Showing posts from January, 2015

Troop 379 Annual Pancake Supper - February 28th

Announcing:Annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper for $7.00!! Come enjoy the pancakes and delicious sausage & bacon from Kennedy's of Weatherford!  This is going to be an awesome event as it is Troop 379’s 51st annual pancake supper! Let us know if you're interested and we will get the tickets to you!! Thank you for your support!!

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

Mandatory Pre-course Patrol Meeting Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:00PM – 2:00PM Arlington First United Methodist Church 313 N Center St, Arlington, Texas76016 After Scoutmaster Specifics 8:00Am – 4:30PM IOLS Overnighter March 20, 2015, 7:00PM – March 22, 2015, 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 Wednesday, February 18, 2015.
How do I register?

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Training

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Training
Sponsored by Cross Timbers District Saturday, February 21 Jerry Smiley & Clyde Gormley Course Director
First United Methodist Church Scout Hut 407 North Mesquite Street, Arlington, TX 76011 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We will have our XT2915 IOLS / OWL organizational meeting after this Training for those people taking IOLS and OWL
Registration link on Council Training Calendar Cost $10 (include lunch) Registration deadline February 19 We need 10 participants
Who Should Attend? New chartered organization personnel, Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, committee members, commissioners, and other adults involved with the troop should attend.
Contact: Richard Kincaid, Cross Timbers Training Chair
Register on line at:
Make check payable to Longhorn Council Mail payment to:c/o Richard Kincaid

Merit Badge Counselor list

I am unable to upload to the FTP at the moment.. here is the link to the current list.

Merit Badge List
If you have any issues please leave me a comment, or call me.. 

Robert Blake 817.505.1257

Please read- Arlington Cubbies need our help

Subject: Please read- Arlington Cubbies need our help Date: December 15, 2014 at 3:30:42 PM CST
We currently do not have a Cross Timbers Day Camp Director or Program Director locked into place. The children of Arlington need you. We will send you to camp school, I have the budget from last year we can use, we will put on proper training and meetings beforehand to ensure proper communication. Please help us! Attached is the guide. Page 24 and 30 are good references for the job description. Our first kick-off meeting is in January and I have NO ONE. Please don't just discard this email- I need names of people I can call to ask for help. Thank you! My cell is 8176768731 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

How to help youth leaders build a Scout-led troop


How to help youth leaders build a Scout-led troopIs it CHAOS or CONSTRUCTIVE DISARRAY? Here's how you can help your troop's youth leaders take charge. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW how not to create a Scout-led troop, talk to Dale Werts. In the fall of 2012, Werts' unit, Troop 714 in Edgerton, Mo., decided to become completely Scout-led. The adult leaders made the switch quickly — the youth leaders, not so much. Given the chance to sink or swim, the Scouts promptly sank. "The adults got the message to step back and let the boys lead, but the boys had never done that before; they didn't do it in Cub Scouts, and they hadn't done it in Boy Scouts yet," recalls Werts, an assistant Scoutmaster. "So when the adults stepped back and the boys didn't immediately start humming like a finely tuned machine, it kind of foundered. Camping suffered; meetings were not organized; fun was not being…

Plan to get outdoors in the New Year!