Northern Trail District

Action Needed

Scouting for Food Saturday, February 6 & 13, 2016

Consider the fact that the public is willing to donate food. All we have to do is ask and pick it up. If we don't ask, the food won't get collected. Demonstrate the values of the scout program. Areas are available! Select an available area and send your selection to scouting for food chair Hunter Miller at Hunter will explain how to obtain the needed bags.

Camp Card Sales

Please sign up today for camp cards through CampMaster. This is a Risk Free Unit Sales project where all Scouts can earn their way to Camp, Philmont, other activities or simply support unit program or supply needs. Each Camp Card will sell for only $5.00 to the general public and will have multiple food, service and entertainment discounts for the customer to use throughout the year. Continue reading.

Rendezvous 2016: April 8-10, SAVE THE DATE

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW: The 2016 Rendezvous will be back at Camp Wisdom, scheduled for April 8th - 10th!

CampMaster registration and more details about Rendezvous will be announced in February, but you can expect an event similar to last year's fun: an action-packed day full of various activities exciting to Venturers and Sea Scouts!

Stay tuned for more information!

Please help with Friends of Scouting

We know that everyone is busy, the the task of funding the scouting program in Circle Ten is critical. Please take a moment schedule a time for a presenter to come to your Court of Honor or Blue and Gold Banquet and make a short presentation about Friends of Scouting. If you have questions contact: Jesus Vazquez

Make your reservation here and someone will contact you to confirm.

Camporee Planning Meetings

Camporee will be held March 18-20 at Camp Constantin. This is a annual event which gets better every year. If your unit has not participated lately, now is the time to put it on your calendar and help make it a success. Camporee is work of volunteers and this work must be done not only at Camporee, but during planning meetings in advance of the event. Scout and adult volunteers are needed.

Step up to the plate and come to the next planning meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7:00pm, Room 2B in Bartula Family Life Center, First United Methodist Church of Richardson. Volunteering at Camporee is a rewarding experience and the time invested is well spent.

For more information, visit our website:

Training Opportunities

Back Country Advanced Training

Interested in learning more about Backpacking and getting a crew ready for Philmont or just leaving the gear trailer behind? Backcountry Advanced Training is designed to run scouts & scouters through a set of sessions that will give them the basics for attending Philmont. Classroom sessions begin Wednesday Feb. 10. Continue Reading

Leading Scouts with Autism 2/16/2016

Understand their DIFFERENCES to truly make a DIFFERENCE in the life of these “difficult” Scouts.

Traveling Exploring Certification 2/26/2016

Professionals and volunteers are invited to attend the Exploring Certification course and the Exploring Explosion orientation as part of the 2016 Exploring Explosion growth campaign.

Boy Scout Leader Specific, Starts Mar 23

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. Continue reading

Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills, 4/8-10/2016

Learn by doing. Participate in an actual Boy Scout weekend campout. You will learn first hand 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. Continue reading

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid is required for all BSA High Adventure bases - Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base, and Summit - and recommended for all scouting activities beyond one hour of medical help.
Class dates: Feb 5-7, Apr 1-3, Apr 29- May 1, and May 20-22
Classes: Friday, 6:30 - 10:30 pm; Saturday, 8 - 4:30 pm; Sunday, 12:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost: $75
CPR/AED is required and will be offered the Wednesday before each class
For the application and more information contact Mike Reisinger, 972-907-8949,


Arrow of Light Tribute Arrows

Arrow of Light Tribute Arrows are available from Northern Trail’s Order of the Arrow Chapter. They are 100% handmade using agate arrowheads and real turkey feathers by Arapaho Chapter members.
All proceeds are used for OA projects. $15 each,
Contact Mike Costigan 214-335-5119

Unit Service Hours Reporting

It's easy and helps demonstrate how our program and its members provide many selfless hours of volunteer service supporting and improving our local communities. Keep reading

Commissioners Needed

If you have been involved in scouts for a while and particularly if your Scout has moved on, commissioner service is a great way to keep up with scouting, continue to provide a valuable service, and make a difference. Continue reading

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training is an intense, 5 ½ day, outdoor leadership training experience for youth troop, team and crew leaders. The course goal is to prepare young men and women to become superior leaders in their troop, crew, district, council, and other organizations they belong to now, and in the future. Continue reading

On the Calendar

District Committee Meeting Tuesday, February 2, 7:00PM
Commissioners Staff Meeting Thursday, February 4, 7:30PM
Wilderness First Aid Friday February 5-7.
Scouting for Food, Distribute Bags Saturday February 6.
Arapaho Chapter Meeting Tuesday February 9, 7:30PM.
Roundtables Tuesday February 11, 7:00PM.
Back Country Advanced Training February 10,17,26-28,2016
Scouting for Food, Pickup Bags Saturday, February 6 & 13, 2016
Camporee Planing Meeting February 24. 7:00PM
Full event list here

Much more on the website.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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