|2018 Tonkawa Cub Twilight Camp
Tonkawa District Twilight Camp
Hunt County Fair Grounds
June 4-8, 2018
$65 per Scout early or $70 per Scout late. $25 per Sibling early or $30 per Sibling late.
Come have fun with Tonkawa district at Cub Twilight Camp! We have bows and arrows, BB guns, racing, crafts, and food! The fun is for the whole family, so bring the kids, the Scouts, and the Siblings! This is a great opportunity to earn some badges, play some games, and see Scouting in action!
#ScoutMeIn is the new Cub Scout campaign slogan.
#ScoutsBSA is the new name for the middle age (Troops) program.
Registration for our District BALOO Training is OPEN!
All Packs are required to have at least 1 BALOO trained Scouter on all overnights. It is highly recommended you have 2 in case one has to leave or there is an emergency.
Contact Steven Palmer Tonkawa District Executive Steven.Palmer@Scouting.org If there are any registration concerns or issues.
Contact Susie Bishop if you have course related questions. email@example.com 903-513-6194
Please pass the word around your units for max participation.
Tonkawa District BALOO Training
MAY 18 – 19th 2018
Attention Cub Scout Leaders
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
Class begins on Friday at 7 pm and ends on Saturday at 5 pm. This will be an overnight training with meals furnished. Cost is $25.00 (includes meals, snacks and materials) Location: Lone Oak Assembly of God Church, 406 Church Street, Lone Oak, TX 75453
Registration is online through Campmaster.
BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.
BSA requires that at least one adult on a Pack overnighter be BALOO trained. Webelos Den Leaders camping as a den must be BALOO trained.
Who should attend – Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, and Interested Adult Leaders.
Prerequisite for this Class: You have to take some classes in the BSA Online Learning Center
– Under Expanded Learning: BALOO Prerequisite Training before you take this course. The rest of the course you will take from me is a practical phase of a hands on Basic Adult Learning Outdoor Orientation.
You will need to bring your camping chair, tent, water bottle, mess kit, pen and paper for note taking and personal items needed for this training.
We will be outside most of the time.
Questions contact: Susie Bishop firstname.lastname@example.org 903-513-6194
What is BALOO?
Welcome to BALOO training! It is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters.
BALOO training is comprised of two components—an online component and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a “TRAINED” Cub Scout outdoor leader.
The online component must be completed prior to the practical component. The online training contains introductory and basic information that will be built upon during the practical training.
At least one adult on every pack overnighter must have BALOO certification (except at District and Council events). Camp Rangers cannot allow a Pack to camp without a BALOO certified leader.
The 2018 Camp Card Sale is here! We look forward to another successful year!
You can sign up your unit to participate by going here. Please note that sign-ups will be done through CampMaster again this year and are a unit reservation. Only someone designated as a unit leader IN CAMPMASTER can make the reservation. If you need a CampMaster account or if you need to be designated as a unit leader, please email Stephanie Kirk.
2018 Camp Card Calendar
May 11 – Last day for units to turn in money and unsold Camp Cards
June 11 – Youth and unit incentive drawings held
Camp Card offers
These offers are on the Main card, STEM card, and Exploring/LFL card.
These offers cover communities in Tonkawa District.
Useful Documents and Links
- Camp Card Commitment form (or sign up online)
- Camp Card Promotional Document
- Calendar (PDF version)
- Unit Camp Card Chair position description
- Kick-off locations
- Youth Camp Card Receipt
- Camp Card Tracking Sheet
- Weekly drawing entry form (preferred method – online)
- Kick-off Presentation
- Dick’s Sporting Goods locations and registration open dates
- Tom Thumb/Albertson’s locations and registration open dates
- Lowes locations and registration open dates
- Bass Pro available times
- Instructions for signing up for Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bass Pro, Lowes, and Tom Thumb/Albertson’s
- Accepting credit cards comparison article
- Booth Etiquette
- What do I say/Script
- Sales Tip Video – share this with your Scouts and their families
- Script – Spanish version
- Top Seller Submissions
201 8 Card Offers
Please note the 2018 Camp Card will be sold for $10 per card and your unit will still receive 50% commission per card!
NEW COMMUNICATION TOOL FOR 2018
Please go here and subscribe to our Camp Card channel for all communications regarding the 2018 Camp Card Sale.
November 9-11, 2018
Texas Motor Speedway
It will be BIGGER, BETTER, and more XCITING than ever!
SAVE THE DATE! NOVEMBER 9-11, 2018
WE’RE BACK AT THE TRACK NOVEMBER 9-11, 2018 FOR CTX2!
If you missed CTX in 2015, this year you will have an opportunity to redeem yourself. 2015’s event was the largest event in our 100+ year history, and for all Scouts and Scouters alike, it didn’t disappoint. The council took over Texas Motor Speedway from November 13-15, 2015. Scouts had the opportunity to participate in over 50 program activities including climbing walls, archery, and bubble ball. The Mikanakawa Lodge of the Order of Arrow had a spectacular Indian village set up complete with full regalia, hot air balloons, dancing, tee pees, and beadwork. Medieval Times was even present for midday entertainment (in the form of jousting!) at the dirt track. THIS YEAR WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER!
Scouting is an experience of a lifetime and will be on display, once again, at the 2018 Circle Ten Xperience. http://circleten.org/CTX2
What is CTX?
Circle Ten Xperience, located at Texas Motor Speedway on November 9-11, 2018, will be a gathering of Scouts and families with a projected attendance of over 12,000 people. It will be a weekend jam-packed with activities for Scouts of all ages.
The event will begin Friday evening with groups of Scouts and their families arriving to set up camp. Program activities like archery, obstacle courses, and blacksmithing for example, will run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday ending with an arena show that begins at 7:00 p.m. inside the Texas Motor Speedway race track. The Arena Show will consist of a “Legends Car” race, band, video productions on the “Big Hoss” TV, and a fireworks show.
Download 2018 CTX Save the Date brochure.
As part of a recruiting effort, area Sea Scouts will be hosting “Learn to Sail” events at Hugo Lake, launching from the overflow camping area on the following dates:
September 16 September 30 October 14
- 2018 Dates TBA
This will likely continue as they start to cover parts of Oklahoma.
Bob Stumpf ( 903 517 3765 ) is the skipper for the Sea Scout group and the point of contact for this event.
They will have small boats similar to the ones pictured. These are very easy to learn on, and are tons of FUN!
NOTE: If there were sufficient interest, a Tonkawa District Sea Scouts crew could be formed right here!
NEW – Venturing crew in Greenville!
(see our website)
Boy Scouts who join the crew will be encouraged and rewarded for staying active in their home troops.
Who Can Join?
Youth age 14-21, from the Greenville area. That is, anyone who can get to the meetings. This will be a co-ed crew (young women are already signed up).
The planned program areas are outdoor adventure, craftsmanship, service, and fellowship. This can change to meet the interests of the youth who join.
Crew members will learn leadership and mentoring skills that will help Boy Scout dual members in working with younger boys in their troops. The Crew will be a place where they can hang out with older youth, and network among the youth leadership of the local troops.
Meetings and activities will be monthly and fun — enough to keep youth involved, not so much as to interfere with Troop activities. High adventure can be included if the youth want to plan for it and make it happen. Current options include learning and practice in welding, outdoor survival skills, and a gaming interest group. Other options include high adventure activities like; rock climbing, zip lining, sailing, sail boarding, paragliding, high speed go carts, and pretty much anything you can think of and raise the funds to go do!!
Like Boy Scouts, Venturing builds character, citizenship, and fitness, through a program of youth-selected and youth-led activities and ADVENTURES!! Come join the FUN!!.
Please let your scouts know about this, and make sure they know that non-scout family members and friends, between the ages of 14 and 21, will be welcome.
2018 – ILST, PST & YPT
ILST – Intro to Leadership Skill for the Troop (Youth)
PST – Position Specific Training (Adult)
YPT – Youth Protection Training
- Adult Position Specific Training will be made available on demand or as announced. Both Cub Scout and Boy Scout Adult Leader Training will be offered as three hours for Cub Scout Adult Position Specific Training and at four hours for Boy Scout Adult Position Specific Training; usually we present both at LDS Greenville Merit Badge Fairs.
ILST – is scheduled as needed, there is a minimum of FIVE students. If you have ILST requirements contact District Training Chair to reserve a spot.
PST (Adult – Position Specific Training) is scheduled for Fall Merit Badge Fair weekend. Contact Tonkawa District Training Chair to reserve a spot.
- Check the District Calendar for dates and times
- Check the NEWS category in the toolbar for more details.
YPT – MANDATORY YOUTH PROTECTION
FACE TO FACE TRAINING IS NOW OPTIONAL
- Texas Face to Face Youth Protection Training will be offered as needed. All leaders and adults attending Summer Camp must have a YPT card in hand when arriving at any council camp. The online version is NOW sufficient for extended camp over 72 hours for District or Council, including Twilight Camp.
Circle Ten has recently announced that the new 2018 BSA Online Training meets Texas State Requirements and has been approved to replace the Face to Face (F2F) Training!
Please note: Anyone who has recently taken F2F training and/or has an unexpired F2F YPT card – the card will be accepted at Circle Ten Council Summer Camps and Day/Twilight Camps this year. Those who have not taken F2F Training or have an expired F2F card will be required to take the Online YPT training thru my.scouting.org and will need to print their certificate to show for validation upon arrival at camp.
Why is it necessary?
The State of Texas requires additional certification beyond what BSA national provides for specific youth activities. This training meets what the State of Texas requires.
What specific activities require YPT certification?
- Adult overnight stays at Council Organized Summer Camps.
- Leaders who participate at Council Organized Circle Ten Summer Camps
- Adult participation as leaders at Day Camps
- Adult overnight stays at Council Organized Circle Ten Winter Camps.
What activities do not require this special certification?
- Adult overnight participation in troop or pack campouts.
- Parent visits to any activity which does not involve overnight stays or leadership roles as described above.
- Day activities such as Cub Fun days.
How long is the certification valid?
Two years from the date of the training.
If a parent or guardian has no leadership roles, but comes to some events like unit meetings, courts of honor and cub fun days, are they required to have YPT certification?
Not in all cases, but it is strongly recommended for all parents or guardians of scouts. Any registered adult in the program must have the on-line Youth Protection certification.
Located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the beautiful Florida Keys, as well as Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, the near shore reefs and crystal clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long term and short term programs year round. Our Conference facilities are utilized for youth and adult Scouting Conferences and non-Scouting groups when available.
Florida Sea Base Registration Is
We’d love to have you here next year to experience the adventure of a lifetime! Below are key points to remember as you register.
- Access to the Sea Base is obtained through the Sea Base website, www.bsaseabase.org.
- A Scout unit leader must create an account to access the reservation site. If the unit already has an account, another one can’t be created.
- A unit can request any number of dates and adventures that interest its Scouts.
- Requests can be prioritized to increase the chances that the unit gets one of its top choices.
- Requests can be added, deleted, or re-prioritized during the lottery period.
- Multiple crews can be requested for a specific date and adventure.
- When a date and adventure are awarded to a unit, the unit gets all the crews requested. HOWEVER, units can’t mix and match different adventures on the same date.
- All vacancies will be made available on the reservation site on a first-come, first-served basis.
- All adventure materials will be mailed in the fall after the first-half payment is received.
Individuals and small groups under the minimum crew size may be able to participate using the Scout Connections tab on their website.