Cancelled:  BALOO and OWL Trainings, Saturday, March 25th 8 am

Due to low enrollment the BALOO and OWL Trainings on Saturday, March 25th have been cancelled.

We apologize to those who may have been impacted by this.  Our next BALOO / OWL is scheduled for September 23rd.



Order of the Arrow Elections, now 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.



Pinewood Derby Championship, April 1st

The BSA Lone Start District Pinewood Derby 2017 is scheduled for April 1st.  Come join the fun.  The races include invitational races for Cub Scouts who paced 1, 2 or 3 in their Pack races and an open invitation to compete against all comers in the Open Class race.  Sign up online at www.lonestardistrict.org and bring your car for registration on Friday night, March 31 or Saturday morning, April 1st. See web site for more information or send an email to Tony Wheeler at wheeler@trendzone.com.

Get details above for Championship ($10) and Open Class Races ($5).  


Lone Star District Camporee, April 7-9

Troops, Teams, and Crews set aside April 7th through 9th for the annual Lone Star District Camporee.  Webelos be prepared to come and visit as well.  

Planning meetings are being held before Roundtable March 2nd and April 6th at 6:45 pm.  All Troops, Teams, and Crews should be represented by an adult and youth.

Register Here  (payment deadline to the Fairview office is April 3rd)

  Sign up now!  See our page:



Wood Badge
For all leaders; Pack, Troop, Teams, and Crews.  A premier training.  It makes good leaders better and better leaders great!
Wood Badge 121 - Camp Wisdom April 7 - 9, 2017 and April 21 - 23, 2017 circleten.org/wood-badge-121

Wood Badge 122 - Philmont Training Center August 13 - 19, 2017

Wood Badge 123 - Camp Wisdom September 21-23, 2017 and October 12-14, 2017

Wood Badge 124 - Camp Wisdom January 26-28, 2018 and February 9-11, 2018


Face to Face Youth Protection Trainings

These are offered by Lone Star District... (no limit on how many may attend)
Saturday, April 8th, 2016 10 am, Camporee, 500 W College Street, Princeton, TX
Saturday, May 20th, 2015 10:30 am, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Thursday, June 1st, 2015 8:00 pm, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Saturday, June 3rd, 2015 10:30 am, Myers Park, 7117 Co Rd 166, McKinney
Sign up for Lone Star District Face to Face Youth Protection Trainings Here.

These are being offered by the council... (for these ones seating is limited)

Wednesday, April 5, 7-8:30 pm, Scout Center, 5600 Hwy 75, Fairview
Wednesday, April 12, 7-8:30 pm, Scout Center, 8605 Harry Hines, Dallas
Wednesday, April 19, 7-8:30 pm, Scout Center, 5600 Hwy 75, Fairview
Wednesday, April 26, 7-8:30 pm, Scout Center, 8605 Harry Hines, Dallas

Sign up at Council YPT Trainings here at Campmaster.


Leader Specific Training Nights, April 18 and 20

Are you fully trained?  You can be.  We are offering a plethora of trainings on two evenings in April.  We want you and the leaders from your unit there.  See all the things you can do to become 100% trained.

Location: Where we hold round table at; 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney

Sign up for all of them here. If no registration 1 week out trainings will be cancelled.

Scoutmaster Leader Specific, Tues , April 18th, 6:30 – 10:30 pm,  $13 early or $15 late (includes Guidebook)
Venturing Committee Leader Specific, Tues, April 18th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm,  $13 early or $15 late (includes Manual)
Combined Troop, Team, and Crew Committee Specific, Tues, April 18th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, $3 early or $5 late.

Venturing Leader Specific, Thur, April 20th, 6:30 – 10:30 pm, $13 early or $15 late (includes Manual)
Charter Organization Representative Training, Thur, April 20th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, $3 early or $5 late. 
Troop Committee Leader Specific, Thur, April 20th, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, $10 early or $12 late (includes Manual)


Level 1 & 2 USA Archery Instructor Training, April 22 & 23

Interested in instructing archery at scouting events?  Then come get Archery level 1 training.  Interested in teacher archery instructors?  Then come get level 2 training.  Get information to sign up at www.lonestardistrict.org/archery

Level 1 April 22 and May 6.   COST $100 (discount for registered Scouters BSA, GSA, AHG, TL $55) $35 deposit required to save your space.
Level 2 April 23 and May 7.   COST $150 $50 deposit required to hold your space.

IOLS, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, April 25, 28-29, 2017

Registration deadline, Monday, April 24

Come get your IOLS training done with us in April at Myers Park. 

Tue, April 25th, 7:30 pm IOLS orientation, at the LDS church, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney & Fri & Sat, April 28th & 29th, 6 pm Fri to Sat 10 pm at Myers Park, $30 early or $40 late (includes meals)

Needed by Troop SM, Team Coaches, and strongly suggested for Crew Advisors and assistants. Sign up for IOLS here.


Oak Leaf Youth Training - April 28-29

Registration deadline, Monday, April 24

Come have an awesome time and get trained at our local training for youth by youth at the beginning of April at Myers Park. 

Fri & Sat, April 28th & 29th, 6 pm Fri to 10 pm Sat at Myers Park. $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.


Cub Scout Advancement Modification

The BSA announces modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders, and Cubmasters.

See the announcement and details here: 


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, Venturing Adviser, and Venturing, Varsity, 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.