National Jamboree 2017

National Jamboree 2017 Rally

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Today Council held a rally to recruit participants for National Jamboree 2017 (July 19-28, 2017).

National Jamboree 2017 Rally : 5 Days and Counting

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stadium-aerialAs noted here before, Council is holding a National Jamboree 2017 Rally this weekend at the Scout Center. Sunday, March 13th at 2:00 pm.

Encourage all of your scouts to attend.

Council’s “Jamboree Troops” allow only 32 scouts per troop.We have a limited number of troops. That means that likely these troops will be full by May 2015.

Plan early. Meet some of the Council’s scoutmasters and see what is a good fit for your scout.

National Jamboree Rally:This Saturday

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As noted earlier on this website, Crossroads of America Council will hold a rally to encourage enrollment in National Jamboree.

The Rally will be held at the Scout Center on Sunstadium-aerialday, March 13 at 2:00 pm.

The National Jamboree will take place in July 2017 at Bechtel Scout Reservation in West Virginia.

Encourage your scout and venturers to attend the rally, even if they do not have an initial interest.

If you cannot make the Rally, please let us know. We can arrange to have  a Jamboree Scoutmaster attend your troop meeting. (The Rally will be better for building excitement.)

Hope to see you at the Rally.

Jamboree 2017 Rally

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On Sunday, March 13, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, Council is holding a National Jamboree Rally. It is essentially an informational meeting about National Jamboree.

Jamboree will be from July 19 to 28, 2017 at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia.

Sign up is already open.

To be eligible a scout must be 12 years old (or 11 years old and graduated from sixth grade) and a First Class Scout.

This means that current Arrow of Light Webelos are eligible to participate in 2017.

Make sure that all Scout Troops and Arrow of Light Webelos Dens are made aware of the call out meeting.stadium-aerial

REMINDER: Roundtable Thursday

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Just a quick reminder, our new Roundtable schedule has us meeting on the SECOND THURSDAY of each month at 6:30 pm at ST LUKE’S United Methodist Church.

We are currently confirming the room assignment. Watch this post for updates.  We will be meeting in Luke’s Lodge, the outbuilding on the northeast corner of campus.

National Jamboree Presentation

This week we will have a general session on news from around the District and a presentation on the 2017 National Jamboree from one of the Council’s Jamboree Scoutmasters Michael Thyen.  I met Mike this year when he served as my Wood Badge Troop Guide. For nearly 20 years, Mike has served continuously as the founding Scoutmaster of Del-Mi’s Troop 202 at St Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel.  Troop 202 is one of the largest and most successful troops in Del-Mi. He has attended National Jamborees before.

Please do not hesitate to bring your PLC members to the Roundtable to meet Mike and ask questions.

Mike’s presentation will be open to all scouters regardless whether serving in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, or Venturing. The reason for this is that National Jamborees come around every 4 years. All scouters should be familiar with the program as part of the long term goal of keeping scouts of all ages engaged in scouting and dreaming of their future scouting experiences.

Cub Scout Leaders are welcome to serve on staff of a National Jamboree contingent or on the camp staff.

The National Jamboree will be held at its new permanent home at Bechtel Scout Reservation in West Virginia.

In addition, the BSA with Scouts Canada and Asociación de Scouts de México, A.C. will be co-hosting the 2019 World Jamboree at Bechtel Scout Reservation in West Virginia.

Break Out Sessions

Boy Scouts

North Star District Advancement Coordinator for Boy Scouts Jim Beck, Scoutmaster of Zionsville’s Troop 358, will be leading a break out session on the Boy Scout Advancement and brainstorming ideas on how to promote advancement in the District.

Here is a link that you might want to look at in preparation for the conversation.

Cub Scouts

District Commissioner Jeff Heck will be leading a discussion on how Blue and Gold banquet planning and cross-over ceremonies for Cub Scouts are critical for creating excitement for Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Scouts as well as completing a successful transition from Webelos to Scouts.