Longhorn Council Blog

  • By Kirk Thomas, May 9, 2018

    The LDS Church’s Future Relationship with the BSA

    Dear Scouting Member and Investor: By now you have likely heard the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) will no longer charter Scouting units after December 2019. The information in the general public…

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  • By Kirk Thomas, April 30, 2018


    BSA’s new YPT2 course was approved last week by the the Department of State Health Services effective March 13, 2018. Any YPT2 course certification card dated March 13th or later will now meet the state…

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  • By Kirk Thomas, March 28, 2018

    4 Life Skills Every Child Should Learn

    There are so many life skills that you want to teach your children that it can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few skills that can create a great base to…

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  • By Kirk Thomas, February 1, 2018

    Practical Tips When It Comes to Teaching Kids Crime Prevention

    Protecting your child is the most important job you’ll have throughout your life, especially when they are young. It is never too early to begin teaching your children about the importance of safety and crime…

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  • By Kirk Thomas, January 4, 2018

    Easy Tips for Keeping Energy Levels High While Hiking

    Whether you’re out with your family or at our high adventure camp, hiking can be a great way to get outdoors and get the blood flowing. There are numerous steps that you take to increase…

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  • By Kirk Thomas, December 13, 2017

    Emergency Preparedness – How to Save People From Household Hazards

    Life-threatening accidents can happen very quickly. While we don’t like to think about the worst-case scenario, it is essential to be prepared for when bad things happen. Scouts working on the Emergency Preparedness merit badge…

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  • By Kirk Thomas, December 12, 2017

    Why the Boy Scout Name Means so Much

    The Boy Scouts movement originated in Great Britain, founded by Robert Baden-Powell in 1908. He wrote a book called Scouting for Boys which depicted the games and contests that were established for cavalry training. Baden-Powell held the…

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  • By J. Peters, June 30, 2016

    What a great summer we are having in Longhorn Council!

    What a great summer we are having in Longhorn Council! Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the “Assessment” of each of our four resident summer camps, along with our Council President, Jim…

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  • By John Coyle, January 3, 2015

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!!! I am excited to ring in 2015, and with it, a new staffing model for Longhorn Council.  The new model is intended to allow our district executive staff to focus their main…

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  • By Longhorn Council, October 8, 2014

    2014 Fall Voice of the Scout Survey is Live October 7

    The latest Voice of the Scout survey is out! Thousands of Scouts, parents, volunteers, and chartered organizations are receiving the latest Voice of the Scout survey from the Boy Scouts of America. To receive a…

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