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Adobe Walls District Highlights- July 2013

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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District Chairperson– Richard Carter- slrjcarter@cableone.net

District Commissioner– David Myers – dmyers6020@gmail.com

District Executive– Eric Byrne- eric.byrne@scouting.org

July Calendar:

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Program Preview 2013

On Saturday, August 3 we will hold the Adobe Walls District Program Preview.  This is a great event to help your unit plan the upcoming year.  A few things we will need 1) your units calendar, and 2) a copy of your units budget.  Please contact me if you have any question.  Program Preview should be attended by several members of your unit… The unit leader, the committee chair, your unit popcorn kernel, and the troop senior patrol leader.  There will be information useful to everyone.  We are planning a free BBQ lunch to follow so stay tuned for details!  Register at http://www.goldenspread.org!

Fun in the Sun Camp

On Saturday, June 15 at Camp MK Brown we held the 2013 Fun in the Sun Camp.  The kids had a blast! The BB guns, archery, and swimming were the hits of the day.  Thank you to our director, Tiffany Reid from Pack 883 in White Deer and her side kick, Stacey Brainard.

Final thoughts

We are getting into the middle of summer.  Hope everyone is keeping active and communicating with their leaders and boys.  I have already started planning fall recruitment and need to know who wants to help out.  Please contact me to discuss.  Hope everyone stays cool, safe and has a blast!

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Golden Eagle District Highlights- July 2013

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Tuesday, July 2, 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

I am off at Summer Camp and will return later in the month.  Please register for Program Kickoff at www.goldenspread.org.  This may be the most important meetings you attend all year for Scouting.

Have a great summer and see you soon!

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Lone Wolf District Highlights- July 2013

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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District  Chairman James Hayes- bear4747@AOL.com

District Commissioner-Bob Post- theoaks@ptsi.net

District Executive-Lindsay Waugh- lindsay.waugh@scouting.org

July Calendar:

4-Happy Independence Day!

20-Spearman Fun-in-the-Sun One Day Camp

District News

Dalhart Fun-in-the-Sun Camp

On June 15th, 2013, the Dalhart Fun-in-the-Sun Camp happened in the park. 16 youth from packs 41, 46, and 146 showed up, and, approximately 28 adults. The Dalhart Fire Department attended and showed the Scouts how to play their version of water polo. The kids also shot BB guns, participated in archery, and made rockets and raced them in a space derby. All in all, I would say everybody had a great time!

Spearman Fun-in-the-Sun Camp

On July 20th, 2013, we will be having the Spearman Fun-in-the-Sun one day camp at the city park. We would love to see everyone attend. There will be archery, BB guns, swimming, and a space derby! Come out and have some fun! To get the early bird special, sign up before July 28th! See you there, Lone Wolf Scouts!

LONE WOLF CAMPING AND ACTIVITY CORNER-Lake Rita Blanca State Park

Lone Wolf recently had one of its one-day camps in Dalhart, near Lake Rita Blanca State Park. This would be a great place to check out. There are trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. There is fishing in the pond, and a great park for picnics and other outdoor recreational activities. In Dalhart, you will find the museum. I would recommend this to anybody who loves ranching and the history of the Panhandles. Two of the most recent Lone Wolf additions to the rank of Eagle Scout also completed their Eagle Projects in conjunction with one another to better parts of the park. All in all, it’s a great place for all Scouts!

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Quanah Parker District Highlights- July 2013

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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District Chairperson– Tim White- tim.white@amaisd.org (806)326.4105 (work)

District Commissioner– Steve Rodriguez- steve.rodriguez1978@gmail.com (806)231-3380(cell)

District Executive– Chase Roach- chase.roach@scouting.org (806) 341-4491 (cell)

I am at Summer Camp until mid July and hopefully I have seen you at Camp this year!  I would encourage you to register for the most important planning meeting of the year- Program Kickoff!  There are multiple locations and dates available for you attend you only need to go to one of them!  Register online at www.goldenspread.org so we know where your personalized packet should be.

See you all soon!

Chase

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Santa Fe District Highlights- July 2013

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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District Chairperson– George Hall – ghall68@hotmail.com

District Commissioner– Fred Leighton Sr. – scouter1230@yahoo.com

District Executive– Gaylyne Manns- gmannsbsa@gmail.com

July

20 – Memphis Day Camp

Round Table will start back up in September in Shamrock and Memphis.  Dates will be announced.

Memphis Day Camp

July 20th is the SF District “Fun in the Sun” Day Camp in Memphis, Texas.  Regsiter online at

http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Forms/2013%20Fun%20in%20the%20Sun%20Flyer.pdf

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Venturing District Highlights- July 2013

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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District Chairman:          Jay Barrett:  806-326-2800 or jay.barrett@amaisd.org

District Commissioner:    DeLynn McGehee:  806-681-1623 or    drkkmcgehee@yahoo.com

District Executive:           Shannon Scott: 806-358-6500 or shannon.scott@scouting.org

July 2013 Calendar: 

13th:  9:00 a.m.:  COPE:  Crew 633

August 2013 Calendar:

23rd:  8:00 a.m.:  COPE:  Highland Park Staff

2013 Venturing District Awards Banquet

Congratulations to Taos A., Cordell S., Brandon F., Jamie L., Rayell A., and Jacob E. for earning their Bronze Awards!

Way to go Cordell S. and Taos A. on earning the Leadership Awards!

There were numerous other awards that were given out including the Messenger of Peace and the Leave no Trace Awards

Great Job Everyone!!

2013 V.O.A. Members

Emily P.:  Southern Region Area Vice President of Administration

Brandon F.:  President

Cordell S.:  Vice President of Administration

Jamie L.:  Vice President of Program

Taos A.:  Crew Guide

Rayell A.:  Secretary/ Treasurer

C.O.P.E
Do you know what COPE is all about?  Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience or C.O.P.E. is the challenge course (ropes course) program of the Boy Scouts of America. COPE is a series of physical, mental and emotional challenges facilitated by trained staff directed at enhancing personal growth. If you think you would like to know more, please contact Shannon Scott at 358-6500 or shannon.scott@scouting.org

Scholarship Opportunities

If you have questions about such opportunities, please contact Shannon Scott (Venturing Division) at the Scout Service Center 358-6500.

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Golden Spread Council- July Highlights

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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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.

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:

July

“Fun in the Sun” Day Camps

Program Kickoff

Council Home Page

Shooting Sports Weekend Camps – Camp Don Harrington 

July 12-14  & August 2-4

Pistol* Rifle* Shotgun *Archery *Blackpowder

Information Flyer

Online Registration

June CubCast, ScoutCast Podcasts Now Online- NEW

If you only listen to one CubCast this year (although we hope you catch them all), make this the one. Hilda Blaine, a five-year Cub Scout volunteer extraordinaire with the Grand Canyon Council in Phoenix, Arizona, chats with us about everything you need to plan your Cub Scout year and how it will make your Cub Scout Leader experience a whole lot easier.

For your Boy Scout volunteers, point to the latest ScoutCast recording about economic diversity within troops. As much as we’d like it to be, Scouting isn’t free; uniforms, camping equipment, and activities all cost money. What do you do when you have kids that come from all different economic backgrounds, or if someone’s economic situation changes? Joining us for this fascinating topic is the team leader of the Council Fund Development Team, Mark Moshier, who shares with us how to keep funds from being a problem in a Scout’s involvement.

Both podcasts can be found online at www.scouting.org/ScoutCast.aspx.

2013-2014 Program Kickoff

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).  See below to register!!

Online registration

Shooting Clays Tournament

August 23 and 24, 2013

GREAT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!!!!

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/Bob at 806-358-6500 to sign up now!

Kwahadi Song of the Eagle- NEW

Come see the show anytime bewteen June 8 and July 28.  The show begins at 7pm.  Call 335-3175 for informaiton and reservations.  This is a great show to see- bring your family and friends!

2013 Popcorn Sale 

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!

Wood Badge Training Course – NEW

We, along with the South Plains Council (Lubbock) will be hosting Wood Badge.  This adult training is for all Adults Leaders (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing).  Wood Badge is advanced training that will help you not only develop and be the best you can in Scouting but in your personal life as well.  Check out the link below for all the information.

Info and Registration Link

Memorials and Tributes

M.  Yokum  in memory of Ronald Price

Eagle Scouts

Last Name Unit District
Andis T-472 AW
Benson T-87 GE
Bowling T-4 GE
Brewer T-163 LW
Christian T-17 SF
Earls T-98 GE
Easley-Mcpherson T-86 GE
Fick T-142 LW
Fierro C-2012 GE
Guille T-46 LW
Gwyn T-4 GE
Gwyn T-4 GE
Haaland T-46 LW
Hughes T-404 AW
Johnson T-633 GE
Jones T-501 AW
Knight T-80 GE
McCasland T-472 LW
McCasland T-472 LW
McElwain T-79 GE
Miracle T-97 GE
Robinson T-4 GE
Truelock T-633 GE
Weber T-560 GE
Wihelm T-54 GE
Williamson T-633 GE

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