Northern Trail District

Northern Trail Training Opportunities

School Night For Scouting Training Tuesday 8/25/2015

Training on how to get the most out of School Night for Scouting and grow your unit. Remember with new scouts come new parents with energy to help you with your program. Pick up materials and learn proven techniques to recruit new scouts and their parents. Learn more

Day of Training for Adults in Scouting Saturday 9/26/2015

Time to get signed up for training. Every parent and adult leader should come to training. Parents will benefit by understanding the aims and methods of the scout program and leaders will gain valable insights on how to be more effective. Training includes, Cubmaster, Den Leader, Committee member, Face-to-Face YPT and more. Unit leaders, send the parents of your scouts to training! Registration now available. (All day) Epiphany Episcopal Church More information and registration.

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training, Begins 10/7/15

If you have a son in Boy Scouts, this training is for you. In just two evenings you will learn how the program works and how to help your son get the most out of scouting. If you are a leader and work directly with scouts this training is required. The class meets 2 times. Registration now available. More information and registration.

Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills, Weekend October 23rd

This is an follow on to the Boy Scout Leader Specific training above and takes the training outdoors on an actual campout. Participants will take of the roles of scouts and learn by doing. You will have a great time and come away with new skills and build your scouting network. More information.

Coming Activities

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

Northern Trail to Adventure / Cub-a-Palooza, Saturday, 10/17/2015

Northern Trail and Blackland Prairie districts are teaming up to put on a great Cub Fun Day at Cub World located at Camp Wisdom. Lots of fun activities for the entire family including the opportuntiy to camp out overnight. Please note the date change. More information

CTX Experience Weekend 11/13-15/2015

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 7/20/2016

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

On the Calendar

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 17, 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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