Northern Trail District

Meetings this Week

Roundtables and Venturing Forum, Thursday at 7:00PM
Episcopal Church of the Epiphany Map

Northern Trail Training Opportunities

Day of Training for Adults in Scouting

Cubmaster, Den Leader, Committee member, Face-to-Face YPT and more. This training is for all parents and adult leaders. Unit leaders, send the parents of your scouts to training! Registration now available. Saturday, 2015, September 26 (All day) Epiphany Episcopal Church More information and registration.

Boy Scout Leader Specific, Begins 10/7/15

This course for adult leaders in Boy Scout units. Leaders who work directly with boys in a unit should attend. The class meets 2 times. Registration now available. More information and registration.

Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills, Weekend October 23rd

Specific Adult Outdoor Leader Training for Boy Scout Leaders and Parents. More information.

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

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.

Philmont Slots July 20, 2016

Crew 728 has a Philmont Crew for July 20, 2016 and is looking for a few good Venturers to participate. Openings for coed youth and adults are available. We will depart July 18 and return August 1, 2016. Please contact Joe Tavares, Crew 728 Advisor, for details. Phone 214-675-4378 and email

Twilight Camp Achievements and Service Hours Posted

You can now find the achievements by day and the service hours earned on the twilight camp page:

Rotary Club Flag Program

Here is an opportunity for your unit to participate in a great community program and raise a few dollars at the same time. More information..

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.

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

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

Help needed to serve at the Annual Top Hands Meeting!

Circle Ten Council is hosting the Top Hands Annual Meeting August 17th through August 21st, 2015. If you are not familiar with Top Hands, think of it as the BSA National Annual Meeting but for BSA Professionals. I am organizing volunteers to staff the event as a way to support Circle Ten Council.

The need for Scouters varies each day/evening. Most jobs have a limited time period or will be broken into shifts, so you will not be obligated to work a whole day unless you want to. The event will be at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 N Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201. Continue reading

On the Calendar

Arapaho Chapter Meeting August 11,2015
Roundtables / Venturing Forum August 13th, 7:00PM
1st Annual Outdoor Adventure September 12, 2015
Northern Trail Day of Training September 26, 2015
Boy Scout Leader Specific, Training October 7, 2015
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training October 23, 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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