Author: Cheryl Bilsland - NS District Communications Chair

Roundtable Notes – Court of Honor

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Please see the Court of Honor Roundtable notes Nov2018 for a recap of the discussion on Scouts Court of Honor – lots of helpful information and background here on best practices for the Court of Honor in your Troop.

Thanks to the Roundtable team for the robust material!



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See this article from the “Bryan on Scouting” blog to learn about a new Thanksgiving tradition – finding a way to enjoy the outdoors with friends, family, and/or your Scouting unit!

REMINDERS Week of Nov 14 2018

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Reminders for upcoming activities and deadlines!

(Many of these are the same items from last week’s Reminders note – please give this a once-over, lots happening this week)


  • Final order distribution by unit will be Nov. 15 & 16, and final payment will be due to the CAC office by Nov. 30.  Thank you for your diligent sales efforts!

Adult Training:

  • University of Scouting is coming up on Saturday Nov. 17 – be sure to sign up on the Council website!  See this article for more details.
  • “Train the Trainer” training will be held Sat. Dec. 1 – see this article for details.
  • Den Leader / Cubmaster training:  In-person training has wrapped up by this point – don’t forget that training is always available online at!
  • The next Roundtable will be held on Thursday Dec. 16, see this article for details.

Order of the Arrow:

  • The next meeting of the Lowaneu Allanque Chapter of the Order of the Arrow is Sunday Dec. 2, 1 – 3pm at American Legion (Broad Ripple) Post 3, 6379 N. College Avenue, Indy.

Merit Badge Workshops and other Events:

  • Scout night with the Pacers on Nov. 17!  Signup and more details found here.
  • Scout afternoon with the Colts on Nov. 18!  Signup and details found here.
  • Hold the date – Friday Dec. 7 – Troop 56 is planning to host a Chess Merit Badge workshop along with their Webelos Welcome Night, more details yet to come.

Council Events:

  • CROSSROADS OF AMERICA 2018 GIVING TREE – Please submit Scout Needs, if you are aware of any, by Nov. 17.  See this article for more information, and also to Donate.
  • The 2018 Governor’s Luncheon will be held at the JW Marriott on Dec. 10, noon – 1:30pm.  See this article for more details.

Thanks all, and have a great week in Scouting!

Scout Giving Tree 2018

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From our Crossroads Council Team:

Crossroads of America Council, 2018 Scout Giving TreeScout Giving Tree

As the season of giving approaches we are once again offering an opportunity for those scouts in need to benefit from our Giving Tree Program.

  • Families and Leaders who would like to submit information for a young man or woman in their unit can do so before November 17th.  Submit Scout needs HERE.
  • Families, Volunteers, Community Members interested in making a donation to the Giving Tree can do so in any of our Scout Shops or online!  Donate HERE.


Thanks for all you do for Scouting!

Roundtable on Dec. 13

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Reminder – please mark your calendar for the December 13 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!

In addition to wrapping up with Rechartering assistance, the November Roundtable topics are:

Cub Scouts:

  • How to run an Awesome Pinewood Derby!!!

Boy Scouts (Family Scouts):

  • Holiday Service Opportunities / Celebrate a Successful 2018!

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.

Indy Colts Faith & Football with Scouts

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Colts 2018

From the Colts Front Office:

Indianapolis Colts FAITH AND FOOTBALL with Crossroads of America BSA

Troops, scouts, family and friends from Crossroads of America are invited to participate in the annual Faith and Football experience with the Indianapolis Colts.

Experience Includes-

– Colts vs. Titans game day ticket on Sunday, November 18 (1pm)
– Post Game concert on Lucas Oil Plaza Featuring Ellie Holcomb
– On-Field Access for Photos
– Testimonials from Colts Players and Alumni
– Scout patch

Please join us for this special event and sign up today! Spaces are limited and is based on availability.  Sign up at this link HERE!

Questions? Please contact Hannah Glaser at

Scout Night at the Pacers

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Scout Night at Pacers Fall 2018

From the Pacers’ Front Office:


We are officially two weeks away from this year’s Scout Night. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets!

You are invited to participate in our fantastic Scout Night with the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, November 17th vs Atlanta Hawks at 7pm. Each Scout can earn a patch! This event will sell out, so do not miss your chance to root on the hometown team!

By purchasing tickets through this offer, you will also:
• Shoot a free throw on the main court after the game (Go to Section 6 or 15 after the game)
• Receive a FREE Scout Night patch!
• A FREE hot dog, bag of chips, small Pepsi product, and Pacers hat through the Scout Value Package ($30- or $55-ticket option only)
• Have Access to a Q & A with a Pacers player after the post-game free throw

To Purchase:  Visit  

**Please note, if you want to sit with your pack or troop, you must purchase the tickets all together. Otherwise, each individual order will be filled separately.**



Kalee Grant | Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Group Events Specialist
o: 317.917.2824

Pacers | Fever | Mad Ants | Bankers Life Fieldhouse
125 S. Pennsylvania St. Indianapolis, IN 46204


Download the flyer for Scout Night at Pacers_Fall 2018 here.


“Train the Trainer” course offering

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North Star District is proud to present –

TRAIN the TRAINER (Scouts BSA course D70)

December 1, 2018

9 AM till Noon

1705 N. Meridian St.

Indianapolis, IN 46228


Please email Kevin Neese ( to register for the class.


This is the training to help make you a “TRAINED” Facilitator of training.

Congratulations to our Everyday Heroes

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Hearty Congrats and “thank you’s” to the Scouts from Troop 69 who helped rescue a set of stranded kayakers on a northern Indiana lake last weekend.

See this article in the Indianapolis Star.Logo

A Scout is Brave…

Oct. 31 – NESA Eagle Scout Scholarship deadline

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Please see this article in the “Bryan on Scouting” blog for information about a fantastic scholarship opportunity for Eagle Scouts!  Application deadline is Oct. 31 (more on this deadline in the article.)