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Aug 2016 Newsletter
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leadership
From left to right
Randy Robison – Graham Allen – Rob Reed
(See District Org Chart for titles)

header_howdothatWhat is Cub Recruitment? School Night for Scouting?  Slime?  Hugh?  What does this all mean?

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Leader Specific
Sept 10thRegister
 Introduction to
Outdoor Leader Skills
Sept 23-24Register
MORE INFO ON TRAINING ..CLICK HERE 
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Scouts need to contact the

unit leader
to get the list of Counselors.

 

MERIT BADGE MIDWAY
Aug. 20, 2016
more info…

 

 

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Congratulations!
(July District Eagle Boards of Review)

Caleb Nelson
David Word
Austin Stephens
Jordan Watts
Brandon Thomas
Christian McCombs

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

Tuesday September 13th at 7 p.m.

District Committee’s will meet at 6:45 right before every Roundtable.  Check with your committee chair for specific room.

Lowaneu Chapter Order of the Arrow meeting at 6:30 right before every Roundtable. Questions contact Chris Peterson at chris@troop555.us

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


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Click on Flyer for more info

Merit Badge Midway
AUG. 20, 2016

Citizenship in the Community*
Citizenship in the Nation*
Communication*
First Aid*
Personal Fitness*
Personal Management*(* = Eagle required)
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COLLECT PAPER FOR HAYDEN ES AND
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

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COR – Chartered Organization Representative

If you are a Chartered Organization Representative we would like YOU to invite your scout leaders to come to Roundtable personally. It is Tuesday August 9th at 7 p.m.

This Roundtable will kick off our new Scouting Year for 2016-17.  What a great summer we have had.  We are now ready to help you and your leaders provide the best scouting experience you can for your unit.  See you Tuesday!

 derbyphoto_logo Pinewood Derby Photo Contest
We have a winner!IMG_0867
boy-scout-board-of-review 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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We are in need of District members
If you would like to be involved on the district level please let us know.
Click Here for more info…

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North Start District Organization Chart
(updated March 2016)District Job Descriptions
(PDF document)

 

header_districtaward  Congrats to…(Click Here)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 6:30pm
(6:00 pm for BBQ)

All Unit Popcorn Chairman are invited
(note this is not a youth kickoff—but a training for adult leaders).

Flyer with more info

 

 2016 Fall Popcorn Smith’s Store Sign Up Form

 How to Rent Canoes

 

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BeAScout-WebTileAd-3 Find a Scout Unit Near You
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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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Confused about the New Boy Scout Program?
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.
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 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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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
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North Star District Zones and Units list

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 Graham-Allen_smScouters Minute – August 2016

Graham Allen, North Star

Scouting provides youth and leaders with opportunities they otherwise would never have, and in the process, builds skills and memories that will last a lifetime.

I recently went with my Venturing Crew on our final high adventure activity of the 2016 summer. Our weekly August activities were spent swamping canoes, practicing paddling skills, updating our water safety knowledge, creating a menu and buying the food for our trip, preparing and packing for the annual weekend canoe trip. On August 19th, at 6:30 a.m. after weeks of preparation, the anticipation was over and we departed from our troop meeting place to the historic Hoover Dam. We took 16 people and 8 canoes (rented through the Council office). It was an amazing trip! Words can’t describe the awe of being at the base of such an incredible structure and its ability to harness such a great river! As a Crew we enjoyed canoeing more than 12 miles, growing as a team, camping overnight along the riverbank, hiking more than 9 miles in the various side canyons and hot springs, and marveling at the beauties we were actively witnessing.

I’m grateful for the experiences, challenges, and memories Scouting provided me as a youth and now as an adult volunteer. Scouting prepares us for life, each day, teaching timeless values, character, fitness, and fun. Take a minute to reflect on the Scouting adventures you had with your unit this summer, and then move forward with your youth and unit to plan the next year of Scouting memories. Scouting is worth the time, energy, and effort! As we embrace Scouting, it will have an incredibly positive impact on us personally, and on the youth we serve. I’ve always loved the unattributed quote “Nobody knows what a boy is worth, we will have to wait and see, but every man in a noble place, a boy once used to be.” No man or woman has stood taller than when serving a youth and helping them to develop the skills, abilities, and character to become someone greater. Remember, you are doing better than you think you are, and as Baden Powell said, “We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do our duty.” Good luck as we embark on a new Scouting year!

Scouting questions or concerns?
Graham Allen – District Director

 

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