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With forecasts for the weekend growing more dismal rather than brighter, we have made the decision to cancel the Ordeal scheduled for Camp Wisdom this weekend.

Get Ready for Camp Season
Several Youth Protection Face to Face Y01 Texas Camp Code sessions have been scheduled at Circle Ten Fairview location. Registration via CampMaster is required and will be open by March 1. Fairview sessions are limited to 50 participants per session. Continue reading.

Alpha Phi Omega at UT Dallas helps local scouts on their road to becoming an Eagle Scout by providing a one-day camp where scouts can work on merit badges.   More information and registration here.

We have temporarily taken down the Dick’s Sporting Goods sign-ups to fix a problem within the system.  We plan to have the system back up by close of business on Friday.    

If you have any leaders contact you about signing up for Dick’s Sporting Goods locations they can contact me Jim.Sullivan@scouting.org with the store location and dates they are wanting to reserve. 

For some units in Northern Trail, the end of February could mean the loss of their unit charter. If you are the unit chairman or the unit leader, it is your responsibility to insure that paperwork is completed and submitted to the council office. If your unit charter drops, then the contract your chartering organization has with the Boy Scouts of America will come to an end and none of your adults or scouts will be part of the program. This means no insurance, no advancement, no access to camps and no training. The process of creating a unit from scratch is much more difficult than a simple renewal!
Contact Jesus Vazquez (469.418.3231) or Tim McConville (214-773-0848) for assistance with Camp Cards. Click here for more information on Camp Card Sales. Continue reading

Every Wednesday evening at  7:00PM until Camporee. 

Staffing Camporee is a fun and rewarding experience. If you've enjoyed Camporee's in the past, here is your opportunity to staff. Older scouts and adults are invited to participate. Staff members have a great time and are critical to making the event a success. Bring your experiences and talents to the meetings and help make this the best Camporee ever!

Please contact Aaron Noble  camporee@ntrail.org if you have questions.

Save the Date! Twilight Camp is coming! Walking den leaders and staff are needed. Don't forget Face to Face YPT is required and is good for 2 years. So if your card expires before camp starts, be sure and schedule a training session. Continue reading.
Recognition of Eagle Class of 2014 and Silver Beaver Recipients. Other Special Awards for the 2014 year.

Greetings all Scouting units.

I know you love the sound of this phrase! I CAN HELP.

Here's the fix if you have taken YPT online or Face to Face and it is not properly showing on my.scouting.org

Present your YPT card to your Unit Training Coordinator who can update your records. Continue reading.

Camporee March 20-22, 2015. Unit Registration now available. Please contact camporee@ntrail.org for questions regarding Camporee 2015.

Happy New Year and here's to a great year of Scouting! Thanks to all adults who have set aside time and will set aside time to get the training specific to their current unit role. It does make a difference! Also I appreciate everyone's patience as we bring training records up to date. The good news is we are in control of keeping the record straight. Every unit should have a designated Training Coordinator who will enter adult training into my.scouting.org. Continue Reading
Please let us know when your next Court of honor or Blue and Gold banquet will be held. A volunteer presenter would like to take a few minutes to explain how scouting is funded. Make your reservation here and someone will contact you to confirm.

Training Opportunities

This course for adult leaders in Boy Scout units. Leaders who work directly with boys in a unit should attend. The class meets 3 times, March 18, 25 and April 1.
ECSI Wilderness The is the course designed by Philmont and is accepted by all BSA High Adventures Bases. Since the Mar and Apr courses are full, a May course added For more information and application see Mike Reisinger, mj1234r@sbcglobal.net 972-907-8949
Camp James Ray, April 10-12, 2015 and April 24-26, 2015
Boy Scout IOLS -- Introduction Outdoor Leader Skills Training. Learn by participating in a scout campout. IOLS and Leaders Specific Training for Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster are both required in order for Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster to be "TRAINED"
Oak Leaf is a junior leader experience designed to supplement Troop level training and prepare Scouts for NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training).
ECSI Wilderness The is the course designed by Philmont and is accepted by all BSA High Adventures Bases. The April class is full, a May class has been added. For more information and application see Mike Reisinger, mj1234r@sbcglobal.net 972-907-8949
ECSI Wilderness The is the course designed by Philmont and is accepted by all BSA High Adventures Bases. This a new class since March and April are full a May class has been added. For more information and application see Mike Reisinger, mj1234r@sbcglobal.net 972-907-8949

News

Calling all units! Calling all units! You won’t want to miss the Circle Ten Council XPERIENCE – it’s going to be THE XPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!

Over NOVEMBER 13 – 15, 2015, Circle Ten Council will host a weekend extravaganza of FUN at TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY.

On Thursday January 29 we recognized several individuals who have made profound contributions to scouting in Northern Trail District. Here are some photos from the event. Continue Reading

Here are some photos shot by our own Scott Thompson during the recent Scouting For Food Drive.

To download the original picture size:

  1. Left click on the picture you want
  2. When larger pic comes come, right click, then select original file size 
  3. Then download original file size.

Crew 728 has a Philmont Crew for July 20, 2016 and is looking for a few good Venturers to participate. Openings for coed youth and adults are available. We will depart July 18 and return August 1, 2016. Please contact Joe Tavares, Crew 728 Advisor, for details. Phone 214-675-4378 and email tavares.joseph@gmail.com.

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. There are several positions which need to be filled. Don't assume that someone else will do it. Lend a hand today!

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. 

Scouting Blog

Recently I attended the University of Scouting as a participant. I always learn something new and this time was no exception. The staff and instructors did a great job and the facility is first rate. Continue reading.
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