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January 6, 2013
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Time to buy your Tickets for the District Awards Banquet!

Northern Trail District Awards Banquet -- January 27, 2013, 4:30PM. Good food, fellowship, program and a great opportunity to recognize hard working volunteers in our district. Don't delay, Purchase your tickets online today and save money. The price will increase in only 13 days.
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On The Calendar

1/8 Tuesday Boy Scout Roundtable
1/8 Tuesday Arapaho Chapter Meeting
1/10 Thursday Cub Scout Roundtable
1/13 Sunday OA Lodge Dinner
1/27 Sunday District Awards Banquet     Purchase your tickets today!

Scouting for Food Signup / Bag Pickup -- Dan Bruce will be available at both the Cub Scout Roundtable and the Boy Scout Roundtable in January to accept sign-ups and hand out bags to units who are participating. The bags will be distributed on February, 2/9/13 and the food picked up on 2/16/13. If you have questions, please come to Roundtable or contact Dan Bruce at The local food banks depend on the scouts to restock their shelves. More information.

Cub Scout Roundtable News -- Check out what's happening at Cub Roundtable.

Opportunity to earn Webelos activity pins at Troop 444 campout -- Jan. 11 - 13, 2013, or just for the day: Jan. 12. Troop 444 is organizing a day of activities & fun for Webelos at our Buck Ridge Blast Campout. Join us for the day or for the whole campout. Webelos will have the opportunity to earn 3 activity pins. More Information

Need an Eagle Required Merit Badge? -- The Arapaho Chapter is sponsoring a Merit Badge Day. Saturday 1/26/2013 Space is limited, sign up today! More information

OA Lodge 75th Anniversary Awards Dinner -- January 13,2013. More information.

Venturing Rendezvous 2013 -- Friday 12 April 2013 - Sunday 14 April 2013, most activities on Saturday April 13th. All Venturing and Venturing age units. More information.

Friends of Scouting Presentations -- Unit leaders, please take a moment and schedule a time for your unit's FOS presentation. On-line form. This will help tremendously in the process of scheduling volunteer FOS presenters. A court of honor or a Blue and Gold banquet is a good time.

Centennial Items -- The new book "Where Character is Caught" and Centennial Council Council Strips may now be pre-ordered. Order Online Bulk /Mail in order form here.

Fall Unit Inventory -- Unit leaders, it's time to submit an inventory of your unit roster. Please complete ASAP. More information

Public Awareness -- Northern Trail District's Marketing & Public Awareness Chair is Marjie Price. Her role is to help promote the District within the community. If you have stories about your unit's activities, such as service projects, Eagle projects, and other scout successes, she wants to help you get these items featured in the local media. Marjie can be reached at

Upcoming Training

University of Scouting Saturday, January 5, 2013 SMU. More information.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid Two weekends, 2/8-10/2013 & 2/15-17/2013. Serious 40 hour course, you will be much better prepared for emergencies far from outside help after taking this course. More Information

Back Country Advanced Training -- Classroom Training 2/21/13 and 2/28/13, Campout 3/1/13 - 3/3/13, More information.

Woodbadge Courses Advanced training for scout leaders. A life changing experience. More Information

Website and Newsletter

Much more on the website, check it out!

If you have items for the newsletter / website, please review this page for information about submissions.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Webmaster