Posts by Nira Rajan

University of Scouting Fall 2020 – Oct 24th

Well this is a different University of Scouting!  Most classes are online only.  But, we still have great classes with top notch instructors to help you on your Scouting journey.  A small number of classes will be in person only. Registration will close at 11:59 pm on October 20, 2020. Online only classes, a Zoom link…

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Leave No Trace Trainer Course – 2020

The Trainer Course is an informative fun 2-day session on the ethics and practice of minimum impact recreation and travel. Course participants learn skills and teaching techniques through discussions and demos in a rustic outdoor setting. The course is for BSA adults and youth at least 14 years of age. When:   October 9-11, 2020 Where:   Stearns…

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Scoutmaster/Asst Scoutmaster Specific and IOLS Training – Sept 12-13, 2020

All spots full as of 8/21. Waitlist is available. Or sign-up for the December course  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…

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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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University of Scouting Spring 2020 – Saturday, April 18 @ St Paul College

The University of Scouting is a fun-filled, hands-on opportunity to network and learn with over 500 Scouters. This one-day supplemental training event was created for all Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout leaders, plus Scouts BSA, Venturing, or Sea Scout youth regardless of experience. The University of Scouting takes place on a Saturday…

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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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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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