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Announcing: 2014 Merit Badge College for Five Trails District

 

Where: Coppell Bible Fellowship (751 W. Sandy Lake Road, Coppell, TX 75019)

When: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (check-in/payment 8:00 - 8:45 am)

Registration Fee: $5.00 (+ $25 IF you are taking Kayaking MB)

Registration: Pre-register by Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, using the link below.

Note: NO WALK-IN REGISTRATION ALLOWED!! (since 2012)

Details: 

  • Scouts should be in "class A" uniform (a.k.a. “Scout field uniform”).
  • Scouts need to bring their lunch, MB book(s), MB Workbook(s) (since 2013!!), "Blue Card" already signed by Scoutmaster, and pen/pencil & paper.  Laptop/tablet optional but may be useful depending on the MB.A variety of Merit Badge classes will offered including several Eagle-required MBs.  Details are in the actual registration application.
    • Note: Kayaking MB, be sure to bring swim attire + towel.
    • Note: Geocaching MB, bring your GPS if you have/can borrow one.
  • Some MB classes will be a half-day (AM or PM or both); other MB classes will be a full day.
    • The registration application will specify which one is true for a specific MB
  • Do you have Scouts who need a specific MB class? Let us know! 
  • Can you volunteer to help staff the MB College? Let us know!
  • Can you teach a class or help staff? (Incentive: Lunch will be provided for instructors & staff!!)


Download the Merit Badge College Flyer (PDF)

Download the Merit Badge College HowTo (PDF)

Download the Merit Badge College Completions & Prerequisites (PDF)

To register using Google Forms, click HERE.

 

[NEW for 2014] IF you need help pre-registering due to limited Internet access, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the required information (see “HowTo” above).

 

E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to volunteer to help, to volunteer to teach a Merit Badge, or for more information about the MB College.

 

 

2014 Day Camp Achievements

To view the (corrected) achievements of your attendees at the 2014 Five Trails District Day Camp, click hereNote: These achievements were corrected on August 8, 2014, due to an omission in the original document. 

 

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: 


Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cell: 214-762-7709 
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State-Mandated Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training

 

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: 

 

  • Circle Ten Council’s Bobby Lyle  Billy Gamble Scouting Center, 5600 US 75, in Fairview, TX, at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 3. To register for this course, login to Circle Ten Council's CampMaster 


Five Trails District
has five training sessions scheduled:

  • There was a training session sometime during the Camporee at Camp Constantin in April.
  • Another training session will be held during the Cub Scout Roundtable on Monday, May 12, at 7:00 pm, at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church, 1615 W. Airport Freeway (a.k.a. TX 183), in Irving, TX.
  • Another F2F YPT session will be held at 7:00 pm on May 15 at First United Methodist Church, Room 306, 420 S. Heartz Road, Coppell 75019. 
  • Yet another F2F YPT session will be held at 7:00 pm on May 29th at Irving North Christian Church, 2901 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving 75062.
  • Finally, Troop 840 will host a training session for Five Trails District units on Saturday, June 14, at 9:30 am, at Valley Ranch Baptist Church (VRBC), at 1501 E. Beltline Road, Coppell. If you wish to sign up for the workshop at VRBC, please click this link

 

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. 

 

NEW Annual Health and Medical Records forms from BSA!

See this link for the NEW and IMPROVED BSA Annual Health and Medical Records form: 

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx

You will find the new form MUCH easier to understand/use!

 

"Time Travel" - 2014

FIVE TRAILS DAY CAMP
June 23 - June 27, 2014 
Camp Wisdom
8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

 

Form
Pack
Coordinator
Adult
Leader
Cub
Camper
Brave or Papoose
Junior
Helper
Complete Coordinator Packet Yes        
Note:  All of the forms below here are broken out of the Complete Coordinator Packet in the row above.  These forms below are needed only if you do not want to download the complete package or if you need additional forms or pages. 
Camp Coordinator Info and Agreement Yes        
General Information Sheet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Individual Attendee Registration    Yes
1 copy for each person
Yes
1 copy for each person
Yes
1 copy for each person
Yes
1 copy for each person
Individual Attendee Medical Form   Yes
1 copy for each person
Yes
1 copy for each person 
Yes
1 copy for each person
Yes
1 copy for each person
Important
Texas Youth Camp
Safety Act Compliance

All adults MUST submit the following three (3) State-of-Texas-Required Documents (stapled together):

Yes
Day Camp Adult Volunteer Information Sheet

Link to:
Sex Offender Database Check
Link to:
Five Trails Face-to-Face BSA Youth Protection Certification
Adult Leader Agreement   Yes
1 copy per 
Adult Leader
     
Junior Helper Agreement         Yes
1 copy per Junior Helper
Den Registration Form Yes
1 copy per
 Day Camp Den
       
T-Shirt Pickup Form Yes
1 copy per 
Day Camp Den
       
Pack Registration Summary Yes
Both pages!!
       


The Webelos Activity Pin emphasis this year at Day Camp will be
:

  • Geologist
  • Readyman (all but one requirement)
  • Artist
  • Traveler
  • Aquanaut
  • Part of Citizen (flag etiquette)

 

 

Recharter Turn In and Help Seminar.

What: Help
Where: Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving (PPUMC)

When: 7:00 pm, Monday, January 27, 2013

Why: We want every unit in Five Trails District to attain the Journey to Excellence Award and getting your units recharter in on time is part of that criteria!

Who should attend: Any Unit Leader that needs help in starting and completing their recharter process or any Unit Leader that has completed their unit’s recharter and has not had a chance to make it to the Council Office to submit.

Please note that IF you are in need of help or needing your recharter code, please do not hesitate to come this evening. If you are coming, please send This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a quick e-mail and let him know. 

 

 

 

 

Are your boys and girls registered with the BSA? Are you sure?
If your scouts are not registered, they would or could be victims of the following;
-No BSA insurance
-No BSA liability coverage
-Advancement record problems
-Boys Life subscription problems

From October 12th-16th all units are required to send in a copy of your unit’s complete roster.
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Fax your list of unit members to 214-902-6789 Attn: Gary Garza

If we do not receive your roster, we will contact your unit leadership on October 19th to review your roster via phone.

Every Scout in your unit must be accounted for.
Be Prepared.

 

Notice: The merit badge college scheduled for Saturday December 12th has been postponed until next year.

 
Boy Scout Round Table 1st Monday of Each Month
Training held at Northgate United Methodist Church, Irving at 7:30PM
District Committee Meeting 1st Thursday of Each Month
Meeting held at the National Scout Museum at 7PM
Cub Scout Round Table 2nd Monday of Each Month
Meetings held at Northgate United Methodist Church, Irving at 7:00PM
Commissioners Meeting 2nd Thursday of Each Month at the National Scout Museum at 7:30PM
Venturing Round Table 1st Monday of Each Month
Training held at Northgate United Methodist Church, Irving at 7:30PM
OA Chapter Meeting 1st Monday of Each Month
3rd Thursday of Each Month
Meetings held at Northgate United Methodist Church, Irving 7:30PM
 
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