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A Guide to Virtual Cub Scouting!

Is your unit working through how to meet during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Are you struggling with keeping you boys and girls involved in Cub Scouting over the summer? A Guide to Virtual Cub Scouting, a booklet developed by our District, can be downloaded here: A Guide to Virtual Cub Scouting.  This does not contain all…

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Summer Recruitment tip: NextDoor & Adventure is Calling

Several Packs have reported success using NextDoor to promote Pack events, fundraisers and recruitment!  Help your community know about the great things going on in Cub Scouting! Visit our online training videos to learn more about this hyper-local social media platform.    AdventureisCalling.org is Northern Star’s online registration platform.  This July, find your Pack and make…

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Eagle Preview Meeting – VIRTUAL MEETING – August 5 – 7:00PM

Note: This will be a virtual meeting. Be sure to register to receive the Zoom meeting link. Please join the Council Advancement Committee  for our Eagle Scout Preview meeting on August 5th at 7pm. This meeting is designed to provide Life Scouts, their parents, and their adult leader with the most current information necessary for…

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Cub Scout Fall Recruitment

With all the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone is wondering about Fall Recruitment. While there are many questions that cannot be answered at this time, pending decisions yet to be made by the Governor and other State leaders, our District is committed to working together to recruit many new Cub Scouts this…

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Bring-A-Friend events are one of the best ways to recruit!

Recruitment time for Scouts can be a stressful time for leaders trying to either gain more youth into your unit. Many of the promotions involved flyers to send into the schools, or postings in the community. Some have had success with school fairs or other events in the community, but that often requires a school…

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YES! YOUR PACK CAN STILL EARN THE NATIONAL SUMMERTIME PACK AWARD THIS YEAR!

By Jamie Niss Dunn Summertime pack programming during #Scouting@Home will require some creativity this year. Here are some ideas and opportunities for your Cub Scouts that will help them have a great summer and to earn the National Summertime Pack Award: One way to approach summer events would be to plan events which could be…

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New Annual Registration/Renewal Coming This Fall

Dear Northern Star Scouting Family, We hope you and the other families in your group are staying safe and well in these challenging times. All of us are learning to do things in new and different ways, and we’ll continue to do so in the months ahead. We are writing today to share the final…

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Advancement during COVID-19: Official details about Eagle extensions and more

The BSA has a message to young people concerned that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will prevent them from completing Eagle Scout rank requirements before their 18th birthday: Don’t worry; we’ve got your back. During this unprecedented interruption to Scouting nationwide, the BSA has released new guidance on advancement during COVID-19. This includes: Time extensions for…

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Welcome to District M

Welcome to the official website of District M of Northern Star Council. Since 2007, our volunteer web team has offered this site as a resource to those individuals involved in the Scouting program. This site was originally built as part of Lake Minnetonka District, which was restructured in 2020 as part of the Units First initiative in the Council. Welcome Message

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Cub Scout Fall Recruitment

By Jim Bollback | June 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

With all the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone is wondering about Fall Recruitment. While there are many questions that cannot be answered at this time, pending decisions yet to be made by the Governor and other State leaders, our District is committed to working together to recruit many new Cub Scouts this…

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These 8 museums offer virtual visits (and fulfill a merit badge requirement!)

By Bryan Wendell | July 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

An eight-hour flight to Paris? Even in pre-pandemic times, that seems like a lot of work for a single merit badge requirement. But with the Louvre Museum just a click away, the Art merit badge is within reach during COVID-19. Museums with virtual tours, coupled with new temporary guidelines from the BSA that make virtual museum…

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Turn Almost Anything Into a Recruitment Event!

By Jim Bollback | June 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Be sure to download the latest Turn Almost Anything into a Recruitment Event booklet, created just for the Packs and Troops in District M. This handout of best practices, tools, and tips is a great resource throughout the year for leaders, both new and old, to build recruiting into your events.  

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Summer Camp Q&A – Sunday, 7/12 @ 7pm

By Northern Star Council | July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many Point Scout Camp – Sunday, 7/12 @ 7pm Camping Director Evan will talk about how our first week went, and be available to answer questions written into the comments section of the event. Whether you’re coming later this season or your unit cancelled but might want to still come to Many Point, join us…

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Youth Protection Begins with YOU!

By Jim Bollback | March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

  The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. One aspect is having our leaders trained in youth protection. The new YPT curriculum was introduced February 1, 2018 and is good for two years. That means that over the next weeks most…

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Advancement during COVID-19: Official details about Eagle extensions and more

By Bryan Wendell | March 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The BSA has a message to young people concerned that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will prevent them from completing Eagle Scout rank requirements before their 18th birthday: Don’t worry; we’ve got your back. During this unprecedented interruption to Scouting nationwide, the BSA has released new guidance on advancement during COVID-19. This includes: Time extensions for…

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New Pack Promotion Video!!

By Northern Star Council | July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Northern Star Scouting has created this new promotional video that Packs can use to promote Cub Scouts on Facebook Nextdoor Twitter Website Click to share more on your social media feed! <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/_ejypi3z2XE” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe>

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Free Geofenced Facebook Events for Membership Events!

By Northern Star Council | July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

BSA National is offering to pay to promote your recruitment event on Facebook for free! If you have an event that you would like ‘boosted’ emailmembership@northernstar.org with the date, time, location, unit number, contact info and a brief description of the event. Boosting starts about 14 days before the event date, and will be targeted…

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Eagle Scout accepted to six Ivy League schools (but he’s just getting started)

By Bryan Wendell | July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Left: Kyle Lambert stands in his front yard during his Eagle Scout court of honor, which was held during the COVID-19 pandemic. With letters of acceptance from six Ivy League schools, several prestigious scholarships and the Eagle Scout Award, you’d think Kyle Lambert would be ready for a well-deserved break. But the Eagle Scout from…

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Eagle Preview Meeting – VIRTUAL MEETING – August 5 – 7:00PM

By Charlie Jones | June 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Note: This will be a virtual meeting. Be sure to register to receive the Zoom meeting link. Please join the Council Advancement Committee  for our Eagle Scout Preview meeting on August 5th at 7pm. This meeting is designed to provide Life Scouts, their parents, and their adult leader with the most current information necessary for…

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Bring-A-Friend events are one of the best ways to recruit!

By Nick Pedersen | June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Recruitment time for Scouts can be a stressful time for leaders trying to either gain more youth into your unit. Many of the promotions involved flyers to send into the schools, or postings in the community. Some have had success with school fairs or other events in the community, but that often requires a school…

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Top 5 merit badges that every ‘Hamilton’ fan should earn

By Bryan Wendell | July 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you consider Hercules Mulligan, John Laurens and the Marquis de Lafayette to be three of your closest quarantine companions, you aren’t alone. Now that the Broadway musical Hamilton is available to anyone for just $7 (the cost of a month of Disney+), this hip-hop history lesson is gaining an even wider audience. In a…

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How the Cooking merit badge can save your family time and heartache

By Bryan Wendell | July 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Avery Moore isn’t volunteering as Scoutmaster of Troop 11 in Rocky Mount, N.C., you can find him helping out at a local pediatric burn survivor aftercare program. It was during a virtual meeting for the latter that he discovered a need that could be met by the former. “Since COVID-19 has impacted the globe…

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Things I Did Because I Was a Scout: An impressive list

By Bryan Wendell | July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Those less familiar with Scouting know all about the camping and fishing and hiking that young men and young women enjoy in our program. They know that Scouts and Venturers are kind and do good deeds. “That’s a good start,” says longtime volunteer Ray Capp, “but there is so much more.” So Capp asked some former…

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2020 Western Region Eagle Project of the Year: Making the outdoors more accessible

By Bryan Wendell | July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Try this one-question test when assessing an Eagle Scout project idea: Does it come from the heart? In my experience, Scouts who answer yes stay motivated throughout the demanding process of planning, developing and giving leadership to others as they uplift their community in a meaningful way. Tanner Hyde’s Eagle project fits that test perfectly.…

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