Summer Camp 2020 – looking ahead

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Ransburg Summer Camp – 2020 Registration

  • Registering Your Troop for 2020

    Registration for each week of the Summer 2020 season will open during the corresponding Summer 2019 week, on Thursdays at 7pm. Troops in camp who would like to schedule time to walk the new campsite plan are encouraged to do so on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and as needed for the remainder of the week.  A 2020 selection worksheet will be available at Ransburg and Kreitenstein for those units in camp.  For the troops not on site this summer but planning to join us for summer 2020, our team is happy to facilitate a discussion of specific considerations and preferences your troop.

  • Registration for Week 3 opens today Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7pm EST.

Cub Scout Camps – 2020

Cub Scout camp will be very different in 2020.  North Star Units should look at the image of the flyer and start planning for the 2020 summer.  Will your Unit go on multiple weeks so parents can attend different camps?  Will you divide and have dens go the week that works best for them?

More information is expected soon.  This is just a heads up on things to come 🙂

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Eddie is Moving to Del-Mi

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EStahl-1It is with mixed feelings that we announce our District Executive, Eddie Stahl, is moving on to be the Del-Mi District Director.  Eddie will continue to work with us as we transition to a new DE as he takes on his new role in the Council.  Congratulations, Eddie!

IOLS Baloo Training

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From Kevin Neese

Remember IOLS training is REQUIRED for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, and BALOO is required for for Cubscouts to conduct their own outdoor / camping program(s).
IOLS and BALOO training will be offered to adults attending SUMMER CAMP with their UNITS.
TURNING IN TRAINING –  IOLS/BALOO training done at camp.  Please retain your certificate from camp and send a copy of it to Kevin Neese so he can log your training into the data base.  The camp does not do that for you.
Other training dates that the Council is offering:
August 3-4, 2019
November  (will be the same dates as University of Scouting)
December 14-15, 2019
Here is the LINK to SIGN-UP for Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills training and BALOO Training

What is a “Youth Talk” or “Lunch Talk?”

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My counterparts and I will be hosting 4 opportunities for volunteers to come learn about youth talks, as well as receive some demonstration/example as to what it may look like. We want to EMPOWER our volunteers with the knowledge to be able to do these talks, as opposed to just asking them for help.


On both July 16th, and July 22nd, we will host these trainings in the Shaheen Rooms of Golden-Burke Scout Center. There will be two sessions, one at 6:30pm, and the next beginning at 7:15pm. These are meant to be short trainings, with the opportunity to ask questions after. Volunteers who attend this training will be prepared and knowledgeable about what a youth talk looks like and best practices to conduct one.

July 16th

July 22nd

Eddie Stahl  |  District Director — Del-Mi & North Star Districts

June Eagle Board of Review Report

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scoutmaster-bucky-scout-rank-requirements-eagle-FHIMic-clipartThe following scouts were approved for Eagle Rank at their Boards of Review on June 12, 2019. This will be their Date of Rank but it will not be official until the Eagle Scout credentials, as approved by National, are received at CAC.  Congratulations, Scouts!

Samuel Seyer  – Troop 69

His project was building new art carts and display boards for Brooke’s Place, a nonprofit organization providing support and services to grieving children and families.

Nicholas Maucer – Troop 358 

His project was building a reflecting garden and bench for St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church.  Nicholas also earned a bronze palm.

June and July Roundtable Dates

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There will NOT be a June or July Roundtable.  Enjoy your Summer and Summer Camp with your Scouts!

Cub Scout Packs please plan to pick up your Fall Recruitment goodies on July 20th (tentative date)

Youth Voyager Training – Great Deal!

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From Barb Blue  – CAC Training Committee
There is some exciting news to share about the upcoming Voyageur Youth Course.  A participant in this spring’s adult course was so impressed with what we are trying to accomplish, he and his wife have pledged $100.00 per youth up to 24 students.  (That’s a full course.)  The fee was set at $200.00 with an early bird cost of $180.00.  This makes the total cost to the youth $80.00 if they register early.  The registration is available online under the “Find Trainings” icon on the CAC home page, then under “Additional Trainings” (or click on the link below).


Some more details:
Registered  youth must be 14 years or older (13 with recommendation by the youth’s unit leader)
This is a two weekend course:
First Weekend at Camp Belzer from 6:00 pm Friday, September 6, 2019 to 4:00 pm Sunday, September 8, 2019.
Second Weekend at Camp Bear Creek from 6:00 pm Friday, September 20, 2019 to 4:00 pm Sunday, September 22, 2019
The Early Discount price of $180.00 ends on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm if full fee is paid in full by that date and time.
The flyer can be found here  Voyageur Trng for Youth Flyer 9-2019

Pictures and Articles

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Do you want to see your Scouts on the blog?  Share an awesome adventure or recognize a Scout?  Please send your pictures and articles to  We would love to showcase a Unit or share a great Scout Story every week!

May Eagle BOR Report

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The following scouts were approved for Eagle Rank at their Boards of Review on May 8, 2019. This will be their Date of Rank but it will not be official until the Eagle Scout credentials, as approved by National, are received at CAC.  Congratulations, Scouts!

Robert Corridan – Troop 804David Eagle

Eli Franklin – Troop 174

Jacob Hoyes – Troop 804

Henry Schamp – Troop 174

Congratuations to David Bradely – Troop 804 – His Eagle Court of Honor was May 18 at the site of his Eagle project: St. Peter’s Community Fire Ring.