Delta Golf Classic
CELEBRATE THE END OF SUMMER
TAKE A DAY OFF FOR SCOUTING
On September 4th, 2014, the Chickasaw Council, Boy Scouts of America held their 8th
Annual Delta Golf Classic presented by Delta Group and Mid-South Ag
Equipment Inc. at the Cleveland Country Club. Nearly 100 golfers from
all over the Delta participated in the 4-man shamble to help raise a
record of $30,000 to support Scouting programs.
The Delta Golf Classic would like to congratulate the tournament winners at Thursday’s event.
- 1st place – Tyler Cannon, Colby Spradling, Jay Mitchell and Wade Henderson
- 2nd Place – Billy Nowell, HL Dilworth, James Glorioso and Boy Eley
- 3rd Place – Pearman Smith, Reed Lindsey, John Hester and Ken Mullins
- 1st Place - Jeff Lusk, Elvin Yawn, Chance Robinson and Jack Langley
- 2nd Place – Edward Kossman, Jay Burchfield, Tom Janoush and Ken McGarh
- 3rd Place – Chris Williams, Brett Marchant, Ronnie Sellers and Rob Taylor
- 1st Place – Judson Brown, Robert Ed Connell, Cliff Burd and William Tindell
- 2nd Place – Alan Sims, Brad Pugh, Walt Stephens and Dave Smith
- 3rd Place – Julian Hardy, Josh Morgan, Alen Burchfield and Lee Havens
Closest to the Pin – Reed Lindsey Longest Drive – Robert Ed Connell
were many Local companies supporting the tournament with major
sponsorships: (Title) Delta Group and Mid-South Ag Equipment Inc.,
(Shirt) Bolivar Medical Center, (Lunch) Robinson Electric Co.,
(Reception) Sturdivant Brother, (Cart) North Sunflower Medical Center,
(Towel) Northwest MS Regional Medical Center, (Awards) The Image
Specialist Co of MS and Southern Duplicating of MS, (Hole In One) Cannon
Motor Group, (longest Drive) Cleveland Medical Clinic and (Closet to
the Pin) Wells Fargo Advisors.
to the generosity of participants and companies attending the
tournament, the proceeds will be used to help establish scholarships for
all youth to have a great outdoor learning experience. It is the
dedication and effort of the participants that enables the Chickasaw
Council to deliver outdoor programs to many young men that would never
have the opportunity to experience scouting otherwise.
1st Place - Cannon Ford
1st Place -
The Image Specialist Co. of MS &
Southern Duplicating of MS
1st Place - Brown Brothers
NRC HOSTS EAGLE DAY VISIT
By MC3 Tyler Fraser
Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Eagle Scouts from the Memphis, Tenn.,
area visited Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) March 27 as part of the Chickasaw
Council's Eagle Day ceremony.
Council serves youth in the Mid-South covering 17 counties. Eagle Day is an
event where Eagle Scouts of the Chickasaw Council have the opportunity to
participate in a breakfast, a job shadowing program of their choice and honored
that evening at a banquet.
Three Eagle Scouts
chose NRC as their job shadowing program because all three showed an interest
in joining a branch of the military.
"I wanted to
find out information about the Navy," said Jonah Dieckhaus, an Eagle Scout
from troop 14. "I wanted to know all the possibilities the Navy has to
The visit started
with the Eagle Scouts receiving awards for the achievement of making Eagle
Scout from Capt. Norberto Nobrega, NRC chief of staff. After the award
ceremony, the Eagle Scouts took a tour of NRC and talked with Sailors about
what a career in the Navy is like.
Sailors from NRC
came to talk to the Eagle Scouts about the Navy's nuclear program, officer
program, medical program, special warfare program and general questions the
Eagle Scouts had about the Navy.
explained that there are many things to be gained from the Navy.
acquired a great amount of knowledge and travel because of the Navy," said
Chief Navy Counselor Ronald Leyvas, NRC active programs program manager.
"It's a great opportunity for a career."
In addition to what
you gain in the navy, the opportunity to see the world gives you and unique
"There are some
places you will go to that will really make you appreciate what you have,"
said Special Warfare Boat Operator 1st Class Edward Dail, naval special
warfare/naval special operations liaison to NRC. "It really opens your
eyes to the world."
Sailors also gave
information to the Eagle Scouts regarding education, scholarships and life in
is a goal of yours, you can absolutely achieve it with the Navy," said
Master Chief Navy Counselor Adam Carleton, NRC officer programs chief
recruiter. "The Navy will work with you to go to school."
The Eagle Scouts who
participated in the visit say they learned a lot about the Navy and were
pleased to have come to NRC.
"This visit has
showed me that the Navy is like a community," said Dieckhaus. "Today
showed me that the military can have a family type feeling."
The Eagle Scouts
were also able to see common ground between life as a scout and life as a
"I learned that
there are lots of similarities between the Navy and being an Eagle Scout,"
said Christopher Biles, an Eagle Scout from troop 567. "They both required
a great amount of leadership, determination and responsibility."
Only about five
percent of all Boy Scouts make it to the rank of Eagle Scout. Because of this
achievement, it is important for Navy recruiters to consider Eagle Scouts when
accomplishment as an Eagle Scout already proves they have the leadership it
takes to join the Navy," said Carleton. "These are the skills the
Navy looks for in Future Sailors."
The training and
experiences that Eagle Scouts gain from their time as a scout are very similar
to training and experience Sailors get in the Navy.
are important to recruiting because they are exactly the type of person the Navy
is looking for," said Capt. Mitch Stubblefield, Navy Personnel Command
engineering duty detailer and den leader involved with scout pack 455.
"They have the discipline, they have worked through the ranks, they have
the character and they have the determination."
Stubblefield said if
recruiters want to get in touch with Eagle Scouts, it is an easy thing to do.
should start with the council," said Stubblefield. "After talking
with the council they can give you individual troops to talk to Scouts."
For more Navy
recruiting news, visit www.cnrc.navy.mil
Offers Free Resources to Earn Robotics Badge
CS2N, or Computer Science Student
Network, has partnered with the BSA to offer free training and resources
specifically for Scouts earning the Robotics merit badge. Scouts can download a 60-day copy of the Robot Virtual World Software to complete the Robotics merit badge.
In addition, there is a CS2N course
specifically designed for Scouts and leaders to help boys earn the badge. For
access to all the training material and software, visit http://www.cs2n.org/partners/boy-scouts/.
There you’ll find a variety of tools
and resources for our Scouting community, including:
Teacher resources for Scout leadersHow-to videos
Fun, interactive games and activities
CS2N resources are also designed to
support the upcoming Computer Science Programming merit badge. Starting in
October, you’ll be able to use the CS2N infrastructure to develop your own
themed storytelling and animation or Web development activities.
CS2N also supports our merit badge
counselors by offering classes on an as-needed basis using WebEx distance
learning technology. If you are interested in participating in a class, please send them a note.
Community Foundation Scholarships
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, established in 1969, is a
collection of funds contributed by individuals, corporations, and
organizations to benefit this community. The foundation administers a
variety of scholarship funds for students attending post-secondary institutions of higher learning.
need help identifying students who would qualify and benefit from
scholarship assistance. Please take a moment to review the scholarship summary, and
encourage eligible students to apply. Feel free to make additional
copies as needed. In addition, students and their parents can access
scholarship information on our website at www.cfgm.org.
for the Don Poier Memorial Scholarship are due Monday, March 3, 2014.
All other scholarship applications are due Tuesday, April l, 2014, at