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Last Minute Christmas Gift- Supporting Scouting.

Remember what it was like to be a Scout? The adventures, challenges, friends, and fun? Even if you weren’t a Scout, you know what they stand for: character, confidence, leadership, and great memories.

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, and provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

Most Scouts’ day-to-day experiences with Scouting come through their individual packs, troops, teams, crews, and ships. These units are overseen by nearly 300 local councils, which receive an annual charter from the National Council.

Way to give

Order of the Arrow December Update

Arrowmen and leaders,

I just wanted to tell everyone who wasn't able to attend that the December chapter meeting and Christmas party was a lot of fun, and I'd like to thank those who attended. The attendance was a little low, but I think that those of us who attended had a good time.

The 2012 Vigil elections will be held on January 28, 2012. I have attached a list of all eligible Talahi Arrowmen who are eligible for election to the Vigil Honor, as well as the Vigil nomination form. Please review the attached list and submit an application for Arrowmen you feel may warrant the honor of election to the OA's highest honor. Once you have completed the form you may email it to our Lodge Adviser, Mike Murray at The deadline to submit a nomination is January 13, 2012.

I've also attached a calendar for 2012 events. Please bear in mind that dates and events are always subject to change.

I would like to wish all of our Arrowmen and leaders a safe and Merry …

Merit Badge News

Did you hear the one about the District Executive?

Apparently he is always talking about scouts. DID YOU KNOW THAT THE DISTRICT HAS A BLOG? THIS BLOG IS A GREAT PLACE TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT EVENT GOING ON IN THE DISTRICT AND COUNCIL. CHECK IT OUT WEBSITE: DIRECT BLOG: But did you know that units can share events on the blog as well. We are a scouting community and what everyone to know what is going on. If you have anything you feel is news worth or promotional able please send to the District Executive ( It might even get sent out through this e-mail blast. Yours in Scouting The Cross Timber District Committee Care of Robert Blake Communications Chair

District Kick Off Dinner for the 2012 Friends of Scouting Campaign (Please RSVP. ASAP)

District Kick Off for the 2012 Friends of Scouting Campaign The Cross Timbers District Friends of Scouting Team wants to Invite all District Committee Members, Commissioners, Presenters, Unit Coordinators, Charter Organization Representatives, Committee Chairs, Cub masters, Scout Masters, Coaches, and Advisors.  Spouses are welcome and encouraged. Meal cost is $10.00 a person. Saturday December 17th, 2011 6:00pm Doors open social 6:15pm Dinner Line opens 6:45pm Presentation Westminster Presbyterian Church Please come and join us in setting the tone for the 2012 Friends of Scouting Campaign.

2013 National Scout Jamboree Longhorn Council Contiengent Information

2013 NATIONAL SCOUT JAMBOREE INFORMATION SHEET LOCATION:The 2013 Jamboree will be held at the Summit Bechtel Family Reserve near Beckley, West Virginia. DATES:The Jamboree begins on July 15, 2013 and ends on July 24, 2013 TRAVEL PLANS:Current plans call for the Longhorn Council Jamboree contingent to leave from DFW area on or about July 13, 2013 and fly to Washington, D.C. We plan to visit such places as Arlington National Cemetery, the United States Capitol, the Smithsonian Institute, the Presidential Monuments and many other sites. We will arrive at Summit Bechtel Reserve for the Jamboree encampment on Monday the 15th of July 2013. After a once-in-a-lifetime