This is the Last Frontier Council's eNewsletter for the month of October 2011. Please click the title of any of the subjects below for more information about a topic.
OFFICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Do you have some time, even for just part of a day to volunteer to help out around the Council offices? We are looking for people that we could call upon to help out during certain special occasions. Sometimes the Council is in need of extra help to get certain things done such as: printings, filing, folding and stuffing envelopes for mailings. Even if you are only available to help on Tuesday and Thursday mornings or maybe only on Monday afternoons, we would be interested in your help. This is not a daily or even weekly need. This is your opportunity to give us a hand at special times during the year that we assistance. If you are willing to volunteer to help out when you can, click here.
Diamond H Scout RanchTroops and Crews are encouraged to camp at Diamond H Scout Ranch during weekends or during the week throughout the year. Units may reserve the Central Lodge which includes a kitchen, dining hall, showers, bathrooms, and bunk rooms. Youth are also encouraged to plan to attend Spring Break 2012 at Diamond H for one of three treks: Introduction to Backpacking, Kodiak Leadership course, or the Outdoor Adventure Tournament.
University of Scouting University of Scouting is designed to give adult volunteers training and information to help improve their Scouting program - and they get to have fun while doing it!! Click the link above or picture to the right for more info.
Scouts got a chance to show Oklahomans how youth can serve others at the Governor's Septemberfest, and then they got a unique opportunity to swim in the Governor's Oklahoma-shaped pool!! Click the link above for more info and lots of pics.
The time for the Commissioners' Encampment is drawing nigh .... It will be an outstanding opportunity for food, fellowship and getting up to speed on what is going on in the council -- to say nothing of some very timely discussions and presentations on topics vital to effective commissioner service.
In the past week three more JOTA stations have announced plans within the council. This along with the national JOTA committee reorganization may help to become the biggest JOTA ever. We have 4 total JOTA locations across the council.
Station WX5BSA will be a Dripping Springs Scout Camp in western Oklahoma operated by Venturing Crew 144, Gary Woodrow - Advisor (KA5BSA)
Station K5O will be at Slippery Falls Scout Ranch operated by Randy Patterson (KF5FBI) and Brad Snyder (KF5EWZ)
Station K5I will be operated by Gary Way (AE5OF) at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 302 E Independence, Shawnee, OK
Go to LFCVenturing.org for more information.
Each year as the leaves change colors, Ma-Nu Lodge meets at Slippery Falls Scout Ranch for the annual Fall Fellowship weekend. This weekend is generally regarded as the biggest and best event of the year. We relax and celebrate our hard work over the past year, introduce the new Vigil Honor Candidates, and elect new lodge officers. There will be patch trading, blackpowder rifle, shotgun, .22 rifle, archery, great food, and tons of good fellowship. There will also be an opportunity to seal your membership and become a Brotherhood Member.
The 2011 Fall Fellowship is scheduled for October 14th through 16th at Slippery Falls and registration can be found on the web here.
To quote an old song, “time keeps on tickin', tickin', tickin', into the future.” We are past the half way point in our Popcorn sale. 4 weeks into the sale, with 2 weeks to go. I know some of you have been going at it like gangbusters and some have yet to really get warmed-up yet. Well, the time to GO is NOW!!! With just 2 weeks left it is time to get out there and knock on some doors and start filling up your Take Order Forms. Remember the sale ends Oct. 21st and you must place your orders online by Oct. 24th.
The ΑΦΩ service fraternity at the University of Oklahoma is hosting a merit badge University on Saturday, October 29, 2011. Alpha Phi Omega is founded on the principles of Scouting and continues to be involved with Scouting through the annual Merit Badge University. For additional information please contact Ami Bassett here.
Updates are being made on both the outside and inside of the Gaylord Scout Service Center. Click on the link above for pictures and more info. We look forward to seeing you soon!
We are pleased to announce the Overall Council Friends of Scouting, District and Community, and Family Chairs for 2012. Click the link above to find out who!
Council Coordinated Meetings
Council Coordinated Meetings will be held on Thursday November 17th @ 7:00 pm @ the Gaylord Service Center in Oklahoma City. Stay tuned for additional information.
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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