Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Lone Wolf District Highlights- March 2011

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Tuesday, March 1, 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

March Calendar

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

 3      Dalhart Adult Leaders meeting, 7:00 p.m., CUMC, Dalhart, TX.

 8      Guymon Adult Leaders meeting, 7:00 p.m., VMUMC, Guymon, OK.

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

 April Calendar

 8-10 Palo Duro Lake Cleanup, Palo Duro Lake, Spearman, TX.

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

 19    Camp Card sale kickoff meetings, Guymon, Dalhart & Perryton

 Family 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, Pinewood Derby, Blue & Gold Banquet, or troop court of honor.  Call Steve Knollenberg at 580-651-2615, or Audrey House at 580-652-2085, to schedule a presentation that is convenient for your unit.

Camp Card Kickoff Meetings

Camp Card pickup kickoff meetings are being scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2011, in the following communities:  Guymon, Dalhart & Perryton.  If your Unit is signed up to sell these cards it is imperative that you have at least one adult leader in attendance.  Watch for a Constant Contact, with more information, prior to the kickoff.  Please call Steve if you have any questions, or concerns.

Order of the Arrow Unit Elections

All Scoutmasters should be reviewing their Troop records to identify which youth members are eligible for election into the Order of the Arrow, this spring.  To be eligible, the youth needs to be at least a First Class Scout and have completed fifteen days and nights of camping in the last two calendar years, including one, but not more than one, long-term camp of 5, or 6 nights.  The remaining 9 or 10 nights must consist of overnight, weekend, or other short-term camping.  “Cabin camping”, does not count.  Chapter Unit election coordinators will be contacting each Scoutmaster, to schedule an election for Troops that have eligible candidates.  Remember, a Troop may not conduct its own election!

Scouting for Food

Our annual Council Good Turn service project, “Scouting for Food”, has been scheduled for March 26, 2011.  Hopefully, there will not be a blizzard this year!  This is a coordinated, Council-wide, one day service project to give back to our communities.  All Cub Packs, Boy Scout Troops & Venturing Crews are expected to participate.  There will be council-wide publicity for this event, specifying Saturday, March 26th, as the collection day.  More information will be available at the March 2011 adult leader meetings.  Click on this link: Scouting for Food info & resources for more information and to download Program planning guides to use in your meetings, prior to the event.  These educational planning guides are great helps in educating our Scouts in why we do Scouting for Food, as a Council-wide service project.

Please confirm you participation with Steve, and don’t forget to give him the total pounds of food collected, and any monetary donations collected for you local food pantry/ministry.  If you have to do your collection prior to March 26th, please advise Steve of this.  He will still need to know the weight of the food collected.

Palo Duro Lake Cleanup

The annual Lone Wolf District Palo Duro Lake cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2011, near Spearman, Texas.  This event is a great time for our district’s units to get together, complete a worthwhile service project and enjoy the fellowship of Scouting. 

In addition, the Palo Duro River Authority will be providing lunch to all those who sign up and participate!  It’s their way of saying, “thank you” for making the lake a more enjoyable destination for all.

Normally, troops camp out for the weekend and packs attend for the day.  Packs are welcome to camp out, as long as BSA Family Camping guidelines are followed.  This is a great way for our Cubs to get to see what the “big boys” do, in Boy Scouts.  Start planning now, to attend!  Please contact Richard Nowlin at rcnowlin@valornet.com, (806-658-4839) or Steve Knollenberg, stevek.bsa@gmail.com (580-651-2615) for more information.

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