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Annual Unit Recharter Process — Now through Oct 15th

Units should now be working on their Charter Renewal! Complete your Unit Recharter in 3 EASY STEPS! Each Committee Chair and Unit Leader (Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/Skipper/Advisor) should be receiving a weekly email each Friday that includes 1.) a report that details all Youth and Adults who paid that week  2.) Your Unit Membership Charter Report. Each Committee…

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Why do I recruit?

It’s August, which means every Scout leader starts hearing about three things – Recruit, Recruit, Recruit. As a leader, I think many of us start to wonder why there is such a push to bring in new Scouts? I’m working hard at making sure my current scouts have a great experience, so where do I…

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Please don’t run from bears or push your slower friends down in attempts of saving yourself.⁣⁣ ⁣

(from the National Park Service Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/59420116388/posts/10157206218541389/?d=n) READ: Please don’t run from bears or push your slower friends down in attempts of saving yourself.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ As a follow-up to a previous post, if you come upon a stationary bear, move away slowly and sideways; this allows you to keep an eye on the bear…

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Consider a Bike Rodeo for your Pack this Fall!

Looking for a great activity for your Pack to meet outside this fall? Consider a Bike Rodeo as an option to bring the Pack together for a fun group activity that can be done outside while maintaining social distancing. This can make a great Pack meeting and a great Joining Activity for prospective Scouts! Partnering…

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What does Cub Scouting Look like this Fall?

Leaders – How are you planning for this fall? Starting around mid-March of 2020, in-person Den and Pack activities — including field trips and other visits to community resources — were suspended on account of the risk of transmission of Covid-19, under guidance and directives about physical distancing. At this time, we lack good information about…

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National BeAScout System – Important Information

National BeAScout System Many unit leaders have received communication from BSA National about updating the BeAScout recruitment tool.  PLEASE DON’T DO SO! Northern Star registrars have set BeAScout pins to redirect to AdventureIsCalling so new families have access to accurate pricing and scholarship opportunities.  Please, DON’T CHANGE YOUR UNIT PIN.  Contactmembership@northernstar.org for questions or any…

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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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NOAC 2020 Cancelled – Next NOAC will be in 2022

NOAC Delegates, It is with deep sadness we inform you that the 2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference has been cancelled out of concern for the safety of all attending Arrowmen, as well as the Michigan State University and East Lansing communities. Many factors were considered in making this difficult decision. We worked closely…

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