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This Week

Arapaho Chapter Meeting Tuesday 7:30



Adult Awards Nominations

Time to think about those adults in Northern Trail who should be recognized for their work in scouting over the last year or years. The Y.E.S. Continue Reading

Backcountry Advanced Training

Get ready for Philmont or other high adventure activitiy. This course is a combination of classroom training and a campout. For both adults and older scouts. Registration now open. Continue Reading


Popcorn Kernels, it is not too late to join the race in our 2015 Race to the Finish Popcorn Sale!

Join Scouting Night

Don't forget Join Scouting night is coming to your school. Preperation is the key to a successful recruitment of new scouts and their parents. We have lots of resources and materials to help. Please contact Jesus Vazquez at 469.418.3231, or by email at, to insure you have a date scheduled for your recruitment night. If you have a date already scheduled and it’s not listed on our website, contact Jesus immediately to coordinate a time to collect all the materials needed prior to your recruitment night. We look forward to seeing everyone at their school nights. More information

Don't forget, time to get signed up for training.

Training makes your job easier and your unit will function better. Parents, get the facts about how the program works. Day of Training and Adult Leader Specific. Do it today! More on the website.

Coming Activities

Leader Appreciation Luncheon, Saturday, 10/10/2015

In an effort to thank you for promoting outdoor activities and camping the Mikanakawa Lodge is sponsoring a Unit Leader Appreciation Luncheon at Camp Wisdom. In addition to lunch, there will be a presentations on a variety of subjects relating to scouting and camping. More information

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. More information


Oak Leaf Training for Scouts

Oak Leaf is a junior leader experience designed to supplement Troop level training and prepare Scouts for NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training). It is for Boy Scout youth, First Class Rank or above who will be serving in a leadership capacity within their Troop. Minimum age is 12 years old at time of course. Registration now available. Seats are limited and the class will fill. Get your scout signed up today.

Commissioners Needed

If you have been involved in scouts for a long time and particularly if your child has moved on, commissioner service is a great way to keep up with scouting and make a difference. 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

Looking for CTX Program Volunteers

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

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

Northern Trail Training Opportunities

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.

On the Calendar

Arapaho Chapter Meeting September 15, 2015
Cub Leader Training At Camp Wisdom September 19, 2015
Cub Leader and Scout Leader Training in Richardson September 26, 2015
Den Chief Training September 26, 2015
Medieval Times Scout Knight 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
Full event list here

Much more on the website.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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