June 2013

Compass Point


Dear Scouter,

Summer vacation is just about here, hopefully your units have some wonderfull summer time activities planned. Don't forget Cub Camp, and check the website for calendars and information you will need to have when you go into your planning sessions for the upcoming year.

Regards, North Star District

Joint Roundtables for 2013-2014

Cub and Boy Scout Roundtables will meet at the LDS Stake Center Carrollton.  A joint opening will start at 7:30 on the second Thursday of each month.  After announcements the group will break into Cub and Scout Roundtables.

Mark your calendars for the up coming Scout year.  The first gathering will be August 8th.  Come early and see old friends and make new ones.

Cub Scout Roundtable

Come celebrate the stars & stripes and some outdoor fun at Cub Scout roundtable this month!  This is a perfect time for your den and pack to enjoy the outdoors and to learn about our country!  Join your roundtable staff on Tuesday night, June 11 at First Christian Church on the corner of Josey Lane and Walnut Street in Carrollton.  We will begin at 7:30, but come early for gathering and fellowship!

This is our annual roundtable where we move it outside to enjoy fun and games. (weather permitting)  No need for uniforms this month, so come casual.  We will be cooking up some hot dogs and having other snacks too.  You won’t want to miss it!

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

See you at Cub roundtable!!

Boy Scout Roundtable

Join us for the final roundtable for the 2012-2013 Scout year.  Five merit badges will be presented: Search and Rescue; Game Design; Sustainability; Cycling with mountain biking; and Computer programming.  You will meet your new Boy Scout roundtable commissioner for 2013-2014.  And each attendee will be eligible for a drawing featuring Scouting items.

Popcorn Planning

It's time to start getting ready for the 2013 popcorn sale.  We have some new products this year that we are very excited about.  There are some new flavors, new packaging, and incentives for participating in this year's sale.  So, get your unit's popcorn kernel to go online and sign up for this year's sale. You will also find important upcoming dates and resources to make your unit's 2013 popcorn sale a success.  Go online today and sign your unit up to stay informed about the sale.

If you have any questions, please contact the North Star District Popcorn Kernel.

School Night for Scouting

Howdy all, it's not too early to start thinking School Night For Scouting! Please make sure your contact information is current, and it you have SNFS coordinator please make sure we know! And take a look at the BeAScout.org website and make sure your troop or pack information is correct! And have a wonderful summer!

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training on June 29th!

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.

Click here to down load the flyer or here to go to the on-line registration.

Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training

Cub Camp is less than two weeks away and it is not to late to take the new, facilitator led Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training course. It is required for all adults who plan to attend.

We have one more weekday training session scheduled on June 10th at the Knights Of Columbus on Springlake Road in Dallas from 7 pm to 9 pm.  Click here for more details or to register for the training.

Can't make it on the 10th?  Your last chance to take the
Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training before Cub Camp is June 15th at the Farmers Branch Historical Park at 10 am  and en Español at Noon.  Click on the preceeding links for more information or to register.





In This Issue:

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Cub Scout Roundtable

Jun - Courage, Outdoors & H2O

Upcoming Themes

Jul - Off
Aug - Joint roundtable, Cook-Off



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Boy Scout Roundtable

Jun - 2013 new merit badges, Search and Rescue

Upcoming Themes

Jul - Off
Aug - Joint roundtable, Cook-Off


Key Upcoming Dates
Jun 10 Face-to-Face YPT
Jun 11 Cub Scout roundtable
Jun 13 Boy Scout roundtable
Jun 15 Cub Camp Setup
Jun 16 Cub Camp Setup
Jun 17-21 Cub Camp
Jun 29 Boy Scout Leader Training

District Top Trainer Leader Status

Currently we are at 50%. 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

District High Adventure Page

Troop 121 is looking for one more person for a June Philmont Trek



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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 10:15