Council Wide News & Events

Cub Scout Announcements and Events 

Each District will post Announcements and Events which are unique and only affect units in the District on the following pages:

Dogwood  Wo-Ha-Li  Golden Eagle  Tomahawk  Five Rivers

2017 Boy Scout Summer Camp Leaders Guide

posted Mar 26, 2017, 10:36 AM by John Royar

The guide is now ready!

Access to Training data

posted Mar 7, 2017, 6:58 AM by John Royar

Received a great question today and wanted to share the answer.

Q. I can see the training status for troop xxx, but I see it for pack xxx. What is the situation?

A. District and Council charters have not posted yet. You are locked out of having your Commissioner permissions until they are completed. You are listed as a Member of the Committee for the Troop and that role is not authorized to see additional detail. However, you are listed as the Pack Trainer in the Pack and that role does allow you to see training data. Unit Key 3 can assign you additional access in security manager.

lost access to many of the myScouting tools

posted Mar 3, 2017, 7:33 AM by John Royar

District and Council Leaders,

By now you should have noticed you have lost access to many of the my.Scouting tools effective March 1. Once our District and Council charters are posted, your access to the tools you use daily will be turned back on. For Commissioners, I ask you just maintain a paper record of contacts until we are given access to Commissioner Tools once again. This loss of access is a year after year problem and the only way we can resolve this behavior is make processing the District and Council charters a priority and get it completed prior to the last day of Feb.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course

posted Mar 1, 2017, 10:16 AM by John Royar

For Scoutmasters, Asst. Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Asst. Cubmasters, Webelos Den Leader, Assistant Webelos Den Leaders and Adult Leaders.
This course will take you into the basics of Scouting and prepare you to teach outdoor skills to young people.

The Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and Varsity Coach Position-Specific Training, and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors. Specifically, this hands-on program gives adult leaders a practical introduction to the patrol method of a boy-led troop by teaching many of the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. In addition, the teaching methods, activities, and games model the variety of teaching used in effective and engaging Scouting programs.

When: Friday-  March 31 to Sunday April 2  – Check in: 4 – 6 PM Friday – Session ends Sunday 3:30 PM
Registration fee: $36 – Includes food. You must pre-register.

Dress: Scout uniform is preferred (you will be outdoors, plan for current weather conditions)

What to bring: Tent, sleeping bag, cup, mess kit, utensils, canteen, light gloves, a cap or hat, outdoor chair/camp stool, Scout Handbook, SM Handbook, note pad & pencil, boots, extra socks and compass (if you have one).

Questions? Call Marshall Besch at 903/877-4213 or email

You must register in advance/no walk ins

Dental Merit Badge

posted Feb 28, 2017, 12:26 PM by John Royar

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017

Where: Tyler Junior College Dental Clinic

Time: 9:00-12:30


**Please make sure you are registered to attend by Tuesday, February 28

For registration information contact Haylee Mascorro at:

10 Commandment Hike

posted Feb 24, 2017, 6:13 AM by John Royar   [ updated Feb 24, 2017, 6:14 AM ]

All Units and Scouts are Welcome!

Event Date:    25 March 2017 

Meet at Tyler Police HQs (711. W. Ferguson, Tyler Texas)  

Opening Ceremony                                                                 8:15 am 

First Order of March by the Tyler Police Chaplain                   8:30 am 

Estimate Event completion                                                           2:30 PM 

Cost is $5 per participant (leader or youth).  Units should register using form below and pay fees at the Scout Office. 

For additional information contact Gordon George (903 714-4344). 

Council Communications College slides

posted Feb 17, 2017, 10:07 AM by John Royar   [ updated Feb 17, 2017, 10:09 AM ]

The slides from last night have been uploaded to the web and available to view or download in the "Forms, Policies & Resources" area.
Look in the Council Events section.

2017 Five Rivers District Camporee

posted Feb 15, 2017, 7:07 PM by John Royar

Registration is now open on Campmaster for the Five Rivers District Camporee.

The Camporee will be held at Camp George W Pirtle march 3-5.  The event with be themed Skills, Knowledge, and Strength.  Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts will be challenged during different events covering their own skills, knowledge, and strength.  Troops will form patrols/teams ranging in size from 5-8 people.  Units may have more than one patrol/team.  Events will range from shooting sports, pioneering, fire building, scout knowledge, and the capstone event is the cast iron chef competition held at the end of the day Saturday.  Start preparing your scouts for a fun filled event where they will have fun competing against each other and use those skills, knowledge and strengths they have.

The event cost will be 5.00 dollars per participant (leaders included), all paid participants will receive a patch, and awards will be presented on Saturday night at the campfire. Registration is to be done using the campmaster online registration system.  Payment will need to be made directly to the council office either by mail or phone with credit card.  The council office number is 903-597-7201.

Each unit will be responsible for providing their own food and equipment for meals.  The dining hall will not be available for use.

Special invitation to all Webelos II who will be crossing over to Boy Scouts this spring,  we are having a special crossover ceremony for all of these young men at the event on Saturday night,  these scouts are invited to attend the event on Saturday, no overnight camping will be available for the webelos. 

Webelos may arrive anytime on Saturday but need to be at camp no later than 4:00PM.  Webelos do not have to pay any fees to attend.  The dinner meal on Saturday for the Webelos and their parents/leaders will be provided.

If there are any questions please contact Richard Pennington at 936-465-4704 or

Join Announcement Group

posted Feb 14, 2017, 11:57 AM by John Royar

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