March 10, 2013

Lost Movie Screen

Last year at Camporee we used a large borrowed movie screen for the slide show. We have not been able to locate the screen. Please, if you have any information about the whereabouts of the screen, contact Lloyd Duty at lhduty@sbcglobal.net. More information.

On The Calendar

3/12 Tuesday Boy Scout Roundtable FUMC Richardson
3/19 Tuesday Arapaho Chapter Meeting FUMC Richardson
Room Change, 227A Education Building
3/19 Tuesday High Adventure-Venturing Forum FUMC Richardson
3/20 Wednesday Boy Scout Leader Specific Training FUMC Richardson
3/22-24 Fri-Sun Camporee Camp Trevor-Rees Jones
4/2 Tuesday District Committee Meeting FUMC Richardson
Room Change, 227A Education Building
4/3 Wednesday Face-to-Face-Youth-Protection Fairfield & Circle Ten Registration required.

Upcoming Events

Camporee -- March 23-24, 2013. Camp Trevor-Rees Jones. Units may now sign up and make campsite choices. Scoutmaster Packet now available. Contact Roggee Heflin at rogge.heflin@roggeheflin.com if you have questions.
Twilight Camp Information -- June 10-14, 2013 Breckinridge Park, Cub Scout Fun.
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.
Venturing Rendezvous 2013 -- Friday 12 April 2013 - Sunday 14 April 2013, most activities on Saturday April 13th. All Venturing and Venturing age units.
Circle 10 Parent & Pal Western Days -- April 26-28, 2013. Cub Scout Fun at Camp!

Training

Scouts Deserve Trained Leaders -- Don't try and wing it! Get trained and you will not only better understand the program, you will accomplish more with less effort. Training is for all parents, not just the front line leadership. If you are trained, you can better help your child advance in the program. The program is unique and the methods are not obvious, don't guess, get trained.
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.
Face-to-Face-Youth-Protection -- Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:00PM. Two classes, one at Fairfield office and one at Circle Ten office. Needed for Twilight Camp, Webelos Resident Camp and Summer Camp. Advance registration required.
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.
Outdoor Webelos Leadership Skills Training -- Saturday - Sunday 4/13-14/2013. For Webelos Leaders, this training is designed to help leaders learn how to provide a memorable camping experience for their Webelos Scouts and parents or guardians. You will learn by doing, actually participating in an overnight camp out at a scout camp. This course requires advance registration and preparation.
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) -- Saturday 4/13/2013. This course is targeted at Cub Scout leaders who have a desire to plan and carry out an introductory level outdoor experience for their pack. Taking Cub Scouts outdoors is a great way to keep them interested in scouting. Get the proper training on how to have a safe and enjoyable outings. 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

Unit Re-Charter Update

Congratulations to the units that have re-chartered and are ready for another great year of Scouting! If you don't see your unit on this list, and you think it supposed to be, or if you need any additional information, please contact Will Hall at william.hall@scouting.org or 803-206-0827. All units in Northern Trail are able to recharter now and here are the steps to complete the task: Checklist. Don't delay, get it done today. Help is available, just ask!

Packs 88, 104, 435, 437, 473, 576, 823, 894, 871, 893, 1010, 1026, 1077, 2054, 2196
Troops 81, 104, 317, 435, 437, 444, 728, 777, 778, 897, 1010, 1026, 1077, 1191, 2054, 2196
Teams 104, 1010, 1026, 2196
Crews 104, 728, 890, 891, 892, 893, 1010, 1026, 1077, 2196

Action Needed Now

OA Membership Renewal -- Many Arrowmen have not renewed there memberships for this year. Please take the time to go to miki.org and renew on-line.
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.

Communications

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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