Current Newsletter

Current Newsletter

Sunday November 18, 2018

Northern Trail District

On the Calendar

Silver Beaver Deadline Extended to November 21st, 2018

The deadline for Silver Beaver nominations has been extended. Please don't delay your nomination. Please send questions and nomination forms to Awards Chairman Dr. Harry Yankuner The nomination form may be found here.. This is a "fillable" form you can download, fill out, save and email to Dr. Yankuner. More information

Adult Recognition, Nomination Deadline December 1st, 2018

Scouting is possible only because of the tireless work of countless volunteers in our units and district. It's time to recognize these hard working individuals. Send questions and nominations to Awards Chairman Dr. Harry Yankuner More information and nomination forms may be found here. These individuals will be recognized at the District Awards Banquet in January.

Northern Trail District Awards Dinner

Save the Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Royal Oaks Country Club, 7915 Greenville Ave, Dallas. Check in 6:30 Dinner at 7PM. More information coming soon. 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 More information.

Roundtables FUMC, 7:00 Thursday December 13, 2018

Roundtables are for leaders and parents alike. These events are designed to help you implement a better program. Meet people from other units and pick up some great tips.

Roundtable will be held at First United Methodist Church on Thursday December 13th at 7:00PM, in the Education building, Room 230. Map

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

Merit Badge University - December 1, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pm

Need a merit badge or two? Come to the Circle Ten Merit Badge University at Camp Wisdom. Flyer with more information. Space is limited, so register NOW on Campmaster. Cost: $20

Youth Protection Training This means you!

Re-charter time is coming soon and the process can't be completed until the adults in your unit have up-to-date youth protection training. Make sure everyone is current. Good for two years. More information

Hazardous Weather Training

All direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. Good for two years. More information

Wilderness First Aid classes for 2018-2019

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 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

Popcorn Information

The District Popcorn Exchange. is available. Take order pickup Saturday December 1st. Final payments due December 13th. Contact Tim McConville, District Popcorn Chair, at for assistance. More information here.

Camporee, March 22-24, 2019

Time to start planning for Camporee at Camp Constantin Map

Twilight Camp, June 3-7, 2019

Help Wanted: Planning for next summer's Twilight Camp is well under way. There are several significant positions that need to be filled. For more information, please contact Hank Voegtle at 214-769-5040 or

University of Scouting, Saturday January 5,2019

The University of Scouting is a great learning opportunity. This year everyone will participate in a morning session dedicated to the changes to the program and an opportunity to ask questions. It will be held at Southern Methodist University. Registration is now open! More information

Wood Badge

Have you been considering taking Wood Badge but procrastinating signing up? Perhaps now is the time! The next available course is: Wood Badge 128 - Camp Wisdom January 25-27, 2019 and February 8-10, 2019 Should this course not work for you, please visit to see all available courses.

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Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Communications Committee

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