Friday, August 9, 2019

Calling all Scout Leaders!! District Showcase next Tuesday!

Calling all Scout Leaders 

from all Cross Timbers District - Packs, Troops and Crews

Please share this message with your Units, and have ALL Leaders come to the:

Cross Timbers District Showcase 

at the monthly Roundtable meeting, next Tuesday evening, August 13th at 7PM at 

Trinity UMC, 1200 W Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington

Location CHANGE for August ONLY  

All Units need to be represented at this meeting!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

AISD Back to School Kickoff Saturday, August 10th from 8AM to Noon

AISD Back to School Kickoff
Saturday, August 10
th from 8AM to Noon

The AISD Back to School Kickoff will help thousands of AISD students, and their families, get supplies and resources they need, to be ready for the 2019-2020 academic year!

This event is for Arlington AISD students and provides school supplies, immunizations, dental exams, haircuts and more. Cross Timbers will have a table and need tan shirt leaders and scouts in Class A uniform to help out. Our table will have giveaways, some interactive scouting type activities, and gathering sign up information. 

We will be registering interested students to be recruited as Scouts.  Last year over 200 signed up.  

Please consider signing up to help. Spanish speaking assistance is greatly appreciated!!

West Outdoor Plaza and Indoor platform of AT&T Stadium

•Cross Timbers District will have a table to represent and recruit for Scouting!  

We need volunteer Leaders and Scouts!   for 2 hour shifts.   

Volunteers will work from 7:30AM to 12:30PM  

Please click on the link below to register for a shift

Contact Esmeralda Hornyak at  

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Early Bird Pricing- Twilight Camp

Early Bird Pricing - No End Date

This is the second update regarding early bird pricing.

Three emails from us one one week?  Madness!  But it's all good news.

Early Bird Pricing has been extended through the end of the online registration period.  All participants who register online will pay the Early Bird price of $110.  Walk-up registrations will still be $130.  (Walk-up registration is for exceptional circumstances only, and shirts and other materials are not guaranteed.  Register in advance!)

The final cut-off for units to register everyone for camp online is 06-03-2019 11:59 PM.

Reminder about YPT

In-person YPT will not be provided this year as the current version of the online YPT training satisfies the state requirements for youth camps.  All adults in camp must have up-to-date YPT in order to attend camp.

I'm in a Troop/Crew.  Why am I getting this?

Every safari needs safari guides... and Twilight Camp is an exciting way for older scouts to get service hours and develop leadership skills.

Any scout or venture-aged youth is eligible to be a Councilor-in-Training, and registered youth over the age of 14 are permitted to take on larger areas of responsibility.  We need older scouts to be instructors and to help with dens and to assist in program areas.  Some areas of responsibility include: assistant den leaders, quartermasters, fire guard, craft/sport/STEM instructors, and more.

Training and leadership experience is not required, but a can-do attitude is!

Please let us know if your unit's schedule is compatible with Twilight Camp, and whether you expect scouts to come and join us.  You can reach us at or fill out the unit liaison form here.
Find Out More

Reminder: Carry The Load activities are this Saturday

Reminder: Carry The Load activities are this Saturday. Please let Chris Gaston know if your unit will be there or if you have any questions. 817-291-9898


Chris Gaston
Segment Specialist Non Commercial
M: (817)291-9898

Important - Please Read

 Cross Timbers District Friends of Scouting Campaign

Longhorn Council’s annual budget requires about $320 of donations per registered Scout so they can operate.  We all know the benefits of the Scouting program for our youth and adults so why do some Units provide support while others provide little or not at all?  Scout registration fees and the extra fees charged by the Units don’t support the Longhorn Council.  
The Friends of Scouting Campaign supports about 25% of the operating budget. To make up the remaining 75% the Council must look outside of the Scouting family to make their budget to keep the doors open.  The Council also provides an afterschool program for roughly 4,000 Tarrant County youth in 51 schools through Unit and corporate donations.
Unlike other Charitable organizations you know your donations are kept right here at home making a difference for your sons and daughters.  Keeping our camps open for your use, providing staff, other facilities, support for the Units and Charter Partners.

The District would like to recognize the following Units for attaining their 2019 Friends of Scouting goal.  It’s not too late to provide the much-needed support for your Council.  Go to, and donate.  We’ll add your Unit to next month’s newsletter!

100% + of FOS Goal Club
Troop 5
Pack 68
Troop 68
Pack 378
Troop 379
Troop 380
Troop 445
Troop 445G
Troop 520
Troop 545
LDS Ward 633
Close to making goal: Troop 396, Troop 517 & LDS Ward 733
These Units will receive free advancement for a year or a camping option, (Cub Scouts) as an added incentive and “thank you” for their 100% goal achievement.  The District is only $2,000 short of our District goal for JTE… can we make it?

Your small or large commitment now makes a difference for Longhorn Council Scouting. 
Please go to, and donate.

Thank you for all that you do for Scouting!

David Shuford
District Chairman – Cross Timbers District
Longhorn Council – Certified Trainer
National Eagle Scout Assoc. – Life Member
cell 817-692-1764

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Cross Timbers Parade Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30PM at New World UMC, 2201 N Davis Drive, Arlington

We need all Packs, Troops and Crews to be represented!!   We had a tremendous turnout and parade entry last year in the Arlington Fourth of July Parade......let's do it again!!

Nicole Harold   Parade Chair  

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Pond Clean up to Scouts - Conservation Hours at River Legacy

May 18th from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at River Legacy Living Science Center.
Pond restoration is needed every once in awhile and you would be helping with this by cleaning out unwanted plants, scrubbing down surfaces, or raking algae out. This opportunity could potential make you very dirty, so don't wear your best jeans and t-shirt. 

Please bring your own refillable water bottle and protection from the sun; hat, sunscreen, etc.

Breanna Sayers
Volunteer Coordinator
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76006
817-860-6752 ext. 109

Looking for more ways to volunteer with River Legacy? 

Like and follow us on our Volunteer Facebook and Instagram pages!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

ALL Scout Leaders!!!   please share this with all the leaders in your unit!

Roundtable Meeting 

Tuesday, May 14th at Pantego Christian Academy on Park Row, at 7PM.    

All units should always be represented at Roundtable. 

Membership Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 15th at New World UMC, 2201 N Davis Drive.    

Is your Pack, Troop or Crew growing?? Do you have a Membership Chair or a New Member Coordinator? 

All units should be represented for the Membership Committee. 

Parade Committee Meeting 

Thursday, May 16th at New World UMC, 2201 N Davis Drive.    

All units that plan to participate in the July 4th Parade should be represented at this meeting.  The parade will be be here soon! 

Sunday, April 21, 2019


We hope everyone had a great Easter weekend with their family!    

District Membership Meeting – All units need to be represented.   Wednesday, 7PM at New World UMC, 2201 N Davis Drive.    Contact Esmeralda Hornyak  for more information.

Camp Card Return and Money Due SOON! – Camp Cards must be returned and money turned in to LHC by Saturday, May 4th, between 9-11AM, at the LHC Hurst office.  OR turn in your unsold cards and money to David Shuford, or 817-692-1764.   To get the full 50% per card for your scouts camp money, Camp Cards and money MUST be turned in by May 4TH Pin information – Is your units Pin on the map up to date??  Key 3’s can log into to update information.  There will be information about this at the next Roundtable.  

Roundtable Meeting - Tuesday, May 14th at Pantego Christian Academy on Park Row.   All units should be represented at Roundtable. 

Fourth of July Parade – The Cross Timbers District has a entry in this year’s Parade again. We had a very impressive group representing the BSA and our district last year!!   We encourage all units to be presented, with scouts in full uniform, and unit flags.  Please assign someone from your unit to the District parade committee, and plan be help with your unit’s share of the cost for float decorations and other expenses.   Contact Nicole Harold, for more information.  

FOS – Friends of Scouting – Do you know your unit’s goal for the Friends of Scouting campaign this year? ……do you know how close you are to meeting that goal, and supporting the Longhorn Council?   Please contact Corey Callaway for help reaching your goal.  

Cub Scout Twilight/Day Camp – Dinosaur Camp 2019 - Please hype up and promote Day Camp within your units.  If your unit participates in fundraisers for camp (such as Camp Cards), please make sure that Scouts and parents know that these funds can apply to day camp.

Please let us know who your unit liaison is (to help registration go smoothly) by filling out the form on our website ( or by emailing Otherwise, we will assume your Committee Chair is the best point of contact.

Adult and youth volunteers are required to attend training.  Two in-person trainings will be available:

- May 11, 2019 from 9AM-12PM
- May 25, 2019 from 9AM-12PM

Anyone who is unable to make either one of those training dates should contact us at

Thank you for all that you do for Scouting!

David Shuford

District Chairman – Cross Timbers District

Longhorn Council – Certified Trainer

National Eagle Scout Assoc. – Life Member

cell 817-692-1764

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