The first step in the implementation of the recommendations made by the Service Assessment Committee which were unanimously approved by the Executive Board of the Longhorn Council, November 19, 2019 is the formation of the 2020 District Nomination Committees for the newly formed 12 traditional Scouting Districts.
The nominating committee has a major responsibility mandated in Standard Local Council Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws which states: Form a slate compromised of nominees for District Chair, one or more Vice Chairs, and District Members at Large, plus a nominee to be submitted by the District Chair for Council Executive Board approval to serve as District Commissioner.
Wayne Haythorn has graciously agreed to serve as the Chairman of the nominating committee for the merging of Tonkawa and Topsanah Districts. At the January district meeting, he presented the process and procedure to be followed. He is selecting 3-4 registered Scouters from each district (for a total of 7 or 9 on the committee) and is looking for representation from all facets of Scouting. He'd like each program in Scouting represented as well as all of the geographic 'regions' of the new district. Since this is an open process, he would like input from ALL SCOUTERS on who should be considered for this committee.
Wayne is a life long scouter, most recently serving as the Council OA Lodge Advisor. He has continue in Scouting beyond his sons' years in the program and maintains many relationships within many of the Troops, Packs, Postsand Crews in both districts. The District Committees are excited to support Wayne in this role.
All recommendations must be to Wayne before the February Roundtable as the membership of the nominating committee needs to be publicly announced 30 - 60 days before the April business meeting (which is scheduled prior to April Roundtable).
This weeks Roundtable will have a special guest, Blake from Troop 9168. He is collecting toys for Dallas Scottish Rite Hospital. Please bring a new unwrapped toy suitable for a hospital. Portable games, art supplies, barbies, hot wheels, legos, action figures, coloring books, etc., are highly encouraged.
Tonkawa District Commissioner
Attention UoS Participants:
Brandee Ganz is requesting that all participants from this years University of Scouting complete the following survey:
If you were staff, there is a separate staff survey which would have been emailed to you.
MEMBERSHIP FEE ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN NEED
Recently the Boy Scouts of America announced a significant membership fee increase for youth in Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting.
We know the timing is not ideal for budgeting, planning and fundraising opportunities that exist for our Scouts.
The Longhorn Council Executive Board has approved a plan to help those most in need. A one-time assistance with the 2020 membership fee is available to help our Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouting youth. Again, this is a need-based assistance program.
Any family can fill out this application. << click here for application form<<
You may request up to $20 in assistance. Priority will be given to those with family income of $60,000 or below and those units who participate in the popcorn and camp card sales. Please note that while a request is submitted, it may not be granted or granted in full.
We will do our best to assist every family in need.
The application must be filled out in its entirety and submitted by midnight on December 15th.
By December 20th, upon approval of assistance, you and your unit leader will be notified. The approval must be printed out and attached to the unit recharter paperwork. The recharter paperwork and unit payment must then be submitted to either of our Longhorn Council offices. If your unit pays online or has already submitted their recharter and payment, we will reimburse approved amounts to the unit account.
Thank you for being a part of the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America.