Religious Relationships Meeting, Aprtil 26, 6:30 pm

The next Religious Relationships Meeting is Thursday, April 26th 2018 6:30-8:30pm at Bobby Lyle Billy Gamble Scouting Center 5600 US Highway 75 South, Fairview, TX.

All unit Chaplains and Chaplain’s Aides are automatically part of the Circle 10 Religious Relationship Committee and are encouraged to attend.  Unit leaders please let all unit Chaplains and Chaplain’s Aides know.


Lone Star District Camporee, April 27-29

  The Lone Star District Camporee has been rescheduled to April 27-29 at Camp James Ray.  We will be joining the Eagle Trail District (Allen) and sharing Camp James Ray.  We will be updating the leader guide soon.  


It will be possible to simply come to the Order of the Arrow callout on Saturday night if that is all your unit can do but we would love to have you all there for the full Camporee.


Youth Protection Training, Face to Face, April 25, May 3, June 9

Our district and council are offering face to face youth protection training.  This does not replace the new youth protection everyone will need to take online by October 1st but will allow you to attend a Texas Summer Camp, Twilight Camp, or Residence Camp.  Here are the dates and how to sign up.  No cost.

District - YPT F2F Training 10 am April 21 - Camporee - Chambersville Tree Farm
Council - YPT F2F Training 7 pm April 25 - Murchison Scouting Center, Dallas
District - YPT F2F Training8 pm May 3 - Round Table - 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
District - YPP F2F Training 10:30 am June 9 - Twilight Camp Setup - Myers Park, McKinney


Food Pantry Service, Saturday, May 12, 2018

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, the United States Postal Service will be doing its annual food drive, with delivery to the McKinney Food Pantry.  The Pantry is asking for Order of the Arrow help from 11a-3p that day.  We need a team of 25 to do the outside collection and inside sort, just as we do for Scouting for Food. 

If you’re willing to help in this let me know. 
Tony Reeder, oa_advisor@lonestardistrict.org


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
214.592.2286/toni@taylorinet.com



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
circleten.org/sites/circleten.org/files/media/new_ypt2_update_quick_facts.pdf
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.

lonestardistrict.org/high-adventure-opportunities




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 Terry
Witt2@Att.net or Amy Witt at AmyWitt2@Att.net for more information.