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We are rapidly approaching the start of a new scouting year and for many troops, packs and crews this the time that annual plans for the coming year are brought into focus and calendars developed.

The calendars for the council, district and schools are available now and this makes it possible to coordinate your unit activities and avoid overlapping events. Read more


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

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.

Powder Horn ... More information W/E 1 11/7-9/2014

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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