Northern Trail District

Boy Scout Roundtable/Venturing Forum Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:00PM FUMC

Lights - Action - Camera - Roll Tape! It's all about video production this month at your Boy Scout Roundtable. Everyone is invited whether you are in Cubs, Boys, Venturing, S.T.E.M., Sea Scouts, or Explorers. There will be viable information we can all use to teach our boys and girls video production and for Scouters to use video to help recruit new members. Your take away will be basic knowledge of how to produce a video on equipment you probably already have.

Our presenters are Hank Voegtle, director of our Video Contest, and Lloyd Watson, retired producer for ABC Television documentaries and ABC Sports. He has great knowledge and great stories to share and will give us pointers for doing our very own (hopefully award-winning) videos using our smartphone cameras and basic video editing programs.

Northern Trail Video Contest

The Northern Trail Video Contest-NOW is the time to be uploading your entries. For uploading information units need to submit their entries, including talent releases to Hank Voegtle at or contact him at 214-769-5040. Application Form. Talent Release Form.

New Applications / Unit Rosters

There are a number of recent adult applications submitted online which are pending due to missing COR or other signatures. We also need a simple list of members in each unit so the District Executive can verify that everyone is properly in the system. Questions: Contact, Chad Caudle at 806-548-0575, FAX 214-902-6789.

Adult Recognition

Nominate your stars today! Time is running out! Everything you need to know can be found here:
Questions: contact the Awards and Recognition Chair Dr. Harry Yankuner,

District Awards Banquet

Mark your calendar, the awards banquet will be held Thursday evening January 18, 2018 at the Royal Oaks Country Club. We are excited about the guest speaker and hope to make the announcement shortly. Please plan to attend and recognize fellow scouters who have made outstanding contributions to the program.

University of Scouting, Saturday, January 6, 2018

The University of Scouting offers a wide range of unique adult leader training courses for Cub Scout Leaders, Boy Scout Leaders, Venturing Leaders, Varsity Leaders and Ship Leaders.

More information and course catalog

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. Read more.

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.

Northern Tier Opportunity

Two vacancies with Troop 81, June 12-18, 2018. Contact Carlos Aramayo, cell# 214-282-8718 if interested for more information.

Philmont 2019 Trek Registration now OPEN

New Sea Scout Ship

Sea Scout Ship is forming at the White Rock Boat Club. For more information contact Adam Tunks at

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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