Tuesday, June 26, 2012

July10th Boy Scout Round Table

When I think about the up-coming Scout Roundtable I recall the following Bob Dylan lyrics:

“You’d better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone
  For the times, they are a changing.”

The program will be on Aquatics. The program highlight all the recent changes (and there have been some) to certifications, rules and training involving Aquatics and the BSA. The program will be given by a long-time Scout Aquatics expert and practitioner – Lee Smith of troop 396. So come and learn; bathing suits are optional (you won’t hear that at too many Scout events)!
The Scout Roundtable is scheduled for 7:30pm, July 10th, Pantego Christian Academy, 2201 West Park Row.  Be there!

Roundtable programs are always sought. Let me know someone you know who can make a presentation of interest, please.

Kenneth Majka, CIA, CRCM
Vice President, Compliance
Colonial Savings, F.A.
fax 817-390-2204

Monday, June 25, 2012

Cub Scout Twilight Camp

Dear Scouters and Parents of Cub Scouts. 
YW's Camp was wonderful. 11 yr old Scout Camp was fun. Some Boy Scouts may have have already gone to Camp while others may be getting ready to go.
Now let's talk Cub Scouts...
Our Twilight Camp starts a week from today and we need help!
Supplies we need are:
  • tuna cans
  • magazines
  • neck ties
  • #10 cans
We are also short in the Staffing Department.
  • Camp Health Officers 2 for 5 days, 10 for 1 day each, however it works for you. We have 2 camp locations and need a Health Officer at each camp every day. This could be Physician, Nurse Practitioner, RN, LVN, Physician's assistant, Paramedic, EMT, or First Responder/EMR. The minimum requirement is current certification in the American Red Cross Standard First Aid program, which includes CPR or the National Safety Council First Aid program and CPR Level 1. BSA Wildernes First Aid is also acceptable.
  • Someone to supervise Soccer Games each day 
  • Someone to supervise the Slip N' Slide each day
  • Someone or sometwo's to help the boys with thier Wood Craft projects (Tue-Fri)
  • Someone to supervise the Webelos activities
  • Someone to be the Games coordinator for the Tigers and Siblings
  • Someone to assist with Crafts for the Tigers and Siblings
  • At least 1 more person with a van or other multi-passanger vehicle to transport Campers to Camp Wallace and back to the Stake Center
  • 2 Chaparones for a Siblings Den
  • 2 Chaperones for another Siblings Den
  • 1 body to assist with the Tot-Lot
Cub Camp is Tue-Fri June 26-29, 4:15pm - 8:45pm and Sat, Jun 30, 8:445am - 12n. With family picnic and skits to follow from approx noon - 2:30pm.

If you or someone you know would be willing to help in any way possible, please let Elaine Williams (A-4)
817-881-9918 be.hive@juno.com or me, Traci McGraw (A-6) 817-312-9163 traci.mcgraw@att.net know as soon as possible.

Please call us with any questions.
Thank-you Very Much!

Traci - Day Camp Director
Elaine - Program Director

July 10th, 2012 Pack Planning Conference


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Friday, June 15, 2012

2012 Hornaday Camp Out

Last year’s event was a great success with units attending from all over the council. This is a great opportunity to earn the Hornaday Unit Award and earn merit badges. We will have a couple of different conservation events and look forward to you joining us!

Tim Rogers
Hornaday Committee Chairman
Longhorn Council

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Arlington 4th of July Parade Volunteer Request

The 47th Arlington 4th of July Parade
Arlington, Texas
Wednesday July 4, 2012
Downtown Arlington

The Arlington 4th of July Association is looking for 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, 2012, 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, www.arlington4th.org.

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. Each Scout should be in Class A uniform.

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

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

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

If you wish to participate, or for more information call or e-mail:

C. William Spencer, MBA, Ph.D., FACHCA
Director Emeritus, Tejas District Color Guard
Ph/Fax (817) 446-4327

Kevin Donovan
Arlington 4th of July Association

Monday, June 11, 2012

June 21, 2012 Venturing Officers Assocation

Ventures Youth and Adults,

We would like to invite you to the June 21, 2012 Venturing Officers Association Meeting. We will be meeting at 7:00pm at Mountasia Family fun Center. This meeting will be a social so bring ever one you know. Check out what you can do at their website: http://www.mountasiafamilyfuncenter.com/.

Mountaisa is located on Highway 26 next to NRH2O.

Cost is $14.99 a person for unlimited activities. Food and Beverage as separate. All payment will be made at the event to Mountasia. Although we are asking for RSVP’s to 662crosstimbers@bsamail.org by Monday JUNE 18th.

Yours in Scouting

The Longhorn Council Venturing Officers’ Association Staff

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June Scout Roundtable

The June 12th Scout Roundtable promises to be an interesting event. Merit Badge Counselor Barbara Spurgeon will tell us all about Scuba! Scuba – Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus – has become a very popular Scout aquatic activity.  While the ability to see under Texas waters may be limited – all Scouters attending this Roundtable will get an unobstructed introduction into this very interesting endeavor. There is no reason to wear your bathing suit [your uniform is just fine] cause we are not getting wet, but we are sure to have some fun. Maybe there will be competition to see who can get their wet-suit on first! (Maybe not).
Another added bonus for this Roundtable will be my absence – I will be out of town on a business trip. Really. But the Roundtable will be ably administered by  Walter Nelson. So, just like at school when your regular teacher is out and you have a substitute, be on your best behavior! Mr. Nelson will be taking names!
The Scout Roundtable will be at the Pantego Christian Academy, 2201 West Park Row on Tuesday, June 12th. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30pm.
Upcoming Roundtables:
July 10th – Aquatics
August 14 – Council Camporee
September 11th – to be announced
Kenneth Majka, CIA, CRCM
Vice President, Compliance
Colonial Savings, F.A.
fax 817-390-2204
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Help us show case scouting.

On June 19th, 2012 the Cross Timbers District will be hold the Arlington Silver Eagle luncheon honoring Gary Martin with special Speaker State Senator Brian Birdwell. The Arlington Silver Eagle is our annual "ask for support" from our Community Friends of Scouting Campaign. During this event we would like to showcase what the units in Arlington are doing and need help with several items.

First, If your unit has poster board, display, or activities that could be shared on this day, please let me know. I will be collecting items at Round Table next week or will schedule a pick up time and location. Please let me know.

Second, we are looking for youth in Cub, Boy Scouts, and Ventures to conduct a flag ceremony. Scouts will be asked to be at the College Park Center on the UTA Campus by 11:15 am. A meal will be provided for youth and any parent that accompanies them to the event. Luncheon will be completed by 1:00pm.

Third, we also need help with Thank Yous. We would like to have youth write Thank you notes to our community supporters. If your unit, den, or youth would like to help, we will have cards for pick up at Round Table.

Finally, if you or someone you know would like to attend to support scouting, please let me know.

Kelsey Clark

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