Northern Trail District

On the Calendar

Adult Recognition

We have only a few nominations and should have many more. Please take the time to nominate someone from your unit. 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.

Every unit should have at least one nominee 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 bring them 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

Today is December 1st. As as of Wednesday, November 27, only 15 units of the 53 units in our district that will be re-chartering I have begun the process according to counsel records. Only one of those units has progressed to the point of submitting their recharter. (congratulations Troop 707!).

This means that there are 38 units that have not begun the recharter process. Remember that all unit charters expire on December 31st. If your unit is one of those that has not begun the recharter process it needs to do so immediately. Remember, that as we get closer to the December 31 deadline the Internet will be crowded with units around the country trying to complete their recharter. Thus it is crucial to get this done early. In addition, there are signatures that your unit will need to obtain and those may be difficult to get after schools break for the holidays.

If you’ve got any questions please contact your unit commissioner or me.
Hank Voegtle More information may be found here.

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!

Last day to sell is tomorrow 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.

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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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