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Request for Increased Scout Power at 500 Festival

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From Greg Jacoby, Council and Troop 174:

Dear Scouts:

Based on the success of our involvement last year, [North Star District] and all other scouts from the Crossroads Council have been asked to increase the presences of the Boy Scouts at the 500 Festival. The Boys Scouts have been involved in many behind the scene activities with the 500 Festival but one the council goals it makes Boy Scouts more visible in the community. 

One way to get the Scouts out in front, is to have them help with the Mini-Marathon and so we have been asked to man water station number 17 at the Mini-Marathon on May 6. It is the water station just before the end of the race, and is located on the IUPUI campus making it very easy to get to and park. 

This activity is for all the Scouts, Cub Scout and Weblos. Additionally, this is open to all their family members. This is one of the only activities that children accompanied by an adult leader can volunteer during the 500 festival. 

We need 80 people to come help, (two shifts of 40, one early morning and then mid-morning) The water station is open from 7 am to 1pm. People can work all morning, or in 4 hours shifts. If you are interested in getting involved, please let me know by email and then sign up on the web site https://2017mmpit.my-trs.com/. 

Attached is the 500 Festival volunteer web site sign up instructions.  

Thanks for your help and as always call my cell 317-828-6230 or email gjacoby@bdmd.com if you have any questions.   

Yours in Scouting

Greg Jacoby

  

PLEASE SIGN UP ON LINE BY APRIL 12 2017

1. Log onto our Pit Station volunteer website https://2017mmpit.my-trs.com/

2. Click on the “registrar now” link

4. Welcome to the 500 Festival online registration, please read the important information

5. Click the purple” Volunteer Registration” button on the right side of the page.

6. Select “500 Festival Volunteer

7. select individual and then create your account

 

Thanks for helping to promote Scouting.

Questions? If you have any reach out to Volunteer Intern, Stephanie Forsythe via email sforsythe@500festival.com or 317-614-6113 or Program Manager, Jennifer Livesay at jlivesay@500festival.com

Awards Banquet 2017

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On Thursday, March 9, 2017, North Star District honored its award winners from the 2016 Scouting Year. Thank you to Banquet Chair Mark Pishon for a wonderful evening, enjoyed by the over 100 attendees.

Thank you to former Pacer Eddie Gill for serving as our Keynote Speaker. He gave a very emotional and powerful personal story of the impact on youth service organizations on his life. He spoke very highly of scouting as a partner in the youth service organization movement.

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Eddie Gill (left) with our DE Con Sulivan
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District Award of Merit recipient Michael Rodriguez (SM, T514)
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District Award of Merit recipient Tom Sugar, right (T358, P180, Unit Commissioner)
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Cake for 98 year old district

 

Congratulations to 2016 honorees:

Name 2016 Award Unit
Ron Wells Arrowman of the Year T343
Sandra Mitchell-Holder Boy Scout Committee Chair Person of the Year T512
Jeff Heck Commissioner of the Year
Tom Rude Cub Scout Committee Chair Person of the Year P358
Jeremy Morin Cubmaster of the Year P105
Tom Sugar District Award of Merit T358
Michael Rodriguez District Award of Merit T514
John Ruggles Firecrafter of the Year T343
Derrick Daily Hooked on Scouting P105
Geordie Hester Hooked on Scouting P105
Seth Fleming Hooked on Scouting P105
Joe Seufert Hooked on Scouting P171
Brandi Jittjumnongk Hooked on Scouting P358
Elizabeth Selm Hooked on Scouting P358
Martin Price Hooked on Scouting P830
Brendan Cavanaugh Hooked on Scouting T358
Nancy Sugar Hooked on Scouting T358
Dr. Jay Bhatt Hooked on Scouting T69
Jennifer Buddenbaum Hooked on Scouting T69
Brent Seiler Hooked on Scouting T804
John “Rusty” Hitch Hooked on Scouting T804
James Beck Scoutmaster of the Year T358
Jeremy Morin Spark Plug Award P105
Matt Rekeweg Spark Plug Award P105
Theresa Arens Spark Plug Award P105
Courtnay Henthorn Spark Plug Award P171
Jenny Beyer Spark Plug Award P358
Matt Selm Spark Plug Award P358
Terry May Spark Plug Award P358
Tammie Buchanon Spark Plug Award P830
Jane Sullivan Spark Plug Award T358
Kevin Russell Spark Plug Award T358
Luther Rice Spark Plug Award T358
Michael Luciani Spark Plug Award T358
Toby Hlade Spark Plug Award T358
Ed Parada Spark Plug Award T56
Mike Faulk Spark Plug Award T56
Mike Yates Spark Plug Award T56
Jay Leinart Spark Plug Award T69
Scott Stukenborg Spark Plug Award T69
Beth Price Spark Plug Award T804
James Corridan Spark Plug Award T804
Jane Burgess Spark Plug Award T804
Martin Rice Spark Plug Award T804
David Bruce Venture Advisor of the Year C358

Director of Field Services Nathan Young was on hand, too, to award North Star District the Journey to Excellence Gold Award. This reflects not just on the District but on all of the units that earned their gold, allowing the District to bask in their glories.

Thank you to Nancy Sugar, Troop 358 and supporter of Pack 180’s rebuild, for taking these wonderful photographs of the evening.

 

500 Festival Parade Planning Begins

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We have a long tradition in this Council of assisting with the chair setup at the 500 Festival Parade. This tradition is so ingrained, it takes little thought or preparation to run. Old habits just run the show.

With the expected formal approval of the reorganizatin of our districts at the March 29, 2017 Council board meeting, it is going to force to have to communicate more than in the past.

We already know that T’Sun Gani’s units already work certain sections of the parade route. North Star units work other sections. With the realignment of the districts, we will need to make sure that knowledge is shared with the District leadership. This will allow us to maintain old traditions where practicable, but allow us to move forward together, too.

We should also expect some changes within other districts that would cause us to have unforeseen changes. Pioneer District is picking up several old T’Sun Gani units. How Pioneer chooses to handle manpower issues is up to them. It is foreseeable that they may want to consolidate the locale of work for easier management. What would that do to our North Star units?

Old Trail and Iron Horse joining together to become the new Bear Creek District may have other impacts.

This is just one example of issues that we may see over the coming months. Since a “Scout is . . . helpful, friendly, [and] courteous . . .,” we need to work to anticipate where these changes could affect us moving forward.

Here are our top 4 finishers from right to left.

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1. Landon Walsh Pack 358 Muncee Tribe
2. Thomas Weintraut Pack 358 Muncee Tribe
3. Colby Lindeman, Pack 18
4. Steven Jarvis, Pack 625

District pinewood derby live

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We are live at the district pinewood derby. To see  more videos, go to Facebook.

District Pinewood Derby Saturday!

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Just a quick reminder that the District Pinewood Derby is this Saturday at the American Legion Post.

Reservations are NOT required but are encouraged. See calendar for more information on location and time.

Reservations for Pinewood Derby Track

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A report from District Pinewood Derby Chair Bill Buchalter:

I would like to remind North Star District pack leaders to contact me if they need a track in the upcoming Pinewood Derby season. My email address wbbuch1@comcast.net is the best way to contact me about arranging a date.

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Photo from Boy’s Life http://boyslife.org/hobbies-projects/projects/2952/speed-secrets/

Also, the District Derby is going to be on Saturday, March 18th, and more details about that will be coming soon.

Bill Buchalter
317-509-0767
wbbuch1@comcast.net

District Pinewood Derby 2017 Track Sign Up Open

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From North Star District Pinewood Derby Coordinator Bill Buchalter:

North Star Pack Leaders,

It’s almost that time of year again for Pinewood Derbies! I have begun putting together a schedule for the packs in the district who need help with a track, and wanted to reach out and let you all know what days are already spoken for and encourage you to send your requests in soon to make sure you get the date you want.

  • Wednesday, Feb 22nd – Pack 179
  • Saturday, Feb 25th – Pack 830
  • Monday, March 6th – Pack 35

When you send your request please make sure to specify the date and time you’d like to run your race, and what time we can be there to set up. We prefer at least 30 minutes prior to race start for set up. Also, it helps to have a rough idea how many boys are participating in your pack so we have an idea how long it will be.

If you are no longer the leader in charge of organizing the derby for your pack, please let me know and forward me the contact information for your replacement.

Thanks, and I look forward to helping your boys have an awesome Pinewood Derby.

Bill Buchalter
Cub Master – Pack 830
wbbuch1@comcast.net
317-509-0767

Cub Scout Hayride

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Again Pack 358 is opening their annual Eagle Creek Park Hayride to the district!

Thank you to Pack 358 for their generosity and demonstration that a “Scout is . . . Kind!”

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Eagle Creek
Hayride & Bonfire  

Cub Scout logoWhen: Sunday, October 30, 2016

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 4:30pm.  Please bring your pitch-in food by 4:15pm.  See below.

Hayride wagons depart from Shelter “A” – 1-hour fun trip through Eagle Creek

5 wagons depart at 3:15pm

2 wagons depart at 4:45pm

Hot dogs, buns, s’mores, plates, utensils, cups and drinks will be provided by the Pack.

 

Please bring:


Lions/Tigers: Chips / Snacks

Wolves & Bears: Salads

Webelos: Deserts

 

Please bring your own roasting sticks. 

POC: Leah Haak – Leah.Haak@gmail.com

Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4eabaa2ca1fe3-pack3

Flyer here. Added 2:53 pm

Bicentential Torch is Coming to Us!

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Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is coming to Boone and Montgomery Counties on October 13th, 2016!

In Montgomery County the torch will be passing through between 10:00am and 12:00pm. In Boone County it will be passing through between 12:30 pm and 2:30pm (at the court house around 1pm and Lincoln Park in Zionsville around 2pm).bicentential-torch-relay-graphic
Follow the torch and support the torchbearers! Follow them on social media. http://indianatorchrelay.com https://www.facebook.com/INTorchRelay/ https://twitter.com/intorchrelay https://www.facebook.com/boonecountybicentennial Download INTorchRelay app and follow the torch.

That’s not all!

That night between 7 and 10pm a FREE block party will take place at the Boone County 4-H fairgrounds. Anyone can attend. This includes Food, Activities for the Kids, Historical information about the counties and much more. Bring a can food item to donate to the Caring Center, Bring a book to donate to the “Boone Counties little Library” and a favorite picture of your location in Boone County.

Download the flyer here.