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Lone Wolf District Newsletter- December 2010

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Thursday, December 2, 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

December Calendar:

3- Popcorn money due in Amarillo

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

10- 2nd Popcorn Sale pickup in Amarillo & Money due in Amarillo

January Calendar:

1-2- Scout Office Closed

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

17- Scout Office closed, MLK Day

22- Merit Badge University

Recharter turn-in meetings

There will be recharter turn-in meetings in Perryton, Dalhart & Guymon, the week of December 12.  The entire recharter process needs to be complete by December 15, 2010.

Popcorn Sale Money Due

Your unit’s popcorn sale money is due in Amarillo, at the Council Office, on or before Friday, December 3, 2010.  Steve will be going to Amarillo, early on the morning of Friday the 3rd, so if you get your check & a copy of your invoice to him, he’d be glad to take it to Amarillo, to save you having to mail it.

Holiday-2nd Effort Popcorn Sale

Orders for the 2nd Effort Popcorn Sale are due in Amarillo by Thursday, December 2, 2010.  Popcorn will be ready for pickup on Friday, December 10, 2010.  Money for that popcorn is also due at that time.  Details for the popcorn pickup will follow.

District Banquet Recap and 2010 District Award of Merit

The annual Lone Wolf District Banquet was held on Saturday, November 20, 2010.  One of our district’s six 2010 Eagle Scouts, Nate H. was able to attend, and was recognized for his Scouting achievements.  He was presented with an Eagle Scout coin honoring his achievement, by the District Committee.

Congratulations to Duwane Skipper, who is the recipient of the Lone Wolf 2010 District Award of Merit!  Duwane has been serving as our District Chairman, is currently the Scoutmaster of Troop 257, Booker, Tx., and has served youth in Scouting and other organizations, in various capacities, for over 10 years.

Congratulations, also, to Joyce Balenseifen, Audrey House, and Bob Post!  They all received the William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award, for starting new scouting units in the communities they serve.

Unit Recharters

Unit recharter time is 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.
  • All new Adult leader applications must have proof of Youth Protection Training (YPT) attached
  • All Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, and Crew Advisors must have current YPT training, or the unit will not be allowed to recharter.
  • 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 were distributed during the month of November.

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