February 24, 2013

On The Calendar

2/26 Tuesday Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training
2/28 Thursday Re-Charter Deadline
3/4 Monday Camp Card Kickoff Pickup previously ordered cards
3/5 Tuesday District Committee Meeting FUMC Richardson
3/7 Thursday Cub Scout Roundtable Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Richardson
3/7 Thursday Commissioners Meeting RISD Admistration Building
3/12 Tuesday Boy Scout Roundtable FUMC Richardson
3/12 Tuesday Arapaho Chapter Meeting FUMC Richardson
3/19 Tuesday High Adventure-Venturing Forum FUMC Richardson
3/20 Wednesday Boy Scout Leader Specific Training FUMC Richardson

Top Story

Scouting for Food Results -- Thank you to all the fantastic units that participated in our annual Scouting for Food community service project! Through your efforts, we collected over 26,000 items for the North Texas Food Bank. Thank you for your support!


Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training -- Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00PM. Dartmouth Elementary. This training needed for adult participation in some events, particularly Twilight Camp, Webelos Resident Camp and Summer Camp. Sign up today.
Boy Scout Leader Specific Training -- Begins 3/20/2013. Part 1 (Classroom) 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 3 times. Register online.
Boy Scout Outdoor Leader Skills Training -- Weekend 4/12-14/2013. Part 2 (Campout). Learn by being a part of an actual scout troop and go camping. Excellent training and a lot of fun. This course requires advance registration and preparation.
Oak Leaf Training -- Weekend of 4/6-7/2013 at Camp Wisdom. Your scouts will make better leaders with good leadership training. Registration now available. Make plans to attend.
NYLT -- Highest level of youth leadership training available for boy scouts, varsity, venturing and sea scouts. Designed to complement Wood Badge training for adults. See NYLT website for more details.http://www.c10nylt.org/ "Every youth deserves the opportunity to be a trained leader!"
Woodbadge Courses Advanced training for scout leaders. A life changing experience. More Information

Upcoming Events

Camporee -- March 23-24, 2013. Camp Trevor-Rees Jones. Units may now sign up and make campsite choices. Contact Roggee Heflin at rogge.heflin@roggeheflin.com if you have questions.
Camporee Staff Needed -- Older Scouts and Venturing Crews: Camporee needs your help to run the events: Fire Building, Orienteering, Signaling, Knots/Pioneering, and Plants. Contact Roggee Heflin at rogge.heflin@roggeheflin.com if you have questions.
Venturing Rendezvous 2013 -- Friday 12 April 2013 - Sunday 14 April 2013, most activities on Saturday April 13th. All Venturing and Venturing age units.
Cub Scout Roundtable News -- Check out what's happening at Cub Roundtable.

Action Needed Now

Re-Charter Deadline & Help -- Time is running our to compete your unit re-charter. For most units in Northern Trail, charters expire at the end of February. If your unit has not completed the re-charter process, now is the time to complete this task. Help is available. Wait too long and your charter will lapse. If that happens you are no longer a scout unit and you will have start from scratch. Don't let that happen.
Training Inventory at Recharter -- When re-chartering your unit, it is now necessary to provide the council proof of on-line or face-to-face Youth protection.
Internet Advancement -- Unit advancement chairs, are you entering advancement information online? If your still using paper, there is a better way. Learn more.
Friends of Scouting Presentations -- If you have not scheduled a Friends of Scouting presentation for your next Court of Honor or Blue and Gold banquet, please do so today. The process is quick and easy, simply fill out the On-line form.. The presentation will only require 10 to 15 minutes during your event.
Twilight Camp Staff Needed -- Come and help at Twilight Camp! We are looking for walking den leaders, area leaders for each rank area, program staff and range staff. Contact Barbara Richer at 214-478-3972 barbara.richer@yahoo.com for details of specific responsibilities.. More information.


Public Awareness -- Northern Trail District's Marketing & Public Awareness Chair is Marjie Price. Her role is to help promote the District within the community. If you have stories about your unit's activities, such as service projects, Eagle projects, and other scout successes, she wants to help you get these items featured in the local media. Marjie can be reached at msmn1204@gmail.com.

Much more on the website, check it out! www.ntrail.org

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Webmaster

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