This is the Last Frontier Council's eNewsletter for the month of December 2011. Please click the title of any of the subjects below for more information about a topic.
New Newsletter Delivery Method This Month
Note - the eNewsletter is being sent in a slightly different way this month. If you received the email at more than one email address and you only want it to go to one, please send a message to Last.email@example.com with "eNewsletter-Delete" in the subject and in the text which email you would like to have removed from the list.
All community service hours performed through Scouting should be recorded in the online database. This not only qualifies units for the Journey to Excellence Award, but enables the council to accurately communicate the positive impact that Scouting has on our community. Our goal is to exceed an average of 3 hours of service per member in 2011. Currently we are at 2.8 hours per member. Please enter your hours here. You will need the unit number (four digits) and the unit ID code. The unit ID code is the same number used for Internet Advancement. If you need the number please contact the Last Frontier Council office at 405-840-1114.
Diamond H Top Shot Shooting Sports Weekend
All Boy Scouts and Venturers are invited to a weekend of shooting sports at Diamond H Scout Ranch. Boy Scouts will be able to participate in a day of shooting shotguns, .22 rifles, archery, slingshots, pellet rifles, muzzle-loaders, throwing knives and tomahawks. Additionally, Venturers will shoot .22 pistols, 9mm pistols, and high-power rifles. This is a unique, camporee-style event perfect for retaining older youth in Scouting's outdoor program. Cost is only $15 per person. Click here to register online. If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help, please contact Joe Goodwin or Dee Browning.
Camp staff applications requested for Slippery Falls
The Last Frontier Council is now accepting applications for Slippery Falls camp staff. Both youth and adults are needed to serve on staff. The applications are available online at http://www.slipperyfalls.com/Staff.html. Applications should be returned to the council office prior to the interview day on February 4, 2012.
Get Ready for the "Bolt of Fun!!"
Ty Knots, the "mascot" for 2011 has had a great year, but Ty is being replaced. The theme for the upcoming year is going to be "The Power of Fun." To go along with that theme there is a new mascot, the "Bolt of Fun." The campaign offically kicks off on December 1, but there is already aTwitter and Facebook account set up for the Bolt. :) Click the links in this paragraph or under Social Media below to fan & follow the Bolt and get ready for lots of fun in Scouting!
Popcorn Payments Due Monday!
Time to settle up on Popcorn. Monday, Dec. 5th is the last day to make 2% extra for being an Early Bird. Make sure that you have paid your popcorn invoice by 5pm on Monday, Dec. 5th at the Gaylord OKC Scout Office or at the Laura Fields Scout Office to ensure your making the 2% extra for being an Early Bird. Units paying after this date will not have earned the Early Bird bonus of 2%. Maximize your units popcorn profits by making sure you pay by the end of the business day on Monday!!!!
Martin Nature Park Activities
Cub Scouts, Webelos, and Boy Scouts are welcome to participate in several upcoming activities at Martin Nature Park in Oklahoma City. Several opportunities are available to earn Cub Scout requirements, Webelos activity pins, and requirements for Boy Scout merit badges. See the flyer here.
Venturing Christmas on the Chisholm Trail
Join the Venturers of the Last Frontier Council at John Nichols Scout Ranch for a weekend of adventure on December 9-11. "Christmas on the Chisholm Trail" features conservation, cooking, outdoor living history, digital photography, shooting sports, chuckwagon dinner, historical re-enactors, a general store, woodcrafts, an ethics forum, ILSC and CPR training. Registration is $5 per person. Join us for the barn dance on Saturday night! Register here.
Science Museum Oklahoma - Cub Scout Bright Nights
Spend the night at Science Museum Oklahoma on January 6, March 2 or April 13. This is a great program that the museum runs for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts to assist with rank requirements and activity pins. All registration is done through Science Museum Oklahoma. Sign up soon and view the detailed informational flyer.
The world-famous basketball team will play in Oklahoma City on January 22, 2012. There is a special rate for Scouting youth available. Click here for the flyer. Tickets are purchased through the Harlem Globetrotters.
Merit Badge forms
The Last Frontier Council now endorses the use of merit badge "blue cards" that are in common use throughout the country. These cards are to be used by Scouts, merit badge counselors, and troops to document merit badge progress and achievement. They are available for purchase in the Scout Shop, item #34124. Using blue cards will replace the former requirement to use the 3-part NCR forms for merit badge documentation. This should simplify the process for Scouts and facilitate merit badge transfers between councils and camps.
Eagle Scout requirement changes
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 - BoltOfFun
Fan Page - OA MaNu Lodge 133
Twitter - Last Frontier Council
Twitter - BoltOfFun
YouTube Channel - 480LastFrontier
Fan Page - BSA