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Scoutmaster Bucky Advancement Opportunities

Scoutmaster Bucky provides advancement opportunities for Boy Scouts in the areas of Merit Badges, Rank Requirements, and Training. Based out of Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota, the Scoutmaster Bucky program is open to ALL registered Boy Scouts of America scouting youth and adult leaders.

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Summer Camp for Cub Scouts

Get your Cub Scout outdoors for some fun and adventure this summer There are many fantastic opportunities for you and your son during the summer months. We host both day and overnight events for all age levels. Launch Into Cub Scouting Summer Camp Video What are the Summer Camp options? You have the opportunity to…

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Ahoy! Set Sail for Cub Scout Summer Camp

We are excited to announce that all of our 2017 Cub Summer Camp information is updated. Please visit the Cub Scout Camping Promotions page on the council website.   Get your Scouts excited about Summer Camp! Online you will find a bunch of resources to help you promote Cub Scout Summer Camp programs to your…

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Attend The Wings of the North Air Expo and Earn the Aviation Merit Badge – Jul 15-16, 2017

July 15-16, 2017, Flying Cloud Airport, Eden Prairie, MN MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The 2017 Wings of the North Air Expo is coming! This event will host classes for Aviation merit badge with highly trained pilots and content experts. Attending the merit badge class will give Scouts access to the Air Expo where they will be…

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FISH N’ FRY CAMPOREE – Updated Larger Events – Registration Open – May 5-7, 2017

Spring Camporee 2017 Registration Now Open Webelos Encouraged to Attend Informational Flyer Come join your fellow Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Webelos for a FULL WEEKEND of fun and excitement at Tonkawa Lodge at Camp Stearns. You will enjoy a fun weekend fly and spin casting demonstrations, the fishing merit badge, and various fishing contests. There…

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Preparing for Summer Camp Starts Here!

Registration is Open Older Scout and Merit Badge Program sign up is now open on the Summer Camp Management System (SCMS). Summer Camp Management System (SCMS) Older Scout Registration Timeline We are currently in the request phase. All requests for older Scout programs (not merit badges) submitted by noon on April 14th will be sorted by…

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Boy Scout leaders can now get trained anywhere at any time

It’s midnight, you’re in pajamas and you’re sitting on the couch scrolling Facebook on your tablet. Sounds like the perfect time to get trained. With the launch of Scouting U’s eLearning content for Boy Scout leaders, Scouters now can get trained on their own schedule — anywhere, any time. The courses are conveniently organized by role…

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2017 Pinewood Derby District Finals – Photos and Statistics – April 8, 2017

Cub Scouts from Lake Minnetonka District participated in the District Pinewood Derby Finals at Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata, hosted by Pack 206 from Orono. Over 350 pinewood derby enthusiasts turned out for this 5 hour event! This event was open to any Cub Scout wanting to race his car against the fastest cars in the…

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2017 Adult Leader Recognition Nomination Forms and District Recognition Dinner Registration

Make plans now to attend our District Recognition Dinner on May 4, 2017, at Wayzata Country Club (WCC), where we will present this year’s District Award of Merit class, along with our position-specific and Spark Plug awards. DINNER Reservations will open now. Spouses, family and friends are invited to attend! Nominations for you to recognize…

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2017 Council Pinewood Derby Finals – Jun 3, 2017

Anyone Can Join The Race! The Council Pinewood derby is on Saturday, June 3, 2017 and will be at the Boy Scout Base Camp, located near Fort Snelling, Minnesota off of Highway 62. Races will be in several heats this year and Scouts will race against other Scouts their age from all across the Council!…

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Bring your family to experience the 2017 National Jamboree as visitors

Want to experience the fun of the 2017 National Jamboree but can’t be there for the whole 10 days? Become a Jamboree visitor. Bring your family or friends and live the adventure for a day or two — or more. The Jamboree is July 19 to 28 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia; visitors are welcome July…

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Cub Summer Camp Payment Deadline – May 1, 2017 🗓

Shiver me keyboard, our last email had a typo! Full summer camp payments are due May 1st.   Just a reminder, your full summer camp payment is due May 1st! Remember your full payment is due by May 1. Registrants after May 1 will be charged the entire fee at the time of registrations.  …

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Troop 327 – Scouting For Food 2017 – 1500 Homes and Over 2000lbs in Donations 🗓

Boy Scout Troop 327 of Waconia/St. Bonifacius partnered with the local Girl Scouts for a very successful Scouting for Food event.   The local grocery store, Mackenthuns, donated bags which were delivered to 1,500 homes.  A total of 2,444 pounds and $50 in donations were collected and brought to the Waconia Food Shelf which was…

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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. Spring Boy Scout Adult Leader Training

    April 28 - April 30
  2. 2018 Boy Scout Summer Camp Reservations Open

    May 1 @ 12:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  3. Exploring Board of Directors

    May 3 @ 12:00 AM
  4. District Recognition Dinner

    May 4 @ 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  5. Annual Recognition Dinner 2017

    May 4 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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    May 5 @ 12:00 AM - May 7 @ 12:00 AM

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2017 Urban Adventure – September 16, 2017 🗓

By Northern Star Council | April 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Scouting for Food – April 23-30, 2017 🗓

By Scott Janke | February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Because A Scout is Helpful Update: Door Hangers  Door Hangers are available this year by contacting Scott Janke  at Scott.Janke@lmdbsa.org  or picking them up at the February or March rountable. The number of door hangers is limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Use the link at the bottom of this page…

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2017 Adult Leader Recognition Nomination Forms and District Recognition Dinner Registration

By Scott Janke | February 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Make plans now to attend our District Recognition Dinner on May 4, 2017, at Wayzata Country Club (WCC), where we will present this year’s District Award of Merit class, along with our position-specific and Spark Plug awards. DINNER Reservations will open now. Spouses, family and friends are invited to attend! Nominations for you to recognize…

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Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen – Apr 23 – May 7, 2017

By Brett Schneider | April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

April 23 – May 7, 2017 New Order of the Arrow Fall Conclave Schedule Back to October Late last year I sent an announcement about a change to the fall induction Conclave due to issues that arose with our past host, Camp Tanadoona. At that time we had planned to move the event into August. However, during…

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Troop 327 – Scouting For Food 2017 – 1500 Homes and Over 2000lbs in Donations 🗓

By Suzy Peterson | April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Boy Scout Troop 327 of Waconia/St. Bonifacius partnered with the local Girl Scouts for a very successful Scouting for Food event.   The local grocery store, Mackenthuns, donated bags which were delivered to 1,500 homes.  A total of 2,444 pounds and $50 in donations were collected and brought to the Waconia Food Shelf which was…

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Family Friends of Scouting – May 15th Incentive Deadline is less than 3 weeks away! 🗓

By Herb Miller | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Family Friends of Scouting Campaigns is ending soon and we need your help! Our District is over halfway to our goal, but I know with the great parents, families and Friends of Scouting in this district, we can make a final push to get us over the finish line.If your unit achieves its FOS…

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2017 Spring University of Scouting Success

By Northern Star Council | April 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

650 People, Nine Councils Over 650 participants from nine councils took advantage of over 115 courses with 25 new classes offered at the 2017 Spring University of Scouting held at Lakeville South High School on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The training extravaganza had classes for everyone! The leader specific trainings, BALOO, IOLS, Internet Advancement, Outdoor…

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HOLD YOUR JTE2.0 GUIDEPOST 1, REVIEW AND REFLECT, MEETING BY APRIL 30, 2017

By Allan Arntson | April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Unit Leaders and Unit Commissioners must meet to complete JTE 2.0 Guidepost 1 NO LATER THAN April 30, 2017. The guidepost allows the unit to review and reflect on the program of the past year with an eye towards planning the program for the coming year. Several units have already completed this Guidepost. All other…

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Inner-city Scout troop forms three Special Olympics basketball teams

By Bryan Wendell | April 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The best way to break down stereotypes about a person is to spend as much time with them as you can. In the case of Troop 4 of Worcester, Mass., that meant forming not one but three Special Olympics Unified Sports basketball teams. What started as another big Troop 4 service project has grown into…

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This is how you organize the inside of a troop trailer

By Bryan Wendell | April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

In Troop 101, even the layout of the troop trailer follows the patrol method. Everything in the 6-foot-by-12-foot trailer is organized by patrol. That means each group of Scouts is responsible for its own stuff. Patrol gear goes on the right side. Every patrol box, tent and cooler bears its patrol’s name: Ninja, Cobra, Jaguar or Shark. Troop gear goes…

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FISH N’ FRY CAMPOREE – Updated Larger Events – Registration Open – May 5-7, 2017

By Daron Meyer | March 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spring Camporee 2017 Registration Now Open Webelos Encouraged to Attend Informational Flyer Come join your fellow Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Webelos for a FULL WEEKEND of fun and excitement at Tonkawa Lodge at Camp Stearns. You will enjoy a fun weekend fly and spin casting demonstrations, the fishing merit badge, and various fishing contests. There…

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Training in Your Bunny Slippers??Why Not!

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

Online Training Boy Scout Leader Training It’s 8:00 AM on a Saturday morning.  You are in your bunny slippers, sitting on the couch scrolling Facebook on your tablet. Sounds like the perfect time to get trained! With the launch of Scouting U’s eLearning content for Boy Scout leaders, Scouters now can get trained for their…

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