IOLS, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, Oct. 18-19

Registration deadline, Monday, October 14th

Come get your IOLS training done with us in November at 
the Chambersville Tree Farm

Tuesday, October 15th, 7:30 pm IOLS orientation, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney & Fri & Sat, October 18-19, 6 pm Fri to Sat 10 pm at the Chambersville Tree Farm, $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.

Oak Leaf Youth Training, October 18-19

Registration deadline, Monday, October 14th

Come have an awesome time and get trained at our local training for youth by youth at the Chambersville Tree Farm. 

Fri & Sat, October 18-19, 6 pm Fri to 10 pm Sat at 
the Chambersville Tree Farm
. $30 early or $40 late (includes meals)

A youth led, district run, skills and leadership course for the youth leaders of your units.  Adjacent to the IOLS adult training.  Sign up for Oak Leaf here.

Merit Badge Clinic, Saturdays Oct. 19th and Oct. 26th

Come and join us for a Merit Badge Clinic being held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' Lake Forest building on Saturday, October 19th and Saturday, October 26th (both days required) from 8 am to noon.  1020 N. Lake Forest, McKinney, TX (just north of Boyd High School)

Registration will start September 19th and go until October 16th.  Spots will be limited, and first come, first served. Here is a link to the event on meritbadge.info:

LDS Transition Meetings, October 24th an November 19th

This event is for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to learn of ways to stay in Scouting after their church charter is discontinued in January.  It will be held starting at 7 pm at the Bobby Lyle Billy Gamble  Scouting Center, 5600 US Highway 75 South Fairview, TX

You are invited to attend any of the come and go informational sessions in your area.  We will work with you to find the best unit for your family.  

CUB AVIATOR OVERNIGHTER!  November 8-10, 2019

You’re invited to the Circle Ten Council North Metro Service Area’s  Cub Aviator Overnighter. This is a Family Camping event for ALL NEW and current Cub Scouts and their families and/or leaders to experience together. Activities include: BB Guns, Archery, Field Games, Crafts, Campfires and more!

Camp Wisdom
6400 W Red Bird Ln, Dallas, TX 75236
NOVEMBER 8-10, 2019

Can't make this date.  Attend one of the other Service Area's Aviator Overnighters:


SAVE THE DATE! Theme:  "Scouting Vision 2020 - Looking to the Future."

Join us at SMU for the largest one-day training event of the year! You will find classes for new and experienced Scouters in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts and Exploring, as well as Commissioner training. There will also be youth training for Venturers and Explorers.

NYLT-Wood Badge Reunion Dinner, February 1st, 2020

The NYLT-Wood Badge Reunion will take place on Saturday, February 1st, at 4:00 pm.  The Silent Auction begins around 4:00 pm (exact time may change) and dinner @ 6:30 pm based on auction timing.  All events will be at the Leadership Center at Camp Wisdom.  Funds raised from the auction and dinner will go into the NYLT and Wood Badge Scholarship Fund. 

To donate items to be auctioned off, please contact: Aleta Dover at; Aleta.dover@gmail.com or 214.585.3506

Popcorn Sales

Lone Star District Packs and Troops:
If you are looking to sell popcorn at the Walmart on 1721 N. Custer,
please email Michell Crawford at Crawford-clan@sbcglobal.net. Please
include your 3 preferred dates and the times.  We will begin by scheduling
no more than 2 time slots per unit until we are sure everyone that wants a
slot has been able to get one.

Do you know about Scoutbook?

It is the free advancement tracking website and application your unit can use.  Get some details here.

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 132 - Camp Wisdom January 24-26, 2020 and February 7-9, 2020
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.  

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 December 26-31, 2019

Troop Program Planning Chart - Custom for District

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

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. 

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.