Cub Scout Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is back for fall of 2014! Remember, for Cub Scout Packs/Webelos Dens to camp overnight, at least one adult leader must be BALOO-trained.
What: This training is for Cub Scout Leaders or anyone working directly with youth in a Cub Scout/Webelos outdoor program.
When: Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Camp Wisdom, 6400 Red Bird Lane, Dallas, TX 75236
Registration fee: $20 (This includes lunch.)
Dress code: Field uniform ("class A") with activity uniform ("class B") underneath
How: Fill out one of the registration flyers (see links below) and give to your Cubmaster, along with your fee (hopefully prior to the October 13 Cub Scout Roundtable).
Cubmasters, please use one of these forms to list your Pack's attendees for BALOO (turn in at District Cub Scout Roundtable):
BALOO Cubmaster Registration List (XSLX)
BALOO Cubmaster Registration List (PDF)
The 2014 Five Trails Cub Scout Family Historic Trails Hike journeys along Grapevine Springs Trail this year, one of the five historic Texas trails in the Irving/Coppell area. Join this Scouting Journey into Texas history! Make sure your Pack is part of this Five Trails District event!
What: Hike the historic Grapevine Springs Trail and earn the "Grapevine Srings Trail" segment of the Historic Trails Hike Patch (one per year, five total segments for a completed patch)
Date/Time: Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (starting times)
Where: Hike begins/ends at the DART North Irving Transit Center at 5601 Riverside Drive, Irving 75039
Fees: $2/Cub Scout, $2/registered Cub Leader, no fee for family members
Registration: Through your Pack's Trail Boss using this Registration Packet.
Registration Deadline: Five Trails Cub Scout Roundtable (PPUMC, 6:30 pm, in Irving (enter at rear)) on Monday, October 13, 2014 (Note 1: Roundtable begins at 7:00 pm but Historic Trails Hike registration begins at 6:30 pm. Note 2: We realize these may be preliminary participant numbers and will be subject to change, but it will allow you to pick a start time and register the participants you have by October 13.)
Come prepared for all kinds of weather and to have a good time! As always, we will have various training offerings for the adults. Stay tuned for more information ....
Cost is $15 per person for those who pre-register before the deadline, but $20 per person after 8:30 pm on Monday, November 10,2014, including at Webeloree check-in.
What does a Webelos need to bring? What does the Webelos Den/Pack need to bring?
See this list ==> here
How does a Webelos Den/Pack register for the Webeloree? Use this Google Form:
Note that registration must completed by the November Cub Scout Roundtable, November 10th, 2013. Payment is due at the Roundtable or atthe Circle 10 office at Harry Hines and Regal Row. Please make your check’s memo field reflect Account # 300-7.
Webelos Den Leaders/Cubmasters: If you wish to track who from your Webelos Den is attending (along with adult leaders), use this attendance form ==>
News Flash: BBs and Archery Certification (for adults) may be offered at Webeloree. See TBD this link!
Staffing the 2014 Five Trails Webeloree
The Five Trails Webeloree is for Webelos to get their first glimpse into the Boy Scout world. We need Boy Scouts to staff this event! Scouts will receive service hours for staffing the Webeloree.
To register for staffing the 2014 Five Trails Webeloree, fill out this Google Form:
by Monday, November 10, at 7:00 pm. You may pay your $5.00 at check-in.
Note: Each Boy Scout is also responsible for bringing his own current 2014 BSA Medical Form - Parts A & B to check-in.
To view the (corrected) achievements of your attendees at the 2014 Five Trails District Day Camp, click here. Note: 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:
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!
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.
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.
Recharter Turn In and Help Seminar.
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.
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
Notice: The merit badge college scheduled for Saturday December 12th has been postponed until next year.