April 2014 Newsletter

Compass Point



Dear Scouter,

We hope you are enjoying the great weather this time of the yaear and are getting out with your units on camping trips, pack outings and other adventures. We still have a number of district events coming up, Webelos Woods, training opportunities, Cub Camp, etc. We look forward to seeing you at these events. 

Regards, North Star District

Boy Scout Roundtable

Is your troop a well cordinated team, or is everyone running around doing their own thing and nothing is getting accomplished? If the latter then come to this month's roundtable and discover a local organization specializing in team and unit building games. Group Dynamics here in Carrollton have a number of different programs to help your boys develop that unit spirit. They offer over night lock ins for units as well as other activities.

Come hear exactly what they have to offer and how it can benefit the boys in your unit. 

North Star District Webelos Woods 2013

Don't miss Webelos Woods this year!  This campout will help Webelos develop their skills for fire building, first aid, marksmenship and knots and lashing while the troops compete in chariot races and tug of war.   For those adult leaders attending, we will be offering Face-to-Face Youth Protection training and an opportunity to compete in the chili cook off.   For additional details, visit the district web site. Register on-line at https://circle10.camp-master.com/
<b">Questions? Contact Sam Jones @ 
skjones56@gmail.com or 972-679-0988

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Training

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training 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

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.

This time we will be doing this training with the folks from the Lone Star District.  Click here to link to their registration page.

Outdoors Webelos Leader Training

Outdoor Webelos Leader Training (OWL) is one of the most comprehensive, informative and fun trainings you will ever attend. You will learn skills and training in areas such as: leadership, communications, campsite preparation, bedding types, weather, building campfires, cooking, skits, songs, ceremonies, and much more.  Best of all, you will be better prepared, to lead your boys down the trail to becoming Boy Scouts.

Designed specifically for Webelos den leaders and their assistants, the Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders course teaches outdoor related skills through demonstration and hands on practice. Webelos den leaders should attend this training before conducting Webelos overnight camping with the boys and parents of the den. In addition to covering basic camping skills, this training features planning camp outs and finding resources.

We will be doing this training with the folks from the Lone Star District.  Click here to link to their registration page.

Face-to-Face YPT at Webelos Woods

Since it is time for everyone who took Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training two years ago, to take it again ... we will be offering a chance to do that at Webelos Woods on Saturday, April 12th at 10 am.

Remember, anyone attending Cub Scout Day/Twilight Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, Boy Scout Resident Camp, NYLT or Winter Camp in the state of Texas has to take Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training.   Good news is it will also count towards your Youth Protection certification for BSA Membership and Rechartering.

Cub Camp 2014 Information

Cub Camp 2014 "Time Travel" will be held June 16th – 20th at the Farmers Branch Historical Park from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Cub Camp Training for all persons who will be attending cub camp with their unit is on either Thursday, April 24th or Tuesday, May 13thstarting at 7pm at First Christian Church, Carrollton. Registration to attend a training session is not required, but it is encouraged.

Cub Camp Registration will be held on Thursday, May 8th at the Carrollton LDS Stake Center at 6 pm and May 15th 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.






In This Issue:

Joint Cub Scout & Boy Scout Roundtable


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Cub Scout Roundtable

Apr - Destination: Parks, Heath & Fitness

Upcoming Themes

May - My Family Tree, Faith
Jun - Space, Courage


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Boy Scout Roundtable

Apr - Group Dynamics

Upcoming Themes

May - Tour Plan, Insurance
Jun - Troop Promotion, Scouting Promotion


Key Upcoming Dates
Apr 5 OWL
Apr 10 Roundtable
Apr 11-13 Webelos Woods

Apr 24

Cub Camp Training
May 8 Cub Camp Registration
Program Preview

District Top Trainer Leader Status

Currently we are at 54%. 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



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