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New Bigger Better BALOO Training – Classroom Outdoors Training – May 11-12, 2018

BALOO stands for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. It’s the introductory training Cub Scout leaders should complete before taking Cub Scouts on an overnight camping trip. Recent updates to this two- part course make the content more impactful, useful and convenient. The new BALOO combines the previous BALOO and a course called Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos…

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BE A 2018 ALL-STAR – At Many Point and Tomahawk Scout Camps – Various Dates

GO TO CAMP EVEN IF YOUR TROOP ISN’T The All-Star program lets Scouts that can’t attend camp with their own troop join in the fun. Our veteren camp staff act as the adult leadership to guide Scouts through the week. Each Scout gets the same oportunities they’d have if they came with a troop. Here’s…

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NEW BSA MANDATORY YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING – Classroom Training Available – May 10, 2018 6:30PM

The Boy Scouts of America’s updated Youth Protection Training is mandatory for all registered adult leaders in all BSA programs. Other adults participating in Scouting are strongly encouraged to take this one-hour online training. The prior version of BSA’s Youth Protection trainings will no longer be available. The updated training replaces all other Youth Protection…

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BSA to build world’s longest Pinewood Derby track, host race across America

Did you hear the big news? I’m talking really big. The Boy Scouts of America announced today that it will build the Transcontinental Pinewood Derby Track — a 2,560-mile wooden course that will begin in San Francisco and end in New York. There’s more. The Transcontinental Pinewood Derby Track will be the official host of a…

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Scout Day at Valleyfair – Bring Your Non-Scout Friends to Valleyfair – Jun 2, 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018 $28.75 + tax per person Join us for Scout Day at Valleyfair where tickets will be specially priced for all Scouts, their families, and their non-scout friends. With more than 75 rides and attractions, Valleyfair is the Twin Cities’ amusement park, where your next family adventure is closer than you think! Discover…

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Older Scout Program and Merit Badge Sign Up Opens Apr 1, 2018 – Tomahawk Scout Reservation

All youth program sign up is on Summer Camp Management System (SCMS) Older Scout Registration Timeline April 1st to noon on April 14th: Open request period April 14th at noon to April 15th at noon: Registration is closed for program placement review. Oldest youth and venturers are placed into programs first. Ties in ages are…

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Guidepost 1 – Review and Reflect – Due Apr 31, 2018

Dear Unit Leaders and Unit Commissioners, We are now at that time of year where Unit Leaders and their Unit Commissioners work together to complete the 2018 JTE Guidepost 1, Review and Reflect, which is to be completed by April 30, 2018. Unit Commissioners will be contacting each unit to set up a date and…

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Congratulations To Our Units Who Have Met Their FOS Campaign Goals

We are half way through our FOS campaign with $31,037 raised! Our thermometer is slowing rising. 28/46 units have completed their FOS presentations! Congratulations to five of our Units who have met their FOS Campaign Goals! Thank you for your hard work in completing your campaign! Pack 3427                231.1% Pack 3477                194.3% Pack 3429                182.1% Pack 3537 …

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FlyOver America – MOA – BRING A FRIEND OPPORTUNITY – Apr 30, 2017

The Northern Star Council has the ability, due to an Innovation Fund Grant, to offer two opportunities for youth to get to know Scouting. The first opportunity is for groups, such as schools or faith based organizations, who are  interested is starting a new unit. The district’s Program Relations Executives and the district Community Relations…

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Tomahawk Work Party – May 18 -20, 2018

Help us get Tomahawk Scout Reservation ready for summer camp! Food, lodging, fellowship and a special recognition are provided. Both skilled and general labor is needed and is open to adults and youth. It isn’t all work, at the Work Weekend! At the end of the day we will open up select program areas based…

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Scouting for Food April 22-29, 2018

Pick Up Your Door Hangers At the April  Roundtable Scouting for Food is a week long collection event that can be completed anytime between April 22 -29, 2018. Scouts go door-to-door collecting non-perishable food items for the less fortunate. The food is distributed to local food pantries across the district. PLEASE REPORT YOUR RESULTS USING THE BUTTON BELOW. For…

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GET EXCITED FOR SUMMER CAMP AND SEE WHAT’S NEW IN 2018

THERE SO MUCH TO EXPLORE AT CAMP. WHY NOT START EXPLORING NOW? There are so many exciting things to do at Many Point and Tomahawk this summer, and now that our summer camp planning materials are online you can explore them all. Go to www.ManyPoint.org/resources or www.CampTomahawk.org/resources to find a scavenger hunt to help you…

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2018 Adult Leader Recognition Nomination Forms and District Recognition Dinner Registration – NOMINATIONS CLOSES APR 15, 2018

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

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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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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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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Thousands of Girls are Joining Cub Scouts

By Nathan Johnson | April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tatum and Ian W., 10-year-old twins who are both participating in Webelos, are looking to be among the first brother/sister duos to eventually earn the rank of Eagle Scout. It’s all possible thanks to Tatum’s recent participation in Pack 154, which is part of Daniel Webster Council in Durham, New Hampshire. The pack began welcoming girls…

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Posthumous Eagle Scout board of review held for Scout with heart condition

By Bryan Wendell | April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Michael Costello accomplished a lot in less than 15 years. He never let anything — certainly not a heart condition and other chronic health issues — stand in the way of his goals. Michael died March 11, 2017 — just a week shy of his 15th birthday. He completed all of the requirements for the…

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How to register for a 2017 or 2018 BSA high-adventure base trip

By Bryan Wendell | October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s the third-annual High-Adventure Week here on Bryan on Scouting. It’s time to celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime experiences offered at the BSA’s four national high-adventure bases — and give you tips on how to secure your spot in 2017, 2018 and beyond. What a week! The blog just visited all four of the BSA’s national high-adventure bases in just four…

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NEW BSA MANDATORY YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING NOW ONLINE

By Anthony Schuft | March 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

NEW VIDEOS AND TRAINING Lake Minetonka Distict will be offering training classes prior to the October 1, 2018 deadline. The Boy Scouts of America’s updated Youth Protection Training is mandatory for all registered adult leaders in all BSA programs. Other adults participating in Scouting are strongly encouraged to take this one-hour online training. The prior…

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You’re invited to the annual District Recognition Dinner – May 3, 2018

By Nick Pedersen | April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Each year, the Lake Minnetonka District gathers to celebrate a great year of Scouting and recognize all of the volunteers in our district, whether you’re working with a Pack, Troop, or Crew, as a Commissioner or as District Committee member. Our volunteers are the treasure that makes Lake Minnetonka stand out among all the districts in Northern Star…

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NEW BSA MANDATORY YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING – Classroom Training Available – May 10, 2018 6:30PM

By Anthony Schuft | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Boy Scouts of America’s updated Youth Protection Training is mandatory for all registered adult leaders in all BSA programs. Other adults participating in Scouting are strongly encouraged to take this one-hour online training. The prior version of BSA’s Youth Protection trainings will no longer be available. The updated training replaces all other Youth Protection…

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You’re invited to the annual District Recognition Dinner – May 3, 2018

By Nick Pedersen | April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Each year, the Lake Minnetonka District gathers to celebrate a great year of Scouting and recognize all of the volunteers in our district, whether you’re working with a Pack, Troop, or Crew, as a Commissioner or as District Committee member. Our volunteers are the treasure that makes Lake Minnetonka stand out among all the districts in Northern Star…

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Start Planning for Cub Scout Summer Camp 2018!

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | January 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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Scouting for Food April 22-29, 2018

By TIna Ramacier | February 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pick Up Your Door Hangers At the April  Roundtable Scouting for Food is a week long collection event that can be completed anytime between April 22 -29, 2018. Scouts go door-to-door collecting non-perishable food items for the less fortunate. The food is distributed to local food pantries across the district. PLEASE REPORT YOUR RESULTS USING THE BUTTON BELOW. For…

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2018 Spring Camporee – IRON CHEF COMPETITION – *** UPDATED *** INFORMATION PACKET (all the details) RELEASED – Make Plans Now to Join Us!

By Daron Meyer | March 13, 2017 | Comments Off on 2018 Spring Camporee – IRON CHEF COMPETITION – *** UPDATED *** INFORMATION PACKET (all the details) RELEASED – Make Plans Now to Join Us!

Spring Camporee 2018 IRON CHEF COMPETITION May 4 – 6, 2018 UPDATED INFORMATION PACKET (all the details) RELEASED – Make Plans Now to Join Us! Join Us for Spring Camporee 2018 at Baker Park in Maple Plain, Minnesota where camp kitchen skills will be taught at various stations by fellow Boy Scout troops, district staff, and…

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Congratulations To Our Units Who Have Met Their FOS Campaign Goals

By Sally Jensen | April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Packs 209, 427, 429, 477, 537, and 577, Troops  209, 283,  and 570, and Crew 283  on achieving your Friends of Scouting goal!! Did you know that 7 of our units are within $400 of reaching their FOS goal?  Have you reached out to every parent, volunteer or family that gave last year? …

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

By Julie Terpstra | January 21, 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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Fall Camporee 2018 – Horse Ranch Campout – Oct 12 -14, 2018 – SAVE THE DATE

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Come join your fellow Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Webelos from Lake Minnetonka District for Fall Camporee 2018 – Horse Ranch Campout – October 12 – 14, 2018.  The venue is located on 480 private acres in Carver, Minnesota, on the shores of the beautiful Minnesota River. This location is fantastic! There are dense woods, open…

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FlyOver America – MOA – BRING A FRIEND OPPORTUNITY – Apr 30, 2017

By Troy Ebensteiner | March 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Northern Star Council has the ability, due to an Innovation Fund Grant, to offer two opportunities for youth to get to know Scouting. The first opportunity is for groups, such as schools or faith based organizations, who are  interested is starting a new unit. The district’s Program Relations Executives and the district Community Relations…

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BE A 2018 ALL-STAR – At Many Point and Tomahawk Scout Camps – Various Dates

By Northern Star Council | April 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

GO TO CAMP EVEN IF YOUR TROOP ISN’T The All-Star program lets Scouts that can’t attend camp with their own troop join in the fun. Our veteren camp staff act as the adult leadership to guide Scouts through the week. Each Scout gets the same oportunities they’d have if they came with a troop. Here’s…

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