Northern Trail District

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Twilight Camp Wrap-Up

We had a great Twilight Camp this year with more than 300 youth participants. The weather cooperated this year. A big thanks to all of the walking-den-leaders, junior staff, area staff and camp leadership. Everyone loves pictures, so here are a few pictures from the event. There are more on the Twilight Camp Facebook Group page.

Summertime Activities

Don't let your unit lose momentum over the summer. Schedule events over the summer, pizza parties, picnics etc are easy to organize and help hold your unit together so you can hit the ground running in the fall.

Website Issues

We are still finding and fixing broken links. There are clearly more to be found. If you encounter a broken link, please take the time to 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 one event left this year with the $10 ticket special is the NASCAR race on November 3rd. Encourage your unit members to enjoy the excitement. 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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