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 76013RoundTable Commissioners:Hank Kirkland - Hankland1@gmail.com
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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.
Dear Scouting Member and Investor:By now you have likely heard the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) will no longer charter Scouting units after December 2019. The information in the general public often becomes distorted so we wanted you to hear from us.We refer you to the attached Joint Statement from the Church and the National office of the Boy Scouts of America. You will notice that both acknowledge the tremendous history and beneficial relationship that has existed between our two organizations for more than 100 years. Thousands and thousands of families have benefited from our cooperative relationship. Both organizations wish only the best for each other.The LDS Church has a majority of its membership outside of the US. Their desire is to create and implement a uniform youth leadership program that serves its global membership. Church members who wish to continue with the Scouting program are encouraged to transition to other existing Scouting units.Here in the Longhorn Council approximately 15% of our youth membership is currently registered in LDS chartered Scout units. Across the country, LDS membership represents 18% of the national total. While we will work diligently to welcome and incorporate all LDS families that wish to participate in Scouting programs, the Council and the BSA nationally, will continue to serve families with the best value-based leadership program in America.Thank you for your personal involvement and for financially investing some of your philanthropy with Scouting in the Longhorn Council.
Read the Joint Statement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America
Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young people and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Family involvement is an essential part of the program, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in making the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children.Scouting is designed to be experienced outdoors. Hiking, camping, mountain biking, skateboarding, BMX, mountain climbing, kayaking, whitewater rafting--these are just some of a Scout's outdoor experiences.
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Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of AmericaLonghorn Council eNewsletter
May 9th, 2018
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Distribution of this communication is directed to members of the Longhorn Council
VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER May 9, 2018
FROM THE CHIEF 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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VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER May 2, 2018
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
The Arlington 4th of July Parade
Wednesday July 4, 2018
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: www.arlington4th.org, 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:
Arlington 4th of July Association
Weather Hazard Training now required by all director contact leaders Cub, Scout, and Ventureabout 30 minutes on Line E LearningDen Leaders and Asst.Cub Masters and AsstScout Master and AsstVenture Advisor and AsstGood for all adults that Camp with unit. Training has to be renewed every two Years
Monday, April 30, 2018
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
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Roundtables for the Cross Timbers District are held the second Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 PM. We meet at Pantego Christian Academ...