Melissa Annual Merit Badge Pow Wow, Oct 28th & Nov 11th

The Melissa Annual MB Pow Wow is October 28th and November 11th.  Classes start at 8 AM and end at Noon on both days.  

Register and get details at meritbadge.info    See their flier here.

Registration ends on October 25th.  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 3-4, 2017

Registration deadline, Monday, Oct. 30th

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

Monday, October 30th, 7:30 pm IOLS orientation, at the LDS church, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney & Fri & Sat, November 3rd & 4th, 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 3-4

Registration deadline, Monday, Oct. 30th

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 3rd & 4th, 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.


Webelos Adventure Time, Sat., November 11th

On November 11th, Troop 406 invites all Webelos dens to our "Webelos Adventure Time".  We are working out which Adventures we will present but they will be based on your input from Webelos Outdoor Weekend.  The event is located at Erwin Park in McKinney across the street from the Hill Top Pavilion from 9AM until noon.  There is no fee for this event, just bring a water bottle!


Meet The Troops Night, Thursday, December 7th

All Troops are invited to set up a table on Thursday, December 7th at 7:30PM.  This will be the Boy Scout Round Table for December. Webelos and parents are invited to attend to find out about Troops in the Lone Star District. We will be at the LDS building; 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070.  Please RSVP to Toni Taylor toni@taylorinet.com. We look forward to seeing you all then!


Award Nominations

Our annual awards dinner is just around the corner and we need to know who it is that makes your unit and our district SPECIAL!  It is time to nominate the Scouters in our district that do such a great job providing a quality program for the youth in our area.   Nobody knows who does a better job than you.  Please take a moment to nominate them.  The awards will be presented at the district dinner on January 13th.   The awards are:

   1 - The Unit Spark Plug Award (Every unit should submit one of these.)

   2 - The Unit or District Scouting Family Award

   3 - The Unit or District Rising Star Award

   4 - The District Silver Star Award

   5 - The District Award of Merit

Get award details and nominate them here:  Award Link

Let them know how much you really do care!  The nomination deadline will be Friday, January 5th.  Please get them in quickly.


Wood Badge
Hurry, it is not too late to get into one of the remaining courses of 2017.

For all leade
rs; Pack, Troop, Teams, and Crews.  A premier training.  It makes good leaders better and better leaders great! See all of their websites at circleten.org/wood-badge

Wood Badge 124 - Camp Wisdom January 26-28, 2018 and February 9-11, 2018

Wood Badge 125-Camp Wisdom, April 6-8 and April 20-22, 2018
Wood Badge 126-Philmont Training Center, Aug. 12-18, 2018
Wood Badge 127-Camp Wisdom, Sept. 13-15 and Sept. 27-29, 2018
Wood Badge 128-Camp Wisdom, Jan. 25-27 and Feb. 8-10, 2019


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, 2017
Session 1, March 11-16, 2018
Session 2, March 12-17, 2018
Session 3, July 16-21, 2018
Session 4, July 17-22, 2018
Session 5, July 23-28, 2018
Session 6, Dec. 26-31, 2018


Cub Scout Advancement Modification

The BSA announces modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders, and Cubmasters.

See the announcement and details here: 


Couldn't Attend 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
- Den Leader, Cubmaster,  Pack Trainer, Pack Committee, Venturing Adviser, and Venturing, Varsity, 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.


Archery for Scouts Troops

If you would like to arrange for your scout troop to shoot archery at Texas Archery Academy - McKinney Range you can contact Terry Witt at TerryWitt2@Att.net or Amy Witt at AmyWitt2@Att.net for more information.