11/06 – Zionsville Town Hall
11/07 – Eagle Creek Community Church
11/12 – St. Monica Catholic Church
11/13 – Immaculate Heart of Mary
2.) Open your link to the recharter from the email sent. Didn’t receive the email? contact Kelly Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org
3.) Follow the directions and update your roster
4.) Check out the North Star District Recharter check list to make sure you have everything you need. Signatures? JTE? Training? Additional Background Check Disclosure Forms? NSD Recharter Check List 2019
5.) Contact your Unit Commissioner OR bring your questions to the recharter turn in – we are happy to help!
Habitat for Humanity has reached out to North Star to ask for help. If you have scouts needing conservation service hours or general hours this is a great opportunity!
Go to their website to volunteer. Encourage your scouts who need hours. Do it as a Patrol! Go as a whole Troop!
|All Scouters were recently sent an email titled “Immediate Action Required.” (below)
This email informs all Scouters of the new requirement regarding background check disclosures.
To summarize: all continuing Scouters need to sign the Additional Background check form and submit that with their Unit’s recharter.
This information was provided earlier in the Oct. 2nd NS blog and email regarding recharter.
|IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is committed first and foremost to keeping youth safe. Part of that commitment includes continually updating our youth protection policies to help ensure we are always on the forefront of youth safety.
As you know, one of the BSA’s many barriers to abuse is a mandatory criminal background check during the adult volunteer application process. The BSA will now also perform periodic rechecks of criminal backgrounds to support the continued safety of youth in our programs.
Please complete the process listed below at your earliest availability to help us continue to provide the safest environment possible for our Scouts and leaders. Please note that these steps must be completed before your 2020 annual registration can be processed.
If you choose to decline the background check, or if you do not complete the Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization form and return it to your unit leader or local council service center, your 2020 annual registration will not be processed.
We are truly grateful for your continued commitment to keeping youth safe and for helping them learn, grow, and thrive through Scouting programs.
|Background Check Disclosure|
|Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization|
The October District Committee Meeting has been changed to Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 pm.
The NEW location is St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Wietzel Hall, Baptism of the Lord room. Wietzel Hall is on the corner of Oak Street and CR 950 E. Parking is in the lot off (west of) CR 950 E, just north of Oak Street in Zionsville.
Where: Ransburg Scout
When: October 25-27
Theme: Grand Slam of High Adventure
Join us for a fun way to develop the scout skills of your troop or crew!
With over 60 patrols expected to be in attendance,you will be able to meet and connect with scouts from other units and districts!
Be prepared to show off your skills that are necessary to survive at any of the four high adventure camps!
Sign up at https://scoutingevent.com/160-27531, which is also available via the calendar link on the Council website.
October 12, 2019 / 8:30 – 10:30am – Indianapolis Children’s Museum
Don’t miss this new Haunted House tradition from The Children’s Museum Guild! Bring your family to trick-or-treat around the
Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience® track and take part in a fun all-ages scavenger hunt with cool prizes. Leave with a
goody bag filled with treats and treasures!
**Price includes breakfast and an e-ticket to the Hotel of Spells Haunted House. (Remember to pick up your Scout patch in the
“Boo-tique” after visiting the Haunted House!)
Enter BSA SCOUT to receive $1 off Haunted House tickets or event tickets! Children under 2 are free.
Colts Sports & STEM Day
October 12, 2019 / Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center
This is a great opportunity for families to learn more about STEM and how it’s used in sports. Participants will interact with hands-on STEM activities provided by the Indianapolis Colts, local companies and non-profits around the state. Spots are limited so reserve yours today!
Ticket prices for BSA members start at just $35.
Ticket Package Includes:
– entry into the Colts Sports & STEM Day
– game day ticket for Sunday, December 1 (Colts vs. Titans)
For questions, please contact Hannah Glaser at 317-808-5248 or Hannah.Glaser@Colts.NFL.net
Registration is now open for 2019 University of Scouting! Share with all leaders and interested Scouters. This is a great opportunity for training and fellowship! Don’t miss out!
K3’s were recently sent a packet with a letter about the Lange challenge, JTE, and Scout Advancement. To summarize:
What is the “Lange Challenge?” This is a very generous challenge grant that our Council receives with our help. It is a program that honors the memory of Alexander “Skip” Lange and his belief that an active Scout is likely to stay in Scouting and earn their Eagle Scout Award.
In order to qualify for the grant we need Units to:
1.) Send in your 2019 weekend camping experiences conducted this year, as well as those your PLC anticipates conducting between now and December 31, 2019. The goal is that 65% or more of our Troops are participating in 8 or more short term weekend experiences through out the course of the year. Send your camping outing list via email to email@example.com.
2.) Check your advancement records against the form sent in the mail. Submit any changes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue to submit advancements as normal going forward.
3.) JTE – Please fill out the JTE Scorecard for 2019 and turn in with your recharter paperwork.
- BSA fees are increasing. The exact amount is unknown at this time.
- All leaders need a completed YPT that does not expire before March 1, 2020. Plus, all leaders need their leader specific training (committee, chair, SM, CM, DL, ASM, etc)
- Recharter turn-in dates are being pushed back 2 weeks due to the fee increase. I am still verifying locations. Look for an email later this week to reserve your time slot. You will also find a link to the signup in the Wednesday newsletter or on the North Star website.
- I would suggest waiting on opening your recharter until mid-late October. This would allow for any outstanding applications to be processed and imported into the recharter system, saving you some data entry.
- Complete applications for new position adults. for example: Den Leader to Cubmaster
- Check all training records for your registered adults through my.scouting.org
- JTE https://www.scouting.org/awards/journey-to-excellence/scorecards/2020-scorecards-english/
- Annual Charter Agreement https://www.crossroadsbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Annual-Charter-Agreement.pdf
- New this year. Periodic background checks for every currently registered adult in the unit
- Authorization form to be completed by each adult. https://www.crossroadsbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/Addl-Disclosures-and-Authorization.pdf