March 30, 2014

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Volunteer or Voluntold?

Time is precious, we all have pressures for this valuable commodity but one of the things that makes the USA the country it is when compared to others is the willingness of citizens to give back in the form of volunteer service. No other country in the world depends so much on volunteer effort; and in no other country have citizens accepted so universally the idea that volunteer service is a requirement of good citizenship Read more.

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Oak Leaf Spring 4/4-6/2014

Oak Leaf is a junior leader experience designed to supplement Troop level training and prepare Scouts for NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training). Read more

Venturing Rendezvous 2014, Saturday April 12th

Shooting Sports, Archery, Mountain Biking, Tomahawk Throwing, Zip Line, Foundry and a growing list of others will be featured at Rendezvous, a Venturing program. Venturing is for all scouts - male and female - 14 years old and above. If you have an older girl who wants do what her brother has been doing - camping in tents, hiking, exploring the outdoors, mountain biking, zip lining, rock climbing, then come check out Rendezvous! Bring a friend and come Saturday, April 12 at Camp Wisdom. See for more information and online registration.

Face to Face YPT & Walking Den Leader Training

Twilight Camp Participants; adults will need Face to Face training and Walking Den Leader Training. Other Scout activities also require YPT. Five sessions have been scheduled with both YPT and WDL. Additional sessions with F2F only. Just about every adult in Northern Trail will to attend F2F since the certification is only valid for 2 years. Read more.

Camporee 2014 - Strive to Survive

Camporee was a big success, thanks to everyone who particpated and helped make it happen. View the Slide Show here.

On April 8th, 2014 at 7PM in room 2B in the Family Life building at FUMCR, there will be a Camporee Reflection Meeting. We encourage anyone who would like to help plan next years Camporee to attend.

Twilight Camp Registration is OPEN!

Cub Scouts have a blast at Twilight, get signed up today. June 9-13, 2014 (4 PM - 8:30 PM). Registration is open for Scouts and Walking Den Leaders! The cost for camp is $55 per Cub Scout, $30 for Tigers, $10 for Adults and $5 per person for the Friday Webelos Overnight. Price goes up May 1st, so register early! Read more.

Scouting University (Merit Badges) April 5th

alpha Phi Omega at UTDallas is sponsoring Scouting University and scouts can earn merit badges. Read more

Website Spring Cleaning

The web team needs your help. Take some time and surf around the site and help him find broken links and out of date content. If there is something that is hard to find or something that needs to be here, please let us know. Also, if there are things you really like, let us know that too.

The webmaster is looking for scouting stories to include in the weekly Scouting Blog. If you have an interesting or inspiring scouting story, please send it along.

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Family Vacation and Training

Take a great summer vacation with the family in Northern New Mexico and get trained at the Philmont Training Center. PTC provides a unique environment for training volunteer and professional Scouters.Read more

Wood Badge Courses

Advanced training for scout leaders. A life changing experience. Valuable training which is applicable both in and out of scouting.   More Information

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Webmaster

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