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A couple of weeks ago I attended a workshop at Camp Wisdom. Armed with camera, smart phone, video and sound apps I headed to Cub World to hone my storytelling skills. It was a morning full of Cub Scout ‘s learning new skills with instruction from Boy Scouts and Range Masters at the BB gun and archery ranges. Read more

News

On the agenda: 7:30PM - An open group discussion on Keeping your Venturers Active and Engaged in the Venturing Program and then Face to Face YPT with a focus on Venturing at 8:00 PM. First United Methodist Richardson, Bartula Building Room 2F.

Ken Meaders, Mike Reisinger and Robert Squyres
Twilight Camp will be the week of June 9-13, 2014 (4 PM - 8:30 PM). Registration is open! Read more.
Summer Camp, Twilight Camp and Webelos Resident Camp adult participants; adults will need Face to Face training. Twilight adult participants will need Walking Den Leader Training. Only a few sessions left. Just about every adult in Northern Trail will to attend F2F since the certification is only valid for 2 years.

As Chuck Holden pointed out in a recent blog, volunteer labor is essential to the success of many critical programs in our community.  Northern Trail is no different.   

Your unit is invited to participate in selling Camp Cards. Sign up here and help teach your scouts to fund their way to scouting programs.

Our goal is to have all top leaders trained.  What does it mean to be trained?  It is dependent upon your current position.  Click here  for definition of what it means to be  "Trained".  Northern Trail makes every effort to get you the training  you need so that you in turn can promote and conduct an excellent program .   There are times when our course timing may not work for you.  You should not have to postpone your training.

Training Opportunities

Offered by Eastern Sky and Cimarron District  Flyer

A Wilderness First Aid class will be offered May 30th - June 1st at TBC. This is the 16 hour course required by the High Adventure Bases in 2014. This is the ECSI course designed to meet the Philmont requirements.
National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) is an intense, 5½ day, outdoor leadership training experience for unit youth leaders. Its principle function is to help Unit Leaders by training their top youth leaders in the skills of leadership. This course is a National BSA-developed course that closely parallels the material provided in the 21st Century Wood Badge training for adults.
National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) is an intense, 5½ day, outdoor leadership training experience for unit youth leaders. Its principle function is to help Unit Leaders by training their top youth leaders in the skills of leadership. This course is a National BSA-developed course that closely parallels the material provided in the 21st Century Wood Badge training for adults.
National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) is an intense, 5½ day, outdoor leadership training experience for unit youth leaders. Its principle function is to help Unit Leaders by training their top youth leaders in the skills of leadership. This course is a National BSA-developed course that closely parallels the material provided in the 21st Century Wood Badge training for adults.
National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) is an intense, 5½ day, outdoor leadership training experience for unit youth leaders. Its principle function is to help Unit Leaders by training their top youth leaders in the skills of leadership. This course is a National BSA-developed course that closely parallels the material provided in the 21st Century Wood Badge training for adults.
Philmont - PTC, August 18-23, 2014
Camp James Ray, September 25-27 & October 16-18, 2014
Camp Wisdom, January 30-February 1 & February 20-22, 2015

Roundtables

Online Scouting Resources

Need some ideas for a scouting event?  Check out Google, Bing etc.  Use good judgment, not all the material  is appropriate, but there is a world of information out there on the web. 

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