Lone Star District

Circle Ten Council

District Crossover, March 3rd, at 3 pm

Join the district and all of the Arrow of Lights cross over into Troops.  The Order of the Arrow is hosting a crossover ceremony at Bonnie Wink Park in McKinney on Sunday, March 3rd at 3 pm.  The cost is $5 per Scout..  Each Scout will receiver a totem.  (It had formerly been scheduled on Feb 25th.)

  Register here and see who is going where on the left.

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, Tues, March 5th

Eldorado and Ridge location.  You have to eat anyway.  Help us earn some money with a percentage of the receipts.  Just mention BSA.  

PDF Flyer (like the image below)

Help Lone Star District fundraise by handing out flyers at Chick-Fil-A Tuesday, March 5, 5-8pm (6201 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney) and
Tuesday, March 12, 5-8pm (5001 W University Dr, McKinney). 
Adults and Youth welcome.  Counts for Service Hours.

signupgenius.com/go/805094CABAC2DA64-48138290-chickfila#/

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, Tues, March 12th

Lake Forest and 380 location.


PDF Flyer (like the image below)

Please share with your units and on social media.


Roundtable Special Needs and Disabilities, March 7th, 7  pm

Please join us for Roundtable on March 7th for a special visitor who will present on support for Scouts with special needs and disabilities.  

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5871 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071

Camporee Planning Meeting, March 7th, 6:30 pm

Senior Patrol Leaders and Scoutmasters come plan camporee.  Please bring an idea of what your troop activity might be and what your troop component of the obstacle course might be.  The theme is Eclipse.  We'll meet from 6:30 to 7 pm.

In person for us.  Zoom for Eagle Trail and Western Horizon Districts.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5871 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071

OA Wicahpi Chapter Mtg, March 7th, 7 pm

OA members come have some food, fun, and fellowship at our monthly chapter meeting.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5871 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071

Friends of Scouting Donation Link

Did you miss your unit's Friends of Scouting presentation?  It is not too late to donate anyway.  Fill out the card they sent you and send it back.  Or fill this one, link, out and turn it in at Roundtable or at the Fairview Scout Office.  

Or you can do it online!  https://donations.scouting.org/#/national

BALOO Training Campout, April 12-13, 2024

Join us for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation with an preparation meeting on the 9th then camping on the 12th and 13th during and by our Camporee Campout.  It is needed for Cub Scout Packs and Webelos Dens to camp.

Registration is available now.  https://scoutingevent.com/571-2024CJRBALOOIOLS1

IOLS Training Campout, April 12-13, 2024

Join us for Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills with a preparation meeting on the 9th then camping on the 12th and 13th during and by our Camporee Campout.  It is required for Scoutmasters and their assistants.  It will be at Camp James Ray, 2026 Mill Creek Road, Pottsboro, TX.

Registration is available now.  https://scoutingevent.com/571-2024CJRBALOOIOLS1

Camporee, April 12-14, 2024

Save the date for our Spring Camporee with the Lone Star, Eagle Trail, and Western Horizon districts.  We want all troops and crews to come and run a fun station everyone can attend.  We'll compete, have prizes, and more.  We want to see you there so save the date.    It will be at Camp James Ray, 2026 Mill Creek Road, Pottsboro, TX.

Registration is available now.  https://scoutingevent.com/571-2024CJRSpringCamporee3                      Camporee Leader Guide

Cub Adventure Camp, June 3 - 7

(Previously known as Day or Twilight Camp)

You have been waiting and now our dates and locations are secure and registration is OPEN!  The one local to Lone Star District is at Myers Park and is the one we suggest but ...  Scouts can attend any camp at any location! Choose what works best for your family!  Click on link for more details and to register.

Cub Adventure Camp - Mesquite: May 28 - 31 at Rorie Galloway Park
Cub Adventure Camp - Farmers Branch: June 3 - 7 at Farmers Branch Historical Park
Cub Adventure Camp - McKinney: June 3 - 7 at Myers Park
Cub Adventure Camp - Plano: June 3 - 6 at Bob Woodruff Park
Cub Adventure Camp - Waxahachie: June 10 - 14 at Ellis County Expo Center
Cub Adventure Camp - Richardson: June 10 - 13 at Breckinridge Park
Cub Adventure Camp - Nevada: June 17 - 21 at Nevada Lone Star Cowboy Church
Cub Adventure Camp - Dallas: June 17 - 21 at Camp Wisdom

Spring Virtual Sale - Individual Fundraiser

RAISE FUNDS TO PAY FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY'S SCOUTING EXPERIENCES!

That's right! Each family can decide to participate in this Spring Virtual Sale! It is completely up to you! And with just a few clicks, your Scout can be selling online and earning Thrift-E funds. 

Keep up with the sale by joining our channel here. And we know you may have some questions, so please review the current FAQs here or reach out to the staff advisor, Jordan Ray. Let us know you will be participating by signing up here.

2024 BSA National Annual Membership Fees

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

https://circleten.org/posts/54750/nylt2

2023 Dates

2024 Dates

Help us update your Unit Pin Information

Packs, Troops, and Crews help us make sure people can find you on BeAScout.org

Unit Pin Information Form

Cub Scout Program Changes Coming June 1, 2024 

SUMMARY:

1. Goal was to make program SIMPLE, FUN, EASY (think from perspective of busy leaders).
2. All ranks, LION – ARROW OF LIGHT, will be standardized with a consistent number of adventures to achieve rank: 6 “core” and 2 “elective”
3. The distinction between Webelos Program (4th and 5th grade) and the Webelos RANK (4th grade) and Arrow of Light Rank (5th grade) was a source of confusion to many. This will be rectified by having separate handbooks, just like there is for the other ranks.
4. BOBCAT will NO LONGER be a RANK. It becomes the first adventure in EACH grade level rank. The requirements will be different at each rank.
5. All “core” adventures are now standardized into 6 categories across each rank: CHARACTER/LEADERSHIP (this is the BOBCAT at each rank); OUTDOORS, PERSONAL FITNESS, CITIZENSHIP, PERSONAL SAFETY (OR SAFETY/FIRST AID FOR THE 4TH/5TH GRADERS), AND FAMILY/REVERENCE. This will make it easier for leaders planning pack outings or using mixed age dens, to plan meetings across a topic.
6. SUPPLEMENTAL AWARDS (not achievements) were not seeing much use/awareness; many of these are NOW reconfigured into an ELECTIVE which should increase their visibility.
7. Electives have been “repopulated” … lots of them; 16 in total for Lions and AOL; 20 for each of the other ranks. Some popular electives, such as FISHING, show up IN EVERY RANK (presumably with some variation of requirements – bet all include going fishing!). In the slide below, the “lightest” color in each rank at top are electives continuing from the current program. The “mid-tone” colored ones are NEW, including ones that used to be stand alone awards/patches, and the darkest tones at bottom (BB’s/Archery/Slingshot) are ones that must be done in a district/council setting.
8. They published a schedule of when information will be released; handbooks in March/April. More information coming out each month in another CUBCHATLIVE (dates and TOPICS are INDICATED in the chart below: 12/1/23; 1/12/24; 2/2/24; 3/1/24/ 4/5/24; 4/5/24; 5/10/24; 6/7/24)
9. Changes effective 6/1/2024 (i.e., for NEXT Cub Scout year) -- ALL RANKS continue as current for the spring semester.

If you have already watched/listened to the CubChatLive, great. If not, you can use this link: https://youtu.be/0Orm_Gz8hrg -- about 35 minutes, worth listening to.

Also, all the information this is currently in PRINT is available on the Program Updates Page: https://www.scouting.org/program-updates/cub-scout-program-updates-announced/

UPDATES TO THE CUB SCOUT PROGRAM REVEALED

In case you missed the announcement, you can watch the unveiling! Then mark your calendars for more #CubChatLive episodes to provide more details and roll out information. Next episode is December 1.

Check us out on Facebook

See our Council Lone Star District Webpage.  

Check out what is happening here.   https://circleten.org/posts/41017/lone-star-district

Order of the Arrow Unit Elections - December 1st through March 31st

Has your unit scheduled an OA election with the Order of the Arrow yet?  We hope to be done by March 1st.  However, we can still have them before March 31st.  Have your OA Representative or Senior Patrol Leader sign up here.