Scouting for Food Collection, Saturday Feb 13th
Every February all the Scouts of Lone Star District go door to door collecting food for their local food pantries.  

Collection for 2016 is on February 13th.  Units can start collecting in the morning but need to have it turned into the food pantry before 2 pm.  When food is dropped off at the pantry the food will be counted.  Each unit then needs to submit your results by 2 pm by submitting to the form below so all of the results can be reported to the council.

Submit to Scouting For Food results here.


See the routes as they now stand, see where to submit your result information, and more details at:  www.lonestardistrict.org/sff

McKinney Order of the Arrow we also need your help at the food pantry.  



Princeton Service Project
As a thank you to Princeton Texas for donating their park for our Camporee every year, Betty Peace is heading up a service project to refurbish their city entrance gardens on both sides and both ends of 380.  If you or your unit would care to participate get some details at:



Leading Scouts with Autism Presentation, Tues Feb 16th
Come and learn how to make a difference in the lives of our autistic scouts at a free presentation in our neighboring North Star District in Carrolton; 7  to 8:30 pm.  



Camp Card Signup and Pickup, Tues Feb 16th
Have you signed your unit up for camp cards yet?  Sign up now so they can have your cards at the Camp Card Kickoff on Tuesday, February 16th at 7 pm.   It is at the same place we have Round Table; 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX.


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District Crossover, Sunday March 6th

Please set aside Sunday, March 6th at 3 pm for the District Crossover.  Brought to you by the Lone Star District Wicahpi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow.  All Webelos 2’s are invited to “Crossover”  in this group setting.  ALL scouts and scouters are invited to come out and watch for FREE.  It is $5 per Webelos to participateand they will each receive a totem made by the Order of the Arrow.  Important things to remember are 1) be sure to sign up so the OA knows how many totems to make and 2)be sure if you have selected a unit, you have notified them as well.  Scouts are welcome to participate even if they have not chosen a unit yet.  There will be some great photo ops… so Bring your Cameras!  Sign up AND PAY ONLINE here by group or individually:

District Crossover Sign Up       See map here.   Be sure and sign up online so we know you are coming and so we'll have enough totems.


There will also be a Brotherhood Ceremony in the same location.  Anyone that completed their ordeal 10 months ago or longer, are eligible to complete their Brotherhood Walk.  Participants should arrive by 12:30pm and the walk will be completed by 2:30.  Cost is $20, paid at the walk, to cover the price of the sash.  Sign up below:



Questions for either event can be directed to our Vice Chief of Native American, Corey Crawford, at ccrawford98@sbcglobal.net or the chapter adviser, Michell Crawford, at crawford-clan@sbcglobal.net. 


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BALOO and OWL Trainings, Saturday, March 19th 8 am

Have you taken BALOO or OWL training yet?  Well you should if you camp as a pack (BALOO) or as a Webelos Den (OWL).  Have we got some courses for you.  

BALOO    

8 am – 1 pm March 19th at the LDS Pavilion, 1020 N Lake Forest Dr (by Boyd HS),  $10 early or $15 late 

Basic Cub Scout Adult Leader Outdoor OrientationNeeded by at least one or two persons from a pack for pack camping. Sign up for BALOO here.

OWL

8 am – 6 pm October 10th at the LDS Pavilion, 1020 N Lake Forest Dr (by Boyd HS),  $20 early or $25 late

Outdoor Webelos Leader Needed by the den leaders for a Webelos den to camp and for the training knot. Sign up for OWL here.


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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.

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


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Lone Star District Camporee, April 8-10
Troops, Teams, and Crews set aside April 8th through 10th for the annual Lone Star District Camporee.  Webelos be prepared to come and visit as well.  Details coming soon.  What would your unit care to do to help?

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Leader Specific Training Nights, April 19 and 21

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

Leader Specific - Where we hold round table at; 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney


Scoutmaster Leader Specific, Tues , April 19th, 6:30 – 10:30 pm,

$12 early or $15 late (includes Troop Leader Guidebook)  Sign up & get details here.

Venture Committee Leader Specific, Tues, April 19th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm,

$13 early or $17 late (includes Venturing Leader Manual) Sign up & get details here.


 

Venture Leader Specific, Thur, April 21st6:30 – 10:30 pm,

$13 early or $17 late (includes Venturing Leader Manual)  Sign up & get details here.

Varsity Committee Leader Specific, Thur, April 21st6:30 – 9:00 pm,

$3 early or $5 late. Sign up & get details here. 

Charter Organization Representative Training, Thur, April 21st6:30 – 9:00 pm

$3 early or $5 late Sign up & get details here.

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IOLS - Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills - April 26, 29-30


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

Tue, April 26th, 7:30 pm IOLS orientation, at the LDS church, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney & Fri & Sat, April 29th & 30th, 6 pm Fri to Sat 10 pm at Myers Park, $30 early or $40 late (includes meals)


Needed by Troop Scoutmasters, their assistants, Team Coaches, associate coaches, and strongly suggested for Crew Advisors and assistants. Sign up for IOLS here.



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Oak Leaf Youth Training - April 29-30


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

Fri & Sat, April 29th & 30th, 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.







Catholic Boy Scout Retreat, May 13-15

The Diocese of Dallas would like to invite all Catholic Scouts to come to their 2016 Boy Scout Retreat at Camp Wisdom on May 13-15.  Please set it aside.
Activities include shooting sports, team building games, and competitions.  We will also have Mass and dinner available.





Wood Badge
For all leaders; Pack, Troop, Teams, and Crews.  A premier training.  It makes good leaders better and better leaders great!

Wood Badge 117
Fri to Sun, April 8-10, 2016 and
Fri to Sun, April 22-24, 2016 
at Camp Wisdom, 

circleten.org/wood-badge-117


Wood Badge 118
Sun to Sat, August 21-27, 2016 at the Philmont Training Center
circleten.org/wood-badge-118

Wood Badge 119
Thu to Sat, September 22-24, 2016 and
Thu to Sat, October 13-15, 2016

at Camp Wisdom, circleten.org/wood-badge-119


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Archery Classes every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30pm
Terry and Amy Witt USA Archery Level III NTS Coaches will be holding archery classes every Tuesday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Texas Archery Academy's McKinney Range.  Each session will cost $10 with all equipment being provided by Texas Archery Academy.  These archery classes are for scouters, scouts and their siblings 10 years of age and older.  The main goals of these class is to teach beginning archers how to successfully participate in the sport of archery as a lifetime sport and to compete in various local Texas Field Archery Association (TFAA), Texas State Archery Association (TSAA), and Texas Archery Academy Indoor League (TAIL) archery tournaments.  Our other goals will be how to choose your archery equipment (bow, arrows, quiver, etc..), how to maintain your archery equipment and to form a Boy Scout Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Team to participate in these tournaments.  For additional information please contact TerryWitt2@att.net