|Volume 70 Issue 6||
Nov. - Dec. 2002
COUNCILS, TO BECOME ONE
Following an in-depth program study by representatives of Boy Scout Councils Comanche Trail in Brownwood and Chisholm Trail in Abilene, the two councils voted October 29th to consolidate and form a new council to better serve the youth of their respective areas. The new council will serve an 18 County area in Central and West Texas with headquarter based in Abilene using the present Chisholm Trail Council facility.
The Study Committee looked at available manpower, finance, administration and program needs of the area and recommended that Camp Tonkawa and Camp Billy Gibbons continue to operate summer camps. The present offices in Abilene and Brownwood will remain open and continue to have a Scout Shop to serve the needs of Scouters in those areas of the new council. They also recommended the hiring of one or more additional unit-Serving Executives to work closely with units and the institutions that sponsor them from the savings realized from consolidation of professionals and the elimination of one Scout Executive position.
A transition team has been appointed from each Council to facilitate the organization of the new council. The team met Wednesday night, October 30th, in the Comanche Trail Council office in Brownwood for orientation and fellowship. Four separate committees were formed and will meet over the next month to come up with consolidation plans for Administration, Manpower, Finance and Program. The group will then come back together to report their respective recommendations for the new council. Present plans calls for the launching of the new council, complete with new name, by January 1, 2003.
Serving on the transition team are:
Comanche Trail Council – Pat Leatherwood, Dublin: Judge Terry McCall, Comanche; Larry Smith, Stephenville; Dr. Tom Cody Graves, Goldthwaite; Jim Anderson, Lampasas; and Stanley Walker, Bob Rider, Tully Hair and Joey Ellis of Brownwood. Alternates to the team are Randy Black, Breckenridge and Frank T. Hilton, Brownwood.
Chisholm Trail Council – Kenneth Patton, Haskell; Tersa Beard, Clyde; Judge Lee Hamilton, Dr. Miller Richert, Dr. Jerry Strader, Gary Stephenson, Dan Fergus, Jr., and Ben McAnally, of Abilene. Alternates to the team are Sue Sloan, Coleman and Wesley Helmer, Merkel.
Each Council has a long and distinguished history of serving Scouting in their respective areas. Comanche Trail Council was organized in 1932 following the merger of the Oil Belt Council, serving Eastland and Stephens Counties, and the Pecan Valley Council serving Erath, Comanche, Mills, Lampasas, San Saba, and Brown Counties.
The Chisholm Trail Council was organized in 1926 and included Taylor, Shackelford, Haskell, Jones, Callahan, Coleman and part of Runnels County. In 1954, Nolan, Fisher, and Stonewell Counties were transferred from the Buffalo Trail Council, Midland, to the Chisholm Trail Council.
A contest is currently being held to name the new council and to design a new shoulder patch to be worn on youth and adult uniforms. Entries are due into either council office by November 15th.
5 Cub Scout Leader Train.
Session I 7 pm/ 1st United Meth.Church/Eastland
6 Popcorn Pick-up: Agmart/
Bwood 10 am5:00 pm
1 OFFICE CLOSED-
Of Scouting Campaign
The Friends of Scouting Campaign (FOS) gives businesses, individuals,
and families the opportunity to help support the Comanche Trail Council
financially. FOS ensures that a quality program is available to all the
youth in this area. The Comanche Trail Council offers a premier program,
with a Council Service Center, a camp (Camp Billy Gibbons), two full time
professionals, training and year-
CONGRATULATIONS TO BROWNWOOD POLICE EXPLORER POST
Again, the Fun & Son was a GREAT
event. Pam Barnes, Program Director extraodinar, once again, put together
a great weekend of activities and fun. The weekend was BIGGER and BETTER
than ever before - we had over 208 Cub Scouts plus 200 Parents attend.
It was the largest event we have ever had.
CLIMBING AND RAPPELING TRAINING
Rain dates January 10th 11th and 12th
Cost $30.00 no refund
Limited to first 30 applicants
Training Friday 8-10 pm
Saturday all day
Foodprovided/cracker barrel Friday PM/Saturday-breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cracker barrel/Sunday-breakfast.
Bring leather gloves, hiking boots, warm clothing, sleeping bags, cots, and tents plus a sense of adventure.
Come prepared for a great time and learning experience.
Please send your name, address, type of unit and unit number and phone number, along with your registration fee to the Council Office immediately. First come- first accepted. Please remember to put both dates in your calendar, this training can not be held in wet weather.
Currently, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is working to develop a program for adult leaders that will help expand the education of the sport of fly fishing by creating more knowledgeable instructors / leaders. The program is not ready at this time. Until such time as the program becomes available, the Southern Council of Fly Fishers is happy to provide assistance in educating and teaching the aspects of fly fishing to the youth of Texas via the Scouting program.
Please feel free to contact me or any member of the Southern Council of Fly Fishers for additional information or discussion.
Southern Council Federation of Fly Fishers Fly Fishing Clubs:
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine
What: 10th annual Open House
Comanche Trail has been recognized as a Quality Council in 1997, 1998, 1999, & 2000. We could again reach this recognition level by working together.
The first four requirements include units service and growth. The requirements are:
1. 60% Quality Units. Currently: 45%. If your unit qualified,
please contact the office.
Tell the Scouting story and support will happen. This is your Council-help it to serve more youth and be strong.
Comanche Trail Council
602 East Adams,
Get ready for Christmas and your Scouting needs. We stock shirts, shorts, trousers, caps, neckerchiefs and slides, all required patches, books…AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
If we don’t have what you need, let us know and we will be glad to order your needed supplies. Come visit, and ask us for a catalogue.
Remember, by purchasing your Scouting Supplies from your Council Trading Post, you support you own local Council. THANK YOU for your support of the Comanche Trail Council.
FMC Technologies Corporate Contributions Program
Dennis E. Duffy $200.00
Kathy L. Duffy $200.00
Dora J. Esparza $200.00
Chris A Firth $200.00
Hubert G. Swann $200.00
Thank you for your support of the Comanche Trail Council.
Does your company have the above type Program?
The Silver Beaver
The Silver Beaver Award is the highest form of recognition that can
be given by a local council for volunteer service to youth. In 1931, B.S.A.
President, MORTIMER L. SCHIFF,
The Comanche Trail Council recognizes outstanding Scout Leaders annually though the Annual Recognition Banquet. The District Award of Merit is a council award presented to Scouters who have been nominated and selected for their outstanding youth service, on the district level.
There are many Scouters worthy of this recognition…you
know who they are! Please help us to identify them by taking time to research
their service to youth., To obtain the correct form, please contact the
Council Office at 915-646-0616. Complete information and mail it
to Comanche Trail Council
The Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the
same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils.
2. A nominee must have rendered noteworthy service to boys.
3. The nature and value of “noteworthy service to boys” may consist of a single plan or decisions that contributed vitally to the lives of large numbers of boys or it may have been to a small group over an exte
extended period of time.
4. The nominee should have contributed some service to youth outside of Scouting.
5. Consideration should be given to the nominee’s position and the corresponding opportunity to render outstanding service beyond the expectations of duty.
6. The nominee’s attitude toward, and cooperation with the district and Concil, is to be taken into consideration.
We are proud to recognize the following Eagle Scouts who have recently earn the highest boy rank in Boy Scouting
Memorials are gifts given through the Scout Service Center in Remembrance + of a lost friend or family member or to honor * the living memory of someone.
In Honor of
+In Memory of+
of the Road
When the great outdoors seems to beckon to me,
When the cares of this world seem too much to bear,
Brady Creek flows with a musical sound,
The night sky plays hosts to a brilliant Display,
For fifty plus years it has offered, Refuge for Young and old,
When life’s journey has ended,
Go to: (Web Site Deleted)
If you have not already signed up for summer camp, you may do so by calling, e-mailing or writing the:
Comanche Trail Council
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As we begin the Program Year of 2002, we have many changes to our Council. We have a new Scout Executive, David Foil, the Executive Boad is beginning self-evaluation process of Council Operations and the Progam of Scouting continues. In order to continue unabated by Financial concerns, the Executive Board takes this opportunity to invite all past and new Friends of Scouting contributors to consider your annual support of Scouting by returning the FOS card below at your earliest convenience. Annually, we raise over $79,000 in FOS in support of our 1,800 Scouts.
FOS Participation is not a membership requirement. But we appreciated your consideration and help.