North Star District
District Director – – 765-480-4630
Unit Retention Executive – – 765-461-1778
District Program Aide/Paraprofessional – – 765-490-1529
District Commissioner –
District Chairman –
District Training Chairman –
District Activities Chairman –
District Eagle Project Approver: , or phone 219-869-4215
District Civic Service Chair –
District Marketing Chair –
District Eagle Boards (Rensselaer): , or phone 219-866-5943
North Star District Serves Cass, Fulton, Jasper, Newton, Pulaski & White Counties
Saturday, June 10th will be Scout Night with the Lafayette Aviators. Lafayette Aviators vs. Quincy Gens at 7:05 PM with a Scout Post Game Campout on the field. The field will also be converted into an outdoor theatre presenting Zootopia. June 2nd is the registration deadline, and everyone ini attendance will receive a free patch. Contact Tom Bergles at (414) 908-6356 to register!
District Committee Meetings
The next North Star District Committee Meeting will be Thursday, June 29th at 7:30 PM (Eastern) at Camp Buffalo. If you would like to be part of making a strong “Scouting” presence in our North District contact Sherry to get engaged. July’s District Committee Meeting will be Thursday, July 27th at 7:30 (Eastern), Camp Buffalo and the August District Committee Meeting will be Thursday, August 31st at 7:30 PM (Eastern) at Camp Buffalo.
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!
Be sure to check out the Training Page of the Council website for additional training information!
Summer Camp Opportunities – Click to Access Details:
For Day Camps Below, Early Bird Registration is $65 and Later Registration Fee is $75
Camp Buffalo Day Camp – July 11-14 (Early Bird Registration Deadline June 28th)
Geneva Center Day Camp – Rochester – June 6-9 (Early Bird Registration Deadline was May 12th)
Geneva Center – Rochester (One Day Autism Day Camp) – June 5th (Registration Fee Deadline May 26th; Fee is $25 for this One-Day Day Camp)
Parent & Pal Overnight Camp
This camp will be at Camp Buffalo June 24 & 25. Each Cub Scout will be accompanied by a parent or guardian and will camp in a tent and enjoy BB gun shooting, archery, swimming, and Scout skills. Access Parent and Pal Camp Flyer. 2017 for more details.
$20 per Person up to June 21, 2017 and $30 per person after June 21st.
Registration is by individual at CampMaster website!
Cub Scout Adventure Camp June 28 – July 1st
For older Cub Scouts, create a new adventure by attending Cub & Webelos Adventure Camp at Cary Camp, Wednesday, June 28th to Saturday July 1st.
Advancements will include: Castaway, Into the Wild, Into the Woods, Aquanaut & More!
Youth fee is $125 until June 1st and $150 after June 1st.
Adults fee is $65 until June 1st and $100 after June 1st.
A non-refundable but transferable deposit of $50 is due April 8th and a payment of $25 is due May 6th. Final payment for early bird fee is due by June 1st. Cubmaster or other Camp Leader may register your pack via CampMaster website.
Webelos Weekend Camp Flyer
Webelos Weekend Camp July 21-23, 2017 at Camp Buffalo
$50 per person Early Bird Fee and $75 per person after June 15th.
Activities will include pellet gun shooting, archery, swimming, canoeing, fishing, and Scout skills.
Registration is by Unit at CampMaster website.
Camping Program Resources:
Register for Camps via CampMaster website.
Health Form for Cub Scout Camps: Access BSA Annual Health Form Parts A and B
Health Form for Boy Scout Camps: Access BSA Annual Health Form Parts A, B & C
Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Buffalo begins June 11th
If you haven’t registered, there is still time left!
Required Health Form for Boy Scout Camp: BSA Annual Health Form Parts A, B & C
Popcorn Sale Planning
Popcorn is quickly approaching, and Show and Sell orders are due to the Council by Monday, August 14th. Be watching for more additional details regarding the upcoming sale. If your unit has not submitted a commitment form, please do so to ensure that all communications are received regarding the sale and deadlines. Access Popcorn Sale Commitment Form.
Access our Popcorn Website Page for important popcorn sale dates and other info.
Back to School
August is back to school time, and in order to get prepared for our state wide recruitment on Thursday, August 24th we will be having a membership recruitment meeting. Watch for additional details as our organizing continues. Make sure your unit has its list of calendar dates for the new families ready!
District Fall Camporee – Leonardo Da Vinci – September 8-10
September 8, 9, & 10th at Cass County 4-H Fairgrounds
Troop 200 from Logansport will host this event. All Scouts will earn the Model Building and Design merit badge by creating a 1/8 scale balsa wood catapult and futuristic spaceship that will be launched from a bungee cord launcher. In their patrols, Scouts will complete three challenges: Catapult, Leonardo Da Vinci Arch Bridge and an Odometer Wheel. Additional info. coming soon!
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.
Council Support Incentive 2016-2018 Information
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
Congratulations to New Eagle Scouts
Mason Franiak – Troop 229
Brenton Cook – Troop 167
Brandon Smith – Troop 167
This is a great accomplishment and will lead to even greater accomplishments. We are all proud of you!
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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.