Author: Cheryl Bilsland - NS District Communications Chair

Winter Camporee Provides Awesome Winter Experience

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From District Program Chair Mark Pishon:

North Star District battled 8 inches of snow last weekend during their Winter Camporee.  Klondikes were all over the place hauling equipment, water, and supplies and the boys had a blast racing in them.
Congratulations to Troop 514 for winning the Willie Award and Troop 69 for winning the Patrol Competitions.
All the attendees enjoyed the North Star District 100th Birthday Cake.
Patches should be available in 3 weeks.  Don’t forget to log Frost Points in everyone’s camping log!
We look forward to the Spring Camporee April 5-7, 2019.
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Congratulations 7 Eagles!

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Congratulations to the seven Eagle Scouts presented with their medals at the Troop 358 Winter Court of Honor on Monday, January 14!

BSA Swim Checks Scheduled

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There will be a free BSA swim check on Feb. 24th at Noblesville High School pool from 1:30-5:30pm. boy-scout-swim-test-460x260

Lifeguards are also needed to run the checks – please contact Adair Vaught at vaughtade@sbcglobal.net if interested in volunteering.

REMINDERS Week of Jan 16 2019

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Reminders for upcoming activities and deadlines:

Community Events for Scouts (see this article for all three events)

  • Harlem Globetrotters Scout offers for this Fri. Jan 18 7pm and Mon. Jan 21 2pm, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • Indiana Pacers STEM Fest (10a-2p) and Pacers vs. Magic game (7p), Sat. Mar 2 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Swim Check:

  • BSA Swim Check will be held at Noblesville HS on Feb. 24, see this article for details.

Council Events:

  • The 2018 North Star Volunteer Recognition Dinner will be held Sat. Jan. 26 – see this article for more details/registration information and the nomination forms for awards.

Adult Training:

  • Den Leader / Cubmaster training:  Be sure to check out the available online training at my.scouting.org .

Thanks all, and have a great week in Scouting!

WINTER CAMPOREE THIS WEEKEND!

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Hope you will be able to make the 100th Birthday Winter Camporee!

WEBELOS especially, hope you can join us, for the overnight experience or for just the day

Register for overnight at the CAC registration site; RSVP requested for the day to Mr. Pishon.   See the previous article for more information as well.

[For those that may not have seen the email, Camporee Leader guide also included here:  Camporee Leaders Guide Jan2019.]winter camporee 2019 flyer

Have a great time at the North Star District Birthday Camporee!

(Flyer attached: Webelos at Winter Camporee)

ROUNDTABLE on Jan. 10 2019

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Reminder – please mark your calendar as we kick off the new year, for the January 10 Roundtable meeting, 7:00 pm at St. Luke’s Lodge, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 West 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

Everyone is welcome!

The January Roundtable topics are:

Cub Scouts:

  • We need as much Pack leadership attendance as possible!  Our discussion will focus on the topics to cover in Roundtables in 2019.

Boy Scouts (Family Scouts):

  • Crossover parents – how to keep them engaged as they transition to the troop

Please forward this information to your Den Leaders, Committee members, and Assistant Scoutmasters. They are an important part of the Roundtables’ target audience.

Remember, attending roundtables is a key requirement to earn the Scouter’s Key for both Cub Scout leaders and Boy Scout leaders.

Scout Events with Indy Sports Teams

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Attention all Scouts!

Check out these Indy-area sporting events and offers available to Scouts in early 2018 (click on the links below for more details):

iupui jaguars scout day for the basketball game on Saturday Jan 12 2019

 

harlem globetrotters in indy Friday Jan 18 / Monday Jan 21 2019

 

indiana pacers stem fest and Pacers vs Magic Game, Saturday Mar 2 2019

NS District – Leadership Changes

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North Star District Family,

Please extend hearty thank-you’s to Jessica (Hofman) Steinacher for all of her hard work over the last year and a half serving the North Star District!

 

In addition – Paul Kovach will be stepping into the District Chairman role beginning in 2019, replacing Mark Maucere. The District Chairman is the lead volunteer for the District Committee which supports all of you in your roles in your unit. We would like to thank Mark for his hard work over the last year in his role serving the district, and welcome Paul into the role! Although Paul is stepping into the role, you will still see Mark around in various capacities.

 

Thank you for all that you do for Scouting, and we wish you a happy New Year!

Welcome our new North Star DE!

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Please help me welcome our newest North Star DE, Senior District Executive Eddie Stahl!

 

Eddie joins us from the Three Fires Council where he has been serving as a District Executive since June of 2017. In his current district, Eddie has excelled by helping the district to meet goals and earning Journey to Excellence Gold. In his previous role, he has served as the staff advisor for the Council STEM Committee and the High Adventure Committee. Eddie also facilitated the Central Region District Key 3 course at Philmont Scout Ranch this past summer.

 

Eddie graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science – Health Promotion and a minor in Psychology. In his free time, he enjoys comedy, coaching football, live music and a lax game of golf where no one in particular is keeping track of the score.

 

Welcome to the North Star Family, Eddie!

 

Winter Camporee 2019 – 100th Birthday!

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Come celebrate the North Star District’s 100 Birthday at Camporee!

The Winter 2019 Camporee will be held January 11 – 13, 2019 at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Sports Field, 1870 W. Oak Street, Zionsville IN.

[The sports field parking lot is off of a street called 950 East which is on the west side of the church campus.]

The fee is $15.00 for each Scout, parent, or adult leader who will be staying overnight Winter 2019 Camporee Patchon Saturday.  The fee includes the collectible Camporee patch. There is no fee for Webelos and their accompanying adults who will be visiting for the day, except to purchase a Camporee patch for $5 (optional).

Please Register at the listing on the Crossroads website:  2019 Winter Camporee Registration .

 

Keep an eye out for more Camporee updates coming soon!