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Fort Worth Brahmas Playoff Action

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Brahmas are set to being their quest for their second Central Hockey League Championship.   I have attached a flyer with information on how to obtain heavily discounted tickets for the first two playoff games.   If you could spread it around the office it would be amazing!    We would love to have you out cheering on the Brahmas at these sure to be exciting playoff games.


BRAHMAS ANNOUNCE PLAYOFF SERIES SCHEDULE
FORT WORTH TO HOST FIRST TWO GAMES AT NYTEX SPORTS CENTRE

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 24) – The Fort Worth Brahmas will face off against the Quad City Mallards in the first round of the Central Hockey League playoffs. The Brahmas will host the first two games of the best-of-seven series at the NYTEX Sports Centre, set to begin Thursday, March 28 at 7:00pm.

The entire series schedule is as follows:

Opening Round – Series "C" (best-of-7) 
Quad City Mallards vs. Fort Worth Brahmas
Game 1 – Thu., Mar. 28 – Quad City at Fort Worth, 7:00
Game 2 – Sat., Mar. 30 – Quad City at Fort Wor…

April Cub Scout Leader Position Specific

Cub Scout Leader Position Specific
When: Saturday April 20th
Cub Scout Leader Position Specific 8am-11am orNoon-3:00pm
Texas Youth Protection 11am-Noon or 3:00pm-4:00pm


Sunday April 28th Cub Scout Leader Position Specific 2:00pm- 5:00pm
Where: St. Barnabas United Methodist Activity Building 5011 West Pleasant Ridge Road Arlington, Texas.
Cost: FREE but PLEASE RSVP BY THURSDAY APRIL 18th 2013
WHAT: This 3 hour course will give new leaders the knowledge and skills needed to be successful. Part one is an introduction to Scouting and the Cub Scout pack, while part two is a module on how Cub Scouts have fun in the pack and the den. The third part is focused on specific training for Cubmasters, den leaders, pack committee members, and pack trainers.
Please refer any questions to:
Phone:817 231 8529 email:662crosstimbers@bsamail.org

Cross Timbers Spring Camporee

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April 12-14th 2013 (Order of the Arrow Call out April 13th) Where: Private Property in South Mansfield (2nd and Heritage Parkway, Mansfield TX  http://goo.gl/maps/8ZCCw)
Cost: Youth $10.00  Adults $5.00
Camporee Packet Download
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B35zidOnfRWRU0pvcWpDZ0lCbk0/edit?usp=sharing

Camporee Registration
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B35zidOnfRWRM0k4WnA5MjZUV2s/edit?usp=sharing
Using the Nation/Tribe assigned to the troop, each Troop/Patrol should. Unit to Indian Nations assignments listingcan be found at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B35zidOnfRWROTcwVndpLTBTQ28/edit?usp=sharing
Event Question Call Gary Johnson  817 994 9715
Registration Call Kelsey 817 231 8529

5.19.2013 Scout Day at the Ballpark

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Call the Rangers for Tickets!!!!!

Important Youth Protection Update

Is your Youth Protection Training ready for summer or day Camp? Texas law requires all adults and parents attending a summer camp, resident camp or day camp to hold a current YPT certification from an in-person, state-approved course. You must have completed an approved course within 2 years preceding the end of your camp. District Dates (RSVP to ensure space and materials to 662crosstimbers@bsamail.org by 5:00pm day before. Please include name, e-mail, cell, and unit.) April 4th 6:00pm Trinity United Methodist Church 1200 West Green Oaks Arlington, Texas 76013 April 9th 7:30pm Pantego Christian Academy 2201 West Park Row Arlington, Texas 76013 April 20th 11:00am St. Barnabas United Methodist Activity building 5501 West Pleasant Ridge Road Arlington TX 76016 April 20th 3:00pm St. Barnabas United Methodist Activity Building 5501 West Pleasant Ridge Road Arlington TX 76016 April 28th 5:00pm St. Barnabas United Methodist Activity Building 5501 West Pleasant Ridge Road Arlington TX 76016 May 2nd 6:00pm…

5.11.2013 Chaplin Training

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Longhorn Council Program
 Chaplin Training 101
May 11, 2013



BSA has taken a strong position defending the requirement of an obligation to God.This program does not propose eliminating or reducing camping, advancement or any of the current activities of the Scouting Program.However, some of us wish to make sure that we have as few barriers as possible in our support of our obligation to God.There may be units that do not have a Chaplain at all.Some faiths have no objection to lay people serving in this capacity as an option.To support our Chaplain Aides in their position for youth leadership, local resources and mentors can be helpful.The intent of this course is to provide information, some of the Do’s and Don’ts, provide additional Council contacts and support for these activities.

WHEN:Saturday , May 11, 2013, 1:00-5:00PM

WHERE: Longhorn Council Office
850 Canon Drive, Hurst, Tx76054
COST:$15.00, includes Chaplain Neckerchief
SIGN UP:Registrar
DEADLINE:May 1, 2013
WEAR:Field Uniform

Event Re…

4.20.2013 Welding Merit Badge College

The next Welding Merit Badge College at Lincoln College of Technology is open for registration at www.meritbadge.info. Please pass information to other units and scouts in your area. The Welding Merit Badge College will be conducted on the Lincoln College of Technology, Grand Prairie campus on Saturday, April 20, 2013: 2501 Arkansas Lane, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
During the workshop you will be able to experience hands-on welding. Because you will be welding, it is important that you dress appropriately for this workshop.  As you read through the safety section of the Welding Merit Badge Handbook, you will find the appropriate clothes you need to wear during welding.  We will provide the welding specific PPE (personal protective equipment) such as: welding helmets, welding coats, welding gloves, welding beanies, safety glasses and hearing protection.  You will need to make sure that you are wearing long pants (preferably blue jeans without tears or holes) and leather work boots.  Please …

Arlington Independent Parent Satisfaction Survey

The AISD is working each day to provide a great place for students to learn, for teachers to teach, for all employees to work and for parents to send their children for an excellent education. As a district, we are working with Studer Education to gather baseline data that will allow us to develop plans for further improvement in line with our Achieve Today. Excel Tomorrow. strategic plan. It is important that we get your input on how satisfied you are with your child’s education.

Please take a few minutes to complete the parent satisfaction survey. Hard copies will be available at the campuses and administration building for parents without Internet access. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and will be open until April 18.

Every parent who has a child enrolled in the AISD is invited to participate in the survey. If you have multiple children in the same school, only one survey should be completed. If you have children in more than one AISD school, a survey shoul…

Voice of the Scout Survey

Do you want to give us your opinion on possible changes to the BSA Membership Standards?

Did you submit updated email addresses with your recharter? If so, you should be receiving a Voice of the Scout Survey sometime between March 8 and March 15.As a part of that survey, all adults will be asked some questions about possible changes in the BSA membership standards, as well as their opinions about Scouting programs. If not, you can still get the survey by clicking here to register your email.You will need your membership ID number to register (if you don’t know your ID number please e-mail 662crosstimbers@bsamail.org).If this link does not work paste the following URL into your browser:http://scouting.us.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0lecWOay3bPbczP An alternative site has been set up for members, adult leaders, and chartered organizations to register to get the BSA Membership Standards survey if they missed the deadline for entering their email in PAS.

The URL is:http://scouting.us.qualtrics.c…

New MyScouting Tools Give Volunteers, Leaders Greater Access to Data

Have you heard about the new MyScouting Tools? The MyScouting Tools recently became available to volunteers and leaders, and many have expressed positive feedback. Designed to encourage volunteer involvement and empowerment, some of the current features available include the ability to update their primary address, phone number, and email address; and the ability to view calendar meetings and announcements.
We are excited to introduce new features that are now available in MyScouting Tools. They include:
Members
Ability to view their most recent Youth Protection compliance completion date.Ability to print his/her membership card for positions for which the registration fee has been paid.Key 3 Administrators
Ability to update members’ Youth Protection compliance completion date.Ability to print membership cards for member positions in their districts and/or units for which the registration fee has been paid.Ability to view members’ position descriptions in the roster list. Please encourag…

2013 Cross Timber District Dinner

Come and help us recognize the leaders that help make the scouting movement in Arlington a success. Awards Nominations are Due March 12th https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6jJUq6P1sb-cUdMVXlMWUFjNlk/edit?usp=sharing


When: Friday March 22, 2013 7:00pm
           Eagle Receiption at 6:30pm and Class Photo. Eagle will recieve a copy of this Picture. Will included 2011, 2012, and any current 2013 Eagles.
Place: Arlington Elk’s Lodge601 W Pioneer Pkwy in Arlington
Cost: $15.00 per person for Steak or Fish (cash or check payable to Longhorn Council, BSA)
Online- http://longhorn.kintera.org/ctdinner
Tickets will be available for purchase at Roundtable.
Mail order:
Cross Timbers District Dinner 2012, C/O Longhorn Council, BSA
PO Box 54109, Hurst, TX 76054
All mailed request must be Received by March 15th, 2013. E-mailed RSVP's and Online open till Midnight March 17th, 2013.
Please include:
Name
Best Phone Number
e-mail address
Unit

District Awards DUE TONIGHT.

Download Nomination for the District Award of Merit



The link above is a PDF that contains the Nomination forms for recognizing those in scouting for our district. Please take a moment to see who you know  that should be recognized.


If you have issues downloading, please email me at robert.blake@bitxbit.com

Membership Standards Process

LONGHORN COUNCILBOYSCOUTS OF AMERICA




March 8, 2013


Friends of Scouting:

At the direction of the National Executive Board in February, the National Council began a dialogue within the Scouting family about its values and membership standards.

This discussion involves a massive communications process that engages the entire Scouting family. The first part of the process is the planning phase which just ended, and now we are beginning the listening phase.

There are many questions about this process, and to assist you, the BSA has launched a special website at www.bsamembershipstandards.org to provide you with the most current updates on this process and next steps.

Also, the BSA has appointed volunteer leaders supported by employees to review a number of issues and do their best to determine how they may impact the BSA. These include financial, fundraising, community relationship, and legal concerns. The following are the phases being undertaken, including a brief desc…

Boy Scout Round Table March 12th

Next week’s Scout Roundtable promises to be informative and useful! Scoutmasters and other Unit leaders should be encouraged to attend.
The Program will be “Dealing with Problem Scouts” by Candace Money. Even back in the dark ages, when I was a senior patrol leader, our troop had its share of problem Scouts. {I mean other than the troop’s SPL}.  Boys will be boys. Problem Scouts can really distract and disrupt a unit. But now-a-days with enhanced training, networking, and a greater awareness it is recognized that sometimes the Scouting program and Leaders can really rise to the occasion and provide the guidance and direction that problem Scouts need. 

Warning; maybe someday we will have a program on “Dealing with Problem Scouters”.  No need to point fingers, you know who you are.
The Scout Roundtable will be Tuesday, March 12th at the Pantego Christian Academy beginning promptly at 7:30pm. SEE  YOU THERE!

Also, Be Prepared to learn more about:  the up-coming Camporee, the up-coming Distr…

Booth Sales Etiquiette

BOOTH SALE ETIQUETTEBy participating in booth sales, Scouts have the opportunity to expand their skills and are promoting Scouting in their communities– all while selling MORE camp cards! With this opportunity comes the responsibility to follow guidelines set by store managers/owners and local and national Boy Scout headquarters. As you participate in booth sales, please keep in mind that selling camp cards at store fronts and in your community is a privilege. This privilege, if abused even unintentionally, could cause all Scouts to lose the opportunity for additional sales at these places of business. Use the etiquette tips below to have a fun and successful booth sale! DO: • Observe the booth sale start date • Wear a uniform & dress for the weather • Be polite and friendly • Stay at the booth and out of doorways and walkways • Keep your table area neat • Say "Thank You" whether customers buy or not • Bring proper change • Have a good attitude and a positive outlook • S…