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Eagle Scout professional driver will lead NASCAR’s biggest race this weekend

NASCAR’s biggest race of the year and kickoff to this season will be Sunday for the 61st running of the Daytona 500. And leading the pack of more than 40 of the best drivers in the sport will be an Eagle Scout. William Byron, Eagle Scout class of 2015, of Charlotte, N.C., won the pole…

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Scouts who become Magic Tree House Reading Warriors can earn a free patch

Fun and adventure don’t have to end when the camping trip is over. Scouts can experience spellbinding, heart-racing excitement just by opening the latest book in the Magic Tree House series from Random House. The best-selling series by Mary Pope Osborne follows Jack and Annie Smith, a brother and sister from the fictional small town of Frog Creek,…

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CHECK OUT DISCOVERY DAY CAMP IN 2019!

LOOKING FOR A WEEK LONG DAY CAMP PROGRAM FOR YOUR KIDS? Looking for a week long day camp program for your kids? Well look no further! Discovery Day Camp is a 5 day program open to ALL youth in Kindergarten – 8th grade. We will be offering this program multiple weeks this summer at 5…

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Friends of Scouting (FOS) Progress!

Twenty-Two (22) units have completed their presentations and have currently raised $18,914 or 16% to our district goal. We have seven (7) units this month that will give their FOS presentations! Let’s raise that thermometer to $40,000 by the end of February! Congratulations to the following units on a great start to the 2019 FFOS…

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2019 Northwest Coin Club’s Money Show – Coin Collecting Merit Badge – Mar 16, 2019

The Northwest Coin Club’s (NWCC) money show and Coin Collecting Merit Badge class are at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center on Saturday, March 16th. Check in is from 8:30-9:00AM and the class starts at 9AM. We will be done approximately 1:30PM. If you intend to complete this in one…

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Journey to Excellence District Award – Gold – 2018

“Excellent” work, Lake Minnetonka District! Congratulations to all Lake Minnetonka units that achieved a JTE level status for 2018. Of the 64 units within the Lake Minnetonka District 22 (34%) achieved Platinum, 15 (23%) Gold, 9 (14%) Silver, and 1 (2%) Bronze. There were 17 units that did not achieve any of the levels. Of those 17…

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Happy New Year! Scoutbook is now free for Scouts and Scout units

Fellow Scouters, 2019 is off to a great start. Scoutbook, the Boy Scouts of America’s online tool for managing and tracking Scouting advancement, is now completely, totally, 100 percent free. The change became official today — Jan. 1, 2019. Longtime users know how Scoutbook makes it easy (and fun!) for Scouts, parents and leaders to track…

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Experience Everything Scouting Has to Offer – Video

The Boy Scouts of America delivers values-driven programs to build character and leadership skills in youth. See all we do to get young people Prepared. For Life.  

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WINTER CAMPING – WE’LL SHOW YOU HOW

WE PROVIDE TRAINED STAFF, GEAR, FOOD, AND THE FUN! It’s a cold February morning as students flood back into school. Image your Scouts and their classmates exchanging stories from their previous weekend. Instead of bragging about playing too many video games and drinking more soda than seems possible, your Scouts are boasting about their weekend sleeping…

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WINTER CAMPING FOR ALL IN 2019 – Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing

CUBS, SCOUTS BSA, AND VENTURING! CUB SCOUTS Cubs Scouts can take advantage of the nationally-acclaimed Polar Cubs program; the largest Cub Scout winter program in the country! Available at four locations Single day program Activities like sled chutes, tubing, leather branding and winter games Every weekend in January and February Learn More About Polar Cubs SCOUTS…

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Bring-A-Friend Event – Experience Scouting at Base Camp! – Ideal Age 4th – 8th Grade – Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 2-4:30PM

Come, Join In the Fun! Looking for a fun activity on a cold December day? Have a friend who might be interested in Scouting? Do they want to experience all of the fun that Scouting has to offer? Then join us on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 2pm to 4:30pm at the Team Building Center…

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2019 District Pinewood Derby Finals “Need for Speed” Official Patch Design Contest

The date is set for the district’s 2019 pinewood derby finals, March 16, 2019! New this year! Packs are encouraged to send their top three (3) racers from each rank, Lion Scout – Arrow of Light. That is eighteen (18) racers per Pack! The race will be FREE of charge for these racers. There will…

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This Infographic Shows the Right Way to Refer to Girls Who Will Join Scouts BSA

With tens of thousands of girls already enjoying the Cub Scout program and more young women poised to join the Scouts BSA program when it opens in February of 2019, there’s a lot of excitement around the programs offered by the Boy Scouts of America. In all of that excitement, it’s important to remember that…

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2019 Many Point and Tomahawk Reservations Are Now Open

2019 Many Point and Tomahawk Reservations are open. All the remaining sites are available for anyone to reserve. MANY POINT SCOUT CAMP Many Point is a top notch Scout camp in Northern Minnesota known for being mission driven, providing quality service, and innovation.       TOMAHAWK SCOUT RESERVATION Located in beautiful Western Wisconsin, Tomahawk…

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Polar Cubs Registration – Various Dates – Jan 5 – Mar 3, 2019

Think camp is just for the summer? Think again! Polar Cubs is one of the largest Cub Scout Day Camp programs in the country and it’s happening at a camp near you. This single day program is filled with classic winter activities as well as some unique Scouting adventures. Don’t miss your chance to be…

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Upcoming Bring-A-Friend Events

  One of the best ways to recruit new Cub Scouts is ‘peer-to-peer’. When a Scout brings a friend to a scouting event (e.g., pack or den meeting, pinewood derby, field trip, etc), they both have fun! It’s a fantastic introduction to Cub Scouts for the boys and their parents. When a Scout brings a…

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Welcome to the official website of Lake Minnetonka District. Since 2007, our volunteer web team has offered this site as a resource to those individuals involved in the Scouting program. Welcome Message

Journey To Excellence

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Family Friends of Scouting

By Sally Jensen | June 23, 2016 | Comments Off on Family Friends of Scouting

Family Friends of Scouting Check Your Unit’s Goal Status – District Thermometer – Tools For Presenters Here you will find the tools for unit leaders and presenters to complete and manage your Unit’s FOS Campaign Unit Incentives:When units reach their goal by May 15, 2019, Packs and Wards will receive FREE Pinewood Derby cars. Troops,…

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Lake Minnetonka and Mustang District Pinewood Derby Finals 2019 – March 16, 2019 – AT RIDGEDALE CENTER – FREE – Registration Now Open!

By Bob Henry | January 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Lake Minnetonka and Mustang District Pinewood Derby Finals 2019 – March 16, 2019 – AT RIDGEDALE CENTER – FREE – Registration Now Open!

Lake Minnetonka and Mustang District Pinewood Derby Finals 2019 at Ridgedale Center – FREE! Saturday, March 16, 2019Hosted by Pack 283 Sponsored by Village Chevrolet Derby Location: Ridgedale Center, Minnetonka FREE  for Eighteen Racers per Pack! Bring A Friend to the Race! Event Flyer (all the details) Pinewood Derby Rules 2019 Offical Pinewood Derby Patch Contest…

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2019 Cub Scout Ice Fishing Derby – Feb 16, 2019 – Results and Photos

By Vicki Jurek | February 16, 2019 | Comments Off on 2019 Cub Scout Ice Fishing Derby – Feb 16, 2019 – Results and Photos

Cub Scout Ice Fishing Derby 2019 – Results and Photos – February 16, 2019 Event Details: Cub Scouts Head Out for Lake Independence! Cub Scouts from Lake Minnetonka District came out for the 1st Annual Cub Scout Ice Fishing Derby and Hot Chocolate on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The Cub Scouts were accompanied by their…

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2019 Adult Leader Recognition Nomination Forms and District Recognition Dinner Registration – Nominations Are Now Open!

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

2019 Adult Leader Recognition Nomination Forms and District Recognition Dinner Registration Nomination Forms District Award of Merit Position Specific Awards Glowing Ember Award EVENT TIME AND LOCATION Register to Attend the Recognition Awards Dinner (to be released) Dinner Flyer (to be released) The 2019 District Recognition Dinner will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019 at…

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Lake Minnetonka District Scouts volunteered with their parents to work at the St. Paul Winter Carnival 2019

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | February 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lake Minnetonka District Scouts and their parents volunteered to work various booths at the St. Paul Winter Carnival. The photos below, of  Zack and his father Lee from Pack 283 – Wayzata, were taken as the Scouts lined up for the Grand Parade.  During the parade the Scouts were called out by the Grand Marshall…

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2019 Council Recognition Dinner – March 23, 2019

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | February 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Please join us as Northern Star Scouting  recognizes and thanks all Scouting volunteers, and celebrates those Individuals and Districts who have distinguished themselves during this past year. Please join us as we honor our 2019 Class of Silver Beaver Honorees  Dinner Details: Location – Golden Valley Country Club Reception 5:45 pm Dinner and Program 6:30 pm Dinner Prices:…

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Roundtable Handouts (eHangfiles) February 2019 – Watch the Video of Roundtable!

By TIna Ramacier | February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

(handouts from previous months) February Roundtable 2019 – Facebook Live  Click the image to start the roundtable video. All 2019 Adult Leader Recognition Nomination Forms and District Recognition Dinner Registration – Nominations Are Now Open! Winter Camporee 2019 – LAUNCH-BOT- February 22-24, 2019 – Camporee Information Packet and Flyer Now Available Spring Camporee 2019 – LEAVE…

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District Pinewood Derby Finals AND MORE! – Ridgedale Center – Mar 16, 2019 – CHECK IF YOUR PACK RACERS ARE ATTENDING!

By Bob Henry | February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Are you the fastest of the fast? The quickest of the quick? Then mark your calendars for the Lake Minnetonka Pinewood Derby District Finals on Saturday, March 16th. We want the best racers, who have a need for speed, to race to be the fastest in Lake Minnetonka District. Every Pack should send their top…

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Winter Camporee 2019 – LAUNCH-BOT- February 22-24, 2019 – Camporee Information Packet and Registration Now Available

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | November 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Winter Camporee 2019 – LAUNCH-BOT- February 22-24, 2019 – Camporee Information Packet and Registration Now Available

Winter Camporee 2019         – Launch-Bot – February 22-24, 2019 Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp – Swanson Lodge –  Houlton, Wisconsin Price $15.00  This will be a unique, STEM-themed camporee, which includes launching an orange ball for distance and accuracy, the classic Klondike Derby, Snow-Bot Building Contest (Snowman), and indoor demonstrations by robotic…

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Get your top 10 questions about Scouts BSA answered right here

By Bryan Wendell | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Scouts BSA Troop 8222 of the California Inland Empire Council. There’s enthusiasm for the launch of Scouts BSA everywhere you look. You see it on social media, where young people are saying, #ScoutMeIn. You see it on the news as reporters highlight the BSA’s commitment to the whole family. And you see it in all 50…

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Boy Scouts Is Now Just Scouts . . . My Thoughts

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

DAVE RYAN (printed with permission) People have been asking me “What do you think of the Boy Scouts changing their name to ‘Scouts’?”A lot of people say it’s just Boy Scouts caving in to pressure.  And there is some of that.  No organization can thrive if it’s continuously being criticized for not being inclusive.  I’ve…

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Eagle Scout professional driver will lead NASCAR’s biggest race this weekend

By Bryan Wendell | February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

NASCAR’s biggest race of the year and kickoff to this season will be Sunday for the 61st running of the Daytona 500. And leading the pack of more than 40 of the best drivers in the sport will be an Eagle Scout. William Byron, Eagle Scout class of 2015, of Charlotte, N.C., won the pole…

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Spring Camporee 2019 – LEAVE NO TRACE – BIKE CAMPOREE – May 3-5, 2019 – Informational Flyer Now Available!

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Join us for Spring Camporee 2019 at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve in Rockford, Minnesota where attendees can ride their bikes throughout the park on the extensive bike trails, or hike on the various walking paths. The focus of the camporee will be to understand what are the seven principles of ‘Leave No Trace’, participate in…

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Upcoming Bring-A-Friend Events

By Vicki Jurek | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

  One of the best ways to recruit new Cub Scouts is ‘peer-to-peer’. When a Scout brings a friend to a scouting event (e.g., pack or den meeting, pinewood derby, field trip, etc), they both have fun! It’s a fantastic introduction to Cub Scouts for the boys and their parents. When a Scout brings a…

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