Northern Trail District

On the Calendar

A Scout is Reverent

"Duty to God" is the heart of the Scouting program. We are reminded of this every time we say the Scout Oath and Law. Scouts of all faiths are encouraged to participate in a faith based scouting activity. Traditionally February is the month units have held such events. They can be held anytime. Here is a calendar of religious events for 2019. When planning events please do your best to accommodate everyone in your unit.

Winter Camp Video, Here

Commissioner / District Committee Meetings

Because of the holiday these meetings have been rescheduled for this coming Tuesday. 6:30PM, January 8, FOS Presenters Meeting, 7:15PM (30 minutes), District Committee Meeting, 7:45pm. All held in Room 210, Education Building First United Methodist Church, MAP."


At our next Roundtable meeting, we will be discussing the relationships between individual units and Circle 10 Council / BSA as it pertains to the units Charter. It will be explained in layman's terms. Please join us on Thursday, January 10th at 7:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Richardson Rm 230 in the Education Building. Roundtables are a great opportunity to get your questions answered and meet other scout leaders.

Northern Trail District Awards Dinner

Time to buy your tickets. The event will be held Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Royal Oaks Country Club, 7915 Greenville Ave, Dallas. Check in 6:30 Dinner at 7PM. Our speaker will be Dr. Jeannie Stone, Ed.D., Superintendent of RISD. Scott Thompson is preparing a year in review slide show and requests that units send about a dozen of their best photos from district events to him to include in program. Send these photos to Tickets available for purchase. Read more

Scouting For Food 2019

Plan to participate in this vital annual activity. Scouting for food is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate scouting values. Saturday February 16th, 2019 put out flyers, pickup food Saturday February 23, 2019. Please attend and let’s make this the biggest SFF haul ever!

Hunter Miller SFF Chair Northern Trail District

Friends of Scouting (FOS)

Unit Leaders, please schedule a FOS presentation at your next court of honor or Blue and Gold. A volunteer will come and make a short presentation. Contact Marie. Baert

Circle Ten Council Annual Recognition Banquet – March 28, 2019

Congratulations to all the Northern Trail Scouts who earned their Eagle Scout rank in 2018! What a wonderful accomplishment! Parents, are you aware that Circle Ten Council honors all the previous year's Eagle Scouts at the annual banquet, and that their attendance is complimentary, for them and their Scout Master? When they receive their invitation in the mail, please RSVP and make plans to attend. They will be recognized with the whole Bobby Lyle 2018 Class of Eagles, as well as be included in the group photo that will hang in the Murchison Scouting Center and receive a special commemorative Council Strip Patch. Eagles must attend to receive the patch.

In addition, 24 deserving Scouters will be recognized with the Silver Beaver Award, as well as many other deserving Scouts and Scouters for their efforts and dedication. Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our Council! Registration will open shortly. More information.

Wood Badge

Now is the time to make a New Year's resolution to get your Wood Badge Beads. This is advanced leadership training which will help you in and out of scouting. Here is a brand new brochure which describes the program: Check out available courses here:

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2019


This is the 16 hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases.

Contact: Mike Reisinger, 972-907-8949.

Range Safety Officer Certification

If you are interested in becoming an NRA Certified Instructor or Range Safety Officer to run shooting sports, the council holds instructor courses on a regular basis. More information:

powder hornPowder Horn April 5-7, 2019 and April 12-14, 2019

Powder Horn is a High Adventure Program Resource Course - It's purpose is to expose participants to many outdoor/high adventure activities. Participants are also exposed to the resources necessary to operate a successful High Adventure Program. Continue Reading

Camporee, March 22-24, 2019

Time to start planning for Camporee at Camp Constantin Map

Twilight Camp, June 3-7, 2019

Help Wanted: Planning for next summer's Twilight Camp is well under way. There are several significant positions that need to be filled. For more information, please contact Hank Voegtle at 214-769-5040 or

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More on the website.

Looking for something in a recent newsletter? Several years of past newsletters may be found here.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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