District News

This is the place for the most up-to-date information regarding district news, upcoming events and deadlines. Bookmark this page so that you and other leaders can stay current. Download this PDF 2018 Northeast District Activities Calendar

Most of NED activities have been scheduled and will aid units in planning their 2019 activities calendar.  The district committee has released this initial PDF 2019 NED Activities Calendar.

2018 Northeast District Roundtables now at Golden-Burke Scout Center - 2nd Wednesday of the month

Join fellow Northeast District unit representatives at the next Scouting roundtables beginning at 7pm, on January 10, 2018, in our NEW VENUE, the Golden-Burke Scout Center.  Our Northeast District unit commissioners meet at 6pm on the same night.  THERE WILL BE NO DISTRICT ROUNDTABLES IN FEBRUARY.  The Northeast District Roundtables will resume on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

2018 Duty to God Retreat - Friday, January 26, and Saturday, January 27

Scouts wishing to earn their religious knot (Protestant & Independent Christian Churches) for their (K-12) grade level (God & Me for 1-3, God & Family for 4-6, God & Church for 6-8, and God & Life for 9-12) should get in touch with "Wild" Bill Jensen and register for the Duty to God Retreat at Gateway Community Church.  Information flyer (PDF).

2018 NED Adult Leader Recognition Dinner at Camp Belzer - Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018

On-line registration for the Feb 7 NED Adult Leader Recognition dinner is now operational.  The PDF flyer for this annual event is downloadable now.

All NED units should recognize their adult leaders who have given so much time and effort into the success of their units.  To aid in this endeavor, NED has created on-line recognition nomination (Google) forms for each of the major awards given at the annual adult recognition dinner in February:

Golden Spike, Pack of the Year, Crew/Ship/Team of the Year, Troop of the Year, and Unit Leader of the Year

Please use these on-line forms to nominate your unit and leader(s) for the recognition that they richly deserve.  NED Adult Award Nominations are due by the Wednesday, January 10, 2018 NED Roundtables at Golden-Burke Scout Center.  In addition to these awards, please consider your adult leader for the Northeast District Award of Merit, or one of the many Crossroads of America Council awards.

Northeast District Activities planning for 2018-2019

The next Northeast District Committee planning meeting will be Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Golden-Burke Scout Center.  We welcome input from all units in the Northeast District on the subjects of Camporee themes, training, recruiting, service, fundraising, or leadership.  If you have an idea that would make a great camporee theme, a training opportunity, a recruitment opportunity, a service opportunity, or a fundraising opportunity, please plan a planning meeting.  This is your opportunity to make your Scouts proud to be part of the Northeast District!

Northeast District Unit Contacts (October 2017 rev)

Do you need more information on joining one of 38 Northeast District units (pack, troop or team, crew or ship)?  View the latest contact Information:

2017 Community Service Opportunities (also see the Council Community Service page)

Attention Life Scouts (looking for an Eagle Service Project) & other Scouts looking to give back to the community: 

Reach for Youth (RFY), a United Way not-for-profit, provides counseling and other intervention services for at-risk youth that are just starting to get into minor trouble with the hope that, with appropriate services, we can get them straightened out before they start getting into more serious trouble.  RFY provides services mostly in Marion and Johnson Counties, but is also active in Hamilton and Morgan Counties. RFY gets referrals from area high school guidance departments, Juvenile Court, and other sources.

One of RFY’s signature programs is Teen Court for low-level offenders (shoplifting, truancy, etc.).  Local attorneys volunteer as judges, and peer teens serve as jurors, prosecutors, and defense attorneys.  Teen Court’s track record on recidivism is about half of the traditional criminal justice system as cases and consequences are decided by an offender’s peers.  Typical consequences are restitution, a written apology to the victim, service on a future RFY Teen Court, etc.

Reach for Youth has recently had some renovations at its main office at 3505 N. Washington Blvd as a result of some water damage and is interested in getting the railings and judge’s bench refinished in its Teen Courtroom.  The contact at RFY for more information is Kendee Kolp.  This is a potential Eagle project for a Scout.

Anybody interested in this should contact Ms. Kolp directly for more information.

Northeast District Monthly Gazette

Latest news on changes from National BSA, Crossroads of America Council, as well as BIG IDEAS from our units!  Download issues of the NED Monthly Gazette

2015 2016 2017 
May January January
June February February
July March March
August April April
September May May
October June June 
November July July 
December August ​August
  September September
  October October
  November November
  December December

For an index of articles by category (advancement, communication, community service, district leadership, Firecrafter, Order of the Arrow, outdoor activities, etc), view or download this PDF NED Monthly Gazette index

Order of the Arrow Ceremonial Team Reservation Request

The Order of the Arrow chapter ceremonial team is taking requests for the Blue & Gold, Arrow of Light Ceremony, or Eagle Court of Honor via this Order of the Arrow Ceremonial Team Request PDF fillable form.  The previous online request has been temporarily discontinued.  Fill the form with the necessary ceremony information (date, time, location, unit, etc.) and email it to WAPceremonial@comcast.net

Unit swimming opportunities at Lawrence North High School through Lawrence Swim Team

The Lawrence High School swim team has offered to work with units in Northeast District to provide swimming opportunities to Boy Scout units for merit badges or swimmer test at the Lawrence North High School Natatorium.  Please consult this offer from the Lawrence swim coach to see if this would benefit your unit.

2018 Training Opportunities

Looking ahead, there are a number of leadership learning opportunities that address the needs of Cub Scout leaders, Boy Scout leaders and Venturing Crew advisors, as well as our youth. The National Wood Badge training course is the BSA's ultimate leadership training for adults, and will be offered over two 3-day weekends in April/May, as a 7-day session in June (at 2nd Presbyterian Church), and over two 3-day weekends in September.  The National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the BSA's ultimate leadership training for youth and will be offered over two 3-day weekends in April, as a 7-day session at Red Wing Scout Camp in June, and over two 3-day weekends in SeptemberVoyageur canoe training is offered over two weekends in April/May and over a 3-day weekend in September.  Please review the table below for highlighted training, click on the link provided to learn more and/or register for each course. 





(once per month) 1 hr./$5

Merit Badge Counselor

online registration

Golden-Burke Scout Center
(once per month) 3 hr./$10

First Aid Certification

online registration

Golden-Burke Scout Center
(once per month) 3 hr./$10

CPR/AED Certification

online registration

Golden-Burke Scout Center






2 weekends

1 week

2 weekends

Woodbadge (Adult Leadership)

online info & registration


Various camps within CAC

2md Presbyterian Church

Various camps within CAC

January 13, 2018 8 hours

University of Scouting

online info & registration

Warren Central High School
March 2-4, 2018 weekend

Marlinspike (Knots course)

online info & registration

Belzer Scout Camp






2 3-day weekends

1 week

2 3-day weekends

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) 

online info & registration

Kikthawenund SC (weekends)

Red Wing SC (week-long)


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