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Winter Camporee 2018 – Return of the Yeti – Feb 16-18, 2018

Race with Your Yeti In the Klondike Baylor Regional Park –  Carver County Our peeps have spoken. You asked for a traditional camporee of overnight tent camping, including cooking, snow sports, ice fishing, and merit badges. Well, here it is! Come out for the day on Saturday or stay overnight, join your fellow Webelos, Boy Scouts,…

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Pinewood Derby Build Clinic – Jan 4, 2018

Attend the Build Clinic and Stay for January Roundtable Pinewood Derby Rules 2018 (to be available) Score! OK, we all know that those pinewood derby cars shaped like iPhones and candy bars are really cool.  But, are they really cool and really fast? Be honest . . . you want that checkered flag. We can…

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Supernova Science Fair – Sunday, Jan 28, 2018

Supernova Science Fair Sunday, January 28, 2017 1pm-4pm Prior Lake High School 7575 150th St W, Savage, MN 55378 Fees: Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts/Venturers: $6 This event should help those working on their Supernova Award. Starts at 1pm, with judging at 2pm and awards handed out after. Questions James Carter 636-485-0062 james.c.carter@hotmail.com Post expires on Sunday…

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NEW MYSCOUTING MOBILE APP

ON ANDROID AND IPHONE The BSA My.Scouting.org web tools for adult leaders is now available in a mobile application! The web tool version has been around for several years and can be found at https://my.scouting.org/ . Most volunteers have access to the web version since many online training modules can be taken on this platform…

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Wood Badge Centennial Update pilot courses let you experience the future

Registration is now live for a pair of 2018 national Wood Badge Pilot Courses that precede a 2019 update to the BSA’s premier leadership training program for adults. The update, known as the Wood Badge Centennial Update, will be released in 2019 for use in 2020 and beyond. It’s timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary…

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2017 BOY SCOUT WINTER CAMP

NEW PROGRAMS AT SNOW BASE – NORTH WIND You won’t want to miss out on exciting winter programming planned for this year. At both North Wind and Snow Base we continue to strive for unique and exciting programs. North Wind: The traditional Experience, Adventure and Expedition programs are in full operation, along with our newer…

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2018-2019 preview: Philmont Scout Ranch

It’s the fourth-annual High-Adventure Week here on Bryan on Scouting. This week is all about the once-in-a-lifetime experiences awaiting Scouts and Venturers at the BSA’s four national high-adventure bases. Plus, we share tips for securing your spot in 2018, 2019 and beyond. That group of teenagers singing Backstreet Boys while backpacking the final miles of a…

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2018-2019 preview: Paul R. Christen High Adventure Base at Summit Bechtel Reserve

It’s the fourth-annual High-Adventure Week here on Bryan on Scouting. This week is all about the once-in-a-lifetime experiences awaiting Scouts and Venturers at the BSA’s four national high-adventure bases. Plus, we share tips for securing your spot in 2018, 2019 and beyond. Skateboarding, rock climbing and an unbelievably awesome activity called “bikepacking.” At the Paul R. Christen…

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2018-2019 preview: Northern Tier National High Adventure Program

It’s the fourth-annual High-Adventure Week here on Bryan on Scouting. This week is all about the once-in-a-lifetime experiences awaiting Scouts and Venturers at the BSA’s four national high-adventure eses. Plus, we share tips for securing your spot in 2018, 2019 and beyond. Paddle your way to an experience of a lifetime in Minnesota and Canada at…

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2018-2019 preview: Florida National High Adventure Sea Base

It’s the fourth-annual High-Adventure Week here on Bryan on Scouting. This week is all about the once-in-a-lifetime experiences awaiting Scouts and Venturers at the BSA’s four national high-adventure bases. Plus, we share tips for securing your spot in 2018, 2019 and beyond. Not even the strongest hurricane ever recorded can keep the Florida National High Adventure…

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New Responsive District Calendar with ICAL

We are pleased to announce that the district has migrated to a new calendar system. The new system includes an ICAL feature that allows access to the district calendar from other applications. You can copy and paste our address into any calendar product that supports the ICAL format. When events are added, deleted, or changed…

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Cub Scouting Recruiting – Watch A Movie On Us!

It’s Fun To Be A Cub Scout! We know that one of the best ways to recruit new Cub Scouts is peer-to-peer. When a Scout brings a friend to an event, they both have fun! It’s a fantastic introduction to Cub Scouts for the boys and their parents. Listening to your feedback, Lake Minnetonka is…

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Troop’s brilliant approach to Friends of Scouting yielded a 37% boost in giving

Need a boost to your Friends of Scouting campaign? Look no further than your Scouts. Friends of Scouting, the council-level annual giving campaign, attracts the funds that help your council provide vital programs and services to Scouts and Venturers. It’s often a council’s largest source of income — money that goes toward life-changing experiences for young men and young…

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INTEREST FOR WORLD JAMBOREE 2019 LEADERS

INTERESTED IN HELPING? The World Jamboree is a large scale Camporee held every four years with Scouts from around the World. This time around the U.S., Mexico, and Canada are co-hosting the Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. It is gearing up to be the largest World Jamboree ever held and will…

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2018 Silver Beaver Nominations Due Nov 30, 2017 5:00PM 🗓

NOMINATE A WORTHY VOLUNTEER The Silver Beaver is a national award presented by the local council; it is the highest honor a local council may bestow upon a volunteer. The award is limited to adults 21 years of age or older. The award consists of a certificate, a formal Silver Beaver emblem on a ribbon,…

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2017 Submit Your Unit’s Family FOS Dates

Unit Committee Chairman, Unit Friends of Scouting Chairman, or Unit FOS Contact: November 15th is the deadline to have your Family Friends of Scouting dates submitted for the 2017-2018 campaign.  Each unit must have two dates (one primary and one follow-up) submitted prior to the 15th in order to be considered for incentives.  It is important…

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Polar Cub Winter Camping – Various Dates – Jan-Mar 2018

Get outside this winter and experience the magic of Polar Cubs day camp. We guarantee there is no better way to spend a day outside during a Minnesota Winter. A one day experience filled with plenty of fun, adventure, activity and advancement opportunities. Hot lunch will be provided in the camp dining hall for everyone. Your…

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Is Winter Camping On Your Calendar? 🗓

As the seasons change and mosquitos emerge, we’d like to remind you to keep winter camping in your plans for next year. Please share the attached flyer for North Wind and Snow Base with your Patrol Leader Council. We provide the winter gear, training, and staff. Key dates to remember: Reservations open on September 1st…

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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

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2017 JTE 2.0 IS NOW COMPLETED

By Allan Arntson | November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Unit Leaders, Committee Chairs, and Unit Commissioners: Congratulations to all units on a successful completion of the 2017 Journey to Excellence 2.0 program! Most every unit in the Lake Minnetonka District put forth a great effort in completing most, if not all, of the 5 required Guideposts: Review and Reflect Program and Funding Plan Communications…

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December Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – Dec 7, 2017 – 7:00PM

By Brett Batz | November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

What to expect at this month’s Roundtable Meeting The monthly District Roundtable meeting provides an information and training forum for adults involved as leaders in the Scouting program. Parents and children are welcome to attend. These meetings allow attendees from all parts of the Scouting program to: ◾ Discuss topics of interest, both formally and informally…

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Are you finding the information you need?

By Scott Janke | November 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Quick Links To find various articles or announcements easily, visit the Quick Links on the front page of the district website. Simply scroll down and select your topic. For example, the quick link ‘Service Projects’ includes a list of articles related to the current district service projects. All the information is arranged in ascending order…

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Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen – Nov 19 – Dec 3, 2017

By Brett Schneider | November 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen Nov 19 – Dec 3, 2017 OA Elections for 2018 – Here’s the start of reminders that the 2018 OA youth elections begin Jan 1st and run through April 15th. Your annual elections should already be on unit calendars as part of annual planning. More election…

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Winter Camporee 2018 – Return of the Yeti – Feb 16-18, 2018

By Julie Terpstra | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Race with Your Yeti In the Klondike Baylor Regional Park –  Carver County Our peeps have spoken. You asked for a traditional camporee of overnight tent camping, including cooking, snow sports, ice fishing, and merit badges. Well, here it is! Come out for the day on Saturday or stay overnight, join your fellow Webelos, Boy Scouts,…

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2018 Silver Beaver Nominations Due Nov 30, 2017 5:00PM 🗓

By Northern Star Council | October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

NOMINATE A WORTHY VOLUNTEER The Silver Beaver is a national award presented by the local council; it is the highest honor a local council may bestow upon a volunteer. The award is limited to adults 21 years of age or older. The award consists of a certificate, a formal Silver Beaver emblem on a ribbon,…

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2018 District Pinewood Derby Finals “Need for Speed” Official Patch Design Contest

By Bob Henry | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The date is set for the district’s 2018 pinewood derby finals!  Wayzata Community Church  in Wayzata  will again play host to our derby on April 14, 2018. Soon it will be time for Cubmasters to distribute pinewood derby cars to their packs.  Leaders are encouraged to hand out copies of the official pinewood derby rules at…

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Wood Badge Centennial Update pilot courses let you experience the future

By Bryan Wendell | November 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Registration is now live for a pair of 2018 national Wood Badge Pilot Courses that precede a 2019 update to the BSA’s premier leadership training program for adults. The update, known as the Wood Badge Centennial Update, will be released in 2019 for use in 2020 and beyond. It’s timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary…

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Cub Scouting Recruiting – Watch A Movie On Us!

By Troy Ebensteiner | October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s Fun To Be A Cub Scout! We know that one of the best ways to recruit new Cub Scouts is peer-to-peer. When a Scout brings a friend to an event, they both have fun! It’s a fantastic introduction to Cub Scouts for the boys and their parents. Listening to your feedback, Lake Minnetonka is…

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Pinewood Derby Build Clinic – Jan 4, 2018

By Bob Henry | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Attend the Build Clinic and Stay for January Roundtable Pinewood Derby Rules 2018 (to be available) Score! OK, we all know that those pinewood derby cars shaped like iPhones and candy bars are really cool.  But, are they really cool and really fast? Be honest . . . you want that checkered flag. We can…

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Five Scout camps named for fascinatingly famous people in history

By Bryan Wendell | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

An icon of the American West, the longtime president of Coca-Cola and a man who died in the sinking of the Lusitania. Names and these and other fascinating Americans grace BSA camps across the country. The names of Scout camps offer an interesting entry point into the history of Scouting, a particular community or the nation…

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2018-2019 preview: Florida National High Adventure Sea Base

By Bryan Wendell | October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s the fourth-annual High-Adventure Week here on Bryan on Scouting. This week is all about the once-in-a-lifetime experiences awaiting Scouts and Venturers at the BSA’s four national high-adventure bases. Plus, we share tips for securing your spot in 2018, 2019 and beyond. Not even the strongest hurricane ever recorded can keep the Florida National High Adventure…

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SUBMIT YOUR UNIT’S COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS

By Northern Star Council | November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL COLLECTS AND REPORTS COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS Each charter renewal packet for your unit will contain a “2017 Community Service Survey” that is filled out and turned in with your charter renewal packet. This sheet contains all the information needed to submit the hours and get your unit credit for the hours of…

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2017 Submit Your Unit’s Family FOS Dates

By Sally Jensen | September 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Unit Committee Chairman, Unit Friends of Scouting Chairman, or Unit FOS Contact: November 15th is the deadline to have your Family Friends of Scouting dates submitted for the 2017-2018 campaign.  Each unit must have two dates (one primary and one follow-up) submitted prior to the 15th in order to be considered for incentives.  It is important…

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