Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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 Academy. 2201 W Park Row Dr Arlington, TX 76013 
RoundTable Commissioners: 
Hank Kirkland -

The LDS Church's Future Relationship with the BSA

Cross timber Scouters,
I normally do not take time to comment on posts. This one happened to stick out and just wanted to add my 2 cents.. 

Before I was in Scouting I knew nothing, and no one that has part of the LDS church.. (at least I did not know and never discussed it.)

Because of day camps and other activities, I have had the pleasure to get to know many members of the church and even feel I have a few friends in the faith. Many of the members have made huge impacts on my life and many boys live's in district and beyond. 

I am very saddened by this announcement, and wish them well.  

Robert Bake

Mailing Address:
BSA - Longhorn Council
850 Cannon Dr
PO Box 54190
Hurst, TX 76054  

Contact Name: Michael Wright
Telephone Number: (817) 231-8500

Distribution of this communication is directed to members of the Longhorn Council

Our Partnership With The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints

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Our Partnership With The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints
For those that had looked forward to Scouting for their families in the future, you will always be welcome.
What You Need To Know About The Relationship Between The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints And The BSA 
BSA is helping ensure a smooth transition for the many LDS families who will continue in Scouting.
The Boy Scouts of America Organization Name Is Not Changing, And Other Facts To Set The Record Straight
The Boy Scouts of America organization name will continue to be Boy Scouts of America.
Question: Do You Wear Your Neckerchief Over Or Under The Collar? 
The neckerchief, an identifier of Scouts around the globe, may be the most underrated part of a Scout's uniform.
Scouts Who Become Explorer Academy Ambassadors Get Free Book and Pin
After 130 years of headline-making exploration, National Geographic has entered new territory: children's fiction.

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Scout Me In + Program Name Unveiled

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Boy Scouts of America Launches Historic 'Scout Me In' Campaign and Unveils Program Name for Older Youth
The new "Scout Me In" campaign puts boys and girls at the center of the action.
Find All the Most Up-to-Date Family Scouting Info at This Site 
The recently updated Family Scouting information website will provide you with the latest details on Scouting programs for boys and girls.
New Spider Species Found In Cave, Named for Eagle Scout 
Eagle Scout Bill Steele, a world-renowned speleologist, spends a lot of his time inside caves in Mexico, where this spider was discovered.
Here Are 6 Can't-Miss Philmont Training Center Courses for Summer 
They'll cover topics relevant to any unit-, district-, council- or national-level volunteer who trains others.
Do You Know Someone Who Has Earned This Rare Scouting Honor? 
The rarity of this award stems from the rigor of the many requirements one must fulfill on the way to earning it.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Arlington 4th of July Parade

The Arlington 4th of July Parade
Arlington, Texas
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Downtown Arlington

The Arlington 4th of July Association is looking for at least 100 Scouts to serve as Flag Bearers/Color Guards along our parade route and to help lead Parade spectators in singing our National Anthem

Need: Color Guards/Flag Bearers, in uniform, spaced along the entire 2 mile Parade route. The Color Guards/Flag Bearers may be as few as 2 Scouts (this is a minimum – bring as many along as you can).  We are requesting one leader or parent and at least 2 scouts from each unit, in Class A uniform. Please bring an American flag and your unit flag.

When: Wednesday July 4, 2018, no later than 7:30 a.m. for check in.  Scouts will deploy along the route at 8:15 a.m.

Where: UT Arlington Parking lot at the northeast corner of Doug Russell Rd. and West St. Maps and more info can be found on our website, 

What: The Guards/Flag Bearers will be spaced evenly along the Parade route, while our announcing stands play the National Anthem.  The Color Guards/Flag Bearers will be in the middle of the street to serve as a focal point for parade spectators to join in singing the National Anthem.  Each Scout should be in Class A uniform.

Why:  This is an opportunity to showcase your troop/pack to more than 40,000 people while showing your Patriotic Spirit and your Scout Pride!

How:    Call or e-mail if you can help.

Info:, we will have more information – maps, directions, etc – posted on our website.

Thanks!: Each participating Scout will receive a commemorative patch.

If you wish to participate, or for more information e-mail: Donovan
Arlington 4th of July Association

Weather Hazard Training now required

Weather Hazard Training now required by all director contact leaders Cub, Scout, and Venture
about 30 minutes on Line E Learning

Den Leaders and Asst.
Cub Masters and Asst
Scout Master and Asst
Venture Advisor and Asst

Good for all adults that Camp with unit. Training has to be renewed every two Years

Monday, April 30, 2018

Important YPT info

Effective 3-18-2018, The State of Texas has approved the new Online YPT2 for Day camps, Resident Camps and Summer Camp programs. There is no longer a need to attend a Face to Face session. So go to my.scouting.organd update your YPT2 today from the convenience of your home. Threre are 3 segments to watch and the test. you must take all three sessions and then take the test. When successful, your status will show 100% complete.

Friday, April 27, 2018

ScoutingWire: Alumni Edition

Hello Robert,
Scouting is happening all around us! Here are just some of the latest stories.
Thank you for your continued support!
Yours in Scouting,

Dustin Farris
Director, Scouting Alumni and Friends
P.S. Always remember...Once A Scout, Always A Scout.
P.P.S. If you find a typo in this ScoutingWire: Alumni edition, send us an email at, with the subject "Alumni Spelling Bee", and a description of the typo. We will feature YOU in a future issue of Alumni Alive! 

Twins Hope to Someday Earn Eagle Together

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Jon Bon Jovi and Son Were Cub Scouts

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Eagle Scout Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize

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Southwest Airlines Pilot Does Good Turn for Scout

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Northern Colorado Gathering of Eagles
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Annual Gathering of Eagles
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2018 Gathering of Eagles
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NESA Affinity Group/BSA Alumni Gathering
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5/18/2018 - 5/20/2018

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Pedro Trail - A Service Day at D-Bar-A Scout Ranch
11:00am - 6:00pm (EST), Metamora, MI


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Alumni Trip to the SteelStacks
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10/20/2018 - 10/28/2018
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2018 Longhouse Council Eagle Recognition Dinner
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Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner
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Wed. 5/16/2018
Philadelphia Area Eagle Scouting VIP Reception
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Alumni Trip to the SteelStacks
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Gathering of Eagles
5:30pm - 8:00pm (EDT), Chattanooga, TN


Thur. 4/26/2018
Eagle Alumni After-Hours Networking - Houston NORTH
5:30pm (CDT), The Woodlands, TX

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5:30pm (CDT), Houston, TX

Sat. 5/12/2018
Eagle Scout Recognition
11:30am - 1:00pm (CST), San Antonio, TX

Thur. 5/24/2018
National High Adventure Bases Alumni Reception
5:00pm - 6:30pm (CDT), Dallas, TX


Sat. 4/28/2018
Gathering of Eagles Banquet
6pm (MDT), Ogden, UT


5/25/2018 - 5/28/2018
Troop 31 Centennial Celebration
Weekend Event, Fort Monroe, VA


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Camp Thunderbird Reunion
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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...