Monday, January 23, 2017

A follow up to the Lockheed Martin service hours announcement.

This contribution counts as part of the scouter's Unit FOS goal, but it is not in payment of their own personal pledge.

Lockheed Employee Service Grants:
employees have until Jan. 31 to log their hours. From there they have the better part of 2017 to request where their $250 is directed.

This is an internal link that explains the process for our employees.

Volunteer hours can be logged through two locations from the “insideLMinternal website ( – see the first graphic below:

  • At the top of the "insideLM" webpage, hover your cursor over "COMMUNITIES AND PEOPLE" and then click on the "LOG VOLUNTEER HOURS" under "VOLUNTEER"  
– or –

  • For those of us within the Aeronautics business area, from the middle of the “insideLM” webpage where it says "ENGAGE WITH AERONAUTICS", click on the icon that says "LOG YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS by Jan 31".  

Sunday, January 22, 2017

What the Chief has to say about MLK Day

Scouting Wire Volunteer Newsletter

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New Boy Scout Requirements Mandatory as of Jan. 1, 2017  

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How the New Venturing Website Was Designed By Venturers

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How to Make This Pinewood Derby Fun for All

Cub Scout packs from across the country gather with friends and family to zoom hand-painted creations across their respective tracks. While this iconic event is geared towards Cub Scouts, pack members certainly won't be the only ones joining in on the fun. Learn how to involve everyone on Scouting Wire.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Cross Timbers Training Dates

Cross Timbers Training Dates 
See Cross Timbers Website under Training for registration

February 11 Scoutmaster and Asst, Scoutmaster Specifics combined withTroop Committee Challenge. Take one training get two cards. Great training for anyone wanting to understand the adult side of the troop.8:00 am to 1:30 pm First United Methodist Church of Arlington Scout Building

Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training 

The course will provide Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops. Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, and Youth Protection Training are considered "trained" for those positions.
Troop Committee Challenge 

This course will provide the committee members of a Boy Scout troop with the basic information they will need to support a troop and ensure a successful boy-led troop program. Troop Committee Challenge has been developed to help troop committee members better understand their roles and responsibilities and help them deliver the promise of Scouting. The Troop Committee Challenge is designed for Troop committees and becomes the course (along with Youth Protection training) troop committee members need to be considered “trained.” 

March 3, 4 IOLS - Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills  
Friday, 6:00 pm to Saturday, 6:00 pm MK Ranch near Waxahachie

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered "trained". Venture Crew leaders that do an Outdoor program should also attend.

April 8 Charter Organization Representative Specific Training New World United Methodist Church  9:00 am to 11:30 am 

April 8 Cubmaster and Asst. Specific Training New World United Methodist Church  9:00 am to 11:30 am

April 8 Den Leader and Asst. Specific Training New World United Methodist Church  9:00 am to 11:30 am

April 8 Pack Committee Challenge New World United Methodist Church  9:00 am to 11:30 am

April 22 BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation  

Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 Advancement Notice from LHC

Lockheed Martin Volunteers

Lockheed Martin provides a community grant to the charitable organization of an employee’s choice if that employee volunteers 250 hours in the year. They must go on line to the LM website and put Longhorn Council as the organization they volunteer for.  It is a great way.  Typically we have lots of volunteers that are volunteers in our units in Trinity Trails, Silver Star, Brazos Valley and now, Mustang.
Other organizations that also do volunteer incentive grants are Exxon Mobile/ XTO, Verizon.  Many others will match the dollar amounts donated by employees, but this is just for volunteering their time.

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