Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Longhorn Times - January 2018


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Thursday, January 25, 2018

If you were a Cub Scout...

If you were a Cub Scout in Arlington in the 1950's in Pack 57, can you identify
any of the Cub Scouts or leader in this photo?  Boy in wheelchair is identified.






Wednesday, January 24, 2018

2018 Feb newsletter






LONGHORN ACTIVITY CENTER NEWS

It's Alive

Spring STEM Adventure March 12-16, 2018

Longhorn Activity Center


Spring Break Adventure is a STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math adventure for boys and girls in Kindergarten – 6th grade

Cost: $275.00

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Location: 5350 Basswood Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76137

Themes:
  • Nature
  • Electricity
  • Circuits

    Early arrival: 7:00 am – 8:30 am - $25.00 fee Late pickup: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm - $25.00 fee

    Phone: 817-231-8537
    Phone: 817-231-8537

    Swim Lessons @ LAC
    Swim lessons from 6 months and older will Begin in June. All instructors are Water Safety Instructors in addition to certified lifeguards.

    Parent/child classes and 3-5-year-old Classes consist of eight 30 minute sessions for $75.00.

    School Age Children 6 and older have eight 45 minute sessions for $75.00.

    Sign-ups begin soon.
    Council Pinewood Derby
    Will your car be the Council champion this year?

    Register for the Council's Pinewood Derby to find out. The event will be held on February 24th & 25st at the Longhorn Activity Center. If you wish to participate, you need to preregister for the race. Racers pick their race times.
    Winners will be announced by Monday February 26th.

    For more information or to register, visit the website at:

    Passport to adenture day camp
    Your summer destination for outdoor adventures and Cub Scout FUN. A week of outdoor fun for Cub Scout & parent
    District: .................Town: .....................Dates:

    June 4th Week

    Chisholm Trail.. Temple ....................June 4-8 Frontier Trails Denton Hills and Hollows ...June 4-8 Leon Valley ........ Killeen ...................June 4-8 T
    Mustang ............. Keller .....................June 4-8
    Roadrunner......... Euless ....................June 4-8 T

    June 11th week

    Cross Timbers ... Arlington .…...........June 11-15 T
    Brazos Valley…….Weatherford………June 11-15
    Lakeview*………..Grapevine…………June 12-15
    Tejas .................. Kennedale ..............June 11-15
    Tonkawa ............ Hills and Hollows ..June 11-15
    Topsanah........... Argyle ....................June 11-15 T
    Trinity Trails …….South F/W………..June 11-15

    June 18th Week

    Santa Fe ............ Cleburne.................June 18-22 T
    Silver Star (North) Azle ……………....June 18-22 Trailblazer .......... N. Richland Hills ..June 18-22 Indian Nations……Waco……………..June 18-22 ("T" designates twilight camp)

    (Fees, Dates, Times and Locations subject to change)

    Dinosaur Hunters

    Become a Dinosaur Hunter at this year's Cub Scout & Webelos Resident Camp!

    Four Webelos and Cub Scout sessions are available. Cub Scout and Webelos Camps help you bring outdoor fun and learning to your Cub Scout's summer at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch (SR2) near Bridgeport or Camp Tahuaya near Belton.

    Activities include shooting sports, kayaking, canoeing, climbing and of course swimming. Cubs and Webelos will also have opportunities to earn achievements and/or electives for their rank.

    June 24 – 27 & June 27 – 30 @ Camp Tahuaya
    July 8-11 & July 11 – 14 @ SR2

    $125 for Youth and $50 for Adults

    http://www.longhorncouncil.org/camps- properties/cub-scout-day-camp/cub-scout- webelos-resident-camp/
    CONTACT INFO 

    Programs

    Program Executive Sandi Bertocci
    Program Executive Charity Drabik
    Program Executive Brian Estler

    Longhorn Activity Center

    Winter Outdoor Skills Competition! Saturday, February 17, 2018.
    Each patrol/crew must build and bring a wheeled Klondike sled or a wheeled miniature Conestoga or Prairie Schooner Wagon with their trademark canvas bonnets! Participants can serve as the draft animal of their choice: dogs, horses, oxen, or mules - depending on the vehicle they bring! Patrols/teams will load the wagons/sleds with their personal and patrol equipment and pull them through the competition course using a map and compass to find each station. Competition Stations are named after famous Gold Rush towns. Patrols/teams will receive "gold" nuggets for their score at each station.
    LAC Director Charity Drabik
    LAC@longhorn.org 817-231-8514
    LAC Program Director Sandi Bertocci

    Camps

    SR2 Ranger Brian Holt
    sr2ranger2@yahoo.com 940-575-4160
    Worth Ranger Tim Leggett
    timleggett72@gmail.com 940-659-2195
    Tahuaya Ranger Dennis Elliott
    Lakeview Lodge & Conference Ctr. Alan Holt

    Registrar Jane Narvaez
    camping@longhorn.org 817-231-8537
    Dir. of Support Services Jeff Peters
    Jeff.Peters@scouting.org c: 817-706-1526


    Coming Up . . .
    The Outdoor Link
    "Delivering the outdoor experience"
    February 2018

    Boy Scouts/Venturing Cub Scouts


    VOA
    3Trout Tournament Klondike Derby
    SR2
    Tahuaya Tahuaya
    Feb
    Feb 10,11
    Feb 17
    Trout-O-Ree
    Council Pinewood Derby Webelos Woods
    Tahuaya
    LAC
    Tahuaya
    Feb 24, 25
    Feb 24,25
    Mar 10
    Spring-O
    Sr2
    Mar 24
    Spring Break Camp
    LAC
    Mar 12 – 16
    Canoe Races
    Worth
    April 21 & 28
    Rocket Academy
    SR2
    Mar 17

    Webelos Woods
    Worth
    Mar 24
    Family Adventure
    SR2
    April 7
    Family Adventure
    Tahuaya
    April 14

    Summer Camp Interviews


    Chisholm Trail, Sid Richardson Scout Ranch & Worth Ranch @ LHC Hurst Office; Camp Tahuaya @ Camp Tahuaya February 11 & March 18 – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm




    IN THIS ISSUE

    Upcoming Events......................................................Page 1

    Camp Staff Interviews ..............................................Page 1

    Webelos Woods .......................................................Page 1

    Summer Camp News ................................................Page 2

    Volunteer News.........................................................Page2

    Spring Break Camp @ LAC........................................Page 3

    Summer STEM Camp @ LAC ....................................Page 3

    Swim Lessons @ LAC ................................................Page 3

    Council Pinewood Derby ..........................................Page 3

    Resident Camp .........................................................Page 4

    Klondike Derby .........................................................Page 4

    Day Camp .................................................................Page 4

    Contact Info..............................................................Page 4
    Webelos Woods
    March 10 @ Camp Tahuaya March 24 @ Worth Ranch

    Webelos Woods is designed specifically for Cubs who will soon be moving into the Boy Scout Program. This weekend introduces Webelos Scouts and their parents to some of the exciting adventures of Boy Scouting with fun activities, intriguing Scoutcraft demonstrations, outdoor adventures, ceremonies, and a bridging crossover for Arrow of Light Scouts and their parents.
    Webelos may participate as individuals or with their Dens.
    For more Information visit our website

    Summer Camp NEWS

    If your troop is planning on attending a LHC Camp dates are filling up fast and you should get your reservations in soon.


    Camp 2017

    Worth Ranch

    Tahuaya

    SR2

    Chisholm Trail

    BRCT

    Sea Kayak & Caving

    Steele Island Wakeboard Camp
    June 10-16
    Week 1
    Week 1
    Week 1
    Week 1
    Week 1
    Week 1
    Week 1
    June 17-23
    Week 2
    Week 2
    Week 2
    Week 2
    Week 2
    Week 2
    Week 2
    Jun 24 – 30
    Week 3
    Cub Week
    Week 3
    Week 3
    Week 3
    Week 3
    Week 3
    July 1 – 7
    - - -
    - - -
    Week 4
    Week 4
    Week 4
    - - -
    Week 4

    July 8 – 14
    Aquatic School

    - - -
    Cub Week.

    Tech Week

    - - -

    - -

    - - -

    - - -

    Earn Free Boat and Equipment Rentals for your Unit


    VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED

    • Council Pinewood Derby February 24 & 25
    • Klondik Derby February 17
    • Webelos Woods March 10 & 24
    • Rocket Academy March 17
    • Family Adventure April 7 & 14
    • Canoe Races April 21 & 28


Activity
Points Earned


Equipment Rental

Point Cost
Run Shooting Sports Range
200

½ Day Climbing (Day time)
400
Run Mobile Climbing Wall
200

½ Day Climbing (night time)
500
Run kitchen including prepping, cooking
& cleaning (min 5 people)
200

Rifle (50 shots/boy)
600
10+ volunteers who help with an event
100

Shotgun (bring own shells/clays)
400
Be a Host Troop (event planning, recruiting
volunteers, running the event)
600

Trailer of Canoes (10 each)
600
Mountain Bike trail building –
8 hour service project on a Saturday
600


Contact Camping@longhorn.org for a list of volunteer opportunities.


Tech blog at http://www.3boffice.com

Robert Blake
Director of Sales, Bit By Bit Computer Consultants
721 N Fielder, Suite B, arlington TX 76012, United States
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