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Camp Card tracking form

This for will help you keep track of Camp Card sales.

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2013 Silver Beaver Nominations Due March 1 2013

In 1931, B.S.A. President Mortimer L. Schiff recommended to the National Board that an award be devised for recognition of distinguished service to youth in the area of a local council and the concept of the Silver Beaver recognition was established.

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow upon a volunteer. It is made for noteworthy service of exceptional character to boyhood by registered Scouters within the jurisdiction of the Longhorn Council The Silver Beaver recipients will be recognized at the Council Annual Recognition Dinner.

The Longhorn Council has participated in this recognition program since its inception, presenting Longhorn's first Silver Beaver Awards in 1931 to A. L. Shuman and O. K. Shannon. Beginning with these awards, more than 950 adult leaders in our Council have been recognized in this manner. Our Council plans to recognize additional leaders annually who may be nominated for their service to youth.


March 2nd B.A.L.O.O. Training

B.A.L.O.O. Training
(Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)
When: Saturday, March 2 , 2012
Where: St. Barnabus United Methodist Church Activity Building 5011 W Pleasant Ridge Rd, Arlington, TX
Time: 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 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 c…


WOW! An opportunity for Scouts (AND their families) to come experience a big-time college basketball game and see UTA’s fabulous new College Park Center. FOR FREE!!!
Come out Saturday March 2, 2013, tip-off at 7:00 PM, and cheer for our UT Arlington MAVERICKS as they take on Utah State in a key WAC conference game.
It’s also Senior Night, of course, as the final home game this season… show this team they have our community support!
These tickets are for Scouts and their families, and a potential Scout can be included too!
Tickets must be ordered by Wednesday Feb. 27th, and then obtained, through Steve Willey, Cross Timbers District Membership Chairman—(817) 247-8025 [direct].
Call Steve the sooner the better / time is of the essence, to get better seating and grouped together.

Cub Scout BB and Archery Training

Trainees agree to serve as range officers at least 3 days at Day Camp, district or council events such as Cub Shootouts, Webelorees, Cub Family Adventures, and Fall Festival. For every 3 days an Instructor runs a range at Day Camp, district, & council events they will get one Range Officer Certificate from the camping registrar (suitable for framing). Range Officers can use each certificate one time to reserve BB and Archery equipment at a Longhorn Council camp to run a Council certified BB or archery program (at SR2, Worth, Tahuaya). BB and Archery equipment may not be used off camp property except at official district and council events.

Both BB and Archery Trainings are 3 hours each and will be offered at 9am and then again at 1pm.

April 27th Longhorn Council Office

May 25th Longhorn Council Office

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2.26.2013 6:00pm Camp Card Distribution

February 26 Council Camp Card Distribution
6:00pm- 7:00pm Cross Timbers and Tejas District

Schlotzsky's Little Road 4407 Little Road #600 Arlington Texas 76016

Taco Dinner Friday Night?!?!

What:  Complimentary Dinner(Taco buffet) & Silent Auction Fundraiser(Desserts and other items)

When:  Friday, February 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1500 California Ln. Arlington, TX 76015

Benefitting:  Troop 533(Young Men) and the Young Women of the Church, funds will be used to help pay for their summer camps.

Who to contact with questions:  Jon Rodriguez,  or 817-395-2930 

Troop 5 Open House


Febraury Order of the Arrow Update


1)  Please join us tomorrow evening for our monthly Talahi Chapter meeting.  After reviewing the ongoing elections and conducting our Chapter business, we will enjoy a presentation on OA memorabilia by famed and noted historian and Boy Scout and OA scholar, Mr. Ken Majka.  Mr Majka will be displaying and explaining some of his vast BSA & OA memorabilia and paraphernalia.  I'm sure everyone will be informed and entertained!!

2)  We still have a few elections remaining to be conducted, and if anyone would like to assist, we can still use help  with these unit elections.  If any adult or youth member is interested in participating, please let the Chapter Chief know so he can schedule some elections for you.   "Many hands make light work."  Remember: we're the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service.  There are only a few elections remaining, and they only take about 30 minutes or less to complete.

3)  We will also discuss new OA Awards which can be earned by the troo…

Kroger Sign up info

Merit Badge News

Eagle Board of Review Process & Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Approval Workshop

Eagle Board of Review Process & Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Approval Workshop
Cross Timbers District Scouters, I’m offering a workshop on the district processes for scheduling and conducting Eagle Board of Reviews and on the district approval process for the Eagle Scout Service Project Proposal.
First Part:  Eagle Scout Board of Review: The first hour will cover the Eagle Scout Board of Review Process.  Eagle Boards of Review are staffed by District volunteers and unit committee members.  This workshop is designed for the District volunteers.  However, the information is appropriate for Unit Leaders, Committee members or anyone who helps with or is interested in the Eagle board process.  Topics covered include:  The BSA Guide to Advancement for Boards of Review, Scheduling an Eagle board, and conducting the board of review through its phases. 
The objective of this workshop is to provide the district volunteers a standard process for Eagle boards conducted within the Cr…

NOVA Awards Program for STEM


The Boy Scouts of America's NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards stimulates interest in STEM-related fields and shows how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to everyday living and the world around them. Counselors and mentors help bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life for youth members.
The Nova Awards There are four Nova awards for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Each award covers one component of STEM—science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
Cub Scout Nova awards: Science Everywhere, Tech Talk, Swing!, and 1-2-3 Go! Boy Scout Nova awards: Shoot!, Start Your Engines, Whoosh!, and Designed to Crunch Venturer Scout Nova awards: Launch!, Power Up, Hang On!, and Number…

3.2.2012 49th Troop 379 Pancake Supper


2013 Freinds of Scouting Campaign beyond week of Giving

Our commitment to the scouting program has made an impact with-in your unit, scouting organization, and community. This impact can be seen at a district level in the quality of our unit programs and combined achievements from 2012. To highlight some of these achievements:

-0.8% Membership Growth to 1,646 youth
-73.9% Retention of Youth from 2011 to 2012
-78.79% of Cub Scouts and 50.07% of Boy Scouts Receive a Rank advancement
o50 Eagle Scouts in 2012
-69.20% of Cub Scouts and 62.1% of Boy Scouts attended Summer Camps
-5,340 reported service hours for a 3.24 hours per youth average

These achievements represent the impact that our commitment makes on each youth involved in scouting. These achievements also represent an extending impact that scouting has on the youths’ families and community. Every time a youth is asked to be a scout, we give them an opportunity to experience new things and learn what it means to be a servant leader. Through the use of the Cub Scout motto “do your best” and Bo…

Now here is a Roundtable that everyone will want to attend!

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Pantego Christian Academy on Park Row, the Scout and Cub Roundtables will be combined for a very special program. Council Scout Executive John Coyle and Council President Frost Tempel will be speaking and listening to Cross Timbers Scouters.  
These gentlemen will report to you about what has been happening all over our Council. Not only  have improvements been made or are in progress at all of the Camps and also at the Cub Center, but new, more and improved programs are on the calendar. Scouts will have many new opportunities in 2013. But there will be more! Both Mr. Coyle and Mr. Tempel will report about goals and expectations for our Council in the future. You all will also be able to ask questions from the persons that are in-the-know.
So come to the Roundtable. Your attendance and participation will be appreciated. Bring your unit chairperson or unit assistants if you can!
Do not stress – we will also have time for announcements and the…

ScoutCast Podcasts Are Here!

For the past few years, Cub Scout leaders have had an opportunity to listen in on some really great program ideas and useful tips for packs and dens from experts all across the nation, as well as getting the latest and greatest news about Cub Scouting, just by downloading the monthly podcast known as CubCast. Now Scoutmasters, Varsity Scout coaches, and Venturing crew Advisors have their own source of information.

Beginning with the inaugural episode in January, ScoutCast provides a new way for leaders of older youth to learn about some of the less tangible aspects of Scouting. In last month’s first episode, you can hear from Michael Gurian, a world-renowned behaviorist and author of multiple books on gender-specific learning and behavior. Michael will help leaders identify and deal with bullying in their units. The ensuing months will feature topics such as appropriate discipline, working with special-needs youth, best methods of handling economic diversity within your unit, and ange…

Winter Training Time

The Winter 2013 issue of Training Times has been posted at Click on the photo, or head to “Training Updates” to find it. As always, it is available to read online or downloadable for sharing. Please do both!

To read the entire issue, click the link above or the image at left. Previous issues of the newsletter are available by following the links under the BSA Newsletters header at right.

Help Promote ‘Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?’, Debuting March 4

A new reality television show that pits Scouts against adults in feats of outdoor skills—“Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?”—is set to debut March 4 on the National Geographic Channel.
To help promote the show in your area/region/council, head to the Marketing Toolbox (see link below) and share the range of downloadable digital and print assets to help create awareness and encourage Scouts and Scouters to watch the show!
Scouting magazine’s “Bryan on Scouting” blogOfficial video (Official National Geographic Channel site)Promotional materials (BSA Marketing Toolbox)