No the website has not been hacked, but we are in the process of converting the site to the new IHUB system. This is a static "mirror" of the old site which hopefully captures most of what was on the original site so we can find something we forgot about.

Serving Richardson ISD

If you are looking for an activity, check  the current newsletter and/or the district calendar.  This calendar is separate from the calendar link above.  Check below for commonly needed  information.  You can also do a site search.  If you still can't find  what you are looking for, contact the webmaster@ntrail.org or a member of the leadership team


District Calendar

Current Newsletter

Check out the current newsletter here.  Here you will find the most recent information about activities and opportunities in the district.  Subscribe here.


Information about upcoming training may be found Here.


All Roundtables, Cub, Scout Roundtables and Venturing Forums are held on the second Thursday of every month. First United Methodist Church of Richardson, 503 N Central Expressway.   These events are for all leaders and parents in all programs.  Training, tips and information about all aspects of scouting is available.  Check the current newsletter or  calendar  for exceptions.

Scout Resources

Don't overlook the Forms and Information page. You will find lots of useful information. The resource menu also includes information about the Circle Ten Camps, Scout Shops links to the Circle 10 Council website and the National Boy Scouts of American website. Google is your friend. There is an amazing amount of scout related information on the open web. Like any web search, it can turn up bad or incorrect information, so use caution and good judgment, but it's a great resource.

Volunteers are Standing by to Help!

Every unit has an assigned unit Commissioner.  If you have questions or need some advice about scouting, he or she is available to listen, offer suggestions and answer questions. The unit Commissioner page includes contact information for every unit in the district including the unit commissioner assigned to each unit.  If you have trouble reaching your commissioner, contact the District Commissioner, contact information found here


The real secret to understanding the scout program is to get training. A wide variety of training classes are available both online and in person. Training is not just for scout leaders. As a parent you will better understand the program and can then better facilitate your child's progress in the program. If you are not familiar with the scout program you will find the methods and aims of the program are unique. There is no obligation when getting trained. Watch the newsletter and calendar for upcoming training classes.

Subscribe to the Newsletter

We have a weekly newsletter which is packed with information about opportunities in the district for activities, training and more. It's designed to be quickly scanned. If you are not getting a copy, click this link and sign up!

National Youth Leadership Training  (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training is an intense, 5 ½ day, outdoor leadership training experience for youth troop, team and crew leaders. The course goal is to prepare young men and women to become superior leaders in their troop, crew, district, council, and other organizations they belong to now, and in the future.   Continue reading

Don't know who to call?

Check the District Leadership page for names and contact information for the district leadership team.

Need to find a scout unit near your home?

Northern Trail covers the same geographic area as the Richardson Independent School District. This includes all of Richardson, parts of Dallas, Garland and Plano.  If you need contact information for a unit,  the District Commissioner can get you this information.  

The BeaScout.org Webpage allows you to search by zip code for units.

Commissioner Service

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

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Website Problems or Suggestions

We will do our best to help, just let us know! webmaster@ntrail.org When you send an email to the webmaster, be sure and describe the problem with enough detail so that it can be found. Simply saying that there is an error without describing where it is and in some detail can be very frustrating. There is a lot of content here and you might have stumbled on something that we've forgotten about!  If you have a suggestion or comment, please don't keep it to yourself, let us know...  


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