The following scouts were approved for their Eagle Ranks at their Boards of Review in February 2020.
The following scouts were approved for their Eagle Ranks at their Boards of Review in November, 2019.
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.
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:
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.
Temporary transition rules give new Scouts BSA members the chance to earn Eagle https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/01/31/temporary-transition-rules-give-new-scouts-bsa-members-the-chance-to-earn-eagle/
CORRECTED 2/20/19: While this program is imperative for older female Scouts, it applies to boys and girls who join in the provided timeline.
A fun time was had by all at this year’s North Star Adult Recognition dinner held at the American Legion post in Broad Ripple this past Saturday.
Eddie Stahl, our new Sr. District Executive, and Lee Murdoch, Crossroads BSA Director of Support Services, spoke to the group about their visions for 2019 as well as to recognize North Star adult volunteers for the phenomenal work they are doing for Scouts in our District.
Jerry Simon received the inaugural Jerry Simon North Star District Service Award of Distinction for his 30+ years of dedicated service to the District, much of that focused on mentoring Eagle Projects and leading Eagle Boards of Review.
Stephen Heath and Kevin Neese received District Awards of Merit for both of their continued tireless efforts with our District, and Peter Holtz received Scoutmaster of the Year for his leadership of Troop 56. Mark Pishon received a special recognition for his above and beyond continual service and leadership to North Star. Peter also wrapped up the meeting with a very fitting Scoutmaster Minute.
Mike Yates, the Pishons (Mark and Chris), Paul Kovach and Mark Maucere did a fantastic job of setting up this 100th birthday gala for North Star.
Congratulations to all!