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Quanah Parker District Highlights- March 2011

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Tuesday, March 1, 2011


District Chairperson– Joni Mickna- (806)674-7040 (cell)

District Commissioner– Vacant 

District Executive– Pablo Rueda- (806) 679-6073 (cell)

March  Calendar


8     Key Three Meeting

10   District Committee Meeting

26   District Pinewood Derby (The Kwahadi Kiva-9151 I40 East)

26   District Scouting for Food

April 2nd– Baloo Training

Adult Leader Roundtable

When? Thursday, March 3@ 7:00 pm

Where? Saint Mary’s Catholic Fellowship Hall (Read Constant Contact)

               1200 South Washington

               Amarillo, TX 79102     

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.


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 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 Pinewood Derby (Read Constant Contact)

Jason Dunham is our new District Activity Chairman. He will be putting together a committee for your District Pinewood Derby and Scouting for food. This event is scheduled for March 26th.

We are excited to see our Pinewood Derby become our best yet, to give our boys the fun racing experience they deserve!

Scouting for Food

Scouting for food will take place the morning of March 26th. (Read constant contact)

Baloo Training

This training will take place at Camp Don Harrington on April 2nd.

It is a very important training to have, therefore we encourage all adult leaders to participate.

Registration starts at: 12:30 pm.

Training begins at 1:00 pm and will be finished at 5:00pm

District Executive

I would like to thank all of our Packs and Troops that consistently participate in Council Events such as Fundraisers (for the Council and the unit) as well as trainings and camps.

All events set up by the Golden Spread Council are in place to support our units and council. This way we ensure we can continue to operate our camp facilities and different programs we have in place. The units also have an opportunity to deliver a better program by fundraising and ensure their boys have plenty of resources for their different programs. Camps and events are one of the main reasons why our boys decide to join Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Let’s ensure we deliver what we promised our boys. Many units are very active in our district, but we encourage units that aren’t quite as active to think about why our boys join our movement. They want to have fun! We want them to have fun while they are being taught our organization values and skills. This values and skills will make a difference in these boys life.

Thanks to all the volunteers who support our cause, and have stepped up to help our district committee continue to be functional. Special thanks to all of our volunteers who are helping with the Pinewood Derby.

Special Thanks to Joni Mickna and Doris Williams for all of their continuing efforts to keep our District Active. Also would like to thank Katie Loyall, Ray & Barbara Lafferty, Pete Shugar, Doris Williams and Tyger Mitchell for their help with Roundtable Trainings as well and others for presenting different skills for our different Scout Reach programs.

I would like to thank Sergeant Brent Barbee from the Amarillo Police Department who has collaborated with us by making presentations to our different Scout Reach programs.

Many Thanks.

Pablo Rueda

Quanah Parker- District Executive

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