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Venturing District News- April 2014

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Wednesday, April 2, 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

April 2014 Calendar:

April 17th: Panhandle PBS (Post 5100): Awards Banquet at Amarillo College

May 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 News- April 2014

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Wednesday, April 2, 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

April

26 – Camp Card money due to the Council

Camp Card

Hope your Camp Card sales are going good, that easy money for your unit to earn. I have more cards if you need some. Also, reminder the cards or the money is due to the council by April 26th.

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. Here is the link to record your hours. https://servicehours.scouting.org/UI/Security/Login.aspx if you need help you can call me or our Council.

Boy Scout Summer Camp

Now is the time to reserve your spot: http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Camps/Camps.htm

Cub Scout Leader Training:

Every Boy deserves a trained leader: Training for Tiger Leaders, Den Leaders, Webelos Leaders, Committee Members, and Cubmasters.

http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Forms/May%203%202014%20CS%20Training%20Flyer.pdf

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Quanah Parker District News- April 2014

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Wednesday, April 2, 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)

April Calendar:

3rd -District Committee Meeting – 6:30PM

3rd -ROUNDTABLE Meeting – 7:00PM

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

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 3rd, 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 will be officially “Trained”. Scputmasters will still need the Outdoor part of training.

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

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

The District Pinewood Derby was a huge success. We had 50 cars and 4 heats of races. Troop 1776 did a great job of having food and snacks for everyone to enjoy. Fun was had by all. We gave out over 20 Trophy to lots of winners and everyone received a ribbon for racing. We also gave over 10 door prizes away to everyone that attended.

The new place was incredible and everyone is excited to start planning for next year. Art Perez did a fantastic job organizing the entire event. Way to go QP Volunteers.

QP District Show and Do

The first annual Show and Do was a huge success. We had over 5 troops and a few adults that had lots of hands on fun stuff for Scouts and visitors alike. There were several visitors throughout the day and everyone had a great time. The weather was perfect with just a little breeze.

Planning will begin this Thursday for next years Show and Do. Come and be a part of something so great for Scouts and the community.

See you at Roundtable~

Chase Roach – QP District Executive

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Lone Wolf District News- April 2014

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Wednesday, April 2, 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

April Calendar:

1-Happy April Fools’ Day!

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

12-Lake Palo Duro Cleanup

15-Dalhart and Perryton Roundtables-7:00 p.m.

17-Guymon Roundtables-7:00 p.m.

20-Happy Easter!

District News

District Committee Meetings

The next District Committee Meeting will happen on Thursday, April 10th, 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.

District Roundtable

The dates for the next Roundtable meetings are listed above under calendar dates. These events provide supplemental training for leaders and parents alike. It is also a chance for some fellowship with other Lone Wolf District Scouters. If there is a subject that anyone would like to know more about, these are the meetings in which that happens. For more information or suggestions for topics, please contact Lindsay Waugh, James Hayes, Vic Shrock, Jeff Wilkinson, or Jim Lear.

Lake Palo Duro Cleanup

The annual Lake Palo Duro Cleanup will happen in two weeks on April 12th, 2014 at Lake Palo Duro. The lake itself is situated 8 miles north of Spearman, TX, and is a great place to camp, fish, and hike, among other things. This is an excellent opportunity for an overnight camping event, service hours, and, time with other scouts. We had a great turnout last year, despite the wind, and, we hope to see everybody out there again this year! For more information, contact Lindsay Waugh at the information above!

 

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Golden Eagle District News- April 2014

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Wednesday, April 2, 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

Spring 2014 Scouting Events!! – NEW

Golden Eagle District wide Cub Scout Fishing Derby- NEW

Are you ready to unpack those fishing poles after a long winter?

Ready to get out in the sun and take advantage of some Family/Scout bonding time?

Your chance for a family day of fun is rapidly approaching! Each year Scouts, their siblings and parents from across the Texas panhandle meet at the Southeast Park in Canyon, TX for a morning of family Fishing Fun!! Check out the informational flyer found on the Golden Eagle District webpage on http://www.goldenspread .org.

Online Registration for Fishing Derby NOW AVAILABLE!!

Golden Eagle District Pinewood Derby- NEW

Ready to race?? Did you spend hours on your pinewood derby car only to race in ONE event??

Golden Eagle is proud to announce its annual District wide Pinewood Derby is now only 6 short weeks away. So if you build a car to race in the 2014 year, or are just getting started in Scouting, this is your chance to get to race other Scouts and Parents (olde tymer division) in our area wide competition. More information can be found on the Golden Eagle District webpage on http://www.goldenspread .org.

Online Registration for Pinewood Derby NOW AVAILABLE!!

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 Committee – Positions 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 Roundtable1st 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 Meeting2nd 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 – 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 News- April 2014

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Wednesday, April 2, 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

April Calendar:

April 17 – District Meeting / Camp Card turn in meeting (630pm in Borger)

April 26-27 – Spring Camporee at CDH

2013 Camp Card turn-in

On April 17, at 630pm we will have a combo District Meeting and Camp Card turn for all units that will not be going to spring camporee. We will meet in Borger at a location to be determined. Please bring the turn in form, the top seller form, and any remaining cards you may have along with the money. I am asking each unit to send a representative so we can discuss important upcoming topics with relation to the district and council. Please email me for more information

Service Hours Idea

In both Pampa and Borger there is a cool program called Snack Pak 4 Kids. This program provides food to disadvantaged children so they can have nourishment over the weekends. The program usually meets once or twice a month to prepare the snack paks for the schools and is looking for volunteers to assist. Please contact:

FOR BORGER:

Barbie Schroeder ( barbie.schroeder@borgerisd.net )

District Testing/Career and Technology/Instructional Services Coordinator

200 E. Ninth

Borger, Texas 79007

806-273-4345

FOR PAMPA:

Suzanne Pingel ( Suzanne.pingel@pampaisd.net )

Safe & Drug Free Schools Coordinator/Homeless Liasion/LBSW

111 E. Harvester

Pampa, Texas 79065

806-669-4800

I believe in this program and think it is a great way for your units to get some quick and easy service hours. Please consider do this to help the children of our communities.

Contact List

I am requesting each unit send me an updated list of your unit leader, unit committee chairman, and charter representative. Please attach current phone (day and evening) as well as email so I can put together an updated unit directory to give to all AW district unit leaders.

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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Council News- April 2014

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Wednesday, April 2, 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:

April NEW

Belt Loop-O-Rama

Boy Scout Camporee

May NEW

Cub Scout Leader Training

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!

Boy Scout Summer Camp NEW

The 2014 Camp MK Brown Summer Camp information is 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!

Information Flyer

New, Simplified Annual Health and Medical Record

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

Pack & Troop Fund Raising – What can a Unit do to Earn Money?  NEW

Recently several issues have arisen related to unit-level fund raising. To help unit leaders and parents better understand the role of finance at the unit level, BSA has several “FAQs” and documents available.

In a nutshell, units CAN participate in money earning projects through which the Scouts provide a good or service to the community. Projects like a pancake breakfast, car wash, and popcorn sale fall under this category.

Units CANNOT solicit donations under any circumstances. At no time can Scouts, leaders, or parents ask a business or individual for a donation of money or goods. Also, units cannot conduct raffles (games of chance) or certain other types of fund raisers.

Packs and troops must submit a “Unit Money Earning Application” any time they intend to conduct a money earning project that is not popcorn or camp cards. This form is available on the council website. The form should be turned in for approval at least 2 weeks before any candy bars are bought, promotions are conducted, or contracts are signed by the unit.

More information is available on the Golden Spread Council website.

Need more information? Please contact your District Executive or Bob Altman.

Cub Scout Leader Training

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

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

Three Steps to Healthier Scouting Units  NEW

Scouting not only teaches skills that last a lifetime but also teaches skills that can make those lifetimes even longer. Through the SCOUTStrong initiative, Scout leaders can make a lasting difference in their Scouts’ diet and exercise habits—habits that will improve their health now and into the future.

The Boy Scouts of America has partnered with Healthy Kids Out of School to offer an incentive to units to follow the BSA’s SCOUTStrong recommendations at meetings, events, and excursions. It’s called the Healthy Unit Patch, and units can earn it by completing the 3–6–9 challenge to ensure Scouts are drinking right, moving more, and snacking smart.

The 3–6–9 challenge

Units can earn the Healthy Unit Patch by implementing three positive changes:
3: Serve a fruit or vegetable at three meetings
6: Make water the main beverage at six meetings
9: Include 15 minutes of physical activity at nine meetings

A scorecard is available to track progress. Once the unit has completed all of the Healthy Unit Patch activities, leaders can submit the tracking form to HealthyKidsOutofSchool@tufts.edu or call Healthy Kids Out of School at 617-636-0833 to receive free patches for Scouts and a certificate for the unit.

Those who complete the Healthy Unit Patch by June 30 will be entered into a random drawing to win a case of 50 Drink Right water bottles.

2014 Youth Sporting Clays Shootout 

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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Cub Scout Camps  NEW

Cub Scout “Fun in the Sun” Day Camps and the Cub Scout Resident Camps information and online registration is now available at http://www.goldenspread.org.  Check it out today!

Register Now for 2014 Philmont Training Center Conferences

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

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.

New Fieldbook Coming Soon!  NEW

Often described as “the best all-around guide to outdoor adventure on the market today,” the Fieldbook is the go-to manual for everyone interested in backcountry challenges—from hiking, camping, and canoeing to mountain travel, ultralight backpacking, wilderness navigation, and whitewater kayaking.

Fieldbook, the fifth edition, will be arriving in Scout shops and bookstores during the month of April.

Scouting brings more than a century of outdoor experience and stewardship of nature to this new edition. Its pages are enriched by the input of nationally recognized experts in mountaineering, backpacking, Leave No Trace, and environmental protection.

Golden Spread Council  Shooting Sports  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 knowthe 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. The only dumb question about our Council’s Shooting Sports Programs…is the one you don’t ask!

Memorials and Tributes

To                                  From

None this month

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
GE 87 J Bast
LW 104 M Young
QP 199 T Taylor

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