Assisting Special Needs Scouts

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If you ever have issues with scouts who need special attention or special requirements, it pays to know something about how the BSA handles those issues. Here’s an article that introduces some of the ideas.

Firecrafter Ritual schedule

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Is your scout completing his fire crafter candidacy? If so, be prepared to send him to ritual. Here are the schedules.

Popcorn: put it on your calendar

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The Popcorn Festival is the start to the new fundraising year. Here is a fun infographic of some of the basic information.

Scout Popcorn Festival Aug. 13

For ease of adding this information to your e-calendar, I repeat the key information here. Sunday, August 13, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at Camp Belzer, 6102 Boy Scout Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46226. More information at here..

Here is a copy of the graphic as a flyer to print or send

National Jamboree Preparations

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How many of your scouts or venturers are participating in the quadrennial National Jamboree at the Summit, Bechtel Scout Reservation, West Virginia?

One item to add to the scout’s toolkit is the Jamboree App. The Summit is a Wi-Fi friendly zone. Scouts are encouraged to use the system for many purposes.

BSAJamboree_May2015_headerMake sure you download the app before you go, so you can use it at arrival!

District Eagle Report June 2017

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Jerry Simon, District Eagle Board Coordinator, reports that the following scouts passed their Eagle Boards of Review on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.June 2017 Eagles

Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scouts!Eagle pin

At the halfway point in 2017 that gives us 24 Eagle Scouts. In 2016 we had 49 Eagle Scouts. If recollection serves, we had 53 in 2015.

Firecrafter Report: weeks 1 and 2

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I apologize for not delivering last week’s report from Sox.

Here’s a fire crafter report for both weeks.

Week 1


Week 2

Foodie Friday for Troop 804

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Come out and support troop 804 in their fundraising efforts through this great event. Zionsville Foodie Friday at the Zionsville American Legion Post.

Cub Scout Roundtable Thursday

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School is ending and the summer is here!

Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner PatchAnd we know what that means: Summer Camp!

Whether you’re taking your boys to Belzer or Camp K… whether it’s your first year or you’re a seasoned pro… join us this Thursday evening, 7:00 PM, at Luke’s Lodge (outbuilding on the campus ofSt. Luke’s Methodist Church, 100 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260) for the North Star District Cub Scout Roundtable.

We’ll be discussing both Summer Camps, and what you as a leader should know and expect.

If you are new, come learn some of the ins and outs.

If you are a veteran, come and share the tips and tricks that you’ve learned over the years with other leaders.Canoeing at Belzer

We hope to see many of you there!