Northern Trail District

Margaret Duncan

We are saddened to report the passing of Margaret Duncan who was a long time scouting volunteer. A celebration of her life will be held Monday, May 23rd at 12:00pm at Richardson Woman’s Club- Founders Hall, 2005 North Cliffe Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082. The obituary may be found here.

Coming Events

Twilight Camp 2016 June 6-10. Time is running out! Get signed up today! This year's theme is Cub Scout C.S.I. Cub Scouts $85. Tigers $45 Wed-Fri. Walking Den leaders $10. More information and Registration on the website Keep in mind that supplies, shirts and equipment must be ordered in advance. Delaying registration makes this process much more difficult.

Many of you who have helped as walking den leaders in the past will need to attend Face-to-Face Youth Protection training again. This required training is valid for 2 years! In addition to the required Face-to-Face Youth protection training, Walking den leader orientation is also being offered after the Face-to-Face YPT. There are three opportunities left during the month of May to get this training. Don't delay, get signed up today! Sign up here for one of the 7:00PM sessions on 24 or 31 at St Paul's in West Richardson.

Camp would not be possible without parents who attend camp as walking den leaders.

Staff needed for Twilight Camp

Twilight Camp cannot happen unless we have volunteers to implement the program. If you can volunteer for every afternoon, great, but we can use volunteers for specific days as well. Those of us who have staffed Twilight camp know that the experience is very rewarding. It's fun and you have the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of the participants. The areas that we need staff are Scout Skills, Crafts, Webelos Adventures, registration(helping Barbara), the Wood Shop and all Ranges. Please sign up here and let us know what area you would like to work. Both adult and youth staff are needed. Face-to-face YPT is required for staff 18 years and older. Sign up today!


Spread the Spirit of Scouting

Would you like Scouting to grow in Richardson?
Do you want to augment your church’s youth group with a pack, troop, or crew?
Do you want to earn the William D. Boyce Award?

Find out more here … or contact our membership chair Rogge Heflin:, 469-328-7967

Philmont Opportunity

Venturing Crew 728, Richardson, TX, is looking for 3 youth participants (co-ed aged 14-20) to join us at Philmont this year (all adult slots are full). Our crew will be departing either July 18 to put in on July 20. We will be shooting at the NRA Whittington Center on July 19. We will be returning to Richardson on the evening of August 1. If you are interested, please contact Joe Tavares and he can give you the detailed preparation information and costs. Joe's contact information: and (214) 675-4378.

Summer Camp

Great things are happening at our camps all over our council. Check out the opportunities including Maverick camp! Continue reading

Unit Service Hours Reporting

It's easy and helps demonstrate how our program and its members provide many selfless hours of volunteer service supporting and improving our local communities. Keep reading

Commissioners Needed

If you have been involved in scouts for a while and particularly if your Scout has moved on, commissioner service is a great way to keep up with scouting, continue to provide a valuable service, and make a difference. Continue reading

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training is an intense, 5 ½ day, outdoor leadership training experience for youth troop, team and crew leaders. The course goal is to prepare young men and women to become superior leaders in their troop, crew, district, council, and other organizations they belong to now, and in the future.   Continue reading

On the Calendar

Face-to-Face YPT / WDL May 24, 7:00PM
Face-to-Face YPT / WDL May 31, 7:00PM
Twilight Camp June 6-10, 2016
Full event list here

Much more on the website.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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