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Sunday March 18, 2018

Northern Trail District

Camporee, Friday-Sunday, March 23-25, 2018
Camp James Ray, Sign up Today!

Camporee is this coming weekend. There is still time to sign up and participate. Online registration ends Wednesday evening. Check is a breeze if you register and pay in advance. Register online here and pay online here., $10 a head in advance and $20 at camp. Do the math!

It would not be Camporee without just a little chance of rain, so be prepared!

Camporees are always great fun for both scouts and adults! Leaders Guide Come out and enjoy a great activity at a great camp. More information

Venturing Rendezvous, Friday-Sunday, March 23-25, 2018

This coming weekend at Camp Wisdom. Activities: Archery, Canoeing, Shooting Sports, Kayaking, Tomahawks & Knives, Paddle Boards, Low COPE, Rock Climbing, Volleyball, Police & Fire Professional Activities & much more! flyer.
Location: Camp Wisdom. Register on CampMaster. Any youth, male or female, who are 14 years old or older. More information and registration.

Oak Leaf Junior Leader Training April 7-8, 2018, Camp Wisdom

Sign up today!
Oak Leaf is a junior leader experience designed to supplement Troop level training and prepare Scouts for NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training).

It is for Boy Scout youth, First Class Rank or above who will be serving in a leadership capacity within their Troop. Minimum age is 12 years old at time of course. Registration now available.

Scoutmaster/Assistant Leader Specific Training, March 21, 28, 2018

This training will begins this week on Wednesday evening. Unit leaders, send your scout parents to this training. They will enjoy it and help you deliver a better program. Register today! Boy Scout Leader Specific is a two evening course which will explain in detail how scouting works from meetings, patrols, boy leadership, safety and camping. This course is for all adults including parents, committee members and front line leaders. This class meets on two Wednesday evenings, March 21 and March 28th.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training, April 7-8, 2018

This is the companion course for Scoutmaster/Assistant Leader Specific Training. This course builds on the material with a hands on actual campout where you experience a campout just as the scouts do. You will learn by doing at the direction of an experienced leadership team. Advance registration and preparation is required. The event will be held Saturday-Sunday April 7,8 at Camp Wisdom. More information and registration. Did I mention that there will be no scouts present and it's a lot of fun?

Mandatory Updated Adult Youth Protection Training

The Boy Scouts of America's new updated Youth Protection Training is mandatory for all registered adult leaders in all BSA programs. This is in ADDITION to Face-to-Face training which is still required for day camp, summer camp and winter camp.

By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training. Please see the Quick Facts for more detailed information.

The new updated online Youth Protection Training does not replace the current Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training to be compliant with Title 25, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 265, Subchapter B, Texas Youth Camps Safety and Health.
If you have any questions please contact:
Circle Ten Council Program Director, Karen Thunert
Circle Ten Council YPT Champion, Kresha Alvarado

This does not replace F2F, but is in addition to F2F if that is the only training you receive for YPT. As you know, F2F is required for any long-term camp (more than 72 hours).

In addition, Adult Volunteers now must have this YPT, along with the other Leader-Specific Training for their role in order to qualify for the Trained designation.

BALOO,  Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Saturday April 21, 8:30am - 2:30pm

BALOO training is an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program. This is required leader training for Cub Scout outdoor activities. This training will equip you with the information you need for safe, enjoyable and successful outdoor activities. Sign up Today! More information and registration..

Arapaho Chapter Meeting Tuesday 3/20/2018 (Moved.)

Due to spring break, the meetings has been moved to the following Tuesday. First United Methodist Church, Richardson Map
503 N. Central Expressway
Richardson, Texas

Trailer For Sale

Pack 751 needs to buy a larger trailer and wants to sell the one they have. Check it out here. They are willing to deal if it goes to another scout unit. Contact John Byrd | Pack 751 214-684-5493 if you are interested.

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2018

High adventure treks require this training. As the year progresses these classes will fill up. Don't wait until the last minute to try and find training. This is the 16 hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases. Read more.

Camp Cards

Camp Card sales for Tom Thumb/Albertson start soon. Please make sure you are signed up to sell at booth sales, but do not forget the good old fashion of selling via your network of family, friends, neighbors, and scout leaders. Make sure that every time a scout sells 25 cards, they are entered into the weekly drawing. Each 25 gets a new entrance. Good Luck and keep selling! May 11th is last day to turn in money and unsold camp cards to the scout offices.
Deborah DiStasi,, 972-644-4225

Circle Ten Council Annual Recognition Banquet - April 5, 2018

The banquet is a few weeks away. Has your Eagle Scout RSVP’d? Are you considering attending to support friends and District Committee Members who are receiving the Silver Beaver Award? The deadline to register for the Council Banquet is March 18th! Follow this link to a flyer you can use to share with your units. More information and how to purchase tickets.

(Update 3/20/18) Deadline Extended to March 25th ... Updated Flyer

Wood Badge

Have you been considering taking Wood Badge but procrastinating signing up? Perhaps now is the time! Go to to see what courses are available. Wood Badge 125 begins April 6, 2018, but there are still spots available! And who knows, maybe I will see you on WB 128 January 2019, where I will be serving as Mentor alongside Steve Bartholomew, the Course Director. Leigh Anne LeBlanc

Friends of Scouting

Like keeping your car fueled up, funding of the scouting program in Circle Ten is a constant challenge. We like having the ability to get around and the benefits of scouting make funding it something we have to do. If you've already made a pledge this year, Thank You. If you have not, there is an easy way to do it online. Just go to and click the Donate button. When you get to the donation screen, be sure and identify your gift in the "Note" field. For example "Northern Trail Troop 9999." Scouting works because of you!

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.

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.

Circle Ten Xperience 2018 (CTX2), Registration is now open !

NEW for CTX2, camping spots will be allocated on a first registered, first served basis. Meaning, the earlier you register for CTX2, the closer your unit’s camping location will be to the action. The price for all who register online before October 21, 2018 (Campers or Day Visitors), will be $25. Included in your $25 cost is your admittance, all activities, and a patch. Children 4 and under are free! Most importantly, your fee will grant you a fun filled weekend of Scouting fellowship and activities with your units and families. The Midway is a great opportunity for your Pack, Troop or Crew to work together and showcase an activity for CTX2. Registration for staff and participants on CampMaster now available. More information. Follow this “link” for a flyer you can share with your units!

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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