The Five Trails District Eagle Project-of-the-Year for 2015 was awarded to T840's Alan Ritchie. Alan's creative project was to assist students at Coppell High School (CHS) who have limited mobility to experience some aspects of everyday life that many of us take for granted. Alan worked with the CHS Special Education department to prepare vignettes available to students on their iPads using a special application. Alan led friends, fellow Scouts, and several Adult Leaders while they recorded scenarios at various community locations that these students might not normally get to visit due to their severely limited mobility. To allow us to see an example of the recordings, Alan posted a sample video on YouTube. To see this video, click HERE.
Five Trails District will participate in Circle Ten Council's annual Scouting for Food drive in February.
Go here to register your unit for Scouting for Food:
IF you would like to receive a coveted Scouting for Food ribbon for your Troop flag, be sure to register!
If you need help or want her to register your unit, please contact Pam Peveto (see below).
You will need to get your unit's Scouting for Food "area assignments" from your city's coordinator:
This is a Council-wide service project, benefiting the food banks in Irving and Coppell.
*** If you have already signed up for Camp Cards via CampMaster – please ignore the following and we will see you on February 16th at Circle Ten Council.
*** IF you have NOT signed up for Camp Cards, please read the following:
A Scout is HELPFUL .... Several Scouts and Scouters lost their homes in the recent tornadoes. Circle Ten Council has set up a Tornado Relief Fund to assist them. You may find the link for that relief fund here. Please give generously ... like you would want someone to give if YOU lost everything.
Five Trails District will have our 2nd annual award for the Eagle Scout Project of the Year. The nomination form is here. The deadline for submissions is 12/31/15. The award will be given to the winner at the District’s Annual Recognition Dinner on January 29, 2016, and will be automatically entered as our nomination to the Circle Ten Council's Eagle Project of the Year Award contest.
The person nominating for the award is not a criteria for the award. Thus, a Scout may nominate himself. A parent may nominate his or her son. But, the Scout must have completed his Eagle Board of Review between 1/1/15 and 12/31/15 to be considered for this award.
If the Eagle Scout does not have the capacity to scan the documents to be considered, you can deliver the documents to me and I can scan the documents and return them. Call or text so that we can make arrangements.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Advancement Chair, Five Trails District
Vice Chair, Circle Ten Council Advancment Committee
Unit Commissioner, Five Trails District
What: We want YOUR pictures!
Why: For the Annual Five Trails District Dinner on January 29, 2016
Who: Pictures of ALL units' adult volunteers
Details: See this flyer for details!
[Webmaster note: Until recently, Dave Ross served as Five Trails District Commissioner.]
From Alan Mossman - Retired BSA Executive:
He has no next of kin surviving in the area and it is my understanding that there was no Last Will and Testament, so his dear and caring friend Charlotte Hudgin in Irving is handling his final affairs. She is awaiting a judge’s ruling.
Dave wished to be buried next to his mother in Chicago and that wish will be fulfilled. Charlotte told me that there will be a memorial service in the DFW area sometime in January after a date has been arranged. I will keep you posted as I receive further information.
Dave, we at Five Trails District thank you for your service. Rest in peace as you go to that Great Campsite in the Sky.
The following Five Trails District events are coming up soon:
For more information on any event, see the Five Trails District calendar, which is available on the Five Trails web site.
At the Annual Five Trails District Recognition Dinner, which will be January 29 (NOT 25th), 2016, we will recognize Scouters for their 2015 activities and accomplishments. At this dinner, the program lists all Scouters who have been beaded for Wood Badge. But ... there is only one person on the list who has been beaded since 2008! And that is JUST NOT CORRECT!
It is our intention to continue to maintain the online calendar function that Five Trails District uses. But ... if you would like the next year's calendar in one printable doccument, click here.
What: Five Trails District 2015 Annual Recognition Dinner
When: January 29, 2016, 7:00 pm
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, 4441 W. John Carpenter Freeway (TX Hwy. 114), Irving, TX
Cost: $26.00 per person
Why: Your unit should be in attendance to help recognize the 'STARS' of Five Trails District and all the many people who have provided the momentum needed to sustain a strong Scouting program in Irving and Coppell during the 2015 year.
How: To nominate a 'STAR' from your unit, click here to see the nomination form.
Flyer: To see a printable flyer, click here.
Note: Tickets and further information will be available at Cub and Boy Scout December Roundtables!!