Cub Scout Advancement Modification

The BSA announces modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders, and Cubmasters.

See the announcement and details here: 


Award Nominations

Our annual awards dinner is just around the corner and we need to know who it is that makes your unit and our district SPECIAL!  It is time to nominate the Scouters in our district that do such a great job providing a quality program for the youth in our area.   Nobody knows who does a better job than you.  Please take a moment to nominate them.  The awards will be presented at the district dinner on January 14th.   The awards are:

   1 - The Unit Spark Plug Award (Every unit should submit one of these.)

   2 - The Unit or District Scouting Family Award

   3 - The Unit or District Rising Star Award

   4 - The District Silver Star Award

   5 - The District Award of Merit

Get award details and nominate them here:  Award Link

Let them know how much you really do care!  The nomination deadline will be around December 31st or so.  Please get them in quickly.


District Eagle Recognition and Award Dinner, January 14th

Who: All Lone Star District Leaders and the Class of 2016 Eagles (2016 Eagles are free)
What: Join us for a Dinner as we give thanks to everyone that made the 2016 Scouting year count!
When:  January 14, 2017

Cost:  $15 per person if registered by January 9th.  Eagles are free.  After January 9th the price is $20.

Dinner Registration:  Register and pay here.

Come help us celebrate another great year of Scouting!


University of Scouting, January 21st

Registration is now available for the University of Scouting.  Come learn things you would love to add to your program.  The University of Scouting is a day of classes you get to pick that will help you do a better job in whatever position you hold.  It is held at SMU with lunch provided.  Set aside the day and register now.

Get more information herehttp://circleten.org/university-scouting

Register here:  https://circle10.camp-master.com/


Order of the Arrow Elections, now until March 31st

Troops and Teams it is time to sign up for Order of the Arrow Elections.  All elections must be held by March 31st.  Sign up now to get the date that works best for your unit.



Couldn't Attend Face-To-Face Training? Check Out BSA's Online Training!

Some courses are available in the e-Learning section of https://my.scouting.org/   A login is required, but you may create a user account and view the courses. Registered BSA members may provide their member numbers as part of the user profile to receive training credit.

Youth Protection Training
- Please keep in mind you need Face-to-Face YPT if you plan to attend Winter Camp, Twilight Camp, Webelos Residence Camp or any summer camp in Texas. 

Leader Position-Specific Training
- Den Leader, Cubmaster,  Pack Trainer, Pack Committee, Venturing Adviser, and Venturing, Varsity, and Troop Committee

Supplemental Training
- Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Weather Hazards, Climb On Safely, Trek Safely 

Every Scout deserves a trained leader so take advantage of the online courses to help make your program safe and effective.


Archery Classes every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30pm
Terry and Amy Witt, USA Archery Level III NTS Coaches, will be holding archery classes every Tuesday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Texas Archery Academy's McKinney Range.  Each session will cost $10 with all equipment being provided by Texas Archery Academy.  These archery classes are for scouters, scouts and their siblings 10 years of age and older.  The main goals of these class is to teach beginning archers how to successfully participate in the sport of archery as a lifetime sport and to compete in various local Texas Field Archery Association (TFAA), Texas State Archery Association (TSAA), and Texas Archery Academy Indoor League (TAIL) archery tournaments.  Our other goals will be how to choose your archery equipment (bow, arrows, quiver, etc..), how to maintain your archery equipment and to form a Boy Scout Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Team to participate in these tournaments.  For additional information please contact TerryWitt2@att.net