Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Adobe Walls District Highlights- January 2011

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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District Chairperson – Joe Hillhouse – jhillhouse@clearwire.net

District Commissioner – Rick Jones – icsinstructor57@yahoo.com

District Executive – Jim Anderson – jim.anderson@scouting.org

January

22 –         District Commissioner training

                 Unit Commissioner training

                 District Committee training

                 Merit Badge University

29 –         Popcorn Swim Party at WT

Merit Badge University/District & Unit Commissioner training, District Committee training

I want to encourage all Boy Scouts to come to the Merit Badge University on the West Texas A&M University campus! We will also be having commissioner training (Call Rick Jones), as well as District Committee training on that day.  Currently, Adobe Walls district does not have an active committee.  However, we are planning on rebuilding the committee and getting volunteers more involved with scouting in this area.  If you, or anyone you know, would like to serve a term on the district committee please call Jim Anderson as soon as possible.

Popcorn Swim Party

Don’t forget the WT swim party open to all boys who sold over $600 worth of popcorn on the 29th of January!!!  It will take place from 2-5 PM at the indoor swimming pool on campus.

RE-CHARTERS

If you have not submitted your re-charter paperwork to the office yet, please do so immediately.  If you wait too long, your unit will drop!  If you would like any help completing the charter, feel free to call Jim Anderson (number above).  That is what I’m here for, I’m here to help you!!

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Golden Eagle District Highlights- January 2011

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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District Chairman:  Greg Wynne, wynnerscircle@clearwire.net

Amarillo/Canyon District Commissioner: Scott Hollabaugh, cscott.hollabaugh@gmail.com

Hereford Area District Commissioner: HS Fuller, hsfuller42@yahoo.com

Senior District Executive: George Etier, getier@bsamail.org

January Calendar

6               Adult Leader Roundtable

13            District Committee Meeting

13            District Commissioners Meeting

17            Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

20           Eagle Board of Review

February Calendar

3              District Dinner

6              Scout Sunday

                 Council Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver Reception

10           District Committee Meeting

10           District Commissioners Meeting

11            Scout Sabbath

14           Valentine’s Day 

17           Eagle Scout Board of Review

21            Presidents Day

Roundtable

 Be sure you and your unit are represented at the Roundtable in January.  It will be a great way to start the New Year and we’ll have all the info about upcoming events….especially the District Dinner in February.   There will be prizes for the unit that brings the most leaders and for the unit that travels the longest distance to the Roundtable.

Online Training

All of the Cub Scout Leader Specific Training is now available online.   Go to the council website and it will direct you to the online training site.  Be sure to check it out!

District Dinner

The District Dinner will be on February 3rd at St. Thomas.   This will be instead of the February Roundtable. At this dinner, the District Award of Merit will be presented.   Make plans to attend this annual celebration of Scouting.

Location, Location, Location

Roundtable – St. Thomas Church on Coulter   7:00 pm

District Committee – St. Stephens United Methodist Church on Western  7:00 pm

District Commissioners – St. Stephens United Methodist Church on Western 7:00 pm

Eagle Board of Review – St. Stephens United Methodist Church on Western 6:30 pm

Be sure to check out all of the Council-wide events, programs, and trainings shown throughout this newsletter.

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Lone Wolf District Highlights- January 2011

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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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

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

February Calendar:

5- OA Elections begin for Troops

6-Scout Sunday

6- Council Eagle & Silver Beaver reception

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

21- Scout Service Center closed, Presidents’ Day Holiday

Unit Recharters

Most of our Lone Wolf units were rechartered on time.  Congratulation to the units that have accomplished this.  This is a very good achievement for our District!  If you have not yet turned in your Unit recharter, Steve will be contacting you, again.  All of our unit charters expired on December 31, 2010.  If your charter has expired we cannot post any advancements for your Scouts.  For those units which have not completed the recharter process yet, it is critical that we complete this process as soon as possible!

Scouting’s Birthday 1910-2011 -Scout Sunday & Sabbath Activities

Scouting’s 101st anniversary is a remarkable milestone & we should be celebrating it, and sharing it with our Chartering Organizations and communities.  I want to strongly encourage all of our District’s units to plan and conduct Scout Sunday, or Sabbath, activities in our local communities, sometime in February.  Scouting’s 101st anniversary week of February 6th through the 12th is the ideal time, but it can be any Sunday during the month.  It is a wonderful way to celebrate and share our scouting heritage with our communities and chartering organizations.  It is the ideal time to present your unit’s 2011 Charter, to your chartering organization.

2011 Merit Badge University

Please don’t let the opportunity to attend the 2011 Merit Badge University to slip by.  There is a tremendous opportunity for your boys to obtain merit badges that can be hard to come by, in our smaller towns.  Plus, there are lots of good training opportunities available for adult leaders.  I’m looking forward to seeing you there, on January 22nd!

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Quanah Parker District Highlights- January 2011

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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District ChairpersonJoni Mickna– sjmickna@sbcglobal.net (806)674-7040 (cell)

District Commissioner– Vacant

District Executive– Pablo Rueda- pablo.rueda@scouting.org (806) 679-6073 (cell)

January

11- Key Three Meeting

14- District Committee Meeting

Adult Leader Roundtable

When? Thursday, January 6 @ 7:00 pm

Where? American Legion

               617 SW 7TH Ave

               Amarillo, TX 79101

Roundtable training is an important asset to any leader or parent!

Come learn and share ideas with your peers in the district.  This is a monthly get-together of all leaders, Assistants, Committee Members, and involved parents.  This training will help leaders who want to help their Unit Committee get the best resources, activities, and up to date information on upcoming events in the district and council.  Roundtable also enables and motivates leaders to deliver an outstanding program to their units. The district believes strongly that all of Quanah Parker’s leaders should be participating in roundtable in order to deliver a stronger program for our scouts.

GET TRAINED!

Every Scout Deserves a Trained Adult Leader!

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. 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 online at https://myscouting.scouting.org/. 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 Pablo Rueda at 806-655-5800 and let him know.

Important notice: Please make sure you log on your Scouting ID after taking the on-line training otherwise your training progress might not get registered in the system Logging  on your Scouting ID allows the system to track your training progress.

District Executive

Let’s welcome 2011 as we are looking forward to a great year in scouting with our Quanah Parker District Packs and Troops.

I would like to communicate that KC Hamill has stepped down from the Quanah Parker District Chairman position as he moves on to becoming a Vice President of Program for the Golden Spread Council. We would like to thank him for all of his help and efforts while being a District Chairman and also wish him the best of luck in his upcoming responsibilities with our Council as he continues to make a difference with our boys.

Katie Loyall, our District Commissioner has stepped down from her position during the month of December. Katie was a great asset for our district! We have all being helped by her and the unit commissioners she lead at some point. We wish Katie good luck in her future ventures and we also let her know we truly appreciate all of her efforts. She has made a difference in our boys not only in our district but in the council as a whole. Her position is vacant at the moment and will be filled when the right candidate is recruited.

I would like to thank Robert Mitchell for all of his efforts as a unit commissioner, and district activity chairman as he stepped down from his position, we wish him the best of luck and let him know that we truly appreciate him and his efforts as a district committee member in the past few years.

Moving forward,

I would like to take the opportunity to welcome our new District Committee Chairman Joni Mickna, who was already a member of our District committee as well as a commissioner during 2010. Joni is a highly trained Scout Leader, with a great commitment to lead our district to continue improving and become highly functional.

We are experiencing some change in our district committee which would always be an opportunity for improvement. We hope to have our leader collaboration on this upcoming year and look forward to continue working as a team.

We ask our leaders to take advantage of trainings as much as possible and become fully engaged in our scouting activities. A very important goal for our leaders this 2011 is to have very active packs and troops, and participate in more events. This is the reason why our boys join scouting! We want to have an impact in these boy’s lives. The more active our units become the higher the chances that we as Boy Scout leaders get to make a difference.

Many Thanks,

Pablo Rueda

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Santa Fe District Highlights-January 2011

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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District Chairperson– LH Webb-  sevencross@hughes.net

District Commissioner– Michael Stavenhagen-  mstavenhagen57@aol.com

District Executive– Gaylyne Manns- gmannsbsa@gmail.com

January

11 – District meeting FUMC Memphis 6:30 pm

Recharters

Recharters were due on December 15th.  Some are still out; please get those in to the Council ASAP.  Let me know if you have questions.

District Award of Merit

Now is the time to be thinking about which of our fellow volunteer Scouters to honor with this year’s District Award of Merit.  This honor is the highest awards that our District  can bestow upon on a fellow Scouter, for service to youth.  Please take a moment and go here: http://www.goldenspread.org/Forms/District%20Award%20of%20Merit.pdf  to review the qualifications for, and to download the nomination form.  Nominations for the District Award of Merit are due to Gaylyne no later than January 30. 

Friends of Scouting

It’s time to schedule your unit’s Family Friends of Scouting presentation.  Without this financial support from our leaders and our scouting families, the Golden Spread Council would not be able to provide the quality programs, training and facilities you expect, for our scouts.  Plan on having a Family Friends of Scouting presentation at your next pack meeting, Blue and Gold or troop court of honor.  Call Gaylyne  at 806-779-2805 to schedule a presentation.

District Committee

A nominating committee has been identified to recruit new District Committee Members that are needed.  Congratualations to Fred Leighton Sr for accepting the Advancement Chair, and George Hall for accepting Finance Chair.  Thank you for what you do for Scouting in Santa Fe District.

Merit Badge University

Does your leaders and boys plan on attending Merit Badge University?  There are a lot of opportunities for adults and youth.  Here is the link for youth: http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Forms/2011MeritBadgeUniversityInformationAndRegForms.pdf

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Venturing District Highlights- January 2011

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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District Executive:                Brad Drozell brad.drozell@scouting.org

January

C.O.P.E

Do you know what COPE is all about?  Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience or C.O.P.E. is the challenge course (ropes course) program of the Boy Scouts of America. COPE is a series of physical, mental and emotional challenges facilitated by trained staff directed at enhancing personal growth. If you think you would like to know more, please contact Brad Drozell at 358-6500 or brad.drozell@scouting.org.  Make sure and sign up for the COPE- Merit Badge University class that will be offered on January 23, 2010.

Scholarship Opportunities

If you have questions about such opportunities, please contact Brad Drozell (Venturing Division) at the Scout Service Center 358-6500.

Venture Crew Meetings

If you would like to be involved with more than one crew, attend one of these meetings to check out what all Venturing has to offer! Remember to bring a friend! Boys and girls are welcome, ages 14-20.
2009- Kwahadi Dancers- Contact Charles Ritchie for information, (806) 353-1505.
2012- Shooting Crew-Contact Bob Altman for more information(806) 358-6500.

2245- Pistol Shooting Crew-Contact Verna Popp for more information (806) 358-6500.
2072- Comanche Trail Church of Christ Youth Group-Contact Derek Chance for more information, (806) 457-8054.
2510- City Church Climbing Crew-Contact Chad Clement for more information, (806) 517-1379.

***If you would like more information about your crew in the Venturing section of the newsletter: success stories, advancement progress, etc., contact Brad Drozell (806) 358-6500. 

Venture District

The Golden Spread Council Venturers should be proud, we had an amazing year and look forward to having an even better 2011.  If you have any stories of 2010 you would like to share, please send them to email above.

Venturing Calendar

We are cancelling the Ski Trip set for January 15-17, 2011.

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Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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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

2011 Merit Badge University

The Merit Badge University is scheduled for January 22, 2011 at WT A&M University in Canyon, Texas.  All the information and registration information is now available at the following links:

MBU Information

MBU OnLine Registration

District Committee and District Commissioner Training

These are exciting times!  We are having a day long training for both District Committee Members and all District Commissioners (District, Unit, Roundtable) on January 22, 2011 at WT A&M University in Canyon, TX.  Information and Online Registration links are below.

Information Flyer

Online Registration

Trainer’s EDGE

We have scheduled a Trainer’s EDGE Course for anyone interested in training fellow Scouters in the future.  This is a required training before allowing a volunteer to train other volunteers about Scouting.  We only offer this class one a year and it will be on February 26, 2011 at the Scout Service Center in Amarillo.  We highly encourage you consider taking this course to become a better communicator even if it’s in your business or personal life.  For more information and to register Online, please click on the links below.

Trainer’s EDGE Information Flyer

Online Registration

Silver Beaver Award/Eagle Scout Reception

Congratulations to our new Silver Beaver Award recipients Will Miller, Rob Law, and Jerry Saxon.  These Scouters were submitted for this prestigious award by their peers for outstanding service to the Council.  The reception to recognize the Silver Beaver Award recipients, the Eagle Class of 2010 and several other award recipients will be on February 6, 2011 at the Kwahadi Kiva at 2pm.  We will send out invitations and more information will be available on our web site during the first week of January 2011. 

Facebook

Did you know that the Golden Spread Council is now on Facebook?  If you enjoy using Facebook, we periodically post important items to keep you up to date on the activities taking place.  Look us up and FRIEND us!!!

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.

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.

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

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 

Safe Kids Day

“Open letter to all Scouting Units”

My name is Jenni Kinch and I am the Educator at the Amarillo Zoo. We are putting together a Safe Kids Day on June 11 and we would really like to have your organization involved. This event will highlight kid programs in the area and safe ways for them to get involved. We would like to offer you a booth to set up to promote your program. I think this will be a very popular event and we would love for you to be apart of it. Please contact us to let us know if you are interested or not. You can e-mail me at jnkinch1@buffs.wtamu.edu or Mike Boley at mike.boley@amarillo.gov or call him at 806 671 2817.

Florida Sea Base 2011 Opening

Looking for a once in a lifetime adventure while in scouts?Join Troop 87 when we go to Florida High Adventure Sea Base in the beautiful Florida Keys!  We have two (2) openings for our trip scheduled June 14-22, 2011.

We will be visiting the Florida Everglades via airboats and then visiting several beaches around Miami before we spend 5 nights on a sailboat sailing along the Florida Keys. The days will be filled with blue skies and water so blue and clear you would believe it. If you would be interested in joining our crew please contact Darryl Dixon at 356-6245 or famdixon@msn.com for more information.

Required age for a youth to attend the High Adventure Camp is 14 year old by trip date.

Memorials and Tributes

In memory of                                           By
Everett Lutyens                              Charlotte Lutyens
Richard McDonald                        Clay and Edie Carter

                                                               Puff Niegos

                                                               Paul Harpole

                                                               Tom and Sandy Riney

                                                               Will Miller

                                                               Barry Peterson

                                                               Clint Averite

Eagle Scouts (2010 Final)

First Name Last Name City Troop District
R Appel Amarillo T-94 GE
Baker Canyon T-31 GE
J Ballard Amarillo T-94 GE
A Barker Amarillo C-2087 GE
D Benson Amarillo C-2087 GE
O Boyd Pampa T-413 AW
J Brandherm Guymon T-160 LW
Brewer Guymon T-163 LW
B Brockman Hereford T-50 GE
T Brown Amarillo T-87 GE
J Bullard Canyon C-2012 Venturing
J Carlisle Amarillo T-86 GE
T Case Groom T-501 AW
D Cepeda Amarillo T-94 GE
C Cooksey Amarillo T-87 GE
K Corder Amarillo T-97 GE
Cutright Amarillo T-80 GE
M Dryden Amarillo T-80 GE
Dugie Amarillo T- 87 GE
Fick Texhoma T-142 LW
D Floyd Guymon T-160 LW
Ford Wheeler T-472 AW
A Gipson Amarillo T-86 GE
K Glover Amarillo T-94 GE
Grigsby Amarillo T-94 GE
C Hall Amarillo T-79 GE
R Hinckley Amarillo T-94 GE
J Horton Wheeler T-472 AW
House Hooker T-264 LW
Jarvis Amarillo T-98 GE
J Johnston Amarillo T-124 GE
D Kelley Amarillo C-2087 GE
Law Amarillo T-87 GE
B McDonald Childress T-150 SF
Q McElwain Amarillo T-79 GE
McElwain Amarillo T-79 GE
T McVay Pampa T-413 AW
R Moats Claude T-80 GE
D Myers Amarillo T- 87 GE
H Newby Amarillo T-1776 GE
J Nunez Amarillo T-1776 GE
J Oliver Amarillo T-94 GE
C Pullen Amarillo T-98 GE
Pullen Amarillo T-62 QP
Quintana Guymon T-142 LW
J Ray Canyon T-31 GE
T Reed Amarillo T-87 GE
M Rodriguez Canyon T- 4 GE
A Sanders Amarillo T-80 GE
J Shehan Canyon T-31 GE
Sirmon Amarillo T-86 GE
J Smith Amarillo T-633 GE
T Smith Clarendon T-433 SF
T Smith Clarendon T-433 SF
B Standish Amarillo T-80 GE
Tillery Amarillo T-80 GE
K Veggeberg Amarillo C-2087 GE
T Vernon Perryton T-256 LW
K Walsh Amarillo C-2087 GE
A Weaver Amarillo T-10 GE
C Weiss Panhandle T-501 AW
A Whited Amarillo T-79 GE
J Whiteley Borger T-507 AW
J Willimon Spearman T-551 LW

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