Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America

Golden Eagle District Highlights- June 2013

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Tuesday, June 4, 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

Program Preview

Has YOUR unit (pack/troop/crew/ship) registered for one of the upcoming Program Preview’s??

So WHAT is Program Preview??

ONLY the MOST important meeting of THE YEAR!! Of all the time we spend conducting Scouting, THIS is the ONE meeting YOU don’t want to miss. At this meeting Unit Leadership & Parents are guided through how to make YOUR Scout Unit the BEST it possibly can be. An all-inclusive agenda of topics are covered surrounding how to build the “Ideal Year of Scouting”.

We cover successful Fundraising and Money Earning Projects to ensure the Unit has ALL of the needed funds to ensure that every Scout has the opportunity to enjoy Scouting to the FULLEST!

Additionally we cover Fall Program options, camps and activities that our Scouts can participate in so that the pack has PLENTY of time to plan to attend these exciting and fun events!

Heavy emphasis is given to effective planning, budgeting and training so that YOUR Unit’s leadership is well Prepared for the upcoming year. As the motto of the Boy Scouts ring’s true, we want you to “Be Prepared” by attending this year’s 2013/14 Program Preview.

For the Amarillo area, the following dates are available:

July 27th  – 9:00am – Location TBD  –see goldenspread.org for updates & registration

August 10th – 9:00am – Location TBD –see goldenspread.org for updates & registration

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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