January 19, 2014

Action Needed

Purchase District
Banquet Tickets

Sign up
Scouting for Food

Schedule FOS Presentation

District Volunteers Needed

21 Dinner Ticket
Discount Deadline
24 Wood Badge 108
26 District Dinner
1 Wood Badge Reunion Dinner
4 District Committee Meeting
6 Commissioners Staff Meeting
8 Scouting for Food
Bags Out
11 Boy Scout Roundtable
13 Cub Scout Roundtable
13 BAT Classroom Training
15 Scouting for Food
Pickup Day

More Events

  Scouting Blog

Itís Vitally Important, Lend a Hand!

I recently attended a session at the University of Scouting on leader burnout. There was one person in the room from another district who was clearly very distraught. She and her husband were trying to hold a Cub Scout Pack together and were obviously frustrated by the lack of help from the parents in the unit. While the exact reason they were not getting help was not clear, this is unfortunately not a terribly uncommon problem with scout units. Read more.


District Banquet

This coming Sunday January 26, Buy your tickets today. It's fast and easy to buy them online. Advanced cash or check sales available, contact Will Hall. william.hall@scouting.org

Why come? Four great reasons; 1) Show your appreciation to hard working volunteers who make the program possible, 2) Hear an inspiring keynote about scouting. 3) Enjoy a great meal in a wonderful facility, 4) Spend some time reconnecting with scout friends.

Opening ceremony begins at 5:45PM, doors open at 4:30PM. Brookhaven Country Club.

Scouting for Food

We've made great progress organizing Scouting for Food, but there are still many areas without coverage. Every door without a bag is a lost opportunity help feed the hungry in our community. Bags go out on Saturday Feb 8th and are picked up on Saturday February 15th. There is still time to get signed up.

You can arrange to pick up bags by contacting Greg Lewis, Scouting for Food, Chairman greg.lewis@att.net m: 972.523.1246

It's Time to Sign Up Your Unit for Camp Cards to Sell!

Your unit is invited to participate in Camp Card sales, which begin Feb. 18. You can sign up your unit here. Please do so by Feb. 11 so we can have your cards ready for pick-up Feb. 18 at Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church, 8525 Audelia Road, Dallas, 75238. Read more.

Schedule Friends of Scouting Presentations

Unit leaders, please take a moment to let us know when a volunteer can come and talk to your unit about FOS. Scouting is fueled by countless enthusiastic volunteers like you, but they need support and facilities to deliver the program. Schedule a Friends of Scouting presentation for your next court of honor or Blue and Gold Banquet.


BAT Classroom Training

Backcountry Advanced Training, Classroom Meets twice, 2/13/2014 and 2/20/2014. Training Campout Camp Meisenbach 2/28/14-3/1/14. Registration now available, sign up today.

Wood Badge Courses

Advanced training for scout leaders. A life changing experience. Valuable training which is applicable both in and out of scouting. More Information

More training opportunities here..

Much more on the website, check it out! www.ntrail.org

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Webmaster

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