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Scout Day at THE NUTCRACKER STORY BALLET – December 8, 2018 – Bring a non-Scout Friend to the event – PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!

A SCOUTING SPECIAL EVENT Youth Dance Ensemble presents THE NUTCRACKER STORY BALLET: A Special Scouting Event! ***This is an exclusive event for Scouts, their non-Scout friends, and their families*** DECEMBER 8, 10AM-12PM Bring your den to “The Land of Sweets” to see The Nutcracker Ballet and to EARN BADGES! For the past 27 years, Youth…

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Let’s Make History – Recruiting Materials to Help Fill Girl Dens

For the first time in over 100 years, we are excited to announce Family Scouting! Now not only boys and girls, but entire families will have the opportunity to experience the fun and excitement that makes Scouting unique. The values taught in the Scouting program builds character, and when combined with the ‘Scouting’ experience, it…

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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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UPDATE 100418 – NEW SCOUT SHOP COMING IN PLYMOUTH – October 15, 2018 – Scout Shop Employees Needed!

*** Update 100418 – Scout Shop Employees Needed *** With the recent closing of the Glenwood Avenue and Marshall Avenue scout stores, a new scout shop will open on October 15th in PLYMOUTH, Minnesota.  The new shop will be located on the corner of  highway 55 and 169, in the mall behind Arbys and Bachmans,  Waterford Park…

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6,000 YOUTH PARTICIPANTS AT 2018 STATE FAIR

12 DAYS OF FUN We had a pretty exciting year at the Minnesota State Fair! Our Adventure Summit booth had nearly 6,000 youth participants, and over 1,000 who said they were interested in joining Scouts! RAIN OR SHINE Our Scout booth is a pretty unique place at the State Fair. Not only is it an…

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New Scouts in your Pack, Troop or Crew?

Thank you to all our units and leaders who worked to promote, recruit, and sign-up new members! Your work with your units makes the difference. School Night For Scouting was a little(!) wet, but that hasn’t stopped this group of dedicated volunteers from working to sign-up new Scouts! Why do we care about new members?…

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BSA recalls Cub Scout neckerchief slides sold between February and August 2018

The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of Cub Scout neckerchief slides sold between February 2018 and August 2018. The affected products include the orange Lion, red Wolf, green Bear and blue Webelos slides. The $6 slides were sold at local Scout Shops, authorized BSA distributors and online at scoutshop.org. About…

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Fall Day Camp for Cub Scouts and their Families – Various Dates

Fall Day Camp is a Fun Day Camp for all Cub Scouts. We have fun activities for new Scouts and older Bears and Webelos. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Fall Day Camp is offered at 5 locations around the metro. So no matter your locations, we have a convenient option. In 2017, we added an Older Scout Outpost…

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November Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – Nov 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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Did You Miss Signing up for Cub Scouts because of the Weather?

It’s not too late to sign them up for Scouting! Even thought the weather outside on Thursday may have been frightful, fall recruiting can still continue.  Packs and Troops can continue to reach out to parents via emails, text, phone or Facebook. Customized Flyers are still available from Northern Star Scouting. These are in a…

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Northern Star Scouting – BSA TRAILHEAD AWARD

The Trailhead Award acknowledges a Scout’s  outstanding accomplishments and completion of Cub   Scouts and commends a youth as he or she stands at the Trailhead path of Scouts BSA—the next great adventure in Scouting. The Trailhead Award recognizes those Webelos Scouts who have gone above and beyond their Arrow of Light requirements and have a strong start on their Scouts BSA adventure. The…

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Scoutbook Subscriptions will be free starting January 1, 2019

In an effort to drive program consistency and deeper engagement with our youth and leaders, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2019, Scoutbook subscriptions will be free to all BSA units. Scoutbook (https://www.scoutbook.com ) is an online unit management tool that ensures that you never miss a Scouting moment—from tracking…

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District Membership Status 2018 – WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MOVE THE THERMOMETERS HIGHER?

By Vicki Jurek | October 1, 2018 | Comments Off on District Membership Status 2018 – WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MOVE THE THERMOMETERS HIGHER?

  District Membership Status 2018 – What can you do to move the Thermometers Higher? It’s Not Too Late 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…

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Scout Day at THE NUTCRACKER STORY BALLET – December 8, 2018 – Bring a non-Scout Friend to the event – PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!

By Vicki Jurek | October 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A SCOUTING SPECIAL EVENT Youth Dance Ensemble presents THE NUTCRACKER STORY BALLET: A Special Scouting Event! ***This is an exclusive event for Scouts, their non-Scout friends, and their families*** DECEMBER 8, 10AM-12PM Bring your den to “The Land of Sweets” to see The Nutcracker Ballet and to EARN BADGES! For the past 27 years, Youth…

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2018 FALL UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING

By Northern Star Council | September 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

2018 FALL UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING JOIN US FOR THE NEXT UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING, OCTOBER 27TH, 2018! Save the date for the best day of Scout leader training around! The Northern Star Council’s University of Scouting is one of the LARGEST one day supplemental training programs available anywhere in the country. It will take place on…

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District Service Project – Clean-Ups for Water Quality

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

  District Service Project Community Clean-Ups for Water Quality Nov. 3-17, 2018 Lake Minnetonka District Scouts and Crews you can significantly help improve the lakes, rivers and streams in your community by participating in Community Clean-Ups for Water Quality. Community Clean-Ups allow you to make a difference in the water quality in your area by…

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

By Brett Batz | September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

(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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Now is the time to start preparing for another great year for Friends of Scouting

By Sally Jensen | September 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Unit Committee Chairman, Unit Friends of Scouting Chairman, or Unit FOS Contact: Now is the time to start preparing for another great year for Friends of Scouting and we need your help. Our goal is to ensure every unit makes goal this year. Two Key Items to Plan for Each unit must have two Family…

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How to plan the perfect pack overnighter for new Cub Scout families

By Bryan Wendell | October 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Keep it simple, make it fun and remember that some of the families in your pack will be sleeping in a tent for the first time. That’s just a sampling of the handy advice you’ll find in “Pack Overnighter for New Cub Scouts,” a free BSA resource that’s been revamped for 2018. A pack overnighter…

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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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District Service Project – Clean-Ups for Water Quality

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

  District Service Project Community Clean-Ups for Water Quality Nov. 3-17, 2018 Lake Minnetonka District Scouts and Crews you can significantly help improve the lakes, rivers and streams in your community by participating in Community Clean-Ups for Water Quality. Community Clean-Ups allow you to make a difference in the water quality in your area by…

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Send Us Your Halloween Drawings For Display on the District Website

By Jeff Pastir | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Help celebrate Halloween by having your parents EMAIL US a Halloween drawing or a picture of you wearing your favorite Halloween costume. Then, during the week before Halloween, we’ll show your work on the district website. Drawings from previous years! ‘BOO!’ By Lindsay brother of Sam P283 Cub Scout ‘Midnight Fire’  by Mark P537 Cub Scout  Mark also wishes his…

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2018 Annual Unit Recharter Turn-in

By Allan Arntson | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

All Units should have their recharter packets and be working on the renewal process. Information on charter renewal can be found using the button below. Charters can be turned in to Unit Commissioners at the November 1st Roundtable or later by contacting them. Units that are striving for JTE levels Platinum and Gold must have…

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Do you need to match your uniform to specific meetings?

By Michael Freeman | October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

You’re going to your daughter’s den meeting at 5:30 p.m., and your son’s troop meeting is at 7 p.m. You’ll have to drive straight there from the den meeting — and your uniform is covered in Cub Scout patches. Correct uniforming is important, but obviously, you’re not going to break out the fabric scissors, needle and…

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2018 Submit Your Unit’s Family FOS Dates

By Sally Jensen | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Unit Committee Chairman, Unit Friends of Scouting Chairman, or Unit FOS Contact: December 15th is the deadline to have your Family Friends of Scouting dates submitted for the 2018-2019 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…

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Scout’s Eagle project earns World Scouting award, trip to United Nations

By Bryan Wendell | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mikaeel Martinez Jaka, a Life Scout from Virginia, received the World Organization of the Scout Movement’s prestigious Messengers of Peace Heroes Award last month, becoming just the fifth American to be honored with the award in its history. Mikaeel and Scouts from 10 other countries received their awards on Sept. 21 — the International Day of Peace…

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2018 Fall Camporee – Horse Ranch Campout – Sep 21-23, 2018 – Results and Photos

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | September 27, 2018 | Comments Off on 2018 Fall Camporee – Horse Ranch Campout – Sep 21-23, 2018 – Results and Photos

2018 Fall Camporee – Horse Ranch Campout – Sep 21-23, 2018 – Results and Photos Download or Order Paper Prints From this page you may share and send pictures by email, view a larger picture, download photographs, or order a paper photograph by using this link, download Event Details Horse Ranch Campout 2018 Despite the…

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