Training

Save the Date! Open House training May 30 – on Facebook LIVE

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From Crossroads of America Communication Executive Karrie Baxter:

 

Join us on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/bsacrossroads. Follow us if you aren’t already for updates!

Here’s what you can expect to see:

  • Supplies to promote your pack at the open house, through your school, and through your community. We’ve got some really exciting and interactive pieces to show you!

  • Why is it important to attend the open house? Let us show you!

  • An example of an Open House Table Set up

  • Breakdown of our NEW lead generation technology and how we will help communicate with people who are interested in your pack.

Trust us, you won’t want to miss it. Come represent your unit LIVE on Facebook- May 30th at 7PM!

 

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LET’S GET YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING DONE!

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In case you haven’t already seen this reminder a few times…   🙂

Suggestion #1:  Attend the in-person training at Eagle Creek Community Church on Saturday, May 5, hosted by Pack 830!  (See this previous post for more details).  Rumor has it that attendees that complete this training session will receive a “discount token” that can be used at the Troop 358 Hog Roast held later that same day – GREAT food, silent auction, lots of fun!  See, how’s that for incentive.

Suggestion #2 Since the revised Youth Protection Training consists of three modules plus a test, consider doing one module at a time (the modules run about 20 minutes apiece).  Maybe on the phone as you are on the treadmill, stationary bike, or “desk lunch”?  Or with headphones on your PC or tablet at the back of the Scout / Pack / Venture / Webelos meeting if you can break away for a short while?  Just a thought!

Attached here is a training environment tips and tricks sheet for navigating the  environment.  NOTE that this is not a BSA-sanctioned document, is based on one end-user’s experience, and is limited to the environment only – no content tips here.  Assuming your connectivity is good and the platform is running smoothly but you are just stuck on how to get around, give this a shot – don’t let the environment be the show-stopper, in other words.

Thanks for all you do for Scouting!

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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Roundtable – April 2018 Flyers

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Please see links below for exciting camping and training opportunities – these are roughly in date order:

 

National Youth Leadership Training (several dates)

Wood Badge (Adult Leadership training) (several dates)

2018 Voyageur Canoe Training (several dates)

Indianapolis Indians game and Campout at Victory Field (May 11)

Cub Scout Fishing Derby at Camp Kikthawenund (May 12)

Leave No Trace Master Education Course 2018 (Aug 17-19 and Sep 13-16)

Boy Scouts Brickyard 400 Weekend Campout (Sept. 8 – 9)

Citizenship in the Nation MB Workshop (several dates)

 

 

 

 

 

 

YPT v2: F2F Training on May 5

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There will be a face to face (F2F) training session for Youth Protection Training v2 hosted by Pack 830:YPT Logo

Saturday, May 5, 8 – 10 am (registration starts at 7:30 am with coffee and donuts available)

Eagle Creek Community Church, 5943 N Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis IN.

The team is asking for a sign-up RSVP for planning purposes.  Please sign up using this calendar link:  May 5 YPTv2 Training hosted by Pack 830

 

Our goal with the F2F sessions is to get as many parents trained as possible!  This is likely the first of a handful of sessions; this location may be most convenient for our Pike-area parents but all are welcome.  Future sessions will be in other areas of the District.

Please pass this information far and wide and get the word out, let’s get our parents trained, thank you!

 

YPTv2 – for District Leaders due by March 31

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From District Program Chair Mark Pishon – key stats and deadlines for the revised Youth Protection Training:

 

SEE THIS LINK FOR HELPFUL HINTS / TIPS for completing YPTv2!

 

Your Rechartering status will depend upon 100% of your Unit’s registered adults being trained by the deadline – don’t delay!

 

  • All North Star District Leadership should complete this training by MARCH 31
    • The Council Deadline is April 30 for all Registered Adults and Walking Leaders at camps
    • Anyone not completing the new mandatory YPT will risk having their BSA record purged if not completed by the BSA deadline of October 2 – having said that we are urged to be a Pacesetter District for the Nation, and set the example by completing ours within Council deadlines.

 

  • We understand and have heard that there are slow response time issues with the online training…
    • This may also be completed via phone, that might also be an option;
    • A face to face version should be released by end of March and will be sent to District Training Chairs as soon as it is made available;
    • The face to face training will be included in district events in April once available.

 

  • As of last week around 700 leaders out of 6700 have completed the training, or just over 10% of our leaders have been trained with the deadline fast approaching!

Please complete the revised Youth Protection Training ASAP!!

 

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!

Unit Trainers Needed! Can you answer the call?

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We are in need of at least four adult volunteers to serve as Unit Trainers (at least two apiece from Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, respectively).

 

A Unit Trainer is responsible for ensuring that the adults in the units have completed required BSA Youth Protection training, making training opportunities available, and maintain proper training records, as well as occasional one-off duties.  The MeritBadge.Org site has a good overview of responsibilities and qualifications at this link:  Unit Training Chair.

 

Please email District Program Chair Mark Pishon at mpishon@gmail.com with volunteer nominee names by Saturday, March 31, 2018.

 

Thank you for considering, and for your continued commitment to our Scouts’ adult leadership development!

Youth Protection Training v2 and Deadlines!

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To reemphasize –

The BSA published training deadline for YPT2 training is Oct. 1, however our Crossroads of America Council goal is to have 100% of registered adults complete this training by April 30, 2018.  One more short month left!YPT Logo

We want to continue to be a Pacesetter Council for the nation and set the leadership tone by having our training completed well in advance of the deadline.

Please read through our front page post (<== linked here) which gives step by step instructions on getting started and tips for navigating this training.

Also it is recommended that you use Safari (if on a Mac) or Google Chrome (if on a PC).

 

THANKS for all you do for Scouting!

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!!