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Adobe Walls District Highlights- April 2013

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Monday, April 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

April Calendar:

April 16 – District Meeting / Camp Card turn in meeting (630pm in Pampa)

April 19-20 – Spring Camporee at CDH

2013 Camp Card turn-in

On April 16, at 630pm we will have a combo District Meeting and Camp Card turn for all units that will not be going to spring camporee.  We will meet at the MK Brown Room in the Pampa Chamber of Commerce building located at 200 Ballard in Pampa.  Please bring the turn in form, the top seller form, and an remaining cards you may have along with the money.  I am asking each unit to send a representative so we can discuss important upcoming topics with relatin to th district and council.  Please email me for more information

Service Hours Idea

In both Pampa and Borger there is a new program called Snack Pak 4 Kids.  This program provides food to disadvantaged children so they can have nurisment over the weekends.  The program usually meets once or twice a month to prepare the snack paks for the schools and is looking for volunteers to assist.  Please contact:

FOR BORGER:

Barbie Schroeder ( barbie.schroeder@borgerisd.net )

District Testing/Career and Technology/Instructional Services Coordinator

200 E. Ninth

Borger, Texas 79007

806-273-4345

FOR PAMPA:

Suzanne Pingel ( Suzanne.pingel@pampaisd.net )

Safe & Drug Free Schools Coordinator/Homeless Liasion/LBSW

111 E. Harvester

Pampa, Texas 79065

806-669-4800

I believe in this program and think it is a great way for your units to get some quick and easy service hours.  Please consider do this to help the children of our communities.

Contact List

I am requesting each unit send me an updated list of your unit leader, unit committee chairman, and charter representative.  Please attach current phone (day and evening) as well as email so I can put together an updated unit directory to give to all AW district unit leaders.

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Golden Eagle District Highlights- April 2013

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Monday, April 1, 2013

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2013 Summer Program Events– NEW

Check out the Golden Eagle District Webpage & Facebook Page to Stay Connected!

Fishing Derby 2013– NEW

Saturday May 4th, Southeast Park in Canyon

We are very excited to offer again for 2013, our district’s annual Fishing Derby. This event is held at the beautiful Southeast Park in Canyon, off 4th street and South on 28th street. Texas Parks & Wildlife will be joining us again to provide official measurements. Included in the $7 entry fee, each scout will receive a full lunch and the first 100 Scouts that register will receive a custom event patch! Registration can be completed online at www.goldenspread.org and payment accepted by mail or at the Scout Office. Be sure to sign up in advance as the patches went FAST last year! More information on the Golden Eagle District Webpage.

District Pinewood Derby– NEW

Saturday, May 18th, Center Court of Westgate Mall

The 2nd annual Golden Eagle Pinewood is scheduled for the 3rd Saturday in May and we are very excited to announce our new venue for 2013. The event will be held at the Westgate Mall in the Center Court!! There will be a mobile Scout Shop selling various Pinewood supplies and other goodies available as well as an information booth and registration/weigh-in area. More information is on the Golden Eagle District Webpage!!

Boy Scout Archery Contest– NEW

The 2nd annual Boy Scout Archery Competition is in the works….We are excited to expand this program opportunity this year to accommodate more shooters. Last year we filled the 30 allotted spots very quickly and saw a tremendous response to the event. There will be 50 openings this year competing in 2 separate divisions; Compound Division and Longbow Division. The event flyer is now available on the Golden Eagle District Webpage and more information will be coming as to when registration will begin.

Golden Eagle District CommitteePositions Available

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

1) Marketing Chair (Newsletter, Facebook, Etc)

2) District Religious Emblems Coordinator

3) Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner

4) Unit Commissioners

If you would like to be considered for any of the above positions, have a recommendation, or would just like to get involved in a fun new way, 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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Lone Wolf District Highlights- April 2013

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Monday, April 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

April Calendar:

2- Dalhart Roundtable, 1st United Methodist Church, Dalhart, TX-7:30 p.m.

9-Guymon Communications Post Meeting @ Urban Bru-7:00 p.m.

11-District Committee Meeting @ 1st Christian Church Perryton, TX-7:00 p.m.

12-13-Lake Palo Duro Cleanup

18-Stratford Law Enforcement Explorer Post Meeting, Sherman County Courthouse-7:00 p.m.

District News

Troop 580 Eagle Court of Honors

Juston Balenseifen and Matt Kell each completed their Eagle Court of Honor on March 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. respectively. Each had great support from the community and family members. Both worked really hard to become Eagle Scouts. Juston is the 3rd and final son of Joyce Balenseifen to become an Eagle Scout. Bob post and I attended them on behalf of the Lone Wolf District. Congratulations to Matt and Juston!

Pack 142 Family Night

Pack 142 held a family night in which the cub scouts got to stay up late, watch movies, and receive their awards from the year. I was invited to attend, and, it was a wonderful evening.

Upcoming Trainings and Events

District Pinewood Derby

The District Pinewood Derby has been postponed until further notice. We are looking at a May Date. Every Scout is welcome to participate, as well as parents and siblings! We are still trying to settle on a date. More information coming soon!

April Training Dates

Lone Wolf is holding various trainings. We are trying to have more training opportunities in the area. Keep your eyes peeled for other upcoming training dates and Roundtables!

LONE WOLF CAMPING AND ACTIVITY CORNER-Lake Palo Duro

How many of you have been out to Lake Palo Duro near Spearman, TX? This lake is situated somewhat in the middle of Lone Wolf District in Hansford County. There are opportunities for fishing, swimming, hiking, camping, and other outdoorsy activities. There are quite a few beautiful camping areas and a playground. On April 13th, we are having the annual Lake Palo Duro Cleanup. Come check out a great place and a chance to give back. Lake Palo Duro is the place to go! Boy Scouts can camp out for free over the weekend, and, cub scouts are welcome to come in on Saturday!

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Quahah Parker District Highlights- April 2013

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Monday, April 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)

April Calendar:

4th-ROUNDTABLE Meeting

4th-District Committee Meeting

20th– Camp Card Return

Quanah Parker District Committee & Roundtable

March was a phenomenal Roundtable meeting with Camp Card Kickoff. 99% of QP’s units were in attendance, and ready to get started. Tim White, our new District Chair, did an incredible job of running the meeting, and keeping everyone on track. Way to go, Tim!! Thanks to everyone that helped and attended. All participants left with lots of great ideas to spawn into action.

The April District Roundtable is the GO TO place for the Fun Activity discussions for Cubs and Scouts. We will discuss all the details for a summer of fun, and events to not miss in the next few months. We set records for activity attendance last year, and we have more excitement than ever in QP for Scouting!! —the boys deserve it.

March 7th 6:30PM District Committee Meeting

March 7th-7:00PM District Roundtable Meeting

*Fun Scouting Activities

Christian Heritage Church (Outreach Center), 900 S. Nelson

Quanah Parker District Pinewood Derby

The Quanah Parker District Pinewood Derby was the go to place for all Quanah Parker District Pinewood FUN!! We had 79 entries, 4 heats, and lots of great close races!! We out grew the Kwahadi Kiva last year; so, this year it was at the Outreach Center at Christian Heritage Church (900 S. Nelson) There were several Cub Scout divisions, an Open Division, and last but not least a Leader Division. Oh, and did I mention lots of AWARDS! Kagen M. from Pack 39, in Dumas, was our over-all winner. His car burned up the track all day!! Way to go Kagen.

There were lots of cool cars, and lots of great races!! Greg Anderson did a fantastic job organizing and planning the event with our District Committee. Tim White was our MC, and kept everything flowing smooth all day!! Pack 82’s track worked very well, and our new race track style seating arrangement was AWESOME!! The races could be seen from all angles. It was definitely the best QP Race to date.

Thanks to Steve Rodriguez, and Christian Heritage Church for hosting our event, and  having a concession stand for snacks all day. The Outreach Center was a perfect venue.

Scouting for Food was also Great!! We turned in over 235 lbs of food from the Pinewood Derby Entries. Thank you so very much from the Food Bank!!

Chase Roach – QP District Executive

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Santa Fe District Highlights- April 2013

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Monday, April 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

April

2 – Key 3 9:00 AM Memphis

11 – Round Table Shamrock 6:30 pm

Camp Cards

All of you have your camp cards now.  Make sure all your boys have them and sell..sell.. sell.. That is free easy money for your unit.  I’m interested in knowing how the sells are going keep me posted.

Roundtable

The Purpose of the Roundtable

1. To provide the skill to do—skills, techniques, information, program

ideas—the know-how that makes for successful unit operation.

2. To provide unit leadership with the will to do—the morale,

enthusiasm, inspiration, and vision that periodically renew the

desire to serve youth.

Commissioner Corner;

While spring arrives we are greeted with new growth and renewal – so does our

Scouting program. Just as you attend to your home and garden, apply this spring time

enthusiasm to your Scouting unit. Fresh off our unit charter renewals and reaching

goals of the Journey to Excellence program we are looking forward to planting the

seeds of growth of our units and enhancing them by performing general maintenance

and adjustments.

The commissioners in the district are here to help you with the planting. Call me and help

will be on the way.

Fred Leighton, District Commissioner

District Roundtables;

A night of fellowship, ongoing training and FUN, FUN, FUN is being planned.

Roundtables are going to be held every month. One month in Clarendon and one month in Shamrock. The first one will be held in Shamrock on Thursday, April 11th at 6:30 pm t the United Methodist Church, 500 N. Main Street. All Cub Scout and Boy Scout leaders, committee members and parents are invited and encouraged to attend if you cannot come please send someone in your place, every unit should have at least 1 adult attend this exciting event.

Look forward to seeing all of you there!

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Venturing District Highlights- April 2013

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Monday, April 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

April 2013 Calendar: 

17th:  6:30 p.m.:  Randall County Fire Department Open House @ The Randall County Fire Department, station 2 located at 9451 F.M. 2186 in Amarillo.

May 2013 Calendar:

15th:  9:00 a.m.:  COPE:  AACAL Health Science

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- April 2013

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Monday, April 1, 2013

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Camp Don Dining Hall  Blog 

As you all know, we have started the construction on the new Dining Hall.  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.  Take a look at the blog today!

Blog Link

Service Hour Reporting  NEW

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,  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.

If your unit participated in Scouting for Food, please enter that event today!

Good Turn Site

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.

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! See the link below.

Camp MK Brown Summer Camp

Camp Cards  NEW

As a reminder, all Camp Card money and any Camp Cards you have not sold are due to be turned in no later than April 20 (Camporee at Camp Don Harrington).  You can turn them in anytime before that date- at the office or to your District Executive.

Cub Scout Resident Camp  NEW

The Cub Socut Rersidnet Camp infomration and online registration is now available.  The theme this year is “Treasure Trove” and we are excited about all the activitites planned for your Scout.  Please look at the information flyer and online registration links below.

Information Flyer

Online Registration

NYLT Staff 

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. See the link below!

NYLT

2013 Boy Scout Summer Camping 

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 4 short months from now!

Camp Leader’s Guide

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:

April:

Cub Scout Extravaganza

Belt Loop-O-Rama

Boy Scout Camporee

Adult Training Outdoor Leadership Skills for Scoutmasters and Webelos Leaders and Baloo Training for Pack leaders

Council Home Page

Summer Camp Staff  NEW

We are searching for the best Boy Scouts and best venturing Scouts to be part of the BEST Camp Staff!  If you have a Scout who fits the mold of a staff member, please have them contact Scott or Chase at the Scout office today.  Hiring for the summer is about to begin.  Applications can be found at the link below.

Camp Staff Application

Are you Tougher Than a Boy Scout  NEW

The reality TV show “Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?” will be on the National Geographic Channel on Monday April 1, at 7 p.m. Central time.

2013 Boy Scout Sporting Clay Shootout 

This year, this awesome event will take place on May 4, 2013 at Camp Don Harrington. The information is at the link below!

Information Flyer

2013 Shooting Sports Camp 

This camp is scheduled for July 12-14.  For all the info on this great camp, please see the link below!

Information  Flyer

Online registration

Order of the Arrow News  NEW

Texting Service

The lodge has a new texting service. Send a text to (806) 576-2420 with Message @na486

*standard text fees may apply*

2013 Lodge Call-out Cermemony

Camp Don Harrington on April 20, 2013.
We will be having our Call-out ceremony at the Camp-o-Ree.  Lodge Representatives will the there to answer any questions.

2013 Section Conclave

Sid Richardson Scout Ranch in Bridgeport, TX on April 19-21, 2013
Conclave is an opportunity for Arrowmen from across our section to gather for a weekend of fun, fellowship, training, events and competitions. It is an activity at the Section level of the Order of the Arrow that is designed to gather OA members in our area for training, fellowship, classes, competitions and straight-out fun with fellow OA members. Our section encompasses 10 lodges, spanning the distance from Amarillo, TX all the way to Shreveport, LA.

For more info go to http://www.sr2-3n.org/conclave or http://www.na-oa.net/events/2013conclave

2013 Spring Ordeal

Camp MK Brown
May 3-5, 2013

There is work to be done, friendships to be made, fun to enjoy, and more… Spring Ordeal is the annual ordeal weekend for those who were elected to the Order of the Arrow during the 2013 OA unit election season, Make-up Ordeal for the 2012 election Season. All Lodge members may attend this event. Please register by April 30, 2013.

Check-in will begin at 7pm at the Lew Benz.

For more info go to http://www.na-oa.net/events/2013springordeal

2013 Eagle Scouts

Last Name Unit District
Bowling T-4 GE
Gwyn T-4 GE
Gwyn T-4 GE
Earls T-98 GE
Wihelm T-54 GE
Fick T-142 LW
Miracle T-97 GE

Memorials and Tributes

None this month

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