Duty to God
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is:
Religious Emblem – Youth
To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the following religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs. Check with your local council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.
Scout Sunday Observance
The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting.
Calendar of Religious Dates
A list of dates and religious observances that must be adhered to by the individual.
The Roles of the Troop Chaplain and the Chaplain Aide patch
The chaplain and chaplain aide have an opportunity to be a friend to the Scouts and leaders and to contribute to their spiritual welfare and growth.
Manual for Chaplain Aides and Chaplains
This manual will orient volunteers to the duties, responsibilities, and opportunities of chaplaincy service in Boy Scout troops.
Association of Baptists for Scouting Membership Application
Complete this form to apply for membership in the Association of Baptists for Scouting.
The Good Shepherd
The Good Shepherd Emblem is a national recognition for adults who have rendered outstanding service to Baptist youth through their church and a national youth-serving agency.
The St. George Emblem
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting awards this emblem to members of the laity and clergy who have made outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youth in Scouting.
Jewish Community Resources
The National Jewish Committee on Scouting offers strong support to the Scouting program. This page brings together many of the resources for specific to the Jewish Community to help fulfill their Duty to God within the Scouting program.
These Fact Sheets provide detailed and up-to-date information about religious organization’s involvement in Scouting.
Welcome to P.R.A.Y.
Angel P.R.A.Y.’s mission is to encourage the spiritual growth of young people. Browse our web page to locate the religious growth programs recognized by the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., and Camp Fire USA and discover ways to promote these programs and to build partnerships between the religious community and the national youth agencies.
More on P.R.A.Y.
Good Turn for America
Good Turn for America is a national call to service by the BSA to ensure adequate food and shelter and to develop good health habits in our nation.
Tell us about your service project!
This is also a great time to log your Scouting For Food service hours! We know that Scouts across nation are answering the call to service.
To tell the story of how your den, pack, patrol, troop, crew or post is contributing to this effort, log onto Scouting.org.
ID#’s can be obtained from your District Executive at the Council Service Center (806) 358-6500.
Lyme Disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the U.S. From 1994-2006, an average of 74 cases was reported annually in Texas. Many diagnosed cases are not reflected in official statistics due to restrictive reporting criteria. Lyme is largely unrecognized in Texas so it is often misdiagnosed by doctors who are not familiar with its clinical presentation.
To learn more about Lyme Disease click here.
Merit Badge Counselors
For a list of Merit Badge Counselors in our Council, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (806) 358-6500.
All Merit Badge Counselors must re register each year!
To be a Merit Badge Counselor
If you are interested in being a Merit Badge Counselor you can contact your District Executive or the Scout Office. (Merit Badge Counselors are District Positon’s not Unit Position’s. Your information will be given out to people that are interested in the merit badge you teach.
Merit Badge Counselor’s MUST renew (recharter) each year.
Those wanting to be Merit Badge Counselors need to complete Both the Merit Badge Counselor Form and an Adult Application.
Other Merit Badge Forms are the Merit Badge Tracking Form and the Blue Card located on the forms page.
Boy’s Life Subscription Fee
The fee is $12.00 for a full year (12 Issues). Boy’s Life is an essential part of the scouting program. It is proven that scouts who receive the subscription stay in Scouting longer, and advance to higher ranks. Please encourage the parents to subscribe the boys to this magazine. It is also great for family interaction and discussions. It is also a bargain compared to other leading children’s magazines, and it contains more information.
The $33 registration fee per year is required for adults and youth in the traditional Scouting program.
The $1 Insurance fee per year is required for adults and youth in the traditional Scouting program, and is paid at re-charter time.
Tiger Cub Partners
Partners must fill out the bottom part of the youth application with the adults name and age. An adult application for a Tiger Cub partner is required also, if the adult is not the parent or the legal guardian of the Tiger Cub and does not reside at the same address. If the adult partner holds another position in the unit, an adult application is required.
Using Initials and Nicknames
When registering a youth or adult, do not use the individual’s initials or nickname. All registrants must have their legal name in the required fields. The National Council requires this.
Youth Protection Policies!!
Please read, print and give to ALL ADULTS! In Packs, Troops and Crews, Teams, Post…. Click Here.
Silver Beaver Award
The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.
Who Can Earn This Award?
Anyone may nominate any deserving registered Scouter to the council, which selects recipients for the following year. Each council may process their own annual allotment of Silver Beaver awards and shall send a list of Silver Beaver awards and shall send a list of Silver Beaver recipients presented each calendar year to the National Court of Honor no later than January 31 of the following year. To prevent embarrassment, the candidate should not be notified of this nomination.
Unit Accident Insurance
The Golden Spread Council will provide, through Health Special Risk, Inc., an accident and sickness insurance plan. All Currently registered youth and adults of the council will have this coverage for a $1.00 per person/per year charge. The insurance plan is just like the one your unit may or may not have taken out from Mutual of Omaha. The plan provides year round coverage for injuries occurring anywhere in the world While:
Participating in an official Scouting activity (Unit, District and Council).
Traveling to and from official Scouting activities (Unit, District and Council).
Coverage is provided for sickness that begins while the insured member is: in attendance at an official overnight Scouting activity or event operated and surervised by the Council (Unit, District and Council).
Traveling to and from such an overnight or other covered event (Unit, District and Council).
Accident and Insurance Plan Information
At re-charter time, your unit needs to collect the $1.00 per registered adult and youth for the coverage and submit it with your recharter. Unfortunately, accidents and sickness occurs during scouting activities and we can all rest better knowing that our Scouts and leaders have coverage. A council plan saves your unit and parents money.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Scout Service Center.
The Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America is a Partner Agency with 8 area United Ways. Amarillo-Canyon, Pampa, Dallam/Hartley County, Moore County, Ochiltree, Texas County, and Hutchinson County United Ways.