Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Lone Wolf District Highlights- April 2011

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Saturday, April 2, 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

April Calendar:

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

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

 30- Camp Card sale money & unsold card turn in deadline

 30-Council Camporee, Camp Don Harrington

 30- District/Council Key 3 combined meeting at Camp Don Harrington, 3 p.m.

May Calendar:

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

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

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

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

28- Order of the Arrow unit elections end.

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 Money & Unsold Card Turn In Deadline

You must turn in your unit’s Camp Card sales money and unsold cards no later than Saturday, April 30, 2011 to receive the full 50 percent commission, from the card sales.  May 1, 2010, the commission drops to 35 percent, May 6, 2011, the commission drops to 15 percent.

You may turn in your money and unsold cards at the Council Service Center, at the Spring Camporee, or directly to Steve.  This is an important deadline!  I want all of our scouts to get the full benefit of the 50 percent commission.  I will be at the Council Spring Camporee, at Camp Don, on April 30.

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.  Please follow this link, for more information and to sign up: 2011 Palo Duro clean up information

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.

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!  Troop elections must be completed by May 28, 2011.

Scouting for Food Update

Congratulations to the Lone Wolf units participating in the 2011 Scouting for Food council-wide service project!  Your efforts have resulted in 4862 pounds of food being collected, for people in need, in the Lone Wolf District.  This food will help our neighbors, who need assistance in feeding their families.  This year’s collection was an increase of 1243 pounds, over last year’s collection.  A special well done to Pack 578 and Troop 551, from Spearman, who collected over 1900 pounds of food!  They also collected 60 cases of drinking water for the American Red Cross, in Borger, to replace drinking water distributed during last month’s grass fires.

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