A fun time was had by all at this year’s North Star Adult Recognition dinner held at the American Legion post in Broad Ripple this past Saturday.
Eddie Stahl, our new Sr. District Executive, and Lee Murdoch, Crossroads BSA Director of Support Services, spoke to the group about their visions for 2019 as well as to recognize North Star adult volunteers for the phenomenal work they are doing for Scouts in our District.
Jerry Simon received the inaugural Jerry Simon North Star District Service Award of Distinction for his 30+ years of dedicated service to the District, much of that focused on mentoring Eagle Projects and leading Eagle Boards of Review.
Stephen Heath and Kevin Neese received District Awards of Merit for both of their continued tireless efforts with our District, and Peter Holtz received Scoutmaster of the Year for his leadership of Troop 56. Mark Pishon received a special recognition for his above and beyond continual service and leadership to North Star. Peter also wrapped up the meeting with a very fitting Scoutmaster Minute.
Mike Yates, the Pishons (Mark and Chris), Paul Kovach and Mark Maucere did a fantastic job of setting up this 100th birthday gala for North Star.
Congratulations to all!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following Scouts who passed their Boards of Review this month (December 2018):
These four Scouts led the completion of over 650 project hours and earned three Eagle Palms between them (two Bronze and one Silver). Hearty Congratulations Eagle Scouts!
The 2018 North Star District Adult Recognition Dinner will be held on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at the American Legion Post #3, 6379 N. College Ave. from 7:00-9:00 pm. We would like to get a good turn-out for the volunteer recognition dinner this year!
Please see this page on the Crossroads website to register: 2018 North Star Recognition Dinner
See the 2018 Nomination Forms (<== linked here) which can be used to nominate adult volunteers for recognition in all BSA positions.
Please send all nomination forms no later than January 13, 2019 to:
Mike Yates, North Star District Advancement Chair
(Flyer attached here: Invitation to NS Adult Recognition Dinner)
CONGRATULATIONS to the following Scouts who passed their Boards of Review this month (November 2018):
These two Scouts led the completion of over 230 project hours and earned two Eagle Palms between them (one Bronze and one Gold). Hearty Congratulations Eagle Scouts!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following Scouts who passed their Boards of Review this month (October 2018):
This group led the completion of over 830 project hours, and three Scouts earned three Eagle Palms between them (2 Bronze and 1 Silver). Hearty Congratulations Eagle Scouts!
The Silver Beaver award was introduced in 1931 to recognize outstanding adult volunteers at the Council level. This award is the highest level of recognition that the Council may bestow on a volunteer.
And the 2018 Silver Beaver Award Winners are:
John M. Bowyer
Fredrick W. Franz
Robert I. Wager
(Highlighting our North Star District award winners – if anyone was missed on the highlights please send feedback!)
See the full article on the Council site.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following Scouts who passed their Boards of Review this month (September 2018):
This group led the completion of over 1167 project hours, and five Scouts earned five Eagle Palms between them (2 Bronze, 1 Gold and 2 Silver). Hearty Congratulations Eagle Scouts!
What: Troop 514 (based at St Monica Catholic Church) is offering a program for scouts in 9th through 12th grades to earn the Pope Pius XII Religious Medal, which will be presented in a ceremony at the SS Peter and Paul Cathedral by Archbishop Thompson. This medal is for scouts who are Catholic.
When & Where: Troop 514 adult Chaplain Mr. Ed Isakson and Mr. Steve Schelonka will facilitate the Pope Pius XII program, which will be held at the Isaksons’ home on Sunday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm starting on August 26th and concluding in December.
To register: Please e-mail Mr. Isakson at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 20th to register for this program or to obtain more information about this medal or medals available for scouts of other faiths.
Also, please see the link below for a description of the Pope Pius XII medal from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. It is a great opportunity for high school-age scouts to discuss how their faith affects the choices they make in life regarding careers, service, and state of life (marriage, single life, religious life, and priesthood).
You can also contact Troop 56 Assistant Scout Master Ed Parada if you have questions (Edparada@sbcglobal.net).
CONGRATULATIONS to the following Scouts who passed their Boards of Review this month (August 2018):
This group led the completion of over 747 project hours, and three Scouts earned four Eagle Palms between them (2 Bronze, 1 Gold and 1 Silver). Hearty Congratulations Eagle Scouts!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following Scouts who passed their Boards of Review this month (July 2018):