From Troop 69 Scoutmaster Chad Galer:
I have 5 youth spots for Seabase St.Thomas‘ Sailing Adventure this June 3-9, 2019.
If anyone in your troops or crews might be interested, please have them contact me as soon as possible and I can fill them in on the exact details. Estimated total cost is about $1400 per person ($900 for Seabase, ~$500 for flight).
Yours in scouting,
SM, Troop 69
Hope you will be able to make the 100th Birthday Winter Camporee!
WEBELOS especially, hope you can join us, for the overnight experience or for just the day
[For those that may not have seen the email, Camporee Leader guide also included here: Camporee Leaders Guide Jan2019.]
Have a great time at the North Star District Birthday Camporee!
(Flyer attached: Webelos at Winter Camporee)
Reminder – please mark your calendar as we kick off the new year, for the January 10 Roundtable meeting, 7:00 pm at St. Luke’s Lodge, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 West 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
Everyone is welcome!
The January Roundtable topics are:
- We need as much Pack leadership attendance as possible! Our discussion will focus on the topics to cover in Roundtables in 2019.
Boy Scouts (Family Scouts):
- Crossover parents – how to keep them engaged as they transition to the troop
Please forward this information to your Den Leaders, Committee members, and Assistant Scoutmasters. They are an important part of the Roundtables’ target audience.
Remember, attending roundtables is a key requirement to earn the Scouter’s Key for both Cub Scout leaders and Boy Scout leaders.
Attention all Scouts!
Check out these Indy-area sporting events and offers available to Scouts in early 2018 (click on the links below for more details):
iupui jaguars scout day for the basketball game on Saturday Jan 12 2019
harlem globetrotters in indy Friday Jan 18 / Monday Jan 21 2019
indiana pacers stem fest and Pacers vs Magic Game, Saturday Mar 2 2019
North Star District Family,
Please extend hearty thank-you’s to Jessica (Hofman) Steinacher for all of her hard work over the last year and a half serving the North Star District!
In addition – Paul Kovach will be stepping into the District Chairman role beginning in 2019, replacing Mark Maucere. The District Chairman is the lead volunteer for the District Committee which supports all of you in your roles in your unit. We would like to thank Mark for his hard work over the last year in his role serving the district, and welcome Paul into the role! Although Paul is stepping into the role, you will still see Mark around in various capacities.
Thank you for all that you do for Scouting, and we wish you a happy New Year!
Please help me welcome our newest North Star DE, Senior District Executive Eddie Stahl!
Eddie joins us from the Three Fires Council where he has been serving as a District Executive since June of 2017. In his current district, Eddie has excelled by helping the district to meet goals and earning Journey to Excellence Gold. In his previous role, he has served as the staff advisor for the Council STEM Committee and the High Adventure Committee. Eddie also facilitated the Central Region District Key 3 course at Philmont Scout Ranch this past summer.
Eddie graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science – Health Promotion and a minor in Psychology. In his free time, he enjoys comedy, coaching football, live music and a lax game of golf where no one in particular is keeping track of the score.
Welcome to the North Star Family, Eddie!
Come celebrate the North Star District’s 100 Birthday at Camporee!
The Winter 2019 Camporee will be held January 11 – 13, 2019 at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Sports Field, 1870 W. Oak Street, Zionsville IN.
[The sports field parking lot is off of a street called 950 East which is on the west side of the church campus.]
The fee is $15.00 for each Scout, parent, or adult leader who will be staying overnight on Saturday. The fee includes the collectible Camporee patch. There is no fee for Webelos and their accompanying adults who will be visiting for the day, except to purchase a Camporee patch for $5 (optional).
Please Register at the listing on the Crossroads website: 2019 Winter Camporee Registration .
Keep an eye out for more Camporee updates coming soon!
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 Assistant Council Commissioner for Rechartering has announced units that have not completed rechartering by December 28, 2018 will not be able to recharter electronically.
If that deadline is missed, the entire unit, adult members, and youth members will have to re-apply on paper to continue scouting.
That means your unit needs to complete the electronic rechartering, print the necessary PDFS, and submit all documents ON PAPER to the council office in the next to weeks.
To make matters worse, many commissioners will be on vacation starting this Friday, December 21, 2018.
UPDATED: 12/20/18. The units at most risk are Pack 18, 84, 180, and 625, Troop 35, and Crew 408. They have not submitted their electronic rosters nor their paperwork.
The units that have completed electronic roster submission but are MISSING PAPERWORK are Packs 35 and 105, Troops 72, 73, 180, and 804.
All other units have submitted paperwork to council and are in various stages of review and approval. The units that are approved by the Registrar for posting to National are Troop 269, 343, 512, and 514.
Units listed on the reporting system with known problems are Pack 179 and all Pack 358 tribes.
All others are awaiting further review from the Registrar.
Move quickly to finish rechartering.
North Star District is pleased to announce that Micheal (Mike) Smith has agreed to become the North Star Eagle Board Coordinator. Mike’s home unit is Troop 269.
Jerry Simon has served in this role for years and we thank him for his selfless service to the district. They will meet and transition over the next few months. Mike Smith has set up a special email address to use to communicate to the Eagle Board members: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please welcome Mike to his new role and give thanks to Jerry for his great contributions to the district!