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Adobe Walls District Highlights- January 2013

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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District Chairperson – Richard Carter – 806-274-3463 slrjcarter@cableone.net

District Commissioner – Vacant

District Executive – Eric Byrne- eric.byrne@scouting.org

January Calendar:

No District events scheduled in January as of this time

2013 Family Friends of Scouting Presentations

Well it is that time of year again!  I will need to attend each Troops fall Court of Honor, and each Packs spring Blue & Gold Banquet to give the Family Friends of Scouting Presentation for 2013.  PLEASE email me the date, time, and location of these events so I can get them on the calendar.  This is very important for our Friends of Scouting campaign and the operation of our council.  It helps to serve the Adobe Walls district as well.

Re-Charter Workshop

Re-Charters were due in December.  It is very important that each unit that hasn’t already done so, get their unit re-charter complete and into the scout office ASAP!  After Jan 1, if the re-charter isn’t in the office your unit will not be covered under BSA insurance, so PLEASE make a solid effort to complete this soon.  Please call me or the council office if you are having issues with yours.

Welcome 2013

Happy New Year Adobe Walls!  With every New Year comes the rush of resolutions.  From loosing weight, and quitting smoking to vowing to save more money, everyone seems to have a good intentioned New Year’s resolution.  Adobe Walls is no different.  In 2013 I have several I want to see happen.  1) I want Adobe Walls to shoot for JTE gold, but will be happy if we land on silver, 2) I’d like to see at least 2 new Venture Crews and 2 new Explorer Posts (will they be in your community?), 3) I want to see Adobe Walls have 2 district programs in the fall (one Cub Scout and one Boy Scout program such as a district camporee), 4) I want us to develop a solid Unit Commissioner for every unit in the district, AND FINALLY 5) I want to see Adobe Walls excel in Camp Card sales and the fall popcorn sale and lead the rest of the Golden Spread Council.  I hope that everyone will help Adobe Walls reach these goals and then I know Scouting will grow in 2013.  God Bless!

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Golden Eagle District Highlights- January 2013

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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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

DISTRICT ANNUAL RECOGNITION BANQUET

Thursday, January 10, 6:30PM @ St. Thomas the Apostle Church

See Golden Eagle Webpage for Flyer and Details

RECHARTERS ARE NOW PAST DUE!  

NO ROUNDTABLE for January! Please join us for the District Annual Banquet. (See Flyer for Details)

http://www.goldenspread.org/Districts/GoldenEagle/Forms/2013%20District%20Banquet%20Flyer.pdf

Friends of Scouting

We are now scheduling Friends of Scouting presentations for ALL Packs and Troops in the Golden Eagle District. If you have a Court of Honor or Blue and Gold scheduled AND have not spoken with your District Executive, Brian, please call to get your event on the calendar. 806-220-9158. Thank you in advance for helping keep Scouting possible in the Texas panhandle by participating in our Friends of Scouting program!

Golden Eagle District CommitteePositions Available

The Golden Eagle District is growing and need your help! We currently have the following positions available:

1) Marketing (Newsletter, Facebook, Etc)

2) District Religious Emblems Coordinator (Pack and Troop)

3) Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner

4) Unit Commissioners

If you would like to be considered or have a recommendation please contact District Executive, Brian Lamirande at 806-220-9158 or Brian.Lamirande@Scouting.org.

We welcome ALL suggestions and recommendations!

Roundtable – 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 EVERYONE will surely benefit from. We feature monthly Boy Scout cub Cub Scout -related topics & fun-filled activities in a warm & welcoming environment!

So bring all of your Pack and Troop adult leaders out to the Golden Eagle Monthly Roundtable & join in on the fun!  The meeting is at 7:00 pm on the first Thursday of the month, located in the St. Thomas the Apostle Church Fellowship Hall. Look forward to seeing you there!

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

**District Meetings**

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

Golden Eagle District Facebook Page!!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Golden-Eagle-District-BSA-Golden-Spread-Council/301897883200809\

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Quanah Parker District Highlights- January 2013

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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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

January Calendar:

3rd-NO ROUNDTABLE Meeting

10th-District Committee Meeting

18th– Quanah Parker District Awards Banquet

District Awards Banquet

Hello Quanah Parker District and beyond,

We had an exceptional year for Scouting, and want to invite everyone to the QP District Awards Banquet on Friday, January 18th, at Christian Heritage Church. We have several awards to give out and lots of great accomplishments to celebrate together.

We have some truly amazing folks in QP, and Joni, Steve, and I would really love for everyone to come and show their support. Last year we set a record for the most attended Banquet and this year we hope to see someone from every Unit.

There will be lots of food and fellowship. We’ll be emailing more specific details in January.

Quanah Parker Recharters

Please get your units Recharters turned in as soon as possible. I have received several more that last year at this time, but it’s very important to not have any gap in your Unit Recharter. Let’s not let advancement, and boys slip through the cracks.

Please contact me (Chase Roach-see info above) with any questions, comments or concerns.

Quanah Parker District Committee

We will not be having a Roundtable, but will be having a District Committee Meeting on January 10th. We have new members, and District Recharter, and final planning decisions for the Awards Banquet to Discuss. See you January 10th, 6:30PM, at the Scout Shop.

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Lone Wolf District Highlights- January 2013

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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District  Chairpman- James Hayes-bear4747@AOL.com

District Commissioner-Bob Post- theoaks@ptsi.net

District Executive-Lindsay Waugh- lindsay.waugh@scouting.org

January Calendar:

1 –  Happy New Year!

2-5-*Lindsay Waugh gone for Golden Spread Council Planning Conference*

Lone Wolf District

Greetings in the New Year, Lone Wolf Scouters! We had a great year in 2012, and, I can’t wait to have an even better year in 2013! If you have anything you would like to happen, or, to get started in the Lone Wolf District, please call me or email me right away. I would like to make Lone Wolf District the best it can be. Without all of you, it wouldn’t happen! Thanks for all you do!

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Santa Fe District Highlights- January 2013

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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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

January

8 – District Committee Meeting

19 – Popcorn Swim Party

26 – MeritBadgeUniversity

Popcorn

I have to say thank you to all Units for turning in your popcorn money was turned into the Council on time.

Recharters

Recharters were due December 14th, as of today December 17, 2012 there are only 7 units out of 18 that have submitted their Charter online.  I ask you to please make your family a priority during this Holiday Season but keep the charters on your mind.  If you do not submit and get in your paper work by December 31st your Charter will expire, meaning you can no longer advance your scouts or have the insurance.  It is vital these get done before the 31st.

  • Signed Charter Renewal
  • Signed Charter Agreement
  • Payment
  • Any new Adult or Youth Applications

Also, in your recharter packet is a Blue or Yellow JTE form that must be completed and turned into the Council.

Hoping all of you have a wonderful Holiday Season and thank you for what you do for Scouting.

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Venturing District Highlights- January 2013

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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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

January 2013 Calendar:

 12th:  6:00 p.m.:  Venturing District Awards Banquet at the Scout Office

February 2013 Calendar:

 16th:  7:00 p.m.:  Doctor’s FOS Campaign Dinner

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- January 2013

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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  Happy New Year to all our Scouting Friends!  We hope you had a nice holiday season and are ready to get back to Scouting!

2012 Popcorn Sale Marshmallow Shooter  NEW

We have received the Marshmallow Shooters and if you are owed one (or more), please stop by and get yours!

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

Charter Fee increase and name changes 

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, what is now known as the “unit charter fee” will be renamed the “unit liability insurance fee” and will increase in cost from $20 to $40 yearly.

As a result, the new fee will begin with units that have December 31, 2012 charter expiration dates (a charter period beginning Jan. 1, 2013).

All units, including Exploring posts, are required to pay this annual fee—100 percent of which goes into the general liability insurance program—when submitting their charter renewal applications. This fee helps defray expenses of the general liability insurance program.

The reasons for the changes include:

  • The reserves for open claims have increased significantly over the last several years.
  • The average cost per claim has nearly doubled in the last five years.
  • Claims payments have doubled in the last two years compared to a five-year average from 2005–2009.

The general liability insurance policy provides primary liability insurance coverage for registered adults and for all chartered organizations on file with the BSA for liability arising out of their chartering a traditional Scouting unit. This policy provides coverage for claims alleging negligent actions that result in either personal injury or property damage.

A chartered organization is an organization that has applied for and received a current Boy Scouts of America charter to operate a Scouting unit. A chartered organization as defined within the policy shall include the chartered organization, its board of directors and/or trustees, and its officer and employees, in their official and individual capacities. This definition also includes a specific position: chartered organization representative.

Chartered organizations do not need a certificate of insurance. The chartered organization endorsement is a part of the insurance policy contract and is enforceable under the policy contract. Old Republic Insurance Company provides the first $1 million in coverage. Additional policies—all providing primary coverage to the chartered organization—have been purchased so that more than $5 million in primary coverage is provided.

There is no coverage for those who commit intentional or criminal acts. Liability insurance is purchased to provide financial protection in the event of accidents or injury that occurs during an official Scouting activity.

2013 Pistol Shooting Opportunity  NEW

New at Camp MK Brown Summer Camp will be a Pistol Pilot program.  Only 11 Councils across the entire Boy Scouts have been approved for this and we are one of them!  Come to Camp MK Brown this summer and if you are 13 years old or 8th grade, you can shoot our pistols!  Watch for more info and specific details soon!  Sign-up for Camp MK Brown now!

Service Hour Reporting 

Every time your Scouts or Unit do a service project, the unit should enter the information into the Good Turn System.  Service projects can be cleaning up a local park, working at a community event, Food Drives, and Eagle Projects.  by entering this date, you will not only be doing something great for the community and being recognized for it but helping your District and Council with their JTE scores.

Good Turn Site

Public Comment Period Now Open for New Wilderness First Aid Curriculum NEW

The Health and Safety Support Committee Wilderness First Aid Task Force is meeting in February to consider changes to the current Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, initially published in 2009. The public comment period is now open, and comments will be considered until Feb. 1.

Comments should be submitted to the Health and Safety team via email to scott.kilian@scouting.org who will forward it to the right folks.  Please  include supporting rationale, documentation, and/or evidence for proposed changes.

2013 Camp Card 

The 2013 Camp Card is now in work!  We are updating vendors and have added several additional card locations.  The District Executives will be contacting each unit to get their committment.  We have provided some initial information to every unit in the form of a mailing but if you would like to see it and/or jump on board early, we have also included the Committment Form.  See the link below.

Camp Card Information

Discover Card Partnership  NEW

We’re proud to announce that the Boy Scouts of America Discover(R) credit card is now available!

With the Boy Scouts of America Discover credit card, Scouting is more rewarding than ever! Specifically designed for the adult members of Scouting families, the Boy Scouts of America Discover credit card rewards you on everyday purchases, while the Boy Scouts of America receives a percentage of those purchases to support Scouting.

Also, by visiting the Scout Rewards section at www.scoutingrewards.com, cardholders can donate their points to Scouting. The points will be shared equally between local councils and the National Council.

Additionally, for adult Scouting alumni, the BSA Discover credit card is a perfect opportunity to show their Scouting pride while paving the way for future Scouts. Along with the increased funding to local councils, this is an excellent way to affect the Scouting organization in positive and far-reaching ways. Please help us get the word out by forwarding this email to colleagues, friends, and family.  Get your BSA Discover credit card today by clicking on the Order Now button at www.BoyScoutCreditCard.com.

Programs and Training  NEW

If you haven’t visited the Council Home Page lately, you are missing out on tons of information!  We have many trainings and activities already listed for 2013.  Effective this newsletter and for your convenience, we will only list current month activities (we won’t list each of the events and trainings) but will provide the direct link to the home page so you can browse as you see necessary.

January:

Cub Scout BB Gun Shoot-Out and Boy Scout Merit Badge University

Council Home Page

2012 Eagle Scouts

Last Troop District
Abbott T-142 LW
Anderson T-264 LW
Balenseifen T-580 LW
Ballard T-94 GE
Barnard T-38 LW
Bridenstine T-104 LW
Bromlow T-104 LW
Bromlow T-104 LW
Caldwell T-88 GE
Carver T-127 GE
Crane T-124 GE
Crowell T-94 GE
Denny T-86 GE
Eagleston T-1776 QP
Eklund T-501 AW
Fike T-86 GE
Foglesong T-62 QP
Forslund T-87 GE
Friend T-80 GE
Garcia T-1581 AW
Garnett T-256 LW
Graham T-199 QP
Grimes T-87 GE
Hamrick T-80 GE
Hartman T-31 GE
Hunt T-264 AW
Jameson T-1221 QP
Jenkins T-10 GE
Jines T-256 LW
Johnson T-633 GE
Johnston T-592 AW
Jones T-501 AW
Kell T-580 LW
Kelly T-256 LW
Keys TM-6150 SF
Kitchen T-94 GE
Laughlin T-80 GE
Mayfield T-31 GE
McKnight T-1221 QP
Myers T- 507 AW
Nolan T-1221 GE
Nuttall T-80 GE
Oakley T-80 GE
Olson T-87 GE
Prescott T-73 GE
Raab T-10 GE
Ray T-80 GE
Reed T-73 GE
Reeves T-413 AW
Rice T-86 GE
Rivera T-88 GE
Roach T-80 GE
Robinson T-10 GE
Sanchez T-1221 QP
Sappington T-31 GE
Sayers T-4 GE
Sharp T-80 GE
Smith T-73 GE
Smith T-94 GE
Smothermon T-80 GE
Spurlock T-38 GE
Steele T-633 GE
Sweet T-80 GE
Talley T-79 GE
Tedrick T-87 GE
Thompson-Wright T-4 GE
Tow T-73 GE
Watsons T-80 QP
Weaver T-142 LW
Weis T-501 AW
Weld T-46 LW
West T-98 GE
Whilhelm T-10 GE
White T-199 QP
Whiteley T-507 AW
Willimon T-551 LW
Wynne C-80 Venturing
Zimmerman T-87 GE

Memorials and Tributes

From                                                                    For

Micheal Styer Justin Styer
Dwight Sumner Mrs. James Nicholson
Dwight Sumner Maria  Maupin
Belvin Dollins Shemen Dental
Ben Bruckner Thomas Riney
Dwight Sumner Johnie & Kristi Williams
Dwight Sumner H & H Water Wells
Ben Bruckner Charles & Joan Raham
Dwight Sumner Ann & Ray Flowers
Dwight Sumner Roger & Dianne Close
Shirley & Fred Stricker E. P. Schroder
Dwight Sumner Ed & Beth McIntyre
Ben Bruckner Mr. & Mrs. C D  Elliot
Walter Bull Randall County Sherrif
Belvin Dollins The Polygraph Institute
Ben Bruckner John & Faustina Curry
Sandy Rushing John & Faustina Curry
Belvin Dollins Dave Scrubb & Debbie Landin

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