Current Newsletter

Current Newsletter

Sunday January 13, 2019

Northern Trail District

On the Calendar

Northern Trail District Awards Dinner

Time to buy your tickets. The event will be held Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Royal Oaks Country Club, 7915 Greenville Ave, Dallas. Check in 6:30 Dinner at 7PM. Our speaker will be Dr. Jeannie Stone, Ed.D., Superintendent of RISD. Scott Thompson is preparing a year in review slide show and requests that units send about a dozen of their best photos from district events to him to include in program. Send these photos to Tickets available for purchase. Read more

Friends of Scouting (FOS)

Unit Leaders, please schedule a FOS presentation at your next court of honor or Blue and Gold. A volunteer will come and make a short presentation. Contact Marie. Baert

Scouts BSA: Girl Troop Information Session on 1/14/19

New BSA Girls' Troop forming now and starting in February at Arapaho United Methodist Church (AUMC is located at the intersection of Arapaho & Coit).

Do you have a girl aged 11-18 years old (or who has completed 5th grade) who might be interested in joining Boy Scouts of America? I don't have to tell this audience that it’s a great program that teaches leadership skills in an outdoor setting with lots of camping and high adventure.

Please join Troop 444 on Monday, January 14th at 7PM for an information session or send Kyle Donovan an email at

Scouting For Food 2019

Plan to participate in this vital annual activity. Scouting for food is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate scouting values. Saturday February 16th, 2019 put out bags, pickup food Saturday February 23, 2019. Please select your areas and plan to participate and let’s make this the biggest SFF haul ever! More information and area maps.

Hunter Miller SFF Chair Northern Trail District

Scout Sunday Patches

Hank Voegtle has 100 Scout Sunday 2019 patches available on a first come, first served basis. These patches are issued annually by the National Association of United Methodist Scouters and the 2019 issue reflects the recent changes to the program. Please contact Hank at 214-769-5040 or to request these patches. Photo of patch

Circle Ten Council Annual Recognition Banquet – March 28, 2019

Congratulations to all the Northern Trail Scouts who earned their Eagle Scout rank in 2018! What a wonderful accomplishment! Parents, are you aware that Circle Ten Council honors all the previous year's Eagle Scouts at the annual banquet, and that their attendance is complimentary, for them and their Scout Master? When they receive their invitation in the mail, please RSVP and make plans to attend. They will be recognized with the whole Bobby Lyle 2018 Class of Eagles, as well as be included in the group photo that will hang in the Murchison Scouting Center and receive a special commemorative Council Strip Patch. Eagles must attend to receive the patch.

In addition, 24 deserving Scouters will be recognized with the Silver Beaver Award, as well as many other deserving Scouts and Scouters for their efforts and dedication. Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our Council! Registration will open shortly. More information.

Twilight Camp

Twilight camp is one of the highlights of a Cub Scout’s year. This year Cub Scout membership has increased and the need for staff will be much greater. This is your opportunity help us build the staff for Twilight Camp. As an adult leader you’ve probably had a chance to work with someone you think would be a great staff member. If you know of such a person, please email their name and contact information to Hank Voegtle at All submissions will be kept confidential!

Wood Badge

Now is the time to make a New Year's resolution to get your Wood Badge Beads. This is advanced leadership training which will help you in and out of scouting. Here is a brand new brochure which describes the program: Check out available courses here:

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2019


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

Contact: Mike Reisinger, 972-907-8949.

Range Safety Officer Certification

If you are interested in becoming an NRA Certified Instructor or Range Safety Officer to run shooting sports, the council holds instructor courses on a regular basis. More information:

powder hornPowder Horn April 5-7, 2019 and April 12-14, 2019

Powder Horn is a High Adventure Program Resource Course - It's purpose is to expose participants to many outdoor/high adventure activities. Participants are also exposed to the resources necessary to operate a successful High Adventure Program. Continue Reading

Camporee, March 22-24, 2019

Time to start planning for Camporee at Camp Constantin Map

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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