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May Newsletter 2018


Roundtable, Thursday, May 3rd

This week is Roundtable.  It is generally the first Thursday of the month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2801 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney.
For Cub Scouts at 6:15 pm they are doing Twilight Camp Adult Orientation which is required for every adult helping at Twilight Camp.  The Face to Face Youth Protection Training which was to follow has been cancelled; see below.  
For the Boy Scout and Venturing at 7:30 pm  ...  Bring your SPL and PLs and learn all about how the Circle 10 COPE courses can help build your patrols and troops. Courses are designed to focus on building teamwork, communication, trust, leadership, decision making, problem solving and self-esteem. Facilitators from the Circle 10 COPE program will talk about what the courses are, how they work and why your group should take a course!  COPE stands for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experiences.
As always our Wicahpi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow is also meeting at 7:30 pm.  

Youth Protection Training, Face to Face Changes

We are happy to announce that the new 2018 BSA Online Training meets Texas State Requirements and has been approved to replace Face to Face (F2F) Youth Protection Training (YPT)!  All future Face to Face YPT classes are now cancelled and those needing Youth Protection Training to stay current or to be able to go to a council camp should take it online at my.scouting.org
Please note: Anyone who has recently taken F2F training and/or has an unexpired F2F YPT card – the card will be accepted at Circle Ten Council Summer Camps and Day/Twilight Camps this year.  Those who have not taken F2F Training or have an expired F2F card will be required to take the online YPT training through my.scouting.org and will need to print their certificate to show for validation upon arrival at camp.
For Twilight Camp
If you an adult going to Twilight Camp you still need the Twilight Camp Orientation and they are still being held as scheduled.  
Adults that have a Face to Face card valid through mid-June can be accepted for camp. Those using the new online YPT for camp need to print the certificate for camp.  Individuals that complete the new online training should email course completion certificate to twilightcamp@lonestardistrict.org

Swim Tests, Sunday, May 6th, 6 to 8 pm

Swim Tests will be available on Sunday, May 6, 6-8pm at the Apex Centre located at 3003 Alma Rd. (corner of Alma and Eldorado).  Swim test results will be given to the troop leaders for troop records and summer camp submissions.  If you are attending a summer camp with a special swim test form, you may bring it and we will fill it in as well.  The cost is $2/person for the test.

Food Pantry Service, Saturday, May 12, 2018

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, the United States Postal Service will be doing its annual food drive, with delivery to the McKinney Food Pantry.  The Pantry is asking for Order of the Arrow help from 11a-3p that day.  We need a team of 25 to do the outside collection and inside sort, just as we do for Scouting for Food.  
If you’re willing to help in this let me know.  

Twilight Camp, June 11-15, 2018

Please mark your calendars for Twilight Camp!!
Theme: Passport to Adventure
Date: June 11-15, 2018 4:00p-8:30p
Location: Myers Park, McKinney
Cost: $70 per Scout early or $80 per Scout after 4/5/2018-April Roundtable
Archery, BB Guns, Sling Shots, Arts and crafts, Nature walks, Gaga ball, and miscellaneous games
Please identify your camp paperwork coordinator and let them know they can start the registration process through Campmaster. I will collect paperwork for early bird between now and April Roundtable.
Questions: contact Toni Taylor- Camp Director

Webelos Overnighter,  Friday, June 15th

Webelos come have a an awesome end to Twilight Camp.  It will pick up after the campfire at the end of Twilight Camp Friday night and will go until noon on Saturday.  
Breakfast is provided.  The archery and BB ranges will be open and you can go as long as you like.
Every scout must have a registered adult with them.  This is a one adult to one youth situation unless we have sibling Webelos.
It is $10 per Webelos Scout and $5 per adult.
Medical Forms are required (if not already turned in for Twilight Camp).

Summer Camp

Circle Ten Council is looking for volunteers to help with our council summer camps as Summer Camp Area Mentors who are merit badge experts and can lend a hand improving and preparing for our classes at camp and Summer Camp Commissioners who can lend a hand when their units are at camp.
Take a look at this and let our District Camping Promotions Chairman, Betty Peace betty.peace@lonestardistrict.org, know if you can help.

RoughRiders Scout Night, Saturday, June 16th, 7:05 pm

Join the RoughRiders at Dr Pepper Ballpark on June 16th for:
  • $20 tickets include the following:
  • All-You-Can-Eat Hot dogs, Brats, Chips, Peanuts
  • Unlimited Dr Pepper Products during the game!
  • *Food and Beverages available from 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • An on-field Boy Scouts parade before the game!
  • A custom, 2018 RoughRiders Scout patch!
  • Post-game sleepover and movie on the field! (optional)

FC Dallas Scout Night, Saturday, August 18th, 7 pm

Join FC Dallas for some good football and some fun on August 18th.  

New Youth Protection Trainings required by Oct. 1, 2018

The Boy Scouts of America's new updated Youth Protection Training is mandatory for all registered adult leaders in all BSA programs.  By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training. 
Please see the Quick Facts found at 
for more detailed information.
The new updated online Youth Protection Training as of May 1st does replace the current Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training to be compliant with Title 25, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 265, Sub-chapter B, Texas Youth Camps Safety and Health.
If you have any questions please contact:
Circle Ten Council Program Director, Karen Thunert
Circle Ten Council YPT Champion, Kresha Alvarado

CTX2, Circle Ten eXperience #2, November 9-11

Circle Ten eXperience #2 is a huge council camping event being held at Texas Motor Speedway on November 9-11, 2018 for all Scouting ages.  You don't want to miss it. 
Registration is open as of March 1st. All it takes is a $50 deposit to reserve the spot for your unit. This deposit will be applied to your total Xperience fee of $25 per person. Campsites will be assigned in proximity to the program area based on the date of registration, so the early bird gets the shortest walk.

High Adventure Slots Available

Troop 2150 has some extra high adventure slots for Philmont in June. Interested? Have other high adventure slots available with your unit? Check these out or make yours available here.