September 21, 2014

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It is time to start thinking about Adult recognition. Every unit has unsung heroes who are key to making things happen. It may be a parent who works in the background or a Cubmaster or Scoutmaster. The Y.E.S. award is designed to recognize their efforts. At the district level we have the District Award of merit and the Robert E. Little Award for volunteers who make an outstanding commitment at the district level. The Silver Beaver Award recognizes individuals at the council. You are a key part of this recognition process because you make the nominations. More information may be found at this address Nomination Deadlines will be here soon, don't delay. Contact Michael Reisinger for more information.   More scouting blogs.


Recruit Scouts, win free Pinewood Derby Cars!!

The District has found two cases of Pinewood Derby cars. That's 48 cars per case, a $192 value! The two Packs who recruit the most new scouts will win a case of cars. Go to the School Night for Scouting Page for resources to make your recruiting efforts a success!! Read more.

Northern Trail to Adventure

Calling all scouts to report for duty to the 2014 Cub Scout Boot Camp at Northern Trail to Adventure!

Our first big event of the year is Northern Trail to Adventure (NT2A), which takes place at Camp Wisdom. Our volunteer staff is putting together a great program, and we’re looking forward to seeing you there! Most activities take place on Saturday. 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." As long as everyone is filling out all that paperwork, slip in a permission slip for NT2A. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase Cub Scouting to your new recruits. It's a come and go event, so you can spend as little or as much time as you can. Check out the pictures from last year! More information

Backcountry Advanced Training, Classroom

Meets twice, 10/23/2014 and 10/30/2014.
Registration now available! Deadline 10/10/2014

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training Begins Wedneday October 1st.

This course for adult leaders in Boy Scout units. Leaders who work directly with boys in a unit should attend. The class meets 3 times. Register on-line today. More information.

Outdoor Leader Skills Weekend 10/24-26/2014

Boy Scout Outdoor Leader Skills Training. Learn by participating in a scout campout. Advance preperation required.

OWLS 10/25-26/14

This course is designed to help Webelos leaders enhance the outdoor program for the Webelos Scouts in their den by teaching some basic outdoor skills as well as skills needed to complete many of the Webelos activity badges. This course can be taught as a stand-alone experience but is often presented in conjunction with Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS).

BALOO Training 10/25/14

This one day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.

Oak Leaf Fall 2014, 11/1-2

Oak Leaf is a junior leader experience designed to supplement Troop level training and prepare Scouts for NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training).

Time to Sell Popcorn

Popcorn is easy to sell and helps both your unit and the council meet financial needs.

There is still time to sell.  Sign up today!

  Fall activities

Much more on the website.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Webmaster

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