Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Golden Eagle District Highlights- May 2013

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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District Chairman:                             Steven Denny             skilawyer@aol.com

District Commissioner                     Joy Kilian                    joykilian@hotmail.com

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

*IMPORTANT NOTICE*

Unregistered Youth & Bridged Webelos

We want to ensure that YOUR Scouts are protected AND able to earn their advancements for all of their hard work! So if your Troop took in Webelos 2’s or has new, unregistered Scouts that are attending meetings, a NEW Youth Application need be completed in order to add them to your roster.

So if you have applications on hand, please bring them by the Scout Office (401 Tascosa Rd.), or contact YOUR District Executive, who is here to serve, to coordinate getting applications turned in. If you have new youth attending meetings, please send the parent to the Scout Office to get their application(s) completed. 

Your District Executive is Brian Lamirande and he may be reached at the Scout Office at 806-358-6500 or by Cell 806-220-9158 or at Brian.Lamirande@Scouting.org.

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.

Journey to Excellence – NEW

Want to know how your unit (pack, troop, team, crew, post or ship) compares to the Gold Standard?

Download this year’s Unit Scorecard found at…and find out.

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspx

We strive to provide our youth with the best possible Scouting experience, and the Journey to Excellence, or JTE program helps us to achieve that goal. The Journey to Excellence program outlined by the Boys Scouts of America, (replacing the “Quality Unit” program in 2010), helps to guide unit leaders by providing “roadmap” to a successful, quality Scouting program. Check out the scorecard that best represents your Scouting unit and keep track of your progress throughout the 2013 year.

Scorecards are submitted during the annual re-chartering process.

REACH FOR THE GOLD!!

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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