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July 29, 2020, by Victor Rivera

Name The HAUNTED TRAIL Contest, New Covid-19 Safety Protocols for Events, MORE

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Longhorn Times e-Newsletter Special Edition

Rename the Haunted Hayride, which is now a Haunted TRAIL.

Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Venturing Events 2020-2021.

New Covid-19 Safety Protocols for Events.


A contest to rename the Haunted Hayride, which is now a Haunted Trail. Contest starts August 18th. Open to all Cub Scouts (with a parent or guardian).

Submit your best scary names online for the Haunted Trail at Camp Tahuaya and the Haunted Trail at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch- online submission details coming soon. The Cub Scout who submits the winning name for either camp can attend the Fall Festival and Haunted Trail for free with their parents /guardian and family on a scheduled weekend.

Contest ends September 22nd – last entries at 5PM. The best 2 scary names to be chosen by a panel of judges. Tiebreaks will be done by date and time of submission – the early birds win! Winners to be announced on September 23rd.

*Entry submission information to follow at soon!

Longhorn Activity Center Pool Open for Rentals

The LAC Pool is still open for unit and family rentals until Labor Day.

Access the rental form at

Contact the Camping Registrar at 817-231-8537 or [email protected] for more information.

Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Venturing Events 2020-2021 

  • ALL events have been redesigned to follow Covid-19 protocols!
  • ALL events will be done outside
  • Dates are Tentative.
  • Some Dates May Change as the Pandemic Changes

The Longhorn Council cares deeply about the health and safety of all Scouts and their families. Our 2020-2021 weekend events have been redesigned to incorporate the latest CDC, State, and BSA guidelines and make them as safe as possible during the covid-19 pandemic. The updated event plans make it possible for Scouts, adults, and families to have fun in the outdoors while safely following current social distancing and hygiene protocols.

Cub Scout Events are open to Cubs, families, dens, Packs from any Council or District.

Scout and Venturing Events are open to Troops from any Council or District. Event

Event calendars, schedules, training information, news, and maps of camps are at For more info: [email protected].

Look on the calendars for info and online registration links.

Cub Scout Events PDF:

Scout-Venturing Events:

Council Event Calendar:

Training calendar:     

New Covid-19 Safety Protocols for Events

All events have new procedures for cleaning, sanitizing, hygiene, mask wearing, and social distancing to avoid crowds and to keep our Scouts outside where it is much safer than indoors. Here are some examples:

  • Camping at events will be limited to one unit per campsite.
  • Events are redesigned to make it easier to do the events as a Day Trip.
  • CUB-O and Score-O have been redesigned to have all day staggered start times by individual units throughout the morning and early afternoon turning one big start into hundreds of small team starts. The markers will be using codes this year, rather than hole punches (so teams won’t have to touch them).
  • Meals at Cub Scout Family Adventures and Rocket Academies will be catered from the dining halls by appointment to avoid gathering large groups.
  • For groups that are camping, each campsite will have cleaning and sanitizing gear for campsite bathrooms.
  • Public restrooms and “portajohns” will be regularly sanitized.
  • Bounce houses have been retired until the pandemic is over.
  • Masks are required.
  • All events with frequently touched items have been redesigned for cleaning and sanitizing of those items between uses.
  • Haunted Hayrides are now a Haunted Trail. Participants will sign up for a time to walk the Haunted Trail loop (shorter than our normal hayride loops). This will help maintain social distancing and prevent crowding on trailers and at the gathering area. Participants will also choose their pumpkin carving and range times. [a trailer hayride can be arranged for those with ADA requests.]

These are examples of the new safety protocols we are implementing for each event. Note that a full list of safety protocols will be published for each event.

Please stay tuned for updates and more information regarding:

Haunted Trail Renaming Contest submission process,

more August 8th Family Fun Fest information,

Online Registration Resources,

Longhorn Council Facebook Membership group answers,

Plus, events, trainings, and changes due to COVID-19 by visiting

*Our Longhorn Council e-Newsletter is delivered on the first and third Wednesday of every month.  In addition to those two, we sometimes have a “Special Edition” such as this one. 


Thank you for your support.


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
[email protected]

One response to “Name The HAUNTED TRAIL Contest, New Covid-19 Safety Protocols for Events, MORE”

  1. Jeff says:

    Does this mean no more hayrides?

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