May 2013

 
Compass Point

May
2013

Dear Scouter,

We've had a number of exciting events this year in the district (CUBE, Camporee, Crossovers, Webelos Woods, Food for Scouting), but the fun isn't over yet, we still have summer camp's, and Cub Scout Day Camp coming up quickly. We also have Circle Ten's Program Preview this week.

Regards, North Star District

Program Preview

It's time for the annual Circle Ten Program Preview, come learn what exciting events and opportunites Circle Ten and North Star District will be hosting in the Circle Ten's Centennial Year. Circle Ten has a number of events planned through the year, as well as the North Star district events we usually have. This year will be special with all the centennial based activities, and this preview is an excellent opportunity to learn about them. With this information you can go into your summer planning sessions for the next Scout year.  The preview will be held at the combined Boy Scout/Cub Scout roundtable this month held on May 9, 2013 at the LDS Stake Center in Carrollton.

RSVP & More Information

Cub Camp Registration

Cub Camp Registration will be held on Thursday, May 9th at Carrollton LDS Stake Center and May 16th at First Christian Church, Carrollton from 7 pm – 9 pm.

Registration forms are available on-line on the Cub Camp page.

Questions about Cub Camp, contact Brad Pense.

Cub Camp Training

Cub Camp Training for all persons who will be attending cub camp with their unit is on Tuesday, May 14th starting at 7pm at First Christian Church, Carrollton.

To meet BSA National Camp Standards that “At least 50 percent of staff must be currently certified in American Red Cross Standard First Aid or approved equivalent.” Cub Camp First Aid Training will be on May 21st from 7 pm – 9 pm at Nor’ kirk Presbyterian – Carrollton and that “At least 50 percent of staff must be currently certified in American Red Cross CPR/AED or approved equivalent.” Cub Camp CPR Training will be on May 28th from 7 pm – 9 pm at Nor’ kirk Presbyterian – Carrollton.

Questions about Cub Camp, contact Brad Pense.

Cub Scout Roundtable

Just a reminder that Cub Scout roundtable will be combined with the Boy Scout roundtable and Venture crew this month for our North Star District Program Preview.  It will be held on Thursday, May 9 at 7:30p.m. at the LDS Stake Center on the Highway 121 Bypass and Huffines Blvd.  You will be receiving the latest information from the district and Circle Ten.

Our June Cub Scout roundtable will move back to our regular second Tuesday of the month at our regular location at 7:30.  For the June 11 meeting, our themes will be Outdoors & H2O and Courage.  Join us for our annual outside roundtable for lots of games and crafts, followed by our hot dog cookout picnic and fellowship.

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

Boy Scout Roundtable

Just a reminder that Boy Scout roundtable will be combined with the Cub Scout roundtable and Venture crew this month for our North Star District Program Preview.  It will be held on Thursday, May 9 at 7:30p.m. at the LDS Stake Center on the Highway 121 Bypass and Huffines Blvd.  You will be receiving the latest information from the district and Circle Ten.  

 

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 at 51%.
 
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 (Pack, Troop, Team 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

Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training

It is that time again, time for anyone attending Cub Scout Day/Twilight Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, Boy Scout Resident Camp, NYLT or Winter Camp in the state of Texas to take the new, facilitator led Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training course. If you took this course last year you are good for another year since like the online course, this course is good for two (2) years.

But, if you did not take the Face-to-Face YPT course last year and will be attending one of this above listed camps this year you will need to take this new course. Good news is, it will also count towards your Youth Protection certification for BSA Membership and Rechartering. For weekend camping, normal meetings, other activities, and Rechartering the computer based BSA youth protection training is still sufficient.

North Star District will also be offering Face-to-Face YPT sessions on and 25th at Aldersgate UMC from 9 am to 11 am.

The Big D Fleur-De-Lis Project

The Big D Fleru-De-Lis project is the 3rd Quarter activity for Circle 10's centennial celebration. It's purpose is to rally the Scouting Community of the Circle Ten Council around the creation of the World's Largest Fleur-De-Lis using crushed aluminum cans. We intend to document the accomplishment and apply for the Guinness Book of World Records designation. Start saving your washed and crushed aluminum cans now. More details on where to take the cans will be provided shortly. Check out the Circle Ten website for more information.

 

 

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In This Issue:

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Cub Scout Roundtable

May (9) - Council Program Preview

Upcoming Themes

Jun - Courage, Outdoors & H2O
 

 

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Boy Scout Roundtable

May - Council Program Preview
 

Upcoming Themes

Jun - Search & Rescue
 

Key Upcoming Dates
May 7 Cub Camp CPR Training
May 9 Program Preview
May 9 Cub Camp Registraion
May 14 Cub Camp Training
May 16 Cub Camp Registration
May 21 Cub Camp First Aid Training
May 25 Face-to-Face YPT
May 28 Cub Camp CPR Training
   
   
 

District High Adventure Page

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, May 6, 2013 - 22:30