Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pancake Dinner


 

 

In 1965, a new Boy Scout troop in Arlington decided to hold a Pancake Supper to raise funds to go back packing in Big Bend.  They went all out and had pancakes, sausage, bacon, juice, and coffee.  50 years later that troop is still holding their annual Pancake Supper for their scouts to earn their way to go back packing in the Pecos Wilderness of New Mexico.  And it's still ALL YOU CAN EAT:  Pancakes, Sausage, Bacon, Juice, and Coffee.

 

Announcing:

Troop 379's  

50th Annual Pancake Supper

Knights of Columbus Hall

2625 S. Cooper, Arlington

March 1, 2014

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Only $7 – for ALL YOU CAN EAT!!!

 

 

 


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Special Edition eNewsletter



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              Volume II Issue 2
January 28, 2014


JANUARY eNEWSLETTER

SPECIAL EDITION

The Longhorn Council has released the Annual Report for 2013.  Click here to read the full report.

 

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Race Like a Pro—Become a Champ Camper!



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Then You Gotta Check Out Champ Camp!


As packs across the nation are preparing for their annual Pinewood Derby® events, participating Scout Shops are planning a pretty cool, pre-event of their own!

On a fun-packed Saturday in January-the 11th or 18th -(check with store to confirm date), your local Scout Shop becomes your pre-derby pit stop for the best racing tips around. So whether you're a first-time builder or a seasoned competitor, there's plenty to learn at CHAMP CAMP!

Drop in at your convenience anytime during regular store hours to:
• Learn the tricks that can shave seconds off your race time
• Discover precision tools that can streamline your build
• Find out your car's exact weight and test it on a track
• Ask the questions that make the difference when you get back home

Pinewood Derby Champ Camp takes place on your participating Scout Shop's choice of Saturday, January 11 or 18. Contact your nearest Scout Shop for date and details. All Cub Scouts® must must be accompanied by an adult.


 
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OA Chapter Meeting



Arrowmen,
1)   It's time for Vigil elections to the Order of the Arrow.  Attached is a list active OA members eligible for selection to receive the Vigil Honor.  Forms must be received in the Council Office at Hurst Texas, Vigil Secretary smartin_79@yahoo.com, Lodge Chief samuel_mitchell@sbcglobal.net or Lodge Advisor Bill Pinkerton bpink@sbcglobal.net  by February 14, 2014, at 5:00 pm, or the nomination will not be considered.
The Vigil Honor is conferred annually as a national recognition upon OA members for noteworthy service to others through the OA and Scouting.  All candidates for the Vigil Honor must have been Brotherhood members for two years or longer at the time of selection by the Vigil Honor Selection committee, and all candidates must be in good standing with the lodge at time of selection.
The Order of the Arrow handbook states "It is a mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office, to one or more of the following: their lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or their Scout camp."
I have attached the llist of eligible members for 2014 and the Vigil Nomination Form.  Our Chapter is Talahi #29 but I have listed all eligible from the Lodge.  Please consider nominating those Arrowmen you feel are worthy of this honor.
2)   Also, your Chapter Chief, Drew McKee, will be going over election procedures and conducting election training.  We really need help conducting unit elections to induct new members from your troops, so your help running those elections is needed.  Please volunteer to help conduct elections; that's one of the requirements for the Onward Arrowman award (form attached).
3)   Please note - because of a scheduling conflict, the location of the Spring Fellowship has been changed fron Camp Tahuaya to Sid Richardson!!!!!!   Spring Fellowship will still be March 7-9, and food, fun, and fellowship are still on the agenda!
4)  Finally, I have this year's dues cards now, and I'll have them at the meeting tonight.  Be the first Scout on your block with a new 2014 dues card - still a bargain at only $10 for the entire year!!!
As always, the Talahi Chapter meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, located at 601 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76010.   Our next scheduled meeting is at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, January 21, 2014  The chapter officers and I would like to invite all Arrowmen to attend our meeting.   If you're a regular attendee, it will be great to see you again.  If you haven't been to a meeting in a while, please come and reconnect with the Order of the Arrow - we've missed you!
Yours in Brotherhood,
Gary Faletti
Talahi Chapter Adviser

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cub Scout Roundtable


This is a reminder to all Cub Scout Leaders that we are having a joint meeting with the Boy Scouts tomorrow night.  The topic is Religious Awards.  I think this is one of the most important programs in scouting and one of the least emphasized.  Please get as many from your pack as possible to the meeting.

As usual, Roundtable is at 7:30 pm at Pantego Christian Academy.  This month it is on Tuesday, January 14th.


Ron Ronalder, Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner

2014 - IOLS - Revised

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS), (OWL)


Mandatory Pre-course Patrol Meeting
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 4:30PM – 6:00PM
Saint Barnabas United Methodist Church
5011 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd., Arlington, Texas  76016
After Scoutmaster Specifics 8:00Am – 4:30PM
IOLS Overnighter
February28, 2014, 7:00PM – March 2, 2014, 3:30PM
MK Ranch in Waxahachie

Who is Required to Attend IOLS?
Webelos Leaders, Assistant Webelos Leader, Scoutmasters,
Assistant Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches, Assistant Varsity Coaches.

Venture Advisor and Venture Associate Advisor must attend if
their Crew participates in outdoor or high adventure activities.

Other volunteers that would benefit from IOLS
Committee Chairs, Committee Members, Patrol Mentors, Charter Reps,
parents, anyone that camps with the unit, adults who may be future unit leaders.
 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER
First 60 fully-paid participants.   Fee is $25.00
                                      If there are less than 24 participants this course will be cancelled.                                     
Registration must be completed no later than 11:00PM on Friday, January 17, 2014.

How do I register?

Complete the online registration and mail your $25 fee (SM specific & IOLS $35) and copy of Form to
 Longhorn Council BSA, Attn: Cross Timbers Training, 850 Cannon Dr., Hurst, TX 76054
Make checks payable to Longhorn Council

How often do I need to take IOLS?
IOLS is one-time training.  Once you are IOLS trained you do not have to repeat it.
But we would love to have you on our IOLS staff.

Why is there a Mandatory Pre-course Patrol Meeting?
IOLS uses the Patrol Method.  Participants are formed in to Patrols.  Your Patrols must plan for the campout. You will need to plan your patrol flag, patrol yell, duty roster, and meals.  
We will cover what items to bring to the campout during the Pre-Course Patrol Meeting.

Will I have fun?
YES!! YES!! and YES!!!

Course Leaders
Jerry Smiley and Clyde Gormley

Who can I call for more information and questions?
Richard Kincaid, District Training Chair (972) 953-5896 or email kincaidrichard@hotmail.com

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Cross Timbers IOLS/OWL- SIGN UP or PASS IT ON

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS), (OWL)


Mandatory Pre-course Patrol Meeting
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 4:30PM – 6:00PM
Saint Barnabas United Methodist Church
5011 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd., Arlington, Texas  76016
After Scoutmaster Specifics 8:00AM – 4:30PM
IOLS Overnighter
February 28, 2014, 7:00PM – March 2, 2014, 3:30PM
MK Ranch in Waxahachie

Who is Required to Attend IOLS?
Webelos Leaders, Assistant Webelos Leader, Scoutmasters,
Assistant Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches, Assistant Varsity Coaches.

Venture Advisor and Venture Associate Advisor must attend if
their Crew participates in outdoor or high adventure activities.

Other volunteers that would benefit from IOLS
Committee Chairs, Committee Members, Patrol Mentors, Charter Reps,
parents, anyone that camps with the unit, adults who may be future unit leaders.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER
First 60 fully-paid participants.   Fee is $35.00
                                      If there are less than 24 participants this course will be cancelled.                                     
Registration must be completed no later than 11:00PM on Friday, January 31, 2014.

How do I register?

Complete the online registration and mail your $35 fee and copy of Form to
 LHS Council Office, 859 Cannon Dr., Hurst, TX 76054
Make checks payable to Longhorn Council

How often do I need to take IOLS?
IOLS is one-time training.  Once you are IOLS trained you do not have to repeat it.
But we would love to have you on our IOLS staff.

Why is there a Mandatory Pre-course Patrol Meeting?
IOLS uses the Patrol Method.  Participants are formed in to Patrols.  Your Patrols must plan for the campout. You will need to plan your patrol flag, patrol yell, duty roster, and meals.  
We will cover what items to bring to the campout during the Pre-Course Patrol Meeting.

Will I have fun?
YES!! YES!! and YES!!!

Course Leaders
Jerry Smiley and Clyde Gormley

Who can I call for more information and questions?
Richard Kincaid, District Training Chair (972) 953-5896 or email kincaidrichard@hotmail.com