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There were a couple of questions regarding how to handle merit badges where a Scout had either: 1) Earned the badge in a previous unit and did not receive the blue card, OR 2) Earned a badge at a merit badge college and did not receive a blue card.

For a scout that has earned a merit badge, but does not have a blue card, fill out a new blue card, print and staple a copy of the council advancement report for that scout and add it to the packet. The same process will be applied with the transcript from the merit badge college being stapled to the blue card.

For Eagle boards, the most important part is the report. The blue cards are important, but not required as Longhorn Council already should have record of all merit badges and ranks earned over the scout’s career.

—University of Scouting coming up soon virtually over a two week period.

National Youth Leadership Training/Twin Arrows
12/26-12/31 Camp Tahuaya TA-218
Fee: $175. Out of Council Fee: $225
Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.
Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Record form parts A, B, and C.
As of March 1, 2019, Scouts BSA members (male and female) must be at least 13. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops. For 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls registered in Scouts BSA to attend NYLT without first achieving the First Class rank. Boys registered in Scouts BSA will still be required to earn the First Class rank before attending NYLT.
Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be at least 14, or 13 and have completed eighth grade, and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships. It is recommended that they have had at least one year of camping experience. While NYLT is not an outdoor skills course, it is important that each participant have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience.
Have a unit leader recommendation.

Wood Badge 2020 Split Course at Sid Richardson is still on
Standard Course Fee: $210

Greg Brayfield – 2020 Course Director NEW DATES*
S2-662-20-1 at SR2. Two Weekends Required.
3-day Weekend #1: * Oct 30 – Nov 1, Friday 7:30 a.m. to Sunday 5:00 PM
2-day Weekend #2: * Nov 21-22, Saturday 7:30 a.m. to Sunday 5:00

Gary Goldstein – 2020 Fall Course Director
S2-662-20-4 at SR2. Two Weekends Required.
3-day Weekend #1: Sept. 25-27, Friday 7:30 a.m. to Sunday 5:00 PM
2-day Weekend #2: Oct. 24-25, Saturday 7:30 a.m. to Sunday 5:00 PM

Register Online

—Message from the Waco Scout Shop on 8/4/2020

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Scout Shop is closed until further notice.If you need to make a purchase, please call the Longhorn Scout Shop at 817-427-1555, and they will assist you. The council office is open for business, but please call ahead to let Kevin know that you are coming, to insure that he will be there 254-772-8932.We apologize for any inconvenience.

July Roundtable

To receive the full invite, please contact Chris Collins at [email protected]

Below is the information for the virtual Roundtable that will be conducted this Tuesday, July 14, 2020.  We will start with the breakout sessions and then gather at the end for announcements. Below is what each breakout room will be focusing on:

  • Cub Scout: Scoutbook Den Leader Training 
  • Scouts BSA: COVID 19 Protocols

We encourage you to forward this to everyone in your unit because this is a very important Roundtable before we approach the beginning of school as well as the recruitment season.  If you have any questions, please contact the following people below:

Chisholm Trail Day Camp (Temple-Belton Day Camp)

Please understand that early bird registration ends this Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
Please be sure to make parents aware that the cost will rise from $105 to $125 after this date. 
The last day to register is Monday, June 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. 
Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you. 😊

Sincerely,

Devin Morgan | Leon Valley District Executive
Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America
Southern Service Area
Cell: 254-466-1284
Waco Office: 254-772-8932 Ext. 201
Hurst Office: 817-231-8500
[email protected]

Cub Scouts 2020 Day Camp

I know there have been several questions in regards to what is occurring with Day Camp. Leon Valley will not be having Day Camp this year at Central Texas College due to campus being closed for events until August; instead, Leon Valley packs will be joining Chisholm Trail Day Camp that will be held from June 8th until June 12th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Bend of the River Ranch in Temple, Texas. I know there are several interested packs and families who want to a part of the festivities that will be held this year. If you are still interested in completing a campership form, please get in contact with me by this weekend via email or by cell number below.

Scouts BSA leaders, I know summer camp is cancelled but please understand that youth can be a part of Day Camp and earn community service hours in the process.

Early bird registration deadline of $105 is Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. The last day for online registration of $125 is Monday, June 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.  Please have parents follow the link below to register their child or themselves at the “Temple-Belton Day Camp”:

https://scoutingevent.com/662-daycamp2020

Please remember that your child’s safety as well as your safety is our TOP priority this year at camp, and if you have any questions, I am willing to help or get you in contact with the Day Camp Director for Chisholm Trail.  Thank you for your time and please take the time to read the message below. 😊

Sincerely,

Devin Morgan | Leon Valley District Executive
Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America
Southern Service Area
Cell: 254-466-1284
Waco Office: 254-772-8932 Ext. 201
Hurst Office: 817-231-8500
[email protected]

Virtual College of Commissioner Science

For those interested in becoming a Unit Commissioner, Roundtable Commissioner, District Commissioner, Council Commissioner, or Assistant in any of these areas, please feel free to begin your training at my.scouting.org for the Commissioner’s Basic Training. In addition, Longhorn Council will be hosting a virtual College of Commissioner Science over the month of May. We will cover 9 courses in 8 days. Courses will be held via pre-registered Zoom meetings on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:00 PM Central to 9:00 PM Central at the latest. Completing 7 of these courses will earn you a Bachelor’s in Commissioner Science. Please use the links below to register for the events.
5/6/2020 101 Core Concepts of Commissioner Service https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZMpfuCtqz4oHtayliP2UkZvSdRQ4…

5/9/2020 102 Supporting Timely Recharter Renewal
https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZwtcOmhrDwiGNNmo…

5/13/2020 103 Linking District Resources & 104 Contacting Units
https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZYrdu2vqT4pHNdi8rJBYFVD7mXxi…

5/16/2020 105 Resolving Common Unit Issues https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZ0rfuGpqD8uHNQsDxETq4rP…

5/20/2020 107 Supporting Timely Recharter https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZYqd…

5/23/2020 114 Understanding and Communicating with Today’s Leaders https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZEvd-2spjsjG9U0tjc8_TI3Cx…

5/27/2020 116 Collaborative Assessments https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZcsfuuhrTsvGdeMAPOzjZzpbtIIo…

5/30/2020 153 Roundtable and Commissioner Tools https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZUodOmhqT0oHtXhEr…

Remember to register for each course so you can get the invitation links and passwords.

Contact Chris Collins at [email protected] with any questions regarding these events.

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