Posts by District M - Northern Star Scouting

Troop 3283 and 5283’s Local Summer Camp

In any normal summer, linked Troops 3283 and 5283 from Wayzata MN, would send approximately 35-40 scouts (boys and girls) and 15-20 adults to Buckskin subcamp at Many Point the last week of July, and another 20-25 scouts and 8-12 adults to Voyageur subcamp the following week, with some scouts staying both weeks.  But this…

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Summer Recruitment tip: yard sign it up! 

  Did your local festival get cancelled?  Is your Pack missing out on its usual parade promotion?  Drive some local awareness and visibility with yard signs! Yard signs are available at the BaseCamp office.  Order yours here!  They’re free! Some Packs have turned yard sign placement into a family event!  Set a day for each…

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NASA offers tons of at-home activities for children home from school

By: Justin Boggs NASA has launched its “NASA At Home” website, full of educational content geared to keep children engaged with science as most schools nationwide are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The website runs the gamet of E-Books, podcasts, videos NASA calls “bingeable,” do-it-yourself science experiments, and virtual tours. NASA has even…

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Scouting Tech: Online Conferencing Tools for Virtual Meetings

Cubmaster Rebekah, of Look Wider Still, wrote an informative piece about Scouting online. (source) We’re navigating some seriously uncharted territory right now, trying to find ways to maintain some normalcy and keep the kids from physically turning into the Fortnite character they’re obsessively playing. It’s been pleasantly surprising to witness the outpouring of knowledge and…

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Cub Scout Activities: Adventuring from Home Rank Challenges

posted with permission from the Look Wider Still blog: My Pack is issuing Rank Challenges to help our Scouts stay involved and entertained over this prolonged period of self-quarantine and social distancing. As an addition to my post about Webelos/AOL Adventures to Complete at Home, which includes an extensive look at how Scouts can…

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