From our Lewisville District 42 Naming Committee.
Greetings from your Lewisville 42 District Committee leadership team!
We met for the first time last week and look forward to working with you in the coming year. One of our first responsibilities is to identify our new district name (formerly Tonkawa and Topsanah Districts) by June 1, 2020.
I have been asked, as a member of that team, to lead an ad hoc District Naming Committee to complete the very important task of selecting our district name. This is a wonderful opportunity to help shape the future of Scouting in our area. To ensure a successful outcome, I believe it is imperative to engage as many interested individuals as possible in the process (see below for details).
As a first step, I would like for you to complete a short Google Forms Survey, designed to collect suggestions for our district name and to identify additional members of this committee. I also ask that you share the survey link with the youth and adults in your unit as well as with other community members you feel would contribute meaningfully to our discussion. Responses are needed by end of day Friday, May 8th.
Below is our roadmap to complete our responsibilities. We will probably need to meet two times (on Friday evening or Saturday morning) to complete this task. In the survey, you will be able to provide input on the final selection of the meeting day/time.
· May 1 – May 8: District Naming Committee will distribute a survey to collect name recommendations from stakeholder groups AND to identify additional committee members
· May 9 – May 14: District Naming Committee will summarize recommendations and present suggestions at May RoundTable to begin developing a short list of district names
· May 15 – May 21: District Naming Committee will distribute a follow-up Google Form ranking survey to all stakeholder groups and develop a short list of district names based on the results
· May 22 – May 29: Committee will solicit approval on short list from Council
· June 1: Committee will submit selection to Council
Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you so very much for taking time to contribute to our future district name and brand!
Yours in Scouting,
In response to the email sent out on March 13, 2020 by Scout Executive John Coyle instructing Longhorn Council Scouters to follow the school district calendars and not to commence meetings or activities until at least March 27th. Being that we serve scouts and leaders in multiple school districts and that we will not be able to meet to finalize awards and plans for the banquet until the day of the banquet if we adhere to this directive, district leadership has decided to postpone the District Award Banquet.
Once the district committee has finalize plans for the future date, we will address any needs for refunds or updated reservations for the event.
Please continue to scout safely!
Lewis Gonzales, District Chair & Bob Hammer, District Commissioner
Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, all meetings and events run by the District Committee have been postponed.
We are communicating as we gather information via email lists, so please make sure your leaders are on the district email list and that their position is listed correctly. This will allow us to get them specific information that relates to them.
There are many ways to continue Scouting while maintaining social distancing and we encourage everyone to take advantage of those opportunities.
Please reach out to your commissioners during this time if you have any questions, concerns, or are in need of guidance. That is why they commission!
Yours In Scouting,
Chris Blocher, Tonkawa Assistant District Commissioner
Topsanah District is performing Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) on March 6th, 2020 at 5:30 PM until March 7th, 2020 at 7:00 PM. This Friday/Saturday training for Scouts BSA leaders and Cub Scout leaders moving into Scouts BSA will be held at Briarwood Camp. If you have any questions or wish to register, please contact Fran Zaccaria.