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See what you missed at the August Roundtable!

We had a great group of leaders and Scouts attend Roundtable last week. Not only did they get some fantastic ice cream, we had a great discussion about Fall Recruitment, School Night for Scouting (Sept 19), and Popcorn Sales. Thanks to everyone who came out and shared your ideas, your questions, and your enthusiasm for…

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Wayzata Sailing Sea Scout Regatta – Koch Cup Qualifier

Wayzata Sailing and Northern Star Scouting’s Sea Scout Ship Mendota #248 are proud to announce the Wayzata Sailing Sea Scout Regatta, Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25th, 2019. The Wayzata Sailing Sea Scout Regatta is an event for BSA registered Sea Scouts to learn and improve racing skills in addition to participate in the…

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Ladies & Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

Have fun designing and building your racing cars over the summer. You are invited to participate in the James J. Hill Days Coaster Cart Derby. Don’t miss this family event using Gravity propelled vehicles. The Wayzata Chamber of Commerce Coaster Cart Derby is intended solely as an enjoyment event for youth (6 to 14 year…

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Look inside the emails the BSA sends new Cub Scout and Scouts BSA families

When welcoming a new family to your pack or troop, nothing beats a personal phone call, email or text message from you. But when welcoming tens of thousands of new Scouting families into our movement, a series of helpful and cheerful emails from the BSA comes in a close second. Last year, the BSA launched…

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Cub Scout Parent Orientation Guide now available!

You have the Scouts – so what do you do with the parents? The parent orientation is a vital step in the recruiting process and should take place after your back-to-school night, your unit’s recruitment event, and School Night for Scouting.  Parent orientations serve as the opportunity to provide an introduction into Scouting and your…

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Have you completed your Pack Annual Plan yet?

Excellent Cub Scout packs know that a great program doesn’t just happen: packs must take the time to plan and organize for the year ahead. Planning helps prevent conflict and last-minute problems, and ensures a safe, successful program. Pack Annual Planning meetings ideally take place in May, June, or July to ensure that everyone is…

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Lake Minnetonka Setting the Pace

Lake Minnetonka is setting the pace with seven Scouts BSA troops for girls started since February 1 of this year. Congratulations to Troop 5174 (Chaska), Troop 5283 (Wayzata), Troop 5330 (Chanhassen), Troop 5424 (Excelsior), Troop 5570 (Plymouth), Troop 5571 (Mound), and Troop 5589 (Victoria)! More than 50 girls are currently registered in these troops which…

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Soar toward a new STEM Nova Award with iFLY

Your Scouts can take flight and earn a cool new STEM Nova Award, thanks to a collaboration between iFLY and the Boy Scouts of America. iFLY indoor skydiving gives Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA members, Sea Scouts and Venturers a chance to fly high while working on the “Up and Away” STEM Nova Award. They’ll focus…

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2019 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR – JOIN OUR ADVENTURE SUMMIT – FREE TICKETS!

JOIN OUR ADVENTURE SUMMIT REPRESENT SCOUTING AND VOLUNTEER WITH US AT THE FAIR! The Minnesota State Fair is always a blast and a great way to end the summer! Of course, one of the best activities at the fair is our very own Adventure Summit In order for the Adventure Summit to run smoothly, we…

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Scoutmaster/Asst Scoutmaster Specific and IOLS Training – Sep 21 – 22, 2019

Scoutmaster/ Assistant Scoutmaster Specific and IOLS Training IN JUST ONE WEEKEND!!! Northern Star Scouting and Lake Minnetonka District are hosting another exciting Outdoor Leadership training session Sept 21 & 22, 2019. Our courses always fill up quickly, so please sign up early and don’t miss this excellent training opportunity. In addition to fulfilling the training…

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District Membership Status 2019

By Vicki Jurek | May 5, 2019 | Comments Off on District Membership Status 2019

District Membership Status 2019 – What can you do to move the Thermometers Higher? It’s Time to Plan for Unit Recruitment It’s that time of year for packs, troops, crews, and teams to plan for unit recruitment. Each unit needs to reach out into the community and invite new youth members and adult leaders to…

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Scouts Then and Now, Chapter 17

By Bryan Wendell | August 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Scouts Then and Now, a Bryan on Scouting blog series. The premise is simple. We share two photos of the same Scout or Venturer: once in his or her early Scouting years (Cub Scout, younger Scout, younger Venturer) and again in his or her later Scouting years (Life Scout, Eagle Scout, older Venturer). Find Chapter…

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Wayzata Sailing Sea Scout Regatta – Koch Cup Qualifier

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Wayzata Sailing and Northern Star Scouting’s Sea Scout Ship Mendota #248 are proud to announce the Wayzata Sailing Sea Scout Regatta, Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25th, 2019. The Wayzata Sailing Sea Scout Regatta is an event for BSA registered Sea Scouts to learn and improve racing skills in addition to participate in the…

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Fall Camporee Planning Meeting – Thursday, August 22 @ 6:30 PM

By Nick Fasching | August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Please join us for the first planning meeting of Fall Camporee 2019 at the Chanhassen Library, 7711 Kerber Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317  – Longfellow Room at 6:30PM. Please bring your key boy scouts and crew members with you to this meeting. The host units for this Camporee are Troops 3327, 3337, 3569, 3424, and 5424.…

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Have you completed your Pack Annual Plan yet?

By Nick Fasching | June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Excellent Cub Scout packs know that a great program doesn’t just happen: packs must take the time to plan and organize for the year ahead. Planning helps prevent conflict and last-minute problems, and ensures a safe, successful program. Pack Annual Planning meetings ideally take place in May, June, or July to ensure that everyone is…

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Recruitment Materials Request Form

By Vicki Jurek | June 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Recruitment Materials Request Form

 Recruitment Materials Request Form Additional Information School Night for Scouting 2019 Recruitment Guide and Resources Fall Recruitment Materials and Recrcuitment Training Video Recruitment Materials   Do you have an upcoming summertime pack event, fourth of July parade, or community festival where you could use promotional items to help with new Scout recruitment?  If so, good news!  Northern…

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2019 Western Region Eagle Project of the Year: Backpacking for underserved youth

By Bryan Wendell | August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Zack Moore (third from right) and the group prepare to enter the Desolation Wilderness. The statement was equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful. And at just five words long, it encapsulated the profound need for and transformative power of Zack Moore’s Eagle Scout project. “I forgot there were stars.” It was a cloudless final night of…

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Lake Minnetonka Units highlighted in National Article on Scouts BSA!

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

Several Scouts BSA Troops from Northern Star Scouting were featured in recent Minnesota Public Radio article (6 Months In, Girls in Scouts BSA Are Forging Their Path) that has now been published nationwide. Included in the featured units and Scouts is Erin Olson and Rowan Akins of Scouts BSA Troop 5283!  In addition, Troop 7091…

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Aviation Explorers help women’s air race take flight

By Bryan Wendell | August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Forty teams took off on a 2,538-mile airplane race from Tennessee to Canada in June, but before the pilots started the 43rd Annual Air Race Classic from the McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport, they were greeted by Explorers with Aviation Post 214 of Jackson, Tenn. The Explorers transported pilots and their gear from planes to the airport…

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Ladies & Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

By Mike Lawrance | July 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have fun designing and building your racing cars over the summer. You are invited to participate in the James J. Hill Days Coaster Cart Derby. Don’t miss this family event using Gravity propelled vehicles. The Wayzata Chamber of Commerce Coaster Cart Derby is intended solely as an enjoyment event for youth (6 to 14 year…

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2019 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR – JOIN OUR ADVENTURE SUMMIT – FREE TICKETS!

By Northern Star Council | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

JOIN OUR ADVENTURE SUMMIT REPRESENT SCOUTING AND VOLUNTEER WITH US AT THE FAIR! The Minnesota State Fair is always a blast and a great way to end the summer! Of course, one of the best activities at the fair is our very own Adventure Summit In order for the Adventure Summit to run smoothly, we…

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UPDATES COMING TO MOBILE ARCHERY EQUIPMENT RENTAL

By Northern Star Council | August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Since 2017, Northern Star Scouting has operated five inflatable archery sets that units can check out for promoting recruitment at community events. Starting September 1st, 2019, some changes will be coming to the policies for the use of this equipment in an effort to improve user experience upkeep of the equipment:   A nominal fee…

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Volunteers Needed at ADVENTURE SUMMIT!

By Northern Star Council | August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hello everyone! We’re very low on volunteers for our ropes course at the Minnesota State Fair. Please spread the word to troops – all volunteers get a free ticket, t-shirt, and count as service hours. Taking even one 4-hour shift really helps! Volunteer for a Shift   REPRESENT SCOUTING AND VOLUNTEER WITH US AT THE…

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2019 WAS A GREYT YEAR FOR GREY WOLF

By Northern Star Council | August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over 310 Scouts from Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts completed Northern Star Scouting’s National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) program called Grey Wolf. 2019 had the largest number of Female participants ever with 28 completing the training (5 from Venturing and 23 from Scouts BSA). The four one-week sessions were facilitated by an amazing volunteer…

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See what you missed at the August Roundtable!

By Nick Pedersen | August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

We had a great group of leaders and Scouts attend Roundtable last week. Not only did they get some fantastic ice cream, we had a great discussion about Fall Recruitment, School Night for Scouting (Sept 19), and Popcorn Sales. Thanks to everyone who came out and shared your ideas, your questions, and your enthusiasm for…

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