Youth today have a wide variety of options for spending their time. In Circle Ten Council, our unit, district and council level volunteers are committed to delivering your child a high-quality, safe and fun-filled program that challenges your youth, both intellectually and physically.
Scouts today learn lessons about life and the value of being a person of character and integrity. When you stop and think about it, Scouting is unlike any other youth program. Scouting fosters the development of the whole person and offers youth the opportunity to participate in activities that will help launch them on a successful course for life.
At the end of 2016, Circle Ten Council served 40,063 Scouts and 17,415 Learning for Life participants in our programs. These youth are gaining the leadership skills necessary to lead with confidence. Of that number, 1,008 Scouts earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement for a youth member in Scouting. Our Scouting programs are successful because of the commitment and dedication of 15,003 adult leaders who give their time, talent, and resources.
Circle Ten Council's geographic area is comprised of 24 counties including Grayson, Collin, Hunt, Dallas, Rockwall, Rains, Kaufman, Van Zandt, Ellis, Henderson, Navarro, Fannin, Lamar, Delta, Hopkins, Franklin, Titus, Camp, Morris, and Red River in North Texas and Bryan, Choctaw, Pushmataha, and McCurtain Counties in Oklahoma. Our council is divided into 25 geographic districts. For a list of districts, click here.
Circle Ten Council's 2016 audited financial report can be found here.
CIRCLE TEN COUNCIL
(AS OF 12/31/2016)
TRADITIONAL MEMBERSHIP 40,063
LEARNING FOR LIFE PARTICIPANTS 17,415
TOTAL MEMBERSHIP/PARTICIPANTS 57,478
127,742 community service hours; approximately $3,207,601 of donated volunteer labor.
ARROW OF LIGHT
Cub Scout Advancement continued with 1,358 Scouts receiving their Arrow of Light.
Circle Ten Council recognized 1,008 Scouts who received their Eagle Scout rank last year.
Circle Ten Council conducted four Wood Badge courses, which is the highest level of adult leader training.
To support district training, Circle Ten Council offered University of Scouting, a full day of training courses at Southern Methodist University. The classes provided training to 892 adults in courses like unit public relations, ceremonies, and outdoor cooking.
46,426 unique visitors participated in programs at Circle Ten Council's four camp facilities (Clements Scout Ranch/Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp, Camp Constantin/Jack D. Furst Aquatics Base, Camp James Ray, and Camp Wisdom/Billy Sowell Scout Camp/Shirley Sowell Cub World) in 2016.
Circle Ten Council operates two service centers (John D. Murchison Scouting Center and the Bobby Lyle ♦ Billy Gamble Scouting Center) and has a staff of 75 full time employees, 69 program specialists and 350 summer employees.
SCOUTING FOR FOOD
In 2016, Circle Ten Council continued the tradition of Scouting for Food. As in years past, packs, troops, teams, crews, and volunteers collected 224,923 cans of food for local food pantries.
The Scouting program is provided to 12,811 disadvantaged youth, who otherwise could not afford to be in Scouting, through Circle Ten Council's Trevor Rees-Jones ScoutReach program. In 2016, the council spent $3,063,748 in direct costs to ensure that these youth received a quality Scouting experience.