North Star District   Newsletter
November 2017
District
 

Thanks Graham!

This is Graham Allen's last month with us as our District Executive.  We would like to give him a BIG thanks for all he has done for the District and Council.  He was always willing to help in any way, he has a positive attitude that was never ending, and he gave Scouting his ALL.  

We wish you the best in your new adventure Graham!


Every 2nd Tuesday at 7- 8:30 p.m. 
5160 W. Lone Mountain Rd 
     
November 14th at 7 p.m.
If you have not yet picked up your Scouting for Food bags come Tuesday to Roundtable to pick up your bags. Bags will be available from 6-8 p.m.

Units in the Elkhorn Spings Stake and all community units will be turning in their charters at Roundtable. Elkhorn Springs turn-in is at 6:00 and Community is at 7:15.

In addition to our great leader breakout classes at roundtable this month w e are having a CLOTHING DRIVE! The items that are donated will be taken down to Veteran's Village on December 16. Pack 430 will deliver the items as part of their annual caroling night. Below is a list of other products that will be accepted for donations;
Soap Products:  hand soap, laundry and dish detergent, cleaning products
Personal Care Products: shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, razors,  deodorant and feminine hygiene products.

December 12th at 7 p.m. - We will be having a Pot luck
Please sign up at RT in November or online to bring something.

  If you know of anyone in your units that may be interested in helping teach at Roundtable please have them get in touch with Larry Simon

If you have any needs for an order brought to Roundtable, please contact Josh at the trading post by Tuesday at 2 p.m.

 
LVAC Commissioner Basic Training
December 9, 2017
for Unit Commissioners
Need to complete the following on my.scouting.org before class
1.  YPT   2. This is Scouting 
3.  Unit Commissioner Fast Track 
4. Commissioner Tools
There will be a $5 fee.

**Breakfast will be served!**

Leader Specific Training is
 always available online at my.scouting.org
 
More training information is on our website at http://northstar.lvacbsa.org/training/











November
Roundtable     Nov 14
Elkhorn Springs Charter Turn-in     Nov 14
Community Charter Turn-in     Nov 14
Scouting for Food     Nov 18
Eagle Boards     (Not until the New Year)
Thanksgiving     Nov 23
Day Camp Director's Meeting     Nov 28 - 6pm
Combined Council Committee Mtg     Nov 28 - 7pm

December
Popcorn Payments Due      Dec1
LDS Stake Presidents Breakfast     Dec 2
District Committee mtg     Dec 5
Pearl Harbor Day     Dec 7
District Roundtable     Dec 12
Star Wars Popcorn Party     Dec 16
Eagle Boards     (Not until the New Year)
Christmas     Dec 25




October Eagle Scouts: 

Cody Prince
Adrian Jesus Diaz
Remington Houston
Jordan Guimarey
Noah S Inglish
Rhett Petersen
Joshua Udall
Matthew Touma
 
View the list of newest Eagle Scouts monthly on our District website at http://northstar.lvacbsa.org/
 

District Eagle Boards of Review are every 3rd Tuesday of each month at the LDS church building on Lone Mountain. If any one has questions about them please contact  Jerry Wiese h is contact info is Cell:  702-845-3311 or  jerrywiese2@aol.com
 

Weboree was a success!
We had an awesome turnout of 354 youth at the Clark County Fairgrounds.  We would like to thank the Scout Units that taught the classes, they were great.  Troop 430 was the largest youth group to help and Crew 102 was a great help with the Rockwall and Zipline.  We can not do it without YOU.  Thanks!

Camporee was a success!
We had another great district fall Camporee at Floyd Lamb Park. Over 50 Scouts worked on Trail to First Class requirements, got another night of camping in, enjoyed a campfire program, and played great team building and troop competition games. Put it on your troop's calendar to attend next year - October 12-13, 2018!


Thanks to all the Volunteer's that helped at Punkin Chunkin!
Weather was awesome! Biggest Punkin Chunkin event ever with 856 people on the mountain. Lots of smiles! Pictures below.



 
Rifle Shooting Merit Badge
November 18th & 19th

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is offering Boy Scouts an opportunity to earn their Rifle Shooting merit badge at the Clark County Shooting Complex Education Center for FREE.

Each scout will need to bring 100 rounds of .22 ammo
(Flyer with more info)


Silver Beaver Turn in has Changed to November 30th

Nominate that awesome Scout Leader 
for the Silver Beaver Award Today.
The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Upon nomination by their local Scout council and with the approval of the National Court of Honor, recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.

It is no longer a requirement for a District member to review a Silver Beaver Nomination Application prior to submitting to Council.  However, in the years past the review helped improve the applications for submittal.  Ray Jacobson who has done the reviews over the years is offering to review again this year.  You will need to submit applications to him by Oct 25th in order for him to pass on to Council by Nov 30th.
Fill out a Silver Beaver nomination form HERE.

Ray Jacobson -  raysue4@msn.com 
 

Scouting for boys 14+ for LDS Units.  
Young Men Leaders this is for you.

Great ideas from Graham and others on the District website.
 
 

DID YOU KNOW we have over 389 Merit Badge Counselors registered?

This is GREAT!  Thanks to all who Volunteer to teach our Scouts.  If you would like to be a counselor you will need to fill out an application online. 

Leaders and Parents:  You can use SCOUTBOOK to find a Merit Badge Counselor OR contact Sue Jacobson if you have any questions.

 

Lowaneu Chapter Order of the Arrow meetings are held on every 3rd Thursday of the month at...Questions contact Chris Peterson at  chris@troop555.us

 

North Star District Committees


Membership - Chair: Rachel Conner
Report on Fall Recruitment.  Recruited 257 Kids in two months.

Finance - Chair:  LaMar Noorda
We did not meet FOS Goals - we are $6,000 short.  Please encourage friends and family to help.

**REMINDER - If you have made a pledge and have not paid, you can do so online.  Instructions are below.

Please use this link  http://lvacbsa.org/donate-now/  to go online and make your payment. You'll click on the donate now button and type in your pledge amount and pay it as a one-time gift. Where it asks for unit or ward, type in your LDS ward or unit number. The district is North Star.  You can make a note on the checkout page that this is a payment of an existing contribution (pledge) and if you know your prospect ID number you can use that too. Otherwise we will match the pledge to the donation by your name.


Training - Chair:  Bill Carpenter
If you are new to Scouting you need to first do your Youth Protection Training on my.scouting.org.  Second, you need to do Leadership Training.  If you are not able to go to the Saturday classes, you are able to get trained online at my.scouting.com
Committee Chairs - Please encourage your Unit leaders to get trained.

Camping - Chair:   Chris Peterson
Fall Camporee was a success.  Thanks to all that helped.

Activities and Civic Service - Chair:  Danielle Jones
Community Service that has been reported is an average 3 hours per youth.  If you don't know how to report your units services hours, CLICK HERE.

Advancement - Chair: Bob Eastmon
Thanks to all who have helped with the monthy Eagle Boards.  We love to post those who have earned their Eagle monthly.

Communication - Chair: Nichole Wasden
If you are interested in helping with the monthly newsletter, post on Facebook or update the District website let Nichole know.  We are in need of your help.

Commissioner - Chair: Rod Sanborn/Larry Simon
If you are a Unit Commissioner please attend the Unit Commissioner mtgs.  The meeting day and time has changed. Our commissioner meetings are now on the 4 th Thursday each month at 6:30 pm in the Lone Mountain building (same one we use for our other District meetings).  

Also, to report your visits go to my.scouting.org.  ONLY use Google Chrome.  Login and click on your district, then commissioner tools, then you will see your area.  You might need to wait if you don't see your info.  It loads really SLOW!  If you have any questions call Donna at the Scout office (702-736-4366).  She is SO very helpful.  

You will need to go to District Training on December 9th (see info above) to get trained.  Thank you for doing your visits.


Council


Scouting For Food
November 18th

Thanks to 
Richard Conner for handing out over 30,000 Scouting for Food bags to the Units in the District on November 7th so we didn't have to drive all the way to the Council office.  

If you didn't pick up your bags already, you can get them at the Scout Office or at Roundtable tomorrow.  Thanks for all you do to make Scouting for Food Successful.


UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING
 January 20, 2018

More info to come.


 
The Las Vegas Area Council is now providing Scoutbook for all of our units.  If you are not already using this great resource please start!  You can track all things Scouting with Scoutbook.  Parents are able to access their Scouts records from any device.  Scoutbook will help you communicate with all the members of your unit.  Many of the tasks a unit does will be moving to the Scoutbook platform.  If you have not gotten your subscription code please contact Nancy Hill at the Scout Office.   


Visit our website today.
northstar.lvacbsa.org

Have questions about training...when and where?  View a list of Scouters that have been recognized for their outstanding service or  photos of recent events.  We have so much info on our site. Check it out!