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Cub Scouting Recruiting – Watch A Movie On Us!

It’s Fun To Be A Cub Scout! We know that 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 intro to Cub Scouts for the boys and their parents. Listening to your feedback, Lake Minnetonka is…

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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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North Wind and Snow Base Registrations Are Open

Looking for a Winter Adventure? Northern Star Council has two great Boy Scout Winter Camps with three levels of challenge! North Wind at Stearns Scout Camp and Snow Base located at Tomahawk Scout Reservation. Programs operate on weekends in January and February. WATCH THESE VIDEOS     If you have any questions, please contact me.…

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2017 District Pinewood Derby Finals “Need for Speed” Official Patch Design Contest

The date is set for the district’s 2017 pinewood derby finals!  Wayzata Community Church  in Wayzata  will again play host to our derby on April 8, 2017. Soon it will be time for Cubmasters to distribute pinewood derby cars to their packs.  Leaders are encouraged to hand out copies of the official pinewood derby rules at…

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2018 Boy Scout Summer Camp Reservations

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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After a year hiatus, the Buck Hill Overnighter is back! – Feb 3, 2017

Friday February 3rd 9:00pm – 5:00am This year we’ve even lowered the price to $40. That Price gets you: A lift ticket, a tubing hill pass, ski or snowboard rental, a ski or snowboard lesson, and a night jam packed with fun! All Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Explorers are welcome to attend,…

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2017 Eagle Scout Scholarships

$1,000 Scholarships Available Eagle Scout Scholarships—Each year several $1,000 Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors in Northern Star Council. Endowed Scholarships include Camp Staff, Technical School, Southeast Asian Scout and more. See website for application and details. Applications are available online starting November 1, 2016 and close January 31, 2017. 2017 Eagle Scout…

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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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2018 Florida Sea Base Lottery Now Open – Jan 15 – Feb 15, 2017

REGISTER » NEW AND IMPROVED RESERVATION SYSTEM How to Register for the 2018 Sea Base Lottery The 2018 Sea Base Lottery registration opens at midnight (Eastern Time) on Sunday, January 15, 2017, and closes at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. To access the Sea Base Lottery registration form, you will need…

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Fort Snelling National Cemetery Service Project – Wreath Cleanup – Feb 4, 2017

Kaposia OA Chapter & District’s  Winter Event for Cub & Boy Scouts SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2017  9:00 AM — NOON Meet at the “Activity Center” (a green trailer)  at the corner of LaBelle & Nelson Drives  Map Helping to care for this very important place, which belongs to all of us and all our community, is…

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Ice Fishing Outpost at North Wind

Fish Like the Pros North Wind is excited to announce that during weekend in February we’re going to be offering an Ice Fishing Outpost. Like our winter camping programs, we’re providing all the modern gear used by the pros for your Scouts! What gear will I use? North Wind is providing rods, tip ups, baits,…

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Scoutmaster Bucky Advancement Opportunities

Scoutmaster Bucky provides advancement opportunities for Boy Scouts in the areas of Merit Badges, Rank Requirements, and Training. Based out of Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota, the Scoutmaster Bucky program is open to ALL registered Boy Scouts of America scouting youth and adult leaders.

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Winter Camporee 2017 – Feb 10 – 12, 2017

Informational Packet Now Available Registration Now Open! Please join us for Arctic Blast 2017 Tonkawa Lodge Camp Stearns 3303 Country Road 44 South Haven, MN  55382 INFORMATIONAL PACKET CAMPOREE RESOURCES A BLAST OF A CAMPOREE! Get ready for an ARCTIC BLAST as we launch a super exciting Lake Minnetonka /Northern Lights Winter Camporee! ARCTIC BLAST…

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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

Journey To Excellence

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  1. 2017 Boy Scout Winter Camp

    January 20 @ 6:00 PM - January 22 @ 1:00 PM
  2. 2017 Cub Scout Polar Cubs Day Camp

    January 21 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  3. Council Coordinated Committees Meeting

    January 21 @ 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  4. 2017 OA Winter Banquet

    January 21 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  5. 2017 Cub Scout Polar Cubs Day Camp

    January 22 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  6. OA Lodge Adviser

    January 25 @ 12:00 AM

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Mark LaBaw Selected as a 2016 Silver Beaver Award Recipient – Northern Star Council BSA

By Jeff Pastir | January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mark LaBaw, Scoutmaster of Troop 174 in Chaska, was selected as a 2016 Silver Beaver Award recipient in Northern Star Council.  The Silver Beaver Award is the highest adult recognition presented at the council level.  Honorees are selected based on volunteer service to youth, our communities, and Scouting. In addition to serving as Scoutmaster, Mark…

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Cub Scouting Recruiting – Watch A Movie On Us!

By Nick Pedersen | November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s Fun To Be A Cub Scout! We know that 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 intro to Cub Scouts for the boys and their parents. Listening to your feedback, Lake Minnetonka is…

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District Pinewood Derby Finals – Apr 8, 2017 – Information and Registration

By Bob Henry | January 7, 2017 | Comments Off on District Pinewood Derby Finals – Apr 8, 2017 – Information and Registration

District Pinewood Derby Finals Saturday, April 8, 2017 Hosted by Pack 206 and the Wayzata Community Church Bring A Friend to the Race! Event Flyer (all the details) Pinewood Derby Rules 2017 Offical Pinewood Derby Patch Contest Must Read Articles Video: A Den 9 Special Report Derby Car Wins Using Science (video) BSA Youth Application…

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Rob Houts Selected as a 2016 Silver Beaver Award Recipient – Northern Star Council BSA

By Jeff Pastir | January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rob Houts, Crew Advisor of Venturing Crew 283, Wayzata, was selected as a 2016 Silver Beaver Award recipient in Northern Star Council.  The Silver Beaver Award is the highest adult recognition presented at the council level.  Honorees are selected based on volunteer service to youth, our communities, and Scouting. Before serving as Crew Advisor, Rob…

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Receive an Email Notification Each Time a New Article is Added to the Website

By Mark Probst | January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Lake Minnetonka District website is able to send you an email notification each time a new article is added to the website. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to various topics using the button below.     Questions Mark Probst Webmaster Mark.Probst@lmdbsa.org Post expires on Thursday February 16th, 2017

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Unit FOS Status Thermometers and Tools For Presenters

By Herb Miller | January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

2017 Family Friends of Scouting Materials Tools for Presenters and Status Thermometers Now Available 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…

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Order of the Arrow *- Information for All Troops – Jan 15-29, 2017

By Brett Schneider | January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

January 15 – January 28, 2017 Unit Election REMINDER – The 2017 OA election window runs from January 1st through April 15th. These are FIRM dates. Your troop election meetings should have been scheduled as part of your annual planning event. Please check out the OA page on the district web site, or contact Brett…

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Ice Fishing Outpost at North Wind

By Northern Star Council | January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fish Like the Pros North Wind is excited to announce that during weekend in February we’re going to be offering an Ice Fishing Outpost. Like our winter camping programs, we’re providing all the modern gear used by the pros for your Scouts! What gear will I use? North Wind is providing rods, tip ups, baits,…

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Celebrate Scouting’s 107th Anniversary – Scout Sunday Feb 5 – Scout Sabbath Feb 11

By Northern Star Council | January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Take Part in Unit, Church, Synagogue and Community-Wide Observances February 8, 2017 will be Scouting’s 107th Anniversary. Plan now to help celebrate over a century of helping young people become “Prepared. For Life.” Here are four steps to recognize this milestone: Participate in your faith community’s service – Scout Sunday is February 5 and Scout…

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Scoutmaster Bucky Advancement Opportunities

By Brian Reiners | January 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Scoutmaster Bucky Advancement Opportunities

Scoutmaster Bucky provides advancement opportunities for Boy Scouts in the areas of Merit Badges, Rank Requirements, and Training. Based out of Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota, the Scoutmaster Bucky program is open to ALL registered Boy Scouts of America scouting youth and adult leaders.

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Winter Camporee 2017 – Feb 10 – 12, 2017

By Daron Meyer | January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Informational Packet Now Available Registration Now Open! Please join us for Arctic Blast 2017 Tonkawa Lodge Camp Stearns 3303 Country Road 44 South Haven, MN  55382 INFORMATIONAL PACKET CAMPOREE RESOURCES A BLAST OF A CAMPOREE! Get ready for an ARCTIC BLAST as we launch a super exciting Lake Minnetonka /Northern Lights Winter Camporee! ARCTIC BLAST…

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Congratulations to the Units that Qualified for Journey to Excellence 2.0 in 2016

By Nick Pedersen | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Excellent work, Lake Minnetonka District! Congratulations to our Packs, Troops, Crews, and Teams who completed the 2016 Journey to Excellence 2.0 program  AND  submitted an on-time unit charter. This means 83% of our units qualified in the Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze JTE categories. These results are impressive! Especially when 86% of our units participated…

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