Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Quanah Parker District Highlights- April 2011

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Saturday, April 2, 2011


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

District Commissioner– Vacant 

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

April Calendar:


12- Key Three Meeting

14- District Committee Meeting   


Adult Leader Roundtable


When? Thursday, April 7 @ 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. We had a great turnout at our March’s Roundtable meeting.

Special thanks to Barbara Lafferty, Mickey Dunham and Doris Williams for organizing our program.


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 like  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

We had around 110 people attend our District Pinewood Derby. We had 51 boys race and have a blast. This event was a success for our District thanks to the committee that made it happen. It is exciting to see different leaders coming together and working as a team.

Special thanks to Joni Mickna for taking care of many details such as; Venue, Trophies, cash change and keeping everyone entertained during the event on the microphone. Jason Dunham (District Activities Chairman) for putting together the committee and coordinating efforts to making the whole event a smooth sailing for parents and boys who participated. Diane Edmondson and Doris Williams for taking care of the cars and working hard to keep track of the races.

Jarec Pace, Lyndon Holland and Pete Shugar did a great job as Pit Crew. Helping many boys to make adjustments on their cars and weighing each one of them.

Greg Anderson and Pack 3082 for providing the Pinewood Derby Committee with a concession stand as well as helping during the event.

Mickey Dunham for running the concession stand.

Jesse Walton helped with placing the boys in position to race.

Everyone who participated, those boys appreciate your efforts and you provided a great experience for them!

District Executive

It is a fun time of the year for our Scouts!

I encourage our leaders to finalize their plans for Summer Camps, Fun in the Sun (Cub Scout Day Camp), and plan your unit campouts before the boys go on summer vacation. This is a big part of scouting, and most of our units have their plans made.

I encourage you to start your camp experiences by attending Camporee!

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.

I would like to recognize our Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in Dumas who keep active and represent our movement in Moore County with pride!

Many Thanks.

Pablo Rueda

Quanah Parker- District Executive

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