March 2013 Newsletter

 
Compass Point

March
2013

Dear Scouter,

Just like the temperature the spring session of Scouting is heating up. There are lots of activities planned at the district level in the next couple of months for all levels of Scout. Webelos Woods, district Pinewood derby to name a couple

Regards, North Star District

 

Cub Scout Roundtable

Join your roundtable staff on Tuesday, February 12 at First Christian Church on the corner of Josey Lane and Walnut Street in Carrollton for our Cub roundtable meeting.  Our themes this month are Dinosaurs Rock and Compassion!

We will recognize the Cub Scout leaders who are attending their first Cub Scout roundtable with us.  Spread the word to fellow leaders and parents and bring them along with you!

Just a reminder that Cub Scout roundtable is an adult training meeting, so please make other arrangements for your children.

Come and join in the fun as we explore our prehistoric dinosaur friends!  Our gathering time is at 7:00 and the meeting starts at 7:30.  We would love to see you there!

Boy Scout Roundtable

Howdy one and all! It’s that time of year again, and Bill has let me loose on Round Table next week. So come on by and visit with us. We will have a presentation by Sam Jones and our OA folks about our very own Circle 10 Summer camps and how wonderful they are. Afterword we will have a round robin of where have you been and where are you going. So bring your questions and bring some answers, but mostly just bring as many Scouters as you can!

Wood Badge

Have you completed the position-specific training for the position you currently hold?  Have you completed IOLS/OWL?  Then your next training opportunity is Wood Badge for the 21st Century.   Wood Badge is the BSA’s premier leadership training.  The very best of corporate training is brought together with Scouting Methods to provide an experience like no other.

Wood Badge is a council level training event  and Circle 10 has four upcoming classes being formed. Click below  for more information on the program, a listing of the upcoming classes, the link to register for a class and how to get more information

For more information

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training

Three part evening training class, March 20th, March 27th, and April 3

Boy Scout Leader Specific training provides a hands-on application of the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role in the troop. Highlights: Role of Scoutmaster, Troop Committee and ASMs, Troop Meeting and Organization, Patrol Method, Patrol Leaders’ Council, Outdoor Program, Advancement, Proper Uniforming. Emphasis is on troop operation and the patrol method. This training event is for adult leaders that have changed roles within their troop or are a new leader for their unit. Leaders from any district are welcome to attend. This training will provide you with the experience that will give you confidence as you deliver an outstanding program to the youth in your unit.  We will be doing this training jointly with the Northern Trail District.

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training

Oak Leaf Training

Oak Leaf Junior Leader Training is for scouts who have recently been elected to troop leadership positions or expect to be in the near future. Oak Leaf is a junior leader training course designed to supplement troop level training and prepare Scouts for NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training). It is for Boy Scout youth, First Class Rank or above who will be serving in a leadership capacity within their troop. Minimum age is 12 years old at time of the course. Oak Leaf is highly recommended by Circle 10 as preparation for NYLT. The purpose of the course is to provide a unified, standardized curriculum in which boy leaders are trained in the responsibilities of their Scouting jobs and given basic leadership tools with which to accomplish them.  We will be doing this training jointly with the Northern Trail District.

 Oak Leaf

Flag Ceremonies

To give back to our community the NorthStar Committee and the units they serve have the opportunity to perform the flag ceremonies for the Carrollton City Council Meetings, Farmers Branch City Council Meetings and even the CFBisd board meetings on special occasions.  The CFBisd has never had a Sscout unit do a flag ceremony before so this would be their first.  This will begin with Carrollton and Farmers Branch meetings on Tuesday March 5th.

To sign up to do the flag ceremonies go to www.northstarbsa.org and click on the calendar.   The meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.  Carrollton’s meeting starts at 7pm and Farmers Branch’s meeting starts at 6pm.  Complete the registration for those events.  Look on June 6th for the CFBisd Board Meeting.

If you have any questions please email John Hall

Click here for the district calendar


Spring IOLS Weekend

How often have we heard that every Scout deserves a trained leader? And how many times have you been encouraged to get your leaders trained? The biggest problem is asking an already very busy person to take another course and dedicate another "hour per week" to Scouting.

So, to tackle this big issue, we are asking each of you to encourage your leaders who could use the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) training to sign up for our course on April 12th to 14th at Camp Wisdom.  We will be doing this training jointly with the Northern Trail District and we promise you that the staff assembled will make it worth their time; and you will get back "fired-up" leaders ready to help bring the full Scouting experience to your Scouts.

Webelos Scout leaders who just crossed over your Webelos into Boy Scouts: this is a great opportunity for you to continue your adventure with the Scouts. Come learn the Boy Scout camping experience, and be prepared to hit the ground running when you are done. Just as the troops are anxious to have your Scouts in their unit, they are just as willing and anxious to get new trained adult leaders into their troop. We are sure that you also know, having adults who are trained in the Scouting program is a very valuable asset.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training

Camp Cards

Camp Cards sales are in progress!  Camp Cards are available now for pickup at the council office, if you have not already signed up for Camp Cards Click here.

The Camp Card program is a fundraising effort specifically designed to help the youth fund their own way to Summer Camp, reducing out of pocket costs for parents and families while teaching youth the value and benefits of earning their own way.
 
Important dates:
March 4th – Card pickup  begins
March 4th   - May 4th    -   Camp Card Sales
March 4th – May 24th  -   Units turn in money  (Units keep commissions and only turn in unsold cards and money due council)
May 31st -  Commission drops to 35%
June 7th -   Commission drops to 25%

 

District Pinewood Derby

Just a little over 2 weeks until race day! Have you registered yet? You can sign up in person at Cub Roundtable on 03/12, & at Boy Scout Roundtable on 03/14.

Click here to register online

Webelos Woods

A weekend campout for all North District Boy Scouts as well as 4th and 5th grade Webelos Scouts and adults.  This campout is designed to introduce the Webelos some of scouting’s outdoor activities and develop Scout skills.

Many activities for the Scouts and Webelos Scouts are planned along with events for the adult leaders to partake in. For more information on the activites and events planned click here.

Cub Camp 2013 Information

Cub Camp 2013 "Round-Up" will be held June 17th – 21st at the Farmers Branch Historical Park from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Registration forms will be available soon ... be sure to mark your calendars with the following dates.

Cub Camp Training for all persons who will be attending cub camp with their unit is on Thursday, April 25th starting at 7pm at First Christian Church, Carrollton

Cub Camp Registration will be held on Thursday, May 9th at TBA andMay 16th at First Christian Church, Carrollton from 7 pm – 9 pm.

Questions about Cub Camp, contact Brad Pense

Does Your Unit Have A Trained Top Leader?

Is your unit's Top Leader Trained ?

While we have until 2015 to answer YES for all of our units, we need to be able to say that for over 70% of them by the end of 2013.  Currently we are at42%.
 
As mentioned last month, a list of Trained / Not Trained Top Unit Leaders (along with our percentage to our ultimate goal of 100%) is now available on the North Star District website.  Just click on Unit Training under the Training section then select your unit type (PackTroopTeam or Crew) to se if your unit's Top Leader is trained or not.  If they are not, you will also see what training they need to take to become trained.

Remember, to be a "Trained Leader", an adult volunteer needs to have successfully completed all the training as proscribed by National. If you are not sure that you are a Trained Top Unit Leader, a list of the required training can be found at here

 

 

 

preparedforlife

 

In This Issue:

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Cub Scout Roundtable

Faith, Abracadabra!

Upcoming Themes

Apr - Health & Fitness, Ole, Ole!
May (9) - Council Program Preview

Jun - Courage, Outdoors & H2O

 

 

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Boy Scout Roundtable

Circle 10 Summer Camps
 

Upcoming Themes

Apr - TBA
May - Council Program Preview
Jun - TBA

 

 

Key Upcoming Dates
Mar 12 Cub Scout roundtable
Mar 14 Boy Scout roundtable
Mar 20 Boy Scout Leader Specifc Training Pt1
Mar 23 District Pinewood Derby
Mar 27 Boy Scout Leader Specifc Training Pt2
Mar 28-30 LDS Unit Emcampment
Apr 3 Boy Scout Leader Specifc Training Pt3
Apr 6 Oak Leaf
 

District High Adventure Page

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2013 National Jamboree Contigent Troop

 

 

 

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Friday, March 8, 2013 - 01:00