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Adobe Walls District Highlights- December 2011

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Thursday, December 1, 2011

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District Chairperson – Richard Carter – 806-274-3463 slrjcarter@cableone.net

District Commissioner – Rick Jones – icsinstructor57@yahoo.com

District Executive – Eric Byrne- eric.byrne@scouting.org

December Calendar: 

1- District Roundtable/ Recharter workshop (Pampa)

2 – Popcorn money due

4Christmas Parade (Pampa)         

A word from our District Chairperson:

In order to begin strengthening our district we need to understand what it is to be successful.  What exactly is a “successful” scout unit?  How does each unit know at the end of the year when all things are said and done if they were successful that year?

This is where the Journey to Excellence award comes in.  In previous years, this award has been known as the Quality Unit award.  The Journey to Excellence is a much improved version of the Quality Unit standards.  A unit can earn the Journey to Excellence award by achieving the goals outlined in the award.  The award is not just a recognition tool, the purpose of the award is to:

1. Determine the health of each unit.

2. Encourage continuous improvement of their program.

This is a great starting point for the Adobe Walls district to help improve our units and educate our leaders on why they should strive for the Journey to Excellence award.

Richard Carter

A word from our District Commissioner:

We are currently recruiting Unit Commissioners to assist units in the Adobe Walls District.  Unit Commissioners provide their expertise and enthusiasm to strengthen and support unit leadership, provide a valuable connection with district and council leaders and help resolve the many challenges that units sometimes face.  If you would like to help strengthen scouting in the Adobe Walls District, consider becoming a Unit Commissioner.  For more information please contact Rick Jones, Adobe Walls District Commissioner at icsinstructor57@yahoo.com

Cheers, Rick

My turn, D.E. time:

Merry Christmas to all!  It’s the holiday time and a busy one at that.  Popcorn is finally done and we did a great job. Sales were up 8% from last year.  Thank you to everyone that helped with distribution.  Now that I know what to expect, next year will run a little smoother.  If anyone has any suggestions with regards to popcorn, commissions, or anything that we can do to make popcorn more successful, please email me and I will forward the ideas to the council.

I will be out of town most of December for training and the holidays.  I will still be available via cell, text, and email so please contact me if there are any issues I need to attend to.

I need to get a schedule of all upcoming Courts of Honor and Blue & Gold Banquets scheduled. Please get with your unit committee and leaders and get on the schedule and email me the dates and times.  I look forward to attending and honoring the boys in your units. 

I am really trying to build the unity back up within the Adobe Walls. I want to plan DISTRICT events that we can all get together as Adobe Walls units and have fun while building unity.  Let me know if you have any ideas.

Finally, I want to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Christmas season.  This is a beautiful time of year and I hope everyone has a great time with family and friends.  If you travel, be safe.  I’m looking forward to an exciting new year in 2012.  God Bless you!

Eric B.

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