This is the Last Frontier Council's eNewsletter for the month of May 2011. Please click the title of any of the subjects below for more information about a topic.
May 19 from 6:00-7:00 PM will be an opportunity for all volunteers and youth to come learn about our Strategic Plan and let the volunteer chairs know what you think about the plan.
The link to the left is also to a page where you can learn more about the process and the volunteers working on the plan.
Immediately following the Strategic Plan meeting on May 19, there will be a Council Coordinated Committee Meeting at 7:15 PM. This meeting is for all District Leadership: Chairs and Committee Members of each district's operating committees. Help us plan the next 90 to 120 days of fun and exciting activities for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.
2011 Day Camp is just around the corner, if you haven’t signed up to attend you’ll be missing one of the greatest adventures you and your son can have this Summer. For more information please contact your District’s Camp or Program Director by clicking the link above.
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.
As a part of the Sporting Clays Tournament on Friday, May 20, there is going to be a "Wild
Oklahoma Party" celebrating Scouting and supporting the great things it does for youth. (And having *a lot* of fun at the same time!). Come and attend just the dinner on Friday, or come shoot on Saturday in the tournament - or both! Click the link above or the pic for more info.
The Boy Scouts of America's Last Frontier Council invites you to experience Oklahoma's "Wild West" at Arcadia Farm.Event Co-Chairs, Ann Cameron & Jim Aikman. Friday night is an evening of stagecoaches, shoot-outs, synchronized horse-back riding and more. Saturday morning is the Sporting Clays Classic competition. Sign up now for this great 2 in 1 event
Are you signed up for Day Camp yet?? 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!
Scoutmaster/Asst. Scoutmaster Training will be offered the first four weeks of summer camp at Slippery Falls Scout Ranch this summer. For other training opportunities, please see the Last Frontier Council website by clicking the link above.
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 th
e spots are filling up fast.
Click Here to sign up for Week 4 - then click the "Register >>" button
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
Want to know how your Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, or Venture Crew can sell A LOT more popcorn this year?? Join us at the Michael Beck training next Tuesday. (Click link or popcorn for more info)
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.
Since ArrowCorps5 many Arrowmen and Scouters have been asking when and what will be the next national Order of the Arrow service project. Arrowmen who attended ArrowCorps5 could not wait to go back and provide cheerful service to the United States Forest Service and those who missed the opportunity wanted another chance to experience the Order of the Arrow at its finest. In 2010, the Order of the Arrow announced its second national service project: SummitCorps – The New River Experience. Based on the successes of ArrowCorps5 and the OA High Adventure programs, SummitCorps will combine cheerful service with adventure. The experience will take place over four weeks during July 2011: July 3-9, July 10-16, July 17-23, and July 24-30. SummitCorps will be held at the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia benefitting the National Park Service.
Surrounded by massive piles of red earth, the new pool at John Nichols Scout Ranch is becoming a reality. The rebar is set and the gunnite shell will soon be in place. Scouts of future summer camps will enjoy swim parties, pre-camp swim checks, and cooling off in the crystal clear water of this large, modern swimming pool.
Construction on the new climbing tower is nearing completion. 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. Come climb with us!
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