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Golden Spread Council Highlights- May 2012

Posted in Uncategorized by goldenspread on Tuesday, May 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

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. goldenspread.org

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: bwallace@sears-methodist.com

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 

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. 

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 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.

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

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

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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