North Star District  Newsletter
February 2016
District

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

TUESDAY February 9th at 7 p.m.
Big Rock: Unit to Unit
Den and Pack Program Material - Thrifty/Cubstruction
Scouts - Tough Scout Challenge - Citizenship

TUESDAY March 8th at 7 p.m.
Big Rock: STEM
Den and Pack Program Material - Cheerful/Strike Up The Band
Scouts - Troop Guide & Instructor Roles - Climbing & Rappelling


More info on Roundtable on our site. 






Scouting's Journey to Excellence

North Star District Earned Gold!
Congrats and Thank You for all your hard work. 

"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of units, districts, and councils.

North Star District Year-end 2015 - 199 Scouting Units
o   94 Gold JTE Units
o   19 Silver JTE Units
o   28 Bronze JTE Units
o   Total Units recognized with year-end JTE: 141 (71%)


Save the Date!
Leader Specific - April 9th
 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills  - April 15/16
BALOO training for Cubs - April 15 & 16

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

Cubmasters do you have Den Chiefs helping in your dens?
Scout Masters do you have Scouts looking 
for leadership positions?

We are losing our scouts after Webelos.  They are not transitioning into Scouts.  We hope that you will encourage your dens to use the Den Chief Program.  This will help not only your Cubs but also the Scouter learn leadership skills.  It's a win- win.  Check out our Den Chief Page on our District site for more information.

Den Chief duties (pick from):  lead den in games, songs, skits;  teach skills that he knows;  help maintain order;  coach the Cubs;  stories on campouts;  coach sporting events;  basically be a "big" brother to the Cubs.

To find a scout troop that your Webelos can join after they graduate from Cubs go to beascout.org



Join us on Saturday, Feb 20th to recognize and thank YOU - our great Scouting volunteers.  

2016 Awardees:
Brett Bogdon - UC units 380/422/922
 
Lance Bohne - NS Programs Chair
 
Richard Conner - NS Activities Chair
 
Brandy Hackman - Highland Hills Day Camp Director
 
Alicia Harker - ASM T430, UC
 
Steven Harker - ASM T430, UC
 
Nichole Wasden - CC P390, NS Webmaster
 
Jerry Wiese II - SM T508
You will need to Register HERE or in person at the Council office. Early registration cost per person is $20, or $30 for couples. (More info


We are in need of Unit Commissioners

Job description:  The unit commissioner is the connecting link in the chain between the troop and the pack. Often, the same unit commissioner will serve both a pack and troop in the same community.
 
For more information contact Rob Reed.

 

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!

 


Changes in the Boy Scout Program.  We have info that will help the transition.

Check out our website for more info at http://northstar.lvacbsa.org/
 

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!


FACEBOOK

We have been working hard to update our Facebook page with information you need NOW.  

LIKE us today! 
North Star District, Las Vegas Area Council
Council

5TH ANNUAL SCOUTERS' CUP

Friday, February 19th & 20th
Join us to benefit Scouting in Southern Nevada as teams of four skiers and/or snowboarders compete in this exciting event. The winning team's name will be inscribed in the Scouters' Cup trophy which will be prominently displayed all year at the Lee Canyon Ski Resort. For more information go to http://scouterscup.com/
 


Helping Scout units earn their way to camp!
Expo & Camp Card 
Kick-Off
 Register by February 17th 
online HERE

 
The Kick-off is 
February 24th at 6:30 p.m.
Food will be served at 6:00 p.m.
 
at Donald W. Reynolds Scouting Resource 
Center, 7220 S Paradise Road, LV 89119


Every Scout Deserves To Go To Camp
Council #1 Top Seller will receive an $500 VISA Gift Card.  
150 CARD CLUB PARTY- Wet N Wild Theme Park
Check out the Camp Card Guide Book for more info.

Pack 99's Scout Expo Booth 2008 -1st Place Winner
SCOUT EXPO
It's your journey...live it!
April 22-24

Sign up early for your Scout Booth & save money on camping HERE
You will receive a $2 discount per person for camping, if your unit has signed up for a booth on or before April 1, 2016.


PATCH CONTEST
Mega Scout Expo is hosting a patch contest for 2016. Any adult or scout is eligible to design the patch. Get out your pencils and your creativity. (MORE

Merit Badge Online Registration
Webelos Walk Registration


Volunteers:  We are in need of Webelos Teachers & Merit Badge Counselors.  We are also offering classes on Sunday for both Webelos Walk and Merit Badge Midway this year. Please contact Rachel Conner for Webelos Walk and Tessa Beach for Merit Badge Midway.

For more info go to the Council website at http://lvacbsa.org/activities/mega-scout-expo/ 
Don't miss the links on the left side of the page.

An all day adult leader learning experience with over 100 classes to choose from. You pick the ones that you want to attend. Cost is $25, but you can save $5 by registering by February 15th. Check out the list of classes you can take here.

Cub Scout DAY CAMP 
Come enjoy camp fun and new adventures as we go "Under The Big Top". 

For a full list of upcoming day camp dates and to sign up go HERE.


Del Web

A new session has been added! 
July 3-9, 2016 

STAFF IS NEEDED!.  You can sign up for two weeks at a time if needed.  Scout Masters again here is another opportunity for Scouts looking for leadership positions. 

Wood Badge
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.

Spring Course
May 5-7 and May 19-21, 2016 at Kimball Scout Reservation

Summer Course
Aug 8-13, 2016 at Del Webb Adventure Base