Wednesday, September 19, 2012

DEA Red Ribbon Week Patch

Red Ribbon Week Patch 
OCTOBER  23-31, 2012
Boy Scouts & Girls Scouts can Earn a FREE Patch from the DEA! 
Dear Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts Leaders,
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) created a Red Ribbon Week patch to encourage and support sScouts who wish to learn about Red Ribbon and participate in local efforts to educate youth about the dangers of drug abuse. 
Red Ribbon Week was established in memory of the sacrifices made to help keep our communities drug-free and encourage youth to lead healthy lives, free of drugs. Observed annually from October 23-31, Red Ribbon Week is a national celebration to promote youth education on the dangers of substance abuse.
The DEA encourages all Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups to participate.  Patches will be given to the first 25,000 qualifying Boy Scout and Girl Scouts.
All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are eligible to participate in the program.  To earn the DEA Red Ribbon Week Patch, Scouts must complete the following: 
  • Each Scout leader or designee must submit theIntent to Participate form by Friday, October 5th, 2012. The online form is available 
  • Each Scouting unit or troop must coordinate or support a Red Ribbon Week activity.
  • Each Scout must attend a drug prevention education session.
  • Each Scout must take the DEA Drug-Free Pledge.
  • The Scout leader must submit the Activity Report upon completion of program requirements, no later than Friday, December 14th, 2012. The online form is available
Please review the Implementation Guide. Many of your questions will be answered in the guide.
For questions or comments on the program, please send email to or call 202-307-7981.
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Take Order Incentives

Check out these Great Take Order Incentives. For additional information follow the link.

Saturday, October 27, 2012 2:00 – 5:00 pm Bass Pro Shops
Longhorn Council's Overall Top Selling Take Order Scout
(and 15 friends!) will enjoy free fishing, pizza and drink

Saturday, November 17, 2012 10:00 am – Noon Texas Rangers Treasure Fun at the Ball Park. Top selling Scout from the Unit.

The following is an either/or for youth that fill up an order form
Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:00 am – Noon- It'z Pizza
Qualifying Scouts will receive 30 points to play games and enjoy a free pizza buffet and drink (buffet begins at 11:00)
Summit Climbing Gym
Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:00 – 11:00 am
Qualifying Scouts will climb indoors free for one hour

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Volunteer Request September 30th, 2012

Sunday September 30th, 2012 St. Matthew’s Catholic Church Family Festival.

We are in need 2-4 scouts (Older Cubs, Boys Scouts, Ventures) and 1-2 adults to help in 2 hours shifts starting at 8am to help run Raingutter Regatta, mock camp site and share information on scouting. If you are bilingual in Spanish we could really use your help but not required to help with this event.

Shifts are
Noon to 2pm______________________

Please e-mail if you are able to attend.  Youth and adults will receive service hours credits that will go towards the Journey to Excellence goal of a 3 hour average for every youth.

Kelsey Clark
District Executive
Cross Timbers District
Longhorn Council, BSA

817 231 8529

PO Box 54190
Hurst Texas 76054

Monday, September 10, 2012

Need Take Order Forms?

Crostimbers District Popcorn Kernels,

You can pick up Take Order Forms at Tuesday,s Roundtable at 7:30 PM at

Pantego Christian Academy
2201 West Park Row Drive, Arlington, TX

You can also download a PDF of the form as well on the Longhorn council website 

Please see the link below that is to Longhorn Council website for everything Popcorn.

Other information found on this website:
  • Important Popcorn dates
  • Commission structure ( how much money does your unit keep from popcorn sales)
  • Take order Incentives ( These really motivate our boys to set a goal and do their best)

Each Unit Needs to get The Popcorn Take Order Campaign started off with a "KICK OFF Meeting" with your Pack/Troop. Talk about the incentives and challenge each scout to "Do Their Best" to help their Unit. Each Scout can do something.Contact me if you need ideas.

Good Luck

Rodney Gibson / Crosstimbers District Popcorn Kernel

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