Northern Trail District

Y.E.S. Award Deadline Extended

We have extended the deadline for Y.E.S. awards to Wednesday December 13th. This is a hard deadline and nominations after that date will not be accepted. It's quick and easy to submit a nomination. Use the online form found here. Questions: contact the Awards and Recognition Chair Dr. Harry Yankuner,

Combined Roundtables Tuesday December 12, 2017 FUMC

Come one, come all it’s a party. December’s Roundtable is a mixer of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, Venture Scouts and S.T.E.M Scouts. Everyone is invited. We’re going to meet, greet and possibly do some recruiting of Packs by Troops. Meet the leaders, and set up your Webelos visits. Recruiting season is about to open.
There will also be a visual history of Scouting through memorabilia collections. Your invited to bring your collection of patches, art works, vintage uniforms, photos and other things you may want to show. And, if you will, please bring a covered dish of your favorite dessert.
Your take away:

Everyone is invited. Please bring Moms and Dads from your unit. Also, bring parents who have an interest in bringing their sons and daughters into Scouting.

Tuesday, December 12th 7:00 PM, Education building Room 230A
First United Church of Richardson Map Buildings and room locater.

Important End of Year Tasks

First of all, re-charters are due December 31, 2017. Please don't wait until the last minute to complete this task. Help is available, contact Joe Tavares, and he will assist you.

Rosters, please send a roster of your unit to our District Executive Chad Caudle, Just a simple list of members. This helps cross check records and insures accuracy.

Every registered adult much have current youth protection training to complete the annual registration. The training is good for two years. Either the on-line or face-to-face training will meet this requirement. Online training is available here: Face-to-face is being offered this week! See below.

Face to Face Youth Protection

Face to Face Youth Protection Training will be offered on Tuesday, December 12th from 7PM to 8PM. First United Methodist Church, Richardson. Education building Room 227A.
Map Buildings and room locater.
More information and signup form here.

District Awards Banquet

The venue and keynote speaker are now in place! The banquet will be held at the Royal Oaks Country Club, 7915 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231. Our speaker is our new council Scout Executive Sam Thompson. We will honor our hardworking volunteers, hear from our new Scout Executive and have a great meal. Tickets are now available. $25 each or $200 for a table for 8.
More information and ticket sales.

University of Scouting, Saturday, January 6, 2018

Are you a new leader of a troop, pack or den? If so, the University of Scouting is for you. Tons of great training on how to deliver a quality program without having to re-invent all the details. Trust me, others have trod the trail before you and they are anxious to pass on valuable knowledge. There is something for everyone, neophyte and veteran scouters alike.

The University of Scouting offers a wide range of unique adult leader training courses for Cub Scout Leaders, Boy Scout Leaders, Venturing Leaders, Varsity Leaders and Ship Leaders.

More information and course catalog Signup now available on CampMaster.

Philmont or High Adventure Bound?

This training is for both scouts and adults and is a comprehensive introduction or refresher for backpacking. Both classroom training and weekend backpacking trip. Two classes, 7:00PM Thursday February 15, 2018 and Wednesday February 21, 2018. Weekend campout, Weekend of March 2-4,2018. More information and registration.

Wood Badge

Reflecting the best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, the course draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor organizations throughout the country. It builds on the best traditions and experiences of Wood Badge and also draws from a wide range of sources within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest in leadership theory and team development. More information.

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2018

This is the 16 hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases. Read more.

Twilight Camp 2018, June 4-8, 2018

Registration for Twilight Camp is now open! Go to and click on the link for Northern Trail to register. Junior and Adult Staff will also register through the same link. Everyone who registers before January 14, 2018 will receive an extra Day Camp t-shirt for free!

Twilight Camp never disappoints! Your scouts will have a blast and learn more than they realize. Camp will be held at Breckinridge Park. The theme this year is Passport to Adventure. Look for activities based on Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base and the Summit. Make plans to attend. Watch the website and the Twilight Camp Facebook page for updates.

Extra Popcorn For Sale!

Troop 2054 has some unsold popcorn they want to sell:

Available in Dallas / Richardson area
Zafar Mahmood
Cell: 469-422-4635

On the Calendar

Have Something for the Newsletter or Website?

Our newsletter and website reaches 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.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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