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December 23, 2012
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12/27 - 12/31 Thur-Mon Boy Scout Winter Camp
12/27 - 12/31 Thur-Mon Venturing Winter Camp
1/2 Wednesday District Committee Meeting Date change
1/3 Thursday Unit Commissioners Staff Meeting Location Change
1/5 Saturday University of Scouting Great Training & Fun
1/8 Tuesday Boy Scout Roundtable
1/8 Tuesday Arapaho Chapter Meeting

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Meeting Changes -- Both the January District Committee meeting and the Commissioners meeting have been changed. The District committee date and room have changed and the Commissioner meeting location is TBD. Watch the website for updates.

Friends of Scouting Presentations -- Unit leaders, please take a moment and schedule a time for your unit's FOS presentation. On-line form. This will help tremendously in the process of scheduling volunteer FOS presenters. A court of honor or a Blue and Gold banquet is a good time.

Fall Unit Inventory -- Unit leaders, it's time to submit an inventory of your unit roster. Please complete ASAP. More information

Scouting for Food -- Coming in February, 2/9/13 Bags out and 2/16/13 Food pickup. Units that wish to participate in Scouting for Food in February, please have an appropriate representative for the Unit contact Dan Bruce at and indicate your unit's desire to participate. With the holidays, the pantry shelves will be empty and they depend on the scouts to help restock.

Opportunity to earn Webelos activity pins at Troop 444 campout -- Jan. 11 - 13, 2013, or just for the day: Jan. 12. Troop 444 is organizing a day of activities & fun for Webelos at our Buck Ridge Blast Campout. Join us for the day or for the whole campout. Webelos will have the opportunity to earn 3 activity pins. More Information

Northern Trail District Awards Banquet -- January 27, 2013, 4:30PM. Purchase your tickets online today. This will be our first ever Northern Trail District Banquet. More information.

Public Awareness -- Northern Trail District's Marketing & Public Awareness Chair is Marjie Price. Her role is to help promote the District within the community. If you have stories about your unit's activities, such as service projects, Eagle projects, and other scout successes, she wants to help you get these items featured in the local media. Marjie can be reached at

Centennial Items -- The new book "Where Character is Caught" and Centennial Council Council Strips may now be pre-ordered. Order Online Bulk /Mail in order form here.

Popcorn Exchange -- Still available! more information. If you have ads which should be pulled or updated, please let the webmaster know.

Eagle Candidates -- Need some help with your project? Check out the "Lowe's National Eagle Scout Project Impact grant." Read more.

Attention Scouts -- Recruit your friends, earn a cool patch. Learn more

Need an Eagle Required Merit Badge? -- The Arapaho Chapter is sponsoring a Merit Badge Day. Saturday 1/26/2013 Space is limited, sign up today! More information

Venturing Rendezvous 2013 -- Friday 12 April 2013 - Sunday 14 April 2013, most activities on Saturday April 13th. All Venturing and Venturing age units. More information.

Upcoming Training

University of Scouting Saturday, January 5, 2013 SMU. More information.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid Two weekends, 2/8-10/2013 & 2/15-17/2013. Serious 40 hour course, you will be much better prepared for emergencies far from outside help after taking this course. More Information

Back Country Advanced Training -- Classroom Training 2/21/13 and 2/28/13, Campout 3/1/13 - 3/3/13, More information.

Woodbadge Courses Advanced training for scout leaders. A life changing experience. More Information

Save the Dates

OA Lodge 75th Anniversary Awards Dinner -- January 13,2013. More information. Event Flyer.

Website and Newsletter

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