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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.  

Roundtable

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.
 

Friends of Scouting Presentations

Friends of ScoutingOur annual campaign to raise awarness to Friends of Scouting is just around the corner.  
 
2016-2017 Campaign Details
 
Thank you for supporting the Friends of Scouting program by scheduling a presentation for your Unit!

There are two important dates to consider:

  1. You should submit your desired FOS presentation date no later than December 31, 2016.
  2. Your presentation date should occur no later than April 30, 2017.

If your preferred date is in January 2017 please be sure to submit your preferred date at least 4 weeks prior to your requested presentation.

FOS Presentations should be scheduled to coincide with a major Unit event (e.g. Blue and Gold, Court of Honor). Any significant event where families (parents) are present. FOS presentations cannot be scheduled to coincide with an Eagle Court of Honor.

Once your reservation has been submitted a member of the Golden Arrow District FOS Committee will coordinate with the contact person specified on your reservation form.

If you have any questions please contact the Golden Arrow District Finance Chair, Rob Zane, via email rob@zane.org.

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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

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.

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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