Northern Trail District

On the Calendar

School Night for Scouting

The schedule may be found here.

We are about half way through our rallies and have a busy few weeks coming forward. Please ensure you are following up with those that attended but did not fill out an application that evening.

Don’t forget online applications, there are many units with applications awaiting Unit Leader acceptance. Adults can only be accepted by the COR. If you have any questions please reach out to our DE Jorge Salazar at

Watch the newsletter and website for updates. Plan on participating and help grow scouting in our district. Our goal is to recruit 650 new scouts!

Oak Leaf Training 11/16-17/2019

What: Oak Leaf is a junior leader experience designed to supplement Troop level training and prepare Scouts for NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training).
When: November 16-17, 2019 Arrive at 8:00 April 6,2019, Dismiss at 11:30am November 17, 2019
Where: Camp Wisdom
Who: Scouts, both boys and girls, There will be a girl troop and a boy troop.
Requirements: First Class Rank or above, minimum age 12 at time of course.
Registration now available. More information

Day of Training Saturday October 12th.

What: Training for Scouts BSA, Cub Scout leaders and committee members.
Where: The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany Map
Who: Adult Leaders and Parents
More details and registration here.

Popcorn Sales

Hope everyone is having fun with their Scouts selling popcorn.
Reminder: replenishment orders are due by 5PM this Monday, September 16th in order to pick up this Thursday, September 19th. PICK-UP LOCATION is 2800 Telecom Pkwy., Richardson Map - see the map and click here for a site map with the traffic flow.

More information on the iHub Popcorn Page. Contact Tim McConville if you have questions.

Aviator Camp-out on October 5-6, 2019 at Camp Wisdom

Cub Scout families are cordially invited to attend the Aviator Camp-out on October 5-6, 2019 at Camp Wisdom.
Families should plan to arrive Saturday morning to set up camp and join in on the activities. Camping is not required but is highly encouraged in order to enjoy our campfire program and the camping experience.

Meals, included in your fee, are Saturday lunch and dinner as well as Sunday breakfast.
Events fees are as follows: youth are $25, and all Adults are $15.

For questions concerning the event, please email the Event Chair, Don Birdsong at: or Michael Garcia:

Webelos Archery and BB Gun Activity Pins

Troop 778 is sponsoring this activity. Weekend October 25-27, 2017 at Camp Constantin. If your unit is interested in completing the requirements for Webelos Archery and BB Gun Activities this is the activity for you. If you are interested, please contact Jim McKnight at

Backcountry Advanced Training

BAT is an interactive course designed for those Individuals and Units who are preparing for a high-adventure trek and for those interested in organizing first time backcountry activities for their Unit. The course is titled “Leave the Trailer Behind!” and is directed towards Individuals and Units that want to introduce more backpacking to their annual program. This is a great opportunity as a Unit activity for new or seasoned backpackers or to prepare for future backpacking treks. Two classroom sessions are followed by a weekend backpacking camp-out adventure. The course features information and instruction detailing trek preparation, crew dynamics, and techniques of backpacking - hiking, camping, and preparing meals on the trail. Read more and register.

NASCAR Race November 3, 2019

Tickets Specially Priced for Scout Families!

Are your unit members aware that through our association with TMS for Circle Ten Xperience we can purchase tickets to races for $10 per person? What a great opportunity for family and Scout unit fun!!

The one event left this year with the $10 ticket special is the NASCAR race on November 3rd. Encourage your unit members to enjoy the excitement. Please "click here" for a flier to share. (Corrected link)

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powder hornPowder Horn November 1-3, 2019 and November 22-24, 2019

Powder Horn is a High Adventure Program Resource Course - Its purpose is to expose participants to many outdoor/high adventure activities. Participants are also exposed to the resources necessary to operate a successful High Adventure Program. Continue Reading

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Looking for something in a recent newsletter? Several years of past newsletters may be found here.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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