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Scouting For Food Collection, Saturday, February 23rd

Does your Pack, Troop, or Crew have your bags and route for Scouting for Food? Come and pick up your bags and reserve your route at Round Table on Thursday, February 7th. The final collection day is Saturday, February 23rd. Units can start collecting any Saturday in February or specifically the 16th or most commonly in the morning on the 23rd but need to have it turned into the food pantry before 2 pm on the 23rd. When food is dropped off at the pantry the food will be counted. Each unit then needs to submit your results by 2 pm. See the routes as they now stand, see where to submit your result information, and more details at:


McKinney Order of the Arrow we need your help at the food pantry.  This is a great way to get your 8 hours of service for a single organization for Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.  Collect with your unit and serve at the pantry.


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District Crossover, March 3, 2019

Please set aside Sunday, March 3rd at 3 pm for the District Crossover brought to you by the Lone Star District Wicahpi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow.  All Webelos 2’s are invited to “Crossover”  in this group setting.  ALL scouts and scouters are invited to come out and watch for FREE.  It is $5 per Webelos to participate and they will each receive a totem made by the Order of the Arrow.  Important things to remember are 1) be sure to sign up so the OA knows how many totems to make and 2) be sure if you have selected a unit, you have notified them as well.  Scouts are welcome to participate even if they have not chosen a unit yet.  There will be some great photo opps… so bring your cameras!  Sign up AND PAY ONLINE here by group or individually:



Be sure and sign up online by February 25th so we know you are coming and so we'll have enough totems.


There will also be a Brotherhood Ceremony in the same location.  Anyone that completed their ordeal 10 months ago or more, are eligible to complete their Brotherhood Walk.  Participants should arrive by 12:30 pm and the walk will be completed by 2:30.  Cost is $20, paid at the walk, to cover the price of the sash.  Sign up by February  25th below:


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Camporee and Twilight Camp Planning Mtgs, Mar 7th, 6:45 pm
Troops please send an adult as well as a youth who needs leadership to come and help plan the district Camporee before Roundtable.  We want the youth who needs to learn how to be a leader, not necessarily the ones who already are.

Packs, we need every unit to come and help plan Twilight Camp before Roundtable.  Every unit should be represented.  We need you there.

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BSA Archery/BB Gun Rangemaster

Saturday, 9 March 2019 at 8:00am
Location: Camp Wisdom
Cost: $50.00 USD

This is actually two classes in one day at the same time and these are council level certifications.  End time varies as it depends on how many take the class and how quickly they can cover the material, but they are generally done by 5 or 6pm. 

Complete calendar and online registration at link below:


More details on BBgun in general:  www.c10shootingsports.org/BBG-AirRifle

More details on Archery in general:  www.c10shootingsports.org/Archery

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Troop Program Planning Chart - Custom for District

Care for a custom made Program Planning Chart for your Troop?  Try ours:


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Order of the Arrow Elections, now until March 31st

It is time to sign up for Order of the Arrow Elections.  Beginning February 1st, 2019 Crews and Ships can do elections.  Your Troop, Crew, or Ship must have its OA election before March 31st.  Sign up now to get the date that works best for your unit.

http://www.lonestardistrict.org/order-of-the-arrow/unit-election-signup

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IOLS, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, April 5-6
  
Registration deadline, Monday, April 1st

Come get your IOLS training done with us in April. 

 Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:30 pm IOLS orientation, at the LDS church, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney & Fri & Sat, April 5-6, 6 pm Fri to Sat 10 pm at Camp Wisdom, $30 early or $40 late (includes meals)

 Needed by Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters and strongly suggested for Crew Advisors and assistants.  Sign up for IOLS here.

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Oak Leaf Youth Training, April 5-6

Registration deadline, Monday, April 1st

Come have an awesome time and get trained at our local training for youth by youth at TBD. 
Fri & Sat, April 5-6 6 pm Fri to 10 pm Sat at Myers Park. $30 early or $40 late (includes meals)

 A boy led, district run, skills and leadership course for the boy leaders of your units.  

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Lone Star Twilight Camp @ Meyers Park June 3rd-7th

Early Bird Fee is $70. After April 15th $90.

Any questions?  See Toni & Gloria

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Have extra slots on your upcoming High Adventure?  

Troops 293 and 406 do. Interested?  See theirs or submit yours at 


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Wood Badge

Hurry, it is not too late to get into one of the courses this year.

For all leaders; Packs, Troops, and Crews.  A premier training.  It makes good leaders better and better leaders great!

Wood Badge 128 - Camp Wisdom Jan. 25-27, 2019 and Feb. 8-10, 2019
Course Director: Stephen Bartholomew

Wood Badge 129 - Camp Wisdom March 29-31, 2019 and April 12-14, 2019
Course Director: Rebel Rowlette

Wood Badge 130 - Philmont Training Center August 11-17, 2019
Course Director: Bobby Higginbotham

Wood Badge 131 - Camp Wisdom Sept., 12-14, 2019 and Sept. 26-28, 2019
Course Director: Brenda Fee

Wood Badge 132 - Camp Wisdom January 24-26, 2020 and February 7-9, 2019
Course Director: Kevin Harrison

We have a number of Scouters from our district who have participated or staffed.  We would love to collect and share why you would recommend the course to others.  

Submit recommendations here.  


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National Youth Leadership Training

After your youth leaders have completed Oak Leaf, the next training step is National Youth Leadership Training. NYLT is an intense, 5 1/2 day, outdoor leadership training experience for Troop, Team, Crew and Ship youth leaders. The course goal is to prepare young men and women to become superior leaders in their local units and in the future.

All courses will be at Camp James Ray. For more information and to register, go to circleten.org/nylt.

Session 6, Dec. 26-31, 2018
Session 1 March 10-15, 2019
Session 2 March 11-16, 2019
Session 3 July 15-20, 2019
Session 4 July 16-21, 2019
Session 5 July 22-27, 2019
Session 6 December 26-31, 2019

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Questions about Advancement or Awards?

If anyone has questions about advancement or awards for Cubs, Troops or Crews, our district advancement committee can help. We are here to present Life to Eagle information, merit badge counselor training, help with tracking advancement, present information about the religious emblems and other awards. You can email Michell Crawford, district advancement chair, at advancement@lonestardistrict.org to get you connected with the right person to help. 

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Couldn't Attend Training? Check Out BSA's Online Training!

Some courses are available in the e-Learning section of my.scouting.org/   A login is required, but you may create a user account and view the courses. Registered BSA members may provide their member numbers as part of the user profile to receive training credit.

Youth Protection Training
- If you plan to attend Winter Camp, Twilight Camp, Webelos Residence Camp or any summer camp in Texas and to be a registered leader. 

Leader Position-Specific Training
- Den Leader, Cubmaster,  Pack Trainer, Pack Committee, Scoutmaster, Venturing Adviser, and Venturing, and Troop Committee

Supplemental Training
- Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Weather Hazards, Climb On Safely, Trek Safely 

Every Scout deserves a trained leader so take advantage of the online courses to help make your program safe and effective.