Longhorn Council Blog

  • By Kirk Thomas, September 10, 2018

    North Texas Giving Day Starts Today!

    Scouting in the Longhorn Council is the result of many volunteers, parents, and professional staff. To facilitate that, the Longhorn Council spends on average $300 per registered Scout. That cost goes to running background checks…

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  • By Kirk Thomas, July 3, 2018

    Palo Pinto Fire near Worth Ranch Update

    UPDATE: The fire is 100% contained. No structures were destroyed and no injuries were reported. Worth Ranch is safe and cleared for Aquatic School. Howdy Folks! I just received word that the fire burning in…

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  • By Kirk Thomas, June 5, 2018

    Philmont Treks Cancelled through July 14, 2018

    Update 7/5/18: All 2018 Summer Philmont Treks Cancelled. Due to safety concerns surrounding the UTE Park Fire, Philmont has cancelled treks from their summer 2018 season through July 14th. Details and up-to-date information can be…

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  • 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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