Monday, April 30, 2018
Effective 3-18-2018, The State of Texas has approved the new Online YPT2 for Day camps, Resident Camps and Summer Camp programs. There is no longer a need to attend a Face to Face session. So go to my.scouting.organd update your YPT2 today from the convenience of your home. Threre are 3 segments to watch and the test. you must take all three sessions and then take the test. When successful, your status will show 100% complete.
Friday, April 27, 2018
Hello Robert,Scouting is happening all around us! Here are just some of the latest stories.Thank you for your continued support!Yours in Scouting,Dustin Farris
Director, Scouting Alumni and FriendsP.S. Always remember...Once A Scout, Always A Scout.P.P.S. If you find a typo in this ScoutingWire: Alumni edition, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject "Alumni Spelling Bee", and a description of the typo. We will feature YOU in a future issue of Alumni Alive!
Twins Hope to Someday Earn Eagle Together
Jon Bon Jovi and Son Were Cub Scouts
Eagle Scout Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize
Southwest Airlines Pilot Does Good Turn for Scout
Special Offer to Pathfinders
Blue Skies and Bright SunIf you're looking for a great way to get the family together under some blue skies, check out this deal from Abenity Cruise! Right now, you can save up to $1,000 when you use your Pathfinder benefit. Go ahead, sit back and relax in the sun while visiting some of the best ports.Log-in to your Pathfinder benefits to learn more about this offer and other discounts available.If you are not already a Pathfinder member, upgrade today at www.scoutingalumni.org. A percentage of your Pathfinder membership goes to support Scouting in your community.
Upcoming Alumni EventsDon't see an event in your area? Submit one here!Featured Event:Back to Gilwell and Other Places
Monday, April 1, 2019 through Sunday, April 7, 2019
Email Amy Schwartz (email@example.com) if you are interested in this opportunity.
Thurs. 7/19/2018 1953 Boy Scouts Jamboree 65th Anniversary Reunion
3:00pm (PST), Santa Ana, CA
Wed. 6/20/2018 Northern Colorado Gathering of Eagles
6:00pm - 8:00pm (MDT), Loveland, CO
Wed. 8/1/2018 Annual Gathering of Eagles
6:00pm - 8:00pm (EST), Orange Park, FL
Wed. 6/6/2018 2018 Gathering of Eagles
6:00pm (EDT), Atlanta, GA
Fri. 4/27/2018 NESA Affinity Group/BSA Alumni Gathering
1:00pm (EDT), Indianapolis, IN
Sat. 5/12/2018 Migisi Fire Bowl - A Service Day at D-Bar-A Scout Ranch
8:00am - 8:00pm (EST), Metamora, MI
5/18/2018 - 5/20/2018 Mix Fix at Cole Canoe Base
Sun. 5/20/2018 Pedro Trail - A Service Day at D-Bar-A Scout Ranch
11:00am - 6:00pm (EST), Metamora, MI
5/25/2018 - 6/8/2018
4/19/2018 - 4/22/2018 Trip to Colonial Williamsburg
Florham Park, NJ
Sat. 8/18/2018 Alumni Trip to the SteelStacks
8:00am - 11:00am (EDT), Bethlehem, PA
7/22/2018 - 7/29/2018 Scouting Alumni and Friends Conference
10/20/2018 - 10/28/2018 A Scouter's Vacation in New Mexico
9 Days and 8 nights in New Mexico
Thurs. 6/21/2018 TMR Ten Mile River Alumni Day
Thurs. 1/10/2019 2018 Longhouse Council Eagle Recognition Dinner
6:00pm - 9:00pm (EDT), Syracuse, NY
Wed. 5/16/2018 Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner
6:30pm - 9:00 (EDT), King of Prussia, PA
Wed. 5/16/2018 Philadelphia Area Eagle Scouting VIP Reception
5:30pm - 6:30pm (EDT), King of Prussia, PA
Sat. 8/18/2018 Alumni Trip to the SteelStacks
8:00am - 11:00pm (EST), Bethlehem, PA
Thur. 4/26/2018 Gathering of Eagles
5:30pm - 8:00pm (EDT), Chattanooga, TN
Thur. 4/26/2018 Eagle Alumni After-Hours Networking - Houston NORTH
5:30pm (CDT), The Woodlands, TX
Thur. 4/26/2018 Eagle Alumni After-Hours Networking - Houston WEST
5:30pm (CDT), Houston, TX
Sat. 5/12/2018 Eagle Scout Recognition
11:30am - 1:00pm (CST), San Antonio, TX
Thur. 5/24/2018 National High Adventure Bases Alumni Reception
5:00pm - 6:30pm (CDT), Dallas, TX
Sat. 4/28/2018 Gathering of Eagles Banquet
6pm (MDT), Ogden, UT
5/25/2018 - 5/28/2018 Troop 31 Centennial Celebration
Weekend Event, Fort Monroe, VA
Sat. 5/5/2018 Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner
5/17/2018 51st Annual Eagle Scout Recognition Banquet
5:45pm (PDT), Bellevue, WA
8/24/2018 - 8/26/2018 Camp Thunderbird Reunion
Summit Lake, WA
6/10/2018 - 6/16/2018 Scouting Alumni and Friends Conference
Glen Jean, WV
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VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER April 25, 2018
Thousands of Girls Are Joining Cub Scouts The Associated Press recently covered news of the growing availability of Cub Scouts for girls.
Pinewood Derby Serves As Entry Into World of Scouting for These Girls For the first time in their community, girls were able to participate in the popular event as official Cub Scouts.
Posthumous Eagle Board of Review Held for Scout With Heart Condition He never let anything - certainly not a heart condition and other health issues - stand in the way of his goals.
Michael Yerger, Contestant on 'Survivor: Ghost Island,' Is an Eagle Scout Yerger is trying to be the youngest person ever to win Survivor.
Venturers Heading to Military Academy Forged Friendships in Scouting They all report to Cadet Basic Training at West Point this summer.
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May 5 New World United Methodist Church
Den Chief 9 to 12 Youth and adult a great way to find out about the program a how it can benefit your Unit
Eagle Mentor / Coach 10:30 to 12:00 Have questions about the Eagle Process and how to help your Eagle ask Our District Advancement Chair Clayton Starkweather
STEM / NOVA 9:00 to 10:30 What is this Program ? How can it Benefit my unit and Boys?
Texas Face to Face YPT 9:30 or 11:00
Sunday, April 22, 2018
On behalf of Chandra…..
Attached is the flyer for our upcoming Hornaday Adviser Training to be held Friday, May 18th - Sunday, May 20th at Sid Richardson Scout Camp. Members of the National Hornaday Awards Committee will be leading the course. This is the first time this course has been offered in Texas and the only Southern Region course offering in 2018. If you have any interest in conservation AND want to help scouts work towards earning the prestigious William T. Hornaday awards, please consider taking advantage of this opportunity!
Online registration is available through the council website at: http://longhorn.kintera.org/HornadayAdviser20180519
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Any help in promoting this course is greatly appreciated!
In Scouting Service,
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Where to Go Wild Over Wildflowers l 6 Hacks for Hiking l 6 Parks to Go Fly a Kite l We Will Not Be Tamed Sweepstakes
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Where to Go Wild Over Wildflowers
Wildflowers are throwing a colorful carpet over our spring landscape. You probably recognize bluebonnets, our famous state flower, but they're not the only color in the carpet – Texas has over 5,000 types of wildflowers! Check out these favorite parks and the spring flowers they're known for:Ft. Boggy – N of Houston, spider liliesLake Mineral Wells – W of DFW, Indian paintbrushLake Somerville – E of Austin, bluebonnetsDaingerfield – E of DFW, dogwood tree blossomsFranklin Mountains – in El Paso, gold poppiesVisit our Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook for the latest photos of park wildflowers and tag yours with #TxStateParks.
6 Hacks for Hiking State Parks
Whether you like to hike, walk or skip your way around state parks, check out these 6 helpful resources before you go:
6. State Parks app get it for easy access to trail mapsKeep your parks beautiful by staying on the trails and discarding your trash.
6 Parks to Go Fly a Kite
Let your spirits soar by flying a kite at a state park. April is National Kite Month, so celebrate by joining us at these park kite festivities:
- Monahans Sandhills – SW of Midland, event 4/29
- Sea Rim – E of Houston, event 4/28
- Lake Arrowhead – NW of DFW, event 4/29
- Ft. Leaton – E of Presidio, event 4/28People have been making kites for over 2,000 years, so you may want to try to make one yourself. When it's time to send it soaring, look for an area of park with an open space free of exposed power lines, trees and cactus. Plenty of parks have suitable areas for kite flying, including:Lockhart – S of AustinCleburne – S of DFWThere's a reason we still fly kites, because it's FUN. So check out these kite tips, take a look at our night kite video, and go out and create some happy memories with a kite at a state park.
We Will Not Be Tamed
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) encourages all Texans to get involved in conserving the wild things and wild places of our state. As the nonprofit partner of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, TPWF is raising awareness about the lands, waters and wildlife we all love."We Will Not Be Tamed" calls on you to appreciate the wildness of Texas, the vastness of our Texas spirit, and why we should all be inspired to conserve it.TPWF has enlisted a group of remarkable Texan outdoorsmen and women to stand together and tell their stories about places that have given so much. They include El Paso's Matt Morris, pictured here, who credits time spent in the ruggedly beautiful Franklin Mountains with restoring his health and vitality. TPWF is calling them The Untamed, and you can learn more about Matt and the other Untamed ambassadors at WeWillNotBeTamed.org.TPWF has also teamed up with popular Texas brands including Toyota, Yeti, Howler Brothers and Diablo Paddlesports. Together they've created a one-of-a-kind sweepstakes to give away everything needed to live the wild life – and the grand prize winner will drive home in a new Toyota Tundra.
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