Wednesday, November 28, 2012

News you need to know

Re-Charter- Training- Available by Appointment contact your commissioner or district executive
On-line system IS CURRENTLY OPEN
December 6th – 6:00pm Trinity United Methodist Church 1200 West Green Oaks Arlington TX
December 9th – 4:00pm-6:00pm LDS Charter Turn in Arlington Stake Center
December 11th- 7:00pm Round Table Re-Charter Turn in
December 15th- ALL Charters DUE 9am-Noon Chick-Fil-a 1500 North Collins Street Arlington, TX 76011

NOTE- Charter FEE Change to Unit Liability Insurance cost is going from $20.00 to $40.00.
           Individual insurance is still $1.50 for a year.

Journey to Excellence- Forms are included in the Charter Packets or accessed through
                2012- Please complete and turn in with Charters. Through the Journey to Excellence website units can use a an excel document help determine their achievement level. Units are highly encouraged to use the Internet Advancement System and Service Hours Website accessible through or the Journey to Excellence web site.

2013 Friends of Scouting- Scheduling has started. Units can call Jim Fleischman 817 602 4289 or  Andy St. Jean 817 437 0141 We also have a new online scheduling system currently open.
December 15, 2012  9am- Noon  Chick-fil-a 1505 N Collins St Arlington, TX 76011
            Come support and sign up for Scouting. We will have scout activities, Chick-fil-a Cow, and much more. Any new youth that is register for scouts before or on December 15th will receive a free meal coupon from the Collins Chick-fil-a. R.S.V.P to

-Need please promote this to your families!!!!
-Units to provided scouting activities. Knots, first aid, animal track identification, ect.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Welding Merit Badge College

Welding Merit Badge College

Dear Scouters:

This is the announcement for the Welding Merit Badge College, sponsored by American Welding Society North Texas Section and Lincoln College of Technology. This will be a unique opportunity for your Scouts to work on this merit badges because it is not normally available to your unit.

TIME & PLACE: The Merit Badge College will be conducted on the Lincoln College of Technology, Grand Prairie campus on Saturday, December 8th, 2012: 2501 Arkansas Lane, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

COST: Free. Troops must register a minimum of two adults (unless a troop consists of only 1 scout or only 1 family of scouts).  Each troop must supply an adult to serve as a Monitor for the class. (Please note: You may choose to have several adults share this responsibility. Monitors assist instructors in maintaining the learning environment and safety in the welding lab).  Lunch will be provided.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Registration will open November 8, 2012 continue through November 30, 2012  or until all 30 slots are filled, whichever comes first. Troop registration via e-mail to me will be accepted if web registration is not possible.

CLASS SCHEDULE: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Registration: 8:00 - 8:45 am. Class 9:00 - 10:30, Welding Lab 10:30 - 11:30 am, Lunch 11:30 am - 12:30 pm; Welding Lab12:30 - 5:00 pm.

There will again be two troop check-in tables: one (much faster line) for already completed registrations and another for incomplete (but not new) registrations.

There will be a separate general meeting from 8:45 to 9:00 am meeting for the scoutmasters and adult representatives.

RELEASE FORMS: All registered Scouts and adults must submit a completed Lincoln College of Technology Release Form, which we will have available for download over the web in a few weeks.

The completed Release Forms can be scanned and e-mailed to me. Scout who does not submit a release form will not be allowed to attend merit badge class.

UNIFORM: Scout field uniforms (“Class A” uniforms) should be worn.

PREPARATION: Once your registration is confirmed, and your Scouts should read and prepare all they can before arrival. We suggest that Scouts review welding merit badge book and worksheets to insure the greatest possible learning experience and completion rate.

We look forward to seeing you in December 8th!

Yours in Scouting,

Ernest Levert
AWS President 2002-2003

Order of the Arrow Brotherhood

Note: Cross Timbers District Alone has over 50 Ordeal Members that could go for Brotherhood at this event!!!!

The online registration is now live and you can register for the Ordeal online.

Please help our Order of the Arrow Lodge by calling and emailing the OA members on your district list and encourage them to attend the December Ordeal at Worth Ranch on 12/8/12 the cost is $16. We only need 50 more people to attain the level of Brotherhood for the Order of the Arrow in order to achieve the Journey to Excellence Gold level for OA. I would like to challenge each district to ensure that a minimum of 5 OA members attend the December ordeal. Please enlist the help of your OA Chapter Advisors and Chiefs.

Here is the webpage for the online registration.

Thank you very much,

Sean Apostalo  |  District Executive

Longhorn Council, BSA
850 Cannon Drive  |  P.O. Box 54190
Hurst, Texas  76054-3191
C 817-845-9554  |  F 817-231-8600

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Spaghetti Dinner - Monday November 19th.

Troop 520
New World United Methodist
2201 N. Davis Dr.
Arlington, TX
Monday, November 19, 2012
6:00 -7:30 P.M.

You are invited to attend Troop 520 Spaghetti Dinner. It is our annual fundraiser for the troop. Adult tickets are $5.00 and children are $3.00 also, a family ticket is available for $13.00
Spaghetti will be served with an assortment of sauces, salad, bread, and drink. Assorted deserts can be purchased. Door prizes will be drawn for thru the evening.
Come out and give the Thanksgiving cook the Monday evening off!

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