Northern Trail District

District Awards Banquet, January 19th, 2017

Save the date. We will recognize outstanding adult volunteers at our annual dinner to be held on January 19th at the Richardson Civic Center. Doors open at 5:30PM, dinner served at 6:30pm, program begins at 7:00pm.

Program: Panel discussion, Eagle Scouts, Where Am I Now. More information here. Questions to Marjie Price Individual tickets $35, Table for ten $320. Tickets will be $40 at the door. Tickets are now available here.

Unit Re-Charter

Miss the re-charter deadline! Scouts cannot advance and your charter is delinquent. Your District Executive is available to assist with unit re-charters and youth/adult applications. If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to him. Chad Caudle | District Executive P 214-902-6743 | C 806-548-0575

If you are not directly responsible for the re-charter process, you can still help. Every adult must have a current youth protection training card. Everyone needs to pay their membership fees. Do it today! Re-charter Checklist

Scouting for Food Saturday February 11, 2017

Scouting for food is a great opportunity to demonstrate some of the values of the scout program. Food pantries in the area depend of the scouts to help restock their shelves after the holidays. Keep in mind that we have more areas to cover than we have scouts, so without your participation, available food won't be collected. Get signed up and put it on your unit calendar. More information and area maps here. Questions to Hunter Miller

Congratulations to Fall Oak Leaf Participants

Congratulations to all scouts completing the 2016 Fall Oak Leaf Junior Leadership Training on November 11-12, 2016 at Camp Wisdom. A special recognition to Nagi A. from Troop 81 for being selected as the Fall 2016 Honor Camper. The Oak Leaf honor camper earns a staff hat and an automatic invitation to staff our next Oak Leaf Junior Leadership training session. Read more (pictures too!)

Camp Card Sales

Before you know it, the 2017 Camp Card Sale will be here! We look forward to another successful year!

You can sign up your unit to participate by going here. Please note that sign-ups will be done through CampMaster again this year and are a unit reservation. Only someone designated as a unit leader IN CAMPMASTER can make the reservation. If you need a CampMaster account or if you need to be designated as a unit leader, please email Stephanie Kirk. Read more

On the Calendar

Boy Scout Roundtable, January 10th, 2017

Your Boy Scout Roundtable topic of discussion at our January meeting will be on the little known but powerful NOVA Award. Discover a new incentive for keeping your boys interested and participating in Scouts. Be sure to have a representative from your Troop attend. Roundtable - broadening your Troops knowledge of scouting. Tuesday January 10, 2017 7:00PM, FUMC RM212

Cub Scout Roundtable, January 12th, 2017

What is a Blue and Gold? A Blue and Gold is a birthday party for Scouting. You were invited to save the date for January 12, at 7pm at FUMC in Room 211. Our expert presenter will be Hugh Harris, former Cub Master of Pack 777.

Training, Get signed up today!

The University of Scouting, Saturday January 21, 2017

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.

The University of Scouting offers a wide range of unique adult leader training courses from the:

More information.

Back Country Advanced Training, Begins, Wednesday February 16th, 2017

BAT is an interactive adventure designed for Scouters and more seasoned Scouts & Venturers who are preparing to enjoy a high-adventure trek and for those interested in organizing backcountry activities for their unit. The Spring offering welcomes Adult Leaders, Senior Youth Leaders, Venturers as well as entire crews looking to prepare for High Adventure treks. Advanced registration required. More information and registration.

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training, Wednesday March 22th, 2017

This course for adult leaders in Boy Scout units. Leaders who work directly with boys in a unit should attend. This course will teach you about organization, operation, outdoor program and role of the adult leader in a troop. The class meets 2 times. Registration now available More information

Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills, Weekend April 8-9th, 2017

Learn by doing. Participate in an actual Boy Scout weekend campout. You will learn firsthand how a Boy Scout Troop operates in the field. Great fun and informative. This course is taught in conjunction with the 2 classroom sessions offered a few weeks earlier. It's is strongly recommended that you participate in both. Advance preparation and signup required. Registration now available. More information

Wilderness First Aid Classes for 2017

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

2017 courses: Jan 27-29, Feb 24-26, Mar 31 – Apr 2, Apr 28-30, May 19-21, Jun 2-4

Your District Resource: Unit Commissioners

Every Unit in Northern Trail has a district resource who is responsible for helping make you successful. Regardless of need, the Unit Commissioners can facilitate a resolution. You can find out who your UC is on the Northern Trail web site at

If you need more assistance, contact the district commissioner Joe Tavares., 214-675-4378.

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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