Northern Trail District

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Twilight Camp Staff Needed, June 3-7, 2019

Adult volunteers needed to staff Twilight Camp. There are many opportunities to help with Twilight Camp. The scouts are excited and look forward to every minute. In addition, this year there will be more scouts due to the presence of girls.

This event depends entirely on the work of volunteers. Right now, we need volunteers in all areas to step up to the plate to make this event the best possible. This is a rewarding activity and you will enjoy your time on staff. Even if you can only help one evening, your contribution will be invaluable.

If you are able to help and or know someone who would be a great staff person, please email their name and contact information to Hank Voegtle at All submissions will be kept confidential!

Wood Badge WB-129 March 24-31, 2019 and April 12-14, 2019

The spring Wood Badge Course, WB-129, is coming soon! Will be held at Camp Wisdom during the always beautiful Texas springtime. Come get trained and help us celebrate 100 years of Wood Badge. The course will be held over two weekends: March 24-31 and April 12-14. This is your opportunity to learn about Delivering the Promise to our youth and, just maybe, carry over some leadership skills into your workplace. As if you need any more incentive, the SPL for Wood Badge 129 is our very own District Chair, Steve Bloberger. Joe Tavares will be in the mix, as well, as a Troop Guide. George Lankford is the course director mentor. More information and sign-up process. Questions to Joe Tavares

Camporee, March 22-24, 2019

Camporee planning is underway. This year it will be held at Camp Constantin. Expect a high energy event with some great activities and unit competition. Map

Friends of Scouting (FOS)

Scouting needs youth, volunteers and funding. Without all of these elements, the program cannot function. Funding for programs, camps and professional staff come from the local community. A very large fraction of this funding comes from families in scouting. We must communicate this important message to scouting parents across the district. Unit Leaders your help is needed, please make room at your next court of honor or Blue and Gold for a volunteer to make the case for supporting scouting in our community. Contact Marie. Baert to make the arrangements.

Scouting for Food 2019 This coming Saturday!

We are now to the wire, but there is still time to sign up and participate. Scouting for food is a very visible way scouts are seen as a positive force in the community. Saturday February 16th, 2019 put out bags, pickup food Saturday February 23, 2019. Please select your areas and let’s make this the biggest haul ever! Bags are now available for pickup. Please take only what you need. Each full box contains 1000 bags.

If your unit has not signed up to participate, ask why not! There are many areas which are not covered, and this represents food that can be collected. The public is willing to give, our job is to distribute and collect the bags. More information and area maps.

Hunter Miller SFF Chair Northern Trail District

powder hornPowder Horn April 5-7, 2019 and April 12-14, 2019

Powder Horn is a High Adventure Program Resource Course - Its purpose is to expose participants to many outdoor/high adventure activities. Participants are also exposed to the resources necessary to operate a successful High Adventure Program. Continue Reading

Advanced Leadership Development Committee

Adult and youth leadership training is a priority in Circle Ten Council. Our own George Lankford is the chair of this committee. Here is a listing of some of the opportunities for leadership development: Flyer

February Roundtable Canceled

Cub Scout, Scouts BSA and Venturing Round Table has been canceled for February 14 because of Valentine's Day. Next roundtable will be held on Thursday March 14, 2019.

Scout Sunday Patches

Hank Voegtle still has Scout Sunday 2019 patches available on a first come, first served basis. These patches are issued annually by the National Association of United Methodist Scouters and the 2019 issue reflects the recent changes to the program. Please contact Hank at 214-769-5040 or to request these patches. Updated Photo of actual patch

Circle Ten Council Annual Recognition Banquet – March 28, 2019

Congratulations to all the Northern Trail Scouts who earned their Eagle Scout rank in 2018! 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 Bobby Lyle 2018 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 other deserving Scouts and Scouters for their efforts and dedication. Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our Council! Tickets now available on CampMaster. More information.

Wood Badge

Now is the time to make a New Year's resolution to get your Wood Badge Beads. This is advanced leadership training which will help you in and out of scouting. Here is a brand-new brochure which describes the program: Check out available courses here:

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2019


This is the 16-hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases.

Contact: Mike Reisinger, 972-907-8949.

Range Safety Officer Certification

If you are interested in becoming an NRA Certified Instructor or Range Safety Officer to run shooting sports, the council holds instructor courses on a regular basis. More information:

Have Something for the Newsletter or Website?

Our newsletter and website reach a very large audience in Northern Trail. If there is something scouting related which needs to be on the website or the newsletter, please don't keep it to yourself, let us know.

If we need to fix a broken link or have incorrect information, please take a moment and let us know.

Don't keep the newsletter to yourself! Everyone in your unit should be receiving the newsletter and be aware of the website. Signup is easy, just send them to: Newsletter Signup

More on the website.

Looking for something in a recent newsletter? Several years of past newsletters may be found here.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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