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North Star District  Newsletter
October 2016
District

September Eagle Scouts :
Aiden Bishop
Alex Walker
Austin Abel
Colby Hulet
Ethan Lewis
Justin Howard
Kole Howard
Palmer Adams

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 October 11th at 7 p.m.
RECHARTER TRAINING

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 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

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


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)

October 2016, 11 (Tue. Roundtable)-Leader Specific Training

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/


Chairmans Challenge

Please donate $100 today, and issue this challenge to another, committing them to donate by October 21st. 

The number 21 is symbolic of the 21 boys Baden Powell took on the first official Scout campout to Brownsea Island - teaching camping, woodcraft, patriotism, and chivalry.  Help deliver Baden Powell's promise of Scouting adventures to one more boy by October 21st and donate today!


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!


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

2016 Popcorn Sale important dates

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)


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.

CUBS, You Need To Go!  We have so much fun.  
Not sure?  Check out the following link to see a video from last year...VIDEOYou can sign up as a pack or as a family.  Register today!!  

There will be 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 lvacbsa.org 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.


PBS

Vegas PBS - Keeping Kids Fit - Vegas PBS offers workshops on Health, Nutrition and Fitness at no charge to your Troops


Scouting for Food Collection will be on 
November 19, 2016

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

  Bags and Patches will be distributed at this meeting.

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