Scouting

 

 

 

SCOUTING AND AMATEUR RADIO … it’s something we call “Radio Scouting”.  Scouting has incorporated projects, activities and awards involving Radio almost since its beginning.  The West Gulf Division has taken the initial steps to further Radio Scouting in the Division through the appointment of positions at the Division and Section levels.

 

 

The appointments are:

Assistant Division Director for Radio Scouting:

New appointment pending (2/12/2017)

Assistant Section Managers for Radio Scouting:

North Texas: Richard M. Phillips, Sr., KB5YBQ, kb5ybq at arrl dot net

Oklahoma:  Gary Way, AE5OF, kf5cky at yahoo dot com

South Texas:  Les Mignerey, KB0MEF, kb0mef at aril dot net

West Texas: Scott Johnson, AD5U, scottad5u1 at gmail dot .com

Position Descriptions for these appointments and a list of the BSA Councils in the Division are posted below.

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Appointment Description:  Assistant Section Manager for Radio Scouting

The ASM for Radio Scouting should be an active “Radio Scouter” in the Section and preferably be acquainted with the Radio Scouting activities and opportunities in both the Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs covered by the Section.  As such, the ASM is preferably a registered member of either the BSA or GSUSA, or, both.

The ASM for Radio Scouting shall establish contact with all BSA and GSUSA councils in the Section in order to promote Radio Scouting activities, especially Jamboree on the Air (October) and Thinking Day on the Air (February), as well as other operating events throughout the year.  The ASM should promote the formation of Scout Council related committees or sub-committees on Radio Scouting in which local and area Clubs become an integral part of the Council’s Radio Scouting planning and activities.

The ASM for Radio Scouting shall identify as many communication resources as possible for the dissemination and promotion of Radio Scouting in the Section, including such outlets as Club newsletters, Club programs, Hamfest programs, internet discussion groups, Nets, Scouting newsletters, local news media, etc.

The ASM for Radio Scouting shall provide regular performance measurements and reports to the Section Manager and Assistant Division Director for Radio Scouting, and, shall participate in discussions on how to improve Radio Scouting in the Section and Division.

The ASM for Radio Scouting must be an ARRL Full Member, holding at least a Novice class license.

Recruitment of new hams and ARRL members is an integral part of the job of every ARRL appointee.  Appointees should take advantage of every opportunity to recruit a new ham or member to foster growth of Field Organization programs, and our abilities to serve the public.

 

Appointment Description:  Assistant Division Director for Radio Scouting

The ADD for Radio Scouting should be an active “Radio Scouter” in the Division and preferably be acquainted with the Radio Scouting activities and opportunities in both the Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs covered by the Division.  As such, the ADD is preferably a registered member of either the BSA or GSUSA, or, both.

The ADD for Radio Scouting shall establish contact with all Section Managers in the Division  to encourage appointment of Assistant Section Managers for Radio Scouting.  The ADD shall participate, as requested by the Section Manager, in evaluation and recommendation of candidates for the ASM position.

The ADD for Radio Scouting shall act as a resource for the ASMs for Radio Scouting involving establishment, promotion and maintenance of the Radio Scouting programs in each respective Section.  To that end, the ADD shall be thoroughly familiar with the Appointment Description for the ASM for Radio Scouting.

The ADD for Radio Scouting shall participate in regular discussions with ARRL HQ, National BSA and National GSUSA regarding the Radio Scouting program and how best to improve the program nationally and in the Division.

The ADD for Radio Scouting shall provide regular performance measurements and reports to the Division Director.

The ADD for Radio Scouting must be an ARRL Full Member, holding at least a Novice class license.

Recruitment of new hams and ARRL members is an integral part of the job of every ARRL appointee.  Appointees should take advantage of every opportunity to recruit a new ham or member to foster growth of Field Organization programs, and our abilities to serve the public.

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BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA COUNCILS IN WEST GULF DIVISION

 

TEXAS COUNCILS

(Primary Responsibility/Secondary Responsibility)

Texas Trails Council, Abilene, TX   http://www.texastrailsbsa.org/   WTX

Golden Spread Council, Amarillo, TX  http://www.goldenspread.org/   WTX/OK

Capitol Area Council, Austin, TX  http://www.bsacac.org/    STX

Three Rivers Council, Beaumont, TX   http://www.3riversbsa.org/   STX

South Texas Council, Corpus Christi, TX   http://southtexasbsa.org/   STX

Circle Ten Council, Dallas, TX   http://www.circle10.org/   NTX/OK

Bay Area Council, Galveston, TX   http://www.bacbsa.org/   NTX

Rio Grande Council, Harlingen, TX   http://www.riograndecouncil.org   STX

Sam Houston Area Council, Houston, TX   http://www.samhoustonbsa.org/   STX

Longhorn Council, Fort Worth, TX   http://www.longhorncouncil.org/   NTX

South Plains Council, Lubbock, TX   http://www.southplainscouncil.org/   WTX

Buffalo Trail Council, Midland, TX   http://www.buffalotrailbsa.org/   WTX

NeTseO Trails Council, Paris, TX   http://www.boyscoutsparistx580.org/   NTX

Texas Southwest Council, San Angelo, TX   http://cvcbsa.org/   WTX

Alamo Area Council, San Antonio, TX  http://www.alamoarea-boyscouts.org/    STX

Caddo Area Council, Texarkana, TX   http://www.caddobsa.org/   NTX

East Texas Area Council, Tyler, TX   http://www.etexscouts.org/   NTX

Northwest Texas Council, Wichita Falls, TX   http://www.nwtcbsa.org/   NTX

Yucca Council, El Paso, TX   http://www.yuccabsa.org/   WTX

 

OKLAHOMA COUNCILS

Arbuckle Area Council, Ardmore, OK   http://www.arbucklebsa.org/   OK

Cherokee Area Council, Bartlesville, OK   http://www.cherokeebsa.org/   OK

Cimarron Council, Enid, OK   http://www.cimarronbsa.org/   OK

Last Frontier Council, Oklahoma City, OK   http://www.lastfrontiercouncil.org/   OK

Indian Nations Council, Tulsa, OK   http://www.okscouts.org/   OK

 

 

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