Northern Trail District

Seasons Greetings and Farewell


I hope everyone is having a good December thus far and everyone is getting ready for the holidays. I am writing this email to you today for two reasons. The first one is on a more personal note. I have been offered and have accepted a job offer from the Lewisville TX Police Department as a Police Officer. I am going to be entering into the Police Academy on the 5th of January. So I will be stepping down as your District Executive for Northern Trail. My last official day will be Tuesday the 23rd of December. I applied to this position back in February so it was kind of a shock when they finally called me. I know I have not had the opportunity to meet most of you but I know you are out there doing great things for the Boy Scouts. I wanted to thank everyone for welcoming me in with open arms even though I was brand new at this. It really made my life easier. It was an honor to work for the best District in Circle Ten Council. My Field Director and Boss Mr. Michael Hunt is working very hard to find my replacement. In the meantime if you need anything feel free to contact Mr. Hunt via email ( or phone (214)-902-6743. He will be readily available to help in any way he can.

The second reason of this email is I wanted to wish you and your families a very Happy Holiday Season. You have all done so well in 2014 and I know you will do great things in 2015. Thanks for all that you do and keep up the good work!

Matthew Fortuna | District Executive

Circle Ten Council
Northern Trail District

8605 Harry Hines Blvd.  
Dallas, Texas 75235
Phone 214.902.6743
Cell: 603-531-0142

University of Scouting 1/3/2015

The University of Scouting is an adult leader's learning adventure! Please note that you must "log onto" the camp master system to actually select classes, but you can pay without logging on. Be sure you do both, pay and select your classes. 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. Several sessions are being taught by Northern Trail Scouters including Geocaching to Promote Scouting (GEN601, 2 hours, 8:00 AM). Course Catalog
More information.

Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D. to Speak at Awards Banquet

Save the date! Our annual awards banquet will be held on Thursday January 29th at 6:00PM at the Cross Creek Ranch. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, MD of the Cooper Aerobics Center. Tickets available NOW.
More information..

Courts of Honor and Blue and Gold Banquets

Take a look at your unit calendar and arrange for a volunteer presenter to explain why and how scouting is funded. Provide the date and time here and someone will contact you to confirm.

Wood Badge Reunion Saturday, 2015, January 31 - 5:30pm

Do not bring a dish, just bring yourself and enjoy the excitement of Wood Badge and the company of your friends. Dinner will be Bar-b-que. Please register via Campmaster on Circle Ten’s website to help us get an accurate head count but you may also pay at the door.

Camporee March 20-22, 2014

Camporee organizers want to tell you about the event in person! Schedule a time On-Line today. Watch for updates on our website:

Wilderness First Aid The ECSI Wilderness First Aid courses will be offered 3 times before summer. The is the course designed by Philmont and is accepted by all BSA High Adventures Bases.
Dates: Jan 9-11, Mar 27-29, and Apr 24-26 Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Wood Badge Training

Looking for advanced leadership training which will help you both in and outside of scouting? Checkout Woodbadge. Several courses are coming up in the new year. More information:

Much more on the website.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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