Reminders for upcoming activities and deadlines!
(Many of these are the same items from last week’s Reminders note – please give this a once-over, lots happening this week)
- Final order distribution by unit will be Nov. 15 & 16, and final payment will be due to the CAC office by Nov. 30. Thank you for your diligent sales efforts!
- University of Scouting is coming up on Saturday Nov. 17 – be sure to sign up on the Council website! See this article for more details.
- “Train the Trainer” training will be held Sat. Dec. 1 – see this article for details.
- Den Leader / Cubmaster training: In-person training has wrapped up by this point – don’t forget that training is always available online at my.scouting.org!
- The next Roundtable will be held on Thursday Dec. 16, see this article for details.
Order of the Arrow:
- The next meeting of the Lowaneu Allanque Chapter of the Order of the Arrow is Sunday Dec. 2, 1 – 3pm at American Legion (Broad Ripple) Post 3, 6379 N. College Avenue, Indy.
Merit Badge Workshops and other Events:
- Scout night with the Pacers on Nov. 17! Signup and more details found here.
- Scout afternoon with the Colts on Nov. 18! Signup and details found here.
- Hold the date – Friday Dec. 7 – Troop 56 is planning to host a Chess Merit Badge workshop along with their Webelos Welcome Night, more details yet to come.
- CROSSROADS OF AMERICA 2018 GIVING TREE – Please submit Scout Needs, if you are aware of any, by Nov. 17. See this article for more information, and also to Donate.
- The 2018 Governor’s Luncheon will be held at the JW Marriott on Dec. 10, noon – 1:30pm. See this article for more details.
Thanks all, and have a great week in Scouting!
From our Crossroads Council Team:
Crossroads of America Council, 2018 Scout Giving Tree
As the season of giving approaches we are once again offering an opportunity for those scouts in need to benefit from our Giving Tree Program.
- Families and Leaders who would like to submit information for a young man or woman in their unit can do so before November 17th. Submit Scout needs HERE.
- Families, Volunteers, Community Members interested in making a donation to the Giving Tree can do so in any of our Scout Shops or online! Donate HERE.
Thanks for all you do for Scouting!
From the Colts Front Office:
Indianapolis Colts FAITH AND FOOTBALL with Crossroads of America BSA
Troops, scouts, family and friends from Crossroads of America are invited to participate in the annual Faith and Football experience with the Indianapolis Colts.
– Colts vs. Titans game day ticket on Sunday, November 18 (1pm)
– Post Game concert on Lucas Oil Plaza Featuring Ellie Holcomb
– On-Field Access for Photos
– Testimonials from Colts Players and Alumni
– Scout patch
Please join us for this special event and sign up today! Spaces are limited and is based on availability. Sign up at this link HERE!
Questions? Please contact Hannah Glaser at Hannah.Glaser@Colts.NFL.net
From the Pacers’ Front Office:
We are officially two weeks away from this year’s Scout Night. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets!
You are invited to participate in our fantastic Scout Night with the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, November 17th vs Atlanta Hawks at 7pm. 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:
• Shoot a free throw on the main court after the game (Go to Section 6 or 15 after the game)
• Receive a FREE Scout Night patch!
• A FREE hot dog, bag of chips, small Pepsi product, and Pacers hat through the Scout Value Package ($30- or $55-ticket option only)
• Have Access to a Q & A with a Pacers player after the post-game free throw
To Purchase: Visit https://pacers.formstack.com/forms/scoutnight18
**Please note, if you want to sit with your pack or troop, you must purchase the tickets all together. Otherwise, each individual order will be filled separately.**
Kalee Grant | Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Group Events Specialist
Download the flyer for Scout Night at Pacers_Fall 2018 here.
This past weekend 12 Scouts and 2 Assistant Scoutmasters from North Star’s Troop 56 camped on the grounds of the Governor’s Residence for the Third Annual Governor’s Campout.
Scouts from Troop 56 along with 8 other troops from throughout the CAC took part in the event. The Scouts met at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and hiked with their packs to the Governor’s Residence accompanied by a police escort assisted by the Lawrence Explorer Scout Post #160. There they set up camp, met Governor Eric Holcomb along with First Lady Janet Holcomb and First Dog Henry.
After a few words from Governor Holcomb congratulating the youth for being selected to participate, he added, “you Scouts are the best of the best that Indiana has to offer.”
The Indiana National Guard was on site with a rotation of activities for the Scouts including inflatable jousting and a trailer that housed a shooting training simulation.
Tours were also offered where the Scouts learned about the history of the Residence and the opportunity to play a fifty thousand dollar grand piano. The Residence’s butler and tour guide, Dexter, was very impressed at how musically skilled some of our Scouts were.
The Scouts also got a surprise at the end of the tour by playing a little basketball with players from the IUPUI Jaguars.
After dinner, which was provided by the Fire Crafter Cooking Crew, a multi-denominational worship service was led by Chaplain Ken Steppe with guest Speaker Muzaffar Ahmad. The service began with an educational session where the similarities between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam were discussed so that our Scouts would understand that the values we all share far outweigh the slight differences we have.
Saturday night concluded with a Campfire Program with counselors from Belzer and Ransburg along with a Cracker Barrel snack.
The Humane Society of Indiana stopped by after Flag Raising and breakfast Sunday morning and the Scouts served by making dog and cat toys by braiding old t-shirt material and making cardboard cat toys for the pets being housed in shelters.
Troop 56 was honored to be selected for this great opportunity and would like to thank the Indiana State Government for its continued dedication to Scouting, the Indiana National Guard for contributing their time, the IUPUI Jaguars for taking time to connect with the youth, and all the Scout volunteers and speakers who served this weekend.
On behalf of Bill Hodgson, North Star District 500 Festival Parade Chair:
Please recall North Star still is scheduled to set up 500 Festival parade chairs on Saturday, May 26.
Scouts in uniform should arrive to set up chairs at the 300 block of North Pennsylvania, between New York and Vermont Streets.
Please arrive between 8:30 to 9:00 AM. Good for 5 service hours!
Yours in scouting,
Come one come all to the 6th annual Troop 358 Hog Roast and Silent Auction!
Date: Saturday May 5
Time: 5 – 8 pm
Location: St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church – Parish Hall, 1870 W. Oak Street, Zionsville IN
In addition to the amazing food and plethora of auction items, there will be a Pig Toss (Corn Hole) competition and District challenge for prizes. Fun for the whole family!
A $25 family ticket covers 6 family members; individual tickets are $10 per adult and $5 per child. For more information and to purchase tickets please use this link: Troop 358 Hog Roast Tickets . Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Keep the Hog Roast Flyer on the fridge as a reminder, and pass it along to family & friends as well.
You won’t want to miss it, hope to see you there!
On behalf of North Star District Mini-Marathon Chair, Greg Jacoby:
Based on the success of our involvement last year, Troop 174 and all other scouts from the Crossroads Council have been asked to increase the presence of the Boy Scouts at the 500 Festival.
We have been asked to staff 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 open to all Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Webelos and their Families.
Please consider volunteering – sign up by April 25!
We need 60 people (30 per shift) to come help, one early morning from 6:30 to 10:30 and one late morning 10:00 to 1:30. You can sign up for one or boththe shifts.
If you are interested in getting involved, please:
- Send an email to me (Greg Jacoby) at email@example.com and let me know what shift you will be working and who will be attending.
- Go the Mini Marathon web site and sign up, using these instructions:
- Log onto our Pit Station Volunteer Website (<== link);
- Click on the Register Now button;
- Click on the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Pit Station Volunteer (Select button);
- Look for the “Boy Scouts” box (if you see a plus sign, click on that to expand the box);
- Click in the small box next to where it tells you how many openings are left, it should show a check mark;
- The Next button should turn Green, now click on that;
- Create an Account (or sign in with a previous account if you are a returning volunteer);
- From there you can complete your volunteer registration. Please register all that will be attending.
Scouts must wear their CLASS A SHIRTS at the Water Station.
Thanks for your help and as always feel free to contact me [email firstname.lastname@example.org / phone 317-828-6230] if you have any questions. You may also contact 500 Festival Volunteer Intern, Mannah Mace [email email@example.com / phone 317-614-6113]; or Program Manager, Erika Miller [email firstname.lastname@example.org ].
Yours in Scouting,
On behalf of Patrick Covell, Crossroads of America Council Program Director:
Thank you for doing your part for Scouting for Food this year! There have been a few great stories shared so far and some hours recorded, but we know there is a lot more out there to be accounted for. We need to get what we have accomplished recorded so that we can inform others of our efforts.
Please record your patch request and service hours information HERE (<== link). The deadline to get your patch request in is Monday, April 23rd, so that you have the weekend to get this accomplished.
Please also make sure to get your service hours recorded HERE (<== link); don’t forget that you will need your ID number to record service hours.
If you need help recording service hours, please see this YouTube video: How to Record Scout Service Hours (BSA).
Again, thank you for what you do to serve your community!