Chaplain, .. Aide, Rel. Em.  Coord. Orientation, Sept. 14 or 19

Introduction to positions and responsibilities of each position to encourage “A Scout is Reverent” Open to All Program Units & Districts Cubs, Scouts BSA, Sea Scouts, Venturing.  Flyer and registration at https://circleten.ihubapp.org/events/22277

Scout Sleepover at Globe life Park in Arlington, Sept. 20-21

Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience!  Experience Globe Life Park after dark! You won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to make memories at the home of the Texas Rangers. Space is limited so don’t wait. 1 adult chaperone minimum per 5 minors required.      TICKETS INCLUDE:

Self-Guided Tours, Movie on the Field, Sleepover on the Field, Games & Activities, Patch for Scouts, Free Parking, Breakfast

*Concessions will be available for purchase in the evening.

Registration and more at:  https://circleten.ihubapp.org/events/22309

BALOO Training, Saturday (only), September 21, 8 am to 8 pm

BALOO training is the Cub Scout leader training for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters.  Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation training is comprised of two components - an online component and a practical, hands-on component.  Both components must be completed to qualify as a "TRAINED" Cub Scout outdoor leader.

Sign up here for Saturday, September 21st 8 am to 8 pm BALOO training held at the pavilion behind the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building at 1020 N Lake Forest Dr, McKinney, TX.

Hunter's Education Class, Sunday, September 22nd

Our very own Jason Ash and Jeremy Gerdes are Hunter Education instructors for Texas.  They are offering a course on September 22nd open to youth and adults.    This would count towards the Rifle Merit badge 1F requirement.

When:     On September 22nd, 8am-3pm Hunter Education being offered at 
Where:    Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) - 601 N 4th, Princeton, TX 75407
Cost:       $15
Sign up:  Link

This course is designed for novice or young hunters, ages 9 years and above and costs $15. The course covers the core competencies of firearm and hunting safety, hunting ethics and wildlife conservation. All materials are provided. Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course.   The Hunter Education Classroom Course lasts a maximum of 6 hours of classroom instruction. 

If any Pack or Troop would like a personal private course (rifle or bow hunter safety courses) they can email jeremy@jeremygerdes.com to request it.  

CUBE 9am-3pm, Saturday, September 28th

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

Roundtable, Thursday, October 3rd, 7:30 pm

Roundtable is for all leaders.  Come learn what is going on at the district and council levels and learn something new for the other leaders like yourself.

NOTE:  The location is changed for the rest of 2019.  We will meet at the 
1020 N Lake Forest Dr, McKinney location of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints just north of McKinney Boyd High School and south of 380.

Starting in January Roundtable will be at a new location as well; TBD.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to sleepover at the home of the Dallas Cowboys! Enjoy a night at the stadium, complete with games, food, field access, a patch and more!  Get more registraion, details, and a flyer here.  They will be at our September 5th Roundtable to tell us about this.

Leader Specific Training Night, Tues., October 8th

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 - At the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints we hold Round Table at; 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney

Cub Leader Specific (Cubmaster & Asst., Committee,

Den Leader),

Tues, Oct 8th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm,

$5 early or $8 late reg. Sign up and get details here.

Scoutmaster & Asst. Leader Specific, Tues , Oct 8th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm,

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

IOLS, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, Oct. 18-19

Registration deadline, Monday, October 14th

Come get your IOLS training done with us in November at 
the Chambersville Tree Farm

Tuesday, October 15th, 7:30 pm IOLS orientation, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney & Fri & Sat, October 18-19, 6 pm Fri to Sat 10 pm at TBD, $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.

Oak Leaf Youth Training, October 18-19

Registration deadline, Monday, October 14th

Come have an awesome time and get trained at our local training for youth by youth at the Chambersville Tree Farm. 

Fri & Sat, October 18-19, 6 pm Fri to 10 pm Sat at 
the Chambersville Tree Farm
. $30 early or $40 late (includes meals)

A youth led, district run, skills and leadership course for the youth leaders of your units.  Adjacent to the IOLS adult training.  Sign up for Oak Leaf here.

Merit Badge Clinic, Saturdays Oct. 19th and Oct. 26th

Come and join us for a Merit Badge Clinic being held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' Lake Forest building on Saturday, October 19th and Saturday, October 26th (both days required) from 8 am to noon.  1020 N. Lake Forest, McKinney, TX (just north of Boyd High School)

Registration will start September 19th and go until October 16th.  Spots will be limited, and first come, first served. Here is a link to the event on meritbadge.info:


SAVE THE DATE! Theme:  "Scouting Vision 2020 - Looking to the Future."

Join us at SMU for the largest one-day training event of the year! You will find classes for new and experienced Scouters in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts and Exploring, as well as Commissioner training. There will also be youth training for Venturers and Explorers.

Popcorn Sales

Lone Star District Packs and Troops:
If you are looking to sell popcorn at the Walmart on 1721 N. Custer,
please email Michell Crawford at Crawford-clan@sbcglobal.net. Please
include your 3 preferred dates and the times.  We will begin by scheduling
no more than 2 time slots per unit until we are sure everyone that wants a
slot has been able to get one.

Do you know about Scoutbook?

It is the free advancement tracking website and application your unit can use.  Get some details here.

CUB AVIATOR OVERNIGHTER!  November 8-10, 2019

You’re invited to North Metro Service Area’s  Cub Aviator Overnighter. This is a Family Camping event for ALL NEW Cub Scouts and their families and/or leaders to experience together. Activities include: BB Guns, Archery, Field Games, Crafts, Campfires and more!

Camp Wisdom
6400 W Red Bird Ln, Dallas, TX 75236
NOVEMBER 8-10, 2019

Wood Badge

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

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

Wood Badge 132 - Camp Wisdom January 24-26, 2020 and February 7-9, 2020
Course Director: Kevin Harrison

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 here.  

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 December 26-31, 2019

Troop Program Planning Chart - Custom for District

Care for a custom made Program Planning Chart for your Troop?  Try ours:

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. 

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
- If you plan to attend Winter Camp, Twilight Camp, Webelos Residence Camp or any summer camp in Texas and to be a registered leader. 

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.