Northern Trail District

Twilight Camp 2018, June 4-8, 2018

Hurry, time is running out, get signed up today for Twilight Camp! Go to the Northern Trail District Website and signup today. Waiting until the last minute makes it hard on everyone and we'd like to focus on the program, not last minute paperwork!

Walking Den Leaders Needed

Twilight Camp is only possible due to the generous support of volunteers. In addition to the volunteer staff, adults are needed to function as "Walking Den Leaders." Walking Den Leaders walk with their group and make sure everyone gets from station to station and are alert for any problems. Yes, grandparents can serve as Walking Den Leaders!

Every Tiger must have a parent or guardian present. For older scouts a minimum of 1 adult for every 5 scouts is required.

Right now, we are short walking den leaders, in particular for Webelos groups. We normally split the Webelos up into 8 groups so that half go to archery while half go to BB guns. This allows for more time shooting but requires that I have at least 2 adults for 10 boys in each group. Right now, I have groups that do not have any adults. If we do not get more Walking Den Leaders for the Webelos, we will not be able to split them up and allow for more shooting time.

Serving as a Walking Den Leader is not difficult. The cost is a mere $10 and the time commitment is from 4:00PM to 8:30PM each day. First you need to register on CampMaster. Look for Northern Trail Twilight Camp. We will ask you which rank you are walking with each day or if you will be absent that day. You would choose Adult Participant as the participant’s role and then Walking Den Leader.

You will also need either a current Face-to-Face Youth Protection card, or if you don't have that, you can take the online version at: You will also need to fill out the Adult In Camp State Compliance Form. The last item is the medical Medical form. We also need a medical form for the youth. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Richer at 214-478-3972.

Attention Catholic Scouts

The St. Thomas More Society, invites all Catholic Scouts to present the colors for their Family Mixer at the Prestonwood Polo Club. The pre polo match presentation of the colors is really impressive with the scouts processing down the length of the polo field in front of the horses and riders—one the scouts will never forget!
Who: All Catholic Scouts (Packs 777-St. Joseph and 746-St. Pius X have already signed up)
What: Present the colors for the opening of the Belmont Stakes Cup at the STMS’s family mixer
Where: Prestonwood Polo & Country Club, 501 Martindale Trail, Oak Point, Texas 75068
When: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 5-9:00 p.m.
Add'l Info: Scouts, their families, and their friends are welcome to stay for the polo match for $10 per person admission (12 and under are free) cash at the gate. Bring a picnic lunch. Flyer with more information.
Contact: Barbara Panza at

Popcorn is Coming!

Scouting units run on popcorn...and hike and camp and swim, too. The sale not only builds leadership and confidence but it allows a Scout to learn the value of earning their own way.

Please take a moment to sign your unit up now for the program so you will know all the important dates coming up by clicking on this link:
Questions: Tim McConville, District Popcorn Chair

Circle Ten Xperience 2018 (CTX2)!

Calling all Crews! Have you registered for CTX2 yet? There’s no time like the present so that you can be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity! Register your crew BEFORE August 1, 2018 to be placed in a drawing to receive the chance to build and launch a CanSat on November 10th during CTX2. You must be registered for CTX2 to participate. See flier for all the details and how to get your Crew in the drawing!

If you are interested in staffing CTX2, go to CAMPMASTER and register today. We can’t wait to have you as part of the team!

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2018

This is the 16 hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases.

All scheduled classes for this spring are full. A course may be held in November 2018 if there is sufficient interest, otherwise they will begin in January 2019. Other opportunities may be found here. Contact: Mike Reisinger, 972-907-8949.

Webelos Woods, Trevor Rees-Jones 9/28-30/2018

Here is a great opportunity to get help up and coming Boy Scouts get a great launch into the Boy Scout program. Troops are needed to help staff this event. If you are interested in staffing, please attend the planning meeting in FUMC-R, room 225, 7-8:30 pm May 16, June 20, July 25, Aug. 15 and Sept. 12. The theme for Webelos Woods is “Scout Skills”. Scout Troops are encouraged to volunteer for STAFF in the following areas: Compass, First Aid (making kits), Knife & Axe (safe use and cleaning), Dutch Oven Cooking, First Aid bandage ( using neckerchief), Tug- a-war, String Burning, Campsite inspections, and other events TBD. Remember the idea is to have experienced scouts STAFF these areas and not Adults. Cost for event has been set at $10.00 for Cub and Cub Adult. Cubs and Scout Troops provide their own food. To volunteer for a venue Contact either:
Jim McKnight,
Dr. H. Linn,

Wood Badge

Have you been considering taking Wood Badge but procrastinating signing up? Perhaps now is the time! Go to to see what courses are available.

Friends of Scouting

It's not too late, if you intended to support FOS and have not made your pledge you can still do your part. You can give a check made out to Circle Ten Council to your unit Chairman or Leader and they will pass it on to Council. Alternatively you can contribute online at - Just make sure to include in the note field "FOS, Northern Trail along with your unit number. Northern Trail Scouters have always recognized the value of scouting by contributing to the Friends of Scouting. Any amount will help! Don't put it off any longer, if you've already made a pledge this year, Thank You.

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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