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Cub Scout Fall Recruitment

“Some days it feels like I have run out of the energy needed to keep things going virtually!” Perhaps you share this sentiment expressed by one of our pack leaders. It has been a challenging season. You deserve a huge “Thank You!” for all your efforts to hold things together. As we approach the traditional…

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District M – Pack and Troop Leader Gatherings this coming Week! Join us for an open discussion and more information!

All Leaders – Scoutmasters, Den Leaders, Committee Members, Assistant Scoutmasters, Membership Chairs and more — should join us for the leader meetings for Pack and Troop leaders this coming week! Hear important updates and get your questions answered in this virtual meeting! Make sure you register in the link below or email Jim Bollback jbollback@northernstar.org…

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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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Turn Almost Anything Into a Recruitment Event!

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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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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Pack Leader Virtual Meeting – Tuesday, June 16th at 7pm

Join us on Tuesday, June 16, at 7:00 pm for the June District Pack Leaders Virtual Gathering. Make sure to attend this gathering and learn more about the upcoming Fall Recruitment plan, materials, and more information you need to know to welcome new Scouts to your Pack! Pack Recruitment Chairs, Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Committee Chairs…

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Troop Leaders Virtual Gathering – Thursday, June 4 at 7pm

Please join us for our TROOP LEADERS VIRTUAL GATHERING this Thursday, June 4, at 7:00 pm. The agenda will include discussion on camping and the new registration system/fees. Be sure to invite your ASMs and other significant adult volunteers to join the conversation.   Email Jim Bollback jbollback@northernstar.org or your Unit Commissioner for the zoom…

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District Pack Leaders Virtual Gathering – Tuesday, May 26th

Plan to join the Pack Leaders Virtual Gathering on Tuesday, May 26, at 7:00 pm. Among other things, we will be discussing Fall Recruitment and the Annual Membership Registration/Renewal. This Gathering is for any leaders from your pack and is not confined to Cubmaster or Committee Chair. Please pass along the logon information below as…

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District Troop Leaders Virtual Gathering – May 21st

Troop Leaders — are you looking to learn from each other? Share ideas and resources and learn from the other Troops in our District? Join us for a Virtual Troop Leader Gathering on May 21st at 7:00pm. Email Jim Bollback, jbollback@northernstar.org District Executive, for information on the Zoom meeting and passwords. what was your best…

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Eagle Scout Board of Review, Projects, and Merit Badges

Many of you have been asking about the challenge of nearly-Eagle scouts who are facing impending 18th birthdays. Below are directions from our Council Advancement Team. I have also attached a document just released by the BSA relating to virtual EBORs. Please note under Item 1 below the reference to contacting Dave Arola (darola@northernstar.org) if…

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