The slate of 2004 officers was approved at the Council's Annual Business meeting held on November 20, 2003.
J. Randall Ross, a local Oil and Gas Consultant will be serving as President of the Board. . He has been involved with the Board for several years and has given leadership to administration and finance functions of Scouting. His commitment is to be an effective President and give active leadership to implementing the new Strategic Plan and developing our Endowment Fund to required levels. Randall is active in the community serving on several boards. His recently retirement as the District Director of the Railroad Commission, is allowing him more time to spend with his wife, Linda.
Patrick Shannon, an attorney with Shannon, Porter, Johnson, will be your new 1st Vice President and will be your next President. Patrick, an Eagle Scout, has been active for several years as Council Treasurer. Roy M. Dudley, an investment representative with Edward Jones, will continue as Council Commissioner. James Sanderson, a CPA with Armstrong, Backus is your new Council Treasurer. Bruce W. Willig will be the National Council Representative.
New District Chairmen includes Permian Basin District- Dr. John Fluth, Ozona; Amistad District- Judge Bill Mitchell, Uvalde; and Amangi Trail District– Police Chief Joe Gibson.
New Board members include:
Family Friends of Scouting gives parents and other family members of youth who are currently registered in Scouting a chance to help insure that the program continues to prosper and grow across the council.
The program involves having a 5-7 minute presentation at a Pack Blue & Gold or at a Troop Court of Honor. The presentation tells the overall story of Scouting and where Friends of Scouting fits in. Afterwards, every family has the opportunity to support Scouting.
Recognition items are presented to families who make contributions and/or pledges of support. These recognition items include;
Gifts up to $29 –
an FOS sticker for each vehicle
*The CSP is the second in a series of 6 strips and has the second two points of the Scout Law, “Helpful and Friendly” embroidered on it and is sure to become a collector’s item.
There is also a back-patch for gifts of $150 and plaques for gifts of $250 and above.
Based on the budget for 2004 it will cost approximately $105 to deliver the Scouting program to each youth throughout the 24 counties we serve. Says one Eagle Scout pilot: “Friends of Scouting is the fuel it takes to keep the great plane of Scouting in the air”. Cub Packs are encouraged to have a Friends of Scouting presentation at their Blue and Gold or at their next Pack meeting, while Troops could have a presentation done at a regular court of honor. For more information or to find out how you can help with Friends of Scouting, contact your Unit Serving Executive or call Dennis Luellen at 915-655-7107 or 1-800-321-7107.
Take part in the 2004 Boy Scout Shootout Sporting Clays Invitational to benefit the Concho Valley Council BSA Scoutreach Programs. Bring your friends and clients, shoot clays, have a great time, tune up for dove season and help in sending underprivileged Scouts throughout West Texas to Summer Camp.
The Shootout will be held at the San Angelo Clay Bird Association, Highway 67 West on Saturday, April 3, 2004. Registration and practice will be at 8:00 am. The 1st rotation is at 9:00 am and the 2nd rotation is at 1:00pm.
The Fun Shoot is $125.00 for all shooters and includes 10 stations and 100 targets. Scoring will be based on Lewis Class Scoring. A Baretta 391 shotgun will go to 1 of every 10 shooters. There are sponsorships available ranging from $250.00 to $2500.00, this includes 1-6 shooters and sponsor signage.
Scouts and Troops are needed to help with this activity. Service opportunities include a flag ceremony in the morning, manning the 10 different stations, helping with food service and clean up after the event. Steve Middlebrook will be heading up these efforts on the day of the shoot.
For more information please contact Dennis Luellen at (800) 321-7107 or (325) 655-7107, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2004 Auction is set for Saturday, March 27th. Donations are already coming into the office. The purpose of the Auction is to benefit the over 7,000 youth that are served by the Concho Valley Council throughout the 24 county service area. Each of the 185 Scouting Units receive training, program support, and outdoor camping facilities to support the youth members. Also, the proceeds allow the Executive Board to offer camping programs at the lowest cost to the participating families. The mission of Scouting is to build character, and train young men and women in citizenship and personal fitness; the mission of the auction is to help financially support those ideals.
If you have any items that you wish to donate please drop them off at the Council Office or call us at (800) 321-7107 or (325) 655-7107. Did we mention that we pick up?
The warehouse location for the actual auction will be announced closer to the date of the auction. Last year we filled up a warehouse with everything from vehicles, to boats, to saddles, and everything in between. Any item is accepted, if it is not good auction material then it can be sold in the garage sale adjacent to the auction.
Refreshments will be available so you can plan to make the auction an all day affair. Hope to see you there and bring all you treasures to help support the Boy Scouts.