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Newsletter March 2017

Round Table, Thursday, March 2nd, 7:30 pm

Come and join us Thursday, March 2nd for our monthly first Thursday Round Table meetings.  The Cub Scout leaders meet to be given examples and to be inspired to have better den and pack meetings.  The Boy Scout leaders meet to get ideas for troop meetings and campouts. What we really need is to have you there.  All units should be represented to know what the district and council are and can do for you.  See you at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 7:30 pm; 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX each first Thursday of the month.
 
There are also a couple of meetings before Round Table at 6:45 pm:
  • Camporee Planning Meeting - For youth especially as well as adults from every troop, team and crew to plan our upcoming Camporee on April 8th.  Every unit should be represented.
  • Twilight Camp Planning Meeting - For every pack to prepare for and plan our upcoming June Cub Scout Day Camp.  Every unit should be represented.
Don't forget that our Order of the Arrow Chapter meets the same night and time as Round Table.  This time they will be making the totems for crossover and will finalize crossover plans and begin planning for Camporee.  There may even be…..food!

 

District Crossover, March 12, 2017, 3 pm

Please set aside Sunday, March 12th at 3 pm for the District Crossover.  Brought to you by the Lone Star District Wicahpi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow.  All Webelos 2’s are invited to “Crossover”  in this group setting.  ALL scouts and scouters are invited to come out and watch for FREE.  It is $5 per Webelos to participate and they will each receive a totem made by the Order of the Arrow.  Important things to remember are 1) be sure to sign up so the OA knows how many totems to make and 2)be sure if you have selected a unit, you have notified them as well.  Scouts are welcome to participate even if they have not chosen a unit yet.  There will be some great photo ops… so Bring your Cameras!  Sign up AND PAY ONLINE here by group or individually:
 
 
Be sure and sign up online by March 6th so we know you are coming and so we'll have enough totems.
 
There will also be a Brotherhood Ceremony in the same location.  Anyone that completed their ordeal 10 months ago or longer, are eligible to complete their Brotherhood Walk.  Participants should arrive by 12:30 pm and the walk will be completed by 2:30.  Cost is $20, paid at the walk, to cover the price of the sash.  Sign up by March 6th below:
 

 

Archery Merit Badge Class, March 20, 2017

There will be an Archery Merit Badge Class on March 20, 2017 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at Texas Archery Academy McKinney Range. The cost is $25. To Register eMail TerryWitt2@Att.net

 

Order of the Arrow Elections, now until March 31st

Troops and Teams it is time to sign up for Order of the Arrow Elections.  All elections must be held by March 31st.  Sign up now to get the date that works best for your unit.
 

 

Pinewood Derby Championship, April 1st

Calling all racers!  The Lone Star District is proud to announce the Pinewod Derby Championship. 
 
 
Get details above for Championship ($10) and Open Class Races ($5).  
 

Lone Star District Camporee, April 7-9

    Troops, Teams, and Crews set aside April 7th through 9th for the annual Lone Star District Camporee.  Webelos be prepared to come and visit as well.  

    Planning meetings are being held before Roundtable March 2nd and April 6th at 6:45 pm.  All Troops, Teams, and Crews should be represented by an adult and youth.

    Register Here  (payment deadline to the Fairview office is April 3rd)

      Sign up now!  See our page:

    www.lonestardistrict.org/activities/camporee

 

Wood Badge

For all leaders; Pack, Troop, Teams, and Crews.  A premier training.  It makes good leaders better and better leaders great!
 
Wood Badge 121 - Camp Wisdom April 7 - 9, 2017 and April 21 - 23, 2017, circleten.org/wood-badge-121
Wood Badge 122 - Philmont Training Center August 13 - 19, 2017, circleten.org/wood-badge-122
Wood Badge 123 - Camp Wisdom September 21-23, 2017 and October 12-14, 2017, http://circleten.org/wood-badge-123
Wood Badge 124 - Camp Wisdom January 26-28, 2018 and February 9-11, 2018, http://circleten.org/wood-badge-124


Face to Face Youth Protection Trainings

These are offered by Lone Star District... (no limit on how many may attend)
    Saturday, April 9th, 2016 10 am, Camporee, 500 W College Street, Princeton, TX
    Saturday, May 20th, 2015 10:30 am, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
    Thursday, June 1st, 2015 8:00 pm, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
    Saturday, June 3rd, 2015 10:30 am, Myers Park, 7117 Co Rd 166, McKinney
    Sign up for Lone Star District Face to Face Youth Protection Trainings Here.

These are being offered by the council... (for these ones seating is limited)
        Wednesday, April 5, 7-8:30 pm, Scout Center, 5600 Hwy 75, Fairview
        Wednesday, April 12, 7-8:30 pm, Scout Center, 8605 Harry Hines, Dallas
        Wednesday, April 19, 7-8:30 pm, Scout Center, 5600 Hwy 75, Fairview
        Wednesday, April 26, 7-8:30 pm, Scout Center, 8605 Harry Hines, Dallas
        Sign up at Council YPT Trainings here at Campmaster.
 

Leader Specific Training Nights, April 18 and 20, 6:30 pm

 Are you fully trained?  You can be.  We are offering a plethora of trainings on two evenings in April.  We want you and the leaders from your unit there.  See all the things you can do to become 100% trained.
 
 Location: Where we hold round table at; 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney
 
 Sign up for all of them here.      If no registration 1 week out trainings will be cancelled.
 

Scoutmaster Leader Specific, Tues , April 18th, 6:30 – 10:30 pm,  $13 early or $15 late (includes Guidebook) 
Venturing Committee Leader Specific, Tues, April 18th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm,  $13 early or $15 late (includes Manual) 
Combined Troop, Team, and Crew Committee Specific, Tues, April 18th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, $3 early or $5 late.

 

Venturing Leader Specific, Thur, April 20th, 6:30 – 10:30 pm, $13 early or $15 late (includes Manual) 
Charter Organization Representative Training, Thur, April 20th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, $3 early or $5 late. 
Troop Committee Leader Specific, Thur, April 20th, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, $10 early or $12 late (includes Manual)

 

IOLS, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, April 25, 28-29, 2017

Registration deadline, Monday, April 24
 
Come get your IOLS training done with us in April at Myers Park. 
 
Tue, April 25th, 7:30 pm IOLS orientation, at the LDS church, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney & Fri & Sat, April 28th & 29th, 6 pm Fri to Sat 10 pm at Myers Park, $30 early or $40 late (includes meals)
 
Needed by Troop SM, Team Coaches, and strongly suggested for Crew Advisors and assistants.  Sign up for IOLS here.

 

Oak Leaf Youth Training - April 28-29

Registration deadline, Monday, April 24
 
Come have an awesome time and get trained at our local training for youth by youth at the beginning of April at Myers Park. 
 
Fri & Sat, April 28th & 29th, 6 pm Fri to 10 pm Sat at Myers Park. $30 early or $40 late (includes meals)  
A boy led, district run, skills and leadership course for the boy leaders of your units.  Adjacent to the IOLS adult training.  Sign up for Oak Leaf here.

 

Cub Scout Advancement Modification

The BSA announces modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders, and Cubmasters.
 

 

Archery for Scouts Troops

If you would like to arrange for your scout troop to shoot archery at Texas Archery Academy - McKinney Range you can contact Terry Witt at TerryWitt2@Att.net or Amy Witt at AmyWitt2@Att.net for more information.