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Sign up for a 4-hour shift and we’ll pay for your ticket to get into the STATE FAIR (ages 14 and up)! 🗓

Join Our Adventure Summit Represent Scouting and volunteer with us at the fair! The MN State Fair is the best part about summer (outside of Scout camp!), and we’re part of the fun. The Adventure Summit is a mobile ropes course that youth participants can experience adventure on, while their families learn all the great…

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Is Winter Camping On Your Calendar? 🗓

As the seasons change and mosquitos emerge, we’d like to remind you to keep winter camping in your plans for next year. Please share the attached flyer for North Wind and Snow Base with your Patrol Leader Council. We provide the winter gear, training, and staff. Key dates to remember: Reservations open on September 1st…

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Cub & Boy Scout Open Lock-Ins at Base Camp!

TWO LOCK-IN DATES AT BASE CAMP FOR SCOUTS! Have you always wanted to join in the fun of a Base Camp lock-in but just don’t have a group large enough to reserve one? We have a solution for you. This fall, Base Camp will be hosting two open lock-ins for any Boy Scout or Cub…

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2017 Urban Adventure – September 16, 2017 🗓

A Race Around the Twin Cities The Urban Adventure is a day filled with you and your friends doing a scavenger hunt along the light rail in the Twin Cities! We meet at Base Camp and group into teams – you can even bring your non-Venturer friends. Everyone is encouraged to bring their smartphone and…

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James J. Hill Days Coaster Cart Derby – Saturday, Sept 9, 2017 🗓 🗺

Coaster Cart Derby Saturday, September 9, 2017 You are invited to the James J. Hill Days Coaster Cart Derby – presented by the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Lake Minnetonka District – Saturday, Sep 9, 2017. This event is open to boys and girls ages 6 -14 years old. If you are not…

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Submit Your School Night for Scouting Information by Sept 1, 2017 🗓

Please Provide Us With Your Information by Friday, September 1st, 2017 School Night for Scouting (SNFS) is September 19th. This is an exiting and important night for Scouting! Please let us know who from your unit will be covering your elementary school(s). Boy Scout leaders, this request pertains to you as well because some schools are K-6…

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Cub Scout Adult Leader Specific Training – At October Roundtable 2017 🗓 🗺

If you had a magic wand, would you use it to make the Scouting program better and more fun for youth so they stayed in Scouting longer, so it had a larger impact on their lives? What if the same magic wand made leadership roles easier, more rewarding, and led to better retention among adult…

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2017 National Jamboree closes with tunes, a bang — and a message to take home

Maybe it was the culmination of 10 days spent having the time of their lives and forming lifelong friendships. Maybe it was the inspirational message from an Eagle Scout survivalist who told Scouts and Venturers to do what they love — not just what pays the most money. Or perhaps it was the rocking musical…

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Den Chief Training At October Roundtable 2017 🗓 🗺

A den chief is a Boy Scout assisting a Cub Scout den. But the story is far more important than those words suggest. The den chief: Holds a youth leadership position in the troop, a requirement for many steps in Boy Scout advancement Is a model for the boys in the den, as well as…

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District Service Project – Clean-Ups for Water Quality – Nov. 3-19, 2017

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 reducing pollution and improving the ecological health of your local lakes, rivers…

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James J. Hill Days – Wayzata – District Archery Booth Volunteer – Sep 9, 2017 – Various Times

Help promote School Night for Scouting at JJ Hill Days! We need adults and Scouts* to help run our awesome inflatable archery booth at JJ Hill days. This event will be free to the public and will be a great opportunity to promote scouting to families in the area. Sign up to work a shift or…

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2017 Fall Camporee – COASTER CAMPOUT AT VALLEYFAIR – Amusement Park open SATURDAY to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Families, and Friends – Information Packet Now Available – Oct 13-14, 2017 🗓 🗺

Coaster Campout – ValleySCARE Valleyfair – Shakopee Information Packet Now Available on Camporee Resources Page (link below). Park Admission $28.25* (a $53.00 Value – front gate price for All Day Saturday admission) October 13-14, 2017 Registration is now OPEN for the Lake Minnetonka District Fall Camporee. This will be a unique, fun-filled event where your…

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2017 POPCORN WILD WEDNESDAY SEMINAR! – Aug 23, 2017, Glen Lake Activity Center, Minnetonka MN 🗓 🗺

Lake Minnetonka District Scouters who were unable to attend the Super Saturday Seminar, or are experienced Popcorn Chairs who simply want the latest information on this year’s sale, there is still one more seminar you may attend: WILD WEDNESDAY SEMINAR Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Glen Lake Activity Center 14350 Excelsior Blvd Minnetonka, Minnesota 6:30 PM…

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  1. OA Lodge Adviser

    August 23 @ 12:00 AM
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    August 24 - September 4
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    August 24 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Top 10 links to share with new Cub Scout families to get them up to speed

By Bryan Wendell | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

New Cub Scout families might not know a den leader from a den chief or a Wolf from a Webelos. And you know what? That’s perfectly fine. But you can help them get them acquainted with this life-changing program for boys by sending them some or all of the links below. Post them on your…

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Lion pilot program for kindergarteners off to a roaring start, with exciting changes coming for 2017-2018

By Bryan Wendell | August 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

“It’s fun, hands-on and active.” “It’s simple and easy to implement.” “It’s age-appropriate, builds character and develops new skills.” That’s just a glimpse of what parents and youth across the country are saying about Lions, the BSA’s pilot program for kindergarten-age boys. Lions answers the call for fun, character-building after-school adventures for boys 5 or…

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Den Chief Training At October Roundtable 2017 🗓 🗺

By Stu Smith | July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

A den chief is a Boy Scout assisting a Cub Scout den. But the story is far more important than those words suggest. The den chief: Holds a youth leadership position in the troop, a requirement for many steps in Boy Scout advancement Is a model for the boys in the den, as well as…

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Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen – Jul 23 – Aug 14, 2017

By Brett Schneider | May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jul 23 – Aug 27, 2017 New Order of the Arrow Fall Conclave Schedule Back to October – A reminder that our fall conclave will be at Tonkawa Lodge at Camp Stearns on October 6-8. Talk about a great place for us to hold our conclave!! The Tonkawa lodge is named in honor of Camp Tonkawa,…

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Scouts’ Experiment Launches into Outer Space

By Rochelle Randles | August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

(Photo credit: Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune) Monday, a team of Scouts watched in amazement as the project they had diligently designed and built over the last two years blasted into outer space. The launch is part of a unique partnership between the Boy Scouts of America Pathway to Adventure Council and the Center for the Advancement of…

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School Night for Scouting Summer Recruitment Supply Order Form

By Scott Janke | June 22, 2016 | Comments Off on School Night for Scouting Summer Recruitment Supply Order Form

School Night for Scouting Summer Recruitment Supply Order Form Additional Information School Night for Scouting 2017 Recruitment Guide and Resources HeroScout  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 Star Council is providing School Night for…

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Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training (classroom component) – At October Roundtable 2017 🗓 🗺

By Anthony Schuft | August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scoutmaster Position-Specific training is the BSA’s initial level of training for the top leaders of Boy Scout troops. It is designed for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Junior Assistant Scoutmasters. However, committee members and other adults connected to a Boy Scout troop are welcome to attend. When Scoutmaster Position-Specific training AND Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) have BOTH been…

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2017 Fall Camporee – COASTER CAMPOUT AT VALLEYFAIR – Amusement Park open SATURDAY to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Families, and Friends – Information Packet Now Available – Oct 13-14, 2017 🗓 🗺

By Daron Meyer | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Coaster Campout – ValleySCARE Valleyfair – Shakopee Information Packet Now Available on Camporee Resources Page (link below). Park Admission $28.25* (a $53.00 Value – front gate price for All Day Saturday admission) October 13-14, 2017 Registration is now OPEN for the Lake Minnetonka District Fall Camporee. This will be a unique, fun-filled event where your…

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James J. Hill Days Coaster Cart Derby – Saturday, Sept 9, 2017 🗓 🗺

By Scott Janke | June 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Coaster Cart Derby Saturday, September 9, 2017 You are invited to the James J. Hill Days Coaster Cart Derby – presented by the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Lake Minnetonka District – Saturday, Sep 9, 2017. This event is open to boys and girls ages 6 -14 years old. If you are not…

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Submit Your School Night for Scouting Information by Sept 1, 2017 🗓

By Troy Ebensteiner | July 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Please Provide Us With Your Information by Friday, September 1st, 2017 School Night for Scouting (SNFS) is September 19th. This is an exiting and important night for Scouting! Please let us know who from your unit will be covering your elementary school(s). Boy Scout leaders, this request pertains to you as well because some schools are K-6…

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JTE 2.0 Guideposts 2 and 3 must be completed by August 31, 2017 🗓

By Allan Arntson | August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Unit Leaders All units should now be getting close to completing JTE 2.0 Guideposts 2 (Program and Funding Plan) and 3 (Communications Plan). These two guideposts must be successfully completed by August 31, 2017 in order to count towards JTE. That deadline gives each unit just under 3 weeks to complete the tasks and…

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Sign up for a 4-hour shift and we’ll pay for your ticket to get into the STATE FAIR (ages 14 and up)! 🗓

By Northern Star Council | May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Join Our Adventure Summit Represent Scouting and volunteer with us at the fair! The MN State Fair is the best part about summer (outside of Scout camp!), and we’re part of the fun. The Adventure Summit is a mobile ropes course that youth participants can experience adventure on, while their families learn all the great…

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Cub Scout Adult Leader Specific Training – At October Roundtable 2017 🗓 🗺

By Anthony Schuft | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you had a magic wand, would you use it to make the Scouting program better and more fun for youth so they stayed in Scouting longer, so it had a larger impact on their lives? What if the same magic wand made leadership roles easier, more rewarding, and led to better retention among adult…

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2017 POPCORN WILD WEDNESDAY SEMINAR! – Aug 23, 2017, Glen Lake Activity Center, Minnetonka MN 🗓 🗺

By Dana Geller | August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lake Minnetonka District Scouters who were unable to attend the Super Saturday Seminar, or are experienced Popcorn Chairs who simply want the latest information on this year’s sale, there is still one more seminar you may attend: WILD WEDNESDAY SEMINAR Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Glen Lake Activity Center 14350 Excelsior Blvd Minnetonka, Minnesota 6:30 PM…

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