Merit Badge Sundays at Fort Harrison State Park – February 16 – Soil and Water Conservation

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swcMerit Badge Sundays at Fort Harrison State Park — Every month scouts have the opportunity to work on a different Merit Badge.  Feb. 16 will be Soil and Water Conservation. See attached Flyer.2020-MB-Sundays

STEM Fest – Feb 1st – tickets still available

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image_PTickets are still available for this year’s STEM Fest! Don’t miss out on this amazing event!


You are invited to participate in the 3rd annual Indiana Pacers STEM Fest presented by The Lilly Foundation through this exclusive Scout Offer! Discover STEM through hands-on activities with local Indiana corporations, universities and non-profit organizations. Get a glimpse into how the Indiana Pacers use STEM in SPORTS.


Tickets start at only $12 per person for the interactive STEM Fest and Pacers game.


Purchase online at



This event will sell out, so order your tickets today!

February 13, 2020 Roundtable – 7 pm – Cubs/Summer Camp Scouts BSA/Scoutbook

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RoundtableJanuary Roundtable, St. Luke’s, 1/13/20 7pm.
Join us in one of these  roundtable sessions.
Cub Scouts: Camp 2020 – There are a lot of changes to summer camp this year.  A representative from Council will be here to walk you through the changes and discuss the new camp programs.
Scouts BSA: Scoutbook – learn about how Scoutbook works and how to integrate it into your Unit.
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!  (Map attached to help anyway)St Lukes Map 10-17

District Meeting Dates 2020

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Please mark your calendars for the NSD Committee Mtg. (1st  Thursday of the month)  7:00-9:00 pm     Room 204 of Zionsville Town Hall,   1100 W. Oak St., Zionsville 46077.

[Feb.6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug.6, Sep.3, Oct.1, Nov.5, and Dec.3]


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North Star Units!

Recharters are PAST DUE!  They are not considered complete unless you have made arrangements to pay (check, Unit account, etc)

If you have not completed your recharter OR are unsure of your status please contact Spencer or Jenny asap!  Nobody wants to fill out a New Unit Application and have all youth and adults fill out new membership applications just because of a missed deadline!

SIGN UP NOW! Chills and Thrills Winter Section Camporee – Camp Kikthawenund – Jan 24-26

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IMG_13662020 Klondike Winter Camporee, January 24-26 at Camp Kikthawenund

SIGN UP IS OPEN NOW!  Pioneer/Crossroads webpage ( ) with sign-up (

Prepare your unit for winter fun at the Klondike Derby Winter Camporee for the Central Section (Del-Mi, North Star, Northeast & Pioneer districts).
Attached is a flyer that describes the Camporee events and logistics.
* Note that each unit needs only one Klondike sled (more are acceptable)
In this Central Section Camporee, Pioneer district will be the host.  They have asked the other district to contribute in the following ways:
  •  North Star needs to plan and support two events in addition to the 10 events planned by Pioneer district. 
  • North Star should provide several trivia questions/answers specific to North Star or Crossroads history or programs
  • provide adult and youth support for specific Camporee items.  
If you have ideas for events, trivia, or would like to help, please see respond to Sharla Merrick with your name and interests.  Thanks.
Registration – Online registration will open December 1st and remain open until Wednesday January 22nd
We will be camping “Jamboree style” as we have limited space and plan on up to 500 attendees. $15.00 fee includes Dinner on Saturday, a camporee Patch and free hot coco and coffee.

First Spring Camporee Committee meeting Jan. 9th

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2020 Spring Camporee  – Hosted by North Star: Call for Scouters

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