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Adobe Walls District Highlights- February 2012

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Wednesday, February 1, 2012


District Chairperson – Richard Carter – 806-274-3463

District Commissioner – Rick Jones –

District Executive – Eric Byrne-


No scheduled events

Re-charter and unit retention

End of January and we are still chasing down re-charters.  PLEASE contact me if you are having issues and I will personally come out to help.  I’d like to have all re-charters in by the end of this month so please review where you are in the process and let me know.  This is very import to get done because the existence of your unit depends on the re-charter.  Please contact me ASAP if you are having issues or questions about the process.

As I said last month, unit retention is vital to the health and existence of your unit.  Planning activities to keep the boys fired up will help this.  Contact me for resources and attendance issues. I will assist you with providing an exciting program that will keep the boys wanting to come back for more.

Camp Card 2012!

We are about ready to kick off the 2012 camp card and I am super excited about this year’s opportunities.  We have many new venders on the card and a few returning for a second year of deals.  Cinema 4 inPampa is offering a tear off for one FREE movie admission.  Subways inPampa are offering a tear off for a FREE 6 inch sub with the purchase of a 6 inch and a drink.  There are several other great deals also.  This year Borgerwill have a separate card from the rest of the district.  Every unit will have the opportunity to sell thePampa, Borgerand/orAmarillo cards to increase the number of cards sold.  PLEASE contact me ASAP to submit your unit’s commitments…..$5.00 a card / $2.50 commission for each card sold.  This is hands down a great card and should be an easy sell for the boys.

Family FOS

I still need to schedule your unit’s Court of Honor or Blue & Gold.  If you haven’t scheduled one yet, please email me with the date, time, and location.  Family FOS is a very important part of our council’s operation…it helps to serve the Adobe Walls district as well.  Please help me by making sure I know when your next family activity is so we can give our family FOS presentation.

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Golden Eagle District Highlights- February 2012

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Wednesday, February 1, 2012


District Chairman:  Dean Sather   806-353-9750

Disitrct Commissioner:  Joy Kilian  806-679-4236

Hereford Area District Commissioner: HS Fuller,

District Executive: Brian Lamirande  806-358-6500 or

February Calendar

2            NO ROUNDTABLE – RESCHDULED FOR Feb. 9th

9             District Key-3 Meeting, 6pm @ St.Thomas

9             District Commissioner’s/Committee Meeting 6:30pm @ St.Thomas

9             Roundtable Meeting – DISTRICT WIDE MEETING! 7pm @ St.Thomas

9           Eagle Scout Board of Review- See below for more info

22           Good Scout Lunch- 11:30am, Heritage Ballroom-Amarillo Civic Center

25          Cub Day – 12:30p – 4:00pm, 1st United Methodist in Hereford

Calendar/Meeting Times & Location

As the Golden Eagle District is underway in its transition into 2012 new year, we will resume our traditional monthly meeting schedule in MARCH as follows:

Cub Scout/Boy Scout Roundtable

1st Thursday of the Month – 7:00pm @ St.Thomas 4100 South Coulter

District Key-3 Meeting

2nd Thursday of the Month – 6:00pm @ St.Thomas 4100 South Coulter

District Commissioner’s Meeting

2nd Thursday of the Month – 6:30pm @ St.Thomas 4100 South Coulter

District Committee Meeting

2nd Thursday of the Month – 7:00pm @ St.Thomas 4100 South Coulter

Eagle Board of Review

2nd Thursday of the Month -6:30 pm St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 S. Bell 

Please check the Council website:


The Golden Eagle District Facebook Page:

for all the latest Events and Activities!

Roundtable/Commissioner Meeting – District Wide Meeting- Come one, Come ALL!

Adult Leader Roundtable is an excellent opportunity to ensure that YOUR unit is represented and YOUR thoughts, ideas, comments and concerns are heard. This monthly meeting provides a platform for discussion, event planning, training, networking and idea sharing that all will surely benefit from.

We will feature tailored monthly discussion topics and fun-filled activities to keep you & your leaders engaged and excited to return for more! So bring all of your Pack/Troop’s adult leaders out to the Golden Eagle Monthly Roundtable & join in on the fun!

Eagle Scout Project Reviews and Eagle Scout Boards of Reviews- Updated 2/2/12

The next Eagle Service Project Review Board will be held on February 9th at St. Luke Presbyterian Church – Remember, only NEW workbooks will be accepted. If a scout shows up with anything other than the new workbook, his project will NOT be approved.

Location: St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 Bell Street in Amarillo, Texas. (0.36 miles north of the intersection of 34th & Bell Streets) (GPS Coordinates: 35.181414, -101.900849)

Please park on the south side of the church and enter through the south doors. The church is handicap accessible.

Eagle PROJECT Review Boards are held the SECOND Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.

Eagle RANK Review Boards are held the THIRD Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.

—- New Eagle Project Workbook

The new BSA Advancement Guidelines (BSA Publication #33088) state that the NEW Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook must be used. During the Fall of 2011, we had the option of accepting the old or new version of the workbook, but as of January 1, 2012, ONLY the new workbook will be accepted for new Eagle Service Projects. In addition, the Board will no longer accept “homemade” workbooks.

“ Prepare the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook
The most current workbook must be used. It can be found at The workbook shows the project proposal was approved ahead of time, and then properly accepted by all parties when finished. Ideally, it will be a proud reminder of a significant accomplishment.

Several applications have been seen recently that were completed in pencil. This reflects poorly on the candidate. The “fillable PDF” is the preferred method, but pen and ink is also accepted.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.  ( or

Find & “Like” Golden Eagle District on Facebook!

*The Official Golden Eagle District Facebook page is now here! –Consider this an interactive portal providing the latest District and Council Information on Events, Programs, and Training topics!

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Lone Wolf District Highlights- February 2012

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Wednesday, February 1, 2012


District Chairperson-Duwane

District Commissioner-Bob Post-

District Executive-Lindsay Waugh-

February Calendar:

3-Pack 163 Pinewood Derby

6-Pack 146 Blue and Gold Banquet

11-Pack 256 Blue and Gold Banquet

18-Pack 142 Blue and Gold Banquet

23-Pack 143 Blue and Gold Banquet

Pack 142 Pinewood Derby

The Pinewood Derby for Pack 142 in Goodwell, OK, on January 29th, 2012, had great attendance from both parents and volunteers, and ran very well. Sonja S., the Cub Master, announced the winners as follows: in the Tiger division, Johnathan H. took first place, with Deke W. in second, and Abel E. in third. For the Wolf division, Coton S. received first place, Ayden H. took second, Colton S. came in third, and Kale R. finished up in fourth.  In the Bear division, Cayden R. finished first, Jacob G. second, and J.J E. third, while Timmy M. placed fourth and Victor W. fifth.

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Quanah Parker District Highlights- Febraury 2012

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Wednesday, February 1, 2012


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

District Commissioner– Steve Rodriguez (806) 231-3380 

District Executive– Chase Roach  (806) 341-4491 

February Calendar:

2. Quanah Parker Roundtable

9. Quanah Parker Committee & Unit Commissioner Meeting

15. OA Unit Elections Begin

17.CampCardCommitment Due

22. Good Scout Luncheon

24. OA Lock-in


Hello, I’m Chase Roach the District Executive for the Quanah Parker District. 2011 was a great year for Scouting, and 2012 is shaping up to be even better. For more details on any of the about items please take a look at or contact me directly with the info listed above. I look forward to hearing from you.  

BB Gun Shoot Out!!

January marked the first annual BB Gun shoot out. We had several hundred Cub Scouts that participated. It was great! What a great response and already shopping for new locations to host an even larger event. Fun was had by all with training seminars and then shooting in the standing position, prone position, and sitting or kneeling position.

Now we need to send out a Big Ol’ “WAY TO GO”, for one of Quanah Parkers own, Kagen M. from Pack 39 in Dumas. He won 3rd Place over-all. WOW!! Keep up the good shooting Pack 39!!


Great job to all who participate in funding local scouting with Friends of Scouting Campaigns. Funding for Scoutreach programs, and camps is needed more than ever this year. Please contact me directly to setup an FOS Presentation at your Blue and Gold Banquet or Court of Honor. Thank you again!

Quanah Parker District Awards Banquet

On January 20th at ChristianHeritage Church in Amarillo, we had a grand time fellowshipping, giving awards, being entertained by Wayne Benson with Cowboy Poetry, and recognizing some young men for Life Rank and Eagle rank!

We want to send out a special thanks to Andy Price and Bob Altman for being present at our banquet. The turn out was more than double the attendance from last year, and we’re planning on doubling again next year.

Thanks to ALL of you that were able to attend the banquet! The food was good! Thanks to Rosa’s!

Here is a list of the 2011 AWARDS:


PRESENTING LIFE SCOUT RANK TO ETHAN MICKNA, AND 7 MERIT BADGES EARNED. (Personal Fitness, Citizenship in the Community, Nation, and World; Music,Reading, and Space Exploration- Congratulations Ethan…



















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Santa Fe District Highlights- February 2012

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Wednesday, February 1, 2012


District Chairperson– George Hall –

District Commissioner– Michael Stavenhagen-

District Executive– Gaylyne Manns-

January Calendar

9 – District Banquet

District Dinner

The District Dinner will be on February 9th at 6:30 at the VFW in Clarendon. This will be instead of the February Roundtable. At this dinner, the District Award of Merit will be presented. Make plans to attend this annual celebration of Scouting. Please RSVP by Friday 3rd to Gaylyne or to our Council.

Unit Recharters

Most of our Santa Fe Units were rechartered on time. Congratulation sto the units that have accomplished this!  There is still a couple that hve not completed this process yet. All of these unit charters expired on December 31, 2011. If your charter has expired our Council cannot post any advancements for your Scouts.  It is critical that we complete this process as soon as possible! Call me if you need help.

Family Friends of Scouting

Without this financial support from our leaders and our scouting families, Golden Spread Council would not be able to provide the quality programs, training and facilities you expect for our scouts.

Camp Cards

The camp cards will be available on March 17th.  Most towns in Santa Fe have 2 vendors per town, along with McDonalds and Sonic. This fundraiser will allow your boys to earn much needed money for camp or other activities. This is a great, easy fundraiser that creates NO risk for the unit but you will reap huge benefits.

2012 Merit Badge University

Santa Fe had 5 out of 8 Troops go toMerit Badge University. It was great to see so many of our Scouts and leaders at there! Don’t forget to finish any remaining requirements and get the signed, completed merit badge cards, and advancement reports, submitted to theCouncil Service Center.  However, your unit must be rechartered to do this!

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Venturing District Highlights- February 2012

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Wednesday, February 1, 2012


District Chairman:          Jay Barrett:  806-326-2800 or

District Commissioner:  DeLynn McGehee:  806-681-1623 or

District Executive:           Shannon Scott: 806-358-6500 or

February Calendar:

11th:  Doctor’s FOS Campaign (7:00 p.m.)

16th:  Meeting at NWTH for Post 5001 (5:30 p.m.) 

18th:  Troop 87 COPE (10:00 a.m.)

March Calendar:

15th:  Meeting at NWTH for Post 5001 (5:30 p.m.)

2012 Venturing District Awards Banquet in Review

Congratulations to Rayel, Brandon, Jacob, Clarice, Emily, Cordell, Audrey and Nick!  They will be the first inaugural crew to represent the Golden Spread Council at the 2013 Jamboree

Way to go Ted, Walter, Arthur, Carl and Bill.  These are some of the original Kwahadi Dancers still living here inAmarillo!

Thank You to Bob and Chris for a combined 50 years of registered scouting experience!

Congratulations to Bob and Jeff for receiving the unit leader awards and Donna, Larry Brandon and Emily for receiving the leadership awards!

Great Job to Jackie as the recipient of the District Award of Merit!

Outstanding job to Matthew for receiving his Ranger Award and Emily, Ryan and Nick for receiving their Ranger, Gold and Silver Awards! 

Congratulations to All!!


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 Shannon Scott at 358-6500 or

Scholarship Opportunities

If you have questions about such opportunities, please contact Shannon Scott (Venturing Division) at the Scout Service Center 358-6500.

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Golden Spread Council Highlights- February 2012

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Final 2011 Popcorn Information NEW

Congratulations to the 100 Packs, Troops, and Crews who just participated in one of the largest popcorn sales in the Golden Spread Council’s history.  Participating units earned over $199,000 in commissions and prizes for participating in the 2011 sale.  290 Scouts sold over $600 worth of popcorn this year and were invited to celebrate their accomplishments at the Council’s annual Swim and Pizza Party that will be held in theWTAMUActivityCenterin late January 2012. 

Dylan H Troop 94 sold $5209 during the 2011 Fall sale.  This is the largest amount of popcorn ever sold by one Golden Spread Council Scout.  Outstanding job Dylan!!!

Other top selling scouts for 2011, their Units, and the Dollar amount they sold include:

Blake S             Troop 94          $3725

Payton P         Pack 501         $2512

Tyler S             Troop 437        $2326

Matthew B      Pack 429         $2084

Jordan T          Troop 80          $2044

Aarij R             Pack 7             $1961

William K        Pack 41           $1896

Daly M             Pack 1             $1886

Jacob H           Pack 10           $1879

Jacob S            Pack 257         $1840

Ben James       Pack 130         $1838 

This year’s top selling unit was from the Golden Eagle District-Pack 24 Olsen Park Elementary School.  Pack 24 Cub Scouts sold $21,840.  Way to go Pack 24!!!!

2012 Camp Card Program  NEW

Many of you participated in the 2011 Camp Card Program and we know it helped your Scouts attend camps, participate in local activities, and helped your individual unit accounts enabling you to buy items for your unit.  If you didn’t participate you really missed out on a fantastic opportunity and hope you will consider participating in 2012.  Your District Executive will be contacting you very soon to discuss the program with the key unit leader and get a committment to sell the cards.  This is a great program that creates NO risk for the unit but you will reap huge benefits.  Look for a call soon!

Cub Scout Belt Loop-O-Rama   NEW

In cooperation with the Discovery Center, we are planning a Belt Loop-O-Rama for April 14, 2012.  The information flyer and online registration is now available on our website.  Only the first 150 Cub Scouts will be able to participate in this event so sign up now to avoid disappointment.

Jamboree 2013

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 for Applications, General Information Flyer and all other information you may need.  Call Bob Altman at 806-358-6500 for more info.

Jamboree Link

Venturing Ranger Awards  NEW

Congratulations to the following individuals for earning their Ranger Award along with the Silver and Gold Awards:

R Fletcher

N Wilson

E Popp

M Dryden

Amarillo Bulls Hockey Game 

The Bulls will host a “Scouting Night” on February 24 at 7:05pm.  Tickets will be $8.00.  Look at the link below for all the info!

Bulls Hockey

Scouting for Food   NEW

Scouting for Food is an annual “Good Turn” that Scouts participate each year.  There is a huge need for food in all of our communities and this one day event is a great way for Scouts to learn about service to others.  Please visit the link below for all the information you will need for this years event.

Scouting for Food

Kwahadi News  NEW

Over 500 Scouts and Scouters filled the three shows of the Scouting Rendezvous Weekend at the Kiva!   The Kwahadis wish to thank all of the folks who came out! 

The Kiva is often filled with Scouts from across America during the summer months on their journeys to mountain camps, but it was more special having the Kiva filled three times with area Scouts! 

We had to turn away a few unit reservations because there was no room left, and for some the weekend just didn’t work.   If there are Scouting folks who would like to come see the museum and winter show, we will be happy to have you as our complimentary guests on January 28, 29, February 10, or 11, for the 7:30 pm shows.

Reservations are important to ensure seating.  Just email me direct with your unit and count of people, and we’ll set it up for you.   Individual families can call the trading post (806-335-3175) and identify themselves as “SCOUTING VIPS!”  

Injury Reporting 

Unit-level volunteers must report to the council any incident that requires treatment beyond Scout rendered first aid.  If, say, a cut finger or a twisted ankle is treated on site, no report is needed.  If a cut finger requires a visit to the doctor and stitches, the report must be submitted along with any relevent photographs, doctors’ forms etc.  The incident form is located at the link below or on our web site in the forms (safety) section.

Incident Form

Introduction to Leadership Skills Course-ILS (Youth)  NEW

ILS is offered on March 31 at Camp Don to Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts who want to develop their leadership skills.  This course is required to be completed prior to attending NYLT in the Summer.  This is the second class this year and the last so get registered today.  Please see the links below.

ILS Flyer

ILS Registration


This premier training for Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts is set for June 3-8 at Camp MK Brown.  If you know of a Scout who is deserving of some high quality training that will help in the troop and in his or her future, have him/her visit the link below to get all the details.  As a reminder, there are age limits and they must complete the ILS Course before attending NYLT.

NYLT Flyer

2013 Philmont Council Contingent 

The Council has received approval for a 2013 Philmont Trek.  We have 2 Crews (12 each Crew) from July 6-July 28.  The cost per person will be $770.00 with a deposit of $100.00 due to the Council Service Center on or before April 15, 2012.  Priority will go to Troops who are NOT going to Philmont in 2012 but will entertain them if no one else is interested.  For information, contact Scott at 806-358-6500.

Help Wanted! 

Do you know someone looking for some fun “work” this summer?  Look no further!  We are interested in talking to you if you have an interest in attending National Camp School (fully paid for by the Council) for the following positions:

Boy Scout Camp:  Aquatics Director

Cub Scout Camp:  Aquatics Director, Camp Director, Program Director

These positions require a week long school held in March (3-9) and May (12-18- Aquatics and others)

Boy Scout Camp is June 10- July 8 and you must be able to commit to the entire season.  Cub Scout Camps are all weekends in June.

We are also looking for youth staff for Boy Scout Summer Camp and some positions for the Cub Scout Resident Camps.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these positions, please contact Scott at 806-358-6500 soon.

Wood Badge  NEW

This premier adult leader training will take place over two weekends in September and October at Camp Don Harrington.  If you want the best training the Boy Scouts have to offer, this is the course for you.  Sign up now to reserve your slots as they are filling up quickly.  Please click on the link below for more information.

Wood Badge Flyer

Philmont 2012 Opportunity

Troop 413 is going to Philmont on July 21 thru August 2nd, 2012  and has 1 adult and 2 scout slots available.  If interested, please contact Michael at

2012 Council Reception  NEW

The Golden Spread Council will host the 2012 Council Reception on February 12, 2012 at the Kwahadi Kiva in Amarillo, Texas.  This event will be held from 4pm-6pm and will recognize Silver Beaver Award recipients, Award of Merit recipients, other award winners, and the Class of 2011 Eagle Scouts.  Please click on the link below for more information.

Council Reception

Jamboree Interest Meeting  NEW

If you want more information on the Jamboree, there will be an informational meeting on February 12, starting at 2pm at the Kwahadi Kiva.  For more info please call Bob Altman at 806-358-6500.

Adult Training Oopportunities  NEW

There are multiple training opportunities for adult leaders on March 31- April 1 at Camp Don Harrington.  Scoutmaster Outdoor Leader Training, Outdoor Leader Training for Webelos Leaders, BALOO for Cub Scout Leaders, Trainer’s EDGE Training for Troop/Pack Trainers and Wood Badge/NYLT Staff, and finally for  Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts, Introduction to Leadership Skills Course.  What a day at Camp Don!  This is a fantastic opportunity to get your training for the year in an outdoor setting.  Please visit the links below for more info.

Adult Training Info

Online Registration

Wilderness First Aid Course  NEW

The Wilderness First Aid Course will be offered at Camp Don Harrington on March 24-25.  This course is primarly for those adults and older youth who plan on attending Philmont Scout Ranch in 2012/2013.  Philmont requires at least one adult to have this training before attending a trek.  We typically only offer this course once per year now is that time!  Please click on the link below for information.

Wilderness First Aid Flyer

Online Registration

Summer Camp  NEW

Are you ready?  Well we are getting geared up to provide your Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts the part of the year they all look forward too- Summer Camp in the Panhandle!  We will offer multiple one day Camps for Cub Scouts, several weekends of Cub Scout Resident Camp where they camp for two nights, and of course, Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp MK Brown.  We have some new programs this year and we expecting record attendance at all camps.  Look for more info soon!

Spring Camporee  NEW

The Spring Camporee is set for April 28 at Camp Don Harrington.  This event is for all Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs.  Boy Scout events are competitive while the Cub Scout (Tiger/Wolf/Bear) events will be for fun and the Webelos events will be judged.  There will be a BB and Archery Range set up for the Cub Scouts this year to have extra FUN!  Look for more info on the council web site this week and for a Constant Contact Email announcing the details.  Lots of fun will be had by all!

Memorials and Tributes

Donor In Memory
Bill Gething Bob  Curry
Puff & Phillip Niegos Bob  Curry
Lynn & David Urbel Bob  Curry
Pam Myles & J B Elliston Bob  Curry
Mark & Venessa Buzzard Bob  Curry
Gary Shneck Bob  Curry
Charles and Sylvia Coats Bob  Curry
Pope, Hardwick, Christie, Schell, Kelly & Ray Bob  Curry
Tom  Riney Bob  Curry
Mary Johnson Bob  Curry
Mike & Susan Dunnigan Bob  Curry
Terry & Suzanne Ensey Bob  Curry
Bill Gething Frank Morrison
Sidney and John Boyce Shirley Cariker
Roxane Strickland Shirley Cariker

Eagle Class of 2012

Last Name Unit Number District
Tedrick T-87 GE
Olson T-87 GE
Watsons T-80 QP
Talley T-79 GE
Myers T- 507 AW

Eagle Scouts (Revised Class of 2011)

Last Troop District
Baucom C-94 GE
Baumert T-472 QP
Berryman T-1221 GE
Blashill T-79 GE
Campsey T-4 GE
Carlisle T-86 GE
Chen T-94 GE
Clemens T-1221 QP
Corse C-2012 V
Diaz T-108 GE
Dismuke T-633 GE
Dixon T-560 AW
Evalle T-633 GE
Fletcher T-94 GE
Gallier T-633 GE
Gettles T-80 GE
Hardman T-163 LW
Heymer T-94 GE
Hitchings T-580 AW
House T-264 LW
Hoy T-87 GE
Huebner T-633 GE
Huebner T-633 GE
Jones T-94 GE
Kmetz C-633 GE
Law T-87 GE
Lowery T-87 GE
Marshall T-472 LW
May T-108 GE
McAfee T-433 AW
McCasland  T-472 LW
Metzger T-633 GE
Metzger T-633 GE
Mickna  T-73 GE
Montgomery T-404 AW
Moore T-472 LW
Morris T-116 GE
Murphy T-142 AW
Perez T-80 GE
Ray  T-31 GE
Riffe T-38 LW
Rowland C-80 GE
Stoffle T -413 AW
Stonecipher T-160 LW
Truelock T-633 GE
Wagner T-562 GE
Watson T-104 LW
Weaver T-10 GE
Webb T-88 GE
Whittle T-29 QP
Wilson T-472 LW
Wilson T-17 AW

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