Give generously! Scouts collecting donations to local food pantries

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in Southwest Dallas County will collect food for our local food pantries on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

Scouting for Food in Dallas, Texas area, February 13, 2016. Image from Yorktown Pack 200

Scouting for Food in Dallas, Texas area, February 13, 2016. Image from Yorktown Pack 200

(Of course, Scouts throughout Circle 10 Council, BSA, will be collecting in the rest of the Council, the counties around Dallas up to the Oklahoma border.)

Food pantries and outreach ministries in the Best Southwest Area some years rely on this February Scout service campaign to carry them through Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, in the past decade donations have not been sufficient to meet with demand. If you’ve given four or five cans of food in the past, please give eight or ten, if you can, this year.

Please give generously when a Scout knocks on your door.

Press release from the Council:

Scouting for Food is the largest single-day food collection event in Dallas and one of the largest in the nation. On one day, 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.

Tom Thumb has sponsored this food drive for 28 years and collects food at their locations throughout the entire month of February.

What is Scouting for Food?
Scouting for Food is the largest door-to-door food collection effort in the Dallas-Fort Worth area benefiting 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.

2016 Scouting for Food Dates: February 13, 2016

Food items can also be dropped off at any Tom Thumb Food and Pharmacy throughout the month of February!

Crossposted at Rock Solid Scouting (Troop 355) and Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub.

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Come join the adventure! Scout-o-Rama at Camp Wisdom, Saturday, February 7, 2015

Scout-o-Rama, Camp Wisdom, February 7, 2015 -- come join the adventure!

Scout-o-Rama, Camp Wisdom, February 7, 2015 — come join the adventure!

Good weather Saturday for Scout-a-Rama. Hope to see representatives from every unit, to recruit. Flyers have gone out to almost every boy in schools in Wisdom Trail District; great chance to show off, and recruit Scouts.

To remind parents, and the non-Scouts your Scout invited to come along, please share this post on your timeline.

Thanks! See you at Camp Wisdom.

 

Schedule changes in Scout Sign Up Nights for Lancaster, Desoto, and Cedar Hill elementaries

Painting by Norman Rockwell.  Cub Scouting starts a lifetime of adventure, growth, and service.

Painting by Norman Rockwell. Cub Scouting starts a lifetime of adventure, growth, and service.

Here is the schedule for Join Scout Night functions at elementaries in Lancaster, Desoto and Cedar Hill, Texas — all cities in Wisdom Trail District, Circle 10 Council BSA.

This schedule reflects all remaining Join Scout Night functions scheduled, with a few changes.

New to Scouting?  Details on when the Cub Pack and Dens meet will be available at these meetings, or you can check all the Packs in Wisdom Trail District, here.  Generally there will be just one Pack recruiting each school, but you may join any other local Pack you wish to join.

 Date and Day  Start time  School City/ School District
9/24/2013 Tues. 6:00 PM Rosa Parks Elementary
Moved to 10/10/2013
Lancaster
9/24/2013 Tues. 5:30 PM Beltline Elementary Lancaster
9/24/2013 Tues. 3:30-4:00 PM
7:00-7:30 PM
Rolling Hills Elementary Lancaster
9/25/2013 Wed. 6:30 PM High Pointe Elementary Cedar Hill
9/25/2013 Wed. 6:00 PM Ruby Young Elementary
Moved to 10/02/2013
Desoto
9/25/2013 Wed. 7:00 PM Highlands Elementary Cedar Hill
9/26/2013 Thurs. 6:00 PM Woodridge Elementary Desoto
9/26/2013 Thurs. 6:30 PM Frank D. Moates Elementary Desoto
9/26/2013 Thurs. 3:30-4:00 PM
7:00-7:30 PM
Pleasant Run Elementary Lancaster
9/30/2013 Mon. 6:00 PM Waterford Oaks Elementary Desoto
10/02/2013 Wed. 6:00 PM Ruby Young Elementary Desoto
10/10/2013 Thurs. 6:15 PM Cockrell Hill Elementary Desoto
10/10/2013 Thurs. 6:00 PM Houston Elementary Lancaster
10/10/2013 Thurs 7:00pm Rosa Parks Elementary Lancaster
10/16/2013 Wed. 7:00 PM Amber Terrace Elementary Desoto
Cub Scout Sign, Salute and Handshake

Cub Scout Sign, Salute and Handshake — Welcome to Cub Scouting!

Cub Scout Packs in Wisdom Trail District

Several Cub Scout Packs serve the four cities in Wisdom Trail District. Some recruit traditionally from certain schools, several are sponsored by churches; all of these Packs would be happy to get new members who don’t attend those schools, or who do not belong to that congregation.

There are lots of opportunities to find a Pack to grow with.

Pack # Charter Organization,
meeting night
Cubmaster
1 Holy Spirit Catholic Church,
1111 W. Danieldale, Duncanville
7 p.m., 4th Monday of each month
Rick Alexander
89 GCC Waterford Oaks Elementary,
401 N. Waterford Oaks Dr, Cedar Hill
7 p.m., last Monday of each month
Nick Martinez
126 First United Methodist Church, DeSoto
310 Roaring Springs Dr., DeSoto
Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Charmell Stigler
140 Lions Club of Lancaster
Lancaster Scout Hut, 230 Lions Club Rd.
6:30 p.m., Mondays
Bronwen Steward
141 DeSoto Christian Church
337 W. Belt Line, DeSoto
Shezira Robinson
193 Duncanville Church of Christ “The Grace Place”
402 W. Danieldale, Duncanville
7 p.m., Wednesdays
Cecelia Gonzalez
239 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1019 Big Stone Gap, Duncanville
7 p.m., On Thursdays
Casey McKelvey
355 First Christian Church of Duncanville
203 S. Main St., Duncanville
7 p.m., 1st Thursday of each month
Lance Hevron, acting
357 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1415 Vernon, Dallas
Patricia Escalante de Flores
486 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1415 Vernon, Dallas
493 First United Methodist Church, Duncanville
403 S. Main St., Duncanville
Mondays, 7 p.m.
Rita Jasso
520 First United Methodist Church, Cedar Hill
126 Roberts, Cedar Hill
Mondays, 7 p.m.
Scott Simpson
541 Hope Lutheran Church, Cedar Hill
917 N. Straus Rd, Cedar Hill
Mondays, 7 p.m.
Mike Ramirez
782 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1019 Big Stone Gap, Duncanville
7 p.m., 4th Thursday of each month
Melissa Brown
785 American Legion Post 81
7 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month
Brandy Aderholt
786 High Pointe Baptist Church, Cedar Hill
101 High Pointe Ln, Cedar Hill
2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, 7 p.m.
Doyle Franklin
789 DeSoto Presbyterian Church
212 W. Pleasant Run, DeSoto
Mondays, 7 p.m.
Don Camp
8120 Harmony School of Nature & Athletics
8120 W. Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas
Tuesdays, 3 p.m.
Jon Kirchhefer

Want to join Scouting, for the adventures of a lifetime?

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When is the best time to join Scouting?

Image from William D. Boyce Council

Symbols of a boy having a good time growing, and growing up.

Right now.

Scouting is a year around activity.  Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venture Crew members do stuff every month of the year.  Waiting to sign up means you’ll miss some of the fun.  Why wait?

Want to join?  Want to find a Cub Pack, or a Boy Scout Troop, or a Venture Crew?  Check around this site.  If you live in Southwest Dallas County, Texas, in Lancaster, DeSoto, Cedar Hill or Duncanville, there is probably a unit close to you.  Find out when they meet, and sign up.  Or contact the leaders and ask questions.

Scouting is the adventure of a lifetime.  Sign up today.

Wisdom Trail District is one of a dozen areas organized under Circle 10 Council, BSA.  Wisdom Trail’s volunteers and Scout units serve youth in the four cities of Southwest Dallas County — though some boys come from other cities as well.  This site is intended to help you find a unit where you or your boy can have fun, and be a Scout.

The trail of adventure is calling.  You can start right here in Wisdom Trail District.

What are you waiting for?

Where to get started, and more information: