Monday, March 24, 2014

Aquatic School - More than just a swim, an excellent leadership course

 Aquatic School is a great program for our youth and this might be the only way one gets to hear about it. We also have a website and Facebook page, that would be super easy for readers to access to gain more information. The website is Aquaticschool.org & the Facebook page is facebook.com/AquaticSchool.

Getting this information out is invaluable and your help is greatly appreciated, thank you. ​Please let me know if I can help or more information is needed or if anyone has any questions.



YIS

Chad A. Hay

(817) 480-7412

Longhorn Council Aquatic School



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Wear It! Love It! Scout It!




Spring 2014: What to Wear!

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Spring's Best BSA® Looks and Year 'Round Performance Choices!

It's Spring! The siren call for all Scouts to get out there and experience everything BSA's about. So... not only do we have all the outdoor hardware you need (camping gear and such), we've got some pretty cool "softwear" as well.

Don't miss out on these exciting NEW BSA® CASUAL APPAREL choices for 2014...

A best-ever T-shirt selection:
• Exciting new graphics including classic, retro, and distressed designs
• Super-soft fabrics and performance styles
• Styles for Men, Ladies', Youth, and Toddlers

An all-new BSA® Men's Jacket selection:
• Your choice of styles – all great-looking and smart as they come
• Blends of high-performance features, such as lightweight
and breathable fabrics, wind and water resistance, stretch comfort, and more

A top-rate selection of Hats and Caps:
• Great new baseball-cap choices, plus a new light-up cap option
• Boonie and safari hats that look great, wear comfortably,
and offer premium protection from the sun



 
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Booth Sales Conduct


Regards,

Robert Blake
Bit by Bit Computer Consultants
1907 Ascension Blvd #410
Arlington, Texas 76006
Direct 817.505.1257
Mobile 972.365.7010




Scouts wanted for Arlington house project



I am following up on our Foundations plan to assist a needy homeowner with cleaning her yard.  Late last year you visited our Foundation and you were interested in being involved with our project.  If you are still interested in having a Troop or group of scouts being involved, we are planning to work on the yard on April 5, 2014 beginning at 9:00 AM and hopefully finish by Noon.

Please contact me and confirm your interest.

Thank you,
Larry W. Johnson, RCE
President/CEO
Arlington Board of REALTORS®
817 701-2490
Arlington, Tx.

Kids Safety Fair!




USS Constitution Interpretive History Presentations

Scout Leaders,

Sailors from the USS Constitution will be in Fort Worth and Dallas in April for the Air Show at the Joint Naval Air station in Fort Worth, April 26 and 27.ors e dressed in uniforms from the 1800's
They have extended an invitation to the community to provide hands on historical presentations about the USS Constitution.  They are available April 23, 25, 26, and 27th. The sailors prefer groups of 100 or more. 

Sailors come dressed in uniforms from the 1800's and provide educational interactions about the USS CONSTITUTION'S history and current activities.  These interpretive history presentations are normally 45 minutes in length and include 'hands on' artifacts.

If you are interested, please contact Ms. Arwen Consaul, Public Affairs Specialist by phone at 210-295-6927 or by fax at 210-295-6740 to check on availability and to schedule a presentation.

There is an Eagle Scout on the crew and he would be happy to come as well.

Sounds great for a Pack meeting or a large Boy Scout Troop.  Invite nearby units for them to enjoy as well.

Happy sailing!




Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Boy Scout Leader Training

North Star
Boy Scout Leader
Training
Spring 2014 Course
March 29, 2014  & April 11- 13, 2014
Longhorn Council, BSA
Tejas District
 (Scouters from all districts are welcome)
Tejas District Patch
What is North Star?  The Tejas District’s nickname for the BSA Basic Boy Scout Leader Training courses.  This is comprised of two sections, which follow BSA training syllabi. You may of heard of 4 Wind’s, Rocking Chair etc…

Who needs North Star?
·     Both sessions of North Star are required training for Scoutmasters and Asst. Scoutmasters
·     Suggested training for Committee Chair and other committee personnel
·     Also suggested training for Webelos leaders and Cubmasters to increase their depth of Scouting knowledge to make a better Webelos program in their pack and to prepared boys better to move on into Boy Scouts
·     Meet the pre-requisites for Wood Badge Advanced Leader Training
The sessions may be taken separately, if that better fits your personal schedule, but it is recommended that you take them together, if possible, because you will have better continuity with your fellow participants and the development of the  Patrol Method, especially on the campout portion.



Course Descriptions

Session 1. Scoutmaster Specific Training          (approx 7 hr.)
This training is required for Scoutmasters and Asst. Scoutmasters to be considered “fully trained”, but is recommended for ALL Boy Scout troop leaders as well as Cub leaders who will be crossing into a troop within the next year or so.
 Topics will include: troop organization, the patrol method, the “youth-led” troop, the Patrol Leaders Council, planning and conducting the troop meeting and outdoor program, the uniform, the Troop Committee, the roles of the district Key Three, and much more. 
Patrols will be formed and you will begin planning the campout, as well.

Session 2.  Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training (IOLS)
This weekend campout is where you will camp and cook in patrols like a Scout troop.  Basic Scout skills include: map & compass, first aid, camping, backpacking, cooking, camp set-up, and much more.
 The planning for this campout will be discussed during the Patrol Meeting during session 1 and will require patrol meetings prior to the IOLS Session.
This is not BALOO Training and will cover much, much more.

Session 3. Outdoor Webelo’s Leader training (OWL)
As an added bonus, Webelos OWL Training is included in the IOLS training on the weekend campout.

Uniform:
Please wear your complete Scout uniform, if you have one.


Dates / Times / Locations:

Session 1. Scoutmaster Specific Training  
Saturday, March 29  8:30 – 4:00 (lunch provided)
Troop 120 Scout Hut
Corner of Cunningham St. & Trammel Ave.
Everman, TX 76140 (Map it)
From I-20 turn south on Wichita St. to Everman; once in Everman veer left at the Y in the road (at Clyde Pittman Park) and continue on Race St. Turn left on Trammel Ave, go three blocks to Cunningham St. The Scout Hut is located on the corner of Cunningham St. and Trammel Ave.

3.  Outdoor Leader Skills Training (campout): April 11- 13,
Friday evening,  – Sunday afternoon, Location is at the Famous Twisted Cedar Ranch near Lone Camp Texas on Friday evening, campsite set up is from 4:00 till 8:00pm and classes start at 8:00pm.

Cost:
$25.00 for Training Materials, Course Certificate, Patch, hand-outs, plus snacks and lunch at Saturday SM Specific session
Weekend campout food cost will be extra as determined by your Patrol Expenses.

Registration or questions:
Registration deadline:  Wednesday March 21, 2014
Register by e-mail or phone to Mike Taylor
You may pay at your first session

Tejas District Boy Scout Training Coordinator:
Mike Taylor
817 991-9048
NorthStartejasdist@gmail.com


Round Table Information

Roundtables for the Cross Timbers District are held the second Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 PM. We meet at Pantego Christian Academ...