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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:

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North Start District Organization Chart

(updated Aug 2015)


Roundtable

Every 2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m.
5160 W. Lone Mountain Rd 
THURSDAY August 13th at 6:30 p.m. 
Program Launch – At Council
This will replace the usual Tuesday August 11th mtg.  It will be held at the Scout Office not at the regular scheduled church.  Don’t miss this Roundtable, there will be loads of information to prepare you for the new Scouting year.  Don’t miss out on the Ice Cream treat and tables and tables of information.

2015-2016 Year Roundtable Calendar

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

More Roundtable info…


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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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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


 

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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North Star District

Upcoming Events

Leader Specific Training

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Next District training is September 18-19 (Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills and BALOO Training) at Floyd Lamb Park. Click on MORE INFO ON TRAINING to register for upcoming trainings.

MORE INFO ON TRAINING 

2015 Program Launch
THURSDAY August 13th at 6:30 p.m.  at the Scout Office

Get a jumpstart on your Unit’s annual calendar with dates and information that will be provided at the North Star District’s annual Program Launch. Tables, flyers, food, and information! This will be the August Roundtable (regularly held on the 2nd Tuesday).

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2015 Fall Camporee

Who: All Boy Scouts, Varsity Teams, Venturing Crews

Where: Floyd Lamb Park – Area 2

When: September 18-19 (Units who would like to camp over until the 20th and make it a full camping weekend are able to do so)

Why: Because it is going to be a blast.

2015 North Star and Bighorn District Fall Camporee Registration

 

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.

 

Cub Scout Day Camp

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to send your boys to one of our Council’s exciting Cub Day Camps. Click here to learn more about our Cub Day Camps and to register.

 


Quick CALENDAR

–          Aug 11, 2015       “Sign-Up For Scouting” Leader Orientation

–          Aug 12, 2015       Popcorn Kick-off (click here for flyer)

–          Aug 13, 2015       Program Launch (see flyer)

–          September         School Lunch Talks and “Sign-Up For Scouting” Open Houses  (Contact Rachel Conner)

–          Sep 1                     District Committee Mtg

–          Sep 8                     Roundtable

–          Sep 18, 2015       Popcorn pick-up

–          Sep 18-19            Fall Camporee – Registration

–          Sep 18-19            Outdoor Leader Skills Training (@ fall camporee) (Registration)

–          Sep 26                   New Scout Joining event (needing help to man the climbing wall – if you can please let me know)

–          Oct 6                      District Committee Mtg

–          Oct 13                   Re-charter Training / Roundtable (see Flyer)

–          November          Charter Turn-In Dates (see Flyer)

–          Nov 3                    District Committee Mtg

–          Nov 10                  Roundtable

–          Nov 21                  Scouting for Food

 

Las Vegas Area Council Calendar

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Stay in the KNOW


 

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New Cub Scout Program

A new Cub Scout program launched June 1, 2015. It is more fun, excitement, and simplified. Be at Roundtable for latest updates, to get trained, and to purchase new Cub Scout materials. Be prepared: click here to see program updates and resources.


Past Event Recognition

Mega Scout Expo

Thank you all who participated in another successful Mega Scout Expo. Expo included camping, merit badges, a Webelos walk, booths, evening shows, a car show, great food, and much more! We had over 750 families and Scouts camping from North Star District, representing more than 20 Units.

Congratulations to Pack 560 for the top booth at Expo – showing how, and letting Scouts participate in making their own ice cream with salt, sugar and cream in a Rubbermaid! Be sure to join us next year at Mega Scout Expo!

 

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