BSA Swim Check Scheduled

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Troop 343 is hosting a BSA Swim Check on Monday Apr. 1 at MSD of Pike Township Aquatics Center, 5401 71st St., Indy, 6 – 8 pm.  All North Star Troops interested in sharing this opportunity should contact Brian Crow at scouterbriancrow@gmail.com no later than March 18.   Please see the following handouts for more details:

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Scoutbook is Free; Single Sign On Setup by Feb 1, 2019

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Scoutbook.com, the advancement record website, is now free to all scouts and units.

The only hitch is that previous users must login by February 1, 2019 or they will be locked out of their old account permanently.

The BSA is moving a Single Sign On system (SSO). This means all persons will have one username and one password for all scouting websites. Old accounts need to be synchronized with my.scouting.org information to continue being used.

Log into scoutbook.com. When you are there, you will see this message:

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Click the links and follow the instructions.

More information is available here.

Troop 69 has Sea Base slots 2019

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From Troop 69 Scoutmaster Chad Galer:

Scouters,

I have 5 youth spots for Seabase St.Thomas‘ Sailing Adventure this June 3-9, 2019.   

If anyone in your troops or crews might be interested, please have them contact me as soon as possible and I can fill them in on the exact details.  Estimated total cost is about $1400 per person ($900 for Seabase, ~$500 for flight).

Yours in scouting,
Chad Galer
SM, Troop 69

WINTER CAMPOREE THIS WEEKEND!

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Hope you will be able to make the 100th Birthday Winter Camporee!

WEBELOS especially, hope you can join us, for the overnight experience or for just the day

Register for overnight at the CAC registration site; RSVP requested for the day to Mr. Pishon.   See the previous article for more information as well.

[For those that may not have seen the email, Camporee Leader guide also included here:  Camporee Leaders Guide Jan2019.]winter camporee 2019 flyer

Have a great time at the North Star District Birthday Camporee!

(Flyer attached: Webelos at Winter Camporee)

ROUNDTABLE on Jan. 10 2019

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Reminder – please mark your calendar as we kick off the new year, for the January 10 Roundtable 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!

The January Roundtable topics are:

Cub Scouts:

  • We need as much Pack leadership attendance as possible!  Our discussion will focus on the topics to cover in Roundtables in 2019.

Boy Scouts (Family Scouts):

  • Crossover parents – how to keep them engaged as they transition to the troop

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.

Scout Events with Indy Sports Teams

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Attention all Scouts!

Check out these Indy-area sporting events and offers available to Scouts in early 2018 (click on the links below for more details):

iupui jaguars scout day for the basketball game on Saturday Jan 12 2019

 

harlem globetrotters in indy Friday Jan 18 / Monday Jan 21 2019

 

indiana pacers stem fest and Pacers vs Magic Game, Saturday Mar 2 2019

NS District – Leadership Changes

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North Star District Family,

Please extend hearty thank-you’s to Jessica (Hofman) Steinacher for all of her hard work over the last year and a half serving the North Star District!

 

In addition – Paul Kovach will be stepping into the District Chairman role beginning in 2019, replacing Mark Maucere. The District Chairman is the lead volunteer for the District Committee which supports all of you in your roles in your unit. We would like to thank Mark for his hard work over the last year in his role serving the district, and welcome Paul into the role! Although Paul is stepping into the role, you will still see Mark around in various capacities.

 

Thank you for all that you do for Scouting, and we wish you a happy New Year!

Welcome our new North Star DE!

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Please help me welcome our newest North Star DE, Senior District Executive Eddie Stahl!

 

Eddie joins us from the Three Fires Council where he has been serving as a District Executive since June of 2017. In his current district, Eddie has excelled by helping the district to meet goals and earning Journey to Excellence Gold. In his previous role, he has served as the staff advisor for the Council STEM Committee and the High Adventure Committee. Eddie also facilitated the Central Region District Key 3 course at Philmont Scout Ranch this past summer.

 

Eddie graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science – Health Promotion and a minor in Psychology. In his free time, he enjoys comedy, coaching football, live music and a lax game of golf where no one in particular is keeping track of the score.

 

Welcome to the North Star Family, Eddie!

 

Winter Camporee 2019 – 100th Birthday!

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Come celebrate the North Star District’s 100 Birthday at Camporee!

The Winter 2019 Camporee will be held January 11 – 13, 2019 at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Sports Field, 1870 W. Oak Street, Zionsville IN.

[The sports field parking lot is off of a street called 950 East which is on the west side of the church campus.]

The fee is $15.00 for each Scout, parent, or adult leader who will be staying overnight Winter 2019 Camporee Patchon Saturday.  The fee includes the collectible Camporee patch. There is no fee for Webelos and their accompanying adults who will be visiting for the day, except to purchase a Camporee patch for $5 (optional).

Please Register at the listing on the Crossroads website:  2019 Winter Camporee Registration .

 

Keep an eye out for more Camporee updates coming soon!

New EAGLE SCOUTS – December 2018

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

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DECEMBER 2018 EAGLESThese four Scouts led the completion of over 650 project hours and earned three Eagle Palms between them (two Bronze and one Silver).  Hearty Congratulations Eagle Scouts!