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RACE INTO SCOUTING – KICKING OFF RECRUITMENT SEASON

SCOUTERS START YOUR ENGINES! This summer and fall, we’re revving up recruitment with our “Race into Scouting” recruitment campaign. To help ‘DRIVE’ excitement for the 2022/2023 program year, Packs will have promotional Drivers Licenses to hand out at parades and festivals this summer. At school open houses, pre-made kits that include a mini racetrack, paper racecar…

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75 Activities to earn your National Summertime Pack Award

The National Summertime Pack Award is given to packs that have at least one activity each month during the summer. It’s intended to help keep packs active during those months when they might not otherwise meet. A few years ago, our pack decided that we wanted to be active during the summer, but we didn’t want to have…

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Join us for the District BBQ on June 12th – Please RSVP!

We hope to see you all at our District M BBQ held on June 12, from 12pm to 5pm, at Lake Rebecca. This is a great time for Scouters from all the Packs, Troops, and Crews in District M to get together for a fun afternoon. Come celebrate with us! Families are welcome to attend.…

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 SILVER BEAVER CLASS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SILVER BEAVERS! The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a national dis­tinguished service award. It’s the highest level of recognition that a local council can give to a volunteer. Recipients are registered Scouters who have made a significant impact on the lives of youth through service given to Scouting…

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NORTHERN STAR’S FIRST DISTINGUISHED CONSERVATION SERVICE AWARD – Keegan Smith from District M

KEEGAN SMITH BECOMES OUR FIRST RECIPIENT Keegan Smith of Troop 3283 of Wayzata became the Council’s first recipient of the BSA’s Distinguished Conservation Service Award after passing his Board of Review on Nov. 19, 2021.  The BSA created the DCSA in November 2019 as a replacement for the William T. Hornaday conservation service awards. In…

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Welcome to the official website of District M of Northern Star Council. Since 2007, our volunteer web team has offered this site as a resource to those individuals involved in the Scouting program. This site was originally built as part of Lake Minnetonka District, which was restructured in 2020 as part of the Units First initiative in the Council. Welcome Message

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Join us for the District BBQ on June 12th – Please RSVP!

By District M - Northern Star Scouting | May 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

We hope to see you all at our District M BBQ held on June 12, from 12pm to 5pm, at Lake Rebecca. This is a great time for Scouters from all the Packs, Troops, and Crews in District M to get together for a fun afternoon. Come celebrate with us! Families are welcome to attend.…

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RACE INTO SCOUTING – KICKING OFF RECRUITMENT SEASON

By Northern Star Council | May 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

SCOUTERS START YOUR ENGINES! This summer and fall, we’re revving up recruitment with our “Race into Scouting” recruitment campaign. To help ‘DRIVE’ excitement for the 2022/2023 program year, Packs will have promotional Drivers Licenses to hand out at parades and festivals this summer. At school open houses, pre-made kits that include a mini racetrack, paper racecar…

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RACE INTO SCOUTING – KICKING OFF RECRUITMENT SEASON

By Northern Star Council | May 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

SCOUTERS START YOUR ENGINES! This summer and fall, we’re revving up recruitment with our “Race into Scouting” recruitment campaign. To help ‘DRIVE’ excitement for the 2022/2023 program year, Packs will have promotional Drivers Licenses to hand out at parades and festivals this summer. At school open houses, pre-made kits that include a mini racetrack, paper racecar…

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HOW TO USE GEOFENCING FOR SCOUT RECRUITMENT

By District M - Northern Star Scouting | May 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

May 22, 2019 – originally published in Scouting Wire Story contributed by Wendy Kurten, Northeast Region Team Lead/National Alliances Director What if you could send parents an invitation to attend a Join Scouting event directly through Facebook? By creating an event on Facebook and ‘geofencing’ it, you can. It’s easy, affordable and it’s a great…

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Youth Protection Begins with YOU!

By Jim Bollback | March 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Youth Protection Begins with YOU!

  The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. One aspect is having our leaders trained in youth protection. The new YPT curriculum was introduced February 1, 2018 and is good for two years. That means that over the next weeks most…

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Recognize the Outstanding Leader in your Unit!! District Summer Barbeque and Recognition Day on Sunday, June 12th

By District M - Northern Star Scouting | April 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Recognize the Outstanding Leader in your Unit!! District Summer Barbeque and Recognition Day on Sunday, June 12th

We all know that an outstanding leader can really elevate the experience of the Scouts in your Unit. Whether that’s a Den Leader, a Committee Member, a Scoutmaster — these adult volunteers are making that difference with your Scouts. District M will be recognizing the outstanding adult volunteers at the District Summer Barbeque and Recognition…

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75 Activities to earn your National Summertime Pack Award

By District M - Northern Star Scouting | May 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

The National Summertime Pack Award is given to packs that have at least one activity each month during the summer. It’s intended to help keep packs active during those months when they might not otherwise meet. A few years ago, our pack decided that we wanted to be active during the summer, but we didn’t want to have…

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NORTHERN STAR VENTURER SELECTED AS VENTURING NATIONAL SERVICE VICE PRESIDENT

By Northern Star Council | May 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Please join us in congratulating Jacob Johnson, current Vice President of Communications for the Northern Star Scouting Council Venturing Officers’ Association, from Ship 9202, Crew 3943, and Troop 3439, who has been selected to serve on the National Service Territory 4 Venturing Officers Association (VOA). The VOA offers opportunities for adventure, leadership, personal growth, and…

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“LEAVE NO TRACE” THIS SUMMER

By Northern Star Council | May 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

A QUICK GUIDE TO INVASIVE SPECIES ​Invasive Species should be of concern to all of us. Do you value the opportunities that you have to experience and benefit from outdoor recreation? Do you have a favorite Scout Camp, family vacation destination, camping or hiking place? If you answered yes, then you should be concerned about…

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2022 Re-Certification for BSA Range Masters – BB & Archery

By Northern Star Council | January 25, 2022 | Comments Off on 2022 Re-Certification for BSA Range Masters – BB & Archery

Register for BB Gun & Archery Range Master Safety Recertification Training.  Pre-registration required – limited to 25 individuals.   What: Recertification for BSA Range Masters – BB & Archery When: Saturday, March 26 Time:   9:00 am – Noon Where: Online – logging on instructions to follow   Fee: $15  – includes card and updating your credentials in the system. Who:  …

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Bring-A-Friend events are one of the best ways to recruit!

By Nick Pedersen | June 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Bring-A-Friend events are one of the best ways to recruit!

Recruitment time for Scouts can be a stressful time for leaders trying to either gain more youth into your unit. Many of the promotions involved flyers to send into the schools, or postings in the community. Some have had success with school fairs or other events in the community, but that often requires a school…

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Are Freeze-Dried Meals Good for Backpacking?

By Boys Life Magazine | May 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Q: Freeze-dried meals might be a good choice for backpacking because they’re lightweight and provide a good amount of nutrients. Which ones would you buy? — Duc, Sugar Land, Texas A: As a matter of convenience, freeze-dried meals are great. But you’re paying for that convenience. If your budget does allow, though, it doesn’t get…

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Join us for the District BBQ on June 12th – Please RSVP!

By District M - Northern Star Scouting | May 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

We hope to see you all at our District M BBQ held on June 12, from 12pm to 5pm, at Lake Rebecca. This is a great time for Scouters from all the Packs, Troops, and Crews in District M to get together for a fun afternoon. Come celebrate with us! Families are welcome to attend.…

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Be Prepared for some Scouts to get homesick this summer

By Bryan Wendell | May 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

It was late in the evening on his first-ever night at summer camp when my son decided he’d had enough. I remember I was just about to doze off when I heard footsteps and the unmistakable sound of kids whispering because they knew they were breaking curfew. When I stuck my head out of my…

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Happy 50th birthday to NESA! Here are 5 things you need to know about the National Eagle Scout Association

By Bryan Wendell | May 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

In 1971, Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board made one of its most significant recommendations: That approval be given to establish a National Eagle Scout Association … That the primary purpose be to conserve and develop the manpower potential represented by approximately 30,000 young men who annually become Eagle Scouts plus the more than…

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