Advancement

REMINDERS Week of Feb 13 2019

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Reminders for upcoming activities and deadlines:

Spring Camporee:

  • SAVE THE DATE!  The North Star 2019 Spring Camporee will be held at Camp Cullom, Frankfort, IN during the weekend of April 26th through 28th.  The theme will be “Observing 100 Years of North Star.”  A rocket launch is planned for that Saturday afternoon – bring rockets if you wish.  More details to come soon!

Community Events for Scouts:

  • Indiana Pacers STEM Fest (10a-2p) and Pacers vs. Magic game (7p), Sat. Mar 2 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse – flyer found here:  indiana pacers stem fest .

Merit Badge Training:

  • Del-Mi District is hosting their 2019 Merit Badge University on Fri. Mar. 8 6:30 – 10pm [one session] and Sat. Mar. 9, 8:30am – 4:30pm [two sessions] at Carmel High School, 520 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032 (door #16).  Please see this link to register.

Swim Checks:

  • BSA Swim Check will be held at Noblesville HS on Sunday Feb. 24, see this article for details.
  • Troop 343 is also hosting a BSA Swim Check on Monday Apr. 1, see the same article (as above) for details.

Adult Training:

  • Den Leader / Cubmaster training:  Be sure to check out the available online training at my.scouting.org .

Thanks all, and have a great week in Scouting!

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Temporary Eagle Extension for Girls

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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/

CONGRATULATIONS to North Star Adult Recognition Honorees!

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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!

 

REMINDERS Week of Jan 30 2019

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Reminders for upcoming activities and deadlines:

Community Events for Scouts:

  • EATING OUT For Scouts – This Thurs. Jan 31, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, 20% of your bill at Blaze Pizza (8760 N. Michigan Rd., Indy) will go towards Troop 56 – please present this flyer (fundraising flyer michigan road) when ordering, thanks for considering!
  • Indiana Pacers STEM Fest (10a-2p) and Pacers vs. Magic game (7p), Sat. Mar 2 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse – flyer found here:  indiana pacers stem fest .

Merit Badge Training:

  • Del-Mi District is hosting their 2019 Merit Badge University on Fri. Mar. 8 6:30 – 10pm [one session] and Sat. Mar. 9, 8:30am – 4:30pm [two sessions] at Carmel High School, 520 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032 (door #16).  Please see this link to register – registration opens Feb. 8 at 8:30am.

Swim Check:

  • BSA Swim Check will be held at Noblesville HS on Feb. 24, see this article for details.

Adult Training:

  • Den Leader / Cubmaster training:  Be sure to check out the available online training at my.scouting.org .

Thanks all, and have a great week in Scouting!

New Eagle project workbook available (UPDATED)

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New Eagle project workbook available

https://bobwhiteblather.com/new-eagle-project-workbook-available/
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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.

Congratulations 7 Eagles!

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Congratulations to the seven Eagle Scouts presented with their medals at the Troop 358 Winter Court of Honor on Monday, January 14!

New EAGLE SCOUTS – December 2018

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CONGRATULATIONS to the following Scouts who passed their Boards of Review this month (December 2018):

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DECEMBER 2018 EAGLESThese 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!

Leadership Change Announcement

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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.eagle-scout-medal

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:  northstareagleboard@gmail.com.

Please welcome Mike to his new role and give thanks to Jerry for his great contributions to the district!

NS District 2018 Recognition Dinner and Awards Nominations

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The 2018 North Star District Adult Recognition Dinner will be held on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at the American Legion Post #3, 6379 N. College Ave. from 7:00-9:00 pm.  We would like to get a good turn-out for the volunteer recognition dinner this year!

 

Please see this page on the Crossroads website to register:  2018 North Star Recognition Dinner

 

See the 2018 Nomination Forms (<== linked here) which can be used to nominate adult volunteers for recognition in all BSA positions.

Please send all nomination forms no later than January 13, 2019 to:ns recognition dinner jan2019

Mike Yates, North Star District Advancement Chair

Mike-fpd@comcast.net

 

(Flyer attached here:  Invitation to NS Adult Recognition Dinner)

New EAGLE SCOUTS – November 2018

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CONGRATULATIONS to the following Scouts who passed their Boards of Review this month (November 2018):

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NOVEMBER 2018 EAGLESThese two Scouts led the completion of over 230 project hours and earned two Eagle Palms between them (one Bronze and one Gold).  Hearty Congratulations Eagle Scouts!