Tuesday, July 31, 2012

7.31 Show and Sale Popcorn


There is still lots of opportunities to do Show and Sale. Kroger’s has allowed us to do sign ups through the council website. There are still lots of space for units. If your unit hasn’t done show and sale in the past give it a try. We will even help you decided how much popcorn to order. PLEASE SUBMIT SHOW AND SALE ORDERS BY AUGUST 7th.

Don’t forget to also ask your Charter Organization about doing a Show and Sale for them.

To reserve a locations follow this link-http://lhcpopcornsites.myscoutlink.com/
Password-  2012caramel

Arkansas- 2580 E Arkansas (Arkansas and 360)- 21 Slots Left Open. Has

Ascension- 2475 Ascension Blvd (Between Green Oaks and Brown Trail)- 23 Slots left Open. Serves North Arlington and has patrons from West Grand Prairie and Euless that Drive in. Great for a unit looking for some were other than the Lamar location.

Lamar- 945 West Lamar Blvd (Between Cooper and Davis)- 5 Slots left Open Lots of folks from the area around Lamar High School

Pleasant Ridge- 5701 West Pleasant Ridge Road (Between Little and Green Oaks)- THANK YOU FOR FILLING ALL THE SLOTS!!!

South Bowen- 301 S Bowen Road (One block South of Division on Bowen near Railroad Tracks)- 21 Slots left open
        This location has a lot of Traffic from Interlocken, Pantego, and West Arlington.  

South Cooper- 5330 South Cooper Street (Corner of Cooper and Green Oaks)- 7 Slots Left open- Is in the Tejas District but is open.

South Fielder- 2210 South Fielder Road- (Corner of Pioneer Parkway and Fielder) 19 Slots left open. Has an open mix folks from Dalworthington Gardens, UTA, and Arlington west of Cooper and East of Bowen.

Southeast Green Oaks- 2350 SE Green Oaks Blvd- 7 Slots left open Also in the Tejas District

Mansfield- Yep these are in Tejas as well.
Board- 3300 East Board 1 Slots left open

Matlock- 3001 Matlock Road 5 slots left open

Remember Selling popcorn is a great way to have exposure in the community. Show and Sale is a great opportunity to sale your units program as well.

yours in scouting
Rodney Gibson
Cross Timbers Popcorn

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July Cub Round Table Follow up

Cub Scouters-

We want to that those that attended the July Round Table on the Pack Planning Conference. For those of you that missed it we have attached the agenda from that meeting. We also have hard copies and a cd of all the materials that were passed out during this presentation. Please e-mail Kelsey or myself and we will work on getting your these items to you. You could also pick them up at the August 14th Roundtable at a special time 7:00pm. The topic of discussion will be “More Fun with Friends” Badge. All registered adults and parents are well come to attend.

Ron Rolander
Cross Timbers
Cub Scout Round Table Commissioner

Kelsey Clark
District Executive
Cross Timbers District
Longhorn Council, BSA

817 231 8529

PO Box 54190
Hurst Texas 76054

1.    Opening
Pledge-                          Invocation-
2.    Welcome and Introductions
3.    Getting Started by Gathering information
a.     Family Talent Survey Sheet
b.    Calendars
                                                             i.      School
                                                           ii.      District
                                                        iii.      Community and Charter Organization
4.    Pack Calendar
a.     Pack Planning Conference Power Point
b.    The Cub Scout Cycle
c.     Guide to Safe Scouting
                                                             i.      Age-Appropriate guidelines for Scouting Activities
                                                           ii.      Tour Plans
d.    Connecting Core Values with Outdoor Activities
e.     Unit Calendar
5.    Budget
a.     Planning your “Ideal Year of Cub Scouting”
b.    Unit Program Planner- Trails End Excel Document
c.     Money Earning Applications
6.    Promotion
a.     E-mails
b.    Website
c.     Pack Newsletter
7.    Questions and Comments
8.    Closing

Recourse links
b.    Tour Plan- http://scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/TourPlanFAQ.aspx
c.     Pack Planning Guide-http://scouting.org/scoutsource/Membership/New_Units.aspx
d.    Trails End Budget Planning-
e.     District Website- www.crosstimbersdistrict.org
f.       Council Website- www.longhorncouncil.org
g.     Membership Resources- http://scouting.org/scoutsource/Membership.aspx

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pancake Breakfast

Units will keep 50% of the tickets that they sale. For more information and details contact

Cal Kost- 817-861-3510

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Kroger Location update

There is still room at the following Kroger locations. Remember each store has 24 slots to sale.

Arkansas- 2580 E Arkansas- 23 Slots Left Open
Ascension- 2475 Ascension Blvd- 24 Slots left Open
Lamar- 945 West Lamar Blvd- 17 Slots left Open
Pleasant Ridge- 5701 West Pleasant Ridge Road- 20 Slots Left open
South Bowen- 301 S Bowen Road- 23 Slots left open
South Cooper- 5330 South Cooper Street- 12 Slots Left open
South Fielder- 2210 South Fielder Road- 24 Slots left open
Southeast Green Oaks- 2350 SE Green Oaks Blvd- 15 Slots left open

Board- 3300 East Board 7 Slots left open
Matlock- 3001 Matlock Road 9 slots left open

To reserve a locations follow this link-http://lhcpopcornsites.myscoutlink.com/
Password-  2012caramel

Frequently asked question- http://www.longhorncouncil.org/uploads/1a/1ae884e1-1520-4120-a26b-3410ebd49712.pdf

Remember that Show and Sale locations can also be used to pass out information about your unit to perspective members. If your unit has a flyer that they would like printed for FREE please send to 662crosstimbers@bsamail.org.

yours in scouting
Rodney Gibson
Cross Timbers Popcorn

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July Popcorn News

Good Job  Popping Hot District Kernels!

·         We have 34% of our shifts full for Kroger’s shift for Show and Sell, and starting tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. your units can sign up for 5 more shifts.  We have a strong team of volunteers leading this charge and I am proud to work with you!  We have had our eye on the Kroger ball and it is important that your people sign up with you for the retreat so we know how many Walmart cards to have for our retreats. 

·         Remember they have to stay and be trained for the retreat and at the end they receive a 20.00 Walmart card to be used for their popcorn kick off.  This is the same thing the youth can select when they sell 600 this year.

·         Thank you for all of your hard work on the front end, we need all District Kernels at retreats and if you are not available please let me know, so I can find a replacement person for your people.  Our last retreat date was set for Weatherford and the location is close to being secured (Aug. 4th from 9:00-10:00 a.m.).

·         The leaders will receive Take Order Supplies, new ideas, and per unit (no multiples their thank you for attending the 20.00 Walmart card)

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks again,
Renee  Poppin Horton
Everything is in bold because all of this one is important.  We have 100% strong District Kernels this year and the teams are building in our districts.

Renee Horton  |  Development Director

Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council
850 Cannon Drive  |  P.O. Box 54190
Hurst, Texas  76054-3191
P 817-231-8518  |  F 817-231-8600

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Kroger 2nd Round of Shift Selection

Popcorn Team:
Thank you for your patience, we have done our very best to make sure everyone knows that they can select 3 shifts earlier and now the anticipated 2nd shift.
On July 10th at 9:00 a.m. we are opening our site back up for additional shifts and your unit can select 5 more shifts per unit. 
Please help us out and copy your DE and myself with this email that you send out so your we know which districts we are missing an email from.  I know that this is time sensitive and we appreciate your concern on this.  If you have already sent this out, you might do it as a reminder on another day this week, or Monday but put reminder so they know you did it earlier.
Thanks again and have a great day!
Renee Poppin Horton
Renee Horton  |  Development Director
Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council
850 Cannon Drive  |  P.O. Box 54190
Hurst, Texas  76054-3191
P 817-231-8518  |  F 817-231-8600

Kroger SNS LIVE!! openings still available

There are still sites open for Arlington and Mansfield
IF you have ANY PROBLEM with the system - please contact Renee Horton Renee Horton rhorton@bsamail.org at the email address above.
 The heavily anticipated day is coming for Kroger Show & Sell reservations. The password for the reservation system will be 2012caramel.  The unit kernels need to go to www.longhorncouncil.org/Info/Support-Scouting/Popcorn.aspx to find the step-by-step instructions and the link to the reservations system.  They should print the instructions and follow them.  (A copy of the instructions are attached for your convenience.)  After following the instructions, if they still have issues they can request assistance by contacting 662finance@bsamail.org They need to remember a Scout is honest and they get 3 time slots.  After we have it out a while, we will allow more shifts to be selected. 
Important things to note:  The registration confirmation will show the Saturday date of Aug. 25th at the top.  That is when our Kroger Show & Sell period begins for our council and doesn't reflect the slots the unit reserved.  They will need to look at the bottom of the confirmation sheet for the actual dates and times reserved.  Units must print the confirmation sheet and provide it to the store manager, if so requested.  The Kroger store manager will have a weekly list provided by the council, and those are the only units they will allow to set up and sell at that location.  We have over 800 slots, so there should be plenty of opportunities for all our units to sell.
Thanks for your patience.  Please make sure this email is sent to all unit kernels, and I will ask the DE's to send it to their Cub Master and Scout Master email list.
Here is to another great year and popping on down the Trail's End road again!
Renee Horton  |  Development Director
Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council
850 Cannon Drive  |  P.O. Box 54190
Hurst, Texas  76054-3191

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