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Round Table / Meet The Troops Night, Thur, Dec 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. Troops, get with Toni Taylor or Jeremy Gerdes to secure a space to show our Cubs what your Troop is about! Packs, help us advertise this event so your boys and their families can make plans to attend!  We look forward to seeing you all then!





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District Committee Training, Sat., December 9th

Calling all District Committee Members. There is a District Committee Training coming up on Saturday, Debember 9th from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. Breakfast is included. Come learn how the district is supposed to be run. It is at the Fairview Scout Office and the cost is $10. Sign up at circle10.camp-master.com




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University of Scouting Early Registration until Dec. 10th


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.

Cost:

$30 per participant before December 10, 2017
$45 per participant after December 10, 2017 at the door
Online registration closes Midnight December 10, 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




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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.



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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.

http://www.lonestardistrict.org/order-of-the-arrow/unit-election-signup




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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.




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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.