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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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District Awards and Annual Recognition Dinner – May 2, 2019 – Wayzata Country Club – Registration Now Open!

Make plans now to attend our District Recognition Dinner on May 2, 2019, at Wayzata Country Club, where we will present this year’s District Award of Merit class, along with our position-specific and Glowing Ember awards. DINNER Reservations are now open! Spouses, family and friends are invited to attend! Nominations for you to recognize your…

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Scout Day at the St. Paul Saints – May 19, 2019 – 5:05PM – Bring Your Family and non-Scout Friends!

Fun is good from St. Paul’s front porch! Join us for Scout Days at the St. Paul Saints where tickets will be specially priced for all Scouts, their families, and their non-scout friends. Discounted tickets are available now! Scouts and their friends are invited to participate in the pre-game activities on the field. Throwing Pitches…

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APRIL IS YOUTH PROTECTION MONTH

April is the month to promote Youth Protection Training to all adults who are planning to attend summer camp with your unit. Adults accompanying units on activities who are present at the activity for 72 hours or more, must be Youth Protection Trained and officially registered with the BSA. The 72 hours need not be…

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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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Eagle Preview Meeting – Ridgedale Library – Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 7:00PM

NOTE: Meeting Location – Ridgedale Public Library Please join the Lake Minnetonka District Advancement Committee  for our Eagle Scout Preview meeting on April  25, 2019, beginning at 7:00PM at the Ridgedale Public Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN  55305 (map). This meeting is designed to provide Life Scouts, their parents, and their adult leader with…

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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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Guidepost 1 – Review and Reflect – Due Apr 30, 2019

Dear Unit Leaders and Unit Commissioners, We are now at that time of year where Unit Leaders and their Unit Commissioners work together to complete the 2019 JTE Guidepost 1, Review and Reflect, which is to be completed by April 30, 2019. Unit Commissioners will be contacting each unit to set up a date and time to meet…

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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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CHECK OUT DISCOVERY DAY CAMP IN 2019!

LOOKING FOR A WEEK LONG DAY CAMP PROGRAM FOR YOUR KIDS? Looking for a week long day camp program for your kids? Well look no further! Discovery Day Camp is a 5 day program open to ALL youth in Kindergarten – 8th grade. We will be offering this program multiple weeks this summer at 5…

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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…

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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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Family Friends of Scouting

By Sally Jensen | March 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Family Friends of Scouting

Family Friends of Scouting Check Your Unit’s Goal Status – District Thermometer – Tools For Presenters Here you will find the tools for unit leaders and presenters to complete and manage your Unit’s FOS Campaign Unit Incentives:When units reach their goal by May 15, 2019, Packs and Wards will receive FREE Pinewood Derby cars. Troops,…

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When do you cancel an event because of weather?

By Bryan Wendell | April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

You check the weather forecast a day before the troop’s campout this weekend: A 60 percent chance of thunderstorms with possible wind gusts of 30 mph. Should the campout be postponed until a weekend with more fair weather? It can be a tough call, and there are many factors to consider — what is the…

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2019 Adult Leader Recognition Nomination Forms and District Recognition Dinner Registration – View Number of Nominations Received!

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

2019 Adult Leader Recognition Nomination Forms and District Recognition Dinner Registration *View the Number of Nominations Received Nomination Forms District Award of Merit (closed) Position Specific Awards (closed) Glowing Ember Award *page down for number of nominations received EVENT TIME AND LOCATION Dinner Registration Dinner Flyer The 2019 District Recognition Dinner will be held Thursday,…

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2019 Spring Camporee – LEAVE NO TRACE – BIKE CAMPOREE – Information Packet (all the details) Now Available – Registration Open

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | March 13, 2017 | Comments Off on 2019 Spring Camporee – LEAVE NO TRACE – BIKE CAMPOREE – Information Packet (all the details) Now Available – Registration Open

Spring Camporee 2019LEAVE NO TRACE – BIKE CAMPOREE May 3-5, 2019Friday through Sunday Lake Rebecca Park Reserve – Rockford, Minnesota Price $15.00 Join us for Spring Camporee 2019 at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve in Rockford, Minnesota where attendees can ride their bikes throughout the park on the extensive bike trails, or hike on the various…

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Why recognizing Leaders is an important part of YOUR program

By Nira Rajan | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Training for adult leaders is about one thing – improving the experience for the youth in the Pack, Troop, or Crew, you work with. Adult leaders who are trained are more confident, know what resources are available, and provide a higher quality program. Recognizing those leaders who have continued their training accomplishes three key objectives:…

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JOIN US FOR 2019 BASE CAMP EARTH DAY – Apr 20, 2019

By Northern Star Council | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

COME JOIN IN THE FUN, LEARNING, AND SERVICE Base Camp will be observing Earth Day with a fun and free program on Saturday, April 20th. Come out for a morning of indoor and outdoor fun! This day will have programs for K-5th graders AND Middle and High School Students! Check out the two opportunities below:…

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Scouting for Food – April 23-30, 2019

By TIna Ramacier | March 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Scouting for Food – April 23-30, 2019

Scouting for Food – April 14-28, 2019 AND Reporting Because A Scout is Helpful UPDATE – Door Hangers are available this year by contacting Tina Ramacier at  Tina.Ramacier@lmdbsa.org  OR pick them up at the April roundtable meeting. The number of door hangers is limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Use…

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About a quarter of this Texas high school’s male graduates are Eagle Scouts

By Bryan Wendell | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Front row, from left: Christopher Talbot, Cooper Newsom, William Greening, Reece Breaux, Will Beck and Miles Cavitt. Back row, from left: Scott Neuhoff, Luke Logan, Trey Brooks, Luke Stanford, John Carrie and Jackson Mechem. The mascot for the Episcopal School of Dallas, a well-regarded private school in Texas, is the Eagles. So it’s only fitting…

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Guidepost 1 – Review and Reflect – Due Apr 30, 2019

By Nick Fasching | March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dear Unit Leaders and Unit Commissioners, We are now at that time of year where Unit Leaders and their Unit Commissioners work together to complete the 2019 JTE Guidepost 1, Review and Reflect, which is to be completed by April 30, 2019. Unit Commissioners will be contacting each unit to set up a date and time to meet…

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Unit Glowing Ember Award Selections Remain Open Until Apr 22, 2019 – District Award Nominations And Upcoming Recognition Dinner

By Donna Larson | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The unit Glowing Ember selections were due Monday, April 15, 2019. However, since the award is selected by the unit and presented by the district, the deadline has been extended until April 22, 2019 at 11PM. Please take the time to select a parent or Scouter, from your pack, troop, or crew that has given that…

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April Family Scouting Update

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

FAMILY SCOUTING IS ALIVE AND STRONG IN OUR NORTHERN STAR SCOUTING PROGRAMS! Cub Scout packs have been offering co-ed opportunities for over a year now, and we have a Scouts BSA troop for young women in nearly every district! Forms, tools and resources to help your decision making are available on a new page on…

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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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The Rules of Fishing – How to Be a Good Neighbor While Angling

By Boys Life Magazine | April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

When we say rules, we’re not talking about the secrets to landing a huge catch. We’re talking about the actions you take to keep yourself, others and your environment safe. When it comes to fishing, there are important rules for every angler to follow. Not only should you be familiar with your state and local…

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A GREAT NIGHT AT THE 2019 COUNCIL RECOGNITION DINNER

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

ON MARCH 23 Hundreds of Scouters gathered on March 23 for the annual Council Recognition Dinner at the Golden Valley Country Club to celebrate our 15 Silver Beaver recipients and 7 Eagle Scout Scholarship recipients. We were also able to highlight some of the other awards given out throughout the year through various committees, activities,…

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Upcoming Bring-A-Friend Events

By Vicki Jurek | February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

  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…

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