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Popcorn Dates and Reminders

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Has your Unit signed up to sell popcorn this Fall?  Not only is this a great fundraiser but it also provides an opportunity for our scouts to earn scholarship money.  Additionally, North Star District will be put into a drawing for $100 gift card for best % of Units participating by May 31st.  We only need a few more units to confirm that they will participate to be entered.

The link for the unit to commit Commit your unit is the first think you see on the website www.crossroads.trails-end.com

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CAC IYOS Popcorn Sale OnePager 2019

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Youth Voyager Training – Great Deal!

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From Barb Blue  – CAC Training Committee
There is some exciting news to share about the upcoming Voyageur Youth Course.  A participant in this spring’s adult course was so impressed with what we are trying to accomplish, he and his wife have pledged $100.00 per youth up to 24 students.  (That’s a full course.)  The fee was set at $200.00 with an early bird cost of $180.00.  This makes the total cost to the youth $80.00 if they register early.  The registration is available online under the “Find Trainings” icon on the CAC home page, then under “Additional Trainings” (or click on the link below).

SHARE THIS EXCITING NEWS WITH YOUR SCOUTS BSA SO THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS GREAT TRAINING!!


Some more details:
Registered  youth must be 14 years or older (13 with recommendation by the youth’s unit leader)
This is a two weekend course:
First Weekend at Camp Belzer from 6:00 pm Friday, September 6, 2019 to 4:00 pm Sunday, September 8, 2019.
Second Weekend at Camp Bear Creek from 6:00 pm Friday, September 20, 2019 to 4:00 pm Sunday, September 22, 2019
The Early Discount price of $180.00 ends on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm if full fee is paid in full by that date and time.
The flyer can be found here  Voyageur Trng for Youth Flyer 9-2019

Pictures and Articles

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Do you want to see your Scouts on the blog?  Share an awesome adventure or recognize a Scout?  Please send your pictures and articles to sharla.r.merrick@gmail.com  We would love to showcase a Unit or share a great Scout Story every week!

May Eagle BOR Report

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The following scouts were approved for Eagle Rank at their Boards of Review on May 8, 2019. This will be their Date of Rank but it will not be official until the Eagle Scout credentials, as approved by National, are received at CAC.  Congratulations, Scouts!

Robert Corridan – Troop 804David Eagle

Eli Franklin – Troop 174

Jacob Hoyes – Troop 804

Henry Schamp – Troop 174

Congratuations to David Bradely – Troop 804 – His Eagle Court of Honor was May 18 at the site of his Eagle project: St. Peter’s Community Fire Ring.

 

 

Cub Scout Family Camp Weekends

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CUB SCOUT PACKS – Save the dates!  Fall Family Cub Camp dates are set.  Sept. 14/15 Bear Creek, Sept. 21/22 Ransburg, and Sept. 28/29 Krietenstein and Belzer.

 

 

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.

ALL DATE AND LOCATIONS ARE MEETING FROM 6:30 – 8PM

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)

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.

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 mythreesons08@att.net 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

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.