North Star District   Newsletter
June 2017
District

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.  




Online application?  Where do I start?


Put in the Zip Code for the Unit you would like to attend.  Find the Unit from the list on the Right.  Click on the "Show Unit" button.  Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions from there.

If there is not an apply button (It's blue) you are not able to apply online at this time.  Fill out a paper application and give to your Committee Chair.  Let them know you tried to fill out the application online but was unable to because the unit PIN was not activated yet.  We hope to have all Units updated and ready to accept online applications as soon as possible.

If you are a new leader applying online, don't forget to quickly do your YPT (Youth Protection Training) on your my.scouting.org account.  



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


June Roundtable will be held 
June 13th
We will have a CPR class.  This will not be for certification but will give instruction on new CPR procedures.

July Roundtable will be held July 11th 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.

Annual Merit Badge Counselor Renewal
Due June 30, 2017


Merit Badge Counselors are renewed annually by the end of June. Renewal packages will be distributed to the units several ways:

1. Directly to the unit contact point - If a unit is signed up for access to the Doubleknot listing of District counselors.

2. To Stake Presidencies for LDS units - via the Relationships Committee.

3. At the May 9th Roundtable for Community units.

If your unit has not received your renewal package (list and instructions) by May 23rd, please have your Committee Chair or Scoutmaster contact Sue Jacobson at raysue4@msn.com to request the package.


May Eagle Scouts:
Logan McCormack
Wyatt Oakley
Jeffrey Welte Jr
Darren Nelson
Samuel Martin
Dererk Arima
Alexander Blake Olive
Gavin Lee Motl
Travis Schelin
Joshua Roberts

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/

   National Jamboree
July 14-28
We still have a few open slots in the Jamboree Troop.
Contact Larry Simon for  MORE INFORMATION

Spring Recruitment Coming Soon!

Lunch Talks - This is so much fun.  You get to go to schools and talk to kids how much fun Cub Scouting is while they eat their lunch.  Then you will hand out pass-out-cards with info about the Packs Joining Night.

Joining Night - We need helpers to run our Joining Night.  This will take about 2 hours of your time.  You will answer Parents questions.  Help fill out Registration forms.  ??

Commissioners we need your help with Slime Night.  Slime is all the rage today and what a fun thing to do as the boys first Cub Scout event to attend.


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

 

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


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.  

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


tour and activity plan

 
Beginning April 1, 2017, Tour Plans will no longer be required.  Requirements for activities such as hazardous weather and CPR Training will not change.  Units are still expected to plan their activities, they just do not need to file a tour plan.  Check out the FAQ at the following link below.  

 

Cub Scout Day Camp

Cub day camp is organized by the council and is a one-to-five day program for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts. Day camp does not include overnight activities, but can be conducted during the morning, afternoon, and evening hours. Day camps are based on themes and include fun activities in nature, shooting sports, games, aquatics, and crafts. Day camp is lots of fun! 

How can I participate as a parent?
Parents are needed to make every camp a big success! Enjoy the Day Camp with your Cub Scout. Unit leaders and parents will be asked to guide dens as leaders at camp. 



 
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.   


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/scoutsource/programupdates.aspx?=17#cub

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


 

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.


Lion Program

LION CUB TRAINING
Wednesday, June 21st at 6:30 PM

Lion Cubs is a program for 5-6 year old Kindergarten boys. This fall will be the second year of this approved Pilot Program. 

If your pack wishes to be a part of this exciting Pilot Program of the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America, this is a mandatory training that needs to be attended by your pack. 

Also - all Cub Scout packs that will be participating in the Lion Pilot will need to designate a leader that will only be registered as a Lion Coordinator (they cannot be the Committee Chairman, Cubmaster, Den Leader, etc). They can only be registered as a Lion Coordinator in the pack.


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

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!