Coming Events

Greetings Lakeview!

The weather has cooled off a bit, and Fall is a great time for all kinds of outdoor Scouting activities including camping.

Are you and your Unit looking for what's going on in Lakeview District? Check out the District Calendar at http://lakeviewdistrict.org/calendar.php. Each month will have training opportunities, District events as well as Longhorn Council events. The Calendar goes out thru June of 2018 and more activities and events are added regularly. That said, letting you all know we have taken the scheduled November 11th Webelos-Ree OFF the calendar. Our October Roundtable Webelos-Expo was so successful, the interest in the Webelos-Ree wasn't big enough to justify holding the event.

Just like at your Unit, the District runs on the hard work and dedication of great volunteers. Have you considered volunteering to work in our District Committee or as a Committee Chair? The work is truly rewarding and a great way to give back to a program that does so much for our youth. Like more info? Email me at bobdansby234@gmail.com.

Yours in Scouting,

Bob Dansby


Still time to register for University of Scouting

November 18 at Tarrant County College / Trinity River Campus

University of Scouting is a an action-packed, fun-filled day of learning empowering Scouters to successfully “deliver the Promise of Scouting.” Participants can choose from a wide variety of courses taught by experienced instructors selected for their knowledge, enthusiasm and great presentation skills. Classes cover all program areas and are designed to enrich Scouters’ knowledge and understanding of the Scouting Program.

Online registration deadline is Friday, November 10.
300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Check out the details, registration, classes & fees:
http://www.longhorncouncil.org/training-2/university-of-scouting/


Registration Coming Soon!
Merit Badge College is January 6th and 20th at the Colleyville Stake Center.
Come to November Roundtable to learn more about how to register, how to pay and deadline to pay. Contact is David Newell – morerightrudder@yahoo.com


Now is the time to be working your unit's Recharter

ALL LEADERS MUST be current with their YPT!
There are ways to pay this year with a Credit Card on-line, but you will pay a 3% convenience fee. If you have not received your Recharter Access Code by Nov 1st, Contact District Commissioner, Tom Nelson, t.d.nelson@hotmail.com


Lakeview District Training Corner

Hi, my name is Doug Hancock and I am the Lakeview District Training Chair. Below are some links for some selected training events. If your my.scouting training record needs to be updated, I can do it (and so can your unit’s “Key 3”). Get trained because every boy deserves a trained leader! - Doug brotherdoug35@yahoo.com

MyScouting:
YPT and many Leader Specific courses are available on demand. Go to https://my.scouting.org/ , log in, and go to the top right and click “New to Scouting? Click Here to Take Training”.

Lakeview District:
Nov 3-5, 2017. Leave No Trace Trainer Course. (Lakeview) (Follow link, scroll to bottom, click “Nov” and select event) http://www.longhorncouncil.org/activity-event-calendars/training-calendar/

Cross Timbers District:
Nov 9, 2017. COR Specific. 7pm-9:30pm.
(Follow link, scroll to bottom, click “Nov” and select event)
http://www.longhorncouncil.org/activity-event-calendars/training-calendar/

Mustang District:
Oct 26, 2017. Pack Committee Specific, Den Leader / Assistant DL Specific, and Cubmaster Specific. 7pm-10pm. (Follow link, scroll to bottom, click “Oct” and select events)
http://www.longhorncouncil.org/activity-event-calendars/training-calendar/

Road Runner District:
Nov 14, 2017 and Dec 12, 2017. Live YPT. 7-9:30pm.
(Follow link, scroll to bottom, click “Nov” or “Dec” and select event)
http://www.longhorncouncil.org/activity-event-calendars/training-calendar/

Topsanah District:
http://www.topsanah.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=112 Contact: Fran Zaccaria at franzaccaria@yahoo.com
Nov 3-5, 2017. IOLS.


Family Friends of Scouting preparations are underway.

Please turn in your unit champion name and contact information to Mark Johnson (scoutleader1@yahoo.com) as soon as you know who is going to coordinate your unit's campaign in 2018. Remember all units that meet their goal by March 15 will receive free advancements for a full 12 months beginning April 1, 2018 or be able to receive 50% discount to 1 council cub scouting camping event! (see your unit champion for details).

Community Friends of Scouting event planning has begun. Our theme is "Scouting And Our Communities". We already have commitments from Colleyville, Trophy Club and Southlake city officials to be in attendence.
March 2, 2018, 7:30 – 8:30am. We will be presenting what Scouting has done for the communities. We will be honoring Eagle Scouts. Video presentation will be submitted by Eagle Scouts currently enrolled in school/college. Two Scholarships will be awarded for the best videos. More details to follow as they become available.

To make this event a success and achieve our support goal we need your business and friend group contacts in order to invite them to see how Scouting benefits the youth, city and country. Please let me know who we can invite from your circle of influence. You can send information to Kim Hawthorne at khawthorne@verizon.net or Dietz Frolich at Dietz.Froehlich@scouting.org.


BSA Order of the Arrow (the honor society of Boy Scouts) is a national organization that provides a fun environment and leadership opportunities for scouts that have demonstrated their exceptional scouting traits in their troop and possibly attended National Youth Leadership Training. The Scouts and Scouters that have completed an OA Induction weekend have begun the process. To continue your membership in the Order of Arrow, The Comanche Chapter (OA Chapter for the Lakeview District) is collecting dues for 2018 along with the re-charter process. The dues for 2018 is $15 per person. Send an email to Michael Bell (mvbell@yahoo.com) for a list of members from your troop and details for dues submission.

OTHER NEWS: The new Venture Crew 33 has been formed. Any scouts or scouters from the Lakeview District are welcome to visit. More details will be available at the OA Chapter meeting Thursday, Nov 2 at the LDS Stake in Grapevine.

Michael Bell
Order of the Arrow Chapter Adviser
(214) 535-8199


Lakeview Troop 7 Scoutmaster was once a Scout in Troop 7.

Lakeview's oldest Scout unit, Troop 7 (est. 1913) has a very deep heritage in Scouting. New Scoutmaster, Tom Lorkowski is an example of that. Tom joined Troop 7 as a Scout in 1982. "Back then, we were a troop of about ten Scouts and two or three active adults, meeting in an old wooden frame church." Tom loved Scouting, and achieved Eagle Scout, OA-Brotherhood, elected Senior Patrol Leader, and attended Philmont as a participant, then later staffed there. He went on to college, married, and had a son named Ryan. The father and son joined Cub Scouts in the Grapevine area (Pack 850), and after visiting several Boy Scout troops, decided to join Troop 7 where Tom became an assistant Scoutmaster for a couple of years. This past January, he was named Scoutmaster. "Troop 7 now has over fifty Scouts, ten active adults, and meet at chartered org– St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grapevine. I get even more out of Scouting than the boys!" Join us in congratulating Tom and Troop 7. If interested in learning more about this troop, contact Scoutmaster@Troop7Texas.org


Come travel with us on a Passport to Adventure!

SAVE THE DATE!
Lakeview District Day Camp • June 12–15, 2018


Lakeview District joins the entire Scouting community in mourning the loss of Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 254 (Roadrunner District, Euless) Larry Kohrmann who passed away suddenly at Score-O at Camp Sid Richardson on October 21st. Larry was a loving husband and father who always put his family first. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Boy Scout Troop 254, c/o Tom May, 2021 Oak Timber Dr., Bedford, TX 76021 (write 'Kohrmann' in the memo field). For more info, contact troop leaders at scoutmaster@troop254.org

 

 

News & Announcements

New days and times announced for our Lakeview District Meetings. Read the announcement from our District Chairman.
Learn More


District Committee Meetings at 7pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month will be held at the LDS Stake Center in Trophy Club. The address is 2509 Trophy Club Dr., in Trophy Club, which is across from Byron Nelson High School.


New Eagle Scouts