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2015 Five Trails Cub Scout Day Camp

What: Cub Scout Day Camp for Five Trails District
When: MondayFriday, June 22—26, 2015 (campsite setup is on Sunday afternoon, June 21, from 1:00—5:00 pm)
Where: Camp Wisdom, 6400 W. Red Bird Lane, Dallas, TX 75236
Who: All Five Trails Cub Scout Packs 
Details: There are several deadlines for registration and leader training ....  

    • All Adult Leaders MUST complete Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training (F2F YPT) PRIOR TO arriving at Camp Wisdom AND must be able to produce their F2F YPT completion card on-demand by State of Texas personnel. See the Five Trails web site for details about F2F YPT training sessions offered prior to Day Camp. 
    • Day Camp Registration Turn-in  May 21, 2015, 7:00–8:30 pm, Plymouth Park United Methodist Church, Room 108
    • Walking Den Leader Training  June 8, 2015 10:00 am OR 7:00 pm, Plymouth Park United Methodist Church, Activity Room

Required Forms: See the links in the tables below. Please use ONLY the current BSA Annual Medical Form Parts A & B listed below, not a form from prior years. (This form does NOT require a physician's signature.) Be SURE to include a copy of the front and back of the camper's insurance card(s)!
Note: In the table below, the term "attendee" applies to any youth (any age, including Papooses/Braves/Campers/Jr. Helpers), or Adult Leader attending Day Camp for all or part of a day EXCEPT for parents having lunch with their son(s) on Friday.

Format Required Forms # copies req'd.  
.docx Complete Day Camp Coordinator's Packet 1 per Pack Coordinator  
.pdf Complete Day Camp Coordinator's Packet 1 per Pack Coordinator  
.pdf Day Camp Pack Coordinator's Agreement 1 per Pack Coordinator  
.pdf Day Camp General Information Sheet 1 per attendee  
.pdf Adult In Camp State Compliance Form 1 per Adult Leader  
.pdf Day Camp Adult Leader Registration Form 1 per Adult Leader  
.pdf Day Camp Youth Registration Form 1 per youth  
Link 2015 BSA Annual Medical Form Parts A & B [REQUIRED]   1 per attendee  
N/A Copy of front & back of camper's
medical insurance card(s) [REQUIRED]
1 per attendee  
.pdf Day Camp Adult Leader Agreement 1 per Adult Leader  
.pdf Day Camp Junior Helper Agreement 1 per Junior Helper  
.pdf Day Camp Den Registration Form 1 per Day Camp Den  
.pdf Day Camp T-shirt Pick Up Form 1 per Day Camp Den
.pdf Day Camp Pack Registration Summary 1 per Pack  
N/A Face-to-Face YPT Completion Certificate [REQUIRED] 1 per Adult Leader  

















Remember, you may wish to keep copies of the forms you submit ....





2015 SALT+IOLS Training for Boy Scout Leaders

What: Training for adult leaders: 

  • Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader(SALT) [Note: See But bullet below!!]
    • SALT is the indoor portion of the training
    • You will form Patrols and plan your IOLS meals, flag, yell, etc., during SALT
  • Intensive Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)
    • IOLS is the outdoor/overnight camping (1 night) portion of the training;
    • Prior completion of SALT is a pre-requisite for IOLS
    • Your IOLS Patrol is formed during SALT; everything is done as a Patrol!

Why: Every Boy Scout deserves a TRAINED adult leader. SALT+IOLS are two training components for Scoutmasters (SMs) and Assistant Scoutmasters (ASMs).

  • BUT ... you do NOT have to be an SM or ASM to take SALT+IOLS! Anyone who may consider hiking, backpacking, or overnight camping with their son's Boy Scout Troop should consider taking SALT+IOLS in order to learn the "Boy Scout" way of outdoor living! And, it is FUN

When: SALT (Saturday, March 28); IOLS (Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12)
Where: Camp Wisdom, 6400 W. Red Bird Lane, Dallas, TX 75236
Dress: Both "class A" (SALT+IOLS) and "class B" (IOLS) [Hint: Wear one under the other!] 
Details: See this flyer (PDF) for pre-requisites, registration, co$t, and meal information. 



2015 BALOO Training for Cub Scout Leaders

What: Basic Adult Leadership Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
Why: A BALOO-trained adult leader must be present during any Cub Scoud overnight campout!
When: Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Camp Wisdom
Dress: Both "class A" and "class B" (wear one under the other) 
Details: See this flyer (PDF) for registration, co$t, and meal information. 



Chaplains and Chaplains Aides

The following information is provided to assist Boy Scout Troops to implement: 

  • Chaplains (adult leaders) 
  • Chaplains Aides (youth leaders) 

Click HERE to access the Guide for Chaplains Aides (PDF).

Questions? Contact Jason Buffington using THIS LINK


2015 Five Trails District Spring Camporee

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).
Online Registration: Click HERE INSTEAD for the online Unit Camporee Registration Form. 

Camporee Chair:
Joe Ulrich, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Camporee Registration and Administration: Jenny Quonoey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OA Activities: Pete Parish, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Becoming a Den Chief

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:

  • District Den Chief Coordinator – a Unit Commissioner chartered with coordinating between the Pack Leaders and the Den Chiefs (through the Troop Leaders).
  • Pack Leaders – Cub Scout volunteers (e.g., Cubmaster and Den Leaders) who are looking for additional assistance with their Dens and are willing to help a Boy Scout grow as a leader.
  • Troop Leaders – Boy Scout volunteers (e.g., Asst. Scoutmasters) who will ensure that the Boy Scout seeks the proper Den Chief training, will provide feedback and mentoring during their Den Chief experience, and liaison with the Troop Advancement team for recognition after the term of service is complete.  The following Troop leaders are the Den Chief contacts for the Scouts:
    • Troop 807 – Mr. Towell
    • Troop 840 – Ms. Hediger
    • Troop 841 – Mr. Halpin
    • Troop 842 – Mr. Franks
    • Troop 845 – Mr. Caswell

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: 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cell: 214-762-7709 
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NEW Annual Health and Medical Records forms from BSA!

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!


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 2013, 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 new F2F YPT training sessions at these locations: 

  • Circle Ten Council John D. Murchison Scouting Center, 8605 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235:
    • Wednesday, April 1
    • Wednesday, April 8
    • Thursday, April 16
    • Wednesday, April 22
    • Wednesday, April 29
  • Circle Ten Council’s Bobby Lyle  Billy Gamble Scouting Center, 5600 US 75, in Fairview, TX 75069:
    • Wednesday, April 1
    • Wednesday, April 8
    • Thursday, April 16
    • Wednesday, April 22
    • Wednesday, April 29
    • Wednesday, May 6 (Note: This session is facilitator-only training, by invitation only.)

Note: Registration for all YPT F2F training sessions at Circle Ten listed above MUST be made through Camp-Master. Click HERE to go to Camp-Master to register. (You must have a Camp-Master user ID and password, for which the previous link provides instructions.)


Five Trails District has one training session scheduled: 

  • A training session will be held during the Cub Scout Roundtable on Monday, May 11, at 7:30 pm, at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church, 1615 W. Airport Freeway (a.k.a. TX 183), in Irving, TX. 

Watch this 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. 

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