Friday, October 30, 2015

Scouting Appreciation Days at Dick's Sporting Goods



Scouting Appreciation Days at Dick's Sporting Goods
A great opportunity for all scouters, families, and supporters of Boy Scouting provided by Dick's Sporting Goods. 20% off on this Saturday and Sunday as Scouting Appreciation.
View the flyer here.


Mailing Address:
Longhorn Council BSA
850 Cannon Dr
Hurst, TX 76054
US

Contact Name: Michael Wright
Telephone Number: 8172318500


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Troop 380 Open House Monday Nov 2nd 7:00 to 9:00 PM


Troop 380 Open House Monday Nov 2nd 7:00 to 9:00 PM


All Webelos and their families are invited to "visit a Boy Scout Troop" next Monday Night Nov 2 at the 380 Open House 7:00 to 9:00 PM, it will be a lot of fun. Please see attached flyer with information and a Map to 380 Scout Hut, 1001 N. Davis - look for 380 trailers.
Here are some of the Open House activities:
·         Monkey Bridge
·         Pumpkin Trebuchet Toss
·         Tomahawk Throwing (New Event)
·         Bad Campsite
·         Fire Starting
·         Funnel Cakes
·         Holiday Lock-In Preview
·         Prizes
We look forward to visiting with you and sharing about all of the opportunities that Boy Scouting and Troop 380 has to offer your Webelos as they bridge into Boy Scouts. Ask about Trail to First Class and Trail to Eagle programs that helps Scouts reach their potential and their Goals. Troop 380 has had seven Eagle Scouts to date in 2015, 27 Eagle Scouts in last five years and 51 Eagle Scouts in last ten years. 
Please email leader@troop380.com if you have any questions.

Parents: Q/A on how to choose a Boy Scout Troop available at 8pm.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE TROOP 118 OPEN HOUSE



COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE TROOP 118 OPEN HOUSE

When:          Monday, October 26, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Where:         Westminster Presbyterian Church
                    1330 South Fielder Road
                    Arlington, Texas  76013

Who:           Cub Scouts, Webelos, non-Scouters and Parents interested in finding out more about what Boy Scouts do

                 See a Boy-led Troop in action
                 Enjoy outdoor cooking and ice cream making
                 Participate in "scat" identification, knot tying and much more
                 Walk through a model campsite
                 Receive your Passport to Eagle

This is an evening of fun for Boys and Parents to learn about Scouting, its values, its expectations and what Boys and Parents should expect from Scouting.
                
Contact Chris Webster (817-480-2918) or Laura Holm (817-229-5978) with any questions

Thank you,
Laura Holm



Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Camporee... "CAMPOREE!!!!"

This year's camporee promises to be an action packet event, But in order for us to properly plan we need to get a reasonable estimate of who's (how many) are coming. Oh yes, a few more details.  The theme for this years camporee is American Frontier.  Cost will be $15.00 per person.  We plan to have the activities and program available for you at the December Roundtable.  If you would not mind would you please answer the following questions and send back to me at hankland1@gmail.com.  If you can do this by month end (October 31st) we would really appreciate it.

Thanks,

Hank Kirkland
Camporee Committee member

1. Will your unit attend the 2016 Camporee on Feb 19th 2016 at Worth Ranch

2. If so how many scouts will attend (this is an estimate)?

3. If so how many scouters(adults) will attend?

4. Would you be willing to make a deposit to show your commitment to attending of $100.

5. If you are not planning on attending can you tell us why?

6. Your name and Unit#

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Facebook Changes

All, So we can streamline the process of communication within the district we have removed this Facebook "Group Page". If you have not liked and followed the new Cross Timbers Facebook "Page" please do so. The direct link is https://www.facebook.com/xtimbersdistrict
The new page is linked to the website as well as the blog and email distribution list.
Thank You
...
Chase Albert
Cross Timbers District Communications
chasealbert@gmail.com

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Troop 380 Open House Oct 5th 7:00 to 9:00 PM


All Webelos and their families are invited to "visit a Boy Scout Troop" next Monday Night Oct 5th at the 380 Open House 7:00 to 9:00 PM, it will be a lot of fun. Please see attached flyer with information and a Map to 380 Scout Hut, 1001 N. Davis - look for 380 trailers.
Here are some of the Open House activities:
·         Monkey Bridge
·         Pumpkin Trebuchet Toss
·         Tomahawk Throwing (New Event)
·         Bad Campsite
·         Fire Starting
·         Funnel Cakes
·         Holiday Lock-In Preview
·         Prizes
We look forward to visiting with you and sharing about all of the opportunities that Boy Scouting and Troop 380 has to offer your Webelos as they bridge into Boy Scouts. Ask about Trail to First Class and Trail to Eagle programs that helps Scouts reach their potential and their Goals. Troop 380 has had six Eagle Scouts to date in 2015, 26 Eagle Scouts in last five years and 50 Eagle Scouts in last ten years. 
Please email leader@troop380.com if you have any questions.

Here's What a Mom Found at a Scouting Open House



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Check out these 5 can't-miss stories for September 30, 2015, and then share your favorites with your Scouting team!

Mom Brings Son to BSA Open House, Here's What She Found

The Indian Nations Council's recent open-invitation Scouting event welcomed tons of prospective Scouts outdoors to experience the fun that can only be found in Boy Scouts. And the hands-on, hardy fun of the day reined in the attention of mom blogger Kristy, creator of Mommy Hates Cooking. 

Families Like Yours Share How Scouting Makes a Difference 

For parents looking to remain a lasting influence on their children's lives, what's more helpful than borrowing character-building insights from fellow parents? If you've been keeping up with our "Families Like Yours" video series, you've seen Juan's emotional video on how Scouting looks from a father's perspective. 

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From the Chief: Remembering the Pope's Ties to Scouting

Chief's note: The eyes of the world are on the U.S. this week as Pope Francis makes his first visit to our country as the head of the Catholic Church. Among those watching with great interest is Bray Barnes, world chairman of International Catholic Conference of Scouting (ICCS). 

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4 Hashtags Inspiring STEM Scouts to Get Creative

Strap on those thinking caps folks because STEM Scouts is inviting you to experience a world of investigation, microscopic sights, stop-motion video reels, and experiments that'll have your noggins reeling – all in the comfort of your own home (or home laboratory for you scientists!).
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Why You Should Visit the National Scouting Museum Site 

Have you visited the National Scouting Museum website lately? If not, you better check it out now because the site is loaded with new resources and tools, perfect for planning your next trip to the National Scouting Museum in Irving, TX. 
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3 Steps to a High-Adventure Program Discount at the Summit
Landing a discount at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is as easy as 1,2,3. Check out how you and your Scouts can live it up at the Summit on Scouting Wire.
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10/02/15, 07:00 PM
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Score epic deals at our Garage Sale at REI Dallas. You'll find slightly used or returned gear and clothing for way less than what you'd pay for it new.
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10/03/15, 10:00 AM
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10/03/15, 05:00 PM
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10/06/15, 07:00 PM
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10/16/15, 07:00 PM
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10/21/15, 07:00 PM
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10/08/15, 07:00 PM
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Dallas REI
10/09/15, 07:00 PM
Member: $20
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Cedar Ridge Preserve
10/10/15, 09:00 AM
Eagle Mountain Park
10/17/15, 09:00 AM
Member: $60
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This hands-on bike maintenance class focuses on what to do when you are on your ride and the unexpected happens. Our instructors will share tips and tricks to help you triage the situation in the field to keep you riding.
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10/10/15, 02:00 PM
Member: $45
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Bring your own bike and learn through a combination of hands-on work and demonstrations about your bike's DISC brake system. This is an intensive hands-on bike maintenance class with guidance from an REI Certified Bike Technician.
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10/13/15, 06:00 PM
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Routine bike maintenance keeps you riding smoothly and prolongs the life of your bike. Join us for this introductory class to help you take care of your bike!
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10/15/15, 07:00 PM
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10/22/15, 07:00 PM
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Trinity River Audubon Center
10/17/15, 09:00 AM
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10/20/15, 06:00 PM
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10/27/15, 06:00 PM
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10/20/15, 07:00 PM
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10/22/15, 07:00 PM
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10/23/15, 02:00 PM
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Austin Downtown REI
10/24/15, 08:00 AM
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Sign up for this memorable backpack trip and see the Lost Maples Park at its yearly peak! REI provides transportation, gear and instruction for this outing. Learn the equipment, how to carry it, what and how to cook, how to manage water, navigation, camp skills, and much more in this amazing 2 day course.
Austin Downtown REI
10/24/15, 08:00 AM
Member: $250
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Please join REI in a work day at the Heard Museum and Nature Preserve in the wildlife sanctuary where groups participate in prairie restoration in removing invasive plants within the prairie.
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
10/24/15, 08:30 AM
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10/24/15, 10:00 AM
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Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike? Our kid-friendly instructors will help them with their first lesson! Our fun, unique and proven instruction methods have helped hundreds of kids experience the joy of riding a bike. This course section is for children 8-11 years old.
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10/24/15, 01:00 PM
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10/24/15, 02:00 PM
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10/27/15, 07:00 PM
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Dallas REI
10/28/15, 07:00 PM
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Dallas REI
10/29/15, 07:00 PM
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Cedar Ridge Preserve
10/31/15, 09:00 AM
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