North Star District
District Director – – 765-480-4630
District Program Aide/Paraprofessional – – 765-490-1529
District Commissioner –
District Chairman –
District Training Chairman – John Ingram
District Activities Chairman – Josh Lane
District Eagle Project Approver: , or phone 219-869-4215
District Civic Service Chair – Linda Dayberry
District Marketing Chair – Scott Grandstaff
District Eagle Boards (Rensselaer): , or phone 219-866-5943
North Star District Serves Cass, Fulton, Jasper, Newton, Pulaski & White Counties
North Star District Update February 2017
Big thanks go out to John Ingram, Troop 730 who hosted this year’s Council Winter Klondike at Camp Buffalo in January. There were 18 units with 250 in attendance. Also, thank you, Jason Lease, for the hand-made personalized awards!
Thank you to all who attended Roundtable! We enjoyed sharing a meal and getting to know all of you. Hope to see you all next month at Roundtable, Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00 PM (Eastern) at Camp Buffalo in the Multipurpose Building.
North Star District Pinewood Derby will be Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Mike Anderson (417 S 3rd St., Logansport IN) Access North Star District Pinewood Derby Rules 2017
Our new District Training Chair, , has reached out to some of you requesting that your leaders complete some necessary trainings in order to get your unit fully trained. Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader!
Don’t forget University of Scouting, Saturday March 18th. Not only is this a time you can get your leaders trained, but you can incorporate some merit badge options for your Scouts and allow them to experience a college campus experience changing classes.
Wood Badge would also be a great opportunity for leadership training. Every unit should have at least one Wood Badge trained leader! It is designed for all phases of Scouring: Cub, Boy, Varsity and Venturing. Participants learn how to be better leaders, how to work with teams and lead others, and how to develop and achieve objectives.
Service Hours – Have you all been submitting your unit’s service hours? If not, contact , our District Civic Service Chair and we’ll ensure those hours get inputted so that they help your Journey to Excellence scorecard.
Does your unit attend camp, hold an ICC (formerly FOS) unit presentation and participate in the popcorn sale? If so, check out our Council Support Incentive Program. See if you qualify for 2016 and get on track to earn the 2017 and 2018 incentives. It will truly benefit your unit financially. I would love to see your unit earn the free camping opportunities at either Camp, rank advancements, and your unit’s insurance fee at recharter time!
I’m trying to put a list together of the dates/times and locations that all of you meet so that I (Sherry), TJ, and Jacob can come visit with your unit and provide support to you. Please email the information below:
Unit type, Unit Number, Best Point of Contact Name & Phone Number
What schools you recruit from and whether you participate in spring recruitment
New Eagle Scout:
Brennen Zarse & Connor Oldenkamp
They were both awarded their Eagle at the February Monticello Eagle Board.
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North Star District would like to thank the following current merit badge sponsorship partners:
Logansport: Cole Hardwood, Logansport Rotary Club, Mike Anderson Car Dealerships
Rensselaer: Rensselaer Rotary Club and Hillcrest Dental
Monticello: Declaration Dental and Sthil Brew.