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Ahoy! Set Sail for Cub Scout Summer Camp

We are excited to announce that all of our 2017 Cub Summer Camp information is updated. Please visit the Cub Scout Camping Promotions page on the council website.   Get your Scouts excited about Summer Camp! Online you will find a bunch of resources to help you promote Cub Scout Summer Camp programs to your…

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4th of July Bike Parade – Wayzata – 10:00AM 🗓

Celebrate the 4th of July Celebrate the 4th of July by decorating your bike, trike, or wagon and ride it in the Wayzata 4th of July Bike Parade. Mom or Dad can walk next to you during the parade. The parade is four blocks long and takes less than 20 minutes to walk. Everyone is…

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Traveling out of state? Know the laws about cellphone use behind the wheel

Texting while driving is more than simply unsafe. In 46 states and the District of Columbia, it’s against the law. That includes all four states that are home to BSA high-adventure bases: Florida, Minnesota, New Mexico and West Virginia. Talking on a handheld cellphone while driving is banned in 14 states and the District of…

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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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Everyone who drives Scouts should take this free online training course

Accidents are quite rare in Scouting. But when one does occur, it probably didn’t happen while camping. It likely didn’t involve backpacking, canoeing or climbing, either. The majority of Scouting accidents happen on the way to or from Scouting activities. They happen on the road. As a Scout leader responsible for driving Scouts or Venturers to Scouting activities, you should do…

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Pizza + soft drinks = Eagle Scouts? Scouter’s incredible equation delivers results

You need just three ingredients to guide a Star Scout or Life Scout along the path to Eagle: pizza, soft drinks and conversation. Bob Czekanski has been there, tried that. And Troop 1 in Bolton, Mass. (part of the Nashua Valley Council) is better for it. Here’s his secret recipe. Decelerating toward Eagle Guys in Troop 1 used to…

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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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Say Thanks Day Walk/ Run At Base Camp – Aug 19, 2017 🗓 🗺

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS Bring your family, Scout den or entire pack and join Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund for the 13th annual Say Thanks Day event at Base Camp. Support our Minnesota troops by entering a 5K run or one-mile walk. Strollers are welcome. STICK AROUND AFTER THE RACE Families can enjoy post-race activities including: a…

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Independence Day Activities

The Fourth of July is just a warm-up for all the fun family festivals taking place in the Twin Cities throughout the month. Check out our list of them here! 6/30/17: Shakopee Happy Birthday America Parade | Lions Park | 10:30am | Popsicles and entertainment to follow. 6/30-7/4: Delano 4th of July Celebration | 559…

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Lake Minnetonka District Needs You!!!

Are you a Wood Badge candidate looking for a ticket item? Roundtable! Are you just finishing a position in a troop or a pack and need a place to share all of your accumulated knowledge? Roundtable! Are you an individual that just needs to do more? Roundtable! Monthly District roundtable meetings are a very important…

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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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Welcome to the official website of Lake Minnetonka District. Since 2007, our volunteer web team has offered this site as a resource to those individuals involved in the Scouting program. Welcome Message

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  1. 2017 Grey Wolf Week #2

    June 18 @ 12:00 AM - June 24 @ 12:00 AM
  2. 2017 Cub Scout Summer Camps

    June 23 @ 6:00 PM - June 25 @ 2:00 PM
  3. 2017 Grey Wolf Week #3

    June 25 @ 12:00 AM - July 1 @ 12:00 AM
  4. 2017 Many Point Scout Camp Opens

    June 25 @ 6:00 PM
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    June 27 @ 12:00 AM
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Polaris ATV trails at the Summit Bechtel Reserve are full of thrilling twists and turns

By Bryan Wendell | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dan Moore, a volunteer in the BSA’s Montana Council, has seen his share of first-rate trails for all-terrain vehicles. He even helped build five miles of ATV trails at a Scout camp in Montana. All this experience means that if you want to get Moore’s heart racing these days, your ATV trail better be world class. Well, ladies and gentlemen, start your…

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Lake Minnetonka District Needs You!!!

By Allan Arntson | June 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

Are you a Wood Badge candidate looking for a ticket item? Roundtable! Are you just finishing a position in a troop or a pack and need a place to share all of your accumulated knowledge? Roundtable! Are you an individual that just needs to do more? Roundtable! Monthly District roundtable meetings are a very important…

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2017 August Roundtable Meeting – Ice Cream Social – Membership Kick-off – JTE 2.0 Update – Aug 3, 2017 – EACH UNIT SHOULD SEND AT LEAST ONE ADULT TO THIS EVENT 🗓 🗺

By Allan Arntson | June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

August Roundtable Meeting Membership Kick-off Pick Up Your School Night for Scouting Supplies JTE 2.0 Update Ice Cream Social! August 3, 2017 7:00PM – Parkers Lake Picnic Shelter – LOCATED AT TOP OF HILL – Ice Cream Starts at 6:30PM! The August Roundtable is the Membership kick-off for the 2017-2018 program year and it’s just around…

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Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen – May 21 – July 2, 2017

By Brett Schneider | May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

May 21 – July 2, 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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Say Thanks Day Walk/ Run At Base Camp – Aug 19, 2017 🗓 🗺

By Northern Star Council | June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS Bring your family, Scout den or entire pack and join Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund for the 13th annual Say Thanks Day event at Base Camp. Support our Minnesota troops by entering a 5K run or one-mile walk. Strollers are welcome. STICK AROUND AFTER THE RACE Families can enjoy post-race activities including: a…

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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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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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2017 School Night for Scouting 🗓

By Northern Star Council | April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Heroes Start Here Our biggest recruitment effort is approaching faster than a speeding bullet! We are gearing up to recruit over 4,500 new Scouts through School Night for Scouting, which will again have a Superhero theme, with a few CHANGES: The night will be Tuesday, September 19, in observance of Rosh Hashanah. NEW Cubs recruited…

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4th of July Bike Parade – Wayzata – 10:00AM 🗓

By Chris Anderson | May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Celebrate the 4th of July Celebrate the 4th of July by decorating your bike, trike, or wagon and ride it in the Wayzata 4th of July Bike Parade. Mom or Dad can walk next to you during the parade. The parade is four blocks long and takes less than 20 minutes to walk. Everyone is…

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Eagle Scout Helps Save Ranch from Danger of Fire

By Newsroom Blog | June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

When a massive fire threatened to destroy his family’s ranch, an Eagle Scout’s quick thinking and commitment to be prepared helped protect the ranch from the danger of fire.  For his efforts, he earned the Medal of Merit from the Boy Scouts of America. Matt received the Medal of Merit (photo: Todd Dickson, Mountain View Telegraph)…

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JTE 2.0 Guideposts 2 and 3 – Due by August 31, 2017 🗓

By Allan Arntson | June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Unit Leaders, All units should now be working on 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 months to complete the tasks and discuss the efforts…

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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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