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Female Webelos proves boys, girls have more in common than you might think

Brianna Brady’s bedroom has pink walls, a flower-print valance and a basket full of Barbies. “And you want to be a Boy Scout?” the host asks. “How come?” “Because you get to do stuff with your family,” the 10-year-old replies. It’s really that simple. As a Webelos Scout, Brianna gets to enjoy the things she…

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SeaLife Adventure – Bring A Friend – Saturday, Sep 29, 2018

Sea Life Aquarium is a unique experience allowing you to learn about creatures from all around the world. From sharks and reef creatures, seahorses and turtles, to freshwater fish, you can see them all up close. Walk through the amazing underwater tunnel or touch stingrays in the rock pools. The Northern Star Council is offering…

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2018 NEW BSA MANDATORY YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING – Classroom Training – At October Roundtable – Oct 4, 2018 7:00PM

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 version of BSA’s Youth Protection trainings will no longer be available. The updated training replaces all other Youth Protection…

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Cub Scout Adult Leader Specific Training – At October Roundtable – Oct 4, 2018 7:00PM

If you had a magic wand, would you use it to make the Scouting program better and more fun for youth so they stayed in Scouting longer, so it had a larger impact on their lives? What if the same magic wand made leadership roles easier, more rewarding, and led to better retention among adult…

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Fall Camporee 2018 – Horse Ranch Campout – Camporee Information Packet Available – Registration Open!

Join us for the Horses and BEANS! Sep 21-23, 2018 Carver County, Minnesota Price per Person – $15.00 plus an optional $30.00 for a horseback trail ride NOTE:  Please see the Camporee Information Packet below for all the details. Come join your fellow Boy Scouts, Venturers, Webelos, AND Bear Scouts from the Lake Minnetonka District…

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Sample Pack Recruitment Folder – A membership guide, planning guide, documents, and letters that work!

It’s that time of year for packs to plan for unit recruitment. Each unit needs to reach out into the community and invite new youth members and adult leaders to join their respective units, in addition to using the council’s School Night for Scouting program. To make the membership process easier, please consider using the SAMPLE PACK…

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Scout Days at Valleyfair – Aug 17-19, 2018 – BRING A NON-SCOUT FRIEND – Welcome Scouts, family, and friends!

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, August 17-19, 2018 $28.75 + 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 is closer than…

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Students have until Oct. 31, 2018, to apply for these NESA Eagle Scout scholarships

Becoming an Eagle Scout is its own reward. Earning a college scholarship because you’re an Eagle Scout? That’s like a reward on top of a reward. The National Eagle Scout Association will award nearly $700,000 in scholarships to more than 150 Eagle Scouts based on their academic performance, Scouting background, college plans and financial need.…

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LEADERSHIP CENTER GRAND OPENING

YOU’RE INVITED Celebrate the opening of the new Leadership Center at our Base Camp Campus Open House and Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This unique urban program center and Scouting headquarters offers team building and leadership training opportunities for all youth. Take part in a series of…

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WE’RE OPEN! OUR MOVE TO BASE CAMP

OFFICES IN THE LEADERSHIP CENTER Overview Important Dates FAQ For the first time since two councils merged to form Northern Star, all of our operations will be based out of one building – the new Leadership Center located at Base Camp! Our staff and operations will be moving there this summer. NOW OPEN! We had…

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Leaders invent homemade inflatable gaga ball pit, and it’s kind of genius

Instead of dropping $1,000 or more to buy an inflatable gaga pit, a group of Cub Scout leaders in South Carolina found a better solution. They created their own. With half a roll of duct tape and a dozen pool rafts, the leaders built a homemade playing area for this unofficial sport of Scouting. Wait,…

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Use Google’s Morse code keyboard, flash cards to teach Scouts their dits and dahs

Google wants to teach the world Morse code. The company has released a number of high-tech — and low-tech — options for learning this dot-and-dash communication method. While primarily designed for people with accessibility needs, these new tools are big news for Scouts and Scout leaders, as well. I’m especially referring to those who want to…

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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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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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Female Webelos proves boys, girls have more in common than you might think

By Bryan Wendell | August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Brianna Brady’s bedroom has pink walls, a flower-print valance and a basket full of Barbies. “And you want to be a Boy Scout?” the host asks. “How come?” “Because you get to do stuff with your family,” the 10-year-old replies. It’s really that simple. As a Webelos Scout, Brianna gets to enjoy the things she…

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School Night for Scouting

By Vicki Jurek | June 26, 2016 | Comments Off on School Night for Scouting

  School Night For Scouting 2018 Our Fall Recruitment of Cub Scouts – Overview School Night for Scouting (SNFS) is what we call our campaign to recruit young people to the Scouting family. The greatest emphasis is placed on recruiting youth who are in kindergarten through 5th grade for Cub Scouts. On Tuesday, September 20,…

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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. For…

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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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Help! This mom wants ideas for what to do with her son’s ‘mini stockpile’ of patches

By Bryan Wendell | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Like any active Scout, Logan Garfield has amassed quite a collection of Scouting patches. There are patches he earned for selling popcorn, patches he received for attending camporees and patches he acquired at summer camp. Patches, patches and more patches. The collection has grown so large that Logan’s mom, Sarah, calls it “a mini stockpile.”…

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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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Chapter conclave is right around the corner!

By Karsten Smith | August 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hello fellow Brothers, If you attended Many Point or Tomahawk Scout Camps, I hope you enjoyed seeing your fellow troop members called out during summer camp to join the Order of the Arrow. I ask that you extend my congratulations to them when you see them again. Please invite them to attend conclave on Friday,…

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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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Cub Scout Adult Leader Specific Training – At October Roundtable – Oct 4, 2018 7:00PM

By Anthony Schuft | August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you had a magic wand, would you use it to make the Scouting program better and more fun for youth so they stayed in Scouting longer, so it had a larger impact on their lives? What if the same magic wand made leadership roles easier, more rewarding, and led to better retention among adult…

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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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Fall Camporee 2018 – Horse Ranch Campout – Camporee Information Packet Available – Registration Open!

By Daron Meyer | August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Join us for the Horses and BEANS! Sep 21-23, 2018 Carver County, Minnesota Price per Person – $15.00 plus an optional $30.00 for a horseback trail ride NOTE:  Please see the Camporee Information Packet below for all the details. Come join your fellow Boy Scouts, Venturers, Webelos, AND Bear Scouts from the Lake Minnetonka District…

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SeaLife Adventure – Bring A Friend – Saturday, Sep 29, 2018

By Vicki Jurek | August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sea Life Aquarium is a unique experience allowing you to learn about creatures from all around the world. From sharks and reef creatures, seahorses and turtles, to freshwater fish, you can see them all up close. Walk through the amazing underwater tunnel or touch stingrays in the rock pools. The Northern Star Council is offering…

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September Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – September 6, 2018 – 7:00PM

By Brett Batz | August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

(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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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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