Lone Star District

Wilderness First Aid Certification, January 28-30

Are you prepared to address illness or traumatic injury in the backcountry? All four of the BSA high-adventure bases require at least one person per trek (two per trek at Philmont Scout Ranch) to be current in WFA through one of the BSA’s approved providers.

Troop 909 and First Christian Church of McKinney are sponsoring a Wilderness First Aid Course January 28-30. This is the 16 hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for all BSA - High Adventure Bases. It will be taught by BSA-certified instructor Mike Reisinger. Applicants must attend ALL WFA event dates to obtain certification.

WFA Certification Cost: $80. Includes course materials, snacks, and Saturday lunch.

Get more details and sign up here soon. lonestardistrict.org/training

Camporee Meeting, Thursday, Feb 3 6:15

Scoutmasters plan to attend this meeting with your SPL or other youth who will be in charge of your Camporee! We will be planning the activities. and need their input as well as yours!

Scouting for Food, Thursday, Feb 3, 6:30 PM

There is a limited number of bags ready for Scouting for Food. They will be available first come first serve. These are not necessary for Scouting for Food, but can be helpful.

Roundtable, Thursday, February 3, 7 PM

We would love to see at least 1 leader from every unit! Come and join in at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5871 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney.

Cub Scout Breakout -

Scouts BSA Breakout - Grant Halliburton Foundation will be addressing youth mental health. As our world continues to change, incidents of youth depression and suicide continue to rise. This presentation will provide you with insight into warning signs and help that is available. We expect to have a zoom option as well. This is for anyone and not just scout leaders. We encourage anyone who can to take part. FLYER

Order of the Arrow Chapter Mtg, Thurs, February 3th, 7 pm

We also have a Order of the Arrow chapter meeting going on at the same time as Roundtable in a nearby room so send your OA youth and maybe an adult or two. They always have fun. Come and join in at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5871 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX.

Scouting for Food, Saturday, February 19th

Units come help gather food in our communities for the The McKinney Little Free Pantry in McKinney, and the appropriate pantries for the other towns in the district. It is a great service project for our units and greater service for those in need. Send someone from your unit to the meeting on January 6th for routes and information.

Order of the Arrow Unit Elections - before March 31st

Has your unit had an OA election with the Order of the Arrow yet? We had hoped 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.

District Crossover, Sunday, February 27, 2022 @ 3:00 PM

Please set aside Sunday, February 27th, at 3:00pm for the Lone Star District Crossover. Brought to you by the Lone Star District's Wicahpi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow. All Arrow of Light (Webelos 2’s) are invited to “Crossover” in this group setting and all Scouts and Scouters are invited to come out and watch for FREE. It is $5 per Webelos to participate. All participating Webelos will receive a totem made by our Order of the Arrow Chapter members and some great photo ops… so bring your cameras!

Registration: https://scoutingevent.com/571-2022LSCrossover

Location: Winding Creek Neighborhood Park, Winding Brook Dr & Estates Way, McKinney, TX 75072 Map Link

Lone Star District Camporee April 8-10 @ Camp James Ray

Come join Lone Star District at Camp James Ray for our annual Camporee. This event is for all troops and crews. We'll have competitions, fun, and will culminate with a large campfire program, awards, and Order of the Arrow callout. We'll start check-in on Friday at 7 pm followed by a full day of activities on Saturday. Sunday there will be a Scout's own service as well. See you there!

Registration: https://scoutingevent.com/571-2022LoneStarCamporee

Lone Star District IOLS April 5, 8-9 @ Camp James Ray

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops in order to be considered “trained”.

Cost: $25.00 per person online plus $10.00 cash per person payable at Orientation (to cover patrol meals)

Location: Camp James Ray (2026 Mill Creek Rd, Pottsboro, TX 75076)

Date: 6:00pm on Friday, April 8, 2022 – approx. 9:00pm on Saturday, April 9, 2022 (after the campfire)

Participants are welcome to camp Saturday night and leave Sunday morning.

IOLS Orientation is required.

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: TBD

Don’t forget to bring $10.00 cash to cover the cost of patrol meals.

You must bring to class a copy of Scout Medical Forms A & B along with a copy of your medical insurance card (both sides).

Registration: https://scoutingevent.com/571-2022LSSpringIOLS

District Calendar for 2021-2022

Save the dates. Here is the district calendar for 2021-2022

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.

Unit Forms