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July 2015 Cross Timbers Round Table

Topic of Discussion: Changes to BSA Membership Standards and the Texas Longhorn Council Tuesday July 14, 2015 7:30 – 8:30 PM Pantego Christian Academy Address: 2201 W Park Row Dr, Arlington, TX 76013
For tomorrow’s Round Table, there is a change to where we will meet at Pantego Christian Academy.
Because the Academy is remodeling the cafeteria where we usually meet, we will meet in the MS Cafeteria.  The MS Cafeteria is located in the eastern most building of the campus.  It is labeled as the Middle School on the outside of the building.  Entrance is through the front, main doors.  The cafeteria is located at the back side of the building.
After you enter, you go to the right and then make two lefts through the hallway to the cafeteria. If we still need a Cub Scout RT breakout, then the library is available as usual.


Regards, Craig Marx District Commissioner Cross Timbers District Texas Longhorn Council

July Round Table

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BSA Membership Standard

Cross Timbers District Members-at-Large:
For those of you that aren't aware, on May 21 Robert Gates gave a speech at the 2015 National Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga.  In that discussion he indicated that another change would likely be forthcoming from National regarding the policy currently restricting LGBT leaders from being part of the BSA. The full speech can be found athttps://youtu.be/nAr0XR74b_4?t=519
(the link is cued to the point in the speech where Dr. Gates discusses the change in membership standard.)
Some of the topic highlights are as follows:
•We face increasing legal challenges at the federal, state, and local levels. Today, 21 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 140 cities and counties have enacted laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
•Impending legal action means a court could make an overly broad ruling forbidding any kind of membership standard, including our foundational belief in "Duty to God." The best way to…

Bass Pro & Cabela's

Hello Everyone, ***** see the link at the bottom of the page****** This coming Thursday morning at 9:00 am be at your computer and log on for the "lottery win" of the season.   FOR THOSE NEW FOLKS, THIS IS HOW WE GET A WEEKEND FOR SHOW AND SELL AT CABELA'S OR BASS PRO.  WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GO IN AND SOLICIT THE STORE OURSELVES FOR A WEEKEND.  Any questions get with Renee Horton,rhorton@bsamail.org.  After 9am on Thursday the 9th of July it will be too late.  These slots are usually taken up rather quickly!  Please don't be discouraged if you do not get a weekend at one of these 2 locations.   There are many other locations to get a weekend to do sales in front of a store front.  YOU just have to hit the pavement, preferably in uniform and have your calendar with you…speak with a storefront manager, ask if your unit may sell in front of their store and if so, when…have them and you log it on a calendar, get a confirmation note if at all possible, especially when dealin…