North Star District   Newsletter
November 2016
District

October Eagle Scouts :
Aron Aguirre
Logan Knowles

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 November 8th at 7 p.m.
You can get your Scouting for Food (Yellow) bags at Roundtable if you missed the kick-off.

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 mor e infor mation:
email: scouter ns@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

 
  When is Charter DUE?   
Click here to see your Zone Charter Turn-In Date
(It is also available on our District website)**


District Awards

Jason Broderdorf was awarded his Woodbadge beads at Roundtable October 11th.  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)


November 2016
8 (Tue. Roundtable)-Leader Specific Training

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/


Are you a Unit Commissioner?

We have training for you!

The next Commissioner Basic Training will be Saturday, Nov 12th at  8:00-1:00, registration is at  7:30.  It will be at the LDS Chapel at 10230 Bermuda Rd, near the South Point Casino.  Registration is $5.00.   If anyone is interested, Contact Tom Libby at  702-270-3671  or  libby2567@cox.net

Tuesday January 17th The Las Vegas Area Council will be holding Commissioners College.  It will be held at the Council Office at 7 p.m.   

Any Questions Contact Rod Sanborn at  rod.sanborn@gmail.com

Veterans Day Parade
November 11th
10am TO 12 Noon
4th street between Gass and Ogden 

According to CNN News,  The Las Vegas Veterans Day  Parade is the LARGEST Veterans  Parade  west of  the Mississippi... second only to  New York City.  

Richard Conner is our contact person if you are interested in participating in the Parade.  Please email him at  rconner3@icloud.com

More information on the Parade website.

Scouting for Food Collection will be on 
November 19, 2016 
 
Service is fun.  Just ask a Scout that helped last year. They will tell you how much fun it was to run bags from door to door one day, and pick them up on Saturday full of food.  This food is then distributed out through the Salvation Army and other local food banks.  Those in need in our community depend on Scouts to make this happen.  
 
(Watch the  VIDEO on our District Website)
  
If you missed Scouting for Food kick-off 
you can still get your bags at Roundtable Nov 8th.  

REGISTER NOW!


This map is divided into smaller sections within the North Star District.  When you register your Pack or Troop you will be signing up to deliver and pick up bags in a specific area.  

Currently we have a lot of areas open. Blank yellow areas were not covered last year and last years green areas are still in need of being filled. Also have one vacant Smiths site available at Ann and Decatur & Smiths on Ann and Camino Al Norte.  Please Register today! This is a great service project and so much fun.

Contact Richard Conner with questions.  You will still need to register online (link above).

Richard Conner: 702-672-8537  OR   rconner3@icloud.com
 

How do I do that?

We have done several service hours as a Pack and we have Scouting For Food in a couple weeks.  I need to log my service hours but I just don't know how to do it.

Well, we have great help for you!  Larry Simon the Roundtable Commissioner has put together a great video showing us exactly how to log in service hours.  Wether it be for Cub Scouting or Boy Scouting this video will help you!  

It is also on our District Site at  http://northstar.lvacbsa.org/


Lion Program

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

 

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 are starting to post the new Eagle Scouts on our District Page. Check it out!

 


Please share your summer Scout Camp Adventures with us!

Boy Scout summer camp is full of adventure.   Whether sailing, canoeing, swimming, scaling the climbing wall, or riding a mountain bike course your Scouters will have such a great time this summer at camp.  After you get home and catch up on your rest contact Chris Peterson and let him know where you went and what you did.  Also, send us any photos you would like to post on the District Website to nicholewasden@gmail.com

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