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***Canceled*** Wayzata Sailing Sea Scout Regatta – Koch Cup Qualifier

Unfortunately, as only 2 teams have signed up by the registration deadline, the Wayzata Sailing Sea Scout Regatta has been canceled. The staff thanks everyone who stepped up to help to work on this event. The team will be working to bring another of this type of race to our area in 2020.   Wayzata…

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2019 Section C-1A Conclave – September 6 – 8, 2019 @ Northern Tier

2019 Section C-1A Conclave Where: Voyagers Area Council; Northern Tier High Adventure base; Ely, MN When: September 6 – 8, 2019 Once a year, the six Order of the Arrow Lodges in Section C-1A come together for a  conclave to share in fun, fellowship, skills, and training that can help you, your unit, and your…

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Scout Shop launches first-of-its-kind sale on uniform shirts for all BSA programs

School’s back in session, but here are two pieces of news to soften the blow. One: Fall, with its perfect camping weather, might be the greatest Scouting season of all. And two: The BSA is having a uniform sale. Yes, beginning today (Aug. 19), the Scout Shop is offering a not-to-be-missed sale on uniforms. You’ll…

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How The Boy Scouts of America Keeps Kids Safe Today

This article was contributed by Michael Johnson, National Youth Protection Director for the Boy Scouts of America. Recent media reports have highlighted claims of abuse against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). As Director of Youth Protection here at the BSA, I share the same concerns as anyone seeing these stories, and I have the…

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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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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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On Scout Night, the Los Angeles Dodgers weren’t the only winning team on the field

By Bryan Wendell | August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

When you hear of scouts in the stands at a Major League Baseball game, it’s normal to look for guys holding radar guns and scribbling down notes about the latest prospect. But earlier this month at Dodger Stadium, Scouts weren’t just in the stands. They were on the field, too. On Aug. 10, a group…

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***Canceled*** Wayzata Sailing Sea Scout Regatta – Koch Cup Qualifier

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately, as only 2 teams have signed up by the registration deadline, the Wayzata Sailing Sea Scout Regatta has been canceled. The staff thanks everyone who stepped up to help to work on this event. The team will be working to bring another of this type of race to our area in 2020.   Wayzata…

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***Canceled*** Wayzata Sailing Sea Scout Regatta – Koch Cup Qualifier

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately, as only 2 teams have signed up by the registration deadline, the Wayzata Sailing Sea Scout Regatta has been canceled. The staff thanks everyone who stepped up to help to work on this event. The team will be working to bring another of this type of race to our area in 2020.   Wayzata…

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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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The future looks bright following the World Scout Jamboree

By Bryan Wendell | August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The 24th World Scout Jamboree, a World Organization of the Scout Movement event held this year at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, had opportunities for Scouts to try activities they’ve never experienced before, as well as meet some impressive Scouters, like astronaut and Distinguished Eagle Scout Greg Johnson, who spoke to Scouts about…

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How do you increase visibility within your chartered organization?

By Bryan Wendell | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Scenario Troop 21’s membership has been dwindling the past few years. Not too long ago, it was 50-members-strong; today, membership is down to 23. Families have moved; Scouts have aged out of the program; some have dropped out for other reasons — the problem is that the troop hasn’t been able to attract very…

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2019 Section C-1A Conclave – September 6 – 8, 2019 @ Northern Tier

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | August 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

2019 Section C-1A Conclave Where: Voyagers Area Council; Northern Tier High Adventure base; Ely, MN When: September 6 – 8, 2019 Once a year, the six Order of the Arrow Lodges in Section C-1A come together for a  conclave to share in fun, fellowship, skills, and training that can help you, your unit, and your…

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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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Scout Shop launches first-of-its-kind sale on uniform shirts for all BSA programs

By Bryan Wendell | August 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

School’s back in session, but here are two pieces of news to soften the blow. One: Fall, with its perfect camping weather, might be the greatest Scouting season of all. And two: The BSA is having a uniform sale. Yes, beginning today (Aug. 19), the Scout Shop is offering a not-to-be-missed sale on uniforms. You’ll…

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With new Deluxe Tents, Philmont Training Center broadens appeal to more families

By Bryan Wendell | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Philmont Training Center experience you love just got an upgrade. With its new Deluxe Tents — complete with a queen bed with premium linens, electricity and ceiling fan, and covered porch with cozy chairs — the Philmont Training Center is broadening the appeal of its world-class conferences and Family Adventure Camp like never before.…

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How The Boy Scouts of America Keeps Kids Safe Today

By Boy Scouts of America National | August 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

This article was contributed by Michael Johnson, National Youth Protection Director for the Boy Scouts of America. Recent media reports have highlighted claims of abuse against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). As Director of Youth Protection here at the BSA, I share the same concerns as anyone seeing these stories, and I have the…

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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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