Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Golden Spread Council Highlights- January 2013

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


  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 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, 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

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.


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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