REMINDERS Week of May 15, 2019

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Reminders for upcoming activities:

May District Meeting:  NSD meeting

NSD Committee Mtg. May 16  7:00-8:30pm  Room 204 of Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St., Zionsville 46077.

Adult Training Reminders here

Regional Scout Talks  here

NSD Council Calendar 

Help plan your scout year with these District and Council dates. Available here

Service Hour Opportunities

  • 500 Parade Service Hours Information here
  • St. Vincent House  here

  • Flag Project here

NSD Council Calendar

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Save the dates: plan ahead and use this calendar to help plan your scout year.NSD Calendar 2019

Adult Training Reminders

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As we all know – training is an important part of Scouting.  Unfortunately, sometimes our training records can be hard to track.

Reminders: 1.) Anyone taking Classes (especially at summer camp) get a certificate and / or card and / or written documentation of the class completion.  Theoretically, all adults attending Summer Camp should be registered and thus have an ID # – but as we know, a lot of times the training sheets get lost and or don’t get recorded.

2.) Put your BSA id on any classroom training paperwork.  If you cannot find your card your BSA id is located on your YPT certificate and your my.scouting account.


Regional Scout Talks

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The Council is hosting four Regional Scout Talks with Scout Executive Joe Wiltrout next week. The purpose of these meetings is to give you facts about topics in recent media related to youth protection, National financial reorganization and Family Scouting, as well as good news within our Council!

Please help spread the word in your districts!

We want our members to be empowered to share the facts about Boy Scouts of America when asked and to help dispel misinformation that has been circulating in the media.


Monday, May 20th @ New Testament Church, 752 West Main Street, Hagerstown

Tuesday, May 21 @ United Methodist Church, 2051 Monument St, Noblesville

Wednesday, May 22 @ DePauw University, Greencastle

Thursday May 23 @ Indiana Wesleyan University, 1500 Windhorst Way,

                  Greenwood (Rm 204)

500 Parade Service Opportunity

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from: Eddie Stahl

The 500 Festival Parade is one of the nation’s largest, most respected parades, consistently earning national acclaim alongside the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. More than 300,000 people will line the streets of downtown Indianapolis to experience the larger-than-life floats, giant helium balloons, celebrities and dignitaries, award-winning bands, and all 33 drivers competing in the Indy 500.
Saturday May 25th, 2019 North Star District will be assisting with the set up of chairs along the parade route, marking the chairs by seat number, helping the viewers locate their seat and then taking down the chairs and re-stacking them after the parade. This opportunity will be from 8 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. Troops wishing to participate with this experience should contact North Star District Volunteer Mike Faulk at before May 1st to reserve their assignment on the parade route. Included in the email should be the name and contact information for the adults participating and how many Scouts from your troop will be participating.
Each Scout and Leader will be given a patch from the 500 Festival Committee and the Troop will receive a certificate of appreciation from the BSA Parade Committee. The patch will reflect the 500 Parade theme and is designed by the 500 Festival Parade Committe

Service Opportunity: American Legion Flag Project

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The American Legion “flag project” takes place on Saturday, 25 May.

American Legion Post # 3    6379 N. College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Scouts begin to show at 7:00. Breakfast quickly follows. Move out and flag placements will begin at 8:00.   You will be assigned a cemetery as a Unit and work in the same area.  We expect most of the project to be complete by 11:00.  American-flag-at-grave-on-Memo

This is a great service project for our boys to learn to honor those Americans who served our great country and died defending our freedom.

Please plan on coming for breakfast and this great service project.  Lets teach our scouts to give back to the community and the country.

Save the Date – Fall Camporee Oct. 25-27

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Update on Fall Camporee –
The Fall Camporee has again been revised. It will be a Section-based Camporee (including North Star, Northeast, Pioneer, and Del-Mi Districts.) The Del-Mi District is in charge of running the Fall Camporee. It will occur the weekend of October 25th-27th at Camp Ransburg. More information to come in the coming months. Save the Date!

Roundtable May 9 – Adventure is Waiting

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Scouting is all about Adventures.  Adventures in the outdoors.  Adventures in cooking.  Adventures with learning new skills.  High Adventures.  Tiger Adventures. ADVENTURES!

adventure  [ ad-ven-cher ] an exciting or very unusual experience


Our Scouts and Adults all want to participate in the fun of adventures.  But where do they start?  WITH YOU! Please bring your Unit’s BEST ADVENTURE ideas to Roundtable May 9 to share with other units and get new ideas for your own.  Bring pictures.  Bring stories.  Bring adventures that were awesome and some that were true learning through adversary.  Bring Cub Adventures and bring High Adventures!  Every Pack, Troop, and Crew should send a representative with ideas (even for small adventures for Lion Scouts!)  and to discover what other adventures are out there for their scouts to explore!slime scouts


Please mark your calendar for May 9 Roundtable meetings, 7:00 pm at St. Luke’s Lodge, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 West 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

Service Hours for St. Vincent House

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St. Vincent House strives to create a home-away-from-home for St. Vincent patient families from around the state of Indiana and beyond. Many of our patients come from long distances for treatment and stay for extended periods of time. One way our scouts can volunteer is.
Magnificent Meal Makers
  • Serve Breakfast (8:30 am to 9:30 am) or Dinner (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm) for the families. You will select recipes, bring food supplies, prepare meal for 30 guests
Please visit the St. Vincent House website for more information and to sign up

District Meeting Dates

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Please mark your calendars for the NSD Committee Mtg. (3rd Thursday of the month)  7:00-8:30pm     Room 204 of Zionsville Town Hall,   1100 W. Oak St., Zionsville 46077.

3rd Thursday: May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21, December 19, and January 16, 2020

Summer dates tentative.