From Mark Pishon, Spring Camporee Chair:
Dear Troop Key 3 and Camporee Adult Volunteers:
There is a Camporee Meeting this Sunday, April 2, 2017 most likely at St. Luke’s Lodge from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. [Confirmation from church on room reservation still pending.] Please have a troop representative there.
Registration is open at this link.
Remember the troop registration deadline is Midnight April 3, 2017 for shooters.
The updated Committee Work Plan is attached.
The updated Flyer and Patch is attached to use in you communications.
The Spring Camporee Committee needs 3 things from each troop by April 4, 2017 (Email: mpishon@gmail ).
- Top 3 Campsite Preference
- Name of an Adult Volunteer that will support North Star on Saturday (one minimum per troop).
- Select at least one of these troop assignments:
- Saturday Morning Flag
- Saturday Flag Lowering
- Scouts Own Service
- Troop to feed range and orienteering volunteers (16)
- Friday Campfire
- Saturday Campfire
Yours in Scouting,
Spring Camporee Chair
North Star District
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Here are minutes from the last Spring Camporee planning meeting from Spring Camporee Chair Mark Pishon of Troop 358.
Due to the firearms involved with this camporee and the Guide to Safe Scouting prohibitions on Cub Scout and Webelos firing these weapons, this is a very bad camporee to invite them. District is highly discouraging Cub Scouts’ or Webelos’ attendance. They would see guns and want to participate. It would be mean to tantalize them and not allow them to participate.
Just a quick reminder to our Scout Troops that the Camporee planning meeting will be this Sunday, March 5, 2017 beginning at 6:00 pm at St. Luke’s Luke’s Lodge outbuilding at 100 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
From Mark Pishon, Camporee Chair:
Purpose: We will have a planning meeting this Sunday, March 5, 2017 for the Spring Camporee from 6-7:30 pm.Location of Planning Session: Lodge Building in back, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church,100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260Camporee Theme is “Shoot the Moon“.Date of Camporee: April 21 – 23, 2017Location of Camporee: Camp RansburgNorth Star has reserved all rifle, shotgun, and archery ranges for shooting sports.We have reserved two ridges of campsites and the dinning hall.Please have a troop representative at the meeting.
For our Spring Camporee, we need range safety officers. The more RSO’s we have, the more we can use the ranges for more scouts.
Dan Beard Council in Cincinnati is offering the US Archery Level 1 Instructor Course on March 25, 2017. This is at Cubworld, part of the Camp Friedlander campus just within the eastern outskirts of Greater Cincinnati.
They are offering BB and Archery Rangemaster training on April 1, 2017 at the same Cubworld.
They are offering the NRA Instructor Training and another version with Pistols on the weekend of March 17-19, 2017. Familiarity with firearms safety is a pre-requisite. See the website for more information. The basic instructor training is only $35.00. This is at Camp Friedlander (see notes above).
Please help us by sending a member of your troop to the training in preparation for our great Spring Camporee!
Here are the minutes of last Sunday’s Winter Camporee Meeting from Chair Curtis Shrote:
Note: would troops 586 and 514 please contact me offline.Attendance:Mark Pishon, 358John Wiebke, 358Brian Crow, 343David Salima, 269Carter Keith, DIstrictRick Aker, DIstrictCon Sullivan, DistrictChad Galer, 69Pete Holtz, 56Toby Hlade, 358Mike Faulk, 56Curtis Shrote, 804
My apologies if I did not collect someones attendance.There was a discussion concerning the packet sent Saturday:Notes:Clarification – Friday night cracker barrel is for scoutmaster and SPLs this will be corrected in the final packet.
I will review with Todd, the remaining cooking arrangements to determine if they will be providing coffee during the day on Saturday. Regardless, there will be coffee.
Chad (T69) corrected me – I do now recall him telling me their event which was “Help Me I’m freezing” – I will correct this and send out an update early next week. My apologies on my forgetfulness.Mark will look into an inflatable screen. (Thanks Mark). It was mentioned that a painters drop cloth also might work. I happen to have one so will bring it as backup.The course for the sled race will begin at the dining hall and proceed into the activity field. This will be a timed course with each sled being released at at a timed offset much like Olympic X-country skiing events.
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From Winter Camporee Chair Curtis Shrote (Chair, Troop 804):
The last camporee meeting will be this coming Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm in St Lukes UMC’s Luke’s Lodge Lounge (Fireplace Room).Prior to Christmas, I visited Camp Redwing to review with the ranger what he needed us to be aware. We will be covering those concerns and other final items. I will be sending preliminary handouts Friday night or early Saturday morning that I would like the committee to review. Please come prepared with your copies and notes.Also, in order to ensure that the cooking team has adequate and fair warning of attendance counts, I am asking all troops to have final registrations in via the link by Close of Business (5PM) Friday, January 13, 2017, so that we can relay that information.Registration Link: https://scoutingevent.com/160-NSWC17
This information plus additional information will be sent later in the week.
Here are the materials to use for publicizing the Winter Camporee beginning Friday, January 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm. (Inauguration Day. Let the arguments begin!)
2017-wintercamporee flyer as PDF.
flyer in MS Word Format.
From 2017 Winter Camporee Chair Curtis Shrote:
Please include the following topics in your preparation for this meeting:1) Patrol competition idea from your troop pertaining to the Shackleton based “Escape from Ice Island” theme.2) an indication concerning Fall Camporee date preference. Note Sept 22-24th conflicts with Firecrafter Frenzy so that weekend is not recommended.
3) Ideas for scoutmaster cookoff (theme based)4) Redwing logistics concerns that we can address early – I will be making a trip up to visit in early December.5) Signup for camp sites will be available starting at the meeting so please send your representative(s). For your consideration and planning, the following campsites are reserved for North Star Districta) Bears Denb) Butternut Hillc) Cricket Hollowd) Indian Jime) Lone Cherryf) Pheasant Nestg) Pinesh) Rabbit Runi) Riverviewj) Tepee RidgeWe also have reserved the following additional resources:Shelters –
a) Beverly Terhune
b) Cubc) Galliher FamilyMisc –a) Recreation Fieldb) Campfire Circlec) Chapeld) Eliades Shower housee) Kiwanis Dining, Kitchen, and 1st aid roomf) Kovel cabin and RIchard Burlison Bunkhouse (camporee & cook staff)
Fall camporee review:– thank you Brian!– general consensus was to remain at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired for 2017 assuming the school will continue with their support– feedback to consider waving the $5 fee for patches for webelos that attend– feedback that District should support one event that webelos could participate– very happy with outside district judges for Willy award – way to go Con!! We want to do it again this winter. Comments from committee that they would support other districts should they need judges
– 200 patches would be enough– feedback that awards of special rounders for patrols were well received– camporee committee chair is needed. Troops – please nominate– also suggested that camporee committee chair be backed by 3 others to specialize in Fall, Winter, and Spring – need a nomination for Fall 2017
Need feedback from all troops on the preferred date for Fall Camporee 2017. Please rank your top 3 and label 1 to 3
- Sept 22-24
- Sept 29th-Oct 1
- Oct 6-8
- Oct 13-15Please send feedback by Nov 20th.
Winter camporee:Theme “Escape from Ice Island”Evening movie: True story A&E movie/mini series “Shackleton” (Edited starting from when Shackleton and crew leave Buenos Aires for Antarctica – 2 hour run time) – Witness Sir Ernest Shackleton and crew aboard the ship Endurance travel to Antarctica, overwinter with the intent of crossing the Antarctic continent by land only to be ship wrecked in the spring. Will they get off the ice alive?We will continue with the rounders for troop awards 1st-5th place
Next meeting:Will confirm meeting time and location for Sunday November 20th (yes this is the alternate date – sorry – other date was scrubbed due to family obligation)
Objectives:1) scoutmaster cookoff (need ideas – survival foods? shipboard food?) – Sorry seal and penguin meat are not allowed.2) camp ground assignments @ Camp Redwing – stake your claim on an iceberg …3) each troop’s activity – themed appropriately
Reminders:April 21-23 Spring Camporee @ Ransburg – The Honorable Mark Pishon, presiding