Northern Trail District

Need More Help?

A very common complaint among new leaders is the they can't get enough parents to help with the program. Parents can be very resistant to helping, but there are ways get them more involved. If you don't ask for help on a one-on-one basis your success will be very limited. Button hole the parents and ask and keep asking until you get results. Tasks can be simple, bring a treat for a meeting, teach a little class about an occupation, help with transportation or lead a game at a meeting. Don't overwhelm your potential volunteer, start small!

There is a another secret weapon! TRAINING. Talk to the parents of your scouts and tell them that you want them to come to the "Day of Training" and learn about the program. No obligation! Explain that they will learn about how the program works and how to insure that their child gets the most out of scouting.

Shout it out Video!

While your unit is out having fun this summer, be sure and capture the moment in a short 10-second video. Take videos of activities at summer camp, high adventure or unit activities. Upload the videos to the web and share your experiences with all of the scouts in Circle Ten Council during the evening show at Xperience in November! See your video on the Big Hoss TV at the CTXERIENCE and enter to win a FREE GoPro! Continue reading.

Cub Mobile Derby Pictures

Race was yesterday Saturday July 11. Watch the link above for pictures of the event. These will be posted as soon as they are available.

If you missed out on the race this year, be sure and add it to your program calender for next year. It will be held about the same time next year. The exact date will be posted when when we have it available.
Information about the just held race

Looking for CTX Program Volunteers

As the CTX is to be the biggest and best Circle Ten gathering ever, we need an outstanding program to keep 15,000 youth excited and engaged. We’re particularly looking for experts in the areas of PIONEERING, DUTCH OVEN COOKING, WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, ORIENTEERING and BLACKSMITHING. If interested, contact Jimmy Greenwood at and/or Stephen Dreger at

No Roundtables or Staff Meetings in July

Roundtables, District Committee Meetings and Commissioner Staff meetings will resume in August.

CTX Experience November 13-15, 2015

Time to get signed up. Only a fraction of the units in Northern Trail have signed up. Advanced signups help the volunteers who are planning this activity.

For one weekend in November, the entire Circle Ten Scouting family will come together for the XPERIENCE of a lifetime! This is going to be HUGE! The Circle Ten Xperience will be the biggest, most XTREME, most XHILARATING event in the Council's 100-year history. Camp for the weekend or come for the day—we want EVERYONE to be a part of this! Over 6,000 participants have already signed up! COME REIGNITE YOUR SCOUTING SPIRIT! Continue reading.

1st Annual Outdoor Adventure September 12, 2015

Kick off your Fall membership drive by participating in the Outdoor Adventure, the first family-oriented community event sponsored by the Boys Scouts of America and Girl Scouts. Our Scouts will be providing fun interactive games and activities, such as rain gutter regattas, rope bridges, and dutch oven cooking. We will also have a hot air balloon and car show. Help us introduce scouting to our community by registering your unit to provide an activity. We need scout units to step up, sponsor and staff the various events. Continue reading

Sign up to Sell Popcorn Today

Calling all Popcorn Captains; the 2015 Popcorn Sale sign-up is now open. Please let us know that your unit will be selling popcorn this year. We will begin communicating with popcorn-selling units, sharing details about the program to get everyone ready for a successful year of selling. Continue reading

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training is an intense, 5 ½ day, outdoor leadership training experience for youth troop, team and crew leaders. The course goal is to prepare young men and women to become superior leaders in their troop, crew, district, council, and other organizations they belong to now, and in the future. Continue reading

Scout FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium July 25

July 25, 8:00PM Read more!

Scout Campout at the Ballpark August 8

Saturday August 8th. See game and campout overnight. Read more!

On The Calendar

Scout FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium July 25
Scout Campout at the Ballpark August 8
1st Annual Outdoor Adventure September 12, 2015
Northern Trail Day of Training September 26, 2015
Boy Scout Leader Specific, Training September 30, 2015
Northern Trail to Adventure October 24, 2015
Oak Leaf Training November 6-8, 2015
CTX Experience November 13-15, 2015

Much more on the website.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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