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6,000 YOUTH PARTICIPANTS AT 2018 STATE FAIR

12 DAYS OF FUN We had a pretty exciting year at the Minnesota State Fair! Our Adventure Summit booth had nearly 6,000 youth participants, and over 1,000 who said they were interested in joining Scouts! RAIN OR SHINE Our Scout booth is a pretty unique place at the State Fair. Not only is it an…

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SCUBA CREW 820 HOSTS ITS FIFTH ANNUAL UNDERWATER PUMPKIN CARVING – OCT 14, 2018

2018 Underwater Pumpkin Carving at Square Lake, at Golden Acres. Time 12:30 pm 15150 Square Lake Trail North, Stillwater, MN 55082 (Southeast side of Square Lake) No tricks! Diving’s a treat! As a warm-up for Halloween and fall, BSA Venture Scuba Crew 820 invites certified divers from around the Twin Cities to join us carving…

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New Scouts in your Pack, Troop or Crew?

Thank you to all our units and leaders who worked to promote, recruit, and sign-up new members! Your work with your units makes the difference. School Night For Scouting was a little(!) wet, but that hasn’t stopped this group of dedicated volunteers from working to sign-up new Scouts! Why do we care about new members?…

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BSA recalls Cub Scout neckerchief slides sold between February and August 2018

The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of Cub Scout neckerchief slides sold between February 2018 and August 2018. The affected products include the orange Lion, red Wolf, green Bear and blue Webelos slides. The $6 slides were sold at local Scout Shops, authorized BSA distributors and online at scoutshop.org. About…

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Merit Badge Universityat the University of Minnesota – hosted by Alpha Phi Omega – Oct 20, 2018

Merit Badge University Presented by Alpha Phi Omega – Gamma Psi Saturday, October 20th, 2018: 8:00am-4:00pm *Registration is limited to 200 scouts The Alpha Phi Omega Chapter at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, would like to invite you to our event, Merit Badge University. Our goal remains to provide badges that will help…

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Fall Day Camp for Cub Scouts and their Families – Various Dates

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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November Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – Nov 1, 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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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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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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District Membership Status 2018 – WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MOVE THE THERMOMETERS HIGHER?

By Scott Janke | October 1, 2018 | Comments Off on District Membership Status 2018 – WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MOVE THE THERMOMETERS HIGHER?

  District Membership Status 2018 – What can you do to move the Thermometers Higher? It’s Not Too Late to Plan for Unit Recruitment It’s that time of year for packs, troops, crews, and teams to plan for unit recruitment. Each unit needs to reach out into the community and invite new youth members and adult…

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Winter Camporee Planning Meeting – Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:00PM

By Scott Janke | October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Please join us for the first planning meeting of Winter Camporee 2019 at the Plymouth Library, Vicksburg Room at 7:00PM. Please bring your key boy scouts and crew members with you to this meeting. Winter Camporee will be February 22-24, 2019 at Swanson Lodge at Fred C Anderson Scout Camp. The date is set http://www.lakeminnetonkadistrict.org/lmdcalendar/…

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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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Unit Commissioner Nomination

By Allan Arntson | October 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Unit Commissioner Nomination

  Unit Commissioner Nomination Nominate someone to be a Unit Commissioner A Unit Commissioner will: Actively participate in the monthly District Commissioners meeting. Present the District calendar of events, such as training, planned activities, camporees, etc., at your unit’s monthly Committee Meeting. Assist with annual events, such as unit rechartering, unit inventories of scouts and…

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November Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – Nov 1, 2018 – 7:00PM

By Brett Batz | September 25, 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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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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Den Leader Guides, Cub Scout Leader Book available in print and digital formats

By Bryan Wendell | October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cub Scout leaders, you can now grab the latest edition of the Cub Scout Leader Book and rank-specific Den Leader Guides in print or digital formats. Get a copy at your local Scout Shop, at scoutshop.org or on the Amazon Kindle store. If you choose the digital download from Amazon, your copy will be accessible on any…

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Hundreds of Scouts perform day of service on the National Mall in Washington

By Bryan Wendell | October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

When our nation needs a helping hand, it often calls on the Boy Scouts of America. More than 400 Scouts from around the Washington, D.C., area answered that call last month, delivering a day of service at the National Mall. The National Mall, home to some of the country’s best-known monuments and museums, is one…

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District Service Project – Clean-Ups for Water Quality

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

  District Service Project Community Clean-Ups for Water Quality Nov. 3-17, 2018 Lake Minnetonka District Scouts and Crews you can significantly help improve the lakes, rivers and streams in your community by participating in Community Clean-Ups for Water Quality. Community Clean-Ups allow you to make a difference in the water quality in your area by…

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New Camporee Host Unit Schedule Posted – Please Mark Your Calendars?

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thank you for your past support providing great camporees for our Scouts, Scouters, and parents of Lake Minnetonka District. Please find below the updated list of when your troop or crew is scheduled to participate as a ‘Host Unit’ to help plan and staff the upcoming district camporees. We rely on your unit’s participation, and…

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New Jersey troop renames street in memory of former Scoutmaster

By Aaron Derr | October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ken Fineran dedicated much of his life to his country. The rest, he dedicated to Scouting. That’s why, when he died of cancer in 2016, his troop knew they had to do something to memorialize what he meant to their community. Fineran, the longtime leader of Troop 17 in Short Hills, N.J., was active in Scouting…

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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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Scouts help American Legion celebrate at its 100th national convention [Minneapolis, Minnesota]]

By Bryan Wendell | October 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Nov. 11, 1919, 500 Boy Scouts in uniform served as greeters and runners during the first national convention of the American Legion in Minneapolis. On Aug. 26, 2018, 100 Scouts and Scouters in uniform did pretty much the same at the American Legion’s 100th national convention, also in Minneapolis. The two acts of Scouting…

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2018 Fall Camporee – Horse Ranch Campout – Sep 21-23, 2018 – Results and Photos

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | September 27, 2018 | Comments Off on 2018 Fall Camporee – Horse Ranch Campout – Sep 21-23, 2018 – Results and Photos

2018 Fall Camporee – Horse Ranch Campout – Sep 21-23, 2018 – Results and Photos Download or Order Paper Prints From this page you may share and send pictures by email, view a larger picture, download photographs, or order a paper photograph by using this link, download Event Details Horse Ranch Campout 2018 Despite the…

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