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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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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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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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Turn it up: 2017 Jamboree-on-the-Air, Jamboree-on-the-Internet dates set 🗓

For this October’s Jamboree, you don’t need to travel by plane, train or bus to join the fun. All you really need is a ham radio or a connection to the internet. This Oct. 20 to 22, Scouts from down the street, across the country and around the world will gather for the annual Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet. The…

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This is the best way to show your Cub Scouting pride on Facebook

Share your Cub Scouting pride with friends, family members and that classmate from high school you’ve been meaning to get back in touch with. With these new Facebook profile picture frames, you can show that you’re a proud Cub Scout mom or Cub Scout dad or part of a proud Cub Scout family. The fine…

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HAVE YOU HEARD? LAKE MINNETONKA DISTRICT ROUNDTABLE 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! In addition to the team leads, a few…

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How to help members of our Scouting family affected by Hurricane Harvey

When disaster strikes, the Scouting community rallies to help those in need. This was true when an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in 2011, Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast in 2012, and tornadoes tore through Texas and Oklahoma in 2013. This week, Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh shared ways that members of the BSA family…

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JTE 2.0 Guideposts 4 and 5 Must be Completed by October 31, 2017 🗓

Dear Unit Leaders, Congratulations on the successful completion of JTE 2.0 Guideposts 1 thru 3. Now we move on to the last of the JTE tasks. All units should now be working on completing JTE 2.0 Guideposts 4 (Basic Adult Leader Training) and 5 (Advanced Training). These two guideposts must be successfully completed by October…

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2017 University of Scouting – Oct 28, 2017 🗓 🗺

AT ST. PAUL COLLEGE The Northern Star Council’s University of Scouting is one of the LARGEST one day supplemental training programs available anywhere in the country. It will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul College just off of Interstate 94 near the Cathedral in St.…

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

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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IT’S FALL DAY CAMP 2017 – Various October Dates

LOTS OF NEW STUFF I’m glad you asked. Fall Day Camp is a great introduction to Cub Scouting for new Scouts and a fun half day of adventure for the entire pack. Come down to any one of our five locations for a great time with our fun, high energy staff! WHAT’S NEW IN 2017…

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Eagle Preview Meeting – Oct 11, 2017 7:30PM 🗓 🗺

NOTE: Meeting Location – Southdale Public Library Please join the Lake Minnetonka District Advancement Committee  for our Eagle Scout Preview meeting on October 11, 2017, beginning at 7:30PM at the Southdale Public Public Library, 7001 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435 (map). This meeting is designed to provide Life Scouts, their parents, and their adult…

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Volunteers needed to help the Florida Sea Base clean up after Hurricane Irma

By Bryan Wendell | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Each time I share an update about how the Florida Sea Base is recovering after Hurricane Irma, the comments pour in. Everyone wants to know how they can help Sea Base get back to doing what it does best: offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences for young people. Well, service-minded Scouters, your time has come. Beginning Sept. 25,…

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Sea Base’s Big Munson Island, ‘hit hard’ by Hurricane Irma, ‘will survive and bounce back’

By Bryan Wendell | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Irma hit the BSA-owned Big Munson Island hard, toppling some trees and stripping bare others. The 100-acre island, located off Big Pine Key in the lower Florida Keys, is used in the Out Island Program at the BSA’s Florida Sea Base. Treks depart from the Brinton Environmental Center, located on Summerland Key. Irma brought 3…

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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 – Sep 10-24, 2017

By Brett Schneider | September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

September 10-24, 2017 rder of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen September 10-24, 2017 Chapter Conclave – October 6-8 – All current Arrowmen and all ordeal candidates should have received letters or email about paying 2018 dues and how to register for our chapter conclave. Please remember, if you have a conflict in October you can…

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Here are the Eagle Scouts playing in the NFL in 2017

By Bryan Wendell | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Not all Eagle Scout go on to be Eagles like Donnie Jones, punter of the Philadelphia Eagles. Others find careers as Raiders, Dolphins, Chiefs, Ravens, Broncos, Redskins, Texans and Saints. A search of the NFL’s 2017 active rosters — 1,692 players in all — turns up at least 10 Eagle Scouts. These guys are living…

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Eagle Preview Meeting – Oct 11, 2017 7:30PM 🗓 🗺

By Charlie Jones | September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

NOTE: Meeting Location – Southdale Public Library Please join the Lake Minnetonka District Advancement Committee  for our Eagle Scout Preview meeting on October 11, 2017, beginning at 7:30PM at the Southdale Public Public Library, 7001 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435 (map). This meeting is designed to provide Life Scouts, their parents, and their adult…

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2017 James J. Hill Days – Coaster Cart Derby Photos – Race Results – September 9, 2017

By Suzy Peterson | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Youth Win The Day! Over 250 race enthusiast turned out to watch the Scouts AND non-Scouts race their coaster carts at break neck speeds down the hill next to the post office during the James J. Hills Days event on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The winners  3rd Place – Cullen 2nd Place – Mitchell…

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

By Anthony Schuft | September 2, 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 University of Scouting – Oct 28, 2017 🗓 🗺

By Northern Star Council | August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

AT ST. PAUL COLLEGE The Northern Star Council’s University of Scouting is one of the LARGEST one day supplemental training programs available anywhere in the country. It will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul College just off of Interstate 94 near the Cathedral in St.…

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JTE 2.0 Guideposts 4 and 5 Must be Completed by October 31, 2017 🗓

By Allan Arntson | September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Unit Leaders, Congratulations on the successful completion of JTE 2.0 Guideposts 1 thru 3. Now we move on to the last of the JTE tasks. All units should now be working on completing JTE 2.0 Guideposts 4 (Basic Adult Leader Training) and 5 (Advanced Training). These two guideposts must be successfully completed by October…

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IT’S FALL DAY CAMP 2017 – Various October Dates

By Northern Star Council | September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

LOTS OF NEW STUFF I’m glad you asked. Fall Day Camp is a great introduction to Cub Scouting for new Scouts and a fun half day of adventure for the entire pack. Come down to any one of our five locations for a great time with our fun, high energy staff! WHAT’S NEW IN 2017…

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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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Invite Your Friends to Valleyfair on Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 – Cub Scout Recruitment Program 🗓 🗺

By Troy Ebensteiner | August 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the best ways to recruit new Cub Scouts is ‘peer-to-peer’. When a Scout brings a friend to an event, they both have fun! It’s a fantastic introduction to Cub Scouts for the boys and their parents. We have a great opportunity for recruiting this October! As part of Fall Camporee, we are offering…

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Pack and Troop 283 turn out for the James J Hill Days Parade – September 10, 2017

By Scott Janke | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wayzata Scouts continue a tradition for the 43rd year without exception! Wayzata’s most popular and longest-running community festival was celebrated this weekend and Troop and Pack 283 was on hand to represent Scouting by walking in the parade on September 10, 2017. The Scouts and Scouters walked the parade route and handed out candy and Hero…

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