Northern Trail District

Why Participate?

One Oath, One Law, One Movement

At most Scout meetings we have an opening and the opening usually involves presenting the colors and reciting the Cub Scout promise, Scout oath or Venturing oath. It's important to remember that scouting exists not to entertain, but to achieve the aims embodied in the Scout Oath and Law. The methods of the program help to achieve the aims.

Action Needed

Is Your Unit Recharter Past Due?

Some units in Northern Trail have lapsed charters. This means that these units are about to be dropped. Don't let this happen. Unit commissioners and the district executive are available to assist you with the process. Don't wait until the last minute. Even if you are not the unit chairman or leader, getting the re-charter done is everyone's job. If your leaders have been asking for paperwork or needed youth protection training, please help them out by completing these tasks. More Information

Camp Card Sales

Camp Cards are a great opportunity for your scouts to earn money for camp and help support the scout program at the same time. It's not too late to get involved. Contact Jesus Vazquez (469.418.3231) or Tim McConville (214-773-0848) for assistance.

Adult Training

Scouting is a unique program and the execution is not intuitive. Every adult in a leadership position must be trained. However all adults should be trained. If you are trained, your scout will get more out of the program. parents have The training is first rate and it's fun. So don't put it off, get trained. Every registered adult in the program must have youth protection training and some activities like Twilight Camp and Summer Camp require the Face to Face version of this training. Boy Scout Leader Specific Training, Outdoor Leader Skills Training, Wilderness First Aid, Face to Face Youth protection and Wood Badge now available. Check the website for information about training opportunities.


There are a number of upcoming activities and it's time to get signed up. These include Scouting University (Merit Badges), Oak Leaf (Leadership Training) and, Camporee (Scout Skills Competition) for Boy Scouts. Twilight Camp for Cub Scouts. Coming in the fall is the CTX Experience which is for all scouts and adults at the Texas Motor Speedway. All of these activities require advanced sign up. Don't make the job of the organizers more difficult than it needs to be. Sign up promptly.

Help Needed

Scouting is a volunteer organization and without willing adults the program would not function.

Volunteers are needed in your immediate unit and this covers the range of duties from drivers, food at events, assistance with activities, unit leaders and merit badge counselors to name a few. Get involved, both you and your scout will benefit! If you are a leader and need help, ask!

At the district level we need help with district activities. At the moment we are in particular need of people to help with the upcoming Twilight Camp. If you know of someone who would be great volunteer, please encourage them to help. Contact Rogge Heflin about these opportunities.

On The Calendar

Camporee Planning Meeting Wednesday March 11th 7:00PM

Commissioners Staff Meeting Thursday March 12th 7:30PM (Location Change)

Roundtables Thursday March 19th at 7:00PM

Camporee March 20-22

Scouting University Saturday 3/28

Face to Face YPT Many opportunities in April: 1,8,16,22 and 29 at: 7:00PM

Oak Leaf 4/11-12

Wilderness First Aid 5/28-5/31

Twilight Camp 6/8-6/12 4:00PM-8:30PM

Much more on the website.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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