North Star District   Newsletter
January 2017
District

December Eagle Scouts :
Justin Mathews
Brenton justice 
Ethan Knowles 
Braxton Hart
Cayson Houston 
Andrew Wyatt 
Keenen Singleton 
Kadin Warner
Justin Ahlstrom 
Carson Cannon 
Oskar Bustamante 
Tyler Jamieson 
Logan Shepherd 
Treyson Lemmon

View the list of newest Eagle Scouts monthly on our District website at http://northstar.lvacbsa.org/

ROUNDTABLE
Every 2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m. 
5160 W. Lone Mountain Rd 

Tuesday January 10th at 7 p.m.
Special Training on SCOUTBOOK


Lowaneu Chapter Order of the Arrow meeting has been changed it is no longer at 6:30 right before every Roundtable. It will now be held on every 3rd Thursday of the month at...
Elk lodge 2939 Van Der Meer St, North LV 89030
.  
Questions contact Chris Peterson at  chris@troop555.us

2016-2017 Training Schedule

** Saturday Leader Specific Trainings are from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
** Friday - Saturday Outdoor Leader Skills Training is overnight from 4 p.m. - 3 p.m.
** Tuesday evening Leader Specific Trainings are done in 2-hour sections and require you to attend both  sessions to receive full credit for being trained.
** Register for all trainings online at northstar.lvacbsa.org (If there is not a registration link available yet, please check back we update often)


January 2017
14 (Sat.)- Leader Specific Training
21 - UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING
27-28 (Fri.-Sat.)- Outdoor Leaders Training

February 2017
14 (Tue. Roundtable)-Leader Specific Training

March 2017
14 (Tue. Roundtable)-Leader Specific Training

April 2017
15 (Sat.)-Leader Specific Training
28-29 (Fri.-Sat.)- Outdoor Leaders Training
More training information is on our website at http://northstar.lvacbsa.org/training/


2017 Silver Beaver
North Star District Awardees..

Erin Martin
Rachel Conner
Mike Contreras
Chris Turek
Rob Reed
Rodger Troth

Congratulations and Thank You for your service to the Scouts in our District.

The  Silver Beaver Award  was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service  award  of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this  award  are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. 

Dinner Registration -  Saturday, March 4, 2017


Visit from the National Commissioner 
(and former LDS Young Men's General President)
Charles Dahlquist

Our new National Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America, Charles Dahlquist, will instruct and inspire us. He is excited to come to Las Vegas and invites each of you to come and spend the evening with him and your fellow Scouters.

All commissioners are invited and all unit key 3's (In LDS lingo: bishoprics, key unit leader (cubmaster, scoutmaster, venturing advisor, team coach) and committee chairs. 


Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:00 pm (check-in) 6:30 pm - 8:00 PM 
- Refreshments will be served!

Di scover how a Detailed Assessment of your  scouting unit (Pack, Troop, Team, Crew, Post, Ship) can turn  average into excellent and excellent into great!


Come to the Donald W. Reynolds Scouting Resource Center in your Scout Uniform and be prepared for a great training session and some fun!

For more information please contact: Terry Stimson, Council Commissioner at tslinks.com or
Ryan Moon, Director of Field Service at ryan.moon@scouting.org or 702 968-8113.

More info on Charles Dahlquist

District AWARDS
The District Dinner is February 18th.    

One of the major events at the Dinner is the recognizing the key leaders within our units and the District.  It is our chance to recognize those who give so much to our youth and other leaders - to say THANK YOU for all the work they have done.

Besides recognizing those that received the Council's Silver Beaver Award, the District recognition includes;

District Award of Merit - Spark Plug - Super Couple - Super Spouse Awards

Each of you know someone who meeting the criteria above - please take time to show your appreciation to them by completing one or more of the attached nomination forms.  Deadline to for submittals to Ray Jacobson, ( raysue4@msn.com), is February 4th!!

Learn More


Modifications to Cub Scout Requirements


The BSA just released changes to the new Cub Program Requirements. There were many that could not do all the requirements in the given time so they have made some adjustments.  

Here is a link to a PDF that shows the changes... http://www.scouting.org/filestore/cubscouts/pdf/CubScout_Advancement_Modifications.pdf

Here is a link to an article about the change if interested... http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2016/11/30/cub-scout-modifications/










"Youth of today are faced with monumental decisions. The world will require the very best that you can bring to it. Our lives will depend upon the decisions which we make, for decisions determine destiny." - Thomas S. Monson (BSA National Board Member and President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
 
Help us make a positive impact in the lives of our youth today by supporting Scouting financially. Your donation will help to keep the Las Vegas Area Council financially strong and able to provide the programs and services that impact our local youth, leaders, and units. 100% of donations stay local. Donate today online at www.lvacbsa.org/donate-now/.

January 18, 2017
Friends of Scouting Training for all presenters and community unit CC/CM 

FLYER 


SCOUTBOOK will be offered to all units in the Council FREE of charge!
Here is a flyer with more information

Special Training at the January Roundtable
Also, just in... Nancy from Council Office will be at Roundtable to answer any questions.

If you are wondering how and when to get SCOUTBOOK free, we have a bit more info.  
Your info was given to the scout office at the time of recharter.  That info is now being put into the system.  When your Unit has been entered, you will receive an email with a code that you will enter when setting up your SCOUTBOOK account OR when you renew your subscription.

SCOUTBOOK is a great way to track advancements from Cub Scouts all the way to Eagle.  We are here to help you access the program and learn all about it. 

Any questions contact graham.allen@scouting.org or call him directly at 702.968.8121
 

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 Bob Eastmond at  rjecle@cox.net.

We post the new Eagle Scouts on our District Page. Check it out!

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!
Council

2017 University of Scouting
 
January 21, 2017  
(No College of Commissioner Science)
LDS Lorenzi Church, 221
Lorenzi St., Las Vegas, NV 89107 
 


Hours:   8 am to 12:30 pm  NO LUNCH
             Registration: 7 am - 8 am 
            (For all - Instructors/Students/Den Chiefs)
            Class:  Opening - 8 am to 8:30 am

Sessions start at 8:40 am - 50 minutes with 10 minute break in between    
    
Fees
            Staff               None
            Early Bird      $10                 By Jan 7
         + $5 if taking Dutch Oven Cooking or Patrol Cooking
            On-site          $15                 (no Dutch Oven on-site registration)  
            CPR/AED      $25                 (no on-site registration)
            Den Chief      $25                 (no on-site registration)
            (NOTE: Wrist bands will be issued for CPR/AED; Dutch Oven; Patrol
            registrants)
More information to come.  Questions?  Contact Ray Jacobson

REGISTER 


February 10th - 12th, 2017
Oasis Valley - Beatty, NV

Wednesday January 11, 2017
Mountain Man Staff Meeting at 6 p.m.
Informational Leaders Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Scout Office

We are looking for Help!  Contact Larry Simon.  They are looking for help from Boy Scouts age 14 years and older.  Security, Traffic control and more, are some things they are in need of help with.

Learn More


Camp Card Kick Off

The Mega Scout Expo and Camp Card Kick Off will be February 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. (Food will be served at 6:00 p.m.) at the Donald W. Reynolds Scouting Resource Center.   7220 S Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119.


Lion Program

Our district has 6 new packs that offer the new Lion program.   More Info