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District Update

District Scouters:

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 Octob…

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. Eligibility 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 atta…

Muzzleloader Class - December 15th

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 or Jose Garcia (Instructor) at Thank you

Camporee....... CAMPAREE!!! February 16th, 17th, 18th 2018


Recharter Turn-In Date

District Scouters!

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

or DE Phillip Mitchell817-231-8529 ext, 529

with any questions.

Troop 520 Spaghetti Dinner


Fishing Derby

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.
Thanks to Activities Chair Chris Gaston and Membership DE Chris Bankus for making this event a success.
YIS, Greg Schadt, District Chair

The Longhorn Times - November 2017

Family Scouting
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 thewww.longhorncouncil.orgfor 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 confi…