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RECORD MILLION DOLLAR DAY FOR SCOUTING KICKS OFF NEW YEAR

$1,176,000 RAISED BY END OF SECOND BREAKFAST Nearly 900 generous Scouting supporters took part in the two breakfasts that make up the Million Dollar Day for Scouting. For the first time ever, this event topped $1 million by the end of the 25 hour period, reaching 33% of our 2018 Friends of Scouting goal. A…

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Get the Scoop on the Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync

Calling all unit leaders—the Scoutbook Youth Advancement sync is officially underway! All Scouting units with active Scoutbook subscriptions have recently been invited to complete the Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync with ScoutNet. The Scoutbook Unit Admins have been notified and given instructions on how to activate this sync by December 31, 2017. This sync will allow…

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2018 FALL WOOD BADGE

THE BEST ADULT LEADERSHIP TRAINING AVAILABLE WHO IS WOOD BADGE FOR? Wood Badge is for all Scouters 21 and older who are interested in strengthening their own leadership skills and are committed to strengthening the Scouting program. WHAT IS WOOD BADGE? The primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to strengthen Scouting in our…

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2017 Submit Your Unit’s Family FOS Dates

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 2017-2018 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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Space Camp, like Scouting, delivers hands-on STEM experiences to young people

Reading about our country’s missions to space? That’s a small step toward understanding the people power involved. Experiencing those missions yourself, seeing the actual rockets towering above you and chatting with people passionate about space exploration? That’s a giant leap toward inspiring a young person for life. Hands-on STEM experiences are what Space Camp is all…

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December Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – Dec 7, 2017 – 7:00PM

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 formally and informally…

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Winter Camporee 2018 – Return of the Yeti – Feb 16-18, 2018

Race with Your Yeti In the Klondike Baylor Regional Park –  Carver County Our peeps have spoken. You asked for a traditional camporee of overnight tent camping, including cooking, snow sports, ice fishing, and merit badges. Well, here it is! Come out for the day on Saturday or stay overnight, join your fellow Webelos, Boy Scouts,…

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Pinewood Derby Build Clinic – Jan 4, 2018

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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Supernova Science Fair – Sunday, Jan 28, 2018

Supernova Science Fair Sunday, January 28, 2017 1pm-4pm Prior Lake High School 7575 150th St W, Savage, MN 55378 Fees: Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts/Venturers: $6 This event should help those working on their Supernova Award. Starts at 1pm, with judging at 2pm and awards handed out after. Questions James Carter 636-485-0062 james.c.carter@hotmail.com Post expires on Sunday…

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NEW MYSCOUTING MOBILE APP

ON ANDROID AND IPHONE The BSA My.Scouting.org web tools for adult leaders is now available in a mobile application! The web tool version has been around for several years and can be found at https://my.scouting.org/ . Most volunteers have access to the web version since many online training modules can be taken on this platform…

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Wood Badge Centennial Update pilot courses let you experience the future

Registration is now live for a pair of 2018 national Wood Badge Pilot Courses that precede a 2019 update to the BSA’s premier leadership training program for adults. The update, known as the Wood Badge Centennial Update, will be released in 2019 for use in 2020 and beyond. It’s timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary…

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2017 BOY SCOUT WINTER CAMP

NEW PROGRAMS AT SNOW BASE – NORTH WIND You won’t want to miss out on exciting winter programming planned for this year. At both North Wind and Snow Base we continue to strive for unique and exciting programs. North Wind: The traditional Experience, Adventure and Expedition programs are in full operation, along with our newer…

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New Responsive District Calendar with ICAL

We are pleased to announce that the district has migrated to a new calendar system. The new system includes an ICAL feature that allows access to the district calendar from other applications. You can copy and paste our address into any calendar product that supports the ICAL format. When events are added, deleted, or changed…

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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 introduction to Cub Scouts for the boys and their parents. Listening to your feedback, Lake Minnetonka is…

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Troop’s brilliant approach to Friends of Scouting yielded a 37% boost in giving

Need a boost to your Friends of Scouting campaign? Look no further than your Scouts. Friends of Scouting, the council-level annual giving campaign, attracts the funds that help your council provide vital programs and services to Scouts and Venturers. It’s often a council’s largest source of income — money that goes toward life-changing experiences for young men and young…

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INTEREST FOR WORLD JAMBOREE 2019 LEADERS

INTERESTED IN HELPING? The World Jamboree is a large scale Camporee held every four years with Scouts from around the World. This time around the U.S., Mexico, and Canada are co-hosting the Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. It is gearing up to be the largest World Jamboree ever held and will…

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Polar Cub Winter Camping – Various Dates – Jan-Mar 2018

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 for everyone. Your…

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Is Winter Camping On Your Calendar? 🗓

As the seasons change and mosquitos emerge, we’d like to remind you to keep winter camping in your plans for next year. Please share the attached flyer for North Wind and Snow Base with your Patrol Leader Council. We provide the winter gear, training, and staff. Key dates to remember: Reservations open on September 1st…

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Eagle Scout creates Lego models of historic hotels for his Eagle project — and for fun

By Bryan Wendell | December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

For his Eagle Scout service project, Adam Moore built a hotel. Brick by brick — and without a drop of glue — Adam’s one-twentieth-scale Lego model of the historic Strater Hotel in Durango, Colo., took shape. In 2015, Adam and the group of Scouts under his leadership donated the completed model to the landmark hotel.…

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RECORD MILLION DOLLAR DAY FOR SCOUTING KICKS OFF NEW YEAR

By Northern Star Council | December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

$1,176,000 RAISED BY END OF SECOND BREAKFAST Nearly 900 generous Scouting supporters took part in the two breakfasts that make up the Million Dollar Day for Scouting. For the first time ever, this event topped $1 million by the end of the 25 hour period, reaching 33% of our 2018 Friends of Scouting goal. A…

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Winter Camporee 2018 – Return of the Yeti – Feb 16-18, 2018

By Julie Terpstra | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Race with Your Yeti In the Klondike Baylor Regional Park –  Carver County Our peeps have spoken. You asked for a traditional camporee of overnight tent camping, including cooking, snow sports, ice fishing, and merit badges. Well, here it is! Come out for the day on Saturday or stay overnight, join your fellow Webelos, Boy Scouts,…

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Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen – Dec 3 – Dec 17, 2017

By Brett Schneider | November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen Dec 3 – Dec 17, 2017 OA Elections for 2018 – Here’s the start of reminders that the 2018 OA youth elections begin Jan 1st and run through April 15th. Your annual elections should already be on unit calendars as part of annual planning. More election information will…

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Get the Scoop on the Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync

By Rochelle Randles | December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Calling all unit leaders—the Scoutbook Youth Advancement sync is officially underway! All Scouting units with active Scoutbook subscriptions have recently been invited to complete the Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync with ScoutNet. The Scoutbook Unit Admins have been notified and given instructions on how to activate this sync by December 31, 2017. This sync will allow…

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2017 Submit Your Unit’s Family FOS Dates

By Sally Jensen | December 2, 2017 | 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 2017-2018 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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2018 WOOD BADGE BREAKFAST – Jan 13., 2018

By Northern Star Council | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

COME HAVE BREAKFAST WITH FRIENDS Enjoy a morning of Scouting at its best! This year’s Wood Badge Breakfast will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Wayzata Community Church – 125 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN 55391. Check in and silent auction will start at 7:30 AM, with breakfast and program from 8:30 –…

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BSA Chief answers your questions about welcoming girls into BSA programs

By Bryan Wendell | November 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

After the BSA Board of Directors’ historic decision to welcome girls into Scouting, many in the Scouting community had just one question: When can my daughter sign up? Other Scouters had more specific questions about the reasons for the move, implementation and rollout plan. On Oct. 30, I asked Scouters to submit their questions for BSA…

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December Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – Dec 7, 2017 – 7:00PM

By Brett Batz | November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 formally and informally…

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Cub Scouting Recruiting – Watch A Movie On Us!

By Troy Ebensteiner | October 19, 2017 | 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 introduction to Cub Scouts for the boys and their parents. Listening to your feedback, Lake Minnetonka is…

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2018 FALL WOOD BADGE

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

THE BEST ADULT LEADERSHIP TRAINING AVAILABLE WHO IS WOOD BADGE FOR? Wood Badge is for all Scouters 21 and older who are interested in strengthening their own leadership skills and are committed to strengthening the Scouting program. WHAT IS WOOD BADGE? The primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to strengthen Scouting in our…

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MATT VERWEG JOINS RANKS OF SCOUTS EARNING ALL MERIT BADGES

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

N EAGLE SCOUT AND EARNER OF 137 BADGES In a rare year for Northern Star Council merit badge attainment, Matthew Verweg of Troop 384 joins two fellow Scouts in this lofty achievement! Matt, a high school junior, completed his last merit badge – Theatre- in November. He enjoyed the Scuba Diving Merit Badge most and…

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Pinewood Derby Build Clinic – Jan 4, 2018

By Bob Henry | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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‘Top Chef Jr.’ seeking young chefs, ages 9 to 14, for season 2

By Bryan Wendell | December 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Does your Cub Scout create culinary concoctions that wow his friends and family? Did your Boy Scout master the merit badge in Cooking? Is your young Venturer a regular Rachael Ray? If any of those is a “yes,” Top Chef Jr. wants to know about it. Top Chef Jr. is seeking young chefs ages 9 to 14 for…

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2018 District Pinewood Derby Finals “Need for Speed” Official Patch Design Contest

By Bob Henry | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The date is set for the district’s 2018 pinewood derby finals!  Wayzata Community Church  in Wayzata  will again play host to our derby on April 14, 2018. 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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