University of Scouting Early Registration extended until Dec. 17th

The University of Scouting, coming up on January 6th, is an adult leader's learning adventure! It is an action-packed, fun-filled single day of supplemental training where you choose the sessions you wish to take, over 200 classes available.


$30 per participant until December 17, 2017
$45 per participant after December 17, 2017 at the door
Online registration closes Midnight December 17, 2017

The University of Scouting offers a wide range of unique adult leader training courses for Cub Scout Leaders, Boy Scout Leaders, Venturing Leaders and Ship Leaders.

Register online at:  https://circle10.camp-master.com/default.aspx

Course catalog available online at:  http://circleten.org/university-scouting


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 1-5 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

   6 - The Silver Beaver Award (due before November 20th)

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.



District Eagle Recognition and Award Dinner, January 13th

Who: All Lone Star District Leaders and the Class of 2017 Eagles (2017 Eagles are free)
What: Join us for a Dinner as we give thanks to everyone that made the 2017 Scouting year count!
When: January 13, 2018
Saint Gabriels, 110 Saint Gabriel Way, McKinney, TX

Cost: $15 per person if registered by January 8th. 2017 Eagles are free. After January 8th the price is $20.

Dinner Registration: Register and pay here.

Come help us celebrate another great year of Scouting!



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.



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.