Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Golden Spread Council Highlights- February 2012

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

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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

NYLT   NEW

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 Michael.Savers@tdcj.state.tx.us

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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