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.

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!

Join Scout Nights — scheduled sign up events at local schools

Local Scout units will take their recruiting shows on the road, to a school (we hope) in your neighborhood.

Recruiting poster from way back!

Recruiting poster from way back! “Scouting rounds a guy out.” Image from Boy Scout Trail.com

Most of these schedules are set by the school principals, based on what time they can spare in the school’s busy schedule.

At each of these events, you can find a presentation on Scouting, usually Cub Scouting, and local Scouts and Scout leaders to answer your questions.  Sign up costs about $25, usually, prorated for the end of the year, and including a subscription to the wonderful monthly magazine Boys Life.

You may sign up a Scout, and you may volunteer as a leader, at each of these events.

Please check back to watch for changes in the calendar!  If for some reason you cannot attend these events, use the lists found on this blog and contact the leaders of the unit you want to join.

Scouts may sign up for the adventure of a lifetime any day of the year.

(This list updated September 24, 2013.)

Sign up dates Time School
9/5/2013-Thurs. 6:00 PM Hastings Elementary Duncanville
9/5/2013-Thurs. 6:00 PM Alexander Elementary Duncanville
9/5/2013-Thurs. 6:00 PM Hyman Elementary Duncanville
9/10/2013-Tues. 6:00 PM Smith Elementary Duncanville
9/10/2013-Tues. Daniel Intermediate (at Smith Elementary, next door) Duncanville
9/10/2013-Tues. 6:00 PM Bilhartz Elementary Duncanville
9/11/2013-Wed. 6:00 PM Central Elementary Duncanville
9/11/2013-Wed. Hardin Intermediate (at Central Elementary, next door) Duncanville
9/11/2013-Wed. 6:00 PM Brandenburg Intermediate Duncanville
9/12/2013-Thurs. 6:00 PM West Intermediate
9/12/2013-Thurs. 6:00 PM Merrifield Elementary Duncanville
9/17/2013 Tues. 6:00 PM Bray Elementary Cedar Hill
9/17/2013 Tues. 7:00 PM Plummer Elementary Cedar Hill
9/18/2013 Wed. 6:00 PM Beltline Elementary
Moved to 9/24/2013
Lancaster
9/18/2013 Wed. 7:00 PM Houston Elementary
Moved to 10/10/2013
Lancaster
9/19/2013 Thurs. 6:00 PM West Main Elementary Lancaster
9/19/2013 Thurs. 7:00 PM Lancaster Elementary Lancaster
9/19/2013 Thurs. 6:00 PM Acton Elementary Duncanville
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

Traditionally, we’ve had one unit recruiting at each school, often units that were founded specifically to serve the youth at that that school.  However, Scouts may want to join a different unit — perhaps one sponsored by their home church congregation, or one with several other friends.  That’s fine.  Transfers from one unit to another are easy and cheap ($1.00).  The important thing is to find a unit your boy likes.

If you want to study the various units in Wisdom Trail District, you can find a list of them on this blog:  Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams and Venture Crews.

Is your school in Lancaster, DeSoto, Cedar Hill or Duncanville, Texas, not shown here?  Make a note in comments.  We’ll work to get you information on when your school is scheduled, or help you find other ways to join up.

Cub Scout fishing derby set for October 5

It’s a great time to join Cub Scouting, if you like to fish, or if you’ve never been fishing!

Wisdom Trail’s annual Fishing Derby is scheduled for October 5 — registration is due at the September Roundtable, from Pack leaders.

Here’s the invitation:

Fishing Derby Patch

Wisdom Trail District Fishing Derby October 5, 2013

Hosted by the Lippoe Chapter of the Order of the Arrow
And Troop 785

 Grab your lucky fishing hat and gear and come join us!

Registration: due at September Roundtable
Update: You may register online, using CampMaster:
https://circle10.camp-master.com/events/WT2013FishingDerby

Start fishing at 9:00am end fishing at 12:00pm
Location: Lake Shirley – Camp Wisdom

Cost:  $8 per Scout.  Fee includes hot dog lunch and fish fry!

Things to bring:
fishing gear (some will be available), chair, sunscreen, water bottle and hat.

Camping is available for Friday or Saturday night
please contact Tony Gibson if your unit is interested in camping.

For more information, please contact Tony Gibson at Targ.1993@gmail.com.

Download the flyer here: Wisdom Trail District Fishing Derby 2013 (2)

Cub Scouts are Awesome! Video explains Cubbing

You can use this for recruiting, no?

Let’s start here: Cub Scouts are awesome. This is a program with an amazing history and tradition, a sure-fire way to get more involved with your kids that puts the fun first.

Right off the bat, the Cub Scouts program starts with activities and and skills that every kid will love. Academic and physical challenges don’t compete in the Cub Scouts; they compliment one another. The whole program is centered around helping kids achieve, and bringing you right along with them.

If you’re looking for a way to instill values into your children, look no further. Cub Scouts is fun with a purpose. From citizenship to stewardship and everything in between, the Cub Scouts provide the perfect foundation for young boys to grow into young men.

Cub Scouts. Do your best. Have fun doing it.

Learn more at http://cubscouts.org

Cub Hub, a new site for recruiting Cub Scouts

This promises to be a good source of information on Cub Scouting — send parents here if they have questions about Cub Scouting in general.

Heck, check it out yourself!  I learned a lot: Cub Hub http://cubscouts.org/

Cub Hub screen capture - click image to go to Cub Hub

Cub Hub screen capture – click image to go to Cub Hub