Northern Trail District


A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobeying them. Scouting reinforces this basic value.

Twilight Camp Discount Deadline is May 1st

Don't wait until the last minute to register for Twilight Camp. Save some money, avoid the rush and help our hardworking volunteers! Twilight camp begins on Monday June 8th. Tigers come on Wednesday June 10th. Twilight Camp is great fun for all participants parents and scouts alike. Walking den leaders needed. All walking den leaders must have a current within two years Face to Face Youth Projection card. Sign up today! Consider staffing! Adult and junior staff needed in almost every areas. Sign-up forms for participants and staff may be found on the webpage.

Camp Card Program Wraps Up May 8th

The camp card sale ends May 8th. To get the full commission, unsold cards and money need to be turned in no later than May 15th. (Units keep commissions and only turn in unsold cards & money due council.) If you have any questions, please contact Tim McConville at or Jesus Vazquez at

Program Preview and District Fireside, May 21st 7:00PM

Mark your calendar! This is an event you won't want to miss. Learn about opportunities for your unit in Northern Trail and compare notes with other unit leaders. We encourage you to join us at our annual District Program Preview and Fireside Chat to hear from other packs, troops and Venture crews on how you can improve your Scouting program for 2015-2016. First United Methodist Church of Richardson, Family Life Center, Rooms 2A,2B & 2C Map
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Youth Protection Training is Required

Face to Face Youth protection is available at the Fairview office on April 29th. More Face to Face YPT in May at First United Methodist Church. All leaders are required to have Youth Protection Training. Immediately following the Face to Face training you will have the opportunity to receive walking den leader training. The on-line version of youth protection training is available at, but the Face to Face version is required for Adult leaders at Twilight and Overnight Camps.

Trainer Edge, June 6, 2015

Trainer’s EDGE is the required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs. The purpose of the Trainer’s EDGE course is to provide and help develop the platform skills of a trainer. Only practice can polish these skills, but this course focuses on training behaviors and resources while offering hands‐on experience in methods and media. Continue reading

Combined Venturing Forum and Boy Scout Roundtable, Sunday June 28th

Venturing Forum and Boy Scout Round Table for June will take place Sunday, June 28 (Tau Day). Since Tau = 2*pi, we are going to have a Pie Potluck. Tentative location Heights Park (the pavilion near the water park) and Tentative time 4PM. Youth and adults invited. More details to follow. Contact Joe Tavares for more information. Continue Reading

Activities For Your Scouts

There are a number of upcoming activities and it's time to get signed up. These include: Twilight Camp for Cub Scouts and Webelos Resident Camp for Webelos Scouts. All of these activities require advanced sign up. Don't make the job of the organizers more difficult than it needs to be. Sign up promptly.

Meeting Plans for your Pack!

Check this out! You can download meeting plans for next year and get great ideas for your pack meetings. Read more.

Mountaineer Weekends at the Summit

Mountaineer Weekends are the perfect way to get a feel for The Summit in a short period of time, whether passing through or just making a weekend of it.

Get a taste of the adventure and action sports opportunities available at the BSA’s newest national base — The Summit Bechtel Reserve — located in Southern West Virginia. The Mountaineer Weekend program gives you access to all venues in the Scott Summit Center. This area is a microcosm of the Summit with sample versions of each of the exciting activities found elsewhere on the property. Continue reading.

Hone your Wood Badge skills this Summer at the Summit!

With a focus on Servant Leadership, the Summit Leadership Challenge takes your leadership skills to the next level. Use this week long experience to refine your Wood Badge skills and learn from BSA National Instructors. Through a series of practical exercises and reflection, your skills will be improved. Fact Sheet

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High Adventure Opportunities This Summer!

A high adventure activity is often the high point of a scouting career. It can be difficult to make this happen. There are a number of units in Northern Trail who have some openings coming up this summer. They are anxious to fill these slots. These include Philmont and Sea Base. Check out the possibilities. Continue Reading

Membership Drive Incentive

Show a net growth of 1 youth to your unit by May 1st, 2015, (as compared to May 1st, 2014), and get the entire unit HALF-OFF admission tickets to Hawaiian Falls Garland or Hawaiian Falls The Colony! Read more!

Scout Night Frisco RoughRiders

Boy Scouts of America presents: Summer Time Kick Off Party with the Frisco RoughRiders. Saturday, May 30th @ 7:05 PM Read more!

Scout FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium

July 25, 8:00PM Read more!

Scout Campout at the Ballpark

Saturday August 8th. See game and campout overnight. Read more!

CTX Experience

Calling all units! Calling all units! You won’t want to miss the Circle Ten Council XPERIENCE – it’s going to be THE XPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME! Over NOVEMBER 13 - 15, 2015, Circle Ten Council will host a weekend extravaganza of FUN at TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. Continue Reading

Twilight Camp Needs Staff!

If you know of someone who would be great volunteer, please encourage them to help. Contact Rogge Heflin about these opportunities.

On The Calendar

Face to Face YPT Opportunities in April 29 at: 7:00PM
More Face to Face YPT and Walking Den Leader training. Many opportunities in May: 7,12,14,21,26 and 28 at: 7:00PM
District Committee Meeting, Tuesday May 5th at 7:00PM
Commissioners Staff, Thursday May 7th at 7:00PM
Arapaho Chapter Meeting, Tuesday May 12th at 7:30PM
Roundtables Thursday May 14th at 7:00PM
Camp Card Deadline, Friday May 15th
Program Preview, Thursday May 21st, 7:00PM
Trainers Edge, June 6
Twilight Camp, June 8-12 4:00PM-8:30PM
Venturing Forum and Boy Scout Roundtable & Potluck, Sunday June 28th
Webelos Resident Camp Several Sessions in June and July

Much more on the website.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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