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Welcome to BSA's Golden Arrow District serving the southern half of Plano ISD, south of Parker Road.

This is the one stop for leaders and parents of all scouts in our district.

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We utilize Google Groups for email notifications related to scouting and our district.  We have four groups so that you only get the news that you are interested in.  


Stay Informed Attend RoundtableRoundtables play a significant role in providing continuous supplemental training for unit leaders. This monthly event provides program topic guidance and structure suggestions for unit leaders. A fun environment creates excitement around the coming month of activities and program for unit leaders to carry back for implementation in their units. 
** Every unit should be represented at Roundtable each month in order to stay connected and informed.


District Cuboree is at Camp Wisdom on October 21 - 23, 2016!  Reserve your spot now!
Cuboree is a district-organized event that is a fun-filled weekend of games, crafts, and activities for Cub Scouts and their families. Weekend camping at the camp is encouraged, but not required. 

Camp James Ray Address Update

James Ray Entrance

In the past there has been a discrepancy on the listing of the Camp James Ray address.  If you put the old address into a GPS system it will take you to the old service entrance to the camp, not the new gateway and entrance that was created a few years ago.  This has led to some confusion and a bad first impression of our camp. 

A new address number has been added for Camp James Ray to rectify the issue.  It will take a while for the various map services to be updated.  Until then, the best method to get exact driving directions is using GPS coordinates 33.819598, -96.782577.

The new address is:
    Camp James Ray
    2026 Mill Creek Rd
    Pottsboro, TX 75076

Oak Leaf Training

Boy Scout FleurdelisGolden Arrow's Fall Oakleaf training is on October 28-30 at Camp Wisdom.  
This training is specifically for First class Scouts, or above, who are or will be serving as Senior Patrol Leaders, Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, Patrol Leaders, and Assistant Patrol Leaders. 
The Oak Leaf Leadership Training course for Boy Scouts is an additional overnight course that teaches scouts the basics of troop organization, planning and other leadership skills that a junior leader needs in his new position.

New Medical Post at Plano Presby. Need Leaders.

Golden Arrow District leadership is looking to establish a new Medical Post at Plano Presby (Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano just east of DNT on Parker).  We are looking to fill two roles: an Advisor and a Committee Chair.  The hospital has already agreed to be the Chartered Organization.  Plano Presby is willing to handle all of the program, but they just want a couple of people to handle the normal operation and coordination of the unit.

For more information, contact our Golden Arrow District Executive, Tamara Dreger at Tamara.Dreger@scouting.org.

Time to start thinking -- POPCORN!

Unit Leaders, our annual Popcorn fundraiser is just around the corner. This year brings a refreshing change!!  Please note that there are THREE important events you need to register for and mark on your calendar:

  1. Unit Popcorn Kernel Training.  There are over half a dozen dates between August 2nd and 13th with various locations to best meet your busy schedule and location within the council.
  2. Michael Beck Sales Training.  The council has organized a fantastic training event for unit coordinators.  A second session has been setup due to overwhelming positive response from the first .  It will be held at AMC Valley View 16 on August 18th at 7pm.
  3. 2016 Popcorn Sales Sign-up this year is at John D. Murchison Scouting Center on Wednesday, August 31.  Register Now!

Service Hours Reporting

Scouts at Work
One of the main rolls of the Activities and Civic Service Committee is to help units with Community Service. Doing service projects in our communities is not something that our Packs and Troops struggle with. The biggest struggle is logging all of the service the Scouts do.
It is important to get these hours logged. This helps your unit and the district know how we are doing in servicing our community. Just think how impact-full it is when you talk to people about your unit and tell them the actual number of service hours your Scouts contributed to our community. People are always surprised to here what young people are doing.
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