North Star District   Newsletter
July 2017
District

ROUNDTABLE
Every 2nd Tuesday at 7- 8:30 p.m. 
5160 W. Lone Mountain Rd 


July Roundtable will be held July 11th at 7 p.m.
There will be no commissioner meeting.

August Round table will be held August 8th at 7 p.m.
 
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. Right now we are in need of commissioners for the Cubmaster and Den Leaders, I can have multiple Den Leader instructors for the different levels.
  











Check out our District Website for a list of Upcoming Events.

June Eagle Scouts:

Zerick Sepulveda
Dawson Wiley
William Vaimoa
Jacob Flanagan
Bridger Nebeker
Cordell Watts
Noah Prusse
Wesley Jones
Cyrus Simper

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

2016-2017 Training Schedule
 

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











Fall Recruitment
School Night for Scouting

Orientation and training for the fall membership campaign and school night recruitment process.  Cubmasters, Pack Committee Chairman, Unit Membership Chairman and Unit Commissioners are all invited.

UNIT ORIENTATION
Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:30 p.m.
at the Scout Office

&

Thursday, August 3rd at 6 p.m.
at Lamb of God Lutheran Church

*Training only needs to be attended once 
and you may attend either location.


Supporting Leaders In Membership Engagement

Commissioners and District Membership Committee Members are vital to the success of the on-boarding of new Cub Scouts and their parents.  

Join your District's SLIME Patrol!
Contact your District Executive - Graham Allen or District Commissioner -  Rod Sanborn OR District Membership Chairman - Rachel Conner


The way Scouts earn Eagle Palms is about to change.  

Say What?

Eagle Palms are bronze, gold and silver awards presented to young men who earn five, 10, 15 or more merit badges beyond the 21 required to become an Eagle Scout.

The changes bring Eagle Palm requirements in line with the needs of older Scouts. The National Boy Scouting Subcommittee has eliminated unnecessary obstacles, such as the Eagle Palm board of review, and expanded the definition of active participation.

But the biggest change affects young men who haven't yet earned Eagle. Beginning Aug. 1, all earned Palms may be awarded instantly to new Eagle Scouts at their Eagle court of honor. This abolishes the wait of months or years for these young men to receive all Palms available to them.
  

   National Jamboree
July 14-28

Contact Larry Simon for  MORE INFORMATION

Summer Camping!

CORs and Unit Leaders did you know we need you to report your camping plans to Chris Peterson?  

Chris is the District Camping Chair and his job is to gather information from all the units about their camping trips. Please report what your camping plans are and then after you camp report what you did.  As you finalize your Camping plans please send a quick email to Chris Peterson at  chris@troop555.us

 

Enter your service hours online

Our District Service hours are low and we are thinking it is because our units are not reporting their service hours.  We know you are busy doing service in our community.  Larry Simon has made a video on how to report your services hours.  Click HERE to see that video.  

 

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


We need you!  In order for your unit to use the online applications you will need to update your pin.

We will show you how!

Committee Chairs - We invite you to do some research and make sure your Pack, Crew or Troop has an updated PIN.  What does that mean?  I will take you through the steps to solve this mystery.
  
1.  So when you go to this page ( https://beascout.scouting.org/BeAScoutMap.aspx

2.  Input the zip for your Unit. 
3.  You should see this information (next to red arrow)...Click on your unit.  If you can not find your unit then you will need to update your PIN.  A link to instructions is below in number 4. 

4.  If the popup window looks like this...

...with an "Apply Now" button, it means your unit has activated it's PIN and an application can be filled out.  Your good to go.

4.  If you see this page...with no links to "Apply Now"...

...you will need to activate your PIN.  The Online Registration Guide Book has instructions on how to do that.  



Council


OCTOBER 6-8, 2017
AT FLOYD LAMB PARK
North Star District Boys 11 to 18 years old
More Info - flyer  

Troops wanting to help plan Camporee contact
Chris Peterson at 
chris@troop555.us


--On the same weekend--


October 6-8, 2017
at Clark County Fair & Rodeo Grounds in Logandale
This is for all LVAC Webelos.
More Info



All Unit Popcorn Kernels and Co-Kernels are invited

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 6pm
(Food will be provided)



SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.




 
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.   

 

ScoutQuest Merit Badge Series
At the Spring Preserve

Join certified counselors at the Springs Preserve to earn merit badges throughout the year.
Registration for each merit badge is $15. Limited seating available. Register online at the links below. Boy Scout Field Uniforms are recommended. Some classes require prior completion of pre-requisites.
Upcoming classes:
If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Dixon at  (702) 822-7745.


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!