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Why your partially completed position-specific training won’t carry over into 2019

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, it won’t just mean the end of 2018. It’ll also mean the end of any partial progress made toward position-specific training for Cub Scout leaders and Boy Scout leaders. (These courses, and many more, are found at the BSA Learn Center on My.Scouting.org.) The courses are…

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Six Scout units in Butte County lost everything in Northern California wildfire

We’re beginning to learn of the ways the Scouting family was affected by the deadly Northern California wildfire known as the Camp Fire. In Butte County, Calif., which contains the town of Paradise, 300 Scouting families were displaced. Six of the county’s 23 Scouting units — all in Paradise — lost their meeting place and…

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WANTED! HELPFUL Venturers, Explorers, Boy Scouts, Scout leaders and parents! for the Ron Schara’s St. Paul Kids’ fishing clinic – Various Dates

(Other Community Service Opportunities) A few hundred kids participate on both Saturday and Sunday.  This event takes place during the Minnesota Sportsmen’s Show at the St. Paul River Center.  Volunteers helping out with the clinics will get into the show FREE of charge.  Saturday, January 12th, 10:00 – 1:00  Sunday, January 13st, 11:30 – 2:30…

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Three Qs: Troop 589 is for all adventurous youth

Published in Chanhassen Villager – unsie zuege   The Boy Scouts of America organization now welcomes girls to its traditionally male scouting program. In 2019, Boy Scouts will be renamed Scouts BSA, open to both boys and girls ages 11-18. Local girls and boys will be able to learn about Scouts BSA from 4-6 p.m., Sunday,…

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WINTER CAMPING FOR ALL IN 2019 – Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing

CUBS, SCOUTS BSA, AND VENTURING! CUB SCOUTS Cubs Scouts can take advantage of the nationally-acclaimed Polar Cubs program; the largest Cub Scout winter program in the country! Available at four locations Single day program Activities like sled chutes, tubing, leather branding and winter games Every weekend in January and February Learn More About Polar Cubs SCOUTS…

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2019 District Pinewood Derby Finals “Need for Speed” Official Patch Design Contest

The date is set for the district’s 2019 pinewood derby finals, March 16, 2019! New this year! Packs are encouraged to send their top three (3) racers from each rank, Lion Scout – Arrow of Light. That is eighteen (18) racers per Pack! The race will be FREE of charge for these racers. There will…

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This Infographic Shows the Right Way to Refer to Girls Who Will Join Scouts BSA

With tens of thousands of girls already enjoying the Cub Scout program and more young women poised to join the Scouts BSA program when it opens in February of 2019, there’s a lot of excitement around the programs offered by the Boy Scouts of America. In all of that excitement, it’s important to remember that…

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2019-2020 preview: Northern Tier National High Adventure Program

Paddle away from the stresses of everyday life at the Northern Tier National High Adventure Program. During a 6- to 11-night trek of 50 to 150 miles, Northern Tier crews explore the natural frontier of Minnesota and Canada. After loading their canoes with gear for the entire journey, Scouts and Venturers follow in the footsteps and…

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Scout Day at Disney On Ice – 100 Years of Magic – Dec 6-9, 2018 – Bring a non-Scout Friend to the event – PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!

The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. This monumental ice skating spectacular is coming to Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul Thursday, Dec. 6 to Sunday, Dec. 9.  Audiences will be a part of the magic of Disney as Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leads a…

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2019-2020 preview: Florida National High Adventure Sea Base

With treks in the Florida Keys, Bahamas and U.S. Virgin Islands, the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base offers once-in-a-lifetime adventures customized to the interests of your Scouts and Venturers.Step aboard for high adventure on the high seas at the Florida Sea Base. Start planning your 2019 or 2020 trek now. Before you know it, you’ll be…

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Pinewood Derby Build Clinic – For Adults and Youth All Skill Levels – Jan 3, 2019 6:00PM

Attend the Build Clinic! Thursday, Jan 3, 2019  from 6:00 to 6:50PM Minnetonka Community Center 14600 Minnetonka Blvd Minnetonka, MN 55345 map How do you spell success . . B-U-I-L-D  C-L-I-N-I-C !  On Thursday, January 3, 2019 the Lake Minnetonka District will offer a pinewood derby build clinic for parents and youth. Bring your son or daughter.…

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2019-2020 preview: Philmont Scout Ranch

Take a hike at Philmont Scout Ranch, and discover that you’re even tougher than you think. After Philmont’s 2018 treks were canceled because of fires in the backcountry, the home of the original mountaintop Scouting experience will be back and better than ever in 2019, 2020 and beyond. The base is best known for seven-…

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2019-2020 preview: Paul R. Christen High Adventure Base at Summit Bechtel Reserve

Choose your own adventure at the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. Scouts and Venturers can select from a vast menu of world-class action sports or take a trek in and around the majestic New River Gorge National River. With world-class venues for BMX, skateboarding, whitewater…

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2019 Many Point and Tomahawk Reservations Are Now Open

2019 Many Point and Tomahawk Reservations are open. All the remaining sites are available for anyone to reserve. MANY POINT SCOUT CAMP Many Point is a top notch Scout camp in Northern Minnesota known for being mission driven, providing quality service, and innovation.       TOMAHAWK SCOUT RESERVATION Located in beautiful Western Wisconsin, Tomahawk…

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Polar Cubs Registration Opens Nov 1, 2018 – Various Dates – Jan 5 – Mar 3, 2019

Think camp is just for the summer? Think again! Polar Cubs is one of the largest Cub Scout Day Camp programs in the country and it’s happening at a camp near you. This single day program is filled with classic winter activities as well as some unique Scouting adventures. Don’t miss your chance to be…

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Scout Day at THE NUTCRACKER STORY BALLET – December 8, 2018 – Bring a non-Scout Friend to the event – PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!

A SCOUTING SPECIAL EVENT Youth Dance Ensemble presents THE NUTCRACKER STORY BALLET: A Special Scouting Event! ***This is an exclusive event for Scouts, their non-Scout friends, and their families*** DECEMBER 8, 10AM-12PM Bring your den to “The Land of Sweets” to see The Nutcracker Ballet and to EARN BADGES! For the past 27 years, Youth…

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Let’s Make History – Recruiting Materials to Help Fill Girl Dens

For the first time in over 100 years, we are excited to announce Family Scouting! Now not only boys and girls, but entire families will have the opportunity to experience the fun and excitement that makes Scouting unique. The values taught in the Scouting program builds character, and when combined with the ‘Scouting’ experience, it…

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Upcoming Bring-A-Friend Events

  One of the best ways to recruit new Cub Scouts is ‘peer-to-peer’. When a Scout brings a friend to a scouting event (e.g., pack or den meeting, pinewood derby, field trip, etc), they both have fun! It’s a fantastic introduction to Cub Scouts for the boys and their parents. When a Scout brings a…

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District Membership Status 2018 – WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MOVE THE THERMOMETERS HIGHER?

By Vicki Jurek | October 1, 2018 | Comments Off on District Membership Status 2018 – WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MOVE THE THERMOMETERS HIGHER?
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The Washington Post: Scouts’ recruitment war raises questions about what it means to be a girl or a boy

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Washington Post: Scouts’ recruitment war raises questions about what it means to be a girl or a boy.https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/recruitment-war-raises-questions-about-what-it-means-to-be-a-girl-or-a-boy/2018/12/08/c3cac538-f700-11e8-8d64-4e79db33382f_story.html

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Rechartering deadline is December 15, 2018

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thank you to all units that have turned in their recharter packets so far. We checked all submitted packets and found very few errors. THANKS, and GOOD JOB. Unit Leaders should be finishing up with their recharter packets and can turn in their completed packets to their Unit Commissioner or to Jim Bollback at any…

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Roundtable Handouts (eHangfiles) – December 2018

By TIna Ramacier | November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

(handouts from previous months) December Roundtable 2019 – Facebook Video All PowerPoint – Scouts BSA Brand Guidance Training (pptx) Pick Up Your Family Friends of Scouting Packets and Provide Your Presentation Dates WINTER ACTIVITY SAFETY Winter Camporee 2019 – LAUNCH-BOT- February 22-24, 2019 – Camporee Information Packet and Flyer Now Available District Membership Status 2018…

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Three Qs: Troop 589 is for all adventurous youth

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Published in Chanhassen Villager – unsie zuege   The Boy Scouts of America organization now welcomes girls to its traditionally male scouting program. In 2019, Boy Scouts will be renamed Scouts BSA, open to both boys and girls ages 11-18. Local girls and boys will be able to learn about Scouts BSA from 4-6 p.m., Sunday,…

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Pick Up Your Family Friends of Scouting Packets and Provide Your Presentation Dates

By Sally Jensen | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Friends of Scouting Campaign We missed you at the November roundtable and would like to get your Family Friends of Scouting Campaign (FFOS) packets out to you as soon as possible. You can collect your packet in a couple different ways: District Roundtable on December 6th- Minnetonka Community Center @ 7:00 pm Connect with Nicole DeYong: ndeyoung@northernstar.org to…

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MILLION DOLLAR DAY FOR SCOUTING REACHES A RECORD $1.1 MILLION

By Northern Star Council | December 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

TWO BREAKFASTS OFFER INSPIRATION, RECOGNITION AND FELLOWSHIP Nearly 900 supporters attended our 2018 Million Dollar Day for Scouting – two breakfasts within a 25 hour period designed to raise $1 million to launch the 2019 Friends of Scouting Campaign. Participants saw a snapshot of Scouting’s influence as they shared fellowship and made their 2019 contributions.…

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Why your partially completed position-specific training won’t carry over into 2019

By Bryan Wendell | December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, it won’t just mean the end of 2018. It’ll also mean the end of any partial progress made toward position-specific training for Cub Scout leaders and Boy Scout leaders. (These courses, and many more, are found at the BSA Learn Center on My.Scouting.org.) The courses are…

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Winter Camporee 2019 – LAUNCH-BOT- February 22-24, 2019 – Camporee Information Packet and Flyer Now Available

By Scott Janke | November 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Winter Camporee 2019 – LAUNCH-BOT- February 22-24, 2019 – Camporee Information Packet and Flyer Now Available

Winter Camporee 2019         – Launch-Bot – February 22-24, 2019 Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp – Swanson Lodge –  Houlton, Wisconsin Price $15.00  Informational Flyer This will be a unique, STEM-themed camporee, which includes launching an orange ball for distance and accuracy, the classic Klondike Derby, Snow-Bot Building Contest (Snowman), and indoor demonstrations…

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Six Scout units in Butte County lost everything in Northern California wildfire

By Bryan Wendell | December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

We’re beginning to learn of the ways the Scouting family was affected by the deadly Northern California wildfire known as the Camp Fire. In Butte County, Calif., which contains the town of Paradise, 300 Scouting families were displaced. Six of the county’s 23 Scouting units — all in Paradise — lost their meeting place and…

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WINTER ACTIVITY SAFETY

By Northern Star Council | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

SAFETY MOMENT There is magic to camping in winter. It is one of the most challenging outdoor adventures. However, potentially extreme weather conditions, cold temperatures, and unique hazards associated with outdoor winter activities require careful planning to ensure safety. Go here to learn more about winter activity safety: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/winter-activity/ Scouting has quite a library of “Safety…

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WANTED! HELPFUL Venturers, Explorers, Boy Scouts, Scout leaders and parents! for the Ron Schara’s St. Paul Kids’ fishing clinic – Various Dates

By Northern Star Council | December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

(Other Community Service Opportunities) A few hundred kids participate on both Saturday and Sunday.  This event takes place during the Minnesota Sportsmen’s Show at the St. Paul River Center.  Volunteers helping out with the clinics will get into the show FREE of charge.  Saturday, January 12th, 10:00 – 1:00  Sunday, January 13st, 11:30 – 2:30…

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2018 Submit Your Unit’s Family FOS Dates

By Sally Jensen | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Unit Committee Chairman, Unit Friends of Scouting Chairman, or Unit FOS Contact: December 15th is the deadline to have your Family Friends of Scouting dates submitted for the 2018-2019 campaign.  Each unit must have two dates (one primary and one follow-up) submitted prior to the 15th in order to be considered for incentives.  It is…

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Pinewood Derby Build Clinic – For Adults and Youth All Skill Levels – Jan 3, 2019 6:00PM

By Bob Henry | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Attend the Build Clinic! Thursday, Jan 3, 2019  from 6:00 to 6:50PM Minnetonka Community Center 14600 Minnetonka Blvd Minnetonka, MN 55345 map How do you spell success . . B-U-I-L-D  C-L-I-N-I-C !  On Thursday, January 3, 2019 the Lake Minnetonka District will offer a pinewood derby build clinic for parents and youth. Bring your son or daughter.…

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Upcoming Bring-A-Friend Events

By Vicki Jurek | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

  One of the best ways to recruit new Cub Scouts is ‘peer-to-peer’. When a Scout brings a friend to a scouting event (e.g., pack or den meeting, pinewood derby, field trip, etc), they both have fun! It’s a fantastic introduction to Cub Scouts for the boys and their parents. When a Scout brings a…

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