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Adobe Walls District Highlights- July 2012

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Tuesday, July 3, 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

July Calendar:

Nothing planned for July

Summer is here!

I hope everyone is having a safe and eventful summer.  Summer camp at MK Brown has started and looks like everyone there is having fun.  Fun in the Sun Camp at MK Brown was a huge success.  Thanks to Tiffany Reid from pack 883 and all the people that supported her to make it a great day for the cub scouts. 

Hope everyone is keeping in touch with all their scouts and keeping those not out of town 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.  That said, I hope everyone is having a great summer…stay safe and have fun!

Upcoming IMPORTANT meetings

The Adobe Walls Program preview is scheduled for August 4, at the Pampa Chamber of Commerce….This is important as it helps every unit know the following years activities and events.  I want to have 100% unit attendance this year, making it the first time ever that will have happened in Adobe Walls.

September 15 is the popcorn kick off meeting, another meeting that I am striving for 100%.  It too will be at the Pampa Chamber of Commerce.  I hope all units will commit to popcorn and give each boy the chance to earn money for the unit even if other in your unit do not wish to participate.  Popcorn is the best fundraiser we have and can provide your unit with 100% of its financial support for the upcoming year.

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- July 2012

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Tuesday, July 3, 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

July Calendar– Please see the online calendar located on the Council Website- www.goldenspread.org

The summer is here and I will be at Camp MK Brown  July 8.  I am excited about the opportunity to be the Program Director this year and look forward to seeing many of you at camp.  

If you need my assistance while I am at camp, please call me or call the Scout Office and ask for Anthony!

Hope to see all of you soon.

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Lone Wolf District Highlights- July 2012

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Tuesday, July 3, 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

July Calendar:

14-Fun in the Sun Camp- Dalhart

28-Program Preview in Guymon, OK

Spearman Fun-in-the-Sun Camp

The Spearman Fun-in-the-Sun camp started at 1:00 p.m. with rotations of games, crafts, archery, BB guns, and swimming. 16 cub scouts and 12 adults attended from packs 163, 256, and 257. It was a very successful endeavor, with lots of fun to be had by all. Myranda Newcomb, the Fun-in-the-Sun director, was the driving force behind the whole day. She and her husband Eric, along with James Hayes, Amber Childress, and Linda Jarvis volunteered to oversee the various activities. We ended the day with hotdogs, chips, cookies, and lemonade, generously donated by Wal-Mart. Justin Gift from Pack 163 quoted, “This is definitely the camp I am going to next year.”

Eagle Scouts

Congratulations to the new additions to the honor of Eagle Scout in the Lone Wolf District. Blaine H., Eric B., and Eli B. completed their Eagle Board of Review on June 14th, 2012. They are now waiting on their Eagle Court of Honor.

Panhandle Exposition

The Panhandle Exposition will be on August 10th and 11th in Guymon, OK. There is a Scouting division, including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Scouting Adults. Entries are due to the Texas County Activity Center on Sunset Drive. It is open to all, not just Texas County Scouts. There are various types of entries, including knots, camp crafts, just about anything Scouts can make. For more information, call Eva Mussman at 806-339-5287, or, visit the website at http://www.texascountyfair.org. The official fair book complete with rules, entry descriptions, and entry instructions are on the website.

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Quanah Parker District Highlights- July 2012

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Tuesday, July 3, 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

July Calendar:

No events scheduled!

July Roundtable & District Committee

We will not be having Roundtable or District Committee meetings in July. Everyone continue to have a great summer, and we look forward to getting started again in August.  

Contact any of the Key 3 members listed at the top of the newsletter for any questions, comments, or concerns.

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!

Summer Camp

This summer I have the esteemed privilege of being Camp Director at MK Brown Scout Camp.

I’m also happy to see several units from Quanah Parker enjoying MK Brown this summer. Camp is going fantastic with lots of merit badges, campfires, kids having a great time!

I have camped at MK Brown many times as a boy and adult and this is truly my favorite place to camp. We’ve been able to make lots of changes with new Evaporative Coolers for the dining hall, re-arranged aquatics areas, new fishing docks, new shade areas for programs, general clean up and new seating in the OA ring, and the list goes on. I highly encourage if you haven’t used this camp in a while to get out here and enjoy it. Get with the Scout office to setup to spend a few days. 

THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!!! WITHOUT GREAT VOLUNTEERS NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE!!

 Chase Roach

Quanah Parker District Executive

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Santa Fe District Highlights- July 2012

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Tuesday, July 3, 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

July

14    Fun in the Sun Camp in Memphis

28    Program Preview Amarillo

Memphis Fun in the Sun

It’s time to sign-up for the  Memphis “Fun in the Sun” 1 Day Camp on July 14th.  Here is the link to the information:

http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Camps/Camp%20Forms/2012FunInTheSunFlyer.pdf

Here is the link to register on line: https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Register/ECReg.asp?ievent=1015976&en=7pIMLTPuGbJCJONrF5JCJONpGfLOINNpHbLRJ2NBLlIVLUPuHiIRL2MEKdKMK4PMF

 Hope everyone stays cool this summer!!!

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Venturing District Highlights- July 2012

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Tuesday, July 3, 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

July Calendar:

No dates at this time

August Calendar:

20      COPE:  Pampa I.S.D.

22      COPE: Maverick Boy’s and Girl’s Club

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- July 2012

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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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

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.  To register to attend, please visit www.goldenspread.org.

Kwahadi’s  NEW

We wanted to remind Cub, Scout, and Venturing leaders that you can bring your group to Song of the Eagle as our guests this summer – FREE.  We had over 350 council folks attend the winter show, and we were honored by all who came!

The summer show is totally different.  It is a colorful and exciting show which promotes positive Big Ideas for youth and youth leaders, much like a great campfire event!  We have over 3700 visiting Scouts coming to Amarillo this summer to see the museum and show, and we encourage you to bring your gang out too!

Seating is filling up, especially for Saturday shows, so we encourage you to call soon and make reservations.  Just email or call me with your count and date and we’ll do our best to take care of you!

 The Kwahadis are performing their usual series of shows at the  Philmont Training Center on Monday nights.  We just returned from another trip to Philmont, and for those toasting in the Texas heat, we can share with you the Philmont weather is great!   We counted a record 240 antelope on our trip across and enjoyed green prairie thanks to abundant rain this year!

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 

Tour and Activity Plan

The new online tour and activity plan has been developed and is now  available at www.myscouting.org.  This is the only authorized form to be used.

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 Clays Tournament 

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.

Search and Rescue Merit Badge to Be Announced NEW

The Search and Rescue merit badge will be announced this week at the 2012 National Search and Rescue Conference. The conference is hosted by the National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) and the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

The merit badge pamphlet is still in development and is expected to be available later this summer.

Quarter Horse Event

The American Day of the Quarter Horse is July 28 at the Quarter Horse Museum.  They are looking for a Pack or Troop to help out that day.  You could set up a booth to show off Scouting, have a booth with games, or just help with the horses.  If you are interested, please contact Carolyn at 378-5035 or email her at kfoss@aqha.org

New Program Aims to Keep Youth Safe Online  NEW

Today’s youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip!

In developing this exciting new tool—which can be earned by youth after completing all of the age-appropriate requirements—the BSA teamed up with content expert NetSmartz®, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and training expert for many law enforcement agencies.

NetSmartz has created a Scouting Portal showcasing Cyber Chip resources, including grade-specific videos, for each level. Topics on the site include cyberbullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, and identity theft.

All Cyber Chips will expire annually. Each Scout will need to “recharge” the chip by going back to the Netsmartz Recharge area. This space will hold new information, news, and a place for the Scout to recommit to net safety and netiquette. Then, with the unit leader, the Scout can add the new date to the Cyber Chip card or certificate

2012 Eagle Scouts

First Last Troop District
Trevor Tedrick T-87 GE
Jordan  Rivera T-88 GE
Nathan Sweet T-80 GE
Scott   Zimmerman T-87 GE
Ryan Forslund T-87 GE
Thomas Olson T-87 GE
Isiah  Nolan T-1221 GE
Bryce  Watsons T-80 QP
Jacob Talley T-79 GE
Lane  Myers T- 507 AW
Kreg Kelly T-256 LW
Timothy  Grimes T-87 GE
Sean Abbott T-142 LW
Nathan Fike T-86 GE
Hagen  Smith  T-94 GE
Zachary  Johnson T-633 GE
Christopher  Caldwell T-88 GE
Jacob Raab T-10 GE
Daniel Steele T-633 GE
Andrew  Jameson T-1221 QP
Michael  Crane T-124 GE
Brady  Sayers T-4 GE
Aiden  Hamrick T-80 GE
Andrew  Crowell T-94 GE
Keyan Keys TM-6150 SF
Chester  McKnight  T-1221 QP
Salvador  Sanchez T-1221 QP
Eli Bromlow T-104 LW
Joe  Garcia T-1581 AW
Isiah  Robinson T-10 GE
Eric  Bromlow T-104 Lw
Jonathan  Wynne C-80 Venturing
Grant Eagleston  T-1776 QP
Timothy  Eklund T-501 AW
Blain  Hunt T-264 AW

Memorials and Tributes 

Donated by                              In Memory of

Effie Harle                                    Mary Sue Shoemaker

Elsie Lough                                  Mary Sue Shoemaker

Bill Gething                                  Bill McComus

Bill Gething                                  Duncan McCaroll

Donated by                               In Honor of

Beth & Brad Wright                   Steve Wright

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