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February 7, 2020

We Are Longhorn Council. All Families Can Come Join The Fun!

Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America offers fun and excitement for the entire family.

Our boys and girls get to enjoy our well-planned programs, learn to explore and love the outdoors, make new friends, spend time with family- all while living by the “Scout Oath and Law.”

Our council has a unit and program waiting for you and your family– whether you live in Waco, Temple, Bridgeport, Weatherford, Arlington, Fort Worth, Keller, Flower Mound, Southlake, Denton, or many other Texas cities nearby.  All this is made possible by our staff and more importantly, the best volunteers and Charter Organization Partners we could ask for!

Find the Scouting unit that is best for you based on your zip code and your youth’s age.

Click the picture below or here >> BeAScout.org 

For a more detailed look at each program, we have the breakdown for you.

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouting is a family program for boys and girls in grades K-5 and their families.

The best way to find out what you do best is to do it. Swing a bat. Pitch a tent. Build a Pinewood Derby® car. Cub Scouts are at the magical age where everything is new and possible and, most important, fun.

They live in a world of “firsts” — first home run, first campfire, first checkered flag — where their game plan is their imagination. Their most valuable reward is the friends they make for life and a parent’s proud smile. These are invaluable experiences that can be had in Scouting. These are life lessons that eventually transform boys and girls in Cub Scouting, through advancement, into members of Scouts BSA.

Click the “Cub Scout Family Programs” box below to see a fun video and pictures of the activities our Longhorn Council Cub Scouts get to enjoy.

Cub Scout Family Programs

 

Scouts BSA

Scouts BSA is for boys and girls ages 11 -17 (Formerly known as “Boy Scouts,” this program offers separate all-boy and all-girl troops the same opportunities for fun and advancement.)

Most boys and girls avoid obstacles. Scouts seek them. They live for any opportunity to display their abilities while learning new skills. Camping is fun. Surviving a downpour in the middle of the night is an adventure. Cooking over a campfire is fun. Learning which wild berries are edible is survival. Spending a weekend in the woods is fun. Breaking camp without leaving a trace is admirable. These are invaluable experiences that can be had in Scouting. These are life lessons that transform today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders.

Click the “Join a Scout Troop” box below to see a fun Longhorn Council Scouts BSA video.

Join a Scout Troop

 

Venturing

Venturing Crews are youth-led co-ed units for ages 14-20.

Life is a series of tests. Shooting the rapids. Rappelling a cliff. Writing a resume. Each one can be a setback, or a chance to shine. Working as a team, the young adults in every Venturing crew welcome the opportunity to pass these trials. A series of successes that build one upon another. Every person playing their role. No one more important than their partners. No challenge achievable without cooperation. These are invaluable experiences that can be had in Scouting. These are life lessons that transform today’s Venturers into tomorrow’s responsible adults

Click the “Join Venturing” box below to watch a fun Longhorn Council Venturing video.

Join Venturing

 

Sea Scouts

Sea Scouting is a co-ed program for teens ages 13-20.

It’s about sailing a tall ship. Snorkeling. Swimming. And row, row, rowing a boat into one adventure after another. It’s the call of the sea — where Sea Scouting replaces ancient mariners with savvy crews of young sailors seeking thrills around every turn. Sea Scouts learn a myriad of maritime skills while forging lifelong friendships. Every adventure is powered by tactical and technical know-how learned while experiencing the real thing. “All hands on deck” means rolling up sleeves and running a tight ship. Charting a course for success in any waters. Sea Scouting is an opportunity to sail into the future and beyond.

Click the “Sea Scouting” box below for a fun Longhorn Council Sea Scouting video.

Sea Scouting

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Once you are ready for Texas High Adventure, be sure to visit (click box below)

our “Texas High Adventure Base” page with a fun look at all we offer.

Texas High Adventure Base

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Now for some very important basics…

What are the Scout Oath and Scout Law?

Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

The Scout Law has 12 points. Each is a goal for every Scout. A Scout tries to live up to the Law every day. It is not always easy to do, but a Scout always tries.

A Scout is:

TRUSTWORTHY. Tell the truth and keep promises. People can depend on you.

LOYAL. Show that you care about your family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.

HELPFUL. Volunteer to help others without expecting a reward.

FRIENDLY. Be a friend to everyone, even people who are very different from you.

COURTEOUS. Be polite to everyone and always use good manners.

KIND. Treat others as you want to be treated. Never harm or kill any living thing without good reason.

OBEDIENT. Follow the rules of your family, school, and pack. Obey the laws of your community and country.

CHEERFUL. Look for the bright side of life. Cheerfully do tasks that come your way. Try to help others be happy.

THRIFTY. Work to pay your own way. Try not to be wasteful. Use time, food, supplies, and natural resources wisely.

BRAVE. Face difficult situations even when you feel afraid. Do what you think is right despite what others might be doing or saying.

CLEAN. Keep your body and mind fit. Help keep your home and community clean.

REVERENT. Be reverent toward God. Be faithful in your religious duties. Respect the beliefs of others.

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We look forward to welcoming many new families to our Longhorn Council Scouting Family!

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