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Lone Wolf District Highlights- August 2011

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Monday, August 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

August Calendar:

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

12-13- Council Sporting Clays Tournament,CampDonHerrington,Amarillo,TX.

20- Lone Wolf District Golf Tournament, Sunset Hills,Guymon,OK.

26-27- Summer Ordeal, Camp M.K. Brown

29- Perryton Roundtable meeting, 7:00 p.m., FUMC,Perryton,TX.

31- Guymon Roundtable meeting, 7:00 p.m., Victory Memorial UMC,Guymon,OK.

September Calendar:

1- Dalhart Roundtable meeting, 7:00 p.m., Central UMC,Dalhart,TX.

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

8- Dalhart Popcorn & Sales Trng meeting, 7 p.m., Central UMC,Dalhart,TX.

10- Spearman Popcorn & Sales Trng meeting, 2 p.m., FUMC, Spearman, TX.

23-25- District Camporee, location TBA

Unit Popcorn Kernels for 2011

Summer is almost over and this year’s Popcorn sale is right around the corner!  Linda Cummings and Eva Mussman are our District Kernels, this year.  Has your unit recruited its 2011 Popcorn Kernel?  Please let Linda, Eva, or Steve know who will be representing your unit for this year’s sale.  Contact Linda at: cummings@valornet.com, or 806-659-3942,  Eva at: mooseinthebarn@yahoo.com, or 806-339-5287, or Steve at: stevek.bsa@gmail.com, or 580-651-2615.  For more information on this year’s sale, please click here:  http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Popcorn/Popcorn.htm

“Back to the Pack” Cub Scout, and Troop annual planning meetings

August is the time for all Packs & Troops to plan their upcoming Scouting year!  Now that your unit has attended one of the four Program Preview meetings, it’s time to put the information and knowledge you received to work.  Pick a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, allow two to three hours for the planning meeting, and invite all the unit’s leaders & parents to attend.  Using the information received at Program Preview, chart out your unit’s Ideal Year of Scouting, and create your budget.  After you are finished, create your unit’s very own calendar, which you can share with your current families, and all the new families that will be joining your unit, during this fall’s recruiting Roundup season!

2011 Popcorn Sales Kick-off meetings

The Lone Wolf District Popcorn kick off meetings are scheduled for Thursday evening, September 8th, in Dalhart, TX., and Saturday afternoon, September 10th,  in Spearman.  Please see the Council section of this newsletter for details on other times and locations.  The unit leader and Popcorn Kernel from each unit should attend one of these meetings.  You will also get to sample this year’s merchandise!

This year, there is no waiting period for Popcorn sales to begin.  Your unit can begin selling immediately after leaving the Popcorn Kickoff meeting!  The Dalhart kickoff will be the first kickoff meeting held in the Council, so units wanting to get the earliest possible start should plan on attending the Dalhart Popcorn Kickoff!  You will be able to sign-up online, just as you did for this year’s Program Preview meetings.

2011 District Boy Scout Camporee

Mark your calendars and make you troop’s plans to attend the 2011 District Fall Camporee!  This fall’s Camporee is scheduled for September 23-25, 2011.  Location TBA. Watch for more details in the September Newsletter, and upcoming Constant Contacts!

District Award of Merit and Council Silver Beaver Award Nominations

Now is the time to be thinking about which of our fellow volunteer Scouters to honor with this year’s District Award of Merit, and the Council Silver Beaver Award.  These two honors are the highest awards that our District and our Council can bestow upon on our fellow Scouters, for service to youth.  Please take a moment and go here:  http://www.goldenspread.org/Forms/District%20Award%20of%20Merit.pdf

and here:  http://www.goldenspread.org/Forms/silver%20beaver.pdf  to review the qualifications for, and to download the appropriate nomination forms.  Nominations for the District Award of Merit are due to Steve no later than , November 1, 2011.  Nominations for the Council Silver Beaver Award are due no later than December 15, 2011.

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