Northern Trail District

Venturing Rendezvous, Friday, March 23-25, 2018

Activities: Archery, Canoeing, Shooting Sports, Kayaking, Tomahawks & Knives, Paddle Boards, Low COPE, Rock Climbing, Volleyball, Police & Fire Professional Activities & much more!
Location: Camp Wisdom. Registration on CampMaster will open on February 1st. Any youth, male or female, who are 14 years old or older. More information and registration.

Camporee 2018 3/23-25/2018

Camporee is coming! Weekend of March 23-25, 2018 at Camp James Ray. The theme this year is Shipwrecked. Expect a great event and lots of fun for everyone. More information

Order of the Arrow Unit Elections

Camporee is a popular time to call out new inductees into the OA. An election held by the OA must be held to select members of your unit into the Order. More information.

New District Executive Named

Please welcome our new District Executive: Banks Ishmael. He comes to us by way of Apple and is a graduate of Baylor. He is an Eagle Scout from Circle 10, former ranger at Philmont and a District Award of Merit recipient. Contact Information:
Banks Ishmael
Cell: 469-383-1387
Office: 214-902-6743


Beginning in the fall we plan to move the roundtables to the same evening. Please take this short survey and let us know when evening you prefer. Enter your choice here.

Scouting for Food

Thanks to all of the units who "Did a Good Turn" by participating in Scouting For Food. Your efforts are very much appreciated by the food banks and their clients. If you did not participate this year, please make a point to put this in your unit plans for next year.

Camp Card Season is Here

If you missed the Kickoff, it's not too late. Contact Deborah DiStasi, 972-644-4225, 469-235-2920, for information on how to participate.

Boy Scout Roundtable / Venturing Forum, Tuesday February 13, 2018, 7:00PM

Topic: Working with your Eagle Designee. Learn about process and resources available to assist your scouts with the very important final steps on the trail to Eagle. First United Methodist Church of Richardson, 2nd floor Education Building.     503 N Central Expy     More information

Scoutmaster/Assistant Leader Specific Training, March 21, 28, 2018

Registration is now available. Boy Scout Leader Specific is a two evening course which will explain in detail how scouting works from meetings, patrols, boy leadership, safety and camping. This course is for all adults including parents, committee members and front line leaders. This class meets on two Wednesday evenings, March 21 and March 28th.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training, April 7-8, 2018

This is the companion course for Scoutmaster/Assistant Leader Specific Training. This course builds on the material with a hands on actual campout where you experience a campout just as the scouts do. You will learn by doing at the direction of an experienced leadership team. Advance registration and preparation is required. The event will be held Saturday-Sunday April 7,8 at Camp Wisdom. More information and registration.

Staff needed, please contact Lester Cox if you can help. Staffing is rewarding and fun!

Youth Staff Needed for NYLT

If one of your scouts has been to NYLT and is interesting in staffing an upcoming course, here is their opportunity. Staffing is rewarding and fun. Next training date is February 10 and the course is March 10-16. Contact Tanya Hill at if you have questions. More Information.

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2018

High adventure treks require this training. As the year progresses these classes will fill up. Don't wait until the last minute to try and find training. This is the 16 hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases. Read more.

Friends of Scouting

Please help meet the financial needs of scouting in our council by hosting a presentation at your next Blue and Gold or Court of Honor. If you have not already done so, please let Ken Weitzel know when you would like to have your FOS presentation. Contact Ken at

Circle Ten Council Annual Recognition Banquet - April 5, 2018

Congratulations to all the Northern Trail Scouts who earned their Eagle Scout rank in 2017! 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 John Stewart 2017 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 others. Please join us as we celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of our Council! Follow this link to a flyer you can use to share with your units. More information and how to purchase tickets.

Wood Badge

Change your life and make an impact on scouting at the same time. I've have never met anyone who did not admit that they benefited both personally and professionally through their participation in Wood Badge Training.

This program builds on the best traditions and experiences of past Wood Badge sessions and also draws from a wide range of sources within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest in leadership theory and team development. More information.

Twilight Camp 2018, June 4-8, 2018

Registration for Twilight Camp is now open! Go to and click on the link for Northern Trail to register. Junior and Adult Staff will also register through the same link.

Twilight Camp never disappoints! Your scouts will have a blast and learn more than they realize. Camp will be held at Breckinridge Park. The theme this year is Passport to Adventure. Look for activities based on Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base and the Summit. Make plans to attend. Watch the website and the Twilight Camp Facebook page for updates.

Circle Ten Xperience (CTX) is coming! November 9-11, 2018

Texas Motor Speedway--Be There, Be There , Be There! And Be Prepared to participate in this Extraordinary Experience. We heard your feedback from 2015—CTX 2018 will be bigger and better! There will be camping, midway activities and a really big show! The Midway is a great opportunity for your Pack, Troop or Crew to work together and showcase an activity for CTX. More information.

On the Calendar

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

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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