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Camporee was a big success this year, thanks to the efforts of a lot of people.  Here is the Camporee Video review!

A high adventure activity is often the high point of a scouting career. It can be difficult to make this happen. There are a number of units in Northern Trail who have some openings coming up this summer. They are anxious to fill these slots. Check out the possiblities. Continue Reading

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. Face to Face training is required for Twilight Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, Summer Camp and Winter Camp. Continue reading.

Recognition of Eagle Class of 2014 and Silver Beaver Recipients. Other Special Awards for the 2014 year. Registration deadline 3/27/2015.
Camp Wisdom. Some of the activities planned: Shooting sports, Black powder shooting, Archery, Tomahawk throwing, Kayaking and canoeing, Fly fishing, Culinary class, STEM: Ham radio, STEM: Electricity, STEM: Welding, STEM: Wood Turning, Low COPE, Climbing Wall, Distress signals with live flares, Driving Bobcats, Service project, Training (youth & adults) and Saturday night PARTY with LIVE ROCK BAND
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

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.
Parent-n-Pal is an action-packed weekend camping experience for a Cub Scout and his parent/partner at a Scout camp, doing fun activities like shooting sports such as BB Guns and archery, games, horseback riding and more! Flyer

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.

Start the adventure of summer camp at Camp James Ray on beautiful Lake Texoma! Several sessions available in June and July. Flyer

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

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

Is your Unit Charter Past Due? 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. Read more
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 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

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).


We have six openings including up to two adults available in our crew on the Council trek leaving June 22 and returning July 6. Our current crew is all male but we can gladly accommodate female youth if accompanied by adult registered female venturing leader as required by Venturing YPT rules. Please contact Richard Hutchins 214 709-5284.

Openings on a June 8-19 Philmont Trek! Six spots are available on the Venture Crew 719 Trek to majestic Philmont, New Mexico. Please contact Melissa Steinmetz ( or Greg Fowler ( Continue Reading

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

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!
The Mikanakawa Lodge Annual Awards dinner was held last weekend, and Arapaho took home some awards. The Arapaho Chapter received Gold Level in Chapter Journey to Excellence Program. Several Arrowmen were recognized, individually, as well. Steve Healy was awarded a Silver Friendship Knot for Outstanding Service as an Adult Arrowman. Lastly, John Russell Niederer, Chris Miller, and Tick Hayes, were all called out for Vigil.

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

At Scout meetings there is an opening ceremony which usually involves presenting the colors and reciting the Cub Scout promise, Scout oath or Venturing oath. This is done as a reminder that scouting is about instilling these ideas in our children. Presentation on changes to Cub Scout program.

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