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REMINDERS Week of June 26, 2019

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Reminders for upcoming activities:

  • NO June or July Roundtable.
  • NS District Committee Meeting June 27 here
  • Learn about Youth Talks here
  • June Eagle Board of Review here
  • North Star Membership Rally – Race Into Scouting here
  • NS  Popcorn Kernel Training here
  • Save the Dates – Fall Cub Scout Family Camp here
  • NSD Council Calendar :Help plan your scout year with these District and Council dates. Available here
  • Service Hour Opportunities
    • St. Vincent House  here

NS Popcorn Kernel Training

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popcorn-01North Star Unit Kernel Training on July 17th at 7:00pm at the Zionsville Town Hall.

ALL Unit kernels, assistant kernels, and other parents involved in the popcorn sale for their Pack/Troop should plan on attending. Korena Dearholt will be providing the training, which (with questions) should adjourn around 8:30pm. Square readers and other fundraiser items will be available for those that attend!

For questions please contact Korena Dearholt


What is a “Youth Talk” or “Lunch Talk?”

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My counterparts and I will be hosting 4 opportunities for volunteers to come learn about youth talks, as well as receive some demonstration/example as to what it may look like. We want to EMPOWER our volunteers with the knowledge to be able to do these talks, as opposed to just asking them for help.


On both July 16th, and July 22nd, we will host these trainings in the Shaheen Rooms of Golden-Burke Scout Center. There will be two sessions, one at 6:30pm, and the next beginning at 7:15pm. These are meant to be short trainings, with the opportunity to ask questions after. Volunteers who attend this training will be prepared and knowledgeable about what a youth talk looks like and best practices to conduct one.

July 16th

July 22nd

Eddie Stahl  |  District Director — Del-Mi & North Star Districts

North Star Membership Rally – Race Into Scouting

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bsa race into scoutingCub Scout Packs!  Come to the North Star membership rally on July 20th pick up recruitment supplies! 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM at Eagle Creek Community Church 5943 N Lafayette Road.  We will be going over strategies for recruiting and this year’s Race into Scouting supplies.

NS District Committee Meeting – June 27th.

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The June Committee Meeting is set for June 27th at the Zionsville Town Hall.  This will allow scouters to attend the Council Committee Meeting on Saturday and discuss any key outcomes of the committee breakout sessions at the District Committee Meeting.  The agenda will include topics through July.

June Eagle Board of Review Report

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scoutmaster-bucky-scout-rank-requirements-eagle-FHIMic-clipartThe following scouts were approved for Eagle Rank at their Boards of Review on June 12, 2019. This will be their Date of Rank but it will not be official until the Eagle Scout credentials, as approved by National, are received at CAC.  Congratulations, Scouts!

Samuel Seyer  – Troop 69

His project was building new art carts and display boards for Brooke’s Place, a nonprofit organization providing support and services to grieving children and families.

Nicholas Maucer – Troop 358 

His project was building a reflecting garden and bench for St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church.  Nicholas also earned a bronze palm.

Combined Council Committees Meeting

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North Star Committee –

Hope you are all well and enjoying the nice weather to kick off June. Attached to this email is a postcard for our Combined Council Committees Meeting on June 22nd. This is a great opportunity for us to give and receive feedback from both Council and other District volunteers, as well as share best practices, network, and ultimately be a part of the betterment of our Council direction. Please attend if you are in town and able. The link below should be used to register for the event.

As always, I appreciate everything that each of you does for the North Star District. Please let me know how I can assist you. If you could forward this on to anyone working on your committees I would appreciate that as well. This would be a great way to begin cultivating your own succession plan!!

Eddie Stahl  |  Senior District Executive — North Star District

Service Hours for Habitat for Humanity

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HabititatHabitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers from all ages on June 15 – landscaping day.  9-12 in Whitestown.   This would be a great day to get your scouts involved in a different service project and to help support our neighbors in need.  There are other days throughout the year that is open to all ages (usually must be over 16) but this one is coming up fast. Link below.
Habitat for Humanity – Their story – Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries.
Here is the sign up link:

June and July Roundtable Dates

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There will NOT be a June or July Roundtable.  Enjoy your Summer and Summer Camp with your Scouts!

Cub Scout Packs please plan to pick up your Fall Recruitment goodies on July 20th (tentative date)

Popcorn Dates and Reminders

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Has your Unit signed up to sell popcorn this Fall?  Not only is this a great fundraiser but it also provides an opportunity for our scouts to earn scholarship money.  Additionally, North Star District will be put into a drawing for $100 gift card for best % of Units participating by May 31st.  We only need a few more units to confirm that they will participate to be entered.

The link for the unit to commit Commit your unit is the first think you see on the website

Dates and more found

CAC IYOS Popcorn Sale OnePager 2019