Northern Trail District

Action Needed

Camporee Staff Meeting

Don't forget Camporee is coming March 18-20. Help make this event a success. Please come to the next staff meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7:00pm, Room 2B in Bartula Family Life Center, FUMCR. Youth leadership from all units are encouraged to attend and participate in putting on an amazing Camporee.

For more information, visit our website: http://ntrail.org/content/camporee-2016

Twilight Camp 2016

Don't forget Twilight Camp, June 6-10. This year's theme is Cub Scout C.S.I.
Cub Scouts $65 thru April 30th, then $85. Tigers $45 Wed-Fri. Walking Den leaders $10. More information and registration coming soon.
Both adult and junior staff needed.
Mark your calender today!
Check out the pictures of the fun from last year:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Staff Photos

OA Election Deadline

Time is running out, please schedule and complete unit elections prior to Camporee callout. Continue Reading

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!

Summer Camp

We need to know which camp your unit is planning on attending this summer. Planning out a summer camp takes time and requires an approximate head count to insure we accommodate all scouters.

Please email Jesus Vazquez with the two following items: which camp is your unit attending this summer (even if it's a camp outside C10): Approximate number of scouts attending: Jesus.vazquez@scouting.org

Please help with Friends of Scouting

The 2016 campaign is progressing well and many units have already had their presentations. However there are few units who have not yet scheduled their presentation. 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 Jesus.Vazquez@scouting.org

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

Training Opportunities

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, 4/8-4/10

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

Face to Face YPT Training

Council-sponsored Texas Camp Code Facilitated Adult YPT is planned for each Wednesday in April in preparation for the upcoming camping season. Each session will run from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.Registration is required via CampMaster All sessions will close to registration at midnight on the Monday prior to the session. More information

BALOO Training For Cub Scout Leaders Saturday 4/9/2016

BALOO training is an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.

BSA requires that at least one adult on a Pack overnighter be BALOO trained. Webelos Den Leaders camping as a den must be BALOO trained. Continue Reading

Announcements

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

Camporee Planing Meeting February 24. 7:00PM
District Committee Meeting March 1. 7:00PM
Camporee Planning Meeting March 2. 7:00PM
Camporee Weekend March 18-20
Boy Scout Leader Specific Starts Mar 23, 2016
Wilderness First Aid Starts April 1st, 2016 All spring classes are full!
Face to Face YPT Available every Wednesday During April
Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills April 8-10, 2016
BALOO Training For Cub Scout Leaders April 9, 2016
Rendezvous 2016 April 8-10, 2016
Oak Leaf May 20-22, 2016
Twilight Camp June 6-10, 2016
Full event list here


Much more on the website. www.ntrail.org

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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