Scouting for Food – March 24 @ Kroger

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There are still two weeks left to participate in the National Scouting for Food drive!  This coming Saturday March 24 is the day that your Scouting Unit can ask for donations from customers shopping at Kroger stores.SFF

Remember that participation counts towards service hours!

Please check our previous article on Scouting for Food (<== linked here) for the sign-up link and more details.


Scouting for Food: March 12 – April 9, 2018

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Please complete the Unit Commitment Form  [<== linked here] by March 12, 2018!

Scouting for Food is a national Boy Scouts of America community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in local communities. Crossroads of America Council participates in this annual spring food collection program with all proceeds staying in central Indiana. In partnership with Kroger and the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Scouts collect approximately 75,000 pounds of food through door-to-door collection or pre-packaged grocery bags in participating central Indiana Kroger stores. This campaign generally occurs between the months of March and April.  Units can pick the time that best fits their calendar during this time frame and can submit for the participation patch at any time with the link provided.  Participation in Kroger Scouting for Food counts toward service hours.

Our North Star Community Service Chair and contact for Scouting for Food is Mike Faulk (

See the LINKS below for online forms and key documents:



How close can we get to 100% participation this year?  In 2017 only two North Star units participated in Scouting for Food.  Let’s see if we can get more units to participate in this effort to reduce hunger close to home.  Looking forward to a great Scouting for Food campaign with our District!

NS District Pinewood Derby – March 24th

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Reminder:  The North Star District PINEWOOD DERBY will be taking place on Saturday March 24th at the American Legion Post #3, 6379 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220.  Registration opens at 9am with racing action getting underway at 9:30am.

All Cubs are welcome, but each pack’s top 4 finishers and each pack’s “Best of Show” are entered in the District Derby automatically and free of charge.

Boy Scout troops that would like to assist Packs in running their Derbies can contact District Pinewood Derby Coordinator Bill Buchalter.


Please see the NS District PWD Flier 2018 flyer attached.  Hope to see you there!

Scout Night at the Pacers

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From the Pacer’s front office:


As a Scouting member, you are invited to participate in our Spring Scout Night with the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, March 25th vs Miami Heat at 5pm. Each Scout can earn a patch! This event will sell out, so do not miss your chance to root on the hometown team!

By purchasing tickets through this offer, you will also:
• Receive a FREE Scout Night patch!
• Have Access to a SPECIAL MEET & GREET with a Pacer’s player

**This event DOES NOT include a post-game free throw, or a food/hat voucher. It is just a ticket to the game, a patch (same patch as the November game) and a post-game meet and greet with a player.

To Purchase: Visit; Passcode: Scout.

We are offering a limited number of lower level tickets for just $55! These will go quickly, so don’t wait to purchase!

Make sure to register by Friday, February 23rd.

Kalee Grant | Indiana Pacers
Group Events Specialist
o: 317.917.2824
Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Pacers | Fever | Mad Ants | Bankers Life Fieldhouse
125 S. Pennsylvania St. Indianapolis, IN 46204

Download the flyer for Scout Night 2018 here.


District Pinewood Derby Announced

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District Pinewood Derby Coordinator Bill Buchalter has announced that the District

NS District PWD Flyer 2018

Derby will take place at its usual location the American Legion Post #3, 6379 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220. All Cubs are welcome, but each pack’s top 4 finishers and each pack’s “Best of Show” are entered in the District Derby automically and free of charge.


You can download a copy of the graphic here as a PDF flyer to distribute to your pack.



Here are some highlights from the 2017 District Derby.




Early Bird Discount to World Jamboree Expires 1/31/18

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World Jamboree on US soil at the Summit is fast approaching in July 2019. If you are interested in applying, now is the time to begin. An early bird discount expires on January 31, 2018 (nearly 18 months before the event).

To take advantage of the discount, go to the website at

Pinewood Derby Support from District

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From District Pinewood Derby Chair Bill Buchalter:

Pack Leaders,
Pinewood Derby Season is upon us and it’s time to schedule your races. If you’re receiving this email it is because I have your name as the contact for your Cub Scout Pack, and you used the District derby track last year. If you are no longer the leader of your pack please forward this message to your new leader and copy me on the message. If you no longer need to use the District track please let me know and I’ll remove you from this list.
There are a few dates already reserved, so please keep this in mind as you schedule:
  • Saturday Feb 24th – Pack 830
  • Wednesday Feb 28th – Pack 179
  • Monday March 5th – Pack 35
Details about the District Race in March will be coming soon. Please let me know as soon as possible to reserve your date for your race. If you have any questions please let me know.
Bill Buchalter
North Star District Pinewood Derby Coordinator
Scout Troops: remember this is a great way to volunteer to provide service to packs right before cross-overs. Make your presence known! Contact the Cubmasters to volunteer your experienced scouts!

CORRECTION: Nomination due date

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In a previous post, we gave the wrong date for the Nomination for awards for the District Recognition Dinner.

The correct date for those nominations is Sunday, January 14, 2018.

Sorry for the confusion.

Invitation to Pack 358’s Hayride

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Pack 358 Hayride Invite.png

Pack 358 from Zionsville Christian Church is again opening its annual hayride and bonfire to other packs in the North Star District. To participate, simply visit this link.

For troops this is a wonderful opportunity to get to know parents and cubs from various packs and to help serve cub scout packs.