Thursday, May 23, 2019

Early Bird Pricing- Twilight Camp

Early Bird Pricing - No End Date

This is the second update regarding early bird pricing.

Three emails from us one one week?  Madness!  But it's all good news.

Early Bird Pricing has been extended through the end of the online registration period.  All participants who register online will pay the Early Bird price of $110.  Walk-up registrations will still be $130.  (Walk-up registration is for exceptional circumstances only, and shirts and other materials are not guaranteed.  Register in advance!)

The final cut-off for units to register everyone for camp online is 06-03-2019 11:59 PM.

Reminder about YPT

In-person YPT will not be provided this year as the current version of the online YPT training satisfies the state requirements for youth camps.  All adults in camp must have up-to-date YPT in order to attend camp.

I'm in a Troop/Crew.  Why am I getting this?

Every safari needs safari guides... and Twilight Camp is an exciting way for older scouts to get service hours and develop leadership skills.

Any scout or venture-aged youth is eligible to be a Councilor-in-Training, and registered youth over the age of 14 are permitted to take on larger areas of responsibility.  We need older scouts to be instructors and to help with dens and to assist in program areas.  Some areas of responsibility include: assistant den leaders, quartermasters, fire guard, craft/sport/STEM instructors, and more.

Training and leadership experience is not required, but a can-do attitude is!

Please let us know if your unit's schedule is compatible with Twilight Camp, and whether you expect scouts to come and join us.  You can reach us at or fill out the unit liaison form here.
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Reminder: Carry The Load activities are this Saturday

Reminder: Carry The Load activities are this Saturday. Please let Chris Gaston know if your unit will be there or if you have any questions. 817-291-9898


Chris Gaston
Segment Specialist Non Commercial
M: (817)291-9898

Important - Please Read

 Cross Timbers District Friends of Scouting Campaign

Longhorn Council’s annual budget requires about $320 of donations per registered Scout so they can operate.  We all know the benefits of the Scouting program for our youth and adults so why do some Units provide support while others provide little or not at all?  Scout registration fees and the extra fees charged by the Units don’t support the Longhorn Council.  
The Friends of Scouting Campaign supports about 25% of the operating budget. To make up the remaining 75% the Council must look outside of the Scouting family to make their budget to keep the doors open.  The Council also provides an afterschool program for roughly 4,000 Tarrant County youth in 51 schools through Unit and corporate donations.
Unlike other Charitable organizations you know your donations are kept right here at home making a difference for your sons and daughters.  Keeping our camps open for your use, providing staff, other facilities, support for the Units and Charter Partners.

The District would like to recognize the following Units for attaining their 2019 Friends of Scouting goal.  It’s not too late to provide the much-needed support for your Council.  Go to, and donate.  We’ll add your Unit to next month’s newsletter!

100% + of FOS Goal Club
Troop 5
Pack 68
Troop 68
Pack 378
Troop 379
Troop 380
Troop 445
Troop 445G
Troop 520
Troop 545
LDS Ward 633
Close to making goal: Troop 396, Troop 517 & LDS Ward 733
These Units will receive free advancement for a year or a camping option, (Cub Scouts) as an added incentive and “thank you” for their 100% goal achievement.  The District is only $2,000 short of our District goal for JTE… can we make it?

Your small or large commitment now makes a difference for Longhorn Council Scouting. 
Please go to, and donate.

Thank you for all that you do for Scouting!

David Shuford
District Chairman – Cross Timbers District
Longhorn Council – Certified Trainer
National Eagle Scout Assoc. – Life Member
cell 817-692-1764

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Cross Timbers Parade Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30PM at New World UMC, 2201 N Davis Drive, Arlington

We need all Packs, Troops and Crews to be represented!!   We had a tremendous turnout and parade entry last year in the Arlington Fourth of July Parade......let's do it again!!

Nicole Harold   Parade Chair  

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Pond Clean up to Scouts - Conservation Hours at River Legacy

May 18th from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at River Legacy Living Science Center.
Pond restoration is needed every once in awhile and you would be helping with this by cleaning out unwanted plants, scrubbing down surfaces, or raking algae out. This opportunity could potential make you very dirty, so don't wear your best jeans and t-shirt. 

Please bring your own refillable water bottle and protection from the sun; hat, sunscreen, etc.

Breanna Sayers
Volunteer Coordinator
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76006
817-860-6752 ext. 109

Looking for more ways to volunteer with River Legacy? 

Like and follow us on our Volunteer Facebook and Instagram pages!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

ALL Scout Leaders!!!   please share this with all the leaders in your unit!

Roundtable Meeting 

Tuesday, May 14th at Pantego Christian Academy on Park Row, at 7PM.    

All units should always be represented at Roundtable. 

Membership Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 15th at New World UMC, 2201 N Davis Drive.    

Is your Pack, Troop or Crew growing?? Do you have a Membership Chair or a New Member Coordinator? 

All units should be represented for the Membership Committee. 

Parade Committee Meeting 

Thursday, May 16th at New World UMC, 2201 N Davis Drive.    

All units that plan to participate in the July 4th Parade should be represented at this meeting.  The parade will be be here soon! 

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

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