• Mikanakawa Lodge Contingent NOAC 2018
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    Blackland Prairie

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Here's whats happening in Blackland Prairie District!


CaP2018Logox200October 6 - Cub-A-Palooza Family Fun Day @ Camp Wisdom

Blackland Prairie's annual Family Fun Day where kids, siblings, and parents can experience all the activities scouting has to offer. District staff provides BB Guns and Archery and supplies for all activities.  Boy Scout Troops may also host an activity for service hours and to recruit prospective Webelos scouts. Each attending Pack should have two adult volunteers to assist with hosting an activity. $20 per scout/$5 per sibling/Adult/Staff. More information here. Contact BlacklandPrairieActivities@gmail.com for details.

CTX2 Work Day - Boy Scout Troops Invited Saturday Oct 6

Join us on Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm as we build and construct activities for the Cub Scout Midway at Circle Ten Xperience to be held on Saturday, November 10.  Your cheerful service will DEFINITELY be appreciated!  Scouts, Leaders, Parents, and Siblings are all welcome…we will put you to work!

Please wear old clothes that can get dirty and get paint on them (Restrooms are available to change clothes, if necessary).  Optional supplies to bring include:

  • Paint brushes: 1" to 3" in width
  • Paint rollers
  • Knee pads so you can paint kneeling on the pavement
  • Cordless Electric drill/screw driver
  • Hammer

We’ll provide saws, refreshments and other supplies...just bring yourself and be prepared to have fun!  Scouts can also earn Service Hours! 

We will be working in the parking lot of Architecture Demarest located at 2320 Valdina St, Dallas, TX 75207.  Any Questions?  Contact:  Aaron Howell at 972-238-0765 or awhowell.troop718@gmail.com, Lalita Howell at 972-342-2909 or lalitasakthi@gmail.com or Nancy Burke at nancyhburke!@icloud.com or 214-986-6067.

October 12 - Scout Sleepover at ATT Stadium

Scouts along with their families and friends are invited to enjoy a fun filled night of games, activities, a movie, food and much more! Sleeping on the home field of the Dallas Cowboys is one of the most unique camping experiences that a scout could ever have! $55 per person in groups 20 or more. For more information contact John Spring

Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) - October 20thJOTA

Join hundreds of scouts from all over the world come together on Saturday, October 20th. SAVE THE DATE as more information will be coming shortly.

November 9-11 - Circle Ten Xperience

CTX2's participant registrations are over the 9,400 mark! Over 220+ units have already added the BIGGEST EVENT to their calendars! What are you waiting for? If it’s more information, we’ve got you covered! If you are interested in staffing CTX2, go to CAMPMASTER and register today.

Join the Circle Ten Council Hub .

SMU Scout Night - Friday, November 16th; SMU VS Memphis

Tickets only $15 per person and include: 

  • A reserved seat to the SMU vs. Memphis game on Friday, November 16
  • Pregame high-five tunnel with players
  • SMU patch
  • Overnight campout on the field after the game

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


DEN CHIEF TrainingDenChief

October 13: 9am - noon

A Den Chief is a Boy Scout, Venturer or Sea Scout assisting a Cub Scout den. But the story is far more important than those words suggest as the Den Chief:

  • Serves as a Scouting role model for the Cub Scouts in the den, as well as the entire pack;

  • Promotes Scouting in general and the local troop in particular;

  • Encourages the transition of Webelos Scouts into Boy Scouting;

  • Holds a leadership position in the troop or crew, thus fulfilling an advancement requirement in the unit.

To sign up, please go to Circle Ten's CampMaster. Cost is $15 per scout. Held at St. Rita's Family Center. 

OAK LEAF Training

November 17 & 18th, 2018 @ Camp Wisdom

Oak Leaf TrainiOakLeafTrainingng is for any young scout who has earned their 1st Class rank. This training will help you understand the patrol method and ensure scout skills for success. As the first leadership training course for scout, it is a pre-requisite for National Youth Leadership Training which teaches leadership and team building skills to be a successful Patrol Leader. Taught by older Scouts, attendees will learn through doing tasks in the EDGE method  and the stages of group development.
$35 per scout. YOUTH STAFF is needed to lead! Contact Theresa Kaualoku. More information click here.

National Youth Leadership Training

Next session is coming up in December over winter break. This is THE PREMIER LEADERSHIP training for youth - the adult version is WoodBadge! Learn life skills that will help you succeed in scouting, at school, and work! For schedule and curriculum click here

Blackland Prairie Girl TroopFamilyScouting

Blackland Prairie will have at least ONE GIRL Troop and possibly more. If you are interested in joining a District wide girl troop and hit the ground running in February 2019, please let us know. In the meantime, come and meet other girls age 11 - 17 with their parent(s) at our next gathering.

Questions? Email Debra Lankenau here

Hear the Chief Scout Executive, BSA, address questions about Family Scouting i.e. girls in scouting here.


Have you heard of Winterfest? It's the largest Exploring and Venturing event in the nation. Celebrating it's 45th year, over 3,500 participants attend from all over the US.

When: February 8-10, 2019
Where: Gatlinburg, Tennesse
Fee: Only $45 per scout (paid by January 11, 2019) -does not include travel, meals and lodging.

For  more information about this awesome event, go to www.BSAWinterfest.org.

JUST for ARROWMEN - Makade Aki ChapterDominic


NOAC 2018 Summary
If you've never been to NOAC, read this and it will change your mind!

Next Meeting, Chapter will finish electing officers, with Ben McCarley Chapter Chief, review NEW REWARD PROGRAM and roll out our service project. 

All Arrowmen are invited to attend the monthly meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7pm at Kaualoku's. For more information on Makade Aki click here.


BSAFleur-de-lis_Color MANDATORY - REVISED Youth Protection Training Required by October 1st, 2018 for ALL ADULTS

Both the Boy Scouts of American and the State of Texas are committed to protecting our youth. As adult scouters we must be in full compliance with both groups. New requirements from National means that all registered adult scouters must take the updated on-line training by October 1, 2018. Please see the Quick Facts for more detailed information.

NEW - Hazardous Weather Training  Required

The online Hazardous Weather Training module is required for direct contact leaders to be considered position trained. Safety is a big issue with Scouting and around here its Weather related! Go to my.scouting.org and take course SCO_800.

Are you a new Leader and Your Head is Spinning?

Read this article from Bryan's blog with lots of tips to help you get started. Attend the Train-o-Ree and get TRAINED and meet other new leaders! Attend your Roundtable sessions and furthermore, ask questions!

TRAIN-O-REE - Saturday October 13th - Morning or Afternoon Session

New Cub Leaders/Den Leaders - This is for you! 
This day of training is for all NEW Cub Scout Leaders and existing Cub Scout Leaders who are taking on a new role. This is a great opportunity to take your Cub Leader Specific training and your Youth Protection Training all in one day and walk out the door "TRAINED". The trainings available are: All morning and afternoon sessions are the same training. 9:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Cubmaster/Assistant Cubmaster Training - morning and afternoon sessions are available. Den Leader Specific Training - morning and afternoon sessions available. In-Person Youth Protection Training Noon - 1:30 p.m. Activities will be available for your Cub Scout and/or sibling (must be over the age of 3). Please use CampMaster to Register (FREE).

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Upcoming Meetings & Events:

October 2 - District Committee Meeting @ 6:45 pm Whole Foods

October 6-7 - Cub-A-Palooza @ Camp Wisdom

October 6 - CTX2 Word Day

October 9 - Makade Aki Chapter OA Meeting @ Kaualoku's 7pm

October 12 - Scout Sleepover @ ATT Stadium

October 13 - Den Chief Training

October 13 - Train-O-Ree @ Camp WIsdom

October 20 - Jamboree on the Internet

November 9-11 - CTX2 - XPERIENCE @ Texas Motor Speedway

November 17-18 - Oak Leaf Training @ Camp Wisdom

January 19 - District Awards & Eagle Recognition

April 12-14 - District Camporee hosted by Troop 730


Cub-A-Palooza, YPT DEADLINE Approaching, CTX Workday