Northern Trail District

Overdue Re-Charters -- Hard Deadline March 1st!

We still have several units which have not completed their re-charters. This includes some applications which are incomplete or have problems. March 1st is the absolute deadline after which your unit can't be re-chartered an must be created from scratch. Common problems are missing YPT cards or adult applications. This is a serious problem. Your scouts cannot advance or use the council facilities. Our District Executive will be available to assist with unit re-charters and youth/adult applications. If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to him.
Chad Caudle | District Executive P 214-902-6743 | C 806-548-0575

Camp Card Sales

Be sure and schedule time with your scouts to sell camp cards. Questions to: Deborah DiStasi, 469-235-2920, for assistance.

Friends of Scouting

We need volunteers who can be scheduled to make a Friends of Scouting (FOS) present or accept a request to present on short notice. Contact our district FOS chair Ken Weitzel at to schedule your presentation or volunteer to make a presentation. Our District Executive Chad Caudle is also available to assist. He may be reached at: 214-902-6743 | C 806-548-0575

The FOS Dinner on Feb. 23rd at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Dallas. Reception at 6pm followed by dinner at 7pm. Dr. Robert Ballard is our featured speaker at this event. Registration for this dinner is closed, but if you are planning to attend, make sure you are confirmed with your Table Ambassador who contacted you or contact Russell May at 214-750-2048 or e-mail at or reach out to Chad Caudle at his contact information noted above.

Scouting for Food

Thanks to everyone who participated in Scouting for Food. You have made a difference in our community. If you did not participate this year, why not? Consider the thousands of pounds of food for needed families which was not collected simply because we did not cover every neighborhood in the district. Please put scouting for food on your unit calendar and plan to participate next year.

Thanks to Hunter Miller our scouting for food chair who coordinated this year's event.

Camporee, Weekend March 24-26, 2017 Camp James Ray

Hello Scouters, this year’s Camporee will be packed with many fun activities and team building challenges. In addition to Six Troop Competitive stations, we will be hosting several minor events that come with their own prizes. These events include: Scout Master/Delegate Dutch Oven Chili cook off: This one has always been around, we look forward to seeing each Scoutmaster’s own take on how a proper chili should be made. Scout Masters will need to deliver to the dining hall between 3:30 to 3:45, tasting will begin at 3:45. Continue reading.

Venturing Rendezvous

Venturing Rendezvous is a weekend of fun activities for co-ed youth ages 14 to 21 - including, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts.
Dates: Friday, March 31, 2017 – Sunday, April 2, 2017. Come for the day Saturday or camp for the weekend. Location: Camp Wisdom ‐ 6400 W. Redbird Lane, Dallas, TX Theme: Pirate Holiday (Aarrgh!) including a round‐robin camporee style event. Price: $30 Early Bird / $40 Day of Event. Lunch and Dinner Saturday are included. T-shirts available for an extra (nominal) cost at registration. Units can register at‐

Twilight Camp June 5-9, 2017

Calling All Bug Hunters!

Join us for a week of fun adventures as we explore the world of creepy crawly bugs. Twilight Camp is the perfect way to start your summer time fun. Earn Cub Scout achievements, have tons of fun with your den, and meet new Scouting friends!
Printable Flyer     --     Twilight Camp Web Page     --     Twilight Camp Facebook Page

On the Calendar

Training, Get signed up today!

Back Country Advanced Training, Begins, Wednesday February 16th, 2017

Attention Philmont Crews - BAT is an interactive adventure designed for Scouters and more seasoned Scouts & Venturers who are preparing to enjoy a high-adventure trek and for those interested in organizing backcountry activities for their unit. The Spring offering welcomes Adult Leaders, Senior Youth Leaders, Venturers as well as entire crews looking to prepare for High Adventure treks. Advanced registration required. More information and registration.

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training, Wednesday March 22th, 2017

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. Registration now available More information

Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills, Weekend April 8-9th, 2017

Learn by doing. Participate in an actual Boy Scout weekend campout. You will learn firsthand 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. Registration now available. More information

Wilderness First Aid Classes for 2017

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

2017 courses: Feb 24-26, Mar 31 – Apr 2, Apr 28-30, May 19-21, Jun 2-4. Contact: Contact Mike Reisinger at to register.

Scout Sunday Patches

Hank Voegtle has a few Scout Sunday patches as shown here, which are based on a stained-glass window at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. They are free to units who need them on a first-come, first served basis. Please contact Hank Voegtle at 214-341-5040

Circle Ten Council Annual Recognition Banquet, April 6, 2017

Do you have a Scout who earned his Eagle rank in 2016? Did you know that we would like to honor him at the Annual Recognition Banquet, along with the whole 2016 Tom Baker Class of Eagle Scouts?

The Circle Ten Council Annual Recognition Banquet is held annually to recognize Eagle Scouts and the volunteers of Circle Ten Council. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Tom Baker Class of 2016 Eagle Scouts and the 2016 Silver Beaver Awards. In addition, other high level awards will be presented or recognized during the Recognition Banquet. Please come and support these dedicated Scouts and Scouters as they are recognized on this special night. For more information, please follow this link. It promises to be a very special night at the Irving Convention Center, and we hope to see many of you there!

Adopt a Trail Service Program

This is a program for units to help enhance trails at Circle Ten Camps.

For more details check out the website:

Your District Resource: Unit Commissioners

Every Unit in Northern Trail has a district resource who is responsible for helping make you successful. Regardless of need, the Unit Commissioners can facilitate a resolution. You can find out who your UC is on the Northern Trail web site at

If you need more assistance, contact the district commissioner Joe Tavares., 214-675-4378.

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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