August 2016 Newsletter
August 2016 Newsletter – Exploring District
The State Law Enforcement Exploring Competition, hosted by T.L.E.E.A.A. (the Texas Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association) took place July 28-31. Many Exploring Advisors from Law Enforcement agencies from all over the Metroplex work hard all year to plan and execute this event which attracts hundreds of Explorers from throughout the state. Some even come from Oklahoma! I want to extend a HUGE THANKS to those advisors and volunteers that make this event the highlight of the year for many Law Enforcement Explorers!!
- Currently, you can sign up for our popcorn sale. We have a new popcorn company called Campmasters and they are awesome! Please contact Kelly Puckett for more information at Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, advisors can sign up directly at www.circleten.org/popcorn!
- Fall recruitment is around the corner! Circle Ten Council provides free full-color recruitment flyers for all our posts. Contact Kelly Puckett to get yours!
July is a big month for Exploring Competitions and events. The events below were just a few of the awesome experiences local youth got to experience:
Dallas Police Explorers do a Philmont Trek
A group of Dallas Police Explorers have been training for months to get ready for a 12-day backcountry trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Despite rain and hail for a few days, they completed their trek and will be going back next year! Usually, only Boy Scouts and Venturers take these treks, so this was a very unique experience these Explorers won’t soon forget.
T.L.E.E.A.A. State Competition at UT Arlington
Circle Ten Council Law Enforcement Explorers from Coppell Police Dept., Irving Police Dept., Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, McKinney High School Criminal Justice, Singley Academy Criminal Justice, Dallas Police Department, Farmer’s Branch Police Dept., and others competed in various scenarios at the University of Texas at Arlington for 2 full days. Fun events were offered in the evenings such as a Ranger’s Game and a dance. An awards ceremony takes place on Sunday.
T.L.E.E.A.A. State Competition Winners - Coppell Police Dept Exploring Post 130
The Coppell Police Department Explorer Post #130 competed in the annual 2016 Texas Law Enforcement Exploring Advisor Association (TLEEAA) state explorer competition on July 29th to July 31st, 2016 at the University of Texas-Arlington. The competition involves Explorer Posts from all over the State of Texas participating in law enforcement based scenarios that are judged by different police agency officers from around the state. At this years competition, Coppell PD had one team of four explorers compete in the scenarios and were awarded the following plaques: 1st place -Traffic Stops-Misdemeanor, 1st place -Intoxicated Driver, 1st place -Crisis Negotiation, 1st place- Domestic Disturbance, 2nd place -Traffic Stops-Felony, 2nd place - Arrest & Search, 2nd place - Unknown Call for Police. The overall team GPA was 90.25 for the competition. This was the highest team average, thereby winning the 1st Place Overall Team state champion trophy. This is a huge achievement for the following team members: Mark Butts, German Reyna, Kelli Reyes, and Bailey Grawunder. The Coppell Police Department is very proud of our Explorer Program and its 2016 State Champion Explorers.
2016 National Law Enforcement and Fire Exploring Conferences
Every two years, Law Enforcement and Fire Explorers from across the country come together for a national conference. This year the event was July 18-22 in Flagstaff, AZ at Northern Arizona University. Explorers compete in scenarios as well as take part in fun activities! See http://www.exploring.org/exploring-events/ for more information.
Summerfest at the Summit
Explorers from all career fields from all over the country attending the first annual Summerfest hosted by the BSA National office at their high adventure camp, The Summit at Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. Explorers from Rowlett Post 1 went to the event and got to experience high-adventure activities as well as learn about starting an Exploring Officer’s Association for Circle Ten Council. Watch for an informational session to be scheduled this fall to learn more about this association!