November 17, 2013 

  Scouting Blog

Why You should Attend the University of Scouting

The University of Scouting is a great opportunity to expand your scouting knowledge in ways you never imagined. Read more.

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Retired Pinewood Derby Track for Sale

At the November Cub Scout Roundtable, we ran a 5-car, 20-heat pinewood derby demonstration. The track we used came from Pack 893, where it created many happy memories until it was replaced with a shiny alumninum model in 2007, and has been collecting dust ever since. P893 is asking $100 obo. If you are interested in giving this track a new home, please contact Cub Rountable Commissioner, Steve Sweeney at More information

Popcorn Exchange

Lots of ads have been posted. Find that needed box or find a home for your extras.

Date, Time and Location Change:
November Roundtable and Venturing Forum

Thursday 11/21/2013 at the REI 4515 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Farmers Branch. Topic: Lightweight Backpacking and Gear Demo 7:30PM

December Roundtables

Planning is underway for the December Roundtables and Venturing Forum. As soon as the details are available we will get them posted.


Face to Face Youth Protection, Monday, Dec. 2, 6:30PM

This training is required for some activities. Twilight camp, Boy Scout resident summer camp and Webelos resident camp. More information and registration. Be sure and bring a pen or pencil. This is adult training and is not suitable for youth. Please leave the kids at home. The training lasts about 1 hour.

University of Scouting Saturday January 4, 2014

Smorgasbord of adult scout learning opportunities. Save the date: Saturday, January 4, 2014, 8:00am to 5:00pm (Updated flyer.) More information

Wilderness Advanced First Aid 1/31-2/2 & 2/7-2/9

This program trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings. The 40-hour curriculum focuses on stabilization, treatment and evacuation guidelines of patients in backcountry environments.

Wood Badge Courses

Advanced training for scout leaders. A life changing experience. Valuable training which is applicable both in and out of scouting. More Information

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Webmaster

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21 Boy Scout Roundtable
21 High Adventure-Venturing Forum
21 Recharter Turn-in December Units
1 Deadline: District Award of Merit & Y.E.S. Nominations
2 Face to Face Youth Protection
3 District Committee Meeting
5 Commissioners Staff Meeting

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