Northern Trail District

Camp Card Sales

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. The participating unit will keep 50% commission for each Camp Card sold! Our Target is to have 100% Unit Signup by February 13th. Click here for more information on Camp Card Sales.

Sign up today! The sale starts February 17th!

Camporee Planning Meetings, Begin this Wednesday

Staffing Camporee is a fun and rewarding experience. If you've enjoyed Camporee's in the past, here is your opportunity to staff. Older scouts and adults are invited to particpate. Staff members have a great time and are critical to making the event a success. Bring your experiences and talents to the meetings and help make this the best Camporee ever! Continue reading.

Scouting for Food Collection 2/14/15

If your unit can assist with collection centers, please contact:
Greg Lewis at

Fireside Chats

Here is an opportunity to meet with the Council President, Commissioner and Scout Executive at one of our five upcoming fireside chats. You will be able to give feedback on items that are important to you and items that will impact our upcoming 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. Some of the topics will include camp improvements, adult leader training, unit and council finances, impacting more youth in our communities and whatever else may be on your mind. For Northern Trail the most convenient date is February 11th at Lover's Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas.

Roundtables Thursday - 2/12/2015

Cub Roundtable will discuss upcoming changes to the Cub Scout program and updates on Scouting for Food. The Boy Scout Roundtable will discuss Order of the Arrow and Community Service.

Camporee March 20-22, 2014

Camporee organizers want to tell you about the event in person!
Schedule a time On-Line today.
Watch for updates on our website:

Sea Base Slots

Due to some cancelations, Troop 570 has a number of slots available for a Sea Base Trek. For more information contact:
Todd Spraggins
Kelly Brannum

Philmont Slots July 20, 2016

Crew 728 has a Philmont Crew for July 20, 2016 and is looking for a few good Venturers to participate. Openings for coed youth and adults are available. We will depart July 18 and return August 1, 2016. Please contact Joe Tavares, Crew 728 Advisor, for details. Phone 214-675-4378 and email

Boy Scout Leader Specific, Begins 3/18/2015

This course for adult leaders and parents in Boy Scout units. The course is open to all parents and leaders and is designed for leaders who work directly with boys. The class meets 3 times, March 18, 25 and April 1. This a great way for a parent to become familiar with how a Boy Scout Troop operates.

Backcountry Advanced Training

Course is filling, sign up today. Classroom session meets twice, 2/12/2015 and 2/19/2015. Campout 2/27-3/1 Camp Meisenbach at Clements Scout Ranch. Register today.

Wilderness First Aid

The ECSI Wilderness First Aid courses will be offered 2 more times before summer. The is the course designed by Philmont and is accepted by all BSA High Adventures Bases.
Dates: Mar 27-29, and Apr 24-26 Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Courts of Honor and Blue and Gold Banquets

Several units have yet to schedule a FOS presentation, please take a moment and make a reservation for a presentation. Make reservation here.

Wood Badge Training

Looking for advanced leadership training which will help you both in and outside of scouting? Checkout Wood Badge. Several courses are coming up in the new year. More information:

Much more on the website.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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