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Spring Merit Badge Workshop & District Training Event 3/24/18

Tonkawa District
Spring Merit Badge Workshop
Adult Position Specific Training


Saturday March 24th


8:30 – 9:00am

@ LDS Church in Greenville, Texas

Adult Training Schedule

Please RSVP to District Training Chair
Chuck Davidson

∙ Cub Scout Adult *PST at 9:00am.

∙ Boy Scout Adult PST at 1:00pm.

*(PST = Position Specific Training)

Merit Badge Workshop

A filled out Blue Card is your ticket to your merit badge class. Give your card to your Merit Badge Counselor and your counselor will give your card to Dr. Duncan. After recording your card he will give the blue cards from each troop to a troop representative.

Attendees should visit  to download and print out the workbook for each Merit Badge.


8:30 – 9:00.  REGISTRATION

9:00-12:00 TBA

LUNCH $5 (Pizza & Soda)

12:30-3:00 TBA


Tonkawa District Pinewood Derby Friday April 6th, 2018

Tonkawa District Pinewood Derby
Open Championships



Friday Evening, April 6th, 2O18


Please note: the Pinewood Derby Rules & Procedures
were modified February 14, 2015

Registration and Weigh-in starts at 6:30 PM
start at 7:15 PM


LDS Church in Greenville

 All Tonkawa District Cub Scouts are welcome. Also, we encourage you to recruit a friend. If you have a friend who is not a Cub Scout, contact District Commissioner Greg Duncan to pick up a pinewood derby car kit and Scout Application. They can participate in the pinewood derby race with a completed application.

Trophies Awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, Best Design and Best Paint


Please note: the Pinewood Derby Rules & Procedures
were modified February 14, 2015

All cars must pass the following inspection to qualify for the race:
  • Width shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches.
  • Length shall not exceed 7 inches.
  • Height shall not exceed 3-1/2 inches.
  • Distance from the bottom of the wheels to the lowest point on the body shall be no less than 3/8 inches.
  • lnside distance between wheels shall be no less than 1-3/4 inches.
  • Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces.
  • Axles, wheels, and body shall be from the materials provided in the kit.
  • Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited.
  • No lubricating oil may be used. Axles may be lubricated with powdered graphite or silicone.
  • The car shall not ride on any kind of spring.
  • The car must be free-wheeling, with no starting devices.
  • No loose materials of any kind are allowed in the car.
A scale and measuring box shall be used
at race check-in to verify all criteria
More information:
Contact  Derby Chief  Greg Duncan W: 903-455-6075
C: 903-274-5222

Derby Forms

Derby Tips & Tricks (Legal)

Spring Camporee 04/13 – 04/15/18

fire1Spring 2018 Tonkawa
District Camporee

April 13-15

Spring Camporee – Scouts will compete in traditional games for the Tonkawa rings.

@ Beautiful Camp Harlow

Activities will begin at 9:15am on Saturday and end that evening.

$10 per youth
$5 per adult IF you want a patch

Full Schedule


6 pm – 8 pm – Check-in/pitch tents/setup campsite/Registration
8:30 pm – Cracker Barrel (SPL Meeting)
9:00 pm – Adult Leader Meeting
10:30 pm – Lights Out


7 am – Wake Up, Eat Breakfast in campsite
8:30 am – Patrol Yells / Flag Ceremony / Announcements

9:15 Events start:  TBA

9:15 – 12:30 pm – Events 1-4
9:15 – 9:45 – Event 1
10:00 – 10:30 – Event 2
10:45 – 11:15 – Event 3
11:30 – 12:00 pm – Event 4

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch

1:15 pm – 4:00 pm – TBA

4 pm – 5 pm – Free Time (horse shoes, football, Frisbee, etc…)

5 pm – 7 pm – dinner

7:00 pm – Awards/OA Ceremony


After the campfire, the Camporee is officially over and Troops can leave or camp over to Sunday. Scouts crossing over may camp with their new troop.


November 9-11, 2018

 Texas Motor Speedway

It will be BIGGER, BETTER, and more XCITING than ever!


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.

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.

Learn to Sail

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 – Greenville Venturing Crew

NEW – Venturing crew in Greenville!

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.

Samuel Mize
(903) 269-8807

2017 District Training

2017 – 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 Chuck Davidson to reserve a spot.

PST (Adult – Position Specific Training) is scheduled for Fall Merit Badge Fair weekend. Contact Tonkawa District Training Chair Chuck Davidson at: or call 903-217-4458 to reserve a spot.

  • Check the District Calendar for dates and times
  • Check the NEWS category in the toolbar for more details.


  • Texas Face to Face Youth Protection Training  will be offered as neededAll leaders and adults attending Summer Camp  must have a YPT card in hand when arriving at any council camp. The online version is NOT sufficient for extended camp over 72 hours either District or Council, including Twilight Camp.



Youth Protection Training


What is face-to-face youth protection?

Face-to-face youth protection is a 1 hour class taught in person by a certified instructor which covers the details of how to recognize and prevent child abuse. The principal difference over the online version is that it is taught in a classroom session in an interactive way allowing for discussion within the group. A written test is administered as a part of the training.

Is it unique to Circle Ten Council?

It is a requirement for specific Texas based youth activities.

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 face-to-face 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.

If a person has a face-to-face certification, is the national on-line Youth Protection training required?

No, face-to-face certification is sufficient and recommended.

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 either the YPT or the Face-to-face 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 either the on-line or Face-to-face Youth Protection certification.

Which of the two certifications is preferred?

The Council recommends the Face-to-Face training since it covers all activities.

When and where can I get trained?

Face to Face Youth Protection Training is an ongoing endeavor. Check the Calendar function or the News! topic for upcoming classes.

 Why YOU should take Youth Protection Training TODAY…

District Training
Chuck Davidson C: 903-217-4458

Florida Sea Base

About SeaBase

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

Now Open

 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,
  • 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.

Seabase Learn More

2017 Florida Seabase Brochure
2018 Lottery

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An Inspiring Way to Share Scouting can be found in this series of 6 new videos released by the BSA. Click to watch these videos and learn more about…
1. Den leader sees Scouting as a way to provide “siblings” to her only child.
2. Proud parents finds love and support in Scouting for their autistic son.
3. Busy Scout mom sees Scouting as a way to spend time with her Webelos
4. Single mom finds in Scouting a supportive group of friends for herself, too.
5. A Scout leader from Mexico who discovered a new family in Scouting.
6. A Scout mom who, together with her son, started a new Cub Scout pack.
These stories can be watched, shared and used to inspire others to join Scouts.