Posts by Nira Rajan


SPRING UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING HAS BEEN CANCELLED, THERE ARE MANY ONLINE OPTIONS STILL AVAILABLE! The 2020 Spring Online Training Day will provide the opportunity for volunteers who were looking forward to attending our Spring University of Scouting Class to attend some of our most popular classes in a virtual setting. In addition to our online trainings on April…

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The Spring University of Scouting scheduled for April 18, 2020 has now been cancelled due to MNSCU restrictions through May 1, based on Covid-19 virus CDC and MDH recommendations. All registrations for the event will be refunded. Basic Leader Training and Youth Protection Training can be taken online at: In addition, we are looking…

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Scouting’s core leadership awards can help you be a better leader

From the January-February 2020 issue of Scouting magazine Advancement & Awards, Advancement & Awards FAQs, Awards and Square Knots, Leaders, Magazine, Scoutmasters, Scouts BSA, Scouts BSA Leadership, Training, Uniforms & Insignia, Volunteers Since kids don’t grow up overnight, it can sometimes be hard to tell from week to week how much of a difference you’re making as a Scouting volunteer. The BSA’s training awards and keys can…

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Why recognizing Leaders is an important part of YOUR program

Training for adult leaders is about one thing – improving the experience for the youth in the Pack, Troop, or Crew, you work with. Adult leaders who are trained are more confident, know what resources are available, and provide a higher quality program. Recognizing those leaders who have continued their training accomplishes three key objectives:…

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Scoutmaster/Asst Scoutmaster Specific and IOLS Training – April 25-26, 2020

Scoutmaster/ Assistant Scoutmaster Specific and IOLS Training – IN JUST ONE WEEKEND!!! Northern Star Scouting is hosting another exciting Outdoor Leadership training session April 25-26, 2020. Our courses always fill up quickly, so please sign up early and don’t miss this excellent training opportunity. In addition to fulfilling the training requirements for Scoutmasters & Assistant Scoutmasters, this course is…

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Sign-up now for Fall Wood Badge!

Fall 2020 Wood Badge Sign up now for the  2020 Fall Wood Badge Course being held at Stearns Scout Camp on September 11-13 and October 3-4, 2020.  You must attend both weekends.  The Course Orientation is August 12, 2020.  Please plan  to attend. Cost is $250 with a $100 deposit required.  The balance is due by July 1,…

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GREY WOLF – OUR COUNCIL’S NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (NYLT). The course is designed around a model troop/crew’s month. The unit is led by a youth staff trained to provide counseling and mentoring. Adult leadership is present, but the unit is run by the well-trained youth staff. Youth completing the course return to their units…

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Newly Registered Cub Leaders! Get 50% off at University of Scouting

If you just registered as a Cub Scout Leader (first registered in June 2019 – Oct 2019) you can get 50% off University of Scouting Training! New Cub Scout Leaders need to register for either:  Cub Scout Leader Position-specific Required Training – ALL Positions     -OR- Have already taken Cub Scout Leader Position training and…

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