Thursday, September 28, 2017

Scout Uniform Contest - Please Distribute

Kirk Thomas
Marketing Intern
Communications Team
Longhorn Council, BSA

Our goal is to have more people connected with the council online so that we can distribute information more efficiently.

This is also a great for the new Cub Scout parents that recently joined to get connected with the council for help, information, and answer their questions.

How to share with your units:

1) Post on District Facebook Groups/Pages by sharing this post-

Subject- "Win a $25 Scout Shop gift card from Longhorn Council!"

"Longhorn Council has an exciting new contest that you could win a new Scout Shirt with a Longhorn Council patch sewn on OR a $25 Scout Shop gift card!

The contest is easy to enter and is entirely online, just click this link-

Share this with your unit members to help connect them with the council for information on programs, updates on fundraising, and help for new members' questions.

If you're sharing on Facebook, you can easily share council's Facebook post,

Questions about the contest can be sent to the council's Communication Team at"

Friday, September 22, 2017

WEBELOS – Complete your Scouting Adventure Requirement – Visit a Boy Scout Troop Monday Sept 25 Please see attached flyer for details.

WEBELOS – Complete your Scouting Adventure Requirement – Visit a Boy Scout Troop Monday Sept 25
Please see attached flyer for details.

Gear Guy Review - Paria Tents

Looking for a great tent but don't want to break the bank.. Here is one to take a look at ..  Paria has great quality products with a lifetime warranty..  They have tents with features that some really high end tent have at a lower costs.. 

So if you have looked at the REI or MSR tents you also know they are nearing $300+

I feel the Paria brand had quality items that have th equality of the MSR and are just a bit more than Kelty.. 

This particular tent catches my attention because the rain fly can be setup without the actual tent enclosure.. so you can use it alone, if that is all you need.. 

At just under 4 pounds this is a try backpacking tent. (for 2 of course)

Zion 2P Backpacking Tent
Finally, a true two-person tent designed to actually fit two! Introducing our brand new Zion 2P backpacking tent that provides the room and comfort for you and a tent mate. 
We designed the Zion 2P with a spacious, rectangular shape that doesn't cheat by tapering on one side. The 53 inch width will fit two 25 inch sleeping pads with inches to spare. The two roomy vestibules are the perfect place for your pack and boots. Finally, the two-door design means you can enter and exit with ease.
All this room doesn't mean you need to compromise on weight. The Zion 2P comes in at a trail weight of only 3 pounds 15 ounces. If you split the load over two people, you'll each be carrying only 2 pounds!
Zion 2P Backpacking Tent
As with our popular Bryce 2P, we did not skimp on quality. Each tent uses high end rip-stop silnylon fabrics, Dyneema lines, and alloy stakes. We included dual vents with kickstands to limit condensation. Finally, the interior features four large mesh pockets and a spacious gear loft.
The Zion 2P also allows a variety of pitching options. Pitch the mesh only on warm, dry nights for ultimate stargazing. When weather approaches, slip on the rainfly to stay dry. If bugs aren't a problem, pitch only the footprint and rainfly for a quick and light shelter.
Zion 2P Backpacking Tent
As with all our products, the Zion 2P comes with our dedicated customer support, a lifetime warranty, and ships for free!
Paria Outdoor Products Warranty Information
You can find our new Zion 2P tent in our online store or on

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Merit badge info - Electricity and/or Railroading

The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. invites Boy Scouts to explore the world of railroading and discover the wonders of electricity. Boy Scouts can earn their Electricity Merit Badge and/or Railroad Merit Badge at the historic Interurban Railroad Museum, 901 E. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75074.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Workday & Composting Class

Charter Organization Representative Training

Charter Organization Representative Training
Thursday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
COR Training
Sponsored by Cross Timbers District

LDS California Building
1500 California Ln. (California and Fielder), Arlington, TX

      Provides CORs with the basic info they need to build successful Units for the Charter organization.
      Meets requirements, along with YPT, for CORs to be considered Trained

Who Should Attend?                                 
Pack, Troop, Venture Crew Organization Personnel, all LDS Bishopric members

Contact: Richard Kincaid, Cross Timbers Training Chair

Register at:                                  Cost free

Cub Master, Den Leader Specific / Pack Committee Challenge

Cub Master, Den Leader Specific / Pack Committee Challenge
Presented by: Cross Timbers District
Course Director: Traci Mcgraw

Saturday, September 23
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where New World United Methodist Church
2201 N. Davis Dr. Arlington, TX

Who Den Leaders and Asst.; Cubmasters and Asst.; Pack Committee members; parents

contact information
Richard Kincaid, Cross Timbers Training Ch. –     972-953-5896

Cut-off Date
September 23       Walk-ins welcome but preregistration helps us ensure we have enough materials for everyone

Provides Leaders with the basic info they need to conduct successful meetings.
Pack Committees to Successfully run the pack. Meets requirements, along with YPT, to be considered Trained       Net working with other leaders

Announcement from Longhorn Council about COVID-19 (Please read carefully)

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