Recent Updates

In an effort to keep you informed on a change in National BSA policy, we are asking you read carefully this document that spells out the details regarding the termination of the BSA Tour and Activity Plan.  As of April 1, 2017, the Tour and Activity Plan will no longer be used in program planning. Please know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff and employees is an important part of the Scouting experience.  Youth develop traits of citizenship, character, fitness and leadership during age-appropriate events when challenged to move beyond their normal comfort level, and discover...
04.18.17
Circle Ten Council and NeTseO Trails Council have merged in order to strengthen Scouting across Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma. Scouts in both councils wear the same uniform, follow the same advancement program, and subscribe to the same Oath and Law. Day-to-day operations in a unit will not be affected. A merged council creates more robust programs and allows more youth to benefit from Scouting’s life-changing programs.
02.17.17
CONGRATULATIONS... Congratulations are in order for this year's recipient of the William H. Spurgeon III Award, Scott Hart from Rowlett CERT Post 1. This award is the highest recognition for individuals and organizations contributing significant leadership to the Exploring program. Here is an excerpt from his bio:         Scott is seated on the Rowlett Citizens Corp Council Board of Directors and volunteers with a number of organizations, including the Rowlett Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T), Rowlett Fire Corp, American Red Cross, and last but not least, both Boy Scouts and...
11.30.16
IN GRATITUDE... This month at the Circle Ten Council Executive Board Meeting, members of the National Exploring Staff and National Exploring Committee paid a visit to deliver a tribute to fallen Dallas Police Department and DART officers. At the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, over 2,500 Explorers from all over the country signed 8-foot banners to show their support for those officers that lost their lives in the tragic events in Dallas this past summer. Advisors Senior Corporal Angie Hernandez and Senior Corporal James Farmer were both in attendance to receive the banner on...
10.31.16
On behalf of the National Law Enforcement Exploring program and the National Exploring Service Center, in memory of the fallen police officers who risked their lives during the peaceful demonstration in downtown Dallas, a letter from Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and presently the National Law Enforcement Exploring Chairman was presented for Dallas PD and Dart PD. Two banners that were signed by the Explorers and Advisors (over 2,500 in attendance) who attended the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference this summer in Flagstaff, Arizona were...
10.20.16
CONGRATULATIONS! Senior member of Dallas Fire-Rescue Exploring Post 1166, Robert Escobedo, was awarded the Presidential Voluntary Service Award on Sept. 9. He is the first winner of this award in his high school’s history! Check out the article here: http://thefriarfeed.org/?p=1236 DON’T FORGET… The Exploring page is getting better every day! See a resource or event that should be listed? Please email Kelly.puckett@scouting.org – Check it out: www.circleten.org/exploring There are still 2 weeks left in our popcorn sale and online sales can continue until Nov. 11! Email Kelly Puckett if you...
09.30.16
Volunteers expect fun and fellowship at a Wood Badge course, but much more awaits. Click here to read about how this training session helps new-to-Scouting adults lead more successful packs, troops and crews. And be sure to sign up here: http://circleten.org/wood-badge.
08.31.16
  Many Louisiana Scout families have been impacted and displaced by flooding. Both, the Evangeline Area Council (Lafayette) and Istrouma Area Council (Baton Rouge) are operating with limited communication and staff. This fund has been set up to make it easy for those wanting to help. Your support will provide new uniforms and handbooks to Scouts and leaders who are devastated by the floods and help both councils again become fully operational. Thank you in advance for your continued prayers and support.  
08.18.16
Recruitment Season is Upon Us ... Make Sure Your Unit's BeAScout Pin is Up to Date Prospective Scouts and their families can look up information about your unit within the nation-wide BeAScout.org website. Unit leaders control the information that is shared through this site. Have you visited it lately? Does it have your up-to-date contact and meeting information? Updating pins with current information is a straightforward process. To learn more — including step-by-step instructions — check out the BeAScout Unit Pin Management presentation.
08.11.16
A Dallas Police Department Explorer Post visited Philmont Scout Ranch this summer, proving Philmont isn't just for Boy Scouts. Below is an article that was written for Philmont's newspaper. Trustworthy, Loyal and Helpful: these are just a few of the qualities all Scouts strive to possess. Crew 623 Q12 came to Philmont in search of a deeper understanding of those traits.  On June 23, 2016, a crew of Law Enforcement Explorers passed through the Welcome Center threshold and into a land of High Adventure. The crew was filled with ambitious teens seeking a career in Law Enforcement and/ or...
08.01.16
August 2016 Newsletter – Exploring District THANKS… 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!! DON’T FORGET...
07.29.16
... to the Circle Ten Council Scouting Family In the wake of the horrific shootings that took the lives of five local police officers, we have been asked if Circle Ten Council will be conducting a council-wide service project in support of our men and women in blue. In response, we wanted to share with you the many partnerships that Circle Ten Council has with local law enforcement.   “Today must be about unity. Our police are some of the best in the country. I’m in awe of our Dallas police officers.” Mayor Mike Rawlings at the Interfaith Memorial Service   As a council, we continue to...
07.13.16
(scroll down for pictures of Explorers in action!) THANKS… I want to thank those advisors that helped to make our second Quarterly Advisors Meeting successful! We had a successful meeting where we discussed what kind of resources they want to see on our Circle Ten Exploring page at www.circleten.org/exploring. All other advisors, please stay tuned for updates to the page over the summer! UPCOMING DATES… June 8 – Please attend an informational session on starting an Exploring Officers Association at Circle Ten. EXPLORING PRESIDENTS and ADVISORS INVITED! Time: 7-8 pm Location: Circle Ten Office...
06.01.16
Be a part of Camp Constantin’s future with your sponsorship of a brick or bricks. Your donation will be a lasting memorial to a person or group you choose to honor. It’s also a great way to honor family members, friends, Scout leaders, and organizations with a tribute that will be seen and enjoyed by generations to come! And of course, you will be supporting the Circle Ten Council’s Scouting programs to help ensure young people build character needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. To access brochure, click here.
03.30.16
To the Circle Ten Community, Recently BSA announced that the kindergarten “Lion Cubs” program, which has been piloted in another council for five years, is now available to additional councils on a pilot basis. News of this program opportunity has interested some, excited others, and gone unnoticed by many. BSA has opened the opportunity for councils to submit application to participate in the pilot. Circle Ten Council assembled some experienced and engaged Scouting leaders to evaluate the program opportunity and the council’s ability to successfully implement the pilot program. The resulting...
03.23.16
  Camp Constantin and the Jack D. Furst Aquatic Base, located on Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County, has been offering world-class summer camp and weekend camping programs to the Scouts of Circle Ten Council, and its neighboring councils, for decades - seven of them!   Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of this special camp with a limited edition belt buckle! Own a piece of Circle Ten Council history. Order Yours Today!
03.21.16
DALLAS, TX (February 24, 2016)—Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America announces its 2016 Executive Committee, including incoming Council President Joe Crafton.  Crafton, former CEO of CROSSMARK, Inc. and current principal at Wingshooter Investments, LLC, has been involved with Boy Scouts for more than 40 years and will head up the organization’s volunteer leadership committee this year. “As an Eagle Scout himself, combined with his experience as a corporate executive and service on the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board, Joe is an ideal leader for our Executive Committee...
02.25.16
The Southern Region of the Boy Scouts of America generously matched all funds raised for tornado relief by our council. With a matching contribution of $3,000.00, and $3,000.00 raised by Circle Ten staff and volunteers, the council’s tornado relief fund raised a total of $6,000.00 to assist Scouting families that were affected by the December 26 tornado outbreak in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “We would like to thank the Southern Region and the Circle Ten family for getting behind this effort. Your generosity will mean so much to the Scouts and Scouters impacted by the storms of December 26th...
02.02.16
The city of Allen Animal Shelter received a special gift this month from Boy Scout Troop 594. Scout Seth LaForge organized a donation drive benefiting the shelter for his Eagle Scout project. He and fellow scouts collected over 800 pounds of food, along with treats, toys, bowls, clippers and leashes. The supplies are valued at $4,876. Read more here: http://starlocalmedia.com/allenamerican/news/allen-animal-shelter-receiv...
12.31.15
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Circle Ten Tornado Relief Fund and/or shared it with your social networks. It is in times like these that "A Scout is Helpful" really takes form. A number of units have either volunteered their assistance or asked for ways to help beyond giving financially. The cities of Rowlett and Garland have come together to coordinate their efforts. We encourage our units to visit https://garlandtx.recovers.org to find out where your aid can be most useful.  
12.30.15

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