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Events

Jan
8
Tue
2019
2019 Camp Card Ordering Site- Orders due by Feb 1, 2019
Jan 8 @ 7:00 am – Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm

The 2019 Camp Card Fundraising Program is one of two fundraisers the Council offers to Scout Units.  This program has been extremely effective in getting funds your unit and scouts need to participate in many of the activities we offer and to supplement funds needed to purchase items such as Tents, Cookware, Chuck Boxes, Pinewood Derby Car Race Tracks, Uniforms needs etc.

Cards sell for just $5.00 each and the Unit keeps $2.50 for a 50 percent commission.  The only forms required to be completed are the Top Salesman Form and the top Council Cub Scout and Scouts BSA seller receives a $400.00 Visa Gift Card!

This is a Unit level  event however if your unit decides not to participate and your family does, please call the office to discuss the options as we want to offer everyone the opportunity to earn their way to Camp and other fun activities we offer during the year.

There is no cost upfront as your unit orders the amount of cards they want, they attend a Kickoff in early March to get briefed on selling techniques and to pick up the cards, they Scouts go out and sell, and the money ($2.50 per card) is sent to the Scout Service Center in late April.  All the exact dates are in the Leader’s Guide- please read through it for lots of other cool facts!

Please visit the Support Scouting Tab on the Council Website to see more details about the Camp Card Program along with several resources to help your sale.

To see the Informational Booklet, please click here!

Order your Cards here!

 

Jan
26
Sat
2019
2019 Boy Scout Merit Badge University – Registration Deadline: CLOSED @ West Texas A&M University
Jan 26 @ 8:15 am – 5:00 pm

Merit Badge University is back!

Please thoroughly read the Leader’s Guide (link below) before making any registrations! We are using a new registration system this year that is designed specifically for Merit Badge University! Also, pay attention the instructions at the top of each page as you register online!

Leader’s Guide

Registration

2019 College of Commissioner College @ West Texeas A&M University Classroom Center
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This training is for all District and Unit Commissioners who want to improve their ability to serve their units.  Several classes are being offered and we are excited for you to attend.

Information Flyer

Registration Link

Feb
9
Sat
2019
2019 Council Reception and Eagle Scout Recognition-Registration deadline is February 4 @ Camp Don Harrington
Feb 9 @ 11:15 am – 2:00 pm

This event is where the Council gets to recognize our 2018 Silver Beaver Awardees, the District Ward of Merit recipients, our Class of 2018 Eagle Scouts, and many other volunteers who gave of their time and resources over the past year.

This will be a catered lunch event and we are excited to see all of you soon.

Invitation

Registration

 

Feb
15
Fri
2019
2019 OKPIK Winter Adventure- Registration deadline is January 27
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm

This annual Scouts BSA Winter Adventure held at Camp MK Brown, is an opportunity for Scouts to earn some really cool and unique badges as well as experience some “winter camping”.

2019 OKPIK Winter Adventure Guidebook

Registration

Feb
16
Sat
2019
Scout Shop Open
Feb 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Feb
22
Fri
2019
2019 Scoutmaster Training and Outdoor Leadership Skills Class @ Camp Don Harrington
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm

This annual training is for any Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster OR Webelos Den Leader who will be moving up to a Troop in the next year to be fully trained in his/her position.  Watch for more information as this training date gets closer.

Mar
1
Fri
2019
Cub Scout Leader Adventure Academy- Deadline to register is February 15 @ Camp Don Harrington
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 11:30 am

Join us for this awesome training for Cub Scout Leaders (and parents if interested).  You will receive training from experts who are or were, in your position and they will provide outstanding instruction and advice on how to have a great program.  This is very interactive- not sitting in a classroom!

The training includes Pack Committee, Den Leader, Cubmaster, and BALOO — Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (this is required by at least one leader of a Pack who is going on an overnight trip with a Cub Scout Pack) and Assistants.  Once you attend the class, you will receive credit for ALL of the positions so when you move around the Pack, you will be trained PLUS this allows you to understand what each position is supposed to be doing for the Pack!

You must attend the entire class and stay overnight.  There is NO EXCEPTIONS as this course is all intertwined and there is no one time devoted to a specific training.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  You will be required to complete the online BALOO Prerequisite training and Hazardous Weather online Training BEFORE class and bring proof of completion to the class.  Without that, credit will not be given for any class until those two classes are complete.  They can only be done online per the BSA.  If you previously completed Hazardous Weather Training, this does not pertain to you and we will be able to check this for you.  You can go online at any time prior to class and we highly encourage you to get it done ASAP!

Registration ends at midnight, Febraury 15!

2019 March Adventure Academy Flyer- COMING SOON

Registration Link- COMING SOON

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Scout Shop Open
Mar 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Apr
13
Sat
2019
Scout Shop Open
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Apr
26
Fri
2019
2019 Scouts BSA Camporee- Registration deadline is April 5 @ Camp Don Harrington
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm

This exciting and fun filled event is for all Scouts BSA and will be held again at Camp Don Harrington.  All Troops are welcome and highly encouraged to attend.  Even if you are a “small” troop, your Scouts will have fun and learn at the same time.

2019 Camporee Booklet

Registration

May
11
Sat
2019
Scout Shop Open
May 11 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jun
2
Sun
2019
2019 National Youth Leadership Training- Deadline to register is May 6 @ Camp M.K. Brown
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – Jun 7 @ 6:15 pm

This advanced training is for all Scouts BSA and Venture Crew Members who meet the age and rank requirements (See Course Information for details).  This training takes place at Camp MK Brown located near Wheeler, TX and is supervised by BSA registered Adults but instructed by experienced Scouts BSA who have attended the course in the past and have extensive training in this course.

We are also looking for Staff Members.  If interested, please see the application below.

All participants must register and pay the deposit or full fee online (below) BUT MUST DOWNLOAD THE PARTICIPANT APPLICATION (below) AND COMPLETE THE FORM AND SUBMIT TO THE SCOUT SERVICE CENTER BY THE DEADLINE LISTED.

2019 NYLT Course Information

2019 NYLT Staff Application

2019 NYLT Participant Application

Online Registration

 

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Scout Shop Open
Jun 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jun
16
Sun
2019
2019 Scouts BSA Summer Camp Leader’s Guide @ Camp M.K. Brown
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 11:00 am

We are excited to offer Summer Camp to all our Scouts BSA members in 2019 at Camp MK Brown located near Wheeler, Texas.

The 2019 Leader’s Guide is now available that tells you all about the camp, our programs, and dates and fees for the year.

2019 Summer Camp Leaders Guide

Jul
18
Thu
2019
Powder Horn- Registration deadline is June 21 @ Camp Don Harrington
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

This exciting event, held every other year, is for any Adult, Scouts BSA, or Venture Crew member who wants to experience the excitement of both high adventure activities and other fun things planned, all around the Amarillo area!  Camping at Camp Don Harrington, your days will have many different activities to participate in that you might not ever have a chance to do.

In 2017, Powder Horn was very successful and we have built on those experience for the 2019 Course!

Please take a look at the attached flyer to get some idea of what we will be doing and register ASAP.

Flyer

Registration

Sep
6
Fri
2019
2019 Wood Badge Couse- Deadline to register is August 2, 2019 @ Camp Don Harrington
Sep 6 @ 8:30 am – Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm

Wood Badge is an Adult Leadership Course designed to make you a better leader in Scouting, Business, and in your personal life.  Taught by trained Scouters who have a passion for learning and to teaching others.

The course is over two weekends in September at Camp Don Harrington and you are required to be in attendance the entire weekend staring Friday morning through Sunday evening.  Put in for vacation now- you will be glad you did!!!

The informational flyer and online registration link will be available soon.

Sep
20
Fri
2019
2019 Wood Badge Couse- Deadline to register is August 2, 2019 @ Camp Don Harrington
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm

Wood Badge is an Adult Leadership Course designed to make you a better leader in Scouting, Business, and in your personal life.  Taught by trained Scouters who have a passion for learning and to teaching others.

The course is over two weekends in September at Camp Don Harrington and you are required to be in attendance the entire weekend staring Friday morning through Sunday evening.  Put in for vacation now- you will be glad you did!!!

The informational flyer and online registration link will be available soon.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Scout Shop Open
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
22
Sun
2019
2019 Wood Badge Couse- Deadline to register is August 2, 2019 @ Camp Don Harrington
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm

Wood Badge is an Adult Leadership Course designed to make you a better leader in Scouting, Business, and in your personal life.  Taught by trained Scouters who have a passion for learning and to teaching others.

The course is over two weekends in September at Camp Don Harrington and you are required to be in attendance the entire weekend staring Friday morning through Sunday evening.  Put in for vacation now- you will be glad you did!!!

The informational flyer and online registration link will be available soon.

What is Scouting

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness. For more than 100 years, Boy Scouts of America has helped build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.

Vision and Mission Statement
Mission Statement

The mission of the Golden Spread Council is to serve today’s youth and aid them in their endeavors to be prepared to face the challenges and opportunities of life, by instilling values through Scouting that will last for a lifetime. Our purpose is to provide strong, values-based programs that strengthen character, develop good citizenship, and enhance both mental and physical fitness. Our objective is to accomplish the mission of the BSA and provide Scouting values to the maximum number of youth in every community we serve.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Golden Spread Council is to be the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in the Panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma.
The Golden Spread Council will continue in the future to:

  • Deliver values-based programs of the highest quality to the greatest number of youth in our service area
  • Emphasize the aims of Scouting: building character, participating citizenship, and the development of physical, mental and emotional fitness
  • Offer our young people challenging fun and adventure that helps them reach their potential
  • Positively impact our local communities by recruiting and equipping deeply involved charter organizations and adult leaders who build values, skills, and leadership in our youth
  • Provide superior and safe facilities where our programs can be delivered consistent with the methods of Scouting
  • Ensure the financial development of the council that will best carry out our mission and vision and to provide for the future.
MyScouting

This is your resource to complete training’s and other Unit and District information. Please visit my.scouting.org

MyParticipation

This is your Exploring Resource to complete training’s and information. Please visit myparticipation

Youth Protection Training

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs.

The Boy Scouts of America takes great pride in the quality of our adult leadership. Being a leader in the BSA is a privilege, not a right. The quality of the program and the safety of our youth members call for high-quality adult leaders.

We work closely with our chartered organizations to help recruit the best possible leaders for their units.

Required Training
Youth Protection Training is required for all BSA registered volunteers. Youth Protection Training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection Training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.

To complete your training, visit my.scouting.org or myparticipation for Exploring Training

Internet Advancement

Click here for Internet Advancement