Order of the Arrow Elections, Dec 1st 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.



Roundtable, Thursday, April 5th

Mark your calendar now for the Boy Scout side of April Roundtable on April 5! We will be having a presentation on ScoutBook and ScoutBook Lite that was made for the council advancement committee. Are you new to ScoutBook and need some help? Bob can answer your questions! Is your unit on the fence about moving to ScoutBook? Bob will be detailing how ScoutBook interacts with council databases to keep advancement current and accurate. Can’t print the report you want? Bob can help.

Roundtable is for all registered leaders, volunteers and parents. This is a great session to attend if you are the committee chair, advancement chair, merit badge counselor or any parent wanting more information about ScoutBook.


Wood Badge 125, April 6-8 and April 20-22, 2018

Districts, Units, You, and our Youth Benefit with Wood Badge Trained Adults!

Wood Badge is for You, Those You Know and Those You Want to Know!
All of us understand how critical proper training is for adult leaders and many of you have already taken part in many of the opportunities available at the District and Council levels. We are a better because of it, and our youth have benefitted from your commitment - thank you.

Please take a moment to review the Wood Badge opportunities listed below and consider attending or reaching out to others in your Scouting circles to attend this world-class program. It matters not that you're a District or Unit Leader, new or experienced, or just someone who wants to improve their skills. What does matter is your desire to become more effective so our Districts may operate more efficiently and our youth, which we all serve, can become better Scouts and citizens.
Why Attend
Regardless of which course you attend, you will take part in an outstanding program which emphasizes leadership development and working with others as individuals and groups.  This is less about camping, hiking and outdoor skills than it is about a world-class program which helps adult leaders find out the best about themselves. They learn to find the best in others and acquire the skills and techniques to make it happen. The course draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor organizations throughout the country.  This is exactly what we need to make our adult leaders more effective!
The only prerequisites to take Wood Badge is that you have completed training specific to your registered adult leadership position, Youth Protection Training, and have a desire to improve scouting.  There is no specific time in any position required, nor are camping skills.  Veteran leaders are strongly encouraged to attend to serve as role models in their unit for those new to Scouting.
TOP TEN Reasons to attend!
10. It is the best full immersion course you will ever take
9. You will learn about all the different Scouting programs
8. You will get away from the world and into nature for a few days
7. You will learn Leadership and Teamwork skills
6. You will learn methods and techniques that will improve your Scouting activities
5. You will learn things that will make a positive difference in the rest of your life
4. You will meet a lot of fellow Scouters that will become friends – lifelong friends
3. You will have trained, caring, and supportive Instructors
2. You will learn more about yourself
1. It is a lot of fun and a great way to re-charge your Scouting batteries! (I promise)
Information on upcoming Wood Badge courses is available at: circleten.org/wood-badge  Please go to the course website for specific information on each course and a link to contact the Course Director to register for the course or ask for more data.
Wood Badge 125
We happen to be associated with Wood Badge 125 and Randy Konkel is the Scoutmaster and Course Director! We would love to see that course filled with Lone Star District Scouters. But, regardless of which course attended, all promise to provide an exceptional and worthwhile experience!

Participant orientation for Wood Badge 125 is right around the corner, March 3rd, 8 am at the Murchison Service Center. Sign up today to make sure you have a spot. What’s better than attending Wood Badge? Attending Wood Badge with a friend! Don’t forget to ask your scouting friends to join you for a more amazing experience.
Available Courses (click on the link to be taken directly to the Course website to view staff and find out more)

Wood Badge 125 - Camp Wisdom April 6-8, 2018 and April 20-22, 2018
Randy Konkel – Course Director

Wood Badge 126 - Philmont Training Center August 12 - 18, 2018
Jacquelyn Core – Course Director

Wood Badge 127 - Camp Wisdom September 13-15 and 27-29, 2018
Jarom Wolcott – Course Director

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

If you have any questions or would like additional information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Yours in Scouting,
CC Hardin
WB125-Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Meg Clark
WB125-Assistant Quarter Master


District Pinewood Derby Championship, April 7th

Calling all racers! The Lone Star District is proud to announce the Pinewod Derby Championship. 

Races will be held April 7th and the races will be open to anyone, even if they have not won their Unit race or even if they have not run them yet.

2018 Rules - With Updates!

Sign up online and bring your car for registration on Friday night, April 6th or Saturday morning, April 7th. See web site for more information or send an email to Tony Wheeler at wheeler@trendzone.com.

Get details above for Championship ($10) and Open Class Races ($5).  


Leader Specific Training Night, Tuesday, April 10

Are you fully trained?  You can be.  We are offering a plethora of trainings on two evenings in April.  We want you and the leaders from your unit there.  See all the things you can do to become 100% trained.

Location: Where we hold round table at; 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney

Sign up for all of them here. If no registration 1 week out trainings will be cancelled.

Scoutmaster Leader Specific, 6:30 – 10:30 pm,  $13 early or $15 late (includes Guidebook) 
Venturing Comm. Leader Specific, 6:30 – 9:00 pm,  $13 early or $15 late (includes Manual) 
Venturing Leader Specific, 6:30 – 10:30 pm, $13 early or $15 late (includes Manual) 
Charter Organization Representative Training, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, $3 early or $5 late. 


The NEW BALOO Trainings, Fri-Sat, April 13-14

Have you taken BALOO training yet?  Well you should if you camp as a pack or as a Webelos Den.  Have we got some courses for you

Basic Cub Scout Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation – Needed by at least one or two persons for pack or Webelos den camping.  Sign up for BALOO here.


IOLS, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, April 13-14

Registration deadline, Monday, April 8th

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

Tuesday, April 10th, 7:30 pm IOLS orientation, at the LDS church, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney & Fri & Sat, April 13-14, 6 pm Fri to Sat 10 pm at Myers Park, $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, April 13-14

Registration deadline, Monday, April 8th

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, April 13 -14 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.


Lone Star District Camporee, April 20-22

Troops and Crews set aside April 20th through 22nd for the annual Lone Star District Camporee.  Webelos be prepared to come and visit as well.  

Planning meetings are being held before Roundtable March 1st and April 5th at 6:45 pm.  All Troops and Crews should be represented by an adult and youth.  We request that each unit come prepared to teach a skill, lead an event, or do an activity in the morning and afternoon on Saturday.

(payment deadline to the Fairview office is April 16th)

  Sign up now!  See our page:


Summer Camp

Circle Ten Council is looking for volunteers to help with our council summer camps as Summer Camp Area Mentors who are merit badge experts and can lend a hand improving and preparing for our classes at camp and Summer Camp Commissioners who can lend a hand when their units are at camp.

Take a look at this and let our District Camping Promotions Chairman, Betty Peace betty.peace@lonestardistrict.org, know if you can help.


Twilight Camp, June 11-15, 2018

Please mark your calendars for Twilight Camp!!

Theme: Passport to Adventure
Date: June 11-15, 2018 4:00p-8:30p
Location: Myers Park, McKinney
Cost: $70 per Scout early or $80 per Scout after 4/5/2018-April Roundtable

Archery, BB Guns, Sling Shots, Arts and crafts, Nature walks, Gaga ball, and miscellaneous games

Please identify your camp paperwork coordinator and let them know they can start the registration process through Campmaster. I will collect paperwork for early bird between now and April Roundtable.

Our next meeting is April 5th 6:45 PM at LDS Church, 2801 Eldorado Parkway 75070.  Please send your Unit coordinator to this event.

Questions: contact Toni Taylor- Camp Director



New Youth Protection Trainings required by Oct. 1, 2018

The Boy Scouts of America's new updated Youth Protection Training is mandatory for all registered adult leaders in all BSA programs.  By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training.

Please see the Quick Facts found at
for more detailed information.

The new updated online Youth Protection Training does not replace the current Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training to be compliant with Title 25, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 265, Sub-chapter B, Texas Youth Camps Safety and Health.

If you have any questions please contact:
Circle Ten Council Program Director, Karen Thunert
Circle Ten Council YPT Champion, Kresha Alvarado



CTX2, Circle Ten eXperience #2, November 9-11

Circle Ten eXperience #2 is a huge council camping event being held at Texas Motor Speedway on November 9-11, 2018 for all Scouting ages.  You don't want to miss it. 

Registration is open as of March 1st. All it takes is a $50 deposit to reserve the spot for your unit. This deposit will be applied to your total Xperience fee of $25 per person. Campsites will be assigned in proximity to the program area based on the date of registration, so the early bird gets the shortest walk.


High Adventure Slots Available

Troop 2150 has some extra high adventure slots for Philmont in June. Interested? Have other high adventure slots available with your unit? Check these out or make yours available 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, 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.


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.