Northern Trail District

On the Calendar

Adult Recognition Deadlines approaching!

Silver Beaver Deadline: November 18, 2019

We have only a few nominations for Silver Beaver. There are many outstanding candidates in the district and they should be recognized. Even if the nominee is not recognized this year, they can be re-submitted in future years. The council deadline is November 22 and Dr. Yankuner needs your inputs immediately.

Every unit should have nominees for a Y.E.S. award. Being recognized for one's efforts is appreciated and volunteers are more likely to continue to contribute if they feel their efforts are making a difference.

The District Awards of Merit and the Robert E. Little Award recognize district level volunteers who make a profound impact on the program delivered at the district level.

Please take a minute and review the awards and consider someone you know who should be recognized. More information and nomination forms may be found here. Questions to: Dr. Harry Yankuner

Re-charter Time

One of the most pressing issues every year is getting every unit re-chartered. Failure to get this done in a timely basis makes it hard on everyone. If your unit charter drops, then you have to start from scratch and this is to be avoided. Waiting until the last minute means that everyone must scramble to get the various tasks done. Having the proper training and the needed forms can take time and the cooperation of the adult members of your unit. If you are the unit chair, it's past time to start pushing your leaders and parents to get the tasks completed. If you are a parent, don't make life more difficult for your unit leadership. Get it done today! More information and forms.

Registration Fee Assistance

The council has come up with a plan to help families with the fee increase. more information may be found here.

Popcorn Sales Extended!

In support of our units and families that may need additional time to raise funds to pay for the newly announced BSA fees, Circle Ten Council is offering an opportunity for units to continue selling popcorn beyond the original October 28th completion date OR for units not currently participating to SIGN UP and start selling until December 2nd!

More information here. Contact Tim McConville if you have questions.

Awards Banquet

Mark your calendar, the annual recognition banquet will be held the evening of Thursday January 23rd. We had a great event last year and expect an even better event this year. More information coming soon.

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2019 & 2020


This is the 16-hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases. These classes fill quickly so sign up today to be ready for the summer.

Contact: Mike Reisinger, 972-907-8949.

University of Scouting January 4, 2020

You can join us for a full day of Scout training on Jan. 4, 2020, at SMU in Dallas. There is something for everyone. Register by November 24, 2019 and save some money.

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Our newsletter and website reach a very large audience in Northern Trail. If there is something scouting related which needs to be on the website or the newsletter, please don't keep it to yourself, let us know.

If we need to fix a broken link or have incorrect information, please take a moment and let us know.

Don't keep the newsletter to yourself! Everyone in your unit should be receiving the newsletter and be aware of the website. Signup is easy, just send them to: Newsletter Signup

More on the website.

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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