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January 27, 2013
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On The Calendar

2/5 Tuesday District Committee Meeting
2/7 Thursday Cub Scout Roundtable (1st Thursday)
2/7 Thursday Commissioners Meeting
2/9 Saturday Scouting For Food Bags out
2/12 Tuesday Boy Scout Roundtable
2/15-17 Fri-Sun Wilderness Advanced First Aid (1st weekend)
2/16 Saturday Scouting For Food Food Collection
2/19 Tuesday High Adventure-Venturing Forum

Arapaho Chapter -- Congratulations to Chief Rory Costigan and the Arapaho Chapter Arrowmen! You have helped the Chapter to have another successful year and we have once again reached our goal of "Honor Chapter."

Mikanakawa News -- Mikanakawa News - Congratulations to Tim Conard who completed his 3 year role as OA Mikanakawa Lodge Adviser. Tim is a former Chapter Adviser for the Yanush Chapter which is now the Arapaho Chapter. The Governor's Trail bridge Tim was instrumental in getting built at Clements Scout Ranch was renamed in his honor. In addition Tim received the National William T. Hornaday Award recognizing his contribution to conservation.

Scouting for Food Signup / Bag Pickup -- The Scouting for Food bags have arrived. The bags can be picked up between 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Town North Presbyterian Church (1776 N. Plano Road, Richardson, Texas) on Monday 2/4. Otherwise, contact Dan Bruce at to arrange for a pickup of the bags. There are a few areas that have not been claimed. Please consider participating or taking an additional area, if possible. Contact Dan Bruce if you need to pickup your bags. The bags will be distributed on February, 2/9/13 and the food picked up on 2/16/13. If you have questions, please contact Dan Bruce at The local food banks depend on the scouts to restock their shelves. More information.

Friends of Scouting Presentations -- Unit leaders, please take a moment and schedule a time for your unit's FOS presentation. On-line form. This will help tremendously in the process of scheduling volunteer FOS presenters. A court of honor or a Blue and Gold banquet is a good time.

Back Country Advanced Training -- Classroom Training 2/21/13 and 2/28/13, Campout 3/1/13 - 3/3/13, More information.

Camporee -- 3/22-24/2013 Camp Trevor-Rees Jones. Staff needed. Please sign up for staff positions today. Particular needs for: Registrar, Score Keeper, Dining Hall lead and Activity Director - overseeing the six scored events. Contact Tim Meeks at if you have questions.

Cub Scout Roundtable News -- Check out what's happening at Cub Roundtable.

Venturing Rendezvous 2013 -- Friday 12 April 2013 - Sunday 14 April 2013, most activities on Saturday April 13th. All Venturing and Venturing age units. More information.

Public Awareness -- Northern Trail District's Marketing & Public Awareness Chair is Marjie Price. Her role is to help promote the District within the community. If you have stories about your unit's activities, such as service projects, Eagle projects, and other scout successes, she wants to help you get these items featured in the local media. Marjie can be reached at

Wilderness Advanced First Aid Two weekends, 2/8-10/2013 & 2/15-17/2013. Serious 40 hour course, you will be much better prepared for emergencies far from outside help after taking this course. More Information

Woodbadge Courses Advanced training for scout leaders. A life changing experience. More Information

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Webmaster