This is the Last Frontier Council's eNewsletter for the month of February 2012. Please click the title of any of the subjects below for more information about a topic.
Get ready! The 2013 National Scout Jamboree is coming and it ain't your father's jamboree. We're talking seriously high adventure, people! Whitewater rafting, zip-lining, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking, and more - with 50,000 of your closest friends at the brand new Summit Bechtel Reserve in the wilds of West Virginia.
New Dining Hall at Slippery Falls
The Executive Board is proud to announce that Chesapeake Energy Corporation has made a $500,000 gift to build a new dining hall at Slippery Falls Scout Ranch! The new dining hall will be air conditioned and bigger so that more Scouts can have a great experience at summer camp. The new dining hall is slated for completion by the summer of 2013.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Chesapeake!
Last Frontier Council is pleased to announce the "Camp Card". This initiative is designed to help Scouts earn their way to a summer/day camp and additional programs. Units participating in this program will earn up to 50% commission on each $5 camp card they sell. The cards will be distributed at the begining of March. The sale will end on May 1st, 2012, giving units 8 weeks to sell.
The Popcorn Evaluation Meeting was held January 19th, but it is not to late to give us your ideas. Click here to give us you input on next years sale. Congratulations to all the top earners from every district from throughout the council. Click here to see who the top earners are.
Saturday, February 25, 6:00 PM - come help us celebrate the volunteers who give of themselves to make a difference in the lives of youth! Some of the recognitions to include: Silver Beaver Recipients, James E. West Fellows, Venturing Leadership Awards. Click here or the title above to sign up now!
Spring is coming and with that will be a change in the business hours of the Meinders Oklahoma Scout Shop effective March 1, 2012. Be Prepared. Click here to find out about the new store hours and more ideas that are available at the Scout Shop. Don't forget that Blue & Gold Banquet!!!
The University of Central Oklahoma's Student Academy of Forensic Sciences (SAFS) would like to invite you to participate in our 1st Annual Boy Scouts Forensic Science Workshop! Click here or the title above for more info.
June 4-9 NYLT, or National Youth Leadership Training, is an intense, 6 day, outpost adventure outdoor leadership experience for youth leaders in Troops, Crews, Posts, and Ships. Click here to register.
The foundation of The Order of the Arrow is service. There is no better opportunity to perform this pillar of our organization then at Ordeal. The Ordeal is service at its finest to our council camps. We also perform the service of making those scouts, who have been recognized by their units as honor campers, members of the Order of the Arrow.
This event requires the help of many of our members and we call on each you to return to our soon to be newest members the goodwill and mentoring you received when you joined. This event is not void of fun and there will be plenty of opportunity for good food and fellowship.
The Spring Ordeal will be at Slippery Falls on Friday May 18th through Sunday May 20th. More information and registration will be available on the MaNu Lodge website at www.manu133.org.
2012 Boy Scout/Venture Camps
Every Boy Scout wants a great summer camp experience. Slippery Falls Scout Ranch is here to deliver that experience for you! Live outdoors for a week under the shade of our oak trees, climb some of the oldest granite boulders in the world, and swim in the cool, spring-fed waters of Pennington Creek and Lake Payne.
Spring Break - Having fun in the outdoors, hiking through the woods, meeting new friends and learning new outdoor skills are all things you will do at Diamond H Scout Ranch on Spring break 2012. There are three treks to choose from: the Outdoor Adventure Tournament, the Kodiak Leadership Trek, and the Backpacking Basics Trek
50 Miler - Enjoy a week of canoeing, cycling, and hiking in the beautiful Cookson Hills, Lake Tenkiller, and the scenic Illinois River of Eastern Oklahoma. The 50-Miler trek will take you through woods and fields, across creeks and deer trails, past bandit caves and peaceful waterfalls.
2012 Cub Scout Camps
Cub Scout Family Overnighters
- Come spend a weekend with your family at John Nichols Scout Ranch in Oklahoma City! Camp for one or two nights or just come out for a day of games, crafts, archery, BB gun shooting, slingshots, and hiking. There are two weekends to choose from: May 4-6, 2012
and May 18-20, 2012.
Family Overnighters are open to all boys and girls, families and siblings. Boy Scouts and Venturers may apply to serve on staff.
Day Camps and Twilight Camps
- Day camp is an organized one- to five-day program for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts conducted by the council under certified leadership at an approved site. Day camps are conducted during daylight or early evening hours, but not overnight. Each summer, every district in the Last Frontier Council, rural areas and metro areas alike, help assure their Scouts enjoy an exciting Day Camp experience. Each District Day Camp is held in the district or in a location close to the district Scouts. Some of the District and Area Day Camps will have swimming, some will have fishing; some will have Tot Lots, some will not; all will be shooting BB’s and bows and arrows.
Cub Scout Resident Camp at Camp George Thomas
- Join us for a Summer Resident Camp at Camp George Thomas! CGT offers all Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts an outstanding opportunity for advancement while having fun and making new friends during a three-night camp session. Our council's camp consistently receives the highest ratings from the National Boy Scouts of America and is known as one of the best Cub Scout Camps in the nation.
Social Media & Web Links
Below are links to all the Last Frontier Council's social media links. Be sure go visit the fan-pages and click "like"! After all, a Scout is "Friendly" (Scout Law #4 ;)
Fan Page - Last Frontier Council
Fan Page - Slippery Falls Scout Ranch
Fan Page - Diamond H Scout Ranch
Fan Page - BoltOfFun
Fan Page - OA MaNu Lodge 133
Twitter - Last Frontier Council
Twitter - BoltOfFun
YouTube Channel - 480LastFrontier
Fan Page - BSA