Congratulations to our Everyday Heroes

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Hearty Congrats and “thank you’s” to the Scouts from Troop 69 who helped rescue a set of stranded kayakers on a northern Indiana lake last weekend.

See this article in the Indianapolis Star.Logo

A Scout is Brave…

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Oct. 31 – NESA Eagle Scout Scholarship deadline

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Please see this article in the “Bryan on Scouting” blog for information about a fantastic scholarship opportunity for Eagle Scouts!  Application deadline is Oct. 31 (more on this deadline in the article.)

Roundtable on Nov 8 2018

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Reminder – please mark your calendar for the November 8 meeting, 7:00 pm at St. Luke’s Lodge, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 West 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

Everyone is welcome!

In addition to wrapping up with Rechartering assistance, the November Roundtable topics are:

Cub Scouts:

  • University of Scouting

Boy Scouts (Family Scouts):

  • What makes a fantastic Court of Honor?

Please forward this information to your Den Leaders, Committee members, and Assistant Scoutmasters. They are an important part of the Roundtables’ target audience.

Remember, attending roundtables is a key requirement to earn the Scouter’s Key for both Cub Scout leaders and Boy Scout leaders.

New EAGLE SCOUTS – October 2018

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CONGRATULATIONS to the following Scouts who passed their Boards of Review this month (October 2018):

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OCTOBER 2018 EAGLESThis group led the completion of over 830 project hours, and three Scouts earned three Eagle Palms between them (2 Bronze and 1 Silver).  Hearty Congratulations Eagle Scouts!

2018 Silver Beaver Awards

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The Silver Beaver award was introduced in 1931 to recognize outstanding adult volunteers at the Council level.  This award is the highest level of recognition that the Council may bestow on a volunteer.Silver Beaver

And the 2018 Silver Beaver Award Winners are:

Robert Bissell
John M. Bowyer
Reginald Duvalle
Fredrick W. Franz
Ronald Penczek
Bryan Spellman
John Wiebke
Robert I. Wager
Lisa Grube
Robyn Werner
Tony Brandenburg

(Highlighting our North Star District award winners – if anyone was missed on the highlights please send feedback!)

See the full article on the Council site.

HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS!!

Roundtable this week! Oct. 11

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Please be sure to attend this week’s (Oct. 11) meeting, 7:00 pm at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 West 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

October Roundtable topics are:

– Cub Scouts:  Den Leader Training / Rechartering Assistance

– Boy Scouts (Family Scouts):  Eagle Scout Scholarships / Rechartering Assistance

Please forward this information to your Den Leaders, Committee members, and Assistant Scoutmasters. They are an important part of the Roundtables’ target audience.

Remember, attending roundtables is a key requirement to earn the Scouter’s Key for both Cub Scout leaders and Boy Scout leaders.

New EAGLE SCOUTS – September 2018

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CONGRATULATIONS to the following Scouts who passed their Boards of Review this month (September 2018):

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SEPTEMBER 2018 EAGLESThis group led the completion of over 1167 project hours, and five Scouts earned five Eagle Palms between them (2 Bronze, 1 Gold and 2 Silver).  Hearty Congratulations Eagle Scouts!

Fall Camporee 2018 Update

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The 2018 Fall Camporee “HOCUS POCUS” will be here before you know it!

The Fall Camporee will be held at The Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7725 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240, the weekend of October 5-7, 2018.

The patch is here!  Please see the Fall Camporee 2018 Patch file attached and use this to help promote the Camporee in your units.Fall Camporee 2018 Patch

The Willy Award Judging Criteria has been announced, and Troops attending the Fall Camporee can compete for this award.  Please see the Willie Award Judging Criteria included here.

 

 

hocus-pocus

noun

  1. trickery or chicanery
  2. mystifying jargon
  3. an incantation used by conjurers or magicians when performing tricks
  4. conjuring skill or practice
Tricky knots, Tom Foolery, puzzles, decoders, wild goose chases, mazes, card tricks, games, technology, and characters are all part of the Camporee magic!

Rechartering 2018: Update

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From District Commissioner Stephen Heath:

Rechartering is coming As a follow-up to a note sent to the Pack, Troop and Crew Key 3’s, here’s where we’re at in the journey.

Now through Sept 30:

·       YPT needs to be completed by all youth-interacting audits, using the new YPT course. On-line is the most efficient way to get this done by

·       Position specific training for scoutmaster, asst scoutmasters, den leaders and cubmasters should be done this month, if possible.  There will be opportunities to catch these up at University of Scouting in November, and also in the evenings at Golden Burke.  Chairs, please have someone check and oversee your training!

·       Has your COR scheduled a meeting with your charter rep to prepare sign-off paperwork?

October 1:  On-line recharter is open! Adult and youth rosters should be current. Fees should be collected and ready to submit.

October 15-19: NS Commissioner Service will schedule drop-off times and places around town to receive recharter packets & fees. Please make sure all charter signatures are-place and training is up to date!

Tentative dates:

·        Oct 15 – Washington Township

·        Oct 16 – Meridian/Kessler

·        Oct 17 – Zionsville

·        Oct 18 – Pike Township

October 31: Deadline for recharter packets are received and ready for council, as noted in the letter below. If you opt to drop these off at Council, either before or after our pick-up dates, please make sure (District Executive) Jessica Hofman is aware so she can look out for it!

Information about the process including links to resource materials may be found online at http://www.crossroadsbsa.org/158.  Getting an early start is a good way to Be Prepared!