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Looking for Volunteers for the Cub Scout Midway for CTX

The council committee running the Cub Scout Midway for CTX is trying to fill close to 300 time slots (consisting of two hours each), and thus need LOTS and LOTS of volunteers to make this a success!  If you can spare a couple hours at CTX to help it would be appreciated.


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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 as of 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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IOLS, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, Nov 2-3
 

Registration deadline, Monday, October 29th

Come get your IOLS training done with us in November at Camp James Ray. 

Tuesday, October 30th, 7:30 pm IOLS orientation, at the LDS church, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney & Fri & Sat, November 2-3, 6 pm Fri to Sat 10 pm at Camp James Ray, $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.


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Oak Leaf Youth Training, Nov 2-3


Registration deadline, Monday, October 29th

Come have an awesome time and get trained at our local training for youth by youth at Camp James Ray. 
Fri & Sat, November 2-3, 6 pm Fri to 10 pm Sat at Camp James Ray. $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.



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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.  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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Essay Contest for Eagle Scouts, December 15, 2018

Eagles you have an opportunity to enter an essay contest for a chance to win $10,000; $6,000; and $4,000.  The Sons of the American Revolution annually hosts a national contest for Eagles, the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award.  December 15th is the local deadline.  Take a chance, use your writing skills, enhance your knowledge for your Citizenship in the Nation or the American Heritage Merit Badges.  

Get all the information at
lonestardistrict.org/community/scholarships

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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. There will be lots of new classes including classes that address recruiting, selecting units, young women in scouting, and the all new commissioner’s program. As an extra bonus, the council key 3 have agreed to host session one to talk about the state of Circle 10 and what their vision for the upcoming years is. There is also a chance of an appearance by Michael Surbaugh, the National BSA executive!

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 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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Questions about Advancement or Awards?

If anyone has questions about advancement or awards for Cubs, Troops or Crews, our district advancement committee can help. We are here to present Life to Eagle information, merit badge counselor training, help with tracking advancement, present information about the religious emblems and other awards. You can email Michell Crawford, district advancement chair, at advancement@lonestardistrict.org to get you connected with the right person to help. 

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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.