Lone Star District

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

Email Jennifer Sanchez, scandahooven@gmail.com for questions

Gift Wrapping Fundraising at Cabela's, Dec. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29

It’s that time of the year when Cabelas is going to be offering gift wrapping to their customers. They are looking for any volunteer groups to help wrap gifts. In doing so you will be able to advertise for your organization and any tips/donations your group receives, you will be able to keep. It’s a great way to fund raise for your organization and give back to the community.

They are looking for groups to cover the weekends. You can make your own hours to volunteer. They are open on Saturday from 9am – 9pm and Sunday from 9am – 7pm. We will supply all the materials you need to gift wrap.

Here are the dates available: 12/ 14-15, 12/ 21-22, 12/ 28-29

Email at your earliest convenience to schedule your group or with any questions.

Chad McCall, Events Coordinator, Hugh.McCall@cabelas.com, Cabela’s, One Cabela Dr., Allen, TX 75002, 214-383-0567

LDS Transition Meetings, December 17th

This is the last of three events 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

It is a come and go event. We will work with you to find the best unit for your family.

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.

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.

Twilight Camp Planning Meeting, January 9th 6:45 pm

Join us before Roundtable for our first planning meeting for Twilight Camp. Each Unit needs to send a coordinator to learn about what is required in terms of registration and adult volunteers. Fairview Scout Office; 5600 US HWY 75 South Fairview, TX 75069.

Scouting For Food Planning Meeting, January 9th 6:45 pm

Join us before Roundtable for our first planning meeting for Scouting for Food. Each Unit needs to send a coordinator to help us get ready for Scouting for Food in February. Fairview Scout Office; 5600 US HWY 75 South Fairview, TX 75069.

Roundtable, Thursday, January 9th, 7:30 pm

Our Roundtable in January is moved to January 9th. For this date Roundtable will be held at the Fairview Scout Office; 5600 US HWY 75 South Fairview, TX 75069. Our permanent Roundtable location is being worked on, if you have any contacts please let us know.

Award Nominations

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:

    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
    6. The Silver Beaver Award (due before November 1st)
    7. 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.

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.dover@gmail.com or 214.585.3506

https://scoutingevent.com/571-NYLTWoodBadgeReunion

District Pinewood Derby Championship, Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Set aside Saturday, March 21st for the District Pinewood Derby Championship. Bring a friend that's not a Scout. We have some cars they can borrow.

See a flyer and more information at lonestardistrict.org/activities/pinewood-derby

Have extra slots on your upcoming high adventures?

Troops 406 has extra slots for their upcoming high adventures. Interested? See theirs or submit yours at

lonestardistrict.org/units/high-adventure-opportunities

Wood Badge

The next courses 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

Wood Badge 133 - Philmont PTC, August 17-22, 2020, Course Director: David Hamilton

Wood Badge 134 - Camp James Ray, October 9-11, 2020 and October 31 & November 1, 2020, Course Director: Staley Cash

Wood Badge 135 - Camp Wisdom, February 5-7, 2021 and February 20 & 21, 2021, Course Director: Joey Greenaway

Recommendations: 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.

Submit recommendations here. See their recommendations here.

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.

For more information: https://circleten.ihubapp.org/posts/28749 To register, go to https://circle10.camp-master.com/default.aspx

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.

Twilight Camp, June 2020

Here is our Theme for Twilight Camp in 2020. More details to come.

Details will be available at lonestardistrict.org/activities/tlc as we know them.