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Golden Spread Council Highlights- March 2014

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Monday, March 3, 2014

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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 listed for 2014 and here they are:

March  NEW

Scouting for Food- visit the Council Web Site

CPR- visit the Council Web Site

Wilderness First Aid- visit the Council Web Site

Trainer’s EDGE Training- visit the Council Web Site

April  NEW

Cub Scout Family Camping event (Extravaganza)

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Belt Loop-O-Rama

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Service Hours  NEW

Has your unit done any service hours late;y?  Helping your Chartered Partner with a cleanup, picking up trash around a school or church, helping serve meals at your local food pantry, Eagle Scout projects and the list goes on and on are all things that can be entered in https://servicehours.scouting.org website.  Get credit for all the great things you do and it will also help propel your Journey to Excellence Score!

Camporee  NEW

The Boy Scout Camporee information is now available at the link listed below.

Camporee Information

Boy Scout Summer Camp NEW

The 2014 Camp MK Brown Summer Camp information is now available at the link below.  In addition to Camp MK Brown, we are offering a separate camp at Camp Don Harrington called “Summer Blast-Camp Commander”.  This is for all Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts ages 13 and up.  NO Merit Badges will be offered but we will offer lots of FUN.  Look for the information below!

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New, Simplified Annual Health and Medical Record  NEW

In preparation for the summer camp season, we are rolling out a new, simplified annual health and medical record effective March 1, 2014.  Thanks to many employees and volunteers who provided constructive feedback on how we could make the record easier to use while still collecting the information needed to make sure our Scouts are ready for their experience.

Some of the key updates are:

  • The primary version will be in English. The existing bilingual version will remain available.
  • Part A (Informed Consent, Release Agreement, and Authorization) will contain no medical information and will be shorter by one page.
  • Part B (General Information/Health History) will include only the most important information needed.
  • Part C (Pre-Participation Physical) will be reduced to one page with expanded sections for explanations of allergies.
  • Supplemental Risk Advisory (former Part D) will be shortened and be location specific. This is designed to take to physicians so they will better understand what activities their patients will participate in.
  • A redesign of the landing page for the annual health and medical record website so participants and parents will be able to download only what they need.

Go to the Forms page on the Council Web Page and click on Medical Form to see all the changes or go direct to:

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx

Mining in Society Merit Badge Launches in Salt Lake City NEW

 The BSA’s newest merit badge, Mining in Society, launched this week at the annual meeting of The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc., which was instrumental in the development of the merit badge.

The latest in a series of merit badges on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics, Mining in Society focuses on mining’s key components of exploration, permitting, excavation, processing, production, safety, and reclamation. From communications, transportation, power, construction, agriculture, and medicine to education, entertainment, and recreation, nearly every aspect of society relies on mining.

“Whether it’s the source of the metal in a Dutch oven or the key components in a smartphone, mining affects Scouts both in their Scouting activities and in their everyday lives, making this Mining in Society merit badge a great way for Scouts to gain a better understanding of some of the key building blocks of commonly used items,” said Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock. “There are some important STEM lessons to be learned through earning this badge, and that focus may lead some Scouts to develop an even greater interest in the vastly important fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.”

Look for the pamphlet in the Scout Shop.  For more information on the Mining in Society merit badge, visit www.scouting.org/meritbadges.  Resources for individuals who are interested in serving as a merit badge counselor are available here: www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/GuideforMeritBadgeCounselors/Resources.

Golden Spread Council Shooting Sports Opportunities  NEW

Did you know that Camp Don Harrington has a 50 yard Archery Range, a 50 foot Rifle Range, and State of the Art Wobble Trap and 5-Stand Shotgun Ranges?

Did you know that Camp MK Brown has a 50 yard Archery Range, a Shotgun Range, and has a brand new Rifle Range that is fully lighted for night – time shooting?

Did you know the Golden Spread Council has built these fabulous Shooting Sports facilities for your Scout unit’s Boy Scouts and Venturers, and for your Scout Leaders to use?

Did you know the Golden Spread Council has several NRA Certified Instructors that would love to teach your Scouts how to safely handle firearms, how to shoot better, and that are very willing to help them earn their Shotgun and Rifle Merit Badges or the Bronze Sports Award or Quest Award?

Did you know that it is easy to get more information about the Golden Spread Council’s Shooting Sports facilities and how your unit can take advantage of these great programs?  Simply contact Bob Altman 806-358-6500, raltman@bsamail.org for more information.

Cub Scout Leader Training  NEW

As part of our quest to get Cub Scout Leaders trained in a classroom setting, the next training for TIger Leaders, Cub Scout Leaders, Cubmasters, and Pack Committee members is scheduled for May 2 from 9am to 1pm in Amarillo.  Come join the fun, fellowship, and learn from our Training “Dream Team”!

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Order of the Arrow News  NEW

OA Elections

OA elections for units are currently being conducted through the end of March.  Scoutmasters or Committee Chairman can call Ryan Fletcher or Tim Beecher to set up their elections if they have not set a date yet.  All elections must be done by the end of March.  We will be conducting a call out ceremony at the Spring Camporee.

Dues

Dues for all OA members are currently due.  They are $11.  Please remit these to the Scout Office as soon as possible to continue receiving information about upcoming events and opportunities.

Conclave

Section Conclave is an opportunity for Arrowmen from Amarillo to Shreveport to get together share fun, fellowship and ideas about how to improve their lodges.  There are multiple competitions in ceremonies, Native American dancing and sports along with various leadership opportunities for the youth to be involved with.  There is also opportunities to make new friends, patch trade and find out all the new programs and events from the National OA Committee.  This year’s Conclave will be located at Camp Wisdom outside of Dallas, TX on April 25-27.  Any Arrowmen can attend.  To register go to www.sr2-3n.org.

Beaver Day (Spring Ordeal)

The Spring Ordeal this year will be held on May 3-5 at MK Brown.  This is first opportunity for those who were called out at the Spring Camporee to complete their Ordeal and become members of the Order of the Arrow.  It is also the opportunity for current Arrowmen to give back to the Council Camp and help prepare it for the summer camp season.  All Arrowmen are encouraged to attend and help out as Elangomats or be a part of a Ceremony Team.  In addition to Arrowmen, all Troops are invited out to help with the work projects at camp that Saturday.  The OA will be providing lunch for all those who come out to provide service back to the camp that day.

2015 NOAC

NOAC stands for National Order of the Arrow Conference.  NOAC is the biggest event held by the OA and occurs every 3 years.  The next NOAC is scheduled for August 3-8, 2015 at Michigan State University.  The conference is full of trainings, competitions and fantastic shows and concerts.  There is always patch trading and fellowship as well.  Nischa Achowalogen Lodge has set a goal for 25 members to attend this exciting event to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow.  The cost for the NOAC is $480 plus transportation.  The scout office is currently taking deposits of $100 for those who want to go.  We are already meeting to decide on key issues such as fundraising, transportation and patch designs.  The sooner you get your name on the list the more input you will have on these matters.  Don’t miss out on your opportunity to celebrate the 100th Anniversary at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference!!

Order of the Arrow High Adventure

The Order of the Arrow sponsors high adventure programs at Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base and The Summit.  OA high adventure consists of service time and a trek.  Each of these programs are considerably less than the traditional Base treks and a great way for Arrowmen to gain friendships, give back to the base and have an outstanding trip they will remember for their lifetime.  Arrowmen must be at least 16 years old, but not yet 21.  Further information can be found at www.adventure.oa-bsa.org.  Only a limited number of spots are available each year so to guarantee the trip of your life you need to get the application turned in as soon as possible.  Our lodge has scholarship money available and can be applied for through the Lodge LEC,

Important Dates

April 25-27, 2014          Section Conclave

May 2-4, 2014               Spring Ordeal

August 15-17, 2014        Summer Ordeal

November 1, 2014         Fall Fellowship & Lodge Banquet

August 3-8, 2015            100th Anniversary NOAC

2014 Youth Sporting Clays Shootout   NEW

This is the 3rd annual Boy Scout and Venturer SPorting Clays Shoot out that will take place on  Saturday, May 10 at Camp Don Harrington.  This event will feature a full 100- target Sporting Clays Tournament with top-shooter prizes awarded according to age. For all the information, click on the link below.

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Register Now for 2014 Philmont Training Center Conferences  NEW

The Philmont Training Center, the national training center of the Boy Scouts of America, is excited to offer new cutting-edge conferences to volunteers from across the nation in 2014. In addition to yearly favorites such as “District Key 3,” these new conferences are designed to help volunteers and professionals from across the nation share ideas and best practices and keep pace with the exciting changes and new developments in the BSA.

Getting the 411 on the NEW Cub Scout Adventure Program Big changes are coming to Cub Scouting in 2015! Be one of the first to hear about all the exciting developments by attending “Getting the 411 on the NEW Cub Scout Adventure Program.” Discover the adventures Cub Scouts will experience (from the team that wrote them) as the BSA’s new Cub Scout program rolls out for 2015! You’ll learn about adventures like Tigers “On the Prowl,” Wolves “Running With the Pack,” Bears with “Bear Necessities,” Webelos Scouts being “Cast Iron Chefs” and “Building a Better World,” and more! Be one of the first to walk this dynamic new trail as traditional Scouting values combine with relevant new Scouting skills to map the new Cub Scout adventure. If you are involved in Cub Scouting at a unit, district, or council level, join us and be one of the first to experience the new adventure-based Cub Scout program.

Venturing: the New Vision The changes to the Venturing program are set to roll out next year! The new Venturing program model builds on success from the past and provides a framework for a dynamic program of adventure, leadership, service, and personal growth that is grounded in a flexible program of continuous, youth-led adventure. If you are involved in Venturing at a unit district, or council level, come learn firsthand how you can take on the challenge and fun of the new Venturing program.

Programs That Rock Aimed at Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders, this new conference introduces participants to engaging program topics like geocaching, search and rescue, special cooking, and advanced pioneering. Try out the activities in a special round-robin format at sites around Philmont and learn how to take activities back to your troop, team, or crew. This conference combines many conferences from previous summers into one!

STEM Outdoor Expeditions – Down and Dirty, Nitty-Gritty, and Sky High! (youth age 14-20 only) Spend a week exploring the natural science world using Rocky Mountain Scout Camp as your daily base of operation. Daily you will travel to and from Rocky Mountain Scout Camp at the base of the Tooth of Time to explore and experiment in the New Mexico wild. Come out and discover the mechanics of COPE adventures, the chemistry of the prairie flora and fauna, and the habitat of the Philmont waterways and ecosystems, and climb to new heights as you challenge your skills by climbing, rappelling, and identifying the composition of the landscape. Sign up now for this intense five-day adventure.

Check it out at: http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/filestore/philmont/pdf/PTC8PGE.pdf

Training Information  NEW

Cub Scout Camping Information:::::::: 

  • Overnight camping by Tiger Cub, Wolf, and Bear Cub Scout dens as dens is not approved, and certificates of liability insurance will not be provided by the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Tiger Cubs may participate in boy-parent excursions, day camps, pack overnighters, or council-organized family camping.
  • Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts may participate in a resident overnight camping program operating under BSA National Camping School– trained leadership and managed by the council.
  • A Webelos Scout may participate in overnight den camping when supervised by an adult. In most cases, the Webelos Scout will be under the supervision of his parent or guardian. It is essential that each Webelos Scout be under the supervision of a parent-approved adult. Joint Webelos den/troop campouts including the parents of the Webelos Scouts are encouraged to strengthen ties between the pack and troop. Den leaders, pack leaders, and parents are expected to accompany the boys on approved trips.

Memorials and Tributes

To                                From

Vester Smith             Julie Cooper

Eagle Scouts

District Troop # First Name Last Name
QP 1221 O Berryman
GE 108 S Diaz
GE 633 R Jones
GE 633 K Kmetz
QP 1221 J Nolan
GE 88 A Villa
GE 88 J Ynojosa
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Venturing District Highlights- March 2014

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Monday, March 3, 2014

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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

March 2014 Calendar: 

 March 1st:  7: 00 p.m.:  Doctor’s Campaign Dinner

March 29th:  9:00 a.m.:  COPE:  Crew 2086

April 2014 Calendar: 

 No dates at this time

On Saturday, May 10th from 2-6 p.m. we will be conducting our annual Sporting Clays Shoot-Out for Boy Scouts, Venturers and Explorers at Camp Don Harrington.  The registration fee is $35 before 4/17/14 and $45 after 4/20/14.  The fee will include a patch, 100 shells, refreshments and a loaner gun.  Participants may bring their own shotguns if they have them.  To register, go online to www.goldenspread.org.  For more information contact Bob Altman at 806-358-6500.  Spots are filling up quick, so hurry online to get registered!

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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Santa Fe District Highlights- March 2014

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Monday, March 3, 2014

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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

March

1 – Camp Card Kick Off FUMC Memphis

20 – Round Table FUMC Shamrock

District Dinner

The District Dinner was a success.  Congratulations to Fred Leighton Sr. for receiving the District Award of Merit.  And a huge Thank You to George Hall and the VFW in Clarendon for hosting the event.  It was all awesome and the food was wonderful.

Camp Card

Camp Card kick off is on March 1, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Memphis Texas 9:00 am.  An adult from every unit must attend to receive your camp cards and information about the sale.  Please register at through the Council.

Fun in the Sun Day Camp

Save the date June 7th for 2014 Fun in the Sun Day Camp in Memphis.  We have changed the date so maybe it will not be so hot.  See you there.

Service Hours

Has your unit done any Community Service? This includes but not limited to, Scout Sunday at your Church, Scouting for Food, Putting Flags out, Park Clean up, Eagle Projects.  Don’t for forget to report you Service Hours at Scouting.Org.  If you need help doing this please call me.  The more hours you report the higher your JTE Score will be.

Have a fun and safe Spring break!

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Quanah Parker District Highlights- March 2014

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Monday, March 3, 2014

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District Chairperson– Steve Walthour- swalthour@northplainsgcd.org (806)935-6401 (work)

District Commissioner– Gemma Mitchell- gmitch2011@yahoo.com (806)282-8296(cell)

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

March Calendar:

6th -District Committee Meeting – 6:30PM

6th -ROUNDTABLE Meeting – 7:00PM

Location: Scout Service Center @ 401 Tascosa Road Amarillo, TX.

22nd Scouting for Food

Location: Local Food Bank

22nd QP District Pinewood Derby – 11:00AM-5:00PM

First Christian Church, 3001 Wolfin Ave. Amarillo, Tx.

29th QP District Show & Do — 10:00AM-4:00PM

Thompson Park Site #27

Quanah Parker District Committee & Roundtable

Steve, Gemma, and myself, would like to invite every Unit Leader to attend our new for 2014 Program Agenda. Thursday, March 6th, at 7:00PM is all about a year of Trained Leaders. Each Roundtable will have a half out of breakout sessions for Cub Leader Specific Training, and Boy Scout Leader Specific Training. After 4 Roundtable Trainings Cub Leaders and Scout Masters will be officially “Trained”.

The District Committee is also making final preparations for the Quanah Parker Scouting Show and Do at Thompson Park on March 29th.  This District Event will be a perfect opportunity for all QP Units to show off a special talent to the public, and each other. Wayne Benson will be making a special presentation on the 6th about this event. Don’t want to miss it.

Gemma and the Unit Commissioners will be contacting everyone by phone to try and have an accurate count for attendees. Any snacks and grub are welcome, and encouraged. This year will be a great year of new beginnings and opportunities.

The Key 3 looks forward to seeing everyone Thursday.

Camp Cards

We’ll have a follow up kickoff on March 6th Roundtable, but the sooner you get your cards the sooner you and your unit can start selling.

Camp Cards are a great, and easy, way for your unit to make money for camp and other program activities for the summer. Contact Chase Roach for more details if needed. Everyone is super excited about selling this year, and remember every card you sell puts $2.50 in your unit account. I encourage you to schedule times at Grocery Stores, etc. to sell. Several units made very good money doing this last year. Take their cash and hand them their card. Super Easy, and good exposure for Scouts and your unit. Remember to always be in uniform.

QP District Pinewood Derby

Check out the online link for the best details. Let’s have another record breaking year at our new location!! See every QP Pack there!!

https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=Z2hkZ20wYThuYzc3dnNkc3Q3NTA4cG5vN2cgZ29sZGVuc3ByZWFkLm9yZ19kMG5zYTNoNnZnZW50Y2JqNGExdXExMzg2NEBn&ctz=America/Chicago

QP District Show and Do

Check out the online link for the best details. Don’t miss out on the first annual Show and Do hosted by several Quanah Parker Troops and Packs. See you there for an incredible event!!

https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=NTJycDE2aGZzNjc5OXMybmZhOXNncmJwMzggZ29sZGVuc3ByZWFkLm9yZ19kMG5zYTNoNnZnZW50Y2JqNGExdXExMzg2NEBn&ctz=America/Chicago

See you at Roundtable~

Chase Roach – QP District Executive 

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Lone Wolf District Highlights- March 2014

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Monday, March 3, 2014

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District Chairperson-James Hayes-bear4747@AOL.com

District Commissioner-Jim Lear-n5lnr@ptsi.net

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

March Calendar:

2-Happy Texas Independence Day!

7-9-Lake Fryer Cleanup, Camp Parnell-sign-in starts at 9:00 a.m.

11-Guymon area Makeup Roundtable

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

17-Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

District News

District Committee Meetings

The next District Committee Meeting will happen on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at the Perryton First Christian Church at 7:00 p.m. They happen every second Thursday of the month, unless extenuating circumstances causes the District Committee to reschedule. All Chartering Organization Representatives, Unit Committee Chairpersons, and Executive Officers are invited to attend these meetings. It gives you a chance to come hear what’s going on in the Lone Wolf District, and, we would love to have you! Email James Hayes, Jim Lear, or myself to find out more information.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Matt Y. of Troop 104. He recently passed his Eagle Board of Review. Matt Y. is the son of Jim and Renee Y. of Turpin, OK. He is a sophomore at Turpin High School, plays many sports, and serves in many leadership roles both in school and in Scouting. He maintains a high grade point average and plans to play college ball upon graduating in two years. We wish him luck in his many endeavors!

Pack 142 Pinewood Derby

Pack 142 in Goodwell, OK, held their Pinewood Derby on February 16th, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and scouts alike enjoyed the festivities. Many of the cars were very inventive and colorful. The scouts had an incredible time. A cub scout from pack 143 also participated as he had never ran a car in a pinewood derby before. Thanks for inviting me to your event, Pack 142!

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Golden Eagle District Highlights- March 2014

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Monday, March 3, 2014

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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

Save the Dates!! – Flyers on Golden Eagle District Webpage on goldenspread.org

District Fishing Derby – Saturday May 3rd, 2014

District Pinewood Derby – Saturday May 17th, 2014

Boy Scout Archery Tournament – Saturday September 20th, 2014

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.

Service Hours

Does your pack/troop or Crew help the community through Service Projects, Cleanups, or just help in general? We want to ensure that you are receiving credit for it in our database. If its not recorded, it doesn’t count. Even if hours have been completed in the past, ITS NOT TOO LATE to log them in.

Visit….

Servicehours.Scouting.org

To record your units hard work…Its fast and easy! If you have questions, contact Brian Lamirande at Brian.Lamirande@scouting.org or 806-220-9158.

Journey to Excellence

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) – aids in promoting Scouting in the area.

2) Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner – aids in the monthly roundtable program.

3) District Training Chairman – helps identify areas of training needed for those in the district.

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 – 6:45pm @ Scout Service Center

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

Eagle Boards of Review- NEW
Service Project Review – 3nd Thur. of the Month – 6:30 pm @ St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4317 I-40 West.
Eagle Rank Review – 3nd Thur. of the Month 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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Adobe Walls District Highlights- March 2014

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Monday, March 3, 2014

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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

March Calendar:

No events

Re-charter and unit retention:

It’s now March and we are still chasing down re-charters.  PLEASE contact me if you are having issues and I will personally come out to help.  This is very import to get done because the existence of your unit depends on the re-charter.  Please contact me if you are having issues or questions about the process.

Unit retention is vital to the health and existence of your individual scouting unit.  Planning activities to keep the boys fired up will help this.  Contact me for resources and attendance issues. I will assist you with providing an exciting program that will keep the boys wanting to come back for more.

Camp Card 2014!

The Kickoff has taken place and if you have received your carks you will see we have many new venders on the card and a few returning for another year of deals.  Jump N Jive in Pampa, Cinema 4 and Subway to name a few, but there are several other great deals also.  For the second year in a row Borger will have a separate card from the rest of the district.  Every unit will have the opportunity to sell the Pampa, Borger and/or Amarillo cards to increase the number of cards sold.  PLEASE, if you want to sell cards and haven’t contacted me, do so ASAP.  This year our council decided to up the competition and will be handing out a PlayStation 4 to the Scout that sells the most cards PER DISTRICT!  This is hands down a great card and should be an easy sell for the boys.

Family FOS

I still need to schedule your unit’s Court of Honor or Blue & Gold.  If you haven’t scheduled one yet, please email me with the date, time, and location.  Family FOS is a very important part of our council’s operation…it helps to serve the Adobe Walls district as well.  Our district goal this year is $8200.00.  PLEASE help me by making sure I know when your next family activity is so we can give our family FOS presentation.

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