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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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Univ of Scouting – Saturday, October 26 – Great for New AND Experienced Leaders!

Are you a New Leader, looking for information on how to run your first meeting or event? Maybe you’re already a Leader, but moved to a new role and are looking for tips and tricks? Or you’re an Experienced Leader, but want to learn something new to help your Scouts be successful? University of Scouting…

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October Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – October 3, 2019 – 7:00PM – Minnetonka Community Center

NEW PARENT? NEW LEADERS? OR EXPERIENCED LEADERS WILLING TO SHARE BEST PRACTICES? Check out this great information series for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA that applies to any parent or leader.  Join us for another informative Session at the October Roundtable October 3rd, 2019 at the Minnetonka Community Center with a Social at 6:30pm, (including…

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Eagle Preview Meeting – Ridgedale Library – Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 7:00PM

NOTE: Meeting Location – Ridgedale Public Library Please join the Lake Minnetonka District Advancement Committee  for our Eagle Scout Preview meeting on Tuesday, Oct 1 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…

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NEW ‘Webelos Experience in the Woods’

REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE! This brand new opportunity  is for 4th and 5th graders to learn what Scouts BSA is all about, meet other Scouts from 6 districts, do things that Cub Scouts cannot, and have fun. The event is scheduled for Nov 1-3 at Stearns Scout Camp. Over the weekend, Webelos Scouts will form patrols…

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Reach for the Moon! Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing at this year’s Fall Camporee

The Camporee Page is Live! Check out the  for information on all the activities, program, and other key information for the Camporee. Friday through Sunday, October 11-13, 2019 Sibley County Fairgrounds, 801 W Chandler St, Arlington, MN 55307. Neil Armstrong was an astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He…

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Scout Shop launches first-of-its-kind sale on uniform shirts for all BSA programs

School’s back in session, but here are two pieces of news to soften the blow. One: Fall, with its perfect camping weather, might be the greatest Scouting season of all. And two: The BSA is having a uniform sale. Yes, beginning today (Aug. 19), the Scout Shop is offering a not-to-be-missed sale on uniforms. You’ll…

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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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Look inside the emails the BSA sends new Cub Scout and Scouts BSA families

When welcoming a new family to your pack or troop, nothing beats a personal phone call, email or text message from you. But when welcoming tens of thousands of new Scouting families into our movement, a series of helpful and cheerful emails from the BSA comes in a close second. Last year, the BSA launched…

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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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Lake Minnetonka Setting the Pace

Lake Minnetonka is setting the pace with seven Scouts BSA troops for girls started since February 1 of this year. Congratulations to Troop 5174 (Chaska), Troop 5283 (Wayzata), Troop 5330 (Chanhassen), Troop 5424 (Excelsior), Troop 5570 (Plymouth), Troop 5571 (Mound), and Troop 5589 (Victoria)! More than 50 girls are currently registered in these troops which…

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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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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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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 to…

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How to Sell Popcorn with the Trail’s End App! Sales start Friday, Sept 20th.

By Dana Geller | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Fundraising may be one of the least favorite activities of belonging to an organization or team, but they are vital in helping Scouting committee and leaders provide a quality program to its members. The more money that Cub Scouts raise the more activities the pack can offer for free or at a reduced cost.Last year…

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Reach for the Moon! Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing at this year’s Fall Camporee

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Camporee Page is Live! Check out the  for information on all the activities, program, and other key information for the Camporee. Friday through Sunday, October 11-13, 2019 Sibley County Fairgrounds, 801 W Chandler St, Arlington, MN 55307. Neil Armstrong was an astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He…

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New Scoutbook Training and Resources available for Den Leaders!

By Boy Scouts of America National | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Scoutbook has recently released two new resources for Den Leaders! 1.) The Den Leader Experience in Scoutbook Guide – DenLeader_Scoutbook_ExperienceTour 2.) From the Scoutbook Users Advisory Council:  We have had a lot of requests for a “sandbox area” where people who are not den leaders (such as Cubmasters, Committee Members, Commissioners, District Trainers) can see…

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IS YOUR UNIT READY FOR SCHOOL NIGHT FOR SCOUTING?????

By Vicki Jurek | September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

School Night for Scouting is fast approaching on Thursday September 19th, 6-7pm at all Elementary Schools. Open houses are behind us, now being out in your School for School Night for Scouting, being visible and talking about how much fun Scouting is, is key to your pack’s recruitment. Use the Media resources to help promote…

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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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#DaytonStrong: How Scouting healed a community after tornadoes, mass shooting

By Bryan Wendell | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

There’s something different in the way Scouts respond to a tragedy in their community. Instead of worrying about their own needs, Scouts exhibit a deep-rooted duty to step up and help people heal. In the very embodiment of the Scout Law, they show what it means to be helpful, friendly, courteous, kind — and even…

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A PIECE OF SCOUTING HISTORY FINDS ITS WAY BACK HOME

By Northern Star Council | September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

THE STORY OF THE TONKAWA LODGE PLAQUE Hopefully you have heard of Tonkawa Lodge, our newest building at Stearns Scout Camp near Annandale. What you may not know is that this Lodge is designed to look like a building that has a history dating back to a 1921 Scout Camp on the shores of Lake…

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Kentucky running back prepared for gridiron challenges thanks to Scouting

By Bryan Wendell | September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Photo courtesy of UK Athletics When Kentucky’s starting quarterback went down with a knee injury last week, the Wildcat offense suddenly faced an unexpected challenge: tackling a formidable conference schedule without one of its captains. Going into this Saturday’s match-up with Florida, the No. 9 team in the country, every player on UK’s offense will…

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2019 Cub Scout Spooky-Ree Campout –

By Northern Star Council | September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Program Highlights The popular Spooky-Trail is a fun opportunity to have some spooky fun with your pack. Bring your costume and be ready for a spooky-good time. Coming New in 2019! Ride along cowboys, at Camp Stearns we’ll have ponies and we’re keeping Trunk or Treat! And, for the first time ever, Spooky-Ree is expanding…

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UPDATES COMING TO MOBILE ARCHERY EQUIPMENT RENTAL

By Northern Star Council | August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Since 2017, Northern Star Scouting has operated five inflatable archery sets that units can check out for promoting recruitment at community events. Starting September 1st, 2019, some changes will be coming to the policies for the use of this equipment in an effort to improve user experience upkeep of the equipment:   A nominal fee…

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How you can help Sea Base, Bahamas after devastating Hurricane Dorian

By Bryan Wendell | September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Dorian has slipped off the North American coastline after leaving a wake of death and destruction, primarily in the Bahamas. Prior to landfall, Florida Sea Base staff stationed in St. Thomas and St. Croix were evacuated to safety and crews to those areas were called off, says Tim Stanfill, Sea Base Director of Program Operations.…

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Den Chief Training At October Roundtable!

By Stu Smith | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Lake Minnetonka District is hosting Den Chief Training at the October Roundtable, at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345. Training will start at 7pm and will be completed by 8:30pm. A den chief is a Scout assisting a Cub Scout den. But the story is far more important than those…

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There’s a ‘soft-skills gap’ in today’s youth, but Scouting is helping to close it

By Bryan Wendell | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today’s employers are looking to hire someone with problem-solving skills, a strong work ethic and the ability to work in a team. “Sounds an awful lot like the traits we develop in Scouting,” says Peter Boll. When he’s not working as communications coordinator for the American Camp Association’s New England chapter, Boll is an assistant Scoutmaster.…

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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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