North Star District
District Director – – 765-480-4630
Unit Retention Executive – – 765-461-1778
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
District Committee Meetings
The next North Star District Roundtable will be August 8th at 7pm (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. The next District Committee Meeting will be August 31st at 7:30 PM (Eastern) at Camp Buffalo.
Our 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!
Popcorn Sale: Important Dates
Access our Popcorn Website Page for important popcorn sale dates and other info.
Recruitment Fast Approaching
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. Please make sure you come to the North Star Roundtable Meeting on Tuesday, August 8th, at 7pm (Eastern) at Camp Buffalo! We will be handing out unit packets and Scout Onboarding Packets at this meeting. Also, 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!
North Star Welcome to Scouting Event
The Welcome to Scouting Event is September 22 – 24 at Camp Buffalo. This is a great opportunity for acclimating new Scouts and welcoming them to the Scouting world.
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
Grant Manns, Troop 167
Mark Nuttall, 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.