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Golden Spread Council Highlights- June 2013

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Tuesday, June 4, 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

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.

Cub Scout “Fun in the Sun” Day Camp 

The Fun in the Sun Day Camp information is now available at the link below.  The July camps are open to register now!  These one day Saturday Camps are very popular and great value for the price.  All Scouts should experience camp and we hope you will consider one of many to attend this year.


Online Registration

Congratulations to members of Jamboree Crew F708- NEW

On  Memorial Day weekend, Jamboree Crew F708, went to Camp Sid Richardson.  They competed in the Area 2 Puzzle Race which was open all Southern Region Area 2 Venturing Scouts.  They competed in  events such as blacksmithing, snake identification, rope tying, and shooting sports events. The Crew excelled in the Shooting Sports areas and won the overall  competition!

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:


Fun in the Sun Day Camps

Cub Scout Resident Camps

Boy Scout Summer Camp

Council Home Page

Shooting Sports Weekend Camps – Camp Don Harrington  NEW

July 12-14  & August 2-4

Pistol* Rifle* Shotgun *Archery *Blackpowder

Information Flyer

Online Registration

2013-2014 Program Kickoff- NEW

The Council wide Program Kickoff’s are coming to a location near you!  Program Kickoff is the place to be if you want to get information on all upcoming Council and District Camps, Activities, Events, Trainings etc.  You will also learn about the Journey to Excellence Program that will help your unit be the best it can be.  Bring your key leaders and if a Boy Scout Troop, bring your Patrol Leader Council so they can also have a great learning experience.

The dates are July 27, and Aug 10 (Pampa will be on Aug 3).  Look for more info soon and to register online for this “MUST BE AT” event!

Scouting Research Panels NEW

The Research and Program Innovation Department invites members of the Scouting community to be part of our research panel.  Members will receive no more than 3-4 surveys per year regarding new programs or proposed changes to existing Scouting programs.  For more info, please click on the link below.

Research Panel

Have Your Scouts Share Their Photos for a Chance to Win Gear!-  NEW

Excited for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree in July?

You should be! It’s the first ever jamboree at the Summit. To celebrate, we’re looking for the best pictures from your archives of any awesome Scout gathering. If you’ve got old jambo shots, great. If not, dig up shots from other memorable events.

It’s simple to enter: Find a cool photo of your fave Scouting event, upload it here, or tag it #jambocountdown on Instagram or Twitter. For more information on how to enter, click here:  Please cut and paste in your browser!!!

Each week we’ll pick the winner and send select Scouting gear their way.

Good luck!

Shooting Clays Tournament NEW

August 23 and 24, 2013


It is hard to believe but it is now time to begin to finalize our plans for the Golden Spread Council’s Sporting Clays Classic Tournament and Auction.  This year’s tournament will be our eleventh Annual Sporting Clays Classic!  This year’s Classic will be held on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, and will again be held at beautiful Camp Don Harrington.  As you probably know, all proceeds from the tournament go towards supporting our local Boy Scout programs.

I’m very proud to say that our tournament has grown from 24 teams in 2003, to this year’s projected 75 teams and 300 shooters.  These teams will come from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado, all in support of our Scouts.

With this many teams and shooters, the Council is in need of 200-250 volunteers to help us run a fun and safe tournament. This letter is a request (a strong plea) to you and members of your troop, company or family to consider volunteering some time to help us during this year’s Sporting Clays Tournament.   

Volunteers are needed in lots of different areas and for various times during the duration of the event. Volunteers will be needed on both Friday, August 23 and on Saturday, August 24.  As a volunteer, you can help on one day or for both days.  Every volunteer will be fed lunch on Friday, have an opportunity to shoot 5o clays on Friday after the tournament participants leave at 4pm, and will be fed breakfast and lunch on Saturday. In addition to that, the first 150 volunteers to sign up will receive a commemorative t-shirt as recognition for their time and service.

Please call Verna at 806-358-6500 to sign up now!

2013 Popcorn Sale – NEW

It’s Time to sign up for the 2013 Golden Spread Council Trail’s End Popcorn Sale! Don’t miss out – Register Your Unit Today!    

This fall’s sale is going to be bigger and better than ever, with great new products and a totally different prize and incentive program. Many packs and troops in the Golden Spread Council use this as their only fundraiser for the year. This is a fun, fast, paced sale that not only provides funds for your unit’s program but also supports the Scouting programs and camps that you use in the Golden Spread Council.  Sign up today and be prepared to offer your Scouts “An Ideal Year of Scouting!”. Make sure your unit is signed up to get your share of the $200,000 that Golden Spread Council Scout Units will earn in popcorn sales commissions this year!

Here’s how to register for this year’s sale. 

To be sure that you don’t miss any of the information about the 2013 Trail’s End Popcorn sale, now is the time to let us know that your Pack, Troop Crew or Post wants to participate in the Very Best Scout Fundraiser. To sign your Scout Unit up, watch for more info soon!

2013 Eagle Scouts NEW

Last Name Unit Number
Bowling T-4
Gwyn T-4
Gwyn T-4
Earls T-98
Wihelm T-54
Fick T-142
Miracle T-97
McElwain T-79
Hughes T-404
Andis T-472
Robinson T-4
Christian T-17
Haaland T-46

Memorials and Tributes

From                                            for

Edward & Melba Boydston      Ronald Price

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