This is the Last Frontier Council's eNewsletter for the month of January 2012. Please click the title of any of the subjects below for more information about a topic.
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Local Boy Scout Troop and techJOYnT Work Together to Introduce Oklahoma Youth to Robotic Technologies at techJOYnT's Newly Established Rockwell Plaza Campus.
Your Campmasters popcorn military donations support service members this holiday season.
The Last Frontier Council would like to congratulate the following individuals who have been selected for the Silver Beaver Class of 2012: Kenneth Ray Brandon, Kevin Cole, Robert Fiegener, Tina Louise Kelly, Cheryl Laidacker, Melissa Pearson, Kathleen Stevenson, Tom Stevenson, Mark Tibbetts, Mike Veasey, Ed Young, and Sean O'Connell. Please join the family and friends of all the recipients at the Annual Recognition Banquet on Saturday, February 25.
Boy Scout Night w/ the Barons
Come enjoy a night with the Barons with special group pricing for groups of 15 or more! Special group raffles and leader incentives available as well! For more information click here!
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 training conference is for newly elected officers and advisers. We will cover such topics as Brotherhood conversion, chapter management, Elangomats, communicating and motivating, unit elections and camping promotions, and ceremonies and inductions. We will also have a special guest speakers. As always, the training sessions and presentations provided a solid foundation for the next year of lodge and chapter operations. All members are welcome!!
All Boy Scouts and Venturers are invited to a weekend of shooting sports at Diamond H Scout Ranch. Boy Scouts will be able to participate in a day of shooting shotguns, .22 rifles, archery, slingshots, pellet rifles, muzzle-loaders, throwing knives and tomahawks. Additionally, Venturers will shoot .22 pistols, 9mm pistols, and high-power rifles. This is a unique, camporee-style event perfect for retaining older youth in Scouting's outdoor program. Cost is only $15 per person.
NYLT is the best place for your Scouts to learn about the patrol method and the boy run troop. It is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. The time to sign up is now!!! Plan to join us June 4-9, 2012
Courses: Cubmaster, Pack Committee Member, Tiger Den Leader, Wolf/Bear Den Leader, Pack Trainer, Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster, Youth Protection and Merit Badge Counselor. Two dates: Saturday, January 14th in Del City, and Saturday, January 21st at the OKC Council Service Center.
Merit Badge Fairs
Saturday, January 28, 2012 Saturday, February 4th, 2012 (Edmond)
Saturday, February 4th, 2012 (S. OKC) Saturday March 3rd, 2012 (S. OKC)
Saturday, March 3, 2012 (NW OKC) Saturday, March 10, 2012
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 canoing, 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.
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.
Wood Badge has served as a source of training and inspiration to thousands of leaders. These Scouter's have affected the lives of millions of America's youth in a quality Boy Scout program of citizenship training, character development, and fitness.
The Last Frontier Council will receive $20 for each plate that is purchased.
This newsletter brought to you by Friends of Scouting. To make a donation, or make a payment on a previous pledge click here.
NESA Scholarship Applications due January 31, 2012 .
The veteran award is a recognition for adult Scouters. However, tenure earned as a youth may be included in the total number of years registered. After 5 years of registered service in the Boy Scouts of America, an adult may, upon application, receive the designation of “Veteran”. Click here for Veteran's Award Form.
Council Calendar - If you are looking for more activities for your Scouts, or training for your adult leaders, please see the council calendar. Click here.
Oklahoma City Gaylord Scout Service Center Laura Fields Lawton Scout Service Center 3031 NW 64th Street 620 Cache Road Oklahoma City, OK 73116 Lawton, OK 73507 405-840-1114 / toll free: 888-841-1114 580-357-3633 / toll free: 888-357-3633
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