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Adobe Walls District Highlights- April 2012

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Sunday, April 1, 2012

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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

March Calendar:

5- District Planning Meeting

28- ALL Camp Card money due

A Word from Our District Chairman

The Adobe Walls District monthly Roundtable Planning meetings will continue on April 5th, 2012 at 6:30 pm at the MK Brown Room, located in the Pampa Chamber of Commerce at 200 Ballard Street. The meeting agenda is to continue planning the District calendar in carrying out the council programs, agreed upon objectives, and determine volunteer needs for the district programs. The District leadership is committed to providing a year-round and summertime quality experiences for the Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops of the District. Exciting announcements are coming soon on fun programs to unite the District packs and Troops together, so please mark the date and plan on attending.

Adobe Walls District would also like to announce their newest Eagle Scout. Lane Myers of Troop 507 Borger had a great ceremony March 24th. Congratulations Lane and way to go!

Camp Card 2012

Camp Card 2012 is off and running!  We passed out approximately 5700 cards throughout the Adobe Walls District this year.  I am hoping that all we get turned in is money this year.  The camp cards are great this year and the reality is they could sell themselves. 

A few points to remember:

1) Each card you have is like money and worth $5.00.

2) There are NO LOST CARDS; the unit is responsible for the number of cards they signed for. 3) Left over cards and/or money is due April 28. 4) Contact me if you need more cards, the sooner you let me know, the sooner I can get you more.

 Again, the cards this year are amazing and will be easy for your scouts to sell in order to raise the much needed funds to support them with camping activities.

 Monthly Newsletter Submissions

As you may know, each month we put out a newsletter to help keep everyone informed of the happening around the Adobe Walls District.  If anyone wishes to have something put in this newsletter please email me.  The entry needs to be a paragraph and the content needs to be scouting related and info you want to get to Adobe Walls readers.  I must have your submission 10 days prior to the beginning of the month.

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Golden Eagle District Highlights- April 2012

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Sunday, April 1, 2012

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District Chairman:  Dean Sather   dean@crosspointe.com   806-353-9750

District Commissioner:  Joy Kilian  joykilian@hotmail.com  806-679-4236

Hereford Area District Commissioner: HS Fuller, hsfuller42@yahoo.com

District Executive: Brian Lamirande  806-358-6500 or brian.lamirande@scouting.org

April Calendar

5          Golden Eagle District Roundtable

12        District Key-3 Meeting, 6:00 pm @ Scout Office

12        District Commissioner’s Meeting 6:30 pm @ Scout Office     

             District Committee Meeting – 7:15 pm @ Scout Office

19        Eagle Scout Service Project Review

21        Golden Eagle District Pinewood Derby

26        Eagle Scout Rank Board of Review 

District Pinewood Derby

 **See District Website for Flyer & Information**

Hosted by Western Plateau’s Pack 64, With Burgers cooked by Troop 4. Taking place Saturday April 21st at the University Church of Christ in Canyon.

Scouting for Food

CONGRATULATIONS  to all units that participated in 2012’s Scouting for Food effort!  Great Job! This tradition has a significant impact on those in need in the Texas Panhandle.  So far estimated totals within the Golden Eagle portion of the Council shows 11,555 pounds with a council grand total of 16,029 pounds. That means that the Golden Eagle District ALONE produced 72% of the food collected thus far. CONGRATULATIONS G.E DISTRICT LEADERS!!! Excellent work!

**ROUNDTABLE AT SCOUT OFFICE FOR APRIL 2012**

Cub Scout/Boy Scout Roundtable
1st Thursday of the Month – 7:00pm @ St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4100 South Coulter

District Key-3 Meeting
2nd Thursday of the Month – 6:00pm @ Scout Service Center

District Committee Meeting
2nd Thursday of the Month – 6:30pm @ Scout Service Center

District Commissioner’s Meeting
2nd Thursday of the Month – 7:15pm @ Scout Service Center

Eagle Boards of Review
Service Project Review – 3rd Thur. of the Month – 6:30 pm @ St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 S. Bell
Eagle Rank Review – 4th Thur. of the Month – 6:30 pm @ St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 S. Bell

**Please check the District Website for Calendar Updates & Activities**

http://www.goldenspread.org/GoldenEagle/GoldenEagle.htm

Or

The Golden Eagle District Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Golden-Eagle-District-BSA-Golden-Spread-Council/301897883200809\

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 feature monthly Scouting related 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

Service Project Review – 3rd Thur. of the Month – 6:30 pm @ St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 S. Bell

Eagle Rank Review – 4th Thur. of the Month – 6:30 pm @ St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 S. Bell

**See Flyer for the 2012 Golden Eagle District Pinewood Derby**

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Lone Wolf District Highlights- April 2012

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Sunday, April 1, 2012

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District Chairperson-Duwane Skipper-ddskipper@yahoo.com

District Commissioner-Bob Post- theoaks@ptsi.net

District Executive-Lindsay Waugh- lindsay.waugh@scouting.org

April Calender

28    Camp Card/Money Turn-in

28   District Key 3 Meeting at the Camporee

I am currently away at BSA training.  I look forward to returning home with more knowledge and excitement to move our district forward.  See you soon!

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Quanah Parker District Highlights- April 2012

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Sunday, April 1, 2012

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District Chairperson–  Joni Mickna – sjmickna@sbcglobal.net (806)674-7040 (cell)

District Commissioner– Steve Rodriguez Steve.Rodriguez1978@gmail.com (806) 231-3380 

District Executive– Chase Roach chase.roach@scouting.org  (806) 341-4491 

April Calendar:

5          Quanah Parker Roundtable

12        Quanah Parker Committee & Unit Commissioner Meeting

21        Gardening Merit Badge (Date subject to change)

28        Camp Card Monies Due

Greeting

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 goldenspread.org or contact myself, Joni, or Steve, directly with the info listed above. We look forward to hearing from you.  

Quanah Parker Pinewood Derby

On March 24th we had our 9th Annual District Pinewood Derby, and it was FANTASTIC record breaking event!!! We had 99 entries and over 250 total people that attended. This was more than double the visitors and participation from years past. The Volunteer support was incredible and none of this would have been possible without them.  

Greg and Pack 82 brought their new Derby Track that was SUPER FAST!! The computer integration and screen projection worked great. We were able to run through 3 heats, and 3 winners for each rank class, including the Leader and Open Division. We also had 4 visitors from Westover Elementary that ran in their own Open Class.

The positive feedback and excitement over the Derby has just been pouring in—phone calls, emails, and text messages, full of praises and new ideas for next year. Keep them coming. We will have a brief review at the Thursday, April 5th 7:00PM Roundtable coming up. Everyone is welcome and invited to represent their individual Units. 

We also want to send out a Special Thanks to Charles Ritchie, and the Kwahadi Kiva for hosting our Event. We are very blessed to have such a wonderful place full of Scouting history and years of dedication to growing and supporting the Scouting Movement.

Scouting for Food

On March 24th, we also supported Scouting for Food. Part of our entry fee for the Pinewood Derby was 2 cans of food per race entered. I’m proud to say that we raised over 250 pounds for the High Plains Food Bank. WAY TO GO!!!

We also had individual units participate in Unit food gathering campaigns in Amarillo and Dumas. Each campaign supported their specific local Food Banks, and we’re still gathering weights for a total collective weight. Preliminary info shows a considerable growth over last year.

Preparations and Planning have already begun for an even bigger and better gathering for next year. The Food Bank, and many local family’s needs our help!!    

Gardening Merit Badge

On Saturday, April 21st, we are working with The High Plains Food Bank to teach the Gardening Merit Badge. This is a tentative date, and may change, but we will keep everyone posted. What a great opportunity for Scouts to be part of one of the most important operations in Amarillo; all while earning a merit badge. I will send out a Constant Contact with all of the pertinent info in the next week.

Camp Cards

All of the Camp Cards have been distributed, and we have a record number of Units participating. On Saturday, April 28th, at the Camporee, the unsold cards or money is due. I already have some units that have sold all of their cards and looking for more. Sadly, I don’t have extras available, but all of the unsold cards that return, on the 28th, will be redistributed to any units that would like more.

I recommend weekly follow-ups with your Scouts to celebrate success stories, and remind them of time remaining. I also recommend collecting all monies/cards the week before the 28th at your weekly meeting. That will lesson last minute money/card chasing.

So, let’s get out there and make some money for your Units. Woo Hoo!!

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!

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Santa Fe District Highlight- April 2012

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Sunday, April 1, 2012

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District Chairperson– George Hall – ghall68@hotmail.com

District Commissioner– Michael Stavenhagen-  mstavenhagen57@aol.com

District Executive– Gaylyne Manns- gmannsbsa@gmail.com

April

10     District Meet/Round Table

28     Camp Card money due

Friends of Scouting

Without this financial support from our leaders, parents, scouting families and the community, Golden Spread Council would not be able to provide the quality programs, training and facilities you expect, for our scouts.  Your continue support of our Friends of Scouting Campaign is appreciated.

Camp Cards

Hope all of you are selling your camp cards. Remember money or cards are due on or before April 28th.  You can turn it in to me, the Council or at Camporee.  Call me if you need more cards.

Fish Fest

Mark your calendar the annual Fish Fest is May 12 at MKB. Here is the link for registration and information. http://www.goldenspread.org/Districts/SantaFe/Forms/Program%20Preview%202011%2012%20SF%20Fish%20Fest%202012.pdf

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Venturing District Highlights- April 2012

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Sunday, April 1, 2012

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District Chairman:          Jay Barrett:  806-326-2800 or jay.barrett@amaisd.org

District Commissioner:  DeLynn McGehee:  806-681-1623 or    drkkmcgehee@yahoo.com

District Executive:           Shannon Scott: 806-358-6500 or shannon.scott@scouting.org

April Calendar:

14     Meeting at Training Tower at ATC for Post 5001 (1:00 p.m.)

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

20     COPE:  Maxivolt Corporation

28     Council Popcorn Orientation Meeting at Camp Don (1:00 p.m.)

28     Council Coordinated Key 3 Meeting at Camp Don (3:00 p.m.)

May Calendar:

5     Youth Sporting Clay’s Tournament at Camp Don (8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.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 in Amarillo!

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!!

C.O.P.E

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 shannon.scott@scouting.org

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- April 2012

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Sunday, April 1, 2012

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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

Training Review  NEW

On March 31- April 1, we had multiple training take place at Camp Don Harrington.  Over 40 adults and youth were trained in Outdoor Leadership Skills (OWL/OLS), BALOO, Introduction to Leadership Skills (Youth) (ILS) and Trainer’s EDGE.  These dedicated Scouters and Scouts are now ready to go back to their units with a renewed knowledge base and excitement.  Thanks for taking the time to get trained and to be the best leader you can.  A special thanks to our Course directors Joe Hillhouse (OLS/OWL Training) Joe Rahija (BALOO), Joy Kilian (Trainer’s EDGE), Kimberly Anderson (ILS) and all their staff members.

Welding Merit Badge 

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.  Requirements and pamphlets are available in Scout shops and online at  www.scouting.org/meritbadges 

STEM in Scouting 

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

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

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 

2012 Camp Card Program  NEW

All units should have their Camp Cards by now and should be out selling to earn money to go to camp or pay for other activities.  As a reminder, we will collect your money and any left over cards (that can be resold) on April 28 form 10am to 3pm at Camp Don Harrington (Admin building).  yo can turn them in before that date to your District Executive or at the Scout Service Center in Amarillo.  Remember, you only pay the council $2.50 per card sold and you keep the rest!  One unit check is required and please, no cash!

NYLT   

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)

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

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!

Tour and Activity Plan  NEW

The new online tour and activity plan has been developed and will go “live” on May 1, 2012.  It can be found at www.myscouting.org.  This replaces the one that is currently in use.

When compared to the former tour permit process, the new plan will no longer require signatures or approvals. Rather, as the plan is completed online, the required prerequisites for that type of trip or activity will be displayed.

For any prerequisites that have not been met (for example, not having someone on a trip who has Hazardous Weather training where this training is required), and before being allowed to submit the form, the person completing the form will have to certify that all prerequisites will be met prior to conducting the trip or activity. Once submitted, an email notification will be sent to the council, chartered organization, committee chair, unit leader, and emergency contact to let them know that a plan has been submitted. Receivers of this notification can log in to http://www.myscouting.org/ and review the plan.

Other tour and activity plan enhancements include the following:

  • Because email notifications will be sent once a plan has been submitted, it is important to maintain current leadership information in the system.
  • Links are provided to current program-required training and education.
  • System prompts and warnings are included.
  • You will be able to review and fix any deficiencies flagged by the system prior to submitting the plan.
  • You can store, retrieve, copy, and reuse completed tour and activity plans.
  • Files such as trekking plans and flight plans may be uploaded.
  • Unit volunteers who currently have access to the tour and activity plan will be able to view and update all plans submitted for their unit up to the day before the scheduled tour date.
  • There will be leader certification of the plan prior to submission.

Access to the Tour and Activity Plan is accessible at http://www.myscouting.org.  You can only access it if you have linked your membership ID number with your myScouting account.

The preferred method of accessing this permit is through the internet but for those who do not have access or simply prefer paper over an electronic version, a PDF version can be found on the tour and activity plan page.

A training video has been developed that guides you through the application process.  This can be found at www.goldenspread.org in the Forms Tab.

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 at the link below.

Camporee Booklet

2012 Shooting Sports Camp

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 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 raltman@bsamail.org

Youth Shooting Clays Tournament 

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 raltman@bsamail.org  To register click on the link below!

Registration Link

2013 Jamboree Band Seeks Members 

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 jamboband.org or feel free to email the directorGeorge.Pinchock@villanova.edu.

CPR/First Aid 

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

Registration

NRA Instructor Course  NEW

On June 2 and 3 in Perryton, Texas,  an instructor level class that will lead to NRA Instructor Certification will take place. For more information and costs, please contact Jim Lear at 806-648-1962.

Memorials and Tributes 

Memorial of  From
Jimmie McFarland H S & Cecelia Fuller
Jimmie McFarland Glen & Kay, George & Lynne
Jimmie McFarland McSpadden’s  Cecelia, Amy, Debra & John
Odell Moffett Kenneth & Veda Wyatt
Odell Moffett Donald & Roxanne Adams
Odell Moffett Eric & Cynthia  Counts
Odell Moffett Evelyn Baker
Odell Moffett David & Gaye Sougstad
Odell Moffett Alan & Sherry Roach
Odell Moffett Mike & Kathy Conner
Odell Moffett Wendell Stoner Family
Odell Moffett Randy & Mary Joe Pope
Bonne Craig Tom & Sandy Riney
Charlotte Lutyens Gregory Lutyens

2012 Eagle Scouts

First Name Last Name  Unit Number
Abbott T-142
C Caldwell T-88
Fike T-86
Forslund T-87
T Grimes T-87
Z Johnson T-633
K Kelly T-256
L Myers T- 507
I Nolan T-87
T Olson T-87
Rivera T-88
H Smith  T-94
Sweet T-80
Talley T-79
T Tedrick T-87
B Watsons T-80
Zimmerman T-87

 

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