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 28, 2017

The members of Troop 730 hosted the 2017 Klondike at Camp Buffalo. Their hard work was appreciated!  There were 18 units with 250 in attendance. 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.


Eagle Board – Rensselaer on April 10th

Eagle Board of Review  will be April 10th at 7 PM Central Time at Hillcrest Dental office.  For more info,.


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.


Camp Buffalo Work Day will be April 1st from 9 AM to 4 PM.  This would be a great opportunity to bring out your Boy Scouts, camp over the weekend and enjoy some service work with your fellow Scouters!


Camp Opportunities:

Day Camp 2017Autism Day Camp 2017, Cub Adventure Camp 2017 and Boy Scout Summer Camp 2017.  Note that we will be holding a new one-day camp for Autistic Scouts.


Annual Invest in Character Golf Outing to Benefit Scouting Friday, May 26th

With the support of Gutwein Motor Co., Sagamore Council announces its annual Invest in Character Golf Outing.  This is a great opportunity to support your local youth and enjoy a meal and fellowship with your fellow golfers!  If your company or business would like to support this event by providing a sponsorship or donation, please contact either Sherry Brady at 765-480-4630 or Jeremy Crews at 219-869-3618.

Access Golf Outing Brochure/Registration Form


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!


2016-18 Council Support Incentive Info


Council Support Incentive Verification Form 2016


Council Support Incentive Verification Form 2017


Council Support Incentive Verification Form 2018


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 Scouts:

Brennen Zarse             Troop 154

Connor Oldenkamp      Troop 154

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.