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We have only received a few nominations. All of us know adults in our units or at the district level who should be recognized for their work in scouting over the last year or years. Silver Beaver, District Award of Merit, Your Extraordinary Service, Robert E Little and Henry Crown Leadership Awards all need nominees. Continue Reading

We need to keep our records up to date. While everyone does their best to keep accurate records, errors will creep in.  Please take a moment and email or fax a simple list of the names of scouts and adults in your unit to your district executive.

Your hardworking professional scouter will match these up against his information and verify that the lists match. Please email your list to Jesus Vazquez at or fax the list to 214.902.6797.   

Webelos Dens: Webelos Woods is a great way to camp with a Boy Scout Troop! This weekend you will also be able to earn activity pins, shoot BBs, and canoe! Troops: This is a great opportunity to host and recruit Webelos for your troop! Show off your leadership skills by running an activity station, cooking a great dinner, and presenting a troop campfire. December 4 - 6, 2015 Continue reading

You may make payments at either Scout Service Center (at the Dallas or Fairview office) at any time. You do not need to wait until the account settlement dates. Payments are being updated weekly in the Trail's End Popcorn System, so you can login and print a new invoice at any time. Payments are due December 4th, but why not avoid the rush?


What happens if your charter drops? Your unit no longer exists, your scouts can't advance, your unit can't participate in scouting events and may not use the scout camps. Additionally the paperwork involved it getting your unit re-chartered again is much more complicated. Don't let this happen, get your charter done on time. Help is available! Continue reading
Scouting depends on volunteers and contributions to make the program run. Please take a moment to schedule a time for a presenter to come to your Court of Honor or Blue and Gold Banquet and make a short presentation about Friends of Scouting. It will only take a about 15 minutes. It 's essential that our local Circle Ten Council have adequate funds to implement this great program with the necessary camps, professional staff and service centers. Without these assets the program could not function. If you have questions contact: Jesus Vazquez Make your reservation here and someone will contact you to confirm.

Training Opportunities

Council-sponsored youth protection training opportunity will be held at the Bobby Lyle / Billy Gamble Scouting Service Center at Fairview on Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

The Arapaho Chapter will be offering merit badges classes and adult training for scouts and adult scouter in Northern Trail.

Details are still being formulated.  Check the website for registration and a list of merit badges and adult training.

Contact:  Tick Hayes

This week-long course will be held over two weekends January 29-31, 2016 and February 19-21, 2016
Course Director: George Lankford or 214-470-2843

This course for adult leaders in Boy Scout units. Leaders who work directly with boys in a unit should attend. The class meets 2 times.
Specific Adult Outdoor Leader Training for Boy Scout Leaders and Parents. More information.


If you have been involved in scouts for a while and particularly if your Scout has moved on, commissioner service is a great way to keep up with scouting, continue to provide a valuable service, and make a difference. Continue reading
Need training and can't wait? Check out this list of training opportunities in nearby districts.
Here is an opportunity for your unit to participate in a great community program and raise a few dollars at the same time. More information

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

Check this out!  You can download meeting plans for next year and get great ideas for your pack meetings.   Read more.

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

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