April 7, 2013

On The Calendar

4/9 Tuesday Boy Scout Roundtable
4/9 Tuesday Arapaho Chapter Meeting- Chilli Cookoff- Adults and youths with prizes More information
4/11 Thursday Cub Scout Roundtable
4/12-14 Fri-Sun Venturing Rendezvous
4/12-14 Fri-Sun Outdoor Leader Skills Training, Boy Scouts Part 2 (Campout).

Twilight Camp, Cub Scout Fun

Twilight Camp Information -- June 10-14, 2013 Breckinridge Park, Cub Scout Fun. Registration for Twilight Camp Walking Den Leader Training now available. Don't forget you will need Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training. Camp Registration is also available.

Action Needed Now

Sign up for Twilight Camp -- Early Bird rate until April 30th.
Sign up for Walking Den Leader Training Several sessions available. Face to Face Youth Protection Training available immediately after WDL training!
Sign up for Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training Required for, summer camp, Twilight Camp or Webelos Resident Camp. Good for two years.
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.
Internet Advancement -- Unit advancement chairs, are you entering advancement information online? If your still using paper, there is a better way. Learn more.
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.
Nominate scouters that should receive an award.
SCA Sudden Cardiac Arrest is common in young student athletes. Nationwide 10,000 young people die each year.

Unit Re-Charter Update

(Last update, Sunday, 4/7/13) If your unit IS listed below, CONGRATULATIONS your re-charter is COMPLETE! If your unit is NOT listed, then there is some problem holding up your re-charter. If you are NOT on the list, 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.

Packs: 88, 104, 129, 317, 435, 437, 473, 516, 570, 573, 576, 719, 727, 777, 823, 871, 890, 893, 894, 895, 1001, 1010, 1026, 1077, 2054, 2196

Troops 81, 104, 118, 317, 435, 437, 444, 473, 570, 707, 728, 751, 777, 778, 895, 897, 1001, 1010, 1026, 1077, 1191, 2054, 2196, 2485

Teams 104, 1010, 1026, 2196

Crews 104, 118, 707, 728, 890, 891, 892, 893, 1010, 1026, 1077, 2196

The ScoutNet system is expected to be down from April 25th to May 10th, and it will not be possible to process anything, membership or payments, during that time. Please complete your re-charter before then to avoid your unit dropping during this period. Help is available, just ask!

Other Upcoming Events

Venturing Rendezvous 2013 -- Friday 12 April 2013 - Sunday 14 April 2013, most activities on Saturday April 13th. All Venturing and Venturing age units. Sign up today!
Cub Scout Roundtable News -- Check out what's happening at Cub Roundtable.
Registration for Council Recognition Banquet is April 18 at 6:30PM. Please come recognize our District's Silver Beaver Award Recipients: Leigh Ann LeBlanc, Chuck Holden, and Jimmy Greenwood.
Circle 10 Parent & Pal Western Days -- April 26-28, 2013. Cub Scout Fun at Camp!
Program Preview May 14 Lake Highlands United Methodist Church 7PM- Replaces May Boy Scout Roundtable.

Training

Scouts Deserve Trained Leaders -- 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 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.
Venturing Leader Specific Training -- Saturday May 4th 8:30AM-4PM, FUMC, Richardson, Room 2A, Family Life Center. Register online.
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

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

If you have items for the newsletter / website, please review this page for information about submissions.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Webmaster

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