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October 14, 2012

On The Calendar:

10/16 Tuesday High Adventure-Venturing Forum
Adult Advisors and Crew members
10/20 Saturday Venturing Leadership Training Advisors and Crew Members
10/22 Monday Popcorn Sale Ends Orders due today!
10/26-28 Fri-Sun Boy Scout Adult Outdoor Leader Training Adult Leaders
11/3-4 Sat-Sun Webelos Woods Overnight Camping and Scout Skills for Webelos
11/9-10 Fri-Sat Webelos Scout Leader Outdoor Training Adult Leaders
11/10 Saturday BALOO Cub Scout Leader Outdoor Training Adult Leaders

Northern Trail to Adventure a Great Success

The day started out with an exciting demonstration by the Knights of Medieval Times. Scouts and their families had a great time at Camp Wisdom. Pictures will be posted soon. Thanks to all of the volunteers who made it possible

Pop Corn Sale Sale Ends October 22, Orders due More information.

School Night for Scouting, Events scheduled: More information.

High Adventure-Venturing Forum - The October Forum will focus on Cave Exploration (Schedule Change), bring your questions and ideas. Tuesday, 2012, October 16 - 7:30pm. Read more.

Webelos Woods - Saturday-Sunday November 3-4,2012. Campout focused on an introduction to Boy Scouts being a "boy led" program versus the "adult led" program used in Cub Scouts. -- Webelos scouts. Staff needed. More information.

Adult Recognition - Call for nominations

Every year in January, the district holds a dinner to honor, not the scouts, but the countless adult volunteers who deliver the program. Volunteers work at every level of the scout program. You see the volunteers in your unit, but there are additional volunteers who serve at the district and the council level.  There is someone in your unit who should be nominated and recognized for their efforts. More information Deadline for Silver Beaver nominations is November 1, 2012. All other award nominations must be submitted by December 1, 2012.

Order of the Arrow 75th Anniversary Awards Dinner

Save the date, January 13,2013, Plano Center Check-in at 4:30PM. More information.

More Training Opportunities

Venturing Leadership Training - Saturday, October 20,2012 - 8:00am. LDS Church, 10701 E. Lake Highlands Dr., Dallas, TX 75218. The course provides hands-on instruction in building and running a strong Venturing program and is a must for all adult and youth Venturing leaders. This course will be presented by an experienced team of crew advisors and crew presidents. More Information

OLT (Boy Scout Adult Outdoor Leader Training) has been scheduled for the Friday-Sunday October 26-28,2012. The outdoor camping program is the critical element of the scout program. Learn the details by participating in an actual campout. This training is intended as a companion to the classroom training above. Advance preparation and registration required.More information.

Back Country Advanced Training Course Canceled More information..

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation), Saturday, 2012, November 10 - 8:00am. Taking Cub Scouts outdoors is a great way to keep them interested in scouting. Get the proper training on how to have a safe and enjoyable outings. More information.

OWLS (Outdoor Skills for Webelos Leaders), Saturday, 2012, November 10 - 8:00am to Sunday, 2012, November 11 - 12:00pm. Webelows are transitioning to Boy Scouts and that means overnight camping. Learn the ins and outs of taking scouts camping by participating in an actual campout. Oh, you will have a lot of fun in the process. Advance preparation and registration required. More information.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid Two weekends, 2/8-10/2013 & 2/15-17/2013. Serious 40 hour course, you will be much better prepared for emergencies far from outside help after taking this course. More Information

University of Scouting Saturday January 5,2013 Southern Methodist University. 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. More information.

Parent and Pal Weekend -- October 19-21,2012 More information

Oak Leaf (Course is FULL) Leadership training for Boy Scouts. November 10 - 11, 2012 More information

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Webmaster