Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Golden Eagle District Highlights- June 2011

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Thursday, June 2, 2011


District Chairman:  Greg Wynne,

Amarillo/Canyon District Commissioner: Scott Hollabaugh,

Hereford Area District Commissioner: HS Fuller,

Senior District Executive: George Etier,

June Calendar

2           Eagle Scout Project Reviews

16       Eagle Scout Boards of Review

July Calendar

7     Eagle Scout Project Reviews

21   Eagle Scout Boards of Review

Summer Program

See you at camp!   Remember 75% of ScOUTING is OUTING!!!!

After years of excellent service to the Eagle Scouts of  the Golden Eagle District and the Golden Spread Council, Gary Ries, has retired as the Eagle Scout Advancement Chairman.   Thank you Gary for your service, you will be greatly missed in this important work.

Until a replacement can be found, please contact District Chairman, Greg Wynne (see above) for any of your Eagle Scout advancement needs.

Location, Location, Location

Roundtable – St. Thomas Church on Coulter   7:00 pm

District Committee – St. Stephens United Methodist Church on Western  7:00 pm

District Commissioners – St. Stephens United Methodist Church on Western 7:00 pm

Eagle Board of Review – St. Stephens United Methodist Church on Western 6:30 pm

Be sure to check out all of the Council-wide events, programs, and trainings shown throughout this newsletter.

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Lone Wolf District Highlights- June 2011

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Thursday, June 2, 2011


District Chairman- Duwane Skipper-

District Commissioner- Bob Post-

Senior District Executive- Steve Knollenberg-

June Calendar:

10-12- Cub Scout Resident Camp,CampDonHarrington

10-12- Cub Scout Resident Camp, Camp M.K. Brown

17-19- Webelos Resident Camp,CampDonHarrington

18- Fun in the Sun District One Day Cub Camp,PaloDuroLake, Spearman

19-25- Boy Scout Summer Camp, Week 1, Camp M.K. Brown

24-26- Cub Scout Resident Camp,CampDonHarrington

26-7/2- Boy Scout Summer Camp, Week 2, Camp M.K. Brown

July Calendar:

4-Scout Service Center closed, Independence Day

8-10- Shooting Sports Camp, CampDonHarrington

16- Fun in the Sun District One Day Cub Camp, Dalhart,TX.

23- Lone Wolf Program Kickoff Meeting,Guymon,OK.

Family Friends of Scouting

There’s still 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.

Cub Scout Day Camps and Cub & Webelos Resident Camps

As this school year rapidly comes to a close, now is the time to be planning to attend one of our District or Council Cub One Day Camps.  Your Pack should be attending at least one of these camps.  In-district offerings include Cub one day camps in Spearman in June, and Dalhart, in July.  This year, we are offering more resident camping activities to all our Cubs and Webelos at Camp Don Harrington and M.K. Brown.  We also have one resident camp that is strictly for Webelos.  Attending the Webelos resident camp will help move your Webelos along, to help insure they can complete the Arrow of Light Award, their second year.  Look for dates in the calendars, above.

Spearman & Dalhart Day Camps Need Additional Volunteers

We need additional volunteer help for our District’s Cub camps in Guymon & Spearman.  Please see the calendar above for dates and locations.  For more information please contact Steve Knollenberg at 580-651-2615.

Have a great Scouting Summer

The summer months are upon us, which means GREAT Scouting opportunities for our kids!  Make sure your Cubs & families are going to one of our Fun in the Sun day, or Resident Camps, and your Boy Scouts are going to Summer Camp.  All of our summertime camping programs are designed to keep you kids charged up about Scouting.  Summer camping programs truly do give your kids memories that last a lifetime!  Have a great Scouting summer!

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Quanah Parker District Highlights- June 2011

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Thursday, June 2, 2011


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

District Commissioner– Steve Rodriguez (806) 231-3380 

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


16 – District Key Three Meeting


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 Anthony Escobar 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 Executive

Summer time is here! It is definitely a great time for our Scouts.

Boy Scout Summer Camp, Cub Scout Resident Camp, Fun in the Sun, unit and family campouts are some of the events our Scouts look forward to. After all this is the reason our boys joined Boy Scouts.

A sincere recommendation is to stay active during the summertime. Do not take a three month break from Boy Scouts. You may not need to meet the way you do during the school year; your Troop or pack may just have campouts planned out which is great. If you want to retain your boys in the program, staying active during the summer is the key to do it.

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Santa Fe District Highlights- June 2011

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Thursday, June 2, 2011


District Chairperson– Vacant

District Commissioner– Michael Stavenhagen- 

District Executive– Gaylyne Manns-


9   Day camp meeting Clarendon

District Chairman

It is my pleasure to announce that George Hall from Clarendon has accepted the position of our Santa Fe District Chairman.  George has been in Scouting for many years.  His son, Sammy has received his Eagle Scout.  George has brought our District over its goal in Friends of Scouting for the last two years.  He is a dedicated volunteer.  Please join me to welcome George to our District Committee.  If you would like to contact George his email address is above. 

Fish Fest

Was another great success with 40 youth, fishing, good food and lots of fun.  Congratulations to all who caught and received awards.

 Fun in the Sun Camp

This year’s camp is “Fun in the Sun” the date will be July 16th in Memphis.  It is a one day camp this year .   Pay just $20 “Early Bird Discount” if paid by June 23rd

 Includes a FREE T-shirt, Patch, and all supplies.  You must register online!!

Program Preview Save the date

A couple of dates and places to choose from for Program Preview.

July 23rd –Amarillo

July 30 –Amarillo or Pampa

Lots of changes to preview and programs, your unit must be informed.  (Incentives for popcorn percentages for units who attend).

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Venturing District Highlights- June 2011

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Thursday, June 2, 2011


District Executive:                Brad Drozell


Do you know what COPE is all about?  Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience or C.O.P.E. is the challenge course (ropes course) program of the Boy Scouts of America. COPE is a series of physical, mental and emotional challenges facilitated by trained staff directed at enhancing personal growth. If you think you would like to know more, please contact Brad Drozell at 358-6500 or  Make sure and sign up for theCOPE-MeritBadgeUniversity class that will be offered on January 23, 2010.

Venturing District Committee

Will not be meeting the month of June.

Venture Crew Meetings

If you would like to be involved with more than one crew, attend one of these meetings to check out what all Venturing has to offer! Remember to bring a friend! Boys and girls are welcome, ages 14-20.
2009- Kwahadi Dancers- Contact Charles Ritchie for information, (806) 353-1505.
2012- Shooting Crew-Contact Bob Altman for more information(806) 358-6500.

2245- Pistol Shooting Crew-Contact Verna Poppfor more information (806) 358-6500.
2072- Comanche Trail Church of Christ Youth Group-Contact Derek Chance for more information, (806) 457-8054.

***If you would like more information about your crew in the Venturing section of the newsletter: success stories, advancement progress, etc., contact Brad Drozell (806) 358-6500.

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Golden Spread Council Highlights- June 2011

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Thursday, June 2, 2011


Journey To Excellence Service Hours

You can now enter your service hours at . Look for the “Service Project” area of the screen.  There you can find the link to log your hours, information for first time users, ideas and tips for a successful service project, and sample reports that can be pulled by your council administrator. To enter your service hours click on “service hours website.” Choose “New User Click Here” or enter in your existing username and password. Users can still use www.goodturnforamerica and they will be redirected to the new data collection site. If you have any questions, please contact the national service desk at 1-972-580-2267. 

Volunteers with a MyScouting account can also reach the Journey to Excellence service hour website by clicking on the Journey to Excellence Information link on the left side of the screen in the “Council Tools” section. Once they click the link they will be directed to and can follow the same procedures as listed above.


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!!!

Camp Ranger   NEW

Effective June 18, we welcome Mike Smith as the new Camp Ranger for Camp Don Harrington.  Mike is a current resident of Canyon, Texas and is excited to be our new Ranger.  Mike has actually started his new position already trying to learn all the aspects of camp operations from Mike Parton.  Mike has been with the Council for over 8 years serving both council camps.  Mike Parton has served this council very well and we all wish him the very best in his future endeavours.  Please welcome the “new” Mike next time your at CDH!


The national NESA Committee at its February 7 meeting approved increasing NESA membership fees effective July 1, 2011. This is the first increase in NESA membership fees in almost 20 years.

The new fees include the following:

$20         This is for new Eagle Scouts and is valid until their 23rd birthday if purchased within six months of their board of review date. Some councils pay this fee for all of their Eagle Scouts. In other cases, troops do. It’s also a great thing for parents or grandparents to buy for their loved ones.

$35         Regular five-year membership

$250       Life membership

A permanent half-price life membership fee for all professional Scouters was also approved. They can purchase a life membership until July 1, 2011, for only $90. After that, it will be $125.

Order of the Arrow News   NEW

The Summer Ordeal is scheduled for August 26-28 at Camp Don Harrington.  All members need to attend!  We ask that you bring a drawing for a Patch celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Lodge.  All Ordeal Members who have been a member for at least 10 months, should consider sealing your membership and taking the Brotherhood Test.  Testing can be completed at Summer Camp!

Upcoming events are the One Day of Service (date TBD) and the Fall Fellowship in November.  More details will follow.

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 site.

2011 Program Preview  NEW

New in 2011, we will be having two dates for you to attend the Council Program Preview.  July 23 will be the first date and the preview will be in Amarillo AND Guymon.  The second date is July 30 and this will be held in Amarillo AND Pampa.   The Program Preview will prepare you to create your Unit Program/Training Calendar and Budget.  You will also receive lots fo information that will help your unit have the best Scouting experience possible.  At least one (but hopefully more) of your units leadership will attend.  Watch for more info on the front page of the Council Web Page soon!

Merit Badge Counselors 

If you need to locate Merit Badge Counselors to come to your unit meeting or to another location to teach a badge, look no further.  Call the Scout Office at 806-358-6500 for a list of authorised counselors.

Shooting Clays Tournament Volunteers  NEW

It is hard to believe but it is now time to start preparing for the Golden Spread Council’s Sporting Clays Classic Tournament and Auction.  This year’s tournament will be our Ninth Annual Sporting Clays Classic.  This year’s Classic will be held on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13.  As you know, all proceeds from the tournament go towards supporting our local Boy Scout programs.

Our tournament has grown from 24 teams in 2003, to this year’s projected 55 teams and over 220 shooters.  These teams will come from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado, all in support of Scouting.

With this many teams and shooters, we are in need of 200 volunteers to help us run a fun and safe tournament. This letter is a request to you and to members of your troop or crew to consider volunteering some time to help us during this year’s Sporting Clays Tournament.   

Volunteers are needed in lots of different areas and for various times. Volunteers will be needed on both Friday, August 12 and on Saturday, August 13.  As a volunteer, you can help on one or both days.  You can also specify mornings or afternoons or all day.  Every volunteer will be fed breakfast and lunch and will receive a t-shirt as recognition for their time and help.

Scout Leaders please share this information with your fellow leaders, Scout parents and with your troop and crew members.  This is a great troop or crew activity! 

Can your troop or crew spend the night at CampDon? Absolutely!  Scout Service hours for helping? For Sure!

If you and or your troop can help this year, please Bob Altman at the Scout Service Center-358-6500 or  

Campmaster Training 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 

Scout Shop   NEW

Did you know that you can get all your uniform items and other really cool Scouting stuff from our local Scout Shop?  If you haven’t come in lately, you are missing the opportunity y to see all our new items.  If you are planning on attending Summer Boy Scout Camp, you might need to purchase a new Shirt and Pants for your Boy Scout.  How about some Scrapbooking items to commemorate your son’s Scouting experience.  Lots of cool things are available!  If you live far away, we can mail you anything you might need but if you are in the area, stop in and say hi!

2011 Wood Badge

Are you a registered adult leader in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and/or Venturing and think you have attended all training there is?  Well if you have not attended Wood Badge, then you have one more to attend!  This two weekend course on September 9-11 and October 7-9 is advanced adult training.  All the information you need is below- please click on the link!

Wood Badge Information

2011 Shooting Sports Camp 

The Shooting Sports Camp is scheduled for July 8-10 at Camp Don.  This is open to Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts and their leaders.  This is a great opportunity to be exposed to many different shooting sports in a safe and fun location.  For more information, please click on the link below.

Shooting Sports Camp Flyer

Popcorn 2011   NEW

Could your unit use some extra cash? Our Scouts units earned $200,000 in popcorn commissions last year to fund their programs and activities!

Make sure your Scout unit attends one of the Golden Spread Council’s Fall Program Kickoff Meetings to learn more about the Fall 2011 Popcorn Sale, to sign your unit up to sell popcorn this fall, and to qualify your unit to earn more commission money!

Popcorn enables your unit to do the things you want without having to do lots of fundraisers. The idea is to have this one fund-raiser in the fall support the entire year of Scouting. This is an officially approved council unit money-earning project that many packs and troops participate in each year. Do your sale in the fall and reap the benefits for the rest of the year.

Help your Scouts build confidence and earn their way in Scouting.

Provides an opportunity for Scouts to pay for their entire Scouting Program with one fundraiser.

Your Scout can earn cool rewards and even a college scholarship.

Your Scout will gain confidence by learning important life skills such as goal-setting, teamwork and speaking in public.

The annual popcorn sale supports all three levels of Scouting:

Individual Scout: Reduces the out-of-pocket expense for Scout families.

Your Unit: Provides funding for packs and troops to carry out their activities.

Golden Spread Council: No other fundraiser supports the entire council to serve packs and troops, pay for needed camp equipment, resources, programs for Scouts, training for leaders, and much more.

                             Support the entire Scouting program in 2011.
                                                               SELL POPCORN

Jamboree 2013   NEW

Registration for the 2013 National Jamboree to be held July 15-24 at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is now open.  Check out the link below!.  The national registration fee for participants is $850. Youth participants and leaders registering should check with Bob Altman at 806-358-6500 for fee and payment details, including travel and tour costs.

Jamboree Link

Journey to Excellence   NEW

What can   bring to units? Measurement, guidance, recognition, and more:

1. A framework for planning the year

  • The Journey to Excellence standards are based on what successful units do to continually improve.
  • If your unit plans to achieve gold or silver, you’ll have a strong and active program.

2. A method for evaluating your unit

  • Journey to Excellence provides tangible measurements based on information you are likely already tracking, such as how many campouts you have and how many youth are advancing, and the software uses simple ways to calculate your performance.

3. Guidance in areas where you might do better

  • As you track your performance against the Journey to Excellence standards, you can easily see where you could do better.

4. Specific guidelines and standards of what is considered good performance

  • Journey to Excellence has specific, simple measures that help you compare what you are doing against the standards.

5. Early warning of potential problem areas

  • You are able track any areas where your unit is not performing as you might like and have plenty of time to make corrections.

6. Recognition for good Scouting

  • You can proudly receive your bronze, silver, or gold recognition for your Scouting unit for the year.

7. Benchmarking to get ideas and tips from other good units

  • You can receive help and best practices in areas where other units have met the gold standard.
  • In the areas where you are doing well, you can give help and ideas to other units.

Memorials and Tributes

From                                                          In Memory of

Mr.  and Mrs. Robert Altman            John Chandler

Mr. and Mrs. John Boyce

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Boyce

Mr. and Mrs. William Boyce

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Niegos

Norma  Kelly

Eagle Scouts 

Fname Lname Troop District
J Gettles T-80 GE
S Dismuke T-633 GE
T Heymer T-74 GE
A Huebner T-633 GE
Z Metzger T-633 GE
D Montgomery T-404 AW
M Perez T-80 GE
C Blashill T-79 QP
J Stonecipher T-160 LW
T Watson T-104 LW
J Carlisle T-86 GE
F Whittle T-29 QP
H Campsey T-4 GE
D Wagner T-562 GE
A Law T-87 GE
J Moore T-472 AW
W Wilson T-472 AW
M Hoy T-87 GE

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