont at 575-376-2281 for more information.

Campmaster Training Now On-Line 

Are you interested in spending a weekend at Camp Don and staying in the new Campmaster Building?  If so, why not join the Campmaster Corps.  Duties including checking in units, making sure they are settled in their campsites, giving advice on how to properly use our equipment and facilities and checking them out upon departure.  This is a great opportunity to help units grow in the camping program and enjoy a weekend at camp.   Training is now on-line!.  Go to the link below, take the training and then call the Ranger to set up a date and time so he can show you where the utilities connections are at Camp and all the other things you need to know.  Once that is completed, we will add you to the list of Campmaster!  We are desperate for more Campmasters- please contact Scott ASAP to discuss this great opportunity!!

Campmaster Training Link 

2011 Merit Badge University

Although several months away, planning has already begun for the 2011 MBU.  We know it will be held on January 22nd, 2011 and we know it will be held at WT A & M University in Canyon, Texas.  Mark your calendars for this date and start talking about it with your Scouts.  More information will be made available in mid November!

Memorials and Tributes

From                                                         For

Anna Street Church of Christ          Larry Larson     

Britt Jarvis

Jerry and Becky Moody

Puff Niegos

Eagle Scouts 

First Name Last Name Troop District
R Appel T-94 GE
Baker T-31 GE
J Ballard T-94 GE
A Barker C-2087 GE
D Benson C-2087 GE
O Boyd T-413 AW
J Brandherm T-160 LW
Brockman T-50 GE
T Brown T-87 GE
T Case T-501 AW
C Cooksey T-87 GE
K Corder T-97 GE
M Cutright T-80 GE
M Dryden T-80 GE
Dugie T- 87 GE
Z Fick T-142 LW
D Floyd T-160 LW
A Gipson T-86 GE
K Glover T-94 GE
S Grigsby T-94 GE
C Hall T-79 GE
R Hinckley T-94 GE
J Horton T-472 AW
House T-264 LW
Jarvis T-98 GE
J Johnston T-124 GE
D Kelley C-2087 GE
Law T-87 GE
Q McElwain T-79 GE
McElwain T-79 GE
T McVay T-413 AW
R Moats T-80 GE
D Myers T- 87 GE
H Newby T-1776 GE
J Nunez T-1776 GE
J Oliver T-94 GE
C Pullen T-98 GE
Pullen T-62 QP
Quintana T-142 LW
J Ray T-31 GE
M Rodriguez T- 4 GE
A Sanders T-80 GE
J Shehan T-31 GE
Sirmon T-86 GE
J Smith T-633 GE
Standish T-80 GE
Tillery T-80 GE
K Veggeberg C-2087 GE
T Vernon T-256 LW
K Walsh C-2087 GE
C Weiss T-501 AW

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