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District Awards Banquet

Tickets are now available! Get them here.

The year in review slide show will be a part of the activities and we need pictures from your events. Please pick a few great shots to share at the dinner. Email these photos to Muhammad Ikram

The annual recognition banquet will be held the evening of Thursday January 23rd. The dinner will be held at the same location as last year; the Royal Oaks Country Club.  The price will be the same as last year, $25 per person. A table of 10 is $250. We had a great event last year and expect an even better event this year. The keynote speaker will be Jessica Trudeau, who is the director of the Momentous Institute. Speaker Bio. Tickets now available here.

Duty to God Event

WHO: ALL Cub Scouts, STEM Scouts, Explorers, Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Leaders, Siblings, and Parents
WHAT: A FREE event where 12 Faith Leaders explain 12 points of the Scout Law from their Faith’s perspective. No registration required!
WHERE: Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75220
WHEN: Presidents Day, Feb 17, 2020 at 9-11 AM
WHY: A Scout is Reverent. A Scout is Reverent to God. A Scout is faithful in his/her religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. Come learn more about your personal Faith and the Faith of others.
WEAR: Please wear the complete formal uniform of your Scouting Program along with any Religious Emblems that you may have earned.

Backcountry Advanced Training

BAT is an interactive course designed for those Individuals and Units who are preparing for a high-adventure trek and for those interested in organizing first time backcountry activities for their Unit.
The course is titled “Leave the Trailer Behind!” and is directed towards Individuals and Units that want to introduce more backpacking to their annual program. This is a great opportunity as a Unit activity for new or seasoned backpackers or to prepare for future backpacking treks.
Two classroom sessions are followed by a weekend backpacking campout adventure. The course features information and instruction detailing trek preparation, crew dynamics, and techniques of backpacking - hiking, camping, and preparing meals on the trail.
First class Session will be held Wednesday February 12, 2020 at First United Methodist Church of Richardson. Read more.

Camporee, Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp

Mark your calendar, March 6-9, 2020! Camporee will be awesome the year. Rumor has it there will be a Mandalorian theme this year. More details soon!

Council Annual Recognition Banquet

A CELEBRATION OF SCOUTING The Circle Ten Council Annual Recognition Banquet March 26, 2020 at the Plano Event Center 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074
Check-in begins at 5:45 p.m. Dinner/program begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Annual Recognition Banquet is held each year to recognize Eagle Scouts and the volunteers of the Circle Ten Council. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Linus D. Wright 2019 Class of Eagle Scouts and the 2019 Silver Beaver Awards, the highest volunteer recognition presented on the council level.

2019 Eagle Scouts who register prior to February 15, 2020 will be guests of Circle Ten Council. 2019 Eagles who register after February 15th will pay a discounted price of $20.00, including the day of the event. Registration for guests will be $45 or $360 for a table of 8.
More information - including a flier here REGISTER HERE

Philmont Training Center Opportunities

Backcountry Sneak and Peak
Philmont Family Adventure

Fire Safety While Camping

Now that weather is getting colder, who doesn’t love a glowing camp fire at the end of the day? However, to make sure it won’t be your tent that burns, consider a few easy steps to keep scouts safe on campouts and still enjoy that fire. Read more.

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2019 & 2020


This is the 16-hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases. These classes fill quickly so sign up today to be ready for the summer.

Contact: Mike Reisinger, 972-907-8949.

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John Slaughter
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