Northern Trail District

On the Calendar

Roundtables FUMC, 7:00 Thursday November 8, 2018

Combined Roundtables this month: The topic will be Adult Recognition. Come and explore various ways to recognize adult volunteers. First United Methodist Church on Thursday November 8th at 7:00PM, in the Education building, Room 230. Map

Circle Ten Xperience 2018 (CTX2)! Nov 9-11th

All information about Circle Ten Xperience 2 can be found on the Hub. Check out the Guide to your Xperience! Continue reading.

Silver Beaver Deadline Extended to November 21st, 2018

The deadline for Silver Beaver nominations has been extended for a few weeks. Please don't delay your nomination. Please send them to Dr. Harry Yankuner The nomination form may be found here.. This is a "fillable" form you can download, fill out, save and email to Dr. Yankuner. More information

Adult Recognition

Scouting is possible only because of the tireless work of countless volunteers. It's time to recognize these hard working individuals. More information and nomination forms may be found here.

Family Scouting: Top 10 Questions ... Answered

Introduction of girls into the program, answers to questions here

Friends of Scouting (FOS)

Unit Leaders, please schedule a FOS presentation at your next court of honor or Blue and Gold. A volunteer will come and make a short presentation. Contact Marie. Baert

Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies

Please note there have been some changes. More information.

Youth Protection Training This means you!

Re-charter time is coming soon and the process can't be completed until the adults in your unit have up-to-date youth protection training. Make sure everyone is current. Good for two years. More information

Hazardous Weather Training

All direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. Good for two years. More information

Oak Leaf Course in Blackland Prairie District.

November 17 & 18th, 2018 @ Camp Wisdom, Blackland Prairie has an Oak Leaf Training session and Northern Trail Scouters may attend. Contact Theresa Kaualoku More information click here.

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2018-2019

This is the 16 hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases.

Contact: Mike Reisinger, 972-907-8949.

Range Safety Officer Certification

If you are interested in becoming an NRA Certified Instructor or Range Safety Officer to run shooting sports, the council holds instructor courses on a regular basis. More information:

Powder Horn April 5-7,2019 and April 12-14,2019

Powder Horn is a High Adventure Program Resource Course - It's 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

SMU Scout Night November 16th

SMU vs Memphis: Scout Night Campout at SMU Football Game Gerald J. Ford Stadium, 5800 Ownby Dr Dallas, Texas 75205 Friday, November 16, 8:00pm. Attend the game and participate in a campout ON THE FIELD after the game! More information

Venturing Shootout

Crew 890 is hosting their annual shootout Saturday, November 17. Mandatory Shooting Safety Course begins about noon and the range opens after lunch. Read more.

Popcorn Information

The sale closes on November 2nd; orders are due online by 5 p.m. on November 5th. December 1st is Take Order Pick-up Day. December 13th: Final payment deadline. Prize orders are due that day as well Here is a link to the video on how to enter take orders. District Popcorn Exchange. Contact Tim McConville, District Popcorn Chair, at for assistance. More information here.

Philmont 2020

You need to register now to be included in the lottery. More information

Camporee, March 22-24, 2019

Time to start planning for Camporee at Camp Constantin Map

Twilight Camp, June 3-7, 2019

Help Wanted: Planning for next summer's Twilight Camp is well under way. There are several significant positions that need to be filled. For more information, please contact Hank Voegtle at 214-769-5040 or

University of Scouting, Saturday January 5,2019

Save the date. University of Scouting is a smorgasbord of learning opportunities. There is something for everyone. Scouts deserve trained leaders and it will make your job easier too! It will be held at Southern Methodist University. Registration is now open! More information

Wood Badge

Have you been considering taking Wood Badge but procrastinating signing up? Perhaps now is the time! The next available course is: Wood Badge 128 - Camp Wisdom January 25-27, 2019 and February 8-10, 2019 Should this course not work for you, please visit to see all available courses.

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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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