Lone Star District
Lone Star District Swim Test Opportunity for Troops and Crews
If you are interested in setting up a Swim Test for your unit, the APEX Centre in McKinney can accommodate you. They offer hourly lane rentals and provide Red Cross-certified Lifeguards who can sign off on the BSA Swim Test (See requirements in Circle Ten Council Pre-camp Swim Check Policy). Your scouts do NOT need to be members of the APEX, but they will need to sign a liability waiver.
Lane rentals are $12 per hour per lane if you bring your own lifeguard. If you need a lifeguard to sign off on the tests it's an additional $26.50 an hour.
Lanes are available 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. during the week, 12:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, or 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays
Payment is made at time of reservation by check or credit card. Card can be taken over the phone or by check handed to Sumner or Carlie to process. Checks should be made out to City of McKinney – Apex Centre
All participants are expected to wear a mask in the building and to maintain social distancing at all times
BSA Aquatics supervision guidelines must be followed by the unit. Each unit is responsible for providing Unit Swim Classification Record and Swim Test Verification forms to be signed off by the Certified Supervisor at the time of the test
Reservations need to be made at least 2 weeks prior to the swim test date to ensure a space.
Contact Carlie Daniel Wickman to make arrangements
This opportunity is intended for units wishing to hold a single event for all Scouts. If you have Scouts who can’t attend your unit’s event and need an individual test, there are spots available at the District’s Allen Natatorium sign-up .
Virtual Friends of Scouting Event
If you missed the "Virtual Friends of Scouting" event that took place on Tuesday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. or haven’t made a pledge, please click the button below to view the virtual presentation.
It was an exciting program with a message from two of our most recent Eagle Scouts, one of whom is one of the first female Eagle Scouts in Circle Ten. You will hear from our Scout executive and council president on how we were able to "Scout On" in a COVID-19 pandemic. There will be testimonials from community leaders that you will recognize, as well as highlights from 2020 showing our young Scouts in action, followed by a keynote address from Mr. Eric Johnson, Mayor of Dallas.
On behalf of all the young people served by Circle Ten Council, we thank you for your continued support. Please join us and enjoy the show!
Aqua Adventures Weekends -
April 23, April 30, May 14, Aug. 20
April 23, April 30, May 14, Aug. 20
Are you a water sports and water craft fanatic?! Are you always on the hunt for your next adrenaline rush? If you can answer “yes” to either of those questions........ then come join us on the crystal clear, calm, cool, collected waters of Possum Kingdom Lake for one of the four 2021 AQUA ADVENTURES weekends! At these weekend long events, Troops, Crews, and Ships will experience thrilling water activities as well as a chance to test their skills at fun and exciting welding projects.
All youth participants must be accompanied by two adult leaders or their parents at all times during the duration of the event.
Quality Unit Awards
Circle Ten Council’s new Quality Unit and District Award is the council’s planning, performance and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units and districts. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.
The new Quality Unit and District standards represent a vision of good Scouting for units and districts and that is why Circle Ten Council has included the key elements of unit and district success in our new 2021-2023 Council Strategic Plan.
Quality program delivery is key to retention of our Scouts and their families in Circle Ten Council. Each type of unit (pack, troop, crew) has specific measures to help a unit and district gauge their success. Your unit commissioner and district commissioner team will use the Quality Unit criteria to help guide your unit and provide useful information, tools and resources to help ensure a successful program.
Camp Card Calendar
January 26 Unit Camp Card Kickoffs
January 26 Only day for 60% bonus commission for cards purchased at kickoff
January 27 55% bonus commission begins
February 25 50% standard commission begins
April 30 Last day for 50% commission
May 1 Commission reduced to 35%
May 16 Commission reduced to 25%
June 1 Commission reduced to 10%
June 10 District Camp Card Chair wrap-up meeting
In 2021, the camp card sale has a new look! Not only do you receive a tri-fold brochure with 10 tear off coupons, but you receive an access code to activate the Saver Guide app on your mobile device or online. This app provides thousands of additional offers and can help you pinpoint offers in your area, based on your GPS! What an awesome improvement and more value!