This is the Last Frontier Council's eNewsletter for the month of June 2011. Please click the title of any of the subjects below for more information about a topic.
On the evening of May 24 several tornadoes ripped across Oklahoma and devastated many families and homes. The Scouts and Volunteers of the Last Frontier Council have done an amazing job of responding in help and service. Click the images below or headline above for more info about some of our local heroes!
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.
Click the link above or the picture to the right to see the comments and "votes" that volunteers gave at the May 19th Strategic Plan Volunteer Input and Sharing Meeting. Over 100 volunteers came to give feedback on the current Vision, Strategies and Objectives the 6 Focus Group Committees have brought out of their meetings.
Slippery Falls Scout Ranch has a new climbing tower. With the top platform over 55 feet over the ground, the new tower is over 60 percent taller than the old tower. At the shaded summit, climbers can see for miles over the trees with a beautiful view of Lake Payne.
There is still time to sign up for Day Camp! To find out which weeks still have slots available District’s Camp or Program Director by clicking the link above. Note - a boy can attend any Day Camp, regardless of where you live. If your vacation schedule conflicts with your Cub Pack's Day Camp - contact your District Executive and they can help you find another Day Camp to attend and get you hooked up with another Den. What a fun way for Scouts to make new friends!
Summer programs offer your Cub and Webelos Scouts an outstanding opportunity for advancement while they have fun and make new friends. We encourage you and your Pack to make reservations to attend Cub Resident Camp at Camp George Thomas in 2011. Space exploration is the theme for the summer, and we have some great programs for both Cub Scouts and Webelos. We are fortunate to have excellent camping facilities and among the best program opportunities available for our Cub Scouts and Leaders.
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! His first blog post will be published next Tuesday, June 7 and for the seven weeks following.
The Sporting Clays Classic and Last Frontier at Arcadia Farm dinner on Friday night raised $70,000 to support Scouting! Over 250 people were at the dinner on Friday night and on Saturday 20 teams shot over 9,000 rounds of ammo and broke a whole bunch of clays. Click on the picture or link to see event pictures & more info.
Sign your Scouts up NOW for this super training offered this fall in Last Frontier Council by Clicking Here.
If you are a Scoutmaster or Asst. Scoutmaster and going to Slippery Falls Scout Ranch for summer camp during the first four sessions, plan to take SM/ASM Specific Training while you are there!
Click here for other training opportunities during June in New Horizons and Black Beaver Districts.
We are so excited about Slippery Falls Summer Camp this year! There are a few new additions to the camp and we have also added a few new merit badges. The program guide for the merit badge class schedule should be available the beginning of next week and the signup should begin April 5th. We are still taking deposits on campsites, but the spots are filling up fast.
Click Here to sign up for Week 5 - then click the "Register >>" button
Click Here to sign up for Week 6 - then click the "Register >>" button
Do you have items to donate to Camp? Click here or link above for a list of needed items.
If your Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop or Venture Crew has not yet filled out the Unit Commitment Card, it is time to do so. July 31st is the deadline for all units to sign up. This allows us to put you into our computer system and to know if you want cash or prizes and your Popcorn Kernels contact information.
There are open weeks for high adventure treks at Diamond H Scout Ranch June 19-25, June 26-July 2, and July 17-23. Any Crews or Troops interested in attending this 50-mile voyage should contact Ryan Lemons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-858-4635. The fee is $260 per person. Treks are customizable and may include canoeing, mountain biking, backpacking, first aid training, GPS, orienteering, and outdoor cooking.
The last Ordeal for 2011 will be held at John Nichols on August 26th thru 28th. If you are a candidate, please plan on attending. If you do not complete your Ordeal for the year you were elected, you must be re-elected by your Troop. If you are a member, we still need you at Ordeal. You can support your Troop's candidates, provide transportation for candidates, work on member projects or serve as an Elangomat. Elangomats attend Ordeal for free.
If you have been an Ordeal member for at least 10 months, you are eligible to seal your Brotherhood in the Order of the Arrow. The next opportunity to do that will be at the Ordeal at John Nichols on August 26th thru 28th. There will be a Brotherhood Enrichment session on Saturday afternoon with a Brotherhood Hike and ceremony on Saturday night. Brotherhood conversion is the one item that has prevented our Lodge from achieving Quality Lodge. Please consider sealing your Brotherhood. While you are at it, come participate at Ordeal as an Elangomat or on a member project. Your Lodge and John Nichols needs you. For more information on Brotherhood, click here.
June is Scouting month at Bass Pro Shops. Your Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop or Venture Crew can have a table at the store promoting Scouting and soliciting new members. There are also fun merit badge opportunities for boys. Click the link above or the picture for more info.
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