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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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