This is the Last Frontier Council's eNewsletter for the month of March 2011. Please click the title of any of the subjects below for more information about a topic.
Share Your Stories With Us
If you have a story about Scouting that you'd like to share through the eNewsletter. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details, any photographs, and your contact information (phone and email). We are always looking for stories about our youth doing dynamic things in both fun and service! Deadline for article submission is the last day of the month.
Click the link above to find out more about participating as a shooter, team or sponsor in the Sporting Clays Tournament to be held on May 21. Or--if you're not a shooter, come have fun with the premier social event of the season on Friday, May 20th. There will be dancing, old west shootouts, an auction, and more!
Summer will be here before you know it! Start thinking now about signing up your Cub Scout for Day Camp.... Click the link above to see the volunteer leadership of the 2011 Day Camps. Also-remember that you can go to Day Camp at any of the camps - regardless of where you live!
We are on-track to finish the 2011 Friends of Scouting Campaign by June 30, 2011. Click the link above to see a video from Dana Garcia about tips and ideas to help ensure Scouting is fully funded. Also - special congrats at the end the districts or divisions who are at 100% of goal or better!
When you login to your myscouting.org account, go to the TRAINING Section to take online training courses in many areas! You can see upcoming courses offered through Last Fronteir Council at the link above.
Merit Badge Registration will go live on April 1st. Click the link above to go to the Slippery Falls website for more info on great summer programs for your Boy Scouts.
Prepare your young men and women to be superior leaders. Attend this outdoor leadership training experience for youth in Boy Scout Troops and Venture Crews. This training will help them to be *more* prepared, and prepared to help others!
Click the link above to follow Ty Knots on Twitter - or if you want to "like" him on Facebook Click Here!
Click the link above to go to the 1st installment of Ty Knots (our "Building Leaders Together" mascot for this year) Adventures video. There will be more fun so check back to Ty's Facebook and Twitter pages in the upcoming weeks!
Diamond H 50-Miler is an experience that's unlike any other you've ever done before! Canoeing, mountain-biking, and hiking. All parts - customizable!! Click the link above for more info and to find out how to reserve your slot
Scout Day at the Capitol was a great day. Click the link above to see pictures from Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts reporting to the Oklahoma State Legislature about the status of Scouting here in the great state of Oklahoma!
Time to Prep for Popcorn 2011!
There will be several "Let's Get Popping" Conferences to help Unit Kernels prepare for a successful sale. The conferences are in April and early May. Any unit that attends will get an additional 2% commission on the 2011 Popcorn sale! There will also be a special meeting held with Michael Beck of Campmasters Popcorn. Those who heard Michael last year were some of the top units for increased sales!
Spring Ordeal is scheduled for the weekend of May 20–22, 2011 at Slippery Falls Scout Ranch. Each member should make it their own responsibility to make sure each candidate elected from their Troop is registered to attend and has transportation. If they can’t join in the spring, their last opportunity to become a member of the order will be at Fall Ordeal. Spring Ordeal also provides a great opportunity for Ordeal members to seal their membership and become a Brotherhood member.
On the weekend of March 25-27, 2011 Ma-Nu Lodge will hold its annual work weekend at Dripping Springs. If you have not been to this treasure you should go. All are welcome, the weekend is free, and meals will be provided. Although it is free to attend please RSVP to email@example.com for adequate food numbers.
Every year, approximately 300 Arrowmen from all across Oklahoma and Arkansas gather for a weekend of fun, fellowship, training and competition. The Section Conclave is the largest Order of the Arrow event outside of a National OA Conference. Check out what's going on with Conclave this year and register online at www.sr-8.org, the Sothern Region Section 8 website. Conclave will be at Hale Scout Reservation near Talihina, Oklahoma on the weekend of APRIL 15th – 17th, 2011.
Character Counts Breakfast
This event was a premier event to both showcase Scouting to our community as well as raise funds to support our efforts to make youth into men of character! Below are two links to media coverage from the event:
Scouting's Journey to Excellence is the new tool designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our Cub Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Districts and Councils. It is replacing the Centennial Quality Unit Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence at all levels of the BSA. Click the link for more info. *Be sure to bookmark the link because many changes will be happening to that site over the next few weeks and months.*
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