Wednesday, August 30, 2017

How to Help With Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

To: National Executive Board, National Advisory Council, All BSA Employees
Our thoughts and prayers are with the many families in and outside of Scouting that have been affected by the historic flooding in South Central Texas. The councils that have been significantly impacted include Sam Houston Area Council(Houston), Three Rivers Council (Beaumont), Bay Area Council (Galveston), and South Texas Council (Corpus Christi), as well as counties within the Alamo Area (San Antonio) and Capitol Area (Austin) councils.
We are working with the leadership teams of these local councils to make sure their staffs and families are safe. We are also getting input on property damage at council offices and camps. As the storms continue in the area, we will continuously evaluate the needs of our people and facilities.
Thank you to those who have asked for ways to assist in helping the Scouting family. Given the extent of response efforts required, we understand it is important for first responders to focus on the most pressing emergencies without a well-intended influx of volunteers. As such, the best way to help in the near-term is to support relief efforts financially.
To facilitate this, we have established an online giving site to handle donations at:
Through this site, donations can be designated for specific councils or for all of the councils most affected by the flooding. These funds will be used to rebuild and restore BSA facilities and programs.
To provide immediate support for food and shelter needs in the area, we encourage you to donate directly to the American Red Cross and/or Salvation Army:
  • American Red Cross: Donate online at, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • Salvation Army: Donate online at; by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY; or via mail to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1959, Atlanta GA 30301
Southern Region Director Ron Oats has designated Area Director Rob Hofmann as project lead for BSA's response to this need. Please make sure to coordinate any efforts with Rob before moving forward to ensure we provide a coordinated response.
We will keep you updated as the situation continues to evolve.
Thank you for your service and care for our BSA family.

Donate to help Harvey victims..

I am asking for the Crosstimbers district help for victims of the Hurricane..

Bit by Bit Computer Consultants
721 N Fielder Rd. #B
Arlington, Texas 76012
Direct 817.505.1257
Mobile 972.365.7010

I am only able to accept monetary donations at my location. Bit by bit it matching the 1st $500 in donations.

If you have other donation, Shady Valley Country club is accepting items in the Pro Shop.

Robert Blake
Bit by Bit Computer Consultants
721 N Fielder Rd. #B
Arlington, Texas 76012 
Direct 817.505.1257
Mobile 972.365.7010

Texas Strong - Hurricane Relief

Thursday, August 24, 2017

For scouts looking for an Eagle Project or a Troop looking for a service project:

HI, my name is Joe Martinez and I am a volunteer at the Molly Hollar Wildscape. 
The scouts have done some work projects in the past and were wondering if your group 
would be interested in working on a project installing an arbor on one of our trails ?  
You can reach me on the following e-mail address... Thank you.
Joe Martinez

Monday, August 14, 2017

Cross Timbers Scouters:

We had a great turn out for the AISD Back to School Kick-off last Saturday.

Sixty-five families, some with multiple scout aged boys, signed up for more information about joining Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts.
(If they were age 14, we could have signed up over a dozen girls for Venturing.)

Nicole Wilson and Chris Bankus will distribute the names and contact information to the units
based on school location, etc.

Please follow up with these families and do your best to make these families feel welcome 
when they attend your unit meeting, fall rally or open house.

Thanks go to Victoria Ship 626 for setting up and signing up the early arrivals, Chris and Kimberly Gaston for taking the mid-morning shift; and Traci McGraw for taking the time on Saturday morning to meet these families, answer questions and be the face of Scouting in Arlington.

Yours in Scouting,

Greg Schadt
District Chairman

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cross Timbers Training

Tentative Training Schedule
August 26   Fundamentals of Training "Train the trainer"

September 9  Den Chief Training
 September 16 BALOO
September 23 Den Leader, Cub Master, Pack Committee

November 9 Charter Organization Representative - COR
January 27 COR
February 10 Scoutmaster Specifics
March 2,3 BALOO / OWL  may be cancelled or moved waiting on Syllabus
April 7 ILST /ILSC
April 7     Venture Specifics
April 14 Den Chief

SWAT (Scouts Want Adults Trained)

 A Unit award for next Year's District Banquet for Adult Training
S.W.A.T. (Scouts Want Adults Trained) Unit flag Totem and certificate
Based on My.scouting percentage on the First week on January 2018
All Units having 100% on their Adults Trained that includes YPT up to date will receive an award. The unit closest to 100% in each area: Cub, Troop, Team, will received an award also. (Average of YPT and Training Leaders)

The results will be posted at January Round Table so units can decide to attend District Banquet.

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