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March 2017 Newsletter

March 2017 Newsletter

Texas Skies District March News


District Committee and Commissioners Meeting – Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ First United Methodist Church, 600 S Buffalo St, Canton, TX 75103.

  • All committee members need to attend this meeting so we can set goals and programs for the district so we can support the units and scouts we serve.
  • Commissioners will meet with the committee to align goals so the units can get the best service possible and identify needs of the units.


Roundtable – Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:00 PM @ First United Methodist Church, 600 S Buffalo St, Canton, TX 75103.

  • ALL units encouraged to attend to share ideas, learn about the latest events, training, Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader breakout sessions, and fellowship with other scouters.
  • Please be prepared to sign up your Troop and pay for Spring Camporee!
  • 7:00-7:15: Informal discussions and fellowship time
  • 7:15-7:30: Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer, Scout Oath and Law and general announcements
  • 7:30-8:15 Boy Scout and Cub Scout breakouts
  • 8:15-8:30 Closing gathering with song or game and district commissioner minute
  • After roundtable party at Dairy Palace in Canton for more fellowship and informal discussions to help you with scouting!


Soquili Chapter Order of the Arrow – Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:00 PM @ First United Methodist Church, 600 S Buffalo St, Canton, TX 75103.

  • Peter Corral, Chapter Advisor and Ryan N. Chapter Chief
  • All OA members encouraged to attend and participate as your chapter needs you!
  • OA elections, ceremonials, and future activities for the chapter will be discussed!


Annual District Dinner and Awards!

  • Thank you to all who came to the district awards dinner and for our OA scouts for putting on a great program! It was great to honor our 2016 Eagle Scouts! Congratulations to all the units, scouts and adults that received awards as they were well deserved. Thank you for all you do!


Religious Emblems in Scouting

  • A Scout is Reverent!  Duty to God!
  • All Scouts need to work on the religious emblem of their faith and attend Scout Sunday!
  • Please see this link for all of the religious emblems: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/ReligiousAwards/chart.aspx
  • Just like we need merit badge counselors, we are also in need of religious emblems counselors for all faiths. Please let me know if you have an interest in helping out with this or pass this along to anyone you think that would!
  • Scouting is much more than just ranks and merit badges and is a character building program for our youth. Earning religious emblems will help achieve this goal!
  • Please support and promote this on the unit level!


SPRING CAMPOREE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tribal Ruckus - Texas Skies Spring Camporee 2017 March 24-26, 2017

Hosted by Troop 339

Click on the link below for the flyer with additional info, cost, and how to sign up!

Early bird registration $10 by March 9th at Roundtable and Regular registration is $15 after that!


Camporee are FUN for the scouts and adults too!! This is scouting at its best!




Please contact us for any questions, ideas, or concerns:

District Chairman - John Vrla txskieschairman@gmail.com  214-906-3385

District Commissioner – Judy Johnson jkkita@gmail.com 214-770-3135

District Executive – JT Davis john.davis@scouting.org 214-293-4847

Eastern Service Area Field Director – Vacant


***Please check our website and Facebook page for upcoming district and council events***

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Yours in Scouting,

John Vrla


214-906-3385 (voice/text)

District Chairman

Texas Skies District, Circle Ten Council