Scouts, Parents, Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Members and interested Volunteers

Please join me, Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, Life Center, located at 12605 Capital Blvd in Wake Forest, NC 27587,   9 AM-12:00 Noon
Please register via email below so we can prepare proper documents.

Learn about the Life to Eagle Process so a Scout, Parent, Scoutmaster particularly Coaches/Mentors and Committee Members know what is expected of each of you to help our scouts earn the Eagle Rank.
We will cover the requirements for earning the Eagle Rank, the Eagle Project, Letters of Recommendation , the Eagle Application, the Eagle BOR and explain the role of Committee Members or Volunteers helping with The Eagle Projects and Eagle BOR.

Please email [email protected] to let me know you are interested in attending.

Jim Crawford, North Star Advancement

Several updates for Scouts BSA rank requirements, Eagle Palms, and merit badge requirements will take effect on Jan. 1, 2024.


Nominations are open!!

The District Award of Merit is a council award presented annually by the district. One award is available for every 25 registered units. The district need not present all awards it is entitled. The nominee must be a registered Scouter; must have contributed noteworthy service to youth; that service may consist of one single plan that contributed to a large number of youth, or an extended time of service to a small group; must contribute some type of service to youth outside of Scouting; the service should be beyond the normal expectation for the Scouter’s registered position; attitude and cooperation with the district and council is considered. A Scouter may not receive more than one District Award of Merit. Posthumous awards shall not be considered.

November 22, 2023 is the last day to submit your nominations.  Please use the fillable PDF form linked below; send completed nomination forms to the address inside the PDF.

2023-DAoM-North-Star.pdf (153 downloads )

The July 2023 North Star District Newsletter is now available on the Newsletters page!

The 2023 North Star District Pinewood Derby was held on Saturday, March 25 at Triangle Town Center mall with over 215 Lion, Tiger, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts and Webelos participating. Over 200 cars were submitted for the Originality and Craftsmanship competitions and judging was a challenge well into the nighttime hours of March 24. There was even a 2-way tie in one category, so an additional judge was brought in to determine the final winner.

The Speed competition started at 10:30 AM Saturday morning and went along smoothly with emcee Jenny Goguen from Pack 500 keeping everything moving and all the Cubs/Webelos excited.  As Round 1 proceeded, it was clear that the speed races were going to be close and the winners would be separated by only a fraction of a second.  The fastest cars from each Division (Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and AOL) were advanced to the Grand Finals, their cumulative times reset to zero, and a nail-biting six more race heats took place to determine the Fastest Overall.

Thanks to all the Pack leaders, parents and Cub Scouts that participated, and especially the many volunteers that gave of their time to make the event possible, including (but not limited to):

  • Jenny Goguen, Committee Chair Emcee and
  • Scott Schnegelberger, PWD Committee Co-Chair/Race Official
  • David Harris, PWD Committee/Race Official
  • John Spinks, PWD Committee
  • Beverley Cash, PWD Committee
  • Michael Harrelson, PWD Committee
  • …and many others
Congratulations to all of our 2023 winners listed below.!  Each of these Scouts received a shiny trophy for their achievements, and a trophy was awarded to the Fastest Overall in the Speed competition.

 

Craftsmanship – Lion

PlacementNamePack#
1st PlaceJenny Johnson314
2nd PlaceJames Sherrer500
3rd Place(not awarded/not present)n/a

Craftsmanship – Tiger

PlacementNamePack#
1st PlaceGrayson Elliott515
2nd PlaceNathan Koval352
3rd Place(not awarded/not present)n/a

Craftsmanship – Wolf

PlacementNamePack#
1st PlaceWalter Sturmer352
2nd PlaceAnna Strickland236
3rd Place(not awarded/not present)n/a

Craftsmanship – Bear

PlacementNamePack#
1st PlaceLiam Berner352
2nd PlaceJaxon Creech515
3rd PlaceRobert Barker398

Craftsmanship – Webelos

PlacementNamePack#
1st PlaceJacob Redfearn365
2nd PlaceStone Miller399
3rd PlaceSimon Lieb347

Craftsmanship – Arrow of Light (AOL)

PlacementNamePack#
1st PlaceBlake Scott500
2nd PlaceJacob Medlock613
3rd PlaceAva Strickland236

 

Originality – Lion

PlacementNamePack#
1st PlaceWilliam Graham500
2nd PlaceCooper Rogers365
3rd PlaceBenjamin Argenzia141

Originality – Tiger

PlacementNamePack#
1st PlaceCody Cruz515
2nd PlaceEwan Barker398
3rd PlaceEvan Spencer347

Originality – Wolf

PlacementNamePack#
1st PlaceAnderson Flowers321
2nd PlaceEmelia Forman236
3rd PlaceSimon Walker347

Originality – Bear

PlacementNamePack#
1st PlaceWill Prescott347
2nd PlaceCole Spicher399
3rd PlaceHenry Tyler325

Originality – Webelos

PlacementNamePack#
1st PlaceMya Santiago236
2nd PlaceHenry Bennett318
3rd PlaceOliver Trammell399

Originality – Arrow of Light (AOL)

PlacementNamePack#
1st PlaceSelah Parker236
2nd PlaceMira Campbell350
3rd PlaceEmory Kasten613



Speed – Lion

PlacementNameSpeed (approx. mph)Time (sec)Pack#
1st PlaceLevi Van Houten201.5212.47611
2nd PlaceCooper Disclafani201.3812.485314
3rd PlaceAddison Vorndran200.2712.554318

Speed – Tiger

PlacementNameSpeed (approx. mph)Time (sec)Pack#
1st PlaceWilliam TUrner202.0612.443352
2nd PlaceJack Sattora201.1412.500515
3rd PlaceLuke Duncan200.4812.541500

Speed – Wolf

PlacementNameSpeed (approx. mph)Time (sec)Pack#
1st PlaceRyder Biggs202.3712.424318
2nd PlaceJonah Fleming200.2212.557141
3rd PlaceHarrison Hutchins200.1912.55928

Speed – Bear

PlacementNameSpeed (approx. mph)Time (sec)Pack#
1st PlaceMaddox Youker204.6712.284515
2nd PlaceBryce Hayden201.5412.475318
3rd PlaceEvan Powell201.2312.494500

Speed – Webelos

PlacementNameSpeed (approx. mph)Time (sec)Pack#
1st PlaceMichael Childers202.7612.400314
2nd PlaceEmory Nichols202.1212.439325
3rd PlaceJohn David Wilson201.9312.451399

Speed- Arrow of Light (AOL)

PlacementNameSpeed (approx. mph)Time (sec)Pack#
1st PlaceLinus Grifenhagen201.9812.448613
2nd PlaceBrayden Rochester200.6412.53111
3rd PlaceAllen Harrell200.5112.539365

 

OVERALL Speed – (87 competitors, 6 heats each, slowest heat dropped; fastest from each division advanced to Grand Finals for 6 final heats)

PlacementNameSpeed (approx. mph)Time (sec)Pack#
Fastest OverallMaddox Youker204.1712.314515

 

For thousands of families, one of the fondest Cub Scout memories is the time they spent enjoying Cub Scout Summer Day Camp.  Meeting new people, experiencing new activities, and enjoying the simple pleasure of being in a fun, safe setting.

To meet the changing needs of our busy Cub Scout families, including needs brought on by COVID-19 safety, North Star District has designed an exciting and affordable one-day STEM “Weird Science” Super Saturday event for Saturday, July 16, 2020 at Wake Forest United Methodist Church in Wake Forest, NC.

Please note three super-important items about this Super Saturday event:

  • This is a one-day event.  No need to juggle a week’s schedule, or dodge baseball or soccer, or swim meets.  Each participant can complete EVERY activity in this one-day event!
  • Eligible participants (rising 1st to 5th grade) do NOT have to be registered Cub Scouts in order to sign up.  What a great way to bring new families into the Cub Scout world, so they can see the fun and excitement Scouting has to offer.  Have each of your Cubs invite a friend and double the fun!
  • The cost is only $20.
  • Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Park Cleanup
    Jaycee Park
    2405 Wade Ave
    Raleigh, NC 27607

    Volunteers will park in front of the community center. Collected trash may be taken to the dumpster beside the community center.

    Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Park Cleanup
    Millbrook-Exchange Park
    1901 Spring Forest Road
    Raleigh, NC 27615

    Volunteers will park in front of the community center. Collected trash may be taken to the dumpster beside the community center.

    Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Park Cleanup
    Laurel Hills Park
    3808 Edwards Mill Road
    Raleigh, NC 27612

    Volunteers will park in front of the community center. Collected trash may be taken to the dumpster beside the community center.

    Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Park Cleanup
    Marsh Creek Park
    3050 N New Hope Road
    Raleigh, NC 27604

    Volunteers will park in front of the Anne Gordon Active Adult Center. Collected trash may be taken to the dumpster beside the community center.

    Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Green Road Park
    4201 Green Road
    Raleigh, NC 27604 Register online here. Led by Raleigh Parks staff. Park cleanup


    The 2022 North Star District Pinewood Derby was held on Saturday, February 26 at Triangle Town Center mall with over 140 Lion, Tiger, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts and Webelos participating. A bevy of creative, colorful and amazing cars were submitted for the Originality and Craftsmanship competitions in each division. Judging was done after check-in the night before, and the judges had to stay late to duke it out — there were many close calls!  There was even a 3-way tie in one categorie, so additional judges had to be brought in to determine the final winners.

    The Speed competition started at 10:30 AM and went along smoothly with emcee Jenny Goguen from Pack 500 emceeing the event, keeping everything moving and all the Cubs/Webelos excited.  As Round 1 proceeded, it was clear that the speed races were going to be close and the winners would be separated by only a fraction of a second.  The fastest cars from each Division (Lions/Tigers, Wolf/Bear, Webelos/AOL) were advanced to the Grand Finals, their cumulative times reset to zero, and a nail-biting three more race heats took place to determine the Fastest Overall.

    Thanks to all the Pack leaders, parents and Cub Scouts that participated, and especially the many volunteers that gave of their time to make the event possible, including (but not limited to):

    • Michael Harrelson, PWD Committee Chair
    • Scott Schnegelberger, PWD Committee/Race Official
    • Jenny Goguen, Emcee
    • David Harris, PWD Committee/Race Official
    • John Spinks, PWD Committee
    • Beverley Cash, PWD Committee
    • …and many others
    Congratulations to all of our 2022 winners listed below.!  Each of these Cub Scouts and Webelos received a shiny trophy for their achievements, and a trophy was awarded to the Fastest Overall in the Speed competition.
     
     

    Originality

    Lions/Tigers

    1st Ellis Smith, Pack 347
    2nd James Hyde, Pack 500
    3rd Isaac Wredberg, Pack 11

    Wolf/Bear

    1st Jacob Baldwin, Pack 365
    2nd Evelyn Kicklighter, Pack 236
    3rd Sabrina Victor, Pack 352

    Webelos/AOL

    1st Ezra Wredberg, Pack 11
    2nd William Penny, Pack 352
    3rd Garrett Wooten, Pack 325

    Craftsmanship

    Lions/Tigers

    1st Davison Fincannon, Pack 318
    2nd Anderson Flowers, Pack 321
    3rd Evan Spencer, Pack 347

    Wolf/Bear

    1st Heath Bennett, Pack 352
    2nd Brogan Wolper, Pack 398
    3rd Joseph Panaccione, Pack 314

    Webelos/AOL

    1st Meredith Horner, Pack 500
    2nd Ezra Phillips, Pack 236
    3rd Remy Walvoord, Pack 352

    Speed (50 competitors, 6 heats each, slowest heat dropped)

    Lions/Tigers

    1st Logan Hill, 13.496 seconds / 186.29mph, Pack 350
    2nd Ryder Biggs, 13.546 seconds / 185.6mph, Pack 318
    3rd Ian Owens, 13.602 seconds, Pack 314

    Wolf/Bear

    1st Maya Santiago, 13.509 seconds / 186.11mph, Pack 236
    2nd Emory Nichols, 13.512 seconds / 186.07mph, Pack 325
    3rd Carter MacArthur, 13.533 seconds / 185.78mph, Pack 399

    Webelos/AOL

    1st Aiden Cramer, 13.142 seconds / 191.31mph, Pack 357
    2nd Greyson Young, 13.261 seconds / 189.59mph, Pack 314
    3rd Zachary Kaufmann, 13.341 seconds / 188.46mph, Pack 500

    Speed Grand Finals
    Fastest Overall (3 racers — fastest from each division; 3 heats, slowest heat dropped)

       Aiden Cramer, 5.243 seconds / 191.81mph, Pack 357


    Members of the Neuse River District Committee are cordially invited to attend the Annual Business Meeting of the new district to be formed to serve the Northern Service Area of Occoneechee Council.  The primary purpose of this meeting is to elect a slate of members at large to constitute the District Committee for the Northern Service Area.

    In accordance with the Charter and Bylaws of the Boy Scouts of America and Occoneechee Council, the eligible electors are the current members of each of the existing district committees – Impeesa, Neuse River, and the portion of Awahili encompassed by Wake, Franklin and Warren counties – that will make up the new district, and the Chartered Organization Representative (or Executive Officer) of each chartering partner located in the geographic area to be served by the new district.

    The meeting will be held via Zoom.  We’ve announced a 7:00 PM meeting time so you can mark your calendar, but we expect that time to be adjusted.  Re-designs are underway for roundtable, and we cannot have the Annual Business Meeting overlap with roundtable.  More information concerning the exact start time will be sent directly to invitees as it becomes available.

    For awareness, the members of the nominating committee are provided below:

    Ed Miller (Chair)
    Bev Cash
    Ralph Embrey
    Pam Miller
    Jen Larson
    Rocky Quiller
    Bethie Taylor
    Barbara Shepherd
    Gene Zack

    Community members
    Battle Whitley
    Jack Nichols
    Seth Asbill

    Professional advisors
    Monica Switzer-Lea
    Gwangi Shipp

    RESCHEDULED!  Two separate sessions for you to choose from! April 25, 2020 and May 2, 2020, 9:00AM to 11:30AM both.

    Click to RSVP so that you receive the Zoom invitation and materials!

    Critical training for Scouts and their parents who are Life rank or even a Star Scout close to becoming a Life Scout!

    Even if a Scout has started their project, they should strongly consider attending the training to that they understand the process and the critical areas for completing all of their required paperwork