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Golden Spread Council Highlights- March 2012

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Thursday, March 1, 2012


2012 Camp Card Distribution  NEW

The Camp Cards will soon be in the hands of all Scouts!  On March 17, 2012, there will be several Camp Card Kickoff locations for units to attend to pick-up their cards and receive the Unit Kickoff Booklet. 

All units who have reserved cards should have received an email from Scott asking each unit to visit the website listed below to register for the location they will attend to get the cards.  You must et us know which location you will be at so your cards are there!  Any questions should be directed to Scott at the Council Service Center 806-358-6500


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

Welding Merit Badge  NEW

The Boy Scouts of America collaborated with the American Welding Society, BSA Health and Safety Committee, and OSHA members to create the Welding merit badge.  Scouts can begin working on this merit badge on the earn date of 2-24-12 as the pamphlet should be in stores very soon.    Requirements and pamphlets are available in Scout shops and online at 

STEM in Scouting  NEW

Philmont Training Center – Week 1-  June 10—16

By attending this symposium adults will learn how to implement the NOVA and SUPERNOVA awards within their council and help create a plan for future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiatives in Scouting. This symposium is open to all Scouters who wish to learn, share and engage in the BSA’s new STEM initiative. Guest instructors will attend and talk about STEM activities, and experiences in their councils. Scouters who have been identified as the council STEM Chair are especially encouraged to attend but participation is not limited to that group. The conference will include hands-on activities that support the NOVA and SUPERNOVA awards and share teaching techniques that can be used to implement these awards while using the aims and methods of Scouting.

Information Link

Scouting for Food 

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

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

Lowe’s Charitable and Education Foundation Grant NEW

This new opportunity is for Life Scouts who have had their Eagle Scout project approved and is a “Construction” type project.  The foundation, through the Council Service Center, will award the Scout a $100 Gift Card (check card used anywhere) as a reimbursement of expenses totalling at least $100.00.  This is effective immediately.  All District Eagle Scout Project Review Board Chairman will be receiving the informational packet for future distribution within the next week.  Scouts and their parents can visit the link below for all applicable materials at anytime.

Eagle Scout Support Link 

Introduction to Leadership Skills Course-ILS (Youth) 

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:  Instructors (15 years of age and older)

Cub Scout Camp:  Camp Director, Program Director

The Director positions require a week long school attendance.

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 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 

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

Adult Training Opportunities 

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

What’s a Kid to do Fair  NEW

This popular event is designed to bring together in one location representatives from various camps throughout our circulation area to give parents an opportunity to plan activities for their children for the upcoming summer season and you are invited to participate.

What’s a Kid To Do Fair on Saturday, April 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Center Court of Westgate Mall.

 Space is free (you will be provided a 6-foot table) and the public will be invited to attend free of charge.  If you are interested in participating in this event, please go to and click on the link to the What’s a Kid to Do site ( to download the information form.  You will receive a confirmation letter when your form is received.

This is a great opportunity for a Cub Scout Pack or Boy Scout Troop to advertise, recruit, and show off what Scouting is all about.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Susie at or Scott at before March 19.

Wilderness First Aid Course 

The Wilderness First Aid Course will be offered at Camp Don Harrington on March 24-25.  This course is primarily 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 

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 to 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 

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!

2012 Shooting Sports Camp NEW

This camp is scheduled for July 6,7, and 8, 2012 at Camp Don Harrington.  The cost is $100 per Scout AND Adult.

  • Pay just $85 “Early Bird Discount” if paid by June 18th.
  • Fee includes a FREE T-shirt, Guns, Bows & Arrows, Targets, Safety Equipment, Ammo, Range and Facility use. 
  • Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Breakfast are also included in the fee!

 Fun-Filled Activities Include:

  • Rifle/Shotgun Shooting   
  • Action Archery
  • 5-Stand
  • Black Powder Shooting
  • Demonstrations
  • Exhibits

Shooting Sports Camp is a weekend of shooting, learning, and fellowship for all Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts and their adult leadership. 

This is a great way to experience many of the shooting disciplines available at Camp Don Harrington. For more information please contact Bob Altman at  358-6500 or

Youth Shooting Clays Tournament  NEW

This event is the first ever event and is open to Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers

This 100 CLAY – SHOOTING CONTEST is scheduled for May 5, 2012.  The Entry Fee $20 and is limited to the first 200 scouts that sign up!  For more information please contact Bob Altman at  358-6500 or  To register click on the link below!

Registration Link

2013 Jamboree Band

2013 Jamboree Band Seeks Members  NEW

The Jamboree Band is now forming and is looking for musicians. The staff band will supply music for ceremonies, events, concerts, arena shows, and will entertain the many thousands of Scouts and visitors to the 18th National Jamboree. Repertoire will include popular and patriotic music, marches, and pep band tunes. Scout/musicians who can double on set, guitar, bass and keyboard are needed for the 16 piece jazz band. Scouts and Venturers ages 16 – 25 may apply. Adults (26 and up) may apply, however initial preference will go to youth staff. For information about the band and how to apply, please visit or feel free to email the

Amarillo Zoo Opportunities  NEW

The Amarillo Zoo  will have a Volunteer Open House on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Ages 13 – Seniors Looking to make a difference? Want to share your passion for wildlife and conservation?  Do you want to inspire others? The zoo may be the place for YOU! We are looking for dedicated, knowledgeable, outgoing, and inspiring individuals to spread the Amarillo Zoo’s mission about wildlife conservation through our education and interpretive programs and events. You will be able to gather information and ask questions. Complete the necessary application, background check, and interview for a position if you choose!

Opportunities for Volunteers include assisting with:

  • Education programs and activities
  • Summer camps
  • Special events
  • Horticulture
  • Assisting keepers

A $25 registration fee will be required if you are selected to attend our next volunteer training class on March 17th and 24th.   Training classes will cover basic teaching methods, animal information, proper animal handling of         our educational animals, safety policies, interpretation techniques and more!

 Amarillo Zoo is located in Thompson Park, NE 24th & Dumas Highway. For more information or 381-5605

CPR/First Aid  NEW

This course will be on May 15 AND May 17 for those of you who may need this course.  These course are for anyone who plans to enroll in the BSA Lifeguard Class at Camp MK Brown Summer Camp (both are prerequisites) and anyone interested in working at Camp MK Brown Summer Camp in the Aquatics area. This course will also fulfill the CPR/First Aid requirement mandated in the Wilderness First Aid Course.  For more information, please visit the links below.

Information Flyer


Memorials and Tributes

Mr. and Mrs. G A Snell     Bob Curry

Pat and Rae Bagely            Bob Curry

David and Jan Corey        Bob Curry

John Curry                           Charlotte Lutyens

Brosier and Buchanan     Calvin York

Robert Altman                   Lt Col. Milton  Fields Sr.

2012 Eagle Scout Listing

First Name  Last Name Troop Number District
T Tedrick T-87 GE
J Rivera T-88 GE
N Sweet T-80 GE
S Zimmerman T-87 GE
R Forslund T-87 GE
T Olson T-87 GE
I Nolan T-87 GE
J Raab T-10 GE
B Watsons T-80 QP
J Talley T-79 GE
L Myers T- 507 AW
K Kelly T-256 LW

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