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2014 Camp Cards

Leaders and Volunteers,
The 2014 Camp Card Campaign is getting ready.  This is the first of several communications to alert you.  The Kroger dates will run the weekends from March 13-15 thru the April 12th weekend.  The following weekend is Easter this year.  Our sales campaign is March 8th through April 27th with money and card turn in set for May 2nd.  Those dates are pretty fixed.  The distribution of cards and return of cards will be coordinated through the districts and will be on varying dates.
The Kroger sites will be registered through a website again.  It will open January 6th for reserving sites and dates.  We did not fill all the available slots last year.
We are working on dates for 'best  practice' round-robin discussions so those coaching units (we have Popcorn Kernels and now-Camp Card Coaches) can share ideas.
A sample of what will be on the cards:
North—Kroger, Dick's Sporting Goods, Texas Rangers, Bass Pro, Medieva…

November eNewsletter

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Council Website

Volunteer Training


National Website

Scout Shops
              Volume 1 Issue 5
November 12, 2013

NOVEMBER eNEWSLETTER As we reflect upon this season of Thanksgiving, many of us are reminded of things that are most important to us - things like family, faith and service to others.  We are all moved to reconsider our priorities in this season of Thanksgiving and sharing. Scouting's legacy to the world is evident in year after year of our country's last 100 years.  Read about the significance of the "The Eagle has landed." LHC Scouting membership appears unaffected by policy change.  Early results indicate that the high profile membership change earlier this year by BSA National is having little impact on membership in many parts of the council.  Read the story! LHC Eagle Scout competes in area and state marching band competitions. What should your unit be doing this winter?  Some of the best activities for your Den or…

Mountain Man Rendezvous at Sid

Did you know about the Mountain man event??

Booyah! Free-trappers, Mountain men, Flat-landers and Greenhorns!

NRA - Range Safety office course

For those of you that will need the second trained person to open the range we still have openings for the RSO Class at Worth Ranch. Saturday November 16,2013. Application attached.


Scout Roundtable Coming Soon

Wow! The District has had a flood of Eagle Boards-of-Review recently. Some really remarkable young men have achieved their goal and reached the Eagle rank.While there may not be any short-cuts on the trail to Eagle, at the next Scout Roundtable you may receive a road-map (or should I say 'the coordinates'?)!
At the November 12th Scout Roundtable [7:30PM, Pantego Christian Academy] recognized Advancement Expert – MikelShelton – will speak to us about what's happening in the world of Scout advancement. There are changes ahead for our district. And there are new merit badges to earn. And more!
You are encouraged to attend and bring your unit's advancement chair-person so the Scouts in your unit will continue up the advancement ladder! Come with your questions.
Also the District Comment Box will be set up to accept your questions, comments, and complaints. Additionally we may have some out-of-district guests to make a special presentation. AND we will squeeze in a litt…

News from the Scout Executive

Longhorn Council, BSA

Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training Course



Cub Scouts - Join the Fun! Visiting Webelos Parents Welcome for Q/A: What You Need to Know Boy Scout Troop 380 Open House Monday 11/4/2013 [7-9pm]
Cub Scouts will receive skill instructions at each activity. Plus each visiting Cub Scout will receive handmade paracord bracelet!
Fire Building - Phoenix/Panther Patrol to teach
Triangle Lash Pole Walk - Raptor Patrol demonstrate & teach lashings
Make/Cook "Fancy" Dessert Donut Holes in Dutch Ovens glaze - frosting - sprinkles - chocolate - etc Python Patrol to teach
Learn CPR/First Aid Skills - Hurricane Patrol & Lighting Patrol to teach
Plus a Cub Scout can win prize for longest Trebuchet throw! Viper Patrol - (also remember need trebuchet "sling" and balls?)
T-380 Scout Hut - Northwest Christian Church 1001 N. Davis at Wright St.
2-blocks south of Randol Mill Rd. - 1-mile south of Lamar HS NWCC eastside parking lot; look for two T-380 trailers (Note part of parking lot will be roped off)

Mr. J - (Charles Jeffreys) a.k.a.…

WR Campmaster Program

Some of you may have received this message earlier.  I am trying to get the word out to everyone so please disregard if you received this message earlier.  If you would please pass the word to others who may not be on this list.  I am sending this message to my NRA class also, some of you may want to take this training. 
Attached is the Campmaster Training Application in pdf format.  The date has now been set so please make plans to attend if you are interested and pass the word to others who may not have received this message.  As you will see on the application, we will meet at Worth Ranch Roeser Hall at 8:00 am on Saturday November 23 and will complete the training around 5:00 pm.  There will be no fee, we will provide you with lunch.
As of now we have several Council Chairs who will talk with us about their program areas and what you should know in your role as a Campmaster.  For example Shooting Sports.  It will be a full day so plan to arrive on or before 8:00 am.  My phone numbe…