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New Council Shoulder Strip – Northern Star Scouting

AND THE PATCH WINNER IS . . . THE VOTES ARE IN This design featuring canoeists under a starry sky in one of our many lakes, rivers and streams was the decisive winner with 51% of the online votes (compared to 33% for the next closest design). Gold was the top border choice with 39%…

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2019 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR – JOIN OUR ADVENTURE SUMMIT – FREE TICKETS!

JOIN OUR ADVENTURE SUMMIT REPRESENT SCOUTING AND VOLUNTEER WITH US AT THE FAIR! The Minnesota State Fair is always a blast and a great way to end the summer! Of course, one of the best activities at the fair is our very own Adventure Summit In order for the Adventure Summit to run smoothly, we…

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New Bigger Better BALOO Training – Classroom/ Outdoors Training – May 31-Jun 1, 2019 – OPEN TO ADULTS OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT

Cub Scouts love camping! Whether it’s a pack overnight, Webelos camping, camping at a district event, or being a part of one of our council camps, Cub Scouts enjoy getting outdoors, games, telling stories and songs around the campfire, and of course roasting marshmallows. Make sure and BE PREPARED for cub camping by taking Basic…

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Scoutmaster/Asst Scoutmaster Specific and IOLS Training – Sep 21 – 22, 2019

Scoutmaster/ Assistant Scoutmaster Specific and IOLS Training IN JUST ONE WEEKEND!!! Northern Star Scouting and Lake Minnetonka District are hosting another exciting Outdoor Leadership training session Sept 21 & 22, 2019. Our courses always fill up quickly, so please sign up early and don’t miss this excellent training opportunity. In addition to fulfilling the training…

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Adventure awaits you at Arrow of Light Summer Camp – Are your 4th graders signed up for summer camp?

Are your 4th graders signed up for summer camp? Help them get ready to transition to Scouts BSA by signing them up!  19 out of 20 Webelos that go to Arrow of Light Camp go on to join a troop. Adventure awaits you at Arrow of Light Summer Camp! You can look forward to three…

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Counselor In Training Available – BE A COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) – Many Point Scout Camp – Jun 16-20 or Jul 14-Aug 17, 2019

BE A COUNSELOR IN TRAINING The Counselor in Training (CIT) program at Many Point Scout Camp has been designed to develop the future staff members for Many Point and to provide personal development for Scouts. Many Point has been continually rated as one of the top camps in the nation. This outstanding record is due…

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2019 OLDER SCOUT (13+) PROGRAM AT MANY POINT AND TOMAHAWK

Campers 13 and older (or entering 8th grade) can participate in special activities that will keep challenging them even through their 7th summer at camp. These are available to both Boy Scouts and Ventures and are offered on top of the traditional camp program. They can be stand alone activities or you can bundle packages…

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2019 Many Point and Tomahawk Reservations Are Now Open

2019 Many Point and Tomahawk Reservations are open. All the remaining sites are available for anyone to reserve. MANY POINT SCOUT CAMP Many Point is a top notch Scout camp in Northern Minnesota known for being mission driven, providing quality service, and innovation.       TOMAHAWK SCOUT RESERVATION Located in beautiful Western Wisconsin, Tomahawk…

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Scout Days at Valleyfair – May 31- June 1, 2019 – Bring Your Family and non-Scout Friends!

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, May 31 – June 1, 2019 $29.00 + tax per person Join us for Scout Days at Valleyfair where tickets will be specially priced for all Scouts, their families, and their non-scout friends. With more than 75 rides and attractions, Valleyfair is the Twin Cities’ amusement park, where your next family adventure…

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This Infographic Shows the Right Way to Refer to Girls Who Will Join Scouts BSA

With tens of thousands of girls already enjoying the Cub Scout program and more young women poised to join the Scouts BSA program when it opens in February of 2019, there’s a lot of excitement around the programs offered by the Boy Scouts of America. In all of that excitement, it’s important to remember that…

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Upcoming Bring-A-Friend Events

One of the best ways to recruit new Cub Scouts is ‘peer-to-peer’. When a Scout brings a friend to a scouting event (e.g., pack or den meeting, pinewood derby, field trip, etc), they both have fun! It’s a fantastic introduction to Cub Scouts for the boys and their parents. When a Scout brings a non-Scout…

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District Membership Status 2019

By Vicki Jurek | May 5, 2019 | Comments Off on District Membership Status 2019

  District Membership Status 2019 – What can you do to move the Thermometers Higher? It’s Time 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 leaders…

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Still Need a Physical for Camp?

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

CVS just reached out to us and offered any Scouts or adults a camp physical for a reduced rate. $20 cheaper than the regular camp physical. If your health insurance doesn’t cover a physical every year here is an easy cheaper option for you. Download the voucher today.

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Lake Minnetonka – Annual Recognition Dinner 2019 – Award Winners, Photos, and Biographies

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | April 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Lake Minnetonka – Annual Recognition Dinner 2019 – Award Winners, Photos, and Biographies

Lake Minnetonka – Annual Recognition Dinner 2019 – Award Winners, Photos, and Biographies Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Wayzata Country Club, Wayzata Our Volunteers Are Super Heroes! The Lake Minnetonka District held their 2019 District Dinner and Recognition event on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Wayzata Country Club. The friendship and fellowship of…

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Dronetech 2019 – Registrations Are Filling Fast, Sign-up Today – Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venture Scouts – June 8, 2019

By Northern Star Council | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

DRONETECH 2019 Northland Aerospace and The Pathfinder Project are hosting DRONETECH 2019, the most significant STEM event of its kind at the TeamBuilding Center Saturday, June 8th . . . and you’re invited! This event is for Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers, and their families, providing hands-on experiences to a variety of sophisticated technologies. For Scouts…

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Scout Days at Valleyfair – May 31- June 1, 2019 – Bring Your Family and non-Scout Friends!

By Vicki Jurek | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, May 31 – June 1, 2019 $29.00 + tax per person Join us for Scout Days at Valleyfair where tickets will be specially priced for all Scouts, their families, and their non-scout friends. With more than 75 rides and attractions, Valleyfair is the Twin Cities’ amusement park, where your next family adventure…

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Recruitment Materials Request Form

By Vicki Jurek | June 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Recruitment Materials Request Form

 Recruitment Materials Request Form Additional Information School Night for Scouting 2019 Recruitment Guide and Resources Fall Recruitment Materials and Recrcuitment Training Video 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…

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Eagle Scouts among this year’s NFL draft class

By Bryan Wendell | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

David Montgomery credits what he learned in Scouting with leading him to this year’s NFL draft. Last week, he was drafted by the Chicago Bears. “To become an Eagle Scout was an experience I needed for me in my life that brought me here to this point and also influenced my mindset and the way…

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Area Scouts BSA troops for girls ready to make history

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Lara Bockenstedt lbockenstedt@swpub.com | Apr 30, 2019 One of the badges on Olivia Busch’s Scouts BSA uniform is a red Founder’s Bar patch, signifying she is an original member of a new troop. Each of the 15,000 girls who have joined Scouts BSA since it opened to girls this February is privy to the…

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What leaders need to know regarding media speculation about the BSA’s financial situation

By Bryan Wendell | May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

News broke this week speculating on the financial situation of the Boy Scouts of America, including a suggestion that the organization may be considering the option of bankruptcy. While that headline sounds startling, here’s the reality: Scouts, parents and adult volunteers can (and should) keep on enjoying the same great Scouting program uninterrupted. On Wednesday,…

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New Bigger Better BALOO Training – Classroom/ Outdoors Training – May 31-Jun 1, 2019 – OPEN TO ADULTS OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT

By Nira Rajan | April 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cub Scouts love camping! Whether it’s a pack overnight, Webelos camping, camping at a district event, or being a part of one of our council camps, Cub Scouts enjoy getting outdoors, games, telling stories and songs around the campfire, and of course roasting marshmallows. Make sure and BE PREPARED for cub camping by taking Basic…

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School Visits – Preparation for Fall Recruitment – Each Pack Has a Role – May 31, 2019 Deadline!

By Jim Bollback | April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Fall Recruitment is fast approaching, and we want to get a head start so we can have a record-setting recruitment season. One of the important preparation steps is our School Visits, ideally with the principal. These visits are particularly important because, as we know, school access is an increasing challenge. Each Pack Has a Role.…

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Free Pocket Knife AND Recruiter Strip!

By Vicki Jurek | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

ATTENTION BOY SCOUTS: Recruit a friend and you and your friend receive a FREE POCKET KNIFE and recruiter strip! Offer expires 12/31/19 Scoutmasters, we ask that you hold an open house joining opportunity in support of this effort. Joining youth must be brand new to Scouting; youth crossing over from Cub Scouts do not count towards this promotion.…

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2020 PHILMONT COUNCIL CONTINGENT

By Northern Star Council | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you always wanted to go to Philmont Scout Ranch? The Council Contingent we offer is a great opportunity WHAT IS A COUNCIL CONTINGENT? A contingent is a large group made up of youth and adults from multiple troops and crews throughout the council. A contingent also prepares for the extensive trip together and travels…

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The same topic came up in all four of this Eagle Scout’s interviews for West Point

By Bryan Wendell | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

There’s a reason only about 10% of applicants get accepted into West Point each year. The U.S. Military Academy takes only the best of the best: men and women who are physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. That explains why Michael Norris, an Eagle Scout from Red Bank, S.C., will join the academy’s Class…

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Dog gone! The puppy ate this Scout’s merit badge, and wait till you hear which one

By Bryan Wendell | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Actually, you can make this stuff up. We know that because it’s the same excuse fabricated by countless high schoolers who forgot to finish last night’s homework: “My dog ate it.” Only, this time, in the case of Jacob Sorenson of Troop 230 from Ames, Iowa, the statement is 100% trustworthy: “My dog ate the…

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