October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and, according to new BSA data, Generation Z believes bullying is the biggest issue facing their generation and the number one issue they want to solve.
As a Scout parent and/or leader, you know that, given the Scout Law, the BSA’s anti-bullying education, and Scouts’ daily Good Turns, Scouts are among the most prepared to take on bullying prevention. While Scouts pledge to lend a helping hand at all times, their peers may not always know who those Scouts are or that Scouts are important allies in the effort against bullying.
That’s why we are asking all Scouts to wear their Scouting uniform to school on October 16th to make it easy for their classmates to find people they can count on for a kind word; a lunch buddy; or a resource to help them recognize, safely respond to, and report all types of bullying. The goal is that once other students know who the Scouts are, they will feel comfortable reaching out to those individuals whenever they need a friend.
This effort will also serve as a visual reminder within each community that Scouting – with guiding principles like being kind, helpful, and friendly – is an invaluable resource for youth, schools, and society as a whole.
How to Participate:
Ask all Scouts in your family, pack, troop, ship or crew to proudly wear their uniform to school on October 16th and remind them to show the power of kindness by reaching out to classmates to make sure everyone feels welcome.
In October, share inspirational stories that showcase how Scouts or the Scouting program has helped combat bullying. Use the hashtag #AScoutIsKind.
Check out the BSA’s bullying awareness information, and share the uplifting stories from our official social media pages on October 16.
Help curtail cyberbullying by encouraging Scouts who have parental permission to use social media to send supportive and uplifting comments and messages to classmates on October 16th… and every other day.
SOUTHWEST AMBUCS 2019 GOBBLE WOBBLE
Buy a turkey, give a turkey and help a child in need
Amarillo, Texas, October 2019. Southwest AMBUCs will be hosting its 12th annual Gobble Wobble turkey drive from October 1st until November 18th. All turkeys will be available for pickup at our trailer located at Westgate Mall or by delivery starting November 21st. By donating $100 the participant will receive an Edes smoked turkey (12-14 lb cooked), purchase a frozen turkey to help feed a family in need, and support our local effort of “Inspiring Mobility & Independence” through our Amtryke program, “all inclusive” parks, and therapy scholarships. Those who wish to participate may purchase a turkey on our website https://www.southwestambucs.org or by phone at (806)316-5240.
At Southwest AMBUCs our mission is “Inspiring people to conquer challenges related to mobility and independence, through a nationwide network of volunteer chapters, working in partnership with physical, occupational and speech therapists; by providing Amtryke adaptive trykes, scholarships for therapists and many forms of community service.”
***WE WILL OFFICIALLY KICK-OFF OUR GOBBLE WOBBLE EVENT OCTOBER 24, 2019 @ 12:00 P.M. WITH AN AMTRYKE GIVEAWAY HOSTED AT THE AMARILLO COUNTRY CLUB. WE ASK THE LOCAL MEDIA TO COME MEET THE CLUB, THE FAMILIES WE SERVE, AND THE GREAT PEOPLE AT EDES MEAT. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD WISH TO ATTEND.***
Where: Amarillo Country Club @12PM Contact: Jon Prince
4800 Bushland Blvd Cell:(806)683-2492
Amarillo, TX 79106 Email: email@example.com
Director of Client Relations / Owner
2201 Civic Circle Drive, Suite 917
Amarillo, TX 79109
19th Annual Christmas in October Benefiting Sharing Hope Ministries
Gift and Craft Show
Amarillo Civic Center South Exhibit Hall
City of Canyon Parks Department Arbor Day
The City of Canyon Parks Department will be hosting an Arbor Day Celebration on October 26th from 9-noon. They will be celebrating by planting 36 new trees in both Hunsley and Conner Park. If you would like to volunteer, you may meet at the Canyon Community Center at 8:45am to go to the parks. Please bring and shovel and/or a rake to help plant! Donuts and drinks will be provided.
1518 5th Avenue, Canyon TX 79015
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Zumbathon, Health Fair Set for Saturday
AMARILLO, TX – In recognition of National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the City of Amarillo’s Public Health Department HIV Prevention Program and Haven Health are hosting a Zumbathon on Saturday (Oct. 19.)
Zumbathon, which includes a resource/health fair, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amarillo Civic Center North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. The event is free and open to the public.
Services available include free and confidential rapid HIV and syphilis testing (with results available the same day), vendor booths and resource fair, BMI, blood pressure, blood sugar, osteoporosis screenings, medication safety, tobacco cessation, diabetes risk education, COPD screenings and adult flu shots. In addition, there will be information available for women regarding how to self-screen for breast cancer.
Zumbathon is made possible by the City of Amarillo’s Public Health Department, partnering with Haven Health.
For more information contact the City of Amarillo’s HIV Prevention Team at (806) 378-6345.
Also for more information contact City of Amarillo Communications Manager Dave Henry at (806) 378-5219 or by email at David.Henry@amarillo.gov.
National Take Back Initiative Collection Sites in Randall & Potter Counties
Both the Randall and Potter County Sheriff’s Departments provide collection sites for any unused narcotics. It’s important to dispose of them properly, so they don’t get into the wrong hands. In 2019, 468.72 tons of unused narcotics were collected nationally! (DEA site: https://takebackday.dea.gov)
The collection sites are ongoing, but national focus occurs on October 26, 2019 from 10 am -2 pm. at both Randall and Potter County Sheriff’s Departments.
Thank you and DJ, you are a blessing every day! Diane Wilson
Shop for a Good Cause at Uptown Shoppe: Drawing, too!
We want to show customer appreciation at Uptown Shoppe and are hoping you can share this with your readers!
Spend only $30 at our Uptown Shoppe 2477 W Interstate 40 in Amarillo, to be entered to win our Movie Night Gift Basket.
Drawing October 31st, 5 PM
Shannon Davis / Development Coordinator
409 S. Monroe, Amarillo TX 79101
Office: 806-372-3625 Fax: 806-372-9026 Cell: 672-2439
Kindness to the poor is an act of worship. Proverbs 14:31
Smoke Alarm Install Event
October 21, 2019–This week, Amarillo Fire Department has partnered with American Red Cross to help facilitate a Smoke Alarm install event in the San Jacinto neighborhood of Amarillo. The event is a project by Adrian Avilia, a freshman at Randall High School, who is a Boy Scout. This event is a community service project in Adrian’s pursuit of his Eagle Scout badge.
Amarillo Fire Department and the local chapter of the American Red Cross will be providing Adrian with up to 300 smoke alarms to install on Saturday, October 26th. The event will base out of the parking lot at San Jacinto Elementary School, 3400 W. 4th Avenue, beginning at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m. a team of volunteers, coordinated by Adrian, will canvas the San Jacinto neighborhood, installing Smoke Alarms in homes.
The goal of the event is to install 150 – 300 Smoke Alarms by 3 p.m.
Notifications are being sent, this week, with students in the San Jacinto neighborhood schools, of the event. Parents will be able to follow the instructions on the handout to register for a Smoke Alarm to be installed in their home. Additionally, any residents in the San Jacinto neighborhood, who wish to have a Smoke Alarm installed in their home, may contact the American Red Cross, 806.376.6300.
This event is a noble effort by Adrian to serve our community and to make homes safer. Smoke Alarms are an important tool in saving lives in the event of a fire – providing residents with notification of the presence of smoke so that they can successfully exit the home. Smoke Alarms greatly improve survivability rates during a fire in a home.
Please contact the Amarillo Fire Department Public Information Office with any questions or interview requests. AFD will coordinate interviews for all parties involved in this event. Media is also welcome to attend the install event on Saturday, October 26th. Media can plan to arrive at San Jacinto Elementary School at 10 a.m.
October 26,2019 1:30 – 3 PM
Faith Southwest UMC
4415 Wesley Street
Men, Women and Children 8 years and above
NO NURSERY PROVIDED
$20.00 Cash donation per person
Donations to Mothers Day Out at Faith Southwest UMC
AND Heal the City Amarillo
Door Prizes and Bunco Prizes will be given but no cash prizes
SNACKS AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED
TRUCKS & TREATS
No tricks here, only treats! Bring the kids out to meet local first responders and get a close up look at their various emergency vehicles while filling up their candy bags! Join us Saturday, October 26th from 2 to 4 p.m. in the old Sears parking lot.
Event brought to you by the Texas Panhandle 100 Club.