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Award of Merit 

Circle 10 Council and Lonestar District would like to congratulate Seth C. from Troop 413 for receiving the Award of Merit. This is one of Lifesaving and Meritorious Awards given to a scout who “ has performed an act of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others.”  Seth recognized that a family member was in medical distress and took actions to move him to a safe place and provide first aid until the family member was stable.

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Webelos Outdoor Weekend Date Secured!  Sep. 14-16, 2018

WOW.....  Packs and Troops set aside the date of September 14-16 for our annual Webelos Outdoor Weekend (WOW).  It will be held a beautiful Camp James Ray.  We hope to see you there.  Get more details and register on line at lonestardistrict.org/activities/wow

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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 on March 14th.  It replaces the face to face Youth Protection Training required for camps by the state of Texas.  By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training.   If you took the new YPT between Feb13 and March 13, they don't have to fully retake it to comply with Texas FTF, they can just retake the quiz.  It takes a couple hours for it to update their certificate.

Please see the Quick Facts found at 
circleten.org/sites/circleten.org/files/media/new_ypt2_update_quick_facts.pdf
for more detailed information.

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

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CUBE 9am-3pm, Saturday, October 6th

Cub Scouts, siblings, and families come and join us for a mini come and go type twilight camp type adventure.  It is an awesome CUB Experience and we need you there.  Packs, think of what you can share.  Get more details and sign up online at lonestardistrict.org/activities/cube

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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.

By registering your unit early or by registering yourself to staff the CTX2!

Each unit registered in time (before the patches are gone) will receive 2 patches for adults attending CTX2 to wear as they promote the event to their units and districts. All staff that sign up now will also receive this patch, until they run out.

These patches will go FAST, so get registered today!

Go to CampMaster and register to make sure you get yours!

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UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING, January 5, 2019

Save the date - January 5, 2019 at SMU

Join us for a full day of training and fellowship with other Scouters in the council. 

Join the University of Scouting channel on the Hub to keep up with all updates!

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District Eagle Recognition and Award Dinner, January 19th



Who:     All Lone Star District Leaders and the Class of 2018 Eagles
             (2018 Eagles are free)
What:    Join us for a Dinner as we give thanks to everyone that made the 2018 Scouting year count!
When:   January 19, 2018 at 5 pm
Where:  
Saint Gabriels, 110 Saint Gabriel Way, McKinney, TX

Cost: $15 per person if registered by January 14th. 2018 Eagles are free. After January 14th the price is $20.  Get more information and sign up at lonestardistrict.org/activities/district-dinner

Come help us celebrate another great year of Scouting!

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Award Nominations
  
 


We would like to get a jump on some recognition we feel is very important but we need your help.  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 and 7 will be presented at the district dinner on January 19th.   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 1st)

  7 - The Outstanding Organization Award (new for 2018)


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 11th.  Please get them in quickly.


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Wood Badge

Hurry, it is not too late to get into one of the courses this year.


For all leade
rs; Packs, Troops, and Crews.  A premier training.  It makes good leaders better and better leaders great!

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 (Sunday friendly.)

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

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 hereSee their recommendations here.

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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, Dec. 26-31, 2018

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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

- 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.