June 2014 Newsletter

Compass Point



Dear Scouter,

Summer is upon us, schools almost out. Plans and preparations for summer camp should be well under way if not complete. We hope that all Scouts have and take advantage of their units summer time camping plans, either it be at a Circle Ten camp, or an out of council camp. Long term camping is a growing experience for the Scouts!

Regards, North Star District

Merit Badge Counselors

Merit Badge Counselors have to signup every year just like Scouters and Scouts rechartering. In order to verify and update our records, we need every merit badge counselor to fill out a new BSA adult application and merit badge counselor form. These along with a copy of your current Youth Protection Training certificate must be turned in at the June Boy Scout roundtable. After that time only those counselors who have turned in the new forms will be retained in the council/district records as merit badge counselors. 

Boy Scout Roundtable

Has your troop gone on any exciting campouts or adventures lately? Perhaps helped out in a local weather disaster, or helped raise funds or collects good for the less fortunate? Well, don't keep that information to yourselves and your troop. Tell the world. Come to the Boy Scout roundtable and hear some ideas on how to let the world know of the good times or good deeds your unit is doing.

David Ragsdale, the district marketing chair will be giving a presentation on how to do this.  Marketing your unit is also an excellent recruiting tool for increasing the membership in your unit.  

Face to Face YPT for Cub Camp

Cub Camp is less than two weeks away and it is not too late to take the Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training course that is required for all adults to attend.

We will have three (3) Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training sessions before Cub Camp on June 14th at the Farmers Branch Historical Park, in English at 9 am & 1 pm and en Española at 11am.

Click on the preceding links for more information or to register.

Unit Service Hours

Is your troop or pack reporting their service hours? It is an easy process and Circle Ten and the North Star District need these numbers for Scouting's Journey to Excellence.

"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage, reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.

Please click on this link and start recording your hours. This site has New User Instructions and a link to the Service Hours website. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Duda. 

Religious Emblems Awards

Unit leaders now is the time to recruit Unit Religious Emblem Coordinators (UREC) for the start of the fall programs.  This will give them time to come up to speed on the program and be ready to introduce and motivate the Scouts in your unit to start working on the award associated with their faith.

Your district DEC will work with them this summer and fall to make your unit achieve outstanding performance.




In This Issue:

Joint Cub Scout & Boy Scout Roundtable


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Cub Scout Roundtable

Jun - Space, Courage

Upcoming Themes



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Boy Scout Roundtable

Jun - Troop Promotion, Scouting Promotion

Upcoming Themes



Key Upcoming Dates
June 12 June Roundtable
June 14 YPT training
June 14 Cub Camp Setup
June 15 Cub Camp Setup
June 16-20 Cub Camp

District Top Trainer Leader Status

Currently we are at 60%. 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




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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 21:30