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Traveling out of state? Know the laws about cellphone use behind the wheel

Texting while driving is more than simply unsafe. In 46 states and the District of Columbia, it’s against the law. That includes all four states that are home to BSA high-adventure bases: Florida, Minnesota, New Mexico and West Virginia. Talking on a handheld cellphone while driving is banned in 14 states and the District of…

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Sign up for a 4-hour shift and we’ll pay for your ticket to get into the STATE FAIR (ages 14 and up)! 🗓

Join Our Adventure Summit Represent Scouting and volunteer with us at the fair! The MN State Fair is the best part about summer (outside of Scout camp!), and we’re part of the fun. The Adventure Summit is a mobile ropes course that youth participants can experience adventure on, while their families learn all the great…

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Say Thanks Day Walk/ Run At Base Camp – Aug 19, 2017 🗓 🗺

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS Bring your family, Scout den or entire pack and join Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund for the 13th annual Say Thanks Day event at Base Camp. Support our Minnesota troops by entering a 5K run or one-mile walk. Strollers are welcome. STICK AROUND AFTER THE RACE Families can enjoy post-race activities including: a…

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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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Cub & Boy Scout Open Lock-Ins at Base Camp!

TWO LOCK-IN DATES AT BASE CAMP FOR SCOUTS! Have you always wanted to join in the fun of a Base Camp lock-in but just don’t have a group large enough to reserve one? We have a solution for you. This fall, Base Camp will be hosting two open lock-ins for any Boy Scout or Cub…

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2017 Urban Adventure – September 16, 2017 🗓

A Race Around the Twin Cities The Urban Adventure is a day filled with you and your friends doing a scavenger hunt along the light rail in the Twin Cities! We meet at Base Camp and group into teams – you can even bring your non-Venturer friends. Everyone is encouraged to bring their smartphone and…

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James J. Hill Days Coaster Cart Derby – Saturday, Sept 9, 2017 🗓 🗺

Coaster Cart Derby Saturday, September 9, 2017 You are invited to the James J. Hill Days Coaster Cart Derby – presented by the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Lake Minnetonka District – Saturday, Sep 9, 2017. This event is open to boys and girls ages 6 -14 years old. If you are not…

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2017 SCOUTING FOR UNIFORMS 🗓

PILGRIM CLEANERS HEADS EFFORT TO HELP SCOUTS IN NEED Wearing a uniform is an important part of the Scouting experience. Unfortunately, there are Scouts whose families have limited resources, making it difficult to purchase one. To help bridge this gap, Pilgrim Cleaners is holding the Tenth Annual Scouting for Uniforms – a community-wide collection campaign…

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In ‘Chasing Coral’ on Netflix, Eagle Scout filmmaker documents coral reef decline

Eagle Scout Jeff Orlowski will travel to the ends of the earth to document the ways our planet is transforming. For his award-winning 2012 documentary Chasing Ice, he visited disappearing glaciers in Greenland, Iceland and Alaska. For his 2017 follow-up, Chasing Coral, Orlowski traveled somewhere completely different: underwater. The documentary debuts on Netflix today. Orlowski talked to experts who…

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2017 Fall Camporee – COASTER CAMPOUT AT VALLEYFAIR – Oct 13-14, 2017 – Save The Date! 🗓

Coaster Campout – Halloween Haunt – Save The Date! Valleyfair – Shakopee October 13-14, 2017 Camp overnight or come out just for Saturday to enjoy the amusement park.  CUB SCOUTS, WEBELOS, BOY SCOUTS, VENTURERS, their family and friends are welcome to attend.* Registration will soon be OPEN for the Lake Minnetonka District Fall Camporee. This…

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Submit Your School Night for Scouting Information by Sept 1, 2017 🗓

Please Provide Us With Your Information by Friday, September 1st, 2017 School Night for Scouting (SNFS) is September 19th. This is an exiting and important night for Scouting! Please let us know who from your unit will be covering your elementary school(s). Boy Scout leaders, this request pertains to you as well because some schools are K-6…

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Lake Minnetonka District Needs You!!!

Are you a Wood Badge candidate looking for a ticket item? Roundtable! Are you just finishing a position in a troop or a pack and need a place to share all of your accumulated knowledge? Roundtable! Are you an individual that just needs to do more? Roundtable! Monthly District roundtable meetings are a very important…

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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. 2017 SCOUTING FOR UNIFORMS

    July 1 - July 31
  2. Outreach Committee

    July 20 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  3. 2017 Cub Scout Summer Camps

    July 21 @ 6:00 PM - July 23 @ 2:00 PM
  4. Hickey Golf Classic

    July 24 @ 12:00 AM
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    July 27 @ 12:00 AM
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All the ways to follow the 2017 National Jamboree from your phone or laptop

By Bryan Wendell | July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 National Jamboree will be the most-shared Jamboree in history. Scouts, Venturers, staffers and visitors will write blog updates, stream live video and post to a number of social networks, including some that were relatively unknown four years ago at the 2013 National Jamboree. Those lucky enough to experience the Jamboree in person are…

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2017 Fall Camporee – COASTER CAMPOUT AT VALLEYFAIR – Oct 13-14, 2017 – Save The Date! 🗓

By Nick Pedersen | July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Coaster Campout – Halloween Haunt – Save The Date! Valleyfair – Shakopee October 13-14, 2017 Camp overnight or come out just for Saturday to enjoy the amusement park.  CUB SCOUTS, WEBELOS, BOY SCOUTS, VENTURERS, their family and friends are welcome to attend.* Registration will soon be OPEN for the Lake Minnetonka District Fall Camporee. This…

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2017 August Roundtable Meeting – Ice Cream Social – Membership Kick-off – JTE 2.0 Update – Aug 3, 2017 – EACH UNIT SHOULD SEND AT LEAST ONE ADULT TO THIS EVENT – Bring Your Family and Friends – Playground at Meeting Location! 🗓 🗺

By Allan Arntson | June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

EACH UNIT SHOULD SEND AT LEAST ONE ADULT TO THIS EVENT Bring Your Family and Friends – Playground at Meeting Location!  Hello Scouters! I’m back!  For those of you who do not remember me, my name is Troy Ebensteiner. I was the district’s membership chairman for four years before stepping away in 2011. The district Key…

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Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen – May 21 – July 23, 2017

By Brett Schneider | May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

May 21 – July 23, 2017 New Order of the Arrow Fall Conclave Schedule Back to October – A reminder that our fall conclave will be at Tonkawa Lodge at Camp Stearns on October 6-8. Talk about a great place for us to hold our conclave!! The Tonkawa lodge is named in honor of Camp Tonkawa,…

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Lake Minnetonka District Needs You!!!

By Allan Arntson | July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Are you a Wood Badge candidate looking for a ticket item? Roundtable! Are you just finishing a position in a troop or a pack and need a place to share all of your accumulated knowledge? Roundtable! Are you an individual that just needs to do more? Roundtable! Monthly District roundtable meetings are a very important…

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School Night for Scouting Summer Recruitment Supply Order Form

By Scott Janke | June 22, 2016 | Comments Off on School Night for Scouting Summer Recruitment Supply Order Form

School Night for Scouting Summer Recruitment Supply Order Form Additional Information School Night for Scouting 2017 Recruitment Guide and Resources HeroScout  Recruitment Materials   Do you have an upcoming summertime pack event, fourth of July parade, or community festival where you could use promotional items to help with new Scout recruitment?  If so, good news!  Northern Star Council is providing School Night for…

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Submit Your School Night for Scouting Information by Sept 1, 2017 🗓

By Troy Ebensteiner | July 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Please Provide Us With Your Information by Friday, September 1st, 2017 School Night for Scouting (SNFS) is September 19th. This is an exiting and important night for Scouting! Please let us know who from your unit will be covering your elementary school(s). Boy Scout leaders, this request pertains to you as well because some schools are K-6…

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2017 School Night for Scouting 🗓

By Northern Star Council | April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Heroes Start Here Our biggest recruitment effort is approaching faster than a speeding bullet! We are gearing up to recruit over 4,500 new Scouts through School Night for Scouting, which will again have a Superhero theme, with a few CHANGES: The night will be Tuesday, September 19, in observance of Rosh Hashanah. NEW Cubs recruited…

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James J. Hill Days Coaster Cart Derby – Saturday, Sept 9, 2017 🗓 🗺

By Scott Janke | June 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Coaster Cart Derby Saturday, September 9, 2017 You are invited to the James J. Hill Days Coaster Cart Derby – presented by the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Lake Minnetonka District – Saturday, Sep 9, 2017. This event is open to boys and girls ages 6 -14 years old. If you are not…

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In ‘Chasing Coral’ on Netflix, Eagle Scout filmmaker documents coral reef decline

By Bryan Wendell | July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eagle Scout Jeff Orlowski will travel to the ends of the earth to document the ways our planet is transforming. For his award-winning 2012 documentary Chasing Ice, he visited disappearing glaciers in Greenland, Iceland and Alaska. For his 2017 follow-up, Chasing Coral, Orlowski traveled somewhere completely different: underwater. The documentary debuts on Netflix today. Orlowski talked to experts who…

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JTE 2.0 Guideposts 2 and 3 must be completed by August 31, 2017 🗓

By Allan Arntson | July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Unit Leaders, All units should now be working on completing JTE 2.0 Guideposts 2 (Program and Funding Plan) and 3 (Communications Plan). These two guideposts must be successfully completed by August 31, 2017 in order to count towards JTE. That deadline gives each unit just under 3 months to complete the tasks and discuss…

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Sign up for a 4-hour shift and we’ll pay for your ticket to get into the STATE FAIR (ages 14 and up)! 🗓

By Northern Star Council | May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Join Our Adventure Summit Represent Scouting and volunteer with us at the fair! The MN State Fair is the best part about summer (outside of Scout camp!), and we’re part of the fun. The Adventure Summit is a mobile ropes course that youth participants can experience adventure on, while their families learn all the great…

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