The National Eagle Scout Association has entered into an agreement with Publishing Concepts Inc. (PCI) to publish a 2015 Eagle Scout Directory. PCI will invite Eagle Scouts to update their information as well as purchase an Eagle Scout directory and/or a NESA membership if they are not already a member.


Updated information collected from Eagle Scouts will be shared with local councils to help us stay in contact with Eagle Scouts who have moved into our council.


PCI will conduct its outreach to Eagle Scouts from April through November 2014. Please help them by updating your information when they contact you.

To sign up and receive 
email updates, click here

New at GWP this summer! Cub Scout & Webelos Resident Camp

Did you know that boys who attend Resident Camp are more likely to stay in Scouting?  It’s true!

Cub Scouts who are ready for the chance to try real Cub Scout camping can participate in our Cub Scout & Webelos Resident Camp this summer at GWP.  This is a 3 day 2 night program open to all registered upcoming Wolves, Bears and Webelos. 

Some of things our Scouts will do at Resident camp include; Archery, BB Gun Shooting, knot tying, leather stamping, swimming, boating, flag raising, and much more. Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts that attend camp will build self-confidence, participate in new activities, and take away lifelong memories.  Camp is about getting outdoors with friends and doing exciting stuff boys do not get to do at home and Resident Camp is a great chance to get your boys out for a true camping adventure.

Cub Scout Day Camp

Come join us at our "Knights of the Roundtable" Cub Scout Day Camp.  This event is an excellent way for your cub scouts to enjoy the company of other scouts in your district while having fun, advancing on their cub scout trail and learning and experiencing new things!

For online registration click on your district below.
Or download the registration form here

2014 NYLT

National Youth Leadership Training

Leadership is a key characteristic in the development of a Boy Scout. National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experiences they will use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

NYLT concentrates on a modern, systematic learning approach to the skills of leadership, with an emphasis on both theory and practical application. The course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership. For the Scout who desires to be a better leader, NYLT is an unparalleled opportunity.

 What will I get out of NYLT 2014?

  • Experience the top tier of youth leadership training in the council
  • Gain skills you need to lead your patrol, troop, crew, school group, and even your adult leaders
  • Learn team development skills and techniques
  • Build on your Crew or Troop leader training
  • Activities using some of the latest techno gizmos available
  • Great food and we cook most of it for you
Download form here

Wood Badge 2015

Wood Badge is the premier adult leadership development course for the Boy Scouts of America. Wood Badge teaches participants the basics of listening, communicating, valuing people, team development, situational leadership, problem solving, and managing conflict. Once the skill is learned, each member is given the opportunity to use the skill as a member of a successful working team. At the conclusion of the course, each participant develops a set of personal goals related to his or her Scouting role known as "the Ticket." Working toward these goals allows each participant to practice and demonstrate new skills.


The first weekend of Wood Badge 2015 will be held March 20-22 at Sky Ranch in Van TX.  The second weekend of Wood Badge 2015 will be held April 24-26 at George W. Pirtle Scout Reservation in Gary TX. 


Cost is $240.00 , which includes all of your housing expenses and meals, course materials, t-shirt and the Wood Badge beads and neckerchief. 


Please refer questions to the Course Director, Debbie Splinter at 903-245-0977 or Debbie.Splinter@tsjh.org

To download registration form click here            
To register online click here

The Summit

Click on the picture to get the scoop on the programs offered at The Summit in 2014.  Make sure your troop has a high adventure experience planned!  This is a great opportunity to visit without 40,000 other Scouts during a jamboree!  If you have any questions, please contact the Scout Service Center.

Staffing Updates

Carl Hanke - Senior District Executive Okee Tuklo District

Congratulations to Carl Hanke on his promotion to the Senior District Executive for the Okee Tuklo District. He has faithfully served the volunteers of the Naconiche District for the past 4 years.  Carl is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member from the East Texas Area Council.  Carl and his wife Kalena have a young 2 year old daughter, Gentry.  He will assume his new responsibilities on January 2, 2014.  If you would like to visit with Carl, please email him here.

Charlie Aman - Senior District Executive Tall Timbers District

Please help us welcome Charlie Aman to the East Texas Area Council.  Charlie was born in Raleigh NC and is an avid N.C. State Wolfpack fan. Charlie graduated from NC A&T, with a degree in Sports Science. He has been active in Alpha Phi Omega and Gamma Rho Nu Fraternities. Charlie likes playing golf and kayak fishing. He is engaged to Jami Shaw of Kilgore Texas and they are getting married in May.


Charlie served on National Camping School faculties for Aquatics and Program as well as Cub Scout Camp. He has also served on summer camp staffs at Camp Cherokee (NC), Camp Tuscarora (NC), Camp Old Indian (SC), and Camp Pirtle (Aquatics Director 2011).  

As a Professional Scouter, Charlie has helped lead the Torhunta District, Tuscarora Council to 2 straight years of Gold level JTE scores. During his tenure the Family FOS program has increased as well as total popcorn sales. The district has had an overall increase in membership over the past 3 years and has a net gain of 2 units over that same time period. Charlie will assume his new responsibilities on January 2, 2014.  If you would like to visit with Charlie, please email him here.

Wilderness First Aid Trainng

Wilderness First Aid

Yes, it is that time again to start planning for your summer High Adventure Trips. Deborah Wade and Lynn Crump will be holding a class on April 25th -27th at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Nature Center 11942 FM 848 Tyler Texas. Youth are welcome but must be 15 prefer 16 or older as the class is very intense with lots of information presented and put into use in short timeframe.  The class is open to anyone interested in the outdoors with a focus on dealing with teens in a back country setting.   If you are an outdoor enthusiast it is an awesome course and goes way beyond applying a band aid and calling 911; since  911 isn't available on those river trips or hiking trips.

If you are interested please contact and register with Debbie Wade and be sure to spread the word.

BSA approved course 16 hours

Course fee 55.00 for WFA - Half of the fee up front to confirm your registration.

CPR 15.00

CPR is not included but is required for completion of the course.

Arrive and set up camp on Friday 5:00 p.m.

CPR for those needing to take CPR will begin at 6:30

With a Cracker Barrel to follow.

Saturday class will start at 8:00 a.m.

If you have questions or want to register please contact:

Debbie Wade

903 520-8495

Email:  deborah.wade@tpwd.texas.gov

Lynn Crump

903 574-3904

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