The 2017-2018 Calendar is available from the Roadrunner District web site. It was created with the current version of word. If you don’t have word or your version is older please download the PDF instead. I will update the calendar each month. If you have something to add to the calendar please just email me and I’ll add it.
Our district Twilight Camp team
needs your help to collect:
• Empty clean 2Liter bottles,
as many as you can
They also need to borrow:
• 5 Gallon water coolers
• Pop up canopies/tents
Please label each item (not 2Liter bottles)
so they can be returned to you.
Please bring the items to the next
week roundtable meeting, held at
same place and time.
And most of all we need staff!!
If you are 14 and older looking to
volunteer in this great program, please
come to our monthly roundtable
meeting next Thursday. We also need
parents and scouters to help with
many stations at camp as well.
A Scout is Helpful!
Roadrunner District Twilight Camp T
All kernels are being recalled to active service. We
are being put back into action with a new mission,
fund our units for another exciting new year. We’re
looking for new and old Popcorn Kernels to be the
CORNerstone of our 2017 season. Are you ready to
take on the task? If so join Popcorn Kernels from all
over the Northern Longhorn area for our GREAT
2017 POPCORN KICKOFF
What: Unit Kernel Training Conference
When: June 10th, 9:00-10:30
Where: First United Methodist Church, Hurst
(521 W. Pipeline Rd. Hurst)
Who: You and a partner
RSVP today at https://www.scoutfund.net
Since February, Troop 333 have been preparing for this camp out. Taught by Pat
Dickerson, the Scouts learned useful tips including cooking, fire building, water
purification, map and compass and shelter building.
The Scouts were only allowed to bring certain items on the campout, all of which
had to fit in a metal can. They were put to the test by starting off with a map and
compass course designed to mislead them if they lost their bearings.
The 2 teams
of scouts handled simulated injuries like a broken arm, but they stepped up like
champions and won the chance to pick their lunch. Spam or Hotdogs.
After lumch, everyone particiated in a rope bridge challenge which tested their
knots and team building skills. Afterwards, they celebrated by wandering the
shores of lake Grapevine having a good time.
The Scouts then had to go off and make shelters with their can items. They ate their
dinner, which were military MRE’s and spent the night in their make-shift shelters.
Some of the Scouts banded together and made multi-scout dwellings, while others
let their imagination create unique looking tents. After a huge breakfast the next
morning, the Scouts were delivered to their parents dirty, tired, but most of all…
On May 27, Troop 509 set out on
an Adventure to Remember.
We met up at Peace Lutheran
Church and loaded the Troop
Trailer for camping at the amazing
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.
After a 3 hour ride we arrived at
our destination and set up a wonderful
Next we began
our hike to the
top of Elk
After the hike we returned to camp
where the Patrols cooked their
evening meals, built
a fire, and enjoyed a
great campfire program.
we loaded up
the gear, and were entertained by
a wonderful interfaith worship
On the way out we stopped at Prairie
Dog village where we saw many
Prairie Dogs playing and as the old
song says… Buffalo Roam!
Then a drive to the top of Scott
Mountain for more scenery, boulder
hoping, and photo ops topped
of the weekend before driving
This was an excellent Campout
for everyone especially our
Young Scouts who have never
Boy Scout Troop 509
It was a beautiful afternoon that greeted Pack 307 as they held the
2nd Annual Advancement Picnic on Saturday, May 20th. There
was plenty of good times, good burgers and good deeds given out
as the Pack 307 Scouts moved on to their next rank in the path of scouting.
One of the most interesting moments is when Cub Master Willie Dominguez
(finally) emptied out the Nature Bucket! To his relief, nothing crawled back out
but memories of years of scouting were relived and in some cases, passed on.
Pack 307 would like to thank all you came to watch their Scouts receive the rank
they worked so hard for and look forward to next year’s picnic. Special thanks
to Mrs. Elisa Boltz and her son Kyle for hand making the woggles that were given
out in place of the standard neckerchief slide.
Sunday, April 23rd was a beautiful day fora bridging ceremony. Seventeen Arrow of Light scouts from Packs 363, 387, 407,
509, 757, 847, and 907 successfully met the challenges of the Order of the Arrow, and were permitted to cross over to their new
homes in Troops 254, 144, 757, 509, 86, and 28. Jason Watts and Pack 320 provided the rope bridge, which was the scouts’ final challenge of the day. Ping Mayo and the Bridging committee provided the scouts with a unique patch to mark the fifth anniversary of this very special event. Once again, Richard Sinclair
provided sound to ensure that the ceremony could be appreciated by the 150 people in attendance. Special thanks to Mike Cooper
and the members of the Woapalanne chapter of the Order of the Arrow, who provided a memorable experience for the scouts.
The journey continues!
On April 9th Scouts from Troop 333,
Adults and family members came together
to work on an Eagle Project that
would benefit a women’s shelter –I CanStill Shine. The Eagle Project, the idea of Nick Silvas a scout from Troop 333, was to
repair the shelter’s fence on the back half of the property and had taken months to plan and get approved. The work started at 9am
and took a full day of work to complete. The scouts had to clear out vegetation and remove old fencing before the new fence could be installed. Once the old fence was removed the scouts started putting in the fence poles and erecting the new fence. The younger scouts from Troop 333 got to see and experience what it takes to
complete an Eagle Project. Many special thanks go to Eric and Heather Moser andPat Dickerson for their support and help in
getting this worthwhile project done.
14 VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE THE SILVER BEAVER
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.
SUMMER CAMP IS COMING
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
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
Free packing checklist
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
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
BSA – Longhorn Council
850 Cannon Dr
PO Box 54190
Hurst, TX 76054
Twilight Camp began promoting with online regis-tration. Our camp and program directors are doing a wonderful job. They had a great skit at our April Roundtable.
The District Dinner on April 11 had the highest attendance in many years. More than 150 scouts and scouters enjoyed a meal from Carrabba’s Italian Grill of Hurst and participated in the awards and recognitions. The master of ceremonies Tom Taylor introduced our Roadrunner District new logo at dinner and thanked many who gave the ideas and input. Tom also introduced Longhorn Coun-cil Scout Executive Mr. John Coyle as our honor guest. Mr. Coyler gave us an update on how is our council doing. Bill Jesse and Steve Erwin were both honored for their service as District Chair and Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner for the past few years to the District. Spark plug awards were presented to Jason Watts, Sharilyn Dickerson, Alexander Taylor, Tony Thompson, Jeff Kuhn, Heather Moser, and Denise Riley. Our three District Award of Merit recipients were Tom Rogers, Monica Pattillo, and Keil Hubert. Richard Sea received the Emeritus Award.
Joyce Thilges was presented with the God and Service Award from P.R.A.Y.
More than a dozen Eagle Scouts were recognized.
Kurt G. from Troop 220 was honored for Life Saving Award, and Troop 250 Eagle Scout Dalton Z. received the Glen Adam Eagle Service Projct of the Year award from the Council. These two scouts were also recognized at the Council Silver Beaver Dinner on April 25. Many Roadrunner District members served at the Council Banquet as Wranglers, with Gloria Coyle being named the “Mother Beaver”.
Thanks to all who helped make the District Dinner and Council Banquet a success. Doc did a wonderful live auction for us. Gloria Coyle, Linda Jones, Tim Rogers, Bill Harrison, Teresa Goff, Tom and Denice Taylor, Doc, Mack Cremer, Melody Mays, Mike Cooper, Gale Follett, Bill Cooley, David Hammond, Jeff and Anita Wike, Theresa and Keil Hubert, Susan Bartlett, Kelley Nicosia, Theresa Monty, Cheryl Behm, (Life scout Trey T. and Jacob G. of troop 509), (Eagle Scouts Josh R., Austin H., Mason M. and Lane P.,) Jamie McCallum, Gerald Robinson, Walter Milligan, and Ping. Start working on your Scouting appetite for next year!
District Dinner Co-Chair Roadrunner District Activities Chair