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Did You Miss Signing up for Cub Scouts because of the Weather?

It’s not too late to sign them up for Scouting! Even thought the weather outside on Thursday may have been frightful, fall recruiting can still continue.  Packs and Troops can continue to reach out to parents via emails, text, phone or Facebook. Customized Flyers are still available from Northern Star Scouting. These are in a…

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YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING REQUIRED BEFORE OCT 1, 2018

There are several ways to complete the training. The classes are listed below. Dear Scouting Volunteer/ Committee Chair, True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. In February of this year, the Boy Scouts of America released a new Youth Protection Training that replaces the all prior Youth…

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October Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – Oct 4, 2018 – 7:00PM

(previous roundtables)    What to expect at this month’s Roundtable Meeting The monthly District Roundtable meeting provides an information and training forum for adults involved as leaders in the Scouting program. Parents and children are welcome to attend. These meetings allow attendees from all parts of the Scouting program to: ◾ Discuss topics of interest, both…

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Northern Star Scouting – BSA TRAILHEAD AWARD

The Trailhead Award acknowledges a Scout’s  outstanding accomplishments and completion of Cub   Scouts and commends a youth as he or she stands at the Trailhead path of Scouts BSA—the next great adventure in Scouting. The Trailhead Award recognizes those Webelos Scouts who have gone above and beyond their Arrow of Light requirements and have a strong start on their Scouts BSA adventure. The…

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Scoutbook Subscriptions will be free starting January 1, 2019

In an effort to drive program consistency and deeper engagement with our youth and leaders, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2019, Scoutbook subscriptions will be free to all BSA units. Scoutbook (https://www.scoutbook.com ) is an online unit management tool that ensures that you never miss a Scouting moment—from tracking…

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Fall Day Camp for Cub Scouts and their Families – Registration Opens Sep 4, 2018

Fall Day Camp is a Fun Day Camp for all Cub Scouts. We have fun activities for new Scouts and older Bears and Webelos. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Fall Day Camp is offered at 5 locations around the metro. So no matter your locations, we have a convenient option. In 2017, we added an Older Scout Outpost…

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2018 SPOOKY-REE – Oct 12-14, 2018

A SCARY GOOD TIME Come to Stearns Scout Camp for a Spooky-good time. We’ll scare your socks off while you play games, eat candy, learn camp skills, and have fun. Don’t forget to bring a costume! WHO CAN GO TO THE SPOOKY-REE? Cub Scouts (Lions to Arrow of Light Scouts), Parents, and Siblings HOW MUCH…

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SeaLife Adventure – Bring A Friend – Saturday, Sep 29, 2018

Sea Life Aquarium is a unique experience allowing you to learn about creatures from all around the world. From sharks and reef creatures, seahorses and turtles, to freshwater fish, you can see them all up close. Walk through the amazing underwater tunnel or touch stingrays in the rock pools. The Northern Star Council is offering…

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2018 Den Chief Training At October Roundtable

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 the…

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2018 NEW BSA MANDATORY YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING – Classroom Training – At October Roundtable – Oct 4, 2018 7:00PM

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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Cub Scout Adult Leader Specific Training – At October Roundtable – Oct 4, 2018 7:00PM

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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Membership Recruitment – more than once a year event – New tools for recruiting!

Membership Recruitment – more than once a year event! Each unit should have a recruitment strategy for bringing in new members throughout the year. That could be a bring-a-friend event at you pack, troop, or crew, participating in a parade or other community events, or doing service projects. When we are out in the community…

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Now is the time to start preparing for another great year for Friends of Scouting

By Sally Jensen | September 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Unit Committee Chairman, Unit Friends of Scouting Chairman, or Unit FOS Contact: Now is the time to start preparing for another great year for Friends of Scouting and we need your help. Our goal is to ensure every unit makes goal this year. Two Key Items to Plan for Each unit must have two Family…

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Did You Miss Signing up for Cub Scouts because of the Weather?

By Vicki Jurek | September 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s not too late to sign them up for Scouting! Even thought the weather outside on Thursday may have been frightful, fall recruiting can still continue.  Packs and Troops can continue to reach out to parents via emails, text, phone or Facebook. Customized Flyers are still available from Northern Star Scouting. These are in a…

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2018 FALL UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING

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

2018 FALL UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING JOIN US FOR THE NEXT UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING, OCTOBER 27TH, 2018! Save the date for the best day of Scout leader training around! 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…

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Membership Recruitment – more than once a year event – New tools for recruiting!

By Vicki Jurek | May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Membership Recruitment – more than once a year event! Each unit should have a recruitment strategy for bringing in new members throughout the year. That could be a bring-a-friend event at you pack, troop, or crew, participating in a parade or other community events, or doing service projects. When we are out in the community…

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October Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – Oct 4, 2018 – 7:00PM

By Brett Batz | September 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

(previous roundtables)    What to expect at this month’s Roundtable Meeting The monthly District Roundtable meeting provides an information and training forum for adults involved as leaders in the Scouting program. Parents and children are welcome to attend. These meetings allow attendees from all parts of the Scouting program to: ◾ Discuss topics of interest, both…

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NEW BSA MANDATORY YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING NOW ONLINE

By Anthony Schuft | May 1, 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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URGENT – Time is running out for YPT training – September 30th Deadline!

By Allan Arntson | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Unit Leaders, Time is running out to complete the new Youth Protection Training. The deadline for completion is September 30, 2018. We are being told by the NATIONAL BSA office that any adult that does not have the new (Current) Your Protection Training by October 1, 2018, must complete a new adult registration AND…

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Charter Organization Representative Training – At the October Roundtable – Oct 4, 2018 7:00PM

By Anthony Schuft | August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Beginning in 2010, all direct-contact leaders in our district are required to be fully trained in their responsibilities within the first six months of their service. While you as Chartered Organization Representative (COR) are not a direct-contact leader, what better way to set an example for others than to receive the training available for your…

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Law Enforcement Explorer saves coworkers stabbed at Target store in Georgia

By Bryan Wendell | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Law Enforcement Explorer from Georgia is credited with saving the lives of two Target coworkers who were stabbed during a robbery at the store. The young man, 17-year-old Mario Alexander, says he knew exactly what to do because of the first-aid training he received in Exploring, the BSA’s career-development program for young men and young women.…

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Cub Scout Adult Leader Specific Training – At October Roundtable – Oct 4, 2018 7:00PM

By Anthony Schuft | August 8, 2018 | 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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2018 Den Chief Training At October Roundtable

By Anthony Schuft | August 9, 2018 | 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 the…

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UPDATE 092318 – Fall Camporee 2018 – Horse Ranch Campout – Sep 21-23, 2018

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

*** Update 092318 – Fall Camporee 2018 – Information on Injured Wrangler *** Fall Camporee 2018 Update (092318) For those that may not know, Evan, one of the wranglers (ranch employee) was thrown from his horse on Saturday, during the last trail ride of the day.  Evan worked with many of the scouts thoughout the…

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Staff Needed for Chapter Conclave – Join Us for Chapter Meeting – Oct 4, 2018 6:50PM

By Karsten Smith | September 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hello fellow Brothers, With conclave right around the corner, we are still looking for staff. If you are interested in staffing by leading our soon-to-be members, please contact me at 612-417-9544 or send an email to smithkar004@isd284.com. We also have other jobs available such being a ceremonialist, which means that you don the sacred Native American…

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YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING REQUIRED BEFORE OCT 1, 2018

By Anthony Schuft | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are several ways to complete the training. The classes are listed below. Dear Scouting Volunteer/ Committee Chair, True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. In February of this year, the Boy Scouts of America released a new Youth Protection Training that replaces the all prior Youth…

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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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