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Adobe Walls District Highlights- August 2012

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Thursday, August 2, 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:

August 4 – Program Preview

Program Preview 2012

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.  Please bring several people with you as this will be a fun and informative event.  I have several BIG raffle items, everyone attending gets a ticket, but you must be present to win.

Popcorn Kickoff 2012

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 others 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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Quanah Parker District Highlights- August 2012

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Thursday, August 2, 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

August Calendar:

4                 Program Preview

10-11         Sporting Clays Tournament

August Roundtable & District Committee

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

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 a 2013 FOS Presentation at your Blue and Gold Banquet or Court of Honor. Thank you again!

Summer Camp Celebrations

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

I was very happy to see several units from Quanah Parker enjoying MK Brown as much as I did. Camp went fantastic with lots of merit badges earned, GREAT campfires, and a very successful Western Heritage Program.

I have camped at MK Brown many times as a boy and adult and this is truly my favorite place to camp. We were able to make lots of changes with new A/C for the dining hall, re-arranged aquatics areas, new fishing docs, 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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Golden Eagle District Highlights- August 2012

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Thursday, August 2, 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

August Calendar

            Golden Eagle District Roundtable @ St. Thomas

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

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

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

16           Eagle Scout Service Project Review

23           Eagle Scout Rank Board of Review

September Calendar

6             NO MEETINGS- RESCHEDULED TO NEXT WEEK!

13           Golden Eagle District Roundtable @ St. Thomas

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

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

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

20           Eagle Scout Service Project Review

27           Eagle Scout Rank Board of Review

*Announcements*

SIGN UP FOR WOOD BADGE!!

Spots are filling fast for the best training opportunity Scouting has to offer. This is a life changing course that will not only benefit ANY level of Scout Leader, but any professional working in today’s society. The leadership skills taught at Wood Badge can be universally applied to your life and will surely benefit anyone who attends. Full details and registration information available at goldenspread.org. Let’s show our support and seize this opportunity to be a part of Scouting’s best training available!!

**Please note the above changes in the monthly calendar**

Program Preview Recap

For those of you who attended this last weekend’s Amarillo area program preview, CONGRATULATIONS!! You are on your way to the start of a successful year. For those of you unable to attend, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! There is still one more program preview event scheduled for this upcoming Saturday, August 4th. We will be meeting at the Church at Quail Creek, this Saturday morning from 9am til 12 noon. Register online at goldenspread.org for your chance to attend!

Fall Recruitment Scheduling

As our youth gear up for fall and their return to school, we are also preparing here at the Scout Office in planning and scheduling our annual recruitment phase called “Roundup’s”. Roundups provide an opportunity for those youth unfamiliar with Scouting a chance to join, make friends, and start on their exciting adventure filled paths towards the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Your friendly neighborhood District Executive, Brian, will be working diligently to schedule your recruitment. Communications will be relayed to each unit leader as dates develop as to where and when your roundup will occur. Please contact Brian for any questions regarding your recruitment at the Scout Office, 806-358-6500.

Late Scout Shop Hours

For all of your Scouting needs; books, patches, uniforms, belts, hats, socks and of course camping gear visit the Scout Shop located at the Council Service Center. Now staying open late the following days in September & October: September 10, 17 & 24. October 1, 8 & 15.  Don’t forget we can also order any catalog item and save YOU the shipping costs.

District Committee – Golden Eagle needs YOU!!

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**

http://www.goldenspread.org/districts/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!

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Lone Wolf District Highlights- August 2012

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Thursday, August 2, 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

August Calendar:

 4-Program Preview in Amarillo, TX

 Dalhart Fun-in-the-Sun Camp

The Spearman Fun-in-the-Sun camp started at 1:00 p.m. with rotations of crafts, fishing, BB guns, archery, and fun and games with the Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department.29 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. Roy Davis, the Fun-in-the-Sun director, was the driving force behind the whole day. He and his wife, Christina, along with Herman Berngen, Bill Kolath, and others from the community volunteered to oversee the various activities. We ended the day with hotdogs, chips, cookies, and lemonade.

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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Santa Fe District Highlights- August 2012

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Thursday, August 2, 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

August

No scheduled events

Memphis Fun in the Sun

Thank you Polly, Mandy, Joe and Troop 433 for staffing the 2012 SF Fun in the Sun camp.  It was a huge success and the youth and adults had a great time.

Recruiting

Schools will be back in session on August 27th.  I have already started calling schools to schedule boy talks and round up nights.  If any leaders have a specific night they would like for a round up now is the time to let me know.  Hoping to do better then last year on recruiting for your unit.

Program Preview

The most important meeting, Program Preview is scheduled for August 4th in Memphis. Most units have someone signed up to attend.  If someone is not attending from your unit please call me so that I may catch you up to date to the best of my ability without your unit being at the program and getting the full aspect of it all.

See you during recruitments!

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Venturing District Highlights- August 2012

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Thursday, August 2, 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

August Calendar:

20             COPE:  Pampa I.S.D.

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

September Calendar:

17              Explorer Leader Basic Training at the Scout Service Center (Time T.B.D.)

 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- August 2012

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Wood Badge  (LAST CHANCE)

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 as we need 18 more participants for this class to go- per BSA rules, before August 7.   Please click on the link below for more information.

Wood Badge Flyer

Online Registration 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

Program Preview 

The next Program Preview is scheduled for 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.

2012 Shooting Clays Tournament 

This year, the Shooting Clays Tournament will be held on August 11 at Camp Don Harrington.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Bob at 806-358-6500 today.

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 Popcorn Sale  NEW

Don’t miss out on this fall’s Trail’s End Popcorn Sale!  Register Your Unit Today!   

This fall’s sale is going to be bigger and better than ever. New products, prizes and incentives. Many packs and troops in the Golden Spread Council use this as their only fund raiser for the year. This is a fun, fast, paced sale that not only provides funds for your unit’s program but also supports the Scouting programs and camps that you use in the Golden Spread Council.  Sign up today and be prepared to offer your Scouts the greatest program possible. Make sure your unit is signed up to get your share of the $200,000 that Golden Spread Council Scout Units will earn in popcorn sales commissions this year! 

Here’s how to register for this year’s sale.  

To be sure that you don’t miss any of the information about the 2012 Trail’s End Popcorn sale, now is the time to let us know your pack or troop wants to participate.

We need to know: your district; your unit number and whether you are a pack, troop, crew or post; the name of your unit Popcorn Kernel; along with their email address (required); street address and phone number (with area code).

Email this information toraltman@bsamail.org or call him at 806-358-6500.

Important Dates   

Popcorn Kickoff Dalhart       7pm Central United Methodist Church          September  6,  2012

Popcorn Kickoff Amarillo      9am St. Thomas Catholic Church                  September  8,  2012

Popcorn Kickoff Spearman   2pm First United Methodist Church               September  8,  2012

Popcorn Kickoff McLean      7pm First United Methodist Church                September 10, 2012

Popcorn Kickoff Amarillo      9am St. Thomas Catholic Church                  September 13, 2012

Popcorn Kickoff Pampa        9pm First United Methodist Church               September 15, 2012

All Orders Due                                                              October 26, 2012

Popcorn Pick Up                                                          November 10, 2012 

All Popcorn Money Due                                            December 5, 2012

 This year’s sale promises to be the best ever!

Messengers of Peace  New

Scouts in dozens of countries are working for peace by solving conflicts in their schools, building links between divided communities, teaching their peers about health and wellness, and repairing environmental damage.

To recognize their efforts—and to inspire more young men and women to help Scouting create a better world—the World Scout Committee has launched the Messengers of Peace initiative. The Boy Scouts of America is proud to join this effort in 2012.

How can BSA units participate? All they have to do is go online and register the MOP-related community service projects (including Eagle Scout projects) they undertake. Doing so adds pins to a global Messengers of Peace map, which Scouts from around the world can click on to learn how their fellow Scouts are making a difference.

How can BSA units participate? All they have to do is go online through the Journey to Excellence service hours website and register the MOP-related community service projects (including Eagle Scout projects) they undertake. Doing so adds pins to a global Messengers of Peace map, which Scouts from around the world can click on to learn how their fellow Scouts are making a difference.

Scouts who complete MOP projects will be eligible for a special recognition: a ring patch that goes around the World Crest. That patch will symbolize their participation in an ever-widening circle of Scouts who are not just visualizing world peace, but are helping to make it a reality.

The Scouts of the world have always been a powerful force for good. This initiative lets us celebrate what our Scouts have already accomplished and inspire them to accomplish even more. Please join us as we work together to create a better world.

Scouts in dozens of countries are working for peace by solving conflicts in their schools, building links between divided communities, teaching their peers about health and wellness, and repairing environmental damage.

To recognize their efforts—and to inspire more young men and women to help Scouting create a better world—the World Scout Committee has launched the Messengers of Peace initiative. The Boy Scouts of America is proud to join this effort in 2012.

How can BSA units participate? All they have to do is go online and register the MOP-related community service projects (including Eagle Scout projects) they undertake. Doing so adds pins to a global Messengers of Peace map, which Scouts from around the world can click on to learn how their fellow Scouts are making a difference.

How can BSA units participate? All they have to do is go online through the Journey to Excellence service hours website and register the MOP-related community service projects (including Eagle Scout projects) they undertake. Doing so adds pins to a global Messengers of Peace map, which Scouts from around the world can click on to learn how their fellow Scouts are making a difference.

Scouts who complete MOP projects will be eligible for a special recognition: a ring patch that goes around the World Crest. That patch will symbolize their participation in an ever-widening circle of Scouts who are not just visualizing world peace, but are helping to make it a reality.

The Scouts of the world have always been a powerful force for good. This initiative lets us celebrate what our Scouts have already accomplished and inspire them to accomplish even more. Please join us as we work together to create a better world.

2012 Eagle Scouts

First Name Last Name Unit 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
Connor  Willimon T-551 LW
Jonathan  Wynne C-80 Venturing
Grant Eagleston  T-1776 QP
Timothy  Eklund T-501 AW
Timothy  Whiteley  T-507 AW
Kyler  Jenkins T-10 GE
Blain  Hunt T-264 AW
James  Graham T-199 QP

Memorials and Tributes

In Memory From
Mary Sue Shoemaker Eva Piscoitta
Mary Sue Shoemaker Shirley Stupar
David Scott Ottis & Bonnie Shearar
David Scott Robert Altman
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry Charles & Janie Kassie
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry Thacker & Sharon Haynes
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry John Hines
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry Joann Jones
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry Bill Gething
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry Joe Donaldson
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry Phyllis Carter
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry Leland Waters
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry Mr & Mrs Dan Micheal 
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry M P Crafton
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry Mr & Mrs Ben Woodington
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry Mr & Mrs  Doug Fiskin
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry John Warner
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry Marvin & Laurie  Daughterty 
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry Iris & William Ragsdale
Dorothy Buzzard Zachry Robert & Jan Edwards

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