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2012 Popcorn Retreat

2012 Longhorn Council Popcorn Retreat
Who:  2 Leaders per unit for Popcorn Training
Location:  Colleyville Theatre                 5655 Colleyville Blvd.                 Colleyville, TX 76034
(Just 5 lights down from council office)
Date:  July 21st
Time:  9:00-10:00 a.m.

oThe prize for 2 leaders coming and staying and being trained is a 20.00 gift card that is for one unit, no multiples even if you are in another unit. You will receive your take order forms and other information you will need for popcorn. 



Renee Horton  |  Development Director
Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council 850 Cannon Drive  |  P.O. Box 54190 Hurst, Texas  76054-3191 P 817-231-8518  |  F 817-231-8600 rhorton@bsamail.org

National Cemetery Volunteer Request

From: richard chesnut Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:06 PM
To: John Coyle
Subject: National Cemetery Flags John, Thanks for you time, I am Richard Chesnut SSG, Platoon Sergeant 1st Bn, 4th Reg. Texas State Guard. We volunteered to assist it the placement of some 22,000 flags at the head stones of our veterans located at the national Cemetery between Grand Prairie and Dallas. We do not have enough boots on the ground to get the task done. We would welcome assistance from the Boy Scouts. I think this would be a great honor and experience for your scouts. The time is 0800 hours and the place to meet is the National Cemetery on the 27 May, we will also need assistance in gathering them up on 31 May. Anyone going on flag detail the 27 May needs to contact Bob at thurman903@yahoo.com.

Thank you for you help, You can email chesnut@swbell.netme or call at 817-980-8118. SSG Richard Chesnut

Arlington Silver Eagle Boy Scout Luncheon

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Cub Scout Day Camp

If you are coming to camp and have not registered on-line yet, please do it now. Go towww.longhorncouncl.org Our Cross Timbers Dinosaur Safari is fast approaching. The dates are Tue, June 26th - Fri, June 29th 4pm to 9pm, and Sat, June 30th 8:30a to noon,  with our Family Picnic, Campfire Program and Closing from noon to approx 2:30p.  The fee for this adventure $85.00, and less than 30 days before our 1st day of camp, the fee will go up to $95.00.Registrations received after May 25th are not guaranteed a t-shirt or hat. YPT and Camp Training - Sunday, May 20th @ 7p 3809 Curt Drive Arlington, 76016 (where we have camp) Attached are the forms needed for Camp:  "2012 Cub Day Camp Information Form" - if you can print the completed f

IOLS is over...What's next?

WOOD BADGE!!  You heard many of us talk aboutWood Badgeover the weekend.  It truly is the best leadership training you can obtain.  It is not a camping course like IOLS or a policy course like the online training. The purpose ofWood Badgeis to help you as an adult leaders develop leadership skills so they can deliver the highest quality Scouting program. It models the best techniques for developing leadership and teamwork.Wood Badgemade me a better unit leader butmost of allit made me a better husband and father. The next available courses are:

WB-123  ** Sunday Observant**  (This is the course where many of the IOLS staff will be staffing)
Lakeview Lodge Conference Center (Sleep in dorms, A/C meeting rooms)
Sid Richardson (SR2) - Mon.-Sat., July 16-21, 2012
dbabcock@woodbadge.org

WB-124
Sid Richardson (SR2) - Fri.-Sun., Sept. 7-9, 2012
Sid Richardson (SR2) - Fri.-Sun., Sept. 28-30, 2012
mcohen@woodbadge.org

WB-125** Sunday Observant**
Sid Richardson (SR2) - Thu-Sat, October 11-13, 2012
Sid Richa…

National Cemetery Flags

John,
Thanks for you time, I am Richard Chesnut SSG, Platoon Sergeant 1st Bn, 4th Reg. Texas State Guard. We volunteered to assist it the placement of some 22,000 flags at the head stones of our veterans located at the national Cemetery between Grand Prairie and Dallas. We do not have enough boots on the ground to get the task done. We would welcome assistance from the Boy Scouts. I think this would be a great honor and experience for your scouts. The time is 0800 hours and the place to meet is the National Cemetery on the 27 May, we will also need assistance in gathering them up on 31 May.

Thank you for you help,

You can email me or call at 817-980-8118. SSG Richard Chesnut

CPR Class - 4 seats available Last days to register

HEARTSAVER CPR CLASS Barbara Hammett, RDH 817.505.1257 Saturday, June 2, 2012 10:00 a.m. Location: Shady Valley Country Club 4001 West Park Row Drive
Arlington
(817) 275-3092
$30.00 (includes Student Book) Please RSVP to reblake@gmail.com or call 817.505.1257 Class limited to 8 participants


Regards, 


Robert Blake
817.505.1257



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Cub Scout Roundtable

Attention to all Cub Scouters! Contrary to all rumors, Cub Scout Roundtable will be held next Tuesday at the regular time.  Breakout sessions will be held and our normal time of frivolity before and after the breakouts will be something you do not want to miss. And now for some very good and very bad news.   Phil VonderHeydt will be leaving us .  This is very good news for Phil because he has sold his house and will be moving to Colorado with his wife where they will get to spend time with his granddaughters who are future Venture Scouts. This is very bad news for us because Phil has been at roundtable since before my grown children were born.  I will take over the Cubmaster and Committee breakout sessions for the next two months, but is time for another adult leader in the district to step up and fill Phil's shoes. Boy, is that hard to say! I look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.…

Fwd: Journey to Excellence and Planning Resources

Cross Timbers Scouters,

We need your help with several items by the May 10th Roundtable.
1)            Membership- Unit Inventories and Voice of the Scout E-mail updates. The District Membership Committee is asking unit leaders to send a listing of the adults and youth that are currently active with the units. Membership Inventories are conducted in the Spring to checked the charter process and prepare for Summer Camp. Also mark your calendars for a Membership Inventory in October to prepare for Unit Recharters. Inventories can be given to an Unit Commissioner, District Executive or E-mailed to 662crosstimbers@bsamail.org. A separate part is the Voice of the Scout E-mail update. The national System will be sending out surveys' to ask for feedback on scouting. To do this unit leaders are being asked to update e-mail address for members in the unit. Please see the attached letter explaining the Voice of the Scout Program. 2)            Journey to Excellenc…

Texas Youth Protection Training

Correction-
Monday May 21 will not be a training date it is Sunday May 20th 7:00pm at 3809 Curt Drive in Arlington.
Sorry finger typed the wrong date.
Kelsey.

 Texas Youth Protection Training
WHO- Any Adult that will be at a Boy Scout Summer Camp or Helping with Day Camp in the State of Texas.
In District Trainings dates-
May 8, 2012 7:30pm Pantego Christian Academy Please RSVP to 662crosstimbers@bsamil.org by Sunday May 6th
May 19, 2012 9:00am 3809 Curt Drive Arlington Texas 76016
May 20, 2012 7:00pm 3809 Curt Drive Arlington Texas 76016
June 12, 2012 7:30pm Pantego Christian Academy RSVP to 662crosstimbers@bsamil.org by Sunday June 10th.
Council Training Dates- DATES ................... CLASS #1 ...................CLASS #2 ...................... LOCATIONS Sat. May 19 ............ 9:00-10:00 a.m. ......... 11:00 a.m.–Noon .......... Hurst, and SR2 (at Adventure Race) Sat. May 26 ............ 9:00-10:00 a.m. ......... 11:00 a.m.–Noon .......... Hurst, Tahuaya RE…

UPDATE: New Tour and Activity Plan to Go Live May 10

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For the past three months, the Tour and Activity Plan demo has been available for testing on MyBSA. National received much positive feedback, and based on your input, they are making enhancements before the application goes live. It will take some extra time to deliver this improved system; therefore, the Tour and Activity Plan will now be fully available for use beginning May 10, 2012.  All details of the new plan will remain the same except for this change in date.

Please share this email with your volunteers!New Tour and Activity Plan to Go Live May 1When compared to the former tour permit process, the new plan will no longer require signatures or approvals. Rather, as the plan is completed online, the required prerequisites for that type of trip or activity will be displayed.
For any prerequisites that have not been met (for example, not having someone on a trip who has Hazardous Weather training where this training is required), and before being allowe…

Jeffrey Chatman's 4,000 mile "Journey of Hope"

 Jeffrey Chatman, Troop 380 Eagle Scout, is currently a sophomore Business major with a Theatre minor, at TCU where he is also involved with KinderFrogs. The College of Education at TCU is the only teacher preparation program in the United States that operates two schools of special education:  Starpoint School and KinderFrogs School.

Olenjack's Fundraising event Sunday May 20th featuring a performance by "The Way" Praise Band.
On Sunday May 20th Olenjack's restaurant will be donating a portion of their entire day's receipts to support Troop 380 Eagle Scout Jeffrey Chatman on his  "Journey of Hope",  a  60day, 4,000mile coast-to-coast bike ride raising money and awareness for People with Disabilities. Eat any time on Sunday or plan to join us on the patio at 5:30 for a performance by "The Way".
Jeffrey will be riding with members of his national fraternity Pi Kappa Phi with a personal goal to raise $7,000. Of the money…

Camp Card Money Due May 4th for 50%

For 50% Commissioner Camp Card Money is Due to be turned in by May 4th.
If possible please turn in money to the Council Office in Hurst. If you are unable to make it to the office I will be more than happy to schedule a time to pick up from your unit directly Yours in Scouting
Kelsey Clark District Executive Cross Timbers District Longhorn Council, BSA
817 231 8529 662crosstimbers@bsamail.org
850 Cannon Drive Hurst Texas 76054

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