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How to register for a 2017 or 2018 BSA high-adventure base trip

It’s the third-annual High-Adventure Week here on Bryan on Scouting. It’s time to celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime experiences offered at the BSA’s four national high-adventure bases — and give you tips on how to secure your spot in 2017, 2018 and beyond. What a week! The blog just visited all four of the BSA’s national high-adventure bases in just four…

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Request A Polar Cubs Presentation

We’ll Come To You! Complete the request below and we’ll come to you. Get all the details and have your questions answered about the magic of Polar Cubs Day Camp.     Cub Winter Camp Get outside this winter and experience the magic of Polar Cubs Day Camp. We guarantee there is no better way to spend…

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The Best Scouting Apps of 2016

It’s 2016. The smartphone doesn’t detract from the Scouting experience; it enhances it. Where in the past there was a debate over whether smartphone use is appropriate in Scouting, these days most Scouters see the devices like pocketknives. They are multitools that — with guidance to prevent misuse — are an important part of the Scouting experience. With the right apps,…

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Northern Tier National High Adventure 2018 Lottery

Northern Tier will offer a lottery for 2018 summer reservations and 2017-2018 Okpik winter reservations. The registration for the lottery will open Tuesday January 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM and remain open until Monday January 9, 2017 at 11:59 PM. Entry in the lottery is online only. Register at www.ntier.org/reservations. Crews selected for a Northern…

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There is Still Plenty of Time to Recruit New Youth to the Scouting Program

PACKS We may be past School Night, there is still plenty of time to recruit new youth to the Scouting program.  November is excellent time to invite prospective Scouts to your unit’s meetings and holiday events.  NOW is the time to stock up on materials, reach out to the district for customized supplies, and work…

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Staffing Changes at Northern Star Council

Community Relations and Program Relations Executives Early this past summer, a task force was formed to find innovative ways to improve the Council’s support of our Districts, balancing the Council’s financial, professional staff, and volunteer resources. Participants of the task force included volunteers and community leaders who have worked through organizational and staffing model changes…

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Submit Your Unit’s Family FOS Dates

Unit Committee Chairman or Unit Friends of Scouting Chairman: November 15th is the deadline to have your Family Friends of Scouting dates submitted for the 2017 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 important that we have…

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Fly high with an Aerial Sports job at the 2017 National Jamboree

How about a jamboree job where people look up to you all day long? That’s the promise of the Aerial Sports team at the 2017 National Jamboree, held July 19 to 28 at the stunning Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. The perks of the job — like the chance to deliver life-changing experiences to…

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Modifications to Cub Scout program give den leaders more flexibility

The Boy Scouts of America has announced modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders and Cubmasters. The BSA gathered feedback from den leaders who had delivered the new Cub Scouting program for a year. What they learned was that some den leaders had difficulty fitting into their program…

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Tips for running a Boy Scout Christmas tree lot

Oh, Christmas tree. How lovely are your branches. And how lovely, too, is your ability to raise money to fund Scouting adventures. While that last sentence lacks the lyricism of the original carol, its words are no less accurate. Many Boy Scout troops and Venturing crews find a fundraising fortune in selling Christmas trees. While families get…

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Next Steps for Membership Success

Continue to Recruit Our 2016 School Night for Scouting campaign resulted in over 3,000 new families joining our ranks! This is great, but we know that there are many youth who missed the opportunity to join. Many of those youth need Scouting. Now is the time to let them know that there is still time…

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Wood Badge Breakfast – Jan 14, 2017

Breakfast Amongst Friends Prospective Wood Badge participants and fellow Wood Badgers are invited to reunite with fellow patrol and course members, and meet new friends at this year’s Wood Badge Breakfast! We’ll have a silent auction with proceeds benefiting scholarships and program supplies for future Wood Badge courses. A trading post will also be available…

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Welcome to Lake Minnetonka District

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. Nominating Committee Meeting

    December 13 @ 6:30 PM
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    December 15
  3. OA Lodge Adviser

    December 15 @ 12:00 AM
  4. 2016 Popcorn Payments Due

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  5. Membership Committee

    December 15 @ 12:00 AM
  6. Outreach Committee

    December 15 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Modifications to Cub Scout program give den leaders more flexibility

By Bryan Wendell | December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Boy Scouts of America has announced modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders and Cubmasters. The BSA gathered feedback from den leaders who had delivered the new Cub Scouting program for a year. What they learned was that some den leaders had difficulty fitting into their program…

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Get Your Chill On At Polar Cubs

By Northern Star Council | September 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Cub Winter Camp Get outside this winter and experience the magic of Polar Cubs day camp. We guarantee there is no better way to spend a day outside during a Minnesota Winter. A one day experience filled with plenty of fun, adventure, activity and advancement opportunities. Hot lunch will be provided in the camp dining hall…

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Wood Badge Breakfast – Jan 14, 2017

By Northern Star Council | December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Breakfast Amongst Friends Prospective Wood Badge participants and fellow Wood Badgers are invited to reunite with fellow patrol and course members, and meet new friends at this year’s Wood Badge Breakfast! We’ll have a silent auction with proceeds benefiting scholarships and program supplies for future Wood Badge courses. A trading post will also be available…

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2018 Boy Scout Summer Camp Reservations

By Northern Star Council | November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Already Excited for Summer Camp If you are registered for Summer Camp in 2017, your unit is eligible for priority registration for the same week and campsite. In January, qualifying units will be mailed a 2018 reservation form. Units can also renew their registration through the Summer Camp Management System (SCMS). A $100 deposit is…

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New Online Giving Tool Available For Units

By Herb Miller | October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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FOS Online Giving A new online giving portal is available for units to create their own giving page. Like Facebook or GoFundMe, a unit can now create their own page to share with friends and family. Show off your unit with a picture and a story about what you are planning to do this year…

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2017 Family Friends of Scouting Materials

By Herb Miller | November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Welcome to the Family Friends of Scouting (FFOS) campaign page. Listed on the page you will find the following information. Unit Goal Status District Thermometer Tools for Presenters You will find the tools for unit leaders and presenters to complete and manage your Unit’s FOS Campaign,  including the ALL NEW, Online Giving Tool for Units! Keep in…

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Order of the Arrow * – Information for All Troops

By Brett Schneider | December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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December 6 – December 18, 2016 December LLD Training and Proposed Pizza Party – Lodge Leadership Development training was held this past weekend and included the annual planning approval for Lodge activities and budget. You should all be proud of your Chapter leadership as all five officers attended for the second year! Lake Minnetonka has…

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Pack Leaders – Submit Your Camping Contact Information

By Jim Lindfors | November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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ATTENTION PACK LEADERS! The Council Camping Committee is in need of information from each pack in all districts of the council. In order to better serve the Cub Scout Packs of the council in regards to camping opportunities and programs, we need to identify the person(s) in your pack who are the appropriate leaders to…

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Pinewood Derby Build Clinic – Jan 5, 2017

By Jeff Pastir | December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Attend the Build Clinic and Stay for January Roundtable Score! OK, we all know that those pinewood derby cars shaped like iPhones and candy bars are really cool.  But, are they really cool and really fast? Be honest . . . you want that checkered flag. We can show you how to take home the…

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