Northern Trail District

On the Calendar

Adult Recognition

On January 23 at the District Awards Banquet, we will recognize volunteers who have made the extra effort to make scouting possible in our units and the district. Your assistance is needed to nominate these individuals for recognition. Please take the time to nominate someone from your unit.
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.  Then plan to come to the dinner and help us recognize their contributions.  

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.

More information and nomination forms may be found here. Questions to: Dr. Harry Yankuner

Re-charter Time

It is recharter time for every unit in Northern Trail District because every unit’s charter expires on December 31. Once a unit’s charter expires, the unit loses BSA insurance coverage and scouts’ advancement cannot submitted, among other things.

So how does a unit recharter? First, this is something that needs one person to oversee the process. Next, using the code and link that was sent to your unit log into the website, register and proceed to review your unit roster for both youth and adults. 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!

Keep 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. The dinner will be held at same location as last year; the Royal Oaks Country Club.  The price will be the same as last year, $25 per person. 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.

Website Problems

If you find a bad link, please let us know so we can fix it.

Have Something for the Newsletter or Website?

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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