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 the Nov-Dec PDF 2017 Northeast District Activities Calendar

Most of NED and Council activities have been scheduled and will aid units in planning a 2018 activities calendar.  The district committee has released the PDF 2018 NED Activities Calendar.  This 2018 calendar has been updated as of November 2017.


2017-2018 Northeast District Roundtables - 2nd Wednesday of the month

Join fellow Northeast District unit representatives at the next Scouting roundtables beginning at 7pm, on December 13, 2017, in the Training Center of Camp Belzer.  It will feature the annual Northeast District business meeting with the elections of District officers and a pot-luck holiday dinner (A-S: side dish/T-Z: drinks).   Start the NEW YEAR right by attending the Northeast District roundtables at 7pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  Our Northeast District unit commissioners meet at 6pm on the same night.  THERE WILL BE NO DISTRICT ROUNDTABLES IN FEBRUARY. 


2018 Northeast District Adult Leader Recognition Dinner - 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.  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 for 2018

The Northeast District Committee will be planning activities for our district over two nights:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017, and Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  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 to attend one of the two planning meetings.  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.


2017 Merit Badge Sundays at Fort Harrison State Park

Once again, the DNR interpreters will host a Merit Badge Sunday (1-4pm), each month for Boy Scouts at the Visitor Center of Fort Harrison State Park.  Cost is $10 per merit badge which is payable at the park entrance.  Pre-registration is required the Friday before each merit badge, with a minimum class size of 10 Scouts and maximum class size of 30 Scouts.  This is NOT a drop-off program.  Parents or guardians must remain with their Scout at all times. Continue reading for a PDF schedule of the Merit Badge Sundays at Fort Harrison State Park.


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  
  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.


2017-18 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. 

DATE

TIME & COST

TRAINING OFFERED

LOCATION

(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

2018

April/May,

June,

September

 

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

2018

April

June

September

 

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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