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North Star District   Newsletter
September 2016

August Eagle Scouts :

Roy Keefer 440
Michael McDougal 430
Dallin Luth 710
Asher Belanger 270
Samuel Charles 273

View the list of newest Eagle Scouts monthly on our District website at

Every 2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m. 
5160 W. Lone Mountain Rd 

Tuesday September 13th at 7 p.m.
Special SCOUTBOOK training at roundtable.

District Committee's will be meeting at Roundtable as breakouts either before district committees, or breaking out during the meeting. Check with your District Committee Chair for specifics.

Lowaneu Chapter Order of the Arrow meeting at 6:30 right before every Roundtable. Questions contact Chris Peterson at

If you missed last RT below is some great information you will need!

What a great roundtable we had on Tuesday Aug 9th.  Individual booths were set up focusing on different areas of Roundtable and the District.  Areas are listed below with each Committee Chair/instructor name.  There was also a  suggestion form available.  We welcome suggestions at any time.
Scoutbook: We have had several people asking about Scoutbook so we brought in Shannon Powers who knows tons about Scoutbook and has used it in her den.   (We will also have Mary Ludwig training today at roundtable.)

Training Chair: Mike Harless. He has done a great job providing district training sessions quarterly for our leaders. Starting in September we will begin offering Boys Scout, Varsity and Venturer leader specific training at Roundtable.  

DAM/Silver Beaver:  Ray Jacobson & Merit Badge Dean. Sue Jacobson.This great team provides info for Merit badge counselors.  If you are interested in nominating a Scout Leader for the Silver Beaver Award contact Ray, he's your guy.

Recruitment: Membership Chair. Rachel Conner. Graham Allen is in the photo helping Rachel with recruitment.  August and September are busy months getting info out about the Cub Scout program.  If you are interested in helping contact Rachel.  

Cub Committee Class:  Sandy   Simon. This is a breakout class after the opening of Roundtable.  Great resources for Cubmasters, and Cub Committee Chairs.   We also have breakout sessions available for Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Charter Organization Reps, Scoutmasters, Varsity and Ventures. 
Order of the Arrow and Camp Promotions: Chris Peterson. The Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. Members help promote year-round and long-term resident camping, developing leaders, and providing cheerful service to others. The OA plans and puts on North Star District's Fall Camporee. Chris Peterson is the OA Chapter Advisor.Chris is our chapter's adviser as well as camping promotions.
Trading Post: Jane Garwood. Is there every month and provides Scouting materials leaders can purchase.

Meet our New Roundtable commissioner Larry Simon.

Larry is Cubmaster for Pack 430 and Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 669.  He also serves as a Merit Badge Counselor, Mountain Man Rendezvous Staff member, and instructor at the University of Scouting. Larry has earned the District Award of Merit and his Wood Badge Beads.  Larry is co-founder of the Red Rock Search and Rescue and is an avid amateur radio operator.  He works on numerous local events providing communications including Jamboree On The Air, an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in our community.  Larry and his wife, Sandy, have two boys in Scouting, both of whom are also amateur radio operators.  

Larry is looking forward to increasing the effectiveness of Roundtable for you.  He has created a Suggestion form for you to add your ideas and questions to better Roundtable in any way. 

Also, if you have any Roundtable questions please contact Larry at

DUNCAN ES with us!

WHEN: June, August & September

WHERE: Roundtable

WHAT TO BRING: Reams of Paper

FOR MORE INFO Rachel Conner 702-672- 9237 or Jaymee Overocker 702-419- 8212

2016 Recharter Training

When:  Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7 - 8 p.m. (at Roundtable)
Where:  5160 West Lone Mountain Road
Who should attend?  Unit Committee Chair, Unit Commissioner, Charter Organization Representative, Assistant District Commissioner.  

***The person doing the rechartering should be in attendance.***

A Few Changes in our District

On behalf of the North Star District it is my pleasure to announce the following individuals have accepted positions of service in the North Star District.
Rod Sanborn, effective immediately, will be serving as our new District Commissioner. In this role he will report to the council commissioner. He will work with the roundtable commissioner and staff, unit commissioners, and assistant district commissioners. In this role they will focus on helping Scout units succeed and maintain BSA standards as they coach, consult with, and visit regularly with every unit in the North Star District.
Brad Gilmore, effective immediately, will be serving as our District Program Chair. In this role he reports to the District Chair. He will work with the civic service, training, camp promotion and outdoor, and advancement and recognition chairs to make sure their operating committees are trained, adequately staffed, and that programs are planned and promoted. He will work with the District Executive and operating chairs to make sure goals are set, progress is tracked, and goals are completed.
Bob Eastmond, effective immediately, will be serving as our District Advancement Chair. In this role he reports to the Program Chair. He will stimulate advancement and recognition opportunities among all units and Scouters; ensuring national policies and procedures are implemented. Within his committee he will work with Ray on adult recognition, Bodie and Ray on Silver Beavers, Sue on merit badges, and Kris and Bodie on Eagle boards and Eagle project approvals.
We are looking forward to these experienced Scouters guiding their committees and helping to support the units, youth, and leaders in the North Star District. We have full confidence in their abilities!
 - Randy Robison

 BALOO / OWL / Outdoor Leader Skills Training   - Sept 23-24 - Register

Leader Specific - October 11 & November 8 at Roundtable

Leader Specific - January 14, 2017
 Outdoor Leader Skills Training  - January 27-28, 2017

More training information is on our website at

Boy Scout Troop 555 
Merit Badge Pow Wow

Sat. October 22, 2016
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LDS church 8525 Thom Blvd. 89131

$5 per Merit Badge
$10 for Eagle Merit Badges
Cost includes a full lunch and all supplies.
This is a great opportunity to get some work done on Merit Badges!


Bass Pro Shops has merit badge workshops for Rifle Shooting and Fishing

Learn More

Lion Program

Our district has 4 new packs that offer the new Lion program. 

If you are interested in joining one please contact one of the following packs for more information.
Pack 430 -  Natasha
Pack 440 -  Patrick
Pack 560 -  Bill
Pack 678 -  Mike

How do I do that?

Now is a great time to put together your annual pack program plan.  What?  How do I get started you say?

A research project done by Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, Indiana, showed that a common element of strong packs is they all have a good annual pack program planned a year in advance that is then shared with all families in the form of a calendar. The important result of a shared annual program calendar is that your pack will attract more families, and Cub Scouts will stay for a long time.  

      More information on the BSA National website

The North Star District has provided information on several events happening this year with dates in this newsletter and also on the district website.  You can also check out the council site for more events and dates to put your annual calendar together.

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

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

Visit our website today.

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!

2016 Popcorn Sale important dates

September 16 -  Show & Sell Popcorn Pickup ( by Appointment )
October 25 -  Show & Sell Popcorn Returns ( by Appointment ),  Show & Sell Popcorn Money Due,  Take Order Popcorn Orders Due Online
November 11 -  Take Order Popcorn Pickup ( by Appointment ),  Prize Orders Due Online,  Popcorn Paperwork Due
Nov. 28 - Dec. 2 -  Final Popcorn Payment Due ( by Appointment )

Venturing Activities to schedule with your Crew 
(registrations will be online and at the office shortly)

Venturing Ultimate Challenge
September 16-17


October 7th and 8th, 2016
Clark County Fairgrounds

Cost:  $25 per Webelo/$20 per Adult

Register Today! Final Registration is September 19th

Railway Merit Badge Train
Are you interested in earning your Railroading Merit Badge?

On Saturday, October 15, 2016 at
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a Railroading Merit Badge workshop at the Maintenance Facility, Nevada State Railroad Museum, 600 Yucca Street, Boulder City, Nevada 89005.

October 22, 2016   8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Who can come? Everyone - it is Fun for the whole Family! Sign-up as a Pack and as families. 

What will we do for the day's activities? BB guns, archery, climbing wall, fall carnival games, pumpkin and face painting, gaga ball, Trading Post, skits, cheers, fun, and a chance to launch a pumpkin at the punkin chunkin trebuchet! 

Where do I sign-up? Online at or in the Trading Post. 

When do I need to sign-up? Now. Don't wait. Registration fees increase after October 5th. 

Where is it? Kimball Scout Reservation (10877 Mount Potosi Rd.) *Note* Kimball is a mountainous terrain. You must wear closed toe shoes and be physically able to hike.

Scouting for Food Collection will be on 
November 19, 2016

Scouting for Food Kick-Off will be
Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Donald W. Reynolds Scouting Resource Center
7220 S Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

  Bags and Patches will be distributed at this meeting.

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

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