Monday, January 20, 2020

Eagle Scout / service project request

 We have another idea for an Eagle Scout Project. We recently purchased an acrylic podium that needs a protective wood box made so it can be transported. If possible, the box is need by May 5th.
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Sunday, January 19, 2020

New Arlington/Mansfield/Kennedale ISD District - Nominating Committee

Cross Timbers and Tejas Districts,

The 2020/2021 nominating committee process has begun for the district committee of the newly forming district.  If you have any suggestions of people to be considered for member at large please send those suggestions to Kent Couch, Nominating Committee Chairman Kent.Couch@gmail.com or Tracy Ferguson, Field Director Tracy.Ferguson@Scouting.com .  When the slate is compiled, an election date will be confirmed and notification will be sent for all current district members at large, council board members within the district boundaries and chartered organization representatives to vote.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Thank you,

Tracy

Monday, January 6, 2020

Special project for a group Sat. March 14th from 10am to noon (need 15 to 20 vounteers)

Salvation Army has a special project that needs to be done on Sat., March 14th from 10AM-Noon (finishing depends on how many volunteers are available to complete the project). We need 15-25 to help with this indoor project. 


If your troop can plan to help, please contact:

Bridget Lenhardt
Special Events & Volunteer Supervisor | Cell 314-882-4972 | 817-860-1836 ext. 78426
The Salvation Army Family Life Center and North Texas Youth Education Town

Volunteer opportunities at the Salvation Army for 2020

2020 Volunteer Opportunities
      Groups & Individuals are Encouraged to Sign Up!

NOTE: Scouts may not wear BSA Uniforms for any activity that is collecting or raising money. 

VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER Themed Basket Ideas! OPPORTUNITY for SILENT AUCTION  SIGN UP @ http://cerv.is/m?0146g8yMbDJ
There’s no minimum age to collect items.  
Have a blast collecting new items for a Themed Basket or two or more! 
Pick a Themed Basket and let Bridget know the theme you selected. Ask your co-workers, family, neighbors, and friends to contribute new items for your Themed Basket. Deadline: Fri., Feb. 28th   
Theme Basket Ideas: Aromatherapy, Breakfast, Cards for All Occasions, Cat Lover’s, Cleaning Products Bucket,Chocolate Lover’s, Coffee & Tea, Dog Lover’s, Gardening, Get Well Soon, Grilling, Ice Cream, Italian Lover’s Delight, Mexican Fiesta, Movie Night, Oriental, Snack Shack, Spa, Stamping, Travel, and Yoga/Pilates. You can come up with your own theme!

Event Setup – Tues., March 17th
Volunteers Needed: 40 
*Minimum age is 16 yrs. old* Parent/Teacher Sponsor must volunteer alongside anyone who is 16 or 17 yrs. old.
Location: The Salvation Army Youth Education Town, 712 W. Abram, Arlington
Setup tables, chairs, silent auction, photo booth, etc. 
Sign Up @ http://cerv.is/m?0146ge5kgT4

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Event – Wed., March 18th 
Volunteers Needed: 40
*Minimum age is 16 yrs. old* Parent/Teacher Sponsor must volunteer alongside anyone who is 16 or 17 yrs. old.
Location: TBD in Arlington
Time: 4:30PM-8:30PM
Parking lot attendants, buffet servers, greeters, silent auction attendants, photographer, etc. 
Sign Up @ http://cerv.is/m?0146gpYKLhO

Assemble Inspiring Hope Luncheon Goodie Bags – Mon., May 18th
Volunteers Needed: 40    
*Minimum age is 16 yrs. old* Parent/Teacher Sponsor must volunteer alongside anyone who is 16 or 17 yrs. old.
Location: EDS Warehouse, Arlington 
Stuff Luncheon Goodie Bags with Items 
Time: 6PMPM – 8:30PM – Sign ups begin February 1st
Sign Up @ http://cerv.is/m?0146gho6iiu

Create-A-Thon - EVENT SETUP Fri. Oct. DATE TBD 6PM-8:30PM
40 Volunteers Needed for table/chair setup, etc. Location: 712 W. Abram, Arlington- YET entrance West side of building.   Contact Bridget for details. Sign up begins August 1st
*Minimum age is 16 yrs. old* Parent/Teacher Sponsor must volunteer alongside anyone who is 16 or 17 yrs. old.

***Scouts may not wear uniforms for this activity ****
7th Annual Create-A-Thon (Fundraiser) Sat. Oct. DATE TBD   
*Minimum age is 16 yrs. old* Parent/Teacher Sponsor must volunteer alongside anyone who is 16 or 17 yrs. old.
Volunteers Needed: Day of 8AM-8PM – 40 volunteers Location: 712 W. Abram, Arlington- YET entrance West side of building. Go to this link for various volunteer shifts. 
Contact Bridget for details. Sign up begins August 1st
                                   
Angel Tree Sorting – Monday through Friday 9am-5pm
*Minimum age is 16 yrs. old* Parent/Teacher Sponsor must volunteer alongside anyone who is 16 or 17 yrs. old.
December Dates/Shifts/Location: TBD
Volunteers 150
Contact Bridget for details. Sign up begins September 1st
Parent/Teacher Sponsor must volunteer alongside anyone who is under age 18. 

Angel Tree Distribution Day(s) 
*Minimum age is 16 yrs. old* Parent/Teacher Sponsor must volunteer alongside anyone who is 16 or 17 yrs. old.
December Dates/Shifts/Location: TBD
Volunteers 150
Contact Bridget for details. Sign up begins September 1st
Parent/Teacher Sponsor must volunteer alongside anyone who is under age 18. 

***Scouts may not wear uniforms for this activity ****
Bell Ringing – Friday, Nov. 27th through Tuesday, Dec. 24th 10AM-8PM
Minimum Age: Any *Anyone under age 18 yrs. old must bell ring with their parent or teacher sponsor* 
1000+ Individuals and Groups Needed 
Contact Bridget for detailsSign up begins August 1st
100+ locations in Arlington, Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Hurst, Bedford, Colleyville. 

I’m happy to answer any questions… 
Bridget Lenhardt Special Events & Volunteer Supervisor
The Salvation Army Family Life Center and Youth Education Town
712 W. Abram  P. O. Box 278 (76004) ∙ Arlington TX 76013
Direct 817.860.1836    Cell 314.882.4972 

PLEASE NOTE:  
Ø  Volunteer sign ups are first come, first served. 
Ø  All volunteers must be signed up ahead of time and sign volunteer waiver/release forms. 
Ø If you are seeking to perform court ordered community service, you must present paperwork prior to your first time volunteering as well as every time you volunteer thereafter to receive full credit for hours worked.

Potential Eagle Project at Salvation Army - Alan Saxe Garden

Salvation Army has a small garden sitting area that needs help, it would be a great eagle project.. if you have a scout that is interested please contact..  This is the Salvation Army Downtown Arlington.

Bridget Lenhardt
Special Events & Volunteer Supervisor | Cell 314-882-4972 | 817-860-1836 ext. 78426
The Salvation Army Family Life Center and North Texas Youth Education Town

If you are interested and contact Bridget please ask Mrs. Lenhardt to let me know. 



Saturday, January 4, 2020

Joint Roundtable Meeting - NEW Time and Place!

Joint Cross Timbers / Tejas Roundtable Meeting!   

In preparation for the New District coming soon......we will begin having Joint meetings for Roundtable, District Committee and Commissioners!    Our Key 3 and Commissioners have already started having their joint meetings!   

Come join us as we put together a new format for Roundtable, using the best of both districts!  

Cross Timbers / Tejas Roundtable 

at St. Barnabas UMC, in the Family Life Center, 5011 W Pleasant Ridge Rd., Arlington.  

7:30PM....new time for this meeting!  

All Scout leaders are invited.....All units should be represented!!  

Lots of exciting change happening in Scouting!!

Friday, December 20, 2019

New District Name Survey

Longhorn Council District Naming
As many of you may have heard the Cross Timbers and Tejas Districts are merging in 2020.   WIth that we will need a name to call ourselves.   This is your chance as a Scout or Scouter in our district to suggest a name you think we should use.  

This name can be any name, but really should be a name that represents the area and the volunteers of the area.  The name can be as long or as short as you want, it can also have multiple words in it.  One caveat, we can not reuse the name "Tejas" or the name "Cross Timbers"  

From these name suggestions the new merged committee will chose the best name.


         Please open this link:          https://forms.gle/tPwqcd45GC5abZWh7


        This survey will be available for 30 days!      Thank you for all that you do for Scouting!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Longhorn Council District Re-alignment

Longhorn Council District Re-alignment has been approved 


A few weeks ago at the last Longhorn Council Board Meeting, the District Service Assessment Plan was approved, which re-aligns the 16 districts into 12 districts starting in March 2020.

We have been having discussions about this over the last couple of months at Council and District meetings.   The goal was to look at the Total Available Youth , and to keep school districts in tact, as much as possible.  With all the changes occurring in Scouting, it was time.  As the LDS church, transitions out, and girls have been added to both Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA, the districts were becoming unbalanced.  

Our new district, will be the boundaries of the Arlington, Mansfield and Kennedale ISDs, basically merging the Cross Timbers and Tejas districts.   Joint Key 3 meetings between the two districts have already started.  We will begin joint Roundtable, District Committee and Commissioners meetings in January.  A new District Committee will be official in March.  Meeting locations are likely to move to more central locations in the I-20 area.    The new district will likely have a new name, which is being encouraged by the Longhorn Council.  Discussions have already started on the new name, possibly combining Cub Day camps, Training committee, Membership committee, and what the combined district committee might be.  

Any questions or concerns, please let me know, discussions will continue at all district meetings.  

Thank You for all that you do for Scouting!  

David Shuford

Cross Timbers District Chairman

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Roundtable - Tuesday night - Re-Charter Turn-in and Holiday Party



Roundtable - Tuesday night - Pantego Christian Academy, 2201 W Park Row 

Re-Charter Turn-in and Holiday Party at 7PM

Here is the list of what ALL units should bring:



–Signed Recharter Papers

–Adult and Youth Applications listed on page 1

–One Blank Check- Signed

–Completed/Signed JTE Unit Award Form

–Family FOS Presentation Date

–Checked Check list from Council Web Site   file:///H:/Recharter-Turn-In-Check-List-11.13.2019.pdf



Please contact your Unit Commissioner, if you have any questions, or know that you will not be ready by Roundtable.  Make arrangements with your commissioner to turn-in your re-charter at a later date, if needed.    

Do NOT turn in Re-Charters directly to the Longhorn Council. 
All units must turn in re-charters through the Commissioner staff, and the District Commissioner.