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District Meeting Notes

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.

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