November 2013 Newsletter

Compass Point

November
2013

Dear Scouter,

Summer's heat wave has finally broken and cooler temperatures have returned.It's a great time to wrapped up in your warm sleeping bag on a unit campout in the cool nights after a nice day's activities. The district still has a few events before the holidays and Circle Ten's Winter Camp, such as Oak Leaf Training, and Advancement Day. We look forward to finishing up this fall session, and have great plans for the spring session.

Regards, North Star District

Cub Scout Roundtable

This month’s roundtable themes are ‘Passports to Other Lands’ and ‘Respect’.  These are great themes to work with!  The Cub Scouts can learn about different ways to celebrate the traditions of our country and others during the holiday season.  A Scout should always be respectful of other people and countries and their beliefs.  Hans and Franz will make a guest appearance, so don’t forget to introduce yourself.  We are so excited to have them visit us.  We have some great door prizes to give away that you don’t want to miss!

Come and join in the fun with your North Star District Cub Scout roundtable staff! Make sure and invite all of the leaders in your Pack, so that we can meet them and welcome them to the program.  We offer ribbons for attendance at the meeting that you can add to your pack flag, to show off to your boys that you are going the extra mile to offer them a great program!!  Thank you for volunteering your time!

Boy Scout Roundtable

Howdy all! Hope you got more treats than tricks this year. As the year goes flying by we need to make sure our summer camp plans are shaping up. A lot of camps filling up quickly! So with this in mind bring your camping expertise to roundtable this November 14th to the LDS Stake Center and join us for an evening of Scouting fun! Everyone is welcome so bring a friend!

Advancement Day

The deadline to register for the 2013 North Star District Advancement Day is quickly approaching. The registration packet and payment must be at the council office by 5pm Wednesday November 6 in order to get your Scouts into the classes. A wide variety of classes are being planned, both Eagle Scout required and optional merit badge classes. This is a great opportunity for your Scouts to get 1 or 2 merit badges that they may not have the opportunity within your unit.

For more information

Popcorn Pick Up

Just a reminder, the date for popcorn pick up is November the 16th.  The location for popcorn pick up is the same as last year – 1601 Valwood Pkwy., Carrollton, 75007.  I am looking for volunteers to help with popcorn order sorting on Friday, the 15th.  We will start at 8 a.m. and are usually finished by noon.  If you can help with sorting, please show up.  Even if you cannot stay for the entire sorting process, any help is appreciated.  We understand that there are units that have plans for the weekend and will allow units to pick up their orders on Friday (after we have completed sorting all of the orders).

We are sharing our warehouse with another district this year and it will be crowded and chaotic on Saturday at the pick up location.  If you can, please pick up your unit’s order on Friday evening.  We usually stay until at least 9 p.m. on Friday night, but, we will stay as long as necessary to make it easier for everyone.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the District Popcorn Kernel.

Oak Leaf

This training is for Scouts who are 1st Class rank and above, recently elected to troop leadership positions or expect to be in the near future.  Oak Leaf is designed to supplement troop-level training and act as a step toward BSA’s National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course.  OAK LEAF aims to provide Scouts with leadership skills they can carry back to their troops, build on throughout their scouting experience, and utilize for the rest of their lives.
 
Click here to link to the registration page ... registration closes at Midnight on Tuesday, November 5th.

Big "D" Fluer-de-lis

Thanks for joining us as we attempt to qualify for the Guinness Book of World records by building the world’s largest Fleur-De-Lis out of crushed aluminum cans.  This event not only celebrates the Centennial of the Circle Ten Council but will also qualify your unit for a Messengers of Peace project.  Each of your Scouts and registered volunteer Scouters will receive the Messengers of Peace ring patch to wear on their uniform.

This project teaches Scouts about sustainability while raising funds to support several International initiatives that have been adopted by Circle Ten’s International Scouting committee. Please click here for the latest information regarding parking. The participant roster for attaining the Messengers of Peace patches is available here.

Please notify Greg Taylor that you are planning to drop off your unit's tagged bags of cans. His email address is Greg.Taylor@scouting.org

 

 

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Joint Cub Scout & Boy Scout Roundtable 
Enjoy adult Scouting Thursday November 14th. at the LDS Stake Center in Carrollton.  Come early, 7:00pm, enjoy a few snacks, speak with your fellow volunteers, sign-in and receive a raffle ticket.  Following the opening at  7:30pm, and the district announcements there will be a five minute presentation on retention.  You will then have an opportunity to win the drawing.  We will then break into the Cub Scout and Boy Scout program specific roundtable sessions.

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

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Cub Scout Roundtable

Nov - Passport to Other Lands, Respect

Upcoming Themes

Dec - Lights, Camera, Action, Positive Attitude
Jan - Blue & Gold Invention Convention, Resourcefulness
Feb - Pet Pals, Compassion

 

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Boy Scout Roundtable

Nov - Summer Camp Plans

Upcoming Themes

Dec - TBD
Jan - TBD
Feb - TBD

 

Key Upcoming Dates
Nov 9 Big D Fluer-de-lis  
Nov 9 Oak Leaf
Nov 14 Roundtable
Nov 16 Advancement Day
Nov 29 December unit recharter turn-In
   
   

District Top Trainer Leader Status

Currently we are at 49%. click on Unit Trainingunder the Training section then select your unit type (PackTroopTeam or Crew) to see 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

 

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Date: 

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 23:30