Year End LHC Board meeting notes:
Cross Timbers Youth Membership is down 13.3 % compared to last year.
Please turn in any membership apps / register youth at recharter on Dec. 12.
District Boy Scout Advancement rate is 34.4 %, well below the benchmark of 46% Please turn in advancements as soon as possible. FYI Cub Scout advancement rate is 70%
Boy Scout Camping was down again this year, with less than half of eligible scouts going to summer camp or high adventure bases.
Please record your Community service hours with Council Service Center if you are not associated with a unit.
Unit contacts by Commissioners: currently 34% Can we reach at least 45% by end of year? Are all visits being logged?
Direct Leader training: Currently at 47%, above the Council average of 44%, (Thank you Richard and training staff) Would be great to reach 60% by end of year with new leaders completing online training and getting it recorded.
Exploring: New MedStart-EMT Post was started in October
Mansfield ISD - Career Club Post to start by year end 2017
425 Eagle Scouts as of end of October, Council wide.
496 in 2016.
The District Nominating Committee has been approved and will begin filling open positions for the 2018-2019 year. If you are interested in serving on a District Committee please contact the District Chair via the District website contact form.
Thank you for your service to Scouting,
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
Greg Schadt, District Chair
Monday, November 27, 2017
Please consider nominating someone who might be worthy of the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award!
Download Nomination Form
Please consider nominating someone who might be worthy of the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award! Please distribute or work with your Commissioner Corps to distribute the attached application within your District. Applications are due back to the Council Office by December 15th. I am confident that we know people worthy of this recognition.
All NOESA recipients must be Eagle Scouts in good standing with the Boy Scouts of America and must either be registered with or have their primary residence within the boundaries of the nominating council. No length of time is required to have passed since earning the rank. Examples of possible recipients include:
• Local heroes and celebrities at the peak of their notoriety whose achievements outside of Scouting have touched and inspired others;
• Philanthropists, public servants, educators, or business owners who have made a positive, long-term impact as cornerstones of the community;
• Individuals who have attained prominence at the state or regional level in their profession or avocation—an avocation being any activity including, but not limited to, athletics, hobbies, collecting, outdoor adventure, and record-setting activities.
Each recipient’s actions and accomplishments should elevate the stature of Eagle Scouts in the public eye, and each recipient shall be held to the standards set forth in the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and national BSA standards for membership.
Send nominations to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send nominations to: email@example.com
Sunday, November 26, 2017
On December 15th at LHC, NRA Basic Instructor Class,from 6-10 p.m. Fee 20.00 On December 16th at LHC. NRA Muzzleloader RIFLE class, Only 10-12 spots are available. from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fee 60.00 Practicals will be held at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch on Dec. 27th. TBA You must be a US Resident and at least 21 years old to become a Certified Instructor. If you are 18-20, you will be certified as an Assistant Instructor and you may upgrade after your 21st Birthday. For registration or questions, please Contact Sheri Tull at 817-721-5391 or Madgrimmy@verizon.net or Jose Garcia (Instructor) at Josegarcia44@verizon.net Thank you
Friday, November 17, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Recharter Turn-in Night is 7:00 PM Tuesday December 12, 2017 at
Pantego Christian Academy
2201 W Park Row Dr.
Arlington, TX 76013
contact Tara Brecht firstname.lastname@example.org
or DE Phillip Mitchell 817-231-8529 ext, 529
with any questions.
Monday, November 6, 2017
Pack 82 Cub Scout Samuel Cedars and his mom, Rachel had a great morning at the Cross Timbers Fishing Derby for new Scouts, Oct 28th. They spent the entire morning working their fishing tackle at the Randol Mill Park Pond. They also enjoyed meeting the geese and ducks. They were fueled by the snacks provided by the District Committee.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
The National Executive Board recently passed a resolution allowing for the full family to enjoy the character and leadership program of the BSA.
This begins in the fall of 2018.
More information on Scouting Newsroom
What to do with your Popcorn Money?
Our Popcorn campaign is coming to a close. There are many program ideas to do that will excite and engage your members. Look at Boy's Life for ideas. Let your imaginations run free. You might try the Chisholm Trail Adventure at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch…. there is no similar program in the Nation. See the www.longhorncouncil.org for more information.Besides program ideas, some have questions regarding 'scout accounts'. Scout accounts per se are not allowed by regulation from the IRS. However, BSA recognizes that product sale campaigns are 'part' of the program. It teaches values related to thrifty, paying your own way, and the skills of goal and financial management. It is a great communications and confidence builder.The National Boy Scouts has provided an interpretation for you. The money is controlled by the unit committee and may be used to reduce the costs of scouting from camp fees to equipment as controlled and authorized by the unit committee.
Read the Article on Bryan on Scouting Star Wars ReleaseThe top 100 selling youth and a guest will get a special showing of the new Star Wars movie on December 16th. This is a premier showing! It will not be available in theaters yet.. This is a special opportunity being paid for by our popcorn vendor—Trails End Popcorn.To be eligible, you will need to submit your Scouts' total sales into the form on scoutfund.net/star-wars. Every Monday beginning in November, a real time tracker will be on scoutfund.net for everyone to see the top 100. At the conclusion of the campaign, if your Scout is one of the winners, you will receive a personal invitation to the event.Good luck and may the force be with you!
Enter on ScoutFund.net Ethan Giving Tree
The Longhorn Scout Shops are providing an opportunity for the Scouting community to help local Scout members who may be in need of uniforms and uniform items.This help will be done through The Ethan Giving Tree program starting November 17 through December 20, 2017. The Ethan Giving Tree program works on a donation basis. An Ethan tree (similar to an Angel tree) will be set up at the Scout Shop with Ethan cards on it. Each card will have the first name of the Scout along with the uniform items that they need. There will also be a space for other items they may want such as books, crafts, camping items, etc. Customers and Scout supporters can purchase the item(s) in their local Scout Shop and give them to the store staff to collect for each child.We will keep the name of the individual(s) confidential. Only the store staff will have access to the Scout's name and your contact information. A code will be issued that will match a card in the safe that will have your contact information, so as the donations are collected store staff will contact you so arrangements for pickup can be made.We need your assistance to make this project a success. Visit a ScoutShop and fill out a form for every scout who would benefit from donations from the Scouting community to complete their full uniform.If you have any concerns or questions please contact the Scout Shop staff near you:
- Longhorn Scout Shop – 817-427-1555
- Lewisville Scout Shop – 972-316-0672
- Fort Worth Scout Shop – 817-263-0300
- Waco Scout Shop – 254-741-0239
Find a Scout Shop Near You
Eagle Scout of the MonthStephen Lampe
Thanks to the Eagle Scout project created by Stephen Lampe of Boy Scout Troop 451, Flower Mound has a Bat Habitat near the town's Water Plant.
Read More on Cross Timbers Gazette
Friends of Scouting Campaigns are beginning. The personal donation you give to the Longhorn Council is tax deductible gift that is multiplied to recruit more boys, provide a subsidy for year round camping, buy liability insurance to cover adults, chartered organizations, and all Scouters from harm. Look for more information as the campaigns are started.
Your gift makes great things happen.
Worth Ranch Work Day and Power Tools 101 this Saturday Nov. 4thA workshop for youth 15yrs and older, to teach them how to use tools, build a camp shelter and learn a skill for a lifetime. The course will be limited to 10 youth.Information on WorthRanch.com
Highland Games Nov. 11th at Camp TahuayaEver Want to Throw a Telephone Pole? A Boulder? A Battleaxe? Slay a Pumpkin with a Sword?Now's your chance. Get ready for Highland Games!Register Online
Cub Scout Fun Day!
Nov. 4th at Tarrant County College Northeast Camput from 9am to 7:30pmActivities include 8 bounce houses, BB, archery, jousting, face painting, climbing wall, leather crafts, monkey bridges, bowling, challenge games, chariot racing, soccer, and lots of new games!Register Online
University of Scouting Nov. 18th
Have YOU registered yet? Online registration ENDS on 11/10/17...so hurry! Don't forget, some class sizes are limited...you don't want to miss out.
Register for University of Scouting
Plan to Bring Electricity to the CampsitesThe Master Camp Plan calls for bringing electricity to each campsite and program shelters to allow leaders and youth to utilize electronic learning tools. This will also give volunteer leaders the ability to stay connected to their work while away serving their Scouting Unit.
See the Benefits of your Friends of Scouting Contributions
Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of AmericaLonghorn Council eNewsletter
Volume IV, Issue 14
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The Welding Merit Badge will be offered to the first 50 Scouts registered. You must contact Candice Ortaga at 817-909-4422 or ortagana...