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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 SupperKnights of Columbus Hall 2625 S. Cooper, ArlingtonMarch 1, 20145:30 PM – 8:00 PMOnly $7 – for ALL YOU CAN EAT!!!

Special Edition eNewsletter

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              Volume II Issue 2
January 28, 2014
JANUARY eNEWSLETTER SPECIAL EDITIONThe Longhorn Council has released the Annual Report for 2013.  Click here to read the full report.Know someone who should be in Scouts? Forward this e-news and ask them to contact us for information: Call the Longhorn Council office at 817-231-8500 (Hurst) or 254-772-8932 (Waco), or go to www.longhorncouncil.org.Spread the Word and forward this to others who may be interested.







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Race Like a Pro—Become a Champ Camper!

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HOMEUNIFORMS & INSIGNIA  |  APPARELLITERATURE CAMPING CRAFTS  |  GIFTS & GIFT CARDS  |  NEW ITEMS
Want to Race Faster and Ace Your Design?
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 take…

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OA Chapter Meeting

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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 un…

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 ninaron@sbcglobal.net

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, Texas76016 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.

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, Texas76016 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,