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Greetings! I hope everyone is having a good December thus far and everyone is getting ready for the holidays. I am writing this email to you today for two reasons. The first one is on a more personal note. I have been offered and have accepted a job offer from the Lewisville TX Police Department as a Police Officer. I am going to be entering into the Police Academy on the 5th of January. So I will be stepping down as your District Executive for Northern Trail. My last official day will be Tuesday the 23rd of December. Read more
Time to nominate fellow scouters for recognition. More information
Camporee March 20-22, 2015. Schedule a information session for your next troop meeting today. Please contact camporee@ntrail.org for questions regarding Camporee 2015.
This is the time of year when we check rosters to insure that everyone is properly registered. Not a unit leader? Ask your unit leader if he or she has submitted a current roster. Please complete ASAP.
Save the date! Our annual awards banquet will be held on Thursday January 29th at 6:00PM at the Cross Creek Ranch. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, MD of the Cooper Aerobics Center. Tickets available NOW! More information.
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.
Do not bring a dish, just bring yourself and enjoy the excitement of Wood Badge and the company of your friends. Dinner will be Bar-b-que. Please register via Campmaster on Circle Ten’s website to help us get an accurate head count but you may also pay at the door. https://circle10.camp-master.com/

Training Opportunities

The University of Scouting is an adult leader's learning adventure! It is an action-packed, fun-filled single day of supplemental training where you choose the sessions you wish to take. Sessions are led by experienced volunteers and professionals who will help you enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to the Scouts. Please note that you must "log onto" the camp master system to actually select classes, but you can pay without logging on. Be sure you do both, pay and select your classes.

ECSI Wilderness The is the course designed by Philmont and is accepted by all BSA High Adventures Bases. For more information and application see Mike Reisinger, mj1234r@sbcglobal.net 972-907-8949
Camp Wisdom, January 23-25 and February 6-8, 2015
Backcountry Advanced Training, Classroom Meets twice, 2/12/2015 and 2/19/2015.
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. For more information and application see Mike Reisinger, mj1234r@sbcglobal.net 972-907-8949
Oak Leaf is a junior leader experience designed to supplement Troop level training and prepare Scouts for NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training).

News

Don't you love to be in control? You've got the Power via my.Scouting.org; the power to set the record straight and get your training records accurate. Your scouting unit thanks you for committing to get the Leader trained for your current role in scouting. Once you have completed your training go to your unit Training Coordinator who can enter your training directly into the system. Read more.

Northern Trail to Adventure was a huge success. New photos have been added,  Here are the links:
Set 1     Set 2    Set 3     Thanks to Donna Robinson, Scott Thompson and Rachel Cahill who took the pictures.

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!
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.

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.

 

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

The wide open spaces of Cub world were hustling with Cub Scouts, (Tiger, Wolf , Bear and Webelos) The event was Northern Trail to Adventure,(NT2A), the first Cub event of the season at Shirley Sowell Cub World at Camp Wisdom.. Read more

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