September 8, 2013 

On The Calendar 

Event Date & Time Location / Topic
Boy Scout Roundtable Tue, 09/10/2013 - 7:00pm

First United Methodist Church of Richardson, Education Building, RM 230 Map

Cub Scout Roundtable Thu, 09/12/2013 - 7:00pm Episcopal Church of the Epiphany Map
High Adventure-Venturing Forum Tue, 09/17/2013 - 7:30pm

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

Cub Scout Training Saturday 9/21/2013 Sat, 09/21/2013 - 8:30am

Lake Highlands United Methodist Church Map

Boy Scout Training Saturday 9/28/2013 Sat, 09/28/2013 - 9:00am

Arapaho United Methodist Church, Map

District Committee Meeting Tue, 10/01/2013 - 7:15pm

First United Methodist Church Richardson MAP Room 230 A & B

Commissioners Staff Meeting Thu, 10/03/2013 - 7:30pm

RISD Admistration Building MAP

More Events

Commissioners Corner

Failure: It's a good thing!

I once had a mother call me and complain about something she witnessed at a campout. When it came time to pack up the gear and get moving, the boys were poorly organized and it took forever for them to get everything done and head for home. Read more.

This Week!

Boy Scout Roundtable This coming Tuesday at 7:00PM

Topic: Unit fundraising. There are many options to raise funds in your unit and you have the opportunity to teach your scouts responsibility as they participate in raising the needed money to run the unit as well as their own scout related expenses. With a little effort a unit can easily raise all of the needed funds.

Cub Scout Roundtable This coming Thursday at 7:00PM


Cub Scout Training Saturday 9/21/2013

Cubmaster, Pack Committee, Tiger Den Leader, Wolf/Bear Den Leader and Webelos Den Leader Specific training. FULL DAY BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) course (with both indoor and outdoor components)

Boy Scout Training Saturday 9/28/2013

Life to Eagle, Troop Committee, Merit Badge Counselor Training and face to face YPT.

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training, Begins Wednesday October 16th at 7:00PM

Three evening intensive training course on how a scout troop operates. Learn by doing, every element of troop operation is covered and when you have completed the course you will understand how the program works and how to facilitate a successful program in your unit. For both unit leaders and parents. Please register in a advance.

Boy Scout Outdoor Leader Specific Training, Weekend November 8-10th

Weekend scout camping activity. Participate in an actual campout and learn by doing. You will be part of a patrol going camping. When you have completed this training you will understand the details of a scout campout. Advance registration and preparation required.

Oak Leaf Training, November 9-10th

Oak Leaf is a junior leader training for scouts 1st class and above. The is course designed to supplement Troop level training and prepare Scouts for NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training). Advance registration and scoutmaster approval required.

University of Scouting Saturday January 4, 2014

The University of Scouting is a Scout leaderís 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. More Information

Coming Activities

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.

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. Help, materials, advice and more available.

Action Needed

District Volunteers Needed

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

Recognition of Adult Volunteers

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


National Membership Fee

The National Boy Scouts of America organization has announced the annual membership fee will increase to $24 effective January 1, 2014. This does include units with a December 31, 2013, expiration date. Read more.

Much more on the website, check it out!

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

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Webmaster

Find us on Facebook