Northern Trail District

District Awards Banquet This coming Thursday!

Tomorrow Monday January 15th is the last day to purchase Tickets. Get them now for $30 each or $240 for a table for 8. Our speaker is our new council Scout Executive Sam Thompson and he will speak about his vision for Circle Ten Council.

The banquet will be held at the Royal Oaks Country Club, 7915 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 on Thursday January 18th. More information.

Do a Good Turn Daily - Scouting for Food February 10, 2018

Have you ever gone to bed hungry? Ever worried where your next meal will come from? Here in the US, we live in the wealthiest country in the world, although more people that you can imagine worry about food on a daily basis. We can be a part of the solution and demonstrate our commitment to the values of the scouting movement. Contact: Hunter Miller to claim your area. More Information

Scoutmaster/Assistant Leader Specific Training, March 21, 28, 2018

Registration is now available. Boy Scout Leader Specific is a two evening course which will explain in detail how scouting works from meetings, patrols, boy leadership, safety and camping. This course is for all adults including parents, committee members and front line leaders. This class meets on two Wednesday evenings, March 21 and March 28th.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training, April 7-8, 2018

This is the companion course for Scoutmaster/Assistant Leader Specific Training. This course builds on the material with a hands on actual campout where you experience a campout just as the scouts do. You will learn by doing at the direction of an experienced leadership team. Advance registration and preparation is required. The event will be held Saturday-Sunday April 7,8 at Camp Wisdom. More information and registration.

Staff needed, please contact Lester Cox if you can help. Staffing is rewarding and fun!

Philmont or High Adventure Bound?

Northern Trail has the best backpacking training in the entire council! This training is for both scouts and adults and is a comprehensive introduction or refresher for backpacking. Both classroom training and weekend backpacking trip. Two classes, 7:00PM Thursday February 15, 2018 and Wednesday February 21, 2018. Weekend campout, Weekend of March 2-4, 2018. Registration is now open. Hurry, this course may fill. More information and registration.

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2018

Don't jeopardize your crew's participation in a high adventure trek because your lone trained participant is not available. Get a backup participant trained. This is the 16 hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases. Read more.

Friends of Scouting

Please help meet the financial needs of scouting in our council by hosting a presentation at your next Blue and Gold or Court of Honor. If you have not already done so, please let Ken Weitzel know when you would like to have your FOS presentation. Contact Ken at

Circle Ten Council Annual Recognition Banquet - April 5, 2018

Congratulations to all the Northern Trail Scouts who earned their Eagle Scout rank in 2017! 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 John Stewart 2017 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 others. Please join us as we celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of our Council! Follow this link to a flyer you can use to share with your units.

Wood Badge

Change your life and make an impact on scouting at the same time. I've have never met anyone who did not admit that they benefited both personally and professionally through their participation in Wood Badge Training.

This program builds on the best traditions and experiences of past Wood Badge sessions and also draws from a wide range of sources within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest in leadership theory and team development. More information.

Scout Sunday Patches

2018 Scout Sunday patches are available from Hank Voegtle (214-769-5040) at no cost on a first come, first served basis, although only 100 are available. This year’s patch is the third in a series based on stained glass windows in St. Luke United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. More information and a photo..

Twilight Camp 2018, June 4-8, 2018

Still time to get a free extra camp shirt. This unique opportunity is only available to those who register for Twilight Camp prior to January 18th so hurry now to register.

Registration for Twilight Camp is now open! Go to and click on the link for Northern Trail to register. Junior and Adult Staff will also register through the same link.

Twilight Camp never disappoints! Your scouts will have a blast and learn more than they realize. Camp will be held at Breckinridge Park. The theme this year is Passport to Adventure. Look for activities based on Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base and the Summit. Make plans to attend. Watch the website and the Twilight Camp Facebook page for updates.

2018 Wood Badge/NYLT Reunion Dinner Saturday, February 3, 2018

Come out to Camp Wisdom/Billy Sowell Scout Camp, Leadership Center for a great event. The reunion program will begin with dinner at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) The Reunion Dinner is open to all Scouters who have completed Wood Badge (regardless of when or where the program was taken) and their spouses. Each Wood Badger is asked to wear full Wood Badge regalia and is available to all NYLT recipients and their families! Camp Wisdom/Billy Sowell Scout Camp, 6400 W Red Bird Lane, Dallas, TX 75236 Map. Cost: $20 per person through Midnight Tuesday, January 30, 2018 $25 at the door, after January 30, 2018. Register on Campmaster:

Circle Ten Xperience (CTX) is coming! November 9-11, 2018

Texas Motor Speedway--Be There, Be There , Be There! And Be Prepared to participate in this Extraordinary Experience. We heard your feedback from 2015—CTX 2018 will be bigger and better! There will be camping, midway activities and a really big show! The Midway is a great opportunity for your Pack, Troop or Crew to work together and showcase an activity for CTX. More details in the upcoming new year.

On the Calendar

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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