North Star District

Contacts:

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.

Training

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:

Day Camp

2017 Day Camp Flyer – Registration is by Pack at CampMaster website!

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)

 

Autism Day Camp 2017

Geneva Center – Rochester (One Day Autism Day Camp) – June 5th  (Registration Fee Deadline May 26th; Fee is $25 for this One-Day Day Camp)

Required BSA Annual Health Form Parts A and B

Cub Scout Campership Application

Day Camp Promo Video

 

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!

Required BSA Annual Health Form Parts A and B

Cub Scout Campership Application

 

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

Cub Adventure Camp 2017 Leader Guide

 

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.

Access Webelos Weekend Camp 2017 Flyer.

Required BSA Annual Health Form Parts A and B

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

Cub Scout Campership Application 2017

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!

2017 Summer Camp Reservations Chart

2017 Quick Claim Deed

Leader Guide Boy Scout Summer Camp 2017

2017 Merit Badge Course Catalog for Boy Scout Summer Camp

Boy Scout Campership Application 2017

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!

 

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.

 

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!

 

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

 

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.