Northern Trail District

Action Needed

Registration Open for Camporee! March 18-20, 2016

If you are planning on attending Camporee, registration is now open! Please register your troop as soon as possible so our staff can better plan each activity. Our planning meetings continue every Wednesday evening up to Camporee, and you are welcome to attend. This is going to be a fantastic event at Camp Constantin, so we hope to see you there!

Camporee leaders guide and registration now available! Continue reading.

Merit Badge University March 18-20, 2016

The Alpha Epsilon Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Omega is hosting a Merit Badge University at the University of Texas at Dallas on April 9th, 2016. It will be from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, and will have two class sessions. Boy scouts and adult leaders are welcome. There will be a morning and an afternoon class, and you are welcome to attend one or both of them. To register, please fill out this form. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at a

2016 Annual Recognition Banquet, Thursday April 7 Corrected date

Our own Donna Robinson will receive the Silver Beaver, come and celebrate with her. All of the scouts who attained the Eagle rank in 2015 will be recognized. CampMaster has opened registration for the Circle Ten Council Annual Recognition Banquet.
Please go to here and reserve your seat now.
Registration for the dinner will close on March 18. For more information, call 214-902-6714. continue reading.

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 on the website.
Both adult and junior staff needed.
Mark your calendar 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

Be sure and get out there and sell Camp Cards.
Last day to turn in unsold cards and money is May 13th.
Continue reading.

2016 Venturing Rendezvous at Camp Wisdom on 4/8/2016

Venturing Rendezvous is a weekend of fun activities for co-ed youth ages 14 to 21. Troops, bring your scouts graduating 8th grade or older for a new expereince. Check out the promo video from last year here. Come for the day on Saturday, April 9th or camp for the weekend, April 8-10. Located at Circle Ten Council's Camp Wisdom. Event Cost:
$25 per youth and adult attending if registered and paid by 11:59p.m. Friday, April 1st. $35 at the door. Pre-registration closes at midnight on April 1, 2016.
Refund Policy: Standard Refund Policy applies.
Register on CampMaster here.

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:

Training Opportunities

Boy Scout Leader Specific, Starts March 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, April 8-10

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 April 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


Pictures from BAT Campout

Philmont 2016 Opportunities

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

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

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

Arapaho Chapter Meeting March 8 7:30pm
Camporee Planning Meeting March 9. 7:00PM
Camporee Weekend March 18-20
Boy Scout Leader Specific Starts Mar 23, 2016
2016 Annual Recognition Banquet, Thursday April 7
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 Staff Development May 4,11,18, 2016
Oak Leaf May 20-22, 2016
Twilight Camp June 6-10, 2016
Full event list here

Much more on the website.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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