Northern Trail District

Action Needed

Merit Badge University April 9th, 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 apo.aez.mbu2016@gmail.com
Volunteers Needed: 8-10 adults needed to assist with this program, please contact, Jamie Parnell James.Parnell@scouting.org at the scout office. continue reading

Oak Leaf Spring 2016, 5/21-5/22

Oak Leaf is a junior leader experience designed to supplement Troop level training and prepare Scouts for NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training). It is for Boy Scout youth, First Class Rank or above who will be serving in a leadership capacity within their Troop. Minimum age is 12 years old at time of course. Registration now open!

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 on the website.
 
Both adult and junior staff needed.

Camp Cards

Camp cards are really easy to sell, but people won't buy them until you tell them about them! Get out there and sell Camp Cards.
Last day to turn in unsold cards and money is May 13th.
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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 experience. 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

Our hard working district executive still needs information about your unit's plans for summer camp. 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

Training Opportunities

Boy Scout Leader Specific, Starts March 23

This training is fun and informative. If you want your scout to get the most out of the program, you need to attend this course. This course for parents and adult leaders in Boy Scout units. This course will teach you how the program works, about organization, operation, outdoor program and role of adult leaders in a troop. The class meets 2 times. Continue reading

Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills, April 8-10

Everyone without exception who attends this course really enjoys the experience. 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. You will see scouting from the perspective of a scout and really understand the program. 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

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation 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

Philmont Opportunity

Venturing Crew 728, Richardson, TX, is looking for 3 youth participants (co-ed aged 14-20) to join us at Philmont this year (all adult slots are full). Our crew will be departing either July 18 or 19 to put in on July 20. We will be returning to Richardson on the evening of August 1. If you are interested, please contact Joe Tavares and he can give you the detailed preparation information and costs. Joe's contact information: tavares.joseph@gmail.com and (214) 675-4378. Continue Reading

2016 Annual Recognition Banquet, Thursday April 7

Attention, all 2015 Eagle Scouts, Scouters. The March 18th deadline to register for the Circle Ten Council Annual Recognition Banquet is fast approaching. Please encourage the 2015 Eagle Scouts in your units to RSVP now! Scouters, come out and support your deserving Silver Beaver friends. Please go to here and reserve your seat now. Help us prepare for a wonderful night by registering today. For more information, call 214-902-6714. continue reading.

Philmont 2016 Opportunities

Philmont is scouting heaven. Check out the possibilities!

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

Boy Scout Leader Specific Starts Mar 23, 2016
Face to Face YPT Available every Wednesday During April
District Committee Meeting April 5, 2016
2016 Annual Recognition Banquet, Thursday April 7
Commissioner Staff Meeting April 7, 2016
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. www.ntrail.org

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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