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Golden Eagle District Highlights- August 2013

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Monday, August 12, 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

Roundup 2013

As we approach the new school year, it is time once again to focus on new recruits. The Golden Eagle District Executive, Brian Lamirande will be working diligently over the coming weeks to get YOUR unit’s (pack/troop) roundup event scheduled. As you may remember we have a very specific plan for Fall Recruiting because it works. We have found great success in delivering motivational classroom “Boy Talks” on, for example, a Tuesday afternoon and following those talks hosting a “Roundup” event where parents can bring their eager new Scouts to get signed up and ready to start coming to meetings. If your unit has a particular date that is preferred to host your Roundup night, PLEASE Call your District Executive NOW, so we can accommodate your preference.

As Scouting continues to grow strong in the Texas Panhandle and Fall recruiting is upon us, please ask your unit leaders how you can help make it a huge success. Parents are needed to help facilitate these Roundup nights and welcome the new Scouts to the Pack/Troop. For any questions or more information, contact Brian Lamirande at Brian.Lamirande@Scouting.org or call 806-220-9158.

Fundraising – Popcorn 2013

Another extremely important item to be included in your Pack/Troop’s annual planning is the ever important aspect of Finance. In order to deliver an AWESOME program that keeps ‘em coming back for more, you need to have $$ in the bank so all the activities that the kiddo’s love can be included in your calendar.

Popcorn is an excellent way to provide that awesome program. Trails End Popcorn has revamped their flavor selection for the 2013 year and the new choices ROCK!! Featuring Buffalo, Bacon Cheddar and Jalepeno Cheddar!! YUM!!   Not only is the Popcorn really tasty, it helps PAY FOR YOUR SCOUTING YEAR!!  …That’s right! If the sale is executed correctly, you can easily fund your pack/troop’s “Ideal Year of Scouting”. In order to be overwhelming successful, your unit NEEDS TO ATTEND A POPCORN KICKOFF!!  At this meeting the details of the sale will be reviewed and techniques on how to be successful will be reviewed. Check the Goldenspread.org website frequently for more upcoming information.

Friends of Scouting

            2014 is around the corner and as proactive Scouts we are already looking and planning into the 2014 year. While 2013 has been very successful pertaining to fundraising it only helps us one year at a time. In order to provide awesome summer program and other Council activities we need to start securing the funds to continue operations for the 2014 year. Your Unit (pack/troop) plays a vital role in the success of our council. Through Family Enrollment presentations conducted your Blue&Gold’s and Courts of Honor, our council is able to allocate those desperately needed resources which are critical to our council’s survival. We can’t do it without your help. As you complete your annual planning and Unit Annual Calendar, be sure to include when you will hold these recognition events and share those dates with your District Executive so that presentations can be scheduled. The Family Enrollment presentation is quick, less than 5minutes long and will not take away from magic that our youth experience through the joy of recognition for their accomplishments.

In order to keep Scouting alive and well, your help is needed to get your units (pack/troop) Family Friends of Scouting presentation scheduled and completed. Thank you in advance for your attention to this very important aspect of Scouting.

2013 Fall Program Activities

 

Program Committee Persons Needed!! If you like all of the fun Scouting Programs and want to help put on more activities in our communities…HELP US!! Contact Brian.Lamirande@Scouting.org for more info!!

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 which will be discussed in detail at each monthly Roundtable!

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. See the Golden Eagle District Webpage for more details. Look forward to seeing you there!

 

http://www.goldenspread.org/Districts/GoldenEagle/GoldenEagle.htm

Eagle Scout Project Reviews and Eagle Scout Boards of Reviews

Service Project Review – 3nd Thur. of the Month – 6:30 pm @ St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4317 I-40 West.

Eagle Rank Review – 4th Thur. of the Month – 6:30 pm @ St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4317 I-40 West.

**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 – 6.45pm @ United Supermarket at 45th and Bell (Restaurant area)

**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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