Longhorn News


The Longhorn Council’s annual business meeting and awards banquet was held April 25th . Fourteen long-serving volunteers were recognized by their peers and the Council Executive Board for their excellence in service to youth.

One Silver Beaver recipient is especially noteworthy, Helen Luckett. Mrs. Luckett may be one of the very few Boy Scouting volunteers who has received the Silver Fawn (an award for female leaders prior to 1972), the Silver Antelope (the highest award from the Region), and now the Silver Beaver.


Boy Scout summer camping is a highlight for every boy. The Longhorn Council offers several camping options for boys and units.

Three full service scout camps : Sid Richardson Scout Reservation- SR2, The Chisholm Trail Adventures for High Adventure, Worth Ranch, and Camp Tahuaya. To register or collect more information go to www.longhorncouncil.org.
The Council will also offer 18 Cub Scout Day Camps serving every district and local. This choice provides fun and adventure close to home. To check your site, week and to register go to the council website www.longhorncouncil.org
Longhorn Activity Center offers several weeks of STEM summer day camps.  Tell someone who’s looking for an exceptional experience with hands-on STEM experiences.


Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Longhorn Council. Amazon has a large variety of gifts that are perfect for Mother’s Day including electronics, jewelry, clothing, and more.
Eagle Scout of the Month
Quinn Twitchell
For his Eagle Project, Twitchell organized and made 400 port pillows for cancer patients going through chemotherapy who find discomfort while wearing seat belts. Now, he’s earned all the Merit Badges.
Get Ready for Camp Day May 13th
Visit Scout Shops on Saturday, May 13th and take advantage of 20% off of Camping gear!

Branding will be on-site from noon-3pm

Backpack fittings
Free packing checklist
Hicking Prep
And More!

New hours for the National Scouting Museum Scout Shop effective May 1, 2017

• Mon: 10am-7pm
• Closed Tues/Wed
• Thurs/Fri: 10am-6pm
• Saturday: 9am-5pm
• Sunday: 1pm-5pm
Jamboree Patches!
Due to high demand we have ordered more Longhorn Council National Jamboree Patches and Sets. 2017 National Jamboree patch sets, individual Jamboree shoulder strips, and OA Jamboree patch sets may now be pre-ordered.

Do you remember Michael Kinsley? After we shared his project on our Facebook page, he was featured in an interview with FOX4 News, check it out!
Worth Ranch Workday!
It’s time for our last workday before the Summer Camp season kicks off. Hope many of you plan to join us for a great day at “The Big Adventure”. Sign up at the link below and pick your project when you sign up. We will be serving breakfast and lunch so we need an accurate head count for food, so please register as soon as possible.


April was Volunteer Appreciation Month

Volunteer Appreciation continues and you have time to give a shout out to your favorite Scouters by posting a photo and tagging it with


Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America

Longhorn Council eNewsletter
Volume IV, Issue 9
May 2017

Mailing Address:
BSA – Longhorn Council
850 Cannon Dr
PO Box 54190
Hurst, TX 76054

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