North Star District   Newsletter
May 2017
District

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

May Roundtable will be held May 9th at 7 p.m.
We have Guardian Elite Medical Service in providing training on hands only CPR.  this is not a certification class.

June Roundtable will be held June 13th 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.
  


Program Kick-Off & Ice Cream Social

Thursday May 11th at 6:30 p.m.
at Council Office

Current information on all areas of Scouting will be shared to help you plan your 2017-2018 Scouting year.
 
Booths:  Advancement, Camping, Advancement, Training, Membership, Popcorn, Friends of Scouting, Order of Arrow, Commissioner Service, District Specific Information, and many more!

  


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.


April Eagle Scouts :
Listed on our website soon

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

If you have any questions contact your Unit Commissioner.

If you don't know who your Unit Commissioner is
contact Rod Sanborn

More training information is on our website at http://northstar.lvacbsa.org/training/

 

New Eagle Scout Rank Application -   U se this when submitting Eagle rank application

 New Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook  - This is the newly revised Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook. Scouts who have already downloaded the previous workbook may continue to use it. Please let us know how we may further improve your experience. Send comments to advancement.team@scouting.org. 

BSA application

 
Its Here!! - ONLINE REGISTRATION

Scouting families and prospective Scouting families have asked for it, and now it is here!  The Boy Scouts of America is offering online registration to the Las Vegas Area Council beginning in early April.  This will help us meet the demand for completing the online registration process for youth members and adult leaders.
The Las Vegas Area Council will go live with the online registration System on April 3.

CORs, Unit Committee Chairs & Unit Leaders will need to be prepared before a unit begins accepting registration through the online system.  
Please review the online registration overview at  http://www.scouting.org/onlineregistration.aspx
Have a login account at my.scouting.org
Add myscoutingtools@scouting.org to email's safe senders list
Update your my.scouting tools profile ( instructions here)
Ensure the "Contact Us" info is correct in your unit's pin in the BeaScout system ( instructions here)
   National Jamboree
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, and more.

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.  Contact Rachel Conner.

 

Lowaneu Chapter Order of the Arrow meeting will now be 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

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.   


save the date 2

 
FALL CAMPOREE
OCTOBER 6-8, 2017
AT FLOYD LAMB PARK


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

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!