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Spring Camporee 03/24 – 03/26/17

fire1Spring 2017 Tonkawa
District Camporee

March 24-26


Spring Camporee – Scouts of the Round Table. Scouts will compete in medieval 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

Friday

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

 

Saturday

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

9:15 Events start:  Events Pool Noodle Jousting, Foam Sword Fight, Trebuchet, Armor Building.

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 – Quest for the Holey Grail

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.

Camp Card Sales 2017

Camp Card Sales

Before you know it, the 2017 Camp Card Sale will be 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.

If you are having trouble with CampMaster or are not designated as a leader, you can fill out the form found here and return it to Stephanie Kirk.

2017 Camp Card Calendar

February 3 – Target date for having 100% of our units signed up to sell.
February 9 – Council Camp Card Kickoff – cards distributed and sales begin
February 17 – First weekly drawing held. Drawings will continue every Friday through                     May 5th. Entries due by noon each Friday to qualify.
May 12 – Last day for units to turn in money and unsold Camp Cards
May 13 – Unit commission reduced to 35%
May 31 – Unit commission reduced to 25%
June 9 – Youth and unit incentive drawings held

2017 Camp Card Offers

Please note the 2017 Camp Card will be sold for $10 per card and your unit will still receive 50% commission per card!

Main Card Offers

Rural Card Offers

Unit Sales Incentives

  • Sign up by February 3rd and settle your account by May 12th to receive 50% commission throughout the entire sale.
  • Sign up by February 3rd, settle your account by May 12th, and sell a minimum of 250 Camp Cards and be entered into a drawing for a $250 Gift Card.

Youth Sales Incentives

  • Sell 25 Camp Cards and you will be eligible for the 12 weekly drawings (February 17 – May 5) for a $25 Walmart Gift Card. For every 25 cards you sell, you will be entered into the weekly drawings. Submit your entries here.
  • In addition to being entered into the weekly drawings for every 25 Camp Cards you sell, you will be entered into our grand prize drawing for your choice of and iPad mini, Xbox One S, or a Go Pro Camera. The grand prize drawing will be held on June 9th.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the Top Cub Scout and the Top Boy Scout/Explorer/Venturer salesman in each district.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the Top 100 youth salesmen.

Useful Documents and Links

Spring Merit Badge Workshop & District Training Event

Tonkawa District
Spring Merit Badge Workshop
&
Adult Position Specific Training

 

Saturday April 22nd

 

Registration
8:30 – 9:00am

@ LDS Church in Greenville, Texas

Adult Training Schedule

Please RSVP to District Training Chair Chuck Davidson cor@celeste429.org

  • 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  MeritBadge.org  to download and print out the workbook for each Merit Badge.

Curriculum TBA

8:30 – 9:00
REGISTRATION

9:00 – 12:00

9:00 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:30

10:30 – 12:30

11:30 – 12:30
LUNCH $5 (Pizza & Soda)

12:30 – 3:30

 

Tonkawa District Pinewood Derby Friday March 31, 2017

Tonkawa District Pinewood Derby
Open Championships

FRIDAY   –   FRIDAY  –   FRIDAY

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Friday Evening,  March 31, 2O17

 

Please note: the Pinewood Derby Rules & Procedure have been modified as of February 14, 2015

Registration and Weigh-in starts at 6:30 PM
and
Races
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 Executive Forrest Hallstrom 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

RACE YOUR CAR AGAINST BOYS FROM OTHER PACKS! Pinewood_Derby_Logo NEW BOYS ARE INVITED TO JOIN CUB  SCOUTS AT THIS EVENT!

Please note: the Pinewood Derby Rules & Procedure
have been modified as of February 14, 2015

Rules:
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 Forrest Hallstrom 214-682-5457 or Tim Adams 903-456-0047

Derby Forms

Derby Tips & Tricks (Legal)

2017 District Training

SPRING 2017 – ILST, PST & YPT

ILST – Intro to Leadership Skill for the Troop (Youth)
PST  – Position Specific Training (Adult)

  • Position Specific Training will be made available Saturday February 18th. Both Cub Scout and Boy Scout Adult Leader Training will be offered starting at 9:00am for Cub Adult Position Specific Training and at 1:00pm for Boy Scout Position Specific Training both at LDS Greenville.

ILST – is currently scheduled for Camporee March 24-26th but, we need a minimum of FIVE students. If you have ILST requirements contact District Training Chair Chuck Davidson cor@celeste429.org to reserve a spot.

PST (Position Specific Training) is scheduled for Merit Badge Fair weekend. Contact Tonkawa District Training Chair Chuck Davidson at:
 cor@celeste429.org 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.

YPT – MANDATORY YOUTH PROTECTION – FACE TO FACE TRAINING

  • Texas Face to Face Youth Protection Training  will be offered at the April RoundtableAll 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.

     

     

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, 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.

Seabase Learn More

2017 Florida Seabase Brochure
2018 Lottery

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
Chairman
Chuck Davidson cor@celeste429.org C: 903-217-4458

Community Service Project

Grace Community Church is seeking to recruit some older Boy Scouts as volunteers to help staff an awards banquet to be held Friday, August 19, at Grace Community Church in Greenville.

The church is looking to staff two shifts – 4:00-6:00 and 6:00-8:00. The tasks are food service including prep for serving 150 people and serving food and/or drinks to tables during a banquet. Volunteers will be fed.

Interested participants should contact
Cindy McKinney at cindy@graceweb.net

Thanks for your interest!  This will be a great chance to get some exposure for our scouts, give them an opportunity to earn some service hours, and help out in the community.

Cub Scout Program Changes

Training Videos for Cub Scout Program Changes

Be sure to visit: cubscouts.org

Currently there is NEW material for each Den level from Tiger to Arrow of Light (formerly Webelos II).

Changes to the Cub Scout, Boy Scout and
Venturing Programs – 2015 and beyond…
Adobe .PDF Files for Download

 

Cub Scouting

Youth Handbook Covers
Den Leader Guide Covers

Quick Links

2016–2017 Pack Meeting Plans

Archive Pack Meeting Plans 2015-16
RECRUITMENT VIDEOS
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.

Special Scout Night Events & Council News

Special Scout Night Events
Ticket Art

     Throughout the year, various businesses and organizations inform Circle Ten Council about special promotional offers for packs, troops, and crews. This page will provide information on these events, as they become available, so check back here often!


… more events TBA!!

Allen Event Center Special Offer for Scouters

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If you are planning on attending an event at the Allen Event Center, have we got a deal for you?

As a Scout leader, you will receive a 20% discount on suite purchases for most sporting events. Suites at Allen Event Center for sporting events regularly start at $50.00 per person, but you will be able to watch in comfort from the luxury of your suite for only $40.00 per person. Suites are able to accommodate between 13 – 54 people per suite depending on the size of the suite. There is a minimum number of tickets that must be purchased with each suite.

Reserve your suite today by contacting Randell Holmes, Director of Sales, at 972-912-1040 or email him at

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rholmes@alleneventcenter.com