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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 the packs, troops, crews and posts of 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:
      

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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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.  


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UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING, January 5, 2019

Save the date - January 5, 2019 at SMU

Registration is open now on campmaster!  https://circle10.camp-master.com/

Hurry the cost is $30 Per participant through midnight December 16, 2018 then registration is closed and it becomes $45 on the day of the event.

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! 

Or see the council webpage.  http://circleten.org/university-scouting

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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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MERIT BADGE MANIA, Saturday, January 26th

You are cordially invited to the Duck Creek 2019 Merit Badge Mania (Merit Badge Clinic) on January 26.  There are 22 merit badges being offered. Registration opens on January 6th at http://circle10.camp-master.com

See there flyer here.

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Be Prepared for Scouts BSA, Coming Feb. 1, 2019

On Feb 1, 2019, Boy Scouts of America launches Scouts BSA for all youth ages 11-17, opening its iconic program to young women. Contact CC Hardin at cjhardin@att.net for information on the Lone Star District plan for a Troop for girls.

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Have extra slots on your upcoming High Adventure?  

Troop 293 does. Interested?  See theirs or submit yours at 


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CUBe achievements - 2018

Want to know what was passed off at the obstacle course and ga ga area at our 2018 CUBe?  See the link here

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Want to know how to keep the Cub Scouts you have or just got?


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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 128 - Camp Wisdom Jan. 25-27, 2019 and Feb. 8-10, 2019
Course Director: Stephen Bartholomew

Wood Badge 129 - Camp Wisdom March 29-31, 2019 and April 12-14, 2019
Course Director: Rebel Rowlette

Wood Badge 130 - Philmont Training Center August 11-17, 2019
Course Director: Bobby Higginbotham

Wood Badge 131 - Camp Wisdom Sept., 12-14, 2019 and Sept. 26-28, 2019
Course Director: Brenda Fee

Wood Badge 132 - Camp Wisdom January 24-26, 2020 and February 7-9, 2019
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.  


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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
Session 1 March 10-15, 2019
Session 2 March 11-16, 2019
Session 3 July 15-20, 2019
Session 4 July 16-21, 2019
Session 5 July 22-27, 2019
Session 6 December 26-31, 2019

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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
- 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.