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Golden Eagle District Highlights- September 2013

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Monday, September 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

Popcorn Kickoff- SIGN UP NOW!!

As our new school year is upon us, the opportunity to plan and fund our entire Scouting year is now here as well. By utilizing the annual Popcorn Sale, you will find that your boys can “earn their own way” and earn some really cool new prizes along the way.

Trails End is stepping up their game with an entirely new Prize Program this year with vast improvements in the product offerings. Your unit does not have to accept the Prize Structure and can go for strict commission for maximum benefit. The choice is yours.

Your next steps is to sign up for a Popcorn Kickoff. Visit www.goldenspread.org and click the “2013 Popcorn Kickoff and Training” online registration link. Choice dates for the Amarillo are…

1) September 7, 2013–10am St Thomas Catholic Church and

2) September 12, 2013–7pm Scout Service Center.

Note: Only 1 kickoff need be attended.

In order to maximize your unit’s commission, be prepared by bringing a copy of your Calendar and Annual Budget to the Popcorn Kickoff. Even the simplest documents will help earn your unit 2% more commission!

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 on 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!  Don’t wait, sign up today!

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- Not Available- Pending

3) Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner

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!

 

**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 – 6:40pm @ Scout Service Center

District Commissioner’s Meeting
2nd Thursday of the Month – 6:45pm@ United Market Street Café-Bell & 45th

Eagle Boards of Review
Service Project Review – 3nd Thur. of the Month – 6:30 pm @ St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4317 I-40 West.
Eagle Rank Review – 4rd Thur. of the Month – 6:30 @ St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4317 I-40 West.

 

Golden Eagle District Facebook Page!!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Golden-Eagle-District-BSA-Golden-Spread-Council/301897883200809\

 

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