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September eNewsletter

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School is back in session and Scout units are meeting – it must be September! One Scouter took time to write to BSA.  Read more Team 88 Scouts help U.S. win world swimming championship.  Read more How can your unit receive free advancement badges for this program year?  Read more Popcorn sale teaches "A Scout is Thrifty".  Learn more about Popcorn sales.  Your unit can recharter more quickly and efficiently if you recharter online.  Learn more Are you racing in the Longhorn 5000?  Read more Leader training is the best way to ensure your youth members are getting the best program possible.  Read more News from our National organization that will affect your unit.  Read more One of the reasons for the previous notification was to enable us to improve the technology serving units at the district level.  Read more Many of you may …

Special Edition eNewsletter Volume 1 Number 2.5

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Important News! Tell the BSAWhat You REALLY Think! The CoolestThings to Doin October! Special Ratefor Scouts on Shrine Circus Tickets!
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Troop 380 Open House - Visiting Cub Scouts - Join the Fun!

Troop 380 Open House - Visiting Cub Scouts - Join the Fun!
Monday 10/7/2013 [7-9pm] Monday 11/4/2013 [7-9pm] Scout Hut - Northwest Christian Church 1001 N. Davis - One mile south of Lamar HS
Mr. J - (Charles Jeffreys) a.k.a. - Troop 380 Scoutmaster www.troop380.com 817-313-2001
B.S.A. Troop 380 meets 7:30pm Monday Scout Hut - Northwest Christian Church 1001 N. Davis - Arlington TX 76012
Training young people to be leaders today, while having outdoor experiences to last a lifetime!

Scout Volunteers Needed!!

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Hello leaders and advisors, After Dark in the Park needs some venturers and older scouts to volunteer and teach younger kids how to do some of the things mentioned in the attached flyer. These would definitely be volunteer hours and a great way to recruit. I'm going to be there at some points to give parents info on how to sign their kids up for scouts. You will be teaching valuable skills and helping out XT district gain some membership. Let me and Alma know what shift you can take. Meaghan

Celebrating25years of
excellence in environmental education and conservation.
Best Regards,


Alma Pohler
Volunteer Coordinator
River Legacy Living Science Center
River Legacy Foundation
703 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, Texas  76006
817-860-6752 office
817-223-2310 cell
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Jack G. Smith Scout Building - free Scout Stuff

This is an important announcement for all units in Cross Timbers district! Due to Health and Safety issues, the Jack G. Smith Scout Building, located at First and Mesquite streets in Arlington, has been scheduled to be demolished.  This decision was made after thoughtful consideration and discussion.  Although this is a sad occasion, it provides a unique opportunity for all units in the district.  Saturday, September 28th, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm the building will be open for the dispersal of scouting materials and equipment to all interested parties.  I have conducted a preliminary review of the building with Brian Sepulveda, Activities Minister at First Baptist.  The amount of equipment available is staggering.  A partial list includes the following: Sleeping Bags Coleman Lanterns Back packs Mess Kits Chuck Boxes Rope Old Boys Life Magazines As you can see, this is an opportunity not to be missed.  Just to make it better, all items are free! The important thing to remember i…

Fossil Rim camping trip

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Great time with troop 545 at Glen Rose

Important Monthly Updates

Hello All! I have a few important items to share with everyone. First off I have a few people that try to get in touch with someone at council and sometimes there is a problem so here is my Cell Phone: 817.676.8731. TRAINING:Attached is a PDF titled "What makes a trained leader" I would like you to take a look at when you have time. We have a new training chair, Richard Kincaid, and he is ready to get some BALOO and IOLS trainings set up. We need trainers and participants. Because we have been without a training chair for quite some time all feedback and needs you may have are welcomed. His contact infois as follows:kincaidrichard@hotmail.comand 972.953.5896. FOS:If we have not had a conversation about goal setting that needs to happen ASAP. The PDF attachment with the random numbers is a copy of the "Goal Card" and the requirements needed to get your free cloth rank advancement items (yes this does include merit badges). Please look at it and let me know …

Scholarship money for WB-130 - Wood Badge

Hello Scouters,


Wood Badge 130 that is to be held on October 10-12 & 24-26 has two partial scholarships that are available to anyone who can attend this course.  The amount available for each scholarship is $110.00.  The fee for this Wood Badge course is $195.00 so that would leave a balance of $85.00 to be paid by the participant.  Please check to see if these dates will work for you.  The first two people who contact Jimmy Goff, the Course Director, at 817-694-0555 will receive one of these two partial scholarships.  Before you accept one of these partial scholarship, please make sure that you can attend this Wood Badge course so that this money does not get wasted.  Attached is the application and a loan form if needed.  If you need to used the loan form, please fill it out and attach a $35.00 check.   After you make contact with Jimmy Goff and he informs you that you have received one of the scholarships, please…

September eNewsletter

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School is back in session and Scout units are meeting – it must be September! One Scouter took time to write to BSA.  Read more Team 88 Scouts help U.S. win world swimming championship.  Read more How can your unit receive free advancement badges for this program year?  Read more Popcorn sale teaches "A Scout is Thrifty".  Learn more about Popcorn sales.  Your unit can recharter more quickly and efficiently if you recharter online.  Learn more Are you racing in the Longhorn 5000?  Read more Leader training is the best way to ensure your youth members are getting the best program possible.  Read more News from our National organization that will affect your unit.  Read more One of the reasons for the previous notification was to enable us to improve the technology serving units at the district level.  Read more Many of you may have sent a gift to support Scouting in West, Texas after the explosion in April.  Wonder how it was used?  Read more NASCAR is hosting a camping event for Longh…

Annual Membership Fee

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LONGHORNCOUNCILBOYSCOUTS OFAMERICA
Across the country, millions of Scouts and Scouters rely on support from the National Council to provide the world-class programming and training that makes the BSA the nation's greatest youth program. The National Council is funded directly by the membership fee we pay when we register to be a Scout or a leader.  In order to maintain their support of local Scouting, the BSA has announced an increase in their annual membership fee from $15 to $24 effective January 1, 2014. Some of the ways these funds are used are to: ·Develop program materials and resources, including the new "Unit Tools" and "District Tools" programs located on theMy.Scouting.Orgweb site. ·Deliver training for volunteer and professional Scouters. ·Provide a safe environment for Scouts with the most effective youth protection policies and systems. ·Maintain infrastructure support for local Councils, such as membership and advancement data bases. The annual member…

Cooking Merit Badge Clarification- Required beginning 1/1/14 - no grace period

All:  As information from the last District meeting here is the clarification; From BSA's Advancement News Volume 2 number 8 (November 2012) Robert:  Please create an XT Advancement link where we can store static documents.  I have several that need to go to a permanent location on the district web site.  I think this one should go on the permanent post section as well as the blog.  I think all the docs in the Advancement section can be a PDF with the title the clue to the content.  Please let me know if there are any problems of issues to overcome.  Thanks,  Mikel Cooking Merit Badge Required for Eagle Effective January 1, 2014 Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the Cooking merit badge will be required to obtain the Eagle Scout rank. Here are some details. What about Scouts who started working toward Eagle before 2014? Regardless of when a Scout earned the Life rank or began working toward Eagle, unless he fulfills all the requirements before Jan. 1, 2014—with the exception of his board of revie…

Troop 5 - Open House this Saturday!

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Its Troop 5 open house. The link to the flyer is : http://tt5.scoutsprout.com/f/docs/ZombieOpenHouseInvite_2013.pdf


Thanks!

Meaghan Lee  |  Cross Timbers District
Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council 850 Cannon Drive  |  P.O. Box 54190 Hurst, Texas  76054-3191 P 817-231-8529  |  F 817-231-8600 662Crosstimbers@BSAmail.org