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Third Annual Base Camp Backyard Family Campout

Join us for Base Camp’s third annual family campout as we return to the wild surroundings of neighboring Fort Snelling State Park! Join a guided two-mile hike from Base Camp to the private group campsite along the bank of the Minnesota River – no heavy hauling required, an equipment shuttle will be available both days!…

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LDS (MORMON) CHURCH ANNOUNCES ITS OWN YOUTH PROGRAM

SCOUTING WILL NOW BE AN OPTION FOR MEMBERS On May 8, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints announced that they will be starting their own worldwide youth program effective 12/31/2019.  This will replace Scouting as the mandatory program for all their boys that had been in place in the United States since…

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2018 SPRING UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING A SUCCESS!

OVER 500 ATTEND Over 500 Scouts and Scouters participated in the 2018 Spring University of Scouting held at Lakeville South H.S. on Saturday, April 21st. The training extravaganza had classes for everyone! BALOO, IOLS, ScoutBook, Outdoor Cooking, STEM, and School Night for Scouting trainings were certainly some of the highlights. Over 100 volunteers took leader…

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ANOTHER GREAT COUNCIL RECOGNITION DINNER 2018

ON MARCH 24, A FEW HUNDRED VOLUNTEERS GATHERED Over 300 Scouters gathered on March 24 for the annual Council Recognition Dinner at the Golden Valley Country Club to celebrate our 17 Silver Beaver recipients and 7 Eagle Scout Scholarship recipients. We were also able to highlight some of the other awards given out throughout the…

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ALL ABOUT OUR MOVE TO BASE CAMP

OFFICES IN THE LEADERSHIP CENTER Northern Star Scouting’s Base Camp is now the home to TWO fantastic facilities – the historic red brick TeamBuilding Center and the slate gray Leadership Center. Each building serves multiple purposes and needs within Scouting and our community. Let’s explore the campus! The below links lead to “ready to print”…

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WHAT ARE CAMPERSHIPS?

FUND ASSISTANCE Thanks to the generosity of donors, we have a designated financial assistance fund for youth in need. Throughout the year grants are made from this fund to ensure all youth have the opportunity to experience the excitement of our camps. ELIGIBILITY FOR A CAMPERSHIP? Only youth who are registered members of the Northern…

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LOCAL SCOUT HELPS IN PUERTO RICO

REPAIRING A CAMP Puerto Rico was devastated on September 20, 2017 and has been picking up the pieces since. 6 months later, that process continues and volunteers are needed just as much now as then. A couple local Scouts took the call for help, traveling to Puerto Rico! Charlie Novack was interested in using his…

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