Old Home 2016





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Order of the Arrow Winter Camp Staff

If you are 14 years old and dues paying, sash wearing, flap toting member of our lodge consider this your official invitation to apply for a position on the 2016 Winter Camp Staff.  Registration through this portal does not guarantee your position on winter camp staff, but you can’t be on the staff if you don’t apply.  We have a limited number of staff positions available so sign up today!

The deadline for signing up will be November 30 at midnight because all staff are required to attend the December ordeal for winter camp staff training.

Click HERE to apply today!

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Archery Merit Badge, Monday, November 21st

Terry Witt is holding an Archery Merit Badge Class November 21st, 2016 from 6 to 9pm at the McKinney Range.  The scouts can register by sending an e-mail to TerryWitt2@att.net.  The Cost is $25.


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IOLS, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, Nov 8, 11-12, 2016
 

Registration deadline, Monday, Nov. 7

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

Tue, November 8th, 7:30 pm IOLS orientation, at the LDS church, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney & Fri & Sat, November 11th & 12th, 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 - November 11-12


Registration deadline, Monday, Nov. 7

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, November 11th & 12th, 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.





Webelos Adventure Time, Saturday, November 12th

On November 12, Troop 406 welcomes all Webelos dens to our "Webelos Adventure Time".  We will be working on three Webelos adventures: "Stronger, Higher, Faster", "Sportsman", and "Scouting Adventure".  The event is located at Stonebridge United Methodist Church in McKinney from 9AM until noon.  There is no fee for this event, just bring a water bottle!

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Webelos Meet the Troops Night - November 3rd

Webelos come meet the Troops.  Troops come meet the Webelos.  Each Webelos has a big decision to make and they need some help to make it.  They need to pick a troop to join.  Come make it easy to find where they fit for the Boy Scout Round Table on Thursday, November 5th.  To help with that selection we have a Troop Comparison spreadsheet to share.  It is for the McKinney Troops for now.  


See www.lonestardistrict.org/boy-scouts/troopcomparisons


We'll see you on the 5th at 7:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where Round Table is held each month.


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Powder Horn Training, Nov 4-6 & 11-13th


The Powder Horn course is designed to help the unit by introducing older youth  (16 and up) and adult leaders to safely conducted outdoor high-adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature.  The course provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead youth through a program of outdoor adventure and is based upon giving participants an exposure to some outdoor / high-adventure activities.  lt is not a certification event.  lt is for any youth or adult interested in experiencing a unit-level high-adventure program.


Sign up now & reserve your spot at circle10.camp-master.com  see their website circleten.org/powder-horn


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Melissa Annual Merit Badge Pow Wow, Nov 5th, 19th

The Melissa Annual MB Pow Wow is November 5th and 19th.  Classes start at 8 AM and end at Noon on both days.  
See the attached for more information.


The Web page is meritbadge.info 

Registration started on October 4th.  It ends on November 3rd.  It is a free event and it is based on a first come first served basis.
The "By Invitation" password is not required.  Leave this portion of the registration process blank  When registering it is required to select a class time such as 8 to 10 AM or 10 to 11 Am, etc.  One problem with the registration set up this year is that there are two listings for classes from 8 to 10.  If the class you want does not show up on the time you selected then try the other class time from 8 to 10 AM.  

No food or drinks are allowed in the church and the scouts should wear their scout shirt.


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District Business Meeting, November 1st, 7:15 pm

Charter Organization Representatives and District Committee Members please join us for our annual business meeting at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where we hold Round Table.   We will vote in the new district leadership for the coming year.  2801 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, TX.

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District Committee Meeting, November 1st, 7:30 pm

Charter Organization Representatives and District Committee Members please stick around after the District Business Meeting for our monthly District Committee Meeting.



Webelos Outdoor Weekend, October 28-30


Webelos Dens, Troops, and Crews this is your chance; Signup for WOW is now available.  Come introduce the Webelos to your units to have some fun and help them make their crossover choices next February.  







Leader Specific Training Nights, October 18 and 20

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 LDS church we hold round table at; 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney


Cub Leader Specific, Tues, Oct 18th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm,

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

Scoutmaster Leader Specific, Tues , Oct 18th, 6:30 – 10:30 pm,

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

Venture Committee Leader Specific, Tues, Oct 18th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm,

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

Venture Committee Leader Specific is cancelled due to lack of registrants.


 

Venture Leader Specific, Thur, Oct 20th, 6:30 – 10:30 pm,

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

Venture Leader Specific is cancelled due to lack of registrants.

Combined Troop, Team, and Crew Committee Leader Specific, Thur, Oct 20th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm,

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

Charter Organization Representative Training, Thur, Oct 20th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

 

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

Face to Face Youth Protection Trainings
7:30 to 9 pm, Thur, Oct 20th, Free (no limits on how many can show)
2 to 3:30 pm,
Sat, Oct 29th, $0, Webelos Outdoor Weekend, Camp James Ray



McKinney Make a Differene Day, October 22
Wicahpi will once again be hosting the food pantry.  We will accept the donations, check dates and sort just like we do for Scouting for Food.  This event will e from 8am-1pm. To sign up, please follow this link: 

OA Make a Difference Day Signup



Archery Merit Badge, Monday, October 17th

Terry Witt is holding an Archery Merit Badge Class October 17th, 2016 from 6 to 9pm at the McKinney Range.  The scouts can register by sending an e-mail to TerryWitt2@att.net.  The Cost is $25.


Leader Specific Training Nights, October 18 and 20

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 LDS church we hold round table at; 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney


Cub Leader Specific, Tues, Oct 18th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm,

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

Scoutmaster Leader Specific, Tues , Oct 18th, 6:30 – 10:30 pm,

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

Venture Committee Leader Specific, Tues, Oct 18th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm,

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


 

Venture Leader Specific, Thur, Oct 20th, 6:30 – 10:30 pm,

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

Combined Troop, Team, and Crew Committee Leader Specific, Thur, Oct 20th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm,

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

Charter Organization Representative Training, Thur, Oct 20th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

 

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

Face to Face Youth Protection Trainings
7:30 to 9 pm, Thur, Oct 20th, Free (no limits on how many can show)
2 to 3:30 pm,
Sat, Oct 29th, $0, Webelos Outdoor Weekend, Camp James Ray


Order of the Arrow Induction, October 7-9, Camp James Ray

We always need more youth staff! You can register at www.miki.org.  There will also be a Brotherhood ceremony Saturday. 



Leader Appreciation Luncheon, Saturday, October 8th
Every unit is invited to join the Circle Ten Camp Promotions team on October 8, 2016 for a FREE lunch prepared by Scouters from the OA Arrow Bistro. We will also have a midway of booths from all of our council program committees with information about summer camp, council trainings, and a host of other programs that you may not even know about! 

Midway opens at 11:00 a.m.  Lunch begins at noon.  Things will conclude at 1 pm.

We want every unit represented so you know about all of the action-packed program offerings and how you can get your unit involved.

Sign up at 
http://circleten.org/leader-appreciation-luncheon



Round Table Meetings, Thursday, October 6th
All of these meetings are at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 2801 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney.

6:45 PM WOW Planning Meeting
Troops come help finish planning WOW.

7:30 PM Round Table
This week is Round Table.  We need someone from every unit you there.

7:30 PM Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting
The OA will be holding chaper elections.  If you are looking to get more involved in the chapter or help make a difference in the district, this is a good opportunity for you.  If you are interested in a position, please fill out the following form: (note: you must be Broherhood to run for chapter chief or vice chief of Native American)

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“CUB experience” - October 1st, 9 am - 3 pm

What is CUBe?

An outdoor experience for all elementary aged Cub Scouts and their siblings.  All scouts must have an adult partner present to participate.  Each Cub Scout Unit in the Lone Star District is asked to host a station, where the scouts and siblings will rotate through.  Some of the activities include: Archery, BB’s, Crafts, & Games.  Siblings are not allowed to participate in the Archery and BB’s Station for liability reasons.  This is the first chance of the new scouting year for the Cub Scouts to shoot Archery, BB’s, and earn Belt Loops. 


October 1st, 2015 from 9:00am – 3:00pm (a come & go event)
Myers Park (7117 County Road 166  McKinney, TX  75071)
Sign up and get more details at www.lonestardistrict.org/activities/cube
 
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Circle Ten Train-O-Ree, Position Specific Trainings, Sat, Oct. 1
Our district trainings are coming up in the evenings on October 18 and 20 (see below) but here is an earlier opportunity to get trained.  Come get trained by the council for free for Cub Leaders and Scoutmasters at Camp Wisdom Leadership Development Center, 6400 W. Red Bird Lane, Dallas, TX 75236

Click here for a PDF of the flyer shown below.


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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 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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BALOO and OWL Trainings, Saturday, September 24th 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 September 24th 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 September 24th 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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CUBe Planning Meeting,
 
Thursday, September 1st, 6:45 pm

WOW Planning Meeting
Thursday, September 1st, 6:45 pm

Round Table, 
Thursday, September 1st, 7:30 pm

OA Chapter Meeting, 
Thursday, September 1st, 7:30 pm

This week is Round Table.  It is Thursday, September 1st at 7:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 2801 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, TX

The Cub Scout Round Table will be preparing leaders for the next month.

The Boy and Varsity Scout and Venturing Round Table will be covering 
Recruitment / Fundraising / Duty to God.

Don't forget that the Order of the Arrow Chapter meeting will be held at the same time.

There is also a Webelos Outdoor Weekend (WOW) planning meeting and a CUBe planning meeting both being held at 6:45 pm until 7:30 pm beforehand.
 

 
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Archery Merit Badge Class August 22nd, 2016

at Texas Archery Academy's McKinney Range from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  
The Cost of the class is $25.  Email Terry Witt at TerryWitt2@att.net to register and for more information.




Summer Blast, Saturday, August 13th
Join us at  at Towne Lake Park East for a Summer Blast in Scouting.  A great way to introduce your friends to scouting.  Also a great way for your pack to be seen.  Come join us for some activities like pinewood derby, raingutter regatta, bowling, bounce house.  See our flyer below and here.  This would also be a great service opportunity for older scouts.

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Cubmaster/Assistant Cubmaster and Den Leader Specific Training
Morning Sessions-9 a.m.-Noon
Afternoon Sessions-1:30-4:30 p.m.

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Training
Morning Sessions     8 a.m.-Noon
Afternoon Sessions  1:30-5:30 p.m.

Youth Protection Training  (Face to Face YC06-0014)
Noon-1:30 p.m. (those who order lunch will eat during YPT)

EXPO  11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost is FREE! To register go to: https://circle10,camp-master.com
Lunch purchases are available with advanced reservations through Campmaster.

For more information, please contact:
Trey Otte at trey@otte.us or 2134-402-4718 OR
Karen Thunert, Program Director, at, karen.thunert@scouting.org or 214-902-6776
Click here for the flyer with this information.


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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:

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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, May 21st, 2016 10:30 am, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 8:00 pm, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Saturday, June 4th, 2016 10:30 am, Myers Park, 7117 Co Rd 166, McKinney
Sign up for Lone Star District Face to Face Youth Protection Trainings Here.




Twilight Camp, June 6-10, 2016

Date, Time, Location, Theme: 
June 6-10, 4:00-8:30 PM, Myers Park McKinney, CSI


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Carry the Load, May 29-30

Remember, Honor, Celebrate. Join Carry The Load's vision to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day by connecting Americans to the sacrifices of our military, law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel.



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Introductory Cub Scout Activity, Sat May 21st, 10 am to noon

Calling all kids.  Come "Spring into Summer" and learn about the fun things Cub Scouts do.

Activities: Pinewood Derby Race Track Bowling Spoon Catapult Toilet Bowl Toss Raingutter Regatta Popsicles (limited)

Kids: Kindergarten – 5th grade 
Location: Horizon Park at 401 Flat Rock Dr, McKinney, 75071 
Date: May 21st 
Time: 10am - Noon Cost: FREE



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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, IOLS - May 14-15


If you weren't able to attend the Lone Star District IOLS, here's another opportunity with North Star District.  

See their flyer here and register 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.



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Bike Safety Rodeo, Saturday May 14th

Troop 135 invites all the everyone and especially our Packs to a bike rodeo Saturday, May 14th at Wesley United Methodist Church.  There will be professional bike safety checks with Cadence Cyclery of McKinney.  Come meet the McKinney Police Department Bike Safety Officers.


What:  Troop 135 2nd Annual Bike Rodeo
Where:  Wesley UMMC, 2705 Virginia Pkwy
When:    Saturday, May 14th, 9am to 12pm
Who:      ANYONE with a bicycle.


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Program Preview / Round Table, May 5th at 7:30 pm
This coming Thursday's Roundtable is Program Preview.  All leaders should attend. This will help each unit plan their calendar for the year.

There is also a 6:45 pm Twilight Camp Meeting
 to turn in forms and money.

The Order of the Arrow will also be holding chapter meeting at 7:30 pm as well.

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Congratulations Troop 413

Troop 413 has been nominated for Citizen of the Year Award as a group for the City of Melissa.  The winner will be announced by the Chamber of Commerce at the Award Banquet at Mingus Winery April 16th at 6 PM.

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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


We have closed registration to this youth training for youth by youth because of high registration numbers.  The fall coarse will be available to be signed up for in May.









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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, May 21st, 2015 10:30 am, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Thursday, June 2nd, 2015 8:00 pm, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
Saturday, June 4th, 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 20, 7-8:30 pm, Lyle-Gamble Scout Center, 5600 Hwy 75, Fairview
Wednesday, April 27, 7-8:30 pm, Murchison Scout Center, 8605 Harry Hines, Dallas

Sign up at Council YPT Trainings here at Campmaster.



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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 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.






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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.

 

!!Cancelled!! 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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Wilderness First Aid - April 23-24

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM and
Sunday,   April 24, 2016, 1:00 PM -  5:00 PM
Location: McKinney         Cost: $75

Instructors are from Crew 1881 from Keller.  Contact Tony if you are interested.

Tony Stewart, Troop 406 McKinney, 469-583-1994, tonystewart@tx.rr.com


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These are offered by Lone Star District... (no limit on how many may attend)
Wednesday, April 6th 6:30 pm, LDS, 737 E Melissa Rd, Melissa, TX
Saturday, April 9th, 2016 11 am,
Camporee, 500 W College Street, Princeton, TX
Thursday, June 2nd, 2015 8:00 pm, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney

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

Wednesday, April 6, 7-8:30 pm, Lyle-Gamble Scout Center, 5600 Hwy 75, Fairview
Wednesday, April 13, 7-8:30 pm, Murchison Scout Center, 8605 Harry Hines, Dallas
Wednesday, April 20, 7-8:30 pm, Lyle-Gamble Scout Center, 5600 Hwy 75, Fairview
Wednesday, April 27, 7-8:30 pm, Murchison Scout Center, 8605 Harry Hines, Dallas

Sign up at Council YPT Trainings here at Campmaster.




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Roundtable, April 6th, 7:30 PM

Join us for our monthly Roundtable this Thursday at 7:30 pm.  
This is for all scout leaders; Packs, Troops, Teams and Crews. 
2801 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, TX

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Twilight Camp Planning Meeting, April 6th, 6:45 PM

Every pack should be represented at this pre-roundtable meeting.  It is our first opportunity to turn in any completed registration paperwork & money for camp.  Early bird registration ends April 30th.  
Price: $70 before if 
coordinators turn in all applicable paperwork in April or $80 afterwards.
Make arrangements with Toni Taylor toni@taylorinet.com / 214.592.2286

Remember Twilight Camp is 
June 6-10, 4:00-8:30 PM at Myers Park.

See flyer here.   Online registration link.


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Lone Star District Camporee, April 8-11

Troops, Teams, and Crews set aside April 8th through 11th for the annual Lone Star District Camporee.  Webelos be prepared to come and visit as well.  

Final planning meeting before Roundtable April 7th 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 4th)

  Sign up now!  See our page:

www.lonestardistrict.org/activities/camporee

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Twilight Camp, June 6-10, 2016


Registration is online now and early registration is for the rest of the month.

Date: June 6-10, 2016
Time: 4:00-8:30 PM
Location: Myers Park McKinney
Theme: CSI
Price: $70 before if coordinators also turn in all applicable paperwork at April 7thRoundtable or make arrangements with Toni Taylor toni@taylorinet.com / 214.592.2286, $80 afterwards




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 District Championship, April 1-2

Signup for the 2016 Pinewood Derby Championship is now active.  This is where the fastest of the district race.  To qualify for this race, the Scout must place 1st or 2nd in his rank (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, WI, WII) at his pack's derby. 

If you have a really cool design or exceptional workmanship, your scout may sign up for the design portion of the event.  For everybody else who just wants to race, there is the Outlaw race for retired cars, siblings, parents, etc. The rules are a little relaxed for this race.

Please signup as soon as possible so the event organizers can organize. 

Sign Up Here    2016 Flyer      2016 Official Rules 

When:   April 1-2, 2016.  1 (Check-in) and 2 (races by rank at various times)

Where:  First Christian Church, 1800 W Hunt St, McKinney, TX 75069

Cost:     $10 per scout, $5 outlaw cars




Eagle Project Run Through, March 28

Troop 135 is inviting Star Scouts or higher who might be interested to come here Brenda Fee our district Advancement Chairman come train their older Scouts on Eagle Projects and the Eagle Project Workbook.
  This will happen on Monday, March 28th at 7pm at the Education Building at Wesley UMC (2705 Virginia Pkwy).  It is intended for Scouts nearing their project, so it is limited to Star & up.


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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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Try RC Day, Saturday, March 19

The Richardson RC Club Try RC Day is Saturday, March 19th.  This event is to introduce anyone interested in RC aviation to the hobby, and our club.  So if you have friends or family members that might be interested in the hobby, please invite them out for the day.  The event will start at about 9:00 AM, but guests can come out at any time.  Each guest will be registered for a chance to win an electric RC plane, go through a simple ground school, take a turn on a RC simulator, and then actually fly an RC trainer on a buddy box with one of the Richardson RC Club pilots as the instructor.  We also provide a free Hot Dog lunch for the participants, and several of our club members will put on a show during lunch, demonstrating all types of RC aircraft models.

See their flyer here.  Go to their website at www.rrcc.org


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Pinewood Derby District Championship, April 1-2

Calling all racers!  The Lone Star District is proud to announce the Pinewod Derby Championship. This is for the top two fastest racers per rank per pack. There is also a design contest of one scout per rank per pack and three at large participants per pack. There will be trophies and the title of District Champion.  See the flyer and rules below.


When:   April 1-2, 2016.  1 (Check-in) and 2 (races by rank at various times)

Where:  First Christian Church, 1800 W Hunt St, McKinney, TX 75069

Cost:     $10 per scout, $5 outlaw cars




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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. 



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.





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. 




Scouting for Food Collection, Saturday Feb 13th
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 4th from our District Executive Tim Mason.  Collection day is Saturday, February 13th.  See the routes as they now stand, see where to submit your result information, and more details at:
McKinney Order of the Arrow we need your help at the food pantry.  




Round Table, Thursday, February 4th
Come join us Thursday, February 4th for our monthly first Thursday Round Table meetings.  The Cub Scout leaders meet to be given examples and be inspired to have better den and pack meetings.  The Boy Scout leaders meet to get ideas for troop meetings and campouts.  We even have Venturing and Varsity leaders meeting to improve their high adventures.  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 and 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.  Love to have your youth members there (offer them rides, hint, hint).




Scouting for Food Bag Pickup, Thursday Feb 4th
Scouting for Food Collection, Saturday Feb 13th
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 4th from our District Executive Tim Mason.  Collection day is Saturday, February 13th.  See the routes as they now stand, what information needs to be called in, and more details at:
McKinney Order of the Arrow we need your help at the food pantry.  




Venturing, Circle Ten, and the Leadership Award, Feb 1st

Is your Crew using the Circle Ten Venturing Web Site?  Have a member of your Crew join the Venturing Officers Association to promote and support the Venturing Program on a local basis.  Get in on the pre-order opportunities for Venturing merchandise – very cool t-shirts and fleece vests.  Have you nominated a member of your crew (Youth or Adult) for the Venturing Leadership Award?  Nominations Due Feb. 1st. 
 
Keep current keep strong.      www.circletenventuring.org

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University of Scouting, January 23rd

Registration 
of $25 has been extended through January 16th.  After that you will have to come to the event and do walk-in registration of $40.  Some classes will not be available at that point.

What a great value for a day of awesome training.  It is for adults leaders from Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, as well as Venturing youth and adults.  


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University of Scouting, January 23rd

Registration is now online for the University of Scouting on January 23rd.  
· Early online registration of $25 has been extended through January 9th.
· After January 10th you will have to come to the event and do walk-in registration of $40.
What a great value for a day of awesome training.  It is for adults leaders from Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, as well as Venturing youth and adults.  

Some classes will be not be available after January 9th so sign up this week for: 
· Trainer’s Edge;
· Strictly for Cub Masters;
· BALOO
· Strictly for Scout Masters;
· Adult Leader Scout Specific;
· SPL Academy Training;
· Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training
· Venturing Leader Specific
· Venturing Academy;  
· Sea Scout Basic Leader Training


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Round Table, January 7th, 7:30 pm

This week is Round Table.  Come join us to prepare the program for your units.

Also, join us for a couple of 6:45 pm pre-meetings:

6:45 pm - Twilight Camp Planning Meeting
- Leaders needed from every Pack.
6:45 pm - Camporee Planning Meeting
- Youth & adult leaders needed from every Troop, Team, & Crew.

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District Eagle Recognition and Award Dinner, Jan 9th

Who: All Lone Star District Leaders and the Class of 2015 Eagles (2015 Eagles are free)

What: Join us for a Dinner as we give thanks to everyone that made the 2015 Scouting year count!

When:  January 9th, 2016, 5 pm

Cost:  $15 per person if registered by January 5th.  After January 5th the price is $20.

  Eagles earned in 2015 are free. 

Dinner Registration: 

Come help us celebrate another great year of Scouting!


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University of Scouting, January 23rd

Registration is now online for the University of Scouting on January 23rd.  
Early on-line registration is $25 if you register before December 15th.
December 15th through January 29th is $30.
Walk-in registration is $40.
What a great value for a day of awesome training.  It is for adults leaders from Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, as well as Venturing youth and adults.  


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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 9th.   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.  Please get them in quickly.