Reminders for upcoming activities:
- RECHARTER 2019
- Roundtable November 14, 7 pm – topic: Life to Eagle
- Friends of Scouting 2020
- Advancement Reporting
- New Update to the Guide to Safe Scouting
- The Lange Challenge
- NSD Council Calendar :Help plan your scout year with these District and Council dates. Available here
- Service Hour Opportunities
THE NS EAGLE ADVANCEMENT TEAM will be the hosts for the November Roundtable this Thursday (November 14 th ) at Luke’s Lodge on the campus of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 West 86 th Street. 7pm.
NorthStar Advancement Chair Mike Yates, Eagle Projects Chair Rick Aker and Eagle
Board Chair Mike Smith will be on hand to discuss the most successful routes to becoming an Eagle Scout.
All Scout leaders, mentors, prospective Eagle candidates and parents are encouraged to attend and get the most up to date information on the Eagle process.
Please also note a change to how to contact our Eagle Projects Team. Instead of using the individual email addresses of our team, please send your requests for meetings to NorthStarEagleProjects@gmail.com. This will allow anyone on the team to respond and setup a project approval meeting.
The following scouts were approved for their Eagle Ranks at their Boards of Review in October, 2019.
CALLING ALL UNITS!
PLEASE TURN IN YOUR ADVANCEMENT REPORTS!
Reminder: Advancement Reports should be turned in to the office on a regular basis. The preferred timeline is monthly. We recognize that this can be difficult for some Units.
However, we are making a plea for all Advancements for the year 2019 be turned in by Dec. 31. This will help with our District records, keeping your Scout’s Advancements on track, and the Lange Challenge.
Please take a moment to let us know if you will be attending this year’s bonfire and hayride. The pack provides hot dogs and s’mores. It’s very helpful to have a head count. Thanks so much!!
This is a reminder for Bonfire & Hayride on Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM
Location: Eagle Creek Park Shelter A
Remarks: Annual Bonfire & Hayride
Description: When: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Shelter “A” at Eagle Creek State Park
Cost: $6 per car for entry to Eagle Creek
Shelter “A” is reserved for dens to use from 10AM – 3PM.
Meal will start at 4:00pm. Please bring your pitch‐in food by 3:45 pm. See below.
Hayride wagons depart from Shelter “A” ‐ 1‐hour fun trip through Eagle Creek
5 wagons depart at 3:15pm – Miami/Munsee/Delaware
5 wagons depart at 4:45pm – Kickapoo/Shawnee
Hot dogs, buns, s’mores, plates, utensils, cups and drinks will be provided by the Pack.
Lions/Tigers: Chips / Snacks
Wolves & Bears: Salads
Please bring your own roasting sticks.
POC: Dan Corum – corum.Daniel@gmail.com
Cub Scout Preview Adventures are new elective adventures for Cub Scouts. During the preview period these adventures will be under evaluation and possible revision. It will be determined how much interest there is, based on several factors. Successful previews will be considered to be included in the next edition of the Cub Scout handbooks.
These adventures count toward advancement just like other elective adventures. Here you will find the requirements, den meeting plans, and program resources.
Preview Adventure recognition items are purple in color for all ranks to signify they are in preview mode. Adventure loops and pins for preview adventures can only be purchased online at ScoutShop.org.
The Protect Yourself Rules Preview Adventure
In partnership with the Barbara Sinatra Foundation we are proud to present the Protect Yourself Rules Adventure. This adventure is designed to provide your Cub Scouts information on how to Recognize, Respond, and Report abuse as part of the BSA’s Personal Safety Awareness program.
This adventure is available for all Cub Scouts.
It may be earned in place of the Cyber Chip requirement for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light badges of rank. (Lion’s do not earn Cyber Chip). If used in place of the Cyber Chip requirement, it may not be used as an elective adventure towards that badge of rank.
Yo-Yo Preview Adventure
In partnership with Duncan Toys, we are proud to present the Yo-Yo Preview Adventure. This adventure develops eye-hand coordination and teaches fundamental concepts of gravity, motion, and energy.
This adventure is available for the following ranks:
The council’s Fall Service Project – Good Turn For Nature – is right around the corner. This is a great opportunity to engage your scouts with the outdoors and teach them the importance of caring for nature!
The project runs from September 28 to October 27 and it is not too late to sign up. We are now in the process of matching units with host organizations. If you have not submitted your commitment form, please do so as soon as possible.
Click here to fill out the online form.
The following organizations are still unmatched and would love to partner with your unit:
- Cope Environmental Center
- Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
- Bitternut Woods Nature Preserve
- Shakamak State Park
- Lieber SRA
- Terre Haute Parks & Rec
- Whitewater Memorial State Park
For more information and a complete list of host organizations, check out the community page.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Stephanie Marron | Activities Assistant
Developer, Harmony, Empathy, Belief, Responsibility
7125 Fall Creek Road North, Indianapolis, IN 46256 Phone: 317-813-7123
Don’t let your youth leaders miss out on the premier leadership training for Scouts. Your unit and your program will benefit when your youth are trained to lead. Many units choose to send their top youth leaders paid for by the unit.
2019 Dates – 3 courses available to choose from:
April 5-9 & May 3-5, 2019 (must attend both weekends) / Camp Kikthawenund / Course Director: Matthew Lackner
Week-Long Course – June 16-22, 2019 / Camp Red Wing / Course Director: Joseph Fenimore
September 13-15 & September 27-29, 2019 (must attend both weekends) / Camp Kikthawenund / Course Director: James Tungan
Have your youth leadership register today at https://scoutingevent.com/160-nyltapril2019
From Kevin Neese, NS Training Chair – Merit Badge Counselors for North Star District.
The new list is complete and will be updated periodically. Scouts can ask their SM for the list of North Star MBC
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
New Eagle project workbook available
UPDATE: A copy of the 2019 version may also be downloaded from here.
PLEASE NOTE: it cannot be read by Apple’s Preview. You must have a free copy of Adobe Acrobat ver. 9.0 or higher to open it. See bobwhiteblather.com’s link above for more information.