June 30, 2013

On The Calendar

7/13Saturday Cubmobile Race Flagpole Hill
7/16Tuesday High Adventure Venturing Forum.
8/1Thursday Commissioners Staff Meeting
8/6TuesdayDistrict Committee Meeting
8/8ThursdayCub Scout Roundtable
8/13TuesdayBoy Scout Roundtable

Commissioner Service

One of the most important positions on the District Committee is that of the District Commissioner. This volunteer Scouter has a hardworking staff of Unit Commissioners that have the job of visiting and delivering important services to all of the units in the district. These services are designed to help volunteer leaders and parents deliver the promise of scouting to every youth member in the District. Read more

Cubmobile Race Flagpole Hill

Here is an opportunity for your Pack to earn the "Summer Time Pack Activity" award.

This event is sure to be fun for the entire family and bring some excitement to our summer Cub Scout program. Each Cub is encouraged to build their own car, or a den, patrol, or pack can work together to make a team car. Each team should keep their car-to-Cub ratio 1:5. The cars will race using gravity to propel them down the hill and across the finish line. Each car must comply with the safety rules that are outlined here before it will be allowed to race. There are design suggestions in the Bear rank book. You can also Google "cub mobile" for many other design ideas. Each Cub must wear protective gear -- a bicycle safety helmet, football helmet, or racing helmet; long pants; and no open toed shoes. Each Cub must be able to demonstrate how to steer and brake their car. Cubs will queue to race their cars in this fun and casual competition. More information.

Other News

District Popcorn Kernel -- Northern Trail needs you! You will work with the District Finance Chair / Committee and District Executive to successfully conduct the Annual Popcorn Sale

Training

Scouts Deserve Trained Leaders -- Get trained and you will not only better understand the program, you will accomplish more with less effort. Training is for all parents, not just the front line leadership. If you are trained, you can better help your child advance in the program. The program is unique and the methods are not obvious, don't guess, get trained.
University of Scouting -- Saturday January 4, 2014. Mark your calender and plan to attend. There will be something of interest for every adult in your unit!
NYLT -- Highest level of youth leadership training available for boy scouts, varsity, venturing and sea scouts. Designed to complement Wood Badge training for adults. See NYLT website for more details.http://www.c10nylt.org/ "Every youth deserves the opportunity to be a trained leader!"
Woodbadge Courses Advanced training for scout leaders. A life changing experience. More Information

Communications

Public Awareness -- Northern Trail District's Marketing & Public Awareness Chair is Marjie Price. Her role is to help promote the District within the community. If you have stories about your unit's activities, such as service projects, Eagle projects, and other scout successes, she wants to help you get these items featured in the local media. Marjie can be reached at msmn1204@gmail.com.

Much more on the website, check it out! www.ntrail.org

If you have items for the newsletter / website, please review this page for information about submissions.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Webmaster

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