The May 2013 Journey to Excellence district workbooks have been updated. You can click here
to view how your district is progressing. Keep up the great work to provide a quality program for our youth in East Texas!
Policy: A portion of fees may be refunded with a written request to
the East Texas Area Council prior to the Unit’s attendance at Summer
Camp. All refund checks will be made payable to the Troop (not the
individual). Day Camp refunds will be sent to the individual. Requests that are submitted 30 days before scheduled
attendance at camp may receive up to 100% of fees back. Requests that are
received 15 days before scheduled attendance at camp may receive up to 50% of
fees back. Requests that are received 1 week before scheduled attendance
at camp may receive up to 25% of fees back. All requests will be handled
on an individual basis as each situation is different and we understand that
some things are unavoidable
If you would like to be trained in BB Gun and Archery for Cub Scouts, please plan on attending Camp Pirtle on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9 AM -12 PM. This will be the last training held before Day Camp. For more information, please contact Marie Jones
or call the Council Service Center at (903) 597-7201.
There will be a Venture Leader Specific Training Course on
Sunday, May 19, from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm held at Kent, Anderson and Bush Law Office, located at 1121 ESE
Loop 323, Suite 200, Tyler, Texas 75701. For more questions, you may contact David Bush or Martin Pessink.
Camp Pirtle is in need of trained
chainsaw operators. More than 50 trees
are lost each year due to storms, wind damage, insects, and more so with
drought conditions of the past 3 years. It
often becomes more than one person can handle.
In this training course, Ranger Ken Skinner, along with other certified
instructors, will show you how to maintain your chainsaw to keep it in top
working condition. In addition, you will
learn what personal protective equipment (PPE) you should have, how to properly
start and operate a chainsaw, and learn the SAFE techniques for cutting
trees. You will receive a “TRAINED” card
good for two years and lunch will be provided.
If you would like to become a Trained Chainsaw Operator, sign up now as
class space is limited. Please download the form below and contact the Council Service Center.
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts love to explore, learn and play at Day Camp! They discover new Scout skills, work on advancement and have a great time with new and old friends. Scouts participate in games, craftsand other Scouting fun. Leaders and parents have just as much fun as their Scouts. Come and join in the excitement and be "Off to the Races!" at the 2013 Cub Scout Day Camp!
To sign up online please visit your district below:
EACH YOUTH AND ADULT MUST BRING COMPLETED HEALTH FORMS TO CAMP (PARTS A&B) IN ORDER TO ATTEND
Forms can be downloaded here.
Para mas informacion en Espanol, favor llamar a Gus Cantarero - (903) 504-1130.
This Discount only applies to Early Bird Fees and only for the units below
Excellence Unit Awards 10% Discount
Okee Tuklo: Packs: 351, 359, 369, 385, 391, and 392
Three Rivers: Packs 317, 366, 403, 405, and 705
Tall Timbers: Packs 121,128, 134, 137, and 422
Naconiche: Packs 101, 107, 170, and 886
Caddo: Packs 229, and 268
Cherokee Trace: Packs 200, 211, 251, 307, 314, 320 and 621
Use Promo Code: excellence
If you would like to order one of the 2013 East Texas Area Council Jamboree patches, please click the following link
. You can get more information at the Council Service Center at (903) 597-7201 or emailing Jamboree Staff Adviser, Marie Jones
Boy Scout and Cub Scout night at the Mesquite ProRodeo on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The rodeo will begin at 7:30 PM and will feature a great time for all Scouts! Boy Scouts can earn the Horsemanship Merit Badge, there's no better place than the Mesquite Rodeo to do it! To purchase tickets, please call 972-285-8777 x 2041. Download the flyer below for more information!
If your troop is going on a high adventure trip this summer, Wilderness First Aid training is required!
Wilderness First Aid Course
Date: April 12 to 14
Start time: 6:00 pm
Place: Pleasant Retreat UMC in Tyler, Texas
Cost: 50.00 (we would like to request 25.00 by April 4 so
that we have a
Camping will be possible.good idea on numbers)
CPR will be offered for those needing it on Sunday for an
additional fee of 10.00 (we will need to know at the time of registration
so that we can order books for CPR as well)
903 520-8495 Cell Phone
Did you submit
updated email addresses with your recharter?
If so, you should
be receiving a Voice of the Scout Survey sometime between March 8 and March
15. As a part of that survey, all adults
will be asked some questions about possible changes in the BSA membership
standards, as well as their opinions about Scouting programs.
If not, you can
still get the survey by clicking
here to register your email. You
will need your membership ID number to register (if you don’t know it the
council can help). If this link does not
work paste the following URL into your browser: