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    Blackland Prairie Eagle Scouts and Pack 425 at Recognition Dinner 2018
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Merit Badge Clinic, Winter Camp, and Adult Nominations Plus CTX2 Debrief!

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Here's whats happening in Blackland Prairie District!

FALL ACTIVITIES:

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.

Merit Badge Clinic/Worshop at Circle Ten Council - Saturday December 1st.

WINTER CAMP - Boy Scouts, Venture Crews & Sea Scouts - 
Dec 27-31, Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp

WestwardHo.pngOur youth OA leads picked a great theme that allows us to  highlight all the elements that early settlers would have encountered on their journeys west in Westward Ho!

  • Native Americans
  • Mountain Men
  • Rocky Mountain Climbing
  • Horse Wranglers
  • U.S. Calvary Themed Shooting Sports
  • Blacksmithing & Metal Work
  • Pacific Northwest Lumberjacks

Fee: $45 per scout; Register at Circle Ten's CampMaster (Units attending one of Circle Ten's Summer Camps this past year will receive a 20% discount on scouts fee; Leader's Guide available to download here.

CAMPOREE Blackland Prairie District CAMPOREE April 12-14 @ Camp Constantine.

Send your OA Representatives to the monthly meetings (2nd Tuesday of the month) for planning an over-the-top camporee. Competitive scout skills, Pot Luck Community Dinner sponsored by Troop 730, OA Call Out Ceremony and more. Compete to win the EAGLE TROPHY!


YOUTH TRAINING

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

National Advanced Youth Leadership Training (NAYLE)

Time to start planning your summer? Don't forget about the ULTIMATE in leadership skills - NAYLE. It's offered at ALL the high adventure camps.


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Blackland Prairie will have at least  TWO GIRL Troops and possibly more. If you are interested in joining a District wide girl troop and hit the ground running in February 2019, please email Debra Lankenau for more information here.


VENTURING

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.


POPCORN DATES

For those Units selling popcorn keep these dates handy!

December 1st – Take Order product pick-up
December 13th – Final payment deadline

For questions, contact our Senior DE, Maribeth Huges here.


 

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New Rewards Program - Makade Aki BLING

Everyone likes scouting bling, right? With some of the proceeds from the Chapter's Merit Badge Clinics, the Arrowmen have a plan to reward members for participation. 

  1. T-SHIRT - Attend your Ordeal and receive your first reward a Dri-Trek 50/50 blend T SHirt with screened Chapter logo. 
  2. HAT - Attend 3 THREE Chapter meetings and receive a cool Trucker Hat embroidered with Makade Aki's logo.
  3. FLEECE VEST - Staff TWO events and attend THREE more meetings and earn a fleece vest with Makade Aki logo embroidered on left chest.
  4. JACKET - Wind and water resistant with fleece lining - Staff TWO more events; attend THREE additional meetings and this charcoal grey jacket with logo is yours!
  5. Must be current in dues to receive rewards.

HOW CAN I EARN REWARDS:

  1. WINTER STAFF NEEDED - Enjoy camping when it's cooler and helping other scouters? Sign up for Winter Staff at miki.org plus earn reward point. 
  2. STAFF DISTRICT DINNER - Need color guard, setup and clean up crews.
  3. Attend CAMPOREE PLANNING MEETINGS NOW

DUES - OA dues are $30 per year. PAY NOW @ Miki.org

LODGE DINNER - Sunday, January 6th. Buy tickets at Miki.org

CAMPOREE Planning will start in November. Each UNIT should have an OA representative attend the meeting on Tuesday, December 11. Will also work on scrapping deer hide.

All Arrowmen are invited to attend the monthly meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7pm at 3666 Morningstar Lane, Farmer's Branch, TX 75234. Kaualoku's. For more information on Makade Aki click here.


JUST for ADULTS

BSAFleur-de-lis_ColorRecognize the Adults in your UNIT

Doesn't it feel good to receive a pat-on-the-back! Yes it does. SO DO THIS....Nominate those adults who make scouting HAPPEN in your Unit. Take a look at the many awards available at the District level. These are presented at the Annual District Dinner & Eagle Recognition Banquet on January 19th. For nomination forms go here. They are PDF so download to your computer, open in your Adobe program to edit. Save then email to Fred Hull. Easy!

RECHARTER NOW - It's that time again.

Your UNIT should be working on Re-Charter process. If you have any questions, contact your UNIT Commissioner, District Commissioner or your DE. 

REVISED Youth Protection Training Required for Re-Charter (November 2018)

If your Adult Volunteers haven't taken the Revised YPT Training, your re-charter will be held up. Encourage all your Adults to update their training and request copy of certificate.

Is Your Scout NYLT Trained? If so, then you need WOODBADGE.

Woodbadge is the adult version of NYLT and is highly recommended for any adult volunteer to enhance their leadership skills and learn how to lead by following. Every scout deserves a TRAINED LEADER said BADEN POWELL who created Woodbadge to teach his leaders how to teach. Take this course EARLY while your scout is in CUBS; don't wait too long. Check out the courses for Woodbadge coming up in 2019 here.

University of Scouting - January 5th, 2019

If you missed day of training, sign up for all sorts of training at University of Scouting. Everything from Dutch oven cooking to Cub Scout crafts to Adult training. Only $30 per person lunch included. Course Curriculum is now available here.

Meet Rex Tillerson at Friends of Scouting Dinner Feb 12

Make plans now to attend the annual FOS Dinner on February 12. Get out your check book because it's pay to play plus you support our camps and staff. More information coming soon.

Wilderness First Aid Training for 2018-2019

This is the 16 hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases. DATES HERE

Shooting Sports Training - Winter 2018

If your unit needs an RSO (Range Safety Officer), Rifle or BB Gun Certified Instructor, or Archery Instructor, keep tabs on Circle Ten's Shooting Sports page for upcoming training here. December 1st next RSO Class.


CTX2 - 13,000 In Attendance - You Missed a Good One!

circleten_04_54_29_3420.jpgNot only was CTX2 BIGGER AND BETTER than three years ago, logistics ran smoothly, no long lines to check-in, get in, or park. Kudos to the 400 adult staff and National Guard soldiers who made this event run so smoothly. Special shout out to Blackland Prairie's Service Area Manager, Michael Garcia, who ran the kitchen for staff; Aaron & Lallita Howell (T718) and Nancy Burke (T577) along with unit members who planned and staffed most of the Cub Scout Midway; the Makade Aki OA Chapter (Chief, Ben MacCarley, Steve & Theresa Kaualoku, & Gino Cishke) who brought out their dug-out canoe for hands on chipping and chiseling plus a WW1 exhibit complete with army tent, posters, and a WW1 soldier (Chapter Advisor Kip Lankenau). To celebrate Armistice Day, what we now call Veterans Day (the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1), the Chapter offered a craft to CTX participants making remembrance poppies. Check out IHUB for photos or BP's Facebook page. And YES, there were plenty of activities for BOY SCOUTS - 3 climbing towers, a huge zip line, oversize games and 3 gaga pits which ran continuously. It was truly AMAZING!!!

District Committee Elections - November 6th

A whole new slate of scouters were nominated and approved to lead Blackland Prairie District for the 2019 year. These new members will be inducted at the annual District Dinner on January 19th. Welcome!


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Upcoming Meetings & Events:

November 17-18 - Oak Leaf Training @ Camp Wisdom

December 2 - District Committee Meeting & Pot Luck Dinner @ Whole Foods

December 27-31 - Winter Camp @ TRJ

January 5 - University of Scouting @ SMU

January 6 - MIKI Lodge Dinner @ Hella Shrine

January 19 - District Awards & Eagle Recognition @ St. Monica's 6-8pm

February - Scouting for Food

February 12 - FOS Dinner with Rex Tillerson @ Hyatt Regency

April 12-14 - District Camporee hosted by Troop 730 @ Camp Constantine

June 6 -8 - Twilight Camp TDA