Northern Trail District

Cheerful

A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy. Scouting reinforces this basic value.

Lots to cover in this newsletter, check out the calendar at the bottom.

Twilight Camp is Coming Fast

Don't wait until the last minute to register for Twilight Camp. Please take the time to sign up today. We need to know how many are coming to plan and have enough supplies and volunteers to accommodate everyone. 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. ntrail.org/twilight

Twilight Camp Needs Staff!

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

Turn in Camp Cards and Money by May 15th.

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. Please take care of this promptly. If you have any questions, please contact Tim McConville at tmcconville@cmamanagement.com or Jesus Vazquez at Jesus.Vazquez@scouting.org

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

Plan to attend this event. It's not just for unit leaders. Parents are invited as well. Learn about opportunities for your scouts 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 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 myscouting.org, but the Face to Face version is required for Adult leaders at Twilight and Overnight Camps.

1st Annual Outdoor Adventure September 12, 2015

Kick off your Fall membership drive by participating in the Outdoor Adventure, the first family-oriented community event sponsored by the Boys Scouts of America and Girl Scouts. Our Scouts will be providing fun interactive games and activities, such as rain gutter regattas, rope bridges, and dutch oven cooking. We will also have a hot air balloon and car show. Help us introduce scouting to our community by registering your unit to provide an activity. Continue reading

CTX Experience November 13-15, 2015 (Updated Information)

What is the Xperience? It's going to be the biggest Circle Ten Council event in our 100-year history. Scouting is a community, and this event will gather our Circle Ten Scouting family in one places, for one weekend. We want EVERYONE to be a part of this: to XPERIENCE the energy, the synergy. The dynamic charge sparked from our gathering together forms a unique shared experience. COME REIGNITE YOUR SCOUTING SPIRIT.

ALL UNITS REGISTERED BY MAY 31 (from the beginning), are eligible for a drawing. ONE LUCKY UNIT will win FREE CTX T-shirts for all youth (Scout) attendees. Winner will be announced in June.

New CTX Flyer (Big pdf file, 4MB)

More exciting Events and Activities (pdf file)

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BSA Scout Weekend at the Ballpark May 15, 15 & 17

May 15, 15 & 17. Scouts, family, and friends are encouraged to attend our annual scout weekend at Globe Life Park in Arlington. choose from three great games and watch your Texas Rangers take on the Cleveland Indians. all tickets purchased through this offer will receive a commemorative scout patch. Read more!

Scout Night Frisco RoughRiders May 30th

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

Aviation Merit Badge Training June 13th

Aviation Merit Class, call 972-380-8800 for more information. Continue Reading

Mesquite Championship Rodeo June 20th

Come Join Us and Enjoy "Real Texas Fun" at The Indoor & Air-Conditioned Mesquite Arena with World Championship Cowboys, Cowgirls, Rodeo Clowns, Specialty Acts and much more! 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 havforum@gmail.com for more information. Continue Reading

Israeli Scouts Caravan July 9,11,13 & 15

The International Committee on Scouting of the Circle Ten Council invites you to performances by the visiting Israeli Scouts Caravan (Tzofim). This talented group of young people will entertain you with songs, stories and dances from their home country. Come meet Scouts from another country, learn about Scouting in Israel, and share your Scouting experiences with them. Let’s show our Texas hospitality – bring family and friends! July 9,11,13 & 15 flyer

Scout FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium July 25

July 25, 8:00PM Read more!

Scout Campout at the Ballpark August 8

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

Maverick Camp

All New for Circle Ten Scouts !
Can’t make your troops summer camp?
Can’t get enough Boy Scout Summer Camp?
Then the all new Maverick Camp is for you. Flyer

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.

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!

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

Unit Financial Planning Workshop June 30th

Classes Available Unit Treasurer Training | Preparing a Unit Budget This is your opportunity to learn more about cash controls, responsibilities of the treasurer and unit committee, fundraising, and other practical considerations.. The sessions will allow plenty of time to work through your questions. Classes will be offered in the morning and in the afternoon. Continue Reading

On The Calendar

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 7:30PM
Arapaho Chapter Meeting, Tuesday May 12th at 7:30PM
Roundtables Thursday May 14th at 7:00PM
Camp Card Deadline, Friday May 15th
BSA Scout Weekend at the Ballpark May 15, 15 & 17
Program Preview, Thursday May 21st, 7:00PM
Scout Night Frisco RoughRiders May 30th
Trainers Edge, June 6
Twilight Camp, June 8-12 4:00PM-8:30PM
Aviation Merit Badge Training June 13th
Mesquite Championship Rodeo June 20th
Venturing Forum and Boy Scout Roundtable & Potluck, Sunday June 28th
Webelos Resident Camp Several Sessions in June and July
Israeli Scouts Caravan July 9,11,13 & 15
Scout FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium July 25
Scout Campout at the Ballpark August 8
1st Annual Outdoor Adventure September 12, 2015
CTX Experience November 13-15, 2015


Much more on the website. www.ntrail.org

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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