August 18, 2013 

On The Calendar 

Event Date & Time Location / Topic
School Night for Scouting Training Mon, 08/19/2013 - 7:00pm

First United Methodist Church of Richardson, 503 N Central Expy, Richardson (Bartula Family Life Center Room 2C - bldg w/Gym, 2nd Floor)

High Adventure-Venturing Forum Tue, 08/20/2013 - 7:30pm

First United Methodist Church of Richardson MAP Bartula Family Life Center at FUMCR in room 2F

Blackland Prairie Blood Drive Sat, 08/24/2013 - 10:00am

St. Luke's Episcopal Church 5923 Royal Lane Dallas, Texas 75230

District Committee Meeting Tue, 09/03/2013 - 7:15pm First United Methodist Church Richardson MAP
Commissioners Staff Meeting Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:30pm

RISD Admistration Building MAP

More Events

Commissioners Corner

Volunteers, a Critical Component

Occasionally a new parent will ask me if I get paid by the council for the work I do in scouting. I usually chuckle and say in jest “I wish.” While there are a few paid professionals, the bulk of the work is done by volunteers like you at both the unit and the district level. Read more.


District Volunteers Needed

Northern Trail needs your help. A list of positions and help needed may be found on the website.

Northern Trail to Adventure, Saturday, 10/5/2013

Our first big event of the year is Northern Trail to Adventure (NT2A), which takes place at Camp Wisdom. Packs are invited to spend the night in the camp area. Archery, BB guns, Caves, Rope Bridge, Sir Dee Castle, Trading Post, Pirate Ships, Campfire, and much more. Use this event as a recruiting tool at your "School Night for Scouting." This is an excellent opportunity to showcase Cub Scouting to your new recruits. Check out pictures from last year.

When: October 5, 2013 - 10 AM

Cost: Only $20 per Scout and $15 for Adults or Siblings during Early Bird Registration until Sept 15th.

Registration is OPEN! Click here for full event details and the blue registration button.

Camping: Click here to reserve a camp site for Saturday night

Unit Flyer: Here is a flyer for your unit or for School Night for Scouting

School Night for Scouting

This is your best opportunity to grow your unit. When you grow your unit, you also get new parents who will bring energy, ideas, help and enthusiasm to your unit. It's a lot more fun when you share the load with others. Training, materials, advice and more available. Training session is being held on August 19th.

Game Design Merit Badge

Game design Merit Badge, Saturday August 24 SMU. More information.

Recognition of Adult Volunteers

It's time to start thinking about nominating individuals who deserve to be recognized for their hard work. There and unit, district, council and national level awards. Take some time and nominate someone you know for an award. More information.

Twilight Camp, Achievements

The complete set of Twilight Camp achievement are now available on the website.

Blackland Prairie Blood Drive

Blackland Prairie District is sponsoring a blood drive on Sunday August 24th. Please sign up and help out.

Popcorn Kickoff, Saturday 9/7/2013

Popcorn Kernels, the time is nearing for our annual Popcorn Sale Kickoff, which will be taking place September 7th.


School Night for Scouting Training Monday 8/19

Every unit should participate. Send a representative and learn how to put on a great School Night Program and pull in both new scouts and new parents.

University of Scouting Saturday January 4, 2014

The University of Scouting is a Scout leader’s learning adventure! It is an action-packed, fun-filled single day of supplemental training where you choose the sessions you wish to take. Save the date: Saturday, 2014, January 4 - 8:00am to 5:00pm More information

Woodbadge Courses

Advanced training for scout leaders. A life changing experience. Valuable training which is applicable both in and out of scouting.