Webelos Outdoor Weekend, October 28-30

Webelos Dens, Troops, and Crews this is your chance; Signup for WOW is now available.  Come introduce the Webelos to your units to have some fun and help them make their crossover choices next February.  


Webelos Meet the Troops Night - November 3rd

Webelos come meet the Troops.  Troops come meet the Webelos.  Each Webelos has a big decision to make and they need some help to make it.  They need to pick a troop to join.  Come make it easy to find where they fit for the Boy Scout Round Table on Thursday, November 5th.  To help with that selection we have a Troop Comparison spreadsheet to share.  It is for the McKinney Troops for now.  

See www.lonestardistrict.org/boy-scouts/troopcomparisons

We'll see you on the 5th at 7:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where Round Table is held each month.


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

Some courses are available in the e-Learning section of https://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-Please keep in mind you need Face-to-Face YPT if you plan to attend Winter Camp, Twilight Camp, Webelos Residence Camp or any summer camp in Texas. 

Leader Position-Specific Training
Troop Committee Challenge (only available online)
Den Leader 
Pack Trainer 
Pack Committee
Venturing Adviser
Venturing Committee

Also available online:

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.


Powder Horn Training, Nov 4-6 & 11-13th

The Powder Horn course is designed to help the unit by introducing older youth  (16 and up) and adult leaders to safely conducted outdoor high-adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature.  The course provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead youth through a program of outdoor adventure and is based upon giving participants an exposure to some outdoor / high-adventure activities.  lt is not a certification event.  lt is for any youth or adult interested in experiencing a unit-level high-adventure program.

Sign up now & reserve your spot at circle10.camp-master.com  see their website circleten.org/powder-horn


Melissa Annual Merit Badge Pow Wow, Nov 5th, 19th

The Melissa Annual MB Pow Wow is November 5th and 19th.  Classes start at 8 AM and end at Noon on both days.  
See the attached for more information.

The Web page is meritbadge.info 

Registration started on October 4th.  It ends on November 3rd.  It is a free event and it is based on a first come first served basis.
The "By Invitation" password is not required.  Leave this portion of the registration process blank  When registering it is required to select a class time such as 8 to 10 AM or 10 to 11 Am, etc.  One problem with the registration set up this year is that there are two listings for classes from 8 to 10.  If the class you want does not show up on the time you selected then try the other class time from 8 to 10 AM.  

No food or drinks are allowed in the church and the scouts should wear their scout shirt.


IOLS, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, Nov 8, 11-12, 2016

Come get your IOLS training done with us in November at Myers Park. 

Tue, November 11th, 7:30 pm IOLS orientation, at the LDS church, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney & Fri & Sat, November 11th & 12th, 6 pm Fri to Sat 10 pm at Myers Park, $30 early or $40 late (includes meals)

Needed by Troop SM, Team Coaches, and strongly suggested for Crew Advisors and assistants. Sign up for IOLS here.


Oak Leaf Youth Training - November 11-12

Come have an awesome time and get trained at our local training for youth by youth at the beginning of November at Myers Park. 

Fri & Sat, November 11th & 12th, 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.  Adjacent to the IOLS adult training. Sign up for Oak Leaf here.

Archery Merit Badge, Monday, November 21st

Terry Witt is holding an Archery Merit Badge Class November 21st, 2016 from 6 to 9pm at the McKinney Range.  The scouts can register by sending an e-mail to TerryWitt2@att.net.  The Cost is $25.


Order of the Arrow Winter Camp Staff

If you are 14 years old and dues paying, sash wearing, flap toting member of our lodge consider this your official invitation to apply for a position on the 2016 Winter Camp Staff.  Registration through this portal does not guarantee your position on winter camp staff, but you can’t be on the staff if you don’t apply.  We have a limited number of staff positions available so sign up today!

The deadline for signing up will be November 30 at midnight because all staff are required to attend the December ordeal for winter camp staff training.

Click HERE to apply today!


Archery Classes every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30pm
Terry and Amy Witt, USA Archery Level III NTS Coaches, will be holding archery classes every Tuesday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Texas Archery Academy's McKinney Range.  Each session will cost $10 with all equipment being provided by Texas Archery Academy.  These archery classes are for scouters, scouts and their siblings 10 years of age and older.  The main goals of these class is to teach beginning archers how to successfully participate in the sport of archery as a lifetime sport and to compete in various local Texas Field Archery Association (TFAA), Texas State Archery Association (TSAA), and Texas Archery Academy Indoor League (TAIL) archery tournaments.  Our other goals will be how to choose your archery equipment (bow, arrows, quiver, etc..), how to maintain your archery equipment and to form a Boy Scout Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Team to participate in these tournaments.  For additional information please contact TerryWitt2@att.net