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James J. Hill Days – Wayzata – District Archery Booth Volunteer – Sep 8-9, 2018 – Various Times

Help promote School Night for Scouting at JJ Hill Days! We need adults and Scouts* to help run our awesome inflatable archery booth at JJ Hill days. This event will be free to the public and will be a great opportunity to promote scouting to families in the area. Sign up to work a shift or…

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2018 Independence Day Activities

The Fourth of July is just a warm-up for all the fun family festivals taking place in the Twin Cities throughout the month. Check out our list of them here! 6/29/2018: Shakopee Happy Birthday America Parade | Lions Park | 10:30am | Popsicles and entertainment to follow. 6/29-7/4/2018: Delano 4th of July Celebration | 559 North River Street |…

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Daughter Dons Her Dad’s Cub Scout Shirt as She Joins the Pack

“She’s excited about wearing [her father’s] Cub Scout shirt,” said grandfather Dan O’Brian, Scout Executive of the Abraham Lincoln Council, to WAND 17. For Natasha, wearing the Cub Scout shirt is more than just donning a new uniform – the clothes hold a special meaning to her and her family. In fact, Natasha will wear…

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View from the top: What an Eagle Scout learned on his climb up Mount Everest

When it comes to gaining perspective about life, it’s hard to beat the view from the top of the world. Matt Moniz, a 20-year-old Eagle Scout and the BSA’s first Adventure Ambassador, made it to the summit of Mount Everest on May 20, 2018. This was Matt’s third Everest attempt, and coming up short twice…

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Share a photo of your backyard adventure to win a ‘Craig of the Creek’ patch

On Cartoon Network’s Craig of the Creek, everyday trips into the woods become chances to do something legendary with friends. Hey, just like Scouting! But the similarities don’t end there. Craig and his friends know some of life’s best adventures happen in your own backyard. Check. They know that you have to protect your favorite outdoor…

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Membership Recruitment – more than once a year event – New tools for recruiting!

Membership Recruitment – more than once a year event! Each unit should have a recruitment strategy for bringing in new members throughout the year. That could be a bring-a-friend event at you pack, troop, or crew, participating in a parade or other community events, or doing service projects. When we are out in the community…

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June Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – June 7, 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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The BSA Launches Historic ‘Scout Me In’ Campaign Inviting Girls and Boys to Experience Adventures Through a Cub Scout’s Point of View

‘Scouts BSA’ Also Unveiled as the Name of the Program for Older Boys and Girls to Ensure All Youth Are Welcome and Can See Themselves in Scouting Irving, Texas – May 2, 2018 – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) made history today by unveiling the new Scout Me In campaign that features girls, as…

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GET EXCITED FOR SUMMER CAMP AND SEE WHAT’S NEW IN 2018

THERE SO MUCH TO EXPLORE AT CAMP. WHY NOT START EXPLORING NOW? There are so many exciting things to do at Many Point and Tomahawk this summer, and now that our summer camp planning materials are online you can explore them all. Go to www.ManyPoint.org/resources or www.CampTomahawk.org/resources to find a scavenger hunt to help you…

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Start Planning for Cub Scout Summer Camp 2018!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON THE FUN AT CUB SCOUT SUMMER CAMP! It’s a new year and that means it is time to start planning for another great year of Cub Scout Summer Programs! The 2018 summer season will include all of the following programs: Tiger Day Camp (1 day) Cub Scout Summer Camp (3…

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It’s a FREE “Burger Burn” – August Roundtable 2018: MEMBERSHIP KICK-OFF, POPCORN FUNDRAISING, PICK UP YOUR SCHOOL NIGHT FOR SCOUTING SUPPLIES, JTE2.0 UPDATE – Aug 2, 2018 6:30PM – (Please RSVP by Jul 27, 2018 if you plan to join us for dinner)

By Brett Batz | May 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The August Roundtable is the kick-off for the 2018 – 2019 membership program year and it’s just around the corner!  That also means burgers and hot dogs and buckets of BEANS! Can one ever have enough BEANS? This is an “all you can eat” event, so while you are filling your brain with some very…

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Square knot rankings: What are the most- and least-awarded square knots?

By Bryan Wendell | June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite being one of the smallest patches in Scouting, square knots tell a big story. Many of these tiny, colorful rectangles represent an award earned as a youth or adult. Others symbolize a volunteer’s efforts to get trained, help others or improve Scouting in some significant way. In cases like the Silver Beaver Award, a…

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2018 Pinewood Derby District Finals – Results and Photos – April 14, 2018 – Council Pinewood Derby Results Added

By Scott Janke | June 25, 2018 | Comments Off on 2018 Pinewood Derby District Finals – Results and Photos – April 14, 2018 – Council Pinewood Derby Results Added

  2018 Pinewood Derby District Finals – Results and Photos – April 14, 2018 – Council Pinewood Derby Results Added Event Details – Continued Despite the ‘once in a generation’ blizzard dumping eighteen inches of snow, closing many roads and making for whiteout conditions most of the day,  the Cub Scouts from Lake Minnetonka District…

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Membership Recruitment – more than once a year event – New tools for recruiting!

By Vicki Jurek | May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Membership Recruitment – more than once a year event! Each unit should have a recruitment strategy for bringing in new members throughout the year. That could be a bring-a-friend event at you pack, troop, or crew, participating in a parade or other community events, or doing service projects. When we are out in the community…

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Five simple ways to make your campsite a little more comfortable

By Bryan Wendell | June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Going camping with Scouts gets you out of your comfort zone, but that doesn’t mean your campsite needs to be uncomfortable. After a full day of Scouting adventures, you’re ready to relax at camp. By following the five tips below, powered by our friends at Thermacell, you can make roughing it a little less rough.  Most…

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NEW BSA MANDATORY YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING NOW ONLINE

By Anthony Schuft | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

NEW VIDEOS AND TRAINING Lake Minetonka Distict will be offering training classes prior to the October 1, 2018 deadline. The Boy Scouts of America’s updated Youth Protection Training is mandatory for all registered adult leaders in all BSA programs. Other adults participating in Scouting are strongly encouraged to take this one-hour online training. The prior…

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Please identify your Pack SNFS Leader and your Pack or Troop Popcorn Leader – June 30th Deadline

By Jim Bollback | April 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Summer is just around the corner – not the weather or the end of the school year but the lake and vacation season. We Minnesotans have a tendency to put everything else on “hold” during Minnesota Summer. And yet in Scouting the fall season lies just beyond. I would like to get a head…

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Start Planning for Cub Scout Summer Camp 2018!

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON THE FUN AT CUB SCOUT SUMMER CAMP! It’s a new year and that means it is time to start planning for another great year of Cub Scout Summer Programs! The 2018 summer season will include all of the following programs: Tiger Day Camp (1 day) Cub Scout Summer Camp (3…

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James J. Hill Days Coaster Cart Derby – Saturday, Sept 8, 2018

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | June 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Coaster Cart Derby Saturday, September 8, 2018 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 8, 2018. This event is open to boys and girls, scouts and non-scouts, ages 6 -14 years old. If…

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Verify the Unit Map Information For Your Scout Unit

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The importance of keeping the “Unit Map” information current is critical. This contact information is vital for the Unit Key 3 positions – Unit Leader, Committee Chair, and Charter Org Rep. This is the contact information we use to communicate to our unit leaders by email and telephone. It is also used by parents who…

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2018 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR – Free Tickets when you sign up for a 4-hour shift at Adventure Summit – Various Dates Aug 23 – Sep 3, 2018

By Northern Star Council | May 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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2018 Pinewood Derby District Finals – Results and Photos – April 14, 2018 – Council Pinewood Derby Results Added

By Scott Janke | June 25, 2018 | Comments Off on 2018 Pinewood Derby District Finals – Results and Photos – April 14, 2018 – Council Pinewood Derby Results Added

  2018 Pinewood Derby District Finals – Results and Photos – April 14, 2018 – Council Pinewood Derby Results Added Event Details – Continued Despite the ‘once in a generation’ blizzard dumping eighteen inches of snow, closing many roads and making for whiteout conditions most of the day,  the Cub Scouts from Lake Minnetonka District…

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Saudi Scouters at Camp Stearns This Week – An Invitation – Jun 23, 2018 6:00PM

By Northern Star Council | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

There will be a group of Saudi Scouters at Camp Stearns this week.  It’s impressive – over 60 adults traveled from Saudi Arabia to put on their own Wood Badge course for themselves here in our council! While visiting with Hamad, their group leader, yesterday, he asked me to extend an invitation to all of…

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Summer camp merit badge encourages Eagle Scout’s welding career choice

By Michael Freeman | June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Addison Foli thought he should head for a career in marine biology, but after one semester, he realized college wasn’t for him. Back to the drawing board. What job should the Gainesville, Fla., Eagle Scout pursue? His godfather — an electrician — suggested he look into a trade field. That’s when his family reminded him…

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James J. Hill Days – Wayzata – District Archery Booth Volunteer – Sep 8-9, 2018 – Various Times

By Vicki Jurek | June 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Help promote School Night for Scouting at JJ Hill Days! We need adults and Scouts* to help run our awesome inflatable archery booth at JJ Hill days. This event will be free to the public and will be a great opportunity to promote scouting to families in the area. Sign up to work a shift or…

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