September 15, 2013 

On The Calendar 

Event Date & Time Location / Topic
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

BAT Staff Meeting Thu, 10/03/2013 - 7:00pm

First United Methodist Church of Richardson RM 211 MAP

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

RISD Admistration Building MAP

Northern Trail to Adventure, Saturday, 10/5/2013 Sat, 10/05/2013 - 10:00am

Camp Wisdom Map

More Events

Commissioners Corner

Getting your Scout from Tiger to Eagle

I have been involved in scouting for well over 25 years, and in that time I have seen many scouts earn the rank of Eagle. I only remember one highly motivated scout who received his rank without any parental participation in the unit. The troop adults always knew the Eagle parents well. Read more.

This Week!

High Adventure-Venturing Forum This coming Tuesday 7:30PM

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

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training This coming Saturday

Lake Highlands United Methodist Church

Action Needed

Sign up for Cub Scout and Boy Scout Training

This coming Saturday for Cub Scouts and the following Saturday for Boy Scouts

Sign up for Northern Trail to Adventure today

The event is only a few weeks away!

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.


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 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. 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.


Big D Fleur-De-Lis Sign-ups available!

Join us as we qualify for the Guinness Book of World records by building the world’s largest Fleur-De-Lis out of crushed aluminum cans. This event not only celebrates the Centennial of the Circle Ten Council but will also qualify your unit for a Messengers of Peace project. Each of your Scouts and registered volunteer Scouters will receive the Messengers of Peace ring patch to wear on their uniform.

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

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