Northern Trail District

This Week

Northern Trail to Adventure / Cub-a-Palooza, This coming Saturday, 10/17/2015

Time is running out, sign up today! 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 opportunity to camp out overnight.

The event flyer may be found: here
Check it out! More information

Courts of Honor and Blue and Gold Banquets

Scouting depends on volunteers and contributions to make the program run. Please take a moment to schedule a time for a presenter to come to your Court of Honor or Blue and Gold Banquet and make a short presentation about Friends of Scouting. It will only take a about 15 minutes. It 's essential that our local Circle Ten Council have adequate funds to implement this great program with the necessary camps, professional staff and service centers. Without these assets the program could not function. If you have questions contact: Jesus Vazquez

Make your reservation here and someone will contact you to confirm.

Adult Awards Nominations (Please don't wait until the last minute!)

Time to think about those adults in Northern Trail who should be recognized for their work in scouting over the last year or years. Silver Beaver, District Award of Merit, Your Extraordinary Service, Robert E Little and Henry Crown Leadership Awards all need nominees. Continue Reading

Attention all Popcorn Selling Units

Popcorn Kernels, please use this link to sign up for your top 3 preferred pickup times by clicking on this link:. Circle Ten will do their best to accommodate your requests and once finalized, a schedule will be distributed.

There is still time to sell!

Popcorn Pick Up Location:
Shipper's Warehouse/Empire Terminal
3422 W. Kingsley
Garland, TX 75041

Circle Ten Experience DEADLINE October 18th

There are a number of myths about this event. It's going to be great, get the facts here: The CTX Early Bird REGISTRATION has been extended to October 18TH and the deadline is rapidly approaching!!!!!!! Your unit can register today online through Camp Master.
Leader guide now available here.           Continue reading.

Northern Trail Training Opportunities

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.


If you missed out on Northern Trail Districts Day of Training then take advantage of the training offered by Tejas Caddo District. Youth Protection, Den Leader and District Committee Training. Continue Reading

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.

Backcountry Advanced Training Begins October 22nd

This is great training. Classroom session begins October 22. We have to have minimum number of participants for this session to make. We don't know if you are coming unless you REGISTER. This course is a combination of classroom training and a campout. For both adults and older scouts. Registration now open. Continue Reading

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid is required for all BSA High Adventure bases and recommended for all scouting activities beyond one hour of medical help. Several classes will be offered in November and again in May. Continue reading

COPE Instructor LEVEL I Training

COPE Training is a process that starts with a weekend at the Roy & Frances Rea COPE Center at Camp Trevor Rees-Jones November 20 - 22. Continue reading

Winter Wood Badge

It will soon be time for Circle 10's Winter Wood Badge ... WB 116 at Camp Wisdom. Better get your position specific training down quickly, and then register for WB 116 while you still can.


Commissioners Needed

If you have been involved in scouts for a while and particularly if your Scout has moved on, commissioner service is a great way to keep up with scouting, continue to provide a valuable service, and make a difference. Continue reading

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

On the Calendar

Araphao Chapter Meeting October 13, 2015
Northern Trail to Adventure October 17, 2015
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training October 23, 2015
Oak Leaf Training November 6-8, 2015
CTX Experience November 13-15, 2015
COPE Instructor LEVEL I Training November 20-22, 2015
Webelos Woods December 4-6, 2015
Winter Camp December 27-31, 2015
Winter Wood Badge January 29-31 & February 19-21, 2016
Full event list here

Much more on the website.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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