How do I do that

How Do I Do That?

November 2017 Newsletter
December Newsletter:
How do I do that?
I have heard about Scoutbook but I am not sure its for us.  Where do I find answers about Scoutbook?  Also, has Scoutbook incorporated the changes made in November?  
From the first knot tied to final hours of service performed, the Scouting experience is a journey like no other.  Scoutbook ensures not a moment is missed – tracking advancement, milestone achievements and all the fun along the way.
Scoutbook website –

Yes!  Changes that were made in November have been updated on Scoutbook.  Click here for more information.

November Newsletter:
We have done several service hours as a Pack and we have Scouting For Food in a couple weeks.  I need to log my service hours but I just don’t know how to do it.
Well, we have great help for you!  Larry Simon the Roundtable Commissioner has put together a great video showing us exactly how to log in service hours.  Wether it be for Cub Scouting or Boy Scouting this video will help you!
It is also on our District Site at

September Newsletter:

Now is a great time to put together your annual pack program plan.  What?  How do I get started you say?
A research project done by Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, Indiana, showed that a common element of strong packs is they all have a good annual pack program planned a year in advance that is then shared with all families in the form of a calendar. The important result of a shared annual program calendar is that your pack will attract more families, and Cub Scouts will stay for a long time.  

More information on the BSA National website


Here is an example of the calendar they have on the link above.

August Newsletter:  
What is Cub Recruitment? School Night for Scouting?  Slime?  Hugh?  What does this all mean?
The 2016 School Night for Scouting (SNFS) is what we call our campaign to recruit young people to the Scouting family. The greatest emphasis is placed on recruiting boys who are in kindergarten through 5th grade for Cub Scouts. The North Star District will have Cub Scout leaders in most elementary schools at lunch times and after school on different days and nights for the sole purpose of helping new families join Cub Scouts.
Recruitment involves three steps.
1.  Lunch Talks – A scout leader will go to Elementary schools and talk with the kids for a couple minutes about scouts, then pass out cards inviting them to a sign up night with their parents.
2.  Sign-Up Night – Parents can come with their children and get info, ask questions and pay for membership.
3.  Activity In Unit – This is where the new scouts come to make slime with their new unit and start their new adventure in Cub Scouts.
We need your help.  Please send at a minimum one leader to represent your Unit at the training. Preferably, we would love to have the Cubmaster, Committee Chair, and Membership Chair at the meeting from each Unit. We will review the school night recruitment process, conduct orientation and train for a successful fall membership, and make our own slime. We also need all unit commissioners to attend the meeting.
Come to Unit Orientation on August 9th at 7 p.m.  at the same building as RT.  We will train you on the fall membership campaign and school night recruitment process.
National Recruitment Campaign: Build an Adventure – There is a ton of info on at the following link
June Newsletter:  Our pack is meeting during the summer and we would like to earn the Summertime Pack Award. What do we need to do?
The purpose of the National Summertime Pack Award is to encourage packs to provide a year-round program by continuing to meet during the time periods when school is out of session.
A pack can qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award certificate and streamer by planning and conducting three pack activities-one each in June, July, and August.  Individual scouts that participate in all three pack events can receive the National Summertime Pack Award pin.
Here is a link to the Summertime Pack Award Application – Here
Submit the application to the Council as soon as possible after your August activity.

May Newsletter:  We are trying to have more activities out doors.
When do I need to fill out a tour plan and how do I do that?

Tour and Activity plan FAQ – Times when a tour and activity plan must be submitted, what training is needed (YPT & Hazardous is needed for all permits), and more.

Video – This Video walks you through the tour plan online application

Don’t need a tour permit?  Please have parents fill out the ACTIVITY CONSENT FORM

LDS Permission slip – Parental or Guardian Permission and Medical Release.

When you create an event in Scoutbook you can optionally print permission slips for your invitees. Scoutbook automatically fills out either an LDS or non-LDS permission slip depending how your unit is setup in Scoutbook.  If you don’t see your ward or stake do the following:  You can enter your ward and stake from the Edit Pack or Edit Troop page. Once they are entered, go back to your event and press the Permission Slips button and they will appear with the ward and stake information.

I need to report my service hours but I don’t know how to do that!

Help is right here!  Thank you for taking the time to learn how.

In the registration page, you will be prompted to put both your unit ID# and your unit number. Your unit ID# is different than you unit number. The unit ID# comes from council office.  It is the document/link in the second step above.  Click on that link and use that number for your Unit ID#.