Longhorn Council

About the Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

The Longhorn Council of the BSA serves youth in Bell, Bosque, Cooke, Coryell, Denton, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Leon, Limestone, McLennan, Milam, Palo Pinto, Parker, Robertson, Somervell, Tarrant, Wise and Young counties, working with hundreds of volunteers to provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities specifically to the youth in our neighborhoods.


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Meet the Longhorn Leadership

  • Council President

    The Longhorn Council President, Jim Greer, is the chairman of the volunteer board of directors and provides leadership and direction to the Council’s staff.

    Contact the Council President
  • Council Commissioner

    The Longhorn Council Commissioner, Ken Gordon, is a volunteer who oversees and leads all of the individual scout units in our area.

    Contact the Council Commissioner
  • Scout Executive - Retired

    The recently-retired Longhorn Council Scout Executive, John Coyle, was a full-time employee of the Boy Scouts of America for over 40 years and served LHC for close to 9 years.
    Please contact Deputy Scout Executive, James Johnson, for any Scout Executive-level questions.

    Contact the Deputy Scout Executive
  • Deputy Scout Executive

    The Longhorn Council Deputy Scout Executive handles the financial duties for the council. Working with the LHC Executive Board, he is currently in charge of the day-to-day operations of the council.

    Contact the Deputy Scout Executive