Northern Trail District


A Scout works to pay his own way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property. Scouting reinforces this basic value.

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all scouting moms a very happy Mother's Day!

Twilight Camp Just a Few Weeks Away

Stop what you are doing and get signed up today! It's fast and easy! 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. Don't forget, you need Face-to-Face YPT training! More information Find us on Facebook

Twilight Camp Needs Staff! If you know of someone who would be great volunteer, please encourage them to help. Contact Barbara Richer about these opportunities.

Roundtable Location Change

This month only, Roundtables and Venturing Forum will be held at First United Methodist Church, Education Building RM 230. This is a great opportunity to get Face-to-Face youth protection training. Continue Reading

Program Preview, Thursday May 21st 7:00PM

Meet a Scouting Mentor! We have several who are anxious to work with you!
Kickstart your fall program. Discover available programs and resources to help your unit be more successful. This event is for everyone, leaders and parents alike. Exciting opportunities await your scouts in Northern Trail and Circle Ten. Join us at the District Program Preview to hear how other packs, troops and Venture crews are creating great programs. This event is an opportunity for all adults, leaders and parents, to meet the North Trail District leadership and other active Scouters. First United Methodist Church of Richardson, Family Life Center, Rooms 2A,2B & 2C Map Continue reading

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, but the Face to Face version is required for Adult leaders at Twilight and Overnight Camps.

Participate in Emergency Preparedness Drill, May 30th

Dallas County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Division needs up to 18 Boy Scouts, age 16 and above, to participate in a two-hour drill as mock “patients.” Complete one of the requirements for Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge. Continue reading

Sign up to Sell Popcorn Today

Calling all Popcorn Captains; the 2015 Popcorn Sale sign-up is now open. Please let us know that your unit will be selling popcorn this year. We will begin communicating with popcorn-selling units, sharing details about the program to get everyone ready for a successful year of selling. Continue reading.

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. We need scout units to step up, sponsor and staff the various events. Continue reading

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

Turn in Camp Cards and Money by May 15th.

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. Continue Reading

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 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 Continue reading.

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!

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: 12,14,21,26 and 28 at: 7:00PM
Arapaho Chapter Meeting, Tuesday May 12th at 7:30PM
Camp Card Deadline, Friday May 15th
BSA Scout Weekend at the Ballpark May 15, 15 & 17
Roundtables Combined with Program Preview on May 21th at 7:00PM First United Methodist Church
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.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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