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WATCH THIS VIDEO – Introducing a new feature – Your Scouting Update in 90 seconds

We’re trying a new feature this week, a short video clip to update our unit leaders on key topics going on in Scouting. We’ll over specific updates and answer questions that are relevant for unit leaders. Let us know what you think by using the red ‘CONTACT US’ link to right.  Post expires on…

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2018 SCOUTING FOR UNIFORMS – July 1-31, 2018

PILGRIM DRY 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 Dry Cleaners is holding the 11th Annual Scouting for Uniforms – a community-wide…

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Attend One of the 2018 Popcorn Seminars for a Successful Fundraising Year

Attend an Upcoming 2018 Popcorn Seminar for a Successful Fundraising Year This fall’s popcorn sale runs from September 21  through October 28, 2018 and it looks to be the best ever from Trail’s End and Northern Star Council. Last year’s success was phenomenal.  Scouts earned over 1.2 MILLION dollars for camping experiences and unit activities.…

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Scout Day at TCF Bank Stadium – Sep 15, 2018 – Bring a non-Scout Friend to the Game – SAVE THE DATE

Football season is just a little over 2 months away and the Gophers just signed one of the best recruiting classes in Gopher Football history!  Don’t miss the excitement and energy of Gopher Football, while enjoying a day out with your Den, Patrol, Crew, family, and friends. What incentives are there for Youth to Recruit…

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Scout Day with the Minnesota Vikings at US BANK STADIUM – Various Dates – Bring a non-Scout Friend to the Game!

Join us for Vikings football at its best at the new US Bank Stadium.  Bring a non-Scout friend to the game, participate in our peer to peer recruiting program, and have fun! Tickets are available at a discount while supplies last through August 10, 2018. What incentives are there for Youth to Recruit (Peer-to Peer…

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

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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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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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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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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Five things I learned taking my son to our first Scout summer camp

By Aaron Derr | July 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The author’s son, who attended his first Boy Scout summer camp this year. When my son crossed over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts earlier this year, the leaders of his new troop made their philosophy on summer camp quite clear: If your kid goes to camp that first summer, it greatly increases the chances…

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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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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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WATCH THIS VIDEO – Introducing a new feature – Your Scouting Update in 90 seconds

By Nick Pedersen | July 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

We’re trying a new feature this week, a short video clip to update our unit leaders on key topics going on in Scouting. We’ll over specific updates and answer questions that are relevant for unit leaders. Let us know what you think by using the red ‘CONTACT US’ link to right.  Post expires on…

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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 – July 15th 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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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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Submit your SCHOOL NIGHT FOR SCOUTING Information

By Vicki Jurek | July 15, 2016 | Comments Off on Submit your SCHOOL NIGHT FOR SCOUTING Information

  Submit Your School Night for Scouting Information Please Provide Us With Your Information by Friday, September 1st, 2018 School Night for Scouting (SNFS) is September 20th. 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…

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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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IMPORTANT UPDATE – Fall Horse Ranch Camporee rescheduled to September 21 – 23, 2018

By Daron Meyer | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Due to circumstances outside our control, we are unable to host our camporee at the horse ranch on the originally scheduled date. The activities team has worked to identify the best date possible that will work for the ranch as well as avoid conflicts such as the Lake Minnetonka OA Chapter Conclave and various homecomings.…

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Summit Bechtel Reserve hosts its first Wood Badge course, creating a template for other councils

By Bryan Wendell | July 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Even as Wood Badge prepares to turn 100 next year, it’s still charting new territory. Last month, a group of Scouters from across the country held the first Wood Badge course in the history of the Summit Bechtel Reserve. While the syllabus for this essential leadership training for Scout leaders was unchanged, this was a Wood…

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CATHOLIC AWARDS COUNSELOR TRAINING – VARIOUS DATES

By Northern Star Council | July 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

ACCS COUNSELOR TRAINING Do you need to complete your training to facilitate Ad Altare Dei or Pope Pius XII sessions? Do you need to recertify your training? Do you want to learn more about Religious Emblem courses for Catholic scouts and crew members? Saturday, August 18, 2018 10 AM-Noon Church of the Epiphany, Coon Rapids…

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Recruitment Materials Request Form

By Scott Janke | June 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Recruitment Materials Request Form

   Recruitment Materials Request Form Additional Information School Night for Scouting 2018 Recruitment Guide and Resources 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 Scouting (SNFS) promotional materials throughout the…

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