September 2013 Newsletter

 

 
Compass Point

September
2013

Dear Scouter,

School's started, unit programs are well underway, now if we can just get the weather to break, life will be great. The next couple of months is always a budy time for district activities, CUBE, camporeee, Advancement Day, etc. Check the calendar, website, newsletters and flashes to keep up to date on all the actitities we have planned.

Regards, North Star District

Joint Cub Scout & Boy Scout Roundtable

On the new combined roundtable night - the second Thursday of the month, at the LDS Carrollton Stake Center.  The church is located at 4000 Nazarene Dr. Carrollton, TX  75010.  This is at the Highway 121 By-Pass and Huffines Blvd. All Adult volunteers in units are invited.

We will gather at 7:00 for fellowship and refreshments with Cub Scout & Boy Scout leaders. Don't forget to register to receive a raffle ticket. At 7:30 the meeting will start with the Plegde of of Alliegance and a moment of reverence. The district Key 3 will make announcements followed by an information segment on "Charter Represenatives and Charter Organizations." Then it's raffle time, three pocket knives will be awarded to three registered attendees whose raffle tickets are drawn. Afterwards we will break out into the Cub Scout/Boy Scout specific roundtables.

Cub Scout Roundtable

This month’s roundtable themes are ‘Down on the Farm’ and ‘Responsibility’.  These are great themes to work with!  The Cub Scouts can learn about the daily way of life on a farm and the responsibilities that children have to help out.  We will also be exploring some different types of animals that live on the farm and how to take care of them.  Hans is back from his time away visiting his homeland, so make sure and say hello!  He and Franz will once again be pumping you up each month to keep your service to Scouting an exciting experience!  We are so happy to have them back with 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 new leaders in your Pack, so that we can meet them and welcome them to the program.  Thank you for volunteering your time!

CUBE

Ahoy Mateys !: Calling all Tigers, Wolves, Bears and WEBELOS to attend North Star CUBE 2013 (CUBE Ahoy!) September 28th and 29th, 2013, Farmers Branch Historical Park. Enjoy crafts, games, cooking, BB shooting and archery.  Activities will begin at the start of each session and will be conducted as a “round robin”.  There will be three sessions for CUBE to allow you to schedule the time most convenient for you and your Cub Scout.  Check out the CUBE page on the district website for details on cost, to download the paper registration form, or for the online links to register and pay for your selected session. 

 

Den Chief Training Sept 14th

If your Boy Scout (who is First Class rank or above) is interested in serving a Cub Scout or Webelos den as a den chief, he will want to be included in this half day session. After completing this course on September 14th, he will be confident in his ability to assist the adult den leaders in delivering the den program. He will also be prepared to lead the Cub Scouts using the experience and lessons that he will gain through the fun that he will have in this course. Being a den chief with a Cub Scout or Webelos den will also fulfill his leadership position requirements for Star, Life and Eagle Scout ranks. The flyer on the website has all the details for the course including contact information to ask any questions - be sure to check it out and share this with other boys in your troop!

Click here for more information and the registration page.

Camporee 2013 - "Adventures in Scouting"

Celebrating 100 years of Scouting in Circle Ten, this year's North District Camporee theme is “Adventures in Scouting”.  Set in 1913 during an epidemic of massive proportion, Scout patrols will be tasked with delivering an experimental vaccine to citizens.  The patrols must rely on their Scout skills to navigate through the countryside and deliver the medication.  Along the way, they will be required to perform various tasks ranging from cutting and stacking firewood, raising a shelter to cooking a meal.  Your unit will not want to miss this adventure.  All troops are invited to provide a display on the Camporee Midway to demonstrate their skills, share past troop activities and share plans for this years troop activities.  This will be an excellent opportunity for Webelos Scouts to get a look at your unit.  For additional information, visit the North Star District website or contact Sam Jones on 972-679-0988.

Click here for more information and the registration page.

Super Training Day is October 12th!

Come watch magical feats as we transform - before your very eyes - what would otherwise be regular folks into stars of the Scouting program!  This event is specifically designed to fill your Scouting playbook and close the gaps between questions and answers.  If you are a person who is changing roles in your Scout unit then this is for you!  If you are a current leader then you will be welcoming new leaders into your Scout unit soon.  This is especially for them, but they need your help to make them aware of it.

Two amazing facts surround the transformation that is scheduled to happen on October 12th.  The first is that the Boy Scouts of America doesn't ask any leader to do something for which the leader can't get training!  The second is that there are no wheels that need to be recreated in the Scouting program!  Through roundtables, outdoor training and indoor training, every leader can get exactly what they need to deliver a spectacular program to the youth in their units without having to create ideas from scratch.  Super Training Day is the start for every leader in a new role.  Check out the website for the latest info and mark this date on your calendar!

We will be offering Boy Scout Leader Specific Training, Venturing Leader Specific Training and Cub Scout Leader Specific Training (i.e Cubmaster, Pack Committee, Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, Webelos and Pack Trainer) at Super Training Day.

Click here for more information and the registration page.

Popcorn Popcorn Popcorn

Don’t forget that the popcorn kickoff is coming up on the 7th of September at 9:00 a.m. at the Council Office on Harry Hines.  Make sure that someone from your unit is in attendance to get your extra 1% commission.  We will hand out the take order forms and you will receive all the information you need to make this year’s popcorn sale a HUGE success.  You will also receive information about the new prize program for this year’s sale.

Show & Sell / Show & Deliver orders are due to Circle 10 by September 7thalso.  The Show & Sell / Show & Deliver product will be available for pick up on the 21st of September.  This is an excellent opportunity to supplement your unit’s sale by having product available for immediate sale. 

All of this year’s popcorn dates have been added to the popcorn calendar.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the District Popcorn Czar.

BALOO Training on October 19th!

Every Pack is required to have at least one Basic Adult Outdoor Orientation (BALOOtrained adult to take their unit on an overnight camp out. To provide flexibility in scheduling, redundancy in case a leader cannot attend and to be able to share responsibilities, it is highly recommended that more than one adult leader per unit receive this training.

Join us on October 19th at Camp Wisdom for training that will give pack leaders an understanding of the focus of the BSA outdoor program, the skills to plan and carry out an entry-level outdoor experience for the pack and knowledge of the resources available from BSA. Successful completion of this training will result in an increased level of confidence and a willingness to plan an age-appropriate pack overnighter.

Click here for more information and the registration page

OWL Training

Outdoor Webelos Leader Training (OWL) is coming up on October 18th to 20th at Camp Wisdom.  This training will give Webelos leaders and parents an understanding of the focus of the BSA outdoor program, the skills to plan and carry out an outdoor experience for the Webelos den and knowledge of the resources available from BSA. Topics include: how to camp within BSA guidelines, planning, safety, first aid, knives, knots, camp set-up, equipment, cooking and campfire. Emphasis on Outdoorsman, Forester, Naturalist, Readyman and Geologist activity pins.

Click here for more information and the registration page

Sabbath Friendly IOLS Training

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 October 18th & 19th at Camp Wisdom.  We promise you that the staff we have 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.

Click here for more information and the registration page

Oak Leaf Training

Have your youth unit leaders exhausted all the troop leadership training offerings? Are they looking for more, advanced, in-depth youth leadership training? The Oak Leaf is for them, it is the district level youth leadership training opportunity and acts as a first step towards the National Youth Leadership Training ( NYLT - council level) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE - national level). Oak Leaf aims to provide Scouts with the leadership skills they can carry back to the troops, build on throughout their Scouting experience, and utilize for the rest of their lives.  The class will be a two day session on Nov. 9-10, and is designed for 1st Class and above Scouts, who have been recently elected to a troop leadership position or expect to have one in the near future.

For more information and to register

Big "D" Fluer-de-lis

Registrations for units are still being taken. Join us as we 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.

For more information and to register

 

 

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In This Issue:

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Cub Scout Roundtable

Sep - Down on the Farm, Responsibility

Upcoming Themes

Oct - Your Vote Counts, Citizenship
Nov - Passport to Other Lands, Respect
Dec - Lights, Camera, Action, Positive Attitude

 

 

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Boy Scout Roundtable

Sep - TBD

Upcoming Themes

Oct - TBD
Nov - TBD
Dec - TBD

 

Key Upcoming Dates
Sep 12 Roundtable   
Sep 14 Den Chief
Sep 28 CUBE 1
Sep 28 CUBE 2
Sep 29 CUBE 3
Oct 4-6 Camporee
   

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

 

This email was sent by North District Boy Scouts of America at 8605 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235.

Date: 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 00:15