Scouts BSA

Topsanah District is performing Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) on March 6th, 2020 at 5:30 PM until March 7th, 2020 at 7:00 PM. This Friday/Saturday training for Scouts BSA leaders and Cub Scout leaders moving into Scouts BSA will be held at Briarwood Camp.  If you have any questions or wish to register, please contact Fran Zaccaria.

REMINDER: All Award Nomination are due no later than February Roundtable.  Please submit them directly to Gary Utrup or through the link

The first step in the implementation of the recommendations made by the Service Assessment Committee which were unanimously approved by the Executive Board of the Longhorn Council, November 19, 2019 is the formation of the 2020 District Nomination Committees for the newly formed 12 traditional Scouting Districts.

The nominating committee has a major responsibility mandated in Standard Local Council Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws which states: Form a slate compromised of nominees for District Chair, one or more Vice Chairs, and District Members at Large, plus a nominee to be submitted by the District Chair for Council Executive Board approval to serve as District Commissioner.

Wayne Haythorn has graciously agreed to serve as the Chairman of the nominating committee for the merging of Tonkawa and Topsanah Districts. At the January district meeting, he presented the process and procedure to be followed. He is selecting 3-4 registered Scouters from each district (for a total of 7 or 9 on the committee) and is looking for representation from all facets of Scouting. He'd like each program in Scouting represented as well as all of the geographic 'regions' of the new district. Since this is an open process, he would like input from ALL SCOUTERS on who should be considered for this committee.

Wayne is a life long scouter, most recently serving as the Council OA Lodge Advisor. He has continue in Scouting beyond his sons' years in the program and maintains many relationships within many of the Troops, Packs, Postsand Crews in both districts. The District Committees are excited to support Wayne in this role.

All recommendations must be to Wayne before the February Roundtable as the membership of the nominating committee needs to be publicly announced 30 - 60 days before the April business meeting (which is scheduled prior to April Roundtable).

Due to the weather, many of the participants of the course have opted to stay home. At this point, to be fair to other participants and staff, we have postponed IOLS/BALOO to a later date so that everyone may experience the full benefit of networking and training. A day and time will be announced soon.

Thank you for understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience. Everyone please stay safe and warm this weekend.

Jeff Thompson
Training Chair

Good Afternoon,


This weeks Roundtable will have a special guest, Blake from Troop 9168. He is collecting toys for Dallas Scottish Rite Hospital. Please bring a new unwrapped toy suitable for a hospital. Portable games, art supplies, barbies, hot wheels, legos, action figures, coloring books, etc., are highly encouraged.


Bob Hammers
Tonkawa District Commissioner