Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

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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