This is the Last Frontier Council's eNewsletter for the month of July 2011. Please click the title of any of the subjects below for more information about a topic.
On Thursday, June 30th the Chickasaw Village was dedicated at Slippery Falls. The new program area brings additional facilities as well as the culture and heritage of the Chickasaw people to our summer camp. Special thanks to Governor Bill Anoatubby for his help in securing the capital gift that made this new area possible. Click the link for picture for more info.
The landscaping and walkways at the Gaylord Scout Service Center in Oklahoma City are being redone. If you visit the Service Center or Meinders Scout Store over the next few weeks please excuse our mess. Click the link above or picture for more images and info.
Now is the time to sign-up for this year's Popcorn Sale!!! In order to get your unit put into the system we need for you to fill out a Unit Commitment Card telling us who your Unit Kernel is along with their contact information. Click the link above for all the popcorn info for this year's sale.
Are you an Eagle Scout? Do you know someone who's an Eagle Scout? Click the link above for more information about the Gathering of Eagles. It is an event in August to help reconnect Eagle Scouts back with our program. Help us promote the event to your Troop and friends. There is a discount for Eagles 35 and younger, and last year's class of Eagle Scouts attends free!
Click the link above or to the left to go directly to a 5-minute survey. Your input is a vital part of the strategic Plan. The survey results will be used as a base for the evaluation of the Strategic Plan over the next 5 years.
Scouts in the Outfield At RedHawks Ballpark, Saturday, July 30th @ 7:05pm Tickets are only $11. Last day to order tickets is July 15th. Click link above or pic for more info about how to order your tickets!
The annual University of Scouting is scheduled for November 5 at Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City. Click the link to find out more about how you can start your "Journey of Excellence!"
Is your Cub Scout Pack planning a camping event? If so, you need a BALOO trained adult to lead the pack overnighter. The next course is Saturday, August 6, 2011. Reservation deadline is August 3 and course size is limited. Sign up NOW on the council website under TRAINING. Event Flyer-Click Here Course contact is Suzette Cranford.
NYLT is an advanced Training Course for youth. It can help develop your youth from good leaders into great leaders. Click the link above to go to the registration page, and the image to the right for the flyer.
August 6 will be the next Trainers Edge course. This is for all adult and youth interested in helping with training scout leaders and youth. This conference will give you the tools to present an effective and exciting training event. Click the link above for the event info.
The council committees will meet on Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gaylord Scout Center in Oklahoma City. The following committees will meet: Training, Camping, Activities & Civic Service, Advancement & Recognition, Health & Safety, Venturing Officers Association, International Scouting, and Commissioners. All council and district volunteers who serve on these committees are invited to attend.
Jeff Woolsey, Scout Executive/CEO has signed up to be a part of a special test group for a National Initiative on Scouting and physical fitness. More information will be coming out about this initiative from both the National Council as well as the Last Frontier Council in the coming months. In the mean-time click here or the image to the right to look at Jeff's blog site about his experiences in trying to be healthier!
Slippery Falls Scout Ranch offers a program for individual Boy Scouts to attend summer camp without their troop. Called the Maverick program, this is an opportunity for boys who want a summer camp experience but are not able to attend camp with their troop or who would like an additional week at summer camp. Maverick camper slots are available July 10-16. Please contact the Scout Center for more details or register online at www.slipperyfalls.com.
Weekend Camping at Diamond H Scout Ranch
Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews are welcome to camp at Diamond H Scout Ranch throughout the year. The camp offers over 6,000 acres of forested hills for hiking, backpacking, wilderness survival, orienteering, and other outdoor pursuits. There are 11 themed geocaches on the property. Units may camp anywhere on the property, or may rent the Central Lodge for $50. Central Lodge is equipped with a dining hall, kitchen, office, bathrooms, showers, and several bunk-rooms. Download the site reservation form here.
Fall Family Camping Dates
Campers and Staff are invited to many Family Camping events this fall at Camp George Thomas and John Nichols Scout Ranch. The programs are designed for Cub Scouts and their families, and Boy Scouts and Venturers are encouraged to serve on staff. These events are fun and simple overnight campouts for everyone throughout the council.
John W. Nichols Scout Ranch Family Camping dates:
September 30-October 2
Camp George Thomas Family Adventures dates:
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 - Ty Knots
Fan Page - OA MaNu Lodge 133
Twitter - Last Frontier Council
Twitter - Ty Knots
YouTube Channel - 480LastFrontier
Fan Page - BSA