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.


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:

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

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