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"The boy is not governed by "don't", but is led by "do.""

--Lord Robert Baden-Powell




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North Star District

North Star District Contacts for

Approval of Eagle Projects and Setting Up

Eagle Boards of Review


                                   Jasper & Newton Counties:               Russ Wiseman  219-866-5580


                                   Cass, Fulton & Pulaski Counties:      Dan Murphy  574-946-6291


                                   Miami County:                                 Nick Pate  765-438-0716



  April 2013


        25      North Star District Committee Meeting (Camp Buffalo 7:00 Eastern)            

     26-27     North Star Spring Into Scout5ing (Camp Buffalo)


  May 2013

         1       Logansport Roundtable (Ivy Tech Logansport)

         5       North Star District Dinner 6 pm Eastern Time - Dining Hall at Camp Buffalo

         9       Roundtable - Wolcott Christian Church - 7:30 Eastern  6:30 Central

        27      Office Closed - Memorial Day

        30      North Star District Committee Meeting

                  (Camp Buffalo 7:00 Eastern)


  June 2013  

        5-8      Adventure Camp Staff Week

     7-9      OA Spring Ordeal

      9-12      Cub Adventure Camp Session #1

      9-15      BS Summer Camp Week #1

    12-15      Cub Adventure Camp Session #2

    16-22      BS Summer Camp Week #2

       17       Executive Board - Camp Buffalo

       19       Council Training Team Meeting

    22-28      National Youth Leader Training

    23-29      BS Summer Camp Week #3

    24-27      Cub Day Camp - Kokomo

    24-27      Cub Day Camp - Rensselaer

  30-July 6   BS Summer Camp Week #4


July 2013

     2        Property Committee

     4        Independence Day - Office Closed

  7-13       BS Summer Camp Week #5

      8       Finance Committee

 15-18      Cub Day Camp - Monticello

 15-24      National Scout Jamboree

     17       Council Training Team Meeting

  22-26     Cub Day Camp - Marion

29-Aug. 2  Day Camp - Lafayette


Spring into Scouting 2013

April 26 - 28th


Spring into Scouting is a fun Scouting event for Cub Scouts or any boy in grades 1-5 that is interested in joining Scouting. Scouts and non-scouts will have the opportunity to camp out Friday night at Camp Buffalo (9400 Boy Scout Rd. Monticello). Parents are required if the boy is planning on camping. Scouts and non-scouts will be responsible for their own food. On Saturday we will start events at 10:00 am central time. Events will include: BB gun ranges, Archery Ranges, Obstacle Course/Physical Fitness, Fishing, Soccer, Foam Swords and moreÖ Saturday night we will have a campfire program after dinner that Packs can participate in. Packs are then welcome to camp another night at Camp Buffalo or head home. The cost for this event will be $5 per Scout and $5 per adult.

North Star District Dinner May 5, 2013


The North Star District dinner will be held Sunday, May 5 starting at 5:00 Central time and 6:00 Eastern time. Location for the dinner will be THE DINING HALL at Camp Buffalo. The cost per person this year is going to be $15.00 per person or $25.00 per couple. All leaders in North Star District are encouraged to attend. The District Award of Merit, Outstanding Unit leader awards, and other recognition will be presented. It is very important that we know you are coming so we can tell those preparing the meal how many to expect. Please make your reservation by April 11th by calling Scout Service Center at 800-844-0537 or Nick Losekamp at 513-519-1571. Participants may pay in advance at the Scout Service Center or at the event. 


We hope that all Packs and Troops will be represented at this special dinner. A great way for Units to say thank you to their leaders is by the unit paying the way for leaders to attend this dinner. Letting your leaders know they are appreciated is a great way to get them back year after year. 

Welcome Day Campers!


Day Camp time will soon be here. We look forward to another great year! Please have your unit leader register via camp master ( and also summit your health forms to council office.

On Monday, June 24th, registration will begin at 7:30-7:50 at the main picnic shelter at Lake Banet. You will get your den assignments at that time. We plan to begin opening ceremonies at 8:00 and the activities at 8:20. We will have all your favorites including: BB guns, archery, and swimming. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday you do not need to come as early; be here at 7:50 for sign-in before opening ceremonies at 8:00. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, camp ends with closing

ceremony at 2:50. Thursday Evening we will have an awards ceremony and skits at 4:00 pm followed by a carry-in dinner in which each den is assigned to bring certain items. Parents are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony and will be responsible for their children after 4:00 pm.

Parents: There is a sign-in/sign-out policy. Each day you will need to sign your son into camp at the main shelter and sign him out with the den leader. If someone other than you will be picking up your son, written notification is required. Again this policy is to ensure each boyís safety, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation. Things to remember: Hat, drinking cup, swimsuit, towel, bug spray, sun tan lotion, and a sack lunch and drink. Thank You!

The camp will have water at the activities and for den use. Thatís why you need your cup. A cup with a handle to put on your belt works great!

All campers and guest must wear closed toe shoes (sneakers) at all times in the camp, even going to and from the swimming area. No flip-flops or crocs please!

All parent volunteers need to check-in at headquarters to complete paper work and get your instructions each day.

Camp happens whether it is SUNNY OR RAINING. We will have an alternative location if weather does not permit us to be at the lake. So come regardless of the weather. Thanks to all the parent volunteers. You make this camp happen. You will have a great time. Bring your swimsuit and enjoy the fun with the boys. Be ready to sing at opening and closing ceremonies. Note: Please mark all the boys clothing, and items they bring with them to camp. Hopefully this will help eliminate all the extra lost and found articles throughout the week.

Summertime Planning

Every Pack, Troop, and Crew should be planning their 2013-2014 program calendar during the summer! Donít go into August with no plan for the coming year. Every unit should be able to present a 12-month calendar of events to its new families at your recruiting night. That way the new boys can see all of the fun stuff they will be doing for the year. For Cub Scouts, I recommend a meeting with some of your older parents together and planning fun events for the boys. If you can get one parent to help with each event the year will be much easier. Boy Scouts and Venturers should have your patrol leaders council or venturer leadership council to decide what they would like to do this year. Have a planning campout and help them figure out the details of what they want to accomplish. If you would like help with planning the year let me know, and Iíll try to have a

commissioner or myself there to help you.

Schedule FOS This Month!

Please be sure to schedule your Friends of Scouting presentation this month.  We would like to hold all presentations by early March.  To continue receiving the level of service you do from the Council, we need to have a more successful FOS year than ever before.  Call Nicholas Losekamp at 765-452-8253 or send an email to: 

with the date of your Pack's Blue & Gold banquet or your Troop's Court of Honor.  We can even do a presentation at your Court of Honor in November or December for the following year.

Dear Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Venture Crew Advisors, Committee Chairman, and Chartered Organization Representatives:

Recently you may have met the commissioner assigned to your unit. Thatís great news! Your unit commissioner is another Scouting resource to aid in your unitís success. This person is not a spy, nor a critic of your unit, but a friend and mentor. Their job is to just "check in," be a listening ear, answer questions, or offer suggestions if asked.

The unit commissioner is to serve as a liaison between your unit and the district committee and Key 3 (your district executive, district chairperson, and district commissioner). The district leadership cannot attend all unit meetings and functions, and so the unit commissioner is someone who can, from time to time, visit your unit and inform the district leadership of the excellent progress your unit is making. The unit commissioner can also help you complete the re-chartering process and finalize the Journey to Excellence form. Take time to get to know your unit commissioner. He or she will help your unit continue to succeed in Scouting as we reach our 103rd anniversary in 2013.

Scott Shelhart, North Star District Commissioner

For more information about Scouting in your neighborhood, school, or church, visit or call us at 765-452-8253!
North Star District Leadership


District Chairman:  

Michael Shurn

Senior Distict Executive:  
Nick Losekamp


Soaring with the Eagles

Nationwide, 52,470 youth earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2009.