Monday, March 27, 2017

Cross Timbers District

Cross Timbers District
Awards Banquet
April 1, 2016, 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Trinity UMC Cost $17.95
Graham Dodds, Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, and former Worth Ranch Staffer will be the chef for this year’s event. Graham is somewhat of a local celebrity chef, focusing on the farm to table movement, that has been invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York, and has cooked all over the world. Graham has helped many non-profit organizations; especially ones focused on kids, and is looking forward to giving back to the BSA through this event. You can check Graham out at www.chefgraham.com 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Basic Archery Instructor Training

Spring 2017 Course Information


The key to a successful archery program is a trained staff. If quality Archery is part of your Troop, Team, or Crew program, send your candidate to the USA Archery Level I (basic Instructor course being sponsored by Longhorn Council (used to be NAA Level 1). The course is 12 hours in length and costs $75.  It includes all necessary Archery Instructor training and materials. It's excellent for senior youth. This is a 2 day class.

The training course outline is the official archery instructor course used by both the USA Archery (formerly NAA) and NFAA. The course will be presented by Course Director David Owens.  Course size is limited to first 20 pre-paid candidates. Registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 20th so materials can be ordered.

Instructor candidates will learn to operate a safe and educational Archery Range. An Instructor manual is issued and teaching methods are practiced. Certification is valid 3 yrs. This course and certification is required to run archery activities for Scouts, Teams, Crews, etc., and is required to reserve and run any camp LHC Archery range. Instructor cards are only issued per USA Archery procedures. In addition, activities required for the Archery Merit Badge will be addressed, i.e. string-making, arrow building, along with BSA policies.

Course Requirements:
Be registered with a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Team, or Venturing Crew…other participants are welcome understanding they will be on Scout property.
Pass a written archery test with a score of 75% or better, and
Serve effectively as a student instructor during training.

Shooting skills are not required, but helpful. Camp archery equipment will be supplied by Longhorn Council, sponsor of this NADA Basic Archery Instructor training course.


Basic Instructor Course Outline 

  1. Introduction 
  2. Introduction of Staff & Participants 
  3. Course Requirements
  4. Range Set-Up and Safety
  5. Equipment
  6. Outfitting a Class with Equipment
  7. The Steps of Shooting
  8. Teaching the First Archery
  9. Coaching
  10. Creating a Program and Lesson Plans
  11. Equipment Inspection and Repair
  12. Adapted Archery, Equipment, and Resources
  13. Archery Programs and Grants

Monday, March 20, 2017

TRWD Fly Fest Boy Scout Merit Badge Help


I wanted to reach out about our upcoming event on March 11th, Tarrant Regional Water District's Fly Fest. This is a fly fishing festival that takes place on the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas. Within this festival, for the second year, we are incorporating a Boy Scout merit badge class to help boy scouts earn their fly fishing merit badge. We have all of the equipment needed, the full outline of the course mapped out, we just need help with staff to volunteer. If you would take a minute and check out our website at www.trwdflyfest.com you can see everything our festival has to offer. We had an amazing turn out last year with the scouts and we already have scouts signing up for this year! The scout class runs from 10:00AM to around 2:30PM we would ask for you to show up at 9:30AM to get everyone rounded up and going. If you would like to participate as an instructor please reach out to me at (817) 372-2015 or send me your contact and a good time to call and I will be happy to discuss all of this in depth. Thank you all for taking this event into consideration, we would love to have you all as a part of our event to make it a success again!
Thanks Again,
MATT MANCINO
On-Site Venue Manager and Special Event Coordinator
Trinity River Vision Authority  | Panther Island | Marine Creek
817-698-0700 ext. 4162
 




What the Chief says about this once-in-a-lifetime experience








Scouting Wire Volunteer Newsletter for 3/8/2017

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If you've been keeping up with what's coming to television this spring, you've probably heard about the latest outdoor survival show, Kicking & Screaming (Fox). The reality show features Scouting's very own Terry Fossum, a regarded author, speaker, philanthropist, and Scouter....   

Now This Is How You Promote Scouting for Food

When the Scouts of the San Diego-Imperial Council wanted to inform the members of their community that it was time for the annual Scouting for Food drive, they did what a lot of Scouts around the country do...      

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has been making a major effort toward community policing by recruiting new officers...      
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Monday, March 13, 2017

District Banquet & Graham Dodds


‘The April 1st banquet registration is online, the link is on the District webpage, 

please register by the 28th for meal head count.

We will honor the District’s Class of  2016 Eagle Scouts at the banquet.  

See you at the banquet, no foolin’

Chris Gaston, District Banquet Chair '

Cross Timbers District
Awards Banquet
April 1, 2016, 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Trinity UMC Cost $17.95
Graham Dodds, Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, and former Worth Ranch Staffer will be the chef for this year’s event. Graham is somewhat of a local celebrity chef, focusing on the farm to table movement, that has been invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York, and has cooked all over the world. Graham has helped many non-profit organizations; especially ones focused on kids, and is looking forward to giving back to the BSA through this event. You can check Graham out at www.chefgraham.com 


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Monday, March 6, 2017

Global Youth Service Day Registration Reminder - Arlington Alliance for Youth

Hello Caring Adult Youth Supporter:
 
We hope you are well.  You are receiving this e-mail because you have participated in the Arlington Alliance for Youth Small Grants Program or your group is a past Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) Participant or your name was submitted as someone who may be interested in the GYSD program. 

It was brought to our attention that some of you may not have received all of the information about Global Youth Service Day so we are sending this information as a reminder.

Global Youth Service Day is SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017.  It is not too late to register your youth group, so please register today.  Below are just a few reminders. 

What is Global Youth Service Day?

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest youth service event in the world with millions of youth in more than 100 countries engaged in community service and service learning projects. UT Arlington's Big Event will again be partnering with GYSD, making it one of the largest community service events of its kind in North Texas. Over 3000 youth plus 1000 college students will make great contributions to our communities.

The City of Arlington Provides a "Thank You Celebration for Youth" on GYSD (11:30 am to 1:30 pm) at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Arlington. All participating youth groups are invited to attend, enjoy a free lunch and entertainment, and celebrate the many youth groups and youth that will be honored for their great work in our community.


Key 2017 Calendar Events:  (Website will be updated to reflect these dates.)

  1. Steering Committee Meeting Dates:
    • Feb. 28: Youth Group Registration Day  - DEADLINE TO REGISTER = Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    • Mar. 31: Grant Day – Group checks distributed; GYSD contest submissions deadline. (Venue TBD)
    • Apr. 22: Global Youth Service Day- Groups complete projects and attend City Celebration (11:30a – 1:30p) at Levitt Pavilion.
    • Apr. 30: Data Day when all youth groups submit Completion Reports
  2. Events and Completion Reports:
    • Apr. 22: Global Youth Service Day -Groups complete projects and attend City Celebration (11:30a – 1:30p) at Levitt Pavilion.
    • April 30: Data Day - all youth groups submit Completion Reports

How Can Your Youth Group be Involved?

If you have a youth group that is interested in participating in Global Youth Service Day on April 22nd, you may sign up as a group and host your own project on the Day of Global Youth Service Day. This year we are not requiring the coalition aspect of the sign-up process. If you are working with different youth groups, please add them under "Name of Youth Group". Registration Deadline is March 22, 2017. To sign-up as a group, https://carsonbold.typeform.com/to/E5SLC8

In addition to participating in GYSD, are there any contest or awards?

Yes, there are contest and awards by age group (Elementary, Jr. High, and High School) to provide a level of fairness and encourage participation. Winners are announced, trophies presented, and grant checks provided at the City's Thank You Celebration for Youth.
  1. Best Service Project of the Year Contest: Every youth group participating in GYSD or in our Small Grants Programs may participate in this contest if they have completed service projects since April 2016. Entries must be delivered to the GYSD Chair by March 31st. Honors include a trophy and a grant to help that group complete additional community service projects prior to April 2017.
  2. Arlington's Youth Service Leaders of the Year Contest: Every youth group participating in GYSD or in our Small Grants Program may participate in this contest if they have completed service projects during the past year.
Help us spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to other caring adults who work with youth.  We have to capture our youth's attention as often as we can.  We have to encourage them for doing good!  Please plan to join us as we celebrate youth who serve.  We are planning some fun activities for young and old.   You know we do things big in Texas and with your help this can be the City of Arlington's biggest and best Global Youth Service Day ever!

Thank you for all you do to support our youth as you help them learn to serve and become great leaders.

Sincerely,
Stephanie Brown and Cheryel Carpenter
Global Youth Service Day Co-Chairs 2016-2017
Arlington Alliance for Youth
Arlington, Texas







Friday, March 3, 2017

Reserve your spot at the Summit Bechtel Reserve for 2018



Robert, the Christen National High Adventure Base has two new trek programs for your unit to choose from!
2018 HIGH ADVENTURE REGISTRATION OPEN
SUMMIT BECHTEL RESERVE
NEW IN 2018 TREK PROGRAMS! RIVER OR MOUNTAIN BIKE - MORE INFORMATION AT SUMMITBSA.ORG/TREK
HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 CHRISTEN NATIONAL HIGH ADVENTURE BASE PROGRAMS

To register for the 2018 Christen HAB programs, you will need your BSA member ID. If you do not know your Member ID, please contact your local council or the BSA Member Care Contact Center at 972-580-2489.

FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT SUMMITBSA.ORG/HAB-REGISTRATION.
Call 304-465-2800 with any questions or email summit.program@scouting.org.
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Change to March Round Table



Due to spring break our Cross Timbers March Roundtable will be held at the LDS Arlington Stake Center located at 3809 Curt Drive,  Arlington, 76016.

Then back to normal.

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...