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December 13, 2018

A Message from Your Scout Executive

You may have seen or heard from various media sources that the Boy Scouts of America has hired a bankruptcy attorney considering the costs of defending law suits. In a call this morning with our Chief Scout Executive, Mike Surbaugh, he informed us that the BSA has not made any decision in this regard nor is a decision pending. It is part of their responsibility to always be strategizing the best way to finance the National Council. The BSA’s focus is on continuing to provide Scouting programs throughout this century and beyond.

What does this mean for Longhorn Council?

Longhorn Council and the assets held by Longhorn Council, our funds and our properties, are separate and distinct from the BSA. Contributions made to the Longhorn Council by our donors stay local, and contributions made for specific purposes are used for those purposes. Our donors should remain confident that they are supporting life-changing, character building programs for youth right here in Longhorn Council.

And your support is needed now more than ever. These are exciting times as we have welcomed girls into Cub Scouting this year. And in February of 2019 we open our doors to girl troops via Scouts BSA, giving young women the opportunity to have a path to earn the Eagle rank for the first time.

In 2019 Longhorn Council will celebrate our 100th anniversary, culminating with our Council Camporee in 2020. One hundred years of history and service is a long time, and we are working to plant the seeds today so that Longhorn Council and the BSA will contribute another successful century of service to our Nation.

Thank you for your support in making Longhorn Council one of the best in the BSA.

Sincerely,
John Coyle, Scout Executive