Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Lone Wolf District Highlights- November 2010

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Monday, November 1, 2010

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District Chairman- Duwane Skipper- duwaneskipper@yahoo.com

District Commissioner- Bob Post- postbob@allegiance.tv

Senior District Executive- Steve Knollenberg- stevek.bsa@gmail.com

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, United Methodist Church, 407 S. Haney St, Spearman, TX.

24      Council Service Center closes at noon

25-26 Council Service Center closed for Thanksgiving

December Calendar:

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

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

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

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

Leader meetings

There will be no adult leaders meetings (Round Tables), in November.  The next scheduled meetings will be in December.  There will be a recharter training meeting in early November.  Watch for a Constant Contact, with the details.

Popcorn Pickup

The sales portion of our annual popcorn sales campaign is now complete.  Popcorn delivery points will be in Dalhart, Perryton and Guymon, again this year.  Popcorn will be available for pickup on Saturday, November 6th,  2010. 

A detailed pickup schedule (including maps of all locations) will be sent out via Constant Contact, after Wednesday, November 3rd, based on each Unit’s choice of pickup locations.  Please be on time for your scheduled pickup.  Your fellow volunteers, who are helping with the distribution, really appreciate your consideration.

Holiday-2nd Effort Popcorn Sale

Some of our Units have expressed an interest in having an expanded Popcorn Sale.  Their newest Scouts did not have the opportunity to sell for as long a time period as their returning Scouts.  Some of our Units started their program year later than normal.  Some leaders have heard the complaint, “no one came by our house and we wanted to buy popcorn.”  You have asked, we have listened!  We can all use additional money to put on the great Program Activities that our kids deserve!  Trails End has given our Council special permission to do this, to meet our Unit’s needs.  This is a great opportunity for all of our Units to earn additional money! 

Please click here http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Popcorn/Popcorn.htm for additional information.

Annual District Banquet

The annual Lone Wolf District Banquet will be held at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, November 20, 2010.  We will be honoring the 2010 Lone Wolf Eagle Scout and District Award of Merit recipients.  This year’s banquet will be held in Spearman, Texas.  This is the annual business meeting for the District.  Watch for more details to follow, via Constant Contact.

School Night for Scouting – Fall Recruiting

Our District’s recruiting efforts for this year are still underway.  Our District is short a total of 66 scouts, for the end of this year.  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 you start the on-line portion of the recharter process.  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 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.

2010 Centennial Quality Unit Awards

Remember, your unit does not have to wait to submit your 2010 Centennial Quality Unit Award forms with your recharters!  Information about the Centennial Quality Unit Award program, and a link to the form, can be found at http://www.goldenspread.org/QualityUnit/QualityUnit.htm. The application for the 2010 award can be forwarded to the Council Service Center anytime after October 31st, but must be received by December 31st, for consideration.

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:  http://www.goldenspread.org/Forms/District%20Award%20of%20Merit.pdf

and here:  http://www.goldenspread.org/Forms/silver%20beaver.pdf  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 Friday, November 5, 2010.  Nominations for the Council Silver Beaver Award are due no later than December 15, 2010.

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