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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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Momemtum 2020 – Any Interest?

There are some Arrowmen who still would like to attend a national Order of the Arrow event this summer. To meet this need, a new event called Momentum is tentatively scheduled at the Summit Bechtel Reserve from August 3-8, 2020. This event will focus on the many programmatic opportunities that exist at the Summit. Momentum will have limited space and…

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Boy Scout patch history – Teens era Combined Ranks

The Scout Patch Auction (TSPA) interviews veteran Boy Scout memorabilia collectors where they discuss specific aspects and history of the hobby and the Scouting movement. We call these Master Class Expert Series. In this one, Michael Feigenbaum, who was a graphic artist for the Boy Scouts of America, discusses the history of the first BSA…

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BEING RESCHEDULED – 2020 COUNCIL RECOGNITION DINNER

As per the Minnesota Department of Health recommendations for large gatherings, the Council Recognition Dinner scheduled for March 21 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.   The Council Recognition Dinner is a yearly event to honor the wonderful volunteers whose efforts make Scouting happen. At the event, we have a…

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Pinewood Derby Fest 2020 Postponed

Ridgedale Center, in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Health, has decided to postpone the Pinewood Derby Fest due to concerns regarding large gatherings in light of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Ridgedale Center informed us of this decision yesterday afternoon. While we are certainly disappointed in this, we understand the decision and appreciate the caution from Ridgedale…

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TORO Days Postponed

I am sad to provide this information, however with the increase in the Coronavirus, the decision has been made by Toro to postpone the annual Toro Merit Badge Day for this Saturday March 14th, 2020. We are hoping to reschedule this event for a time in the fall. Sorry for any inconveniences this may cause,…

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Totanhan Nakaha Lodge (Order of the Arrow) Winter Banquet

Totanhan Nakaha Lodge Winter Banquet Thank you for your dedication! Join us for our annual Winter Banquet where we honor the accomplishments of our dedicated brothers in the Order of the Arrow. We will be recognizing last year’s chapter chiefs and outgoing lodge and chapter advisers. We also are recognizing our four Founders Awards recipients…

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January 15th is the Deadline for Applications for the Northern Star Scouting Eagle Scout Scholarship

Northern Star Scouting Eagle Scout Scholarship Each year, between 20 and 25 Eagle Scouts are selected to receive scholarships. Awarded annually and reviewed by committee, the process is rigorous and competitive. Online Applications open Oct 15 and close Jan 15 of the following year. A partial list of eligibility requirements are: Applicant was registered in…

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Council Coordinated Committees Meeting – Jan 25, 2020

Please join us at the annual Council Coordinated Committees Meeting on January 25, 2020. This meeting is for all members of Council and District committees, as well as all volunteers interested in serving on those committees. Location: St. Paul College Agenda: 9:45am     Registration / Social 10:00am   Opening / Pledge of Allegiance 10:10am    National…

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