February District News:
Camp Card Season is HERE. If you haven't sign up your unit for this easy fundraiser, please contact Javier Cervera to get started here.
JUST for CUB SCOUTS
Pine Wood Derby -- Look for tips and tricks on holding your Pack's pinewood derby races here.
Twilight Summer Camp- New Evening Format -New this year to accomodate our busy families and volunteer staff, we begin Thursday evening, continue Friday evening with optional campover and finish Saturday by noon! June 7-9, 2018. Adult volunteers and Boy Scouts needed for staffing. Information here.
Cub Scout Resident Camp - Circle Ten will be offering resident camp for three day sessions at Camp James Ray for Wolf and Bears. Thursday through Saturday. More information here.
JUST for BOY SCOUTS
MERIT BADGE UNIVERSITY March 12-16 @ Camp Wisdom
TEXAS FIN-FUR-CON March 24 @ Texas Freshwater Fisheries
OAK LEAF TRAINING - April 21-22 at Camp Wisdom
BACKCOUNTRY ADVANCED TRAINING
2018 CAMPOREE HELL's GATE - Hosted by the Makade Aki OA Chapter. Patrols will compete using their scout skills, knowledge and team strengths to achieve their assigned mission. Not to be missed. Troops should send their OA representative to staff meetings starting in February 2018, the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Begin your preparations.
NEW OLDER SCOUTS - RENDEZVOUS - March 23-25 @ Camp Wisdom
SUMMER CAMP 2018 - Early June Summer Camp Week
World Jamboree, Southern Region Area 2 @ Summit Bechtel Reserve - Circle Ten's contingent is limited to 144 scouts and 16 leaders and will fill up quick. July 22-August 4, 2019. $2,500 expected fees. Contact James Faircloth at 214-984-7606 or email here.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)- This week long training teaches scouts leadership skills such as team development, project management, and conflict resolution. This is the youth equivalent to the adult Wood Badge course. Some units require this course before scout may become a Senior Patrol Leader. Schedule and info here.
National Advanced Leadership Training (NAYLE) - For the older scouts who have taken NYLT, this week long course tests your leadership skills and helps you develop your own servant leadership vision. Registration is up for NAYLE for summer 2018 at Philmont or the Summit. Info here.
CTX2 - XPERIENCE is Back at the TRACK! - November 9-11, 2018
JUST for Eagle Scouts
Congratulations to the following Scouts who earnd their Eagle Rank at February's Eagle Board of Review:
Henry Domine T838 Picnic Tables
Samir Mamtani T730 Crafty Seniors
Jason Fernandes T412 Playground Wood Chip Rep
Dante Thompson T838 Hospico San Jose playground
Meyer Zinn T730 Walnut Hill Garden
So, you want to be an EAGLE SCOUT? - Be prepared and read up on the process of becoming an Eagle at BP's Advancement site.
LIFE TO EAGLE process, use this link to download the flow chart.
2017 Class of EAGLES - Have Dinner on Council!
JUST for OLDER SCOUTS: Venturers, Sea Scouts, & Explorers
Have you EAGLED OUT? Try Rendezvous - March 23 @ Camp Wisdom
NEW-SCUBA VENTURE CREW - Interested?
JUST for ARROWMEN - Makade Aki Chapter
UNIT ELECTIONS-It's that time for units to start planning elections. Please get your request in early so we can accomodate your Troop. Please contact OA Adivsor, Kip Lankenau here with dates.
Camporee Planning Weekly Meetings - Planning for 2018 CAMPOREE has begun so please start sending your Troop's OA Liasion to weekly meetings on Tuesday @ 7pm at Kaualoku's.
National Order of the Arrow Conference 2018 - July 26-August 6 at Indiana University. While the Miki Lodge will be sending the largest contingent in the US, our allocation is smaller than 2017. Go to miki.org for more information..
OA MIKI Corps - time to start thinking about registering for your summertime fun providing cheerful service at BSA's high adventure camps - limited to 500 spots nationwide. Apply now online here at adventure.oa-bsa.org.
JUST for ADULTS
NEW- ADVANCEMENT IN ACTION - Adult training Feb 24
Back Country Advanced Training - Getting ready for PHilmont? Then you'll want to take this training with your scouts. Classroom evenings March 19 & 21st, weekend campout March 23-25 Meisenbach. More information here.
Twilight Camp Walking Den Leaders & Area Leads - Each pack that attends is required to provide a Walking Den Leader and must have face-to-face YPT training. Teaching scout skills, games, and sports is always fun for adults. Please contact Manuel Vasquez to be an area Lead (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos) here.
Your Training Records - Is all your classroom and online training recorded proberly with council? Check with your Unit Key 3 or email here. State your name and Unit number to receive a copy of your training records.
Summer Camp Mentors - Are you a Merit Badge Counselor with a passion for passing your knoweldge and lesson plans down to next generation? Consider being a "Mentor" to Camp Directors. Email Scott Arrington, Camping Director for more information.
Shooting Sports Certification - If you want to recieve Basic Instructor Training, BB Gun/Arhcery Range Master, Range Safety Officer certification, or NRA certification please visit Circle Ten council's Shooting Sports website here.
Woodbadge - Don't wait - take during Cub Scout Volunteer! A two weekend long course to develop your leadership skills. The next course, WB 125, still has spots available on April 6-8 and 20-22, 2018. BP's own Tony Magee is the Senior Patrol Leader so this one is guaranteed FUN! General Information & Registration.
Philmont Training Center - Looking for the ulitmate Scouting Family vacation? Philmont Training Center (PTC) is for you! Excellent training, at the Sangre de Christo mountains, age appropriate outdoor programs for your kids, and over-the-top spouse program. My favorite is the world class COPE course. Check it out here.
Philmont Leadership Challenge - Ready to put your Woodbadge skills to the test? Define your Servant Leadership mantra at this week long course next summer. Best taken within one to two years of Woodbadge. Dates: June 30-July 6 and September 16-22. Check out the Philmont Training Center website for more information and to register. www.philmontscoutranch.org/PTC.
Summit Leadership Challenge - Same great servant leadership course but at the SUMMIT. July 15-21. Check out www.summitbsa.org/training
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Upcoming Meetings & Events:
February 20 & 27 - Camporee Planning Meetings @ Kaualoku's 7pm
March 6 - District Committee Meeting @ Whole Foods Preston & Royal Upstairs 7pm
March 15 - Eagle Board of Review @ Good Shepherd
March 19 & 21 - Classroom Training Backcountry Advanced Training
March 23-25 - Back Country Advanced Training @ Meisenbach
April 13-15 - Camporee Hell's Gate @ Camp Constantine
June 7-9 - Twilight Day Camp
October 6-8 - Cub-A-Palooza @ Camp Wisdom
November 3-4 - Webelos on the Water @ TRJ
November 9-11 - CTX2 - XPERIENCE @ Texas Motor Speedway