Northern Trail District

Twilight Camp 2018, June 4-8, 2018

Twilight Camp starts tomorrow at 4:00PM. Be sure and bring any missing paperwork and your payment if you did not pay on-line. Check the Twilight Camp Facebook Group for any last minute information and updates during camp. Facebook Group

Youth Protection Training

We now have only one approved Youth Protection Certificate and everyone will have to have the new card by October 1st. To protect not only our youth, but adult volunteers as well, this course has been updated to clearly define how we implement the program. For Twilight Camp and Summer camp this year, a valid Face-to-Face YPT card will be acceptable, but will be invalid after October 1st 2018. If you need an approved card for Twilight Camp or Summer Camp, take the course at Here are some YPT Training Tips to make the process a little easier.

Even if you are covered for Twilight Camp and Summer Camp, now is a great time to get this requirement completed and out of the way. While you are at it, check out the Hazardous Weather Training. Remember you can't recharter your unit unless every adult has the undated YPT training certificate. Avoid the rush, get it done now.

Questions can be emailed to

Summer Merit Badge Program

2018 Blackland Prairie District Summer Merit Badge Program Sponsored By And Benefiting The Makade Aki Chapter Of The Order Of The Arrow. Saturdays of June 9th, 16th and 23rd Location Check In - Sweeney Hall - St. Rita Campus (Harvest Hill Road at Inwood Road, 12525 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75244) Flyer. Program Schedule

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

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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