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Lone Wolf District Highlights- June 2013

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Tuesday, June 4, 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

June Calendar:

13-Lone Wolf District Committee Meeting-7:00 p.m., First Christian Church, Perryton, TX

15-Dalhart Fun in the Sun-Sign in at 9:00 a.m. at Lake Rita Blanca Park

District News

Lake Fryer Cleanup

On May 18th, Lake Fryer saw its first Scout Lake Cleanup. Jim Lear did a great job putting it together. We had Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venturing Crews from all over participate. Thanks for all you did guys, and I hope to see more of you out there camping and having fun with the rest of us! The homemade chili sure was great!

New Eagle Scout

Congratulations to Travis Brewer from Troop 163 in Guymon, OK, who just passed his Eagle Board of Review! He is another in a long line of Eagle Scouts from that Troop!

Dalhart Fun in the Sun Camp

The Dalhart Fun in the Sun Camp is coming up on June 15th, 2013! We are very much looking forward to the Fire Department coming back out and all of the fun, space themed activities we have planned! Come one, come all, and have the time of your life!

LONE WOLF CAMPING AND ACTIVITY CORNER-Barefoot Skiing

I often feel like there is a new experience out there waiting for everybody, whether it is trying new food, or, going skydiving. When I got my Boy’s Life Magazine this month, I was super excited to see Scouts barefoot skiing. Back in 2007 when I was just a camp counselor down at the YMCA camp at Lake Possum Kingdom, TX, I got to try barefoot skiing for the first time. Now, I know we are a bit limited in this area of the world due to not having a lot of water just lying around. But, given the chance, I think this is a great opportunity for Scouts. It’s a lot of fun, and, it is definitely different and a lot more challenging than waterskiing, slaloming, tubing, or wakeboarding. They even have speed barefoot skiing that requires special gear. You don’t even have to wear a life jacket to barefoot ski. Manufacturers produce a special flotation suit much like a wet suit that keeps you up and cuts down on drag. You may have to go over the surface of the water at 40 mph, but, it will definitely teach you to stand up! Also, for those of you who may not want to have to drive to find a place to do this, I don’t recommend using rollerblades and a truck for this. Bouncing off the tail end of a truck doesn’t strike me as pleasant!

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