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October 21, 2012

On The Calendar:

10/22 Monday Popcorn Sale Ends Orders due today!
10/26-28 Fri-Sun Boy Scout Adult Outdoor Leader Training Adult Leaders
11/1 Thursday Commissioners Meeting
11/3-4 Sat-Sun Webelos Woods Overnight Camping and Scout Skills for Webelos
11/6 Tuesday District Committee Meeting
11/8 Thursday Cub Scout Roundtable
11/9-10 Fri-Sat Webelos Scout Leader Outdoor Training Adult Leaders
11/10 Saturday BALOO Cub Scout Leader Outdoor Training Adult Leaders

Webelos Woods - Saturday-Sunday November 3-4,2012. Campout for Webelos scouts. An introduction to Boy Scouts as a "boy led" program versus the "adult led" program used in Cub Scouts. Staff needed. More information. Sign your unit up today!

School Night for Scouting, Events scheduled: More information.

Attention Scouts -- If you think scouting is fun, then share the fun with your friends. Invite them to an Open House. Recruit some new members, earn a patch and a chance to win a prize. Learn more

Adult Recognition -- Deadlines approaching!

Y.E.S. award nominations are due December 1st. There are adult volunteers in your unit deserving of recognition. If you know of someone in your unit who should be recognized, please consider them for a Y.E.S. (Your Extraordinary Service) nomination. More information.

District Award of Merit nominations are due December 1st. This award is a council award presented by districts or Venturing divisions in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. More information.

Robert E. Little Award nominations are due December 1st. The Northern Trail District committee presents the Robert E. Little Service Award to a scouter who has rendered outstanding service to the scouting movement at the unit and/or district level. More information.

Silver Beaver Nominations are due November 1st. This is a National Scouting Award presented by the local council to adult volunteers who have made significant contributions to the scouting movement over a number of years. More information

Order of the Arrow 75th Anniversary Awards Dinner -- Save the date, January 13,2013 at the Plano Center. Check-in at 4:30PM. More information.

Cub Roundtable News

News from the recent October Cub Roundtable, with special guests from the Richardson Police Department and Dallas Police Department. Read more

More Training Opportunities

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 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.

Website and Newsletter

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