November 24, 2013 

  Thank You !

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, we would like to take the opportunity to thank the countless volunteers in Northern Trail who work tirelessly to make the scouting program a success. Parents who are supportive of the program with their time, energy and money are essential to the success of the program. Within this team are the den leaders, Cub Masters, Scoutmasters, Crew Advisors, Commissioners and District volunteers who work so hard to make the program a success. Without you, the program could not function. We also want to thank the professional scouters, who have chosen commit their life's work to this program.

Again, thanks for your continued service to our youth.

  Scouting Blog

Keep the Home Fires Burning -- Training

Scouts love a campfire and the essential ingredients of a campfire include tender, kindling, oxygen, spark and fuel. Your commitment to be trained in your specific role is the spark to the tender and kindling that keeps the fires of adult leadership burning brightly within your unit. Wood Badge, supplemental training, University of Scouting and Philmont Training Center courses are the fuel logs that will continually stoke the fire. Ok and the oxygen—the District Training Team for Northern Trail, fanning the flames and keeping you up to date on opportunities for training through the website and newsletter. Read more.

Past Blog Entries


Photos Wanted

Scouters: Please submit photos of your Scouting Leaders for our District Banquet slide show. We will be honoring you, the volunteers, that make Northern Trail, the Troops, Packs, Dens, and Crews, a great organization that builds young people into leaders! Send the photos to

District Banquet

Sunday January 26, at 4:30PM Brookhaven Country Club. Good food, fellowship, program and a great opportunity to recognize hard working volunteers in our district. Tickets will go sale soon, watch this space for details.

Sea Base Crew Slot Wanted

"Well liked, 17 year old Eagle Scout looking to join a Sea Base Crew this summer. Anyone with a spot for another Scout would enjoy having this team player on their Crew. This is the last piece of his Triple Crown and his last summer to get it done. Read more

Popcorn Exchange

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

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. Sign up today, price increases December 1st! 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

Much more on the website, check it out!

If you have items for the newsletter / website, please review this page for information about submissions.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Webmaster

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Price Increases, Dec 1st

1 Deadline: District Award of Merit & Y.E.S. Nominations
2 Face to Face Youth Protection
3 District Committee Meeting
5 Commissioners Staff Meeting
19 Recharter Clinic (February Units)
26 NYLT Session 6, Dec 26-31, 2013
27 Winter Camp
27 Venturing Winter Camp
2 Commissioners Staff Meeting
4 University of Scouting
7 District Committee Meeting
9 Cub Scout Roundtable

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