Report on Rechartering and Thursday’s Roundtable

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UPDATE Wednesday 11:41 am: I omitted Troop 804 in the report below. They appeared at their scheduled turn-in with everything in hand. Thank you to Scoutmaster Greg Hoyes for advising me of my oversight so that their troop gets proper credit for their efforts.

After our three district turn-in nights, we have made great strides. Thanks to the following units for completing the electronic portion of rechartering, as of Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at noon:


That is very impressive. But, even more impressive is the fact that every one of our units except one has begun the online rechartering process. No other district comes close to 97% started. Sugar Creek is 74% started. Del-Mi is 90% started.

We had 81% of our units appear at turn-in nights as scheduled. Of the 19% that did not appear, two of those submitted draft recharter applications that have allowed the commissioners to review their applications for foreseeable problems. That means that the commissioners have reviewed 86% of our units already.

We have 100% of our units that have open and on-going communications with our commissioner staff. Thank you for that diligence! It makes serving North Star District such a joy!

Now we are asking that all units submit their online recharter application this week both electronically and with the necessary signatures (alongside the Charter Agreement). These documents allow us to prepare a clear punch list of incomplete tasks. These task lists are an important step in winding up rechartering quickly.

Remember the final night to turn in recharter paperwork by the deadline is November 10th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Luke’s Lodge on the northeast corner of campus of St Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260 in lieu of our regular roundtable agenda. This is a first-come, first-serve event. We have tended to be slower at the start of these events and busier at the end, so plan accordingly.

We will have tables set up for interested scouters to have a true open-forum roundtable session in the neighboring room. If you come for rechartering and have to wait, you will be given a number and invited to participate in the open-forum roundtables while you wait.