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The North Star District serves more than 3,200 registered Scouts including:

  • Cub Scouts (ages 7-10 or 1st-5th grades)
  • Boy Scout (ages 11-18)
  • Varsity Scouts (ages 14-18)
  • Venture Scouts (co-ed programming available for youth ages 14-21).

The North Star District serves 193 Scout Units chartered to 64 chartering organizations at several schools, parent organizations, Nellis Air Force Base, and to several local community churches. The District serves boys within the following zip codes:  89143, 89131, 89130, 89032, 89031, 89081, 89084, 89033, 89086, 89030, 89115

Use BeAScout.org – find a Scout unit near you: click here.

Put Your Unit on the Map at BeAScout.org!

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See a map of the district with traditionally sponsored unit locations below:

2014-15 BSA-LVAC bighorn & nortstar


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

Roundtable is Where Inspiring Leaders Share Ideas – Where Will YOU BE?

More Roundtable info…


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Save the date to join us on Saturday, February 20th to recognize and thank each of you – our district’s great Scouting volunteers. We appreciate your efforts and the difference you are making in the lives of our youth and we are having a dinner to say THANK YOU!

I am pleased to provide you the 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

Attend the dinner to support your family member/friend and thank them for all their great service.

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The following Awards will be presented:
The District Award of Merit, Spark Plug Award, Super Spouse Award, & Super Couple Award

For more information check out our District Award of Merit page.


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Leadership Awards

A list of Outstanding Individuals and the awards they have been given or will receive.  We thank you for all your hard work and for your example!


 

Confused about the New Boy Scout Program?
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Check out Program Updates page.  You will need to scroll down to Boy Scouting.

CLICK HERE for a PDF that contains Comparisons to Current Requirements
CLICK HERE for a PDF that contains information on Transitioning to the new program.


 

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North Star District’s next training days!

Leader Specific training is January 23, 2016.

BALOO training is January 30, 2016.

Outdoor Leader Skills training is January 29-30, 2016.

MORE INFO ON TRAINING ..CLICK HERE 

 

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North Star Districts Newest Eagle Scouts
Congratulations!
Brandon Johnson
Donovan Kleven
Gabriel Burgos
Kaden Walker
Matthew Glover
Zachary Christensen

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Everyone Deserves a SNOW DAY!
Get a group of 20 or more together and each person can ski for
$35 per student/ $45 Saturdays and Sundays
Lift ticket, equipment, coaching and lunch provided.
Lee Canyon Snowboard Ski Resort
6725 Lee Canyon Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89124Call 702-385-2754 ask for Group Sales to make
a reservation under the Boy Scout Bundle
(Need to reserve 2 wks in advance)
Use as often as you wish
Question:  Call Alicia Harker at 702-499-5410

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It’s your journey…live it!
Scout Expo will be here soon and we need your help!
We are preparing now for another great Scout Expo at Floyd Lamb in April 2016.  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.

CLICK HERE for a list of classes.  There are a few tabs depending on time to complete badge. Any spaces marked with “xxx” the class is not offered at that time.

Links will be available for signup on December 1, 2015.

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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.

 

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Get Out and Go Camping This Year!

Camping is a hallmark of a Boy Scout’s experience. As a leader have you ever wondered….where are good places to camp around Las Vegas? Wonder no more!

Click here for a list of more than 26 camping spots nearby, compiled by some of our very own Scoutmasters. Need another resource? Click here. Take a picture on your next camping trip and post it to our facebook page North Star District, Las Vegas Area Council.

 

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Cub Scout Day Camp

2016 Cub Scout Day Camp Calendar
(Dates are on the second page of the flyer)
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to send your boys to one of our Council’s exciting Cub Day Camps.

 

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Graham Allen, North Star

Scouting prepares young people for life, while teaching timeless values and having a ton of fun. I will always remember attending the 1997 National Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. There I mixed with 30,000 other Scouts and volunteer leaders for an adventure of a lifetime that taught me Scouting skills, reinforced values, provided me an opportunity to overcame personal challenges, and grow as an individual.

What Scouting adventure are you involved with today or looking forward to in the future? Get involved today as a leader (stop wading in the Scouting stream – jump in and start swimming!), run the program as provided by the BSA, and participate in local Council and National events. If you do this, you and your Scouts will experience adventures today with memories that will last a lifetime.

Scouting questions or concerns?
Graham Allen – District Director

 

Las Vegas Area Council Calendar

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Stay in the KNOW


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District Eagle Boards of Review

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.


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North Start District Organization Chart

(updated Aug 2015)


 

Do you need Merit Badge Counselor Information?Merit Badges
Scouts need to contact the unit leader to get the list of Counselors.

We need more counselors! Sign up today!
Please contact Sue Jacobson, raysue4@msn.com


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