Friday, August 31, 2012

Changes: Charter Fee to Unit Liability Insurance Fee"

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, what is now known as the “unit charter fee” will be renamed the “unit liability insurance fee” and will increase in cost from $20 to $40 yearly.
As a result, the new fee will begin with units that have December 31, 2012 charter expiration dates (a charter period beginning Jan. 1, 2013).
All units, including Exploring posts, are required to pay this annual fee—100 percent of which goes into the general liability insurance program—when submitting their charter renewal applications. This fee helps defray expenses of the general liability insurance program.
The reasons for the changes include:
  • The reserves for open claims have increased significantly over the last several years.
  • The average cost per claim has nearly doubled in the last five years.
  • Claims payments have doubled in the last two years compared to a five-year average from 2005–2009.
The general liability insurance policy provides primary liability insurance coverage for registered adults and for all chartered organizations on file with the BSA for liability arising out of their chartering a traditional Scouting unit. This policy provides coverage for claims alleging negligent actions that result in either personal injury or property damage.
A chartered organization is an organization that has applied for and received a current Boy Scouts of America charter to operate a Scouting unit. A chartered organization as defined within the policy shall include the chartered organization, its board of directors and/or trustees, and its officer and employees, in their official and individual capacities. This definition also includes a specific position: chartered organization representative.
Chartered organizations do not need a certificate of insurance. The chartered organization endorsement is a part of the insurance policy contract and is enforceable under the policy contract. Old Republic Insurance Company provides the first $1 million in coverage. Additional policies—all providing primary coverage to the chartered organization—have been purchased so that more than $5 million in primary coverage is provided.
There is no coverage for those who commit intentional or criminal acts. Liability insurance is purchased to provide financial protection in the event of accidents or injury that occurs during an official Scouting activity.
Scout Executives: Please host this information on your council websites and newsletters.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New leader?


The get-started guide for new Scouting leaders

50 Tips for New Scouting Leaders Suitcase
WELCOME TO SCOUTING! You’re joining a force of volunteers a million strong, some who started in Scouting before you were born (see tip No. 38). Yet you may be uniquely qualified to have a powerfully positive impact on the young people in your unit (see tip No. 43). No pressure, huh?
We at Scouting magazine have been where you are, and we understand just how intimidating the job can be. So we created this handy guide to help you through the first months of your Scouting career. Half of the tips below stem from our own experience; the other half come from Scouters across the country who responded to survey questions on our Facebook page (see tip No. 20). We appreciate their input and look forward to the day that you, too, start sharing your wisdom with Scouting’s next crop of rookie leaders.
But, we also realize that our readers have plenty of additional advice to share, too. That’s why we ask that—if you see something we’ve missed—post your own suggestions for new leaders below. We’ll be gathering the comments you add and then on Oct. 1, we’ll announce our favorites. Plus, we’ll select 10 random commenters to receive a $10 Supply Group gift card as a thanks for sharing your advice.
To be a part of the gift-card drawing, you must submit your comment before Sept. 30. We’ll announce our winners on Oct. 1.

50 Tips for New Scouting Leaders Add to Bookmarks1. Add to Bookmarks. MyScouting (myscouting.org) is the entry point on the BSA Web site for all sorts of Web-based activities, including training, Internet advancement, and registration for national events. Signing up is simple, and there’s a tutorial if you get stuck. As soon as possible, add your member ID to your profile so you get credit for online training.
2. Become an Alum. Even if you’re new, you qualify for the BSA Alumni program (bsaalumni.org). Why sign up? Four words: free bugle-call ringtones.
3. All in the Timing. Get all your Scouting dates on your family calendar and fix any conflicts. Nothing’s worse than having to cancel a den meeting on your wedding anniversary (except not canceling a den meeting on your wedding anniversary).
4. Training Basics. Every Scout deserves a trained leader, and every leader deserves to be trained. The basic-training sequence has four phases: Fast Start, Youth Protection (the required child-abuse prevention and detection course), This Is Scouting (an overview of the Scouting program), and position-specific training. Learn more, including which courses are available online, at bit.ly/BSAtraining. Remember, you must complete Youth Protection training before you can register as a leader.
5. You are Here. As a volunteer, you can earn all sorts of awards, most of which are represented by those knots you see on veteran leaders’ uniforms. Find out which awards are available for your position and start tracking your progress. Learn about all the knots by visiting bit.ly/knowyourknots.
6. Know Then Sew. When you’re properly uniformed, you set an example for your Scouts and have a place to display the awards you receive (patches aren’t just for the boys). Yes, uniforms can be expensive, but many packs, troops, and crews have closets of “experienced” uniforms that you may use. Before you start sewing on patches, grab a uniform inspection sheet from bit.ly/uniforminspection and get things in the right place the first time. Don’t like to sew? Try Badge Magic (bit.ly/badgemagickit).
7. Get to Know Your Scouts  … You’ll be spending lots of time with them, so find out where they go to school, what they like and dislike, and how you can best contact them (phone, e-mail, Facebook, etc.).
8. … and their Parents. What are their hobbies and talents? Who can haul the boys to camp? Any Eagle Scouts in the group? Give every parent a little job and your job won’t seem so big.
9. Then Check Out ScoutParents. Speaking of parents, surf over to scoutparents.org for extensive information on how Scouting benefits parents and families, not just kids. There’s even a free e-book about the subject on the site.
10. Nights at the Roundtable. Here’s where you’ll find a bunch of Scouters who’ve been in your shoes and are eager to help you be successful. Some of the best discussions happen after the closing, so plan to stay late. Check with your unit leader or council office for dates and locations.
11. Sites for Your Eyes. Another great source for Scouting information is the Internet. You can find Scouting magazine online at scoutingmagazine.org. Ask people in your unit or district for their favorite online discussion groups, blogs, and podcasts. And be sure to bookmark Scouting’s blog: blog.scoutingmagazine.org.
12. Less Taxing. If you itemize your taxes, you can deduct the cost of your uniforms and the miles you drive as a volunteer. You’ll need good records, so start a receipt file and mileage log. For more information, visit bit.ly/scoutingwriteoffs or consult your tax adviser.
13. Get a Life—or snag your son’s copy when he’s not looking. Boys’ Life magazine content aligns with pack and troop programs, and the jokes are always good for a laugh. For a quick game, create a scavenger hunt where boys look for specific words or pictures in the current issue. Learn more about BL at boyslife.org.
50 Tips for New Scouting Leaders Meet and Greet14. Meet and Greet: STEP 1. Seek out your chartered organization representative, the volunteer who oversees Scouting at your chartered organization (the school, community group, or religious institution that sponsors your unit). Ask how Scouting supports the organization’s mission and what your unit can do to help. This is especially important if you’re the unit leader or committee chair.
15. Meet and Greet: STEP 2. Seek out your district executive and unit commissioner. The DE is the professional Scouter who oversees Scouting in your community; the commissioner is an experienced volunteer charged with supporting your unit. Their goal is to make your unit successful, and they have access to lots of useful resources.
16. Meet and Greet: STEP 3. Find a mentor in your district who holds the same position as you. Meet for coffee to discuss any challenges you’re facing, then visit one of your mentor’s meetings to see him or her in action.
17. Get to Philmont—Pronto! Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, N.M., is the world’s largest youth camping facility. It’s also the BSA’s national volunteer training center. Every summer, the Philmont Training Center offers dozens of weeklong conferences for Scouters of all experience levels. Best of all, your spouse and children can participate in great family programs while you’re in class. Details at philmontscoutranch.org/ptc.aspx.
18. KISMIF? OMG! Quick! What do the following acronyms and initialisms mean?
COPE KISMIF NOAC WOSM
If you don’t know NESA from NOAC, bookmark the Language of Scouting website (scouting.org/scoutsource/Media/LOS.aspx). You’ll never be at a loss when veteran Scouters start tossing jargon around. (Find the answers to this in your September-October 2012 issue of Scouting magazine.)
19. On the Map. Have you visited Beascout.org? This spiffy new unit locator uses Google Maps to help prospective Scouts find you. The BSA’s Beascout.org is so new that many veterans don’t know about it. Introduce your unit to it, and you’ll no longer be the newbie.
20. Do You Like Us? You are on Facebook, aren’t you? Then “like” the pages for the BSA and Scouting and Boys’ Life magazines. When you do, you’ll get the latest Scouting news. Find us at facebook.com/scoutingmagazine.
21. Find Direction. What do you want to accomplish this year or before you leave Scouting? (Which we hope won’t be this year.) Write down your goals and paste them in your leader book to help you stay on track.
22. Catch Up on Some Reading. Read the appropriate youth and adult handbooks that relate to your position. If you’re a Wolf den leader, get the Wolf Cub Scout Handbook and Cub Scout Leader Book. If you’re an assistant Scoutmaster, get the Boy Scout Handbook and Scoutmaster Handbook. If you’re a Venturing Advisor, get the Venturing/Ranger Handbook and the Venturing Leader Manual. If you’re a … Well, you get the idea.
23. Reach the Summit. The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia promises a world of excitement for older Scouts and Venturers. You can’t visit until next summer, but the Web site is open for business now: summit.scouting.org.
24. Start Your Journey. Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s performance recognition program for units, districts, and councils. JTE, which replaces the Quality Unit program, measures advancement, activities, leader training, and more. Visit bit.ly/BSAjourneytoexcellence to learn about the specific goals for your type of unit. Then ask your unit leader about your unit’s progress toward Bronze, Silver, or Gold recognition.
25. Meet a Founder. Scouting’s founder, Robert Baden-Powell, died in 1941, but his spirit is alive and well today. You can read many of his books, including Scouting for Boys (the first Boy Scout handbook), at bit.ly/bpowell.

IDEAS FROM SCOUTERS
For Working With Scouts
26. The most powerful words in the world are, “That sounds cool. Make it happen.” ­—Cassie Johnson
27. Be willing to do whatever you are asking the boys to do. They will be more willing to participate if you make a fool of yourself first. —Stephanie Gourley
28. Listen to the Scouts. They are smarter than you think. —Andrew O’Connor
29. Scouts just want to have fun and learn. They never have an agenda. —Skip Tamke
30. Trust your older Scouts—but verify! —Tim Hagey
For Working With Families
50 Tips for New Scouting Leaders Volunteering31. There are never enough volunteers. Recruit those parents from the day they sign up their kid! —Jane Hansen
32. Share as many details about an event as you can before a family has to commit. That way they have every opportunity to make sure it is right for them. —Shelli Smith Luna
33. Stick to your schedule. Families will come to understand it’s easier to work into a planned schedule than to pull things together at the last minute. —Laurie Good Kautz
34. Some kids have a very structured home life; others are the opposite. Make your den rules apparent from the beginning and stick with them. —Michelle Cianflone Flynn
35. When someone asks you “How can I help?” you’d better have an answer; otherwise, they may never ask again. —Dave Ruiz
For Getting Up to Speed, Fast
36. Go to roundtable, learn online, and make friends. —Christine Needham Martin
37. Don’t wait to get all of your basic training done. —Kirsten Johnson
38. At your first roundtable or training, look for the person with the most knots on his or her Scout shirt. Knots indicate experience and knowledge, and those individuals are a wealth of resources and contacts—and they are free. —Lindsay Foster
39. Talk to other Scouters. At summer camp or other council or district events, go to other campsites and talk to the Scouters there. —Chuck Pint
40. Ask questions. Most leaders are willing to help, but they don’t want to make you uncomfortable or overwhelmed. —Aileen Sheehan Masone
For Measuring Success
41. Success as a Scouter can be measured in grins and laughter. —Tom Osen 
42. Do you go home after a meeting tired but smiling because you saw a boy do something big for himself that most people, even his parents, probably would never notice? That’s when you know you’ve done it right. —Phil Peck
43. Success is seeing your Scouts following the morals and ethics learned in Scouting and putting them into practice with enthusiasm. —Ronald Pierantozzi
44. Success is seeing the smiles of the boys as they learn new things and watching them come back every week eagerly anticipating more. —Charles Nesloney
45. Wait 15 to 20 years to see what kind of men they become. Then you’ll know if you were successful. —Calvin Gray
Miscellaneous Tips
46. There are so many Scouting urban legends out there. (“The left-handed handshake has been banned because it’s a secret sign.”) If someone says something that seems odd or strange, ask where it can be found in print. —Michelle Matowski
47. Plan for more than you can do in an activity or meeting. —Bradley White-Findeisen
48. No one, especially the Scouts, cares what you know. What is important is what you do. —Joe Julio
49. Learn to listen, not lecture; to joke, not judge; and to laugh whenever possible. —Dan Hartnett
50. In volunteering, you are truly receiving a gift. The more time and effort you set aside for your Scouts, the greater the gift you’ll receive in return. —Anthony Daniel Thorne

Friday, August 24, 2012

Outside Training-

WILDERNESS FIRST AID

For a group going on a high-adventure trip, at least one adult must attend an approved wilderness First Aid Course. I will be offering the Emergency Care and Safety Institute Wilderness First Aid Course, which meets that requirement.

In response to requests from unit leaders, the course will be offered on 2 consecutive Saturdays. This is an 16 hour course, requiring 2 days to complete.

A prerequisite to the course is that each attendee complete a basic CPR course. I will offer the American Heart Association Heartsaver course on the Friday evening prior to the first First Aid session. This course meets that requirement

Dates for the First Aid courses are 20 and 27 October, 2012 with Heartsaver course on 19 October. Another course is scheduled for 17 and 24 November 2012, with Heartsaver course on 16 November.

All courses will be held at the LDS Church at 3809 Curt DR, Arlington, TX, 76016.

Times for the courses are:
                        CPR                7 PM – 10 PM
                        First Aid          9 AM – 5 PM

Cost for the courses are:
                        CPR                $25.00
                        First Aid          $50.00

Additional courses for 2013 will be scheduled based on input during these first 2 courses.

If you are interested in attending, please contact me at david.mcgraw@att.net, or
871-832-2953. If I do not answer the phone, please leave a message. Please provide:
                        Name
                        Address
                        Telephone number
                        Email address
Course size will be limited to 12 persons for each First Aid class.
                       

NOTE – Heartsaver CPR also satisfies the requirement for Cub Scout camps. If you just need the CPR, think about just attending a Friday evening session.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

B.A.L.O.O Training

B.A.L.O.O. Training
(Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)
When: Saturday,  September 8th , 2012
Where: 3809 Curt Drive Arlington, Texas 76016
Arlington Stake Center
Time: 8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Cost: $10.00
WHAT:  This training is to help leaders understand the focus of the Cub Scout level of the BSA camping program. Leaders will acquire the skills and confidence necessary to plan and carry out a successful, first-time Cub Scout- level camping activity. Leaders will increase their knowledge of the resources available from the BSA and other sources to carry out a camping activity. Leaders will understand the requirements for a successful completion of this activity, using national standards as guidelines.  
The course will cover the following:
·         Where the approved council camping sites are located
·         What kind of gear you will need for Cub Scout family camping (personal and unit)
·         How to plan a program of fun for the Scouts and others attending a pack campout
·         How to plan a campfire program for the traditional camp fire that culminates most camp outs
·         How to safely use lanterns and stoves
·         How to cook for Cub Scouts and incorporate it into a den meeting
·         Cub Scout camping Health and Safety
·         Proper Flag ceremonies
These are just a few of the items that will be covered.
Lunch: As a part of training you will prepare and cook your own Lunch! (Food will be provided!!)
Please advise ASAP of any food Allergies!!!
Please refer any questions to:
Phone:  Jamie Patterson 817 266 1217        email:   jpatterson@ymedical.com or 662crosstimbers@bsamail.org
___________________________Bring to Training_________________________________
Cross Timbers  BALOO Training                   Paid by: ___Cash or ___ChecK
Name: __________________________________Phone:_____________ Cell: _____________
Unit#: ____________ Unit Position:_______________________________________________
Address: _______________________ Email : _______________________________________
City: __________________ ZIP: ____________________  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Arlington Sneak a Peek Nights

Cub Scouters and Scouters


Fall recruitment is getting close and we have a great opportunity coming up this Thursday and Friday to make contact with families. Below is a listing of the Cross Timbers Elementary Schools that we service. If you or someone from your unit is planning on attending to pass out information about your unit please e-mail Kelsey 662crosstimbers@bsamail.org with how many you would like and the address you would like them delivered. Delivery will be during the day Wednesday or Thursday.

Also if you could help with another school please let us know via e-mail as well.


Rallies- If you units has already secured a date for your school night rally please share this information. The district will handle the permits through Arlington ISD for no charge. Don’t forget the secondary back update if the weather is bad on the first date.

Adopt a School Program- Those that would be interested in participating we have included information. We are focusing on the Elementary Schools this year. Packs will have the schools that they recruit from. For the Packs that have more than one school they recruit let us know if you can support both or which you would prefer to have.
UnitSchoolSneak A Peak DateSneak a Peak Time
Pack 156Amos8/24/20123:00pm-4:00pm
Pack 376BerryNot havingno time set
Pack 376Blanton *8/23/20123:30pm- 5:00pm
Pack 156Burgin  
Pack 378Butler8/23/20124:30pm-6:00pm
Pack 398Ditto8/23/20125:00pm-7:00pm
Pack 82Duff8/23/20124:00pm-6:00pm
Pack 398Dunn8/23/20126:00pm-7:30pm
 Ellis8/23/20125:00pm- 7:00pm
Pack 156Farrell *8/24/20121:00pm-3:00pm
Pack 376Goodman8/24/20126:00pm-7:30pm
Pack 156Hale *8/23/20125:00pm-6:30pm
 Hill8/23/20126:00pm-7:00pm
Pack 389Key8/23/20125:00pm-6:00pm
 Larson *8/23/20125:00pm- 6:00pm
Pack 399Little8/23/20125:00pm- 6:00pm
Pack 389Miller8/24/20126:00pm- 8:00pm
Pack 68Pope8/24/20125:30pm-6:30pm
Pack 156Remynse8/24/20124:00pm-5:30pm
Pack 68RoquemoreNot havingone
 Sherrod *8/24/20124:00pm-6:00pm
 Short8/23/20126:00pm-7:30pm
Pack 82South Davis8/24/20121:00pm-4:00pm
Pack 82Swift8/24/20121:00pm-4:00pm
Pack 68Wimbish8/23/20125:00pm-6:00pm

Yours in Scouting,

Steve Willey
Cross Timbers Membership Chair

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cyber Chip- Think Toten Chip for digital world

Today's youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip. In developing this exciting new tool, the BSA teamed up with content expert NetSmartz®, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and training expert for many law enforcement agencies.
Netsmartz® has created a Scouting portal showcasing Cyber Chip resources, including grade-specific videos, for each level. Check it out here.
Topics include cyberbullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, and identity theft.

Cyber Chip Requirements


Available From Scoutstuff

  • Cyber Chip pocket card (grades 1-5)
  • Cyber Chip pocket card (grades 6-12)
  • Cyber Chip patch (grades 1-5)
  • Cyber Chip patch (grades 6-12)
  • Power Pack Pals (bullying), No. 33979
  • Power Pack Pals (bullying; Spanish), No. 33980
  • Power Pack Pals (Internet safety), No. 33981
  • Power Pack Pals (Internet safety; Spanish), No. 34464

Integration Ideas

Parents
  • Use the Cyber Chip as a tool to work with your youth to create additional open communications.
  • Visit www.scouting.org/cyberchip and NetSmartz® for more content ideas and tip sheets.
Unit Leaders
  • Tailor the requirements to your own unit rules. Complete the requirements for the Cyber Chip as a unit at a regular meeting, then hand out the cards and patches on the spot.
  • Review the resources available on the website, including teaching materials, an implementation guide, and more.
  • Create a fun challenge for youth to stump the unit leaders.
  • Play a "Jeopardy!"-style game in a meeting to use what's been learned.
  • Use the Cyber Chip as a foundational step in preparation for leadership positions such as Webmaster.
Councils and Districts
  • Add Cyber Chip information to council or district websites. Create an area focused on cyber safety. Use resources from NetSmartz®
  • Spread the word by communicating at events like camporees and Scoutoramas.
  • Do a tech event for adults or youth—then set teams to compete with each other on their knowledge in a fun fashion.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

September 22, 2012 Trainers EDGE

Trainers EDGE is designed to help Scouters understand the EDGE training model and gain self-confidence through hands-on training experiences.  Any Scouter who delivers training to youth or adults is welcome to attend (i.e. Wood Badge and NYLT Instructors, District and Council Trainers, Commissioners, Pack Trainers, Merit Badge Counselors, just about anyone!).  You don't even have to be currently involved, just INTERESTED!  Trainers EDGE is held three times each year in the Spring and in the Fall.

Please pre-register!  For information on upcoming courses contact your District Training Chair or refer to the Longhorn Council Training Calendar.  
 
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Longhorn Council Service Center
850 Cannon Dr.
Hurst, TX  76054

Friday, August 3, 2012

Longhorn Council Camporee Cub Scout Flyer


Cub Scout Flyer:

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.longhorncouncil.org. Cub Scout Fun Day is Saturday November 10 for those coming out just for
the day.
All participants—Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos, parents, and leaders—must register and pay the
appropriate fee to attend the Longhorn Council Camporee events. Special wrist bands will be issued and checked.
Pack Information Packets
All Dens and Packs who register for Cub Scout Fun Day will receive Participant Information Packets and regular
email updates with details on arrival, check-in, programs, camping areas, parking, departure, and more.
Contact Information
Council Camporee Chairman: ........ John Park, Troop 75, Crew 75. ...................... jpark.1@charter.net
Logistics Chairman: ........................ Michael Cawood, Troop 43. .......................... cawoodmd@swbell.net
Cub Scout Chairman: ...................... Debra Furst, Pack 771. .................................. Debra@Furstranch.com
Volunteering
Volunteers are the heart of Scouting. If your unit has parents and adult leaders who can help staff a Cub Scout Fun
Day activity or any of the many other programs and events, please contact Cub Scout Chairman Debra Furst at
Debra@Furstranch.com. If your Pack has adults who can volunteer to help with event logistics, please contact
Logistics Chairman Michael Cawood at cawoodmd@swbell.net
Patches and T-shirts
The first 9,000 registered participants are guaranteed to receive a commemorative "SCOUTING, Celebrating the
Adventure, Continuing the Journey" Camporee patch. Register early to guarantee your patch. Any surplus patches
will be sold at the Trading Post.
T-shirts must be ordered in advance and are to be picked up by the unit
representative at Check-in at Texas Motor Speedway.
Stage Show
Scouts are asked to try out for the talent show competition with the top six acts performing live at Saturday night's
Camporee Stage Show. Acts could include the playing of musical instruments, singing, dancing, skits, acrobatics,
magic show or any other entertaining talent by a single scout, den or groups of scouts. Audition times will be
announced at registration. Acts must be limited to three minutes.
First Aid
A first aid station with qualified emergency medical response personnel will be located near the Headquarters area.
Camping, Water, Fire and Fuels
Each District will have a clearly marked, designated Pack Family Camping area. District representatives will assign
campsites on a first-come, first served basis and according to Pack size based on paid preregistration.
A water supply source is available on-site; however, units should bring as much water in containers as possible. NO
GROUND FIRES ARE ALLOWED. Charcoal, propane or liquid fuel stoves are permitted. Charcoal cooking
requires a grill with a lid.
Port-a-potties will be available throughout the Camporee site. Limited flush toilets and showers are available.
Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America www.longhorncouncil.org
8-2-12 Camporee 2012 Page
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Cub Scout Fun Day Programs
The following are some of the programs offered at the Cub Scout Fun Day. All programs and competition areas are
designed to handle multiple dens simultaneously.
Shooting Sports Inflatables
Archery Bounce Houses
BB Guns Obstacle Courses
Marshmallow Shooters Big Slides
Rubber Band Guns
Wrist Rockets
Crafts
Face Painting
Group Activities
Make a Harmonica
Pushmobile Derby Leatherwork
Human Foosball Native America Dancers
Tug O'War Build and Launch Paper Rockets
Flour Battle Make a First Aid Kit
Make a Neckerchief Slide
Feats of Skill
Soccer Kick
Demonstrations / Vendors
Calf Roping Comanche Stories
Disc Golf Civil War Re-enactors
Jousting 1842 Texas Rangers
Climbing Wall SWAT Teams
Monster Toss Police with Canine Units & Other Equipment
Washer Toss Mobile Dairy
Ring Toss 1872 U.S. Cavalry
Bean Bag Toss Camporee Show
Hoops Toss (Pumpkin Toss with hoops & cones) Fireworks
Football Ring Toss Military Vehicle and Equipment Displays
Pumpkin Toss Dallas Stars
Monkey Bridges Fort Worth Cats
Golf Putting Course CareFlite
Ladder Golf Carter Blood Care
Stilt Races Tarrant Food Bank
Hippity Hop Balls Various Outdoor Equipment Displays
Bowling Outdoor Equipment Vendors Midway
Lawn Fishing
Rolling Culverts
Texas Skiis
Walk the Plank
Special Events
Bosch Tools/Dremel Demonstration / Build a Pinewood Derby Car
Pinewood Derby Test Track
Geocaching Adventure
Service Project – Make a Christmas Card for a Soldier
…and much, much more!
INTERESTED IN HELPING
A large number of people will be required to help staff the administrative and activity areas of this event. If you are
interested in helping please contact:
Debra Furst, Cub Scout Chairman: .............................. Debra@Furstranch.com
John Park, Camporee Chairman: ................................. jpark.1@charter.net
Michael Cawood, Logistics Chairman: ....................... cawoodmd@swbell.net

Round Table Information

Roundtables for the Cross Timbers District are held the second Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 PM. We meet at Pantego Christian Academ...