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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 charte…

New leader?

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The get-started guide for new Scouting leaders By Mark Ray
Illustrations by Mike Byers
From the September-October 2012 issue of Scouting magazine
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 …

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: CPR7 PM – 10 PM First Aid9 AM – 5 PM
Cost for th…

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 t…

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 t…

Cyber Chip- Think Toten Chip for digital world

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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 RequirementsGrades 1-3Grades 4-5Grades 6-8Grades 9-12
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 Pa…

August Cub Scout Round Table

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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, TX76054 Registration Form (September 22, 2012)

Longhorn Council Camporee Cub Scout Flyer

Cub Scout Flyer:
Also can be found athttp://crosstimbersdistrict.blogspot.com/2012/08/longhorn-council-camporee-cub-scout.html 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 N…