Scouts BSA

The following was emailed out by Longhorn Council on Wednesday November 11, 2019

 

MEMBERSHIP FEE ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN NEED

Recently the Boy Scouts of America announced a significant membership fee increase for youth in Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting.

We know the timing is not ideal for budgeting, planning and fundraising opportunities that exist for our Scouts.

The Longhorn Council Executive Board has approved a plan to help those most in need. A one-time assistance with the 2020 membership fee is available to help our Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouting youth. Again, this is a need-based assistance program.

Any family can fill out this application. << click here for application form<<

You may request up to $20 in assistance. Priority will be given to those with family income of $60,000 or below and those units who participate in the popcorn and camp card sales. Please note that while a request is submitted, it may not be granted or granted in full.

We will do our best to assist every family in need.

The application must be filled out in its entirety and submitted by midnight on December 15th.

Please email the signed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By December 20th, upon approval of assistance, you and your unit leader will be notified. The approval must be printed out and attached to the unit recharter paperwork. The recharter paperwork and unit payment must then be submitted to either of our Longhorn Council offices. If your unit pays online or has already submitted their recharter and payment, we will reimburse approved amounts to the unit account.

Thank you for being a part of the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America.

The Annual Tonkawa District Awards Banquet is May 13th! It is open for all to attend.

Sign up here: http://longhorn.kintera.org/2017TonkawaBanquet

Invitation with more info: Tonkawa District Awards Banquet

Tonkawa District Camp-o-ree! April 7-9, 2017, Stripling Island, Sid Richardson Scout Ranch

Contact Marty Rice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Thanks to all of the units that participated in the Spring Camporee at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch this weekend. Congratulations to Troop 282 for winning Best Overall Small Troop as well as to Troop 45 for winning Best Overall Large Troop. Troop 822 won the Overall Best Troop Spirit trophy. Full scoring details for all the events will be uploaded soon.

If you have any photos from this weekend's Camporee, please consider uploading some of them on the District photo sharing SmugMug site. The link directly to the Camporee this year is: https://tonkawa.smugmug.com/Scouts/2017-Spring-Camporee

Please send me a message or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for the login information to the site. If you have any questions or run into issues, please let me know.

In the BSA blog Bryan On Scouting, Bryan has posted an excellent article about the newly released 2015 Guide to Advancement. Included are explanations of the 13 biggest changes. All Scouters are encouraged to read these as they directly impact all programs.

You can read it here: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2015/04/23/2015-guide-to-advancement-out-now-here-are-13-of-the-biggest-changes

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