Mar 2014

Compass Point


Dear Scouter,

Our Spring term is well under way. The district has many things planned for this session, training, campouts and soon Cub Scout Day Camp, and summer camp for the Boy Scouts. Plenty of opportunities to get out with your boys and go camping, learn skills and most importantly have fun.

Regards, North Star District

Roundtable Date Change

The original date for the Joint roundtable was scheduled during the CFB-ISD and LISD's Spring Break week. Becuase of this it has been decided to move the date of the roundtable forward by one week. The new date of the roundtable is March 6th, same place, same time. We hope to see all of you there. 

Cub Scout Roundtable

Join your roundtable staff on Tuesday, March 6 at LDS Stake Center for our Cub Scout roundtable meeting.  Our theme this month is ‘My Family Tree’ and ‘Faith’.

We will put on quite a roundtable for you this month!!  Our traveling actors, “The Not So Prime Time Players” will present a skit like you won’t believe.  Our game will involve a crazy activity called Family Foosball, and it will be so exciting!  Our song is a funny one that you won’t want to miss!

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!  Invite your fellow leaders to come with you!  You could take home an attendance award for the most leaders present from your unit or for the highest percentage of registered leaders from your unit that attends roundtable!!  Our gathering time is at 7:00 and the meeting starts at 7:30.  See you there!

Boy Scout Roundtable

Does your troop committee run like a well tuned V8 engine, firing on all cylinders and purring through the program? Or does it run like a 2-stroke weed eater engine on it's last leg? Or perhaps somewhere in between? Well, then come and hear some ideas on getting your committe to the V8 state, or perhaps share some ideas on how you got your committee to the V8 state. By sharing ideas and tips on how your unit runs, we can all learn and improve our own units. Boy Scout roundtable is just the forum for sharing this ideas and tips with other Boy Scout leaders in the district.  

Every Scout Deserves an Advanced Trained Leader

The next Wood Badge, WB 109, will be held at beautiful Camp James Ray April 11-13 & April 25-27, 2014.  Register now so you do not miss the orientation on Saturday, March 22nd. 

For more information

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training

While every Scout deserves to have trained leaders, every unit needs to have a trained Top Leader.  To tackle this big issue, we are asking each of you to encourage your Leaders and your Top Leader who could use the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) training to sign up for our course March 21st to 23rd 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 would all agree, having adults who are trained in the Scouting program is a very valuable asset.

For more information

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Training

Every Pack is required to have at least one BALOO trained 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 April 5th 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.

Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training

Two years ago the Youth Protection Guidelines for Adult Leaders & Parents (YC06-0014) course or Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training became required to attend Cub Scout Day Camp / Twilight Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, Boy Scout Resident Camp, NYLT or Winter Camp in the State of Texas.

Since it is time for everyone who took that training two years ago, Circle 10 has set up training sessions every Wednesday in April at both the Harry Hines and Fairview office, at 7 pm.

Each location is limited on the number of people who can attend.  The Fairview office is limited to 50 people per session and the Harry Hines office is limited to 90 people per session.

Sign up for each session can be done via Campmaster.

North Star Religious Emblems

We would encourage all units (packs, troops, and crews) to appoint a unit religious emblem coordinator to champion in your units to the Scouts to signup and earn their Religious Emblem for their faith.  If you are coming to roundtable report the number of Scouts in your unit who have earned their Religious Emblem in the last Scouting year and the number who are currently working on their Emblem.  See North Star District Religious Emblem Coordinator Dean Huffman with your numbers.  If you are not planning to attend please send an email to with your numbers.

OA Unit Elections

OA Unit Elections end on March 30th. Please be sure to sign up by March 15th to ensure that we can get your election in before the March 30th deadline.

Sign up here





In This Issue:

Joint Cub Scout & Boy Scout Roundtable


Cub Scout logo thumbnail 120x120 pixels

Cub Scout Roundtable

Mar - My Family Tree, Faith

Upcoming Themes

Apr - Destination: Parks, Heath & Fitness
May - My Family Tree, Faith
Jun - Space, Courage


Boy Scout logo thumbnail 120x120

Boy Scout Roundtable

Mar - Troop Committee 101

Upcoming Themes

Apr - Carry the Load
May - Tour Plan, Insurance
Jun - Troop Promotion, Scouting Promotion


Key Upcoming Dates
Mar 6 Roundtable
Mar 21 IOLS

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

District High Adventure Page

A troop in North Star District has an opening for 1 youth member on Philmont Trek



Venturing logo thumbnail 120x120 pixelsVarsity Maroon 120x120



Forward This Email

Do you know someone who might be interested in receiving this monthly newsletter?

Forward to a friend

 Newsletter Action Bottom Black

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


Monday, March 3, 2014 - 21:30