Camporees

And the 2018 Spring Camporee “Best Campsite Award” goes to:

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Troop 343!  Congratulations Scouts, way to go!

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Well-Wishes for a Great Spring Camporee 2018!

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Best of luck to all attending and volunteering at the North Star District Spring Camporee this weekend.  We know you will do Willie proud with your skills in Emergency Preparedness.  Can’t wait to hear the tales of survival!

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District Spring Camporee: We need YOU!

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From District Commissioner Stephen Heath, District Program Chair Mark Pishon and District Camporee Chairman Rick Aker:

 

CALLING ALL NORTH STAR TROOPS:

Show your Scout pride, carry your troop flag as you attend this year’s Spring Camporee!

The North Star District Spring Camporee will be held April 20 – 22, 2018 at the Indiana School for the Blind, 7725 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN.

Join us for the peer camaraderie and recognition with your fellow District Scouts and Scouters.  We’re calling on every unit to come and be counted among the best scouts and scouters in Crossroads of America council.

 

This year’s theme is WILLIE’S SOUND THE SIRENS – ARE YOU PREPARED?

Scouts will be working on Emergency Preparedness and the importance of planning for the unexpected, as well as many key survival skills.E Prep MB

 

The North Star District also invites all North Star Webelos for the day on Saturday April 21, 2018.  Come join us, Webelos!

 

Pre-registration for all Scouts, Webelos and Adults is required at this link:  2018 North Star Spring Camporee.

Looking forward to an amazing adventure at the District Spring Camporee, don’t miss it!

District SPRING CAMPOREE Leader’s Guide and prep meeting 3/25!

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To all North Star Units –  please see the 2018 Spring Camporee Leaders Guide v2  (<== linked here!) for our Spring Camporee this year.  Rick Aker (North Star District Camporee Chair) is planning on having another Camporee meeting this Sunday, March 25; email and/or blog post to follow with more information.WILLIE'S SIRENS

If you have any questions, Rick’s contact information is in the leader guide.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our Spring Camporee!!

 

District Spring Camporee: April 20 – 22, 2018

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Our location has been confirmed!

The Spring Camporee [April 20-22, 2018] will be held at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired7725 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Unit leaders will receive the Spring Camporee Leaders Guide by COM Wednesday, March 14, 2018 via email.

The theme of the Spring Camporee is Willey’s Sirens and the focus will be on Emergency Preparedness.  Scouts will be able to earn the merit badge or pin for Emergency Preparedness.

Looking forward to a fantastic Spring Camporee!

Tentative Dates for 2018 Camporees

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District’s 2018 Camporee Chair Rick Aker has suggested tentative dates for the camporees remaining this year.

The spring camporee is targeting April 20-22, 2018. Given the desired location, we are awaiting feedback from the hosting facility.

The fall camporee would be October 5-7, 2018. This may be changed if the spring host must postpone to fall.

Winter Camporee: 9 days and counting

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Is your Troop ready for the Winter Camporee? It starts in just 9 days! (January 19, 2018 at Camp Krietenstein.)

Make sure that you have your reservations in.

Here is communication from Camporee Co-Chair and former North Star District Executive Con Sullivan:

Hello from the beautiful Florida Keys!

I have attached the Willie Scoring Sheet for the Winter Camporee. If you have not yet, please complete the requirements listed on the [previously sent] message (Register online, send a summary of your event, send estimated # of patrols) ASAP. Please send these to Thomas Jacoby at thomasjacoby@gmail.com.

Thank you!
Con

Winter Camporee Report

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Last Sunday, the Winter Camporee committee met. Our former District Executive Con Sullivan is co-chairing the event and presided over the meeting.

The theme will be the Winter Olympics with Willie’s Chills and Thrills! The event will be at Camp Krichtenstein from Friday, January 19, 2018 to Sunday, January 21, 2018.

Con emailed the following afterward:

Thank you to those who attended our Camporee Meeting last night. I have attached the most recent version of the Leader’s Guide for the ’18 Winter Camporee.

To do’s from meeting due on/before Jan 10th

If you have any questions, please contact Co-Chair Thomas Jacoby of Troop 174 (thomasjacoby@gmail.com) or me.

Thank you!
Con

A leader’s guide is available to download.

REMINDER: December District Meetings

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Normally, we would have district elections in December. We are a bit delayed in slating the candidates, so that will be postponed to the first District Committee Meeting of January 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Second Presbyterian.

Instead we will hold the last District Committee Meeting of the year at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N Meridian St, Rm 401, Indianapois, IN 46260., Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

The Commissioner Meeting will be held on the same day at 6:00 pm in Room 405.

This Sunday, December 10, 2017, the Winter Camporee Planning meeting will meet at 6:00 pm at St Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W 86th St, Room C115, Indianapolis, IN 46260. It will be chaired by co-chairs Con Sullivan and Thomas Jacoby of Troop 174. The location is to be determined. Please send a scoutmaster or proxy to participate in the planning process. The camporee will be January 19-21, 2018.

The following week on Thursday, December 14, 2017, we hold the last Roundtable of the year.

Our district elections will be Thursday, January 4, 2018. More information to follow. Please have your Chartered Organization Representatives and District Members-at-Large (that is district committee members) and Council Members-at-Large who live in North Star District attend. They are all eligible to vote.

Fall Camporee Updates

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From Camporee Chair Mark Pishon:

Dear Camporee Stakeholders:

I’m very excited to announce the Purdue Motorsports Engineering Program will be joining us at the Subaru facility with their Grand-Prix Go-Karts.

We are only 12 days out so please get registered. The information and all the updates are attached.

YIS,

Mark Pishon
Fall Camporee Chair
Cell 317.374.2262

Willie Award Judging Criteria Fall Camporee 2017.pdf

North Star Fall Camporee Leaders Guide V6 9_21_2017.pdf

Release & Waiver Agreement.Boy Scout 2017.pdf