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July 16, 2020, by Victor Rivera

July 15, 2020 LHC e-Newsletter shared here

Please Note:

Our Longhorn Times e-Newsletter is delivered the first and third Wednesday of every month.  I sometimes send out more than those two e-newsletters when we have special updates.  Going forward, I will also share our e-newsletters here on our Longhorn Council Website and other channels within 1 to 2 days to reach a wider audience. Let’s start with the July 15th e-Newsletter, the topics are shared below…

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Longhorn Times e-Newsletter


Longhorn Council’s 2020 Popcorn Sale Kickoff is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 25th via Zoom. This year, the sale will be simple and easy to manage.  *Thanks in advance for your patience and cooperation since we may need to make changes.  We will learn more details during the kickoff.  Click or tap the Trail’s End pic above or here to read more details on our 2020 LHC Popcorn Kickoff!

Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 we have to adjust our meetings and most Scouting activities to be safe and to comply with state and CDC guidelines.

Here is the guidance we have at this time and a resource for coping.

How Gov. Abbott’s Proclamation Affects Local Scouting

Coping with COVID-19

Please remember that there will be updates so please stay plugged-in to your District Executive and continue to visit our Longhorn Council News site:

College of Commissioner Science will take place virtually on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Save-the-date and be on the lookout for the Zoom link in the near future.

Congratulations and HUGE thanks to our Santa Fe District Scouts and Cleburne partners for their ongoing effort to feed Johnson County residents. They have joined the local baseball team, the Cleburne Railroaders, and community partners to distribute food every week. The Home Plate Project has been a welcome relief to hundreds.

Our LHC Scouting units found a way to contribute and earn service hours while the baseball team’s front office has done a great job of coordinating this project. Mrs. Vu, our LHC Activities Chair, reminds our Scouting units to get these service hours logged.

Since this year’s Railroader baseball season is cancelled let’s hope they play next year and let’s go catch a game or two!

The 2020 Trailblazer District Camporee successfully wrapped-up recently. Our Scouts enjoyed the outdoors and followed all guidelines required. Thanks for all your work Scouters! Look for these Scouting units in their new districts in the near future. District Executives Tim Calkins and Ryan Hecker helped guide this last camporee under the Trailblazer name. Here is a refresher on DE’s and their Districts:

Summer MBA and High Adventure – Final Weekend!

Last chance for tubing, wakeboarding, sailing, ATV’s, and Summer Merit Badge Academy classes on July 24-26 at SR2.

More details, tap or click below…

Summer Merit Badge Academy

Only a few spots are left, and time is running out to register for the Santa Fe District Virtual Day Camp. Please know that the registration cut-off is July 19th and parents will need to pick up materials in person from Santa Fe District Leadership. For more details, click or tap the picture above or this link:

To join the fun membership conversations and to help us with LHC Membership planning, please join our LHC Facebook Membership Group and our LHC IHUB Membership Channel!<< LHC Membership Facebook Group <<LHC Membership Channel on IHUB

Click the picture (or tap) to follow link to the BSA Family Fun Fest.  Don’t miss it! Add this August 8, 2020 to your calendar ASAP.


Family Fun Fest

Now a bit of underwhelming news that most have now heard about…

The 2021 National Scout Jamboree has been postponed.

More details:

Longhorn Council Eagle Scouts (from the past 12 months) or soon-to-be Eagle Scouts:  We want to tell your story and congratulate you!

Parents or Scouts (over 18) can email Victor Rivera, Longhorn Council Director of Marketing and Communications, for more information.

*If Scout is under 18, please be sure to cc parent(s) and/or Scouting Leader.

Thanks in advance for showcasing your accomplishment and helping to set a great example to others!

[email protected]  << please email <<

Yours in Scouting Service,


Victor Rivera | Director of Marketing and Communications

Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council
850 Cannon Drive | P.O. Box 54190
Hurst, Texas 76054-3191
P 817-231-8500


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