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October Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – Oct 4, 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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School Night for Scouting – THURSDAY NIGHT – Turn-in Directions

Are you excited? THURSDAY is School Night for Scouting! Hello Scouters: I hope you are excited as I am for THURSDAY! School Night for Scouting is our biggest opportunity to share the great Scouting program with new families.  This is one of my favorite nights, as we introduce new members to the Scouting adventure! I’m…

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Northern Star Scouting – BSA TRAILHEAD AWARD

The Trailhead Award acknowledges a Scout’s  outstanding accomplishments and completion of Cub   Scouts and commends a youth as he or she stands at the Trailhead path of Scouts BSA—the next great adventure in Scouting. The Trailhead Award recognizes those Webelos Scouts who have gone above and beyond their Arrow of Light requirements and have a strong start on their Scouts BSA adventure. The…

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Scoutbook Subscriptions will be free starting January 1, 2019

In an effort to drive program consistency and deeper engagement with our youth and leaders, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2019, Scoutbook subscriptions will be free to all BSA units. Scoutbook (https://www.scoutbook.com ) is an online unit management tool that ensures that you never miss a Scouting moment—from tracking…

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Fall Day Camp for Cub Scouts and their Families – Registration Opens Sep 4, 2018

Fall Day Camp is a Fun Day Camp for all Cub Scouts. We have fun activities for new Scouts and older Bears and Webelos. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Fall Day Camp is offered at 5 locations around the metro. So no matter your locations, we have a convenient option. In 2017, we added an Older Scout Outpost…

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2018 SPOOKY-REE – Oct 12-14, 2018

A SCARY GOOD TIME Come to Stearns Scout Camp for a Spooky-good time. We’ll scare your socks off while you play games, eat candy, learn camp skills, and have fun. Don’t forget to bring a costume! WHO CAN GO TO THE SPOOKY-REE? Cub Scouts (Lions to Arrow of Light Scouts), Parents, and Siblings HOW MUCH…

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How will having girls in Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA change the Scouting experience? Watch and find out!

Welcome to BSA Today – a new series of short videos featuring information and updates on timely topics in Scouting. Each installment will provide you with news you can use. How will having girls in Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA change the Scouting experience? Watch and find out! Post expires on Saturday September 22nd, 2018

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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 Den Chief Training At October Roundtable

A den chief is a Boy Scout assisting a Cub Scout den. But the story is far more important than those words suggest. The den chief: Holds a youth leadership position in the troop, a requirement for many steps in Boy Scout advancement Is a model for the boys in the den, as well as the…

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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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UPDATE 091718 – Fall Camporee 2018 – Horse Ranch Campout – Sep 21-23, 2018

*** Update 091718 – Adult Trail Rides, Helmets, Trail Ride Release Form *** Fall Camporee 2018 Update (091718) Adult Trail Rides At this time we have over 100 open spots available for adults who would like to ride a horse. We are asking that you to register at this time  http://www.lmdbsa.org/2018FallCamporee .  Even though you are registering online, separately…

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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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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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URGENT – Time is running out for YPT training – September 30th Deadline!

By Allan Arntson | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Unit Leaders, Time is running out to complete the new Youth Protection Training. The deadline for completion is September 30, 2018. We are being told by the NATIONAL BSA office that any adult that does not have the new (Current) Your Protection Training by October 1, 2018, must complete a new adult registration AND…

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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 Thursday, September 20, 2018…

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2018 FALL UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING

By Northern Star Council | September 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

2018 FALL UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING JOIN US FOR THE NEXT UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING, OCTOBER 27TH, 2018! Save the date for the best day of Scout leader training around! The Northern Star Council’s University of Scouting is one of the LARGEST one day supplemental training programs available anywhere in the country. It will take place on…

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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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Law Enforcement Explorer saves coworkers stabbed at Target store in Georgia

By Bryan Wendell | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Law Enforcement Explorer from Georgia is credited with saving the lives of two Target coworkers who were stabbed during a robbery at the store. The young man, 17-year-old Mario Alexander, says he knew exactly what to do because of the first-aid training he received in Exploring, the BSA’s career-development program for young men and young women.…

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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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A TRULY GRAND, GRAND OPENING – Leadership Center Grand Opening Sep 15, 2018

By Northern Star Council | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

SCOUTING ACTIVITIES, LEADERSHIP GAMES, TOURS, HOT DOGS AND A COMMEMORATIVE PATCH HIGHLIGHTED THE LEADERSHIP CENTER GRAND OPENING Thousands of Scouting members, parents and interested community members  flocked to the Leadership Center Grand Opening on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Participants took part in Scouting activities that ranged from the rock climbing, archery range and games in…

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Charter Organization Representative Training – At the October Roundtable – Oct 4, 2018 7:00PM

By Anthony Schuft | August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Beginning in 2010, all direct-contact leaders in our district are required to be fully trained in their responsibilities within the first six months of their service. While you as Chartered Organization Representative (COR) are not a direct-contact leader, what better way to set an example for others than to receive the training available for your…

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October Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – Oct 4, 2018 – 7:00PM

By Brett Batz | September 14, 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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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 Den Chief Training At October Roundtable

By Anthony Schuft | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

A den chief is a Boy Scout assisting a Cub Scout den. But the story is far more important than those words suggest. The den chief: Holds a youth leadership position in the troop, a requirement for many steps in Boy Scout advancement Is a model for the boys in the den, as well as the…

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UPDATE 091718 – Fall Camporee 2018 – Horse Ranch Campout – Sep 21-23, 2018

By Scott Janke | August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

*** Update 091718 – Adult Trail Rides, Helmets, Trail Ride Release Form *** Fall Camporee 2018 Update (091718) Adult Trail Rides At this time we have over 100 open spots available for adults who would like to ride a horse. We are asking that you to register at this time  http://www.lmdbsa.org/2018FallCamporee .  Even though you are registering online, separately…

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West Virginia University wants to educate the next generation of BSA professionals

By Bryan Wendell | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

West Virginia University, which has demonstrated its commitment to Scouting through its partnership with the nearby Summit Bechtel Reserve, will offer two new degree programs to train future leaders of organizations like the BSA. WVU’s bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership, set to debut in Spring 2019, will prepare students for careers leading nonprofit organizations. That means WVU…

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You’ve seen the delightful video — now use it to help recruit more Cub Scouts

By Bryan Wendell | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nobody recruits Cub Scouts better than other Cub Scouts. It’s in that spirit the BSA released a refreshing new recruiting video featuring boys and girls talking about why they love Cub Scouting so much. “You get to go to parks, you get to ride your bike, you get to pet a bug,” one Tiger Scout says.…

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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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