Longhorn Council Blog

  • By Kirk Thomas, April 30, 2019

    Our Commitment to Protecting Youth

    During the week of April 22, you may have heard media reports featuring an attorney who was grossly misstating the facts as it relates to the Boy Scouts of America and our record of safety pertaining…

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  • By Kirk Thomas, April 12, 2019

    Using Video for Your Pack, Troop to Reach New Members

    One of the new trends online is video for reaching busy families. It gives people a visual experience of your story and can be very powerful. We found this video from Troop 50. Watch it,…

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  • By Kirk Thomas, February 2, 2019

    Website Improvements from 2018

    In 2018, we made several improvements to our website and communication with you all! We’ve been working hard to identify areas of our website that could use a refresher and we’ve been making some great…

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  • By Kirk Thomas, January 14, 2019


    Thanks to CarStickers.com for providing 100 free stickers for our launch party February 1st! Show off your Scouting loyalty and put the stickers on your laptop, water bottle, or somewhere people will see it!

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  • By Kirk Thomas, December 13, 2018

    A Message from Your Scout Executive

    You may have seen or heard from various media sources that the Boy Scouts of America has hired a bankruptcy attorney considering the costs of defending law suits. In a call this morning with our…

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  • 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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