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Thankful for 2017 and the folks that make Scouting happen.
Webelos Den Pack 712 at Webelos on the Water
While you are enjoying your family and friends during the holiday break, think about the folks that make scouting possible for your son. Take a minute and nominate them for the Spirit of Blackland Prairie.
Do you have a guy/gal that keeps on giving to your Unit long after their son has Eagled or aged out? Nominate for the Phil John Service Award.
What about the over achiever who has earned most the most training knots, or is your training chair for the unit and keeps on training! Nominate him/her for the David F. Webb Leadership Award.
Adult Recognition Forms and Process HERE
How to Nominate:
- Download forms - see red button
- Fill in on your computer and save
- Email to Awards Chair, Fred Hull at firstname.lastname@example.org
These recognitions will be awarded at the Annual District Awards Banquet on January 20th. $25 per adult/$15 for scout. Register here.
JUST for CUB SCOUTS
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. Information here.
New - 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
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. Troop 838 won the EAGLE TROPHY at Camporee FIRE and is hosting the community dinner Saturday night, then Scoutmaster dessert cookoff followed by the traditional Orderof the Arrow ceremonial call-out. Not to be missed. Troops must send their OA representative to staff meetings starting in January 2018, the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Begin your preparations and save-the-date. April 13-15, 2018 at Camp Constantin; $25 per scout; $15 per adult.
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. Select from BSA's high adventure camps for your venue. Many of our BP older scouts have attended this class; if you want to talk to one, please contact webmaster. Adult equivalent is the Leadership Experience course. Registration is up for NAYLE for summer 2018. Info here.
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. Make sure your troop has a "trained" Eagle Coordinator or find an adult to mentor you. Keep an eye out for District's LIFE to EAGLE training. For the LIFE TO EAGLE process, use this link to download the flow chart. Questions? Contact our District Advancement Chair, Martin Meletio here.
NEW- EAGLE SCOUT REGONITION DINNER - BP's annual awards banquet honors our Boy Scouts who have made their Eagle Rank in 2017. The Advancement Committee will also announce the Outstanding Eagle Project of the Year. Save-the-date for Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 6pm, St. Monica's Family Center. Register here.
JUST for ARROWMEN - Makade Aki Order of the Arrow
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.
MAKADE AKI Monthly Meetings - Held the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at the Kaualoku's. Planning for 2018 CAMPOREE begins.
National Order of the Arrow Conference 2018 - 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 Summer Service Projects - time to start thinking about registering for your summertime fun providing cheerful service at BSA's high adventure camps.
JUST for ADULTS
District Awards & Eagle Recognition Banquet - January 20th @ St. Monica's
Please join us as we recongize those adult volunteers who make scouting possible for all of us. Plus, we will be honoring our District's Eagle Scouts and announce the Outstanding Eagle Project of the Year. January 20th, St. Monica's Family Center. Scouts $15; Adults $25. Registration here.
Back Country Advanced Training - Getting ready for PHilmont then you'll want to take this training. March 23-25 Meisenbach. Contact Steve K. for more info.
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.
University of Scouting - Saturday, January 6th, 2018
Registration has ended but WALK-INS welcomed. More information here.
Woodbadge - A two weekend long course to develop your leadership skills. "Just wish I would have taken when active in Cub Scouts" says recent graduate. Speak the language your scout speaks by going to Woodbadge. This is the adult equivalent of NYLT. General Information & Registration.
Philmont Training Center - 2018 Registration is OPEN - Looking for the ulitmate Scouting Family vacation? Philmont Training Center (PTC) is for you! Exellent 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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District Website: http://blacklandprairie.circleten.org . All events, helpful information and leadership contacts will be on this site. Click on "IN THE KNOW" for the drop down menu. Questions? Contact webmaster here.
2018 SAVE THE DATES:
January 2 - District Committee Meeting @ LLUMC 7pm
January 6 - Univeristy of Scouting @ SMU
January 20 - District Awards & Eagle Scout Recognition Banquet @ St. Monica's
January 23 - District Committee Training @ Murchinson Scout Office, Harry Hines
January 27 - Den Chief Training 1 @ St. Monica's
February 3 - Scouting for Food Bag Delivery
February 10 - Scouting for Food PU
February 10 - Den Chief Trianing 2 @ St. Monica's
March 23-25 - Back Country Advanced Training @ Meisenbach
April 13-15 - Camporee @ Constantine
April 21-22 - Oak Leaf Training @ Camp Wisdom
June 7-9 - Twilight Camp @ Valley View Park
Summertime Series II - Mid-June & Mid July
October 6-7 - Cub-A-Palooza/Family Fun Day @ Camp Wisdom
November 2-4 - Webelos on the Water @ TRJ
November 9-10 - Xperience @ Texas Motor Speedway
Questions? Have events you want to share with District? Please email to webmaster.