At the Five Trails Annual Awards Dinner, held January 30, 2015, at the DFW Doubletree Hotel, the following recognition was awarded for calendar year 2014:
Eagle Scouts 2014
In 2014, ?? Scout achieved Scouting's highest rank, Eagle Scout.
Five Trails Star Awards
District Award of Merit
This Council award is presented to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the District level. The nature and value of “noteworthy service to boys” may consist of a single plan or decision that contributed vitally to the lives of a large number of boys or it may have been given to a select few over an extended period of time. The Five Trails District award winners for 2014 are:
Silver Beaver Award
This award is given for outstanding and noteworthy service to youth by a registered Scouter upon recommendation of the Circle Ten Council and by approval of the Executive Board of the National Council. (This award is not awarded every year.) The Five Trails District award winner for 2014 is:
Camporee Traveling Trophy
This trophy is awarded for winning the Scout skills competitions at the District Camporee. The Five Trails District award winner for 2014 is:
Traveling Popcorn Award Trophy
The Five Trails District award winner, with a total of $27,825 of popcorn sold, is:
Friends of Scouting Traveling Trophy
The Five Trails District award winner, with a total of $11,050 raised for Friends of Scouting, is:
Adult Religous Emblem Award
A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. The religious emblems programs are programs created by the various religious groups to encourage youth to grow stronger in their faith. The religious groups—not the Boy Scouts of America—have created the religious emblems programs themselves. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the recognition to be worn on the official uniform, but each religious organization develops and administers its own program. This award for adult leaders of the Baptist faith is called the Good Shepherd award. For being a good shepherd, this award is awarded to:
Congratulations to all the Five Trails District award winners for 2014!
The following information is provided to assist Boy Scout Troops to implement:
What: Five Trails District Spring Camporee
Who: All Boy Scout Troops and Webelos Dens in Five Trails District (Note: This event counts for camping with a Boy Scout Troop, which is required for the Arrow of Light, IF you arrange to camp with a Boy Scout Troop!)
When: April 17-19, 2015 (check-in after 5:30 pm Friday, competitions and campfire on Saturday, closing ceremonies on Sunday)
Where: Trevor Rees-Jones, Clements Scout Ranch, near Athens, TX
How: Register your Troop or Webelos Den(s) using the PDF form below
Details: Cost is $15/person if paid by April 6 Boy Scout Roundtable, $20/person after that OR at the gate.
Registration Form: Click HERE (PDF).
Five Trails District has an exciting program to assist Webelos to achieve their Arrow of Light and crossover to Boy Scouts. The program consists of 4 types of events:
This program has the following advantages for your Webelos:
Easy contacts between the Packs and Troops in your area
Help in scheduling Webelos Troop visits
District-wide Boy Scout skills and activity exposition
An outstanding District-wide Crossover Ceremony
For details, see this Flyer (PDF)
The Coppell portion* of Five Trails District is currently piloting a new way for Boy Scouts to easily serve as Den Chiefs. In lieu of each Scout from five Coppell Troops reaching out to any of the nine Coppell Packs, we have a single Den Chief Coordinator Commissioner, who will help you get plugged in.
Click HERE to download the Den Chief Program Guide for 2014-2015 (for Coppell).
To make this all work requires partnering across several folks:
If you are a Boy Scout seeking to serve as a Den Chief, you can sign up to be placed in a Den (or notify us that you are already active) -- click HERE.
* Note: The Irving part of Five Trails is still a "work-in-progress" for this District program. Stay tuned to this page for more details as they become available.
Five Trails Web Site Update
The Five Trails District Web Site Administrator apologizes for the "strange" appearance of the web site. The vendor that hosts our web site made a major change in the hosting platform software with (essentially) no notice, which has resulted in the need to upgrade the software we use for our web site.
It is my intention to accomplish that upgrade as quickly as possible, but in the meanwhile, some of the web pages are being overwritten with error messages which may interfere with some content, especially at the top. Until errors are corrected, Upcoming Events and the Scout Cloud, both of which usually appear below Resources on the left side of our web pages, are temporarily disabled. IF you wish to know about upcoming events, please check the Five Trails Calendar using the menu item to the right of the Home menu item at the top left of the web site, below the picture show.
Thank you for your patience while these errors are corrected as quickly as possible.
If you are unable to find/read the content you need, please contact me directly so I can attempt to help you quickly:
If you plan to attend any BSA extended camp in Texas this year, you must have proof that you have attended the state-mandated Face-to-Face (F2F) Youth Protection Training (YPT). Note: Online BSA Youth Protection Training is NOT sufficient!
This applies to all extended BSA camps held in the state of Texas, including any Cub Scout Day Camp, Webelos Residence Camp, Boy Scout Resident Camp (both summer and winter), or Venturing Resident Camp. All adults who plan to be at all or part of these camps must have this training. (Exception: Parents can get a visitors pass to join their Cub Scouts for lunch on Friday (only), in which case F2F YPT is not required.)
Note: The requirement for F2F YPT does not apply to weekend camping or to one-day activities, where the BSA online Youth Protection Training (YPT) will be sufficient.
Remember that F2F YPT is good for two (2) years. This means that IF you took the training in the spring of 2012, your card will expire before this summer’s camping season and will need to be renewed.
Both Circle Ten Council and Five Trails District have training sessions scheduled.
Circle Ten Council has added a new training session:
Five Trails District has five training sessions scheduled:
Watch the Five Trails District website to see if/when/where more F2F YPT sessions are scheduled.
If you have questions you can contact Clif Chamberlain, Five Trails YPT Coordinator, via cell phone at 469-223-2313.
See this link for the NEW and IMPROVED BSA Annual Health and Medical Records form:
You will find the new form MUCH easier to understand/use!