Northern Trail District

Twilight Camp 2018

We now have a firm date for Twilight Camp 2018. June 4-8, 2018. It will be held at Breckinridge Park. The theme this year is Passport to Adventure. Look for activities based on Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base and the Summit. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. Watch the website and the Twilight Camp Facebook page for updates.

Commissioner / District Committee Meetings Tuesday November 7, 2017 FUMC

The commissioner staff meeting will be held at 6:30PM followed by the District Committee meeting immediately following the Business Meeting at 7:30PM. The meetings will be held on the second floor of the education building. First United Methodist Church Map

Annual Business Meeting Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7:30PM FUMC

Every year in the fall, Northern Trail holds an Annual Business meeting. This is an important meeting where all members and Chartered Organization Reps are asked to come and vote on next year's District leadership and members at large. Questions to Chad Caudle

Webelos on the Water - CASTAWAY The Adventure! November 3-5, 2017

Don't miss this opportunity for your Webelos, sign up today!
Sponsored by Blackland Prairie District. This event is just for Webelos and will be held at Trevor-Rees Jones Scout Camp. Learn requirements for Arrow of Light and the lingo of Boy Scouts. Camp, cook, and learn scout skills and the patrol method to help prepare you for scouting. Might even be some water activities. More information and registration. Blackland Prairie is looking for Troops and adult staff for this event. Please contact the event lead if you can assist. Contact Aaron Howell if you have questions. Northern Trail District Executive Chad Caudle is also available.

Adult Recognition

Don't put this important task off! It is time to nominate and recognize adult leaders in the district who have contributed to the success of the program; Y.E.S.-Your Extraordinary Service Award, District Award of Merit, The Robert E. Little Award and the Silver Beaver. Deadline for the Silver Beaver is November 20th and for the other awards the deadline is December 1st. More information and nomination forms may be found on the website.

Questions: contact the Awards and Recognition Chair Dr. Harry Yankuner,

University of Scouting

Save the date! The new, confirmed date for next year’s University of Scouting: Saturday, January 6, 2018. More information on the course catalog and when registration will open will be available soon. If you have any questions, contact: Karen Thunert | Program Director
P 214.902.6776 | C 214.755.5848

District Committee Training Workshop - Saturday, November 4, 2017

If you have not signed up for this training, please do it today. To improve district committee productivity, operational consistency, and role awareness across all Circle Ten Council districts, six Service Area District Committee Training Workshops (DCTWs) are available over the next several months. All district committee members should plan to attend one of the sessions, regardless of prior training. The training for our Service Area (East Central) will be held on November 4, 2017. Please visit CampMaster now at to register. Complete information on all available DCTWs, can be found at

Oak Leaf Training

This training is for scouts First Class and above who are in or will be in leadership positions in their troop. The course will held the weekend of November 11 and 12th. Registration now available on CampMaster. More information

Philmont Advisor Skill School & Advisor Workshops

The Philmont Advisor Skill School (PASS) and Philmont Advisor Workshop (PAW) programs are designed to better prepare adult advisors to confidently lead their crew in preparing for a Philmont trek. There are three different types of advisor training programs to choose from ... read more.

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2017 & 2018

This is the 16 hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases.
Dates: Nov 10-12/2017, Jan 26-28/2018, Feb 23-25/2018, Mar 9-11/2018, Apr 6-8/2018, Apr 27-29/2018 and May 18-20,2018. More information on the website. Contact: Mike Reisinger, 972-907-8949

2017 Northern Trail Video Contest

Deadline, November 1st! More information

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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