Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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 to http://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 class.  Keep notes of what you want to take.  Close "Course Offerings" window.  You do not make your class selection here.
·         Select "Checkout"  from menu.  This is where you actually select the classes; and where you pay, later.
·         Choose "Schedule" button to bring up course selection options.
·         Highlight each class you want in the Available Courses window, in priority order, and move to Selected Courses window with the << button.  Unselect with the >> button.
·         When all classes have been selected, click the "Save" button at the bottom of page.
·         Click "Checkout" from left menu, again to go to pay options or to leave registration, for now.  You can return later and revise course selections and pay either on-line or by mailed-in form.
·         Select Log Out button to complete.

There are options for units to group all participants and pay at once, but that is more complicated than it is worth for this event.  Note: do not ever select "Unregister" unless you really mean to cancel all previous input.

 

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, 2011.



--
yours in scouting
Kelsey Clark
Cross Timbers
District Executive
Longhorn Council BSA
Office: 817 231 8529

Friday, October 14, 2011

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 strengthen your local Scouting program.  Thank you for your continued efforts to promote the Philmont Training Center.  Please contact me if you have any further questions at Andrea.Watson@Scouting.org.
In Scouting,
Andrea Watson
Associate Director of Program/Philmont Training Center
Script for PTC Roundtable Promotion "Training Highlight"
Since 1950, Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, New Mexico has served as the National Training Center of the Boy Scouts of America.  Each summer, conferences are conducted at "PTC" by the various departments and committees of the BSA national council.  In 2012 there are dozens of exciting conferences to choose from that cover all aspects and programs of Scouting!  You are invited!  Don't miss the chance to come to PTC next summer. Plus individuals who register by December 31, 2011 will qualify for the early bird registration price!
One of the most unique opportunities of a week at PTC is the chance to enjoy the magic of Philmont with your family.  While you learn the "best methods" of Scouting in your conference, your family members will enjoy hikes into the Philmont backcountry, horseback rides, crafts, games, and so much more!  You'll also have plenty of opportunities to explore Philmont and the surrounding area together as a family.  This will surely be a Scouting adventure you will never forget.
To register to attend PTC, log onto your MyScouting account at www.MyScouting.org and then click on the "event registration" tab.  For more details about PTC, visit www.PhilmontTrainingCenter.org

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:
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.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Troop 118 Open House October 24th






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:          Cub Scouts, Webelos, non-Scouters and Parents interested in finding out more about what Boy Scouts do
•        See a Boy-led Troop in action 
•        Enjoy outdoor cooking and ice cream making,
•        Participate in "scat" identification, knot tying and much more
•        Walk through a model campsite
•        Receive your Passport to Eagle
This is an evening of fun for Boys and Parents to learn about Scouting, its values, its expectations and what Boys and Parents should expect from Scouting.
**Also coming up-October 29-30, 2011! -Webelo Pin College at Camp Wisdom!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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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 minutes)

If you have any suggestions or questions, or wish to volunteer to
teach a course(s), please contact:
Randy Smith at smithrc@flash.net or 817-496-5150

Note: University of Scouting and Pow Wow are adult-only training
activities. There are no provisions for youth of any age, and the
Burleson ISD has specifically limited our use to adults only.  Please
make your own child care arrangements for the day. Thank you.


--
yours in scouting

Kelsey Clark
Cross Timbers
District Executive
Longhorn Council BSA
Office: 817 231 8529
e-mail: 662crosstimbers@bsamail.org

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 to 662crosstimbers@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
District Executive
Cross Timbers District
Longhorn Council, BSA
817 231 8529
Mailing
PO Box 54901
Hurst Texas 76054

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 – 3600 W Arkansas Ln. 76016
- Camping cost: $10 per camper; children under 2 are FREE
- Scouting Fun Day cost: FREE

Regards,

Robert Blake
District Communications
(direct) 817.505.1257
rblake@bitxbit.com

Find me in Twitter:
twitter.com/robertblakejr

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
Find me in Twitter:
twitter.com/robertblakejr

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

Monday, October 10, 2011

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:
Yours in Scouting
Kelsey Clark
District Executive
Cross Timbers District
Longhorn Council, BSA
817 231 8529

Boy Scout Troop 1932 - Open House


St. Barnabas Boy Scout Troop 1932 would like to invite Web I & II's to an open house on 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.net or call 817-371-7566.