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Adobe Walls District Highlights- May 2012

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Tuesday, May 1, 2012


District Chairperson – Richard Carter – 806-274-3463

District Commissioner – Rick Jones –

District Executive – Eric Byrne-

May Calendar:

No events

Planning for the summer

As the end of the school year is not much more than a month away, we need to start looking at what we are doing to keep the boys active during the summer.  I want to remind everyone that the boys tend to vote with their feet and inactivity will likely have a young man quit scouting.  Please think about having at least two activities a month between June and August.  Don’t forget that we are having an Adobe Walls merit badge / belt loop ranch in August so we help you with at least one activity.  Please stay in contact with your youth and try and help them with advancement activities they can do at home during the summer.

Monthly district meeting

The monthly Adobe Walls District meeting will be in Borger this month.  On May 8 at 630pm we will be meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Borger (located behind the Catholic Church next to Bulldog Stadium)  I continue to ask each unit to send at least one adult to the meeting so we can further plan our district activities and training.  There is a group from Pampa that is planning to carpool to Borger, please contact me if you are interested in joining in.

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- May 2012

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Tuesday, May 1, 2012


District Chairman:  Dean Sather   806-353-9750

District Commissioner:  Joy Kilian  806-679-4236

Hereford Area District Commissioner: HS Fuller,

District Executive: Brian Lamirande  806-358-6500 or

May Calendar

 3             Golden Eagle District Roundtable @ St. Thomas- Details Below

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

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

10           District Committee Meeting – 7:15 pm @ Scout Office

17           Eagle Scout Service Project Review

24           Eagle Scout Rank Board of Review

June Calendar

2             Golden Eagle District Fishing Derby- Details Below

7             Golden Eagle District Roundtable @ St. Thomas- Details Below

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

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

14           District Committee Meeting – 7:15 pm @ Scout Office

21           Eagle Scout Service Project Review

28           Eagle Scout Rank Board of Review


District Fishing Derby

**See District Website for Flyer & Information—Link Below**

The Golden Eagle District will be holding its annual Fishing Derby or “Fish n Fun” event on Saturday June 2nd 2012 at Southeast Park in Canyon with registration beginning at 8:30am and “Hooks In” at 9am. We will have Mr. Charlie Monger from the Texas Parks & Wildlife giving Scouts official measurements and will have several trophies up for grabs including; 1st Fish, Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish, Ugliest Fish, and Most Fish. First 100 also receive an exclusive commemorative event patch. Hot Dog Lunch provided courtesy of Canyon’s own Troop 4. Please register and pay your Scout by Wednesday May 30th by completing the registration form located on the bottom of the event flyer. Link to flyer provided below and on the Golden Eagle District Webpage. Link also provided.

            We are hopeful for a great turn out this year as the weather has been providing much welcomed rain and the pond in the park has recently been stocked so fishing will be good! Register early to secure your commemorative patch!

 Camp Card

Hopefully everyone had a very successful Camp Card sale this year. The Golden Eagle District increased its participation in Camp Card sales from 17 participating units in 2011 to 23 for this year’s 2012 sale. We are hoping this initiative proves effective and provides value and most importantly, helps our Scouts get to experience the life changing fun that Summer Camp provides!

District Committee – WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

The Golden Eagle District is growing but we still need your help! We are now reviewing candidates to fill vacant district committee positions. We are looking for individuals to fill our Finance and Program positions. See the position descriptions and responsibilities links on the Golden Eagle District Website for more details. If you would like to be considered or have a recommendation please contact the Golden Eagle District Chairman, Dean Sather or the G.E District Executive, Brian Lamirande at the contact information listed on the Golden Eagle District Webpage. We welcome ALL suggestions and recommendations!


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

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


The Golden Eagle District Facebook Page:\

 Roundtable 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 – 3nd Thur. of the Month – 6:30 pm @ St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 S. Bell

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

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

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Lone Wolf District Highlights- May 2012

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Tuesday, May 1, 2012


District Chairperson-Duwane

District Commissioner-Bob Post-

District Executive-Lindsay Waugh-

May Calendar:

 1-Roundtable Meeting-Perryton Methodist Church

8-Rountable Meeting-Guymon Victory United Methodist Church

10-District Committee Meeting-Spearman United Methodist Church

Pack 580 Blue and Gold and Pinewood Derby

The Blue and Gold banquet for Pack 580 was held at the school cafeteria in Keyes, OK, on April 12th, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. Barbecue was the main course at this banquet. There was a great turn out of family and friends, as well as a wonderful presentation by the cub scouts. Troop 580 was also in attendance. The Pinewood Derby followed, with wonderful excitement from the participants. The results were as follows. In the Tiger Division, Drew C. placed fourth, Bryce W. placed third, Isaiah N. took second, with Jace S. in first. In the Wolf Division, James A. placed third, Caleb A. second, and Mason B. 1st. Caden W. placed fourth in the Bear Division, with Gage T., Trenton J., and Samuel V. in third, second, and first respectively. For the Webelo Division, Luke A. placed first. For design, Luke A. won most creative, Jay S. took second place for design, and Bryce W. took first for design. The top three overall winners of the derby were Luke A. in third, Mason B. in second, and Samuel V. in first. In the Outlaw Division, Tanner W. placed third, Tierra A. second, and Shane B. first.

Pack 578 Blue and Gold Banquet

The Blue and Gold Banquet for Pack 578 was held at the elementary school cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. on April 19th, 2012. Brisket and many wonderful side dishes were served. Many friends and family attended to see their cub scouts advance and receive awards. Linda Jarvis and the volunteers put on a great Blue and Gold.

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Quanah Parker District Highlights- May 2012

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Tuesday, May 1, 2012


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

District Commissioner– Steve Rodriguez (806) 231-3380 

District Executive– Chase Roach  (806) 341-4491


3     Quanah Parker Roundtable

10   Quanah Parker Committee & Unit Commissioner Meeting

12   Quanah Parker Fishing Derby


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. 

May Roundtable

On May 3rd, 6:30PM, at the Scout Service Center (401 Tascosa Rd), we will be having a Pot Luck Celebration Dinner. This meal will be a chance to celebrate the first 4 months of the year, and we have a lot to be Thankful for. We were the first District to reach it’s total FOS fundraising goal, membership is up, total number of Units is up, advancement is up, retention is up, and our Eagle Board is going like crazy!! So, please come and celebrate with us.

Contact Joni Mickna for details, and/or what dish to bring:

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

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 Fishing Derby

On May 12th, 9:00PM-1:00PM, at Medi Park, we will be having the annual Quanah Parker Fishing Derby. Check in at 9:00AM, and hooks in the water from 9:30AM-12:00PM. Awards and Lunch will be from 12:00PM to 1:00PM. We are requiring everyone to register online. Please visit for all the details, and registration links. We are very lucky to have exclusive access to this section of Medi Park; It’s going to be a great time for Scouts and Adults so don’t miss out!! Register today, and see you on May 12th!!


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Santa Fe District Highlights- May 2012

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Tuesday, May 1, 2012


District Chairperson– George Hall –

District Commissioner– Michael Stavenhagen-

District Executive– Gaylyne Manns-


8 –  District meeting Clarendon

12 – Fish Fest MKB

28 –CampCardmoney due

Friends of Scouting

Thank you George Hall and Darrell Burton for all your hard work and travels for helping the SF District get to our FOS Goal.  We still have a few Family Presentations to go.  I know with all your help we will do better then last year.

Camp Cards

I hope theCampCardsales have benefitted your units.  Now is the time to turn in your money or UN sold cards.  You can turn it in to me, the Council or at CDH at Camporee.

Fish Fest

Hope to see all of you at Fish Fest on May 12 at MKB. Here is the link for registration and information.

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Venturing District Highlights- May 2012

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Tuesday, May 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

May Calendar:

4th:  AACAL COPE (9:00 a.m.)

5th:  Youth Sporting Clay’s Tournament at Camp Don (8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)

11th:  AACAL COPE (9:00 a.m.)

June Calendar:

13th:  Crew 633 COPE (9:00 a.m.)

23rd:  United Way COPE (9:00 a.m.)


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- May 2012

Posted in Uncategorized by goldenspread on Tuesday, May 1, 2012


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

Cub Scout Resident Camps   NEW

The Golden Spread Council is pleased to announce that the Cub Scout Resident Camp Information Flyer and Online Registration is now available on our website.  These camps are held at both Camp MK Brown and at Camp Don Harrington on Friday-Sunday in June beginning June 8-10 at Camp MK Brown.  This is a great opportunity for all Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts to experience the outdoors but still close to home.  We have an awesome program planned and our Directors are anxious to see you at Camp.  For all the information, please visit www.

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

Volunteer Opportunity  NEW

The month of May is Older American’s Month.  Here at The Craig Methodist Retirement Community we will be having events every week for our residents and guests.  One the event we will be having is our Back to the Future event.

 This will be Saturday May 19th from 1:00 to 3:00.  What we would like to do is have the younger generation spend about two hours with the older generation.  During that time the person from the younger generation will share games and activities with the older generation. It could be anything from video games, cell phone usage, to computer interaction. It will be a great learning experience for those of older generations who have not experienced these things.  In turn we would like the older generation to spend an hour with those of the younger generations playing games or doing activities from when they were kids.  This is a great way to help bridge the gap between young and old and there is a lot to be learned from both participants.

Afterward we will have an ice cream sundae buffet for everyone to enjoy and talk about what they learned.  We would be honored here at The Craig to have the Boy Scouts come join us in this event.  Please call me at the number below to let me know which troops plan on attending and the potential amount of boy scouts in your troop.  We plan to have a great time and I hope all of you can attend!  Please call Shay Wallace, Director of Marketing @ 806-467-7483 or email at:

Cub Scout “Fun in the Sun” Camps   NEW

We are pleased to announce the “Fun in the Sun” Camp Information Flyer and Online Registration link is now available below.  These one day camps expose Cub Scouts to BB and Archery Shooting, Crafts, Swimming (at some camps), hikes, water games and other fun activities.  Camps are centrally located throughout the council and we highly encourage everyone to attend.  This is why boys join Scouts- let them have some fun this summer!

Information Flyer

Online Registration

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

Program Preview  NEW

The Program Preview is scheduled for July 28 and August 4 at several different locations within the Golden Spread Council.  This event is where we distribute information in the form of flyers for all upcoming events, go over the membership roundup plan for the 2012-2013 school year, discuss upcoming activities such as the Popcorn Fundraiser, Camp Cards, and most importantly, how to put together a great plan and calendar for the upcoming year of Scouting.  More information will be coming soon but please mark your calandar and plan on attending one of these two dates in your loca area.

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 have received the informational packet for future distribution and they are online at the link listed below.  

Eagle Scout Support Link 


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. 

NYLT Flyer

Help Wanted! NEW

Do you know someone looking for some fun “work” this summer?  Look no further!  We are currently looking for the following positions:

Boy Scout Camp:  Instructors (15 years of age and older).  These are paying positions!  Boy Scout Camp is June 10- July 8 and you must be able to commit to the entire season.  

We are also looking for a BB Range Safety Officer or other Range Adult Staff for our Cub Scout Resident Camps.  We also have some other adult staff opportunities at Camp Don Harrington Cub Scout Resident Camps as well as several Lifeguard positions open.  These are not paying positions.

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

Boy Scout Summer Camp 

Are you ready?  Well we are getting geared up to provide your Boy Scouts a great camping opportunity this year at Camp MK Brown.  We are excited to tell you that we have made some program improvements, menu upgrades, and several staff changes.  We hope you have checked out our Leader’s Guide and Program Guide now available at the council website in the Camping Tab.  Don’t wait too long to sign up as campsites are starting to fill up.  For your older Scouts, check out the Western Heritage Program we are offering for the first time this year.  Its’ all in the Leaders Guide!

Leader’s Guide

Program Guide

Tour and Activity Plan  NEW

The new online tour and activity plan has been developed and will go “live” on May 10, 2012.  It can be found at  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 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  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 in the Forms Tab.

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

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


2012 Shooting Clays Tournament  NEW

Save the date!  This year, the Shooting Clays Tournament will be held on August 11 at Camp Don Harrington.  If you are interested in forming a Team to shoot or to volunteer (and we need lots of them), please contact Bob at 806-358-6500 today.

NRA Instructor Course  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.

2012 Eagle Scouts

First Name Last name Unit  District
Sean Abbott T-142 LW
Christopher  Caldwell T-88 GE
Nathan Fike T-86 GE
Ryan Forslund T-87 GE
Timothy  Grimes T-87 GE
Aiden  Hamrick T-80 GE
Andrew  Jameson T-1221 QP
Zachary  Johnson T-633 GE
Kreg Kelly T-256 LW
Keyan Keys TM-6150 SF
Chester  McKnight  T-1221 QP
Lane  Myers T- 507 AW
Isiah  Nolan T-1221 GE
Thomas Olson T-87 GE
Jacob Raab T-10 GE
Jordan  Rivera T-88 GE
Brady  Sayers T-4 GE
Hagen  Smith  T-94 GE
Daniel Steele T-633 GE
Nathan Sweet T-80 GE
Jacob Talley T-79 GE
Trevor Tedrick T-87 GE
Bryce  Watsons T-80 QP
Scott   Zimmerman T-87 GE

Memorials and Tributes 

From In Honor of 
Jan & Laird Ellis Bob Curry
John & Jane Irwin Odell Moffett
Bob  & Chris Altman Vincent Shepard
Bob  & Chris Altman Velda Romans
Swisher Elecoop Odell Moffett
David Lock  William Terry
Gracer Peters Mary Sue Shoemaker
Myrth Stepens Mary Sue Shoemaker
Dale & Penny Gardner Mary Sue Shoemaker
Bob  & Chris Altman Mary Sue Shoemaker
Samuel & Cynthia Pisciotta Mary Sue Shoemaker
Donald & Ana Marie Lough Mary Sue Shoemaker
Kristi Salvo Mary Sue Shoemaker
J. Robert & Vee Ann Brodnax Mary Sue Shoemaker
Chris & Connie Stoner Mary Sue Shoemaker

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