Monday, January 28, 2013

2013 Day Camp Theme and Dates Released

Cub Scouts Salute Our Nations Heroes!

Join your local Cub Scout Day Camp staff for outdoor adventure and Cub Scout FUN at the 2013 Salute Our Nations Heroes Day Camp! It’s a week of outdoor fun and programs not regularly found in den or pack activities, including BB gun safety & shooting, archery, hiking, water activities, and outdoor skills, as well as crafts, games, and advancement. Check the chart below, or call your district executive to find a Cub Scout Day Camp in your area.
June 10-14 Day Camps
Brazos Valley (Graham) Faither Lutheran Church
Frontier Trails (Muenster) - Muenster Park
Indian Nations - HOT Fairgrounds
Lakeview - Southlake Baptist Church
Roadrunner - Bear Creek Park
Tejas - Sonora Park
June 11-15 Day Camps

Silver Star - LDS Church, Fort Worth
June 17-21 Day Camps
Brazos Valley (East) - LDS Stake Building, Weatherford
Frontier Trails (Denton) - Hills and Hollows
Leon Valley - Central Texas College
Mustang - Harvest Church
Santa Fe - Chisholm Trail Museum
Topsanah - Furst Ranch
Trinity Trails - Lockheed Martin Recreation Center
June 24-28 Day Camps

Chisholm Trail - Texas Early Day Tractor Association
Tonkawa - Hills and Hollow
Trailblazer - Basswood

June 25-29 Day Camps

Cross Timbers– Arlington Stake Building, Arlington

Medieval Times Merit Badge Workshop and Scout Show

Dallas Texas; January 9, 2013- Knights have long since been revered for being brave, loyal, strong, chivalrous men and the protectors to their King. The Boy Scouts, with core values such as, respect, faith, responsibility and courage can be considered modern day knights in their own right.
Medieval Times has created a Merit Badge program where Boy Scouts can participate in an interactive workshop and gain the requirements for the coveted Animal Science Badge.  The Workshop is hosted preshow by a certified Merit Badge Counselor and will cover the horse elements of the Animal Science Merit Badge.  Though there may be some pre-requisites required to obtain the Merit Badge and not all requirements may be met, each Scout will receive an official Medieval Times Commemorative Scout Patch.
 "We are excited to be able to provide Scouts and their families a special educational presentation that not only rewards the Scouts with a Merit Badge, but also offers a closer look at weaponry, falconry, knighthood and life during the Middle Ages. This new program will surely enhance the Scouts experience at Medieval Times"- said Jon Speier, Vice President/General Manager of the Medieval Times® castle in Dallas- "It is crucial to teach our youth the important core values in life and the Scouts have always done an excellent job of teaching and preparing our youth to lead and to live right".
Medieval Times® will be hosting two Scout Knights where Scouts can complete the Animal Science Badge workshop and join their families for the dinner and tournament at an exclusive discounted rate of $29.50. Animal Science Merit Badge Workshops will take place on March 24th and April 6th at 1 p.m. before the 2p.m. performances. Scouts must be pre-registered to participate in the Merit Badge workshop. The workshop is Free for Scouts with paid admission to the show.
This spring bring your Scout Troop to experience a Medieval Merit Badge workshop of the ages!
Reservations are required as space is limited. For inquiries, email
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament launched in Majorca, Spain, in 1973, and opened its first North American Castle in Kissimmee, Fla., in 1983. Now regarded as North America's longest running and most popular dinner attraction, more than 40 million guests have experienced Medieval Times at Castles in Kissimmee, Fla., Buena Park, Calif., Lyndhurst, N.J., Schaumburg, Ill., Dallas, Toronto, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Hanover, Md., and Atlanta. In 2007, the company moved its North American headquarters to Irving, Texas, close to the company's Chapel Creek Ranch in Sanger, Texas. Medieval Times is online at and reachable at 1-888-WE-JOUST (888-935-6878).
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament * 2021 N Stemmons Freeway * Dallas, TX 75207 * Fax: 214 761 1805
Anderson Dolton
Corporate Sales Manager
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
2021 N. Stemmons Freeway • Dallas • TX • 75207
Phone: (214) 761-1801, ext. 2520 • Fax: (214) 761-1805

2013 Longhorn Council Recognition Banquet and Annual Business Meeting

 Date Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Time 6:30 p.m.

Place Will Rogers Memorial Center

3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth

(Round Up Inn Room)


The banquet will recognize accomplishments of volunteers in the Longhorn Council.

Special presentations will include awards to Silver Beaver recipients, James E. West

recipients, Heroism Award recipients and other special award recipients.

Reservations: $20.00 per Person (table seats 8) form


Deadline Tuesday, April 9th, 2013


Ticket purchases at the door are subject to availability.

Tickets from payments received through the mail may be picked up at the door.

For more information contact Renée Horton at or 817-231-8518.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Your opinion counts!!

Do you prefer the summary emails once per week or do you like getting each email as an individual email.

Please leave comments on this post!!

April 12-14, 2013 Camporee (unit interest)

This year them is a Native American theme. With scouts doing activities that are fun but also teach skills or history of Native American Culture.

A patch design is in the works and will be release at the February Roundtable.

To help with planning the April Camporee we need unit commitments so that we can better use all of our resources to make this a successful event. Please go to the follwing to link:
Gary Johnson

Monday, January 14, 2013

2013 Camp Cards Updated 1/29/2013

2013 Camp Card

Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America

·        The Camp Card is designed to help units fund their way to 2013 Camp programs – this program is extra program for unit and should in no way influence their fall popcorn sales
·        This is a Risk Free Unit Sales project where all Scouts can earn their way to Camp, Philmont, other activities or simply support unit program or supplies needs
·        Each Camp Card will sell for only $5.00 to the general public and will have multiple food, service and entertainment discounts for the customer to use throughout the year
·        The participating unit will keep 50% commission for each Camp Card sold!
·        Commissions from the sales are encouraged to be applied toward directly sending youth to Summer Camp programs, but they may be used as the unit committee sees fit

Frequently Asked Questions.

The Value of selling Camp Cards:

Participating in the Camp Card allows each Scout to directly fund their way to various Camp programs

Program                                           Cost            Sales per Youth (in cards)

Cub Scout Day/Twilight Camp                  $80             = 32 Cards per youth to sell

Cub Scout Resident/Webelos Camp $180           = 72 Cards per youth to sell

Boy Scout Summer Camp                $220           = 88 Cards per youth to sell

National High Adventure Bases                 $800           = 320 Cards per youth to sell

*Note—Program costs and sales per youth are not necessarily actual numbers; they are close approximations.

2013 Camp Card Timeline:

February 1  Cross Timbers Deadline to Commit to doing Camp Card. Commitment Form

Febrauary 15  Longhorn Council Commitment Deadline

February 26    Council Camp Card Kickoff—8 locations (Camp Cards Distributed)
      6:00pm- 7:00pm                    Cross Timbers and Tejas District
Schlotzsky's on Little Road  4407 Little Road #600  Arlington Texas 76016.

February 26    Camp Card Sale Begins

May 4             Camp Card Sale Ends

May 4            Units to begin turning in money and unsold Camp Cards  
  (*Note—Units keep commissions and only turn in unsold cards & money due council)

May 24      Last day for Units to turn in money and unsold Camp Cards

May 31     Commission drops to 35% commission

June 7      Commission drops to 25% commission

June 7          Youth and Unit Incentive Drawings Held

Thursday, January 10, 2013

River Legacy Nature Hike

Nature HikeSaturday, January 12
 9 am to 12 pm – River Legacy Living Science Center
Venture further into the park in this 3-hour hike geared towards enjoying the journey at a pleasant pace, using all of your senses to explore nature in a new way.
Guided by
Charlie Amos – Fort Worth Audubon Society
Martha Siegel – Cross Timbers Master Naturalist
Ann Alderfer – Cross Timbers Master Naturalist
Best suited for ages 10 and up. Space is limited.
Please RSVP:
 817.860.6752 or

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