Lone Star District
District Business Meeting, Tuesday, November 19th, 6:45 pm
Charter Organization Representatives and District Committee Members come join us for our annual business meeting at 6:45 pm where we ratify our district committee as put forth by our nominating committee. Then stick around for our monthly District Committee Meeting at 7 pm. It will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' building at 2801 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, TX.
LDS Transition Meetings, November 19th and December 17th
This event is for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to learn of ways to stay in Scouting after their church charter is discontinued in January. It will be held starting at 7 pm at the Bobby Lyle Billy Gamble Scouting Center, 5600 US Highway 75 South Fairview, TX
You are invited to attend any of the come and go informational sessions in your area. We will work with you to find the best unit for your family.
Extended Popcorn Sales
With the confirmation of the national registration increase and the council announcement that units can extend, or even start, selling popcorn through November, the Walmart at Custer and 380 will allow popcorn sales to continue. Units can sell on weekends in 4 hours shifts and also on week nights. If your unit wants to schedule a time slot, please contact Crawfordemail@example.com with your unit number and 2 or 3 preferred slots.
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 Saturday, January 25th. The awards are:
- The Unit Spark Plug Award (Every unit should submit one of these.)
- The Unit or District Scouting Family Award
- The Unit or District Rising Star Award
- The District Silver Star Award
- The District Award of Merit
- The Silver Beaver Award (due before November 1st)
- The Outstanding Organization Award (new in 2018)
Get award details and nominate them here: Award Link
Let them know how much you really do care! The nomination deadline will be Friday, January 17th. Please get them in quickly.
Scout Night Toy Drive at the SMU basketball game, Dec. 7th
You and your Scouts to our Scout Night Toy Drive at the SMU vs. Georgetown basketball game on December 7th at 8:30pm!
We have tickets at the discounted price of only $9. This ticket price is for all scouts, leaders, family, friends and volunteers.
Scouts who bring a toy to donate at the game can purchase a $9 ticket to the game which includes:
- A reserved seat to the SMU vs. Georgetown game on Saturday, December 7th
- Pregame high-five tunnel with players*
- SMU customized Toy Drive patch
*Only available to first 100 ticket purchasers
To purchase tickets simply visit our SMU Scout Night Toy Drive page. After you purchase your tickets, you will be given your own personal link to share with friends and family, and or other Scouts, to ensure that you all will be seated together. Don’t forget, donating a toy at the game is required for patch pick up.
Level 1 Archery Training, December 14, 2019 8 am til 3 pm
Want archery training? Come on December 14, 2019 from 8 am til 3 pm. It is $60 with $40 deposit due on sign up.
Sign up at USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Course. It will be at Community North Baptist 2500 Community Ave, McKinney, TX 75071
Ema Jennifer Sanchez, firstname.lastname@example.org for questions
UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING, Saturday, January 4th
Register now for Circle Ten’s largest one-day training event. Come enjoy a day of scouting fellowship and build your knowledge to make your units better by attending University of Scouting 2020. It will be at SMU and Paris Junior College.
Adult leaders from the newest parent to the most experienced Scouter will find something to learn at Scouting Vision 2020-Looking to the Future. There also are two courses available for qualified youth, The Venturing Academy and The SPL Leadership Academy.
Come hear Terry Fossum, Eagle Scout, former Air Force pilot, author, and reality show winner, speak at the University of Scouting opening session, telling his story of how Scouting values shaped his life.
Use this link to register for classes: https://www.scoutingevent.com/571-universityofscouting2020. The early bird registration fee at SMU is $25 and is available through Nov. 24. The fee goes up to $30 from Nov. 25 until online registration closes on Dec. 22. Walk-in registration will be available for $45 the day of the event, but we cannot guarantee all classes will be available. Registration for the half-day at Paris Junior College is now $10 whether online or walkup; online registration closes Dec. 22.
And don’t forget to pre-order your University of Scouting shirt! Shirts will be available at check-in so you can wear it that day. The cost is $25 for small through x-large, and $30 for 2x-large and 3x-large. The deadline to place your shirt order is Nov. 28. Quantities are limited so you’ll want to complete your registration and order your shirt quickly to ensure your size is available.
Encourage your adult and youth leaders to attend the University of Scouting. It’s a great way to gain valuable insight and information from some of the best instructors in Scouting.
District Eagle Recognition and Award Dinner, January 25th
Who: All Lone Star District Leaders and the Class of 2019 Eagles (2019 Eagles are free)
What: Join us for a Dinner as we give thanks to everyone that made the 2019 Scouting year count!
When: January 25, 2020 at 5 pm
Where: First Christian Church, 1800 W Hunt St, McKinney, TX 75069
Cost: $15 per person if registered by January 20th. 2019 Eagles are free. After January 20th 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!
NYLT-Wood Badge Reunion Dinner, February 1st, 2020
The NYLT-Wood Badge Reunion will take place on Saturday, February 1st, at 4:00 pm. The Silent Auction begins around 4:00 pm (exact time may change) and dinner @ 6:30 pm based on auction timing. All events will be at the Leadership Center at Camp Wisdom. Funds raised from the auction and dinner will go into the NYLT and Wood Badge Scholarship Fund.
To donate items to be auctioned off, please contact: Aleta Dover at; Aleta.email@example.com or 214.585.3506
The next course would love to have you participate with them.
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.
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.
Session 6 December 26-31, 2019
What is the University of Scouting?
The University of Scouting is an adult leader's learning adventure! It is an action-packed, fun-filled single day of supplemental training where you choose the classes you wish to take. Classes are led by experienced volunteers and professionals who will help you enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to the Scouts.
Held on January 4, 2020 and located at the Southern Methodist University, check-in starts at 7:00 a.m. Get more information and sign up here.