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University of Scouting, January 21st



Registration is now available for the University of Scouting.  Come learn things you would love to add to your program.  The University of Scouting is a day of classes you get to pick that will help you do a better job in whatever position you hold.  It is held at SMU with lunch provided.  Set aside the day and register now.


Get more information herehttp://circleten.org/university-scouting

Register here:  https://circle10.camp-master.com/






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District Committee Training, January 24th

Calling all members of the District Committee including all Charter Organization Representatives (you are district committee members too). We are holding a District Committee Training Workshop on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30 pm. Bring $3 each for Pizza and let us know you are coming by signing up below so we have enough then come and learn how the district committee is supposed to operate. It will be held at the LDS building we hold Round Table at; 2801 Eldorado Parkway in McKinney.

Sign up here.


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Camp Card Kickoff, Thursday, February 9th


There will be a Council Camp Card Kickoff this year on Februrary 9th at 7:00PM that at least one person from each unit should attend. There are some changes to the camp cards this year that everyone should be made aware of.

To signup to sell camp cards, please go to



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Scouting For Food Collection, Saturday, February 11th

Does your Pack, Troop, Team, or Crew have your bags and route for Scouting for Food? Come and pick up your bags at Round Table on Thursday, February 2nd from our District Executive Tim Mason. Collection day is Saturday, February 11th. Units can start collecting in the morning but need to have it turned into the food pantry before 2 pm. 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:

www.lonestardistrict.org/sff

McKinney Order of the Arrow we need your help at the food pantry.




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Order of the Arrow Elections, now until March 31st

Troops and Teams it is time to sign up for Order of the Arrow Elections.  All elections must be held by 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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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: 
www.lonestarditrict.org/cub-scouts/advancement-modification




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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
- 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.

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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