Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Lone Wolf District Newsletter- November 2011

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Wednesday, November 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

November Calendar:

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

12- Popcorn pickup, Dalhart, Perryton, Guymon

19- District Recharter Training Seminar, Spearman, TX.  TBA

19- District Awards Banquet, Spearman, TX

December Calendar:

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

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

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

13- Guymon Roundtable meeting, VMUMC,Guymon,OK.

Roundtable Leader meetings

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

Recharter Training Seminar

There will be a Recharter Training Seminar for unit leaders on Saturday, November 19, 2011, in Spearman, TX.  Your units recharter packet will be available for pick up, at that time.  Come for the recharter seminar and stay for the District Banquet!  Watch for further details in an upcoming Constant Contact.

Popcorn Sale status

Preliminary indications are that our District’s units had a very successful popcorn sale, this fall.  More detailed numbers will be passed along, as they become available.  Congratulations for a job well done!  These popcorn sales monies should go a long way towards ensuring your boys a fun-filled program year!

Popcorn Pickup

The sales portion of our annual popcorn sales campaign is now complete.  Popcorn delivery points will be in Dalhart, Perryton and Guymon, again this year.  Popcorn will be available for pickup on Saturday, November 12th,  2011. 

A detailed pickup schedule (including maps of all locations) will be sent out via Constant Contact, after Wednesday, November 9th, based on each Unit’s choice of pickup locations.  Please be on time for your scheduled pickup.  Your fellow volunteers, who are helping with the distribution, really appreciate your consideration.

Roundups – School Night for Scouting

Our District’s recruiting efforts for this year are still underway.  We are currently focusing on Boy Scout recruiting.  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/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 1, 2011.

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