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University of Scouting / Pow Wow InteliScout Registration Procedure

Folks,

I have had several people e-mail or call me because they can't figure out how to sign up for classes on InteliScout – after they have set up an account.  Here is a step-by-step procedure, which you may pass on to those who might need help:
·Go tohttp://www.inteliscout.com/website ·If this is first time, create an account with "New Member" link. ·Thereafter, select "Member Login", and enter account name and password ·This takes you to your council's events. ·Select University of Scouting / Pow Wow ·This takes you to the event page.  Read information, then… ·Click the "Register" the first time only.  You get a quick message verifying that you are "registered" but that's all.  Don't give up. ·Thereafter, select "Enter" to go to or return to your UOS/PW page ·From the menus on left select "Course Offerings" to see table of courses and their assigned time periods.  Click on a title to see a brief description of the cl…

10.27.2011 Arlington Texas Scouting Alumni Association Event

Unit Leaders-
We need your help. Please share this information with current and past members that you are still in contact with. We would also like to show case the great stuff your units are doing. If you have a photo slide show, power point, or display board we would like to use it. We will need it by Wednesday October 26th.

Arlington Texas Scouting Alumni Association Meeting In the Historic Richey/Yarbrough Scout Facility First United Methodist Church 407 North Mesquite, Arlington Texas 76011 Thursday October 27th, 2011 7:00am or 5:30pm           Whether you were a scout, adult, or parent here in Arlington or around the country this event is for all adult alumni. The Longhorn Council Historical Society will have a display of the History of Scouting in Arlington as well as what scouts are currently doing in the Arlington. There will be time to share your scouting story with others. Come and Get Reconnected!    Light Refreshments will be served at both events. Please R.S.V.P by October 20th, 201…

Troop 118 Open House October 24th

Follow the link below for the open house flyer

Troop 118 open house flyer

Troop 118 Pin college

Troop 118 pin College

Follow the above link for more information

Roundtable/Council PTC Promotional

Greetings from the Philmont Training Center! October is an exciting month in the Boy Scouts of America, and we hope your fall recruitment is going well.  With so many new leaders joining the BSA this time of year, adult leader training becomes an even more important topic.  As part of your discussions about training we encourage you to talk about Philmont Training Center (PTC), the National Training Center of the BSA. To assist you in this effort, we have attached a copy of our two-page flyer detailing our 2012 PTC Conference Schedule.  In addition, here is a link to the flyer for you to add to your local council website and social media pages to help promote PTC:  http://scouting.org/filestore/philmont/pdf/2012PTCConferenceFlyer.pdf.   This is a terrific handout for your next district roundtables!  At the end of this email is a script for use at district Roundtables that will help explain PTC programs.  We know that when volunteers from your council attend a PTC conference they can help…

The new 2011 Scout Guide to Advancement

All Cross Timber District units: Please take the time to download the new 2011 Advancement Guide.  It is completely updated from the prior version.  The new Guide to Advancement may be found at the link below: https://rcpt.yousendit.com/1248434208/aa3b5cf4b81427d26dabf4562825f940 Please share this with your district. This will be available for download for approximately three (3) months. The New Eagle Workbook will be ready later today.  Another link will follow shortly. If you have any trouble downloading it please let me know.

Troop 118 Open House October 24th

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COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE TROOP 118 OPEN HOUSE When:       Monday, October 24, 2011, 7:00 p.m. Where:      Westminster Presbyterian Church 1330 South Fielder Road Arlington, Texas Who:

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November 12th University of Scouting and Cub Scout Pow Wow.

The Longhorn Council
University of Scouting
&
Cub Scout Leader Pow-Wow

Saturday, November 12, 2011

University of Scouting & Cub Scout Leader Pow-Wow
are adult leader training opportunities filled with exciting specialty
training that will enable Scouters to successfully "Deliver the
Promise" to our youth. Participants can choose up to six courses from
a wide variety of courses for any program throughout the day, each
guaranteed to enrich their knowledge and understanding of the Scouting
Program.
There are classes for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, District, and
Council Scouters. New classes have been added and the favorites are
still there.

Cost: $20 per Scouter (Includes up to 6 classes and lunch)
Location: Centennial High School,
201 South Hurst, Burleson, TX 76028
Registration: online at http://www.inteliscout.com/
List of course offerings will be available on the InteliScout website
Times: Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
  Classes: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Each class is 50 mi…

Unit Inventories and Recharter Packets

Cross Timbers District, At October and November Round Table Recharter Packets will be available for pick up. We need a representative of each unit to come by to sign for and pick up the recharter packet. There will be lots of great information inside the packets this year. The on-line system will become active for units to use 60 days before the recharter expires which is November 1st. 2011. Recharter turn in will be at December Round Table. It is every important that we complete this process for every unit by the middle of December. Also take a moment to create a roster for your unit in word, excel, or troop master for the unit inventories that need to be completed by the end of October. Unit inventories can be printed off and turned in at Round Table, e-mailed to662crosstimbers@bsamail.org, or faxed Attn: 29 Membership Committee 817 231 8600. Yours in Scouting Steve Willey Cross Timbers Memebership Chair Kent Anderson Cross Timber District Commissioner Kelsey Clark

Upcoming opportunities

Family Campout & Scouting Fun Day at Veterans Park
Join Arlington Parks and Recreation for a Family Fun Campout on Friday night and/or stay on Saturday to hang with the Boy Scouts and participate in family fun activities. (Or just come for the Boy Scout led Scouting Fun Day.)

These back-to-back events will take place in the great outdoors at Veterans Park. To join the camping fun, participants will need to pack tents and sleeping bags. The campout will include dinner, s'mores, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, tent decorating contest, live entertainment and a pancake breakfast provided by local scouts.

When breakfast is done, participants can continue the fun and take part in family activities provided by the Boy Scouts. The schedule of events will include crafts, skill demonstrations and adventure activities. The Scouting Fun Day is free and open to participants of every age.

- Dates: Friday, October 14, 4pm & Saturday, October 15, 1pm
- Location: Veterans Park – …

October Cub Roundtable

As we move into Fall, it's time to really gear up our Scouting programs. With that in mind, be sure to attend Cub Scout Roundtable next Tuesday.
Since it is Fall, the room should be cooler. The staff, of course, are always cool.
The theme for November is Citizenship, so be a good Citizen and show up at 7:30 pm at Pantego Christian Academy.

See you there,
Ron Ronalder
Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner
ninaron@sbcglobal.net

Regards,
Robert Blake
Bit By Bit Computer Consultants
(direct) 817.505.1257
rblake@bitxbit.com
www.bitxbit.com
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Robotics competition and Lego Mindstorm

Normally I do not post items that are not directly BSA related. However, my son is doing this with his 4H club and it looks to be a really neat program and competition. It uses the Lego Mindstorm to compete in challenges to solve various problems..


http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2011foodfactor

If you have questions, I can try to help (this will be my 1st time to do it)

Robert Blake
817.505.1257
robert.blake@bitxbit.com

TAKE ORDER FILL IT UP PARTY

Scouters Do you have a scout that has filled at Take Order Form? If they have they can attend an event. Details and Rules can be found: http://www.longhorncouncil.org/uploads/67/67649a88-127f-4cff-b8d8-15440e5e5c83.pdf Yours in Scouting Kelsey Clark District Executive Cross Timbers District Longhorn Council, BSA 817 231 8529 662crosstimbers@bsamail.org

Boy Scout Troop 1932 - Open House

St. Barnabas Boy Scout Troop 1932 would like to invite Web I & II's to an open houseon Saturday, October 29th from 2-4:00 pm.  
We will meet outside Barnabas Hall. There will be activities for the boys such as cooking a desert in a dutch oven, wilson ball, knots & lashings and tent set-up demos as well as a Q&A session for the parents.  The address is: St Barnabas United Methodist Church located at 5011 W Pleasant Ridge Rd, Arlington, TX 76016 We would appreciate a RSVP - Stephanie Miller @stephanie4631@att.netor call817-371-7566.