Coming Events

Greetings Lakeview!

2017 has raced by and another successful and rewarding Scout year is almost over.

Please remember that there will be NO Roundtable for December but there will be the 38th Annual Grapevine Parade of Lights in its place on Thursday, December 7th at 7pm. Come a little early for the best parking and help cheer on the great Scout Units that will brighten Main Street along with 100s of lighted floats, marching bands as well as other Civic and Patriotic organizations.

This was featured in the last Newsletter but it definitely bears repeating. The Scout Shops are hosting the Ethan Giving Tree for the Scout Community to help local members with uniforms and uniform items. Please join me in helping a deserving young man obtain the uniform pieces he needs to continue his Scouting journey! Email me at

Yours in Scouting,

Bob Dansby

Merit Badge College is January 6th and 20th at the Colleyville Stake Center (500 McDonwell Rd., Colleyville, TX). Opening ceremony 8:00 am sharp. Classes will start at 8:15 am and end by 12:55 pm each day. Reminder to Scouts to read the merit badge books ahead of time, and be prepared with pen/pencil and a notebook at college. Full Class A uniform is required (shirts tucked in), but OA or merit badge sashes are not required. NOTE– breakfast snacks will not be provided this year. A pizza lunch will be provided on the second Saturday at the conclusion of the even. Scouts are encouraged to bring their own water bottles or a reusable water container that can be filled from the water fountains. A minimum of one adult per troop and one adult for every five (5) boys is recommended to attend the College. Registration is $10 per Scout IF payment is made to the Scout office by December 15 (Payments after the 15th rise to $15 per Scout).
QUESTIONS, contact David Newell –
Mobile: 817‐320‐9803. Email:

Camporee 2018 Based on Star Wars Theme

Adult Leader Liason Required

Greetings Lakeview District Troops,

We are anticipating an exciting 2018 Camporee event at Camp Worth to be held on April 6-8th, 2018. With new Star Wars movies coming out in December 2017 and May 2018.

We’ll be hosting “Scout Wars” themed activities based on Scout input.

ATTENTION! As is always the case, the best events only come together with dedicated support so we need a scouter liaison to be provided from each troop as we enter the formal planning phase.

Please send your adult liaison’s name, email and phone number to by December 15th, so we can schedule our first meeting later this month.

Yours in Scouting,

Simon McLean, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 168, Cell (214) 490-0034

Consider nominating a youth or adult Eagle Scout for this award

All NOESA recipients must be Eagle Scouts in good standing with the Boy Scouts of America and must either be registered with or have their primary residence within the boundaries of the nominating council. No length of time is required to have passed since earning the rank. Examples of possible recipients include:

  • Local heroes and celebrities at the peak of their notoriety whose achievements outside of Scouting have touched and inspired others;
  • Philanthropists, public servants, educators, or business owners who have made a positive, long-term impact as cornerstones of the community;
  • Individuals who have attained prominence at the state or regional level in their profession or avocation—an avocation being any activity including, but not limited to athletics, hobbies, collecting, outdoor adventure, and record-setting activities.

Each recipient’s actions and accomplishments should elevate the stature of Eagle Scouts in the public eye, and each recipient shall be held to the standards set forth in the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and national BSA standards for membership.

More detailed info and the nomination for can be found at:

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

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

Lakeview District:
Feb 24, 2018. SM/ASM Leader Specific Training.
April 27-28, 2018 Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS).

Cross Timbers District:
Jan 27, 2018. COR Leader Specific Training.
Feb 10, 2018 SM/ASM Leader Specific Training
Mar 2-3, 2018. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS).
(Contact: Richard Kincaid at

Mustang District:
Mar 24-25, 2018. Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
(Follow link, scroll to bottom, click “Mar” and select events)

Road Runner District:
Dec 12, 2017. Live YPT. 7-8:30pm.
(Click link for Calendar on left and go to Dec)

Topsanah District:
Jan 23, 2018. 6:30 - 10:00 pm. DL/CM/Cub Committee Specifics.
Feb 27, 2018. 6:30 - 10:00 pm. DL/CM/Cub Committee Specifics.
Mar 24-25, 2018 BALOO at Hills & Hollows Camp.
Contact: Fran Zaccaria at

Family Friends of Scouting preparations are underway.

Please turn in your unit champion name and contact information to Mark Johnson ( 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).

FOS TIP: Donations made now until the end of 2017 can count toward a unit's 2018 FOS Goal!

For units holding their Friends of Scouting Campaign in 2018, FOS donations can be made now so that donors may benefit from donations made in tax year 2017. To count end of year donations made in 2017 toward your unit’s 2018 goal, donors should write on their check or pledge card “For 2018 unit FOS goal” and their unit number (please specify pack, troop, crew, or unit type with the unit number). FOS donations may be turned in directly to the Longhorn Council Office, 850 Cannon Drive, Hurst, Texas 76054. Unit FOS Champions should turn in to the council office donations made in 2017 to count toward the 2018 goal prior to the end of the year. Please note, funds donated and counted toward a unit’s 2017 FOS goal do not count toward the FOS 2018 goal.

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 ( 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

Popcorn Update

Congratulations! Lakeview district sold a total of $113,109 in popcorn this year. Special shout out to:

  • Pack 328 & Pack 300 for being ranked as top selling units council/eastern service area wide
  • Eastern Service Area Top Take Order: Lakeview - #1 in Council, P-328 $23,500, #5 in Council, P-300 $13,200
  • Council Top 10 ESA: #7 Lakeview P-328
  • TOP Individual Popcorn Selling Scout and Cub Scout in Lakeview District: Nathan Nguyen (Troop 28) $2,205, Cameron Huston (Pack 328) $1,355

Family Friends of Scouting begins in February. Remember that a large portion of council's operating budget comes from donations from this campaign. Friends of Scouting contributions supports our council staff, camps and other facilities. Has your unit identified your unit champion to coordinate your units campaign? Please communicate this information as soon as possible so that your unit receives all information needed. We will host training during merit badge college for unit champions as well as at January Roundtable. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Kim Hawthorne

Come travel with us on a Passport to Adventure!

Lakeview District Day Camp • June 12–15, 2018

The new Venture Crew 3333 has been formed and met at the Grapevine Senior Center on November 30th. Any scouts or scouters from the Lakeview District are welcome to visit. More details are available with Michael Bell. 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.
Michael Bell Order of the Arrow Chapter Adviser (214) 535-8199





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.

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