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So you are starting to get more involved with your Scout's unit and activities and you see the benefits that the program has for him and how it will have a positive impact on the rest of his life. Did you know that there is an adult leadership training available to you that will have a positive impact on the rest of your life, not just for Scouting, but professionally and personally? Read more

With the help of Boy Scouts and their leaders, the incredible weather, and passionate participants, the Cub Mobile Derby was an incredible success this year. The cooler weather was welcomed by all. Never has it been this cool for the Derby in the middle of July. Plus, this event showed how Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts can come together to have fun and provide a model for the younger Scouts. It's been my desire to get the Boy Scouts involved for years. Thanks, Troop 570! Read more

 

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The race at Flagpole hill was a great success, check out the pictures.  If you did not participate this year, plan to do so next year!  Complete set of pictures may be found here.

 
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!
Start thinking about Powder Horn. Two weekends
Nov 7 – 7:00 PM – Nov 9 at Camp Wisdom
Nov 14 – 7:00 PM – Nov 16 at TRJ More information
Check out a brief set of photos which were gleamed from the Facebook group. Thanks to all of the volunteers, staff and walking den leaders who made it possible. Without your efforts it would not be possible. Information about achievements will be available shortly.

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.

Check out this event; Medieval Times Read more.

Training Opportunities

Did you know that Northern Trail District Committee can support your recruiting efforts? Right now we are scheduling School Night for Scouting with local schools for September and October. We can supply an agenda, supplies and staff to help make your units School Night for Scouting a success. Read More.
Philmont - PTC, August 18-23, 2014

On August 23, 2014 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Circle Ten Council Murchison Service Center, a great team comprised of mainly Venturing youth will present the new required training program for any adult who works directly with Venturers. This is required position-specific training for Crew Advisors and Assistant Advisors. Registration is already open on Campmaster and the fee is only $6.00 including lunch.

Cub Scout Leader Specific training, Cubmaster, Den Leader, Committee member and more. Details TBD

 
Camp James Ray, September 25-27 & October 16-18, 2014
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.
Training for Unit Advancement Chairs, District Advancement Committee, Unit Leaders, Committee Chairs, anyone interested in using advancement to strengthen their unit.
Backcountry Advanced Training, Classroom Meets twice, 10/16/2014 and 10/23/2014.
Oak Leaf is a junior leader experience designed to supplement Troop level training and prepare Scouts for NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training).

See Backcounry Advanced Training for more information.

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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