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National Youth Leadership Training – NYLT – 2020

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NYLT

What is NYLT?
National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

Course Overview:
The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO.

NYLT is patterned after a month in the life of a unit. Content is delivered in a group and team outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment.

The NYLT course integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skills and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, events, games, and adventures, NYLT participants will work and play together as they put into action the best that Scouting has to offer.

Scouts BSA members (male and female) must be First Class rank and at least 13. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.

Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be 14. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships. It is recommended that they have had at least one year of camping experience. While NYLT is not an outdoor skills course, it is important that each participant have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience.

FEE:  The course if $240 per participant and includes all food and materials. Early bird fees are $215 if paid 30 days prior to the start of the session. A deposit of $25 per participant is required to hold a spot.

Three Courses Available

  • April 3-5 & 17-19 (Must attend both weekends) Camp Kikthawenund (Frankton)
  • Week-Long Course June 14-20 Camp Red Wing (Muncie)
  • September 11-13 & 25-27 (Must attend both weekends) Camp Kikthawenund (Frankton)

Scholarship applications are available: Application must be received by March 1st (Spring course)

Mark D. Van Matre NYLT Scholarship

Eagle Board of Review Report – February 2020

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scoutmaster-bucky-scout-rank-requirements-eagle-FHIMic-clipartThe following scouts were approved for their Eagle Ranks at their Boards of Review in February 2020.

Graham W. Troop 514, Graham’s project was improving the drainage at St Vincent DePaul’s garden.
Liam K. Troop 180 , Liam’s project was taking down and rebuilding garden beds at St Richard’s Episcopal School.
Peter C. Troop 18, Peter’s project was to clear an area for a bench and free library for Munsee Circle
Alex R. Troop 343, Alex’s project was extending the fencing at Bethel United Methodist Church.
Woodrow M. Troop 174, Woodrow’s project was the improvement by adding outdoor play equipment at St Luke’s Preshool.
Dylan D. Troop 514. Dylan’s project was building a new shelter for the STEM Connection.
Congratulations Scouts!

Check out Bryan On Scouting for information about Scouting

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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.


Michael Freeman, an Eagle Scout, is associate editor of Boys’ LifeScouting and Eagles’

Scouting for Food – April 18,19

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North Star Scouting for Food – April 18/19, 2020

Scouting for Food is a national Boy Scouts of America community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in local communities. Crossroads of America Council participates in this annual spring food collection program with all proceeds staying in Central Indiana.  Participation in Scouting for Food counts toward service hours.

Once again, Crossroads of America Council and Kroger will be joining forces on this effort.  Units will be able to ask to seek food donations at Kroger stores starting on March 21st thru April 25th. Units will have to make contact with the manager of the store they would like to cover to make arrangements. Other then April 25th all food collected at Kroger will have to be taken by the units to the food bank of their choice. Kroger will also have four locations that food can be dropped off only on Saturday April 25th. Those four locations have not yet been determined.

More information available at the  Roundtable and as it becomes available. ScoutFood2020

 

Roundtable – 7 pm – Cubs/Scoutbook – Scouts BSA/Spring Camporee – March 12, 2020

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Roundtable Roundtable, St. Luke’s, 3/12/20 7pm.

Join us in one of these roundtable sessions.

Cub Scouts: Scoutbook – Find out how  your Pack can use this FREE software to track your Pack’s progress and more!
Scouts BSA: Spring Camporee :
The Spring Central Section Camporee will be hosted by the North Star District at Ransburg April 24-26.
Scout Olympics is the theme in keeping with the Olympic year 2020.
Adult Scouters are needed from each troop to plan and run the Camporee for the 500 scouts expected to attend. The Camporee Committee will meet monthly during the NS Roundtable on the 2nd Thursday of the month (first meeting Jan. 9th).  Scouters are needed to help with logistics, communications, program events, first aid, and other areas.  Please indicate your interest to support this Camporee to Paul Kovach 
Roundtable at St. Luke’s has moved!  We are still at St. Luke’s (100 W 86th Street) but you now can find us in room N101/102.    Very easy to find – just enter through Door 6 or Door 7 and it is right there!  St Lukes Map 10-17

Del Mi Merit Badge University – March 13/14

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2020 Del-Mi Merit Badge University  

The Merit Badge University is open to any registered Scout or Venturer working towards Scout rank advancement.  Tiger, Cub, and Webelos Scouts are not eligible to participate (even if they will be crossing over into a troop later this year after the merit badge university). The youth must be a registered scout.

Trying to Edit Previous Registration? Click “Look-Up Registration” in far upper right-hand corner of your screen. Log-in using your registration number and email address to make edits. Do NOT make a new registration.

 

  • Pre-requisites are required for many badges.
  • Online registration fee is $6 per Scout per session. Individual courses may have additional equipment or material fees.
  • Three sessions are available. Some merit badge classes span across 2 sessions.
    • Session 1: Friday evening from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
    • Session 2: Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.
    • Session 3: Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Lunch is available from Noon to 1 p.m. at a cost of $7 per person.

There are over 1,300 Merit Badge slots open and available for Scouts. If your first choice is not available, there are plenty of other options.

Den Chief Training – Den Chief Training is available on Saturday during the two Saturday sessions. Both Sessions are required for completion of the course.

Adult Only Training- NEW!  Troop Committee Challenge, Merit Badge Counselor Training and BSA Adult Awards/Recognition Sessions will be offered at no cost to anyone over 18 years of age. Please register for these opportunities.

Del-Mi Scout Gear Swap 2020  – First Del-Mi Gear swap, anyone can drop off Scout Gear in good condition and anyone that needs Scout Gear can peruse what is there and take, free of charge, anything that is of value to your Scout or Unit.  It is just that simple.  See flyer on the right.

How to Help

As always, we will need the support of adult volunteers and parents to make this the best possible experience for your Scouts. We are looking for adults who wish to donate their time to serve as merit badge counselors, lunch support and hall monitors to assure the boys are in the right classrooms. Contact Laura R. (lkr@isbits.com) if you are interested in assisting. 

Partial Merit Badges

The purpose of Del-Mi District’s Merit Badge University is to help Scouts along the advancement trail by allowing them to get a good start on a merit badge. The program is NOT designed for Scouts to earn every merit badge in each class they sign up for. Scouts that do not complete all of the requirements for a particular merit badge at the Merit Badge University will need to complete the badge with a registered merit badge counselor approved for that particular badge back at their unit. The merit badge counselor instructing the badge at the Merit Badge University may not be available to finish counseling the Scout. If there is an error in the catalog concerning Merit Badge requirements then National BSA Merit Badge requirements are followed and cannot be changed.

The Merit Badge University is open to any registered Scout or Venturer working towards Scout rank advancement.  Tiger, Cub, and Webelos Scouts are not eligible to participate (even if they will be crossing over into a troop later this year after the merit badge university). The youth must be a registered scout.

Trying to Edit Previous Registration? Click “Look-Up Registration” in far upper right-hand corner of your screen. Log-in using your registration number and email address to make edits. Do NOT make a new registration.

 

  • Pre-requisites are required for many badges.
  • Online registration fee is $6 per Scout per session. Individual courses may have additional equipment or material fees.
  • Three sessions are available. Some merit badge classes span across 2 sessions.
    • Session 1: Friday evening from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
    • Session 2: Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.
    • Session 3: Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Lunch is available from Noon to 1 p.m. at a cost of $7 per person.

There are over 1,300 Merit Badge slots open and available for Scouts. If your first choice is not available, there are plenty of other options.

Den Chief Training – Den Chief Training is available on Saturday during the two Saturday sessions. Both Sessions are required for completion of the course.

Adult Only Training- NEW!  Troop Committee Challenge, Merit Badge Counselor Training and BSA Adult Awards/Recognition Sessions will be offered at no cost to anyone over 18 years of age. Please register for these opportunities.

Del-Mi Scout Gear Swap 2020  – First Del-Mi Gear swap, anyone can drop off Scout Gear in good condition and anyone that needs Scout Gear can peruse what is there and take, free of charge, anything that is of value to your Scout or Unit.  It is just that simple.  See flyer on the right.

How to Help

As always, we will need the support of adult volunteers and parents to make this the best possible experience for your Scouts. We are looking for adults who wish to donate their time to serve as merit badge counselors, lunch support and hall monitors to assure the boys are in the right classrooms. Contact Laura R. (lkr@isbits.com) if you are interested in assisting. 

Partial Merit Badges

The purpose of Del-Mi District’s Merit Badge University is to help Scouts along the advancement trail by allowing them to get a good start on a merit badge. The program is NOT designed for Scouts to earn every merit badge in each class they sign up for. Scouts that do not complete all of the requirements for a particular merit badge at the Merit Badge University will need to complete the badge with a registered merit badge counselor approved for that particular badge back at their unit. The merit badge counselor instructing the badge at the Merit Badge University may not be available to finish counseling the Scout. If there is an error in the catalog concerning Merit Badge requirements then National BSA Merit Badge requirements are followed and cannot be changed.

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