Northern Trail District

Action Needed

Annual Records Check

We need to keep our records up to date. While everyone does their best to keep accurate records, errors will creep in.  Please take a moment and email or fax a simple list of the names of scouts and adults in your unit to your district executive.

Your hardworking professional scouter will match these up against his information and verify that the lists match. Please email your list to Jesus Vazquez at Jesus.Vazquez@scouting.org or fax the list to 214.902.6797.   

Please complete this task as soon as possible.  Remember we just need a simple roster of adults and scouts in your unit.

Schedule Friends of Scouting Presentation

Scouting depends on volunteers and contributions to make the program run. Please take a moment to schedule a time for a presenter to come to your Court of Honor or Blue and Gold Banquet and make a short presentation about Friends of Scouting. It will only take about 15 minutes. It's essential that our local Circle Ten Council have adequate funds to implement this great program with the necessary camps, professional staff and service centers. Without these assets the program could not function. If you have questions contact: Jesus Vazquez Jesus.Vazquez@scouting.org

Make your reservation here and someone will contact you to confirm.

Webelos Woods December 4-6, 2015

Webelos Woods is open to all Webelos scouts. Webelos will camp with host scout units who will also put on events to demonstrate and develop scout skills. This is a great way to introduce Webelos Scouts to the opportunities in the Boy Scout program. Flyer, Leader Guide and on-line registration now available! Continue reading

Host Scout units needed: Continue Reading

Adult Award Nominations December 1st Deadline, Only 8 days from away!

We have only received a few nominations. All of us know adults in our units or at the district level who should be recognized for their work in scouting over the last year or years. District Award of Merit, Your Extraordinary Service, Robert E Little and Henry Crown Leadership Awards all need nominees. Continue Reading

Re-Charter Time

It's re-charter time. Every unit must complete the re-charter process annually.

What happens if your charter drops? Your unit no longer exists, your scouts can't advance, your unit can't participate in scouting events and may not use the scout camps. Additionally the paperwork involved it getting your unit re-chartered again is much more complicated.

Avoid the problems and get it done on time. If you are not responsible for the re-charter process in your unit, be sure and ask and support the person who is performing this task. He or she will need, your annual membership fees, training records and sometimes a form. Please act promptly and get these tasks done promptly.

If you are responsible for the re-charter process, help is available! Your unit commissioner is standing by to answer any questions you may have. If you don't know who your unit commissioner is, consult the website ntrail.org/content/unit-contacts. To help you with this process we have prepared a checklist which includes all the steps required. ntrail.org/content/re-charter-checklist

Don't forget, start early and the process is much simpler, wait until the last minute and the task can be real headache.

Popcorn Wrap-Up

Payments due December 4th. There are lots of ways to find a home for that excess popcorn. Need a box or two or have a few extras? The Popcorn Exchange can help you get what you need or find a home for those extra boxes. ntrail.org/content/popcorn-exchange

Unit Service Hours Reporting

It's easy and helps demonstrate how our program and its members provide many selfless hours of volunteer service supporting and improving our local communities. Keep reading

Mark your Calendar January 16, 2016

Arapaho Chapter will host a program day on Saturday January 16th at FUMC of Richardson. Merit badge classes and some adult training will be offered. A list of offerings will be posted soon.

Training Opportunities

Face to Face Youth Protection Training

Council-sponsored youth protection training opportunity will be held at the Bobby Lyle / Billy Gamble Scouting Service Center at Fairview on Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. As space is limited, registration for this free class is required via CampMaster at circle10.camp-master.com/default.aspx

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid is required for all BSA High Adventure bases and recommended for all scouting activities more than one hour away from medical help. Several classes will be offered in November and again in May. Continue reading

University of Scouting Save the date, January 23, 2016

The University of Scouting is an adult leader's learning adventure! It is an action-packed, fun-filled single day of supplemental training where you choose the sessions you wish to take. Sessions are led by experienced volunteers and professionals who will help you enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to the Scouts. More information and registration coming soon, watch the Circle Ten website for updates. circleten.org/university-scouting

COPE Instructor LEVEL I Training

COPE Training is a process that starts with a weekend at the Roy & Frances Rea COPE Center at Camp Trevor Rees-Jones November 20 - 22. Continue reading

Winter Wood Badge

It will soon be time for Circle 10's Winter Wood Badge ... WB 116 at Camp Wisdom. Better get your position specific training down quickly, and then register for WB 116 while you still can. circleten.org/wood-badge-116

Announcements

Interested in attending a Service Academy?

Tomorrow (Monday December 23rd) night West Point Cadet Eli Eichenberger will be visiting Troop 81 to make a brief presentation. Eli is a BHS grad and former Drum Major of the Mighty Ram Band. He wants to talk about his experiences at West Point and see if any one is interested in attending a service academy.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in going to a service academy. It will take place at Richard East Church of Christ at 7pm. 1504 East Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75081, enter using the west doors.

NASCAR Tickets Available - $10 tickets to 2016 NASCAR races

Texas Motor Speedway was excited to have the Circle Ten Scouts out for CTX 2015 in November. As an added benefit for being a participant, Texas Motor Speedway is offering all Scouts and their families an opportunity to attend one of their 2016 race events for just $10. That is a huge discount only available to the Scouts of Circle Ten.

Winter Camp – December 27 - 31, 2015

Summer camp in the winter! Three reenactment areas: Mountain Man, Indian Village and Lumber Jack. There are four event areas Woodturning, Climbing Tower, Shooting Sports and Welding. Even more: Climbing tower, Indian Village, Rifle Range, Horseback riding, Merit Badges and STEM. Sign up today!

Commissioners Needed

If you have been involved in scouts for a while and particularly if your Scout has moved on, commissioner service is a great way to keep up with scouting, continue to provide a valuable service, and make a difference. Continue reading

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training is an intense, 5 ½ day, outdoor leadership training experience for youth troop, team and crew leaders. The course goal is to prepare young men and women to become superior leaders in their troop, crew, district, council, and other organizations they belong to now, and in the future. Continue reading

On the Calendar

District Committee Meeting Tuesday December 1st, 7:00PM
Commissioners Staff Meeting Thursday December 3rd, 7:30PM
Webelos Woods December 4-6, 2015
Arapaho Chapter Meeting Tuesday December 8rd, 7:30PM
Roundtables Thursday December 10th, 7:30PM
Winter Camp December 27-31, 2015
Arapaho Chapter Program Day January 16th, 2016
University of Scouting Saturday January 23, 2016
Winter Wood Badge January 29-31 & February 19-21, 2016
 
 
Full event list here


Much more on the website. www.ntrail.org

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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