District Events

2018 Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food ... A Scout is Helpful!

Scouting for Food is the largest food collection event in the nation. Approximately 30,000 Scouts go door-to-door collecting non-perishable food items for the less fortunate. The food is then distributed to local food pantries and assistance agencies across Circle Ten Council. 

February is Scouting for Food month!

What is Scouting for Food?

Scouting for Food is the largest door-to-door food collection effort in the North Texas and Southern Oklahoma area, benefitting more than 45 assistance agencies across the area.

Who helps with Scouting for Food?

Scouting for Food involves approximately 30,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, friends, family and volunteers from the Circle Ten Council, BSA

How does Scouting for Food work?

Units in Five Trails District each get to decide how they wish to proceed: 

  • Some units distribute fliers/collection bags on one day and follow up with actual collections on another day.
  • Other units distribute fliers one day and collect donations another day.
  • Some units may forego fliers and collect donations door-to-door all in one day. 

What is your unit doing? Ask your unit's Scouting for Food coordinator!

Note: Irving and Coppell have different days to aggregate the collections before delivery to the actual food bank(s); see below for details. If you need more information, please contact your city's Scouting for Food coordinator (listed below).

  • Irving: Saturday, February 10, take collections to location TBD .... 
    Irving Scouting for Food coordinator — Kimberly Poarch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 214-770-9508) 
  • Coppell: Saturday, February 17, take collections to Gracepoint Church, 590 S Denton Tap Rd, Coppell, TX 75019
    Coppell Scouting for Food coordinator  — Jenny Quonoey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 469-583-1266) 

Flier: To see the Scouting for Food flier, click HERE.  

For Circle Ten Council's Scouting for Food page click HERE

 

Five Trails District Dinner Report

The annual Five Trails District Dinner was held on Friday, Feb. 2 at the DFW Doubletree by Hilton, in Irving.

The following Five Trails District Stars were announced at this dinner:

  • Jim Abadie – Assistant Scoutmaster – Troop 841
  • Mike Butler – Treasurer – Troop 770
  • Tom Clark – Assistant Scoutmaster – Troop 845
  • Dan Franks – Scoutmaster – Troop 842
  • Sallie Garza – Advancement Chair – Troop 807
  • Renee Hediger – Assistant Scoutmaster - Troop 840
  • Caren Lawrence – Assistant Cubmaster – Pack 771
  • Karthik Pandian – Den Leader - Pack 846
  • Pete Parish – Assistant Crew Advisor – Crew 808
  • Kimberly Poarch – Den Leader – Pack 773
  • Amy Roman – Treasurer – Troop 508
  • Rachel Roteman – Den Leader - Pack 770
  • Cyndi Woertendyke – Advancement Chair – Troop 773

Thank you, 2017 Stars, for your dedication and service to the youth of our District!

District Roundtables on Monday, February 12! 

Five Trails District holds monthly Roundtables for:

  • Cub Scouts,
  • Boy Scouts, and
  • Venturing

on the second Monday of each month starting at 7:30 pm, at PPUMC (Plymouth Park United Methodist Church), 1615 W. Airport Fwy. (a.k.a., TX 183), Irving, TX 75062. 

Roundtable is a great way to find out:

  • Other upcoming Five Trails District events
  • Program suggestions for the upcoming month
  • Other relevant news 

Each unit should send an Adult Leader (e.g., Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, or Crew Advisor) to Roundtable every month. 

2018 Webelos Crossover

The Five Trails District 2018 Webelos-to-Boy Scouts Crossover will be held at VRBC (Valley Ranch Baptist Church, 1501 E. Beltline Rd., Coppell, TX 75019) on Saturday, March 24

Line-up begins at 5:30 pm; Crossover starts at 6:00 pm. 

Important NOTE: There is a LOT of planning and there are many meetings that go into making Webelos Crossover successfulFor details about planning/activities leading up to the actual Webelos Crossover event, click on Webelos Crossover Flier

Note: Troops usually ask their new Boy Scouts to stay for a brief meeting after the ceremony. 

For more information, please contact the Crossover coordinator, Barry Whitewater, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Boy Scout Roundtable

The monthly Boy Scout Roundtable occurs September thru May on the second Monday of every month at 7:30 pm.  

In August, the Boy Scout Roundtable occurs jointly with the Cub Scout Roundtable before school starts in Coppell and Irving; check the Five Trails District Calendar for the August date.  

The monthly Boy Scout Roundtable is held at 7:30 pm at:  

Plymouth Park United Methodist Church (PPUMC)
1615 West Airport Freeway
Irving, TX 75062
 

in a Sunday School room in the church.  


Cub Scout Roundtable

The monthly Cub Scout Roundtable occurs October thru May on the second Monday of every month.  (In August, the Cub Scout Roundtable occurs jointly with the Boy Scout Roundtable before school starts in Coppell and Irving; check the Five Trails District Calendar for the August date.)  

What is Cub Scout Roundtable? Who should attend Roundtable?

Roundtables are held monthly for all Cub Scout leaders. After attending a Roundtable, you will be well-informed and ready to complete plans for your upcoming month's program. There are special breakout classes during Roundtable for each type of Den, so the more leaders that can attend from your Pack, the better!


We will share ideas for your upcoming activities, and more, recommended to support the monthly themes for Scouting programs. Keep up-to-date on upcoming District and Douncil events, training events, and changes in the Cub Scout program.

Attendance at these monthly meetings will definitely inspire and motivate all who come!

When? Where?

The monthly roundtable is held the 2nd Monday of the month (see above) at 7:00 pm at:  

Plymouth Park United Methodist Church (PPUMC)
1615 West Airport Freeway
Irving, TX 75062

in Fellowship Hall at the rear of the church. We are always respectful of your time and plan to be out by 8:30 pm.

Come to Cub Scout Roundtable!!

Click HERE for a summary of adventure-based Cub Scout Advancement.