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Chick-Fil-A Day

Chick-Fil-a Scout Day DECEMBER 15th, 2013 9am-Noon North Collins Chick-fil-a 1505 North Collins Street
Arlington, Texas 76011
A day of Support for Scouting. Come going us for Breakfast or Lunch. Enjoy scouting activities, the Chick-fil-a cow, and socializing with scouts of all ages. 
The Proceeds will go to Mathew and Zachary Smith to support them through the scouting program.  The Smith family lost their father recently when he was struck by a car while riding his bike home from work.
Please share this with those you know both in and outside the scouting community.          
Not required to attend R.S.V.P to

380: Two Openings for January 18-21 Campout at USS Lexington

Hurry! Opportunity for Cub Scout fourth grade W1's or fifth grade W2's. January 18-19-20-21 Boy Scout Troop 380 long-weekend trip to Austin SP + Mustang Island camping + USS Lexington Live-a-Board in Corpus Christi Troop 380 will Lv Friday evening at 6pm and drive to McKinney Falls State Park in Austin, screened-in shelter sleeping, Sat historical stop at Goliad on the way to Mustang Island State Park for tent camping Sat night in SP; includes on the beach sand-castle building and wave jumping in Gulf of Mexico! Troop cooked Saturday dinner and Sun breakfast with morning walk on the beach including religious moment. Arrive at USS Lexington Sunday at 1pm for "live-a-board" program on USS Lexington aircraft carrier until 0900 departure Monday! After stop for lunch and other necessary stop(s), home early evening Monday.                 Contact:
Mr. J - (Charles Jeffreys) a.k.a. - Troop 380 Scoutmaster
B.S.A. …

News you need to know

Re-Charter- Training- Available by Appointment contact your commissioner or district executive Processing- On-line system IS CURRENTLY OPEN                          REMEMBER TO LEAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GET ALL REQUIRED SIGNITURES Turn-in- December 6th – 6:00pm Trinity United Methodist Church 1200 West Green Oaks Arlington TX December 9th – 4:00pm-6:00pm LDS Charter Turn in Arlington Stake Center December 11th- 7:00pm Round Table Re-Charter Turn in December 15th- ALL Charters DUE 9am-Noon Chick-Fil-a 1500 North Collins Street Arlington, TX 76011
NOTE- Charter FEE Change to Unit Liability Insurance cost is going from $20.00 to $40.00.            Individual insurance is still $1.50 for a year.
Journey to Excellence- Forms are included in the Charter Packets or accessed through 2012- Please complete and turn in with Charters. Through the Journey to Excellence website units can use a an excel document help determine their achievement level. Units are highly encouraged to…

Welding Merit Badge College

Welding Merit Badge College
Dear Scouters:
This is the announcement for the Welding Merit Badge College, sponsored by American Welding Society North Texas Section and Lincoln College of Technology. This will be a unique opportunity for your Scouts to work on this merit badges because it is not normally available to your unit.
TIME & PLACE: The Merit Badge College will be conducted on the Lincoln College of Technology, Grand Prairie campus on Saturday, December 8th, 2012: 2501 Arkansas Lane, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
COST: Free. Troops must register a minimum of two adults (unless a troop consists of only 1 scout or only 1 family of scouts). Each troop must supply an adult to serve as a Monitor for the class. (Please note: You may choose to have several adults share this responsibility. Monitors assist instructors in maintaining the learning environment and safety in the welding lab). Lunch will be provided.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Registration will open November 8, 2012 continue through …

Order of the Arrow Brotherhood

Note: Cross Timbers District Alone has over 50 Ordeal Members that could go for Brotherhood at this event!!!!
The online registration is now live and you can register for the Ordeal online.
Please help our Order of the Arrow Lodge by calling and emailing the OA members on your district list and encourage them to attend the December Ordeal at Worth Ranch on 12/8/12 the cost is $16. We only need 50 more people to attain the level of Brotherhood for the Order of the Arrow in order to achieve the Journey to Excellence Gold level for OA. I would like to challenge each district to ensure that a minimum of 5 OA members attend the December ordeal. Please enlist the help of your OA Chapter Advisors and Chiefs.
Here is the webpage for the online registration.
Thank you very much,
Sean Apostalo|  District Executive
Longhorn Council, BSA 850 Cannon Drive  |  P.O. Box 54190 Hurst, Texas  76054-3191 C 817-845-9554  |  F 817-231-8600 662brazos@bs…

Spaghetti Dinner - Monday November 19th.

November 3rd NASCAR Scout Tickets

Dear Scouts/Packs and Troop Leaders,
NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to the high banks of Texas Motor Speedway for racing on Saturday evening, November 3 for the running of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge. Scouts will have the opportunity to purchase $15 tickets to see NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice and Nationwide Series Qualifying and then the exciting Nationwide Series race under the lights on November 3. Additional adult/troop leader tickets will be discounted to $25 per ticket. Tickets will be in a special scout section with your troop’s seats blocked together. All Scouts/Packs and Troop Leaders must be in uniform. Come see the new stars of NASCAR battle for the Nationwide Series win at The Great American Speedway!®
For the application go to:

American Nuclear Society at Texas A&M University

Every year, our organization hosts multiple Nuclear Science Merit Badge Workshops for Boy Scouts to complete their Nuclear Science Merit Badge. We will be hosting one event for the Fall semester of 2012 on November 3rd. I am contacting you because I am hoping that you have the capabilities to forward this on to the troops in your district to inform them of this event. Our website gives more information about the event and registration at I also have a flier that can be distributed.     If you are not the right person to speak to about spreading the word of this event, could you please forward me on to the correct contact for your district? I would greatly appreciate it!    Thanks for your time and effort to help promote our event!    Christopher Chance and Lily Raabe  Nuclear Science Merit Badge Program Directors    American Nuclear Society | Texas A&M University

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A couple of useful announcements

Unit Inventories- The membership inventory is a part of the unit’s charter renewal and will assist the unit in building strength with a quality program. It should be conducted 60 days prior to the unit’s charter review meeting. By doing a membership inventory a charter plan can be put in place to help in collecting missing information or removing both youth and adult members in the unit. Unit are asked to submit a print out from their tracking system, word/excel, or hand written list of youth and adults to a Unit Commissioner, District Executive, or e-mail to Due to be completed by October 26th, 2012 5:00pm Voice of the Scout E-mailed survey system- The Voice of the Scout is membership feedback system that will be able to capture and categorize member experiences in a way that will address operational and strategic needs of Scouting. It will allow the insight needed to deliver a membership that goes beyond expectations, creating positive referrals and a data-…


CubCast has been a great tool for sharing new information about the Cub Scouting program and for helping leaders with questions about how to improve their dens and packs. During our transition month, we will be re-airing the October 2011 CubCast on Citizenship to give you a feel for the type of content we will offer. When you tune in in November, you'll notice that instead of two shorter segments, the new format will include a single, but longer, podcast. This will allow us to delve a bit deeper into those topics that volunteers really want to know more about. Additionally, we're introducing some new co-hosts that we think you'll love, along with a great new theme song. Tune in and tell us what you think. You can find us by clicking on the CubCast tab

November 3, 2012 Scout Day At Dick's Sporting Goods

Scout Day at Dick’s Sporting Good at the Parks Mall- Please share this information with all of your scouting contact. We also have coupons for select gear. If your unit would like some please contact with address for delivery. We are also asking for units to sign up to take an hour time slot to man a scouting table both up stairs and down stairs. This is an opportunity for Scouts and adults to share information about their unit. Shifts will start at 9:00am and Run to 6:00pm. We will go on first come first serve in selection of one time slot. All requests must be e-mailed to with the adult leader contact, unit and time requested. Yours in Scouting Steve Willey Cross Timbers Membership Chair

2012 Take Order Incentivces

Check out these Great Take Order Incentives. For additional information follow the link.
Saturday, October 27, 2012 2:00 – 5:00 pm Bass Pro Shops Longhorn Council’s Overall Top Selling Take Order Scout (and 15 friends!) will enjoy free fishing, pizza and drink
Saturday, November 17, 2012 10:00 am – Noon Texas Rangers Treasure Fun at the Ball Park. Top selling Scout from the Unit.

The following is an either/or for youth that fill up an order form Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:00 am – Noon- It’z Pizza Qualifying Scouts will receive 30 points to play games and enjoy a free pizza buffet and drink (buffet begins at 11:00) or Summit Climbing Gym Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:00 – 11:00 am Qualifying Scouts will climb indoors free for one hour http://www.longho…

Oct 8 & Nov 5 OPEN HOUSE @ T-380 - Please forward this email to all Pack members

Open House Oct 8 & Nov 5 @ Troop 380 - come join us! Oct 8th and Nov 5 have been set by 380 PLC (youth patrol leader council leadership) forOPEN HOUSE.Hope you and your 4th & 5th grade Cub Scouts can join 380. Each Open House is different and designed to give visiting Cub Scouts or persons interested in joininganyBoy Scout Troop both practical info and fun experiences. TheOct 8th Open House from 7pm to 9pmwill include experiences from the troop's USS Fort Worth Commissioning trip to Galveston and a special presentation. Several hands-on Scout activities including lashing poles contest, setting up tent timed event and hands-on First Aid skills including enough blood to make a Halloween vampire happy. Just let us know you are coming and 380 will keep you a bowl of cobbler, before the othergoblinseat it all up:-) Nov 5 from 7:30pm to 9pm Open Housewill feature the plans for coming January 18-21 trip to Mustang Island and weekend "Live-a-Board USS Lexington campout trip, p…

On-Line Application Available to Longhorn Council Units

National Announcement-
The Membership Impact Department has linked up with the Information Delivery Group to launch the BSA's first online application process. They offer the opportunity for councils to be part of the beta council testing this fall. Ninety-two councils have agreed to be engaged in this new endeavor.
By participating in the beta testing process, councils will be able to allow prospective Scouting families to submit applications to join online instead of by the traditional paper form.
This is just the first step in the application process. BeAScout Phase 2 will not complete the application process; registration fees will not be collected online.
Training and marketing materials have been developed to assist councils in the promotion of BeAScout, along with resources created to help local council executives and district volunteers train unit leaders on how BeAScout works. Training materials are formatted in PowerPoint along with recorded pres…

Check out these "COOL" Take Order Incentives for Selling POPCORN

Check out these Great Take Order Incentives. For additional information follow the link. Saturday, October 27, 2012 2:00 – 5:00 pm Bass Pro Shops Longhorn Council's Overall Top Selling Take Order Scout (and 15 friends!) will enjoy free fishing, pizza and drink Saturday, November 17, 2012 10:00 am – Noon Texas Rangers Treasure Fun at the Ball Park. Top selling Scout from the Unit. The following is an either/or for youth that fill up an order form Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:00 am – Noon- It'z Pizza Qualifying Scouts will receive 30 points to play games and enjoy a free pizza buffet and drink (buffet begins at 11:00) or Summit Climbing Gym Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:00 – 11:00 am Qualifying Scouts will climb indoors free for one hour http://www…

Pumpkins for Scout groups from Church Pumpkin Patch

Hey X/T Scouters,

  I know many scout groups do pumpkin decorating activities and other fall programs where a pumpkin might be of good use.  Our church along with Rush Creek Christian hosts a pumpkin patch each October to raise funds for Youth Summer Service Trips.  The senior minister and I are both former scouts and from scouting families.  We would love the opportunity to assist scouting groups in picking out their pumpkins.  We have many varieties and sizes that stores don't have and proceeds support youth doing service work (definitely ideals instilled in me by Scouting and OA).  We can't do much of a discount since it is a fundraiser, but our prices compare to stores and vary by size (.50 for 2 inch diameter to $50 for 2.5' diameter).

Press release attached if helpful.

Thank You for your service,

Bill Jeffreys
Associate Minister
Youth and Children's Ministries

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Arlington, Texas
Main: 817-277-2634 …

EXTENTION FOR EARLY REGISTRATION TIL OCTOBER 19th Longhorn Council Camporee Cub Scout Flyer

Cub Scout Flyer:

Also can be found at
Cub Scout Fun Day 2012 at the Longhorn Council Camporee Texas Motor Speedway - November 9-11, 2012 Celebrating the Adventure, Continuing the Journey Texas Motor Speedway hosts Cub Scout Fun Day 2012 and Boy Scout Camporee the weekend of November 9-11, 2012. The program is packed with fun and challenging activities, displays, events, and Scouting skills for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos. Enjoy exciting shows and spectacular demonstrations throughout the day. Family Camping is allowed. With more than 9,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, parents, and adult Scouters expected, the weekend looks to be the largest camp-out in the history of the Longhorn Council. Camporee Registration Registration opens on August 4 th. This is a "Rain or Shine" event. Look for the registration forms on the Council Web site, www.longhorn…