Northern Trail District

On the Calendar

Twilight Camp, June 3-7, 2019

Twilight Camp is only 1 week away. It's late, but you can still sign up online up until Sunday, June 2nd at 11:59 PM. After that time, please come to the park and register in person.

At this point, please try to make a full payment unless you are expecting financial assistance. If you or your unit is unable to make a full payment, please make a partial payment ($5.00, for example) and pay the balance later.

Finally, Twilight Camp needs staff, especially for program areas. To assist with staffing Twilight Camp please contact, Tom Crain at 469-261-3803 or or Hank Voegtle at 214-769-5040 or, but you MUST register online.

Register campers or staff at the following
If you have registration questions, please contact: Barbara Richer | 214-478-3972 |
More information.   Promotional flyer to hand out.

Obtaining Proof of Insurance

For scout troops and or scouting events where you might be required to proof of insurance (this is necessary for out of state camps), Health Special Risk Insurance Proof, claim forms for incidents and instructions for any claims can be found If you have questions, please contact our Risk Management Chair, Dr. Donald R. Blum at

Website Issues

The Council website is now up and running again, but many of the links to documents were broken. We are working hard to correct these problems, but it's a big job. If you find a broken link, please send a message to the webmaster so he can get it fixed. Include the URL of the page that the link is located on and the specific link needing fixing. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

DXC Technology 600 Indy Race June 8th

Tickets Specially Priced for Scout Families!

Are your unit members aware that through our association with TMS for Circle Ten Xperience we can purchase tickets to races for $10 per person? What a great opportunity for family and Scout unit fun!!

The two events left this year with the $10 ticket special are this IndyCar race on June 8th and the NASCAR race on November 3rd. Encourage your unit members to enjoy the excitement of both! Please "click here" for a flier to share.

powder hornPowder Horn November 1-3, 2019 and November 22-24, 2019

Powder Horn is a High Adventure Program Resource Course - Its purpose is to expose participants to many outdoor/high adventure activities. Participants are also exposed to the resources necessary to operate a successful High Adventure Program. Continue Reading

Youth Protection Training now available in both English and Spanish

On-line youth protection training may be found at You will need to create an account to take the training. All adults must have training to be registered scouters. Don't delay, make sure everyone in your unit has current youth protection training. This training must be taken every two years.

Wood Badge

Now is the time to make a New Year's resolution to get your Wood Badge Beads. This is advanced leadership training which will help you in and out of scouting. Here is a brand-new brochure which describes the program: Check out available courses here:

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2019 All Dates FULL


This is the 16-hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases. Courses will be offered in the fall and spring of 2020.

Contact: Mike Reisinger, 972-907-8949.

Range Safety Officer Certification

If you are interested in becoming an NRA Certified Instructor or Range Safety Officer to run shooting sports, the council holds instructor courses on a regular basis. More information:

Have Something for the Newsletter or Website?

Our newsletter and website reach a very large audience in Northern Trail. If there is something scouting related which needs to be on the website or the newsletter, please don't keep it to yourself, let us know.

If we need to fix a broken link or have incorrect information, please take a moment and let us know.

Don't keep the newsletter to yourself! Everyone in your unit should be receiving the newsletter and be aware of the website. Signup is easy, just send them to: Newsletter Signup

More on the website.

Looking for something in a recent newsletter? Several years of past newsletters may be found here.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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