This is where to check for any recent District News about good turns, upcoming events, cancellations, or postponements.
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We are in the midst of developing a District iHub app that you will be able to reach through the Council iHub app. This way you can chose Channels from the Council and the District to join and receive notifications from in one location. More information will be released to you as we get closer to releasing it. Here is the link to the Council iHub – https://circleten.ihubapp.org/channels . Go ahead get connected right now to the HUB!
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New OA Sachapiwak Chapter Officers have been elected! We also have some new Associate Chapter Advisers who will be helping guiding the new Officers. Check out the District Contact list to see who is who in the District OA Leadership now. There are a few Vacant slots in the youth positions. Will be contact more youth right after the October Induction Weekend to get some of them involved.
District Family Campout on the horizon. September 7-9 at Camp Harlow. Registration is finally up and active (took a bit to fix some issues with it).
Click Here to Register – https://circle10.campmaster.com/events/TonkawaFamilyCampout2018/EventDetails.aspx
This is open to all Packs, Troops, Crews, and Posts. Come out and enjoy fellowship with other Scouts, Scouters, and Explorers! Plan as if your unit would be going out on their own campout (bring your own food, plan hikes/program/etc). We will have BB and Archery ranges available during limited times. There is a pond on site if anyone would like to fish. We also have the gaga ball pit available. We will come together for one group campfire on Saturday night.
We also will have Cubmaster/Den Leader training and Committee Member training on Saturday.
$5 per youth, $5 per adult (not attending training), $10 per adult attending either training.
Registration is by unit. Please get on and plug in numbers for planning purposes. We can finalize counts (bring a roster!) and payment when you arrive at camp! Hope to see you all there!
August District Roundtable will our Popcorn Kick-Off! Make sure your unit has your Popcorn chairman present for this meeting. We will passing out all the information your unit needs to have a successful fundraising season.
You can also check out the Trails End Popcorn website for great resources and Online Sale to support your Scouts!
Official Arrow of Light and Crossover ceremonies
The National Order of the Arrow Committee after months of collaborative work with ceremonialists and lodge leadership representatives announces the following policy change. This policy change will apply to ALL Order of the Arrow lodges and chapters.
We know that lodges and chapters are frequently asked to perform Arrow of Light and Crossover ceremonies for Cub Scout packs, which is an appropriate service in support of our packs. That said, we have had many complaints surrounding these ceremonies from various American Indian tribes due to the manner in which they are conducted as well as the inconsistent nature in which they are performed.
Beginning January 1, 2019 lodges and chapters that are asked to conduct Arrow of Light or Crossover ceremonies for Cub Scout packs will only be permitted to conduct them using the new approved official ceremonies which can be found in the OA Inductions Portal. These ceremonies are to be conducted in a Scout uniform and are no longer permitted to be done in American Indian regalia.
We appreciate your adherence to this new policy.
*** In light of this change. The OA Chapter will not conduct the Webelos Crossover Ceremony during the closing campfire at the Spring Camporee. There will no longer be guys dressed in regalia or a bridge that they will be crossing over.
** If a Cub Scout pack wishes to do either one of these ceremonies at their own pack meeting. Please contact your local Boy Scout troop that the boys will be going into, and have them conduct these ceremonies for you.
Congratulations to the Commerce Exploring Post!
Last weekend they competed in the Danny Cordes Memorial Law Enforcement Explorer Competition and won first place in the robbery in progress scenario and second in the unknown call scenario.
On June 14, Scouts from across Tonkawa took part in the Greenville Elk’s Lodge Flag Day Ceremony. This was not only part of our continued Duty to Country, but also a historic moment for our District. We’re very proud of our Scouts and their performance.
#ScoutMeIn is the new Cub Scout campaign slogan.
#ScoutsBSA is the new name for the middle age (Troops) program.
Circle Ten has announced that the new 2018 BSA Online Training now meets Texas State Requirements and has been approved to replace 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.