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There are several important upcoming things to note:

  • Roundtable is this week.  We want you all there.  7:30 pm Thursday.
  • CUBe is this coming Saturday, October 6th.  Don't miss it.
  • Leader Specific Trainings coming up.  The sign up is available now.
  • We have a local Merit Badge Clinic coming up.  First come, first served!
  • Our annual Business Meeting for the district is soon.  CORs come vote!
  • IOLS and Oak Leaf are coming up.  Get ready.
  • CTX2 is fast approaching.  Get the word out.  Volunteer if you can.
  • Eagle Contest / Scholarship.  Check it out.
  • Submit nominations for awards for our annual Eagle Recognition Dinner.
  • The University of Scouting is just around the corner.  Set the date aside.
  • Want to know how to keep the Cub Scouts you have or just got?  
    Youth Retention Best Practices.pdf

Please support all the things our district is up to.  See it all at lonestardistrict.org

Roundtable & OA Chapter Mtg, 7:30 pm, Thurs, Oct. 4

Whether you have been an adult Scouter for 20 days or 20 years, you will walk away from Roundtable with new insights and best practices to bring back to your unit.  

On the Cub side we will have a special guest presenting 12 games and gathering ideas for leaders to incorporate into their den and pack meetings.  

On the Boy Scout side we will have a special guest come and share a list of awesome camping locations near McKinney and possible conservation projects your troop or crew could do.  Please bring a list of your favorite nearby camping locations.

The Order of the Arrow (OA) Chapter Meeting will be having a fun activity and doing chapter elections.  Come, have some fun, and cast your vote.

Don’t keep this Roundtable a secret… invite all of your leaders to attend Roundtable; den leaders, assistant scoutmasters, cubmasters, crew advisors, committee members, Scoutmasters.  

Roundtable is held every month on the first Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; 2801 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, TX.

CUBE 9am-3pm, Saturday, October 6th

Cub Scouts, siblings, and families, come and join us for a mini come and go type twilight camp type adventure.  It is an awesome CUB Experience and we need you there.  Packs, think of what you can share.  Get more details and sign up online at lonestardistrict.org/activities/cube

Leader Specific Training Night, Tues., October 16th

Are you fully trained?  You can be.  We are offering a plethora of trainings on two evenings in October.  We want you and the leaders from your unit there.  See all the things you can do to become 100% trained.

Leader Specific - At the LDS church we hold Round Table at; 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney

Cub Leader Specific (Cubmaster, Committee, Den Leader),
     Tues, Oct 16th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm,
     $5 early or $8 late reg.  Sign up and get details here.
Scoutmaster Leader Specific, Tues , Oct 16th, 6:30 – 10:30 pm,
     $12 early or $15 late (includes Troop Leader Guidebook)   Sign up & get details here.

Merit Badge Clinic, Saturday's Oct. 27th and Nov. 3rd

Come and join us for a Merit Badge Clinic being held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' Lake Forest building on Saturday, October 27th and Saturday, November 3rd (both days required) from 8 am to noon.  
1020 N. Lake Forest, McKinney, TX (just north of Boyd High School)

All classes are available to be signed up for now. Spots are limited, and first come, first served. Here is a link to the event on meritbadge.info:

Signup and get more detail here.

IOLS, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, Nov 2-3

Registration deadline, Monday, October 29th

Come get your IOLS training done with us in November at Camp James Ray.

Tuesday, October 30th, 7:30 pm IOLS orientation, at the LDS church, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney & Fri & Sat, November 2-3, 6 pm Fri to Sat 10 pm at Camp James Ray, $30 early or $40 late (includes meals)

Needed by Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters and strongly suggested for Crew Advisors and assistants.  Sign up for IOLS here.

Oak Leaf Youth Training, Nov 2-3

Registration deadline, Monday, October 29th

Come have an awesome time and get trained at our local training for youth by youth at Camp James Ray.

Fri & Sat, November 2-3, 6 pm Fri to 10 pm Sat at Camp James Ray. $30 early or $40 late (includes meals)

A boy led, district run, skills and leadership course for the boy leaders of your units. Adjacent to the IOLS adult training.  Sign up for Oak Leaf here.

District Annual Business Mtg, Tues., Nov., 6th at 6:45 pm

Calling all Chartered Organization Representatives, District Committee members, and Council Committee members inside of the Lone Star District.  We are holding our annual business meeting on Tuesday, November 6th at 6:45 pm.  Come join us and vote on the proposed slate of committee members and officers for the Lone Star District Committee.

After the voting, which doesn't take too long, stick around for the monthly District Committee Meeting.  This will all be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where we hold Roundtable; 2801 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, TX.

CTX2, Circle Ten eXperience #2, November 9-11

Circle Ten eXperience #2 is a huge council camping event being held at Texas Motor Speedway on November 9-11, 2018 for all Scouting ages.  You don't want to miss it. 

Registration is open. All it takes is a $50 deposit to reserve the spot for your unit. This deposit will be applied to your total eXperience fee of $25 per person. Campsites will be assigned in proximity to the program area based on the date of registration, so the early bird gets the shortest walk.

By registering your unit early or by registering yourself to staff the CTX2! 

Each unit registered in time (before the patches are gone) will receive 2 patches for adults attending CTX2 to wear as they promote the event to their units and districts. All staff that sign up now will also receive this patch, until they run out. 

These patches will go FAST, so get registered today!  See CTX on IHUB here.

Go to CampMaster and register to make sure you get yours!​​​​​

Looking for Volunteers for the Cub Scout Midway for CTX

The council committee running the Cub Scout Midway for CTX is trying to fill close to 300 time slots (consisting of two hours each), and thus need LOTS and LOTS of volunteers to make this a success!  If you can spare a couple hours at CTX to help it would be appreciated.

See the stations available and sign up here.

Essay Contest for Eagle Scouts, December 15, 2018

Eagles you have an opportunity to enter an essay contest for a chance to win $10,000; $6,000; and $4,000.  The Sons of the American Revolution annually hosts a national contest for Eagles, the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award.  December 15th is the local deadline.  Take a chance, use your writing skills, enhance your knowledge for your Citizenship in the Nation or the American Heritage Merit Badges.  

Get all the information at lonestardistrict.org/community/scholarships

UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING, January 5, 2019

Save the date - January 5, 2019 at SMU

Join us for a full day of training and fellowship with other Scouters in the council. There will be lots of new classes including classes that address recruiting, selecting units, young women in scouting, and the all new commissioner’s program. As an extra bonus, the council key 3 have agreed to host session one to talk about the state of Circle 10 and what their vision for the upcoming years is. There is also a chance of an appearance by Michael Surbaugh, the National BSA executive!

Join the University of Scouting channel on the Hub to keep up with all updates!

District Eagle Recognition & Award Dinner, Jan 19th

Who:     All Lone Star District Leaders and the Class of 2018 Eagles
             (2018 Eagles are free)
What:    Join us for a Dinner as we give thanks to everyone that made the 2018 Scouting year count!
When:   January 19, 2018 at 5 pm
Where:  Saint Gabriel's, 110 Saint Gabriel Way, McKinney, TX
Cost:     $15 per person if registered by January 14th. 2018 Eagles are free. After January 14th the price is $20.  Get more information and sign up at

lonestardistrict.org/activities/district-dinner

Come help us celebrate another great year of Scouting!

Award Nominations - available now

We would like to get a jump on some recognition we feel is very important but we need your help.  We need to know who it is that makes your unit and our district SPECIAL!  It is time to nominate the Scouters in our district that do such a great job providing a quality program for the youth in our area.   Nobody knows who does a better job than you.  Please take a moment to nominate them.  The awards 1-5 and 7 will be presented at the district dinner on January 19th.   The awards are:  

   1 - The Unit Spark Plug Award (Every unit should submit one of these.)  
   2 - The Unit or District Scouting Family Award
   3 - The Unit or District Rising Star Award  
   4 - The District Silver Star Award  
   5 - The District Award of Merit  
   6 - The Silver Beaver Award (due before November 1st)
   7 - The Outstanding Organization Award (new for 2018)

Get award details and nominate them here:  Award Link  

Let them know how much you really do care!  The nomination deadline will be Friday, January 7th.  Please get them in quickly.

Wood Badge

Hurry, it is not too late to get into one of the courses this year.~For all leaders; Packs, Troops, and Crews.  A premier training.  It makes good leaders better and better leaders great!

Wood Badge 128 - Camp Wisdom Jan. 25-27, 2019 and Feb. 8-10, 2019
Stephen Bartholomew – Course Director

We have a number of Scouters from our district who have participated or staffed.  We would love to collect and share why you would recommend the course to others.  

Submit recommendations here.  See their recommendations here.

National Youth Leadership Training

After your youth leaders have completed Oak Leaf, the next training step is National Youth Leadership Training. NYLT is an intense, 5 1/2 day, outdoor leadership training experience for Troop, Team, Crew and Ship youth leaders. The course goal is to prepare young men and women to become superior leaders in their local units and in the future.

All courses will be at Camp James Ray. For more information and to register, go to circleten.org/nylt.

Session 6, Dec. 26-31, 2018

Questions about Advancement or Awards?

If anyone has questions about advancement or awards for Cubs, Troops or Crews, our district advancement committee can help. We are here to present Life to Eagle information, merit badge counselor training, help with tracking advancement, present information about the religious emblems and other awards. You can email Michell Crawford, district advancement chair, at advancement@lonestardistrict.org to get you connected with the right person to help. 

As always, keep up to date at www.lonestardistrict.org



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