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Family Friends of Scouting Presenter Training – NEW at University of Scouting 🗓 🗺

Family Friends of Scouting Presenter Training – NEW! University of Scouting Class Time 2:00PM -3:50PM Class Number GEN404 Calling all presenters! Whether you have given zero or 1000 presentations, this is the class for you! Stevie Ray, professional speaker and trainer, entertainer, and Eagle Scout (earned waaaay back)…, will lead this fun and interactive training. You will…

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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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2018 Silver Beaver Nominations Due Nov 30, 2017 5:00PM 🗓

NOMINATE A WORTHY VOLUNTEER The Silver Beaver is a national award presented by the local council; it is the highest honor a local council may bestow upon a volunteer. The award is limited to adults 21 years of age or older. The award consists of a certificate, a formal Silver Beaver emblem on a ribbon,…

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Submit Your Halloween Drawing For Display on the District Website

Submit your Halloween drawing for display on the district website. Please email your drawing to ScottJanke@lmdbsa.org   ‘BOO!’ By Lindsay brother of Sam P283 Cub Scout   ‘Midnight Fire’  by Mark P537 Cub Scout  Mark also wishes his fellow Scouts a very TERRIFYING HALLOWEEN! Post expires on Wednesday November 1st, 2017

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LOTTERIES OPEN FOR 2019 HIGH ADVENTURE

LOTS TO DO 2019 may seem like a long time from now, but if your unit is planning to attend a High Adventure Base it’s not that far away! Starting to plan now will ensure you get the dates you need, and allow plenty of time to plan, fundraise and physically train for your trip.…

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Volunteers needed to help the Florida Sea Base clean up after Hurricane Irma

Each time I share an update about how the Florida Sea Base is recovering after Hurricane Irma, the comments pour in. Everyone wants to know how they can help Sea Base get back to doing what it does best: offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences for young people. Well, service-minded Scouters, your time has come. Beginning Sept. 25,…

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JTE 2.0 Guideposts 4 and 5 Must be Completed by October 31, 2017 🗓

Dear Unit Leaders, All units should now be working on completing JTE 2.0 Guideposts 4 (Basic Adult Leader Training) and 5 (Advanced Training). These two guideposts must be successfully completed by October 31, 2017 in order to count towards JTE. That deadline gives each unit about a month to complete the training tasks Information on…

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2017 POPCORN SALE

SALE RUNS SEPT. 22-OCT. 29 “Prepared. For Crunchtime.” is Northern Star Council’s plan to help your unit have ONE fundraiser this year. Our trained popcorn staff and volunteers will help your unit plan and execute the best and most efficient fundraiser your unit has ever had. Last year Scouts earned over $1.3 MILLION for camping…

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District Service Project – Clean-Ups for Water Quality – Nov. 3-19, 2017

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 reducing pollution and improving the ecological health of your local lakes, rivers…

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2017 Submit Your Unit’s Family FOS Dates

Unit Committee Chairman, Unit Friends of Scouting Chairman, or Unit FOS Contact: November 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 important…

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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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IT’S FALL DAY CAMP 2017 – Various October Dates

LOTS OF NEW STUFF I’m glad you asked. Fall Day Camp is a great introduction to Cub Scouting for new Scouts and a fun half day of adventure for the entire pack. Come down to any one of our five locations for a great time with our fun, high energy staff! WHAT’S NEW IN 2017…

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2017 University of Scouting – Oct 28, 2017 🗓 🗺

AT ST. PAUL COLLEGE 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 Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul College just off of Interstate 94 near the Cathedral in St.…

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Turn it up: 2017 Jamboree-on-the-Air, Jamboree-on-the-Internet dates set 🗓

For this October’s Jamboree, you don’t need to travel by plane, train or bus to join the fun. All you really need is a ham radio or a connection to the internet. This Oct. 20 to 22, Scouts from down the street, across the country and around the world will gather for the annual Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet. The…

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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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New Responsive District Calendar with ICAL

By Scott Janke | October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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What to do when you spot bullying — and your next steps if it becomes more serious

By Bryan Wendell | October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Note from Bryan: October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Each Wednesday this month, the BSA Youth Protection team will share important reminders about what each of us can do to prevent, recognize and report bullying as we work to make Scouting a safe place for all. Week 1 (Oct. 4): The BSA is a safe place…

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

By Bryan Wendell | October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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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Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen – Sep 24 – Oct 8, 2017

By Brett Schneider | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

September 24 – October 8, 2017 Chapter Conclave – October 6-8 – All current Arrowmen and all ordeal and brotherhood candidates are encouraged to register for our chapter conclave. Provide some cheerful service and welcome our newest members. If you can’t attend you should still pay 2018 dues and remain active. Feel free to contact…

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YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING REQUIRED FOR REGISTERED LEADERS

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

LEARN ABOUT ADULT AND YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAMS It is REQUIRED that all Scouting leaders take Youth Protection Training and are current with the training at recharter time. If you haven’t already done so, please go to www.my.scouting.org and create an account using your BSA ID # to access this training. If you ever have any…

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2018 Silver Beaver Nominations Due Nov 30, 2017 5:00PM 🗓

By Northern Star Council | October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

NOMINATE A WORTHY VOLUNTEER The Silver Beaver is a national award presented by the local council; it is the highest honor a local council may bestow upon a volunteer. The award is limited to adults 21 years of age or older. The award consists of a certificate, a formal Silver Beaver emblem on a ribbon,…

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Trading in a coffee-stained uniform for an OA Vigil Honor sash

By Michael Freeman | October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

During the Great Depression, Laurence Seeger’s family couldn’t afford to buy an official Boy Scout uniform. As a substitute, Seeger’s mother doused his father’s old white dress shirts in coffee grounds, staining them khaki. The Chicago native, who celebrated his 96th birthday last week, owns an official uniform today, which he adorns with an Order of…

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Send Us Your Youth Roster 🗓

By Troy Ebensteiner | September 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Send Us Your Youth Roster 🗓

Unit Adult Leaders: Unit Recharter will be underway soon. We need to know who is registered with your unit now to ‘be prepared’ and to help reconcile your membership records with the council’s records. This is the same information you are going to need when you begin the recharter process. We are asking that each unit…

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BSA EXPANDS CUB SCOUTS, BOY SCOUTS PROGRAMS TO WELCOME GIRLS

By Northern Star Council | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

On October 11 the BSA’s board of directors unanimously approved welcoming girls into our Cub Scouts program and delivering a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls. The BSA evaluated…

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2017 University of Scouting – Oct 28, 2017 🗓 🗺

By Northern Star Council | August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

AT ST. PAUL COLLEGE 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 Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul College just off of Interstate 94 near the Cathedral in St.…

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JTE 2.0 Guideposts 4 and 5 Must be Completed by October 31, 2017 🗓

By Allan Arntson | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Unit Leaders, All units should now be working on completing JTE 2.0 Guideposts 4 (Basic Adult Leader Training) and 5 (Advanced Training). These two guideposts must be successfully completed by October 31, 2017 in order to count towards JTE. That deadline gives each unit about a month to complete the training tasks Information on…

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IT’S FALL DAY CAMP 2017 – Various October Dates

By Northern Star Council | September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

LOTS OF NEW STUFF I’m glad you asked. Fall Day Camp is a great introduction to Cub Scouting for new Scouts and a fun half day of adventure for the entire pack. Come down to any one of our five locations for a great time with our fun, high energy staff! WHAT’S NEW IN 2017…

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Submit Your Halloween Drawing For Display on the District Website

By Jeff Pastir | October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Submit your Halloween drawing for display on the district website. Please email your drawing to ScottJanke@lmdbsa.org   ‘BOO!’ By Lindsay brother of Sam P283 Cub Scout   ‘Midnight Fire’  by Mark P537 Cub Scout  Mark also wishes his fellow Scouts a very TERRIFYING HALLOWEEN! Post expires on Wednesday November 1st, 2017

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2018 EAGLE SCOUT SCHOLARSHIPS

By Northern Star Council | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

$1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Eagle Scout Scholarships—Each year up to twenty $1,000 Scholarships and one $5,000 scholarship 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 October 15, 2017 and close…

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2017 Submit Your Unit’s Family FOS Dates

By Sally Jensen | September 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Unit Committee Chairman, Unit Friends of Scouting Chairman, or Unit FOS Contact: November 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 important…

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