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OA – Lodge Leadership Development this December!

Are you a leader in your Troop? Interested in being a leader in the OA? Already a leader and looking for training? Are you wanting to learn more about the OA and your role? This is the training for you! Join us at the Lodge Leadership Development session this December. We have a lot of…

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BASE CAMP OPEN CLIMB

NO RESERVATION REQUIRED, FIRST TUESDAY EVERY MONTH! Grab your friends and drop into Base Camp for open climbing sessions! Try all 16 challenging routes of our one-of-a-kind, indoor climbing wall, ranging in height from 26 to 32 feet. Each one accurately replicates the natural features found among the St. Croix River Bluffs near Taylors Falls!…

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BE COOL, COME TO WINTER CAMP! Registration is Now Open!!

CAMPING ON THE NEXT LEVEL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION SNOW BASE NORTH WIND Introductory Program: Teaching youth how to stay warm. Spend the day outside playing games and developing winter camping skills. Participants sleep inside both nights. (Recommended for 5th and 6th graders)  Snow Huskies $67 Experience $62 Next Level: Participants Sleep outside testingtheir skills constructing winter…

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Polar Cub Registration Now Open!

Think camp is just for the summer? Think again! Polar Cubs is one of the largest Cub Scout Day Camp programs in the country and it’s happening at a camp near you. This single day program is filled with classic winter activities as well as some unique Scouting adventures. Don’t miss your chance to be…

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2020 SILVER BEAVER NOMINATIONS DUE

NOMINATE A WORTHY VOLUNTEER The Silver Beaver is a national award presented by the local council; it is the highest honor a local council may bestow upon a volunteer. The award is limited to adults 21 years of age or older. The award consists of a certificate, a formal Silver Beaver emblem on a ribbon,…

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Join us at the Million Dollar Day for Scouting – Dec 11th (St Paul) or Dec 12th (Ft Snelling)

Please join us for a great morning event, celebrating Scouting in our community! We’ll hear from some great speakers, recognize some Scouts receiving a Lifesaving or Meritorious Action award, and show our support for Scouting in our Community! Our Annual Million Dollar Day for Scouting is the official kickoff for the Friends of Scouting Campaign…

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Unit Leaders – Submit Your Camping Contact Information

The Council Camping Committee is in need of information from each Pack and Troop in all districts of the council. In order to better serve the Cub Scout Packs and Scouts BSA Troops of the council in regards to camping opportunities and programs, we need to identify the person(s) in your unit who are the…

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Northern Star Scouting Announcement on National BSA Membership Fees

To: All Northern Star Scouting Volunteers From: John Andrews, Scout Executive At the suggestion of Council President Kari Bjorhus, and with the unanimous support of the members of the Board of Directors at their October meeting, Northern Star Scouting asks all packs, troops, crews, ships and posts to recharter by December 31. All current and…

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College of Commissioner Service 2019

Northern Star Council College of Commissioner Service November 16, 2019 St. Paul College 235 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul 55102 The College of Commissioner Science is an annual training event focused on developing the skills useful to a unit, roundtable, or administrative commissioner. The college provides of up to date information on the newest programs and materials, helps…

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Are you hosting a Peer Recruiting Event this fall?

One of the best ways to recruit new Scouts is ‘peer-to-peer’. When a Scout brings a friend to a scouting event (e.g., pack or den meeting, troop campout, lock-in, pinewood derby, field trip, etc), they both have fun! It’s a fantastic introduction to Scouts for the youth and their parents. Cub Scouts — Which of…

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Alpha Phi Omega Merit Badge University @ University of Minnesota

The MBU this Fall will be held on Saturday, November 16th at Folwell Hall from 8:00am-4:15pm on the University of Minnesota East Bank campus (more information in a confirmation email once you register). The day will be split into two sessions with a break for a provided lunch. The cost for the whole day is…

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Three new resources to make Cub Scout leaders stand up and do a cheer

An awesome array of new resources for Cub Scout leaders is designed to help you welcome new families to your pack, learn more about the Cub Scout program and recruit new leaders. Regularly refreshing resources is just one way the BSA has your back as you deliver an amazing program to your Cub Scouts. Here’s what’s…

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Leader Training 101 — Where do I get the Training to be successful?

Every Scout deserves a Trained Leader — A common saying, but why do we say that? Training in Scouts, just like in life, provides the education, skills, and practical experience in order to be successful in your role in Scouting. In order to Be Prepared for your role as a leader, whether it’s your first time,…

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How The Boy Scouts of America Keeps Kids Safe Today

This article was contributed by Michael Johnson, National Youth Protection Director for the Boy Scouts of America. Recent media reports have highlighted claims of abuse against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). As Director of Youth Protection here at the BSA, I share the same concerns as anyone seeing these stories, and I have the…

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Cub Scout Parent Orientation Guide now available!

You have the Scouts – so what do you do with the parents? The parent orientation is a vital step in the recruiting process and should take place after your back-to-school night, your unit’s recruitment event, and School Night for Scouting.  Parent orientations serve as the opportunity to provide an introduction into Scouting and your…

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District Membership Status 2019

By Vicki Jurek | August 31, 2019 | Comments Off on District Membership Status 2019

  District Membership Status 2019 – What can you do to move the Thermometers Higher? It’s Time to Plan for Unit Recruitment It’s that time of year for packs, troops, crews, and teams to plan for unit recruitment. Each unit needs to reach out into the community and invite new youth members and adult leaders…

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Did you remember to do your daily Good Turn today?

By Bryan Wendell | November 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Photo by Tom Copeland It’s not the arrival of red cups at Starbucks or endless Black Friday emails that does it. For me, proof that the holidays are near comes from the spirit of service that seems to bubble up around this time each year. Acts of service become overt and mainstream during the holidays.…

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Lake Minnetonka District Unit Rechartering Information for 2020

By Nick Fasching | October 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Unit Rechartering Packets will be available for distribution at the November 7th Roundtable at the Minnetonka Community Center from 6:30pm until 8:30pm.  All Units please plan on making arrangements to have a representative from your Unit to receive your Rechartering Packet.  The deadline for turning in your Packet Completed is December 31st, 2019.  Online rechartering…

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Four Scouts work together for impressive war memorial Eagle Scout project

By Bryan Wendell | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Military service especially strikes a chord for four Scouts from Kendall, N.Y. Ryan Barrett, Noah Rath, Jayden Pieniaszek and Brian Shaw all have family members who served or who are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces. So, it seemed natural when the four were thinking of Eagle Scout project ideas, they all settled on…

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Leader Training 101 — Where do I get the Training to be successful?

By Nira Rajan | September 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every Scout deserves a Trained Leader — A common saying, but why do we say that? Training in Scouts, just like in life, provides the education, skills, and practical experience in order to be successful in your role in Scouting. In order to Be Prepared for your role as a leader, whether it’s your first time,…

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Recruitment Materials Request Form

By Vicki Jurek | June 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Recruitment Materials Request Form

 Recruitment Materials Request Form Additional Information School Night for Scouting 2019 Recruitment Guide and Resources Fall Recruitment Materials and Recrcuitment Training Video 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…

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OA – Lodge Leadership Development this December!

By Northern Star Council | November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Are you a leader in your Troop? Interested in being a leader in the OA? Already a leader and looking for training? Are you wanting to learn more about the OA and your role? This is the training for you! Join us at the Lodge Leadership Development session this December. We have a lot of…

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See What You Missed at Roundtable!

By Tina Ramacier | November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Thanks to everyone who came out on Thursday! THANK YOU to the 60+ leaders who came out to Roundtable pick up your Recharter and FOS Packets and gain some great knowledge!   Attendees enjoyed a fun program at Roundtable: Cub Leaders discussed best practices on using Scoutbook to run your Den and/or your Pack with…

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This Scout is trying to earn a merit badge in all 50 states, and she’s having a blast

By Bryan Wendell | November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Michaela Witgen’s initial reaction to the news that girls could join the BSA had nothing to do with merit badges. “The first thing I thought was, ‘Holy cow! I can get my Eagle!’” she says. “Both of my brothers are Eagle Scouts, and I want to be one, too.” But her second thought? Yeah, that…

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Northern Star Scouting Announcement on National BSA Membership Fees

By Northern Star Council | October 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

To: All Northern Star Scouting Volunteers From: John Andrews, Scout Executive At the suggestion of Council President Kari Bjorhus, and with the unanimous support of the members of the Board of Directors at their October meeting, Northern Star Scouting asks all packs, troops, crews, ships and posts to recharter by December 31. All current and…

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ACTION REQUIRED Background Check Disclosures and Authorization & FAQs

By Nick Pedersen | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

To Our Volunteer Leaders in Lake Minnetonka District Earlier this week, every registered Adult Leader in the Boy Scouts of America should have received an email message, or will receive an email message, from the National BSA Email, boyscoutsofamerica@email.scouting.org (You may view the online version of the message). We need your assistance to complete, collect,…

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BE COOL, COME TO WINTER CAMP! Registration is Now Open!!

By Northern Star Council | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

CAMPING ON THE NEXT LEVEL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION SNOW BASE NORTH WIND Introductory Program: Teaching youth how to stay warm. Spend the day outside playing games and developing winter camping skills. Participants sleep inside both nights. (Recommended for 5th and 6th graders)  Snow Huskies $67 Experience $62 Next Level: Participants Sleep outside testingtheir skills constructing winter…

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Base Camp Pre-K Days!

By Northern Star Council | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Base Camp Pre-K Days Fun and active programs for youth ages 2-5 and an adult. Each month features a seasonal theme with activities that include free play, story time, craft project, and a nature hike with games.  All sessions run from 9 am to 12:00 noon. $10 per child each day or $32 if you sign up for…

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Polar Cub Registration Now Open!

By Nick Pedersen | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Think camp is just for the summer? Think again! Polar Cubs is one of the largest Cub Scout Day Camp programs in the country and it’s happening at a camp near you. This single day program is filled with classic winter activities as well as some unique Scouting adventures. Don’t miss your chance to be…

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2019 KERFOOT SCOUT-A-PALOOZA FIRST TIME SUCCESS!

By Northern Star Council | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

During two Sundays this past October, 180 Scouts and Scouters participated in the first partnership between Kerfoot Canopy Tour and Northern Star Scouting. The first Kerfoot Scout-A-Palooza featured special rate access to the Kerfoot Aerial High Ropes Park in Henderson, Minnesota. Unlike a standard high ropes course, the Kerfoot Aerial High Ropes Park is a…

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