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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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Youth Protection Begins with YOU!

  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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Welcome to District “M”

WELCOME to District “M” – I have to admit that that sounds a little like something straight out of James Bond. Your unit is one of the 66 units that compose this new district. As part of the re-alignment of district boundaries by the Council, I have been assigned to serve as the District Executive…

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Lake Minnetonka Setting the Pace

Girl Climbing

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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Your Pack CAN earn Crayola Experience tickets in 2019

GOOD NEWS! Your Pack CAN earn Crayola Experience tickets in 2019. You should have recently received your Pack Growth Incentive sheet. After these were mailed, the Council Membership Committee discovered that the goals/stretch goals had been miscalculated. Please refer to the attached sheet to discover your new, and totally attainable, Crayola goals. Happy Recruiting! Yours…

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