Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Lone Wolf District Highlights- October 2011

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Monday, October 3, 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

October Calendar:

8- BALOO Training, 8:30 a.m. registration Scout Bldg,Goodwell,OK.

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

15- Jamboree on the Air (JOTA),Guymon,OK.

November Calendar:

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

12- Popcorn pickup, Dalhart, Perryton, Guymon

19- District Awards Banquet, Spearman, TX

Roundtable Leader meetings

There will be no Roundtable adult leaders meetings, in October.  The next scheduled meetings will be in December.

BALOO Training

Want to take you Cub Pack camping?   If you do, the Pack needs to have BALOO trained leaders.  The trained leaders must accompany the Pack on any camping trips.

BALOO training is being offered on Saturday, October 8, 2011, inGoodwell,Oklahoma.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., training starts at 9 a.m.  Bring a sack lunch.  Training should be over by 3 p.m.  To insure we have enough hand out materials for participants, we need to know who’s coming.  Call Steve at 580-651-2615 to sign up, and for directions to the training location.

Popcorn Sales

Our annual popcorn sales campaign underway.  Popcorn sales orders are due at the CouncilServiceCenter, in Amarillo, on Friday, October 28th, by 5:00 p.m.  Popcorn pickup day will be Saturday, November 12th, and delivery points will be in Dalhart, Perryton and Guymon, again this year.  More information, forms and excellent sales resources can be found online at: http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Popcorn/Popcorn.htm

Our annual, council-wide Popcorn Sale is a great way to fund your unit’s program activities for the next year!  As you well know, it costs money to operate a unit and provide your scouts with quality, fun-filled program activities.  Quality program activities make it easier to recruit new members and their parents, and help you retain the members you already have.  Trails End popcorn is a quality product with national brand recognition, and outstanding promotional materials and recognition items.  It is the ‘gold standard’ for fund raising projects for Cubs, Boy Scouts and Venturers.  Please join us in this year’s sale; It’s simple, It’s fun and It’s profitable.

Roundups – School Night for Scouting

Our District’s recruiting efforts for this year are still underway.  As you continue to sign up new scouts we need to make every effort to get their applications turned in quickly.  Recharter time is rapidly approaching and we want all the new boys & leaders entered into ScoutNet, before we do the production run of the recharter packets.  One of the benefits to you is that you won’t have to enter the new recruits yourself, during the online recharter process.

Unit Recharters

Unit recharter time is almost upon us.  All of our unit charters expire on December 31, 2011.  We need to have the rechartering process completed by December 1, 2011.  This allows our Council staff adequate time to correct any errors, or help you with online procedural questions.  We are utilizing online rechartering again this year.  This is our seventh year to do a portion of the recharter via the Internet.

What does your unit need to be doing to get ready?

  • Complete any applications for any new Scouts, or leaders, and submit them, along with the required registration and Boy’s Life fees, to the Council Office, now.  This will save you from having to manually enter new members and leaders during online rechartering.
  • All applications for membership need to be complete: all birthdays, Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers filled in, all signature blocks signed (this includes unit Committee Chair and Chartered Organization Head or Representative’s approval signatures for all adults, and Authorization for Background Check) and application dates.
  • Recruit/designate one adult leader from your unit to complete the online recharter portion of the process.
  • Remember, rechartering is not complete until all paperwork and fees have been received by the Council Office!

Please remember that the National Council registration fee is $15.  Don’t forget to add the $1 mandatory insurance fee for each paid adult and youth.  Recharter packets for your Unit will be distributed during the month of November.

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/silverbeaver.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 1, 2011.

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