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Cub Scout Roundtable Newsletter for March 1, 2018

What to Expect at the Upcoming March Cub Scout Roundtable meeting  We are trying something new, a newsletter just for the Cub Scout roundtable. The newsletter provides and overview of the upcoming program,  including  events and information just for adult leaders and parents. Let us know what you think of the new Cub Scout Roundtable…

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Welcome our new members of the Lake Minnetonka District Committee!  

Over the past six months, we’ve been pleased to welcome several new members of the District Committee. These volunteers make the district successful by organizing events, coordinating activities across the district, and putting the time in to serve all of our units in the district. Troy Ebensteiner has joined as chair for Membership, Charlie Jones…

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Help Us Plan for the Future – Take Our 3 Minute Cub Scout Roundtable Survey

The primary goal for roundtable is to help our unit leaders run a great Cub Scout program. For us to be successful in meeting those goals, we need your help – we want to learn from you! The information collected in this survey will be used to plan for future roundtable discussions, both this spring…

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HERE ARE YOUR TOP POPCORN SELLERS OF 2017

GREAT WORK EVERYONE The 2017 Popcorn sale was a BIG success thanks to the thousands of Scouts and parents who set goals and saw them through with popcorn! Northern Star Council Scouts sold over $3.4 MILLION in popcorn, making us the 4th largest popcorn sale in the country! Over $2.4 million dollars went directly back…

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HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT ROUNDTABLE

District Roundtable is the monthly gathering of various Unit Leaders, Committee Chairs and Members, Den Leaders, and other adult volunteers brought together to share knowledge and skills of the various aspects of scouting as it relates to their responsibilities and expertise. Roundtable is run by parent volunteers. The program that is presented is to help…

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2018 Lake Minnetonka District Pinewood Derby Finals – OPEN TO ALL SCOUTS – INCLUDING BOY SCOUTS AND PARENTS – April 14, 2018

The date is set for the district’s 2018 pinewood derby finals!  The Wayzata Community Church and Pack 283 from Wayzata will again play host to our derby on April 14, 2018. This event is open to ALL CUB SCOUTS (Lion through Webelos). However, Packs are still encouraged to send the top three (3) finishers of…

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District Awards and Annual Recognition Dinner – May 3, 2018 – Wayzata Country Club – Save the Date!

Make plans now to attend our District Recognition Dinner on May 3, 2018, at Wayzata Country Club, where we will present this year’s District Award of Merit class, along with our position-specific and Glowing Ember awards. DINNER Reservations will open in April. Spouses, family and friends are invited to attend! Nominations for you to recognize…

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WELCOMING GIRLS TO THE BSA – Information Requested by Feb 15, 2018 From Pack Leaders

WELCOMING GIRLS TO THE BSA – Information requested by Feb 15 from Pack Leaders After the historic decision made by the National BSA Council, in October, information was sent out from Northern Star Council last December with the procedures to include girls in Cub Scout Units in 2018. This information was sent to pack cubmasters, committee chairs,…

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Brainerd Eagle Scout Receives Live Saving Award

Community Spotlight: Brainerd Eagle Scout Wins Life Saving Award  Video by Community Spotlight  Brainerd Eagle Scout honored for lifesaving effort By Brainerd Dispatch on Jan 24, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. (printed with permission) A Brainerd Eagle Scout and his work partner were honored Saturday for their part in a lifesaving rescue last year of a motorist…

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Experience Advancement At North Wind – Various Dates

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Opportunity for scouts to work on rank advancement and learn how to camp in the winter. Possible activities: hiking, winter knots, orienteering and more. THIS YEAR’S DATES 1/19-21/2018, 1/26-28/2018, 2/2-4/2018, 2/9-11/2018, 2/16-18/2018 (Presidents Weekend), 2/23-25/2018 GRADE LEVEL 5th & 6th grade SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS Sleep inside Saturday night. SCHEDULE Saturday 9 – 9:30 am Check…

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Arrowmen: Spend spring break helping rebuild BSA camps in Florida, Puerto Rico

Cheerful service to others is at the heart of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national honor society. In that spirit, Arrowmen are invited to spend their spring break helping BSA camps in Florida and Puerto Rico rebuild after last year’s devastating hurricane season. There are two opportunities to serve, and each is open to…

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Scouts and Venturers invited to enter the State-Fish Art Contest

Fishing has been a part of Scouting since the very beginning. In fact, Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell once said, “every Scout ought to be able to fish in order to get food for himself.” That longstanding angling tradition — coupled with the sport’s continued popularity today — makes this contest opportunity one I simply had…

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Start Planning for Cub Scout Summer Camp 2018!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON THE FUN AT CUB SCOUT SUMMER CAMP! It’s a new year and that means it is time to start planning for another great year of Cub Scout Summer Programs! The 2018 summer season will include all of the following programs: Tiger Day Camp (1 day) Cub Scout Summer Camp (3…

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BSA’s Scoutbook Lite, which will replace Internet Advancement, debuts in early 2018

The BSA announced it will release Scoutbook Lite, a new tool for quickly inputting advancement data, in the second quarter of 2018. This free solution will replace the current Internet Advancement platform, which will be retired. Scoutbook Lite will feature a slick new user interface. It will be optimized to whatever device you use: desktop,…

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Tomahawk Scout Reservation – New in 2018!

At Tomahawk, we are always improving our programs to give you the best camping experience possible! Here’s what we’ve added in 2018 to make your summer better! Schedule Change Merit Badges start Sunday Morning Swim Tests on Saturday Friday morning is for Unit Activities Voyageur Canoes for each Boy Scout Sub Camp! The Sparks Program (Welding…

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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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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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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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BRICKBUILDERS 4.0 MADE HUGE CREATIONS

By Northern Star Council | February 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over 160 Scouts and another 150 parents attended the 4th annual Brickbuilders event at Edina Community Center on Sunday, February 11. The event is a prize for our top popcorn sellers who sell more than $1300. Scouts can choose 1 or more events depending on the amount they sold last fall. They participated in five…

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2018 Adult Leader Recognition Nomination Forms and District Recognition Dinner Registration

By Nick Pedersen | February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Make plans now to attend our District Recognition Dinner on May 3, 2018, at Wayzata Country Club (WCC), where we will present this year’s District Award of Merit class, along with our position-specific and Glowing Ember awards. DINNER Reservations will open March 15th. Spouses, family and friends are invited to attend! Nominations for you to…

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2018 SPRING UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING – Apr 21, 2018 8-4PM

By Northern Star Council | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR LEADER TRAINING Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lakeville South High School WHAT IS UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING? Our University of Scouting is a fun-filled, hands-on, experience-laden opportunity to network with other Scouters, and is truly a learning adventure for new or experienced Scouters. The University of Scouting…

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Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen – Feb 11 – Feb 28, 2018

By Brett Schneider | February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen Feb 11- Feb 28, 2018 OA Elections for 2018 – 2018 OA youth elections run from NOW through April 15th. Your annual elections should be scheduled and coordinated – ensure your peer troop is committed to providing an election team. The OA chapter web page on the…

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2018 Merit Badge Day at The Toro Company – Sat, March 3, 2018, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM CST

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Join Us for the Fun – There are still a few spots available!  Registration technically opens at 8:00am, but the opening ceremony doesn’t start until 8:45am, so you don’t have to arrive at 7:30am, (because no one will be here :-). The event will finish at 3:30pm. Participants will have a chance to work on…

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HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT ROUNDTABLE

By Allan Arntson | February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

District Roundtable is the monthly gathering of various Unit Leaders, Committee Chairs and Members, Den Leaders, and other adult volunteers brought together to share knowledge and skills of the various aspects of scouting as it relates to their responsibilities and expertise. Roundtable is run by parent volunteers. The program that is presented is to help…

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March Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – March 1, 2018 – 7:00PM

By Brett Batz | February 15, 2018 | Comments Off on March Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – March 1, 2018 – 7:00PM

(previous roundtables)    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…

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Start Planning for Cub Scout Summer Camp 2018!

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | December 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON THE FUN AT CUB SCOUT SUMMER CAMP! It’s a new year and that means it is time to start planning for another great year of Cub Scout Summer Programs! The 2018 summer season will include all of the following programs: Tiger Day Camp (1 day) Cub Scout Summer Camp (3…

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Cub Scout Roundtable Newsletter for March 1, 2018

By Vicki Jurek | February 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

What to Expect at the Upcoming March Cub Scout Roundtable meeting  We are trying something new, a newsletter just for the Cub Scout roundtable. The newsletter provides and overview of the upcoming program,  including  events and information just for adult leaders and parents. Let us know what you think of the new Cub Scout Roundtable…

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District Awards and Annual Recognition Dinner – May 3, 2018 – Wayzata Country Club – Save the Date!

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Make plans now to attend our District Recognition Dinner on May 3, 2018, at Wayzata Country Club, where we will present this year’s District Award of Merit class, along with our position-specific and Glowing Ember awards. DINNER Reservations will open in April. Spouses, family and friends are invited to attend! Nominations for you to recognize…

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Snowboarder Red Gerard leaps from pages of Boys’ Life to earn Olympic gold medal

By Bryan Wendell | February 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Longtime Boys’ Life readers watching the Winter Olympics on Saturday night heard a familiar name: Red Gerard. The world was captivated as the 17-year-old snowboarder soared, twisted and flipped his way to Team USA’s first gold medal of the Games. Many viewers saw Red’s win in snowboard slopestyle as a major upset. Loyal Boys’ Life readers,…

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Plan Your Cub Summer Camping Now! Schedule a Cub Camping Presentation with a Camping Representative

By Julie Terpstra | January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Adventure Awaits You! Cub Scout Summer Camp is the highlight of every Cub’s year. From Lion Scouts completing their first year to Arrow of Light, there is a camp for you this summer. Earn multiple requirements for advancement while at camp, have great activities, and enjoy a great time. To make sure you you Scouts…

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Welcome our new members of the Lake Minnetonka District Committee!  

By Nick Pedersen | February 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the past six months, we’ve been pleased to welcome several new members of the District Committee. These volunteers make the district successful by organizing events, coordinating activities across the district, and putting the time in to serve all of our units in the district. Troy Ebensteiner has joined as chair for Membership, Charlie Jones…

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Adult CPR/AED Training at April Roundtable – FREE OF CHARGE – April 5, 2018 7:00PM

By Anthony Schuft | February 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Adult CPR/AED Training at April Roundtable – FREE OF CHARGE – April 5, 2018 7:00PM

Adult CPR/AED All Adult Leaders, Parents, Youth 14 Years or Older, Welcome! This course will prepare you to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults and meets OSHA/workplace/ Scouting requirements. This is a blended learning course including an instructor-led classroom skill session. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a  certificate…

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2018 Lake Minnetonka District Pinewood Derby Finals – OPEN TO ALL SCOUTS – INCLUDING BOY SCOUTS AND PARENTS – April 14, 2018

By Bob Henry | February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The date is set for the district’s 2018 pinewood derby finals!  The Wayzata Community Church and Pack 283 from Wayzata will again play host to our derby on April 14, 2018. This event is open to ALL CUB SCOUTS (Lion through Webelos). However, Packs are still encouraged to send the top three (3) finishers of…

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