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!

Nick Silvas Eagle project

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.

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

May 2017 Newsletter

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!

Ping Mayo

District Dinner Co-Chair Roadrunner District Activities Chair


Submissions for each newsletter will be due no later than Friday before Roundtable. Submissions are subject to editing and approval of the District DE, Chairman, and Commissioner. News of the coming events, unit successes, helpful suggestions, sites for resources, etc. are all welcome. Please submit to Eric & Heather Moser at heathert6578@yahoo.com and copy Gloria Coyle at lgcoyle@sbcglobal.net.

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