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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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