Northern Trail District

Twilight Camp 2018, June 4-8, 2018

Twilight Camp is Coming Fast! Go to the Northern Trail District Website and signup today.

Twilight Camp never disappoints! Your scouts will have a blast and learn more than they realize. Camp will be held at Breckinridge Park. The theme this year is Passport to Adventure. Look for activities based on Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base and the Summit. Make plans to attend. Early registration deadline is April 30th. Register early, save money and avoid last minute aggravation. Details, Registration and Contact Information. Check out the Twilight Camp Facebook page.

Face To Face & Twilight Camp Walking Den Leader Training

Learn about Twilight Camp and get the needed training for participation. Choice of 3 opportunities to attend; Tuesday, Thursday May 3, Tuesday May 8 and Thursday May 17 at 7 PM - 9. First United Methodist Church, Room 205, Richardson Map
Education Building, 2nd floor, Campus Map
503 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, Texas.

Twilight Camp Adult Staff Needed

Staff needed for the BB gun range, Wood Shop, Gaga Ball, Sling Shot, Scout Skills and Sports. Any help will be appreciated. Sign up now and get your choice of days and classes you want. Volunteering at Twilight Camp is a rewarding experience. Contact Marti Ruser at 469-223-1218 or

Combined Roundtable, Let’s Talk Scoutbook Tuesday 4/10/18

One of the adult jobs in scouting is record keeping. Accurate records are critical for advancement and future Eagle applicants are depending on accurate scouting records. This job does not have to be difficult and there are tools to help. Scoutbook is such a tool and makes this process easier. Come to Roundtable and learn about Scoutbook.

Tuesday, April 10th
7:00PM First United Methodist Church, Richardson Map
Education Building, 2nd floor, Campus Map
503 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, Texas. Read more.

Youth Protection Training

Both the Boy Scouts of American and the State of Texas are committed to protecting our youth. As adult scouters we must be in full compliance with both groups. New requirements from National means that all registered adult scouters must take the updated on-line training by October 1, 2018. Please see the Quick Facts for more detailed information.

This does not replace F2F, but is in addition to F2F if that is the only training you receive for YPT. As you know, F2F is required for any long-term camp (more than 72 hours).

Hazardous Weather Training

Scouting is committed to safety and weather safety is of particular importance in our area. Effective April 30th, 2018, new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. This includes, Cubmasters, Den Leader Webelos Den Leaders, Scoutmasters, LDS leaders of 11-year olds, Crew Advisors, Ship Skippers and Post Advisors

This is the NEW training, numbered SCO_800. You will no longer be considered Trained if you have not completed this training before May 1. It is also a requirement for all camp staff as part of the NCAP standards SQ-402.

To take the course go to and log-in to your account. Create an account if you don’t already have one.

Click on the "BSA LEARN CENTER" icon to reach the training site. Under "EXPANDED LEARNING" click on "PROGRAM SAFETY." Click on "Program Safety" and then select "Hazardous Weather Training."

Face to Face YPT Training

The council has F2F programs the month of April on Wednesday evenings. Register on Campmaster:, scroll down and look for the courses.

BALOO,  Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Saturday April 21, 8:30am - 2:30pm

BALOO training is an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program. This is required leader training for Cub Scout outdoor activities. This training will equip you with the information you need for safe, enjoyable and successful outdoor activities. Sign up Today! More information and registration..

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2018

This is the 16 hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases.

All scheduled classes for this spring are full. A course may be held in November 2018 if there is sufficient interest, otherwise they will begin in January 2019. Other opportunities may be found here. Contact: Mike Reisinger, 972-907-8949.

Webelos Woods, Trevor Rees-Jones 9/28-30/2018

Here is a great opportunity to get help up and coming Boy Scouts get a great launch into the Boy Scout program. Troops are needed to help staff this event. Contact Doc Linn at if your unit is interesting in hosting an activity at Webelos Woods.

Camp Cards

Time is running out to sell Camp Cards. Time slots are still available to sell at stores in the area. May 11th is last day to turn in money and unsold camp cards to the scout offices.
Deborah DiStasi,, 972-644-4225

Adult Adventure Weekend at the Summit, June 20-24, 2018

Brought to you by The National Jamboree & BSA Outdoor Adventures Teams. To All Adult Volunteers, Unit Leaders, and BSA Staff – THANK YOU – for helping youth experience the grand Adventure that is Scouting! No matter the location – Troop Meetings, Service Projects, Council Camps, National Jamboree, High Adventure Bases – youth are developing skills, confidence, and character in Scouting because of YOU! Read more.

Wood Badge

Have you been considering taking Wood Badge but procrastinating signing up? Perhaps now is the time! Go to to see what courses are available.

Friends of Scouting

Everyone can help make scouting a financial success. Even a small amount makes a difference. Northern Trail is falling behind other districts and has only achieved about 45% of our goal.

Please consider the value of scouting to our community. Both the volunteer labor and the financial support come from our local community and we don't receive any funds from National.

Don't put it off any longer, if you've already made a pledge this year, Thank You. If you have not, just go to and click the Donate button. When you get to the donation screen, be sure and identify your gift in the "Note" field. For example "Northern Trail Troop 9999." Scouting works because of you!

Circle Ten Xperience 2018 (CTX2), Registration is now open !

As of today 114 units with 5026 participants have already registered for CTX. Good campsites are going fast. Get signed up today.

NEW for CTX2, camping spots will be allocated on a first registered, first served basis. Meaning, the earlier you register for CTX2, the closer your unit’s camping location will be to the action. The price for all who register online before October 21, 2018 (Campers or Day Visitors), will be $25. Included in your $25 cost is your admittance, all activities, and a patch. Children 4 and under are free! Most importantly, your fee will grant you a fun filled weekend of Scouting fellowship and activities with your units and families. The Midway is a great opportunity for your Pack, Troop or Crew to work together and showcase an activity for CTX2. Registration for staff and participants on CampMaster now available. More information. Follow this “link” for a flyer you can share with your units!

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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