North Star District   Newsletter
December 2016
District

November Eagle Scouts :
James Coppell
James Wright
Charleston Acol
Edwin Gutierrez
Cade Ellsworth
Armand Corona-Vasquez

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 December 13th at 7 p.m.
Holiday Potluck and Toy Drive
Bring your favorite dish to share and  a new toy to donate!
Contact Staci Emmert for more information:
email: scouterns@gmail.com
phone: (702) 738-2906
Sign up for your dish  HERE


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

District Awards

Jason and Nichole Wasden were awarded their Woodbadge beads at Roundtable November 8th. Congratulations and thanks for all your hard work in the Scouting Program!

Wood Badge is Scouting's premier training course. Baden-Powell designed it so that Scouters could learn, in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. It is first and foremost, learning by doing. The members of the course are formed into patrols and these into a troop.  The entire troop lives in the out-of-doors for a week, camping, cooking their own meals, and practicing Scout skills.  

Learn More  about Woodbadge.


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
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/


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/


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

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

How do I do that?

I have heard about Scoutbook but I am not sure its for us.  Where do I find answers about Scoutbook?  Also, has Scoutbook incorporated the changes made in November?  

From the first knot tied to final hours of service performed, the Scouting experience is a journey like no other.  Scoutbook ensures not a moment is missed - tracking advancement, milestone achievements and all the fun along the way. 

Scoutbook website - https://www.scoutbook.com/


Yes!  Changes that were made in November have been updated on Scoutbook.  Click here for more information.

More "How do I do that" articles 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 Kris Alexander at kristopher.w.alexander@gmail.com.

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


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


Lion Program

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