Trinity Trails District, BSA

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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Friends of Scouting 2017 Campaign Unit Incentives


Each scouting unit is asked to conduct a FOS campaign to explain the services of the Longhorn Council to parents and leaders and to encourage them to participate in supporting the costs of the annual operation.   Each Unit conducting and hitting their GOAL earns an incentive from the Council.

Contact Trinity Trails District Family Friends of Scouting Chair Carll Martinez for more information about your unit's FOS goal.

NEW NEW NEW  FOS APPROACH FOR 2017 CAMPAIGNS - The One Month Campaign!!!

This year each unit is asked to ‘run’ their campaign in the month of February, which is Scout Anniversary month.

Also, units that historically have done a successful event November or December of the previous year, may continue.  Please work with your District volunteers and professionals to coordinate the campaign approach and timing.

NEW this year also is the option and opportunity to conduct the FOS campaign electronically.  The Council will provide each unit choosing this option with a website that is mobile compatible, to electronically conduct your units’ campaign.  In addition, units will receive electronic templates for information, educational resources, and communications that can be customized to easily communicate to your parents.

Unit Incentives

Incentive for completing the Friends of Scouting Campaign and Hitting the FOS Goal.

  • Boy Scout Troops receive Free Rank Advancements (all the cloth rank advancements, merit badges, and pocket certificates).
  • Cub Scout Packs may choose between a) Cub Scout rank cloth patches, belt loops, cyber chip patch, rank cards, and Webelos activity pins, or b) a 50% discount to either the Cub Family Adventures in April or the Fall Festivals in October 2017.
  • Venture Crews receive $100 in Scout Shop gift card.

Incentive Rules

1. Available from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 for Free Rank Advancement or the two opportunities for a Cubs Scout camping discount.

2. To qualify the Unit must:

  • Turn in a Unit Declaration Form at the time of December Rechartering, or at the designated meeting.
  • Identify the Unit Champion as the Point of Contact for this campaign.
  • Complete your goal and turn in related materials by March 15, 2017.
  • Turn in a Goal Completion Form with pledge cards by March 15, 2017.

3. Units meeting their FOS Goals will be recognized at the LHC Annual Recognition Banquet on April 25th.


More information, brochures, and videos about Friends of Scouting Campaign 2017 can be found on the Longhorn Council Web Site:

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 January 2017 20:28

Congratulations to Trinity Trails' Newest Eagle Scouts!

Eagel Scout medal

Four Trinity Trails Scouts achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at January's Eagle Boards of Review!

Congratulations to Trinity Trails District's newest Eagles:

  • Rhys Boyd, Troop 50
  • Jackson Key, Troop 17
  • Kennedy Kirchhefer, Troop 499
  • Jacob Richmond, Troop 97

And many thanks to those Scouters who came out to participate as Eagle Board members!

Steve Beyt
District Advancement
Last Updated on Saturday, 21 January 2017 14:10

Webelos Invited to Troop 707 Kyle Mountain Campout

Webelos, Do You Want To Camp on a Mountain?

Troop 707 is hosting a second year Webelo camp out at Worth ranch January 14, 2017.  It will start at Todd campsite and go up Kyle mountain in the afternoon to spend the night on top.  We will have a small fire that night.  Parents are encouraged to go up for the night or they can stay down at Todd campsite.  Troop 707 will supply lunch on Saturday and Breakfeast Sunday morning.  Saturday evening will be up to each person.  Any one going up on Kyle needs to bring a MRE or something to cook for dinner.  The boy scouts are there to show the younger scouts how to camp and back packing cooking.  For the people staying down at Todd for the night there will be stoves and cookware from the troop to use.


This is a great opportunity to check out Troop 707 and discover if your Webelo is a good fit.

For more information, please contact Mike Cormier at 682-225-2796 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Climbing the Summit


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Trinity Trails Contacts

Kevin Steffy,
Field Director (Interim)

Thurman Schweitzer,
District Chair
Steve Baker,
George Muckleroy,
Kevin McClean,
David Brynell,
District Commissioner
James Horton,
Cub Roundtable Commissioner
David Brynell,
Scout Roundtable Commissioner
George Muckleroy,
Nominating Committee Chair
Montenique Littlejohn,
Carll Martinez,
Family Friends of Scouting
Blake Leva,
Popcorn Kernel
Joel Lewallen,
Camp Cards
Kevin McClean,
Kevin Ferguson,
Mike Cormier,
Chris Gonzales,
Day Camp
Brian Cook,
Chris Gonzales,
Pinewood Derby
Steve Beyt,
David Sherier,
OA Advisor
Bill Peterson,
Merit Badges
Douglas Abernathy,