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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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