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Twilight Camp, June 5-9

Twilight Camp is the perfect way to kick off Summer! This a great time to earn Cub Scout achievements, have tons of fun with peers, and meet new Scouting friends.

See lonestardistrict.org/tlc for details.




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District Swim Tests, June 4th

Swim Tests available for Lone Star District Troops.  Don’t wait in line at camp.  Get them done before you go.
 
When:  Sunday, June 4, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: APEX Centre – 3003 Alma Dr., McKinney, TX  (corner of Alma and Eldorado)
Cost:      $2/person
 
Please make you troop reservation by contacting Matt DeLozier at matt_delozier@att.net

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Face to Face Youth Protection Trainings

These are offered by Lone Star District... (no limit on how many may attend)
Thursday, May 4th 8:00 pm, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Saturday, May 20th 10:30 am, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Cancelled Thursday, June 1st 8:00 pm, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Saturday, June 3rd 10:30 am, Myers Park, 7117 Co Rd 166, McKinney
Sign up for Lone Star District Face to Face Youth Protection Trainings Here.






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Program Preview, Thursday, June 1, 7 to 8:30 pm


This takes the place of our normal monthly Roundtable and will be held at our normal roundtable place and time (minus the ice cream you get if you come early).  Location:  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2801 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, TX



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Face to Face Youth Protection Trainings


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CPR for Twilight Camp, Saturday, April 29th and May 13th

50 % of the staff for Twilight Camp is required to be CPR trained.  So we are holding 4 CPR trainings at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1020 N Lake Forest Dr, McKinney (not the one we hold Round Table at).
9 to 11 am, Saturday, April 29th
12 pm to 2 pm, Saturday
, April 29th
9 to 11 am, Saturday, May 13th
12 pm to 2 pm, Saturday, May 13th
Sign up & details.




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Catholic Boy Scout and Venture Retreat, May 5-7

The Diocese of Dallas would like to invite all Catholic Boy Scouts and Venturers to come to their 2017 Scout Retreat at Camp Wisdom on May 5-7.  Please set it aside.  Activities include shooting sports, team building games, and competitions.  It also includes meals and a Mass.  Get more information and sign up at http://www.catholicscouting-dallas.org/

Catholic Cub Scout Retreat, May 6

The Diocese of Dallas would like you to j
oin them for a day of fun activities and spiritual growth centered around Catholic Scouting Values at Camp Wisdom. Activities include shooting sports and team building games.  Get more information and sign up at http://www.catholicscouting-dallas.org/





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Program Preview, Thursday, June 1, 7 to 8:30 pm

Get the "SCOOP" on the 2017-2018 scouting year at our annual Program Preivew.

The ice cream sunday bar opens at 7 pm.  The preview at 7:30 pm.

Program preview is for all Scouting volunteers.  Units will receive materials needed to plan their 2017-2018 calendar.  All leaders are encouraged to attend.  

This takes the place of our normal monthly Roundtable and will be held at our normal roundtable place and time (minus the ice cream you get if you come early).  Location:  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2801 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, TX


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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.


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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.






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Face to Face Youth Protection Trainings

These are offered by Lone Star District... (no limit on how many may attend)
Thursday, May 4th 8:00 pm, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Saturday, May 20th 10:30 am, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Cancelled Thursday, June 1st 8:00 pm, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Saturday, June 3rd 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 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.


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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.



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Face to Face Youth Protection Trainings

These are offered by Lone Star District... (no limit on how many may attend)
Thursday, May 4th 8:00 pm, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Saturday, May 20th 10:30 am, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Cancelled Thursday, June 1st 8:00 pm, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Saturday, June 3rd 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 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.


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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)
CANCELLED 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.

CANCELLED 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. 
CANCELLED Troop Committee Leader Specific, Thur, April 20th, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, $10 early or $12 late (includes Manual)


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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)

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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

Click Here to Register. Participant Orientation: Sat., April 1st
Contact Course Director: David Ehrlicher 214-876-2613

Join an outstanding staff this spring for outstanding leadership training -
you will have some Lone Star District leaders as part of your staff!

See circleten.org/wood-badge-121
 for more information.

Wood Badge 122 - Philmont Training Center August 13 - 19, 2017
circleten.org/wood-badge-122

Wood Badge 123 - Camp Wisdom September 21-23, 2017 and October 12-14, 2017
circleten.org/wood-badge-123

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


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Face to Face Youth Protection Trainings

These are offered by Lone Star District... (no limit on how many may attend)
Saturday, April 8th 10 am, Camporee, 500 W College Street, Princeton, TX
Thursday, May 4th 8:00 pm, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Saturday, May 20th 10:30 am, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Cancelled Thursday, June 1st 8:00 pm, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Saturday, June 3rd 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.



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Lone Star District Camporee, April 7-9

Troops, Teams, and Crews see you tonight at camporee.  If you haven't signed up yet just check in and take care of it at the event.  

  See our page for the information or our map below:


www.lonestardistrict.org/activities/camporee





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:

www.lonestardistrict.org/activities/camporee



Roundtable, Thursday, April 6


Don't forget about our monthly Roundtable, 7:30 pm on Thursday.  2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX

The Twilight Camp Planning Meeting normally held in the spring before Roundtable will not be held in April.

6:45 pm  The camporee planning meeting will be held one last time before Roundtable at 6:45 pm.  If your unit is coming to camporee on the 7th we want you there.


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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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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 placed 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).  

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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.


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Pinewood Derby Championship, April 1st

Calling all racers!  The Lone Star District is proud to announce the Pinewod Derby Championship. 


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


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BALOO and OWL Trainings, Saturday, March 25th 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 25th 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 March 25th 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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Archery Merit Badge Class, March 20, 2017


There will be an Archery Merit Badge Class on March 20, 2017 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at Texas Archery Academy McKinney Range. The cost is $25. To Register eMail TerryWitt2@Att.net


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District Crossover, March 12, 2017

Please set aside Sunday, March 12th 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 participate and 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:


Be sure and sign up online by March 6th so we know you are coming and so we'll have enough totems.

The brotherhood ceremony that was to be held before the crossover has been cancelled.



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District Crossover, March 12, 2017

Please set aside Sunday, March 12th 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 participate and 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:



Be sure and sign up online by March 6th 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 12:30 pm 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 by March 6th below:



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Round Table, Thursday, March 2nd

Come and join us Thursday, March 2nd for our monthly first Thursday Round Table meetings.  The Cub Scout leaders meet to be given examples and to be inspired to have better den and pack meetings.  The Boy Scout leaders meet to get ideas for troop meetings and campouts. What we really need is to have you there.  All units should be represented to know what the district and council are and can do for you.  See you at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 7:30 pm; 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX each first Thursday of the month.

There are also a couple of meetings before Round Table at 6:45 pm:
  • Camporee Planning Meeting - For youth especially as well as adults from every troop, team and crew to plan our upcoming Camporee on April 8th.  Every unit should be represented.
  • Twilight Camp Planning Meeting - For every pack to prepare for and plan our upcoming June Cub Scout Day Camp.  Every unit should be represented.
Don't forget that our Order of the Arrow Chapter meets the same night and time as Round Table.  This time they will be making the totems for crossover and will finalize crossover plans and begin planning for Camporee.  There may even be…..food!



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Archery Merit Badge Class, February 20, 2017


There will be an Archery Merit Badge Class on February 20, 2017 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at Texas Archery Academy McKinney Range. The cost is $25. To Register eMail TerryWitt2@Att.net


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Scouting For Food Collection, Saturday, February 11th

Does your Pack, Troop, Team, or Crew have your bags and route for Scouting for Food? Come and pick up your bags at Round Table on Thursday, February 2nd from our District Executive Tim Mason. Collection day is Saturday, February 11th. 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. 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 need your help at the food pantry.




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Camp Card Kickoff, Thursday, February 9th


There will be a Council Camp Card Kickoff this year on Februrary 9th at 7:00PM that at least one person from each unit should attend. There are some changes to the camp cards this year that everyone should be made aware of.

To signup to sell camp cards, please go to




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Round Table, Thursday, February 2nd

Come pick up your scouting for food bags and join us Thursday, February 2nd for our monthly first Thursday Round Table meetings.  The Cub Scout leaders meet to be given examples and to be inspired to have better den and pack meetings.  The Boy Scout leaders meet to get ideas for troop meetings and campouts. What we really need is to have you there.  All units should be represented to know what the district and council are and can do for you.  See you at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 7:30 pm; 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX each first Thursday of the month.

There are also a couple of meetings before Round Table at 6:45 pm:
  • Camporee Planning Meeting - For youth especially as well as adults from every troop, team and crew to plan our upcoming Camporee on April 8th.  Every unit should be represented.
  • Twilight Camp Planning Meeting - For every pack to prepare for and plan our upcoming June Cub Scout Day Camp.  Every unit should be represented.
Don't forget that our Order of the Arrow Chapter meets the same night and time as Round Table.  This time they will be trained to be able to run the McKinney Food Pantry for Scouting For Food.  We'd love to have your youth members there (offer them rides, hint, hint).


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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





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District Committee Training, January 24th

Calling all members of the District Committee including all Charter Organization Representatives (you are district committee members too). We are holding a District Committee Training Workshop on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30 pm. Bring $3 each for Pizza and let us know you are coming by signing up below so we have enough then come and learn how the district committee is supposed to operate. It will be held at the LDS building we hold Round Table at; 2801 Eldorado Parkway in McKinney.

Sign up here.




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University of Scouting, January 21st



Registration is now available for the University of Scouting.  Come learn things you would love to add to your program.  The University of Scouting is a day of classes you get to pick that will help you do a better job in whatever position you hold.  It is held at SMU with lunch provided.  Set aside the day and register now.


Get more information herehttp://circleten.org/university-scouting

Register here:  https://circle10.camp-master.com/




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District Eagle Recognition and Award Dinner, January 14th



Who: All Lone Star District Leaders and the Class of 2016 Eagles (2016 Eagles are free)
What: Join us for a Dinner as we give thanks to everyone that made the 2016 Scouting year count!
When: January 14, 2017

Cost: $15 per person if registered by January 9th. 2016 Eagles are free. After January 9th the price is $20.

Dinner Registration: Register and pay here.

Come help us celebrate another great year of Scouting!



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Loss of our own

We extend our love and prayers to the Barber family who lost Greg and Tim of Troop 310 in Farmersville in a tragic accident New Years Day.  Greg was active on the District Advancement Committee sitting in on Eagle Boards of Review.  Tim was attending the Air Force Academy and received his Eagle in 2015.

Greg  (Spanky) and Tim's funeral will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 11 am

First United Methodist Church of Plano
3160 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano, Texas 75074

Burial will be at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

If you are able to attend, Scout Field Uniform please.


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Award Nominations


Our annual awards dinner is just around the corner and 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 will be presented at the district dinner on January 14th.   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



Get award details and nominate them here:  Award Link



Let them know how much you really do care!  The nomination deadline will be around December 31st or so (Friday, January 6th).  Please get them in quickly.




Round Tables and Chapter Mtg, Thurs, January 5th

This week, on January 5th, is Round Table for Cub and Boy Scouts as well as the Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting.  See everyone Thursday, January 5th at 7:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; 2801 Eldorado Parkway in McKinney.

Also, before Round Table there will be a 6:45 pm Twilight Camp Planning Meeting.  All Packs should be represented.  It will be in the east gym where Cub Scout Round Table is held.