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Ladies and Gentleman – Start Your (non) Engines – Pinewood Derby Fest 2020! – March 14, 2020

RIDGEDALE CENTER Saturday, March 14, 2020 10am – 5pm #pwdfest2020     Come to Pinewood Derby Fest 2020 and enjoy free events and activities for the whole family!! Check out the Climbing Wall, Archery Booth, STEM activities, activities for kids of all ages, adventure booths, and cool giveaways! A great way to spend some time…

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Stu Smith Selected as a 2019 Silver Beaver Award Recipient – Northern Star Council BSA

(previous Silver Beaver Recipients – PHOTOS) (previous LMD Silver Beaver Award Recipients – LIST) Stu Smith, Scoutmaster for Troop 3283, was selected as a 2019 Sliver Beaver Award recipient in Northern Star Council. In addition to his district duties, Stu serves many roles within the district and council, from a Lodge Chief as a youth,…

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2020 COUNCIL RECOGNITION DINNER

The Council Recognition Dinner is a yearly event to honor the wonderful volunteers whose efforts make Scouting happen. At the event, we have a plated dinner and recognize the Silver Beaver Award recipients for the year. Additionally, the Council Recognition Dinner will include the presentation of a handful of Eagle Scout scholarships, as well as…

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Sign-up now for Fall Wood Badge!

Fall 2020 Wood Badge Sign up now for the  2020 Fall Wood Badge Course being held at Stearns Scout Camp on September 11-13 and October 3-4, 2020.  You must attend both weekends.  The Course Orientation is August 12, 2020.  Please plan  to attend. Cost is $250 with a $100 deposit required.  The balance is due by July 1,…

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SCOUTING BLITZ WITH THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS BEING RESCHEDULED to 2021

Notice!The Scouting Blitz with the Minnesota Vikings is being rescheduled, and will be held in 2021. The Scouting Blitz with the Minnesota Vikings is a full-family Scouting event that will occur over the course of one day at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center (TCO Performance Center), featuring interactive exhibits, activities for all ages, and…

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2020 GREY WOLF NYLT

GREY WOLF – OUR COUNCIL’S NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (NYLT). The course is designed around a model troop/crew’s month. The unit is led by a youth staff trained to provide counseling and mentoring. Adult leadership is present, but the unit is run by the well-trained youth staff. Youth completing the course return to their units…

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Northern Star Scouting’s Units First initiative – New District Map

Northern Star Scouting’s Units First initiative took another step forward after several months of planning and input from Scouters across our districts and council committees. On December 18 the Board of Directors approved an initial map of public School Districts contained within the 25 counties of Northern Star, changing the boundaries and the names of all of…

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There’s an updated Annual Health and Medical Record to use for 2020

Every few years, the BSA updates its Annual Health and Medical Record after consulting with health care professionals, Scout executives, council and camp health officers and other experts to ensure it is up-to-date and helpful. This was one of those years, meaning a new form is available for everyone to use for 2020. Your AHMR…

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District Membership Status 2019

By Vicki Jurek | August 31, 2019 | Comments Off on District Membership Status 2019

Let’s Keep the Membership Growing! Lake Minnetonka has welcomed 20 more Scouts to the program over last year! Why is Membership Growth Important? Membership Growth simply shows that we’re sharing the values of Scouting with more young people and their families. The skills taught in weekly meetings or earned on campouts stay with Scouts forever.…

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Scouts see how robotics revolutionized medicine at Texas hospital

By Bryan Wendell | February 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Robots are everywhere. Car manufacturers use them on the assembly line. Doctors use them to perform intricate surgeries. You might have one to vacuum your house. Scouts with Troop 125 of Dallas, Texas, recently saw how robotics help Dr. Elizabeth Coronado, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Medical City Plano hospital. The medical team there brought…

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Ladies and Gentleman – Start Your (non) Engines – Pinewood Derby Fest 2020! – March 14, 2020

By Mike Lawrance | February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

RIDGEDALE CENTER Saturday, March 14, 2020 10am – 5pm #pwdfest2020     Come to Pinewood Derby Fest 2020 and enjoy free events and activities for the whole family!! Check out the Climbing Wall, Archery Booth, STEM activities, activities for kids of all ages, adventure booths, and cool giveaways! A great way to spend some time…

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Volunteers Needed to Staff Pinewood Derby Fest 2020! Sign-up today to make this event a success!

By Mike Lawrance | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

We have an opportunity to get Scouting out of the church basements and into the center of the community on Saturday, March 14, 2020. I need your support to make this happen – We need staff to help our dedicated group of volunteers run this great event! Please Sign-up for a Volunteer Shift today! We’re…

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Get ready for Webelos Transition!

By Vicki Jurek | January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Are you ready for Webelos Transition?  Webelos to Scout transition is everyone’s responsibility — Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Parents, Commissioners and the District Committee. All must work together to ensure that Webelos and their parents know all the great fun and adventure in store for them when they become Scouts BSA. Webelos is not the…

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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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BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) for Cub Leaders – May 30-31

By Nira Rajan | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

BALOO training is adult Cub Scout leader training for leading pack camping trips. All Cub Scout packs must have at least one BALOO trained leader on pack camping trips. Having two trained leaders gives you backup coverage in case of unexpected illness or schedule changes. Sign up for BALOO training with a friend and let…

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Use these Flyers to promote Pinewood Derby Fest 2020! #PWDFest2020

By Mike Lawrance | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Looking to promote the Pinewood Derby Fest with your Pack? Take advantage of these flyers to use at a Pack or Den meeting today! Be sure to send out to your parents today so that every Cub Scout gets the opportunity to to be a part of #PWDFest2020! There are flyers that are specific to…

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Pinewood Derby Fest 2020 – Racer Information

By Bob Henry | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pinewood Derby Fest Racer Information Racer Fees:   $3 pre-registration;   $5 at-the-door All Racers need to Register Online at  https://scoutingevent.com/250-pinewoodderbyfest2020 Scouts should be in their Field Uniform to race Trophies awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each rank, plus the top three finishers in the Championship Race! Open to all members of…

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Leader Training 101 — Where do I get the Training to be successful?

By Nira Rajan | September 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every Scout deserves a Trained Leader — A common saying, but why do we say that? Training in Scouts, just like in life, provides the education, skills, and practical experience in order to be successful in your role in Scouting. In order to Be Prepared for your role as a leader, whether it’s your first time,…

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Totanhan Nakaha Lodge (Order of the Arrow) Winter Banquet

By Nick Pedersen | January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Totanhan Nakaha Lodge Winter Banquet Thank you for your dedication! Join us for our annual Winter Banquet where we honor the accomplishments of our dedicated brothers in the Order of the Arrow. We will be recognizing last year’s chapter chiefs and outgoing lodge and chapter advisers. We also are recognizing our four Founders Awards recipients…

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Scouting Show and Tell: Patrol Names and Flags

By Bryan Wendell | February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Ninja Monkeys. The Flaming Eagles. The Deviled Eggs. Scouts can concoct some pretty awesome patrol and den names — and make really cool flags and emblems to proudly display their creations. You can see some here. Sometimes, adult leaders form patrols, too. While adult patrols aren’t an official part of the BSA’s program, there…

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LEADERSHIP & LAYUPS 2020 – Thursday, March 26th

By Northern Star Council | February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

LEADERSHIP & LAYUPS 2020 ENJOY A DAY OF FUN WITH THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES Leadership & Layups 2020 will be on Thursday, March 26th at the Timberwolves front office. the event will include a basketball clinic and a Business panel with Minnesota Timberwolves Staff. Scouts will earn credit towards the following badges: American Business, Athletics and…

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BACKYARD FAMILY CAMPOUT AT BASE CAMP – June 27th & 28th

By Northern Star Council | February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

BACKYARD FAMILY CAMPOUT AT BASE CAMP Join us Saturday, June 27nd to June 28rd for Base Camp’s 5th annual Backyard Family Campout! This event is a safe and convenient way for the whole family to learn the basic skills from our expert Guides, with plenty of fun activities along the way! Our program will include…

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TRY NIGHT CLIMBING FOR FREE! – Tuesday, May 5th

By Northern Star Council | February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

TRY NIGHT CLIMBING FOR FREE! Base Camp will be opening up our outdoor climbing tower for everyone to come try out the NEW night climbing program! One side of the tower has LED light up hand holds making it possible for us to climb after dark. This will be fun for climber of all ages…

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