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Adobe Walls District Highlights- February 2013

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Friday, February 1, 2013

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District Chairperson– Richard Carter- slrjcarter@cableone.net

District Commissioner– David Myers – dmyers6020@gmail.com

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

February Calendar:

February 5 – District Meeting (630pm in Pampa)

February 10 – Council Reception

2013 Camp Card

It’s that time of year again.  2013 Camp Card will be an amazing opportunity for your boys to earn a few extra bucks to use for camp.  Cinema 4, Subway, and Chicken Express are all return venders in Pampa.  Subway. Wildcatter’s, Bulldog Barbers are all new on the Borger card.  Call me ASAP to put in your commitment so we order enough cards.  See GoldenSpread.org for youth sales incentives….this will be the best camp card yet!

Alibates National Monument

I was contacted by Michelle Brown who is a teacher at Sanford-Fritch Elementary School and a Teacher-Ranger for the National Park Service at Alibates National Monument during the summer.  

The Alibates staff is applying for a grant to make improvements and additions to the visitor’s center and grounds.  They are looking for groups that could be involved in some of the projects and want to include the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of the Adobe Walls District.

This will count as a service project and the boys will receive time toward the National Park Stewardship patch.  Any packs or troops interested in service projects in the park please contact Mrs. Brown at the below phone or email for more details.

Michelle Brown

5th Grade Science and Social Studies

Sanford-Fritch Elementary

mbrown@sfisd.net

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Golden Eagle District Highlights- February 2013

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Friday, February 1, 2013

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District Chairman:          Steven Denny    skilawyer@aol.com

District Commissioner:     Joy Kilian    joykilian@hotmail.com

District Commissioner (Hereford area)   H.S. Fuller                               hsfuller42@yahoo.com

District Executive:  Brian Lamirande    brian.lamirande@scouting.org

RECHARTERS ARE NOW PAST DUE!  

 

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

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 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

**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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Lone Wolf District Highlights- February 2013

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Friday, February 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

February Calendar:

5- Ochiltree/Lipscomb County Friends of Scouting Breakfast, Smokehouse Restaurant-7:00 a.m.

7- District Committee Meeting-Perryton First Christian Church-7:00 p.m.

9- Lone Wolf District BALOO Training, Location pending on sign-ups-All Day

10- Council Reception, Kwahadi Kiva, Amarillo, TX 4:00 p.m.

14- Happy Valentine’s Day

23- District Pinewood Derby, Boise City, Cimarron County Activity Center-9:30 a.m.

27- Dalhart Friends of Scouting Lunch, The Colliseum-12:00 p.m.

Camp Card Sales

Hello again, Lone Wolf Scouters! Camp Card Sales are gearing up for 2013. There will be three Lone Wolf Cards this year centering around the Dalhart, Guymon, and Perryton areas, West, North, and East, respectively. A lot of wonderful businesses agreed to be vendors on the card this year. Let me know if you are interested in selling as soon as possible! Call me, or, call Scott Kilian at the office for more details!

Upcoming Trainings and Events

The Lone Wolf District will be holding a BALOO Training on February 9th, 2013. We need a minimum of 5 participants to hold it. For more information, call Vic Shrock at 806-339-5285, or, email him at vshrock@ptsi.net. We will also have a District Pinewood Derby this year, hosted by Pack 146 in Boise City, OK. For more information, contact John Crabtree at 580-544-2786, or, johncrabtree13@yahoo.com.

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Quanah Parker District Highlights- February 2013

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Friday, February 1, 2013

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District Chairperson– Tim White- tim.white@amaisd.org (806)326.4105 (work)

District Commissioner– Steve Rodriguez- steve.rodriguez1978@gmail.com (806)231-3380(cell)

District Executive– Chase Roach- chase.roach@scouting.org (806) 341-4491 (cell)

 February Calendar:

7th-ROUNDTABLE Meeting

7th-District Committee Meeting

10th– Council Awards Reception

20th– Good Scout Luncheon

District Awards Banquet & Council Reception

Hello Quanah Parker District and beyond,

We had an exceptional year for Scouting, and want to invite everyone to the Council Awards Reception on Sunday, February 10th, at the Kwahadi Kiva. We have several award recipients from the Quanah Parker District to celebrate including 2 District Awards of Merit, and Whitney Young Jr. Award.

We have some truly amazing folks in QP, and Joni, Steve, and I want to thank everyone that came to the QP District Awards Banquet. We had great food, lots of awards and finished out the night with Wayne Benson and some Cowboy Poetry.

Here is a list of Award Recipients for 2012 in QP:

Eagle Award:

Grant G. T1776

Brandon F. T62

James G. T199

Andrew J. T1221

Chester M. T1221

Nolan W. T199

Salvado S. T1221

Tristan R. T80

New Cub Master Award:

Joanna Merrill P711

Sean Arganbright P29

Cassie Wright P9

Jared Macumber P39

Jimmy Dominguez P36

Stephen Macrander P75

Greg Anderson P82

Chad Marshall P1221

New Scout Master Award:

Jason Dunham T62

Scott Graham T199

David Garten T2954

New Post Advisor Award:

Tommy Brooks

New Crew Advisor Award:

Alise Craig C628

New Scout Reach Director Award:

Ana Ramirez

Top Selling Popcorn Unit:

Pack 21-$10,987

Honorable Mention:

Pack 39-$9,469

Top Selling Camp Card Unit:

Troop 1221-256 Cards

Most Advancements for 2012:

Troop 1221

Pack 1776

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.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Recharters will NOT process until all leaders have current YPT.

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

Quanah Parker District Committee & Roundtable

February will see a new beginning for District Meetings. The Key 3 of QP has decided to have District Committee and Roundtable on the same night every month.

February 7th 6:30PM District Committee Meeting

                     7:00PM District Roundtable Meeting

                     Christian Heritage Church, 900 S. Nelson

*We will be training on Boy Scout and Cub Scout Ceremonies including:

*Webelos Bridge Ceremonies

*Courts of Honor

*Blue and Golds

*Eagle Ceremonies

2013 Quanah Parker District Committee Members

2013 Brings fresh faces and new ideas to Quanah Parker District. We’ve already had some great meetings and lots of excitement for and even better QP Program year.

Let’s welcome the new QP District Committee for 2013:

District Chair:  Tim White

District Commissioner:  Steve Rodriguez

Moore County Assistant District Chair:  Steve Walthour

FOS Chair:  Gemma Mitchell

Program Chair:  Greg Anderson

Membership Chair:  Lyn Holland

Advancement Chair:   Shelly Roach

Eagle Advancement Chair:  Joe Rahija

Finance Chair:  Kristie Landon

Popcorn Chair: Emiliano Alvaredo

Training Chair: Wayne Benson

We had a Tremendous year in 2012, and 2013 is shaping up to be even better. Sadly, Joni is moving to the Council Commissioner position, but we are very happy for her promotion. She has been amazing to work with, and QP couldn’t have done as well in 2012 without her. Now she’ll benefit the entire council, but she’s always welcome to help in QP.

Thanks for all that you do, and all that you will do in Quanah Parker District in 2013.

Chase Roach – QP District Executive

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Santa Fe District Highlights- February 2013

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Friday, February 1, 2013

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 District Chairperson– George Hall – ghall68@hotmail.com

 District Commissioner– Fred Leighton Sr. – scouter1230@yahoo.com

 District Executive– Gaylyne Manns- gmannsbsa@gmail.com

 February

21 – District Dinner

 District Dinner

On Thursday February 21 in Clarendon is our SF District Banquet.  All adults in the SF District are invited to attend.  It is our opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of volunteers and to award the District Award of Merit.  Here is the link to register to attend.

http://www.goldenspread.org/Districts/SantaFe/Forms/SF%20District%20Dinner%202013%20invite%20(Updated%207-23-2012).pdf

Camp Cards

Camp cards are in the works.  Please save the date Tuesday March 12 to attend our camp card kick off in Memphis to receive your camp cards and instructions on selling.  Time and place will be announced.

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Venturing District Highlights- February 2013

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Friday, February 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

February 2013 Calendar:

12th:  6:00 p.m.:  Randall County Sheriff’s Department (Post 5600) Awards Banquet at the Randall County Sheriff’s Department

16th:  9:00 a.m.:  Crew 2555 COPE and shotgun shooting at Camp Don

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

March Calendar:

No dates at this time

2013 Venturing District Awards Banquet

Congratulations to Taos A., Cordell S., Brandon F., Jamie L., Rayell A., and Jacob E. for earning their Bronze Awards!

Way to go Cordell S. and Taos A. on earning the Leadership Awards!

There were numerous other awards that were given out including the Messenger of Peace and the Leave no Trace Awards

Great Job Everyone!!

2013 V.O.A. Members

Emily P.:  Southern Region Area Vice President of Administration

Brandon F.:  President

Cordell S.:  Vice President of Administration

Jamie L.:  Vice President of Program

Taos A.:  Crew Guide

Rayell A.:  Secretary/ Treasurer

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- February 2013

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Friday, February 1, 2013

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2012 Popcorn Sale Marshmallow Shooter 

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

Camp Don Dining Hall  NEW

As you all know, we are about to start building a new Dining Hall at Camp Don.  It will be a beautiful facility for all to use and to create new memories for all Scouts and Leaders.  To keep you abreast on what’s going on, we have created a “Blog” for you to visit periodically.  We will update you on construction and have pictures so you can see the progress being made.  The General Contractors have the plans and will be proving us their bids next week and we will award the contract soon after.  We anticipate the start being on or before March 1.

Take a look at the blog today!

Blog 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

2013 Scouting for Food  NEW

Scouting for Food is a long time tradition in Scouting.  What a better way to help those in our community who are going through hard times.  Many of those who are hungary are CHILDREN and ELDERLY who must choose between medicine or food.  It’s a great opportunity to talk to your Scouts about this opportunity to participate in Scouting for Food scheduled for March 23.  This Council wide event is coordinated through your local DE unless you are in the Amarillo area.  Bags will be available to each unit who needs them.  Watch for more info coming soon.  Mark the date now so parents can help drive!

2013 Pistol Shooting Opportunity 

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!

NYLT Staff  NEW

Any interested Scout who would like information on being part of the 2013 NYLT Staff should contact Kimberly Anderson as soon as possible at a6crew@gmail.com for mor info. Youth applicants must be at least age 14 and completed the eighth grade, have held positions of leadership in the unit, have been an NYLT course participant and attended “Trainers Edge”. Trainers EDGE will be offered before the Course begins.

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

2013 Camp Card  NEW

The 2012 Camp Card program was a huge success.  This year, we have added a few cards and changed up many of the vendors.  If you have not been contacted by your local District Executive and want to sell cards this year, please call your DE or call the Scout Office and we will take care of the paperwork for you.  The deadline for Unit commitments is here so we hope you will consider this great opportunity for your Scouts to earn money for Camp or other Scouting activities.

Camp Card Information

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 and here they are:

February:

Astronomy Merit Badge (Class is full)

Council Reception

March:

Camp Card Kickoff

Wilderness First Aid Course

Scouting for Food

Council Home Page

2013 Boy Scout Summer Camping  NEW

The 2013 Camp MK Brown Leader’s Guide is available at the link below.  Now is the time to start your summer camp planning- where are you going (MKB should be your first choice!), how many Camp Cards do the Scouts need to sell to go for FREE, what adult leaders are available have they requested time off from their employer – these are just a few things you should be doing now to plan for just 5 short months from now!

Camp Leader’s Guide

Jamboree 2013 Needs Staff  NEW

If you like to be in the thick of things helping out, you’re going to love this.

The Summit is gearing up for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, and we’ve still got openings for excited, qualified staff. Check it out:

Canopy Tour/Challenge Course and Zip Line: If you like going fast and climbing high, this is for you. There is a training component of three to six days depending on a person’s prior training.

Shooting Sports: If accuracy and precision are your thing, look no further. We’re looking for NRA certified instructors for pistol, rifle, and shotgun.

Mountain Biking, Skateboarding, and BMX: World-class facilities and world-class fun. No certification is necessary, just knowledgeable hobbyists.

Aquatics (Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboarding): Be part of the sport that put West Virginia on the map for outdoor adventure. Experienced paddlers needed. ACA certification is a plus but not required.

For more information, go to bsajamboree.org and sign up!

2013 Eagle Scouts  NEW

None for January

Memorials and Tributes NEW

For                                     From

Ben  Bruckner                WTAMU

Mr. & Mrs . Phillip  Niegos

Volvo Financial Services

Rowe Rudolph                Jon Goodell

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