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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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LION SCOUTS, DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE’S SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM JUST FOR YOU?!

TIGER DAY CAMP Tiger Day Camp is a single day program designed just for current Lion Scouts (entering 1st grade in the fall). You will have a chance to try out all of the favorite camp activities such as swimming, archery, bb guns, crafts, nature and  bounce pillow! Staff will guide you every step of the…

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Getting prepared: Twin Cities Boy Scouts look ahead to new name as girls join ranks

Meanwhile, Girl Scouts plan to stay the course and remain a girl-only organization. By Mary Lynn Smith Star Tribune MAY 3, 2018 — 1:19AM (printed with permission) In a move to open the door to girls, the Boy Scouts of America announced a name change for its flagship program on Wednesday to reflect that it will no…

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Totanhan Nakaha Lodge Officer Elections – Vote Now – Deadline May 15, 2018

Hello, Totanhan Nakaha lodge has opened lodge elections! This is the time of year that you, an OA youth member, vote on who you think should get a lodge officer position. Each position term starts at the beginning August of 2018 and ends at the end of June 2019. You should have received a letter…

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June Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – June 7, 2018 – 7:00PM

(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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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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Hazardous Weather Training – Now Required for All Direct Contact Leader Positions

Effective April 30, 2018 new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. And here is one story about why this is so important. Imagine as a leader with a group of excited Scouts you arrive at a council camp for a camporee on a rainy Friday afternoon. Saturday morning…

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BSA to build world’s longest Pinewood Derby track, host race across America

Did you hear the big news? I’m talking really big. The Boy Scouts of America announced today that it will build the Transcontinental Pinewood Derby Track — a 2,560-mile wooden course that will begin in San Francisco and end in New York. There’s more. The Transcontinental Pinewood Derby Track will be the official host of a…

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Scout Day at Valleyfair – Bring Your Non-Scout Friends to Valleyfair – Jun 2, 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018 $28.75 + tax per person Join us for Scout Day 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 you think! Discover…

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Older Scout Program and Merit Badge Sign Up Opens Apr 1, 2018 – Tomahawk Scout Reservation

All youth program sign up is on Summer Camp Management System (SCMS) Older Scout Registration Timeline April 1st to noon on April 14th: Open request period April 14th at noon to April 15th at noon: Registration is closed for program placement review. Oldest youth and venturers are placed into programs first. Ties in ages are…

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GET EXCITED FOR SUMMER CAMP AND SEE WHAT’S NEW IN 2018

THERE SO MUCH TO EXPLORE AT CAMP. WHY NOT START EXPLORING NOW? There are so many exciting things to do at Many Point and Tomahawk this summer, and now that our summer camp planning materials are online you can explore them all. Go to www.ManyPoint.org/resources or www.CampTomahawk.org/resources to find a scavenger hunt to help you…

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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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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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Lake Minnetonka – Annual Recognition Dinner 2018

By Scott Janke | May 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Lake Minnetonka – Annual Recognition Dinner 2018

  Lake Minnetonka – Annual Recognition Dinner 2018 Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Wayzata Country Club, Wayzata. Our Volunteers Are A Treasure! The Lake Minnetonka District held their 2018 District Dinner and Recognition event on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Wayzata Country Club. The friendship and fellowship of all of our volunteers added to…

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OA Chapter Meeting on Jun 7, 2018 6:50-8:30PM

By Karsten Smith | May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Calling all OA Members, This is our last chapter meeting before summer. We will be serving  ice cream to celebrate summer call outs, summer camp, and maybe the end of school! If you have any food constraints or allergies, please let me know so I can make accomedations. The chapter is looking for volunteers to…

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Guidance for honoring veterans with grave site flags on Memorial Day

By Michael Freeman | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

For 35 years, Scouts from the Chickasaw Council have honored the veterans buried at the Memphis National Cemetery every Memorial Day by placing American flags at their grave sites. Buddy Crenshaw came up with the endeavor after a Scout, who was seeking ideas for an Eagle Scout project, approached him. “The Memphis Naval Air Station folks had been putting…

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Hazardous Weather Training – Now Required for All Direct Contact Leader Positions

By Anthony Schuft | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Effective April 30, 2018 new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. And here is one story about why this is so important. Imagine as a leader with a group of excited Scouts you arrive at a council camp for a camporee on a rainy Friday afternoon. Saturday morning…

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You can still contribute to the Family Friends of Scouting campaign!

By Sally Jensen | May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Family Friends of Scouting campaign makes Scouting happen! Your contributions made possible significant camp improvements at Camp Kiwanis and Camp Stearns, Grey Wolf, and Wood Badge trainings for over 400 participants last year, as well as ongoing support for all of our council camps and the ongoing programs and support our council provides units.…

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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 – May 30th 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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Start Planning for Cub Scout Summer Camp 2018!

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Fall Camporee 2018 – Horse Ranch Campout – Oct 12 -14, 2018 – SAVE THE DATE

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | April 25, 2018 | 1 Comment

Come join your fellow Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Webelos from Lake Minnetonka District for Fall Camporee 2018 – Horse Ranch Campout – October 12 – 14, 2018.  The venue is located on 480 private acres in Carver, Minnesota, on the shores of the beautiful Minnesota River. This location is fantastic! There are dense woods, open…

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Verify the Unit Map Information For Your Scout Unit

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | May 13, 2018 | 1 Comment

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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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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Scout Day at Valleyfair – Bring Your Non-Scout Friends to Valleyfair – Jun 2, 2018

By Vicki Jurek | March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Saturday, June 2, 2018 $28.75 + tax per person Join us for Scout Day 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 you think! Discover…

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What you need to know about the LDS church’s announcement about its future relationship with the BSA

By Bryan Wendell | May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week announced that, starting on Jan. 1, 2020, it will shift the focus of its youth programs toward serving an increasingly global membership. That means the LDS church will no longer charter Scout units beginning in 2020 and beyond. Many Scouters have been wondering what this…

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The Summit Bechtel Reserve offers top-notch training courses, too

By Bryan Wendell | May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Philmont Training Center isn’t the exclusive home of high-level BSA training. Excellent opportunities await at the Summit Bechtel Reserve’s John D. Tickle National Training and Leadership Center in West Virginia. The center has a long name but a simple purpose: Help adults and youth make an even bigger impact on their unit, district or…

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Boy Scouts Is Now Just Scouts . . . My Thoughts

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

DAVE RYAN (printed with permission) People have been asking me “What do you think of the Boy Scouts changing their name to ‘Scouts’?”A lot of people say it’s just Boy Scouts caving in to pressure.  And there is some of that.  No organization can thrive if it’s continuously being criticized for not being inclusive.  I’ve…

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