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Golden Spread Council Highlights- April 2013

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


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 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!


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:


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 or

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

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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